Vicky wasn't ordinarily a serious person, herself, and she was a little amused at how serious Michael was throughout the trip from her house to the party location. Somehow she managed to get the door and slip out without her parents or brothers demanding to meet the boy who was picking her up, which was good, because if they'd gotten started, it would have been hours before they could leave.
She had to admit she was impressed, too. She'd never really known Michael had such a protective streak to him and in a way it was nice, even if she really wanted to giggle at his seriousness on the way there.
She laughed at his words when they arrived. "Oh, Michael, you're so much older and wiser than I am. I don't know what I would do without you," she laughed as she looked around the room, checking to see who was there.