Aedan decided he should call his parents the next day and tell them the good news. He needed to call them anyway, they'd called a few times over the past week or so but he hadn't gotten around to calling back yet. It wasn't that he dreaded talking to them or anything, he was actually pretty close to both of them, he just hadn't had much of a chance.
His dad answered the phone "It's about time you called, son."
"Yeah, sorry, finals kept me busy."
"It's fine, how did finals go?"
"Great, aced them all. Anyway, is mom there? I want to tell you guys something."
"No, she got called in to the hospital. She could be back anytime, it's been a few hours."
"Oh, okay. Maybe I'll call back in a bit, or you guys can call me when she gets home."
"What, talking to your dear old dad for a few minutes is so horrible?"
"No, I guess not. What's up, dad?"
"You guess not? Well, that makes me feel good. But it's fine, you got lucky, sounds like your mother just got in. Hang on."
He came back a minute or two later, "okay your mom is here, and you're on speaker"
"Cool. Hey, mom."
"I'm so glad you called." She responded.
"Well, I have news, not that that's the only reason I called, but anyway..."
"Please tell me it's good news, I could use some good news today."
"It's great news. Cheri and I are engaged!"
"Oh that is great news, congratulations!"
"It's about time," His father teased, "but congrats." His father had proposed to his mother within the first week of them graduating high school, so he'd been teasing Aedan about how long it was taking him for a while.
He chatted for about another half hour with them. Unsurprisingly his mother was already wanting to know when the wedding was, and what ideas they had for it. Of course, they had almost nothing planned yet, but he played along the best he could anyway. She sounded happy talking about it, and he knew she was probably in a funk like normal that time of year. She'd lost her parents and two brother's in an accident shortly before Christmas when she was 16, so she always had a hard time around the anniversary. Anything that cheered her up, Aedan was happy to play along with.
After Aedan hung up with his parents and Cheri had called hers they settled down on the sofa to spend the rest of the day watching movies.
Which, of course, meant making out more than anything.
It was basically how they spent the whole break between semesters, just enjoying each others company and relaxing while the had the chance.
The next semester was just as busy as the first, but it went by just as fast. Graduation arrived before they knew it and they both graduated with straight A's.
What happened to your cap and gown, Aedan? You look stupid like this.
They didn't stick around for sappy goodbyes or anything after the ceremonies, it wasn't like they really got along with anybody well enough to bother. They just quickly packed up their bags and headed home to Aurora Skies.