All summer Lindsey and I have hung out with our new boyfriends. Tyler took me to the movies a few times, to the park, the annual carnival in Fayetteville, and even to dinner a few times, but it's not the places we go that make me remember this summer. This summer stands far from all the rest because of him.
Now it's fall again and all four of us are returning to Aurora Academy. Dad parks the car and I let out a sigh. I wonder how this year will be with everyone knowing I lied about my gender for a year. They'll probably mistake Lindsey as being the one who did it because she's back to cargos and graphic tees, not to mention she's wearing out her cap collection.
I have a room in the girl's dorms and surprisingly enough, Luna managed to get a room over there too, a single room. Lindsey and I are sharing a room again. I wonder if it will be awkward around Vince and Chase. I definitely owe them both apologies. I wonder if they're still together. I didn't really stay in contact with them over the summer. I was too busy enjoying every day I spent with Tyler and thinking about them in between.
"I'm going to visit you both, just so you know." Dad tells us as we get out of the car.
"I'd expect no less." I tell him.
"And I'll call. Expect to give me updates."
"Your husband is here." Lindsey says as she taps me on the shoulder.
I look back and see Tyler wave at me. I grab my suitcase and kiss my dad on the cheek. He hugs me and we say goodbye before I hurry up to the gates.
"Hello stranger." Tyler smiles.
"I saw you three days ago." I smile and he kisses me.
"But now we can see each other every day."
"It's too bad we aren't sharing a room this year."
"Maybe it's for the best." he says.
"What do you mean?"
"Well…you know. It looks bad and…it's hard enough to resist without you stepping out from a shower."
"You're not as shy as last time we were here." I grin. "And just because we aren't sharing a room doesn't mean I can't use your shower."
"What would your dad think about that?" he asks.
"Are you kidding? Our dads are both planning our wedding over drinks. We're both modest kids, or, we used to be."
"I have a bad influence on you?"
"I think it's the other way around." I smile and kiss him again.
He takes my suitcase away and starts walking past the gates.
"Hey!" I say rushing after him.
I catch up and punch him in the shoulder but it's weak and he laughs. I roll my eyes and hook my arm through his. I rest my head on his shoulder as we walk. I see familiar faces in the crowds of students and it feels like a comfortable world. The sun shines down on us all. I think it's the start of a beautiful year.