"This is it," Rod announced, as if it needed announcing. "Graduation…"

They sat in the chairs to the side, waiting for their names to be called. Waiting for it all to be over…

"I'm nervous," Owen confessed, almost hyperventilating.

Rod smiled. Despite this being his friend's consummate state, he never actually said it. It was nice to have it said, even if it was years later.

"Me too," Rod said. "Don't be. Just don't think about tripping, and you won't."

"Tripping?" Owen's mouth fell open. "I hadn't thought of that."

Rod laughed now, trying to do it as quietly as he could. "Oops. Sorry. Just… don't worry, okay?"

"Okay," Owen said, softly. A few more people went on stage, and then Owen said, "Hey Rod… are we going to be friends after this?"

Rod turned to him, staring at him as he thought. He wanted to be honest. "Yeah… I think we are."

"Good," Owen replied.

Rod nodded. "I think so too."

A/N: Not to be a bother… but I know that not everyone who reads this reviews, and I'd really like some reviews. They're always nice, you know? It's great to hear thoughts on your work. So anyway, this is the last chapter. I hope you enjoyed.