~six months later~

"I think I'm going to hurl," I muttered, holding my stomach.

"Aw Zexy," Demyx said kneading my shoulders, "We've done the walk a million times. Just walk up, shake the principle's hand, and take your diploma. No big deal." I nodded slowly, hearing what he'd said, but my stomach refused to listen. "Come on, we better get with the others." He smiled and hurried out the bathroom door, his dark blue robe and tassel on his hat blowing happily behind him.

I sighed heavily and followed him, carrying my hat. Our senior class was gathered in the foyer of the school, chattering loudly, their voices blending together in an annoying buzz. I made to walk over to the others, when a hand on my shoulder stopped me. I turned around to see Axel standing behind me. He smirked and said, "Congratulations, Zexion. Knew you could last just one more year."

"Thanks Axel," I said smiling up at him. He took me by the arm and pulled me back in the bathroom, locking the deadbolt the janitors use behind us.

"Good thing you'll be legal in a few weeks. We won't have to hide anymore." He pulled me against him, bending down and connecting our lips in a soft kiss. I wrapped my arms around his waist and kissed back. He pulled away and smiled, gently touching my cheek. "I got something for you." He slipped his hand in his pocket and pulled out a small box. He tossed it to me and I caught it, looking up at him questioningly. "Well, open it."

I did what he said and opened the small, black box. Sitting in the slot inside was a beautiful silver ring with a light blue stone, gleaming in the light. "…i-it's beautiful," I stammered.

He took it out of the box and slipped it on my finger. "Here's to the future." He kissed my hand, then my lips. I smiled against him, clinging to him. He pulled away again. "I love you, Zexion." I think my heart stopped. I looked up at him with surprise in my eyes. "I realize that now."

I grinned and hugged him tightly. "I love you too, Axel."

He pet the top of my head. "We're moving."

I looked at him, raising an eyebrow. "Where?"

"Well, since you're going to college in Albany, I though it'd be better to just move there, rather than you having a dorm, neh? I got a job at the college. Our new place is bigger than our current one too."

I smiled. "Sounds great."

He kissed me again. "Better get out with the others. You have to get your diploma so you'll be free of this place." He unlocked the door and looked back at me.

I nodded an put my hat on top of my head, pulling the tassel down. Axel motioned for me to follow him, and I did, joining the others in the foyer. He walked off to join the rest of the staff, taking a long black robe from Yuffie. I smiled, twisting the band around my finger. It fit me perfectly. The assistant principle clapped her hand together, ordering us into our lines. I saw Demyx turn around, looking at me questioningly. I held up my hand and he grinned brightly, seeing my ring. He mouthed congratulations before he turned around, following the line of seniors out to the football stadium. Finally the year was over. And I've never felt happier in my life.


A/N I'm currently working on a new Kingdom Hearts story. I'll have the first chapter up soon. It has like...every pairing in it xD
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