This is the epilogue. Thank you for reading through to the end! I hope you enjoy this final part. If you have any ideas/requests for future stories or one-shots feel free to comment.
As always, characters belong to the amazing CP Coulter (who is busy at working which is why she hasn't put out the 3rd part of chap 26 so please be courteous to her and don't bother her! She will get it out when she can! OK, sorry, end of rant XD )
A year later, in March
"It's our six month anniversary, Derek!"
Well, aren't you happy for us?"
Derek looked up at his two friends who were sitting together by the window in his room, trying to finish the incredible amount of reading that their history teacher had assigned. The students believed that they had all read enough about the American Civil War to last a lifetime, but their teacher did not seem to agree. He had even assigned homework over Spring break of Senior year, but iit was an unspoken rule in Stuart that everyone did their homework, no matter how ridiculous it was.
The noon March sun shone peacefully through the slightly opened window in Derek's room and cast a warm glow on the couple sitting by the window – one with straight blond hair and the other with dark hair slightly gelled up at the front.
Derek sat on his bed, casually flipping through his school planner, checking off the assignments he had already completed. Considering how mixed up Derek got with his girlfriends, he was surprisingly organized with his schoolwork.
It had been six months since Julian and Logan had got together, and although Derek had been relieved and happy when he heard the news, he was sick of them making out in his room. 'I should put up a sign, ' he thought. No PDAs in Derek's room today.
"Yes, of course," Derek rolled his eyes. "It's your anniversary, how could I forget?"
Despite his attempts to tease his friends, Derek was sincerely happy that the two of them had finally gotten together. Derek had never completely understood how Julian had kept his secret from Logan for so long – or how Logan had been so blind. Julian had finally come to his senses and told Logan when they had arrived back at Dalton in September, after much coaxing from Derek.
"What is wrong with you Jules? It's not that stalker again because he's gone now! Adam has been expelled. He hasn't done anything else to you, has he? Oh god, I am going to BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF HIM!"
"Lo, calm down. It's not Adam."
"What is it then? Spit it out."
"I can't, Lo, I thought I was ready to tell you, but I'm not. I can't."
"I'm going to go ask Derek. He knows, doesn't he? You can tell him everything, but not me!"
"NO! Don't ask Derek."
"So he does know? I knew it..."
"It's not what you think it is. This is something you don't want to know."
"Bullshit, Julian, I tell you everything. And I know everything about you. Even that time you went out into the cold rainstorm wearing only a tee=shirt and froze yourself half to death because you have this freaky fascination with the rain. This can't be any worse than that, can it?"
"I'm leaving if you don't tell me."
"No, don't go!"
Logan turned away and started walking across the grass in the main square at Dalton.
Logan turned his head around, a quizzical expression on his face, daring Julian to be honest.
"Lo...I love you."
"No, really, I'm happy for you," Derek smiled at them, "I just wish you would stop kissing in my room all the time!"
"We've got a lot of time to catch up on," Logan said, looking up again from the book, not the slightest bit embarrassed. He smirked at his boyfriend, "Since a certainly somebody waited three and a half years before telling me! You should have just kissed me one day. Just gone up, and it would have shocked the hell out of me, but you should have done it."
"I wasn't that desperate. You're not even that special, you know."
Logan pretended to slap Julian, who ducked out of the way just in case. (Logan's had very good aim due to his many years of fencing).
"I mean, seriously though, you didn't kiss me until that day in September when school started."
Julian couldn't keep from smiling as he remembered a certain party in the Hamptons and a certain game of spin the bottle which Logan to this day knew nothing about. His twinkling and mischievous eyes met Logan's.
Derek ignored them completely, and pretended – as he often did around them – to fade into the background. They were lost in their own little world.
"I'll tell you later," Julian whispered into Logan's ear, and smiled at the confused expression on his boyfriend's face.