Zack stares at Cody, not speaking a word. His eyes go wide, but he is frozen to his spot. He cannot speak because he doesn't know what to say. Cody begins to grow worried in the silence. He tries to grab Zack's hand but when Zack doesn't return the hold, he gives up.
"Zack, please talk to me," Cody says desperately. Zack blinks. "Zacky, just say something, anything. Your silence is killing me."
"Cody," Zack whispers. Cody lets out a sigh of relief. Zack turns his head to look at the water, but says nothing else. He continues to stare into nothing and Cody frowns. Cody felt a trickle of water on his cheek, looked up, and saw that it was starting to rain.
Cody grabs for Zack's arm, "Zack we should go. It's starting to rain." He doesn't budge, so Cody eventually gives up. "Fine," he says, exasperatedly. "When you're ready to talk, I'll be inside, where I'm not getting wet." Cody walks away from the lifeless Zack. Zack could feel his heart drumming against his chest, ready to just burst out. Zack looked at the spot where Cody once was. He took out the box in his pocket, where he is keeping safe. He opened it, the diamond band staring back at him. He sighs loudly and falls back against the grass.
"Fuck," he screams, loud enough the whole island probably heard him. He hears footsteps behind him and sits up. Zavier sits next to Zack in the pouring rain.
"You're going to get sick, you know," Zavier says.
"Man, I don't give a shit right now."
Zavier looks at Zack. "I heard." Zack laughs with no emotion. "Cody thinks you hate him, you know."
"I don't. I couldn't. Dude, I fucked up." Zack runs his hand through his blonde hair. "I'm sixteen, I can hardly raise myself, now I'm . . ."
"Zack, you have Cody. He's good with kids. He can teach you. You're not alone, Zack."
"But how are we supposed to raise a kid out here. I don't want them to live in this environment. I want to give it a home, a school, a family."
"You still can. Zack you're good at building and I'm sure you can turn that tree house into a home healthy for a baby. Ms. Tutweiler can still school us, and Zack did you forget . . . Your family's here with you." Zack looks at Zavier. Zavier looks down at the black box in Zack's hand. "You still plan on asking him?"
Zack puts the black box in his pocket and gets up, Zavier falling suit. "Come on. I have a family to take care of." Zavier smiles and follows Zack back to the tree house. Zack looks at everyone, who's strangely quiet. He ignores the quiet eeriness and goes to his and Cody's room. Zack almost opens the door before he hears voices on the other side of the door. He cracks it open a little bit and sees Cody and Bailey on the hammock. Cody has his head on her shoulder as he talks to her in a hushed voice.
"I don't know Bailey. It was like he wasn't even there at all. All he did was stare at me like I had lost my mind," Cody says.
"I'm sure he was just shocked is all, Cody. He'll come around."
Cody lifts his head to look at her, "You always seem to have all the answers, don't you." Bailey smiles and Zack opens the door wider and steps in.
He looks at Bailey and asks, "Can I talk to Cody?"
Bailey nods and walks past Zack, he steps closer to Cody until their knees are touching. He picks up his hand and interlaces their fingers together. "What you told me, it's true?" Zack looks into Cody's eyes.
"Yeah, completely, I wouldn't lie about this Zack."
"We're young," Zack starts, and Cody sighs depressingly. "I think that's what scared me the most. I won't know what I'm doing. But then I look at your gorgeous face." Zack tilts Cody's chin up with two fingers to look at him. "And I think I can get through this. You'll be by my side, supporting me, while I'm supporting you. Cody, we're having a baby. Yet, I'm still scared as shit, but I have you. I want to ask you something so bear with me, please. Cody Martin," Zack gets on one knee and pulls the box out," my brother, my best friend, my lover . . ." Zack opens the box and says, "Will you marry me?"
Bailey moves her ear closer to the door to hear better, as does everybody else. She gasps at Zack's words.
Cody stares at Zack, his heart humming and butterflies flying around in his stomach.
"Anytime now, Cody," Zack says when Cody takes more than five minutes to answer.
"You bought me a ring?" Zack nods. "You bought me a ring?" Zack nods again, enthusiastically.
"So what do you say? Cody, are you gonna marry me?"
Cody nods, "Yeah. Yes. Definitely." Zack smiles, hugely, as does Cody. He stands up and takes the ring out of the box. The ring fits his finger perfectly. Cody pulls Zack down into a passionate heated kiss.
Bailey, as does everyone else, cheers loudly. They quite down as they hear rustling from the inside. Bailey hears floorboards squeaking minutes later and says, "Are they . . ." she doesn't finish as everyone starts leaving in different directions. Bailey leaves as well, figuring Zack and Cody would want their privacy.
Zack pants loudly as he rolls off of his fiancé. He pulls Cody close and kisses the top of his head. "Why is it we always end up on the floor?" Cody asks.
"You sayin' you want to have sex on the hammock?"
"Well, it wouldn't hurt. I mean, what's the hammock for, if we don't have sex on it?" Zack turns over, trying to muffle his laughter, but not really working, because Cody could still hear him. "Zack? Zack, why are you laughing?"
Zack turns back over and plants a kiss on Cody's nose. "I love you," he says. Zack gets up and starts putting his clothes on.