Many years have passed since we told Phil's family that Phan was real. They were really supportive. Today was the day that I had to ask them the biggest question of my life... I was going to ask them for their blessing. I loved Phil and he knew it. I wanted him to become a Howell, I'm ready for that kind commitment, I'm 100% sure of it. I woke up this morning and put on my fanciest clothes because I wanted them to know that I was for real. When I arrived at their house I knocked on their door and Phil's mother answered it. "Hello Dan" she chirped "why, you look awful fancy today" she examined my button up shirt. "Thank you Mrs. Lester" I said "I need to ask you and Mr. Lester a huge question" I saw worry on her face. "Are you hurt dear?" She asked "No ma'am" I chuckled "Then what might you need?" She was curious I took a deep breath and said "I want your blessing to marry your son" There were tears in my eyes. Pull yourself together! I thought to myself. "Really?" She asked shocked "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to catch you off guard" she shook her head. "Nonsense!" She laughed "I'm just so happy that you asked me if you could marry my son, that's all" her eyes lit up. "Of course, I wanted to do this the old fashion way" I said "Yes, yes, yes, you have my blessing! I'm so excited for this wedding" she looked happy. "Thank you Mrs. Lester." I said, I could feel the tears in my eyes, this was too good to be true. "I won't let you down!" I called to her as I left. Yes, I'm going to marry the love of my life soon! I thought to myself. "Dan, where have you been?" Phil asked me as I walked through the door. "I just had to run some errands" I shrugged "Why didn't you tell me?" He asked. "I thought that you needed your sleep" I said smiling. "Oh, thanks" he smiled back. After Phil went to sleep that night, I went to the jeweler and bought Phil's engagement ring so that he wouldn't know I left. When I arrived at the apartment, I walked in super silent so he wouldn't wake up. The next morning was the big day. The day I was going to ask the love of my life to marry me. "Good morning sunshine" I greeted Phil when he woke up "Mornin' love" he said. "So I've been thinking, and I was wondering if you're doing anything tonight" I said. "I wasn't planning on anything tonight, why?" He asked curious "I was wondering if you would go on a date with me tonight" I said. "I would love that! We haven't been on a date in forever!" Phil exclaimed. "Great, how does 6:00 at the fancy restaurant down the street sound?" I asked him "That sounds great" he beamed. Hours later, it was time to start getting ready for the date. I put on my suit that I was saving for this occasion, I decided not to straighten my hair because I knew he loved my natural hair, but I didn't. "Wow, you look great!" He said looking me up and down. He was wearing a dark blue suit, a dark blue tie with white spots on it, and a white under shirt. He looked so handsome. "Ready to go?" I asked after I put the ring in my pocket "Yea, I'm kind of excited about our date" he said smiling "Me too" I mumbled. We finished everything when Phil said "This was fun!" And smiled. I smirked "Oh, we aren't done yet" I said. "What do you mean?" He asked with a worried look on his face. "Phil, I have loved you for a long time now, you're the best thing that's ever happened to me" I could feel the tears in my eyes "I love you, and I don't want you to be my boyfriend anymore" he was hurt, but he stayed right where he was "I want you to be my husband" I smiled with eyes filled with tears and he started crying "Philip Michael Lester, will you marry me?" I asked with the box in my hand and tears running down my cheeks "Yes!" He yelled "I thought you would never ask!" We we're both crying now. He kissed me several times and kept saying "I'm going to be Philip Lester Howell!" I couldn't believe it, he actually said yes.