After Chipotle, Will and I took my parents around L.A. It was like me coming to L.A. for the first time all over again. Except with my boyfriend and my parents, which was pretty cool. As we continued to walk around L.A. I began to surround myself with my own positive thoughts, while seeing Will bonding with my parents. They all looked so happy. It was all laughter and smiles. What could go wrong? Suddenly, I felt someone put their arm around my shoulder. I looked up, abandoning my thoughts. It was my dad. He had left my mom with Will, since she seemed to be having a great time bonding with him.
"Oh, hey dad."
"Hello sweetie." He gave me a smile
"You both seem to really like Will."
"He's a good kid. You made a good choice, Shelby."
I looked ahead at Will. A smile had spread across my face
"Yeah... I really did."
"So... Do you ever see yourself marrying him?" My dad asked, with a smirk
(Remember when Will's dad asked him the marriage question?)
"Dad!" My face began to heat up with embarrassment
"Well, do you?"
"Uh... Well... Yes. Of course. I do see myself walking down the aisle to meet him under that large, flowery, white arch." I admitted
My dad smiled
"Then, you have all my blessings." I could hear the happiness through his words
"Huh?" I couldn't process what I was hearing
"Sweetheart, you have my blessing, to spend the rest of your life with him. You're obviously in love with Will. And, he also seems to be in love with you, as well. When we were ahead of you earlier, Will talked about how happy he was with you. Did you also not notice that he kept glancing back at you? What I'm trying to say is, You're Meant for Each Other. You love him, he loves you. You talk about him to us, and he talks about you to his parents. What else do you need?"
My dad explained it all. His one paragraph summed it all up. I do want Will to be part of the rest of my life. I want him to be there for everything. It was so clear to me now.
"Thanks dad." I gave him a tight hug
Shelby's father had slipped back to go talk to Shelby, it seemed. It was Shereene and I. I was scared for the conversation she would come up with, but I was ready.
"So, Will. I know this is much of a sudden question. I hope you don't mind me asking this." Shereene started
"Oh, ask away!"
"Alright. Do you ever seeing yourself marrying my dear Shelby?"
I didn't even need to think of an answer
"Yeah, of course! She's everything to me... I would never hurt her. I would make sure that she's always happy. I'm willing to be there for her through everything." I glanced back at Shelby
"Well. That's all I need to know. You have my blessing, Will. You have my blessing to keep her happy, on the saddest days. You have my blessing to make sure, she keeps that cheery, high-pitched of hers."
"T-thank you." I pulled her into a hug
We both slipped away, and I could already see Sheldon coming towards us. As he did, and started to walk towards Shelby, and gave her the largest hug. I could tell, that she was slightly confused, but hugged me back.
That's was cute😭 the chapter wasn't originally gonna go this way, but when I started changing things, this happened😂 Also, up there is that video edit I made xD
And here's the speech bubble