Chase's P.O.V

I looked at the others as I wrapped an arm around Lillie. Now that the drama is over, I can finally relax. Now that I have a place that I can call home, I'm not going anywhere. I have a girlfriend that I'm actually crazy about, and I have great friends. Things are starting to look better for me. Well, almost. There's something that I have to do. Well, two things. The first thing I should do is to call my mother. I'm going to tell her that I'm not coming home. I'm also going to tell her about Lillie. She won't be happy to hear that I'm seeing a low-class girl, but I don't care. I'm happy. Lillie makes me happy. I smiled at my girlfriend. "Hey guys." I turned to Hazuki and Fritz, "I'm going to call my mom and tell her that I'm staying in Oak Tree Town permanently." I turned to Lillie, "I'm also going to tell her about us. She won't be pleased, but I don't care. I love you Lillie." I kissed her.

"I love you too Chase." She smiled up at me.

"One more thing. Can you guys do me a favor?"

"What is it?" Fritz looked at me curiously.

"Can you guys gather everyone in town? I'm going to tell everyone the truth. About me."

"You sure?" Hazuki gave me a look.

"Yeah I'm sure. It's this secret that started the whole mess in the first place. I've started something that cost a friendship," I looked at Fritz, "And for that I'm very sorry. I'm not really a jerk, and I should apologize for the black eye I gave you."

"Nah, it's alright. I did deserve it after the way I treated you. Now that I know the truth, I realized that you weren't after Hazuki. She was just trying to keep your secret stay a secret. We're cool." He gave me a grin.

"So," Hazuki started, "You ready Chase?"

"Yeah, it's time." I took Lillie's hand, "It's time."

I've called my mom and she took my news of staying in Oak Tree Town rather well. I mean she wasn't happy that I didn't tell her where I was or what I've been up to the past two weeks, but she surprisingly took it rather well. She even said that she wants to meet the girl who took her son's heart away. Her words not mine. I told her that Lillie isn't rich, she's just a small town girl who I fell in love with, and my mom stayed calm. I'm sure she rather me marry Ally, but I can see that she's trying to except my life choices. She even asked me if I'm going to marry Lillie anytime soon, but I told her that I don't want to rush things with this girl. We have time. I just started dating her after all.

I'm now at the trade depot, the townfolk around me. I looked around. Everyone looked confused, but I'm about to change that. Hopefully. I looked at Hazuki, Fritz, Nadi, Kamil and Lillie and sighed. Lillie even let me hold her hand. Here goes nothing.

"Hi, everyone. I've asked Hazuki to gather all of you here because I want to tell you something."

"Yes Chase?" Veronica gave me a smile.

"Okay, please keep in mind that I'm still the same person from when you first met me. Please keep in mind that every friendship I've made here are real when I say that I'm..." I paused, "Everyone, I'm rich."

"What?" Elise stepped forward, "You're rich? Why you didn't tell me? I would've took you in, as my maids give you whatever you wanted."

"And that's why I didn't say anything. I'm sick of the treatment. That's why I came here in the first place. Well, that, and other reasons. Now you all know the truth, I just ask that please don't treat me any differently. I'm just a normal person just like you."

"I knew you were up to something, I just didn't know what." Iris nodded her head at me. "Interesting."

"That explains why you have good flirting skills."

"No it doesn't, Raeger. To tell you the truth, I don't flirt on purpose."

He just smirked.

"Are you still going to play chess with me?"

"Yes, Mistel. I'm looking forward to it." I grinned at him. "One more thing," I looked around, "I'm not dating Hazuki. I never was. We had started this fake relationship to get some rich brat away from me. However I'm in love with Lillie." I wrapped an arm around Lillie, "She's the one who I'm currently dating. And this relationship is real."

Maurice stepped forward next, "You're dating my little girl?"

"Dad." Lillie spoke up.

"Hold on, I'm not finished," He faced me, "Take good care of her will you?"

"Yes sir. I will."

He smiled. "Good. She's really special to me."

"Yes sir I agree." I smiled.

Melanie was next, "Hazuki already told me about you and Lillie. And don't worry, I'm not mad. I finally realized that you never had feelings for me, can you forgive me?"

"Yeah. You bet I can."

She smiled up at me as she hugged me. "If you ever hurt my sister, you'll have to deal with me."

I smirked as I returned her hug. "I swear I will never break your sister's heart."

"Hey Chase." Klaus tapped my shoulder, "We never gotten close, but, I'd like to get to know you better."

"I'd like that."

"Would you like to still teach you fishing?" Otmar asked.

"Yes sir." I told the older man.

"Great!" He grinned.

"Are you sure you don't want to move in with me? I have room."

"Elise. I'm happy with my small room at the inn, but thanks anyway."


I looked at Hazuki. I just remembered something. "Hey Hazuki. Come here."

"Yes Chase?"

"When I called my mom, I told her how you helped me while I was here, and she wants to give you something to say thank you. I know it's silly, but..." I paused, "Mom's. She said just name it and it's yours."