It's been a few seasons since Chase came out to the town and life couldn't be any better for everyone. The whole town had excepted Chase with open arms, despite him lying to everyone. That's what I loved about Oak Tree Town. Everyone here was so accepting. It was like he was born here. He ended up getting a job with Raeger as a waiter. It was good for him, since he'd be able to pay for things with his own money, not his mothers. That made Chase feel like he was independent. His relationship with Lillie was still strong. I've caught them kissing on multiple occasions. It was quite amusing actually.
Melanie had moved on as well. She ended up dating Lutz, who had to keep it a secret from his mother. I know how strict that lady was. Maybe one day he'd finally be able to break the news to her. I wished them the best of luck.
Speaking of relationships. . . Fritz and I couldn't be any happier together. He would come greet me when he finished his chores, and I would make him food whenever he comes over. I swear if it wasn't for me, he'd pass out in his yard everyday. How in the world did he function without me in his life? But I didn't mind. It gave us a chance to eat with each other. And he seemed to get better at cooking. If only he didn't use so much salt on some of the dishes. And he was a great rival when it came to the fields.
"I might be your lover, but I'll come out on top. You will not beat me Zuki!" he had declared, his fist raised in determination. I remember how I scoffed.
"Bring it on, Fritz."
Elise also seemed to have gotten bit by the love bug that infected the rest of my friends. She started going out with Nadi to everyone's surprise. Part of me knew that they were going to end up together. I was not oblivious to how the gardener glanced at her when he thought no one else was looking. Despite their different backgrounds and interests, they had managed to find love. It was so cute. Even Kamil and Licorice started dating.
I was currently hanging out at the restaurant with Fritz and Chase. Lillie eats lunch with her family, so she wasn't able to join us at the moment. I had the gift the Chase's mom gave me in my bag. I had to make sure that it was the perfect moment. This was a once in a lifetime moment, after all.
"Hazuki had a really cute outfit that one day," Fritz bragged to Raeger, who still was single.
"You might have already told this story," Chase responded before the chef could, "But it was a cute outfit. I wonder how Lillie would look in it."
"I'm sure she'd look cute," Raeger stretched, "Maybe get her a red dress?"
"I'd like to see you in it," I teased.
"No way. I'll never wear it."
"Even if you got paid?" Fritz joined in, "You'd look cute." We all laughed at Raeger's face was annoyance.
Fritz held my hand on the way back to his farm, "That was a good lunch. Makes me ready for anything."
Is that so? "Oh, really? What about this feather?"
His eyes widened as I pulled out the blue feather that Chase's mother gave me. She told me that she had one just in case Chase found someone. I was touched by her gift, so I wanted to eventually use it. And I loved Fritz enough to want to spend the rest of my life with him.
"I was waiting for the perfect time," I bit my lip as I showed him the feather, "Fritz, will you make me the happiest woman in the world and marry me?"
"Of course," he gave me a smile after he regained control of himself, "Nothing would make me happier."
We closed our eyes and kissed, feeling the wind lightly blow against us. I pulled back from him with a smile, "Guess we have to tell everyone."
"Alright," he smiled, "I'd like that."
"Also, there's something I want to discuss with you."
"You two are getting married?" Chase looked shock, "Congrats you two. Maybe I'll marry Lillie in the future one day."
"That's in the future," she waved her hand, "Congrats you guys!"
"Thank you. But that wasn't our only news," I smiled, "Fritz and I were thinking of visiting the person who took care of me. We plan to have the wedding when we get back. We'll be gone for about a week or so."
"What about the farm?" Chase tilted his head.
"Elise volunteered, bless her heart."
"So are you two going today?" Lillie hugged us both, "Good luck. I'll miss you two."
"Me too," Chase echoed, pulling his girlfriend close.
"It won't be too long," I assured them, "I'll be back before you know it. This is my home after all."
"Let's go Zuki," Fritz waved at the couple before taking my hand and leading me towards the trade depot. I looked around the town as we walked towards the exit. So much has happened since I came to town. Meeting Eda and Fritz. Getting my own farm. Eda's death. Chase coming to town. Realizing my feelings towards Fritz. It hasn't been easy, but it was a life towards living. I clenched my lover's hand as we walked out. On our way to Echo Village.