The music began. We began the walk. Going down the rows by two, we took our seats at the ceremony. When all was said and done our caps were in the air. I bent down to pick mine up after it fell and bumped heads with Liam. I giggled and he kissed my forehead. "I'm glad I can finally call you mine." He said picking up our caps. I gave him a hug, standing on my toes due to him standing a foot taller than me. He picked me up and spun us in a circle. I giggled as he put me down and kissed me on the lips in front of our peers.
We walked out hand in hand as we left the school for the very last time and began our lives together before we were made to go our separate ways. We spent the evening together heading out with friends to go camping to celebrate. We went to a state park and set up camp nearby a waterfall. Liam and Jesse set up our fire while the rest of us set up tents. We gathered around the fire roasting marshmallows and playing truth or dare. The night was a great one. We all turned in around 2 am. Liam and I shared a tent. I was almost asleep when I heard a branch snap and then something splash into the water. I didn't like the idea but I wasn't going to go look around so I crawled over to Liam and snuggled into him. He wrapped his arms around me and I felt safe.
We woke up at 10 am and gathered our things to head home. I didn't want to be separated from him so we went to his house for the day. We only had 90 days to be together until I started school and then 80 days until he left for the Air Force. I was not ready to give up what I had just got to myself.
The summer days went by. School got closer. We began shopping for the things I would need. The day soon came that I was moving in to my dorm. He stayed with me the first weekend as I was not ready to be without him. I knew the day was going to be soon that he would be leaving me for at least 4 and a half years. The weekend went by. He had to leave. I kissed him goodbye until I see him in a week. This wasn't going to be easy. It already was beginning to feel like we were World's Apart. But together we could do this. I love him.