Ashley giggled from her side of the bed. "That's what you said last time," she told him.
"Yeah, but I mean it this time!" he swore.
"Mmmhmmm," Ashley said, rolling her eyes.
Ashley laughed again as she reached for his hands. "Do you remember what you asked me last night?" she asked coyly.
He remembered seeing Liz and Moudy making out in the kitchen. Then he'd turned and seen Ashley. He remembered kissing her and then half-dragging her back to his dorm to make love.
"The night's a little fuzzy," he finally admitted.
Ashley propped her hand on her hip. "Don't worry!" she said snidely. "I didn't say yes!"
Jason's heart twisted in his chest. He was miserable and confused, but trying to be supportive. "Have fun!" he told her.
"I don't know why they have to charge for parking anyways! $10 an hour is outrageous!"
Johnny shrugged. "When you have a big population like this, parking is a premium," he told her. "Remember, I'm from the big city!" he told her.
Haley scoffed. "You were born in Sunset Valley, just the same as I was!" she reminded him with an eye roll.
Johnny wrapped his arm around her back and led her to the stadium. "Come on, let's grab our seats," he told her, reaching for the graduation program as they walked through the door.
Haley's eyes lit up. "Grab an extra one! Jason's name should be near the top!"
"You too!" he said with a grin. "We did it!"
She beamed. "Yeah, we did!" she said proudly.
Jason glanced over his shoulder, looking for his mom. He'd seen her wave when he'd crossed the stage. She'd been hard to miss, standing next to the hooting & hollering Johnny. He should've been embarrassed, but he'd been so excited to see them!
A smile spread over Haley's face as she hurried over to him.
"Aw, come on, Mom! Don't cry!" he told her, casting an anxious glance towards Liz.
Liz made a shooing motion and mouthed, "Bye!"
"Nah. She just had to get going," he told her. "Maybe you'll meet her some other time. She's going to room with me when we get back to Sunset Valley."
"Thanks, Johnny!" Jason said.
"So, you ready to go?" Johnny asked.
"Yeah, I'm all packed!" Jason said, eager to leave University behind and get started with his life!