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Ahren and Joel Drabbles

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"Happy birthday!" Ahren cheers when Joel walks in the door from work.

"You remembered."

"Of course I did. I'm 16 and an online student. I don't have much else to remember other than for my username and password to login to my classes."

"True. So, speaking of school, how are your grades?"

"They're good, Mom."

"Ahren, I'm just trying to look out for you as both your best friend and boyfriend. I dropped out of school at 16 so I could get a job to support us when your mom died and my parents kicked me out."

"I know you are, and I love you." "I love you too."

"I got you something for your birthday with my extra tips."

"You did? Thank you."

"You're welcome. Here you go." Ahren replies, handing Joel a box and a card.

"Ahren, what the hell even is this card?"

"Just read it."

"What is a dad? You. You is a dad." Joel reads. "Ahren, are you pregnant?"

"Yes. I know I'm only 16 and you're only 18, but-"

"How long have you known?"

"About a month, but between your job, my job, and my online classes, I haven't had a chance to tell you. I saw this card at Walgreen's the other day, and knew it was the perfect way to tell you."

"I love you, and even if it means I have to pull extra shifts or maybe get a second job, we're having this baby. Everything's going to be alright."

"Look in the box."

"Holy shit, tickets to see Defeater!? You're the best!"

"I know they're your favorite band and all. They're playing at the club next door to my job, and I have a friend who works there. He sold me two tickets that he and his boyfriend couldn't use because his boyfriend had to work."

"I fucking love you!"