Ricky Hansen was outside the barn cleaning up. It was the first day of April and it was nice and warm outside.
“So,” Ricky overheard Fawn say to Spot. “Are we going to get married today?”
“Today!” exclaimed Spot, laughing. “You aren’t serious are you? This is an April Fool’s Day joke, isn’t it? I told you I did not want to get married on April Fool’s Day.”
“What does it matter if it is April Fool’s Day or not?” asked Fawn. “And no, this is not a joke. I really want to get married to you today. It is a beautiful day outside and it is a nice day for a wedding.”
“It matters,” said Spot. “April Fool’s Day is a day for jokes and fun. It is not a day to consider serious things, such as marriage.”
“I see,” said Fawn, hanging his head low.
Spot felt bad because she realized that Fawn wasn’t kidding about this. She realized that he really did want to get married on April Fool’s Day and that it wasn’t a joke.
“Okay,” exclaimed Spot. “Yes, we are going to get married today!”
Ricky dropped the shovel that he had in his hand when he heard the news.
“I guess we have a wedding to plan today,” said Ricky, smiling through the open window.
“Yes,” said Spot, very happily. “We certainly do!”
Ricky went up to the house and told his sister about the news.
“No!” exclaimed Jenny. “It must be a joke. Fawn is such a prankster.”
“I overheard the whole conversation,” said Ricky. “This is no joke. Fawn and Spot are getting married today!”
“They are!” exclaimed Mrs. Hansen with tears in her eyes. “That is the best news I have heard in a long time!”
“What is going on?” asked Mr. Hansen, bringing some firewood in from outside.
“Fawn and Spot are getting married!” exclaimed Mrs. Hansen, crying.
“We already knew that,” said Mr. Hansen.
“Yes,” said Mrs. Hansen. “But they decided they are going to get married today!”
Mr. Hansen dropped the firewood with a big crash on the floor.
“Oh dear!” exclaimed Mr. Hansen. “We don’t have much time to get things ready.”
“No,” said Mrs. Hansen. “We don’t so we’d better get things ready and quick.”
Mrs. Hansen got out her old wedding dress from the trunk upstairs and Mr. Hansen and Rick set out gathering up some chairs and putting them out on the front lawn. Jenny went into the kitchen and made up some sandwiches and punch.
The wedding turned out to be beautiful and Fawn and Spot were so very happy.
“Thank you to everyone for coming to make our special day the best,” said Fawn to the guests. “We couldn’t have pulled this off without all of you.”
“I wouldn’t have missed this day for the world,” said a familiar voice in the background.
“Grampy!” exclaimed Fawn, tears forming in his eyes. “You are here! This is definitely the best day ever but I thought you weren’t going to come visit us for another month or so.”
“April Fool’s,” said Grampy. “I decided to come today and surprise you.”
“You definitely did do that,” said Fawn and Spot together, giving Grampy the biggest hug ever.