It’s spring semester of their junior year and Holster is the one who asks Ransom to marry him.
He’s only got a partial scholarship from the hockey team and with so many younger siblings, his parents can’t afford to help him with the rest of his tuition. He has to get a loan or he just can’t afford it.
But the school has different loan rules for students who live on Frat Row for a certain amount of time and since they’re going into their third year living in the Haus, Holster’s eligibility changes.
It should be really easy to get married, but Ransom’s Canadian status throws a little wrench into it. Instead of just going to the nearest courthouse and getting married, they actually have to go through more steps.
Green cards get confused, because Ransom already has one for school. But he doesn’t have a work visa, which complicates the marriage visa.
They have to actually go through a series of interviews with a government agent, who wants to make sure they’re not getting married just to get Ransom citizenship.
It’s ironic, really.
It’s almost too easy for them to convince the government official that they’re really in love. They pass all the interviews with flying colors.
Maybe there’s a reason why their “fake relationship” seems so real?
They don’t tell anyone. Primarily because they don’t want their plan to get out, but also because they do it all over spring break when everyone else is gone.
Their wedding is super small, just Ransom’s brother and Holster’s sister as their “witnesses” at the courthouse.
Their siblings are in on the deal, and know that the plan is to get divorced after they graduate.
Their siblings also know how they really feel about each other and exchange looks during the ceremony as they pledge their love for each other.