It's very hard to say the first time, so trying it out on someone else first can make it slightly easier on you when you do go to your parents. Plus, the person may be able to give you some tips if he or she is gay. Just be sure you completely trust the person first. Present them with the facts. If you need to convince your parents, try presenting them with facts about homosexuality. Give them time.
Why She Asks If You're Dating Anyone
An augur was an ancient Roman official, or priest, who had the duty of deciding if the omens for a battle, expedition etc. It is also possible that they were mournful at the failure of their own predictions.
Or, perhaps, their mere continued existence mocks them, since many were predicted to be destroyed in the general catastrophe. Incertainties now crown themselves assured, 'The uncertain outcome of various critical situations is now known, and they have turned out favourably'.
The imagery is essentially that of a proclamation, perhaps by a herald, of a declaration of peace, or a settlement of peace terms.