Author's Note: Okay, call me crazy, but I decided to write a more final ending to this story....thanks to everyone who read and reviewed, your support has been fabulous!! Hope you enjoy this and look forward to the next phase!! And as always, I don't own them...yet.
"I'd like to propose a toast!" Spinner said, raising his champagne glass in the air. It was later that afternoon and Paige's mom had invited everyone over to celebrate. "To Paige, an amazing, wonderful, if not well-dressed girly girl who finally put the monster in his place. The world is a better place now. Cheers."
Paige stared at Spinner as he made his toast. Then, her eyes shifted over to where JT was standing. She had to give them both credit though. They had both been completely there for her in the courtroom and they had even managed to be friendly towards each other.
The voice startled her out of her thoughts. "What's up JT?" she asked.
"You just looked off in your own little world, I wanted to make sure you were okay."
"I'm fine," she promised. "Why wouldn't I be? It's finally over," she said smiling.
JT smiled and put his hand on her arm. "I'm so happy everything worked out," he said sincerely. "I hate to do this, but I need to go. I have to pack for my trip to BC."
"Trip to BC?"
"Yeah, Toby and I have to go meet with some of out programmers."
"Oh. Well, when will you be back?" Paige asked.
"Four or five days. Are you still going to be here in town?"
Paige nodded. "Yeah I'm staying til next week." She gave him a quick hug. "Have a safe trip," she said, kissing him on the cheek. "And JT, thanks again for everything."
"Anytime." JT left.
One by one, everyone else started to leave and soon it was Paige and Spinner alone in her living room.
"So what now?" Spinner asked.
Paige shrugged. "I don't know. I feel as though I should be celebrating.. There's this huge weight lifted off of my shoulders. Spin, I can breath easily again! I don't need to be afraid anymore."
"Well let's celebrate then." Spinner said. "Anything you want to do, dinner, movies, dancing, whatever, let's go."
Paige decided on dinner and when they were finished they decided to take a walk because it was so nice out.
"I can't believe how much I'm going to miss this place when I go back to New York," Paige said sadly. "I had forgotten how much I loved it here."
"So then don't go." The words were out of Spinner's mouth before he could stop them.
Paige looked at him for a moment before shaking her head. "I can't stay Spinner," she said softly. "My life is in New York now."
"What life Paige?" Spinner asked. "No offense, but you have a job there. That's it. Everything else, your family, your friends, me." Spinner paused. "We're all right here. Where you should be."
Paige sat down on a nearby park bench. "It's not that easy Spin."
"Yes it is," he insisted gently. "Paige, think about it. Everything you need is here." He picked up her hand. "I'm here," he said quietly.
Paige looked down at their two hands intertwined together. Then she looked back up into his eyes. "You make it sounds so simple," she said. "As if me moving here would change everything, make everything better." She sighed. "Do you really think we'd be okay?"
"Do you really want me to answer that honestly?" Spinner asked.
Paige nodded. "Well I wouldn't want you to lie to me," she said lightly. "Spin, just say it."
"Okay. But first this." Spinner leaned forward and kissed her softly on the lips. It was a quick kiss and Paige didn't have time to respond, so she just smiled at him and waited.
"Paige, I love you. I told you that last week. I've always loved you; I never stopped. If anything, I've only grown to love you more. And having you back here in my life again, well, I can't let you go that easily. I don't think I can let you go at all." He paused. "In fact, I'm so sure that you and I belong together, that today, before the hearing, I went out and bought this for you." He handed her a small box.
Paige opened the box and her jaw dropped. "Spinner." She whispered.
Lying in the box was a ring. A very nicely sized diamond ring set in a platinum band.
"What do you say, Michalchuk?" Spinner asked smiling. "Will you marry me?"
Paige didn't have to think before she answered. Looking at him, she knew immediately. "Of course I'll marry you!" she said, smiling. She laughed as he took her into his arms and kissed her.
And for the first time in a long time, Paige Michalchuk felt complete. She was finally going to be happy and there was nothing, nothing at all that could get in her way.
Okay, different than my previous endings but come on! This is so much better! And of course, there's a sequel being planned as we speak. I mean, think of the possibilities!
~ * Will Paige and Spinner live happily ever after? * ~
~ * Or will JT once again become part of the picture? * ~
~* Will Paige really be happy back in Canada, or will she miss the fast-paced MTV lifestyle she was just getting used to? * ~
Mwahahahahaha!! Stay tuned for more! I promise...it'll be 100% intense!! (sorry, couldn't help myself)