Author: iloveromance PM
When Daphne overhears a disturbing conversation between Niles and Mel on the eve of her wedding, she turns to Donny for help. An AU version of "Something Borrowed Someone Blue"Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Niles & Daphne - Chapters: 15 - Words: 10,292 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 09-07-11 - Published: 08-12-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7278494
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"Honey, I'd better get back to my room. You know what they say... It's bad luck
for the groom to see the bride before the wedding." Donny grinned as he
kissed me on the cheek.
"Right." I said, hopin I looked as disappointed as he did. "Um... I'll miss you."
At this he smiled and wrapped his arms around me. "Aw, Honey. It's just for a
little while. In only..." He looked at his watch. "... Nine hours you'll be Mrs.
"I-I can't wait!" I said, prayin' that he wouldn't notice the quiverin' in me voice
or the tears in me eyes.
I'd already cried enough in the past few hours to last a lifetime.
"Well... goodnight." Donny said. "I love you, Mrs. Douglas."
At my surprised look, he pulled me into his arms and kissed me, as though he
couldn't bear the thought of lettin' me go.
How ironic that statement seems now.
"I'm sorry." Donny said, his face reddening as our kiss ended. "I guess I just
can't believe that you'll be my wife soon."
I sighed and touched his face in a romantic gesture, painfully aware of the
tears that were movin' dangerously close to the surface. "I love you." I said,
me voice barely a whisper.
"I love you, too." He said givin' me one last kiss.
As the door closed behind him, the tears unleashed and fell like a waterfall
down me cheeks.
I had to get out of here; away from the memories.
I crossed the room and opened the door that led to the balcony stepping into
the cool summer night air, ignorin' the chill that went over my bare shoulders.
When I looked up, the moonlit and star-filled sky was blurred by my tears.
Just hours ago, Niles and I had stood in this very spot, confessin our love for
each other. And then we shared the most romantic kisses...
Niles looked into my eyes and promised that we would work out our newfound
relationship, no matter how difficult.
He really was the kindest, sweetest man I'd ever known...
And my love for him was deeper than I'd ever dreamed.
But I couldn't bring meself to break Donny's heart; not after I'd made a
promise to him. And Niles was already married to Mel. Every time I saw them
together I could tell how happy he was. He'd finally gotten over Maris and
past his loneliness.
Even though he'd told me that he loved me, he shared something with Mel
that I could never be a part of. She was far better suited for him than I was.
Mel was a successful doctor, and what was I? Just a physical therapist from a
poor family in Manchester, who got the opportunity of a lifetime to work for a
famous radio psychiatrist.
Not that I'd trade me job with Dr. Crane for anything else in the world. I loved
what I did for a living and I was good at it. Even if Mr. Crane would never come
out and say it. And come to think of it, I loved Dr and Mr. Crane as well.
Stayin' just friends with Niles was probably for the best.
Donny was a kind and decent man and he loved me. And if I'm to be honest
with meself, that's all I ever really wanted, was for someone to love me. It
may not be the kind of love I dreamed of as a girl, but it's still love.
So even though I wasn't entirely sure I loved Donny in return, I'd probably
grow to love him as much, if not more.
But as I thought about Donny, I was also thinkin' about someone else. And it
was nearly impossible to get him out of me head.