Author: KristenGall1998 PM
What if Addison had said, "Yes?" But what if the fairytale didn't last long? What happens when an old friend shows up? What happens when Charlotte gets something that she never thought she'd want? What if that thing brought her family closer? Greater Things are often disguised. AddiSam, Maddison, CharCoop, and Amelia centred. Some chapters are long, while others run very short.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 20,845 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 12-22-12 - Published: 08-18-12 - id: 8442649
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Greater Things are coming. you just have to know where to look for them.
It's the day of the wedding, Addison has her hair all done and her makeup looks perfect. Sam is standing beside her on the balcony. They are watching Jake and Cooper set up chairs while Amelia orders Sheldon and Charlotte around with the decorations. The wedding will be on the beach, in front of Addison and Sam's houses.
"I love you." Addison says to Sam.
"I love you, too." Sam replies, stealing a kiss on the cheek before Violet interrupts.
"Addison, time to get into the dress. You should go put your tux on too, Sam."
Violet says, waiting for them to move.
"Okay." Sam says reluctantly as he turns around to go back into the house.
"Are you sure you don't want to wait? I'm sure Sam would understand." Violet asks Addison as she takes Sam's place beside her.
"I'm sure. I don't want to wait any longer." Addison says, smiling.
Amelia yells up to Addison, "I think we are finished with the decorations. What do you think?"
"It looks great Amelia! Thank you!" The front of the house has been decorated with white drapes, flowers and tables. On the beach there are rows of white chairs on either side of a sky blue carpet. The arch at the end of the carpet is white and decorated with blue and white flowers. Some of the seats are starting to fill up as guests start to arrive.
"Alright boys, you guys better come in and get changed. Good work! You too, ladies! Thank you."
"You had better be getting into that dress of yours."
"Yeah. I guess so." Addison replies as she turns around to walk into the house, revealing a massive baby bump. Addison continues to waddle into the house and she stops at the closet, which has several smaller garment bags and one large garment bag hanging off of the door. Violet follows, after closing the doors and drawing the blinds. Addison unzips the first garment bag and says, "Charlotte." who is now walking into the room. Addison hands her the bag and Charlotte takes it into the bathroom.
"Oh, that's mine," Amelia says as Addison unzips the second bag. She hands the bag to Amelia and sends her off behind the divider.
"That means this one is mine." Violet says taking the last smaller bag and pushing it off to the side. She then unzips the largest bag and Addison pulls off her sweater.
Meanwhile, downstairs, where the men are putting on their tuxes, they each take turns having another tie their tie. Jake helps Sam get his corsage in place. Sheldon is looking especially handsome, as he will be officiating the ceremony. Cooper and Jake are wearing black and white classic tuxedos with light blue ties and Sam has a blue vest and blue tie. Sheldon's pocket hanky is also blue, with a blue tie. All of them are wearing black shoes, except for Sam, who has white shoes on. Lucas and Mason have agreed to be the ring bearers, so each of them are dressed very similar to what Jake and Cooper are wearing. Archer is also back in town, and has agreed to walk Addison down the isle.
Back upstairs, Violet, Charlotte, and Amelia have thier dresses on and are fixing thier hair. Naomi bursts into the room, apologizing for being late.
"I'm late! I didn't miss anything, did I? I'm late! I'm late!" Naomi seems panicky, but Charlotte is fast to calm her down.
"It's fine, you're just goin' to have to hurry. Here's your dress," Charlotte says holding up another garment bag. Naomi grabs it and runs to the bathroom.
"Was that Nai?" Addison asks from behind the divider.
"Yup." Amelia answers. "How's it going back there?"
"I need some help with the zipper."
"I'm coming." Amelia answers, standing up. Her dress is a floor length halter top with bunching where the straps meet the rest of the dress. Her hair is done into a half up, half down curly style.
"Alright," Charlotte says, standing up. "I think your hair is done Violet." Charlotte's dress is a very simple knee length dress, with a silver belt at the waist and an extra blue band at the top. Her hair is held back into a tight bun. Violet's dress is a floor length gown with ruching at the top and a sweetheart neckline. Her hair is pulled back into a very simple updo. Naomi rushes out of the bathroom with her quite simple, v-neck, knee length dress on.
"Zip me, please." She turns to Violet. Naomi has done her hair at the hotel before she arrived, it was a very simple curly style. All of the bridesmaids dresses are light blue and they are all wearing silver heels and diamond earrings with matching necklaces.
"Is everyone ready?" Addison calls out from behind the divider.
"I think so. What are you doing back there?" Violet asks.
"Trying to get my swollen, pregnant feet into these shoes."
"Do you need any help?" Naomi asks.
"Just ... About ... Got it! No, I got it now. Thanks though." Addison replies. "Can one of you go get Archer?"
"I'll go." Charlotte replies. "What should I tell him?"
"Just that I want to talk to him alone. The rest of you can go downstairs if you're ready. Make sure the guys are ready." Addison says peeking around the divider.
"Sure thing." Charlotte replies as she turns to leave. Violet and Naomi follow.
"Are you ready?" Amelia asks Addison behind the divider.
"I think so."
"I'm going downstairs, then." Amelia says with a smile.
"Thanks. Amelia, really." Addison says, apologetically.
"Of course! You're my sister! Anything less would make me a horrible sister!"
"You're the best sister I've ever had." Addison says, jokingly.
"Only, actually." Amelia replies.
"Addie?" Archer calls up the stairs.
"In here!" Addison replies.
"I'll go." Amelia says as she turns to leave.
"Thanks." Addison replies to Amelia. Archer passes Amelia coming up the stairs.
"You wanted to talk to me?" Archer asks Addison.
"Yeah. Thank you, for doing this, really, I appreciate it. I didn't want The Captain here after our last confrontation." Addison says, looking at the floor.
"Me neither. He wasn't the nicest to you. You look great." Archer flatters.
"I feel huge."
"Yeah," Addison says, touching her stomach and smiling.
"You ready?" Archer asks, grabbing Addison's hand.
"Let's do this."
"Okay. I'll just go down and get the place cleared. Got your flowers?"
"Right here." Addison says picking up a bouquet of red and white roses.
"Good. I'll be right back. Don't try to go down the stairs by yourself." Archer says as he starts walking towards the staircase.
"Yes boss." Addison says laughing.
"Hey! How are you?" Naomi asks, coming up the stairs.
"So far, so good. If everything ready?" Addison asks hopefully.
"Yeah. The last few people are just getting seated. Mark showed."
"Mark? Mark is here?! Why?" Addison looks puzzled.
"I don't know. Maybe Sam invited him? I don't know. Don't worry about it. I'm sure he's just here for support." Naomi says. "Are you ready?"
"Yeah, let's go." Archer comes running up the stairs.
"Alright, all set." Archer says. "Nai, leave please."
"Fine." Naomi says as she turns to leave.
"Shall we?" Archer says, holding his arm out for Addison.