**The last part is here – FINALLY! Thanks for reading, everyone. I may do a new Another World fic very soon. Maybe even a sequel to this hehe… Let me know if you would like that!**
Part 3 of 3
Everyone seemed to be holding their collective breaths as Sam inched more into the room. Finally, it was Sam himself who spoke up first. "Sorry to just drop in like this but I couldn't miss the chance to see my baby girl get hitched." His dark eyes fell on Ally in her white gown. "My god, you're so grown up. You're so lovely."
"I can't believe you're here," Ally finally spoke. "Someone pinch me … Am I dreaming?"
Remy quickly obliged and pinched Ally so hard she yelped. "Okay I'm not dreaming," she said, giving her best friend a warning look before turning back to look at her father. "I still can't believe you're here. I tried to call you and write you… so many times…"
"I know," Sam said, looking down at his feet for a few moments. "But I am here now, thanks to Cameron."
All eyes moved to Cameron then and he shifted from foot to foot. "Cameron, what is Sam talking about?" Amanda asked.
Cameron didn't answer right away so Sam spoke again. "Let's just say he came to see me recently and said all the things that hit me right where I lived and I knew then I had to stop being a coward and come back." He looked at Ally with misty eyes. "I hope it's not too late to get to know your grown up person, Ally."
A tear dripped down Ally's cheek. "It's not. It's never too late." In the past she had imagined reaming him out a million times for abandoning her and her mother but today she was marrying the love of her life and all she wanted was for her father to walk her down the aisle. But she didn't want to hurt Cameron's feelings either so she was torn.
Amanda's look of disbelievingly anger melted away a bit and she said softly, "I am glad you could make it here today, Sam."
"Me too, Amanda," Sam said to his ex-wife. She had once been his everything and vice versa but he told himself he was glad she had found happiness with this Cameron guy. He seemed like a decent enough man.
"Dad, Cameron, will you both walk me down the aisle today?" Ally said.
Cameron looked at Ally. "We both don't have to…"
"Yes you both do," Ally said. "It would mean a lot to me. Besides, if one of you is on one side and one on the other, I can't faint from nervousness."
"You'll be okay, baby girl," Sam said. "Just tell me this guy you're marrying treats you right – better than I ever did your mom." He looked at Amanda apologetically.
Ally stepped forward then. "He treats me like a princess, Dad – no, a queen," she said.
Remy nodded. "He does cause I wouldn't have let her marry him if he didn't."
Remy's words caused a ripple of laughter to spread through the room and helped loosen everyone up. "Good," Remy said. "We're all less rigid now. But we do have a wedding to go through and Al's makeup is all runny now. Give me five minutes though and I can fix it!"
Marley and Donna and the twins walked onto the grounds at the Cory-Hutchins estate and immediately drew curious looks. They knew people weren't used to seeing them on happy occasions so it was a shock. Right away, Rachel started over to them.
"Oh here comes your mother in law dearest," Donna said.
"I heard that," Rachel said. She and Donna had never been very close despite the many years their families' had been intertwined.
"Well at your age I'm surprised," Donna snarked. "They say hearing is the first thing to go…"
"Grandma!" The twins cried out in embarrassment.
"No worries, girls, your grandmother and I are just teasing each other good-naturedly. Right, Donna?" Rachel said.
"Anyway, I know Ally will be glad you came," Rachel said. She looked at Marley. "Jamie's inside the gazebo somewhere."
Marley nodded. "Thank you for letting me know, Rachel."
Rachel nodded too and turned and walked off. The twins started ahead as Donna and Marley fell into step beside each other. "Are you nervous to see Jamie?"
"You mean since I ran off on him a while ago?" Marley asked. Donna nodded. "Yes. I just hope if there's a way to make things right between us, we can."
"I think there is," Donna said as she gestured ahead where Jamie was coming towards them with a quietly hopeful expression on his face. "He still loves you, Marley," Donna whispered. "If I have learned anything, it's that life is fleeting and you need to grab onto happiness while you can."
Marley looked at her Mom and nodded. She then ran to Jamie and threw her arms around him, grabbing onto her own version of happiness. His arms slid around her lean waist then and he held her close to him. This time he didn't intend to let her go.
The wedding march began to play then and people quickly scrambled for their seats. Somehow Felicia and her new boy toy Hans ended up sandwiched beside Cass and Lila and the women exchanged barbs until Rachel was giving them both the evil eye.
Then everyone turned to see the bride being led by her father and stepfather down the aisle. Eyes went wide but no one spoke as Sam and Ally looked at each other with happiness evident in their eyes.
Finally they reached the altar where a beaming Jason stood, gazing at his bride adoringly. Sam took Ally's hands and linked them with Jason's and then he and Cameron moved off to the side with Amanda. The priest asked, "Who gives the bride away?"
Cameron looked at Amanda and Sam pointedly and together the three said, "We do."
The bride and groom were in the midst of their first dance when the whimpers started. Before long, they were cries of indignant pain. "Oh god, my water broke!" Paulina screamed out then and immediately there was a flurry of activity all around her.
"I'll get you to the hospital," Joe promised but Paulina shook her head.
"No, I won't make it. This baby is coming now."
"Right on the lawn?" Rachel asked, stalking over. "Seriously, Paulina, upstaging my granddaughter and your own niece…"
Through gritted teeth, Paulina bit out, "It wasn't planned… okay … Uh…Ooh!" She clutched her abdomen.
Rachel sighed. "You really are in labor aren't you?"
"Uh huh!" Paulina cried.
Rachel looked at Joe. "Let's get her into the house so we don't traumatize all the children here." She waved to John Hudson who was already on his way over. "Do you have your medical bag?" She asked.
"I never travel without it. It's in the car."
"I'll get it for you," Matthew Cory offered. He then took off like a shot as Joe and Carl helped Paulina into the house.
Rachel laid out a sheet on the sofa and gestured for Paulina to lie down on it. Joe and Carl immediately helped her settle onto it as she screamed in pain. Finally, Rachel grabbed her hand and said, "Squeeze as tightly as you can," she said.
"Why are you helping me, Rachel?" Paulina huffed out.
"You're Mac's daughter, aren't you?" Rachel returned. "This is his grandchild and I am going to love him or her very much."
Paulina's eyes misted with tears. "You're going soft in your old age, Rachel."
"Don't tell anyone," Rachel said winking at her.
About twenty minutes later, Matthew came out of the house and announced to everyone that the baby was fine.
"Was it a boy or girl?" Felicia asked. "Or maybe twins, considering how big she got…"
Matthew smirked. "I have another niece," he said.
"A girl. How sweet," Ally spoke up. She looked at Remy. "You have a sister."
Remy nodded and said, "I better go meet her, huh?"
"Yes you better," Ally agreed. She gave Remy a hug and then watched her friend take off like a shot towards the house.
Ally felt two strong arms encircle her waist then. She leaned back against her new husband's solid chest. "Sorry for the interruptions but this is Bay City for you," she said with a smile.
"And I thought Port Charles weddings were wild," Jason said. He then spun her around in his arms and gave her a soft yet passionate kiss. When they came up for air he rested his forehead against hers. "We should live here."
"We hadn't decided where we would hang our hats so to speak but Bay City … I think right here – this is where we belong."
"Are you sure, Jason? Port Charles is your home."
"Home is wherever you are, Ally," he said and kissed her again.
"I love you, Mr. Quartermaine."
"I love you, Mrs. Quartermaine," he whispered.
"So Paulina named the baby Mackenzie Rachel?" Lila asked. "Whatever for? I thought she hated Rachel."
Cass interlaced his fingers with Lila's. "I don't think that's true. Besides, the miracle of life has a way of bringing people together." He grinned. "Actually, Lila, I wanted to ask you about that."
"We've got two children between us already but while I still can, I want to make a baby with you."
Lila's eyes misted with tears. "What do you mean while you still can?"
Cass smiled. "Well I'm not a spring chicken – or rooster, actually – anymore."
"Now that's true so I guess we better get working on that baby right now!" Lila said and yanked him by the hand towards the pool house where they sequestered themselves for the rest of the afternoon.
"What an eventful day, dear," Carl said as later he walked into the house to find Rachel looking at family photos.
"It certainly was," she agreed.
"The return of a prodigal father, a wedding celebration and a life come into the world all on the same day."
"Only in Bay City." She turned to Carl and stepped into his waiting arms. "There really is nowhere else in the world I'd rather be."
"Me either," Carl said. "My wanderlust went dormant years ago when you accepted my marriage proposal. I only want to be where you are."
Rachel smiled. "Me too, Carl, me too."
FINIS! For now, anyway lol