New York City – Before the wedding
"Where should we get married?" Clarke asked as she ran her fingertips along the tattoo on Lexa's back.
A moment of silence passed as both women smiled at the thought that they were finally getting married. "Here."
"In my apartment?" Clarke asked, knowing full well that that wasn't what Lexa meant.
Rolling onto her back, her eyes still closed Lexa grinned. "No smart ass, here in New York."
"You don't want to have the wedding in Laguna?"
Lexa finally opened her eyes to see blue ones looking back at her. "Laguna is who we were, New York is who we are now. The older, wiser, more sophisticated us."
Clarke's grin got wider. "We're getting married!" She leaned down and kissed her fiancé who pulled her in a little closer.XOXO
"You're getting married, you're getting married." Octavia yelled as she danced around Clarke's apartment where there were wedding magazines spread out on almost every table.
"I'm not sure who's more excited, me or you. Especially considering you've been engaged for awhile now."
"Yeah but we like being engaged, you two can't be engaged for long because god knows one of you will do something stupid to piss the other one off." Clarke rolled her eyes as Octavia finally sat down next to her. "Okay but the most important question, who's moving in with who?"
"We haven't really talked about it yet, but I guess I'll move in with her, since I'll be the one leaving the city."
"You aren't moving in with me." Clarke looked up from her desk as Lexa walked through the front door of Clarke's apartment.
"You aren't moving in with me because you aren't selling this place!" Lexa's hair was in a messy bun, dressed in her running attire, her hands were now on her thighs as she tried to catch her breath.
"What are you talking about?"
Lexa shook her head, finally catching her breath. "I just went on a run with Octavia and she told me that you figured you'd move in with me but you can't."
Clarke raised an eyebrow. "And why's that?"
"Because this place is yours, this is you from top to bottom I won't let you leave that and if you don't want me to live here while you're gone we'll just keep both places."
Clarke finally stood up from her desk and moved towards her fiancé. "I'd hug you but you're sweaty and gross. We can keep both places if you want but you are more than welcome to live here. When I bought this place I kind of secretly envisioned you loving it as much as me so it only makes sense."
"Then it's settled, we're moving in together." Lexa grinned, wrapping her arms around Clarke and pulling her in for a hug.
"We're moving in together and we're going to go consummate that in the shower because you really are sweaty. It's worse than when you hug me after you catch a good wave." Both women laughed remembering all the times a very drenched Lexa would hug a very dry Clarke after catching a good wave and riding it to shore.
"Jesus Christ, I can your guys' stupid music down the street." Octavia shouted over the music as she let herself into Clarke and Lexa's home. The only response she got was Edgar rushing towards her, tail wagging happily. "At least someone around here loves their auntie." A moment later the door opened again and Edgar moved away from Octavia and started to whimper. "And their uncle apparently. I'm chopped liver, even to the dog."
Lincoln shook his head at her as they moved further into the house. The sounds of Mo Money, Mo Problems blasting throughout the entire house. Octavia could only shake her head as she finally saw why her best friends weren't acknowledging her presence. There in the middle of their living room stood the happily married couple dancing and singing to each other, using wooden stirring spoons as microphones.
Octavia and Lincoln stood there for another minute before they joined in on their friend's fun. Only then did Clarke and Lexa noticed the other couple. Once they stopped dancing, Lexa reached for the stereo remote and turned down the music as her wife hugged her best friend.
"You two are perfect for each other, you know that right?"
Clarke wrapped her arms around her wife's waist and grinned. "Yeah we know, that's why we got married O. How was your honey moon?"
Lincoln grinned. "Amazing, Hawaii is beautiful. Thanks for the gift you two it was amazing."
"What he said, now I'm hungry. What's for dinner?"
Lexa raised an eyebrow as she turned her head and kissed her wife's cheek. "There's food on my plane, I know that much so how can you be hungry."
"Hi I'm Octavia, I don't think we've met before." The woman stuck her hand out, only to get an eye roll back.
"Fine, I'll go start the barbeque." Lexa huffed as she moved towards the back door of the house. "You coming Eddy?" Sure enough a moment later there was a dog sprinting towards the back door.
"I'm going to go and help since I'm sure you two will talk like I'm not in the room regardless." Lincoln said as he too made his way outside behind Lexa.
"Tell me all about the honeymoon." Clarke grinned and she and Octavia sat down on the couch.
Octavia shook her head. "It was a honeymoon, we had a lot of sex, tell me about married life. How's having her home finally?"
Clarke couldn't help but grin, a grin so big it went way passed her eyes. "It's amazing, I feel like everything we ever wanted we have, everything we ever dreamed of came true and then some. Having her home is amazing and I am never letting her leave for longer than a week again."
"Why a week?" Octavia questioned.
"Okay maybe two, because god knows you and I are going to need to get away from there every now and again." Both women laughed knowing just how true that was.
New York – Wedding Day
"You're getting married today." Octavia grinned as she and Raven helped Clarke into the final touches of her dress.
"I'm getting married today."
Raven rolled her eyes with a laugh. "Please you two have been married since sophomore year of college. You're just finally making it legal."
"You're only saying that so you don't burst into a fit of tears before we even walk down the aisle."
Without saying a word Raven gave her best friend the middle finger. Clarke was about to make a smart-ass comment when the door to their bridal suite opened.
"There's our beautiful girl." Abby grinned with Elizabeth in tow.
"Pretty sure Lexa might take offense to that."
Elizabeth grinned. "Nah, we just told her the same thing." Clarke smiled at the thought of her fiancé getting ready.
"You really do look beautiful honey, your father would have been a wreck."
Clarke nodded with somewhat of a sad smile. "I suppose he called all of this didn't he? As much as you two wanted it. Dad was the one to tell me at ten years old that I better learn to love Lexa because one day I'd marry her."
"Thank the heaven's he's working his magic up there still because you two still fight like cats and dogs." Elizabeth added for good measure as she kissed Clarke's cheeks. "I better get back to my other daughter because she kills Anya for a strand of hair being out of place."
"You look amazing, stop worrying. She's already agreed to marry your dumb ass. If a single hair isn't in place I don't think she'll care."
"Are you really going to give me the ' you fucked up' speech again? Pretty sure I finally woke up, smelled the Anya and fixed it."
Anya's face was stoic before she burst into laughter. "Took you long enough, we should have been going through this years ago."
"But it feels right now, like this is where we're meant to be."
Anya rolled her eyes. "Sappy Lexa, right on queue. I swear you better hold it together out there or I will never let you live it down."
"It's my wedding day, I'll cry if I want to jerk. Forget you, where are Raven and Echo?"
"Raven is probably helping Clarke, convincing her that marrying you is a good idea. Which we all aren't sure it is." Echo grinned as she walked through the door. "And I just went to check on everything else before Anya skins everyone alive for not having things perfect."
Lexa threw a knowing look in Anya's direction. "What? When you're two best friends are finally getting married you want everything to be perfect besides if I don't do it then Octavia will."
Lexa rolled her eyes with a huff. "I hate that you two are friends."
"Mmm, I love waking up to you in my shirt." Clarke grinned as she wrapped her arms around her wife's waist from behind as they stood on their deck facing the ocean.
Lexa leaned her head gently against Clarke's. "I'm not sure if it's yours or mine."
They both laughed as Clarke ran her hands across Lexa's stomach under the shirt and kissed the back of her neck. "It's mine, I got it at a Rangers game years ago."
"You and those Rangers." Lexa took a deep breath in. "I am so glad to be home, waking up next to you is still probably my favourite thing."
"Aren't you just a sap this morning."
"You love it."
Clarke sighed. "True, but where's my coffee?"
"Keeping warm, I wanted to let you sleep. I'll go get it for you." Lexa felt arms squeeze her waist.
"No, just stay, you're to warm to let go of right now."
"And I'm the sap." She felt Clarke nod her head against her shoulder. "Okay, coffee after then."
Their ceremony had gone flawlessly and without a single hiccup. Both women barely held it together as they walked down the aisles toward one another. It got even worse during their vows but they had managed to let out a few tears without ruining their makeup.
"Ladies and gentlemen if you'd please rise and welcome in our favourite couple Clarke and Lexa Griffin-Callaway. Seriously you two, did you have to hyphenate it?" Raven asked with a laugh and the shake of her head.
The sounds of Marvin Gaye's 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' started playing through the speakers as Clarke and Lexa made their way through the double doors into the room filled with their friends and family. As they got to the middle of the room Lexa spun Clarke around and pulled her in close as they swayed back and forth. It didn't take long before they started singing the song to one another causing them both to break out into a fit of laughter.
"You make me the happiest person on this planet Lexa Griffin-Callaway."
Lexa grinned that wide eye grin she did whenever she was really happy. "You couldn't possibly the happiest person on this planet because I'm pretty sure that's me Clarke Griffin-Callaway."
"You just always have to win don't you?" Clarke grinned as she spoke softest enough for only Lexa to hear.
"I won the day you agreed to spend the rest of your life with me."
"Rest of my life, I just thought you'd be good as far as first marriages go." Clarke wagged her eyebrows. She watched Lexa tilt her head back to laugh and in that moment above any other she knew that this was going to last a life time. "Always," she whispered.
"And forever." Lexa whispered in return as she kissed her wife's cheek.