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This is the last chapter guys, and I'm so sad that it's come to an end. I'm glad that you guys have journeyed with Steve and D.J. again as they fell in love. And I'll see you guys later!
A year later, D.J. stood behind the closed doors in a white dress, her father's arm linked in hers at her second wedding.
"Dad?" D.J. asked.
"Yeah, Deej?" Danny responded.
"How's the second time walking down the aisle?"
"Well, D.J., it's nerve wracking. You've already gone down it once, and you've found yourself in the same position a second time. If it's a divorce, you're wondering if it's going to work out this time, and if your first spouse left you widowed, you may feel like you're betraying them by marrying another, no matter how much they wanted you to move on. I don't think walking down the aisle will ever be not nerve wracking. Now, walking your daughter down the aisle a second time is heart breaking. Because this time you've already given her away once to somebody. And now, you have to give her away again because the first time may not have worked out or her spouse has died."
"So, no matter if I walked down the aisle again or not, it won't get easier?"
"D.J., giving away your daughter is never easy. It'll always be harder, giving her away each time."
"Is it hard right now?"
Danny took a deep breath and sighed.
"Well, yeah. I never wanted to walk you down the aisle a second time, cause I knew Tommy was gonna be it when you married him. But then when he died and Steve came along, I knew he was gonna be the one you married again. So, basically it's only a little bit easier because I've known the guy for a long time. You guys dated in high school. Everybody thought you two were gonna get married. It took a long time, three kids and a lot of heartbreak, but here we are," he said.
D.J. smiled and kissed her father on the cheek.
"Love you, Daddy."
"Love you too, Deej," Danny said.
The bride's music started playing and Donna Jo Tanner took a deep breath and sighed, shaking out her nerves a little before the big doors of the church opened and there, at the end of the aisle, stood Steve Hale in his tuxedo, with his two soon-to-be-stepsons by his side.
D.J. held the bouquet of flowers in one hand while her father had the other and started walking to the beat, her eyes never leaving Steve's. She had tears in her eyes, and was slightly shaking, looking at her first love, happiness overflowing her heart as she was just about to marry him.
D.J. was so lost in her thoughts and her memories of them in high school she didn't even realize she and Danny were at the end of aisle until the priest said, "Who gives this woman to this man?"
"I do," Danny said.
"Then let's begin."
Danny lifted her veil and kissed her on the forehead as Steve held her hand and brought her to stand across from him, making Danny sit with his wife in the front row.
When it came time to do vows, D.J. and Steve had decided to write their own. Steve went first.
"Deej, we've been waiting a long time for this. Well, I have. I knew as soon as I saw you again in that grocery store that I had to make you mine again. Friends was good, great even, but nothing could compare to actually being with you in the way I had wanted for years. And now, here you are, standing in front of me after years being together, living together, looking after each other's kids, and everything else that has made us this couple in the years past. I can't believe we're here right now, and I don't think I'd rather be with anyone else at this moment," Steve said.
D.J. had tears in her eyes as she listened to his speech. It was heartwarming and beautiful and had all the girls in the audience near tears.
"D.J.?" the priest prompted.
D.J. nodded and said, "I've been here, before, everybody knows that. I never imagined I would be, I never wanted to be up here again. But, Steve, you changed everything about that for me. I'll admit, at first I didn't want to fall for you again. The times we broke up were awful and hurt, and I didn't want to go through that again. But then we gave it a shot, and we're been through the worst and the best. You've even been there since T.J.'s birth. And today, I don't think I've ever been happier."
The kids looked upon their parents. They loved their new stepparent. They had been living with them for years and now their stepsiblings actually felt like siblings. As D.J. pulled Jasmine next to her from behind her and Steve took his three stepsons' hands and pulled them forward, the four smiled at each other.
"Today, we become a family," Steve said.
"The five of us," D.J. continued.
"And even though we may not like each other at times, and even though it's taken a lot to actually be here, we will always be here for each other. Because we're a family. We're finally a family."
The kids looked at their respective parents and then their stepparent.
"Yeah," Jasmine agreed. "We're finally a family."
And with the "I do"'s said and the exchanging of the rings happening, the priest announced, "I know pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss the bride."
Steve and D.J. kissed, sealing their love forever.
And as D.J. sat at the Head Table at the reception, looking out at their friends and family talk and laugh and congratulate them, she knew that what her father had said before the walk down the aisle was right.
It had taken them a long time to get here, a place where D.J. never thought she'd be again, but here they were, happy, and Donna Jo Hale didn't think she'd have it any other way.
There we are! The end! :'(. Hoped you guys loved this story as much as I loved writing it. Bye!