Vengeance Is Mine-Ch 36

Epilogue- 20 Years Later

Everybody is gathered together for a wedding, the wedding of 19 year old Jamie Francine Morgan to Henry Thomas Reid, Penelope and Derek welcomed Jamie on a cold January night a year after they were married. After Jamie was twins Hank Spencer Morgan and Hannah Samantha Morgan about 3 years later.i

The Morgan clan grew again for the final time when Penelope and Derek welcomed their son Zachary Derek Morgan, he was a surprise that f came from a 2 week vacation in Hawaii with the rest of their family. Spencer and JJ welcomed a son Michael Thomas Reid a few months after Hank and Hannah were welcomed into the world.

The Reids then welcomed their third and final child, a daughter named Sophie on Christmas 4 years later, Sophie was the apple of her daddys eye because she was the spitting image of Reid, right down to his curls and high IQ. The Hotchners had 23 year old Jack William Hotchner and they welcomed a little boy who was now 19 named Anthony Curtis Hotchner and twin daughters Tina and Tammy who were now 15 years old.

Dave and Fran of course spoiled all of the kids rotten and enjoyed every minute of it, Derek was currently walking toward the bridal room to walk his daughter Jamie up the aisle so she could marry the love of her life, Henry Reid. The two grew up almost 3 years apart at first Derek had problems with the age difference but quickly changed his mind as he saw how much in love the couple was.

Jamie was standing in the center of the room while JJ, Emily, Penelope, Hannah and Sophie worked to get Jamie ready for her wedding, Jamie saw Derek and said, "where's daddy"?, Penelope opened her mouth to speak and was cut off by a knock on the door. She walked over and said, "come in hotstuff", Jamie said, "is it time daddy"?, Derek said, "it is baby girl, it if is".

Everybody cleared out of the room leaving Derek and Jamie alone, Derek said, "baby girl I'm so happy for you and Henry but", Jamie said, "but what daddy"?, he said, "this means you're not my baby girl anymore". She hugged him tight and said, "daddy I'll always be your baby girl", Derek smiled and said, "you sure made this old man feel good".

Jamie laughed and said, "Derek Michael Morgan is anything but old", Derek said, "you're so much like your momma", Jamie said, "thank you, I take that as a compliment, a very good compliment". Derek said, "she always knows what to say to", Jamie blew out a deep breath and said, "I love him dad, I love Henry so so much, he's my world".

Derek said, "I understand that kind of love, your mom and your brothers and sisters and our family are my world and I love them all more than anything else in this world". Jamie smiled and wiped away the tears the tears trying to slid down her face, Derek said, "enough tears, it's time to get you married", Jamie nodded her head yes in agreement as he held out his arm and she looped hers through his.

Everybody stood up as the wedding march started, Penelope snapped picture after picture of Derek and Jamie started walking up the aisle, when they got to the front of the church Derek kissed his daughter on the cheek and said, "I love you baby girl". Jamie said, "and I love you daddy", Der ek then put Jamies hand in Henrys before walking back over to stand beside his wife.

As they watched the wedding it brought back so many happy memories of the wedding they had shared over 20 years before, their was so much love in that church that you could practically feel it in the air. As Jamie and Henry recited their vows Penelope laid her head down on Dereks shoulder, he wrapped his arm around her shoulder and kissed the top of her head.

Derek intertwined fingers with Penelope as the minister said, "I now pronounce you husband and wife, Henry you may now kiss your bride", their wasn't a dry eye in the room when Henry cupped Jamies face in his hands and leaned in and kissed her lips gently. When they pulled apart the minister said, "it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you for the first time Mr. and Mrs. Henry Reid", as the happy couple walked back up the aisle to head to the reception hall they were met by thunderous hands clap as everybody wished them well as they started their lives together.

As the reception started the newlyweds walked to the center of the floor as the DJ said, "let's congratulate the happy couple as they have their first dance as husband and wife". Henry pulled Jamie into his arms and kissed her lips and said, "I love you Mrs. Reid", Jamie beamed with happiness and said, "and I love you Mr. Reid".

The music started and Jamie grinned as Henry started singing to her, everybody watched for a few seconds as the happy couple happily danced their way across the floor. It wasn't long before the other couples joined them on the dance floor and Derek looked at his daughter and mouthed the words, "I love you baby girl".

As she laid her head down on Henrys shoulder she mouthed the words, "I love you to daddy", Penelope kissed her husband on the cheek and said, "we raised some amazing kids didn't we hotstuff"?, he wiped the tears away that were streaming down his face and said, "that we did baby girl, that we did". Penelope sighed and said, "in the end vengeance was mine, was ours because we've had an amazingly happy life together".

Derek kissed her lips passionately and said, "we sure have goddess, we sure have" as the spent the rest of the evening laughing, dancing and eating they way they had for the past 20 years, as a family. Little did they know that a year later Henry and Jamie were going to welcome twin girls into the world, where Derek saw his baby granddaughters Anna Grace and Arianna Jennifer Reid, he knew then that he'd do anything it took to keep them and the rest of his family safe.

THE END