A/N: This is the final chapter of this story. It took me awhile to do just because it was a bit difficult to arrange how I wanted to do it. Well, first off, I need to explain how this video works. Lyrics to songs are in *'s and the scenes of the movie play while the song plays. Hopefully it isn't too confusing. And I hope no one is let down. Anyway, enjoy the final chapter!

At about midnight, Lizzie and Miranda, who are looking at magazines in Lizzie's floor, are startled by the phone ringing. Lizzie quickly hops up to answer it, hoping that her parents were not awakened.

"Hello? Gordo!" Lizzie sits back down in the floor with the phone. "Finally! It took you awhile to make that video. Alone? Alright. But what about Miranda? Can't she watch the video? Okay." Lizzie hands the receiver to Miranda.

"What's this about a video?" Miranda asks. Gordo talks to Miranda for a few minutes. "Alright. I gotcha. Good luck!" She looks up to find Lizzie giving her a funny look. "I mean, I'm sure its great and Lizzie will love it. Later."

After hanging up, Lizzie questions Miranda. "So, what is it about the video? Why can't you see it?"

"He wants you to see it first. I mean, you are the star," Miranda smiles and smothers a laugh.

The next day, Miranda and Lizzie head to the mall. "Miranda, I have missed shopping with you so much! Gordo will come with me, but he does this pouty face and this thing with his eyes that makes me feel bad for him. So, I really haven't shopped much lately."

Miranda smiles and comes out of the dressing room. Lizzie, in the room adjacent to hers, hops out of her room. "What do you think of this?" Miranda asks, twirling in a knee length peasant skirt.

"I don't like the length. It needs to be longer, or shorter and tighter," Lizzie suggests.

Miranda shifts her gaze in the mirror to Lizzie. "Lizzie! Oh my gosh! Seriously, you look like a model!"

Lizzie looks at herself in the mirror. She surveys the v-neck black lacey dress. "Does it really look that good?" Miranda nods. "Well, do you think," Lizzie starts.

"Do I think what?" Miranda asks.

"Nevermind. Stupid thought."

"Do I think that Gordo will like it?"


"Look, Gordo likes you no matter what you wear. But if you wear that tonight, he might just stop playing his cold fish shenanigans and marry you."

"I'm fifteen. I shouldn't even be thinking about marriage!"

"We're girls, Lizzie. Its just what we do. Actually, guys probably do it too, but they just won't admit it."

Lizzie smiles. "I could see spending my life with him. I really could. But you don't think its too much, do you? I mean, its rather fancy. And short. And it kinda shouts,"

Miranda finishes, "Kiss me, hold me, love me till eternity?"

"I'll take it."

At eight that night, as scheduled the night before, Lizzie meets at Gordo's house. He opens the door and his eyes grow in amazement. He then clears his throat and attempts to lean against the doorframe, but almost trips.

Lizzie smiles to herself at his reaction. "You okay?"

He stands up straight and shakes himself out of it. "Do you have another college party to attend?" He asks, remembering the last time Lizzie donned a short elegant dress.

Lizzie smiles and takes a step toward him. His breathing becomes heavier and he gulps. "Are you gonna let me in, Gordon?"

He forces a smile and lets out the air he had been holding. "Of course. This way, madam." They walk into the living room. "So, do you want red wine or will a coke subdue you?"

Lizzie smiles as he heads into the kitchen and returns with a couple cokes, poured into champagne glasses. After a few minutes of silence, Gordo clears his throat and speaks up. "Listen, this video I'm showing you might not be everything you're expecting. It might actually change our friendship." Lizzie gives him a questioning look. He continues, "Promise me something, Liz."

She takes his hand in hers and stares into his eyes, trying her best to noticeable move closer to him. "Anything."

"Promise me that we'll be friends, no matter what."

"Of course. Gordo, you're acting like this isn't just a music video."

Gordo quickly gets up and puts the tape in the VCR. He turns on the TV, but hesitates for a minute before pushing play with the remote. "Here goes everything."

The screen blurs for a moment before scenes of Lizzie and Gordo as babies appear and a song starts to play.

*The strands in your eyes that color them wonderful

Stop me and steal my breath

Emeralds from mountains thrust towards the sky

Never revealing their depth

Tell me that we belong together

Dress it up with the trappings of love

I'll be captivated, I'll hang from your lips

Instead of the gallows of heartache that

hang from above*

As the song fades, Gordo appears on the screen, sitting outside on his back porch. "Lizzie, there are a few things that you must know. First off, I think you are beautiful, in many different ways. I've seen you at your worst, and I've seen you at your best, and no matter what, you always amaze me. I've made this video for two reasons."

Gordo pushes a button on a tape player sitting on the steps by him. A song starts to play.

*Why not

Take a crazy chance

Why not Do a crazy dance

If you lose a moment

You might lose a lot

So why not

Why not*

In the video, Gordo is seen pushing stop on the tape player, and he pauses for a second to gather his thoughts. "First reason is that I'm afraid to wait much longer. I'm afraid that if I lose the moment one more time, it will be one time too late. Second reason." He pushes play.

*If its coming over you

Like its coming over me

I'm crashing like a tidal wave

That drags me out to sea

And I wanna be with you

And you wanna be with me

Crashing like a tidal wave

I don't wanna be


"I don't want to be stranded. I can't stand feeling trapped much longer. I have to let you know how I feel about you."

A scene appears on the screen, and music starts, as Lizzie stands in the ocean. Gordo walks up obviously telling her where to stand and the two exchange smiles.

*Make a move on me baby

I cant be the one who's

always taking chances

see me down

so you get down

no you've got me all wrong

I just want to kiss your lips

and you kiss back

She doesn't know

that I love her

yes I love her*

Gordo appears on the screen again. Lizzie, who was sitting on the couch, moves into the floor and sits on her knees, greatly interested in what he has to say.

"In case you didn't know already, Lizzie, I love you. I don't mean in just a friendship way either. I mean I really love you. I don't even know what love is exactly, but I know how it feels. How I want to kiss you every time you're near me, and how I want to know everything you think."

Random shots of Lizzie writing in her journal or playing on the beach appear and then it switches to Lizzie and Gordo building a sandcastle as a song plays;

*Right now

Face to face

All my fears

Pushed aside

And right now

I'm ready to spend the rest of my life

With you

Would you look at her

She looks at me

She's got me thinking about her constantly

But she don't know how I feel

And as she carries on without a doubt

I wonder if she's figured out

I'm crazy for this girl

Yeah, I'm crazy for this girl*

Scenes of Lizzie running in the field where Gordo had taped her in the summer dress appear. In the video, she almost stumbled into the creek and started laughing as Gordo rushed to help her up. The final song begins to play as more scenes from their hike appear.

*I don't wanna miss one smile

I don't wanna miss one kiss

I just wanna be with you right here with you

Just like this

I just wanna hold you close

Feel your heart so close to mine

And just stay here in this moment for all the rest of time*

Gordo emerges on the screen and talks as the rest of the song plays in the background.

*Don't want to close my eyes

I don't want to fall asleep

Cause I'd miss you baby

And I don't want to miss a thing

Cause even when I dream of you

The sweetest dream would never do

I'd still miss you babe

And I don't want to miss a thing*

"So, Lizzie, there you have it. I love you. I can see spending my life with you. I think you're amazing. I don't know how you feel about me, or even if you have ever thought of me as anything more than just a friend, but I had to take the chance. I can't miss another moment, especially when it involves the most important person in my life. I just want you to understand that you mean so much to me. Will you be my brown eyed girl?"

The video fades and Gordo turns off the television with the remote. He sits quietly in a chair at the far end of the living room, his leg shaking with trepidation. Lizzie sits quietly on her knees in the floor, trying to piece together what has happened. Gordo finally can't take it any longer and stands up. "Well, um, I guess I should go."

Lizzie stands and turns to face him, tears in her eyes. She smiles and quietly answers, "But, you live here."

"Right. Right. I knew that." Gordo fidgets as he tries to look anywhere but at her. After another minute he looks at Lizzie. She is wiping her eyes and trying her hardest not to cry. "Lizzie, why are you crying?"

She looks at him and smiles through the tears. She tries to talk but no words escape her mouth. She wipes a few more tears away and giggles slightly before walking over to where Gordo is standing. They both stand close to each other; Gordo not sure how she took the video, and Lizzie not sure what to do. Gordo tries searching Lizzie's eyes for an answer, but Lizzie stares at her feet. Finally she lifts her eyes to his. She places a hand on his face and leans toward him. Her lips touch his as she feels his arms move around her waist. The kiss deepens as Lizzie moves her arms around his neck, and he places a hand on her neck. The kiss breaks and Lizzie hugs him close. "Gordo, I love you, too." She moves to look into his eyes.

Gordo smiles and moves a strand of her hair behind her ear. She smiles back at him as she runs her hand down his cheek. He moves in and kisses her cheek and moves to her lips where they share another kiss.

And seven years later, they shared a similar kiss..at their wedding.

Cue Credits:

"I'll be"----- Edwin McCain

"Why Not"----- Hilary Duff

"Stranded"----- Plumb

"Stay Away"----- Rooney

"Crazy for this Girl"----- Evan and Jaron

"Don't Wanna Miss a Thing"----- Aerosmith

Reviews: Thank you all so much, especially those that reviewed almost every time! I really appreciate that more than you could know!!!

I think I will start writing one shot fics more often, but I do have another idea for a story. I'll be back sometime after the first few initiative weeks of senior year.