The Big Day... The Big Moment!

by Ryan Perreault

Bat & Knife are (c) Ryan Perreault

Lightning & Trish are (c) April Danaher

15 October 02

"The Log Cabin" Restaurant

1700 Hours (5:00 pm)

       Bat stood at the alter right outside in the back of the Log Cabin Restaurant which lays on top of a hill.  He wears his full Class Alpha Air Force Dress Blues uniform.  His hands shake nervously like the soft gentle warm breeze fluttering through the air.  Standing next to Bat is one of his good friends, Mighty the Armadillo.  In Mighty's arm holds a small white book labeled "Holy Bible."    Standing next to Bat, opposite of Mighty, is Knuckles the Echidna.  He is dressed in a black suit and tie.  In front of the alter are two sections of different furries separated by a single isle.  On the left side of the isle are a bunch of relatives of Bat's girlfriend, Knife.  On the right side of the isle are all of Bat's relatives, everyone dressed neatly.  Two huge speakers on both ends of the whole area play soft and romantic orchestra music.

       Bat shook nervously again.  His eyes shifted to a black male echidna named Stephen and an orange felame fox named Mary-Katy.  Both Stephen and Katy are so proud of their son, Bat, for this memorable day.  This day and moment will forever mark one of the biggest changes in Bat's life forever.  That moment started now.

       Walking down the isle is Amy Rose.  She's wearing a blue puffy Bride's Maid dress with a bouquet of flowers in her hands.  She is a Junior Bride's Maid.  Once she walked across the isle, she stood to the right of the alter, opposite of where Bat stands.

       Coming out of the restaurant and down the isle are Sonic the Hedgehog and Lightning the Hedgehog.  Sonic, like all the other males, is wearing a black suit complete with tie.  Lightning is wearing the same puffy blue dress that Amy has and carrying the same bouquet of flowers.  They both walk down the isle arm-to-arm.  Once at the alter, they both broke arms and walk to opposite sides of the alter.  Sonic stood next to Bat and Lightning stood next to Amy.  It was a good thing that Lightning was doing her best not to leap out and rip Amy's head off, same for Amy.

       Coming down the isle next are Manic and Trish.  Just like Sonic and Lightning, they are both arm-to-arm as they walk down.  At the end of the alter, they broke away and stepped to different sides of the alter.  Trish stood next to Lightning and Manic stood next to Sonic.  Bat and Manic have a history of constant quarreling and they both still fight to this day.  To prevent any fights breaking out, they both closed their eyes whenever they come within view of looking each other in they eye.  This worked out.

       Next, coming down the isle are Shadow and Rouge.  Rouge has been friends with Bat for quite a while.  Shadow, however, has only been a punching-bag to Bat before he supposedly died at the ARK.  A year later, after the ARK incident, Sonic and everyone has found Shadow alive.  On that day, Bat appologized to Shadow and they became friends since. At the alter, they both broke arms and walked to their specific places.

       Then, Sally, the Maid of Honor, came down the isle alone.  She is wearing the same blue puffy dress as all the girls are.  She walks down and stands right next to the other girls.  Unlike the rest of the Brides Maids, she is carrying two bouquets of flowers.  One is bigger than the other.

       Finally, the last one coming down is Cream!  Only difference is, she is wearing a white dress and carrying a small basket full of pedals.  As she walks down the isles, she is taking a handful of pedals and throwing them over to the crowds on the sides of her.  The crowds were in awe of seeing her.  Once done, she walked and stood next to Amy.  Once she stopped, the music stopped.  The next thing they heard from the speakers was the "Bridal March"!  Everyone stood up and all eyes were toward the opening of the open door leading inside.

       Slowly stepping out of the door is a red male hedgehog named Richard Hedgehog.  He is wearing a black suit and tie.  His arm is linked around the arm of a purple female hedgehog wearing a Class Alpha Marine Corps Dress Blues uniform.  That hedgehog is known as Bristy Carol Hedgehog, or better known as Knife.  Bat looked at Knife and began to get a bit worried.  This day will make his life change forever!  Bat has hot seen Knife all day, and this was the first time he saw her.  Standing there with her father.  Richard stood at the end of the alter with Knife.  He held onto her for a few seconds longer, about to let go of his youngest child.  Once the bridal march ended, Mighty spoke up.

       "Who gives this bride to be wed today?" Mighty asked.

       Richard slowly slid his arm away from his daughter and he gave her a kiss on the lips.  Once they released, Richard took his seat next to his wife, a yellow hedgehog named Sarah.  Knife walked up to Mighty on his front right side, and Bat stepped up next to Knife.

       "Please be seated," Mighty said.

       Everyone sat down.  Mighty opened his Bible and began reading from it:

       "My dear friends, we are gathered here this evening, in the spirit of love and friendship, to witness a most sacret and serious ceremony.  The Lord seals his strength in the love you have for each other.  As you embark on this journey of love and happiness.  And now you will recieve the enrichments of this special solom right, in which you may assume the duties of marriage are mutial and lasting fidelity.  And so in my presence, and in the presence of your family and friends gathered here with you, I ask you to stay on attentions," Mighty said.  He turned to Bat.

       "Ryan, have you come here freely, and without reservation, to give yourself to Bristy in marriage?" Mighty asked. "Will you love her and honor her as your wife for the rest of your life?"

       Bat nodded his head and smiled saying, "Yes."  Mighty then turned to Knife.

      "Bristy, have you come here freely, and without reservation, to give yourself to Ryan in marriage?  Will you love him and honor him as your husband for the rest of your life?" Mighty asked.

      "Yes," Knife smiled as a tear dripped from her face.

       "Send your attention as you enter into marriage, join your right hands, face each other, and declare your vows to each other," Mighty said as he turned the page of the bible.  They began to speak their vows.  Mighty spoke them and Bat repeated him.

       "I, Ryan," Mighty said.

       "I, Ryan," Bat said to Knife.

       "Take you Bristy."

       "Take you Bristy."

       "To be my wife."

       "To be my wife."

       "I promise to be true to you."

       "I promise to be true to you."

       "In good times and in bad."

       "In good times and in bad."

       "In sickness and in health."

       "In sickness and in health."

       "I will love you and honor you."

       "I will love you and honor you."

       "All the days of my life."

       "All the days of my life."

       Mighty then turned to Knife.  He began to speak the vows and Knife repeated.

       "I, Bristy," Mighty said.

       "I, Bristy," Knife said to Bat.

       "Take you Ryan."

       "Take you Ryan."

       "To be my husband."

       "To be my husband."

       "I promise to be true to you."

       "I promise to be true to you."

       "In good times and in bad."

       "In good times and in bad."

       "In sickness and in health."

       "In sickness and in health."

       "I will love you and honor you."

       "I will love you and honor you."

       "All the days of my life."

       "All the days of my life."

       Mighty was now finished.  He then began to spoke to the crowds:

       "Remember that marriage symbolizes the intament sharing of two lives.  This sharing must not deminish, but enhance the individuality of each partner.  A good and balanced relationship is one in with neither person is overpowered or downed by the other.  Everlasting marriage is when one in each person develops individually by filling with love and understanding of each other.  You have declared your concent before all those gathered here this evening.  May the Lord put his strength in his concent to full you both with joy and happiness, peace and love, and granted those who wear these rings may always have a deep faith in each other.  May these rings be a symbol of the true faith that Ryan and Bristy have for each other and always remind them of the love that is present in them."

       Bat turned around to face his Best Man, Knuckles.  Knuckles handed Bat a female weeding ring which Bat took.  At the same time, Knife turned and her Maid of Honor, Sally, handed Knife a male weeding ring.  The two faced each other again with the weeding bands in their hands.  Knife held out her left hand with her fingers pointing out.  Bat slowly began to slide the ring on Knife's ring finger.  As he slid it on, Mighty spoke.

       "Bristy, take this ring as a sign of my love and my fidelity," Mighty said as Bat slid the ring all the way down her finger.  Now, it was Knife's turn to place the ring on Bat's finger.  Again, Mighty spoke as she placed it on.

       "Ryan, take this ring as a sign of my love and my fidelity," Mighty spoke.  The weeding bands are now on Bat and Knife.  Mighty looked up to the crowd of furries attending.

       "Friends, now look upon this woman joined to her husband in marriage.  Give them the grace of love and peace and may her husband put his trust in her and recognize that she is his equal and the air with him with life and happiness.  May you both always honor and love each other, and your life of partnership has become invaluable.  You should discuss your goals and expand your future together.  You should express your fears and talk about your dreams together.  You can be very serious or you can just have fun.  You understand each other's lives so it falls on you to encourage the other.  You will form the partnership that should make your lives so much nicer.  And always remember that the key to love is understanding.  The ability to comprehend, not only the spoken words, but those unspoken gestures.  The little things stay so much by themselves.  The key to love is forgiveness.  To accept each others faults and hard estates without forgetting remembering what you have learned here.  They key to love is inside us all.  It takes time and patients to unlock all the ingredients that will take you to the threshhold of happiness.  This is a continual learning preocees and advance a lot of work, but the rewards are more than worth the effort.  And you are the key to each others love.  Love is patient.  Love is kind.  Love is not jelouse, it does not put on errors.  It is not stopped.  Love is never ruined and is not self-seeking.  It is not prode to anger neither does it prune over interests.  Love does not rejoice what is wrong, but rejoiced with the truth.  There is no limit to loves coherence, to its trust, its hope, its power to endure.  And this type of love never fails.  Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be sheltered to the other.  You will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other.  And now there is no lonliness for you.  Now you are two persons, there's only one life before you.  Go now to your dwellling place to enter in the days of your togetherness.  And may those days be good... long... and happy.  Ryan and Bristy... by the powers invested by the commonwealth of Mobius... I may now pronounce you... husband... and wife!"

       Bat and Knife leaned forward and they engaged in a deep kiss!  Everyone clapped happily for the newly wed husband and wife!  They wrapped their arms around each other and kissed more.  Once they released, Knife turned to Sally and Sally handed Knife the biggest bouquet of flowers.  Bat and Knife faced down the isle arm-to-arm.  Knife held the large bouquet of flowers in her hands.

       The two walked down the isle and to a lower place.  Everyone soon got up to greet the husband and wife.  Everyone walked to the grassy lower place to party while the Brides Maids, Ushers, and the Bride and Groom were getting their pictures taken.

The End

Husband: 2Lt. Ryan "Bat" Perreault

Wife: Capt. Bristy "Knife" Hedgehog

Best Man: Knuckles the Echidna

Maid of Honor: Sally Acorn

Ushers:

       Sonic Hedgehog

       Manic Hedgehog

       Shadow Hedgehog

Brides Maids:

       Lightning Hedgehog

       Trish Hedgehog

       Rouge the Bat

                  Amy Rose (Junior Brides Maid)

Flower Girl: Cream the Rabbit

Preacher: Mighty the Armadillo