A/N: YAY!!!!!! OMG, I can't believe I'm done with this story! In this chapter, Vincent/Tifafan13's suggestion to me comes into play full force. I hope you all like the ending to this story! I couldn't have been able to finish it without all the reviews I received from everyone!
Oh, and I'm gonna be writing a sequel to this story, maybe. I have a really good idea for a sequel I just have to think on it a little bit more. While you're waiting for that, all of you who haven't read all my other work can go check them out. I just updated a new story last night and I'd like to get a little feedback on it. So, without further to do, I hope you enjoy the last chapter of Life, As It Is Now!
Yuffie followed Vincent outside where two-dozen rose bouquets sat then began carrying them all up to where I was sleeping. Then Vincent took all twelve roses from three bouquets and spread the petals on top of me then began making a trail from the Observatory downstairs. Once he reached the door he set the remaining roses in a vase next to the door and turned to Yuffie.
"Have you spread the word?"
"You bet," Yuffie said, putting on a goofy smile. "Everyone knows."
"Good," Vincent said, nodding, inspecting his work. "Careful not to step on any of the petals. I will wake you when I get up and we'll finish the work in the morning."
"Did you leave her the note?" Yuffie asked, checking her pockets.
Vincent fished into one of his pockets and pulled out a small note, holding it in front of Yuffie's nose. "Right here."
"Okay, go upstairs and leave it. I'm camping out with Red and Seta tonight. Be careful not to wake her up. It'll ruin the surprise big time."
"No worries," Vincent said, ascending the ladder.
He quietly tiptoed over to the small table in the middle of the room and set the note down. Then returned downstairs and fell asleep on the couch with a large smile on his face.
That morning when I woke up and, even before I was totally awake, I noticed something different about the room. No, more like smelled.
I slowly opened my eyes and about screamed at what I saw. The entire room was full of rose bouquets. I slowly pulled back the covers on the bed and noticed that I was covered with some of the dark red rose petals. I brushed them all off of me and rose from the bed.
I inhaled the sweet scent of the roses and walked around the room inspecting them. All of them were in full bloom. I turned and spotted a small note that was carefully set in between two bouquets. I picked it up, unfolded it and immediately recognized Vincent's handwriting.
When you get this, meet me down near the Cosmo Candle. I have a surprise for you.
I set the note back on the table and began to walk toward the ladder when I stepped on something soft. I looked down and found that there was a trail of rose petals leading down. I followed them downstairs and almost began to cry when I saw that they continued out the door. I followed the trail of rose petals all the way down to the Cosmo Candle. When I arrived, I was shocked to find that the whole town had gathered around where Vincent, Yuffie, Red and Seta were standing. I almost jumped when the entire crowd turned and began pointing and saying, "There she is."
I began walking toward where Vincent was standing and as I got closer to the crowd they began to part and make a path for me. I looked at Vincent quite confused to what was going on.
I stopped in front of him. "Vincent, what's going on? Why are all these people here?"
I turned back to look at him to find that he was nervously fidgeting with something in his pocket. He looked back at Yuffie, who had a large smile on her face and was nodding her head. He looked back at me and my legs almost turned to jelly when he got on one knee. Everyone in the crowd around us became deathly silent as they leaned in to see better.
He put his hand in his pocket and looked up at me. "We've known each other for only a few years but I feel like I've known you all my life. You were a friend to me when no one else would accept me and you were kind to me when no one else would be. Over the past few months we've grown closer then ever before and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Tifa Lockheart, will you marry me?" He pulled a small violet box out of his pocket and opened it. Inside was a simple diamond ring. He took it out of the box and put it on my left ring finger.
I covered my mouth as my eyes began to tear up. I stared at the ring on my finger then at Vincent. I collapsed into his arms and squeezed him.
"Yes," I said, in between sobs. "Yes, I will."
He wrapped his arms around my waist and got up. I wrapped my legs around his waist and buried my face into his shirt. I looked up at him a few moments later and kissed him softly on the lips.
Yes, I love Vincent with all my heart and if it weren't for him being there for me when I needed him most, I probably wouldn't be celebrating the most wonderful day of my life with him. Our lives are just beginning; let's see where the road leads us.