AN: Hello all! This is it, the final chapter to this songfic. I must say, I think this is the most powerful romance fic I've ever written. Just reading over the last chapter, I can hardly believe that I wrote it! I thought for the longest time that someone else posted it under my name. Stupid, huh? Anyways, it took me a long time to find a song to use for this chapter. At first I was going to use The Reason, but everyone uses that one! But, after going through a list in my head of cute, romantic songs, I came up with What I Really Want To Say by Steven Curtis Chapman. It's a very romantic song, and I thought it would be perfect for this ending. I hope you all enjoyed this story as I have writing it. Thank you for your reviews, and thank you for reading it.

DISCLAIMER: I don't own Recess or What I Really Want To Say.

I say I love you, I say I need you

I try so many ways to say how my heart beats for you

I say I'm always thinking about you

There's no way I'd want to face this world without you

And even though these words come from deep inside me

There's so much more I don't have the words to say

The wedding couldn't have come sooner. TJ felt lightheaded all night, hardly able to get any sleep. Vince had to keep him from sneaking away in the middle of the night, keeping him on full lock-down. But with the hour growing nearer and nearer, he couldn't hold it in any longer.

Ashley asked Gretchen to be her maid of honor, and Joey – TJ's new son – was going to be their ring bearer. It was hard to choose one best man, so TJ had to choose Vince, Mikey and Gus. After she returned home, with a grandson in tow, Ashley's parents couldn't refuse to give her away at her own wedding. Her mother would carry little Joey with TJ's mother, and both fathers would bring Ashley down the aisle.

Everything was going to turn out wonderful, and yet TJ still didn't tell Ashley everything. They had just been too busy talking about wedding plans, Joey, and where they would live to talk about anything else.

It was hard to think of his life without her now. The pain he felt the year she left still lingered in his heart. It was a year he never wanted to relive, a year he wished he could have just passed through. But, when he stopped to think about it, that year of her not being there drew them together. Their bond was stronger than he has ever known it to be. And that, he would never change for anything in the world.

'Cause what I really want to say

Is what the sun would say to the sky

For giving it a place to come alive

But my words get in the way

Of what I really want to say

Oh, what I really want to say

Ashley looked at herself in the mirror. Her hair was pulled back, tight curls falling through the hair clip in the back of her head. A small tiara was placed in front of her curls, holding onto the veil. Her dress was long, and she couldn't help but feel like a princess. The sleeves were made of lace, running along her arms smoothly and ending in a half diamond on the back of her hands. The dress resembled a corset, tight and allowing her to look skinny and have a perfect form. From under the corset, the dress flowed down her legs, capturing every curve perfectly. Lace was cut and sewn in the front of the dress, in a half diamond matching the sleeves.

Even though she looked gorgeous, she hoped it would be enough for TJ. She found herself thinking if she was more than enough for him. If she was the right woman for him to marry. She loved him so much, she wanted to be sure he had everything he ever wanted, even if she wasn't in the picture.

She had asked him that from time to time, and he would always tell her that she was too much for him. He would say that he felt he wasn't good enough for her, and how he felt he needed to make so much up to her. They would always argue over how they were not good enough for each other, because their love was too great. And in the end they would laugh about it all.

Ashley felt the memories in her heart, and it brought tears to her eyes. "I'm actually getting married," She whispered to herself. She had to blink the tears away, not wanting to smear the make up her mother took so long to put on. After all this time, she was finally marrying the man she loved.

I know that sometimes my words can be as hard as stone

And sometimes my words have left you feeling so alone

So please forgive me and hear these words I'm saying now

I will spend my whole life looking for a way somehow

To let you know just how precious you are to me

I'll use the best words I know but I still won't say it all

TJ stood at the altar, watching as Vince, Mikey and Gus walked in a triangle, leading Gretchen down the aisle. The music in the room was soft, just a smooth symphony to lead them down. Each one of the men patted their friend on the back, and Gretchen winked at TJ as she walked to the other side of the altar. TJ grinned back at her, and then turned his head.

His mother and Ashley's mother were carrying little Joey in their arms. In his arms was a small white pillow, with the rings tied together with a bow. His little face looked up at his father, and TJ felt his heart melt as his son smiled up at him. The mothers brought Joey to him, and Vince took the rings from the pillow, handing one to Gus, and Joey was handed to Mikey.

The mothers each gave TJ a kiss on the cheek, and then took their seats in the front row. The music changed, and everyone turned their heads. TJ straightened his back, feeling his heart skip numerous beats. The back doors opened, and most women in the room gasped. TJ felt the air fly out of his lungs as well at the sight of her.

'Cause what I really want to say

Is what the sun would say to the sky

For giving it a place to come alive

But my words get in the way

Of what I really want to say

Oh, what I really want to say

He couldn't help but feel amazed at how she looked. Even from across the room he could tell she was holding back the tears by laughing lightly. Their fathers each carried one of her arms, and they led her down across the white carpet. Everyone stood up as she walked passed them. Lights were flashing as people were taking pictures, and TJ couldn't help but laugh as well.

The fathers kissed her cheek when they brought her up to the altar, and her father turned to TJ. "You take care of her," he whispered, giving his new son an embrace.

"I promise I will," TJ answered.

His father turned to embrace him as well, "I'm so proud of you, son."

"Thank you," TJ replied, not allowing the tears in his eyes to form. The fathers the took their seats next to their wives, and Ashley took her place by TJ's side.

"This is it," she whispered, her eyes glistening with tears. "Do you want to change your mind? Last chance."

TJ laughed, and squeezed her hand softly. "No way that's going to happen."

It's like a tale too great to be told

It's something that my heart can only show

I'm gonna take my whole life

Just to let you know

What I really want to say

Oh, what I really want to say to you

What I really want to say

Oh, what I really want to say.