Yay! I'm finally done with this story! I know i've been a total douche bag about updating so I hope this, the final chapter, was worth the wait! Please let me know! THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!
Ten months later
Ryon took a deep breath. Today was her wedding day. Everything had been planned and meticulously taken care of. She was standing in front of a full length mirror for the last time before going to meet her father, who was waiting just outside to give her away. No one had seen her dress; she had carefully planned this so that it would be a surprise to everyone. Not even her father had seen it, and he was paying for it. She had chosen her dress from the Paloma Blanca collection (e-mail me if you want to see a picture of it). She smoothed her hands down the front of the pick up organdy skirt. She took a deep breath and grabbed the lotion off of the stand beside her and applied some to her shoulders. She locked eyes with herself in the mirror one last time. In a few moments she would be Mrs. Randy Orton.
Dave stood outside of Ryon's dressing room waiting to walk her down the aisle. His heart was in his throat. He had anticipating this moment ever since the time she was born. He had feared this day all of his life, and now it was staring him in the face as Ryon came out of her dressing room. Her face was veiled, but he could see the tears of happiness shining in her eyes.
"You look like an angel." Dave whispered, continuing to stare at her.
"You're just saying that." She laughed, dropping her eyes.
He shook his head, "You are by far the prettiest bride I've ever seen."
She smiled at him, giving him a big hug.
"Are there a lot of people out there?" she asked, linking arms with him and making their way down the hall.
"They had to get chairs from the reception area, for all of the people." He grinned.
"Great. Thanks for helping with my nerves dad."
"When you and Randy see each other, everyone else will disappear. You don't have anything to be worried about." He promised, squeezing her hand for reassurance.
They stopped at the door to the sanctuary, waiting for their cue.
Dave looked down at his daughter, who took a deep breath to calm herself down and was continuously making adjustments out of nervousness.
"It's not going to help." He whispered, "You're going to look beautiful no matter what you do."
She smiled up at her father, "You're so sweet."
They waited until they heard the bridal entrance music start to play. The double doors were opened for them, as everyone rustled to stand up. Ryon's head was dropped, she was terrified. She felt everyone looking at her, and felt her shyness creeping up. She felt her father squeeze her hand again, and looked up. It was as if she all of a sudden had tunnel vision, and all she could see at the end of the aisle was Randy. He was standing at the front of the church with his dad and his brother looking exceptionally handsome. She smiled at him, and noticed that tears were flowing down his face. She heard the "oohs" and "aaahs" as she flowed down the aisle. When they reached the front of the church Dave turned to look at Ryon one last time before he gave her away. Tears pooled in her eyes as he raised the veil from her face.
"My whole life all I ever wanted was for you to be happy, and right now, seeing both of you like this has assured me. I want you to know how much I love you and how very proud I am of you. I love you sweetheart." Dave said his voice tight with emotion.
Ryon smiled through her tears and stood on her tiptoes to kiss her father's cheek. Dave nodded warmly at Randy and placed Ryon's hand in his and stepped away. Randy grinned at Ryon shaking her hands gently to loosen her up.
"It is my understanding that both of you have written your own vows to recite to each other?" the minister asked. They both nodded.
"Randy please recite yours first."
Randy took a deep breath and looked into Ryon's eyes, "I love you so much. I love you enough to do anything for you, to give my life, love, heart and soul to you and for you. I love you enough to willingly give all of my time, efforts, thoughts, talents, trust and prayers to you. I love you enough to want to protect you, care for you, guide you, hold you, comfort you, listen to you, and cry to you and with you. I never have to hide anything from you; I can be myself around you. I love you enough to share all of my dreams, goals, fears, hopes, and worries with you. I want nothing but the best for you, to wish for your success and to hope for the fulfillment in all that you do. I love you enough to keep my promises to you and to pledge my loyalty and faithfulness to you. I cherish your friendship. I adore your personality, respect your values and see you for who you really are; a beautiful, amazing woman who I am willing to fight for, compromise, and sacrifice everything that I am to be with. I believe in our relationship enough to stand by it through the worst of times and to have faith in our strength as a couple to never give up on what we have. I will be there for you when you need me and I will never ever forsake you. I love you Ryon and am proud to make you my wife."
Ryon's eyes glittered with tears. She had never heard something so beautiful and eloquent in her life. It meant so much coming from the man she was about to marry. At that moment in time all of her nervousness and apprehensions completely disappeared. She wanted to make sure that Randy felt as loved as she did in that moment.
"Ryon, please recite your vows."
Randy squeezed her hand to comfort her, and smiled down into her glowing face.
"I Ryon, Choose you Randy as my best friend and my love for life. I promise you my deepest love, my fullest devotion, my most tender care, through the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of the future. I promise to be faithful to you. I promise to love you, to commit to you, and support you. I pledge to respect your unique talents and abilities, to lend you strength for all of your dreams. You have shown me what love feels like and for that I thank you. You are everything I need and at this moment I know all of my prayers have been answered and that all of my dreams have come true. I praise God for you Randy; for all of your love and constant friendship. I know that our love is heaven sent and I promise to be here for ever and always by your side. From this day forward, you shall not walk alone. My heart will be your shelter and my arms will be your home. As I have given you my hand to hold, I give you my life to keep." She vowed, her voice wavering with emotion.
Randy nodded his approval, sniffing back his tears. The two exchanged rings, and finally it was time to seal their vows.
"And now, with the power and authority vested in me; I now pronounce you husband and wife. Randy, you may kiss your bride." The minister announced.
"Finally!" Randy joked, before pulling Ryon to him in a scorching kiss.
Applause thundered through the church as the pair faced the crowd for the first time.
"It is my honor to introduce to you Mr. and Mrs. Randy Orton." The minister proclaimed.
Randy kissed Ryon's hand before they walked down the aisle together at last.
And they lived happily ever after………….at least for a little while………….
Sooo...? Let me know what you think! Thanks to all again! And i'll try not to leave you hanging for so long next time!