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The Perfect Fit – Part 4
Disclaimer – See part one for all the important information
November 19, 2003
Harm pulled Mac closer to him while they lay on the couch. Both were lying on their sides with Mac's back pressed against his chest. "I like this," Harm mumbled into Mac's hair, letting his hand run down her side and finally grasped her left hand.
"So do I." Mac softly sighed while Harm kissed the hand he was holding.
"We fit together," Harm intertwined their fingers together.
Mac smiled. "Yes, we do."
"Good," Harm said as he moved softly behind her. He gently started to kiss her fingers, palm, and then her wrist.
Mac giggled at the feeling of Harm's mouth leaving a trail of kisses on her fingers. However, she stopped the moment she felt a metal band sliding down her left hand ring finger. Harm moved Mac's hand in front of her and whispered into her ear. "Does this fit?"
Mac looked at her hand to see a diamond ring staring back at her. She felt her voice catch when she whispered her answer. "Yes."
Harm paused to let her catch her breath. "Marry me?"
Mac turned as best as she could so that she was able to face him. Harm looked at the tears in her eyes and watched her placing her hand on his cheek. "Yes."
Harm exhaled the breath he was holding and gently kissed her with all the love he had for her. He pulled back from her lips and wiped away the tears on her cheeks. "I love you."
"I love you too," Mac said before she kissed him again. 'I found him, Uncle Matt. I found my perfect fit,' Mac's thoughts were silently telling her uncle before she lost herself in the arms of the man of her dreams. Her perfect fit.
February 21, 2004
Church of Arlington
"And now for the rings," Chaplain Turner instructed.
Little AJ heard his cue and felt the tap on his back from his father. AJ moved to Chaplain Turner who was standing in front of Harm in his dress whites and Mac in a beautiful off the shoulder wedding dress. AJ raised the white satin pillow to Chaplain Turner, who removed the two solid gold bands from the pillow. At this point AJ was supposed to take his spot back and stand back next to his father, but he didn't move.
Chaplain Turner looked down at the little boy. "AJ, you may go back."
AJ grinned up at Chaplain Turner. "I know, but I've got to make sure it fits."
Mac and Harm chuckled and grinned at the little boy. The congregation chuckled at the boy's innocents as well. Chaplain Turner, who knew the story, smiled at AJ and then focused his attention back at the couple in front of him.
"A ring is a circle of unbroken love and trust. These rings are a symbol of your love and fidelity towards each other." Chaplain Turner paused and handed a ring to Mac. "Sarah, if you would place this ring on Harm's finger and repeat after me, 'With this ring I thee wed'."
Mac's hand shook slightly as she placed the band on Harm's ring finger. "With this ring, I thee wed," Mac spoke with a slight tremor in her voice.
Chaplain Turner then handed the other ring to Harm. "Harm, if you would place this ring on Sarah's finger and repeat after me, 'With this ring I thee wed'."
Harm smiled solidly at Mac and slipped the ring onto her ring finger. "With this ring, I thee wed."
Chaplain Turner took a deep breath. For some reason this was the part of the ceremony that always made him choke up. "By the power invested in me and the eyes of God, I pronounce you husband and wife." He looked at Harm who was grinning like a lovesick fool. "You may kiss your bride."
Harm and Mac both took a step towards each other and whispered 'I love you' to each other before their lips met for the first time as a married couple.
Little AJ grinned up at his aunt and uncle as they kissed. "They fit."
April 29, 2005
Bethesda Navel Medical Center
"Can we come in?" Bud asked in a whisper while poking his head inside the door.
Harm and Mac both looked up and at the door just to give their friend a bright smile. "Sure, come in," Harm answered for them and completed the statement with a nod.
"Oh my gosh, she's so beautiful," Harriet said in awe, admiring the sleeping bundle in Mac's arms.
"Yeah, she is," Harm agreed with pride. "Just like her mom." He moved his head down a little and kissed his daughter's forehead first, before letting his lips meet his wife's.
"She has your eyes," Mac quietly told him with a sweet smile, remembering the moment she looked for the first time into the beautiful eyes of her daughter.
Harm chuckled. "I was told all babies have blue eyes at first, so I'm not going there yet."
"I hope it is okay that we're here so late. Little AJ wanted to see his girl so badly," Bud explained with a big smile and looked down at the nearly asleep boy, who was safely cradled in his father's arms.
The moment Little AJ was told that his aunt and uncle would have a baby, he wished it would be a girl. And when he found out that they indeed would have a little baby girl, he always called her 'his girl'.
"Sure, it's more than okay," Mac softly confirmed and then looked up at her tired but still brightly smiling godson. "AJ, I would like you to meet our daughter Jessica," she told him and moved a little so that he could look better at the baby.
Bud set his son down on his feet so that he could take a better look at Jessica. Little AJ shyly made his way to Mac's bed. "She's really beautiful, Auntie Sarah," Little AJ whispered while letting his little fingers run down the baby's face. The smile on his face was a bright one and simply copied the smiles all the grown-ups around him had on their faces.
Then he slowly let his hand wander to Jessica's little hand and took it into his. His smile immediately changed to a huge grin before he looked at his parents, then his uncle before finally meeting his aunt's eyes. "It fits," he said enthralled and then gave his girl a little kiss on her cheek while his parents and godparents could only chuckle and watch him in admiration.