Music: Rascal Flatts – Bless The Broken Road


The DJ announces their first dance as Mr. & Mrs. Mars. He has no ties to his last name and she's refused to give up her own. He is glad to be rid of his name and to belong to the name he's adored for so long. He leads her back to the middle of the floor. His smile mirrors hers as he tilts his head down to look at her. She sees love. His arm slides around her and he takes her hand, curling it in and pressing it against his heart after placing a kiss on the back of it. Her free arm slides around his shoulders. She can't believe they made it to this point. Their relationship had never been easy. He'd once called it 'epic'. They don't write songs about the easy ones, he'd once told her. She realizes, as she's done before, how true this is. He looks at her with a knowing expression. She knows this means he's unsure of how they've gotten here too.

I set out on a narrow way, many years ago
Hoping I would find true love, along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign, pointed straight to you

Without warning, he closes the short distance between them to kiss her. Applause and hoots and hollers fill their ears briefly, but the couple is too blinded by their happiness to pay much attention. He smiles at her, pressing his forehead to hers. He doesn't want to be far away from her in any sense. She smiles further when she feels his nose nuzzle with hers quickly.

"I love you," He breathes. She wonders for just a short second how many times this can be said to her in one day. She leans up and kisses his lips in a short meaningful kiss. She gives him that witty smile and her expression screams to him 'I know,' as if she knew the secret before he told her. It melts him.

"I love you," She doesn't say 'too' at the end of it. She never does. She'd always claimed it made her feel like it was a stipulation, like the other person was only saying it because it had been said to them first.

Every long lost dream, led me to where you are
Other who broke my heart, they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way, into your loving arms
This much I know is true,
That God blessed the broken road,
That led me straight to you

He's thinking of the first time he'd seen her. She was fresh from a soccer game, dirty and sweaty. He'd thought she was an angel then. Somehow fate hadn't been on their side then. She'd wound up with his best friend. He'd wound up with hers. There was a grander plan at work, he knew now. He'd always love Lilly, they both knew that and she would always love Duncan. They both knew that these loves were different kinds of loves. Their love, however, is everything they've worked doggedly to make it. It's perfect with every smile, every argument, every tear shed and every burst of laughter. His arm tightens around her, pulling her closer. He lavishes a kiss to the tip of her nose and she just smiles warmly up at him. He sees love too.

I think about the years I spent, just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost, and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there, you understand
It's all part of a grander plan, that is coming true

He's thinking about all of the stupid things he's done to lose her. He thanks the heavens for her willingness to come back to him, always knowing there was something more to this than they both could explain. She's thinking about all of the ways he's fought to win her back. There had always been something tugging at the back of her mind, telling her not to give up on him. She knows there's so much more to all of this then they could ever begin to understand.

Every long lost dream, led me to where you are
Other who broke my heart, they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way, into your loving arms
This much I know is true,
That God blessed the broken road,
That led me straight to you

Now I'm just rolling home
Into my lover's arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you…

He leans in and kisses her, freeing his hand from hers to touch the side of her face. She kisses him back, with equal fervor as his thumb caresses her cheek. She's become accustomed to that feeling. Her hands capture his face to hold him there. She doesn't want to end this kiss and their guests are cheering them on. The kiss breaks as they both smile against it and laugh. It's time for the party to start.

"I love you," They both repeat in unison to each other, which only serves to make both of their hearts pound harder. This moment was unusually empty of bickering remarks. They'd emitted a couple of those while grinning at each other during the ceremony, muttering the joking jabs under their breath so only the other could hear it. Now it was just surreal, or at least for those few minutes during that song it was.

They turn to greet their guests as the DJ starts playing fast music. Guests head to the dance floor as the couple decide that greetings can be said while dancing. This is their fun time. He takes her hand and spins her, both laughing as they join their friends and family in the celebration.


AN: Thanks to everyone for their reviews. Hopefully this chapter's much clearer on who Veronica married, I know some of your were confused. Sorry about that. I have a couple ideas for future chapters past their wedding, but these chapters come to me while listening to music soooo, it depends on when my muse decides to hit me if I'll write and post them or not. Thanks again for the reviews. Review or don't review this whether you love or hate it, it's up to you. Either way, thanks for reading!