We finally got back to home that Friday. As soon as we stepped into the loft, I yanked Roger into my arms and kissed him hard enough to make up for all the lost time. When we pulled apart, we smiled at each other widely, and then we smiled at Josh, who tried to balance himself against the loft door.
'Hey there, lemme help you little buddy," said Roger as he scurried over to Josh to help him up. I followed closely, and the two of us carried him and gently eased him onto the couch. All three of us sat together on the couch, holding each other, until Josh spoke.
"I am so happy that you guys are back together," he said, tears slowly brimming in his eyes. He looked so well and healthy despite the bandage around his head and the cast around his leg, which we all already signed. I smiled and kissed his forehead.
"Of course we would be," I said as I gazed at my gorgeous Roger. "When you love someone more than anything else in the world, nothing on earth can keep ever them apart."
Roger kissed my cheek and smiled. "Yes, because the power of love is stronger than anything on earth. Remember that, Josh."
"Of course," said Josh, as he wiped his eyes dry. "I'll always remember that."
Josh's POV. (15 years later)
And that's what I always remembered. Everyday of my life, I thought about this important lesson my parents taught me. And I never forgot it. Especially since now was the most important day of my life.
"C'mon Josh, hurry up! It's time for you to go!" said Seam as he came hurrying into my room.
"Yes Sean, I'm ready," I said exasperatedly. "ok let's go."
Because love can indeed move mountains.
"I Josh, take thee…"
And that is exactly what you promise the one that you love.
"……to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, till death do us part."
I looked at my loving Bohemian family as we exchanged rings, all looking a little older but still very young at heart. God, how I love them. There was Dad, Aba, Aunt Mimi, Aunt Maureen, Aunt Joanne and even Benny. No Uncle Collins though; he left us a year ago to go be with his Angel. We miss him terribly on this day but are happy that he's with the one he loves.
And I am happy with the one that I love.
"I love you Josh. I'll always love you, don't ever forget that."
I smile through my tears.
"I never will, Lea. I love you too. Forever."
The power of love is indeed great.
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