Hey guys, this is my first attempt at a Wings Fanfic! I was practically ecstatic when I saw that finally put up a spot for us to put our stories! Anyway, this is a story that takes place after the series finale after Helen's year long study is over and they are making their way back to Nantucket.

Rating: PG

Disclaimer: I own nothing, these characters are used for entertainment purposes only and no money is being made off of this! Please don't sue, you won't get much out of me anyway!

Spoilers: Takes place after the series finale.

Summary: It's been a year and Joe & Helen are on their way back from Vienna. Are things in good order or are they in for a big surprise?

One Year Later

Prologue: Return to Nantucket

Previously on Wings….

"I'll run Sandpiper for one year, when you come back it'll be here."

"I don't understand why you are doing this."

"Let's just say it's your turn."


One year. That amount of time could mean different things to people based on their perspective and opinion. To some it could mean a brief amount of time like the blink of an eye and it's gone but to some others it could be the complete opposite. It could mean a long path or tunnel with no sign of light at the end of the tunnel.

Joe and Helen weren't entirely sure about the past year they encountered in Vienna, Austria…they just knew it was time for them to pack up and head back to Nantucket, back to the small island they grew up on and were so fond of.

Closing the door of their small two-bedroom apartment, they made there way down the stairs to the cab waiting by the curb, ready to take them to the airport. Neither of them was talkative as they closed this chapter on their lives. It had been one year full of events and uncertainty as well as happy times as well as sorrow. It was a great experience nonetheless and Helen finally got to live her dream of studying her music with professionals other than students she taught on the island.

After about an hour of waiting they boarded flight 2678, non-stop service to Boston-Logan Airport, both of them knowing the flight was probably going to be the longest of their life. The next time they set foot on land they'd be in Massachusetts, the place they knew and loved, surrounded by their friends and family and most of all, Sandpiper Air, something Joe had such a hard time saying goodbye to.

Joe watched as Helen dozed off in the window seat beside her, thinking about how much he loved letting her do what she wanted to do. He just hoped deep down inside that she really wanted to go back, he didn't want her to feel like he was cutting her dream off but there was really not much else they could do, the year long study was over and there was nothing left for them in Vienna. Closing his eyes he tried to avert his attention elsewhere as butterflies grew in his stomach over the fact that he'd soon be back flying his Cessna 402 over the waters between Boston and Nantucket as things slowly went back to normal.

"Joe? Joe wake up." Helen jostled him a little bit as his eyes slowly fluttered open. "We are about to land."

He sat up, looking over her and through the window at the city below them as a smile crept across both of their lips. "Home sweet home."

Please let me know if this is worth continuing or not! Thanks for reading!