Chapter Thirteen

"Xena will you do me the honor of becoming my wife and Solan will you do me the honor of letting me be your stepfather?" Hercules asked getting down on one knee in front of them. It was solstice day and Hercules had taken Xena out on an amazingly romantic date. He purposely did not propose to frustrate his friends and family. Cyrene and Alcmene were especially frustrated with him. Now they had both fainted.

"Yes," Solan said immediately. Everyone turned to Xena, who was still staring at him.

"Wow I did not see this coming even after last night." Hercules grinned he didn't know he had even got her too. "Of course I'll marry you." She hugged him and planted a kiss on his lips. He carefully controlled his desires in front of everyone just like she did with practiced ease.

"Yes!" Cyrene exclaimed. "Finally!"

"Gods mother if I knew you were gonna act like this I would have married him earlier."

"What do you mean earlier, for Gods sake Xena you just wanted me to die with anticipation didn't you?"

"No, I just knew Hercules wanted to propose to me in the most romantic way possible in front of our ridiculously crazy families." Everyone laughed even Torres who'd made a late night appearance while Xena was convincing Solan to go to bed so she could put out his presents.

"What are we going to do with you two," Alcmene cried as Gabrielle fanned her.

"Help plan our wedding," Hercules suggested.

"Already done!" The two mother's exclaimed together and than began announcing their plans.

"All that sounds great, but can you do it on a smaller scale?" Xena asked.

"No, because we made a list of all the important people that just couldn't be left out and several hundred include the amazon tribe."

"Than you're right we can't," Xena said.

"Wait what," Hercules said. "I thought we agreed on a small wedding."

"That was before they invited the entire Amazon tribe, you can't just uninvite them unfortunately."

"Yeah, and another hundred is our family dear," Alcmene said. "Plus there's Xena's family."

"There's more?" Hercules asked. "I thought you came from a small family."

"Funny, so did I," Torres and Xena said at the same time. "What family is she talking a bout?"

"The family living in Persia, my twin sister Ilene our brother Jimmy. They all have families."

"Well I'll be damn none of us know each other."

"And she says we don't tell her anything," Xena said to Torres as they shook their heads and made the hand gesture that meant for shame at their mother. Cyrene rolled her eyes at them.

"I told you is it my fought you forgot." They looked at each other and than back to their mother before nodding.

"Lemme see this huge guest list anyway there's gonna be somebody we can forget, between us we can't know that many people."

"Yeah exactly," Hercules said. Gabrielle and Iolaus after congratulating their best friends poured over the parchment with them.

"Wow its official between us we know that many people not including family and each one is important," Hercules said. Xena nodded.

"Hey when can we go shopping for outfits because I don't wanna wear anything out of fashion for next spring and mother we have to go get your dress it'd be a crime if your dress was so five minutes ago you to Gabby, Nana, Grandma, Uncle Iolaus, Father." Everyone stared at Solan for a minute as if something was wrong. "What do I have something on me, are my lips chapped?" He pulled out some lip balm and applied it to his lips.

"We'll start looking tomorrow." Solan smiled.

"Great!" Solan exclaimed. "I have to go tell Michelle the great news, oh can she be the flower girl that accompanies me while I bare the bracelet on a pillow. We'll look so cute together."

"You sure you two don't wanna switch roles?" Torres asked. Solan stared at him for a second before laughing.

"Of course not silly have you seen those flower girl dresses they would be horrendous for my complexion."

"Right, go tell Michelle she can be the flower girl if you wants too." Solan nodded happily and ran off after kissing his mother and grabbing his cane. He was so happy to be able to run again.

"Xena, I think you have a daughter not a son," Cyrene said.

"We don't know that for sure he's probably just been hanging around Michelle too long. That boy is masculine most of the time trust me. Besides even if he is I've always wanted a daughter, no sweat off my back he'll make me just as happy as ever."

"Yeah," Hercules agreed finding the whole thing particularly amusing. You'd never think the son of Xena and her ex-lover would be gay. Still he knew he could live with it even if Solan was biologically his. All the same he was glad that Xena would soon be his wife and they would all be one big happy family or so he hoped. There were their enemies to consider, but he wouldn't spoil anyone's happiness with his worries.