To Place Your Bets

Hey Everyone, I'm happy and sad to say that this is the final chapter of Facing Facts. I've had a great time writing it, and I hope I satisfy everyone with this ending! I hope that since this is the longest and the last chapter that I will get the most reviews! Pretty Please! Anyway, have fun, I hope you've enjoyed this story, because I know I have.

I circled Naruto's humble neighborhood and cursed under my breath. There were plenty of houses with flowers! Neji's directions definitely weren't helping much.

"What if I..." I found myself saying before quickly quieting myself. Passerbys were giving me funny looks for whispering to myself, but I couldn't help but think the worst. Sure, I was in love with her, but she had yet to show any romantic feelings for me. I shook my head clear and got back to the problem at hand. I'd never know if she liked me or not if I couldn't find her house. It was then that I saw Naruto's messy head of blonde hair, shining like a beacon under the darkened sky. If anyone knew where Sakura's mother lived it'd be him.

"Idiot! Idiot, wait up!" I called out, but he didn't seem to hear me as he entered his modest apartment and shut the door behind him. I growled in annoyance and sped to his apartment building, letting my chakara reach my feet. I walked up the side of his building and landed on his bedroom balcony, being Naruto's best friend, entering through his bedroom window was not uncommon. As Naruto entered the bedroom I opened my mouth to greet him, but quieted at what I saw.

He entered the bedroom in his worn jounin uniform with a tired look in his usually ecstatic eyes. I could only guess that he'd just come home from a difficult mission since he looked as if he was moments away from passing out of exhaustion, but as soon as his eyes locked onto the figure on his bed his face lit up like a Christmas tree. His exhaustion seemed to melt away as he sat on the side of his bed next to her. I mentally reprimanded myself for not sensing Hinata's chakara from the start, my skills were definitely rusty.

She lay asleep on his bed, her long, dark hair spread artistically across Naruto's plump pillow. Slender legs peaked out from a white, flirty night gown. I was surprised that she even owned anything that showed her legs. A small smirk tugged at my lips, Naruto truly brought out the hidden confidence in her.

Naruto touched her cheek with a gentleness that I'd never seen from him. Almost as if she might break at his touch. He leaned over her and cocked his blonde head to the side as he examined her, staring at her in complete awe. He couldn't believe how lucky he was to have her and how lucky he was that she had agreed to be with him. It was unreal for him, like a good dream that he never wanted to wake from.

He kissed her forehead, her delicate nose, and finally her parted lips. She didn't tense at his touch, she didn't need to open her eyes to know that it was him. She wrapped her arms around his neck and returned the kiss eagerly. The moment was too sweet, too affectionate, I felt guilty for spying on something that was so private. But I couldn't tear my eyes away, I wanted to have the same look in my eyes as Naruto did. I wanted to feel lucky and honored to have someone by my side.

I wanted someone to come home to.

"You're a day early." She breathed between gentle kisses. Naruto rested his forehead against hers and smiled.

"You're not happy to see me?" He joked and let her sit up in bed.

"Of course not! It's just, I was going to surprise you with your favorite dinner, but you came home early..."

"Home made ramen?" He asked eagerly.

"Yes, you're favorite." She returned the smile and rubbed her tired eyes. Naruto wrapped an arm around her waist and tugged her into his lap.

"This way is better, now we can cook it together!" He kissed her cheek and held her tightly against him. She blushed but didn't shy away from his touch as I thought she would. She fit herself against him, like a puzzle piece.

"Naruto, you're hurt!" She said and looked worriedly at a minor kunai wound on his shoulder.

"It's nothing," He smiled easily, "If there's one good thing about being a demon's vessel it's the super fast healing abilities." I blinked in surprise, he'd told her about the nine tailed fox situation and she didn't leave him out of fear. Their bond was much stronger than I'd thought.

"I'd rather I healed it than him." She frowned and met his eyes pleadingly. I could sense him trying to resist, but he couldn't say no to her.

"Alright," He surrendered and rolled up his sleeve, "Go ahead." She smiled and crawled closer to his wound for better access. His eyes never left her face as she expertly healed his arm.

"Hinata?"

"Hmm."

Do you always sleep here, when I'm gone?" He asked softly and hopefully, as if he was looking for a certain answer.

"Y-yes," She said and bit her lip, "If you don't want me to, I-I won't do it again."

"No!" She jumped at his protest and he flushed at his over reaction and rubbed the back of his neck in embarrassment, "I want you to stay here, whenever you want."

"Even when you're around?" She asked innocently and traced her fingers on the bed sheet. Naruto smiled and pulled something out of his vest pocket.

"Hina," He sighed and nuzzled her neck affectionately, "Especially when I'm around. I want you here, permanently." He jingled something shiny in his hand. Hinata gasped and for a moment I thought it was a wedding ring.

"You, you want me to live with you?" She looked up at him and the house key in his hand.

"Will you? If you don't want to, that's ok!" Naruto babbled nervously, "I mean we've only been dating six months and if you think that's too fast, I totally understand! Your choice, no pressure, I won't be mad if-" She silenced him with another eager kiss and smiled against his lips.

"So, that's a yes?" He laughed and she nodded excitedly and hopped out of his arms and out of bed.

"Where are you going?" He complained and reached his arms after her, not wanting to let go of her touch just yet.

"I'm gonna go pack!" She grinned and slipped on her sandals. Naruto's eyes softened at her excitement, and that "I can't believe my luck" look spread across his face again.

My mother had always told me that when a couple was truly in love, you could feel it. In the way they looked at each other, in the way they reacted to one another. She told me that anyone could spot it from miles away. I'd always thought that she was just being over dramatic, but she was right. There was an overwhelming feeling emanating from Naruto and Hinata. It filled the air and wrapped snuggly around the room.

"Wait," He called to her. She stopped in her tracks and let him approach her, his usually optimistic eyes darkened with something I'd never seen in him and his fingers casually tugged the strap of her night gown off her shoulder, "Have I ever told you how sexy you look in that night gown?" He kissed her shoulder, then moved to the base of her neck before steadily putting the strap back in place. Her light eyes bore into his and matched his hunger. Naruto kissed her forehead one last time and murmured against her hair, "Go start packing, I'll be there in ten minutes."

She nodded breathlessly, grabbed a jacket and walked out the door. Naruto ran a hand through his hair and leaned against the door frame, watching her go.

"Sasuke, this had better be good." He said without even looking in my direction. I blinked in surprise, I'd masked my chakara perfectly, but he still could sense me.

"How long have you sensed me?" I climbed through the window.

"From the moment I walked in, I just didn't wanna let you ruin the moment," He grinned boyishly, "So, what's the problem?"

"I need to find Sakura. Could you tell me where her mother's house is?" Naruto unbuttoned his jounin vest and tossed it on his dresser.

"It's the house covered in flowers, you can't miss it."

"There are plenty of houses that have gardens, Naruto," I rolled my eyes, "Don't you know the exact address?"

"Nope." He replied shortly, "But really, you don't need it. You won't miss it once you see it. Just walk a block down the street and turn right. When you see it, you'll know it. I assure you. Her mom is a total garden freak!"

"You sure?"

"Trust me. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some packing to do. And it looks like you've got some stuff to do too." He winked at me and made his way toward his bedroom door.

"Congrats."

"What?" He turned away from the door as I gave him a small smile while climbing out the window.

"Congrats on finding her." Naruto smiled brightly and patted my shoulder in a brotherly way.

"I'll be saying the same to you, after you tell Sakura," Then he smiled mischievously, "Wait, I wanna show you something." He ran to his dresser and dug under piles of his clothes and pulled out a small velvet box. I raised an eyebrow as a classically cut diamond ring glinted in the box.

"You bought one already?"

"Yup," A proud smile spread widely across his face, "I bought it a week after we started dating." He looked at the ring intently before shutting the box. I could see the gears in his mind turning toward a future. A future with a family of his own, where he'd be the father he never had. And I couldn't help but nod at him in pride.

"You knew that quickly?"

"Jiraiya told me that my dad bought a ring for my mom a month into their relationship. He thought that no one could fall in love faster than my dad, but he was wrong," Naruto chuckled, but smiled sadly at the thought of his late parents and Jiraiya, who had passed away years ago, "You never know how much time you have left in this world, you know?" I could only nod in response and think of my own mother, "But I do know that I'm in love with Hinata. And that's more than enough." With that his bright grin had returned.

"I guess a second congratulations is in order." I said and nodded at the engagement ring.

"You can give me my second congrats when she says yes." I smirked at his confidence, there was no if in his statement, he was already sure she'd say yes.

"I will." I climbed out the window and began to walk down the building.

"Start shopping for a suit, best man." I froze and turned to look at him, a warm sensation built in my chest, to this day, I've never felt more honored than when Naruto asked me to be his best man.

"Consider it done." We shared one last look, both knowing that our friendship had survived the impossible. We were still brothers, I would be his best man, and he would undoubtedly be mine.

"Now get out of here and go get her!" He hollered and disappeared into his apartment. I ran down his apartment building and hurried down the street, a new found confidence pumping through my veins.

Naruto was right; I stopped in my tracks as I saw a cozy house covered in flowers from head to toe. In the window sills and on every inch of the lawn were vibrant flowers, flourishing in the summer heat. I almost tripped on a thick vine, Sakura's mother definitely needed to get a job because this garden was getting out of hand.

With a deep breath I walked up the walk way and knocked on the door. A middle aged woman stood in the doorway. She had Sakura's bright pink hair, but her eyes were a warm, honey brown. A smile spread across her face as she looked at me, I raised an eye brow. She looked at me as if she already knew who I was.

"Hello, can I help you?" She smiled again. I bowed respectfully.

"May I speak to Sakura, please?"

She nodded eagerly, "Hold on for a moment. I'll go get her." She nearly sprinted into the house shouting for Sakura, "Sakura, honey, hurry! Someone very special is here to see you!" I had a hunch that Sakura had told her mother about me.

"Stop joking around mom-" Sakura rolled her eyes, but was silenced when she saw me standing in her door way. Seeing her face to face again, I felt so many things at once that it was overwhelming. Excitement, anxiety, happiness, and so much more. I suddenly felt empty handed, maybe I should have brought flowers or a box of chocolates, or something. My face turned red, I was totally unprepared.

"Sasuke? What are you doing here?" She asked curiously, her mother stood behind her with a ridiculously happy look on her face.

"Could we talk," I glanced at her mother awkwardly, "privately?"

"Of course!" her mother smiled before Sakura could say anything, "You two just go on to the backyard, no one will disturb you there!" Before I knew it, her mother had looped arms with both me and Sakura and pulled us out to the backyard, "You two have fun now!" With that she was gone. And it was just me and Sakura. The moon was bright and full in the sky, the garden in the front yard looked like a dessert in comparison to the backyard.

There were rows of every type of flower imaginable. Some were as familiar as roses, others were exotic, definitely shipped in from other continents. A large water fountain was the center piece, it babbled rhythmically in the background. On the further side of the yard was a beautiful cherry blossom tree, a wooden swing hung from its thick branch.

"You wanted to see me?" She asked. I suddenly wished that her mother was still with us, in my excitement I'd forgotten to plan what I should say to her.

"Are you alright," She said with a furrowed brow. Her medic nin reflexes kicked in as she felt my forehead for a fever, "You're face is all flushed."

"I'm fine." I answered shortly. She leaned in closer to examine me further.

"You sure?" I glanced at her pretty face, it was so close to mine, too close, but in a good way. She licked her lips nonchalantly, and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't shift my gaze away from them.

"I'm sure." I met her eyes and we were locked in an intense gaze. For a moment I was overwhelmed with the need to kiss her, to hold her. It was even more powerful than my want to find Itachi or obtain power or anything else. Every past desire seemed ridiculous in comparison to her. She leaned forward and cradled my face in her delicate hands and just as I was about to surrender to the overwhelming desire, I realized that I couldn't freely kiss her without saying what I needed to say first.

"Sakura," I touched a finger to her lips gently, "wait. We need to talk first." Sakura blinked in surprise and took a step back.

"Um... Ok." She smiled awkwardly, wondering why I didn't want to kiss her. But I did want to kiss her, more than she'll ever know. And there'd be time for that later.

"I'm sorry. I know this apology is six years late, but I'm sorry."

"Sasuke, I already forgave you, you don't have to do this." She said easily and sat on the edge of the swing.

"I know, but you forgave me before I could even apologize. It's not fair to you, you deserve this." I said and paced in front of her as she swung gently on the swing. She looked surprised, shocked that I was so set in apologizing.

"If that's what you want, Sasuke." She nodded to me, granting me her full attention. After that, my mouth went into over drive and I couldn't stop talking, even if I wanted to.

"I felt terrible for leaving you on that bench. I shouldn't have, someone could have hurt you, and no one would have been there to protect you!" I babbled uncontrollably and paced back in forth.

"Sasuke, it's ok! It was stupid of me to try to convince you like that. I should've been smarter and brought Kakashi sensei or some other experienced ninja with me. It was my fault I-"

"No! No it wasn't! You were-you are my best friend. I treated you like crap and I shouldn't have. I was young and stupid, you were only trying to help me. I'm sorry, Sakura."

"I know you are. Apology accep-"

"I'm not done yet, though."

"Sasuke!" She sighed in exasperation, "What more do you need to apologize for?"

"On my way to finding Itachi. I've tried to kill you and Naruto... More than once." I said quietly and my head hung low. I felt irreversibly ashamed of how immature I was back then. How easy it was for me to betray everyone who meant anything to me. Sakura lowered here eyes at the memories of our past encounters. We stood silent for several minutes.

"You don't have to accept my apology, but I'm going to say it anyway. Killing Naruto would have been terrible, but killing you would have been the worst mistake of my life," Her head snapped up and I forced myself to keep talking and not lose momentum.

"As a child all that used to fill my dreams was revenge and the haunting faces of my family. I couldn't live, I couldn't breathe without thinking of their deaths and Itachi. But ever since I've returned, you've been the first thought on my mind when I wake up in the morning and the face that fills my dreams at night. And I don't want that to change. I never want that to change."

"Sasuke-"

"You don't have to say yes. I know I don't deserve it, I know I've done wrong things. But, if you can forgive me. If we can get past everything that happened in the last decade and you can see me for who I am now. I want to be... I want to be more."

"More?" She blinked at me, not quite believing what she was hearing.

"I want to be more than friends with you, Sakura. I want to know more about you. What your favorite color is, your favorite song, your hobbies, what you like, what you dislike, what you want in life, I want to know everything." I paused and tried to slow my beating heart as she stared at me in surprise, "And I want you to know more about me. My favorite color is black because it matches with everything, I find rock music tolerable, I like training and tomatoes, I usually dislike like Naruto, I-"

"Sasuke, Sasuke, slow down. You're talking so fast I can barely understand what you're saying!" She approached me and held my hands in hers, "Just breathe." I breathed slowly through my mouth, and squeezed her hands in mine. I thought of Neji and Tenten, how they'd given up everything to be together. I thought of Kakashi, who'd never recover from his loss. I thought of the softness in Naruto's eyes as he gazed at the woman he loved. And it all became inexplicably clear.

"I want to live for you, not for revenge or power. I want to wake up next to you every morning and feel lucky to be alive. I want to come home to you every night and kiss you awake. And if it's possible, I want you to feel the same way." I looked away from her, suddenly feeling so vulnerable, too vulnerable. I had laid all my cards out on the table and it was all up to her.

"Sasuke," she approached me with the gentlest of smiles and cupped my cheek in her warm hand. I looked at her, hoping for the best and expecting the worst, "Thank you." The line was nostalgic, but from her lips the meaning had changed from betrayal to acceptance.

She stood on the tips of her toes and placed a soft kiss on my lips, so soft that I had to convince myself that it had been real. That this wasn't just a dream.

"Apology accepted."

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I stood in my expensive black, suit and waited for the wedding march to begin, trying my hardest to be the best, best man possible.

"Stop fidgeting, idiot. There's no need to be nervous."

"I'm not nervous," Naruto smiled brightly, "I'm excited! I can't wait anymore!"

"Don't worry, it won't be much longer." I glanced at my watch, the wedding march would be starting soon. Right on cue, the wedding ceremony began. Naruto straightened and faced the aisle with a giddy look on his face. The bride's maids walked down the aisle first, I searched for Sakura as the nameless girls passed by me, giving me flirty glances that I easily ignored. My breath caught in my throat as Sakura walked down the carpeted aisle with Kakashi as an escort. Her long red, silk dress hugged her body beautifully, her pink hair was held in a dignified bun with a few stray strands framing her pretty face. She winked at me as she lined up with the other bride's maids and I couldn't help but smile back.

It had been almost a year since that night in her mother's garden and here we were, still together and happier than ever. Naruto was just as hyperactive at twenty as he was at twelve years old. So, of course, he couldn't hold back his proposal for very long. Hinata had been living with him less than a month when he'd made his creative marriage proposal. He'd serenaded Hinata with a slow, romantic ballad in an expensive restaurant and created shadow clones to play the background instruments. Surprisingly enough, Naruto was a fantastic singer. He'd truly raised the bar for wedding proposals in Konoha.

To be honest, I'd almost forgotten that I was at my best friend's wedding, because of how beautiful Sakura looked. But I was reminded when the wedding march boomed through the church. Hinata walked down the long aisle in a classically white wedding dress with an intricately designed bodice that hugged her figure kindly. Her face was covered in a veil, but I'm sure that all of Konoha could sense the bright smile on her face.

I will never forget the look on my best friend's face as Hinata walked down the aisle. Naruto's jaw nearly hit the floor as Neji escorted her down the aisle. Then his face softened, and his smile returned, even brighter than usual.

"I love you so much." He murmured and touched her face through the veil as she approached the altar. She grabbed his hand and returned the phrase, there was no awkward or embarrassed aura between them. They stared at each other with such intensity that it felt as if they were the only people in the church. I felt as if I didn't exist, it was just them. This was their moment.

"Take care of her." Neji touched his shoulder, but Naruto's eyes never left Hinata's face.

"I will."

The priest coughed awkwardly to call Naruto to his attention, but Naruto's eyes refused to leave Hinata. I had to nudge him in the ribs to get him to snap out of it. He jumped slightly, but turned to the priest, holding Hinata's hand tightly in his.

"We are gathered here today to join together Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Hyuuga in holy matrimony." The priest's words continued and as the words reach my ears there was no more Hinata or Naruto standing before an altar. It was Sakura, in the perfect wedding dress with a glimmering smile, my mother standing next to her, crying quietly because her son was finally happy. And of course, I stood beside her, holding her hand, and repeating each vow with perfection.

I locked Sakura's gaze again, my eyes refusing to leave hers. And I thought to myself, that the next wedding would be ours. She looked at me questionably, she couldn't quite tell what I was thinking, but I just gave her a small smile and turned back to the ceremony.

"I now pronounce you husband and wife, you may kiss the bride!" The church erupted in cheers as Naruto grabbed Hinata by the waist, dipped her low to the ground and kissed her passionately.

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"I'm married! I'm married!" Naruto cheered after he and Hinata had shared their first dance as husband and wife. He bounded over to me and enveloped me in a bear hug, and for once I returned it. It was his wedding day, after all.

"I've never seen a man more excited about marriage than you, Naruto." Shikamaru laughed and loosened his black tie. All the men of the rookie nine sat together at a round table at the outdoor wedding reception. It was a spring wedding, so naturally the reception took place in a beautiful garden.

It was our first time celebrating the marriage of a rookie nine member and it was mind blowing to believe that not so long ago some of us were twelve year old enemies. And here we were, closer than ever. Our girlfriends, or in Neji's case, fiancé, were off together congratulating Hinata and gushing over their own wedding plans. The rest of us ducked away for some much needed man talk.

"I say we make this wedding a little more interesting..." Naruto began with a mischievous glint in his eyes.

"You are not having a ramen eating competition at your wedding, Naruto," Neji warned with a roll of his eyes, "Hinata would kill you." The table erupted in laughter as Naruto's face reddened.

"That's not what I meant!" He protested, "I was talking about when Hinata throws the bouquet."

"What of it?" I asked.

"Let's make a bet to see which girl catches the bouquet!"

"I don't know if you wanna do that Naruto, those girls are going to fight to the death for that bouquet." Chouji laughed and he was right. I could only imagine Ino tackling bride's maid after bride's maid like a foot ball player for a measly handful of flowers.

"What a youthful wager! I bet one hundred dollars on Hanabi!" Rock Lee shouted out.

"Hanabi?" I raised an eye brow, "She's the youngest girl here, barely fifteen."

"Yes, but her youth is strong, it will lead to her success!" Rock Lee proclaimed and pumped his fist in the air.

"Two hundred says that Tenten knocks all of your girls out." Neji tossed his money at the center of the table and crossed his arms resolutely.

"You're out of your mind! You know how Ino gets when it comes to competition, especially marriage related stuff. She'll probably kill one of your girls. I bet three hundred." Shikamaru pulled out his wallet and added to the growing money pile.

"What about you Sasuke?" Naruto urged me.

"It's a stupid bet, I don't need to participate."

"Boc! Boc!" Naruto clucked like a chicken, "Sounds like someone's a little too chicken to make a bet!" With that the whole table erupted in chicken imitations.

"You can cluck all you want, I'm still not betting."

"What? You scared that your girl can't handle it?" Neji smirked at me disarmingly, but even the smallest joke about Sakura was enough to set me off. Before I knew it I'd pulled an entire wad of cash and smacked it on the table.

"Five hundred on Sakura."

"Ooohh!" The whole table exclaimed as everyone began to place their bets.

"Two hundred on Temari, she's older than the other girls, she's more desperate to get married." Gaara dead panned.

"Rude, but true." Naruto grinned at Gaara and in his own odd way Gaara returned it.

"I'm with Shikamaru, one hundred on Ino. She's been planning her wedding since the third grade." He said as he chewed through his steak. Shikamaru shuffled awkwardly at the thought of his unavoidable marriage, Chouji slapped him on the back and laughed, "You might be next buddy!" Shikamaru's face reddened and he awkwardly twiddled with his thumbs.

"Any final bets, gentleman?" Naruto hollered before neatly arranging the money into a thick stack. Everyone shook their heads, sure in their bets, "Well then, all bets are closed. 1,2000 dollars up for grabs! Let's see how this turns out!" Naruto stood up and tapped his champagne glass with a spoon, gaining everyone's attention.

"I'd like to thank everyone for coming to our wedding! And now my beautiful wife and my best friend Hinata Uzumaki," Naruto smiled at Hinata in a way that made all of the bride's maids sigh in jealousy, "Will throw her bouquet. Let's see who the next lucky bride will be!" He hollered and everyone applauded as the bride's maids rushed toward an open area in the wedding garden. The perfect place for a blood bath. I could see the other boys grabbing their girlfriends, discussing strategy, so I touched Sakura's arm as she passed. She turned to me in mid rush.

"We've got a bet going on who catches the bouquet. It's up to 1,200. You think you can manage it?" I gave her a small, but gentle smile. The one I saved especially for her.

She smiled brilliantly at me and pressed a quick kiss on my lips, "It's in the bag, I've got a plan!" With that she left me dazed and flushed as she ran after the other bride's maids.

"Ready?" Hinata called out as she turned her back on her bride's maids and prepared to throw the bouquet. All the men tensed at the table and I could see the bride's maids sink into fighting stances, their ninja reflexes kicking in. I realized that Chouji was right, maybe betting was a bad idea. I mean, these weren't just normal bride's maids, they were ninja bride's maids. They could easily turn this garden into a battle field. But it was too late to call Sakura out.

As Hinata threw the bouquet over her shoulder, the descent seemed to be in slow motion, I held my breath in fear, but smiled as a familiar rumbling shook the garden. Suddenly a huge crater formed where the bride's maids stood, with shrieks they were thrown backwards away from bouquet. One manicured hand effortlessly reached out and caught the bouquet in mid fall. It was Sakura, my Sakura, in the center of the crater she'd made with her own chakara powered fist, holding the bouquet in the air like a trophy. The reception applauded her as she gracefully stepped through the dust and grime, her hair swung loosely around her face, the intricate bun couldn't survive the force of her attack.

The other bride's maids groaned as they lifted themselves off the grass, most of them suffering minor grass stains on their dresses. But I payed them no mind as Sakura bounded up to me, the bouquet in hand, her hair flying freely behind her. She opened her mouth to say something, but I didn't let her. I pulled her to me, lifting her off the ground and crushed my lips against hers. With a gasp she wrapped her arms around my neck and surrendered.

"Looks like we've got ourselves another wedding on the way!" Kakashi teased as we broke apart for air, my forehead resting against hers.

I gave her another small smile, "Maybe." But we both knew that Kakashi was right. She turned her jade eyes toward the beautiful spring garden, filled with family, friends, and anything that we could ever need.

"A spring wedding sounds nice." She said and looked up at me through thick lashes, hope glimmering prettily in her eyes.

"Yes, yes it does," I breathed against her lips. She bounced excitedly in my arms before showering my face with feather light kisses, "A spring wedding sounds perfect."

The End.

Good bye everyone! Again, I've never been prouder as a writer than right now. I hope you all review and tell me everything you've been holding back. What you loved, what you hated, who's in character, and who's totally out of character. Don't hold back! I can take it!

Thanks so much! I don't have any current story ideas so I don't think anything new will be coming out any time soon. Have a great summer! Wherever you are

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Oh and if anyone would like to draw a picture for this story I would be so flattered, especially since this is my favorite chapter! Thank you for reading!