A whole month had passed, Jedidiah was better, and would soon be able to come out of the tent and walk around. The wedding was coming closer next week it would finally happen.

Looking at herself in a mirror, Octavia gazed at the wedding dress she was wearing, she could not believe that she was finally able to wear it.

Camilla, a close friend to Octavia, smiled, "You look beautiful Octavia."

"Thank you, Camilla," Octavia said giggling at that in a week she would be Octavia Smith!

Sam stood in front of his father's bed in a tuxedo.

"Looks good on you Sam," Jedidiah said.

"Does it really?" Sam asked.

"Yes son don't worry you will be fine," Jedidiah said.

"Dad can I ask you something?" Sam asked.

"Sure son," Jed replied.

"Will you be the best man?" Sam asked.

"Well son it would be an honor but why?" Jed asked.

"Well Octavia is going to have Camilla as her maid of honor and I don't have a best man. So will you?" Sam asked.

"Of course son," Jed replied.

They hugged.

Octavia sat next to Camilla, "May ask you a question?"

"Of course," Camilla said.

"Now, be truthful...Do you think, I pressured Sam into marrying me?"

"No, why do you think that?"

"I told him about Marcel, and told him I wished to marry him, to me that seems to be like pressure," Octavia said.

"Sweetie if he felt pressured, he wouldn't have done the things he has done," Camilla said.

"Well that is true," Octavia said.

"Honey he loves you. And wants to marry you. So stop worrying about it," Camilla said.

"Fine I will stop worrying about it," Octavia said.

"Oh sweet Vesta, I'm late!" Octavia said quickly running out.

"For what?"

"I planned to meet Sam at the Frontier!"

It was the day before the wedding and they were getting the great hall ready. Jedidiah was now walking around and feeling much better.

"Why Mr. Jedidiah you are looking better today," Mary said.

"Why thank you Miss Mary," Jed replied.

"Your son is looking quiet nervous about the big day tomorrow," Mary said.

"I know he is. He has been jumpy the past week," Jedidiah said.

"Well I better be going. It is good to see you," Mary said.

"Same for you," Jedidiah said.

Jed stopped for a minute and just looked at the Frontier. He took it all in. The trees the sound of people working on the railroad everything.

'Man I never thought I would be so happy to hear those sounds again. It truly is a great day to be alive,' Jed thought to himself.

"Jed," turning the cowboy found Octavia.

"Hey Octavia," Jedidiah greeted. "Are you excited?"

Smiling, "Yes, with a little bit of nervousness.

"Don't be nervous, Sam is already doing enough of being nervous for the both of you."

"Oh he is he? Where is he?" Octavia asked.

"I think over by the railroad where I should be," Jed replied.

"Okay thank you," Octavia said.

Octavia walked over to Sam and wrapped her arms around him.

"Have you ever slept on a cloud?" she asked.

"Does a feather bed count?" Sam asked turning to face her.

"Maybe," Octavia said as they kissed.

"Stop. People are watching," Octavia said.

"So?" Sam asked.

Sighing. "I-I don't know I guess I'm not used to it, sorry.

Kissing Octavia's forehead, "Don't be, but be prepared to be kissed a lot in public. I intend to show how much I love you to everyone."

"So do I," Octavia replied.

"Octavia!" cried Camilla. "What are you doing?!"

"I was-."

"You were trying to get bad luck; it is bad to see each other before the wedding!" Camilla said dragging Octavia away.

Octavia spoke up, "I believe you mean on the day, not the day before!"

"Oh I always get that confused. Sorry," Camilla said.

"It's okay," Octavia said.

Camilla walked away.

"So it's our last night as engaged couple so what do you want to do?" Sam asked.

"I don't know. Probably go on a ride through the museum and find a nice quiet spot to sit and enjoy each others company," Octavia said.

"Alright," Sam said.

They walked over to the car and drove away.

it was now the day of the wedding. Octavia was over in the Empire getting ready. She was standing inn front of her mirror gazing at herself.

'Well this is it.' She thought.

Octavius came in behind her.

"You look beautiful. Like your mother," he said.

"I know," Octavia said.

"It's time to go," Octavius said.

Octavia grabbed her flowers and took one last look in the mirror.

Back in the Frontier Jedidiah walked into the tent looking for Sam, he had looked all over, but Sam was no where to be found.

"Where are you Sam?" Jed said to himself.

Andy came running up to Jed, "Hey Jed are you ready?"

"No, Sam, I can't find him!"

"What? The wedding is in 5 minutes," Andy said.

"I know," Jedidiah said.

Jed scrapped his mind thinking of where Sam might be.

"I think I know where he is," Jed stated.

Jed walked out of the tent and started climbing the mountain that was near the tent. Once he got to the top, there was Sam.

"Hey Sam what you doing up here? The wedding starts in 5 minutes," Jed stated.

"I know I'm just nervous," Sam said.

"Well of course you are nervous in a few minutes you'll be a husband," Jedidiah stated. Looking at Sam, "You still want to be Octavia's husband, right?"

Swiftly turning to face his father, "Of course, I love Octavia with all my heart. It is just... see I want to make her happy, and have everything she needs and wants...What if I can't, what if something goes wrong."

Placing his hand on Sam's shoulder, "Sam you'll do fine, trust me."

"How do you know?"

"I just know," Jed said, "are you ready to get married?"

Smiling, "Yes, yes I am."

"Good," Jed said as they started walking to the edge mountain getting ready to climb down. "You know I thought off something yesterday."

"What was it?" Sam asked as he got ready to climb down.

Grinning from ear to ear, "That you will be extra busy, after this."

"Busy doing what?"

"Well, raising my grandchildren," Jed stated. At that Sam almost fell off.

Regaining balance, "Pa! Isn't a little early to be thinking off that?"


Sam stood at the alter which was really the front desk. Every one in the museum was there.

Ahkmenrah agreed to preach the wedding. Jed stood by Sam's side. Just then, Larry started a CD that played, "Here comes the bride." Octavius walked Octavia down the aisle.

"Doesn't she look beautiful tonight," Sam whispered to Jed.

"Yes she does Sam," Jed stated.

Octavia stood by Sam. Ahkmenrah started the ceremony. Soon it was time for the big part.

"Octavia do you take Sam to be your husband?" Ahkmenrah asked.

"I do," she said.

"Sam do you take Octavia to be your wife?" Ahkmenrah asked.

"I do," Sam said.

"I now pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss the bride," Ahkmenrah said.

Sam and Octavia kissed. Soon Sam dipped Octavia into a further kiss.

"You guys going to stop anytime soon?" Jed asked.

They kept kissing.

"I don't think so," Octavius said.

During the reception Sam got everyone's attention as he sat there on a stool with a guitar.

"I would like to dedicate this song to my beautiful new wife Octavia," he said.

He strummed the guitar and started singing.

I see the questions in your eyes
I know what's weighing on your mind
But you can be sure I know my part
'Cause I'll stand beside you through the years
You'll only cry those happy tears
And though I'll make mistakes
I'll never break your heart

I swear
By the moon and stars in the sky
I'll be there
I swear
Like the shadow that's by your side
I'll be there
For better or worse
Till death do us part
I'll love you with every beat of my heart
I swear

I'll give you everything I can
I'll build your dreams with these two hands
We'll hang some memories on the wall
And when there's silver in your hair
You won't have to ask if I still care
'Cause as time turns the page
My love won't age at all

I swear
By the moon and stars in the sky
I'll be there
I swear
Like the shadow that's by your side
I'll be there
For better or worse
Till death do us part
I'll love you with every beat of my heart
I swear

I swear
By the moon and stars in the sky
I'll be there
I swear
Like the shadow that's by your side
I'll be there
For better or worse
Till death do us part
I'll love you with every beat of my heart
I swear
I swear

Everyone clapped when he finished. Octavia ran up and kissed him.


"I Swear," by John Michael Montgomery.