Author's Note: So here's the last chapter. I'm going to finish up a few other things before I do the Marie and Deanie story, but it'll come. Oh boy it'll come. Enjoy the chapter!
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"Well Mrs. Banks," Julian said kissing Kitty's neck as she packed the last of her clothes up for their well planned four month long honey moon in the Caribbean, "Are you all set?"
"Almost," She smiled and kissed him. "So you know what I was just thinking about?"
"What?" He smiled and sat down next to her.
"The first time we met," She giggled. He smiled. "Do you remember?"
"Let's see," He hugged her around the waist, "You randomly walked up to me in the cafeteria, told me who you were, and if I recall, I proceeded to ignore you for about a week."
"And just think, if Andy hadn't tried to feel me up on that couch," She shook her head, "We might not even be here."
"Nah, Andy would have screwed it up some other way." Julian smiled, "You would have come to me eventually."
"Is that how it went down?" She put her arms around his neck and then kissed him.
"Um yeah," He said rolling his eyes.
"Funny, because I remember this skinny whiny boy sitting in the mall," She said, "Saying that he wanted to kiss me?"
"I don't remember asking actually," He said, "And I wasn't whiny!"
"You were a little whiny," She held her fingers up slightly apart.
"Fine," He laughed, "Maybe a little," They kissed. They heard a tiny growl coming from the floor below them.
"Oh baby what's wrong?" Kitty pouted and picked up her little spaniel, Basher. "Do you miss Mommy already?"
"That dog hates me," Julian sighed.
"She does not," Kitty laughed, "You don't hate Daddy do you Bash?"
"Can I get my own dog?" Julian said, "One who likes me?"
"Fine," Kitty said, kissing behind Basher's ears. "What kind?"
"I always wanted a golden retriever," He smiled. "I thought we could name it Cake Eater."
"You've been thinking about this for a while haven't you?" She laughed.
"Pretty much since I met Bash," He smiled and kissed her. "I love you."
"I love you too," She said. "Ready for this?"
"Four months of sex in the Caribbean?" He laughed, "Yeah that I'm ready for. Marriage?" She nodded, "We'll just have to see won't we?"
About a week later Theresa wandered into the back employees only room of the bar. Jordan was standing cleaning out his locker. She was dressed differently, jeans and a tee shirt, no skirts, or sweaters. Dominic's influence on her casualness was obvious.
"I figured you'd come," He smiled looking at her.
"You didn't have to quit Jordan," She said quietly, "How are you going to pay for law school?"
"I can get another job," He shrugged, "I only took this one to spend more time with you," She looked down. "Any chance I can talk you out of this?"
"Not likely," She sighed, "I'm sorry, about how it happened, I didn't mean for it,"
"It's OK," He said softly, "Just be careful OK? I mean, if he hurts you again,"
"This wasn't really about him," She explained, "It was about me. Jordan, you're amazing, and you're going to make some girl really happy. I mean, you made me really happy. It's just, you're so sure of what you want." She laughed, "And I have no idea, but I know that it's not what you want. And if we had stayed together any longer, it wouldn't have been fair to you." He smiled.
"I have to be honest," He sighed, "I was really hoping it was you," He cupped her cheek softly and then kissed her. "I'll see you around."
"Bye," She whispered as he walked away. She sighed and walked back out to behind the bar.
"You gonna be OK Princess?" Dean said. She nodded. "I liked him. You couldn't keep the one I liked?"
"You should at least like Dom," She looked at him, "You two have a lot in common."
"Do we?" He laughed.
"Well, you love me, and he loves me," She laughed, "So just talk about me."
"I'll give that a thought," He laughed.
"I want to transfer to Eden Hall," Marie said walking into the kitchen and sitting down with her mother.
"No you don't," Julie shook her head, "You're staying where you are."
"Yes I do!" Marie objected, "I want to go to normal high school! I can go back to culinary school for college."
"No you don't," Julie sighed, "You want to be with Deanie. Which I appreciate, but I'm not letting you change your life around for a boy, you're fifteen."
"But," Marie sighed.
"Listen to me," Julie smiled, "I understand that you want to be with him, its exciting, what you're going through right now," Marie looked down, "But I'm not letting you put your dreams on hold so that you can be with someone else. I did that once and it almost killed me, and I promised that I wouldn't let any of you do it."
"But what about Kitty?" Marie asked. Julie smiled.
"Kitty's dream was to be with Julian," She said softly, "It took a while for me and Dad to come around to it, but I get that now."
"And what if being with Deanie is my dream?" Marie said.
"Well then, we have been cleaning up sticky explosions, and putting out kitchen fires for the past two years for nothing," Julie sighed, "And I will be very upset with you." Marie laughed, "Baby," She reached across the table and took her hand, "If you really have changed your mind, and you really do want to go to Eden Hall, for reasons other than Deanie, we'll work it out, OK?"
"OK," Marie nodded. She looked down, "I'm supposed to do deserts next semester." She smiled.
"Now I know that Danny would never forgive you if you left right before you did deserts," Julie laughed. Marie smiled.
"I don't want you to leave," Lexi sighed as Danny kissed her. He smiled. "Just move in Danny, what's the point in putting it off?"
"Alexandra," He teased her, "You always rush it with men, this is your problem." She laughed and kissed him again. "I'll be back really soon. I promise."
"Yeah you better be," She said with pout, he laughed. "I have to watch the frickin dog for four months, and I'm not doing it by myself."
"Aw, Basher's a cinch to take care of," Danny laughed. Lexi smiled. "I love you."
"I love you too." She said, "Call me when you land, OK?"
"OK," He said, and kissed her again, "Mm," He said pulling away. "I'll miss you."
"A little something extra to remember me by," She pulled him down to her and kissed him deeply.
"Here's one," Deena pointed to an apartment listing online, curled up on the couch with a laptop and Ryan.
"Yeah, we can afford that," Ryan laughed, he clicked on one. "This we can."
"One bedroom?" She sighed, "No, we need two."
"Do you intend on not sleeping the same bed Dee?" He laughed, "I thought that was kinda the point of moving in together,"
"I fully intend on sleeping in the same bed," She sighed, "However my dad,"
"Can't possibly think that you're a virgin or that we're not having sex since the first time you wandered in here at seven in the morning," He reminded her and kissed her, she laughed. "So,"
"One bedroom works," She giggled. "Ryan," She whispered, holding his hand.
"Yeah hon," He whispered back nuzzling her neck.
"Will you marry me?" She said softly. He kissed her. "Mm, that's not an answer."
"I've been waiting for you to ask me that," He kissed her again. "And yes, I will marry you, I'd marry you a thousand times."
"Tonight?" She asked, he looked at her.
"What?" He laughed.
"Marry me, tonight," She whispered and straddled him, "I want to be your wife, Ryan, I want to have your kids, I want to be with you for the rest of my life, and I don't want to waste another minute," She kissed him.
"Dee," He whispered, "You don't want to do this. When we get married, I want you in a wedding gown, I want Adam to walk you down the aisle, I want Theresa standing next to you, and Dom standing next to me," He kissed her, "I know that you don't want to get married without Julian there." She smiled. "Now, curb those Banket impulses of yours for a few months OK?"
"A few months?" She smiled, "Not after college?"
"I don't want to waste time either," He laughed and kissed her. "I mean, six year long engagements are cool and all, and I'm glad it worked out for Kitty and Julian but I don't think its our style." She kissed him deeply.
"Hey you two," Heather and Adam walked in. "Apartment search going well?"
"Um, Mom, Dad," Deena stood up, "We have really big news," Ryan stood up and took her hand, "We're getting married."
"Yes eventually," Adam nodded, "We figured that a while ago."
"Um no, Mr. Banks," Ryan said, "Not eventually, as soon as possible."
"Oh God," Heather said, "Um, what?"
"We want to get married," Deena said, "And we know its crazy, and we're only nineteen, but we don't want to wait."
"No," Adam shook his head, Deena looked at him, "No, no, you can't do this, you're too young."
"Dad, its not really your decision," She shrugged, "And I understand, you're worried, but we want this."
"OK," Heather sighed, "But have you two thought this through, I mean, getting married, it's not something that you two should go into lightly."
"We're not going into it lightly Mrs. Banks," Ryan shook his head, "I love your daughter, and this feels right." They stared at him. "Look, you know me, and you know Deena, and we wouldn't do this if we didn't think it was the right thing for us."
"Dad?" Deena looked at him. He sighed. "Daddy, I know that you and Julie had a bad marriage, and you think that it was because you were too young, but that's not going to happen to me. Ryan and I want this, we've wanted this for a long time, and I'm ready."
"Well," Adam stared at them, "Welcome to the family Ryan." Deena squealed and hugged him around the neck. "And good luck with her, she's hard to control."
"Yeah, I've picked up on that." He laughed.
A month later Theresa, Dominic, Deena and Ryan walked down a California beach together.
"So, Ryan, you know this whole you two pulling a Corey and Topanga doesn't mean that you get to come to Africa," Theresa laughed.
"Are you kidding?" Dom said, "Ryan and I have discussed this, while you two are in Africa, we're going to go to Vegas and pick up a few ten dollar whores and do our thang,"
"Oh, your thang?" Theresa laughed, "Why am I with you?" He pulled her close and kissed her. "Oh right, that."
"Yeah that," He laughed.
"I love this," Deena said, "Rory and Jess and Dawson and Joey, together again."
"Yeah," Dominic laughed, "Except, I've been thinking about it, and you know what we're more?"
"What?" Theresa laughed.
"We're much more the Newport kids, from The OC," He said, she looked at him, "Think about it! I'm the bad boy abandoned by the single mom, hooked up with the beautiful princess," He kissed her, she laughed. "You've got your spunky little loud mouth over there, who's with our skinny dork."
"That your knowledge of The OC is that deep frightens me," Theresa laughed.
"Taylor loves it." He rolled his eyes. "So what do you think?"
"Yeah, but my name's actually Ryan," Ryan pointed out. They all nodded, "So then why am I Seth?"
"Because you asked that question," Deena laughed.
"Yeah, and I mean, I'm screwed up and all," Theresa said, "But I'm not quite Marissa level screwed up!"
"Why is it that every time I propose one of these little TV theories I get shot down?" He laughed.
"Because you think up stupid ones," Theresa shrugged. They laughed.
"Sun's going down," Deena said racing to the waters edge. They all followed her. "It's been a good couple of years you guys." They all laughed and smiled. It had been a good couple of years.
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