A/N: Finally, it's over! I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed writing this story, and how incredible the response has been. You guys really know how to make a writer feel great about themselves. I write to express myself, but I also write to entertain... and I love that I'm doing both. Thank you again for all of your incredible feed back!
Wish Come True
Four Years Later
It had been nearly four years since she had seen them. She stared at the pictures as she put them in the same bag she had brought them in four years ago. She had run away from everything, and she was finally going back.
She had just graduated from college, with honors. She was going to go back to Ipswich and start the rest of her life there, where she knew she belonged. She smiled watching the handsome brunette who was putting the last of her boxes on the truck that would take the things she had acquired back home to Ipswich.
He disappeared from sight but reappeared at her doorway, "That's the last one," He dusted his hands off, watching her zip up the blue bag and hoisted it over her shoulder.
"Thanks Greg," She gave him a long hug, "I really appreciate everything…" She licked her lips and looked around for the little troublesome blonde boy that she was dying to get her hands on. "Rome!" She called his name.
"I've got him Caitlin…" A woman's voice called from the hallway behind her.
"Mommy, look what Nana got me!" The boy came running in to the room hoisting up an ice cream cone.
"Mom," Caitlin looked up at the woman who shrugged her shoulders. "You know he shouldn't be eating that stuff," She scrunched her nose up looking at the chocolate forming around her son's mouth.
"I'm his grandmother, it's what we do…" She grinned picking the boy up in her arms. "Now, lets move along, the plane will not wait…" Caitlin nodded and Greg clapped his hands together, "Say goodbye to Gregory, Roman…"
"Bye bye Greggie!" The boy shouted wildly.
Greg smiled and pinched the boys tanned cheeks, "Miss ya buddy,"
"Miss you, c'mon Nana! I bet I can beat you down to the car!"
Evelyn put him down and let him take off before waving to Gregory and following the blonde boy out in to the sun.
"Thank you again," Caitlin leaned up and gave him a kiss on the cheek.
"It's a shame things didn't work out between you and me…" He pursed his perfectly shaped lips together.
"Yeah, but trust me… you'd hate Massachusetts." She grinned.
They had only dated for a short time after the boy's visit, but had remained close as friends. She realized something after the visit from the Fab Four and couldn't get the thought out of her mind for the last four years.
"I'm sure I'd learn to love it," He grinned the dimple in his right cheek standing out.
She heard the long and loud sound of a horn and looked out the window and saw Roman sitting in the driver's lap, honking the horn at her. She smiled and gave him one last hug, "Take care of yourself Greg, and keep in touch,"
Greg nodded and walked her out, he gave her a kiss on the cheek before she climbed in to the car and waved goodbye. She was in for a lot of changes when she got back home to Ipswich.
"Roman, come sit down honey," Caitlin ordered.
The boy climbed over the seat and plopped down lazily between his mother and his grandmother. She felt a small smile tug at her lips, his mannerisms, the way he spoke, the looks he gave, they were all reminiscent of his father.
"You're going to see a lot of people who know who you are…" Caitlin informed him unzipping her backpack. "So, let me quiz you…"
The four year old looked up at her with those large blue eyes and a smirk on his thin lips, "Ok momma…"
She pulled out a picture of her, Caleb, Evelyn and James, "Do you know who these people are?"
"Momma…" He pointed to her. "Nana…" He looked at the other two guys and he pointed to the older man first, "Papa…" Caitlin grinned and nodded her head, "Uncle Caleb,"
"Good job baby…" She hugged him close to her body. "Now, how about this one?" She pulled out the picture of her and Tyler from winter vacation several years ago.
"Uncle Tyler and Momma…"
"Good, and this one?" She held up her next picture.
"Uncle Pogo…" He grinned giggling at the name.
"Right, and finally…" She held up a picture of her and Reid.
"Daddy and momma…" He pointed them each out.
"He's so good at remembering…" Evelyn commented as the driver pulled up to the airport.
"I've tried; I wanted him to know who they all were when we got back…"
"That's was smart,"
Caitlin tossed her mother an amused smirk before they piled out, after a long tedious half hour through security, another hour and a half waiting; they were finally boarding the plane to Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Her brother called her and told her about Sarah being pregnant three years ago, and shortly after that she found out Tyler was also expecting his first child, unexpectedly. Three heirs to the Covenant, the next generations were all about the same age, the only one that was missing was Pogue.
Whenever Caitlin talked to him, he would tell her that nothing was new. From what Caleb told her he was turning in to the college version of Reid, and wasn't settling down. He refused. Reid had finally given up on trying to convince her to come home and be with him. He met a girl at Boston University and the two had been together for two years.
Roman had been talking nonstop about meeting his father, he was extremely excited.
Roughly six hours and twenty-five minutes later Evelyn Danvers, Caitlin Danvers and Roman Garwin were standing in the Boston, Massachusetts airport. They had only brought their carryons and a suitcase each while the rest of their things were on their way to Ipswich.
"You ready?" Evelyn asked slipping her sunglasses on to her face.
"I think so," Caitlin took a deep breath and made her way towards the driver that was waiting for them.
Roman was dragging his suitcase behind him, his transformers backpack on his back as he ran behind Evelyn and Caitlin shouting out hellos to everyone who went past him. The driver took their things and they were on their way home.
"I can't wait to meet Camden…" Caitlin sighed heavily thinking of her nephew that she hadn't yet met. "And Tanner," She looked at her mother.
"They look just like their fathers," Evelyn replied. "Are you excited to meet your cousins?" She asked putting a hand on Roman's knee.
"Yes Nana, I can't wait!" The boy said excitedly.
The ride was shorter than it felt. Caitlin yawned tiredly running her hand absentmindedly through her son's silky golden locks. Her mother sat straight up, the view of the Danvers' Manor came in to site. A small smile formed on her lips as the gates opened and the car parked.
"Can we go inside momma?" The young boy asked his eyes wide as he stared up at the large house.
"Of course," She laughed looking back at her mother who was talking to the driver. Evelyn held up a hand and Caitlin hoisted the boy in to her arms.
She walked up to the door; she could hear her mother's heels crunching in the gravel behind her. Caitlin pushed the door open and as soon as she stepped in to the foyer the lights turned on and a crowd of people jumped out at her.
Her eyes grew large as she stared at all of the familiar faces, and some that weren't so familiar. She grinned, her arms still wrapped around her son as she ran to her brother and his future wife, and their son.
"Look at you!" She squealed hugging Sarah tightly, the two women beaming as the boys in their arms were forced in to the same close vicinity.
They both began talking, a mile a minute as Caleb hugged his sister under one arm and his fiancée under the other, "Four years and you girls are still the same," He muttered.
"That's four years of information to catch up on!" Sarah exclaimed. "Camden," She looked at her three and a half year-old son, "This is your cousin, Roman…" She pointed to the four year old boy in her future sister-in-laws arms.
"Uncle Caleb," Roman pointed to the man between Caitlin and Sarah.
"Good job, baby…" Caitlin pressed an affection kiss to his cheek.
"Hey buddy," Caleb held his arms out to his nephew.
The boy giddily flopped himself forward in to the older man's arms. Caitlin smiled and turned to the rest of the group, she held her arms out and the three other men hugged her tightly. She pressed kisses to each of their cheeks and they all began talking.
"Hey momma," Caitlin turned around to look at her son.
"Yeah baby?" She asked him.
"That's my daddy…" He pointed to the blonde man.
Reid looked at the young boy and then at Caitlin, he pulled her in to a tight hug, "He knows who I am?" He asked her.
"I promised you he would," She whispered in to his chest.
"Uncle Caleb," The boy said softly to the dark haired man, the man grinned down at him.
"Yeah buddy, what's up?"
"Can I go see my daddy?"
Caitlin stifled a laugh in to Reid's chest and turned to her son, "Of course you can,"
Caleb put the boy down and he ran over to the blonde man who stooped down and collected the blonde boy in his arms. He held him close against his chest and closed his eyes, just taking in the feeling of the four year old in his arms.
"I love you," Reid whispered to the little boy. "I love you so much,"
The young boy pulled back a bit and placed a large kiss on Reid's mouth and giggled happily, "I love you, daddy!"
Reid wrapped his arms tighter around the boy not wanting to let go, Caitlin felt tears in her eyes as she felt a tug on the bottom of her jeans. She looked down at noticed Camden smiling up at her, dark brown eyes vibrant with mischief as she scooped him up.
"I'm your Auntie Caitlin…" She said softly. She turned to look at Tyler, his beautiful red head and the three year old he was toting. "And you must be Tanner," She grinned pinching his cheek.
"It's good to have you home, Lin…" Tyler grinned pulling her in for another hug.
"It's good to be home," She turned to look at the redhead. "You must be Annabelle, I'm Caitlin…"
"Nice to finally meet you, the guys talk about you all the time…"
"That's a good thing, I hope…" She laughed.
"Mmm, mostly…" Tyler announced laughing.
"Carly," Reid called out a woman's name and Caitlin turned around, she was finally going to meet the girl that tied down Reid Garwin for two years. A gorgeous short-haired brunette walked in to the room a smile on her face. "This is my son, Roman… Roman this is Carly…"
"Hello," The boy looked at her oddly.
"Hello to you," She grinned.
Reid put his arm around her waist and directed her towards Caitlin, "This is Caitlin Danvers," He nodded to her, "Caity this is my girlfriend, Carly"
"Nice to meet you," Caitlin shook her hand.
"Finally, we get to meet the great Caitlin," She laughed. "You're a huge hit around these parts, eh?"
"I like to think so," She laughed jokingly.
"He looks just like Reid," Carly mused touching the boys hair. "Almost like his twin…"
"Tell me about it," Caitlin grinned.
She looked around the room and saw all the happy faces; they played catch up and noticed that Pogue was abnormally quiet. She pulled him away from the group after about twenty minutes of on going banter.
"What's wrong?" She asked him her brow slammed together in confusion.
Pogue pulled her in to a hug and smiled, "Nothing, I'm just happy you're finally home…"
She smiled up at him and shook her head, "You've known that I'd be coming back for the last six months," She grinned pulling back from him a little bit.
"I know, but it's been four years Caity," Pogue shook his head. "I never thought I'd see you again after that day…" He wet his lips and held her closer. "I have been replaying the way you looked that day over and over in my head for the last four years… hoping that I could see you again…"
"I looked like shit that day," She remarked with a low laugh.
"You looked absolutely beautiful…" He told her pushing a stray piece of hair out of her face. "You always look beautiful,"
"Pogue," Her brown eyes softened as she stared up at him. "I missed you," She pressed her cheek against his chest, trying to fight the warm sensation that was traveling throughout her body, the vivid fluttering in her stomach as his calloused fingertips caressed her bare arms.
"I missed you more," He pressed his lips in to her hair.
"Caitlin," Her brother's voice pulled her out of her daze and she pulled away from Pogue, her eyes piercing his for a half a second before returning back to the living room.
"What's up?" She asked shoving her hands in to her back pockets.
"Sarah and I have something to tell you," Caleb smiled grabbing his fiancée's hand.
"You're pregnant, again?" She asked with a grin.
"No," Sarah shook her head. "We're getting married…"
"Well I knew that…" Caitlin laughed as Pogue slipped his hand around her lower arm guiding her further in to the room.
"We're getting married tomorrow…" He surprised her.
It was 'Shock Caitlin Day' she assumed. Her mouth fell open, her eyes grew wide and she clapped her hands together, "That is so great!"
"We've been planning it around you coming back, and I bought your dress," She smiled. "I want you to be my maid of honor!"
Caitlin's face fell and she stared at the blonde in complete shock, "But Sarah…" She looked at the other two girls in the room.
"No buts about it missy, you have a fitting tonight with me, Carly and Annabelle…"
She smiled and embraced her soon-to-be sister-in-law. The two girls pulled their sons in to their laps and began to talk about the details, Carly and Annabelle falling in shortly after making the four older guys groan and run off in to the other room.
Later that night Sarah dragged Annabelle, Carly and Caitlin to the parlor where Evelyn was talking to the seamstress. All of the girls were talking about their time in high school, after Sarah brought up how things had been rocky at first between everyone.
"Then after Caitlin left…" Sarah continued and Carly looked up confused.
"Why did you leave?" She questioned.
Caitlin looked at Carly a look of horror on her face, she didn't know how much of what happened Reid and Tyler had told their girls, and how much she should tell them. She swallowed hard and shook her head.
"It's complicated…" She responded.
"We've got all night for complicated…" Annabelle stated folding her arms over her chest.
"Well, Reid and I ended up getting drunk at one of his parties, in February and we slept together…" She took a deep breath. "A few weeks later I started dating Tyler…" She looked over at Annabelle who didn't look shocked by the news at all. "As if my life hadn't been complicated enough, I found out I was pregnant… it wasn't Tyler's I knew that from the beginning…" She scrunched her nose up. "And I didn't know how to tell anyone, I swore Reid to secrecy about that night…"
After a short pause, she continued, "I was in love with Tyler, head over heels and head been for some time… come to find out Reid was in love with me… Tyler was pissed because he thought I cheated on him with Reid. After everything was sorted out, between all of us… I was stuck between a rock and a hard place…"
"That is something else…" Carly nodded.
"Yeah, then after things started coming together I realized that they weren't the only ones that I had feelings for, and that's when I just couldn't take it anymore…"
Sarah glanced over at her, as did Evelyn.
No one said anything until after they were fitted for their dresses; Sarah had casually changed the subject. She was watching Annabelle and Carly leave the room when Sarah grabbed her arm and gave her a warm smile.
"How come you didn't say anything about you liking Pogue?"
"I didn't exactly want to believe it at first," She licked her dry lips. "I tried pushing away the feelings I had for all of them."
"He doesn't know?"
"No," Caitlin shook her head. "I always thought he'd get back together with Kate, but it's been four and a half years since then…" She shook her head. "I guess I just wanted them all to move on,"
"You should probably tell him," The blonde remarked watching Evelyn scurry out of the room.
"He doesn't see me like that; I'm like his little sister…"
"Are you blind?" Sarah scoffed. "All I saw today were little cartoon hearts circling around his head when he looked at you…"
"You're full of it…"
"Right, ok… you'll see…" Sarah grinned giving her a tight hug.
"Slumber party tonight?" She asked looking around the old house.
"Sounds like a plan…"
The next day was hectic. Sarah was running around like a crazy woman, Caleb was trying to get in to the house, but Annabelle, Carly and Caitlin were refusing to let him in to see his bride to be. Caitlin even had to enlist her mother's help on keeping him out.
"Only an hour left," Caitlin whispered walking in to Caleb's room where Sarah was standing with her dress on.
"I'm so nervous," Sarah replied hoarsely.
"Don't be, you've been with him for nearly six years… you have a gorgeous son together, everything is perfect…"
"I wish your dad could have been here," Sarah felt the tears welling in her eyes.
"I know, but he's here in spirit…" Caitlin leaned in to wipe away her tears.
"Girls," Evelyn's voice came from outside of the room. "The limo is here…" She told them.
Sarah and Caitlin walked in to the hallway being joined by Annabelle and Carly; the girls followed Evelyn out to the limo and climbed in. They were heading in to Boston for the wedding, and were now being followed by one of the photographers.
Arriving at the location, Caitlin was in awe. Everything was so beautiful, she hated that she couldn't be a part of the planning of such an incredible event, but was honored that she could take part in the actual ceremony.
She helped Sarah out of the limo and they went straight up to her suite where she would finish getting ready, or just have a couple of drinks before she was ready to walk down the aisle.
Upon entering the room the blonde's eyes flooded with tears she saw two people she had been dying to see since putting on her dress. She ran in to their arms and welcomed the hugs and kisses that were tossed at her.
"Mom, Dad… I'm so glad you're here…" She whispered her make up bound to be messed up by now.
Within the hour Sarah was getting ready to walk down the aisle, they were all waiting for her as her mother and father walked her down the aisle and gave her away. Caitlin couldn't hold in the tears as the pastor married the two under an array of beautifully cut flowers.
"By the power vested in me by the state of Massachusetts, I now pronounce you husband and wife," The pastor smiled and looked at Caleb. "You may now kiss your bride,"
Caleb grinned happily pulling Sarah in to his arms and the two shared an intimate kiss. The entire lot of family and friends erupted happily as they walked back towards the large building where the reception would be taking place.
Caitlin stepped up and hooked her arm with Pogue who was the best man, and the two walked back joining Caleb and Sarah. Soon Carly and Reid and Annabelle and Tyler joined them and the photographers demanded more pictures.
"I don't want to see another flash, ever…" Caitlin groaned leaning against the wall waiting to be 'introduced' in to dinner where Sarah and Caleb would enjoy their first dance.
"You're being overdramatic," Pogue laughed from next to her.
She closed her eyes and made a noise, tilting her head slightly so she could look up at him through tiny slits. He looked absolutely handsome in his tuxedo, his hair was the same as usual, but looked silky and soft to the touch.
Her hand reached up on its own accord and touched a piece of the light brown hair that was hanging in his face. Pogue's hazel eyes turned on her and she slowly retracted her hand.
"What are you doing?" He asked coyly.
"Your hair, it looks really soft," She whispered and turned to look away.
"Thanks," Pogue glanced down at her awkwardly and they waited to be called to the front door by the wedding planner.
Annabelle and Tyler entered first, followed by Reid and Carly. Pogue grabbed her hand and pulled her to the double doors and they both put on forced smiles as they were introduced to the family and friends of both the bride and the groom.
"The best man, Pogue Parry and the maid of honor, Caitlin Danvers,"
They walked to their chairs next to where Sarah and Caleb would be and took their seats. The DJ looked at the doors and introduced the new married couple.
"And it's my pleasure to introduce to you, Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Danvers!"
The incredible duo walked through the doors and the DJ began spinning their first dance. Caitlin felt her heart ache at the sight of them, in a good way. She didn't know what it was about Sarah but she lit up the room, and she lit up Caleb's face.
"They are impossibly perfect for each other," Carly muttered from next to her.
"Yeah," Annabelle sighed watching them fondly.
Most of the night was a blur to Caitlin; she had danced with every member of the Covenant, her son, her nephews, and her Uncles. She was dancing with her brother and he was keeping their conversation light hearted.
"Sarah tells me that you've fallen for someone," He pointed out.
Caitlin glanced over at Sarah who was happily dancing with Pogue goofily. Pogue had been drinking but she knew he wasn't drunk… but by his actions you thought he would be. She smiled and looked back up at her brother.
"Life sucks," She muttered with a shrug.
"He's been waiting for you," Caleb continued. Caitlin's eyebrow lifted in interest and begged her brother to go on. "I bet you didn't know that when you had a crush on him in sixth grade, that he had a crush on you…"
"No way," Caitlin shook her head.
"Yes way, but then Kate got a hold of him…" Caleb shook his head. "After you left, Tyler and Reid weren't the only ones hurting…"
"Caleb," She looked at her brother her eyes full of confusion.
"You deserve to be happy, Caity…" Caleb nodded his head.
"You should go over there and ask her to dance, maybe talk to her…" Sarah urged as Pogue turned her and gracefully dipped her with a grin on his handsome face.
"Who?" He asked casually.
"You know who, don't be a jerk…" The married blonde quipped narrowing those big blue eyes on him.
"What exactly should I talk to her about?"
"Maybe the fact that you both have feelings for each other and are too stubborn to realize it," She stated stealing a glance at her husband who was happily dancing with his sister.
Pogue gave her a strange look and she pushed him towards Caleb and Caitlin. Sarah tapped Caitlin on the shoulder and she turned around, her eyes meeting hazel ones.
"Wanna swap?" Sarah asked with a huge grin on her face.
Caitlin gave the blonde a look, who gave her a strict look right back. The fast song slipped in to a slow song and Caleb shoved her in to Pogue's arms. She shot them both nasty looks and gave Pogue a grin.
"They're not obvious or anything," Pogue laughed as he swayed back and forth with Caitlin in his arms.
"Seriously," She muttered shaking her head. "I'm sorry about that; they're just being real big pains in my ass,"
Pogue laughed and nodded his head, "Trust me, I completely understand." They danced for a few beats in silence before Pogue sighed heavily, "Caitlin, I have to tell you something…"
Caitlin's brown eyes narrowed and she looked at him concerned, this really didn't sound too good. She furrowed her brows and she waited for him to continue.
"What's up Pogue?" She asked him nervously.
"I like you," Pogue confessed.
Caitlin let out a small embarrassed laugh, "I like you too,"
"No, I mean I like you, like you… like… that…" He lifted his chin in the direction of Caleb and Sarah.
Caitlin looked down at her feet and then back up at him, "I know, I like you like that too…"
A smile spread across her face as he realized what she was saying. Caitlin could see Pogue's demeanor change a bit, he seemed more relaxed, a spark of something hit his eyes and Caitlin placed a kiss on his cheek.
"Do you remember when Reid told you I had a crush on you in the sixth grade?" Caitlin questioned him as another slow song started.
"The highlight of my young life, yes… I remember…" Pogue grinned.
"It was on my… our birthday…" She reminded him stealing a glance at the very happy married couple.
"Yeah, Tyler, Reid and I bought you that awesome skateboard…" Pogue remembered.
"Oh right, the one you guys never let me use…" She pointed out with a playful grin.
"What about that day?" He asked changing the topic back.
"Mom had two cakes made for us, one for Cale and one for me…" She looked up and remembered a small smile on her face. "It wasn't long after that picture was taken of us… when I told you that I was going to marry you…" She laughed.
Pogue laughed nodding his head, "Couldn't forget that moment if I tried."
"Well Caleb got to blow his candles out first and told everyone what he wished for," She shook her head. "Then it was my turn, I blew out the candles…"
"And you refused to tell us what you wished for," Pogue finished for her.
"Yeah," She blushed at the memory. "I wished that I'd get my happy ending," Her eyes met his and Pogue could feel the fluttering in his stomach. "And I wished that it was with you,"
"Momma!" Roman's voice carried throughout the large ball room and she watched him run over to her.
She grinned scooping up the blonde boy in her arms and continued to dance with Pogue with her son in her arms, "Uncle Pogo!" He pushed his little finger in to his muscular chest.
"My buddy, what is going on?" He asked with a grin.
"Daddy said you need to kiss already," The young boy managed out.
Pogue laughed and looked over at Reid who was surrounded by Carly, Annabelle, Tyler, Sarah and Caleb, all with expectant looks on their faces. Caitlin blushed and shook her head she pressed a kiss to her son's forehead and put him down.
"So, how about that happy ending Miss Danvers?"
Caitlin nodded her head and pressed her lips to Pogue's for the firs time. It had been everything she hoped for and more. Pulling away from the long haired man she blushed furiously and was happy to see that she might finally get her happy ending.
Wow, it's over. Finally. I felt like this one was going to go on forever. Reid's ending I think was one of my favorites... but I don't know... I kind of liked them all in their own way.
Thank you guys for sticking around for me. I really appreciate it!