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Chapter Twelve

It was all set that the Wedding was to be held at the Manor and all their friends had received an invitation and they had all said that they'd be there, and now all that had to be done was for both Joey and Marik to get their tuxedo's ordered and have the rings engraved and then they'd be ready.

Joey asked Seto if he'd stand beside him and Marik asked Bakura if he'd do the same for him and they both agreed and so then it was all set the Wedding would go on without a hitch or so they thought.

As the guests were seated and awaiting for the Minister to come and signal the beginning of the Wedding, there was a knock on the door of the Manor and when Roland opened the door and there he found Hank Wheeler standing there Roland said "What the hell is going on?"

Hank then explained "Ever since Joey and Marik came to see me they showed me what a miserable person I had become and I wanted nothing more then to prove to them that I could turn my life around and become the person that I use to be so I proved to Dr. Taylor that I could get better and that's why he allowed me to come here today. Dr. Taylor has referred me to a Dr. Phillips who is the head of the treatment center at Domino Hospital and I'm to comply with the rules that Dr. Taylor has set for me and if I do everything that I'm suppose to then I can live here and finally have my family with me."

Just then Solomon happened to come inside for some reason when he saw Hank and Roland talking and when he heard what Hank said he smiled as tears filled his eyes and he walked over to them and he said "I'm glad to see you my old friend, today your son and Marik are getting married and if you really want to show your son and daughter that you've changed then you'll show them how much you really love them by accepting this marriage but if you're here to stop it then I suggest that you turn around and get the hell out of here now."

Tears fill Hank's eyes as he softly said "I want to see my son get married so can I please sit in the back so that they can't see me?"

Roland held out his hand and when Hank shook hands with him he said "Welcome to our home and please follow me and I'll show you where you can sit." The three of them walked outside and as Hank sat in the back both Roland and Solomon went to sit up front.

Then the Minister began by saying "May I have everyone's attention please, today we are here to witness the uniting of these two people as life mates, so I will begin by saying Dearly beloved we are here to witness the joining of these two young men and I am so proud to be doing it. Both Joey and Marik have written their own vows so I'm going to ask Joey to say his first."

Joey's Vows:

I remember my mom telling me that someday I would find the one that made my life complete and she was right, because until I found you I was stumbling through life with no where to go. Then you came into my life and turned it around and showed me what real love is and I will forever thank God for the day we found each other and I will forever love you with my heart and soul for you are my heart, my soul and my love. I Joseph William Wheeler take you Marik Ami Ishtar for my life mate to have and to hold till death us do part.

Then Minister Clayton said said "Marik will you please read your vows."

Marik's Vows:

When I was younger my sister told me when I got really scared that someday I would meet that someone who would come along and love me and chase all the bad things out of my life and I would smile all the time. Well Ishizu you were so very right, because the day that Joey walked into my life I started smiling and the bad dreams and feelings left me and I have never been so happy as I am today. Joey you have given me the most precious gift, you gave me your love for all time. I Marik Ami Ishtar take you Joseph William Wheeler for my life mate to have and to hold till death us do part.

Then after they read their vows the Minister then said "Who gives these young men away?"

Then Joey and Marik got a real surprise when they heard both Ishizu and Hank say "We do."

Joey turned around and there stood his dad with the biggest smile on his face and tears running down his face and then the Minister said "My I have the rings."

Seto and Bakura handed the rings to the Minister and then he said "With these rings you both are showing your life mate that you will forever give the other your love and that it will last till death do you part."

Marik and Joey placed their rings on the others finger and then the Minister said "I now pronounce you life mates and you can now kiss your mate." As Marik took Joey into his arms and kissed him everyone clapped and cheered for them and then when Marik lifted his head and smiled down at his love, the Minister said "Everyone I want to present Marik and Joseph Ishtar."

Everyone stood up and as Joey and Marik walked back into the Manor they passed Hank and Serenity was holding her dad's hand as they smiled at Joey and Marik. When they got inside and everyone sat down, Solomon then picked up his glass and he said "Today a great day for both Joey and Marik because now they were joined and are now life mates and also today Hank Wheeler the father of both Joseph and Serenity and he's come home to live with his family again."

Then Roland stood up and he said "Now it is the time that Marik and Joey have the first dance of their married lives and Joey picked out a song that he says talks about how he feel about his life mate. So will Marik and Joey please come up here and Solomon please start the recording."

Marik took Joey into his arms as the song started and this is the song they danced to.

Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You've been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

(bis)
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

Tears filled Marik's eyes as he listened to the words of the song as they danced around the floor and then the other couples joined them and as Joey lifted his head from Marik's chest he saw his dad holding his sister in his arms and they were smiling and talking and he knew that today was a great day, he not only married the man that he really loved but his father was home and together they would become the family that he always dreamed of having.

The cycle of violence has finally ended and as Joey laid his head back on Marik's chest tears filled his eyes as he closed his eyes and said to himself "Mom see we are now the family that you always dream us to be."

Mary smiled down on her family and friends as she stood there in heaven looking down on her family as Joey married the man that he really loved and now her husband is home and her family is together again and this time it will be forever.

THE END...

A/N: I want to thank dragonlady222, TheFemalePharaoh, sherabo and anyone else who read and reviewed this story..