Well, this is it! We've come to the end of the story. It was a long journey, but it was well worth the wait. I had such a great time writing this piece for you and I thank you all so much for taking the time to read this story. This is my most reviewed CI story to date. I didn't think I would get over 100 reviews. You made it all possible for me to do it.
Now, for my newest CI story, that's gonna have to wait for a while because I'm gonna be leaving on a trip next week. That means I won't be able to update on any stories while I'm gone, which is why I'm wrapping this story up on a happy note. And, yes, it's Bobby and Alex's much anticipated wedding! So, sit back, relax and enjoy this final chapter!
BTW, I can't believe Logan is leaving!
Enjoy and happy reading!
Lots of love, hugs and kisses from your resident writer and friend, Nina!
Queens, New York
January 6, 2009
The sound of the alarm clock ringed through Alex's ears as she struggled to wake up. She was in the middle of a hot dream staring her, Bobby and a tropical island. All night long, she's been tossing and turning all over the bed because the dream was steamy. Now she can't wait to marry him.
Then she remembered; today was her wedding day! Today was her wedding day!
Alex screamed, which woke up everyone else in the house as she slammed her hand down on the alarm clock, got up and proceeded to jump up and down on the bed excitedly. Six months of torture was finally coming to an end today. She was marrying the man of her dreams. She couldn't be more happier now.
"Well, aren't we in a good mood today?" Olivia teased when she opened the door and walked in on Alex jumping up and down on the bed. She was holding baby Hope in her arms.
"I'm getting married!" Alex exclaimed happily.
"You know, I felt the same way when I married Elliot. I knew I hit the jackpot," Olivia giggled.
Alex stopped jumping and collapsed down on the mattress. "This is it, Liv. The moment I've been waiting for. I can't believe I'm marrying Bobby today. I'm so excited."
"I know. I couldn't believe it either when I married El. It was like a dream come true for me. I thought I was gonna be alone for the rest of my life, but he came along and made a believer out of me. He's the best thing that ever happened to me. Now, we have Hope. Our beautiful Hope," Olivia beamed.
"I need to go check on my children. Elliot's coming to pick up Anthony in a little while," Alex said as she climbed out of bed and went into the nursery. Sure enough, Anthony and Ashley were up and raring to go.
"Hello, my babies. How are you?" Alex cooed as she reached inside and picked each child up in her arms. For a small woman, she was also strong, which makes holding both of her children easy.
"Guys, today makes it official. We're gonna be a one big happy family; me, your father and you guys. I love you guys so much," she said as she kissed her children. Tears started falling from her eyes because she was so happy. She couldn't wait for her wedding to arrive.
"Alex, are you hungry? We made breakfast downstairs," Olivia called out from the hallway.
"I'll be right down," Alex called back. She kissed her children one more time before she took a deep breath and walked out of the room. She had a lot to do today and what better than to get started on a full stomach.
I'm so happy, she thought happily as she walked downstairs.
Queens, New York
January 6, 2009
Bobby couldn't believe it. In less than an hour, he's gonna be standing in front of God, pledging his undying love and devotion to Alex. Standing in front of the full body mirror, he thought he looked good. Wearing a white tuxedo with a black tie, he knew he looked good. His stomach was twisting in knots but he felt good, he looked good and he was ready to take the plunge.
He looked over his shoulder and smiled when he saw Anthony laying on the bed, happily babbling away in his cute little tux. Bobby swore his son was a splitting image of his father. If anything, if Anthony turned out to be just like his father when he becomes a teenager, then he's gonna be attracting a whole lot of ladies.
Another sigh escaped his lips because sadness washed over him. He wished his mother was here to see her son marry the woman of his dreams today. A single tear fell from his eye because he missed her so much. He wondered if she was watching over him from above.
"Are you okay, man? You're not having second thoughts, are ya?" Elliot thought as he popped his head through the door.
Bobby laughed. "Me, having second thoughts? I don't think. I'm gonna marry Alex."
"Good. Because I'd kill you," Elliot joked as he stepped inside.
"That won't be happening. I love that woman. And I love my children so much. We're gonna make it happen today," Bobby assured the blue eyed hunk.
"I know you will. Alex's a good woman. She brought out the best in you, man. Olivia did the same for me. When I thought I was down after my divorce, she came along and brightened my life. Now, look at us; happily married with our baby Hope. I never thought I could ever be so happy again. You're gonna drool when you see Alex in her wedding dress," Elliot smiled.
Bobby sighed happily. "Tell me about it. I don't think I'm gonna breathe when I see her."
"Well, with that being said, let's go get you married!" Elliot exclaimed.
St. Germaine Church
Brooklyn, New York
January 6, 2009
The sounds of the organ filled the air as everyone stood up and waited patiently for the wedding to go underway. All of Alex and Bobby's co-workers stood, each holding a candle as the wedding party began making their way down the aisle.
First up, it was Damian and a five month pregnant Nola, looking beautiful in a lavender, sleeveless dress, which fitted her rounded belly perfectly. Her long red hair was pinned up with a chiffon hanging on the side of her head. She looked over at her husband and smiled because she knew he looked handsome in his white tuxedo.
Next up, Danny and Megan. It was a shock to see Megan dressed up, but she was so happy to see Alex and Bobby tie the knot, and she was one of the bridesmaids, so she had to look good. Danny eyed her up and down and blushed at the sight of her. He thought she looked breathtakingly beautiful.
Mike and Carolyn were up next. Like Nola, Carolyn was five months pregnant, but she looked like she was seven months pregnant because she was so big. That's because she was carrying twin girls. That threw Mike for a loop when he found out. Nonetheless, he was overjoyed to be a father because we all know he never knew he father growing up and having to endure his mother's abuse as a child, he thought he was never gonna be a good parent in his life.
Finally, Elliot and Olivia started walking down the aisle with huge grins on their faces. Hope, Anthony and Ashley were resting comfortably in their respective strollers with their co-workers from the 1-6 watching over them securely. They kept smiling as they made their way towards the podium.
Everyone remained standing when the organist started playing 'Here Comes The Bride'. All you could hear was the unanimous gasps of wonder when Alex finally appeared, hand in hand with her beaming father John. Bobby could barely keep himself together when he finally laid his brown eyes on her. God, she truly was an angel. Wearing an all white, sleeveless wedding gown with a slit at her side, he thought she looked beautiful. And what made it even better: she opted not to wear a veil. He got even more excited because he's gonna be able to kiss her easier.
When they reached the podium, John leaned over and planted a kiss on his daughter's cheek, letting her know he loves her.
"Who gives this beautiful bride away?" the minister asked.
"I do," John said proudly before he took his seat.
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness the holy union of Alexandra Eames and Robert Goren. As they begin a new chapter in the lives, let the Lord bless them with joy and happiness. Let the angels sing joyfully on this joyful day. And let no man come between true love. If there's anyone, who feels why these two should not be joined in holy matrimony, let them speak now or forever hold their piece."
When no one objected, the minister continued, "I understand you two would like to recite your own vows. Bobby, you may go first."
Alex smiled as she handed her bouquet of flowers over to Olivia, who smiled and winked at her. Then Alex re-faced Bobby, her smiled never leaving her face as they linked their hands together.
"Alex, I stand here on this day, pledging my undying love, loyalty and devotion to you and only you. I never thought in a million years that I would be standing here today, declaring in front of the entire world how much I love you and how much you mean to me. Alex, you complete me in so many ways, I can't describe it. You gave me love, you gave me respect and you gave me two beautiful children I adore so much. You, Anthony and Ashley mean the world to me. For us to join together under God's eyes is still amazing to me. Baby, from this day forward, I will continue to love, cherish and protect you within every ounce of my well-being. But, really, you had my heart from the moment we became partners and best friends. I thought I got the best when I had you as my partner at work; but, now, I have you as my partner in life. I love you so much," Bobby said through his tears.
Alex started weeping openly. She couldn't hold it in together and it showed. Her eyes were filled with happiness and joy. Taking a deep breath, she broke out into a huge grin.
"Bobby, you don't know how much you mean to me. I thought I could never love again after I lost Joe, but you came along and single handedly healed my heart. You saved me. You showed me it was not too late to love someone else. Bobby, I love everything about you. I love the way you bring a smile out of my face whenever I was down. I love seeing you interacting with our children, laughing and playing with them. I love being in your arms. I feel like nothing can go wrong whenever I'm with you. I pledge to you, on this day, to love, honor and protect you within every ounce of my being. I vow to stand by you when time gets rough, when dark forces threaten to tear us apart. And I vow to love you even after my dying day. I love you with everything I had within me," Alex said through her tears. Bobby leaned over and kissed her forehead gently.
"Bobby, do you take this woman as your lawfully wedded wife? To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, as long as you both shall live?" the minster asked.
"I do," Bobby said without hesitation.
"Alex, do you take this man as your lawfully wedded husband? To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, as long as you both shall live?"
"I do," she replied through her tears.
"Do you have the rings, then?" the minister asked.
Mike, who was Bobby's best man, reached inside his pocket and pulled out two golden bands, then he handed them over to the minister, who held them up in the air for a moment, blessing them. Then he handed them over to Bobby and Alex.
"Bobby, as you slide the ring on Alex's finger, repeat after me. With this ring, I thee wed," the minister said.
"With this ring, I thee wed," Bobby repeated as he slid the ring on her finger.
"Alex, as you slide the ring on Bobby's finger, repeat after me. With this ring, I thee wed."
"With this ring, I thee wed," Alex repeated as she slid the ring on his finger.
"By the power vested in me, by the state of New York, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss your bride," the minister declared.
More and more tears started falling from her eyes when her new husband grasped her hips gently with his large, calloused hands and pulled her flush against him. Their mouths molded together, like they were starved for each other's kisses as they took their brand new step as husband and wife. When they pulled apart, they acted like no one else was in the room. They were just so insanely happy.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I now present to you, Mr and Mrs. Robert Goren!" the minister exclaimed.
Holding hands, Bobby and Alex ran down the aisle; laughing and giggling as everyone started throwing rice at them. When they got outside, they noticed a limo was waiting for them. He grinned as he scooped her up in his strong arms and carried her over the limo just as the guests came outside and kept throwing rice and flowers at them.
The newlyweds managed to get inside the limo and laughed some more as the driver began pulling away from the church. As they were heading down to the 22nd precinct for the reception, he took her in his arms and started kissing her passionately.
"Mmm, I'm gonna get used to you kissing me like that," she murmured as they pulled apart.
"I really hope so," he grinned.
"Am I dreaming or something? Are we really married?" she asked excitedly.
Bobby smiled. "Yes, baby, we're really married. I'm so happy. And I love you so much, Mrs. Goren."
Alex smiled. "I love you, too, Mr. Goren."
Major Case Squad room
One Police Plaza
Manhattan, New York
January 6, 2009
The precinct was packed by the time the wedding party got there. They had to move the desks out of the way in order to make room for the dance floor. A simple reception is what Bobby and Alex wanted.
Speaking of Bobby and Alex, they arrived with their children a few minutes later. Bobby was holding Anthony and Alex was holding Ashley. They smiled as everyone in the room loudly clapped and cheered for the happy couple.
"Thank you, everyone. Thank you. This is the happiest day of my life and I have you all to thank for coming out and supporting us. We wouldn't have made it through without you," Bobby said with a grin on his handsome face.
"Ladies and gentlemen, it's about time for Bobby and Alex to take their first dance as husband and wife, so will you please clear the dance floor?" Mike spoke into the microphone.
Amazed by Lonestar started to play as Bobby and Alex made their way on the 'dance' floor with their children in both of their arms. He wrapped one arm around her and pulled her close, grinning when she smiled at him.
"I love you," he mouthed to her, still grinning.
She giggled. "I love you, too."
"Look at us; you, me and our beautiful children. Nothing's gonna tear us apart now," he declared.
"I know what you mean. I'm so happy right now, I could burst. We're a family. We're really a family," she replied.
Meanwhile, Megan was sitting on Danny's lap, smiling as she watched the other couples dance. She looked over and laughed when Danny started making faces at her. She couldn't remember laughing so hard in a long time. She's finally in a relationship where she's truly happy.
"I love you, Cap," she whispered.
He grinned. "Love you, too, Wheeler. Which is why I have to ask you something important."
Megan didn't know where he was going when the music died down and all eyes were on them. Danny took a deep breath as he got down on one knee, which caused the redhead to squeal in delight.
"I haven't done this in a long time, but I have to do this. Megan, no other woman made me feel this way in my life, and I don't think I'll ever feel this way again. You complete me, you respect me and most of all, you love me. If you would have me, I would love to be your husband. Megan Lynne Wheeler, will you marry me?"
"Yes, yes! Oh, my God, yes!" she exclaimed happily. He reached inside his pocket and pulled out a diamond engagement ring, then he slid on his finger. As he got up, she leaped into his arms and sobbed happily on his shoulder. Everyone started clapping and cheering at the newly engaged couple.
"Man, this is a happy day. Nola and Carolyn are pregnant, Megan and Danny got engaged and I married the man of my dreams," Alex beamed lightly. Bobby stood right behind her and wrapped his strong arms around her waist. The twins were being taken care of by Elliot and Olivia.
"I know. Our squad finally found some much needed happiness," Bobby smiled.
It took Bobby, Alex, Danny, Megan, Nola, Damian, Mike and Carolyn a long time to find happiness with each other. But, now that they had found it, they weren't about to put a dampen on it right now. As they embark on a new journey, they had each other to lean on. Together, the Major Case squad can handle anything coming their way.
They were strong. They were tough. And they wasn't gonna back down from nobody!
Thank you so much. My new CI story will be out when I come back from my vacation in two weeks!