1Disclaimer: I don't own WWE or Shannon Moore (though that would be nice)... So please don't sue me. I only own the characters I create.
Author's note: Well, here's the last chapter. I may write a sequel to it, but there are a few other stories I would like to start on first. I really hope you loved it and connected with some of the characters. I had an amazing time writing it!
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Aurora sat in a small makeshift tent in the backyard of Matt Hardy's house just staring at the ground. In only 20 or so minutes she would be married. Granted it was to a man she loved more than she could have ever imagined. He made her believe in love again after her faith in it had all but disappeared. However, she was only 19. Was she really ready to get married? The thought plagued her head over and over again. She knew she loved Shannon, their was no hiding that, but had they rushed into a marriage? With the stress of their job would they be able to make it last, or would they end up like Shannon's first marriage? Her thoughts were broken by a knock at the door.
"Come in." She called softly before returning her gaze to the ground. She heard the door open and her eyes soon became locked with that of Chris Irvine.
"You look beautiful." He said with a smile before closing the door behind him. Aurora's dress was a white strapless dress with black silk along the top and bottom edges. She had no veil, but her hair was pinned up with curls showing through on the ends. White and purple flowers decorated her hair. Her bracelet was stones of blue sapphire, give to her by her mother. Her family had worn it for generations. Also, a small necklace with a purple amethyst stone adorned her neck, a gift from Shannon's mother. "Are you ready for this?"
"I don't know." She answered truthfully.
"Why don't you know?"
"I just... I mean I'm 19 years old. We have a stressful job. Are we rushing into this?" She asked, her voice almost in a panic. Chris kneeled in front of her and took her hands in his.
"Aurora, do you love Shannon?"
"More than anything." She said with tears in her eyes.
"Do you want to be with him?"
"Then you need to follow your heart. If you really don't think you're ready we'll go to Shannon and Jeff together and tell them. Everyone will understand. What's important is that you're doing what makes you happy and what's right for you."
"What if even I don't know what's right for me?" Aurora asked her brown eyes staring pleadingly at him.
"You do know what's right. You just need to let your heart decide."
"What if Shannon and I don't stay together. What if we end up like he and Crystal did?"
"And what if the two of you are together until you die?" Chris asked back. "The future is uncertain for everyone Aurora. Yes, there is a chance that the two of you might not stay together forever. Hell, there is a chance that Jess and I wont be together forever, but I married her anyway. Want to know why?" Aurora nodded. "Because I am willing to try for forever. I want to be with her for a long as I can. I don't think about what might happen, but I focus on the here and now. I love her, and she makes me the happiest I've ever been, even with one glace or one touch of her hand. The question here is whether or not Shannon is that person for you." Aurora closed her eyes, only for a moment before a smile appeared on her face.
"Chris, you're amazing." She said giving him a hug. "I love you."
"I love you two sweetie." He stood up and helped her off her chair. "So do you know what you want to do?"
"Yeah, I do." She picked up her bouquet. "I want to marry Shannon Moore." Chris smiled at her and kissed her cheek.
"I knew that would be your answer."
"How did you know?" Aurora asked raising an eye brow.
"You look at Shannon the way that I look at Jess." The two exchanged a knowing smile before the door opened again. In poured in the bride's maids and her wonderful maid of honor. Aurora looked at Melina, Mickie, and Lisa giving them all a wide smile.
"We just wanted to wish you good luck chica!" Melina said placing a soft hand on Aurora's shoulder.
"You look beautiful Aurora." Lisa said with a smile. "Alright. It's time." The bridesmaids left the room and Ashley gave Aurora another hug.
"I am really happy for you hun."
"Thanks Ash, I'm really happy too." Ashley hurried out of the room as she heard the music begin outside.
"This is it." Chris said holding out his arm which Aurora took.
"Thank you for walking me down the aisle Chris." Aurora said softly.
"It's my honor." He turned toward her. "Your father would be proud." Aurora took a deep breath before placing a kiss on his cheek.
"Let's do this Chris." She said with a smile. The two walked arm and arm out of the tent. The day couldn't have been more perfect. The sun was shining, with a slight breeze so it wasn't too hot, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. As Aurora made her way down the aisle all she could see was smiling faces. Mr. McMahon was sitting near the front with a fatherly smile plastered on his face. For once she wasn't intimidated by him. Her mom was sitting in the front row next to her step-dad, tears streaming down her face. Aurora knew that was going to happen. She was her baby girl. Finally she looked towards the front. The bridesmaids looked amazing, all wearing full length, spaghetti strap deep purple satin dresses with black trim along the edges to match Aurora's. The groomsmen (Matt, Shane, and Phil) all wore white tux's with purple ties, and Jeff was at the head wearing a black tux, but Jeff Hardy style. By Jeff Hardy style, I mean splattered with various paint colors making Aurora smile. Ashley stood waiting to accept the bouquet. She was wearing an all black dress with white silk trim, a dress she had found and picked up herself. Finally, there was Shannon. His hair was hanging loose, the way Aurora loved it, and his tux was all black, the only hint of color showing was the white rose, tipped purple that was pinned to his overcoat. All Aurora could do was smile. There was no second thoughts now, she knew she made the right choice. As she finished the walk to the alter which seemed to take too long she handed her bouquet to Ashley and stood in front of her soon to be husband. The music softly cut away and the preacher opened the bible he was holding in front of him.
"We are gathered today in the sight of God and in the presence of these witnesses to join together Shannon Brian Moore and Aurora Lisa Barnes in holy matrimony. In the beginning, marriage was instituted by God, a union which was and is to be revered and honored by all peoples. They therefore do not join together light-heartedly, or unadvisedly; but thoughtfully, and happily. We share the joy of Aurora and Shannon, who now come together in the love of God and one another; uniting two hearts and lives, blending all interests, sympathies, and hopes." Aurora and Shannon didn't really listen to the preacher, they just looked into each others eyes. "Who gives this women to this man?"
"I do." Chris said confidently from behind them. Her eyes briefly strayed from Shannon's to look at Chris. She silently thanked him and he nodded before flashing her his amazing smile.
"Shannon and Aurora have chosen rings to be the symbols of their marriage covenant. The ring, made of precious and enduring metal, gold, is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites their hearts in a love which has no end. They have also chosen to write their own vows, which I ask them to read to one another while exchanging rings." Their was a sudden flood of movement as Jeff handed Shannon the ring he picked for Aurora. It was white gold with an inscription that read, 'I could never stop loving you.' Ashley handed Aurora the ring she had chosen which was also white gold and read, 'You have my heart, soul, and love forever.' Shannon took a deep breath before beginning and Aurora held out her left hand.
"Aurora, when I first met you I couldn't describe what happened to me. It was in the gorilla position backstage in Boston and when you turned around and our eyes locked I could have sworn my heart skipped a beat." A few sniffs were heard among the crowd. Mostly from Shannon and Aurora's mothers. "We didn't really get off to an easy start and our pasts haunted us, but we made it through. I knew I wanted to be with you for the rest of my life when we were on our first date. I was helping you up from that paint covered floor, and before you pulled me back down, just that slight touch of your hand and I knew. I knew that my life would never be the same. I wanted to marry you at the very moment and that feeling hasn't changed. I love you Aurora Lisa Barnes. I promise I will never hurt you and I will always be with you. I know that I will love you forever." He pushed her ring onto her finger and Aurora wiped a tear from her eye, as did most of the people in attendance. Aurora took a deep breath.
"Shannon before I met you I didn't think I would ever love again, nor did I know if I even wanted to. Then I met this sweet man with the most amazing blue eyes I had ever seen. Things weren't so easy in the beginning, but I wouldn't trade a single moment of it. I knew you were something special when I came back to my room after that fateful party at the hotel and you had waited for me. You have shown me kindness and love, more of both than I could have ever imagined. I told you this once, and it still stands today as it will forever. I'm yours. My heart, my soul, my everything is yours. And I promise you with everything I have, that will never change. I love you." She slipped the ring onto Shannon's finger.
"And now having pledged your love for, and loyalty to each other, and having sealed the pledge with the marriage rings, I do, by the authority vested in me as a minister in the church of Jesus Christ, and in conformity with the laws of the state of North Carolina; pronounce you husband and wife. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. You may kiss the bride." Shannon leaned in slowly and captured her lips with his. Aurora wrapped her arms around his neck and Shannon softly stroked her cheek at the kiss intensified. When they broke apart everyone was standing and clapping. The preacher spoke once more and everyone listened.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives us great pleasure to introduce to you, for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Shannon and Aurora Moore!" The clapping started up again this time louder. Shannon softly turned Aurora's face so their eyes were locked.
"Well, Mrs. Moore?"
"Yes Mr. Moore?" She replied her eyes shining.
"You, me, for the rest of our lives?" He asked smiling.
"It's more than I could ever ask for." She replied before capturing his lips once more in a mind numbing kiss. "Just don't forget to throw a little wrestling in there." His laughed echoed.
"Oh don't worry Mrs. Moore." He said pulling her in very close. "There will be all different kinds of that." She smiled at him and pressed her forehead to his.
"I love you." She said softly so that no one but him could hear.
"I love you two." They kissed once more as the party had already started around them.
Ending Note: Again thanks for reading. I truly hope you loved it, and I hope to see you in my next story!