Chapter 15: The Greatest Moments
Chapter 15: The Greatest Moment
After what felt like years, the Dark Avenger and the Black Pearl spotted the Island on the horizon. Arabella was rather anxious to get back to her babies and so was pretty much telling Jack to speed this thing up. He was just as anxious as she was, but it was also because he knew the minute Klaus got Rose alone he'd do the one thing Jack dreaded more than anything. He was going to propose to her.
As the ships were moored to the dock not far from the mansion, Arabella walked up to Jack. "I heard about what Klaus is going to do." She said as Jack put on his coat.
"I don't know what you mean, luv." He said as he pulled his dreadlocks out of the coat.
"Jack, you did the right thing." She said with a smile.
He sighed as he turned around to face her, "I'm still not that happy about this." He mumbled.
Arabella put her arms around her husband, "Ye're a great father, Jack, but every parent as to let their child go when the time comes."
"That doesn't make it any easier, darling."
"It won't get any easier, but at least we know she's in good hands." She said as she stepped back and smiled, "Ye know as well as I do that she'll be taken care of when she finally leaves."
"I know, but it's just difficult having a man thinking about my daughter in that way." Jack pointed out.
"Klaus can't help that. He's a man. That's just the way they think and you know that very well."
Jack groaned, "But she's me little girl."
"She's our little girl." Arabella corrected.
About twenty minutes later, everyone was making there way to the mansion through the thick jungle. Klaus seemed rather nervous as they got closer which was making Rose rather suspicious. Arabella was pretty much bouncing up and down at the thought of getting her twins back while Jack was busy trying to not kill Klaus.
When they reached the black iron gate, Timothy pulled out the key and unlocked it. Arabella was at the door faster than anyone. She flung it open and ran through the doorway. Beatrice had come down the stairs after all the commotion and saw Arabella running around the bottom floor looking for the children. "Arabella, they're up here." She said from the stairs.
"Thanks Beatrice" she said as she walked over to her.
Beatrice pulled her into a hug, "I take it everyone's okay."
"Yeah Mom" Klaus said as he walked through the door.
Beatrice let go of Arabella and ran to her son, "Please tell me there's no permanent damage."
"There isn't." he said and let go as his father walked into the mansion. Timothy ran to his wife's side and swept her right off her feet.
Soon Beatrice, Isadora, Fiona, Violet and the girls had been told of the glorious adventure of how their enemies had been defeated after everyone got over the shock of Violet's pregnancy.
Arabella had grabbed her babies from upstairs and was smothering them with hugs and kisses as she sat in the den while everyone else talked. Jack sat by her and greeted the twins only a little bit because he was still worrying if he was doing the right thing about Rose and Klaus. Arabella sensed his nervousness and took his hand in hers, "This is the right thing, Jack. It's best that you just stop trying to fight this and let Rosie grow up." She encouraged.
"Alright, luv" he said with a sigh and loosened up a little. But of course this was still one of the hardest things he has ever had to do.
After she had finished talking with everyone, Rose headed upstairs to get cleaned up when Klaus stopped her at the bottom of the stairs, "Rose, met me in the garden after you've gotten cleaned up." He said with a small smile, but still sounding nervous at the same time.
"Alright" she replied with a small grin of her own, "I'll be right out there."
Klaus kissed her cheek just before heading up to his room to clean up a bit as well. Rose wondered why he seemed so nervous when he asked her to meet him there. Was her father even going to let them be alone? This seemed a little fishy, but she figured she would find out in a little while so she just shrugged and went up to her room.
After taking a nice warm bath, Rose pulled a floor length dress out of the wardrobe that had thin light blue layers and flowed like the blue waves of the ocean. She combed her curls out and just let them hang loose on her shoulders since Klaus loved it when she just let her hair hang loose like that.
When she looked at herself in the mirror, she realized how much had changed over the past year and a half. She was no longer abused, despised, and alone. No, now she had everything she had ever dreamed of. She had parents who loved her more than life itself, friends who cared enough about her to go to great lengths to rescue her, and she also had the most wonderful man who loved her with all his heart and would give his life just to save hers. Tears started to well up in her brown eyes as she remembered all that had happened since leaving the 21st century. Everything was now as it should be and no matter what there was always going to be someone who cared for her.
Finally after a minute or so she pulled herself together and walked out her door. Klaus was waiting just outside for her as she walked out the door. He smiled nervously as he offered her his arm which she took with a slight giggle. When they were out of hearing distance from the house, Rose turned to her love, "What's this all about?"
Klaus took a deep breath and turned to face her, "Rose, do you remember the first time I told you that I loved you?" he asked sounding very nervous.
She smiled at his behavior for it was the same way he acted when he first told her that he loved her, "How could I forget?"
"Well, when Henry brought me and the girls here, all I could do was worry if you were alright or not. I told myself that if I ever got the chance to see you again I would never let myself lose you. Now I'm going to keep that promise." And with that said he slowly got down on one knee and held her hand in his. Rose's heart was racing so fast she was scared it was going to bounce right out of her chest. Tears welled up in her eyes as she stared into Klaus' loving face. Klaus looked straight into her beautiful brown eyes as he was preparing himself for one of the biggest moments of his life, "Rose Sparrow, will you marry me?"
Rose's smile widened as the tears finally made their way down her face. She couldn't believe this was happening. Her beloved prince charming had finally asked her to become his bride. This was the greatest moment of her entire life. Nothing compared to this moment of pure joy. She stared lovingly into Klaus' nervous face as more tears fell onto their joined hands, "Yes"
Klaus immediately jumped to his feet and swept her up into his arms pulling her close to him as his heart was filled with pure joy. He never imagined this moment would be this wonderful. His love had just agreed to spend the rest of her life with him. This had to be the happiest moment of his life as he spun his bride-to-be in his arms. Nothing could possibly be greater than this moment of their lives, but there was indeed something greater to come, but that wasn't going to happen for at least two and a half years.
Author's notes: Well, there you have it. It is finished so now I can work on the sequel. Yay! Please, please, please review.