A/N: Okay, let me level with all of you. This chapter was extremely difficult to write due to severe writer's block so please excuse it's severe crappiness. As everyone knows this is the last chapter and I'd like to dedicate it to my good friend and loyal reviewer, Emma, a.k.a, GladeSista's. Let us now commence with the chapter.
Disclaimer: Roses are red, violets are blue. I don't own this movie and neither do you.
It was the day of the wedding and mermen and fish alike were filled with nervous excitement.
Flounder and Ariel were getting married which would make them Prince Flounder and Princess Ariel.
Many people wondered if such a small fish could be wedded to a Mermaid, but the old, wise ones knew that if two people loved each other species didn't matter.
The same respects had also applied with Ariel and Eric they recalled with wide grins.
Everything was perfect. Everyone was present, the music was playing, and the dessert table was set with the tall wedding cake in the center. But one vital thing was still missing.
The bride to be!
Flounder waited at the alter, fear and worry filling his entire being.
Where was she? How could she be late on the most important day of both their lives?
Wait. This was Ariel he was thinking of after all. The curious mergirl was prone to all sorts of mischief. He'd be lucky if she came at all.
With a long suffering sigh the poor guppy finally decided to search for the missing bride. After all there couldn't be a wedding without her.
Ruby waves of hair drifted everywhere as the distracted mermaid glided through the clear water blissfully unaware of the disturbance her absence had caused for the people at the ceremony.
Her attention was focused on other things at the moment.
"I wonder what I should give him? Oh! I wonder what he'll give me! Hehe. I wish I'd thought to look for a wedding present earlier but I'll just see what I can find now."
Pondering the things that her small friend liked, her wandering eyes spotted something of interest.
With an eager look she swam towards the object and picked it up.
'This is perfect!'
With that thought she began to swim back to the palace.
"Where could she be?"
He muttered to himself as he swam as fast as he could trying to find his best friend and soon-to-be-wife.
"She must be around here somewhere. If we're any later they'll have to call the wedding off."
That thought made him speed up more, and then suddenly…
"Oof! What th- oh! There you are."
"Oh…Flounder hey. I was just-"
"That doesn't matter right now. We have to get back so the wedding can start."
"Oh that's right. Come on Flounder, hurry."
And she rushed off leaving the poor guppy struggling to catch up.
"Can we please commence with the wedding now?"
The poor minister said now that everyone was finally present.
To answer his question, the entire party cried out in unison,
The ring of their voices stung his ears and startled him quite a bit.
"V-very well then. Let us proceed with the wedding."
The ceremonial music played the song "Here comes the bride" as Ariel waltzed down the isle with her father by her side.
King Triton looked very proud and happy that his youngest daughter was about to get married. He beamed at her, his dark blue eyes filled with joy, and in return she gave him a kiss on the cheek, her own cerulean orbs sparkling with utter delight.
Upon reaching the alter she stood beside her husband-to-be and waited for the good part to began.
After the long vows it was finally time to get to the "I do's."
"Do you Ariel, take this guppy to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, for better or worse, through sickness and health, for richer or poorer, as long as you both shall live?"
Without hesitating the giddy mermaid blurted out the two words that would give her so much joy for years to come,
With a nod he turned to a very rattled Flounder.
"And do you Flounder, take this young princess to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, for better or worse, through sickness and health, for richer or poorer, as long as you both shall live?"
Shaking profusely, the poor fish began to stammer nervously.
Everyone's eyes were on him making him even more uneasy.
He glanced helplessly at Ariel and to his relief she gave him a kind smile and mouthed "Go on."
Confidence restored, he tried again.
This time there was no stutter in his words.
The priest nodded and finished up with,
"You may kiss the bride."
Ariel leaned forward but hesitated when she saw the dark blush coating his cheeks.
"Are you okay?"
She asked softly, concern obvious in her tone.
Forcing his bashfulness away, he pressed his lips gently to hers and she deepened the kiss.
Instantly happy cries filled the air and shouts of "Aww." "Isn't that adorable?" and "They're perfect for each other." Were heard throughout the room.
The couple parted and this time both faces were stained red with embarrassment.
"Everyone please proceed to the refreshment table. The ceremony is now over."
The people easily followed the minister's command and hurried to where the food was.
Four people however, didn't.
"Finally my little girl has gotten married. I'm so happy for you Ariel."
"Aww thanks daddy."
Father and daughter hugged tightly while Sebastian and Flounder observed the two with fond expressions.
"I can't believe we just got married. I'm so happy I could cry."
Sebastian chuckled with a look of contentment on his face, responding to the small fish's words with the air of a friend who wanted to see his buddy happy.
"Me too mon. I never thought you guys would ever be more than friends. And I'm so glad that both of you ended up together."
"So am I."
And he was. They both were. Though neither had ever expected to become lovers, they had always loved each other very much. And somewhere deep in their hearts they knew this had been bound to happen.
Fate had seen that everything happened the way it was supposed to. And now the two people who were truly meant to be together could finally be happy.
For many years to come the couple would spend every day with each other having fun and going on many adventures together.
And when they became King and Queen, they would rule the seas with patience and love, bringing harmony to the ocean.
And you know what else? They would live happily ever after for the rest of their days.
A/N: Finally it's over. Really, truly OVER! Yippee! – Throws confetti in the air – I'm so happy this is finally finished and done with. I hope everyone loved it because there will certainly not be a sequel. It was too darn hard to write this one story and I don't think I could bear writing another. But you all are probably curious about what gift Ariel got Flounder aren't you? Sadly I have no idea and so won't be able to fit that in anywhere. I really am sorry about that. Anyway tell me what you think but please don't flame unless you have a really good reason or else it will be ignored. Thank you.