This is the Epilogue for the story, just to wrap everything up in a nice neat little package. I want to say thank's to Gloria for being the only person to review the last chapter and asking me to write more because to be honest I was about ready to stop the story right there. I hope you like this. It's purely fluff and really short, but I think it's pretty good anyway.
Disclaimer: I don't own That '70s Show.
Jackie and Hyde sat on the couch in her apartment entangled in a passionate make-out session. Things had been going well for the couple. Jackie had been back in town for a month now, filming the show at Point Place Cable, business at the record store was booming and things had finally settled.
Randy and Fez found out the couple was back together the first day when they walked in on them in the basement. Mr. and Mrs. Foreman found out shortly after that. They were still enjoying the retired life and now spent most of their time on the phone to Eric and Donna since the couple just became engaged and were planning to be married within six months. No rings were to be involved in the engagement or wedding ceremony.
Jackie and Hyde's current activities quickly elevated. He stood up and she wrapped her legs around his waist. He carried her to the bedroom, checking to make sure the door to the apartment was locked on the way. Fez and Fenton had a habit of barging in other wise.
They were lying naked under the sheets in Jackie's bed, basking in the afterglow of their lovemaking and drifting off into a soft slumber when Jackie spoke up.
"Hmm?" His eyes were closed, his shades sat on the nightstand next to him and his arms wrapped around Jackie possessively.
"Why don't you move in here?"
Hyde cracked open an eye and looked at her. "But then I'd never get rid of you."
Jackie slapped him on the shoulder playfully and smiled. "I'm serious; you spend the night here often enough. Half your stuff is here already and the apartment's closer to the record store than the Foreman's."
Hyde propped himself up on his elbows to look as his girlfriend. "You're serious?"
"Yes, that's what I said," Jackie looked a little nervous as Hyde contemplated her proposition.
"What's the catch?"
"No catch, I just think it would be a good idea of we lived together."
Hyde thought for a moment more and then nodded. "Okay, I'll move in on one condition."
Jackie's nerves came back. Hyde's conditions were usually pretty high. "Okay?" she said. "What?"
Hyde reached over to his side of the bed and rustled through his clothes. When he came back up he kept one hand behind him so Jackie couldn't see.
"You know," he said, "we've always been a little weird. You've always had certain expectations of me and I never lived up to any of them." She raised an eyebrow at his odd behavior.
"Well, I was gonna try to do this thing right, but you upped the ante with the moving in thing. So, I guess now would be the best time." He pulled his hand out from behind his back to reveal a small black box. "I will only move in with you," he said, "if you agree to marry me." He opened the box and showed her a gold band with a 2 ct. princess cut diamond situated in the middle.
Jackie's jaw hung open speechless as watery eyes stared at the ring and then to Hyde's expectant face.
"Steven, I… are you sure?"
Hyde laughed. "Yeah, that's why I just asked you."
"But all those times you didn't want to talk about it or even think about it or refused to consider it a realistic possibility―"
"Well, a lot has changed and I'm actually hoping for it to be a very real possibility."
"Steven," happy tears rolled down her face as she kissed him tenderly. He took the ring out of the box and put it on her left ring finger. One of the few things she had always wanted she now had with the most amazing person she could imagine spending the rest of her life with. They started to kiss more passionately and decided in unison they could tell the rest of their friends the news tomorrow.
So, that is really the end. Thank You everyone who's read this story, an extra thanks to everyone whose reviewed this story, and an extra special thanks to Gloria who got me to finish it.
til next time inspiration strikes