Author's Note: I'm sooo sorry this took so long to get this chapter done. Know that I knew it was going to be the end and it went through multiple incarnations before it got here. I hope you like it.
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Chapter 10: End of The Rainbow
Julie wandered through the supermarket with Connie. Connie and Guy's daughter Audrey was sitting in the cart seat giggling and babbling happily. The two year old was perfect in Julie's mind and Connie had been so happy.
"So," Connie said. "What's the deal?"
"Deal?" Julie said, grabbing a box of cereal.
"Jules," Connie said. "I know you've been thinking about it." Julie rolled her eyes. "Adam's getting married, there's no way you haven't considered it."
"I really haven't Cons," she said. "I haven't thought about it, and I don't want to."
"You and Goldberg have been together for two years," Connie said. "You've never even thought about or talked about getting married."
"Nope," Julie said, biting her lower lip. She'd thought about it of course. But they'd never talked about it. Never.
"God, he really is an idiot," Connie shook her head. Julie rolled her eyes. "You want to marry him right?"
"Right now?" Julie looked at her friend, "no, right now, I want to get my grocery shopping done, so I can go home, and get away from you, and cook my boyfriend dinner."
"I think you want to marry him," Connie said. "And you won't admit it for whatever reason." Julie sighed. "Jules," Connie said. "You've lived with him for a year. You guys are like the perfect couple, what are you waiting for?"
"Mostly?" Julie said with a sigh, "I'm waiting for him to ask me." Connie looked at her and frowned. "I think it's the Jewish thing again."
"You can't blame every problem in your relationship on that," Connie shook her head. Julie sighed. "You could convert. Like Charlotte did on Sex and The City." Julie frowned. She really didn't have any interest in converting to Judaism. She'd gone to temple with Greg, of course, she'd been going on and off for a while. She'd even considered conversion, she'd gone as far as having a conversation with the rabbi about it. But too much of herself was tied up in being a Catholic.
"I don't think that's for me," Julie shook her head. "I mean, I love him, but not enough to give up Jesus." Connie looked at her.
"Have you talked about it with him?" Connie said.
"Aunt Julie!" Audrey said. Julie looked at the little girl, her chubby toddler hands reaching for her. "Up!" She said. Julie laughed and picked the little girl up.
That night Julie stood in the kitchen chopping up vegetables. Goldberg walked in and smiled.
"Are you cooking?" He said. "Who are you and what have you done with Julie Gaffney?" She laughed and he walked over and kissed her. "Should I call for backup pizza?"
"No," she shook her head. "It's crock pot cooking, anyone can do it!" He laughed. "So I was with Connie today." She shouted as he walked into the bedroom.
"Uh huh," he nodded shouting back. "Was the crock pot her idea?"
"No," Julie rolled her eyes as he walked back out. "She did have some ideas, though." He looked at her. "So we've been doing this for a while now," he nodded.
"Two years, last count," he said. She nodded. "And?"
"So that's kind of a long time," she said.
"Julie," he said. "You're being excessively weird, even for you."
"Greg, I just think we should start talking about," she sighed, "about certain things."
"You want to talk about things?" He said. She nodded. "Us things?" She nodded again. "You're breaking up with me!"
"OK, really? After two years you're still the insecure neurotic guy who thinks that every time I want to talk it's to break up with you?" She crossed her arms. He smiled and shrugged. "No, I don't want to break up, it's the opposite actually." She walked into the bathroom and slammed the door.
"The opposite?" He said and knocked on it. "Julie!" He said. "What do you mean you want to do the opposite of break up? I don't understand." She opened the door and looked at him.
"Don't you think it's strange that we've been dating for two years," she said, "and the one time we've talked about," she sighed, "it was as joke?"
"Julie, I really have no idea what you're talking about," he shook his head. She sighed and walked back over to the couch. "You know I normally love when you get all crazy but this isn't really helpful."
"Why haven't we ever talked about getting married?" She said. He looked at her. "I mean, I'm not saying that I want to get married now, or even soon, I mean I might, I just want to talk about it."
"Oh," he said, "OK, so let's talk about it." She looked at him. "I'm serious." She sighed. "It's not that I don't want to marry you."
"So then what is it?" She asked. He looked at her.
"I don't know," he said. "I really don't." She nodded.
"Well," she whispered, "maybe you could figure it out." She walked quietly over to the kitchen. He looked at her.
"It's not about religion Julie," he said. "We've had that conversation."
"No, I know," she said. "Maybe it's something else." He walked over and put his arms around her from behind.
"Like what?" He said.
"Like you don't see me as someone who you can be serious with," she shrugged. "I know who I am. I know I'm not exactly," she turned and looked at him. "I'm the fun girl."
"Yes," he nodded. "You are, but I don't see what it has to do with anything."
"I'm the girl who guys get out of their systems," she said. "I'm not the one. Maybe you see that too, the same way Dean and Adam did."
"Hey," he whispered and kissed her. "I don't feel that way." She looked at him. "You are the one for me." She looked at him. "I didn't know this was so important to you."
"I guess I didn't either." She sighed. "I'm sorry I got crazy."
"It's OK," he shrugged. "I guess it's a good thing I bought this last week then." He reached into his pocket and took out the small velvet box.
"Oh God!" She whispered.
"So, what do you say Cat-lady?" He smiled. "Will you marry me?"
"Of course I will!" She whispered and kissed him.
I say, "Hey hey hey hey!
I've been waiting for someone
I've been praying for someone
I think that I could be in love with someone
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