Chapter 6

Gosalyn sniffed and looked at him confused.

"So you don't know that you love me?"

He turned to her and shook his head. That's not the point he was saying.

"Of course I love you! That's not the pont! The point is… I just wish that you would of told me!"

As Honker walked away he saw Drake standing there.

"Is everything okay?" He asked.

Honker just looked at him; shook his head and walked away.

Drake watched as he walked away and spotted Gosalyn in tears.

His atitutde went from ticked off to worried in seconds. He really carred for her like a daughter. And the sight of her crying is breaking his heart. He so wanted to be her dad. Always wanted a little girl to call his own.

"Gosalyn, what's wrong."

She cries and is about to run past him. "Not now Drake."

He grabbed her hand to make her stop.

"Yes, yes now! Cause I'm supposed to be giving you away soon. And how can I when I know that you're not really going to be happy."

She pulled away and started walking away. She had heard this conversation one two many times from her mom.

"Gee, I heard all of this from my mother. And I think she knows me better then you do."

Drake followed her up a hill and was honest with her.

"I know. But I've done the whole big white wedding and believe me. It doesn't always end in happily ever after."

She turned to him and shook her head. How dare he tell her how to live her life. It's not like she was other things to worry about.

"That's you not me! I love Honker more then anything! Did you feel the same way before you got married?"

Drake paused and sighed. "No."

"Then why am I even bothering talking to you? I gotta go." Gosalyn said.

Before she could walk past him he grabbed her hand. "Hey, young lady. You don't talk to people like that. You have some respect! You hear me!"

Gosalyn was stunned nobody has ever talked to her like that, she quickly pulled away and took off running.

Drake just stood there and shook his head at her.

"Oh Gosalyn. You are still so young."

Gosalyn looked back at Drake and sniffed. "I have to make this right." As she took off running the other direction.

Gwen is just sitting on the table looking at the glass when Gosalyn ran up to her.

"Hey, aren't you supposed to be getting dressed? Where's Rosie and Misty? I thought that they was going to help you."

"Will you help me?" She asked.

Gwen was stunned and nodded her head.

"Yeah, of course." She said with a big grin.

Gosalyn walks away and Gwen follows her.

"It's okay. We have time."

Gosalyn is looking in the mirror trying to figure out what to do with her hair.
Gwen is standing back and watches her.

Schoolbag in hand
She leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye
With an absent-minded smile
I watch her go
With a surge of that well-known sadness
And I have to sit down for a while
The feeling that I'm loosing her forever
And without really entering her world
I'm glad whenever I can share her laughter
That funny little girl

She sits down on the bed and looks at Gosalyn who is now in bath towel, brushing her teeth and pointing to her cut on her leg from shaving.

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Gwen lays Gosalyn down on the bed, takes a band aid and kisses her leg.

Sleep in our eyes
Her and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake
I let precious time go by
Then when she's gone
There's that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt

Gwen is brushing Gosalyn's hair and they're talking to each other.

Gwen is looking at Gosalyn and shaking her head over everything.

I can't deny
What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places I had planned for us to go
Well some of that we did
But most we didn't
And why I just don't know

Gwen is painting Gosalyn's nail's and Gosalyn is talking to her.
Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing

(They're both looking through old pictures and laughing about it.)

She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
Slipping through my fingers -
Schoolbag in hand
She leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile

Gosalyn is in her wedding dress and Gwen smiles and stands next to her.

"Do you think I'm letting you down?"

"Why would you even think that?"

"Well because of what you done. Gwen and Dynamo's and raising a kid and running a business on you're own."

Gwen laughed and hugged her.

"Honey, I didn't have a choice. I couldn't go home, you know. When I was pregnant with you. My mom told me to not bother to come back. And I wouldn't want it any other way. My God, look at what we've had."

Gosalyn thought about it and nodded her head. "Mom, will you give me away?"

Gwen was speechless and had tears in her eyes. "Yeah." She said.

Minutes later they're walking out and Misty and Rosie are next to her.

A mule is waiting for Gosalyn, they help her on and Gwen watched as they took off.

She's standing there by herself trying to get her thoughts straight when Drake ran to her.

"Gwen! I need to talk to you about whose giving Gosalyn away."

"That would be me."

"But what about her dad?"

"Her dad isn't here."

"It's what she wants. She told me she wants her father here. And what if he wants that too."

"What? Drake, don't do this now. I can't hear this now!"

"Gwen, this is about us."

"Drake, why are doing this now?"

"Why not? I really need to talk to you about something."

Gwen sighed and shook her head.

I don't wanna talk
About things we've gone through
Though it's hurting me
Now it's history
I've played all my cards
And that's what you've done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play

The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
That's her destiny

I was in your arms
Thinking I belonged there
I figured it made sense
Building me a fence
Building me a home
Thinking I'd be strong there
But I was a fool
Playing by the rules
The gods may throw a dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here

Loses someone dear
The winner takes it all
The loser has to fall
It's simple and it's plain
Why should I complain?

(She walks up to Drake and looked at him in the eyes. This was really killing her. She loves him, but doesn't want to go down that road again)

But tell me does she kiss
Like I used to kiss you?
Does it feel the same
When she calls your name?
Somewhere deep inside
You must know I miss you
But what can I say?
Rules must be obeyed

(She looks at the ocean and Drake puts his hand on her shoulder, she pulls away and shakes her head.)


The judges will decide
The likes of me abide
Spectators of the show

Always staying low
The game is on again
A lover or a friend
A big thing or a small
The winner takes it all
I don't wanna talk
'Cause it makes me feel sad
And I understand
You've come to shake my hand
I apologize
If it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense
No self-confidence
But you see
The winner takes it all
The winner takes it all

The game is on again
A lover or a friend
A big thing or a small
The winner takes it all

(She goes running up the stiars to where the chapel is, Drake just stands and watched her.)

"Gwen!" Drake exclaimed.

She arrived at the top of the hill and looks back at Drake and sighed.

The winner takes it all

As she ran up their Misty and Rosie saw here.

"Gwen! There you are!"

"Don't worry these are good shoes."

"Here she is, panic over." Misty said.

Gosalyn is sitting down waiting for her mom, smiled huge.

"Oh thank god!"

"It's okay." Gwen said.

Inside the chapel everybody is waiting and Honker just shakes his head.

Outside everybody is getting her dress ready.

Gwen peeks in and the rev mentioned for everybody to get up.

Music started to play and Gosalyn and Gwen come walking in. Both Honker and Gosalyn have a huge grin on each others face, making funny faces.

Gwen kisses Gosalyn's hand hands her over to Honker.

"Welcome every body, we are…" The rev said.

Gwen quickly spoke up. "I would always like to welcome Gosalyn's dad." She said.

All three man stood up from their seats, Gosalyn turned to Gwen shocked and surprised.

"I have to tell you. He is here."

"I know, I invited him."

"But you couldn't have. I didn't know which one it is."

William and Launch Pad along with Drake look at each other and shrugged.

Just then it hit Gwen. "OH MY GOD! That's why they're here."

"I'm sorry. I'm so sorry mom. Please forgive me. Please forgive me!"

All three of them sat down really quick.

"I don't know Gos. Can you forgive me?"

"What? I don't care if you slept with millions of men. You are my mom and I love you so much."

"Oh Gos."

They hugged each other and had tears in there eyes.

"And I haven't slept with hundred of men." She said as she sat back down.

Just then Drake stood up and walked up to them. "Am I getting this right? Gosalyn, may be mine or William or Launch Pad's?!" Drake asked.

"Yeah, yeah. That's right. And don't get all self righteous with me! Because you have no body else to blame but you're self!!"

"Yeah, if you hadn't dumped my mother. And gone of to find somebody else.."

"Hey, hey hey! I was engaged, I had to go home. And I told Laurie that I couldn't do it. And I came right back here!"

"Really? Then why didn't you call me?" Gwen asked.

"Because I was crazy enough to think that you would actually wait for me. Only to find out when I got here that you was with some other guy."

Gwen looks back at the two others and back at Drake.

"So she called me an idiot and married me to prove it."

William then stood up. "Sorry, can I just butt in?"

Gwen moaned. "William, please don't."

"I just wanted to say it's great to even have a third of Gosalyn. I didn't think I would be able get that much of a child. Gwen you were the first girl I have ever loved. And you're the only girl that I have loved."

Gwen just stood there confused as he looked at some guy.

"This gives me an excuse to come out here more often."

Drake walked up to William and smiled. "We can find out if you want. But I'm with William. Being a third of you're dad is great by me."

Launch Pad stood up and smiled. "Me too."

Binki sighed and turned to Morgana. "Typical huh? You wait 20 years for a dad. And then they all come at once."

The rev sighed as they all stood in place.

"Dearly beloved,,"

As Gosalyn stood there with Honker, she kept thinking about everything that had happened. And she finally got what everybody was trying to tell her. I mean, Honker didn't really want this. And she didn't want him to regret something later, her three dad's. She's lucky enough to have three of them.

Gosalyn quickly turned around at them. "You know, I have no clue which ones my real dad. And I don't care. Now I know what I really want."

She smiles and turns to Honker. "Honker, lets not get married."

Honker is confused. "What?"

"I mean, you never wanted to do this in the first place. I want to go out and see the world with you. As long as I'm with you I'm good."

Honker was shocked and blinked a few times.

"Are you sure about this Gos? Cause I know how much.."

"Honk, I'm fine with this. I don't want you to regret marrying me. As long as we have each other I'm good. It doesn't matter if we get married a week or a year. I just want to be with you. I want what you want. I finally got it. I love you so much."

Honker grinned and carresed her cheek.

"I love you!" Honker said.

They both kiss each other and he picks her up and carries her out.

The preist looks over at Gwen confused and scratched his head.

"Gwen, I take it the wedding isn't happen?" The rev asked.

"I'm not entirely sure what's going on right now."

Drake who is talking to Gosalyn and Honker turned to her and smiled.

"Hang on. Why waste a good wedding?"

Gwen, Morgana and Binki just glare at him.

"What are you talking about Drake?" Gwen asked.

"I think you know darling. How about it Gwen. You're going to need somebody to boss around on this island."

Gwen gasped and shook her head. She was ticked off that he would actually pull this stunt infront of everybody.

"Are you NUTS! I am not a bigamist!"

"Neither am I. I am a divorced man who has loved you for 21 years. And ever since the day I set foot on this island. I have been trying to tell you how much I love you."

Gwen looks at him confused and he gets on one knee and pulled out a ring.

"Come on Gwen, it's only the rest of you're life."

I can't conceal it
Don't you see?
Can't you feel it?

Gwen just stood there not moving totally stunned, her friends and Gosalyn leaned in.


" Say I do, I do, I do, I do, I do

Gwen, let's try it.
You love me, don't deny it.

Say I do?

Gwen paused and then she thought about it and nodded her head.

I do, I do, I do, I do, and I do

Drake and Gwen looked at each other and kissed each other passionately.

"I know announce you husband and wife!" The rev said.

They all smile and kiss each other again.

Everybody is sitting at the reception celebrating Drake and Gwen's marriage.

Drake stood up and raised a glass in the air.

Here's to us one more toast and then we'll pay the bill Deep inside both of us can feel the autumn chill Birds of passage, you and me

We fly instinctively

When the summer's over and the dark clouds hide in the sun

Neither you nor I'm to blame when all is said and done

It's been there in my drams the scene I see unfold

Who at last flesh and blood to cherish and hold

Jealous fools will suffer yes I know and I confess

Once I lost my way when something good ha just began

Lessons learned its history all is said and done

In our lives we have we have walked some strange and lonely treks

Slight worn but dignified and not too old for sex

We're still striving for the sky

No taste for humble pie

Thanks for all you're generous love and thanks for the all the fun

Neither you nor I'm to blame when all is said and done

It's so strange when you're down and lying on the floor

How you rise, shake you're head, get up and ask for more

Clear headed and open – eyed

With nothing left to try

Standing calmly at the crossroads, no desire to run

There's no hurry any more when all is said and done

Standing calmly at the crossroads, no desire to run

There's no hurry any more when all is said and done

Launch Pad is sitting down next to Binki. "I don't think that I will ever get married. I like to travel."

Binki paused and turned to him with a smile.

If you change you're mind, I'm the first in line

Honey, I'm still free

Take a change on me

(Launch Pad took a sip of his drink and got up)

"Sorry."

(She stood up and began to follow him around).

If you need me, Let me know, gonna be around

If you got no place to go, if you're feeling down

If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown

Honey I'm still free

Take a change on me

Gonna do my best and it aint no lie

If you put me to the test, if you let me try

She chases him around the tables and everybody laughs at this.

Take a change on me

(That's all I ask of you honey)

Take a change on me

We can go dancing, we can go walking, as long as we're together

Listen to some music, maybe just talking, get to know you better

'Cos you know I've got

So much that I wanna do, when I dream I'm alone with you

It's magic

You want me to leave it there, afraid of a love affair

But I think you know

That I can't let go

Launch Pad is getting tired of Binki changing him around.

If you change you're mind, I' the first in lone

Honey, I'm still free

Take a change on me

I you need me, let me know, gonna be around

If you got no place to go, if you're feeling down

If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown

Honey I'm still free

Take a change on me

Gonna do my very best and it aint no lie

If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a change on me

Launch Pad is trying to catch his breath and Binki blows kisses at him.

"Oh come on, give me a break will ya?" He asked.

Take a chance on me

(He's crawling on the roof and she's right behind him,)

"Take it easy will ya?" He asked.

Oh you can take you're time baby, I'm no hurry. I know I'm gonna get you

You don't want hurt me, Baby don't worry. I ain't gonna let you

Let me tell you now

My love is strong enough to last when things are rough

Its magic

You say that I waste my time but I can't get you off my mind

No I can't let go

Cos I love you so

(He jumps off and goes running.)

If you chance you're mind, I'm the first in line

Honey I'm still free

Take a chance on me

If you need me, let me know, gonna be around

If you've got no place to go, if you you're feeling down

If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown

Honey I'm still free

Take a chance on me

Gonna do my very best, baby can't you see

Gotta put me to the test, take a chance one me

(take a chance, take a chance, take a chance in me)

(He looks around and doesn't see her around, she's hanging on the gutter, falls into his arms and they look into each others eyes and start kissing each other.)

Ba ba ba ba baa bab ba ba ba baa

Honey I'm still free

Take a chance o me

Gonna do my very best, baby can't you see

Gotta put me to the test, take a chance on me

(take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on me)

Ba ba ba baa, ba ba ba ba baa ba-ba

Honey I'm till free

Take a chance on me

(Everybody starts dancing around and the water valve brake and water is everywhere.)

Gosalyn and Gwen look at each other and hug each other.

"I'm so happy for you mom."

"Thanks." Gwen said.

Honker grabs Gosalyn and pushes her into the water.

"AHH!" Gosalyn cried.

The following morning..

Gosalyn is sitting on the port watching Honker pack up the Thunder Quack.

I have a dream
A song to sing
To help me cope
With anything
If you see the wonder
Of a fairy tale
You can take the future
Even if you fail
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me
I'll cross the stream
I have a dream

(She sat up and walked to her mom and Drake along with William and Launch Pad.)

"Thanks for everything mom." She said.

"My pleasure. Make sure you send us all the post cards. From where ever you are."

"I will."

She hugged her mom, and her three dad's.

"Well we're all set babe." Honker said.

"Alright, bye everybody!" Gosalyn said.

Her and Honker got in the Thunder Quack and he started it up and took off.

Everybody watched and waved as they drove off. Gosalyn looks out the window and smiled.

I have a dream
A fantasy
To help me through
Reality
And my destination
Makes it worth the while
Pushing through the darkness
Still another mile
I believe in angels
Something good in everything I see
I believe in angels
When I know the time is right for me

I'll cross the stream
I have a dream
I'll cross the stream

I have a dream
I'll cross the stream
I have a dream

They flew off into the distance.

Back in reality the TV screen is black, movie is over with. Drake walks in her room and grabs the remote and turned the TV off and covered Gosalyn up with her blanket, gave her a kiss on the forehead.

"Night baby girl." He said,

As he walked out of the room Gosalyn woke up. "Dad?" She asked.

Drake paused and turned to her. "Oh, I'm sorry did I wake you up?"

"Kind of. But uh.. can we talk?"

He nodded his head and sat down on her bed.

"Of course sweetie. I know you're mom's past isn't what…"

"Dad, I'm fine about my mom's past."

"You are?"

"Yeah, it's in the past. It doesn't matter. The way I see it now, I'm one very lucky girl."

"How's that?"

"Well not everybody can say that have three great father figure in their lives. My mom will always be my mom and you will always be my dad. That's not going to change. William I didn't know him that long to know him. But I can tell he meant a lot to my mom. Launch Pad is like an uncle to me."

Drake chuckled and hugged his daughter. "You're right. That does sound very lucky. Well you should get some sleep."

"Love you dad."

"Love you too." He kissed her again, he walked out of the room and turned off the lights.

You see a huge disco ball in the background and Gwen, Morgana and Binki come walking out wearing old 70's outfit with microphone's in their hands. Music started to play.

You can dance
You can jive

Having the time of your life
See that girl
Watch that scene
Diggin' the dancing queen

Friday night and the lights are low
Looking out for a place to go
Where they play the right music
Getting in the swing
You come to look for a king

Anybody could be that guy
Night is young and the music's high
With a bit of rock music
Everything is fine
You're in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance
You are the dancing queen
Young and sweet
Only seventeen
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life
See that girl
Watch that scene
Diggin' the dancing queen
You're a teaser, you turn 'em on
Leave 'em burning and then you're gone
Looking out for another

Anyone will do
You're in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance
You are the dancing queen
Young and sweet
Only seventeen
Dancing queen
Feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life
See that girl
Watch that scene
Diggin' the dancing queen
See that girl
Watch that scene
Diggin' the dancing queen

"Go home! All of ya! Huh? What's that? You want another song? All right, let's do it! Turn it up!"

"My my at the Waterloo Napoleon did surrender

Oh yea, and I have met my destiny in quite a similar way

The history book on the shelf

Is always repeating itself

Waterloo- I was defeated, you won the war

Waterloo-Promise to love you for ever more

Waterloo- Couldn't escape if I wanted to

Waterloo-Knowing my fate is to be with you

Waterloo-Finally facing my waterloo

(Just then Drake, William and Launch Pad come walking out wearing 70's gear too and singing too)

My, my, I tried to hold you back but you were stronger

Oh yeah, and now it seems my only chance is giving up the first

And how could I ever refuse

I feel like I win when I lose

(Gosalyn and Honker walked out next wearing 70's gear also)

Waterloo- I was defeated, you won the war

Waterloo-Promise to love you for ever more

Waterloo- Couldn't escape if I wanted to

Waterloo-Knowing my fate is to be with you

Waterloo-Knowing my fate is to be with you

Waterloo- Finally facing my Waterloo

So how could I ever refuse

I feel like I win when I lose

Waterloo- Couldn't escape if I wanted to

Waterloo- Knowing my fate is to be with you

Waterloo- Finally facing my Waterloo

Confetti comes down on them, they're laughing and waving at everybody goodbye.

Gosalyn and Honker walk off together, Binki and Launch Pad walked off together, Morgana walks off with William, Gwen and Drake look at each other and smiled and kissed each other before heading out.

The End