Chapter 1: Forever Together

It was a big day at Road Rover HQ, because it was the wedding day of Shadow and Sierra. Everything was perfect, set, and ready. There was still some time left before the ceremony began. Everyone was ready but Shadow and Sierra were still in the process of getting ready for the day the longed for. The others couldn't be happier that their feelings for each other had led up to this day.

Shadow was in his room, almost finished getting ready. He finished fixing his tie then picked up his jacket and put it on. He finished buttoning it when he heard a knock on the door, "come in."

The door opened and Axel came into the room. He looked at his father and smiled, "you look good dad."

Shadow turned to his son, "thanks…I never thought this day would never come."

"You nervous?" Axel asked.

"Just a little bit," he said.

Axel walked closer to him, "I felt the same way. Just don't worry about it and you'll be fine."

Shadow smiled, "thanks."

They stayed silent for a bit then Axel spoke, "you know…I just can't believe you're getting married, my father…I couldn't be happier."

"I'm glad you're ok with all this," Shadow said.

"Of course I would be," Axel said. Just then they heard a knock and Ariel come into the room. "Hey Ariel." They both kissed each other.

"Hi Axel," she turned to Shadow. "How are you dad?"

"Just a little nervous," he said.

"Just a few more minutes left you know," she said.

"I know, can't wait." Shadow then remembered something, "Axel, Ariel Sierra wanted to talk to you both before the wedding."

"About what?" Axel asked.

"Just something we both talked about. Oh and can you tell Hunter and Colleen I wanted to talk to them?"

"Sure," Axel said. Ariel and Axel hugged Shadow before heading for the door.

Once they were outside they saw Hunter and Colleen. "Hey you two," Hunter said.

"Hello," Colleen said.

"Hunter, Colleen Shadow wanted to talk to you two before the ceremony started," Axel said.

"About what?" Colleen asked.

"Don't know," Ariel said. "He also said Sierra wanted to talk to us also."

"All right we'll se you all in a bit," Hunter said as he and Colleen walked over to Shadow's room. Axel and Ariel then walked to Sierra's room. Hunter knocked and waited for the come in before entering. Once inside they walked towards Shadow, "What's up Shadow?" Hunter asked.

"I wanted to talk to you two about something important," Shadow then sat down on his bed. Hunter and Colleen sat down on nearby chairs. "Me and Sierra were talking and…well she told me how you both never really known or had a father in your life. And since I'm marring Sierra that means we're going to be joined as one family. Once we're both married I want to adopt you two as my own."

Both Hunter and Colleen were surprised at what he said. Hunter spoke, "you…you would really do that?"

He nodded, "yes, I would really like to be the father you two never had. So after the ceremony I would like it if you two would call me dad if you want."

Both of them remained silent, trying to absorb what they heard. But then they smiled; they stood up and walked over to him. Colleen then hugged him, "thank you for doing that…and I wouldn't mind that at all."

Shadow smiled as he returned it. Hunter put his hand on his shoulder, "thanks I would like that also."

Shadow stood up, "thank you, both of you. I'll be real happy to have you both apart of the family."

All three of them hugged and stayed for a few seconds before breaking up. Hunter spoke, "Well it's almost time, I have to go get mom."

"Alright Huntie I'll see you out there," Colleen said as she gave him a kiss.

"I'll see you out there," Shadow said. They all then left the room but Hunter went to his mom's room.

Meanwhile Axel and Ariel were outside of Sierra's room, they knocked and went in once they got the ok. Once they were inside they saw Sierra dressed in a beautiful white dress, she faced them and spoke, "ah good you two are here."

Axel smiled, "you beautiful Sierra."

"You really do," Ariel said.

Sierra smiled, "thank you both of you. Please sit down."

They both did and Axel spoke, "what did you want to talk to us about?"

Sierra sat down on her bed, "Shadow and I were talking and he told me some things about you two. Axel like how you didn't know your mother that much, or Ariel how you lost yours at a early age. After Shadow and I are married I would like to adopt the both of you."

Both of them were surprised at hearing this. Axel spoke, "R…Really?"

She nodded, "and I would like it if you two would call me mom if you want."

Ariel had a small tear in her eye, "I would love that."

Axel nodded, "yes as I would I too."

They all got up and hugged each other and stayed like that for a bit. After they broke apart Sierra spoke, "well the ceremony is about to start, I think you two should take your places.

Axel checked the nearby clock, "Oh you're right, we should get going." They hugged Sierra one last time before leaving. Once they were outside they saw Hunter approaching, "hey Hunter."

"Hey you two," he said. he smiled as he knew what happened, "mom said she wanted to adopt you two didn't she?"

Ariel nodded, "yes, and dad said he wanted to adopt you and Colleen right?"

Hunter nodded, "yes…so I guess we're going to be family."

"Yes that how I see it," Axel said.

"I'm happy for it," Ariel said.

"I know, well I have to get mom, after all I am walking her down the aisle."

"Alright I'll see you out there," Axel said. with Ariel and him walked away.

Hunter went to his mother's room and knocked. He entered when she gave the ok. Once he saw her he was amazed at how she looked. "Wow…mom you…you look wonderful."

Sierra smiled, "thank you son."

They both hugged each other, "I still can't believe my mother is getting married."

"I know and I'm glad you're ok with it."

"Of course, I know you two will do good together," Hunter said. "So are you ready for today?"

She nodded, "yes, I've been waiting for this day for a while."

"Well in a few moments…you both will be united forever," he wiped a tear from his eye.

"Hunter don't cry." She said.

"I'm just happy that's all."

"So did Shadow tell you and Colleen?"

he nodded, "yes and we're both happy for it.

"So were Axel and Ariel."

"I can't believe we're going to be a big family after this," Hunter said.

"I know," she said.

They stayed silent for a bit, "well then if you're ready," Hunter held out his arm. "Lets go." Sierra took his arm and both of them left the room and headed to the beach.

Shadow made his way out on the beach; he stopped, and smiled as how everything was set up. Nice white chairs, set up in neat rows. Beautiful white carpet leading up aisle all the way to the podium. He then walked all the to the podium where Axel, his best man, joined him. "You ready dad?" he asked.

He nodded, "yes, absolutely."

"Then you better give this to Confuse-us," Axel said handing him a box of cocktail weenies.

Shadow took them; he was confused, "Why?"

Axel just smiled, "believe it or not that's his fee."

Shadow was silent for a sec, "he loves this that much?"

Axel just nodded. Just then they saw Confuse-us hop up on to the podium. He then looked at the two, "hello you two, how are you both?"

"Good," Axel said.

"Wonderful," Shadow said.

Confuse-us nodded, "all right you know what comes first." Shadow then handed the box to him, and Confuse-us began to eat some. Once finished he set the box aside, "All right then, let's begin then." He then signaled for the music to began.

Everyone turned their attention to the aisle and soon saw Sierra, being escorted by Hunter, and walking down the aisle followed by Colleen, who was Sierra's maid of honor. When Shadow looked at her, he was amazed by her beauty. "She's so beautiful," he thought. They kept walking till they reached the end; Hunter then hugged her before taking his seat. Shadow then took her hand as she joined him at the podium.

Confuse-us then began, "Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to joined these two in holy matrimony. These two who had lost their children at first, then were reunited with them. Then were able to find each other through it and find love in the process. And now they are taking the road of life together. Do you Shadow take Sierra to be your lawfully wedded Wife, to have and to hold, through the good times and the bad times, through sickness and in health till death do you part?"

"I will," Shadow said.

Confuse-us then turned to Sierra, "do you Sierra take Shadow to be your lawfully wedded Husband, to have and to hold, through the good times and the bad times, through sickness and health till death do you part?"

"I will," Sierra said.

"And now the couple will exchange the rings and vows that will unite them both forever. If anyone here know why these two shall not be wedded, speak now or forever hold your peace." After a couple minutes of silence he resumed. "Shadow do you have the ring?"

Shadow took the ring from Axel and turned to Sierra. "Sierra from the first day I saw you I was struck by love. I just had to be with you, near you, and protect you. Ever since are love for each other was told I couldn't be in anymore in love with you. When you said yes to my proposal I felt like a new dog. I swear to you that I'll always be with you and always protect you." He then slid the ring on her finger.

"Sierra do you have the ring?" Confuse-us said.

Sierra took the ring from Colleen and turned to Shadow. "Shadow when I saw you love surface from deep down. I loved how you always wanted to be with me. I always felt safe when you were with me. When we told of are love for each other I couldn't be any happier. When you proposed to me I couldn't believe it was happening. I swear that I'll always love you, and always be by your side." She then slid the ring on his finger.

Confuse-us then spoke, "then by the power vested in me I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.

Shadow and Sierra faced each other, as their heads got closer till they kissed each other with every amount of passion they had. The eruption of applauses was the only sound that was heard.

They all went inside for the reception. Shadow and Sierra were the only ones one the floor as the first song came on. It was called "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion.

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful baby
You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through through it all

As they danced Shadow spoke, "Sierra you look so beautiful."

Sierra smiled at this, "Thank you Shadow."

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I'm grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don't know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

"Thank you for marring me," Shadow said.

"Thank you for asking my love," Sierra said.

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You've been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth

My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'coz you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

They both then gave each other a kiss that lasted long.

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I'm everything I am
Because you loved me

They were brought back when they heard the applause of everyone around them. Everyone then joined them on the floor. Hunter, Colleen, Axel, and Ariel approached Shadow and Sierra. Hunter spoke, "So how did you two like the song?"

"We loved it," Shadow said.

"We especially loved the moment we shared," Sierra said.

Colleen then spoke, "So since the next song is going to start, I was wondering if I can dance with my new dad?"

"As I with my new mother," Axel said.

Shadow spoke, "I don't see why not."

Sierra nodded, "As do I."

Hunter turned to Ariel and held out his hand, "if wouldn't mind?"

Ariel smiled and took it, "I don't mind." Shadow took his place with Colleen, Sierra took her place with Axel and Hunter and Ariel took a place on the floor. The sounds of the song "From This Moment On" By Shania Twain

(I do swear that I'll aways be there.

I'd give anything and everything and I will always care.

Through weakness and strength, happiness and sorrow,

for better or worse, I will love you with

every beat of my heart.)

From this moment life has begun

From this moment you are the one

Right beside you is where I belong

From this moment on

Shadow spoke, as Colleen and him were dancing, "Colleen."

"Yes?" she said.

"Like I said earlier, even though I may not be your father by birth I really want you and Hunter to consider me one. Since we're family now." He explained.

Colleen smiled, "Thanks dad."

From this moment I have been blessed

I live only for your happiness

And for your love I'd give my last breath

From this moment on

I give my hand to you with all my heart

Can't wait to live my life with you, can't wait to start

You and I will never be apart

My dreams came true because of you

As Sierra and Axel danced together Sierra spoke, "Axel, I want to tell you something."

"What is it?" Axel asked.

"You may have never knew your mother, but I really want to be one to both you and Ariel, if you let me."

Axel just smiled, "Thanks mom."

From this moment as long as I live

I will love you, I promise you this

There is nothing I wouldn't give

From this moment on

You're the reason I believe in love

And you're the answer to my prayers from up above

All we need is just the two of us

My dreams came true because of you

As Hunter and Ariel danced Hunter spoke, "so I guess we're family now."

Ariel nodded, "yes I guess so also."

"Always wanted a brother and sister," Hunter said.

"As do I also," Ariel said.

From this moment as long as I live

I will love you, I promise you this

From this moment

I will love you as long as I live

From this moment on

The song ended and everyone soon got ready for the next one. They got together with their loved ones and the song soon started.

Meanwhile off on the sidelines Exile and Blitz were talking and watching the lovely scene in front of them. Exile spoke, "they all look so wonderful together."

"Ja, I know," Blitz said. he looked at the three couples and wanted to have what they had, love. "You know I Exile, I wish I could have someone that would make me feel what they feel."

Exile put a reassuring hand on his shoulder, "don't worry comrade you will find that special someone one day. I too wish to find someone to love."

"Ja, I wonder when that's going to happen." Blitz said.

"Just give it time, I'm sure it'll happen soon," Exile said.

Blitz smiled, "Thanks Exile you really know how to make someone feel better."

"It was no problem comrade," Exile said.

They both then resumed at watching the lovely scene until the current song ended. The food and cake came out and it was all dished out. After it was all done everyone then took their place back on the floor as the final song came on. Shadow and Sierra then got back together again, as did Hunter with Colleen, and Axel with Ariel, a newly formed family. The song "Last Dance" by Donna Summer started to play.

Last dance
Last dance for love
Yes, it's my last chance
For romance tonight

I need you by me
Beside me, to guide me
To hold me, to scold me
'Cause when I'm bad
I'm so, so bad

As they danced Shadow spoke, "Sierra."

"Yes Shadow?" she said.

"How do you feel about the new family we formed?" he asked.

She smiled, "I think it's the best thing we've done."

He smiled also, "I'm also glad everyone's ok with it."

"As do I," she said.

So let's dance the last dance
Let's dance the last dance
Let's dance this last dance tonight

Last dance
Last dance for love
Yes, it's my last chance
For romance tonight

Hunter spoke, as Colleen and him danced, "So Colleen, what do you think about our new family?"

"I think it's wonderful," Colleen said.

"We both have a new father now," Hunter said.

"That's one thing I've wanted," Colleen said.

"As did I," He said.

I need you by me
Beside me, to guide me
To hold me, to scold me
'Cause when I'm bad
I'm so, so bad

So let's dance the last dance
Let's dance the last dance
Let's dance this last dance tonight

Axel spoke to Ariel, "So…we have a new family now."

Ariel smiled, "I know and I'm glad for it."

"Me too," he said.

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I need you by me
Beside me, to guide me
To hold me, to scold me
'Cause when I'm bad
I'm so, so bad

So let's dance the last dance
Let's dance the last dance
Let's dance this last dance tonight

The reception ended and Shadow and Sierra were at Hawaii for their honeymoon. They arrived near evening time and were in front of their hotel they were going to stay at. Once they checked in the rode the elevator up to their room. They reached their room and unlocked the door. They opened it and walked inside. They were shocked at the sight of their room. A large bed, a door that leads a large balcony, a miniature frig filled with all sorts of goods, and a bathroom with a large tub and shower. Sierra spoke, "my word…this is going to be a great week."

Shadow walked behind her and wrapped his arms around her, "and the best thing is that I get to spend it all with you." They both smiled as they kissed. They both then went and changed in more combatable clothes. They decided to go out to a local restaurant for dinner. They held hands as they left their room and to the elevator. Once outside they took a cab to a local steakhouse. Once there they saw there were some outside seats and decided to take one. Once they waiter took their order they just sat their, holding each other's hand, and talked about the time their going to have. They food arrived soon and they ate in peace. Once they finished they paid and decided to take a walk on the beach before returning back to their hotel.

They both held hands as they walked across the sand. They stopped and faced the ocean and watched as the sun set. Shadow put his arm around her shoulders, as Sierra rested her head on his chest. Both of them loved just being together and being married made it even more special. They both looked at each other and started into their eyes. "I love the way your eyes look," Shadow said.

She smiled, "As do I. thank you for a wonderful evening."

"Anything for you love," he said as they kissed again.

They then saw it was getting late and decided to go back to the hotel for the night. They got another cab and were soon at the hotel. They headed up to their room and were at their door. Shadow unlocked it and then carried Sierra bridal style into it and set her down on their bed. He then walked back to the door and put the 'Do not disturb' sign and locked the door. He then walked back to Sierra and sat down next to her. "Sierra I'm really happy we're together now."

"I love it also," Sierra said. "Thank you so much for coming into my life. I though I would never find anyone else to love."

Shadow took both of her hands into his, "I never though I'd find love again either. But then I saw you and it came back."

They both smiled in silence for a bit. Sierra spoke, "I love you Shadow."

"I love too Sierra," Shadow said.

They both then kissed long and passionate. They both went to the bed and sank into it and held each other close for an hour. Once they finished they cleaned the bed, and took a shower. They both changed for bed, but stood in front of it. Shadow spoke, "I say this was a wonderful day."

"I defiantly was," Sierra said.

They made their way to the bed, got in and held each other in their arms. "Night Sierra"

"Night Shadow."

They kissed once last time as they closed their eyes. Sierra fell asleep immediately, but Shadow stayed awake for a little bit longer. He smiled as he saw his wife sleeping in his arms, then he looked at the ring on his finger. He then shut his eyes and fell asleep. he knew without a doubt the their love will last forever.