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Author's note:Okay… So I only had one person who said that it would be best to stop when I did and about 15 who asked me to continue, so here is the epilogue. I hope you guys like it and would like to thank all of you for your amazing reviews and story ideas (I'll comment more about the ideas at the end of this chapter.) Enjoy!
Tony straightened his tuxedo tie one last time while standing in front of the mirror. A smile spread across his face as the reality finally set in, I'm getting married today.
Tony took a deep breath in an effort to calm his nerves. Even though he loved Ziva more than life itself and had no doubt at all that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her, marriage was a big step for him.
He'd changed a lot since the time he first met Ziva. Although Jeanne helped put an end to his 'playboy' ways, it was Ziva who turned him into a man and taught him how to love.
Tony's thoughts were interrupted by a knock at the door.
"It's open!" He called to whoever was waiting on the other side.
The door creaked open and McGee slid in.
"Nervous?" He asked and Tony nodded slightly.
"Yeah, but I know I'm doing the right thing."
"Yeah, you and Ziva are happy together. I guess I always knew that it would be Ziva who ended up taming the lion." McGee teased and Tony merely grinned.
"The lion, I like that." Tim rolled his eyes and Tony looked at him curiously, "What about you McGee?"
"What about me?" The younger agent asked in confusion.
Tony turned to his best man, "Although you didn't exactly need taming, you and Abby seem pretty happy together."
McGee blushed and Tony rolled his eyes, "It's nothing to be ashamed of McGee. You two have been dating ever since Ziva and I got engaged, so… about a year. You two were practically made for each other and seem happier when the other is around." Tony looked at McGee in complete seriousness, "You bought a ring yet?"
McGee blushed a deep crimson, and at Tony's raised eyebrow answered, "I bought it just over a week ago, but don't even hint to her about it."
"No problem Tim."
Tony faked a sniff and McGee looked at him in concern, "Something wrong?"
"My little Probie's all grown up."
McGee rolled his eyes but didn't say anything else. Instead he glanced at his watch, "Come on Tony. We have to leave now or you'll be late for your own wedding."
Tony nodded seriously and took one last look in the mirror. This is it…
"Good." McGee replied, "Now let's go."
Tony followed McGee outside and got into the passenger seat of his car. McGee got in the drivers seat and started the engine. It only took twenty minutes for them to arrive at the ceremony. Tony stepped out of the car and straightened his tuxedo. He looked around and smiled.
He and Ziva had chosen to get married next to a lake only a few minutes outside of DC. It was close, but also had a beautiful view and they'd both decided that this was the perfect place for their outdoors wedding. Tony took a deep breath in an effort to calm his nerves.
"I'm ready." He stated with confidence, and McGee ushered him towards the aisle.
Tony grinned at the younger man, but didn't say anything. Instead, he turned towards the crowd waiting for him and walked towards the altar. The priest smiled at him and Tony smiled back. He waited for what seemed like forever, until the first of his groomsmen appeared, escorting one of Ziva's bridesmaids down the aisle.
After a few more groomsmen ushered bridesmaids down the aisle, Abby and McGee appeared. Tony fought the urge to chuckle at the look on McGee's face. Tim wore a huge smile as he walked down the aisle with Abby by his side. Tony also noticed, however, that Abby didn't seem to mind being escorted by McGee. She was smiling widely too and kept throwing glances in McGee's direction.
Tony smirked at them, but it seemed all too soon that they reached the front and McGee stood by his side. A wall of fear hit Tony and he suddenly began to have second thoughts.
What am I doing? I can't get married! I'm not a 'commitment' type of guy and marriage is a major commitment! I'm not ready for this...
The pianist started to play 'Here Comes The Bride' and Tony fought the urge to throw up, I've got to get out of here, this whole idea was a mistake...
Ziva chose that moment to appear. Tony took one look at her as Gibbs escorted her down the aisle and felt all his fears and worries wash away.
Suddenly, there was nothing but Ziva, his Ziva.
Tony smiled widely, realizing that this was not a mistake... it was the best thing that ever happened to him.
Ziva's eyes met with his and Tony's smile grew at the love he saw there, She's so beautiful...
Gibbs and Ziva reached the altar and Gibbs, who had been smiling the whole time he was walking Ziva down the aisle, reluctantly let go of her arm. He then leaned towards Tony and whispered, "You take good care of her."
Tony smiled at Gibbs and whispered, "I will."
Gibbs nodded at Tony, then turned and took a seat in the front row.
Tony looked down and Ziva and smiled happily. He fought the urge to kiss her and stared deeply into her eyes instead. They were sparkling with life and love and drowned out the rest of the world.
"Do you, Anthony DiNozzo," Tony snapped out of his daze when the priest began addressing him. "Take Ziva David to be your lawfully wedded wife for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and cherish until death do you part?"
Tony stared deeply into Ziva's eyes as he answered, "I do."
The priest nodded before turning to Ziva. "And do you, Ziva David, take Anthony DiNozzo to be your lawfully wedded husband for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish until death do you part?"
Ziva's eyes never left Tony's the entire time the priest was speaking. She smiled brightly and took a deep breath before answering, "I do."
A large smile broke out on Tony's face as the priest continued.
"If anyone here has any reason as to why these two should not wed, speak now or forever hold your peace." When no one spoke up, the priest smiled, "I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride."
Tony wasted no time in covering Ziva's mouth with his own. Warmth spread through his body as he realized that he was now kissing Mrs. Ziva DiNozzo.
Ziva returned the kiss eagerly, and both agents felt the promise in the other's embrace--the promise to live with and love the other for the rest of their days.
So... I don't know about you, but I liked that ending. Thank you all for reading my story and especially for reviewing! I hope you all enjoyed it! :)
Anyways... about your story ideas.
I want to thank everyone who suggested an idea (and I want to say that I hope to write them all.)
The first suggestion was by Penelope Louise. She thought it would be a good idea to write a story about Ziva being targeted by Jeanne and Tonyn has to protect her while they're undercover to find information on Jeanne after she continued her father's work. (Sounds cool to me!) Thanks for the suggestion Penelope Louise, it sounds really interesting!
Another suggestion was made by dizzy-in-the-izzy. She asked for a TIVA fic based on the story line of A Walk To Remember, which is an amazing movie. This is the one that I will write first, because I have some great ideas for it. (I'll use the story line but change some thinds and make the story my own because I don't want to steal the whole movie.) Thanks dizzy-in-the-izzy, this was a great idea!
Selonianth also had a cool idea that I'd like to try. She suggested that I write a story where Tony and Ziva switch paths. Basically, Tony grew up with Mossad and Ziva grew up in the States. I have some great ideas for this story too. Thanks Selonianth!
So... Like I said before, I'll write all these stories, but at different times so you get quicker updates on each story!! :) I'm going to write the "A Walk To Remember" one first and it will be titled "A Walk To Remember." (A creative title I know, but it is the one that fits best.)
Again, thank you all so much for your reviews and story ideas. I appreciate them all! :)
I hope you enjoyed this story and thanks for reading!
PS. Semper Fidelisis is only two days away! (This past week has gone by so slow!) I can't wait!