Last chapter. It's a bit short, but I wanted the story to end short and sweet :) I don't own SWAC, please review :)
It took Sonny two weeks to recover, but at least she was able to be at home during it. The doctor told her she would have to take a hormone supplement tablet for the rest of her life, but it seemed a small price to pay. Chad was just relieved that the danger was over.
And just in time, too, because Tawni had decided that she wanted Sonny as her maid—or rather matron—of honor, and there were a million of preparations that needed to be made before the wedding. Before they knew it, the day of the ceremony had arrived.
"Wake up, Chad. Today's the big day," Sonny said, kissing him on the cheek.
Chad groaned. "Five more minutes," he muttered, still half asleep.
Sonny whacked him with a pillow.
"Hey! I'm up, I'm up!" Chad said, shielding himself with his hands.
Sonny laughed. "Come on, slow poke. We need to get ready."
"But the wedding's not until four hours from now," Chad said, looking at the clock.
"Apparently you don't know how much needs to be done before a wedding, Chad."
"I don't know. I think ours was pretty perfect." Chad grabbed Sonny and pulled her into a tight embrace, his lips brushing her ear.
"Okay, enough of that. No more stalling," Sonny said, grinning in spite of herself.
Chad sighed. "Do I get to have any fun today?"
"Yep. You get to spend the next four hours watching Charlie. That's going to be a heap of fun."
Chad glanced warily at the mobile crib the hotel had provided for them, where Charlie was sleeping peacefully. The kid had just learned how to crawl, and man was she fast. Chad knew exactly what he was going to spend the next four hours doing.
It was a beautiful day outside. The Hawaiian palms swayed gently in the breeze, waving their branches at the brilliant cerulean sky. Just below the bluff where the ceremony was being held, foamy waves crashed on the white, sandy beach, creating the perfect backdrop. Egrets dipped and soared gracefully in the distance.
Chad watched Sonny, who was radiant in her starling-blue dress, walk to her place near the altar and fell in love with her all over again. He was holding Charlie firmly on his lap, who had not entirely given up on trying to escape.
"I'd have to say that Tawni cleans up pretty well," Zora remarked. Although she was fourteen now, she still hadn't lost her quirky personality. She was right, however. The bride looked stunning in a sleeveless, filmy white dress with a lei and a bright fuchsia flower tucked into her upswept hair.
"She's nothing compared to Sonny though," Chad responded.
"You're a bit biased, of course," Zora pointed out.
Chad laughed, not noticing that the other guests were turning to look at him with quizzical expressions on their faces.
"Hey, will you two shut it?" Grady said from behind them.
"Yeah, this is a wedding, for goodness sake," Nico reprimanded. He turned to the redhead beside him and said, "So as I was saying, I pretty much own this entire island…"
When Chad told Sonny about it later, she smiled and shook her head. Some things would never change. But that's exactly the way she liked it.