So, before i get into all the thanking...let me make a few notes for y'all.
1: This is the last fic in the Friend or Foe Series. THE END! lol
2: I will be writing 2 oneshot series focused around Friend or Foe & You're the One... If there are any specific moments in Vio's life that you would like me to write in the oneshot series, let me know via review or PM..
I am going to miss writing You're the One. It was such a big thing for me, especially since it lasted a whole YEAR! gah, where does time go? Violet is hands down my favorite OC, ever and i'm glad that i finally get to give her her happily ever after. She deserves it. So, without further a due, scroll down through the thank yous and then enjoy the final chapter of You're the One.
You're the One, Thank Yous.
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Special Thanks To:
Kiwi & Sammi for being betas for You're the One
Kennedy, Sammi, & Kiwi for listening to me drone on about ideas, and letting me bounce them off y'all.
Kennedy, for letting me use Carmi throughout the whole series. She's joined the ranks of the Muses.
Zoe, my Plot Guru, for helping me decide how You're the One was going to ultimately end. And for all the other helpful ideas you gave me, as well as all the phone calls & emails I put your through. You are the best friend I could ever ask for. I love you to death girly!
Happy 1 year anniversary to You're the One!
Now on with the chapter and...ENJOY
You're the One
Epilogue- You're the One
"Tonight I'm letting go of all the old excuses/the fears I built so close/cause inside I"ve always known/that no one else could ever do/or ever feel like home/
There's so many things I'll never know/but this know for sure/
You're the one; I need you more than ever/ It's taken too long; taken to long to say/
My life began the night we spent together/now I cannot live; I'd die any other way"
[October 28, 2010- Cameron, North Carolina]
The very pregnant Violet frowned as she watched Nattie hang up one of the Halloween decorations. "It's crooked," she commented.
Nattie glanced over he shoulder, she was sick and tired of both Carmichael and Violet being pregnant. She couldn't snap back at Violet for telling her the decoration was crooked almost ten time, because if she did, the brunette would burst into tears and then Nattie would have to deal with an angry Adam Copeland. Neither reactions were fun to deal with, as she had learned quickly.
Carmi, who was lying on the couch, watching Nattie do all the work, whereas Violet offered to help but Adam had told her she didn't need to put too much pressure on herself, or any strain at all. She was due in just three weeks and if it was possible, Adam had got even more protective of his fiancee.
With a sigh, Nattie tilted the skeleton cut out slightly, "is this better Vio?" she asked, glancing back at her. She let out a relieved sigh when Violet beamed at her.
"Perfect." Violet said with an emphatic nod of her head. Nattie couldn't help but smile at the glowing look her friend had.
"You finally get it right?" PJ asked as he walked into the room with the glass of water Violet had asked for. Adam had cut off her coffee long ago and her newest addiction was water. It was practically all she drank. Violet took the glass from her cousin as he looked at Nattie.
"Yep, now it's perfect," she replied with a grin.
"It looks like shit," Carmichael muttered.
"Take that back!" Violet yelled.
Nattie and PJ sighed in unison, the fighting between the two pregnant women hadn't ceased since Carmichael hit the three month mark. Everyone was absolutely done with the best friends being pregnant at the same time. Adam and John were practically making schedules for when it could happen so they didn't overlap, ever.
Violet, with the help of PJ, had eased herself to her feet as she glared at the younger Carolinian. "You are such a bitch, you know that right?" she said, pointing at Carmi.
"Yep, I get told that all the time. Specifically by you," the baby of the family glanced up at Violet, challenging her silently.
Violet's green eyes narrowed before they widened and she gasped.
"Rose? What's wrong?" PJ asked worriedly as Carmi scoffed.
"Oh chill, she's just being a drama queen, as usual," the youngest muttered.
The three others ignored her completely.
"I think my water just broke," Violet whispered.
"Aw, shit," PJ muttered before glancing over at the blond in the room, "get her bag and call Adam. I'll get her in the car. Carmichael," he waited for the woman to focus on him. Since Violet had whispered the news, Carmi had been staring at her. Now she blinked and nodded, "call Jeff, Shannon, Chris and Punk, then get into the car. Nattie, you drive!" he called to the blond who was hurriedly jogging up the steps as Carmi pulled herself into a standing position.
PJ wrapped his arm around his cousin and led her out of the house, noticing her wince. "It's gonna be okay," he whispered to her and she just nodded mutely.
Upstairs, Nattie had her cell clenched between her ear and her shoulder.
"Hello," Adam answered. He had been at the local Chinese restaurant, ordering food. Chinese had been Violet's main craving besides celery and peanut butter.
"Adam, it's Nattie. Violet's water just broke, PJ is getting her into the car. We're heading to the hospital. Meet us there." She didn't give him time to respond, just hung up and slung Violet's backpack over her shoulder before taking the stairs two at a time and sliding into the backseat next to Violet as Carmi and PJ got into the front, PJ taking the wheel.
Adam arrived at the hospital a few seconds under five minutes after Violet, PJ, Nattie and Carmi did. Nattie and Carmi were sitting in the maternity ward waiting room when Adam came in. Nattie stood, Carmi was on the phone with Jeff, who was driving to the hospital with Shannon and John.
"Where is she?" he asked. Nattie led him to the room and when she returned to Carmi, John, Jeff and Shannon were sitting with the baby of the group. She took a seat next to her friend.
"You won't be the baby much longer," she commented and Carmi just gave her an uneasy smile.
That's when the doors were flung open and Chris came into the room, followed closely by Punk. "I am here and ready to see my niece." The Canadian seated.
Carmi patted the chair next to her, "get in line," she muttered and the blond just nodded as he and Punk went to take seats with the rest of the family.
PJ looked up when Adam came into Violet's room. The brunette was breathing heavily, another contraction passing. PJ stepped aside and allowed Adam to take his place. "I'll head out to the lobby," PJ told the older man, who nodded. PJ slipped out of the room and headed back to the rest of the family.
Adam leaned down, kissing Violet's forehead. She opened her eyes and looked at him. "Sorry I'm late," he joked slightly and she tried to smile but failed.
He took her hand into his, kissing her knuckles. Suddenly, her fingers clenched his hand as another, more violent contraction hit and a keening whimper of pain left her lips. Adam's chest tightened at the sound and look of pain on her beautiful face. "It hurts," she whispered, her eyes meeting his.
He leaned closer, pressing his forehead to hers, "I'm sorry babe," he kissed her, wishing he could take some of the pain away. "Just think, soon you'll be holding our little baby girl," he murmured and pulled back to see her smile.
"Still think it's a girl?" She asked, her voice a croaking noise.
Adam grinned and nodded, "definitely."
He had kept his promise, he never let himself think about the baby being Shane's, the baby was his, blood or not and he would always see it in that way. He had been taking care of Violet because she was having his daughter.
Neither Adam nor Violet had talked to Shane since the wedding or before even. Carmi and Shane had eventually made up, Jeff, Shannon and Matt also fell back into their easy friendship though none of the men let him forgot what he had done to Violet and the family in the long run.
And there Adam was, with Violet in labor, the family in the waiting room. Everyone anxiously awaiting the arrival of the newest family member that would be quickly followed by Carmi and John's baby.
It felt hours that Adam sat there, holding her hand as contraction after contraction came and went. The doctor came in and checked on Violet's progress several times. He knew Violet had gone into labor three weeks early, but wasn't there something they could do.
"Adam?" Violet asked, her voice weak, exhaustion lining her features. She had been in the hospital nearly seven hours now, as had everyone else.
"Yeah babe," he asked.
"Can you get Jeff, Chris and Shannon?" she asked. Adam smiled softly and nodded before her hand tightened on his.
"Of course, I'll see if I can find the doctor too. I'll be back soon," he leaned down and kissed her before leaving the room and heading to where he had come in.
He sighed, running a hand through his hair, feeling stressed and useless. He didn't know what to do in the situation, how to act. It was all lost on him, he just wanted to help Violet but didn't know how.
Shannon glanced up first and nudged Jeff, who had begun to doze off beside him, he in turn got PJ's attention, who smacked Chris on the arm to wake up the blond man. All four men stood as Nattie, now accompanied by TJ and Harry, Carmi and John all looked up at the approaching man as well.
"How is she? It's been a long time," Jeff asked, concern clear in his voice.
Adam ran a hand over his face, "I honestly have no idea. The doctor comes in every now and then and still does nothing. I feel like I'm going crazy," he paused letting out a long breath. "She wanted you, Shannon and Chris," he said, looking at Jeff. The three men nodded.
"Do you think you could ask the doctor if they're gonna give her an epidural?" PJ asked and the group of men turned to look at him, minus Chris.
Shannon raised an eyebrow. "A what?" he asked.
Chris rolled his eyes, "it's a shot in her back that will numb her," he gave them the short condensed version and PJ nodded.
"I will ask her," Adam said with a nod before he led Shannon and Jeff down the hall toward Violet's room.
When they entered the room, Doctor Rivers was sitting on her stool at Violet's bedside. She looked up, "is this the labor party?" she asked. The three men just nodded.
"Well, she's dilated 10 centimeters, I'll get Dr. Austen in here for the epidural and we should be well on our way to having this baby girl," she said.
Adam's relief was clear on his face and the doctor smiled at him before standing up. "I will be back in a few minutes Violet," she touched Violet's arm gently.
The brunette nodded before leaning her head back and closing her eyes. Adam sat down next to her, "almost there babe," he murmured and she smiled at him with a nod before looking over to see Jeff, Chris and Shannon standing where the doctor had been not long before.
"Hey Mama V," Jeff said, leaning down and kissing her temple.
"Mama Bugga Bugga's gonna be a real Mama," Shannon joked gently as he kissed her forehead as well.
"This is it Preggers." Chris said fondly as he stroked Violet's hair out of her eyes.
Violet's hand clamped onto Adam's as another contraction hit.
"Push." Dr. Rivers instructed and Violet just nodded her head as tears formed in her eyes.
Adam watched her, lending her moral support, tightening his grip on her hand. He couldn't wait for it all to be over. Ten hours of being in labor and they were both spent. It was nearing four am, most of the family in the waiting room was asleep.
Adam, Jeff, Chris and Shannon were standing by Violet's bed. Jeff and Adam each held one of Violet's hands.
"The head is out," the doctor announced and Adam let out a relieved sigh, it was almost over. His baby girl was there.
The newborn's cry broke out through the room as Violet's scream cut off and she flopped back against the bed, her chest heaving. Jeff's hand was released of her grip and he brushed her hair out of her face gently as Chris squeezed Violet's knee.
There it was, one of the happiest moments of Adam's life. Dr. Rivers smiled at him and handed his beautiful baby girl to him, tucking her in his arms instinctively, like he had done it a hundred times before.
Her green eyes looked exactly like Violet's, her little mouth was wide open as she cried and he smiled softly. She was going to be loud like her mother.
Adam looked down at Violet, "babe, look at her. She's beautiful," he murmured.
"Let me hold her," Violet said, opening her eyes slowly and lifting her head. Adam gently handed their baby girl over.
He heard Violet's gasp and looked away from the baby to his fiancee's face. He saw the tears in her green eyes. "She's blond."
Those two words had never had such a greater meaning to either person before.
"Yeah," Adam laughed slightly, biting his lip. He leaned back and placed an arm around Violet, looking down over her shoulder at their daughter. She was his, and she was beautiful.
"Got a name in mind?" Jeff asked as he leaned closer, along with Shannon, both admiring the baby. Chris smirked from where he stood behind Adam, gazing at the baby girl adoringly.
"Heather. Heather Nicole Copeland."
[Seven years later. October 29, 2017- Cameron, North Carolina]
"Heather Nicole Copeland! Pierce Scarlet Hennigan! You two better get yourselves inside this house and say goodbye to your Uncles and Aunt!" Violet yelled from the doorway. Her seven year old daughter and six year old niece both turned to look at her with wide eyes before running to her and doing as told.
Violet smiled and turned to watch them walk into the house before following them. The brunette leaned against the counter top as she watched Chris pick up Heather and kiss her forehead as she grinned at him.
"Happy birthday again Heather." The blond man said with a grin. The blond girl giggled before squirming out of his arms. Pierce hugged her Aunt Nattie around the waist as Heather went to her Uncle Punk, or Uncle Punker, as she cutely called him.
Carmichael sat down at one of the bar stools and looked over at her best friend, whom she considered her sister, even though life hadn't worked out that way, through marriage or blood.
"Busy day," Violet murmured and Carmi nodded, resting her elbows on the counter, watching as their daughters scurried out of the room again.
Carmi's eyes followed the two girls before she hid her face in her hands. "They're getting so big," Carmi whined before she and Violet laughed.
"Yeah and mine is older," she replied.
"By not even two months," Carmi shot back and Violet rolled her eyes as her husband walked into the house. He grinned, wrapping his arms around Violet's middle as he stood behind her.
"Where are the other kiddos?" she asked him, looking back over her shoulder, kissing him softly.
"Sabrina is with Shannon, where else," he commented, causing the two women to laugh. Sabrina was attached to her Uncle Shannon, he spoiled her like none other. "And the boys are with Jeff and Matt," he continued.
"Uh-oh, the next WWE Tag Team Champions," Carmi commented.
Violet rolled her eyes, "they're only two, they can't start them that young."
"Watch us!" Jeff said as he walked into the house with Vincent on his shoulders. Damien was being carried by Matt. Violet smiled at the twin boys.
"What about my kids," Carmi asked with a smirk.
"Mikey is with John. Page is with Shannon and Brina. And Sammy is with Mike." Jeff answered for her.
"So many children," Violet groaned, turning and resting her head against Adam's chest. He laughed softly, running his fingers through her brown hair. She had long since gotten rid of the green and purple streaks and now it was all one color. But she still looked beautiful to him, she would always be a Diva in his eyes.
He shook his head slightly as the rest of the family filed into the house. He looked down and met Violet's green eyes. "Love you wifey," he said and she smiled and her shoulders shook with silent laughter.
"Love you hubby," she muttered against his chest.
Violet smiled as she felt Adam's hands on her hips. "Dishes almost done?" he asked and she nodded.
"Yeah, just about..." she placed a dish in the drying rack, "done." She finished, turning around to face Adam. "Kids asleep?" she asked, since he was home for the week, he had been the one to put them to sleep since they missed their father while he was on the road.
"Yes," he said, kissing her and she smiled.
They broke apart at the sound of a bark. The couple laughed when they saw Bella and Delilah curled up in front of the refrigerator, watching them. "They're getting so old," Adam commented.
"Crabby old ladies," Violet muttered toward the dogs who woofed at her, Bella's tail wagging, but they didn't move. "Lazy bones," Violet said before looking back at Adam.
"Eight years," Adam whispered by her ear and she looked up at him.
"That's a long time for a dog," she murmured, grinning deviously.
"I wasn't talking about Delilah. I was talking about us," he said, taking a step forward and cornering Violet against the counter.
"Oh yeah, that too," she murmured and he chuckled before pressing his lips to hers.
"You're so funny babe," he said sarcastically as she grinned at him.
"I try," she replied, wrapping her arms around his neck. "April is six years of marriage," she said and Adam nodded.
"Sabrina is turning five next month," he said and she nodded.
"Vince and Damien will be turning three, where does time go?" she asked with a sigh.
"I wonder that all the time. Especially when I'm traveling," he murmured, reaching down and lifting her up onto the counter.
Her eyes stared into his, wondering where that sentence was leading.
"I've missed so much, you know, being on the road. Heather's first steps, Sabrina's first words, both for the boys," Adam's eyes left hers and he stared at the patterned tiles of the counter.
She took his face in her hands and forced him to look back at her. "That's not your fault Adam," she told him and he shook his head slightly.
"I want to be there for those kinds of things. They're so important and I feel I've missed out on so much, so many milestones that I can't get back. Our two year anniversary, your 33rd birthday, I almost missed Christmas two years ago when you were pregnant with the boys," he continued on.
Violet pressed her lips to his, just to stop him. "Shut up," she whispered once they pulled away and he looked at her.
"I know you've missed a lot but I don't blame you, neither do the kids. They love their father and they love it when you're home, they don't focus on when you're gone," she told him, leaving of the like I do.
"But you do, and so do I." he knew her too well, it was like her could read her mind. "Violet, I want to see first steps, hear first words, be there for every birthday, every anniversary," he paused, taking a breath, "that's why I told Vince no when he asked me to renew my contract."
Violet's jaw dropped, "are you kidding me Adam? You...you quit?" she asked, baffled. He watched her steadily as she took in the information. The realization dawned on her.
"If you think because you quit the WWE that I'll get pregnant again, you've got another thing coming. I am not going through that again," she said.
Adam grinned, leaning closer and kissing her. "Whatever you say," he murmured in her ear. Gently, he slid her robe down her shoulders. With a smug grin he knelt down and pulled off one of her slippers and paused, tracing her newest tattoo on her ankle.
In total, she had four roses tattooed on her ankle, each one a different color. The first was purple and had a scroll with Heather Nicole scripted on it, the second was pink and had Sabrina Rose written across it's scroll, the last two were red and orange with Vincent Leander and Damien Alexander written. "My name is new," he commented, looking up at her.
She bit her lip, she had broken her promise never to get a boyfriend's name tattooed on her, anywhere. But Adam wasn't a boyfriend anymore, he was something serious, concrete. He was her husband of almost six years and she knew he wasn't going to leave her, and her leaving him had never been something she had ever thought of.
She didn't respond, just kicked off her other slipper and reached for his hand, pulling him to his feet and closer. "I love you."
"Dammit Adam!" Violet yelled from where she sat in the master bathroom that held so many specific memories for the couple. She looked up at her husband who was standing in the door way, leaning against the frame with a carefree smile on his face. His lips twisted into an expression that was halfway between a smile and a smirk.
"Oops." He grinned cheekily with a shrug.
Violet glared at the blond man before throwing the positive pregnancy test at him. He turned and fled, dodging the projectile. "You suck!" she called after him, not caring how childish she sounded. She sounded like her seven year old daughter.
Adam peeked in at her again a few seconds later. She looked up at him.
"Merry Christmas babe," he said, blowing her a kiss before leaving her alone.
"He's the one alright," she muttered to herself.
Here we go again.
"It hasn't always been the best of times/but if you'd ask I'd do it all again/
I'm ready to begin a brand new chapter of our lives/just tell me where and when/
...you're the one who understands/who makes me better than I am/
I do it all because of you/when all we had/had come undone/
you stood and fought/and didn't run/you're the one who pulled us through/
you're the one/I feel it more than ever/it's taken too long/taken too long to say/
our lives began/the night we spent together/
now I cannot live/i'd die any other way/
i'm not afraid/you're the one."
~You're the One~
Lyrics from the last chapter:
Wendy Clear ~ Blink-182
If You're Not the One ~ Daniel Bedingfield
From A Moutnain in the Middle of the Cabins ~ Panic! At the Disco
Rocks Instead of Rice ~ Kellie Pickler