A/N: I don't own anything but the concept and the girls. This is the last chapter and I would like to thank everyone that has read the story. Also a bog thanks to those that reviewed the chapters. I loved reading them and hope that this chapter is what you were picturing.
"Oh Ernie this is great." Kim said stepping into the Youth Center. He had called and said that he had a surprise for her and the girls. It had been a week since they had gotten back and she was just now getting use to things again. The gym had settled down and it would be a few weeks before the World Team started their press tour. She had arranged it that way so that they girls could settle a little before traveling across the country giving interviews.
"I'm glad you like it. Tommy helped set it up and congratulations on getting engaged." He said as she smiled.
"Thank you and I do have a favor to ask of you." She said looking at him.
"Kimberly anything for you, just name it." He said.
She took his hand. "Ernie, you have been like a father to me and I want you to walk me down the aisle." She stated.
"I would be more than happy to walk you down the aisle. You and the others are like my children. I'm sure that I saw more of you guys back in high school than your parents did some days." He said with a laugh.
"Yea that's true and thank you." She said hugging as everyone else walked in. They had a huge grill out the day after Kim, the girls, and Tommy had flown back to the states. She had grilled Trini about claiming to not know anything. Tommy had finally stepped in and told her that he had asked Trini not to tell her so that it would be a surprise and it had been a surprise. It was perfect way for him to ask her. Tommy then told her that David and Kelly had bought the house from him and that he had a job at Angel Grove High School. He had solved a problem before she had even thought about it. She knew that it would have been a problem for her to move to Reefside with the gym here and he had known that and took care of it. He was a very special man.
"What? Two months is not enough time to throw together a wedding. Kimberly what is wrong with you?" Trini asked sitting down next to Kim on the couch. Since she had been out of town for the past few weeks, Kim had invited all the girls over to discuss the wedding. She and Tommy had agreed to a short engagement over the phone while she was with the girls on their tour. They couldn't wait to get married. It had already been too long for them and they didn't want to wait any longer.
"Okay I can do this since I have had my wedding planned since I was 6. The ceremony will be in the park while the reception will be at Ernie's. I've already talked to the florist and the bakery and pretty much everything is taken care of except our dresses and the boys' tuxedos. Don't worry I can pull this off." She said trying to reassure them.
"Kim may be right. Think about it Trini, we will be really huge if she waits a few months." Aisha said as Kim smiled. She at least had Aisha on board. Now all she needed was Kat, Tanya, Hayley, Angela, and Trini.
"Well I think that a short engagement is best for you guys. I mean you have waited years for this moment." Hayley said as Kat and Angela nodded.
"Hayley's right, now Trini we all know that Kim has had her wedding day planned for forever. Don't worry this is Kim and who throws a better party than Kimberly Anne Hart." Tanya said as Trini sighed.
"Fine, fine." Trini said as Kim smiled. "Come on, if you are getting married in two months then we need to find your wedding dress along with whatever pink creation you are putting us in." She said grabbing Kim's hand. Kim laughed and grabbed her purse on the way out. Their first stop would be David's Bridal and she knew what dresses the girls would wear and the design would look great on each of them.
"Is this the one, Miss Hart?" The consultant asked. Normally you couldn't just walk in without an appointment but sometimes being famous had its perks. The women just about fell over themselves when they realized that she was the World Team coach and had been proposed to at Worlds on live TV.
"I'm not sure." Kim whispered looking at herself in the mirror. She had dreamed of this moment all her life but she didn't know that it would be this hard to choose a dress.
"If you are not sure then this is not your dress." The woman said as Kim nodded. Turning she walked out of the room so that the girls could see this dress.
"What do you think?" Kim asked spinning in front of them.
"Its pretty but its not your dress." Aisha said as Trini nodded.
"Its wonderful but Aisha's right, its not your dress." Tanya and Angela agreed.
Kim sighed and walked back to the dressing room. This was the third dress that she had tried on. They all had been different designs but in her heart she knew that she was meant to get married in a ball gown. It was really cliché but Tommy had always called her his princess and what did the princess wear to the ball, a ball gown.
"Let's try this one." The woman said as Kim nodded. She slipped out of the mermaid style wedding gown and stepped into the ball gown. It was gorgeous with all the tiny beads that sparkled in the lights. The woman zipped it up before clipping the back so that the fit would look like it was supposed too. Kim spun around and looked at herself in the mirror. She smiled and fell in love with the dress.
"I think that this is the one." The woman said as Kim nodded. "We can add straps if you want." The woman said as Kim shook her head. She loved the strapless look and it would look beautiful with the veil. "Here let's put this on to complete the look." The woman said placing the veil on Kim's head and clipping it into her hair. "Now let's see if your friends agree with you." The woman said as Kim nodded. She opened the door faced her friends.
"Oh wow, it's the one." Trini whispered as everyone nodded.
"It looks like you." Hayley said as everyone got up and circled Kim.
"This is my dress." Kim said as everyone laughed. It really was made for Kim. The saleslady took Kim's measurements and promised that the alterations would be completed in little of no time. "Okay now its your turn." She told the girls as they groaned. She had already picked out their style of dress; she just wanted to see it on them. Laughing she sat down and waited for them to show her how they looked.
"Two months? I can't believe that Kim has agreed to that short of a time table. I would think that she would need at least a year to plan the wedding." Jason said flipping the burgers on the grill.
"Are you kidding me? This is Kim. I'm sure that she has had her wedding planned since birth." Rocky said grabbing a plate for the burgers.
"Yea that's true." Adam said leaning back in the chair.
Tommy smiled before replying. "Well Kim was the one to suggest the short time frame since the girls will be coming back from their media tour a week before then. Don't worry Kim said that she had everything taken care of. It will be in the park with the reception at Ernie's. As far as I know all of the big things are out of the way but her dress and my tux but that's easy." He said taking a drink.
"Okay this gives us a short time frame to plan your bachelor party but we can make it work." Jason said.
"Uh no, Kim said no bachelor party because she heard stories about Rocky's." He said.
"What? Okay first off Rocky planned his own bachelor party and we were just along for the ride and no girls were involved." Jason said pointing the tongs at Rocky.
"Oh she knows that there were no girls but she heard about the Power Rangers robbing a convenience store and who could forget the Power Ranger running into Wal-Mart to grab some thongs." Tommy said as Rocky laughed. The other guys just sighed. It had not been the best idea but since it was Rocky's night, they went along with it. "Anyway she said we should have a normal guys night at the strip club and not to let Rocky drive." He said.
"Really? The Angel Grove strip club is not the place I would want for my bachelor party. I mean Jason's night was bad enough but I refuse to do that again." Adam piped in as Tommy agreed. He didn't know how the strip club stayed in business. It was really just a place to get drunk and some old women dancing on the bar.
"I say we just stay at home and play x-box." Billy said as Adam agreed. They both preferred not to pay another visit to the strip club.
"I'm up for that." Tommy said as Rocky set the plate of burgers down.
"Man your bachelor party is going to suck. Kim takes all the fun out of stuff." Rocky said grabbing a bun and burger.
"At least we are not going blow our cover as former rangers for my party." Tommy said with a laugh. Everyone finally settled down and decided that they would lay low for the bachelor party. Tommy didn't want to incur Kim's wrath or blow the secret of their past.
"Oh Kim that gown is even better today than it was two months ago." Angela said adjusting the train of Kim's dress. They were in the girls' locker room at the Youth Center getting ready while Tommy and the boys were in the boys' locker room. Since the wedding was in the park, they would only be a short walk away.
"Thanks, Angela. I was worried that they won't get it altered in time but she called me last week and told me to come pick it up." She said looking in the mirror.
"How did you keep Tommy from seeing it?" Kat asked adjusting her dress. Kim had picked out a pale pink that looked great on all the girls. Their dresses were strapless and an A-line design.
"She hid it at my house." Aisha said with a smile. She was putting the finishing touches on her make-up.
Trini smiled as she put her shoes on. "I can't believe you left it there with Rocky. I mean my house was out because Jason would have told Tommy but Rocky? You are crazy." She said standing up.
"Well Rocky didn't know that it was there so no worries." Aisha supplied as Kim nodded. She looked at all the girls and smiled. They looked great. She heard a knock at the door and turned to watch Trini go to the door.
"Who is it?" Trini asked. Kim didn't want anyone to see her in her dress in case they told Tommy what it looked like.
"Kaylie." The voice said on the other side of the door. At Kim's nod, Trini opened the door. "Oh wow," Kaylie breathed. "You look gorgeous." She said walking over to Kimberly.
"Thanks, how is your Uncle?" She asked.
"Oh he's pacing and worried about whether you will walk down the aisle. I think Uncle Rocky said something to him. Uncle Jason told him to calm down and that you won't leave him high and dry on your wedding day." She said circling Kim.
Laughing, Kim thought about Rocky torturing Tommy. Looking back at Kaylie, Kim wished that she would have agreed to be in the wedding. Kaylie was a big part of why Kim and Tommy were getting married. "You know that me marrying you Uncle changes nothing, right?"
"Yea, Uncle Tommy talk to me. I'm fine with the wedding. I want both of you happy." She said as Kim pulled her into a hug. "Whoa, watch your dress." Kaylie said with a laugh.
"Don't worry about my dress. I love you and if I have a little girl, I hope that she is just like you." Kim said pulling back from her.
"I love you too." Kaylie said wiping her eyes. "I guess I better get back to Uncle Tommy. He doesn't need to be alone with Uncle Rocky for too long." She said walking out of the room.
"Well I see that my husband is causing problems but at least Jason and Adam are in the room with them." Aisha said as the girls laughed. Kim walked over to the window and smiled. It was going to be a wonderful day and she couldn't wait to get started.
"You are going to wrinkle that tie, if you don't leave it alone." Jason said looking over at Tommy. They had picked out the standard black tuxedos with pink cummerbunds to match the bridesmaids dresses. They each had a pink rose pinned to their chest as well. Kim had picked out the color so that it would match perfectly because if it had been left up to him, they would have had a hot pink or something close. Sighing Tommy turned to see the guys spread out waiting until it was their time to walk out to the park.
"You know, pink really looks good on you maybe you should be the Pink Ranger next." Rocky said with a laugh.
"Ha ha, very funny. Don't you think that Uncle Tommy would clash with Kim if he did that?" Kaylie asked walking into the room.
"What happened to knocking? One of us could have been changing." Tommy said looking at his niece.
"Well since you were all dressed before I left a minute ago, I took a chance. Anyway dad said that its time." She said leaving the room. Tommy smiled and followed his niece outside. The music was playing softly from a song system that Zack had bought them for the ceremony. Walking up the aisle by himself, he finally stopped at the edge of the lake and faced the crowd that had gathered. There were several rows of white chairs that lined both side of the aisle. They guys would walk up the aisle with the girls while Ernie would walk Kim to him. Taking a deep breath, he heard the music change as Kat and Greg stepped to the end of the aisle. Angela and Zack were next followed by Billy and Hayley. Stepping up to the end of the aisle next were Aisha and Rocky then finally Trini and Jason.
Kim took a breath as she peeked over the crowd to see Tommy. He looked amazing in the black tux. She noticed that he had gotten his hair cut yesterday so it wasn't as spikey. He still had the gel in it though. She was amazed that he had agreed to the pink cummerbunds but it did awesome on him and on all the other guys. Looking at him standing proudly at the end of the aisle made the past year worth everything, she loved that man more than anything. She wasn't nervous which was odd since it was her wedding day but she had nothing to be nervous about. She heard the music changed as Ernie squeezed her hand.
"Are you ready?" Ernie asked as Kim looked up at him.
"Yes I am." She replied as they started walking.
The music shifted to the wedding march as Kim and Ernie stepped into view. Looking at his bride, he had to remember to breath. The veil hid her face from him but he would know that woman anywhere. There was a subtle way that she got to him. Watching her walk toward him, there was a peace that settled over him. He loved her more than anything. Once she reached his side, he took her hand in his and turned to the preacher.
"It is my pleasure to present to you for the first time, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Oliver, finally." Jason said as everyone cheered and clapped as Tommy and Kim walked into the Youth Center. It had been transformed from their teen hangout to reception to die for. Ernie had out done himself this time and Kim loved it. Standing in line, they received well-wishes and congrats from their friends and family before making their way to their table. Servers appeared and started setting down plates in front of the guests and bridal party while Zack walked over to the microphone.
"Hey everyone, first off I would like to say that I am so happy that these two are finally married. You would have thought that they would have been the first of all of us to marry but they are stubborn. Anyway since I was told that I have a voice like an angel, I have prepared a song for the happy couple." He said as everyone laughed. Kim out her fork down so that she could enjoy whatever song Zack had picked out for them.
When the rain is blowin' in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love.
Tommy stood up and offered his hand to Kimberly. Smiling she took it and stood up. They walked hand-in-hand to the makeshift dance floor. Pulling her into his arms, Tommy shifted her close and moved to the beat of the song. It was slow and perfect for their first dance.
When the evening shadows and the stars appear
And there is no one there to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love.
I know you haven't made your mind up yet
But I would never do you wrong
I've known it from the moment that we met
No doubt in my mind where you belong.
Kim looked into Tommy's eyes as they dance to the lyrics. Zack didn't know that she loved this song and always thought about it with Tommy.
I'd go hungry; I'd go black and blue
I'd go crawlin' down the avenue
No, there's nothin' that I wouldn't do
To make you feel my love.
Tommy thought back to their ranger days and knew that the lyrics were true. He had risked a lot for her back then and he would have done more if the need had arisen. He loved her that much.
Though storms are raging on the rollin' sea
And on the highway of regrets
Though winds of change are throwing wild and free
You ain't seen nothin' like me yet
I could make you happy, make your dreams come true
Nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends of the Earth for you
To make you feel my love
Tommy and Kimberly kissed in the center of the dance floor before making their way back to their seats. The rest of the night flowed with conversation and more music. Tommy and Kim finally said goodnight to the guests and made their way back to Kim's home which was now both of theirs. They would start their honeymoon tomorrow before coming back to Angel Grove and their jobs.
3 years later in Beijing
Tommy looked on as Kaylie stood proudly on the podium awaiting her Gold Medal. She had just won it for the All-Around competition. Hoisting up his daughter, he smiled as the medal was placed around her neck. This was the second Olympic Gold medal for her. She along with Alex, Whitney, Scarlett, Lauren, and Kelly had won the Team Gold medal yesterday which made Kimberly cry. She said that it was like the Magnificent Seven all over again but better because these were her girls. These had been girls that she had coached for three years and she was here to see them win top honors.
"Look at that, Katie, that's the American flag." He said pointing to the ceiling. "And look there's your momma." He said pointing to Kim who was now standing on a podium across from Kaylie. This year, whoever won the All-Around had a choice of having someone sing their national anthem. It was something that the Olympic committee had wanted to explore for a while but it was the first year that they had actually done it.
Since Kaylie had won the All-Around, she had asked Kimberly to do it. Kaylie owed her entire career to Kimberly and this meant more to her than almost anything. Since Kim had given up being the National Team Coach after the birth of her and Tommy's daughter this was perfect for her. She still coached at the gym and was very proud her four girls that had made the Olympic team. It was the first time in history that four girls had come from the same gym but they were Kim's girls which meant that they had worked for that honor.
Shifting Katie, Tommy focused on his wife with the American flag waving behind her as she raised the microphone to her mouth.
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilights last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there
Oh, say does that Star - Spangled Banner yet wave
O'ver the land of the free and the home of the brave
Kaylie held back tears as the last strands of the National Anthem faded. She had asked Kim to sing it for her because her aunt had been the one to give her this dream. Looking into the crowd, she found her uncle and smiled. These two people had made her dream come true and she could never repaid them for being with her and pushing her towards this day when she wore an Olympic Gold Medal around her neck.
Raising her arm high, she waved to the crowd before stepping down off of the podium and making her way to Tommy and Kim. Hugging them close she whispered her thanks and let the tears flow.
"I love you." Kaylie said as Kim tightened her arms around her niece. Tommy smiled as he hitched Katie on his hip.
"I love you too." Kim said backing away from Kaylie. She took Katie from Tommy as she watched her husband hug his niece.
"Kaylie, you know that this is not the end to your dream." He said as she nodded. "And you know that we will always be here to help you move forward." He said pulling her in his arms. Kim smiled at them and had to fight back tears. She hoped that one day her daughter did everything she could to achieve her dream no matter what it was.
Okay so what did everyone think? Please let me know. The songs were To Make You Feel my Love and Star-Spangled Banner. The frist one has been sung by different people including Bob Dylan, Garth Brooks, and most recently Adele. Anyway I hope that everyone enjoyed this story. As for what I'm doing next, I am working on some one-shots and taking a little break before starting a new story. Don't worry it won't be a long break and I will be posting one-shots to tide everyone over until my next story.