Just another little Torvil and Dean fiction. My thoughts about the futre, tis purely fiction and i own non of the named peopl in this
Fairy Tales Happen, eventually.
The year is 2025, and, at last, they were where they should have been a long time ago. The journey that had bought them here had been long and bumpy, but, they were glad of the memories they had gained along the way.
Memories of skating all over the world and the people they had met along the way. Memories of fans they had met and the many gifts they had received.
They had thought that they had retired, but a phone call from ITV had changed that. For eight years they had done trained celebrities to not only skate but perform like they did. The reception they had been given on the first show of the first series of Dancing On Ice still surprised them to this day. The public had once again, taken Torvill and Dean to their hearts.
After Dancing on Ice they had done the odd guest spot on several ice skating tours, showcasing there best and most well known performances. Each time they performed they would still get a standing ovation. The passion they had for skating was still as strong as it had been the first time they had taken to the ice. But, after fifty something years of skating, their bodies weren't what they used to be. Over time they had spend less time on the ice and more time off the ice.
They still skated, only slower and the intricate lifts and tricks were now left to the new generation. They had both done a little bit of coaching over the years but never to this degree. One day they had received a call inviting them to be the head coaches for the British Figure Skating team, and eventually lead that team Gold at the Olympic Games.
While there professional lives had been filled with success and accolades, their private lives had been another story.
Chris had seen two failed marriages and a stormy relationship with one of his long time friends, Karen Barber. They had started dating after the breakdown of his second marriage. Their relationship had lasted roughly two years; it had been problematic from the start. They both had strong personalities and in the end that is what broke them. He can't even remember what the argument was about now but they had fought, and shouted and they had stormed off in separate directions. He had gone to Jayne's, the one place he knew he would find comfort, she ran of to another love. Looking back it was the best thing to do.
Karen had renewed her relationship with Nicky Slater a few years later and they have been happy together ever since.
Jayne and Phil had stayed married until the end. It had happened so quickly, a few years after Dancing On Ice had finished Phil had had a heart attack, and passed away. Jayne had been devastated and like the friend he was he had been there for her.
For the next few years they had been just Jayne and just Chris.
They watched as their children had grown up and gone to college and university. As the children spent less time at home they began to spend more time together until one evening Jayne asked Chris to move in.
"It seems silly you having a place" she began "you spend most of your time here."
"What are you suggesting?"
"Move in, here. It feels empty now that the kids are gone." She said shyly.
"Are you sure Jayne?"
"Really sure." She smiled at him
"What about when Jack and Sam come over?"
"I have plenty of room Chris, beside we could always share. It'd be like the good old days."
Chris smiled back at he "I'll start packing tomorrow"
That's how things had started. Two good friends moving in together, to save money and to keep each other company.
It had been the last eighteen months when things had really changed. They had been coaching a young couple who had true potential. Jayne had skated over to show the young girl where to put her arm for a certain lift. He saw her blade wobble, saw what would happen if he wasn't there. He skated as fast as he could to catch her, and he did.
"Thank you Chris."
"Always said I'd catch you if you fell."
She smiled at him "And you've never failed me yet."
When they got home that night they fell into their usual routine. Jayne would start the cooking while Chris put their skating things away and got drinks sorted out. As they were not training tomorrow a glass of wine was in order.
"Remember the first time you cooked for me?" Jayne asked.
Chris laughed "It was a disaster"
"It was….um…. yeah…. a disaster" they both laughed.
They had come so far in the fifty years they had known each other. Chris looked at the smiling eyes of his partner and asked the one question he had never dared ask before.
"Mary me, Jayne?"
"Mum stop fidgeting, you look beautiful" Jessica said to her mum
"I never thought I'd be doing this again"
"Of course you did. Lets face it, it's always been him, hasn't it"
Jayne just blushed.
"Its okay, you know he's always been in love with you too" said Karen.
They had stayed friends through all the ups and downs over the years. It was only right that she be there today to share in her happiness.
Karen went to open the door "Hey guys come in."
Robin, Nicky and Kieran all entered looking very handsome.
"Jayne, you look very beautiful. He's a luck man" Nicky said.
"How is he?" she asked.
Robin laughed "A complete wreck"
Jayne started pacing "is that good or bad, does he think it's a mistake…"
Karen gave Robin that glare "thanks a lot"
"He's just worried you're may change your mind. And I quote "I'm a stubborn old man, what does she see in me"" Robin added
"Of course I'll be there" she said "he's a part of me"
"Let's go then" he said "It's time"
Jessica handed her mother a small bouquet of flowers. It was a very simply bouquet of purple and white roses. "Robins right, you do look beautiful Mum"
Jayne was wearing a very simple dress. It was strapless, fitted to the waist then flowed in layers to her knees. Round her waist was a dark purple sash, this sash was the same colour as her shoes and her flowers.
Jessica and Karen were in matching purple strappy dresses. They started out dark purple at the top and faded through too almost white at the bottom.
Karen gave her best friend a hug before taking Nicky's arm. Jessica would be walking down the aisle with Robin and, of course, Kieran would be giving his mum away.
Chris stood at the front of the small room, his two sons next to him.
"Stop panicking Dad, you look fine"
"That's not what's worrying me Sam"
"You think she's not gonna show?"
"I don't know" he said honestly.
Both Sam and jack laughed "she'll show"
All three Dean Men were dressed in identical dark grey suits. The only difference was there ties. Chris' tie was a dark purple, to match Jayne's' dress were as the two boys had pale purple ties.
The first words of "Still Crazy After All These Years" began to play the congregation stood.
Jayne's grip tightened on her sons arm, "Hey mum ease up"
The doors opened and out walked Karen and Nicky, followed closely by Jessica and Robin. They came to stand near the front.
Chris took a deep breath. This was it, the moment he had waited his whole life for. But where was she? His deepest fears took hold has the seconds ticked by and still no Jayne.
"What's wrong mum, that's our cue"
"I know" she smiled.
"Oh you are evil" Kieran laughed "He is so going to get you for this"
As the words of the song got to 'Old Familiar Ways' Jayne walked into view.
Chris knew he was marrying a beautiful woman but right there, right then, she looked like an angel. An angel with a wicked grin on her face, she was late on purpose. Oh she was going to pay for this.
The music faded and the registrar began "ladies and gentleman, we are here today to, finally, join in marriage this man and this woman."