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AN: Well, this is it! The last chapter to the Karla saga! It has been a fun ride and thank you to everyone who stuck with me! Please leave one last review to let me know what you thought! You guys are awesome!
10 years later…
Karla sat in the back room as she applied the rest of her make-up. She couldn't believe that today was the day she was getting married. She and Jake had survived high school together. She graduated at the age of fourteen and then they both headed to Hudson University afterwards. Jake became a teacher for special needs children and Karla got her PhD in psychology and Criminal Science. She and Jake would soon be moving to Washington DC where Karla would work with the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit in catching killers.
She was excited about the route her life was taking and that she had a family who loved her so much. Her little brothers were starting fifth grade soon and she knew that her parents were excited about that. Matthew and Mitchell were very intelligent and her sister Jasmine Michelle was starting second grade.
A knock on the door brought her out of the past as four year old Jasmine came into the room. She looked adorable in her white flower girl dress with a small tiara on her head. Jasmine hopped over to her sister and Karla pulled her into her lap.
"Hey Jazz, what's up?" Karla asked. Jasmine looked up at her sister.
"Mommy wants to know if you ready cuz Jake is waitin' for ya," Jasmine told her.
"I'm about ready," Karla said as she set Jasmine down and stood up, "How do I look?"
"You look like a princess!" Jasmine said giggling.
"Aw, thanks Jazz. Go tell Mom and Dad that I'm ready," Karla said. Jasmine hopped out of the room and Karla smiled after her. Karla followed her shortly after.
Out in the foyer she saw her mother holding her sister and her father looking very anxious next to her brothers who were fidgeting with their ties. She smiled at the lot before her.
Elliot couldn't believe that his little girl was getting married. She had come a long way from that scared little five year old in that hospital room. He looked to his wife who had tears in her eyes. He knew that she wasn't going to try to hide the fact that she was going to cry.
Olivia felt the tears well as she saw her daughter walk into the room. She couldn't believe that the little one she met so long ago was finally getting married to the man of her dreams. Holding Jasmine on her hip, she walked to her daughter and pulled her into a hug. Karla wrapped her arms around her mother trying to hold her own tears back.
"I love you baby and you look absolutely beautiful," Olivia told her and she broke from the hug.
"Thanks Mom, I love you too," Karla said with a smile. She looked to her father who was standing there watching them. Karla went and hugged her father tightly.
"I love you Daddy," Karla whispered in his ear.
"I love you Sweetheart," Elliot replied.
"Okay, places everyone!" said Casey as she came in.
Olivia sat Jasmine on her feet and sent her to the front of the line and then Olivia went to find her seat. Matthew and Mitchell were both the ring-bearers and each had his own pillow. They went after Jasmine accompanied by Haley and Jessica who were Karla's bridesmaid and maid of honor. Next came Karla and Elliot. The music began to play "A Moment Like This" by Kelly Clarkson as they made their way down the aisle.
At the end of said aisle awaited a grown-up Jake who was all for marrying Karla Stabler. He couldn't believe that the young prodigy he met in high school was about to become his wife and he felt that they were going to last for the rest of their lives. As the music began he saw the breath-taking sight of his soon-to-be wife making her way down the aisle with her father by her side. He and Elliot had finally learned to get along after Jake proved himself time and again.
As she ended her walk, Elliot kissed her cheek and placed her hand into Jake's hand. He looked to Jake with a determined glare.
"Remember," he murmured, "You break her heart and they will never find your body."
"There's nothing to worry about there Mr. Stabler," Jake said with a smile, "I love her too much to ever hurt her."
Elliot took his seat and the ceremony began.
The vows were the traditional sayings and then the rings were exchanged. The "I dos" were said and then the preacher said those long awaited words, "Jake, you may kiss the bride."
Jake leaned down and ever so gently kissed her and she returned the kiss and applause was heard through the church. Karla felt the happiness and love that she had surrounded her and she loved how that one day when she was five that everything changed and it changed for the better and the aftermath of those changes had guided her life to this moment, her moment of true bliss. Life was at the best it could be!