Hey Everyone! An update, yaaaay! So this is officially my last chapter, but if I get enough reviews after this, I have a very cute idea for a short Epilogue, that I'm sure you'd all love :) I want to thank you all for reading my story and for your wonderful and inspiring reviews, it means a lot to me! I am thrilled that so many people have enjoyed my story. :D I really hope you all enjoy this chapter, it may be a little corny, but I think its cute!
Dreams Coming True
Serena giggled as she attacked her fiancé and kissed him fiercely. Darien pulled her closer to him and kissed her deeper, dragging her down onto his bed with him. A few dizzying moments later, Serena pulled away, both of them gasping for breath. She smiled down at him and leaned down to kiss him again, but his eyes suddenly widened and he turned away.
Confused, she poked him, "What the hell, Darien?"
"What?" he asked innocently.
"Why did you turn away?" she asked him half angrily, when suddenly there was knocking on the door, "One minute!" she yelled.
"I can't kiss you anymore right now," he said.
"What, why?" Serena asked, confused, "Is this some sort of pre-wedding ritual I don't know about?"
Darien laughed at her confused look as he sat up and pulled her in for a hug. Kissing his index and middle fingers, he tapped them against her nose, "You'll understand tomorrow, my love," he told her with a smile, "Now go, before those bridesmaids of yours tear my door down!"
Serena did as she was told and gathered her things, but ran back to him to envelop him in a huge hug. Darien wrapped his arms around her, pulling her close to him and he breathed in her scent.
"It's just until tomorrow, Princess," he whispered in her ear, "Then we will never have to be apart again!"
Serena nodded, and she placed a chaste kiss on his heart before looking up at him, "I love you," she whispered.
"I love you too," he whispered back, "Now go Meatball head! I seriously don't want to have to replace another door due to the superhuman strength of your friends! It was hard enough explaining that to the landlord last time!"
Serena laughed and she gathered up her things once more and dashed out the door, "I'll see you tomorrow?" She asked, pausing momentarily.
Darien nodded at her with love filled eyes, "I'll be the one at the end of the aisle in a fancy new tux, standing next to the priest," he said tenderly.
"Good," she replied softly and she blew him a kiss and flew out the door.
"It's about time, Serena, we have to make sure you get your beauty sleep!"
"You don't want to be late for the last fitting, you silly goose!"
"What about testing the makeup?"
"And preparing your hair?"
Darien sighed as the door slowly shut with a click, he was so glad to not have to worry about fittings or makeup or hair. He lay back down on his soft bed, tomorrow was an important day, the most important of his entire life and he couldn't wait. He smiled happily as he pictured Serena in a white gown coming towards him; good lord, he really was the luckiest man on earth to be marrying an angel such as her!
Darien stood at the end of the aisle nervously. It was the biggest day of his life and he couldn't believe it was finally here. He had spent the entire night just anxiously waiting for the morning to arrive so he could start getting ready!
He watched Hotaru, now a young girl, throw flower petals in the aisle and thought fondly of a future with a pink haired little girl and a cute little cherub to follow her! Andrew came to stand next to him with Mina on his arm, followed by the rest of the girls and their dates. But he could not see them, he only nodded as Andrew clapped him on the back and then his breath was stolen from him completely. He was awestruck; the most beautiful sight he had ever seen in his life was walking towards him on the arm of her father, with an absolutely stunning smile on her face. It was his bride, his future wife, his Serena.
Serena wore a beautiful white gown with a full skirt and a train behind her. The top graced her figure perfectly in a sweetheart shape, showing off the curves she had and accentuating her figure even more. Her hair was in its trademark "meatballs" with a crown settled between them and a beautiful lace veil coming off the crown. On her face she wore the biggest smile anyone could ever imagine gracing her face. Serena was the truly the happiest she had ever been in her entire life as she walked down the aisle to stand next to the beautiful man in a familiar tuxedo. She took his hand, in awe of his masculine beauty. She was truly the luckiest woman in the world.
The priest began the ceremony and it passed in a blur as all Darien and Serena could do was stare at each other. Finally, it was time for their vows.
"Darien and Serena each wrote their own vows to express their love to one another and would like to share them with each other now," the Priest said.
Serena smiled up at Darien and began, "Darien, after I met you, I was never happier than when I was fighting with you. Riling you up was what I looked forward to most in my entire day! And every time I ran into you, it was definitely on purpose!" The crowd chuckled at her admission, "But I soon realized, that I didn't just look forward to seeing you everyday, I needed to see you everyday. You became my everything, you are my everything, my entire life, the other half of my soul. With your love, I know I can accomplish anything, with your love I can feel the light of the world run through me and I know that everything will be all right. I love you more than life itself and I want never to be separated from you again. We have tested fate and time and still we are together, because we belong together, forever. I love you so much, Darien Shields." Serena finished with tears streaming down her face. Darien let go over her hands momentarily to wipe them away, tears welling up in his own eyes as the depth of her love consumed him.
He smiled and began his own vows. "Serena, my beautiful Meatball head, I knew from the day I met you that you were someone very special, especially after you hit me in the head with your test when we met." A few people chuckled. "Everyday, I would wait for you to arrive at the Arcade, so I could tease you and see you flush, you got so beautiful with a red blush gracing your cheeks," he tugged on one of her ponytails with a smile, "I don't deserve you in my life because you are such a beautiful warm light, bringing life and happiness everywhere you go. There is not a single person who you won't try to cheer up or who can resist your charms! I am the luckiest man alive to be allowed to spend the rest of my life in your dazzling presence. I love you more than anything in the world and have tested fate time and time again only to still end up by your side. Nothing will tear us apart, because we do, truly, belong together. Last night, I did have a reason for not kissing you. It is because I have counted every single kiss since we first met that fateful day 6 years ago, not that we were kissing back then! But I counted each and every one, and last night I couldn't kiss you because I knew the next kiss had to be special. The next time I kiss you, it will be our one millionth kiss. And I couldn't think of a more special way to spend our millionth kiss than by demonstrating our true and everlasting love to our families and friends, sealing our love for all eternity. I will love you forever, Serena, and when forever's done, I will keep on loving you."
Serena's hands trembled as she ached to pull him to her. The crowd sighed in response to their vows, Mina's eyes teared up and she smiled across the altar at Andrew. Serena just wanted to pull Darien close and never let him go. The priest quickly went through the rest of the ceremony and they slowly slid their rings onto each other's fingers, both half moons filled with diamonds, stones of the earth. Finally, the priest said, "You may kiss the bride" and Darien did. He pulled Serena to him with a dazzling smile, leaned down and claimed her lips with his own, pouring out all his love, desire, and hope for the future into that one kiss. And Serena took it all in and responded with her own love, hopes and dreams. The guests cheered for them and finally they pulled away from each other slowly and Darien kissed her again chastely before whispering, "one million and one," and Serena laughed in delight.
"I now present to you, Mr. and Mrs. Shields," the Priest said as Serena and Darien turned to their families and friends, with the biggest, happiest smiles on their faces.
"Are you going to keep counting all of our kisses?" Serena asked Darien in a whisper as they walked down the aisle together.
When they got to the end of the rug, at the top of the church steps, he pulled her to him, pressing his forehead against hers, "For the rest of my life, Mrs. Shields," before leaning in to kiss her breathless once more.
One million and two… and a lifetime more to go.