Epilogue "Hurry on, Patty!" I said happily. I finally got the younger girl to walk through the doors in her adorable white dress with pink ribbons, as she spilled white and red rose petals over the floor. I pulled the white veil over my face, trying to hide my tears. My dress was gorgeous, with a low neckline and no sleeves. I turned to make sure my train was alright, then pulled my white gloves up a bit farther. I let my father take my hand. I looked up at him with a smile. His hair was thin and grey, his eyes a powder blue. Age had gotten to him, but I loved him so much. And his suit. I took a shaky breath, then walked arm in arm with my dad through the church, into the corridor. The candles glowed into the room. Soul played the traditional wedding song. Kid was kind enough to let the ceremony be Christian, as is my religion. I prayed down the way that God would help me with this. Everyone stood as I walked down the aisle with my father. I saw my aunts, uncles, cousins, sister, and a seat beside Lord Death was a picture of Kid's mother, with a few roses. We felt it appropriate that her spirit should be here. She was Catholic, after all. Kid watched from his place. He looked at me in awe. If I hadn't just recovered from that fight a month ago, I would've assumed he was seeing me for the first time. Of corse, I hadn't let me see him in my dress before the ceremony, as it was considered bad luck. I was happy to see my old pastor was going to be the one to unite us. Pastor Gad was close to me. As my father handed me over to Kid, fear swept over me, and love. Lots of love. Then he began the call to worship. "We are gathered here in the sight of God and these witnesses to unite Death the Kid and Kaitlynn Kiachi Rose in holy matrimony. As followers of Jesus Christ, they believe that God created marriage. In Genesis it says, 'It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.'Death the Kid and Kaitlynn Kiachi Rose, as you prepare to take these vows, give careful thought and prayer, for as you make them you are making an exclusive commitment one to the other for as long as you both shall live. Your love for each other should never be diminished by difficult circumstances, and it is to endure until death parts you. "As God's children, your marriage is strengthened by your obedience to your Heavenly Father and His Word. As you let God be in control of your marriage, He will cause your home to be a place of joy and a testimony to the world." I glanced at Kid out of the corner of my eye, and he did the same. "Heavenly Father, Death the Kid and Kaitlynn Kiachi Rose are now about to vow their unending loyalty to each other. We ask you to accept the shared treasure of their life together, which they now create and offer to You. Grant them everything they need, that they may increase in their knowledge of You throughout their life together. In the name of Jesus. Amen." With that, the crowd sat. My father stood as the pastor asked, "Who gives this woman to be married to this man?" "I do," my father answered, then he sat. "Let me charge you both to remember, that your future happiness is to be found in mutual consideration, patience, kindness, confidence, and affection. Death the Kid, it is your duty to love Kaitlynn Kiachi Rose as yourself, provide tender leadership, and protect her from danger. Kaitlynn Kiachi Rose, it is your duty to treat Death the Kid with respect, support him, and create a healthy, happy home. It is the duty of each of you to find the greatest joy in the company of the other; to remember that in both interest and affection, you are to be one and undivided. "Death the Kid and Kaitlynn Kiachi Rose, you have made a very serious and important decision in choosing to marry each other today. You are entering into a sacred covenant as life partners in God. The quality of your marriage will reflect what you put into nurturing this relationship. You have the opportunity to go forward from this day to create a faithful, kind, and tender relationship. We bless you this day. It is up to you to keep the blessings flowing each and every day of your lives together. We wish for you the wisdom, compassion, and constancy to create a peaceful sanctuary in which you can both grow in love. "Death the Kid, do you understand and accept this responsibility, and do you promise to do your very best each day to create a loving, healthy, and happy marriage?" Kid answered him, "Yes, I do." And I knew he meant it. "Kaitlynn Kiachi Angel, do you understand and accept this responsibility, and do you promise to do your very best each day to create a loving, healthy, and happy marriage?" I answered, trying to hide the shaking in my voice, "Yes, I do." As tradition, we turned to face each other. Kid went first. "In the name of Jesus, I Death the Kid take you, Kaitlynn Kiachi Rose, to be my wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, for as long as we both shall live. This is my solemn vow." "In the name of Jesus, I Kaitlynn Kiachi Rose take you, Death the Kid, to be my husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, for as long as we both shall live. This is my solemn vow." I shook as the exchanging of the rings began. "Father, bless these rings which Death the Kid and Kaitlynn Kiachi Rose have set apart to be visible signs of the inward and spiritual bond which unites their hearts. As they give and receive these rings, may they testify to the world of the covenant made between them here." Kid said, slipping the rings on my ring fingers, "Receive and wear these rings as a symbol of my trust, my respect and my love for you." I found it a bit funny how we had to have two rings for each hand. Symmetry! Two wedding bands, it was secretly hysterical to me. I did the same for him. "Receive and wear these rings as a symbol of my trust, my respect and my love for you." Together, we said, "These circles will now seal the vows of our marriage and will symbolize the purity and endlessness of our love." Our pastor pulled a candle stand that held three candles and put them just a bit to our side. We lit our candles, two separated by one, as the pastor narrated. "The two outside candles have been lighted to represent both your lives in this moment. They are two distinct lights, each capable of going their separate ways. As you join now in marriage, there is a merging of these two lights into one light. This is what the Lord meant when He said, 'On this account a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two shall be one flesh.' From now on your thoughts shall be for each other rather than your individual selves. Your plans shall be mutual, your joys and sorrows shall be shared alike. As you each take a candle and together light the center one, you will extinguish your own candles, thus letting the center candle represent the union of your lives into one flesh." Kid and I lit the middle one together using our own candles, and extinguished the ones that represented our individuality. "As this one light cannot be divided, neither shall your lives be divided but a united testimony in a Christian home. May the radiance of this one light be a testimony of your unity in the Lord Jesus Christ. "Because Death the Kid and Kaitlynn Kiachi Rose have desired each other in marriage, and have witnessed this before God and our gathering, affirming their acceptance of the responsibilities of such a union, and have pledged their love and faith to each other, sealing their vows in the giving and receiving of rings, I do proclaim that they are husband and wife in the sight of God and man. Let all people here and everywhere recognize and respect this holy union, now and forever." Finally, we reached our closing prayer. "The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon you, and give you peace." I shook, getting ready to hear that one sentence. "Death the Kid," our pastor said, "You may now kiss your bride." Kid lifted up my veil. I was pure for him, and i was giving myself to him. That was its symbolism. And it was perfect. My blue eyes gazed into his golden ones. He gently cupped my chin and lifted my face up to his, connecting his lips to mine. I kissed him back as i heard some clapping from the adults, a few excited cheers from our fellow students and friends. I saw my cousin Morgan actually cheer for me when we reluctantly pulled away. "It is now my privilege to introduce to you for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Death," my pastor said. It sounded so right. Kid looped his arm with mine, as we walked down from the stage. I saw my best friend and sister Hannah as the honored bridesmaid. Surprisingly, Kid had chosen Black Star as the best man, which i had no problem with. My tears had stopped, but I felt like i'd cry from happiness. Until it happens to you, you will never know how it feels to marry the man you love. I looked over at Kid, and he looked back at me. "Your stunning, Kitty," he said quietly to me. "I love you, Kid," i told him. "I love you too, Kate," he replied with a smile. "Its nice to use your real name." We moved towards the lower level of the church, a large ballroom transformed for the reception. The white balloons and streamers were beautiful, and the room was dark. The lights were multicolored, and the dance floor was ready for dancing. The DJ booth was a touch by Deathy. As everyone was seated, BlackStar grabbed the mic. "Hey, lets give a hand to the couple!" he yelled out, and everyone clapped. I smiled at Kid, who sat beside me. "Kids a close friend of mine, and i'm so happy he finally got a life!" "Oh, come on!" Kid yelled at BlackStar as everyone burst out laughing. I was glad for the circular tables. I sat with Kid, Deathy, my parents, my younger sister who looked like a more innocent copy of me, and Hannah. Hannah was to Kid's left, and BlackStar to my right. "Thank you for coming," I said to my family, emotion flooding from my voice. "Im sorry for walking out on you all." "We still love you," my mother said with a sad smile. "Your forgiven," my father said. "When you walked out, it showed us what we'd done wrong." I wiped a tear from my eye, and Kid grabbed my hand and gave it a reassuring squeeze. The waiters went around, serving the food to everyone. BlackStar then stood up and tapped his wine glass, giving us the signal. I leaned over and met Kid halfway, giving him a kiss. After pulling away, I asked Kid, "Does that make up for the hotel room?" Kid laughed as my father spit his wine into a napkin, my mother turning white. Before eating, BlackStar stood to give the regular speech by the best man. "When me and Kid first met, we ended up fighting on his first day of school. I used to think he was an OCD psycho weirdo. But Kid turned into a close friend to me, over the years. When I met Kia- excuse me, Kaitlynn, I thought she was way too hot for Kid. I was jealous when he kissed her in front of class. Not to mention when she shot me. But she's my friend as well. And those two weirdos fit perfectly together. And so I give them a toast here, to my best friend and his bride!" Kid stood up after the toast for his reply. "BlackStar, you may be my best friend, but you still annoy me to no end. I much less like the fact of you openly calling my wife 'hot'. But you've been there for me a lot through these past two years. Thank you, BlackStar. You got a heart behind that big head." "Course I do, I'll be the next God!" he yelled, laughing. I winced, Kid sitting down looking irked. "At a Christian wedding!" he growled. Then my father stood up. "Only a few years ago, I carried my little girl on my shoulders. I bought her barbies with lots of clothes, only to come home one day to a naked barbie dancing in the middle of the walkway." We all laughed. "She's grown into a creative, compassionate young, beautiful woman. So Kid, you better treat my little girl with respect, and I don't need grandkids before I turn fifty." Everyone else laughed while me and Kid blushed. "Welcome to our family, we give you our blessings." I smiled at Kid. He smiled back, leaning over to kiss my forehead. My hair was beautifully curled in ringlets, which I knew Kid would later stretch out. Our meal consisted of lamb, pot roast, steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, and steamed rice. After we had finished eating and getting grilled by my parents, the DJ began flipping music as I nervously thought of my first dance with Kid. Kid saw my nerves flaring, and he reassuringly squeezed my hand. "We've been practicing for a month, you'll be fine," he whispered to me. "I just don't want to embarrass you," I said shyly. "If I find you cheating, I'll be embarrassed, not to mention upset," Kid said. "Im leading, you'll be fine." I nodded my head, then let him lead me out to the middle of the dance floor. I put a hand on his shoulder and held his hand with the other, while he put his other hand on my waist. You Had Me From Hello by Kenny Chesney played as we began dancing to the music. At first I looked over his shoulder, afraid to make eye contact. "Please look at me," Kid begged into my mind through our resonance. I connected my eyes with his, and felt myself melt. His eyes used to be so cutting, but now his eyes were so soft, with love flooding through them and over me. "Do you remember when we first met?" Kid asked me quietly. "Yes, when you left I told Hannah you were a model." Kid chuckled quietly. "I thought I was having heart problems, my heart never beat so fast." "And when Spirit found us up on the roof," I said, recalling the memory. I had sat on the edge while Kid and I talked and kissed. "He wasn't happy," Kid said putting his face closer to mine so that our noses brushed. "But I was too smitten with you to care." I giggled. "Who says smitten anymore?" Kid closed his eyes, taking a breath. "I cant believe I get you all to myself now," he murmured. "It's an indescribable feeling." "I feel the same," I reassured him. The song was slowly begging to end. I leaned up, closing the distance between us. I felt intoxicated by his taste, the way he held me. Absolute bliss. I reluctantly pulled away as the song ended, giving him one last look before pulling away. Next I let my father led me to the floor. Deathy refused to dance, so I took my father out. I danced with him to Cinderella, a favorite song of mine. It was over quickly, as was Kids dance with my mom. I rejoined Kid as the song changed and the wedding party joined us, dancing to Top of the World by Mandy Moore. Halfway though, everyone joined us. Then BlackStar grabbed the mic, and announced, "Alright, its cake time!" Everyone cheered as I made my way over to the tall, beautiful wedding cake. I may not like cake, but this was a must. First, Kid and I both unlatched the cage at the top of the cake, releasing the two morning doves. They cooed happily, flying away and back up the stairs. Then Kid took a knife from Soul and he went and stood behind me. I put my hand on top of his and 'helped' him to cut the first slice of cake. After cutting out a small piece, I got some icing on my finger and held it out to Kid. He licked it off, giving me a creepy smile. "Don't make me slam a handful of cake in your face," I threatened him. "Not on our wedding day!" Kid mockingly exclaimed, grabbing some icing with his finger and putting it on the tip of my nose. I knitted my eyebrows together, trying to lick off the icing from my nose. Kid laughed, and licked it off himself. I punched him in the chest as we walked away back to our table. "Creeper," I whined. Kid smirked. "Just wait till I get you home." He licked his lips. "I wonder if your wearing white underwear?" he whispered in my ear. "Thats sick, Kid," I tried to scold, but ended up giggling. "I can't wait to play out all my sick fantasies on you," Kid teased, sitting down and pulling me onto his lap. "All the way until they're Z rated." He twirled a piece of my hair around his finger. "Because your all mine now," he said, his voice becoming more serious. "I won't let you go." "I don't want you to," I said quietly. "I like being Mrs. Death." "Is that all?" Kid asked. "I love you, that's why," I said seriously. "I'll kill you if you ever let me go." Kid wrapped his arms tightly around me. "Promise me something sweet, Kid," I begged him. "I promise," Kid said, "To keep you as my wife, until the day we fade into the Never After."The EndPromise Me Something SweetWritten By Kaitlynn JordanMost characters, settings, and references copyright Atsushi OkuboStoryline, Kaitlynn Rose, Kiachi Kaitlynn, Yang Flutter, Hannah, owned by Kaitlynn JordanSpecial Thanks and Dedication to the real life Hannah, for supporting me and encouraging for me to write July 7, 2011I love you, Kiddo-Kun