I thought I would never finish this story, but I did, and here it is: the last mini chapter of OES! #Pats self on back. ^-^

Chapter Eighteen: Now and Forever

(Francesco's POV)

My eyes open as my rear hits the bed, and I start to whisper sweet words to her as I climb on.

"Uh-uh..." She scolds, and pulls me off, but kisses me again, leading me somewhere else. What?

The door to the roof opens and warm wind fills the room. She leads me up. Now I am very confused.

I open my eyes and see her beautiful eyes shining in the stars. Warmth fills me.

"What-a was that all about, back-a there, huh?" I ask.

"You think wrong. You have high expectations at an early stage." She pecks my lips.

"Still... It WAS interesting, don't-a you agree?"

She rolls her eyes. " Yeah sure. Maybe some other time."

"Aha! Really?"



"So. Why did you come back, huh?" She asks.

"Mama Bernoulli had a little reaction to some-a meds."

"Oh my gosh! Is she okay?"

"Yes, of course. You know she's tough."

"That's good..."

We sit there quietly for a moment, gazing up at the stars.

"Emilia, I'm-a sorry. For what I've-a done. It's not right. I promise we'll-a get him back. I'll-a drag his tires over here."

Teary-eyed, she replied, "It's not your fault, and you know that! I was selfish. I'm sorry also."

We kiss again. "So... I'll-a help you get Daniel back if-a you..." I wiggle my eyebrows and make a kissy face at her. I'm pretty sure she knows my incentive.

"Oh okay, just kiss you."

"Nope, more-a than that."

"I already told you: no." Says she.

"Hmmmm..." I say.

I get real close to her, kiss her on the cheek, and simply ask,

"What if-a you marry me?"

Her eyes widen and her mouth forms an o. "What?"

"Well, it's-a simple. I love you... Ora e sempre."

The End.

Wow! That's the end of my FIRST FanFic I EVER wrote! :D #Passes out.

Well, I want to give a hu-numbo thank you to EVERYONE who r&r-ed! I wish I could give you a big hug, a million dollars, and a new 2013 Dodge Viper! I love you all! Grazie!

There will definitely be a sequel to this, but I may choose to release a few SalQueen fics first. I don't know. Just stalk me to see when I have a new story up.

Viva Emilesco! Thank you for your support! (Quoting as usual. x)