It was the day of the last game of the World Series, winner take all. Martin had a plan up his sleeve but first he had to talk to Annie. He sent Ruthie out shopping with Simon and went over to the Camden house to talk to Annie.
"Martin, come in." Annie said when she had answered the door. Once he had entered the house he was greeted with a hug.
"Thanks for agreeing to talk with me." Martin said as he followed Annie into the kitchen.
"Martin, you are like one of the family I'll talk to you anytime you need to talk."
"Well as you know Ruthie and I have been together for a while now and we share an apartment and I just wanted to show her how much I love her." Martin said and then took a deep breath. "I want to ask her to marry me tonight if we win the game and if we don't then tomorrow."
"Oh, Martin it took you long enough." Annie almost yelled as she ran over and embraced him in a hug.
"So I uh have your blessing then?" Martin said.
"Of course and if Eric were here I am positive that you would his as well." Annie said as she stepped back. "So if you guys win you are really going to propose in front of millions of people?"
"Yeah, I know she thinks that I don't want to marry her, which is not true at all I just wanted to wait until we were both sure of what we wanted."
"Well I couldn't have picked a better guy for her if I tried, you guys are going to be so happy and as for the whole having kids thing. You will when you are ready." Annie said as she left the room.
It was the day of the final game of the season for Martina and he was more nervous than he had ever been his life. One he was playing the biggest game of his career and two he was going to ask the love of his life to marry him.
Martin was warming up when he looked into the stands and saw Ruthie sitting with her entire family, his father and aunt, and Mac and his new girlfriend whom Martin had yet to meet. When Ruthie spotted Martin looking up at her she blew him a kiss and he blushed and waved before turned back to the teammate he was warming up with.
The game went on like any other game, well any other game in the sense that it was baseball but it was like no other game because whoever won it, won it all. At the end of the 9th inning Martin was up to bat, he had, had a pretty good day but this was his time to shine. The Mets were down by 3 and the bases were loaded all Martin needed to do was hit a triple to tie and a grand slam to win it all. The first ball came at him and he swung at it just missing it for a strike. The next two pitches came as balls for Martin and he knew that his chances of getting a good hit were running out.
The pitcher turned around and took a deep breath as if he were preparing for the next pitch and with this Martin took the opportunity to look up at Ruthie. Once his eyes met hers all fear vanished from his body and he was taken back to that day months ago where his life had changed forever.
Martin was warming up and he still had that really weird feeling that someone he knew was at this game. Oh well he thought maybe its Matt or Mary or his Aunt he thought I bet it's my aunt she probably is here to cheer me on. This thought brought a smile to Martins face.
It was the bottom of the 9th inning and the game was all tied up. Martin was up to bat with 2 outs and if he could get a homerun theMets would win the game. The count was 2-2 it was his last chance to win the game for his team. He made contact with the ball and it was gone all the way into the stands. The crowd let out a sigh of despair as they were in New York and martin ran all the bases with a smile on his face, knowing that he had just one the game, but little did he know that, that homerun had just changed his life forever.
It was one of those moments that you see in a movie, one of those moments that forever make you believe in true love. Martin Brewer had hit the game winning homerun to none other than Ruthie Camden. The whole stadium was on their feet yelling and screaming as Martin Brewer was rounding the bases and all Ruthie could do was just sit and stare and the ball that Martin had just hit to her as though it were a sign. Ruthie then got up and ran out of the stadium leaving Matt speechless.
Martin saw the pitcher rind up to throw him the pitch and he swung that bat like he had never done in his life. He heard the contact and he let the bat go as he ran towards home base. As he neared home base he got the signal to keep going he ran until he reached home plate and realized that the ball had gone into the stands to none other than Ruthie.
The team all huddled around home plate and picked up Martin carrying him around the field and although they were in California they still had a fair amount of New York fans to celebrate with. Ruthie and all the other fans came running towards Martin and once she reached him she jumped into his arms. He twirled her around and looked over at a smiling Annie as she knew what was coming next.
A few minutes later the team and their immediate family were standing all together as confetti fell and a trophy was presented. Martin was presented with a MVP award and he was then given a microphone as he turned to Ruthie.
"Ruthie Camden, I have loved since the day I followed you to your house. I know that we have fought and had hard times but we somehow always end up back together and I want to spend the rest of my life with you." Martin then got down on one knee and pulled out the ring that Simon had given to him right after the game. "Will you marry me?"
Ruthie stood there as tears ran down her face and she jumped into his arms yelling yes and he placed the ring on her finger. The crowd irrupted into a cheer as the words 'She Said Yes' flashed over the big screen.
Martin finally understood why he ended up in New York and he saw how his life had finally come full circle. Ruthie also saw why she went to that game with Matt some months earlier. The soul mates had finally found each other for good.
Well here is it the final chapter. I feel like this is a great place to end and as I am writing this whole baseball part I am watching the Phillies and the Pirates play (go Pirates). I am thankful for all of you who have read and reviewed this story as it is my first and it means so much to me. I am also currently writing "The First Cut it the Deepest) another 7th Heaven story that you can read. Please leave me some departing love and thanks again.