This was the moment that Jeannie had been dreaming about for all of her life. There, standing in front of her at the altar was Tony Nelson, her master and the love of her life. She couldn't believe that this was real; she had to double check herself to see if this was really happening. Had he always looked that good in his uniform?
"Jeannie," Tony whispered. "Are you still with us?"
"I am, Oh I am!" she declared so loudly that all of the guests started to giggle. "I am right here. Is it time for the kiss yet?"
"No, Jeannie. Not yet. But you'll be the first to know when it is."
"Oh Mas..I mean, Tony, I am so happy! This is the best day of my existence!"
"Mine too. I hope you know how happy I am with you."
"If you are as happy as I am then we have nothing to worry about! This will be perfect." With that Jeannie wrapped her arms around Tony's neck and kissed him, again causing everyone to laugh.
"Well," the minister smiled. "It seems like someone wishes to skip ahead. Not yet, young lady. Right now is time to exchange the rings."
Tony looked at Roger who presented him with Jeannie's ring. Tony then gently took Jeannie's hand and slid the ring right on her finger. It was the perfect size, and it was more than Jeannie had hoped for.
"With this ring," Tony repeated after the minister. "I thee wed."
"Oh, I do I do!"
"Not yet Jeannie. It's your turn to give me my ring."
And she did so carefully, with everything in her telling her to scream out how happy she was. Somehow she managed to restrain herself- this time.
"Do you, Jeannie…Jeannie, take Anthony Nelson to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, to cherish and to honor from this day forward?"
Jeannie was spacing out, so Tony nudged her a little bit. "Oh I do!"
"Do you, Tony Nelson, take Jeannie to be your lawful wife, to have and to hold, to cherish and to honor, from this day forward?"
"I do," he grinned, grateful that he could make Jeannie as happy as she was.
"Then by the powers invested in me, I do declare you husband and wife. Major Nelson, you may.."
There was no need for further prodding as far as Jeannie was concerned. Finally the kiss to end all kisses took place, and there was barely a dry eye in the chapel. Jeannie's happiness was apparently very contagious, and she lit up the room with her smile as Tony finally backed away.
"Well, Jeannie, this is it. We're married now! Was it everything that you hoped it would be?"
"Oh, Better, my husband. It is so much more wonderful than I ever dreamed it would be. I am the wife of Major Nelson, and I could not be happier. I cannot wait for our life to begin."
"Well I hope you're ready now," Tony whispered. "Because it all starts right now."
And as everyone clapped, Tony and Jeannie, holding hands, made their way back down the aisle ready to start their new life together. Roger borrowed a tissue from Mrs. Bellows, and Jeannie turned back to smile at her friend, who had been his and Jeannie's biggest supporter. Maybe not always, all the time, but she knew that no one wanted her and Tony together more than Roger did.
She winked at him, and then they made their way over to the inn where they were going to stay for the reception. Tony had asked Jeannie where she would like to go for their honeymoon.
"My traveling days are over. I no longer wish to see the world, again. For it is with you that I have everything that I could ever want," she had replied.
So he found a nice bed and breakfast nearby, and if it were up to Jeannie she would have skipped the reception. But Tony had insisted that it was the right thing to do. As she went to the other room so she could switch to her honeymoon outfit, all that caught her eye was the rock on her finger. It was true, this was all happening, and now it was time for phase two to happen- children. Tony had said that he needed time to think about children, but she knew that once she bore him one than he would be as convinced as she was that this was the perfect time for one. Two, even, who knew? But all she knew was that she would do anything to make her husband happy. What better way to do so than by giving him the gift of life? This was all perfect. She had everything in plan; now if mother nature cooperated, than that would be the best gift of all.