A/N Okay before some of you think this is really sappy just remember it's a wedding! Reminder, I don't own NCIS:LA or the songs mentioned. Song reference: "I Could Not Ask For More" sung by Edwin McCain. (You should play it on YouTube as you read… Your heart will melt! Also I changed up the words just a bit on the first verse to make it more wedding appropriate.)


Epilogue

Kensi had no idea that planning a wedding was so exhausting. She and Deeks had discussed and cussed everything from the location to the flavor of the wedding cakes. She had been told that most guys say 'whatever you want honey' when it came to the planning because they really didn't care. She instinctively knew that Deeks would not be one of those guys and she honestly wouldn't have it any other way. Yes, they had argued over a few details but they agreed on more things than not. After the few arguments they did have, they had managed to get over it pretty quickly. One or the other would give in and they would have a great time making up.

Deeks had found a small chapel near the beach as a compromise for one of their arguments. He wanted to get married on the beach but she didn't want sand to get in everyone's shoes and clothes. When he found this place she agreed it was just what they needed. It was on the beach but not on the sand and the front of the chapel was all glass so you could see the waves rolling into shore. The reception would be held in a hotel nearby.

Next was the discussion about attendants and family. They agreed that Nell would be her attendant and when she asked Deeks who he wanted for his he had paced back and forth for twenty minutes. He finally decided it wasn't fair to make him choose between Eric, Callen and Sam so why couldn't he have all three? After talking through the possibilities, they decided that Sam would walk her down the aisle and 'give her away' which would leave Eric and Callen as his attendants. They realized their bridal party wouldn't be 'even' but this wedding was probably going to be anything but traditional.

She wanted her Mom to be in the seat of honor as the 'mother of the bride' which prompted a huge smile from Deeks. She had to brush away tears when he told her he wanted Hetty to represent his side of the family since he had none. She knew Hetty would be touched by the gesture and was thankful that he thought of her as family.

Dress shopping had been interesting but she finally found one that her mother and Nell agreed was perfect. It was a soft ivory color with sleeves that came to just above her elbows and a sweetheart neckline. The skirt was tea length and flared out a bit at the waist which was just enough to hide the tiny baby bump beginning to form. They had ultimately decided to tell the team about the baby after they returned from their honeymoon.

She chose a short matching veil that was attached to a head band covered in tiny rhinestones. Nell would wear a lavender tea length dress that was similar in design to Kensi's but just enough different so that they weren't identical.

Her flower choice was white roses with a touch of lavender for the bouquets which accented her dress perfectly. The men would wear black tuxes with boutonnieres to match the bouquets.

Picking out their wedding cake was probably the most animated discussion they had. She wanted a traditional white wedding cake, but he wanted red velvet. After several minutes of getting nowhere she told him, "I'll pick out the bride's cake and you can have whatever you want for the groom's cake."

He responded, "Great, I want a red velvet armadillo cake like the one in 'Steel Magnolias'."

"Absolutely not!" she sputtered.

"You said I could have whatever I wanted," he pouted.

"Did you even watch that movie? There was a reason they put that thing in the garage away from the rest of the activities!"

As soon as he started laughing she realized he had been teasing her all along.

"Okay, I'll compromise. How about a red velvet cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate dipped strawberries since you love them so much?" he suggested as he wrapped his arm around her waist.

She leaned over and kissed him and said, "As long as we can get extra strawberries."

The lady at the bakery had been watching them in the same manner you would watch a tennis match. When they finally agreed she just shook her head and smiled.

Now, after just three short weeks of planning, shopping and making decisions the day had finally arrived. The small chapel was filled with friends from OSP and even a few from LAPD. Deeks had invited a few buddies from his former job including Christie and Tyler as well as Martinez and his partner Jake.

Kensi, her mom and Nell were getting ready in the bridal room in the back of the chapel while the men were at the hotel getting ready in a suite they had rented for the day.

Sam and Callen threatened to lock Deeks in the bathroom if he didn't stop humming and whistling. When he reminded them that Kensi might just kill them if they did, they backed off with the threats. They actually were glad to see him so happy but it wouldn't be right if they didn't give him a hard time about something.

Eric had gone over to the chapel early to set up the video cameras that were going to record the event from several angles. He planned to put together the perfect wedding video with the feeds from the different views.

Kensi's mom was doing her best not to cry but she kept her tissues handy just in case. She had helped her fix her hair and put it up on top of her head in a bun. There were several curly tendrils left hanging on either side of her face and when she placed the veil on Kensi's head with the tiny sprigs of lavender intertwined with the rhinestones the dam finally broke and the tears began to fall.

"Mom, please don't cry because if you start then I'll start and then I'll have to start over on my makeup."

"I know, I know, I'm so sorry but I just can't help it. You are absolutely beautiful Sweetie!"

"Yes, you are Kensi and Marty is going to faint when he sees you!" Nell said smiling.

Kensi turned and looked in the mirror and was amazed at how she looked. She hoped Nell was right and Marty liked what he saw. The whole affair was nothing like she imagined as a little girl. It was a million times better.

Deeks finally came out of the bathroom and stood in front of Callen and Sam and asked, "Do I look okay guys?"

"Yeah, you'll pass, I guess," said Callen grinning.

Sam clapped him on the back and said, "Kensi will think you look great if you show up in ratty jeans and a holey t-shirt so stop worrying about it."

"Okay but is my tie on straight?" Deeks asked nervously.

"No but it never is. Why change things now?" Callen teased. He reached up and straightened his tie then put his hand on his shoulder. "You really need to relax Deeks. How many cups of coffee have you had today?"

"I don't know, I lost count," he replied as he paced and looked at his watched every minute or two.

"Why are you so nervous? She's gonna be there, you're gonna say 'I do' and then it'll all be over in the blink of an eye," Sam said trying to ease his nerves.

"I know, it's just… I can't believe this is really happening and I'm afraid I'm gonna wake up and find out this was all a dream."

Callen smiled and replied, "It is a dream Deeks, but it's your dream and you're living it so don't ever forget that."

Deeks smiled and nodded, "I won't. Thanks Callen."

They left the hotel and headed to the chapel. The men entered from the side to make sure they didn't run into Kensi. They had stuck by the tradition of the groom not seeing the bride on their wedding day and it was killing him. He had tried every trick in the book to see her dress but she had stashed it at her Mom's house knowing he would be a curious cat about it.

When he returned from his undercover op he had vowed to never spend another night away from her so when they parted company after the rehearsal dinner the night before, he had pouted and tried his best 'puppy dog' look but it didn't work. She was adamant they were going to do this 'properly' since everything else in their life seemed to be so out of control.

Deeks entered from a side door with Callen and Eric following behind him. They stood to the minister's left in their pre-assigned spots and waited for the processional to begin. When the soft strains of the music could finally be heard, Deeks looked up in anticipation with a smile that left no doubt he was happy to be waiting for his bride-to-be.

Nell entered first with bouquet in hand and walked slowly to her place to the right of the minister. She smiled brightly at Deeks and then looked at Eric with an even bigger smile.

As the music became louder the minister motioned for everyone to stand. Kensi entered the room with Sam to her right with her arm hooked through his. Holding her bouquet in her left hand they slowly made their way up the aisle.

His heart was in his throat and he could hardly breathe. Nothing could have prepared him for the sight of Kensi in her wedding dress. She was absolutely breathtaking. He fought to keep tears from clouding his vision of her walking toward him. In two years of dressing up for missions, he had never seen her look more beautiful than she did at this moment and he couldn't help but be proud that she had chosen him, of all people to be her husband. When their eyes met it was as if there was no one else in the room but each other.

Kensi was nervous as she began her walk with Sam but as soon as she saw Marty beaming at her, she suddenly calmed and smiled back at him. He was devastatingly handsome in his black tux but it was his smile and his ocean blue eyes that caused her heart to flutter. He was happy and it was evident as he waited for her to join him. She locked eyes with his and wondered not for the first time, how she had managed to win his heart.

As she reached the front and stood before the minister, Marty walked toward her. Sam reached out and shook Deeks' hand then pulled him closer and placed his hand in Kensi's. Sam kissed her gently on her cheek and then walked back to his seat behind Hetty. The minister motioned for everyone to sit down as the music faded.

They had spent hours discussing exactly what would be included in the ceremony. She had wanted the theme song to Titanic played which he had balked at immediately. He had insisted that if she got to have her Titanic song, then he got to have 'Surfin' USA' for his. After many discussions or arguments some might say, they had finally decided to play instrumental music as she and Nell walked down the aisle. He had suggested "Canon in D" by Pachelbel. He looked it up on the internet and as she listened to the soft, simple tune she smiled and agreed that it was perfect.

Now, as they faced the minister to begin the ceremony, she noticed him grinning at them both but he made no move to begin speaking. Suddenly, another tune began drifting through the air.

Never, during all of the discussions about music, was the song that was now floating through the little chapel ever mentioned. She recognized it immediately as one that she and Marty both liked but she was confused as to why it was being played. She glanced at Deeks and frowned slightly until she noticed that crooked little smile lighting up his face. He reached out and put his hands on her waist and turned her to face him. When the intro to the song finished she expected to hear the familiar voice of the artist she knew had recorded it. Instead she was shocked to hear the beautiful words and melody coming from her Marty.

Standing here with you
Listening to your heart,
Smiling just to see
The smile upon your face.

These are the moments
I thank God that I'm alive,
These are the moments
I'll remember all my life.

I found all I've waited for,
And I could not ask for more.

Tears began streaming down her face as she felt as well as heard the love spill from his heart. Her smile was permanently affixed to her face as she listened in awe to his beautiful voice.

Looking in your eyes
Seeing all I need.
Everything you are,
Is everything to me.

These are the moments
I know heaven must exist.
These are the moments
I know all I need is this.

I have all I've waited for,
And I could not ask for more

Deeks was doing his best to keep it together. His love for Kensi was evident in his smile and his emotions were barely in check. He had wanted to do something special for her, something that she would always remember. He put his heart and soul into singing just to her. He didn't care if anyone else heard a single note or lyric as long as she could hear and know that he meant every single word.

I could not ask for more than this time together,
I could not ask for more than this time with you.
Every prayer has been answered,
Every dream I have's come true.

And right here in this moment
Is right where I'm meant to be.
Here with you, here with me.

Sam considered himself to be as tough as they came. He was a former Navy SEAL and a Federal Agent but as he watched his two fellow agents and friends, he found himself choking up. He may give Deeks a hard time but he had to admit, this was one of the most moving things he had ever witnessed at a wedding. He fought hard to maintain his tough guy image but was failing miserably.

These are the moments
I thank God that I'm alive.
These are the moments
I'll remember all my life.

I've got all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more.

Nell didn't even try to keep her emotions under control. It was the most romantic thing she had ever seen or heard and she was not ashamed of the tears staining her cheeks.

Eric was shocked to hear Deeks singing and doing it well. He had heard him sing on a couple of their karaoke outings and he considered him to be a fair singer but in his defense he was usually goofing around. This exceeded all expectations he might have had for his friend. After his initial shock he turned his attention to Nell and watched as she let tears of happiness fall from her eyes. It was a beautiful sight and he couldn't look away no matter how hard he tried.

I could not ask for more than this time together,
I could not ask for more than this time with you.
Every prayer has been answered,
Every dream I have's come true.

And right here in this moment
Is right where I'm meant to be.
Here with you, here with me.

Callen smiled and watched his friends as the song unfolded. He knew Deeks was struggling with his emotions but he couldn't help but feel proud of them both. They had been through a lot together and had managed to come through it all with their relationship and partnership stronger than ever. He was extremely happy for them.

I could not ask for more than the love you give me
'Cause it's all I've waited for,
And I could not ask for more.
I could not ask for more.

As Deeks finished the song and the music faded away, he leaned in and kissed her softly. He noticed the tears sliding down her face and gently wiped them away with his thumbs as he cupped her face in his hands, his own eyes glistening.

They turned toward the minister as he read the vows and they repeated them. Deeks took her hands in his and they traded rings as the minister read passages about love.

When he finished Deeks turned to Kensi and said, "I promise I will never leave you for as long as I live. I will love and protect you and our family and I will always be there for you… even when you think I'm annoying."

Kensi laughed and replied, "I promise to never walk away from you and to love you for as long as I live. My heart is yours forever and… so is my sugar addiction."

He chuckled and hugged her tight as the minister said "Wait, not yet," which made everyone laugh.

He smiled and finished the ceremony with, "Ladies and gentleman, may I introduce to you; Marty and Kensi Deeks! You may kiss your bride… again."

The guests laughed but clapped and cheered loudly as Kensi and Deeks kissed as if no one else was watching.

They finally separated and both had smiles that were huge as they walked down the aisle to the back of the chapel followed by the rest of the bridal party.

When they reached the back he turned and grinned at her.

"Hello Mrs. Deeks!" he teased as he hugged her close.

"Hello Hubby!" she replied playfully.

They were called back inside to take a few pictures then finally loaded up the limo for the ride to the reception at the hotel.

The party was well underway when they arrived and everyone cheered when they entered the room.

They were inseparable as they visited with friends. He either held her hands or had his arm wrapped around her waist. They eventually sat down at the head table but neither of them was able to eat a bite.

Before long, Callen was tapping his wine glass to get everyone's attention.

"A toast to the bride and groom," he said loudly. "Kensi and Marty, somehow I knew you two would wind up together. Kensi was out of sorts for days after you two met and we knew something was up." Making sure not to say anything that could compromise NCIS, he worded his next thought carefully, "You both have proven yourselves in your jobs and your skills complement each other. I look forward to many more years of working with you. Congratulations to you both!"

Everyone clapped and took a drink as Nell stood. "Kensi, you and Marty have become so dear to me and I'm so proud of you both. You are perfect for each other and I wish you joy and happiness!"

After Nell finished Eric stood and nervously shifted from one foot to the other. "Umm… I just want to congratulate you two and say thanks for asking me to be a part of your big day. Be happy and healthy and most of all, appreciate what you've got because from where I'm sitting, you two look pretty awesome together!"

Cheers erupted again as Sam quietly stood. "Deeks, I guess I should call you Marty now but it sounds too weird so I probably won't. I know you'll take care of our girl, not that she needs it but you always seem to know when she does. I'm proud of what you've accomplished and look forward to much more. Love you both!"

Deeks looked at Kensi and she could tell he was pushing down a lump in his throat as he stood.

"Thank you all for being here to celebrate our special day. "Kensi…" he said as he took her hand in his, "I don't know what I did to deserve someone as beautiful and amazing as you but I plan to cherish every minute of it. I love you Kensi Marie Blye… I mean Deeks!"

Everyone laughed as he pulled her up and kissed her again. She smiled and commented, "That's going to take some getting used to!
I also want to say thank you to all of you being here today. Marty, I love you and I'm so proud to be your wife."

Hetty smiled and silently hoped her plan wouldn't backfire. She had finally come to the conclusion that it was 'easier to ask forgiveness than permission' to quote a famous Navy Admiral. She was sure Granger would cause a ruckus and put a damper on the wedding plans so she had decided to tell him about it after it was all said and done. She hoped he would let it go but somehow she knew he wouldn't. The one thing they had on their side was Deeks' good standing with Director Vance and she planned to exploit it if necessary.

Kensi and Deeks finally cut the wedding cake then moved to the dance floor. The DJ played the song they had requested for their first dance together as Deeks took her right hand in his left and wrapped his arm around her waist. He couldn't take his eyes off of her as they slowly moved and twirled around the dance floor. The song was "I Will Be," the Leona Lewis version, and all eyes were on the couple as they floated around the room.

As the song ended he leaned in and kissed her lovingly then whispered softly, "How much longer do we need to stay?"

"Well, I'm supposed to dance with Callen, Sam and Eric and you need to dance with Mom, Hetty and Nell then we do the garter and bouquet thing. I think we can leave after that. Why?"

"Because I can't wait to make love to my beautiful wife," he said flashing the smile that melted her heart.

She blushed and whispered back, "Wait until you see what I bought to wear."

He groaned softly and asked, "Do we have to do the dance thing?"

"Yes, Marty," she laughed. "Unless you want to have to explain why we ditched everyone."

"Okay," he said practically pouting.

"By the way, I really loved the song. It was perfect and… I'll never forget it."

He leaned in and kissed her again then said, "I was hoping you would like it."

She noticed the blush on his face and realized how personal and intimate the song had been to him. Every time she thought she knew him, he did something else to surprise and amaze her. "I loved it. And I love that you sang it just for me."

He grinned then looked around as if he was just noticing all the others in the room. "Let's hurry up and do what we need to do so we can get out of here."

He signaled to the DJ to play the songs they had chosen as he reluctantly left Kensi to get Julia and she moved to find Sam.

As much as Deeks' teased about hurrying to finish, he realized how important the dances were to their family and friends. He enjoyed his dance and visit with his new mother-in-law and found himself looking forward to her being 'Grandma' and an important member of their family.

The dance with Hetty was a little awkward since he was easily a foot and a half taller than her but they had an enjoyable discussion despite the strange appearance.

Nell was a bit taller than Hetty but it was still a stretch. It made him even more aware of how perfectly he and Kensi fit together.

Kensi danced first with Sam then Callen. They had both given her the 'big brother' speech about being there if she needed them for anything but were quick to add that they had complete faith in Deeks.

Eric was nervous and it didn't help that Kensi practically made him promise to dance with Nell as soon as they were done. He looked over and watched her dancing with Deeks and smiled. His courage was bolstered and Kensi ended the dance with "Go! You can do it!"

A few minutes later the DJ made the announcement for single men to line up. If someone had made a bet about Deeks going overboard in removing Kensi's garter they would have lost. He made sure to raise her dress only high enough to reach the garter and sent a warning glare to someone who shouted for him to raise it higher.

He turned his back to the row of guys and shot the garter like a rubber band over his shoulder. As he turned to see who had caught it he couldn't help but laugh at the look of surprise on Tyler's face as he held it in his hand like it was a grenade. One look at the irritation on Christie's face caused by his reaction and he knew Tyler was in for a rough evening.

As the single ladies lined up, Kensi got ready to toss her bouquet. On the count of three she lobbed it high then turned to see everyone gaping at the recipient. Standing proudly, holding the bouquet with an undeniable smirk on her face was Hetty.

"Bugger!" she exclaimed as everyone laughed.

They made a quick round and said their goodbyes then made their way down the front walk to the waiting limo. They waved as they raced through the line of guests who were tossing rose petals at them.

They were spending the night in a suite at a hotel near the airport. In the morning they were flying out to spend a week in Barbados. Deeks insisted they weren't going there because of the legendary surfing but Kensi knew better. She didn't mind as long as he spent most of his time with her. Besides, she enjoyed watching him surf.

"Alone at last!" he said as he pulled her to him in the back seat of the limo.

"Uh, not exactly," she giggled as she pointed toward the driver.

He kissed her lovingly then said, "He's not looking."

"Deeks!"

"Uh, uh, uh. You can call me Marty, Honey, Superman or even Thor but 'Deeks' is not allowed on our honeymoon, even if I'm annoying you."

"Fine but if you call me Fern, I'll break my rule about punching you."

He looked at her with his signature smirk and replied, "I wouldn't have it any other way… Princess."


A/N There is something unbelievably sexy about a man who can sing well and nothing more romantic than him singing for the woman he loves! For the record, it works the other way as well. I sang to my husband at our wedding as a surprise to him. Not a dry eye in the place!

I may continue this story line but I'll be taking a break for a while to work on the Fan Fiction Challenge. Thank you so much for your support and your reviews are so appreciated!