As the wedding came closer Conrad and Sarah had a lot to do. Once Madi was finally able to go home, they could focus more on the big day and the last minute things that had to get done. Since the wedding party was made up of her family, Conrad's family, Dustin, and Cassie she chose to have dinner at her parents' house following the rehearsal the night before the wedding. Cassie had come into Chicago the week prior, and as much as Sarah told her she could stay with them, she fought her.
"I'm staying with Abby." She told her best friend. "You and Conrad have one more week together before you're married. I don't want my presence in your apartment to be what stops you from…certain things you might want to do."
"Cassie!" she laughed and hit her friend.
Needless to say, the boys weren't exactly happy when they found out. But everything had worked itself out and they finally made it to the night before.
As everyone sat around the table talking, laughing, and eating, Sarah smiled as she sipped her water and watched it all. She couldn't believe how lucky she had gotten with being blessed with a family like this one. She never thought she would have it, and now she did and it seemed like all her dreams were coming true.
"I can't believe our last child is getting married tomorrow." Sheila said and Abby looked at her.
"You didn't act like this when Brody and I got married." Abby joked.
"You and John had liked each other for so long, it was bound to happen." She smiled.
"So were these two!"
"There is a simple explanation for that, Abby." Sarah smiled at her sister. "She likes me better."
Abby's jaw fell open and she threw a biscuit at her. Sarah laughed and threw a crouton back at her.
"Okay." Don laughed. "That's enough throwing of the lovely food your mother has made tonight." He paused. "You can do that later, when you stay at Abby's tonight."
They all laughed and Sarah sighed. "Hey, Conrad and I just wanted to say thanks to all of you. These past few months haven't been easy and you guys helped us with a lot."
He nodded. "Especially when my sister was in the hospital. I really appreciate everything you guys have done and that you actually let me date Sarah back in high school. I remember how…interesting that started out."
The guys laughed and Richie nodded. "Yeah, well, you hurt her, and we kill you."
Sarah rolled her eyes and smiled. "Oh whatever."
"Here's a piece of advice for you Sarah, that we have all learned being married to these men." Gail smiled. "Never go to bed angry…stay awake and plot your revenge."
Steve gave her a look and Sarah grinned. "Oh I like that advice!"
Conrad groaned. "Thanks, Gail. Thanks a lot."
Cassie turned to her best friend. "Also, you need to have kids soon. I want to be an aunt and the only way that is happening is if you and Conrad have some kids."
Laura nodded right away. "Yeah, William and the girls need someone to play with." She smiled.
Sarah bit her lip and looked at Conrad who nodded. She cleared her throat. "Uh…can they wait about six months?"
Sheila dropped her fork and Cassie grinned. The boys, minus Donnie and Dustin, looked shocked and her sisters were excited.
Don looked at her. "Does that mean what I think it does?"
She nodded, a smile on her face. "I found out the same day my grandparents came to town. I didn't tell Dustin until just before Madi got out of the hospital. We told his she and Amber after we got her home, and we figured tonight would be a good night to share it, since everyone was here."
"So you really waited to tell us all until now?" Sheila laughed and stood to walk to her daughter.
"Well…actually Dustin and Donnie knew."
As she walked past, Sheila smacked them in the back of the head as she walked past, since they were sitting next to each other. Then she went and hugged her daughter while congratulations were given.
"I can't believe that right after you get married you're going to be a mom." Abby smiled.
"She can do it." Brody winked at her. "They've come this far."
Conrad nodded. "Thanks, Brody."
"Hey…I know what it's like to be married to a Kowalski woman. Anytime you need me, just call."
Sarah and Abby both looked at him. "We are not that bad."
He put his hands up in mock surrender and they rolled their eyes. "Remember we will both be at the apartment tonight. I would watch your back if I were you." Abby reminded him.
He rolled his eyes. "I think I can handle myself."
Sarah sighed. "Mhmm. Sure…whatever you say."
"Why do you always have to have a sarcastic attitude about everything?" Richie asked her.
"Richie, sarcasm isn't an attitude…it's an art." She winked at him and continued to eat.
Later that night, Sarah sat on the rooftop in front of the fire, thinking about the next day.
"Hey." She looked up and saw Abby, who carried two mugs of hot chocolate.
She smiled and grabbed her mug. "Thanks."
"So, you thinking about tomorrow?" Abby asked her and she nodded.
"I mean, nothing will really change. I already live with him, you guys like him, and he is already part of the family. I guess I am just worried about going back on tour and the media. I don't know, is that stupid?"
Her sister shook her head. "No it is not stupid at all. But you have to remember that Conrad already knows what you do and what that entails. He is prepared for that."
She nodded. "It's weird, Abby." She sighed. "I'm getting married tomorrow."
Abby smiled and nodded. "I know."
"I just feel bad that his dad isn't here for it." She shrugged.
"Well this is what I know. The ones that love us, never truly leave us. His dad will be there for the whole day, especially in his heart."
Sarah smiled. "I guess you're right."
"I know I am."
Sarah laughed. "Wow, Abby."
Here comes the wedding! I don't know if it will be next or in two chapters, but it is coming! Review and let me know what you think. :)