So I know this was supposed to be a one-shot but I really wanted to write an epilogue:) So here ya go! I hope you guys like it! Oh yeah Mary and David are 20 when this chapter takes place
Disclaimer: I don't own Once or the lyrics to "So Close" from the "Enchanted" soundtrack:(
Oh yeah btws listen to that song, "So Close" on YouTube when I tell you to;) It really helps and its a tear-jerker:)
David pulled up to Mary Margaret's house and got out of his truck, leaving it running. He grabbed the white roses and walked up to her front door. The moment he knocked, the door flew open. David's jaw dropped. There before him stood his stunning girlfriend. Mary Margaret was wearing a strapless white and lilac colored dress that stopped mid-thigh. It had ruffles at the bottom and floral designs on the top.
"Hey there," Mary Margaret said smiling.
David grinned and ran his fingers through his hair. "Hey beautiful birthday girl," he said and leaned in to kiss her lips.
Mary smiled against his lips. When they pulled away, she gestured to her outfit. "Is it too much?"
David laughed, "Not at all Princess," he told her. Mary Margaret blushed when he used her old nickname from high school. He held out the roses. "Here, these are for you. I know white isn't the most romantic color but it is your favorite. And it symbolizes beauty and purity. That's the perfect description of you Mary," David gushed.
Mary Margaret took the roses and set them on the entryway table. She looked into David's bright blue eyes, grabbed his coat collar and pulled him towards her, crashing their lips together.
"Mary…we have…a date…to go on!" David said between kisses.
"It can wait till later," she suggested playfully.
As much as David loved the though of kissing his absolutely amazing girlfriend for hours on end, he had plans for her birthday and it had to be perfect. He pulled away and grabbed her hand. "Nope! Not today, sorry Princess. I have your whole birthday evening planned out. And it starts with this," he said and pulled a small black blindfold from his coat pocket.
Mary Margaret rolled her eyes. "A blindfold? Really Charming?" she teased pulling out her old nickname for him.
David winked. "That's my name, don't wear it out. Now, turn around so I can put this on you."
Mary Margaret stuck out her bottom lip in a fake pout as she complied and turned around allowing David to tie the blindfold around her eyes.
David tied it in a knot. "No peaking Mary," he teased and kissed her temple.
She giggled. "Sir yes sir!" David took her hand once more and led her to his truck. He opened her door, picked her up, and set her down in her seat. After closing the passenger door, David hopped over the truck hood and jumped into the driver's seat. He pulled out of her driveway and drove to the mini-golf course where they had gone on their first date.
"You wanna tell me know?" she asked whining.
David clicked his tongue, "Birthday girl's impatient today."
"Who me? Why I never!" Mary exclaimed sarcastically.
David parked the truck and shut off the engine. "We're here. You can take it off now."
Mary Margaret took off the blindfold and laughed. "David! We're going mini-golfing? Gosh I am so not dressed for this at all!"
David got out of the truck and ran over to open her door for her. "One game? Let's see if you can win this time."
"Oh shut up! You are such a liar! I won on our first date and you know it!" Mary shrieked. She jumped out of the car, "And I plan on kicking your butt again." She ran towards the entrance, carrying her silver stilettos.
David laughed and ran after her, "We'll see about that…" he muttered.
But once again, David lost horribly to his girlfriend. She giggled as they walked along the moonlit sidewalk. Mary leaned against his side as David wrapped his arm around her waist pulling her close to him. "So now that you've proven you still can't beat me at mini-golf, what's next?"
David kissed her head. "We're going dancing."
"You can't be serious!" she exclaimed. When she saw the look on David's face Mary sighed. "I haven't actually danced since Senior Prom…" she admitted.
"We'll have to change that won't we?" David teased. "Come on we're almost to the high school."
"High school? David Nolan what are you planning?" she warned.
"It's a surprise," he sang playfully.
"But I hate surprises," she whined.
David shrugged, "You'll like this one!" He practically dragged her the next two blocks. The lights in the school were all off.
"It's empty let's go!"
"Or is it?" David countered. "C'mon!"
Mary smiled and allowed David to take her into their old high school. David paused just inside the events entrance. "I've gotta go to the bathroom. Just go in the gym, I'll be righ there." Before Mary Margaret could protest, David had run off.
She chuckled and walked slowly to the gym. Opening the door, Mary Margaret peered around the corner. "Hello?" she called softly into the dark gym. Running her hand along the wall, she found the light-switch and flipped it on. The entire gym lit up; there was a small stage in the middle. A big banner she couldn't read hung from two poles. On the stage stood David, grinning like a fool. Sean, Ashley, Ruby, and Ethan all stood around the stage, Sean holding a video camera. Mary Margaret walked over and climbed onto the stage, looked at David, and read the banner behind his head.
MARY MARGARET BLANCHARD
I love you more than life itself and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.
Will you marry me?
YES or NO
Mary Margaret felt tears form in her eyes. David knelt down on the ground and held out a sharpie. He winked causing her to give a shaky laugh. She took the sharpie and circled wrote another option. 'What do you think?' and circled it. Mary turned around and looked at David who now was holding his mother's old wedding ring up. She dropped the sharpie and she started to sob.
"Well?" David asked. "Will you marry me, Mary Margaret?"
Mary Margaret held out her left hand and David slid the ring onto her finger. "What do you think?" she teased. Pulling David to his feet, she jumped into his arms and kissed him passionately.
Ashley, Ruby, Sean, and Ethan began to clap and cheer as David spun Mary Margaret around in a circle.
When the newly engaged couple pulled away from each other, Sean turned on his stereo and Mary and David's song began to play.
"May I have this dance Princess?" David asked holding out his hand.
Mary Margaret smiled and kissed his cheek, "Of course Charming…" He pulled her close and they began to sway in a circle to the music.
Put the song on now and then continue reading;)
You're in my arms
And all the world is gone
The music playing on for only two
So close together and when I'm with you
So close to feeling alive
Our life goes by romantic dreams will start
So I bid mine goodbye and never knew
So close was waiting, waiting here with you
And now forever I know,
All that I wanted to hold you
So close to reaching that famous happy end
Almost believing this one's not pretend.
And now you're beside and look how far we've come
So far, we are, so close…
David picked Mary Margaret up at the waist and spun her in a circle while the music picked up speed. Then slowly brought her down as it slowed again, bringing their foreheads together.
Oh how could I face, the faceless days
If I should lose you now
We're so close to reaching that famous happy end
Almost believing this one's not pretend
Let's go on dreaming though we know we are
As the song finished, David and Mary Margaret's lips touched softly. It didn't matter that their best friends were in the room, they didn't care. As long as they were in each other's arms, they could conquer anything.
Yay! Okay so I am like sobbing right now because I absolutely love that song and it fits Mary and David so well! Hope you guys enjoyed this chapter and it really is the end:)
thistwinklingstar-thanks girl! yes we have been quite deprived:( but it seems our Snowing and Dary stories are coming back:)
Laugher. Lover. Fighter.-There ya go I continued it;) and yes i did see what you did there;) lol!
bluebirdreader-thanks! And yep I continued it:) but only this chapter:(
Eyes like Dawn-Amen! Long Live King George!
OncerSware(k)JateBazeGirlscout22-thanks girl! Yeah David is always a dork, he still kinda is;) haha!
Thank you to all of you who added this to your favorites and story alerts and reviewed:)
Now let's end with a quote from our one and only Prince Charming
"True love, isn't easy, but it must be fought for, because once you find it, it can never be replaced."