A couple of months down the road saw Mac and rest of the team at their favourite diner. They were celebrating the fact that Mac was finally coming back to work. Freddie was also there with his new girlfriend, Michelle, the paediatric nurse from the hospital. Don sat next to Jo, holding hands; Lindsay and Danny were looking at each other with love- they had just broken the news that they were expecting their second child. Adam and Kendall were also there, along with Sheldon and his girl and Sid with his wife. Life was going great.

Freddie had gotten off with a suspended sentence and was able to get a job teaching at a public school. Mac had helped by putting in a good word with the principal. He explained to Lindsay that it was his way of saying thanks to Freddie for saving his life.

The group enjoyed the evening and things got rather noisy, but nobody complained. The deserts came and Christine looked up surprised as the waiter put a bowl of ice cream in front of her. It took her a while to notice the sparkling ring on top of the cherry. The rest of the table did see it, however, and everybody went very quiet; finally she caught sight of it, and looked at Mac to find him on one knee next to her. Her hand flew to her mouth and tears of happiness flowed down her cheeks.

"Christine, will you marry me?" he asked.

"Yes, Mac Taylor. I thought you'd never ask." The table erupted with cheers and wolf whistles.

The waiters were kind enough to clear some space for a dance floor and the couples made their way over to it. Mac and Christine didn't pay any attention to anyone else. A song began to play and Mac sang with the words softly, just loud enough for Christine to hear:

"Tell me can you feel my heart beat

Tell me as I kneel down at your feet

I knew there would come a time

When these two hearts would entwine

Just put your hand in mine


For so long I have been an island

When no-one could ever reached these shores

And we've got a whole lifetime to share

And I always be there, darling this I swear."

As they swayed to the slow song and Christine put her head on Mac's chest, listening to his heartbeat, thinking how close she came to losing him. Her eyes filled with tears once again as she listened to words he was softly singing in her ear,

"So please believe me

For these words I say are true

And don't deny me

A lifetime loving you

And if you ask will I be true

Do I give my all to you

Then I will say I do."

Christine knew that she could believe Mac, even though the words were not his own. She trusted him completely; she loved him more than anything in the world.

"I'm ready to begin this journey

Well I'm with you with every step you take

And we've got a whole lifetime to share

And I'll always be there

Darling this I swear."

Christine looked up at Mac and smiled. The song finished in the background as she looked into his ocean-coloured eyes, "I'm ready for that journey too, Mac."

Their lips locked together and everything else melted away. In that moment, nothing else existed.

There you go. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I loved writing it. Keep an eye out for my other stories; me and my awesome beta are busy editing the older chapters and replacing them. Again, I don't own any of the characters that are from the show, and as much as I would love to own the song, unfortunately I don't. Song is 'I do' by the lovely, Westlife. Thanks, C. Nichole for the awesome beta work.