He stood there stunned. Did she just say what he thought he heard? "What did...what did you just say?" It was all he could stammer out.
"I remember you." She looked at his face skeptically. His reaction turned from shock to elated. He beamed, picking her up by the waist and twirled her around once. He set her carefully onto the ground.
"You-you remember me?" She nodded and he hugged her tight.
"I remember a few things about you. You're going to have to help me out with some things but I know your favorite color is red, you and I had our first date at the cupcake shop near the city's plaza; I remember we used to fight those ugly thingamajigs." He laughed-a true laugh for the first time since the accident.
"They were called moogers and we faced the nighlock. Their ruler was a monster by the name of Xandred." She looked at him like he was crazy, although she was smiling.
"I can't remember anything else at t he moment but I do know that I should've never forgotten you.' She pulled him off of the dance floor and they both sat down at the table. Serena came running-or more like stumbling-towards her younger sister.
"Emy, youeedoparticpateinbouquetos s." Emily looked extremely confused and astonished at the same time.
"Serena, I can't understand you. All I heard was 'Emy'. Speak slower." Serena gripped Emily's hand and pulled her sister up from where she was sitting.
"Emy, bouquet toss." Emily nodded her head showing she understood what her older sister was trying to tell her, then shook her head rapidly.
"Serena, I'm married. The bouquet toss is only for the single bridesmaids." Her sister laughed but proceeded with attempting to drag her to the dance floor. Emily ripped her arm out of Serena's grasp and bolted next to Jayden. She sat down on his lap and buried her face in his shirt. "I am so embarrassed." He chuckled and rubbed her back in comfort.
"Why? Everybody here thought it was hilarious." She lifted her head up and glared at him.
"I didn't. I swear if she takes one more shot at that bar I am going to rip her head off like I wanted to do to Dekker." He sat up straighter and looked her dead in the eye.
"What was the last word you said?" She shifted in his lap, clearly uncomfortable with what he just asked her to do.
"Dekker, the half-human half-nighlock who wanted the ultimate duel with you when we were rangers. I hated him. He tried to kill you on several occasions. You almost died fighting him, a lot." She added after seeing the look of pure disbelief on his face.
"You remember Dekker?" She nodded and he just sat there, lost in thought.
"Of course. I loved you and didn't want to see him and you battle because I was always afraid he would kill you." She kissed his cheek and he looked at her.
"You thought he was going to kill me?"
"Anything could've happened so I thought maybe one time you would get tired and one strike from him would kill you. I trusted you would come home safe and sound but I knew it was a fifty-fifty chance. I was terrified of losing you."
"The only reason I won those battles was so I couldd see you." They both looked into each other's eyes and leaned in. Their lips met and she kissed him softly. Before either could think about making the kiss longer, Serena sat down beside them and her new husband cleared his throat. they pulled apart and she got off of his lap and stood up. Satisfied with breaking his sister-in0law and her husban apart, he grinned.
"So, Emily, what do you think about the reception so far?" She glared at her sister's husband.
"It could be better. What do you want? My husband and I were having a very important conversation." He snorted.
"How so?" Her eyes narrowed and Jayden sensed she was about to go after him. He stood up and took her hand in his.
"C'mon Em. Lets go dance." She yanked her hand out of his and he saw fire quickly appearing in her eyes.
"No. Serena, could I please speak to you? Alone?" She helped her sister up and whisked her away towards the bathrooms. Once inside of the women's restroom, Emily threw her sister in front of her. 'What the hell? Why does your new husband want to start a fight with me?" Serena quickly tried to find an answer so she blurted out the first reassuring words that came to her mind.
"Emily, it's nothing like that. He likes you. He told me he sees you as his little sister." She wasn't getting through to her sister.
"Serena. He obviously hates me and Jayden. What did I do?" She was silent for a long time. "That's what I thought." Emily turned on her heel and stalked out of the restoom. Serena followed a few minutes later.
"Emily!" Her little sister turned around to face her. "I was jealous okay? You had what I always wanted. You were living my dream. You found the most perfect guy and when you got married, I was jealous. I wasn't invited and the way you two looked at each other-still look at each other made me feel disappointed." Emily had her eyebrows raised and let out a sarcastic laugh.
"So? You think I wanted to go out and face danger that threatened the world on a daily basis? Do you think I wanted to see my boyfriend battle alongside me, knowing either one of us might not see the other again? Each day we fought evil, I was so...scared he wouldn't come home. Each day was special because...I had no idea if I was going to die. Yeah, I was living your dream." She ran away, leaving Serena feeling guilty and sympathetic towards her sister.
A/N: Sorry it took me so long to upload. School and groundings made me miss my update days but I'm back and ready to write. I'll be updating some time soon so watch out for a new chapter.