Only When You're Engaged to Bruce Wayne
Thirty ~ Goodbye My Lover
A week after The Joker and Harvey's "death", a funeral for Harvey Dent was arranged. The affair was large and broadcasted to all of Gotham. Darcie sat with Evelyn, Robert, and Walter on the podium where Detective Gordon said his speech. Bruce sat next to Darcie and held her hand throughout the ceremony. Gordon spoke kind words about Harvey and said "Harvey Dent was Gotham's hero." An act called "The Harvey Dent Act" would be in his name.
"And now, a speech from his cousin and close relative, Darcie Rosewood," Gordon said. Everyone watched as Darcie got onto the podium and sighed. She felt her stomach tingle and she kept composed.
"To most, Harvey Dent was smart, strong, intelligent, and a powerful man who helped Gotham became a safer city. To me, Harvey Dent was a small kid who was a year older than me and had all these big ideas to change the world. Harvey grew up to be my best friend and a brother on whom I relied on and went to for troubled times. I remember how kind-hearted he was to people who had nothing and how strong he was to people who tried to harm him or anybody he loved. Harvey Dent was one of those people that when they believed in something strongly, they went after it. He believed in a safer Gotham and I know he loved the city and it's people. All of us saw Harvey Dent in many, many ways. I, on the other hand, saw him as that small kid with big dreams, a big heart, and a big smile. Harvey, I miss you kiddo."
Darcie lied down a tulip and added on," You're all probably wondering why I lied down a tulip instead of a rose. Well, when I remember when I had to get surgery and both my parents couldn't make it to be there when I woke up. Harvey offered to skip a final he had studied a week before to spend the whole day with me in the hospital. He walked in and handed me a tulip because he said it was the first flower he had seen, since it was a long winter, and decided that it was special enough to give to me." Darcie smiled and said,'' Thanks for making me feel special."
Also that week of Harvey's funeral was Bruce and Darcie's private wedding two days later. The only guests were Evelyn, Robert, Walter, Mya, and Alfred and the place was in the back yard of Wayne Manor.
Darcie wore a form fitting, sweet-heart cut strapless mermaid dress with a bead design under her chest with two pearl earrings. She had her hair left long, curled in. Robert walked her down the aisle and smiled as he watched his youngest daughter marry.
"When are you going to find a wife?" Robert asked his thirty-three year old son Walter. Walter rolled his eyes and Robert added," I'm serious!"
The ceremony was short and it came time for the vows.
"I, Bruce Wayne, take Darcie Rosewood, as my lawfully wedded wife. For better or for worse, for richer or for poorer-."
Walter smirked at that last bit, but Mya smacked him on the back of the head. Everyone laughed, including Darcie and Bruce.
"In sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live." BRuce slid the ring on her finger and said," With this ring, I thee wed."
"I, Darcie Rosewood, take Bruce Wayne, as my lawfully wedded husband. For better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live." She put his wedding band on and said," With this ring I thee wed."
" I now pronounce you Mr. and Mrs. Wayne," the priest said. Darcie and Bruce smiled and kissed for the first time as Mr. and Mrs.
"You're parents would be proud of you," Darcie said as she walked outside where Bruce was. Bruce stood out on the back and smiled. All the guests had left and Alfred decided to stay at the old apartment. Darcie took his hand and she said," I know they are. I know they wish they were here too."
Bruce nodded and said," They would have loved you. Just like I do." Darcie smiled and said," I wish I didn't have to leave tomorrow. I hate the thought that the first day we're married, I'm leaving you.''
Bruce stroked her hair and hair and said," I'm so sorry Darcie." Darcie nodded and they looked at the night sky the two wrapped up in each other arm's.
It was moments later that they also spent their first night the way newlyweds do.
In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, after the two star-crossed lovers spend their first night of marriage together in bed, until morning when Romeo must leave Juliet for Verona because Romeo killed Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, for killing Romeo's best friend Mercutio.
Although in our story here, our Romeo, Bruce Wayne/Batman, killed our Juliet's, Darcie Rosewood, cousin, he wasn't leaving for Verona the next morning. Instead, it's Juliet.
Then again, this was never Romeo and Juliet.
The next morning, Darcie had her bags in hand and Bruce and Alfred followed Darcie to the private jet that would take her to the villa in Verona, Italy. The attendants took her bags and Darcie looked at Alfred and teared up. They hugged and Darcie said," Take care of him and yourself. Please."
"I promise Darcie," Alfred promised. He looked at her and she could see he was tearing up to. Suddenly, Mya appeared and she hugged Darcie tightly.
"Thanks for being my friend," Mya said sniffling. Darcie looked at her and said," For god sakes, stay away from the hooker apparel!" Mya chuckled and Darcie added," Take care of Bruce and keep a good eye on him. I know that's hard for you, but for me?"
Mya nodded and said," I promise. You stay safe."
Darcie nodded and looked at Bruce. They met each other halfway and Bruce said," I promise to write." Darcie nodded and he could see her tearing. He kissed her and held her tightly.
When he let go, he saw their hands and her slip away. He felt himself turn sick and watched her walk away. He knew when the time was right, she would return to him. When everyone forgot Batman, The Joker, and the mess.
As Darcie looked out from the airplane window and she gave a nod and looked away. She looked at the finger holding her engagement and wedding ring. The plane took off and Darcie sighed.
Most women say the engagement period are the craziest times of their lives. Darcie would agree, but her "crazy" was far from theirs. It was clear it wasn't normal.
But then again, that's only when you're engaged to Bruce Wayne.
AHHHHH! This one is over and a new one shall begin tomorrow!
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