Daphne and Niles leaned against each other as they sat on a bench inside the King County courthouse. Their fingers entwined, Niles squeezed his wife's hand and smiled.
"Remember how excited we were at our first wedding?"
"Yeah, we were both shaking." Daphne laughed.
"And here we are doing it again." Niles replied.
Noticing the slight irritation in her husband's voice, Daphne turned to him and touched his shoulder.
"I know this is a pain but you know how Mum is. She'll never be satisfied unless we get married the proper way. But I love you so much for agreeing to do this."
"And I love you, Daphne."
She drew him close for a kiss; her fingertips brushing his cheek. The touch of his lips on hers made her sigh.
"Is it just me, or do your kisses seem sweeter now that we're married?"
Niles smiled at the compliment. "There's plenty more where that came from."
And to prove his point, he kissed her even more tenderly than before.
Suddenly the door opened, startling them apart.
"Miss Moon? Dr. Crane? The judge will be ready for you in just a few minutes."
Niles and Daphne rose from the bench and joined hands, preparing to walk into the courtroom.
At the door, Niles paused and turned to Daphne. "Well... I guess this is it."
"I suppose it is." Daphne said. She couldn't help but laugh at the thought. "I'm a little nervous, isn't that silly? I think I'm even more nervous than when we were in Reno!"
Niles opened his mouth to speak when they heard a familiar voice.
"Daphne? Is that you?"
Her heart raced when she spun around and found herself face to face with the man she'd once promised to share the rest of her life with.
"Donny? What are you doing here?"
"I was going to ask you the same thing." Donny chuckled.
"Oh... Well... Niles and I are getting married."
Donny's smile faded ever so slightly. "Congratulations. That's... wonderful! And it's actually a coincidence because Bridget and I are here filing for a marriage license."
Daphne's eyebrows rose and she smiled politely at the attractively dressed woman standing next to her former fiancé.
"It's nice to meet you." Niles said, extending his hand. "Congratulations, Donny."
"I'm... happy for you Donny. Really." Daphne said; feeling her chest tighten.
An uncomfortable silence followed and she found herself wishing that she had just ignored Donny and joined their family in the courtroom.
Donny rubbed the back of his neck. "Boy this is kind of awkward, isn't it?"
"I suppose it is. I didn't mean to sound so shocked... before." Daphne said. "I'm just surprised to see you here... since this is where people get married and all. I mean after what happened at our-."
She stopped suddenly; horrified by what she was about to say.
"After you dumped me you mean?" Donny finished.
Daphne flinched at his words and she swallowed hard, aware of Niles' comforting hand on her back.
"Yes." She said; the word barely a whisper.
"Actually, it worked out perfectly because if you hadn't left me, I never would have met my ex-wife, who introduced me to Bridget." Donny said a bit too enthusiastically.
"So really I should be thanking you."
The harsh words made her flinch and suddenly she couldn't bring herself to look at her husband.
"Dr Crane? Miss Moon? They're ready for you."
Daphne sighed with relief, wanting to get the ceremony out of the way and start her life with her husband; forgetting all about Donny.