Epilogue

Sierra giggled as she stepped into the mountain of white, silky fabric. The dress had formfitting, transparent, sleeves of lace. The gown was cumbersome with hand crafted orange blossoms and leaves, made from ribbon peeping out from the layers. Sierra had let her hair down and was going to keep it down. Amanita had insisted on having a tiara made out of diamonds that were shaped to look like orange blossoms. She wore a mantilla style veil over the tiara.

Amanita shook her head. "Oh Sierra. I am so happy for you, you look beautiful."

"Do you really think so?"

"Oh Sierra, you're so beautiful I'm surprised Erik didn't fall for you first."

"And I'm sure Raoul looked so handsome at the altar when you wedded that you're wondering why you didn't marry him the moment you saw him."

Amanita nodded. "That I am. Oh…and Raoul and I….we're expecting."

Sierra laughed. "So are Erik and I."

Amanita frowned. "Then who won the bet?"

"I don't know. I haven't consulted a physician, nor do I intend to."

Amanita knew the details to Sierra's past and she was silent for a moment. "How about….the first one to give birth wins?"

"That's a slight alteration, but I agree." Sierra then made a face. "But what if we both give birth at the same time?"

"I don't know! Let our husbands argue it out or name the babe ourselves!"


Erik kissed his bride and pressed her against him. She wrapped her arms around his waist and leaned into the kiss, just working his mouth enough to maintain respectability. They'd remarried in a nice church with Amanita, Raoul, the king, several trusted knights and Sierra's many friends from the kitchen and the villages.

Erik kissed her again as the musicians began to play. He cleared his throat. "Sierra….we've had a very interesting relationship. Part of our connection was through music, as I'm certain you can recall the instances that I'm referring to." She nodded. "And….I wrote, a song for you."

She gasped as tears filled her eyes. "Erik."

"It's called 'I never thought that I could love' for, before you…I never knew what love was. I thought I knew what it was until I found myself so in love with you that breathing seemed like so a trivial thing for me to do. Every word in this song, I mean, it's all I've tried to tell you. But I do not think that I shall ever be able to tell you how I'll always feel about you."

Sierra sniffled and Erik wiped her eyes before singing gently. Can I touch you? Sierra nodded and Erik cupped her face with his hands. I can't believe that you are real. How did I ever find you? You are the dream that saved my life. He ran one hand down her face. You are the reason that I survive. Baby. He ran his hand down her chest to her stomach. Sierra closed her eyes and allowed him to touch her. I never thought that I could love someone as much as I love you. I know it's crazy, but it's true. I never thought that I could need someone as much as I need you. Erik rested his forehead against hers as he sang the following words. I love you.

Sierra stretched up and kissed him on the cheek. Can I hold you? She pulled back and gave him a smile that said 'you'd better' so Erik did. Girl your smile lights up the sky, you are too beautiful for the human eye. Sierra blushed and rolled her eyes. Erik caught her face in his hands, holding her gaze. You are the dream that never dies; you are the fire that burns inside. Baby, I never thought that I could love someone as much as I love you. I know it's crazy, but it's true. Oh, I never thought that I could need someone as much as I need you.

Erik pulled Sierra close and kissed her deeply just as the sun broke through the stained windows of the church. Sierra wrapped her arms around his neck and gently swayed her body to the music. You are the sunshine my sky. You are the sparkle in my eye. I never thought that I could love someone as much as I love you. I know it's crazy, but it's true. I never thought that I could need someone as much as I need you. I love you.

"I love you too Erik." Sierra breathed. "I always will."

"I'll love you until the stars fall from the skies and the ocean dries up." Sierra cut off his speech with another kiss. Erik let out a groan as he kissed his wife back. She let out a moan.

"Hey you're in public!" Raoul shouted from where he was holding Amanita in his arms.

Erik ignored him as he pulled back and gazed into his wife starry eyes. "That's the kind of kiss that when I'm old and completely lost my mind, I will remember that kiss. I'll remember it...forever."

Sierra shook her head. "No you won't Erik. Because I plan to fill you with so many kisses with many other memories, you won't be able to tell them apart!


The end!

The song was 'I never thought that I could love' by Dan Hill. And my story does end on a funny note, but I decided that should be whatever the reader chose to imagine.

I am not going to be writing anymore stories for a while because with so much going on this year, my brain has offically fried. So I will be going over all my finished stories with a fine tooth comb, correcting grammar, correcting spelling and adding new bits and pieces to them.

I'm also reccomending 2 Les Miserables stories. They are very good and you will not be disappointed.

The revolutionaries by enjoulrasatthebarricade91

The lark and the rose by Eponnia.