I'm sorry for the wait! I have had close to no time to write lately! It's been super crazy around here lately. But, I managed to write this chapter within the free time that I had, so enjoy!
Flowers were everywhere. Mostly chrysanthemums. Purple and white banners hung from all the rows along the aisle of the church. Soft music played in the background, calming the mood, making the room have a soft feel.
Friends and family gathered around to celebrate the marriage of Ronald and Laurie. Ronald and Laurie had been planning their June wedding all winter long. Their save the date cards arrived in late January, notifying everyone to leave the date unreserved.
Rachel was thrilled when she discovered the significance of Ronald and Laurie's wedding date. She made the discovery in mid February while she and Finn were cuddled up together in front of the fireplace at his house.
Her head was tucked in between his jaw and shoulder as she watched the fire flicker away in front of them. She gasped when she had the realization and sat up suddenly, startling Finn.
"Finn," she began, turning to face him, suddenly feeling colder without being next to the warmth of his body. "Do you know what day Ronald and Laurie's wedding is?"
Finn sat back against the couch, amused at his girlfriend's enthusiasm, "No, what day is it?"
"It will be our ten month anniversary!" Rachel exclaimed, imagining being with Finn for ten whole months.
Finn smiled as he thought about the same thing Rachel was. He and Rachel had already been dating for six months. Six glorious, amazing, incredible, fantastic months. The two were practically inseparable. The only time they were ever separated was when Santana refused to see the two "loving it up" and spent the entire time the three of them were together standing in between Finn and Rachel.
Finn and Rachel now sat side by side in the church as they waited for the ceremony to begin. Neither of them could believe that they had only been together for 10 months. It felt like they had known each other forever. Even in the early times of their relationship, they always knew what the other wanted and they always knew how to make the other happy.
Rachel thought back to the first time she and Finn exchanged "I love yous."
It was when Finn convinced her to play a little backyard football with her. Rachel kept putting the idea off, claiming that football and her did not go together, but when Finn pulled out his pouting face, she couldn't resist. He dragged her outside to the back yard with his football in hand. Rachel was so nervous; she couldn't even begin to describe the way she was feeling. She didn't have the slightest idea of what to expect. Sure, she had seen football on TV before, but to her it was just bunch of men chasing a ball around a field and tackling each other.
Her nerves were soon gone, however, and she found herself actually enjoying the game. She knew that Finn was going easy on her with the way he slowed down his running pace, and tickled her sides to get her to drop the football whenever he got close to her. They spent he entire afternoon laughing, and once their game was over they laid down on the grass to catch their breath.
Rachel pointed up a cloud in the sky, saying that it was shaped like a heart.
Finn looked at her, all dressed up in one of his old football jerseys, and smiled. "I love you, Rachel," he had said, immediately capturing her attention.
Rachel looked over at him with wide eyes, and when she saw the loving look in his eyes, only one thing was on her mind. "I love you too."
Rachel grinned at the memory; still remembering it like it was yesterday. She rested her head on Finn's shoulder at the thought. Finn made her happier than she had ever been in her entire life. She felt Finn wrap an arm around her shoulders when she placed her head on his shoulder.
Suddenly music filled the church, and the bridal party began to walk down the aisle. Everyone stood for the arrival of the bride, anticipating seeing her dress for the first time.
Laurie and her father entered the aisle way and began their walk down towards Ronald. Rachel watched her with a huge smile on her face. She remembered when Laurie first met Ronald. She was so shy around him and it took all of the cousins to convince her to go and talk to him. Once she did make a move to go and talk to him, they couldn't stop talking. They had instant chemistry, which always made Rachel jealous. She wanted to have that chemistry with someone more than anything (with the exception of Broadway, or course). Now she stood next to a guy she had loads of chemistry with, and she couldn't help but think that someday it would be her wedding day with Finn. Her heart melted at the thought of reciting her vows to Finn on their wedding day, while they were surrounded by all of their friends and family.
She glanced up at Finn, to see that he was already looking at her, and by the look in his eyes, she knew that he was thinking the same thing.
Finn spun Rachel around as they danced along to the music playing at the wedding reception. Rachel laughed as he pulled her back into his arms and swayed along to the music.
"Happy anniversary," he said lightly into her ear so she'd hear his words over the sound of the music.
"Happy anniversary," Rachel replied, "and many more to come." She pulled him closer to her, "I love you, Finn. This has truly been the best 10 months of my entire life. Thank you for letting me love you."
Finn smiled at her, "No, thank you, Rachel Berry, for letting my love you. I was so torn up over my left relationship, I didn't think I'd be able to get back up again, but you helped me up."
"Nah," Rachel said, "I was just a girl at the dress shop that helped you tie your tie."
Finn chuckled, "I should probably learn how to do that." He remembered early that morning, when she had to tie his tie for him, as she did every time he had to dress up.
"What's the fun in that?" Rachel smirked, leaning back a little so she could see his face, "It's how we met. You can't change our destiny."
"I think our relationship will survive me tying a few ties in the future," Finn replied.
Rachel laughed, "I guess we will just have to find out." They swayed for a moment longer until Rachel pulled out of their embrace. "I need to go and use the little girls' room. I'll be right back."
"Okay, I'm going to go and get something to drink," Finn responded. He kissed her before they parted, and watched her walk off towards the bathroom.
Rachel entered the bathroom off to the side of the large room. She stopped on her way to a bathroom stall when she saw Laurie standing near the sink dabbing a tissue all over her face.
"Hey, Laurie, is everything okay?" Rachel asked, walking over to where Laurie was standing.
"Yes, everything is great," Laurie replied, a genuine smile spreading across her face. "I just came in here to cool off. I don't think I've ever danced so much in my entire life."
Rachel laughed, "I know what you mean. I'm having a great time tonight, by the way. It was a beautiful ceremony earlier, and this reception is incredible."
"Thank you so much, Rachel. It means a lot," Laurie said, throwing her tissue into the trashcan. "Did you find a good dance partner out there?"
"Oh, I brought my boyfriend actually," Rachel responded. "He is your friend Carole's son, Finn."
"Finn, I remember Finn!" Laurie exclaimed. You two are dating now? How sweet. I remember he called me once asking about you. I'm glad to see that everything worked out all right. How long have the two of you been together? It has been a while since that phone call I got from him."
"Today is actually our ten month anniversary," Rachel told her.
"Oh, really? How special! I'm so happy for the two of you!" Laurie said.
"Thank you," Rachel replied. "He means so much to me, and I can only hope that someday we have what you and Ronald have."
"I'm sure you will Rachel. If you set your mind to it, you can have whatever you want," Laurie promised her. Laurie glanced at the door. "I should probably get back out there. Ronald is probably wondering where I am."
"It was nice talking to you," Rachel said before Laurie exited the restroom.
"It was nice talking to you too, Rachel. I hope you enjoy the rest of your evening."
"Thanks, you too," Rachel said. Rachel proceeded to use the restroom after Laurie left to go back to Ronald. Laurie's words stuck in Rachel mind. If you set your mind to it, you can have whatever you want. Rachel smiled to herself. Things were finally starting to look up for her.
When Rachel exited the restroom her eyes scanned the room for Finn. She finally found him on the other side of the room fiddling with his tie. She watched him in amusement as he kept trying to retie the tie he had untied for some reason.
Finally, she took pity on him and crossed the room over to where he was standing. "Need any help?" She asked.
He turned to face her, smiling when he realized who had come to his rescue. "I really need to learn how to do this."
Rachel giggled and grabbed his tie, beginning to retie it for him. When she was finished she grabbed the middle of his tie and pulled him down towards her, kissing him. She pulled back and smiled, one phrase popping into her head.
"If you set your mind to it, you can have whatever you want."
All right, there's the end :)
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