~Chapter Seventeen~

~Epilogue~

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Author's Note: I want to thank everyone for staying with me. This is it, the end... I really hope you have enjoyed the story I have written... ;-)

Three months later:

Hospital Room

Hope is sitting in her room, writing in her journal as her therapist has suggested.

'I heard that Steffy and Liam are going to renew their vows in Aspen today. I hate what I became trying to win over Steffy. She didn't deserve the way I acted and it wasn't very lady like of me. I mean, I was chasing Liam right after they lost the baby, I didn't give him time to grieve. I have also realized that I deserve the same kind of love that Liam has for Steffy. I think I might find that with Wyatt.

Speaking of Wyatt, he has come to visit me every day since he was allowed, which is more than I can say for my mother. I can see in his eyes that he really loves me. And he is always bringing me some small thing when he visits. Yesterday, he brought me a book that I had mentioned the day before.

I can't believe that my mother has all but forgotten me. I heard that she tried to stop Taylor's wedding to Ridge. I just hope that she will leave Steffy and Liam alone. I have leaned a lot since I have been here and am praying that I get out soon. Wyatt has promised to take me out as soon as I am released.

~H~

Hope is just putting her book away when she hears a knock on the door. "Come in." she says. The door opens and Wyatt peaks his head in the door.

"Hey you." he says, a big smile on his face.

"Hey back." Hope replies, returning his smile.

"So I have some good news." he says as he walks through the door and up to the young blonde woman.

"And what would that be?" she asks mischievously.

"I was able to get a day pass for you. Your doctor said that you have been doing great, so I can take you out for the day, you just have to be back by dark." he tells her.

"I am not sure Wyatt..."

"Don't worry, we are going back to my place. We can watch a movie and then maybe cook dinner before I bring you back." he says hopefully.

"Yes, as long as we don't go out, I guess that would be okay. It's just..."

"I know, Liam and Steffy..." he says cutting her off.

"I am fine with them renewing their vows, I just... the press.. you know." she says, a tear welling in her eye.

"I can understand that. They have been trying to get me to give an interview, but it isn't going to happen. He may be my brother, but I don't really know him or Steffy." he tells her. "Sol shall we go?"

"Yeah, let's get out of here." Hope says smiling, the happiness reaching her eyes.

Aspen, Co.

"I can't believe this is happening." Steffy says to her mother.

"I can, you deserve this happiness." Taylor replies as she adjusts the veil on her daughter's head.

"Have you heard anything on Hope?"

"Actually, her doctor told me that she seems to be doing really well. In fact, she sent me to give this to you today." the older woman says as she hand Steffy an envelope with her name written on the front.

Steffy sits down gently in the chair, pulling out a short letter.

'Dear Steffy,

I want to start by apologizing to you. I am so ashamed of the way I acted during the last few years. You are right that the Logan family has a tendency to have a sense of entitlement, I felt that Liam belonged to me and that you were always the problem. I have come to realize that mine and Liam's problems started well before you came into the picture. I also see now that while Liam loved me, he has always been in love with you, there is a connection there that we never had.

I wish you and Liam all the happiness in the world and want to tell you congratulations on your pregnancy.

Once I am out, I would like to meet with you if that is okay. My therapist and I agree that while this letter is a step in the right direction, I need to apologize face to face to you also. I know that we aren't sisters, but I am hoping that in time we might be able to at least be friends.

Wyatt just got here so I better go. I hope you have a wonderful day and again, I am sorry Steffy.

~H~

"Wow..." is all Steffy can say once she has read the note from Hope.

"I actually have one for Liam, so if you will excuse me I am going to take to him and see if he is ready." Taylor says as she walks towards the door.

Liam is in a different room at the Spencer retreat house when he hears a knock on the door. "Come in." he says as he adjusts his tie.

"Hi Liam. I came to give you something and see if you are ready." Taylor says as she enters the room.

"I am more than ready Taylor. This is all I have wanted, I feel like this is a dream to be honest." he says with a smirk.

"Steffy feels the same way. She is so excited for this ceremony." Taylor says with a smile. "I have this for you from Hope however." she adds, handing Liam an envelope with his name written on the front.

"Um, thanks." he says, unsure if he really wants to read what is inside.

"I'll leave you to read that in private." Taylor tells him as she walks to the door.

"Actually, I would like it if you stayed Taylor. I know you say that Hope seems better, but..."

It is okay, I understand. I'll just sit over here."

Liam opens the envelope and pulls out a sheet of paper and begins to read:

'Dear Liam,

Through my time here I have come to see that how I treated you and Steffy was wrong and I can never apologize enough for what I out you through. I felt that you belonged to me no matter what was in your heart. I saw a long time ago the love you had for Steffy, you never looked at me with that same look. I saw a happiness and love that you never had for me, and I am okay with that.

I am moving on. I have come to see that I want and deserve the kind of love that you and Steffy share, and I think I might have that with Wyatt. He has been great the last few months. I wish that you would give him a chance though. Liam, like it or not he is your brother.

Congratulations on Steffy's pregnancy and your wedding today. I am glad that I can trust Taylor to give you and Steffy these letters, I know that my mother never would. Hell, she is still pushing me to try to get you back even though I have explained that while I love you and always will, I am not in love with you anymore than you are with me.

Please be happy Liam.

~H~

"Wow" is all Liam can say when he is done reading.

"That is the same thing my daughter said." Taylor says smiling.

"It seems that Hope has finally let go of the thought of having a future with me. She is wishing me and Steffy well." he replies, shocked.

"I have heard that Wyatt is visiting her daily since she has been allowed visitors, maybe that has been good for her."

"Well, honestly, I am done with that chapter of my life. If your beautiful daughter is ready to renew her vows, I am more than ready." he tells his mother-in-law.

"She was just finishing up when I left her. Why don't you head up to the mountain and I will go get her."

"Okay, I will see you there." Liam replies as he walks to the door.

Mountain Top

Liam is standing there at the mountain top waiting for his wife and her family when he notices Bill walking up to him.

"Dad, what are you doing here?" Liam asks confused.

"Did you really think that I was going to let you renew your vows without me here? I have always been yours and Steffy's biggest supporters." Bill says as he puffs out his chest.

"How did you even know?" the younger Spence asks.

"I called and told him." Taylor says as she walks up to the men. "I couldn't let you do this without some kind of family by your side."

"I don't know what to say." Liam says as he runs in hand through his hair.

"How about let's start this wedding?" Eric suggests as he walks up with Stephanie and Thomas.

"Sounds like a plan to me!" they hear Steffy yell from behind the trees. They all laugh and get into place. Taylor pulls out her phone and after a few touches 'Arms' by Christina Perry starts to play. A moment later Steffy walks out from behind the trees on her father's arm looking straight at Liam. Liam just stands there with a smile on his face as his wife walks towards him.

Carter is standing with Liam smiling also. He nods to Steffy as she stops in font of him. "Back again already..." he begins to lighten the mood. We are here so that these awesome people can reaffirm their love to one another after all that they have been through. To make this quicker since they have requested me to, I would like you to both repeat after me: I love you. You are my best friend. Today I recommit myself to you and our marriage. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life." After repeating what Carter had said, they slip new rings on each other's finger. "You may now kiss your wife." he adds smiling at the couple. Liam gently grabs his wife, kissing her with all the love and happiness he is feeling.

Once they have broken apart they turn to the few family members gathered around them, "We want to share some news with you today. We have found out what we are having and have picked out their names." Liam says as he places his hand on Steffy bulging bump. "Cooper Aspen and Phoebe Kelly." she finishes.

"A boy and a girl?" Eric says in joyful shock.

"Yes grandpa, one of each." Steffy says joyfully. "Also, while I will be working with Forrester and the brother company, Star Creations, Liam and I will also be running Spencer Publications and buying the house from Katie." she adds as she looks at Bill for his reaction.

"I think that is a fine idea." Bill says, seeing Steffy looking at him.

Stephanie cuddles to Eric and loudly announces, "This family is finally just as it should be. Now let's go celebrate."

The End

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