Of Epilogues and Happy Endings

The warm spring air breezed through the open church window. If I closed my eyes I could hear the people downstairs getting settled.

The gown was perfect, white strapless, and it fit like a glove. Addison was a God. This time it was just the way I wanted it. Flawless.

I was looking at three mirrored images of myself in the most perfect white wedding dress. My hair and face we're amazing, thanks to my favorite gay people. I had to be the most beautiful person in this room. Actually that would be Sybil. She was absolutely gorgeous. She was also dead asleep on the small cream-colored couch. Addison told her not to sit down in her perfect puffy dress in fear of getting wrinkles. But apparently her mother's absence meant she could do anything. So, she curled on the couch and fell asleep.

Looking back at the dress I imagined myself tripping down the aisle and making a complete fool of myself. I shuddered. The butterflies in my stomach were growing. I could feel them in my throat just trying to get out. I was totally freaking out. But I was allowed. It's not everyday I get married.

A knock at the door made me jump. "Addie?" I asked hoping it was her.

"Not exactly." Came Jack's smooth voice.

I froze. "You better hope Addison doesn't find you outside my door."

I heard him chuckle. "Are you alone?"

Forcing back a smile I turned towards the door. "Sybil is here." I said. "But she's asleep."

"Perfect." He replied. "I'm coming in."

"No wait!" I whispered very loudly. "You can't see me yet. It's bad luck."

"I'll close my eyes."


It was too late. He opened the door and walked in with a hand covering his face. "If I trip over something I'm going to be really pissed." He mumbled and stepped forward. "Where are you?"

"In front of you." I smiled. He took a few more steps before I put my hand on his chest to stop him from walking right into me. He looked amazing, and he smelt even better. God, Christian is the bomb!

"Found you." He said running his hands up my bare arms. "Nice skin, Joss." He said trailing his fingertips along my collarbone, then up to my jaw. His eyes were still closed, but I could tell he was itching to open them.

I slapped his hand away. "You're going to mess up my look with your wandering hands." I whispered and glanced to see if Sybil was still sleeping. She was.

"So far I've gathered you're wearing absolutely nothing." He grinned.

"Maybe I am."

"That's mean, Joss." I could only laugh. "Are you nervous?" He asked quietly. "Because I'm really nervous."

I reached up and absently fixed his tie. "You can't be nervous. If you're nervous then I'm a wreck."

"You sound like you're doing fine."

I smiled. "Don't worry, there are a few insects swarming in my stomach."

We were silent for a moment. I ran my hands up the front of his smooth tux and cupped his impossibly close shaven face. Christian was really, really, really amazing. "I peeked." He said eventually.

My eyes widened and snapped to his closed eyes. "What?"

"I peeked."

I glared. "You did not."

"I did. Sorry, I couldn't help myself."

I smacked his chest. "Now we have bad luck."

He smiled and wrapped his arms around me. "You're beautiful."

"I can't take credit for that. It's all Addison's doing."

"I'll have to thank her." He tipped my head up and placed a kiss along my jaw. Little shivers ran down my spine then back up. "Are your parents here?"

"No." I said. "But I don't care. I'm happy enough without them." I was about to wrap my arms around his neck when a loud squeal made up jump.

Sybil hopped off the couch and pointed her little finger at Jack. His eyes snapped open and he looked down at her with a terrified expression on his face. "You're not asposda be in here!" She yelled with her little face scrunched up angrily. She marched over to him and kicked her little foot into his shin.

"Ouch. That hurt." He said backing up.

"I'm going to tell mommy and she's going to make you do time out."

I started to laugh as Sybil continued to kick him out of the room. "Fine, I'm going. Just don't tell you mom." He said, but she simply put her hands on her hips and pointed to the door. Instead of taking the abuse Jack left quickly just as Sybil kicked the door shut.

She huffed back to the couch and sat down. "That was a close one." She told me. I only laughed.

A few moments later the door opened and Melody burst in. Her hair was straightened and pinned up into a lovely French twist. Her dress was satin and very light blue. In her hands were a bunch of flowers. She dropped them onto the small table by the door. "That better not have been Jack I saw leaving this room." She said suspiciously.

"It was!" Sybil cried.

I rolled my eyes.

"Okay, I got all the bouquets. This one is yours, Joss." She said holding up a large arrangements of light blue flowers that matched her dress. The rest were all white.

Sybil skipped towards her. "Mine?" She asked picking up one.

Melody gently took it from her. "No your mommy is brings your petals in a basket." Sybil grinned and hopped around the room. "Crap I forgot one." She cursed. "Be right back." Melody dashed out of the room and crossed paths with Addison. They said something quickly to each other before separating.

Addison was looking as beautiful as ever wearing the same dress as Melody. She entered with a brown paper bag in her hand and a basket of rose petals in the other. "Joss, I got-"

"Mommy!" Sybil said grabbing the bottom of her dress. "I caught him in the room with her, but I kicked his butt."

Addison rolled her eyes at me. "Good job, baby. Don't spill the roses, okay?" She said giving her the basket. Sybil took them with wide eyes and dashed off to the corner. Addison looked at me and held the bag open. I felt my nerves rise. "I got the pregnancy test." She said taking out the box.

My stomach rolled. "Holy crap…" I said taking a deep breath. "I'm going to freak out."

"Look," She said taking her own deep breath. "We'll have time to do this before the reception. I think… No need to freak out now. And no sweating!" She ordered.

"I can't help it." I said taking another deep breath. "Jesus, what if I am-"

The door opened again and Christian elegantly entered the room looking like royalty. "Hello!" He said tapping his watch. "Are you waiting for an invitation?" He came over to us and tapped his watch again. "You guys should see who Melody brought!"

All the color drained from both our faces. "What?!" Addison cried.

He realized what the problem was and sighed. "Oh no! Not him. She brought this other guy. Really hot eye candy." We all relaxed. "Jeez, you guys looked like you were about to have a heart- Oh my God! Is that a pregnancy test?"

I shushed him and let another wave of nerves hit me. "Give us ten minutes." Addison asked.

He shook his head. "No way, you had ten minutes twenty minutes ago. It's time to get hitched. I can't believe your preggers!" He said grabbing my hands and squealing.

"It hasn't been confirmed." I growled as Melody burst back into the room.

Christian turned to her. "Joss is having a baby!" He shouted.

Three things happened at once. Melody's jaw dropped, I smacked Christian in the head, and Addison sighed. "Nothing is set in stone!" I said exasperated.

"Jeez Joss, not even married yet." Melody winked. I glared at her.

"Okay, okay, okay!" Addison said clapping her hands. "This is not the time. We have a wedding to get through." She went over to the bouquets and handed one to me. "Walk slow, and smile!" She kissed me on the cheek before she led Melody and Sybil out the room.

I took another deep breath and smiled at Christian. "Thanks for agreeing to walk me down the aisle."

He smiled back and offered his arm. "If you trip I'm going to laugh at you."

I sighed. "Thanks…"

He laughed. "Naw, I won't. But no one will ever forget it."

"Stop talking…" I mumbled.

He kissed my cheek. "You won't trip. You're a star today." I could only smile.

"Thanks, Christian."

"And congrats on the bun in the oven." He added. I bit my lip and tried not to get giddy. "Now, let's get this show on the road."