*A YEAR AND A HALF LATER*
"Who would've thought." My cousin smirked at me. "We all thought you'd marry some hobo on the street if you were lucky." Ethan laughed. We grew up together until I moved. He was my childhood best friend.
"Ha. Ha. You're hilarious." I spoke sarcastically. A hint of laughter in my voice.
"I'm just kidding.. We all knew you'd marry Niall from the time you were 15 years old. High school sweethearts." He fake gagged making me punch him in the arm.
"Come on, it's time to go." Emma, my maid of honor, said grabbing my arm and pulling me to the door that would soon open to reveal a huge room of family and friends and the love of my life at the end of the aisle.
I hooked my arm with my dads and looked up at him. His eyes were teary and he had a smile on his face.
"You're not my little girl anymore.." He sniffled, wiping away a stray tear.
"I'll always be your little girl, dad." I hugged him as tight as I could trying not to let tears of my own slip out.
Finally the doors opened and it was time. Everyone was standing and looking right at me. I took my eyes off them and met the eyes of my soon to be husband at the end of the aisle. His cheeks were a deep shade of red, just like I pictured. He had a huge smile on his face.. Just like I did.
We met at the end of the aisle and we held hands as everyone sat back down.
"I wanna kiss you so bad.." He whispered so that only I would hear him. I only shook my head and blushed. I wanna kiss him just as bad.
"As I stand here before you, I look into your beautiful eyes, and see all the things I fell in love with. My heart is beating so fast, it's hard to find the right words. As I stand here in front of you with this ring, it reminds me of all the laughs we have shared, all the hard things we've overcome, all the things we have accomplished together, all the times you've been the only one who didn't give up on me even when I gave up on myself, and how much you truly complete me. With this ring I give you my heart, soul, and everything I am today. I vow to love, protect, and cherish you till the day I die. I can't wait to spend our eternity together." I didn't realize I was crying until I felt the wetness hit my lip. She looked the same as I did. We're both cryers.. Haha.
She wiped her tears and unfolded the piece of paper that Emma handed to her, the vows.
"I remember telling my friends that I met a hot blonde boy named Niall, as soon as I got to Ireland." She chuckled and everyone laughed. I just blushed harder. "Who knew that a little more than 10 years later I'd be marrying that same little blonde boy." She smiled. "At one dark period in my life, I believed I wasn't meant to be happy. I've been through hell and back with relationships, and was ready to face the fact that I'd be single forever and be that crazy cat lady down the street.. But I came face to face with you again Niall. That started a rollercoaster of so many different emotions, good and bad.. But no matter how many times we left, we came back together. I can truly say that you're the light in my life.. I love you more than anything. I vow to always love, support, and be your warrior whenever you can't fight anymore.. I love you." Autumn said folding the paper back up and wiping her tears away. My eyes were teary and were about to spill any second.
"Niall, do you take Autumn to be your lawfully wedded wife?" The man beside us spoke so calmly.
"I do." I smiled at her. This is it.. This is it.
"Autumn, do you take Niall to be your lawfully wedded husband?" He asked. Autumn paused and looked up at me with a blank expression..
"Of course, I do." She smirked at me. She's such a tease! I swear my heart stopped.
"Niall, you may now kiss your bride." Finally! What I've been waiting for.
I grabbed her face and kissed her lips deeply and passionately. It was over before it started though. It last only 3 short seconds.. Oh well, there will be more later.
"I now introduce Mr. And Mrs. Niall Horan!"
The reception went by fast. Liam gave a long meaningful speech that truly touched my heart. I know that we'll remain best friends for as long as we live. Then Autumn and I smashed cake in each other's faces. Haha! The wedding cake was cool, and delicious! It had miniature figures of Autumn and I on top.
Finally it was time to slow dance. I hated slow dancing until Autumn came along.. I put my hands on her waist and she wrapped her arms around my neck and we swayed back and forth to the slow music.
"So Mrs. Horan.. Was it everything you imagined?" I asked, smiling down at her. Tonight was all about her.. Tonight was supposed to be the best night of her life. I really hope it was..
"It was everything I ever dreamed of, and then some." She smiled at me. "Especially because I got to marry my soulmate." She added. It's crazy that she can STILL make me blush.
"So what'ya say? Get a hotel room after this.. Have a little fun.. And then leave for our honeymoon tomorrow?" I smirked at her.
"I guess I'm down for that." She chuckled, Looking up at me with those pretty brown eyes.
"Thank you, Autumn." I whispered.
"For what?" She questioned.
"For making me believe in love."
"Forever and Always.." She whispered. As a tear of happiness rolled down her cheek, which I stopped with my thumb.
"Forever and Always." I repeated, knowing exactly that what we both have gone through, was 100% worth it.
Forever and Always..
Autumn and Niall had a baby boy named Christopher 9 months after their honeymoon. They then went on to have 2 more children. 1 boy, 1 girl. Ashton and Madison, twins. One direction had a reunion tour 15 years later. The kids went off to college, had children of their own before they knew it. They grew old together, watching as their young years flashed through their eyes. Forever young.. I wanna be forever young..
Everything was worth it.