The breeze sifted gently through her hair and rubbed against her cheeks as she stood on the deck of the sailboat. She sighed in contentment, loving the taste of the salty ocean air that brought on thoughts of fresh strawberries and sun-bleached sheets.
Closing her eyes, she basked in the soft orange glow of the sunset on her skin and enjoyed the feeling of bliss and tranquility that she'd wanted for so long. Everything was perfect—no, not perfect—perfect would mean that her father was alive, perfect would mean no healing scars of pain, and perfect would mean impossible.
But she was more than content. Everything had finally fallen into place. She had accepted her father's death, and the guilt she had originally felt had almost completely ebbed away. Additionally, her relationship with Jon was slowly but surely becoming one of trust and respect.
There were so many things that had changed in the past two months, but there was one thing that would never change. Never, ever.
She opened her eyes and looked down at the simple wedding band that graced her hand, her hand with fingernails of a bright blue. Yes, there was one thing that would never ever change.
"Mrs. Nelsen." A voice whispered in her ear.
"Mr. Nelsen," she teased back, turning to the speaker. Everything that made her happy seemed to be swimming inside his eyes, everything beautiful and joyous in the world.
He held a hand out to her and she accepted it, her sundress dancing around her knees. The sails of the boat snapped in the breeze and the couple turned to watch the white canvas sway against the backdrop of dark blue and lighter blue that composed the ocean and sky.
"Are you happy?" he asked.
She smiled. "The happiest I've ever been."
He laughed softly. "No crossed fingers?"
A plane floated through the sky, and she raised her head towards it, wondering if there was a little girl peering down at the ocean, looking for her own perfect white sailboat.
She smiled. She used to be that little girl.
As a wave of calm and tranquility washed over her, she knew that she had finally found her own sailboat.
Her own, perfect white sailboat.
A/N: It's over! The end! I finished a story! It's been so much fun, and everyone of you made it possible. Otherwise I would've been like, screw this. I got back from camp about three days ago (it was awesome!), and I owed it to you guys to update. So, voila! I just looked at when I first put this online—it's been basically a year. Wow.
I have a new story up!!! It's called "Playing Marriage" and here is the summary:
He was the hottest actor in Hollywood, and she was the sister of the hottest singer in America. He only wanted to get back with her sister. She only wanted to teach her sister a lesson. They didn't really mean to end up married…
Go check it out, it's up now!
Anyway, here's the individual replies:
Pretend Jane-Haha, if I'd only updated three days ago, it'd be the 16th again!! Well maybe 19th days are just as good? Anyway, thank you for all your reviews, and I hope this epilogue gave you enough happy-fuzzy-feeling to end this story. :)
TallemeraRane-Hahaha, I seriously need to update at fanfiction…I just…haven't? Lol, yeah, tell me to get my ass into gear. I'm so sorry! I feel like I hit major writer's block over there or something, cuz I just…but I'll try. Yeah, Jon can be a good guy, but I guess basically everyone can when they want to, or when something tragic happens. Twas life. thanks for all your review and check out my new story!!!
GrrrL-Breakfast at Tiffany's. I love that song, although I haven't seen the movie. Is it good? Must be classic. Anyway, this is a short last chapter, whaddaya think? I don't know if it was enough. It was a bit abrupt, but I couldn't figure out how to draw it out more. Ah well, it's all good. I'm in such an accepting mood today, heh. Thanks for the reviews and support for this story. I really appreciate it!
Relientk-hahahah, what can I say, I love keeping ppl in suspense (or just love to procrastinate, you choose). MEH! I want to hug Elijah! One of my friends wrote to him and asked for an autographed picture, and he sent her one. I thought that was incredibly sweet. Anyway, it only took me a month to update this time. Are you proud?
Spacebunny-hey! Thanks for reviewing my story. Update yours asap!
Botsie-aw, thanks. Don't worry, I'm just as emotional as you, if not more. I cry so easily. It gets embarrassing at times, lol.
Tessandra-Heehee (there, happy?). Thanks for reading my story, I absolutely love all of yours (including the one at fanfiction). Speaking of which…you need to update ASAP! DAMN IT! *innocent smile*
Teresz-"Dude that was like five AWESOME words in one sentence...Relient K and Elijah Wood! Wosh! Well, that's four words.." hahahahaha that made me laugh. I thought it was hilarious. Thanks girl. SWEET! I made you cry again!! Anyway, dude, UPDATE Alexis, you left it at the biggest cliffhanger ever, and you suck because of it. So update. :D
Luelle-yay, thanks! I'm so glad you liked the story. It makes me smile :). Literally. Well I guess there really isn't a way to take it besides literally… Lol but anyway, thank you thank you thank you and check out my new story!