The next week passed by very quickly and soon it was time for the wedding. It came all too soon for Heero and Relena, but not soon enough for the Bartley's.
Relena and the other girls were inthe back room of the church, getting prepared as all of the guests arrived and filled the church.
Nobody really said anything at all. They were too depressed and they didn't want to make Relena anymore depressed than she already was.
"Could you find Heero for me?"
"Sure." Hilde left in search of Heero and shortly returned with him. Everyone left the room to give them some privacy.
"So this is it then?" Heero said. Relena nodded, crystal clear tears formed in her eyes as her body began to tremble. "Oh Relena." He walked over to her, wrapping her securely in his arms, and gently rocked them side to side while Relena sobbed on his shoulder. They stayed like that until Relena's sobs subsided.
Pulling away, Relena said, "Let's run away together ad change our names."
Heero smiled sadly. "They'd probably hunt us down." Relena sighed. Just then someone knocked and came in. It was Hilde.
"Everyone's ready so it's about to start."
"Thanks Hilde." Hilde gave her a small lopsided smile before she left. "I better get going now." She started to walk by Heero, but he grabbed her wrist and pulled her to himself. "Please. This is already hard enough."
"I can't help myself. I'm too in love with you." He cupped her chin and brought her face up so she was looking into his eyes. "Just one last kiss?" Relena started to tear up again as she nodded. He brought his lips down on hers with urgency. Their arms found their way around each other, desperately trying to hold on to this moment forever. All to quickly the kiss ended. "I love you Relena. Never forget that."
"I won't. I love you too. I wish that there was some way to get out of this marriage." Sighing, she looked at the love of her life with longing and desire. "I must go now." She walked out of the room, tears running down her face.
"Relena!" called her father. "It's starting." He noticed that she was crying as she approached. "Oh Relena, please don't cry."
She looked at him with her tear stained eyes and glared at him. "You're the reason why I'm crying. Daddy it's not to late to cancel the wedding. Please I'm begging you."
He sighed deeply. "Relena-" The doors opened as the wedding march was played on the pipe organ. Everyone stood as the princess bride and the King walked down the aisle. Relena looked over at her friends, seeing their sad expressions, she looked away. With every step she took, she got closer and closer to the man that she would spend the rest of her life with. Before she knew it, she was in front of the priest,andMichael was lifting her veil.
"Please Michael, don't do this," she whispered to him. "You could find someone else to fall in love with. I'm begging you to not do this."
"Because. I'm in love with someone else. My heart belongs to him."
"Is there something wrong?" asked the priest.
Before either of them could answer, Heero came marching down the aisle shouting, "Stop this wedding!"
"Relena I can't let you marry him. I won't let you marry him. I need you in my life forever, I love you and I always will." Turning to her father he continued, "Please stop the wedding. I'm throwing down my pride and begging you to stop this wedding," As he said this, he got down on his knees in a begging stance.
King Peacecraft was very impressed. Here was the infamous pirate Captain Heero Yuy, down on his knees, begging to marry his daughter. The very name of him would strike fear in many people, but he looked so weak and vulnerable right now.
"Guards!" yelled Michael. "Take this man away!" Two guards came forward, grabbing Heero's arms and began to drag him away.
"No! Heero! Please stop!" Relena started crying all over again.
"Relena! Let me go!" Heero violently tried to shake the guards off of him, but they seemed to be permanently attached to his arms. He wildly kicked up his legs still trying to get free. "Relena I love you!"
"I love you too Heero!"
"STOP!" yelled King Peacecraft. The guards stopped dragging Heero and Heero stopped struggling. "Release him." The guards immediately let go of Heero. "Come here," he ordered Heero. Heero walked back down the aisle and stood in front of Relena's father. "All I've heard since you brought my daughter back was to cancel this wedding. I always said no because you're a pirate and she's a princess. I tried to keep you apart to no avail and found myself starting to like you, but I couldn't let my personal feelings get in the way. I had to make decisions that would ensure Relena's future, but now I see I did it all for nothing. All I want is for my daughter to be happy. Not angry with me, so I hereby end this wedding agreement and the wedding." Relena stood there with wide eyes, a smile slowly spreading across her beautiful face.
"What! You can't just do that!" Lady Bartley said.
King Peacecraft looked over at her. "I can and I have. If you ever talk to me that way again, you'll be sorry." That shut her up immediately.
"Let's go Michael," said Sir Bartley.
"Now!" Michael walked out of the church with his head held high with the last of his pride and dignity.
Relena picked up as much of her dress as she could and ran to Heero, hugging him tightly. "You did it," she whispered in his ear. "I love you so much." Heero kissed her with everything that he had in him. He was happier beyond words, as was Relena. Finishing the kiss that left them both breathing hard, Relena turned to her father and hugged him tightly. "Thank you so much," she said, tears of joy rushing down her face.
Hugging his daughter just as tightly, he replied while smiling, "I wish I had done this sooner." After hugging him, she went right back to Heero. All of their friends came over, giving them hugs and congratulations.
"Will you marry me?"
"Do you even have to ask? Of course I will!" She hugged and kissed him again. "Do you want to leave?"
"Yeah. Let's get out of here." The two walked out of the churchhand in handtelling each other of their love.
Thank you: Inda, angelsmystique, Arashi Maxwell, Tori-Kit, Rend, and pushpitake for taking the time to read, and review this story. It meant a lot to Nicole and I. I hope you all liked it.