"Jesse, do you take Aubrey for your lawful wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do you part?"
"Aubrey, do you take Jesse for your lawful husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do you part?"
"I now pronounce you Mister and Misses Swanson. Jesse, you may kiss your bride."
All the bridesmaids and groomsmen sat at the head table as everyone took their seats, waiting for the bride and groom to make their first entrance as a married couple.
Beca sat beside Chloe, refusing to look at her. It was bad enough she had to sit by her all night, but the slow dance would be coming up and that would be a whole new level of awkward.
Beca looked around at all the people in the room, not spotting Tom anywhere. Where was he? Before she could think any further, a guy approached the microphone on the stage and grabbed everyone's attention.
"Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time ever I present to you Mister and Misses Swanson!" He beamed. Everyone stood up and watched as Jesse and Aubrey walked in, hand in hand smiling. Everyone clapped as they approached the dance floor and waved.
They slowly made their way over to the table. Beca and Chloe quickly got up and hugged them both. Beca could feel her heart swell as she saw how happy her best friend was.
Chloe cried joys of tears when she looked at her best friend and saw how in love and happy she was. Jesse grabbed the chair and pulled it out for his wife, kissing her before he took his seat beside her.
"How does it feel to be married?" Chloe whispered to her best friend.
"It feels the same," Aubrey smiled. She looked over at Jesse then back at Chloe. "I do love him more than I did an hour ago though," she finished.
"Aw, you two are so cute!" Chloe squealed.
"Congratulations Aubrey," Beca leaned passed Chloe. "I'm really happy for you two, and I'm not just saying that. I mean it." Beca smiled.
"Thanks Beca, it actually really means a lot to me that you're saying that. I'm so glad you're sitting up here with all of us, especially because we're basically family now," she smirked. Beca looked passed Aubrey and glared at Jesse.
"You told her?" She asked.
"How could I not? It's not every day Beca Mitchell gets sappy," he shrugged. "Besides, I don't keep anything from my wife and I never will." He smiled before gently cupping Aubrey's face and kissing her deeply.
"Duly noted, never telling you anything again." Beca muttered making both Aubrey and Jesse laugh. Chloe focused her eyes ahead of her as the three of them spoke.
To say she was upset with Beca would be an understatement. She probably would have been able to keep herself together and put a fake smile on for Aubrey and Jesse's sake if it wasn't for sitting in front of everyone and spotting Nancy, sitting in the back of the hall.
"I think I need to pee before the food comes," Aubrey looked over at Chloe and could see the woman was deep in thought. "Would you mind helping?"
"Of course not, it's the maid of honor's duty." Chloe smiled, looking back at Aubrey. Both ladies got up from the table and walked towards the bathroom.
"I really like the band you guys went with," Chloe held the door open for Aubrey as she walked inside.
"Yeah, Jesse really likes them so it was my wedding present to him. It was actually Beca's idea. She knew how obsessed he used to be and she saw that they were free, so I called them right away." Aubrey smiled. She frowned when she saw Chloe's face drop.
Chloe held open the stall as Aubrey made her way inside. She grabbed the dress and held it up as Aubrey sat down.
"So, did you talk to her?" Aubrey asked nonchalantly.
Chloe nodded. "Yeah," she replied in a small voice.
"And it was what I said. I freaked her out the other night and now she wants to pretend like nothing happened between us," she sighed.
"What?" Aubrey's jaw dropped. "What the actual fuck is wrong with that girl?" Aubrey grew angry.
"Bre, don't worry about it today. It's your wedding day; you don't need to worry about me okay?" Chloe backed away as Aubrey stood up.
"Chloe, I don't care what day it is; I'll always worry about you. You're my best friend, my sister. No one should hurt you, ever." Aubrey frowned as she stepped out from the stall. "Would you give her another chance if she came to her senses?" Aubrey slowly asked.
"Honestly Bre, I don't know. A part of me says yes, but an even larger part says no, it says she's too immature and I'd be making a huge mistake." Chloe frowned. "Anyways, don't worry about it today. Enjoy your night and we can talk about it another day." Chloe pressed on.
Aubrey sighed. "Fine, if that's what you want."
"It is," Chloe nodded.
"Okay, then I'll drop it…for now." Aubrey turned the sink on and washed her hands.
"Hey Bre…" Chloe smiled at the other woman.
"You're married!" She squealed.
Aubrey laughed. "I know. God, I'm so unbelievably happy." Chloe followed behind her as she approached the bathroom door.
"Me too," Chloe sighed. Aubrey could hear the distress in her best friend's voice. She saw Beca standing in the corner of the room, laughing with Nancy. She stopped and turned to look at Chloe.
"Can you do me a favor?" Aubrey asked.
Chloe nodded. "Anything," she replied.
"I need you to go to a convenience store and buy me condoms," Aubrey tried to come up with a quick lie.
Chloe raised an eyebrow. "Right now?"
"Yes, I mean no. Buy them now, for later. We'll be too drunk and I don't want to go to some convenience store in my wedding dress buying condoms. That screams that I'll be getting laid." Aubrey smirked.
"Bre, it's your wedding night. I think it's safe to say everyone knows you two will be doing the dirty later on tonight," Chloe laughed.
Aubrey rolled her eyes and smiled. "Can you just do this for me?" She begged.
"Fine, I'll be right back." Chloe muttered. "I'll do it now before I've had too much to drink," she sighed before walking off.
Aubrey looked back over at Beca and quickly went to approach her. Being stopped by every other person telling her how beautiful she looked made it almost impossible to get to her though. Eventually she brushed everyone off and was finally standing behind the brunette, tapping her on her shoulder.
"Hey," Beca smiled as she turned to face her.
"Nancy is it?" Aubrey looked passed Beca at Nancy.
"Yeah, congratulations by the way, you look so beautiful." She smiled.
"Thanks," Aubrey beamed. Her face turned serious again upon remembering why she was standing there.
"Do you mind if I pull Beca away for a second? I need to talk to her," Aubrey put a fake smile on.
"Of course, go ahead." Nancy gestured.
Beca smiled at Aubrey. "What's up?"
"I just need to ask you a question about Jesse, can we talk in private?" She asked.
Beca nodded. "Sure." She followed behind Aubrey. Both girls walked out of the hall, outside.
"So what's up?" Beca nearly fell over when Aubrey spun around, glaring at her.
Aubrey grabbed Beca by her dress and pulled her forward. "Holy shit," Beca was surprised by the other woman's strength. "Would you let me go?" Beca grabbed Aubrey's hands and attempted to remove them from her.
"No, not until you explain yourself and you better have a damn good explanation." Aubrey snapped.
"Whoa, what's going on?" Beca still tried to get herself loose from Aubrey's grasp.
"You tell me," Aubrey went from zero to ten in a matter of seconds. Beca remained silent, truly confused.
"Beca, because you're Jesse's best friend, and believe it or not my friend. I'm going to say this out of love." Aubrey let the girl go and rubbed her temples. "I will literally beat some sense into you if you don't fix things with Chloe."
Beca scoffed. She should have known it was a trap and that Aubrey wanted to talk about Chloe. "Aubrey, what is there to fix? I told her to pretend like nothing happened, what more is it that she wants from me?"
"She doesn't want anything from you, Beca. She just wants you, why are you making this so complicated?" Aubrey sighed.
Beca laughed obnoxiously. "She can't have both Tom and I. She can't have the best of both worlds."
"She knows that, that's why she broke it off with Tom the other night?" Aubrey raised an eyebrow.
"Wait what?" Beca took a step back. "I saw him proposing to her?"
"What? You were there when he proposed?" Aubrey asked confused.
"Yeah, I went to surprise her and I saw Tom proposing and after his whole speech to her, I figured I wouldn't compete with that so I booked it out of there," Beca frowned.
"Wow you literally are stupid, you know?" Aubrey groaned.
"Why?" Beca asked.
"Because Chloe said no, she told him she loved you. Then when she called to tell you the news you were ignoring her and then…" Beca cut her off.
"Shit, that's what she wanted to talk about earlier?" The sudden realization hitting her, Chloe chose her, not Tom.
"Seriously Beca, why would you just assume she said yes to Tom and not hear her out? All of this could have been avoided if you would have just grown up a little and faced your problems head on." Aubrey rolled her eyes.
"I need to talk to her," Beca went to run back inside but was stopped by Aubrey, who grabbed her arm.
"She's at the store buying me condoms." Aubrey stated.
Beca turned around and raised an eyebrow. "I needed to distract her so I could talk to you, calm down." Aubrey quickly added.
"I'll talk to her when she's back then," Beca went to walk away but was stopped, once again by Aubrey.
"You hurt her really bad Beca. I honestly don't know if you can fix it. I think you need to try, but I don't want you to get your hopes up that she's going to just jump right into your arms." Aubrey frowned.
Beca turned around and sighed. "Well, I need to try." She looked down at the ground. She then snapped her head back up and looked at Aubrey. "Wait, I have an idea."
"And that would be?" Aubrey questioned.
"It would require your assistance and the attention would probably be taken off of you for about five minutes," Beca replied cautiously.
"You're lucky I love my best friend." Aubrey grumbled. "What do you need?"
Chloe stepped out from her car, leaving the bag with the condoms in it inside. She had to admit, she was secretly grateful Aubrey had sent her off. She really couldn't stand to see Beca any longer, and the dance would be after the dinner. She wasn't sure what she was going to do then.
She took a deep breath as she re-entered the building. She approached the hall and slowly opened the doors, looking around she saw Aubrey and Jesse kissing. Chloe smiled as she went to walk over to them, seeing that Beca wasn't at the table had made her happy.
"Excuse me," a voice boomed through the room. Chloe snapped her head over to the microphone and saw Beca standing behind it.
All eyes were on Beca, but Beca's eyes were on Chloe as she saw her standing alone in the middle of the dance floor.
"Sorry to take everyone away from their conversations and really what I'm about to do is quite rude of me so I apologize ahead of time, but I did get the bride's permission." Beca's eyes remained locked with Chloe's as she spoke.
Chloe looked around the room, confused by what Beca was doing.
"There's a girl in here, and I hurt her really badly. Normally, hurting people is something I usually brush off because I'm so used to doing it. But I can't this time. I love her you see, and I really messed up." Beca frowned. Chloe froze as her heart began to beat out of her chest. "I'm in love with her." Beca finished.
She cleared her throat and looked over at the band. "Can I barrow your guitar?" She asked the lead singer. The man smiled and nodded. He handed her the guitar and winked. Beca reproached the microphone and looked back at Chloe.
"I'm a very secretive person, that's a fact that Jesse will vouch for." Beca looked over at Jesse and smirked. He immediately nodded.
"She's not kidding; it took me five years to find out her middle name. That was only because her mom used it once," he laughed when he saw Beca scrunch her face.
"Right, well…" Beca trailed off as she looked back at Choe. "One thing that no one knows about me is I can play acoustic guitar in my spare time. I'm actually really good at it too," she added.
"Anyways, after I met this girl and stated falling for her…hard. I sort of learned a song that reminded me exactly how I feel about her, what I went through as I was slowly falling for her. Obviously it was originally meant for my ears only, but tonight I'd like to play it for her in hopes that she can forgive me, and I can express how I've felt about her since the day I met her." Beca smiled.
"The song is called "Blind love" by Passenger. So yeah…here goes nothing." Beca sighed. Her eyes went back to focusing on Chloe as she began strumming the guitar.
Chloe bit her lip as she watched Beca playing. She refused to budge, or smile, giving her any hint that she was forgiven. Beca didn't care though; she walked away from the microphone and continued playing as she slowly approached the redhead in the middle of the dance floor.
Trying to hold a love that wants to go
Is like trying to catch a falling flake of snow,
It glimmers while it can but it will melt between your hands,
Chloe watched Beca in amazement as she heard her singing. Her voice was beautiful and she had no idea. She listened closely to the lyrics as Beca finally made her way to her and was standing right in front of her, continuing to sing.
To keep alive a love that wants to die,
You teach the birds to swim and all the fish to fly,
But gills are made for water, and feathers for the sky,
You knowOooooh, woah oh oh, oh oh
Oooooh, woah oh oh, oh oh
Chloe's heart skipped a beat; actually it skipped a few beats as she watched Beca in amazement. She could slowly feel a smile form on her face and as much as she wanted to hold it back, there was no use in trying. Beca was once again sweeping her off her feet.
To find a love that's new where do you start,
It's like trying to find a light switch in the dark,
Falling over mess you left unaddressed inside your heartOooooh, woah oh oh, oh oh
Oooooh, woah oh oh, oh oh oh
Beca began walking around Chloe as she continued to play, smirking. Chloe rolled her eyes when she realized she was crying. Fucking Beca Mitchell, how the hell does she do it?
Chloe wiped her tears as Beca sang the next set of lyrics. They made sense to her; Chloe understood them because it was exactly how she had felt about Beca this whole time.
But I will find love,
That's a blind love,
It's the kind of love I need
Beca stopped in front of Chloe once again as she finished the song off, her voice mellowing perfectly with the beat. It was soft, and it made the song all the more better.
Oh, well I'll find love
That's a blind love,
It's the kind of love I needOooooh, woah oh oh, oh oh
Oooooh, woah oh oh, oh oh oh oh
Oooh oh oh Oooh oh oh oh
She finished the song with one last strum of the guitar and stood silently in front of Chloe. The redhead was shocked when she looked deep into Beca's eyes and saw tears coming from them. Beca smiled as she brought a hand up to her eyes and wiped them away.
"I'm so sorry, Chloe. I love you, I was so stupid and it was all just a huge misunderstanding and god, I need you to be mine so bad." Beca frowned.
Chloe stood still, her face giving Beca no indication of what she was thinking or feeling. Beca began to feel nauseous as she waited for a response, she was starting to worry that she really had fucked up passed the point of forgiveness.
Chloe sighed. "You're an asshole," she muttered. Beca went to open her mouth but was cut off by the other woman. "An asshole who I can't help but love, so you're lucky." She smiled.
Beca let out a breath she wasn't aware she was holding in. "I promise, I'll be less of an asshole just for you. If you give me the chance to that is?" She asked hopeful.
Chloe bit her lip as she made a face, indicating she was thinking. She then smirked and quickly nodded. "I think I can live with that."
Without any warning Chloe took a step forward and wrapped her arms around Beca's neck, pulling her in close to her. She leaned her head in close and pressed their lips together. Beca smiled as she wrapped her arms around the girl's waist, the guitar sitting in between them.
Chloe's stomach erupted with butterflies as she felt Beca's lips on hers. This was their first time kissing sober, and Chloe was so happy because she'd remember every little detail of it. The way Beca's fingertips dug into Chloe's side when she deepened the kiss, or how soft Beca's lips felt against hers. Most of all though: she would remember the way their noses slightly brushed against each other as they pulled back, their faces remaining a close proximity as their eyes searched one another.
"I love you, Beca."Chloe whispered. Beca shuttered when she felt the warmth from Chloe's breath trickle against her lips. She smirked as she stared at Chloe intently.
"I love you too…" she mumbled. "Bunbun." She then closed the tiny distance between them and kissed her once again, never wanting the moment to end.
Yes it was true; Beca Mitchell was never one to believe in "love," or "commitment." Settling down just was never supposed to be an option for her and she was convinced there wasn't a girl in the world who could change her mind about it, ever. Of course, that's what she thought until the day she met Chloe Beale.
A/N: OKAY PHEW. Officially done! I know a lot of you wanted smut and wanted to know what happened the night they first hooked up so good news… well maybe. Seeing as it is Christmas time and I'm sort of feeling all jolly and lovey, I kind of have an idea for a new fic. It would be continuing from this fic, only five years later. I refuse to call it a sequel since I am notorious for starting sequels and never updating them. But the fic is a neat idea and I really think a lot of you will like it. It would show a lot of flash backs through Chloe's and Beca's relationship together (so yeah, you will all learn about "that night" haha). It will be called "The twelve days of Christmas." Let me know your thoughts, I'm still going to write it but I can write it as a completely different story instead of continuing it from this one. Anyways, thank you all so so much for read this fic and reviewing like champs! I truly enjoyed writing it and hoped it lived up to your expectations.