Epilogue

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-10 Years Later-

Today is the day. The day I am going to meet my idols. 9 boys that go by the names of Taylor, Nash, Cameron, Carter, Jack, Jack, Aaron, Shawn and Matt.

You probably want an update right? Well, where do I start? So much has happened in the last 10 years. Cam and Nash did move to LA together and are both successful actors, staring in their own show, they've been in films together as well- they're sort of a package deal. Carter and Aaron both have beautiful wives and Carter has two little mini Carter's- twin boys to be precise. Jack J and Jack G are successful recording artists- at the top of their music genre.

Hayes did eventually find a girlfriend, other than me and he conquered his fear of roller coasters. Shawn has been doing tours all over the world, he hasn't found the perfect girl yet but he hasn't lost hope. Taylor's been expanding his bandana collection, despite his promise to me. Of course that's not the only thing he's been doing, he went to college, he's a much better speller now, he hasn't broken his arm since the quad biking accident and I actually managed to get him to start running with me.

Amy finally realised the damage she caused by hurting people and moved onto focusing all of her time on her daughter- Sky- she's 4. Matt. Where do I begin? He... He's happy. He took some acting lessons and he's making it big on broadway- none of us expected that.

And me? Well if you call 4 Grammys, 10 MTV Music awards and other shiny statues success then yeah, I'm pretty successful. Things really picked up after Shawn's tour- I started gaining quite the following and now I do everything for my fans. Sometimes I still have to pinch myself. Is this really happening to me? Imagine if I didn't meet the boys, well that would be a completely different story.
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We met up every year on my birthday. We did the same thing as we did all those years ago on my 16th birthday. We're meeting up again today. Although, it's not my birthday. It's my wedding day.

They say that you always end up marrying your best friend- well that's exactly what I'm doing.

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There's a knock on the door.
"They're ready for you" My father says peeping round the door. He opens a the door wider to take a full look at me. His little Sky all grown up, 26 and already getting married. "Wow darling, you look...amazing"

"Tell me something I don't know" I joke, I'm still the same Sky that I've always been.

"I wish your mother was here to see you" He says hanging his head. She died 5 years ago, she died thinking that I hated her, on my 21st birthday.

There's another knock on the door.
"Wow Sky!" Jaimee says as she walks in, followed by Sierra.

"Look at yourself! Turning into quite the beautiful young lady" I say and kiss her on the forehead.

"Let me take a picture of my three girls" Dad says, whipping out his phone and holding it up to us "Wait, that's me"

We laugh as Jai goes to help him. He's getting old now, well if you can count 55 as old. She joins my side again and we pose for a picture. He smiles at it and whispers to himself.

"My girls"

There's yet another knock at the door. Jaimee runs to open it. She peaks round the corner of the door.

"No seeing the bride. It's bad luck" she squeals before being dragged outside. She returns a few seconds later. "I have a message for you"

"Let's hear it then"

She clears her throat. "Skylar, I told you that I wasn't going to forget about you. How could I ever forget my best friend in the whole entire world? Now I get to spend the rest of my life with you and I can't think of anything more amazing"

"He's so sweet" Sierra smiles.

"Sky! Hurry up!" Cameron says opening the door "You're not thinking of doing a runner are you?"

"No of course not!" I laugh

"You look fabulous Skylar" Cameron says in admiration, my dad and Jaimee both agree with him.

"Shall we?" Dad says, holding his arm out for me. I link my arm through his and we begin to walk to the beginning of the alter. Cameron, Sierra and Jaimee run ahead, Sierra stands in her place as maid of honour and Cam slips into his seat as Jaimee begins her walk up the isle. When she reaches the end my dad turns to me one last time.

"I love you Sky, you're the most beautiful person in the world. I'm so proud of everything you've done and fought through"

"Don't make me cry Dad"

"Okay okay I won't" He says holding his hands up in surrender.

I walk up the isle, hand in hand with my father, wishing that my mum could be here to see her daughter all grown up.

I watch all the guests stand as we enter the room, I look to the row of my best friends, all beaming at me. Nash, Cameron, Carter, Jack, Jack, Aaron, Shawn. Amy and I never really got back to how we used to be.

I frown when I see a missing face but I shrug it off, nothing can ruin this perfect day.

I look ahead to see Jaimee beaming at me, tears in her eyes. She looks beautiful. I smile back and turn my focus to the best man also smiling at me. Then I look straight ahead to the boy- well man now- I'm marrying.

"Do you Skylar Marie Potter take Taylor Michael Caniff to be your lawfully wedded husband?"

"I do"

"And do you Taylor Michael Caniff take Skylar Marie Potter to be your lawfully wedded wife?"

"Hmm do I?" He teases. I shoot him a glare. "Of course I do!" He smiles and I breathe out heavily.

The minister carries on with the usual wedding stuff until we reach the vowels part. My turn first.

"Taylor, ever since I first laid eyes on you, I knew there was something special about you. It may have just been through a screen, watching 6 second videos of you. Some call you weird but I'd say...quirky." This makes a few people laugh.
"Thank you for everything, you've kept me sane for the last few years. You were there for me when mom died and now you'll be there until I die. And I couldn't think of anyone else I'd rather spend my life with!"

"Wow, how do I follow that?" Taylor laughs "Yeah ditto"

"Tay" I laugh.

"Ok I'll be serious. See this is what you have to put up with from now on. Skylar, to put it simply, you're fab. I love you so much, we've both had some messy relationships but we've found each other now and that's all that matters"

I smile as the minister makes his final announcement.

"I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride" Taylor wraps his arms around my waist and kisses me roughly.

"Save that for tonight!" I hear a voice from the crowd shout. I try to pinpoint who exactly said it. I look up to see Matt in his designated seat smiling at me.

Taylor takes my hand and leads me back down the isle. He leads me to a black Ferrari which has been decorated to create a wedding car. He opens the passenger door and I climb in. Taylor slides into the seat next to me and starts the car.

"Next stop, Hawaii" He cheers, taking my hand in his and pulling away into the sunset.

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I've spent my whole life dreaming of having the perfect life with a perfect family and now you could say I've got it. After having my world flipped upside down by cheating, heart break, falling in love and lost friendships, I know I've made the right decision now.

But it was always Matt or Taylor. Taylor or Matt. Matt or Taylor. I've made my choice and I couldn't be happier.

I guess you could say that I'm no longer

Torn.

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