Chapter 78

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Matt's POV

"So Brian will be here on time?" Zack asked me for the hundredth time.

I looked at him. We were sitting out the back, having a beer and Johnny and I were trying to get him to relax, it wasn't working and I was concerned he was going to freak out at any moment.

"Yep, the flights delayed but he shouldn't be to far away." I told him, again

"I'm going for a swim." Johnny announced standing up and I glared at him. Trust him to piss off and leave me with Zack's freak out.

I watched him run and jump into the pool and I wanted to follow him and punch him in the face, I still hadn't forgiven him for flirting with Alex last weekend, so he had better watch out, if he even looks at her today I will kill him.

"So he'll be here?" Zack asked again.

"Yes." I said through stiff lips, trying to keep my cool.

"Oh fuck Matt." Zack suddenly said, gripping my arm. "I can't do it. I can't get married and if you have any sense you won't do it either."

"What?" What the fuck was he talking about.

"I can't get married, I can't."

"Look." I said looking at him. "Do you love Sarah?"

He nodded. "Yes."

"You want to be with here?"

"Of course I do." He said looking at me like I was stupid.

"Well marry her before someone else does."

He nodded. "Yeah you're right, I'm sorry man I'm just freaking out a little." No shit. "So did you pick up the ring?" Thank god he had changed the subject.

"Yeah I got it yesterday." I had dropped Alex off at Karen's and ran over and picked it up. I felt a little bad about keeping a secret from Alex, but in this case I think it was okay.

"So when are you going to do it?" He asked.

I shrugged. "I have no idea." I told him. "I want it to be romantic or some shit but I have no idea what to do."

Before Zack could reply Brian came bursting out the back door. I was a little disappointed, I was kind of hoping Zack might have some advice for me because right now I was clueless about how to propose to Alex, I just knew I desperately wanted to and the sooner the better, I didn't want to lose her again.

We never got a chance to talk about it again because by the time Brian finished telling us about his honeymoon it was time for us to get dressed.

So we suited up, piled into the car and headed down to the church. Brian was doing a great job of keeping Zack calm and finally he was at the front of the church, waiting for Sarah to walk down the aisle, I wasn't sure that we'd make it this far but we did and I was relieved.

We all stood there fidgeting until the music finally started and the doors opened, and once again as Alex appeared I found myself wishing that it was our wedding day, that we were getting married and then I thought about the ring and reminded myself soon, soon we would we get married.

I smiled at her as she came down the aisle, she looked so beautiful and I couldn't keep my eye's off of her. I didn't pay much attention to the ceremony because Alex had all of my attention and every time I looked at her, she was looking at me, smiling.

After the service I couldn't keep my hands off of her, she was so beautiful and once we were in the car on the way to get photo's I was happy, I had her to myself.

Somehow we had ended up having a conversation about marriage and it bothered me to hear Alex say she wasn't sure about marriage. Was I doing the wrong thing? I kept thinking about it. What if Alex said no?

"Time for the reception." She said, wrapping her arm's around me as we stood by the car's and I looked at her and realised, if she said no, I'd just keep asking her until she said yes.

"I'm starving." She said as we approached the reception centre and I leant over, kissing her.

"Me too." I murmured. "But not for food."

"Stop it." She whispered, stroking my cheek.

"Never." I whispered kissing her again, and I wouldn't stop it, ever.

At the reception we had to sit apart which sucked and I had to sit there listening to Brian rave on about his honeymoon, but I had to admit it sounded nice and as I listened to him I realised he liked being married and I was glad, hopefully Zack would as well.

"I don't want to fucking dance." He mumbled not long after he'd given a speech.

"I can't wait to dance." And he looked at me like I was an idiot. I wanted to dance because I would be dancing with Alex, that was the only reason.

"Well." He said standing up. "It's time."

We headed out to the edge of the dance floor while Sarah and Zack started their dance and I slipped my arm around Alex's shoulder, pulling her close. I watched her watching them and she was smiling and crying at the same time and I pulled her closer, kissing the top of her head.

Finally it was our turn and we walked onto the dance floor and I pulled her into my arm's.

"You okay?" I asked her softly.

"Yes." She cried, burying her face in my chest. "They just look so beautiful."

"They do." I whispered.

"And they look so happy." She murmured looking up at me.

I reached up, caressing her cheek and leaning down to kiss her softly. She looked so perfect, so beautiful.

"They look very happy." I whispered and she nodded, laying her head back on my chest.

I pulled her closer, holding her tightly and as we danced slowly to the music I leant down and put my lip's to her ear and whispered.

"Marry me Alex."

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