Semper Fi till we die (Marines part 8)

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Chapter 29 (v.1) - What we want

Submitted: September 21, 2010

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Submitted: September 21, 2010



……………….. I walked into city hall on the arm of my brother I saw Riley and J.J. standing talking to a small woman in front of a set of oak doors.
‘Hey Marine” Riley touched J.J.’s arm and pointed down the hall he turned and smiled at me his Cap tucked under his arm.
“You look beautiful” He grinned. “Ready to do this?”
“More than ready” I nodded
“Shall we go in then?” the Woman smiled “Sgt Tanner explained the reason for this speedy wedding” she looked at me as she opened the door and we walked into the sterile room with a few chairs and a desk with a flower arrangement on. I took a deep breath as J.J. offered me his arm with Flynn and Riley following us to the desk Flynn standing on the left of me with Riley on the right of J.J.
“I love you” he whispered
“I love you too”
“Ready?” the officant asked both of us nodded. “Face each other and take each other hands… James, do you come before witnesses to proclaim your love and devotion for Breana? Do you promise to respect her, and to care for her during times of joy and hardship? Do you commit yourself to share your feelings of happiness and sadness? Do you pledge to remain faithful to her?
“I do” J.J. nodded his eyes no leaving mine
Breana, do you come before your witnesses to proclaim your love and devotion forJames? Do you promise to respect him, and care for him during times of joy and hardship? Do you commit yourself to share your feelings of happiness and sadness? Do you pledge to remain faithful to him?
I do” I smiled at him the butterflies in my stomach were throwing a major party
“Do you have rings?” Flynn pulled two rings from his pocket “The rings you give and receive this day are marvelous symbols of endless love. The rings are made of gold, a symbol of purity. May your thoughts towards one another be pure. The ring is an unbroken circle, having no end, so it is emblematic of the enduring and unending love you have for each other.” Flynn handed the smaller ring to J.J. “If you can read from this as you give her the ring” she held up a card for J.J. to read.
Breana, I give this ring in remembrance of this hour, a symbol of love that is beautiful, endless and complete.” He slid the plain white gold band on to my finger. Flynn handed me the other band
“If you can repeat the same” she moved the card for me to see.
James, I give this ring in remembrance of this hour, a symbol of love that is beautiful, endless and complete.” It felt so strange not calling him J.J. I pushed the band onto his ring finger I didn’t know who was shaking more me or him.
James and Breana, just as two very different threads woven in opposite directions can form a beautiful tapestry, so can your two lives merge together to form a very beautiful marriage. To make your marriage work will take love. Love should be the core of your marriage, love is the reason you are here. But it also will take trust - to know in your hearts you want the best for each other. It will take dedication - to stay open to one another; to learn and to grow together even when this is not always so easy to do. It will take faith - to always be willing to go forward to tomorrow, never really knowing what tomorrow will bring. And it will take commitment - to hold true to the journey you both now pledge to share together. Having s pledged yourselves each to the other, I do now, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the state of North Carolina, pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss your bride”
J.J. pulled me into his arms and kissed me before pulling back slightly
“I love you Mrs. Tanner” he murmured making the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. We’d done it I was finally married to my Marine.
“Hey can I congratulate the bride” Flynn laughed making us pull apart I looked at my Brother as he picked me up and hugged me to him “Congratulations Ma’am and welcome to the United States Marine Corps” he chuckled with a wink.
“Ohh Rah Marine” I laughed as he put me down Riley hugged me.
“Flynn and I are taking you guys out for dinner to celebrate” She gushed “And we’ve booked you a room at the old seaveiw hotel”
“You guys didn’t need to do that” I smiled
“I know we didn’t but you have tonight and tomorrow before we have to say good bye to these two” she looked round at Flynn and J.J.
“I know” I sighed “It’s like a surreal dream”
“You can say that again” she hip bumped me “We’ll meet you at the restaurant I think Luca will be a happy Italian when he finds out his Bellezza got married” she kissed my cheek and reached for Flynn’s hand I turned and looked at J.J. as he walked over.
“Hey you” I grinned as he put on the hat and gloves and offered me his arm again.
“Hey back” we walked downt he hall “Wow we did it”
“It’s crazy I’m now you depnedant” I teased
“Well after we’ve eaten I think we need to go to the base and go fill in the housing paperwork” He winked
“I think we do that nad then we go let people know what we’ve done”
“I was hoping you’d do that after I’m gone” I pulled a face
“Oh thanks leave me to face the music alone” I groaned as we got to the truck.
“Yeah have you seen your Family”
“They’ll have to deal with it” I shrugged “I’m done worrying what other people think it’s what we want that matters” he pinned me against the door of the truck and kissed me
“I’m so in love with you Mrs. Tanner”
“Good Job Sgt Tanner because I normal wear underwear but right now” I winked at him
“Screw dinner”…………………………..

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