I tried hard
to like episode 12x18. I really did. However, there are many things I cannot
deny, no matter how much I still love Supernatural or how committed I am to
shipping Destiel and being generally positive about stuff. The episode wasn’t
good. It wasn’t even acceptably good, and I’m sorry if some people out there
have liked it or found nice things to say about it. I applaud you if you found
something to like about “The memory remains”. I wish it were that easy for me.
wrote meta about the aliases used in the episode: Agents Stark and Martell. Of course
the reference to Oberyn Martell, a bisexual character from Game of Thrones, was
the first thing to come to mind, so the episode seemed promising.
first thing we saw about Dean in the episode was that he was still worried
about Cas. Dean had been trying to find Cas and couldn’t be convinced that he’d
be fine. It’s so unusual for Cas not to call Dean back that Dean’s even
considered the possibility that Cas has been arrested or killed. Besides, Dean’s
way ahead of Sam regarding how concerned he is about Castiel. When Sam finally
said that it was time to find the angel, Dean confessed he’d already tried. Up
until that point, everything seemed normal and in accordance to what’s been
happening in previous episodes.
writing didn’t last long, though. I don’t want to sound mean, but Mr. John
Bring didn’t do a good job of portraying Dean. It’s very obvious when people do
their homework thoroughly and when people just do some kind of surface
research. The fact that Sam is the smart guy who likes to do research and read
books while eating healthy food and Dean is the ladies’ man who prefers to do
women over research while eating meat or greasy food is something that Mr.
Bring copied and pasted from many seasons ago when Dean hadn’t had any
character development yet. I hate it when a character’s growth is set back simply
because the writer couldn’t be bothered to watch the most recent seasons of the
show. That was poor writing, no matter how much we might try to justify it.
like a douche in that diner. He wasn’t paying much attention to what Sam was
saying; he seemed more interested in the waitress than in the case that took them
to Wisconsin. I couldn’t help having a flashback to many seasons back. Then we
were just told that Dean spent an “awesome” night of meaningless sex with the
waitress (Carmen), and they didn’t interact after that.
seriously telling me that the only woman who showed up in the episode, whose
name we could barely hear, who had literally no lines (except for saying her
name) was there SIMPLY TO BE DEAN’S ONE NIGHT STAND? Are you fucking kidding
me? That’s stupid writing and I am not going to defend the jerk who came up
with that unoriginal, ridiculous idea. Mary had meaningless sex with Mr. Ketch last week, and
even their hook up provided more insight than what we were given about Dean and
Dean is an
almost 40-year old man who is allowed to have sex whenever he wants to. That’s
true. He is free to do it just as much as Mary was. I don’t mind if we’re going
to have Dean hooking up with random women, but at least that should be relevant
to the story somehow. This random waitress, however, was totally expendable. Do
this exercise, delete in your mind the scenes where she appeared. When you do
that, is there anything missing in the story? Does anything change? Will it be
useful in further episodes? At least Mary and Mr. Ketch’s sex scene added to
the drama about the whole “Mr. Ketch, eliminate all American hunters” thing that we have going on. Carmen’s whole purpose in the episode was to show us
that Dean still got it, that he can still be a macho man who gets the ladies. Repeat
after me: That is poor, sloppy writing!
to tell me that if Dean is bisexual it means he can be with women and with men
whenever he wants to. I fucking know that! I AM BISEXUAL, for Chuck’s sake! I
know what being bisexual feels like. I’ve known it all my life. It’s just that
this isn’t real life; it’s TV. If the writer of the episode really intended to
show that Dean is bisexual, he could have included the meaningless sex as well
as a scene of Dean flirting with some random guy. But of course we’re not gonna
get that! Of course we’ll only get Dean with a replaceable woman who has no
substance or relevance in the story. OF COURSE!
tell me that the writer was trying to make a clear parallel between old Bishop
and John Winchester. And maybe…. MAYBE you’re right. I’ll give you that.
man Bishop, he, uh, he had an eye for the ladies.
line, we got the whole “different moms, same daddy”, which clearly reminded us
that John Winchester had Dean and Sam but also had another child. (Hello,
Adam!) It’s even more interesting to hear the guy say a line similar to the one
that has forever been the Winchester motto: “Saving people, hunting things, the
family business”. Compare that to the Bishop motto: “Hunting people, killing
them. The family business.”
Dean learned to be the ladies’ man from his father. A lesson that he learned
pretty well as we were painfully reminded in the episode thanks to Carmen. And
here we have two Bishop sons: Pete (the one who wanted to do exactly what his
father did) and Barry (the one who wanted to put a stop to it). So who’s Dean
going to be? In this episode Dean was Pete. He behaved just like old John
Winchester would have expected him to. Will he put a stop to it? Will he be
like Barry? I don’t know and these writers fuck up so much sometimes that I don’t
even want to speculate about it right now.
I got the
parallel loud and clear. But I still think that it was poorly written. In the
hands of a much talented writer, we could have gotten something ten times
better. In moments like this, I miss Ben Edlund, Robbie Thompson, and even
Jeremy Carver. The fact that I kind of understand why
something was written doesn’t mean I have to approve of the way it was
executed. At the end of the day, 12x18 was an episode that I wouldn’t recommend
Thank you for all the
comments, reblogs, likes and more on the last chapter! I couldn’t thank you
enough for the support! This is the final chapter of the Skylines series. Next
week, I will post the Bonus + Epilogue to tie everything up. Yes, I said Bonus.
It’s just a small bonus since I won’t address certain events in this final
chapter *wink wink*
song: So Anxious-Ginuwine
Jackson and Harperwere
eager to see their parents after an entire week. They had a pretty eventful
week with their grandparents. Sloane had Harper out in the garden and at the
court every day, while Jackson attended the Ram’s training camp with his
grandfather. The two children were always being spoiled by their grandparents
and they couldn’t complain. Ahsha was Sloane and Pete’s only child which meant
all of her children would be given the world, plus some. No matter how much
Derek and Ahsha complained about them being spoiled too much, the grandparents
continued showering their grandbabies with an abundance of love and gifts.
When Derek and Ahsha pulled up to Sloane and Pete’s home,
the children were playing in the front yard. Their eyes lit up when they saw
their parents walking up the driveway. “Mommy, daddy,” Harper shrieked,
dropping her toy car and running towards her parents. Jackson walked behind her
with a big grin on his face.
“Hey sweetie,” Ahsha smiled as Harper hugged her legs. “Were
you two good for grandpa and grandma?”
“Yes,” Harper said, moving to her father, who lifted her
over his head before placing her on his neck. The small child giggled and
rested her hands on the top of her father’s head.
“I missed you two,” Ahsha expressed, hugging Jackson
“Did you bring us anything back,” Jackson asked, peeking
inside the gift bag that his father was holding.
“We haven’t been here for 5 minutes and you’re already
wanting gifts? Geez kid,” Derek joked, handing Jackson one of the bags.
“I know right? We’re only good for gifts,” Ahsha added,
throwing her arm around Jackson’s neck. “Come on, let’s get inside. We have something
we need to tell everyone.”
Pete was in the living room hooking up a new gadget to the
television. “Thought I heard you two pulling up. How was the trip,” he asked,
wiping his hands on his jeans before greeting Derek and Ahsha.
“Great. Much needed. Dad, what are you hooking up now,” Ahsha
laughed, watching her father get tangled up in cords.
“Oh, just a new movie player system. Your mom got it for me
and I thought I better set it up. Jackson was supposed to be helping the old
man out,” Pete said, glancing at his grandson who was too busy digging through
his gift bag.
“Huh,” Jackson choked, his eyes widening.
“Huh,” Pete mocked, sticking out his tongue. “But he’s been
doing a good job helping me at the stadium. And Harper is going to grow a green
thumb after all that gardening she was doing with her grandmother.”
Harper gasped dramatically and stared at her thumbs.
“Speaking of ma, where is she,” Derek asked.
“Still down at the courts. She should be back in a few,” he
replied. “Let’s go sit out in the back. I made some fresh lemonade this
Harper and Jackson took off in front of their parents and
ran towards the back door. “I wish I had their energy,” Pete chuckled, heading
to the fridge.
Derek and Ahsha glanced at each other and nodded. The kids
were busy playing in the backyard but they wanted to share the good news with
Pete. Ahsha assumed her mother hadn’t shared the baby news since he hadn’t
mentioned it to them. “Um dad, we have something to tell you.”
Pete stopped dead in his tracks, his wise eyes darting back
and forth between Derek and Ahsha. “Tell me what?” After their separation, Pete
wasn’t too fond of his son-in-law. They had finally built their relationship
back up to what it was before Ahsha left for New York.
“It’s nothing bad. We decided to renew our vows,” Derek
answered, squeezing Ahsha’s hand. “And…”
“You’re going to be a grandpa again,” Ahsha beamed, her
pregnancy glow in full effect.
The expression on Pete’s face was the perfect Hallmark
moment. Being a grandfather brought him so much joy. Adding a new baby to the
mix only made his life as a grandpa even greater. “Are you kidding me,” he
chirped, placing the pitcher on the counter.
“Nope. I’m definitely not kidding,” she added, placing a
hand on her stomach. “There’s a little one growing in here. The morning
sickness is no joke.”
When Ahsha told Pete she was pregnant with Jackson, he
cried. Then he cried with Harper. His eyes were already welling up with tears
as he stood before his daughter and son-in-law. Pete didn’t have a great
relationship with his grandfather and he dreamed of having a load of
grandchildren running around the house. Ahsha had blessed him with two
beautiful grandkids and now he was getting another.
“Aw, don’t cry,” Ahsha cooed, throwing her arms around her
Pete pulled back and rested both hands on Ahsha’s belly. “You’re
really having another baby?”
“Yes,” Ahsha smiled.
“Or babies,” Derek added.
“Hey now! Don’t jinx me, baby. One more is enough,” she shot
back with a playful glare.
“You know the Romans are known for being strong sho-,” Derek
“Derek,” Ahsha gasped, slapping his shoulder.
Pete erupted into a hearty laugh. He and Derek bumped fists
as they continued joking around.
Ahsha rolled her eyes. Men.
Sloane finally arrived about thirty minutes later and joined
them in the backyard. The air was cool enough to enjoy a nice day on the deck. The
three of them watched Jackson and Harper play on the swing set Pete had set up
earlier that week.
“You two have them so spoiled,” Ahsha expressed, shaking her
“They are our only grandbabies, what do you expect? Well
besides the one growing in here,” Sloane responded, patting her daughter’s
“Yeah, the baby you didn’t tell me about. I swear these two
are always keeping secrets from me,” Pete joked, turning to face Derek. “Hope
you have another boy. Before you know it, you’ll be outnumbered.”
Derek chucked. “Oh trust me, I’m praying for a boy. I’ll
have enough trouble on my hands with Harper. She’s not dating until she’s 50,
we’ve had that discussion.”
“And Jackson isn’t bringing a girl home until he’s 70,”
Ahsha added. “But I think this is a girl.”
“Me too,” Sloane agreed with a grin. Like Pete, she loved
being able to spoil her grandchildren. Having an empty nest was their excuse.
Sloane’s eyes fell on Ahsha’s ring finger. “Um, is this a
new ring I see?”
Derek and Ahsha smiled like two school-aged children. They
couldn’t even hide their happiness at this point. “Yes. That’s what we wanted
to tell you. We’re renewing our vows.”
“Something I knew before you did,” Pete teased earning a
glare from his wife.
“How beautiful. So you two are going all out, I’m assuming,”
her mother asked, staring at the new rock sitting on Ahsha’s finger. “This ring
is bigger than the last one, no?”
“It feels bigger,” Ahsha added, watching the ring sparkle in
the Cali sun. “I think he did a good job.”
“Oh he did a wonderful job,” Sloane cheesed, winking at her
son-in-law. “Pete, darling, take notes.”
“Ha! Hey Derek, I took some meat out of the deep freezer
last night. Why don’t you help me grill it up for dinner? We’ll leave the women
up here to talk about diamonds,” Pete grunted as he stood to his feet. “Plus, I
don’t get to spend a lot of time with my son.”
“Awww, quality time,” Ahsha teased.
Derek and Pete grabbed some steaks and ribs from the kitchen
and gathered in front of the grill. “I see you got a new grill, pops.”
Pete was the grill master. When the kids were out of school
for the summer, they begged him to grill every evening. Harper even went as far
as asking him to grill waffles, though her grandfather declined. “Yeah that
other one finally died on me. This one here is my new baby. I’m out here every
weekend on this thing,” Pete replied, patting the top of the grill.
“I bet. It’s nice,” Derek said.
There was a short moment of silence before Pete finally
piped, “I’ve never said this, but I appreciate the way you stepped up and took
care of business. I haven’t seen Ahsha smile like that in a long time. You’re a
great man for her and a great father to the kids.”
“Thank you. Just doing my job, sir,” Derek noted with a nod
of his head. “Keeping them happy is my number one priority and of course myself
“I know what you mean. When we had Ahsha, I was scared out
of my wits. Sloane was the one trying to keep me calm. But she’s probably the
best thing that could have happened to us. She turned out to be an amazing
woman,” Pete gushed, glancing over at his daughter and wife.
Derek followed Pete’s gaze. Sloane and Ahsha were deep in
conversation. “Yeah, I’m lucky.”
“You both are. She’s just as lucky to have you,” Pete added,
slapping his son-in-law on the back. “Now let’s get these ribs on the grill.
Later that evening, they had dinner on the deck and shared a
lot of laughs. Derek and Ahsha also shared the baby news with their children.
Harper was beyond excited about the new addition. Jackson was fine either way. He
knew he would be tortured by his younger siblings and didn’t look forward to
The family joked and reminisced into the night.
5 months later
Harper rested her
head on her mother’s stomach as they watched cartoons from the bed. Ahsha and
the kids had officially moved back into the mansion. Their new home was in the
process of being remodeled on the other side of Los Angeles.
“Mommy, when is the baby coming out,” Harper asked, her tiny
fingers pressing into her mother’s rounded belly.
“A few more months, baby,” her mother answered. Ahsha
couldn’t wait until she finally popped because carrying this baby was a lot
harder than her previous pregnancies.
“Is it a boy or girl,” Harper quizzed, her big brown eyes
full of so much curiosity and innocence.
“We find out today. What do you want it to be,” Ahsha asked
Harper pondered on the question for a few minutes. “A girl.
I can play with her and dress her up in my princess stuff. I’ll let her play
with all my toys.”
Ahsha laughed at her daughter. It was quite obvious that she
had a plan and it didn’t involve having a baby brother. “I hope you share. You’re
not the baby anymore. How do you feel about that?” The topic of being a big
sister hadn’t been brought up to Harper. Her parents took her excitement as an
indication that she was ready to give up her baby title.
“Good,” she answered quickly, still rubbing her mother’s
stomach. “I’ll be a good big sister.”
“Will you,” Ahsha raised a brow. “You won’t be the baby
anymore and mama needs for you to be a big girl. Can you promise me that?”
“Yes, I promise,” Harper smiled, holding out her pinky.
“Alright,” Ahsha answered, linking her pinky with Harper’s.
Loud footsteps sounded off on the steps indicating that
Derek and Jackson were back home. Derek had taken Jackson to football practice.
Jackson was excited about having his father there and even more excited that
Derek was assisting the coaches.
“How are my two beautiful girls,” Derek crooned as he walked
into the room to find his wife and daughter laying across the bed. “Sorry we’re
late. Practice went over a few minutes.”
“That’s okay. Kyle is on her way now,” Ahsha replied,
kissing Derek’s lips. “Figured the kids could get some quality time in with
auntie Kyle while we’re at the appointment.”
“Yes,” Jackson cheered to himself. Going over to Aunt Kyle’s
meant he could play video games all day. Plus, she let them eat all the
unhealthy foods their mother wouldn’t let them eat at home.
Later that afternoon, the couple was on their way to Ahsha’s
appointment. After months of guessing and making bets, they were finally going
to find out the sex of their third child. Derek’s hand rested on Ahsha’s thigh
as they drove down the jammed packed highway.
“It’s a boy,” Derek said, his eyes set on the road.
“Nope. A girl,” Ahsha shot back, propping her head up on her
“Hey, I just want a healthy baby with all 10 fingers and
toes,” he replied, massaging the smooth skin of Ahsha’s leg. “I’ll honestly be
fine with whatever.”
“Me too,” she smiled, laying her hand on top of Derek’s. His
intense gaze sat on her eyes for a second before he turned his eyes back to the
The car fell silent for a few minutes, the radio softly
playing in the background. Both of them seemed focused on other matters before
Derek spoke up. “Remember when you wanted to see a marriage counselor?”
Ahsha’s brows crinkled together. “Yeah. Why?”
“Well back then I was being super stubborn and didn’t want
outside help. I wasn’t into that “wacky” psychology stuff and I didn’t trust
someone else trying to tell me what was wrong with my marriage. Looking back,
we could have really used that help. Who knows what could have happened had we
gone to see that doctor like you asked,” Derek began.
Still confused, Ahsha frowned. “Oooook.”
Derek’s grip on the wheel tightened. “I want to see a
marriage counselor. Even though we’re fine right now, it wouldn’t hurt. Right?”
He hated getting ‘help’ from others and this was a huge step for him. Thinking
about seeing a marriage counselor back then was such a hassle. He didn’t trust
another person telling him how to fix his relationship. What did they know?
What if they took that information and sold it to the press? How did they know
that their methods would work? He had so many doubts back then but since he had
gotten older, Derek had a mature outlook on it. Having an outside person they
could talk to actually seemed like a good idea.
The expression on Ahsha’s face told Derek that she thought
he was joking.
“Seriously Ahsha. I refuse to go down that road again and if
talking to someone helps us, then that’s what I want to do,” he added.
“Okay then. That’s what we’ll do,” Ahsha replied with a wide
There was no denying the growth they showed not only as a
couple, but as individuals.
The anxious couple finally reached the doctor’s office forty
minutes later. Derek helped Ahsha out of the truck. He couldn’t hide the smile
on his face. She looked so beautiful carrying his children.
“Whew, this baby is wearing me out already,” Ahsha grunted
as they walked through the glass doors.
“My boy,” Derek boasted with a cocky smirk.
“Whatever Derek,” she chuckled. “I bet you dinner that this
is a girl.”
“Deal,” he smirked, placing a hand on her lower back as they
neared the receptionist’s desk.
A short time later, the couple was returning to their truck
with a sonogram picture in tow. Ahsha shook her hips before sticking her tongue
out at her husband. “You owe me a big pot of spaghetti with homemade garlic
bread and a nice slice of apple pie.”
“Oh so you already had the meal planned all out,” Derek
laughed. “Alright, I got you…and you,” he added, kissing her stomach. “Can’t
wait until you get here.”
Ahsha’s ovaries exploded every time she witnessed Derek have
moments such as these with his children. Seeing him as a father was such a
beautiful blessing. “I can’t either,” she responded, laying her hand on top of
A few weeks later, the Romans and their family and friends
gathered in the backyard of the new Los Angeles mansion. Derek and Ahsha had
purchased a new home to begin making new memories as a family.
With a rounded belly, Ahsha literally glowed in warm
California sun. It was hard to believe that a short time ago she was living
across the country, barely speaking to Derek. Now here they were, renewing
their vows in front of close friends and family. Just thinking about all they had endured made
her tear up.
“You done in here,” Kyle asked, peeking into the master
bedroom. “You look gorgeous!” Her best friend slid through the door and shut it
“Thanks girl. I feel like a whale,” she complained, looking
at herself in the mirror.
“If you don’t quit! You look beautiful, big belly and all,”
Kyle replied, fixing a piece of Ahsha’s hair. “I’m so happy for you, Ahsha. You
deserve all the happiness in the world.”
Kyle wasn’t lying. The effects of the separation were also
draining on her as a friend. Derek and Ahsha were both good friends of hers and
she hated to see them unhappy. Witnessing the fight to get back what they had,
made Kyle emotional.
“Awww,” Ahsha cooed, pulling Kyle into a hug. “Thanks for
being there for me. I know you got tired of listening to me cry all the damn
“There were times I wanted to tell you to pull it together.
But I understood the circumstances,” Kyle claimed with a wink. There were many
nights that Ahsha would call her just needing to talk. Being a great friend,
Kyle would stay up and let her vent. Many of those nights would end in tears. “Now
you can be up all night for other reasons,” she added, raising her brows.
“Yeah, that’s what got me knocked up and looking like this,”
Ahsha chuckled, pointing to her stomach.
A soft knock at the
door interrupted their moment. “They’re ready for you, honey,” Sloane
“Okay, I’m coming,” Ahsha answered, taking one last glance
at herself in the floor to ceiling mirror. Kyle and Sloane got one last hug in
before helping Ahsha down the long staircase and to the kitchen.
Harper and Jackson were a part of the ceremony and were
excited to walk with their mother down the aisle.
“You look pretty mommy,” Harper gushed, hugging her mother’s
“You look beautiful, mom,” Jackson added, hooking his arm around
Their sincere words almost made Ahsha cry but she held herself
together. “Thank you. You two are too sweet,” the mother replied, placing a
kiss on both of their cheeks.
“Ready,” Jackson asked Ahsha as he led her to the back door.
Harper was holding on to her mother’s hand for dear life. Ahsha nodded and
Jackson walked his mother and sister out to the spacious backyard where Derek awaited.
Derek winked at his wife as she slowly hobbled down the
porch steps and sidewalk. Seeing his children and expecting wife walking
towards him on such a special day made him emotional. To think about where they
were in the last year made him feel incredibly thankful for what he had now.
“Hey beautiful,” Derek crooned as his family finally reached
the end of the yard. Jackson placed his mother’s hand in his father’s and took
his spot on her other side. Being a daddy’s girl, Harper ran to her father’s
side and took his free hand.
Pete took his place in front of the family. “Good afternoon.
I would like to thank you all for joining us on this beautiful day to celebrate
Mr. and Mrs. Derek Roman. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing these two grow as
individuals as well as a couple. Two kids…well three,” Pete continued, causing
a few laughs. “Three kids later and they are still going strong if not stronger
than before. Today they reconfirm their commitment to each other. May you two
continue to love and cherish one another despite any hardships or challenges
thrown your way. May this renewing of your vows open the door for more memories
and serve as a reminder of the love you share for each other. Please join hands
and share your vows.”
The couple turned to face each other and linked hands. Their
eyes stayed locked on each other, lips curved into bright smiles. This day
would be their new beginning as a married couple. The vows they delivered years
ago weren’t fulfilled and after today they would live by new promises.
Derek’s thumbs massaged Ahsha’s knuckles as he began
speaking. “Ahsha, when I first met you, I didn’t think you would give me the
time of day. I wasn’t the type of guy a woman like you dated. But you gave me
that chance and we’ve built great memories with each other since then. All
these years later and I still see you as the most beautiful woman I’ve ever
laid eyes on. You’ve given me two beautiful children and I’m sure our third will
be just as amazing. I can’t thank you enough for the love you have given me
even when I haven’t returned it in the way I should. From this day forward, I
want to continue building on our love and making new memories with each
other. I couldn’t ask for a better woman
to be my wife and the mother of my children. You’re my best friend, the love of
my life and the one person who has cherished me and helped me become a better
man. In the past, I’ve taken advantage of what we’ve had. I am here today to
move forward with this renewed commitment to you and our family. I promise I’ll
always look out for you. I love you with all my heart and I always will.”
By the end of Derek’s vows, there wasn’t a dry eye. Everyone
was thrilled about the couple renewing their love. Ahsha quickly blinked away
her tears, though one escaped down her cheek.
Taking a deep breath, she began, “Derek…there have been
times when I’ve taken our love for granted. I’ve done things I’m not proud of
and I’ve been wrong. We’ve been through so much in these past few years and our
love still survived. If that isn’t proof that this is meant to be then I don’t
know what is. The trials we’ve been through only made us stronger and the bond
we share cannot be broken. I’ve never met someone as giving and kind hearted as
you. The joy you’ve brought to my life outweighs the pain we’ve encountered. We
aren’t perfect by any means but I don’t wish to be. I want to continue building
a life with you while learning how to better myself to be the best mother to
our children and wife to you. Today, I want to renew the vows we made a long
time ago and pledge my love to you. I have never stopped loving you and my
heart has always been yours. I promise to cherish you as you have cherished me
and I can’t wait to begin this new chapter of our marriage with you by my side.
I love you Derek Roman and I always will.”
The couple remained hand in hand as Ahsha finished her vows
and Pete rejoined them.
“Now you may exchange rings,” Pete demanded.
Derek and Ahsha turned to their children to receive their
new rings. Harper placed her mother’s ring in Derek’s hand as Jackson gave
Ahsha his father’s new ring. Kissing her hand, Derek slid the new ring onto
Ahsha’s finger. She slid Derek’s new band onto his finger and turned to face
“Today, you have renewed the vows that you made to each
other on your wedding day. You have reconfirmed the meaning of the rings you
wear each day. I ask that you continue to love each other through the good
times and bad. You have renewed the vows that bind you as husband and wife. You
may kiss your bride…again,” Pete concluded, stepping back.
Derek grinned as he leaned in and captured Ahsha’s lips in a
sweet kiss. The small crowd clapped as they watched their favorite couple renew
“Ewww,” Harper frowned as she watched her parents kiss.
Ahsha laughed as she pulled away from her husband’s lips and
pulled her children into a tight embrace. The family shared a quick moment
before turning around to pose for pictures. As the photographer along with
family and friends snapped shots, Derek and Ahsha shared a moment of their own.
“Looks like you’re stuck with me forever,” Ahsha muttered,
resting her head on Derek’s shoulder.
“And I’m perfectly fine with that, Mrs. Roman,” he said,
kissing her forehead.
They were both perfectly fine with that.
Thank you so much for all the support and love I have received while
writing this story. It’s been such an amazing journey that I don’t want to end
but I know it’s time to stop it here. I will be posting a bonus+ epilogue in
the next week or so. You will get to meet the new baby then! Introducing the
baby in this chapter was a little long so I thought I’d save it. The next one
will definitely be the last chapter of the series. Again, thank you!
So if you’re not a super big football fan but are planning on watching the Super Bowl tomorrow, I suggest you root for the Seahawks. Why you ask? Because Pete Carroll and Andrew McMahon have an epic bromance.
Like, it started out innocently enough:
That’s cool bro, glad you’re digging it…
Like, really digging it. Now, before he coached the Seahawks, Pete was the coach for USC. And he fell in love with Andrew’s story so much that he invited him to practice one night. To, you know, teach football bros how to be a badass…
And even though Pete had to move to Seattle, he still made sure Andrew felt the love:
(I helpfully tweeted that only the name was done, so hopefully he rocked the EP when it came out…)
So basically what I’m saying is that you should embrace this beautiful bromance and root for the Hawks.