Monday, January 26, 2009

Epilogue








"Are you sure you're ok with this?" Jon asked slipping a button through his jacket to cinch it at the waist as the car came to a stop.

She smiled and took his hand bringing it to her lips, "more than ok Jon. We've been over this."

"I know Jess, but this is as important to you as it to me, I just want to make sure we're doing it right. As this is it, no third time around. You hear?" his lips twitched in a smile as the driver opened the door behind him.

"Wouldn't dream of it, and Jon?" she leaned up to look over his shoulder. "This isn't city hall."

Jon stepped out of the car and held his hand out for her and looked around pretending to be confused. "No, you're right it's not." He smirked as she clasped his hand and lifted herself out of the car and dusted down the flowing chiffon fabric.

The fresh salty air burned at her nostrils as she stood up straight. What was he up to? They'd agreed to keep this low key without much fuss. He took her hand again and tugged on her arm "Well come on then, but we're losing these" he said as he kicked off his own shoes before bending down and lifting each of her feet out of her white heeled sandals. Tossing them back into car he led her away and over the sand dunes.

It had been close to two years to the day that Jason was sentenced to serve a small sentence in prison which closed the final chapter Jesse and his life. The house had been sold and she moved into the penthouse officially. The record was completed and the Lost Highway world tour had kicked into gear. Life had been crazy between travelling with Jon and keeping up with her fashion commitments but they’d managed it.

The steep climb down towards the beach had her sinking hard into the sand, this was insane. Jon chuckled "Can't have that." He scooped her up in his arms as he took slow steps down.

"Isn't this meant to happen afterwards?" she teased as she wrapped her arms around his neck.

"So are other things but I think we're a bit late for that" he waggled his brows.

"So what you're saying is that we won't need to worry about that tonight then?" she bit down on her bottom lip to hide the smile breaking out on her face.

"Not traditional doesn't mean stupid Jess" he winked. "Hell no."

She squinted through the sun across the deserted beach, where she could just make out three figures shadowed against the sun. "You arranged all this?"

"Guilty" he said settling her down on the flat and taking her hands. He tucked a loose strand of hair behind her ear. The complicated looking twist that held her hair up still was firmly in place. He leaned forward and brushed his lips against hers.

"Still time to change your mind" he grinned into the kiss.

"Hell no" she repeated his own words and she let herself lean into his kiss.

Getting married was something she wanted, they were both more than ready for it and survived two years with each other with ease, even through Jon's toughest touring schedule in years.

"Hey – we haven't got all day here, I've got things to do." the jab of his best friend pulled them apart.

Jon patted him on the arm "Good to see you man, thanks for coming"

"Like I'd miss this. Gotta make sure you two actually do this. Long fuckin time overdue you know" he grinned at Jesse.

Jesse smiled as she hugged her best friend Kia, "Hey you, glad you're here, you look amazing" she said as pulled Jesse back in arms length. The gown she was wearing in keeping with the theme was a simple white halter neck with a flowing skirt.

Kia fingered the fabric "It turned out fabulous." Jesse had made the dress herself from silk chiffon.

"Thanks hun, and you knew about this huh?" she asked waving around her.

"Sure we did – when Jon suggested it, I knew you'd love it." She stood back with Richie and hooked her arm through his. Jesse couldn't help the smile, who would have thought that Richie and Kia would have become such a strong suited match.

"Now have we got a wedding here or what?" Richie asked.

"We sure have" Jon took her hand as they all stood in front of the celebrant.

~~


"So do I get the pleasure of the first dance with my new wife?" he grinned as he lifted her from the seat.

"I'm not sure, I've already had offers" she teased taking a sip from her wine and placing it back down on the table.

He cocked his eyebrow "Oh really? From whom?" he asked curiously as he wrapped his arms around her waist dragging her closer to him. Her scent of vanilla was one that he'd never get sick of as long as he lived.

"Your brothers for one" she wrapped her arms around his neck pressing her forehead to his.

He laughed as he dropped a kiss on her lips "Always want what Jonny has, typical" he teased. She began to sway to the music in the club and closed her eyes. His brother had organized a dinner with just close family and friends in his New Jersey Club that night.

"You're part of that now you know? You're a Bongiovi, think you can handle it?" He moved his lips across her proud jaw line up to her forehead.

"Well I've learned from the best" she winked.

She sighed and rested her head against his shoulder just catching a glimpse of the flash of white gold from her ring finger. Sometimes it was still hard to believe she had such a different life than years ago with Jason.

Jon was so different, Jason may have been a soldier of war but Jon was a soldier of something far greater. Her life.

"This is it Jesse, I'm never going to let anything happen to you. It's just you and me now k?"

She looked up knowing inside her this was where she was meant to be. She brushed the cinnamon hair from his face and nodded. "Just you and me."

He tugged her closer as the music played and closed his eyes. She was here, she was safe. And she was his. Forever.

You're the first one
When things turn out bad
You know I'll never be lonely
You're my only one
And I love the things
I really love the things that you do
You're my best friend


The End.




Note from the Author: Thank you so much for taking the time to read this story and come on this journey with me, Jesse and Jon have been a part of my life for just under a year and this was hard to let it end, believe me. But it felt right, their story had been told and they were finally happy :) I have loved all the comments and feedback throughout this journey and am so pleased you've enjoyed it too. There is more fiction to come from me, if you haven't checked out Under the Influence please do so, and I'm working on a new idea as we speak :)

*muah*

13 comments:

TaraLeigh said...

*sigh*
Nice and sweet without a cavity!

I love, love, loooove that MN song. So perfect for a wedding.

Great ending, with just the right amount of sweetness.

Already on Colby with a vengence! Hope to see more from you Kiwi! Thanks for putting your neck out there and joining us in Bloggerland where it's much harder to put your neck out to the general public.

You did great!

Now I want a dance with Jonny!

Tre said...

Awww perfect ending.. I love that they resolved it so well.. and that they made it through..

AWESOME story Kiwi :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you Bounce. Great ending!

Linda

Queenie said...

That was just wonderful Tres. I agree with Tara, just the right amount of sweet.

Started on Under the Influence and am loving it already. Keep up the great work my friend!

MWAH

lori said...

Bravo! I loved this story. Thanks for sharing it with us! Kind of sad it's over though.

Anonymous said...

Loved this story the only way that I can accept the end of this story is the knowledge that you have more stories in you.
I really envy your talent, please keep writing
Y

ehack said...

wow wow wow!! Amazing story, sad it's over but what a great end, I was able to envision it all in my mind, the beach, the dress, *sigh* now I need to go find my protector!! Really well done - heading off to read your next one now!

Anonymous said...

Really enjoyed that story Tresca! Great ending! So looking forward to all your others yet to come!

Mx
Kiwigirljbj

Alexandra said...

*sigh* Loved it! I found this yesterday n couldn't stop reading.
Loved all the twists n turns..kept me on my feet. Keep it up! Moving on to the next on...

Rosanna said...

Great story...! Loved the twist! That's her Superman now, that's all that really matters :)

jovifangirl said...

Great story !! Now I notice that you have a lot of stories about Bon Jovi and his family. I was wondering that since my cousin Bethany is inlove with Jesse Bongiovi (she has met him before and loves him) if you could make a story that focused about him. Hahahahaha I know. But she did ask me if I could ask you if you could make a story that focused on him ?

Ana said...

This story was great!! I've enjoyed it from start to finish and I love happy endings!
Thanks so much for sharing all this with us and making us happy while reading!
I'm going to read another of your stories!

Anonymous said...

I only just started reading all these stories that all of you talented people are writing...and I absolutely love them. This story really touched something in my heart. I could really visualize everything as I was reading it. I look forward to reading more. I have alot to catching up to do. Thank you for putting your heart out their for us readers!