Aidan stood his hands twisting in nervous tension as he waited. It seemed to be such a long wait, a long time for something so natural to happen. He looked around at the wedding party, smiling a little when he saw Gideon laughing at something Constantine had said, Cord and Angus joining in, giving Gideon a good natured punch in the arm. He turned his glance towards Unoaidh standing at the alter, dressed in a silver gown that shimmered against the fire from the torches lining the area. Unoaidh was the perfect choice to officiate the vows that would bind husband and wife together.
He started fidgeting again, pulling at his vest, when the first chords of the wedding march began. He looked up and felt his heart leap into his chest at the sight of the woman standing before him. The way her long red hair laid perfectly against the white lace gown, her fingers flexing nervously around the bouquet of deep red roses. In all his days he had never seen something as beautiful as the sight in front of him. His throat caught as he tried to fight the sudden need to cry.
"Are you ready Daddy?" She said to him. Her words bringing forth a flash of his life with her; the first time she was laid in his arms and the way her little hand felt when as she reached up to grab his index finger. The feeling of utter peace that he felt when she would wrap her arms around his neck, twisting his hair around her finger while she was being rocked to sleep. All of it flooding into his mind, forcing him to remember she was no longer a child but a woman.
"Are you sure this is what you want, Eve? It's not too late for us to run in the other direction." He whispered in her ear as he took her arm in his.
"Now, I will have none of that," Lisbeth said stepping out from behind their daughter. His wife stood before him, the green of her dress a perfect reflection of his and Eve's eyes.
"Gideon was made for her the same way I was made for you, my
love." She said as she kissed his cheek. "He is going to make a
wonderful husband who will make her very happy, and we both know
it," she concluded as she adjusted Eve's veil.
"So, can we go now?" Eve said, smiling, "I would really like to get married sometime today."
"I guess we can't put it off forever," Aidan sighed.
Lisbeth took Eve's other arm while wiping away a tear and replying, "I guess not."
They walked their daughter down the aisle, looking and smiling at the small group of Aidan's now inner circle. The various humans, vampire, Fey and Faerie sat beaming back at them. This group had formed itself over the last 25 years as Aidan slowly began to build back the foundation to his dreams of bringing humanity and Fey back into a peaceful existence.
And he was just only getting started.