Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Chapter Ten [the end]

Callie twisted herself into Jon’s arms. They had burrowed under the covers the moment they got home and stayed there till they were spent. She laid her head on his chest and felt his breathing lighten. They’d barely said a word since leaving the arena except to make sure they were taking care of each other. The cityscape below offered a faint glow as Jon twisted a strand of her hair and spoke into the near darkness.

“Should we talk about getting married?”

Callie squeezed in closer. “Jon,” she said in a warning tone. “What’s the hurry?”

He shrugged, moving her too. “No hurry. But I’m thinking about it.”

Callie lifted her head and met his eyes, which shone with that trademark intensity despite the low light. A smile twitched at the corner of his lips, making him the perfect mix of the boy she’d always known and the man she knew she’s spend the rest of her life with.

“When we’re 25. I will marry you when we’re 25.”

“What if I win another Cup first? Can we do it then?” He was serious, as always.

“Okay,” she gave in happily. “25 or the Cup, whichever comes first.”

He kissed her lips softly. She opened her mouth to his, only to be surprised when he rolled onto his other side, turning his back to her.

“What are you doing?” she laughed.

“Need my sleep. Winning the Cup twice in a row is hard work.”


I was thinking about taking this story farther, but this seemed like a natural ending.  Sorry if it's surprising.  Puppies and cupcakes, right?  Everybody likes a happy ending?  I just couldn't bring myself to mess them up anymore.  So they all live happily ever after... the end. 

Thanks for all your comments - this was a really fun one to write.  New story coming soon, after I do some one shots.  Keep an eye out for them at (One) Shot Through the Heart.


  1. Haha, that was so cute. Short and sweet. Loved it. :)

  2. Awww cute ending. Shame this is over but as ever looking forward to reading more of your stories :)

  3. Great story. I love the ending. That last line really had me laughing!

  4. Haha that was a great ending! I'm glad it was a happy ending, Callie and Jon deserved it :)

  5. SO SAD ITS OVER! :(((( It was really good and cute!!!! Cant wait to see who your going to pick next eeeeee so good!

  6. your stories are always my favourite! keep up the good work

  7. I love your stories! Looking forward to the next one!

  8. AWESOME ENDING! Thank you for sharing this story...I can't wait to see what else you write.