Chapter 15: The Big Day
The sun rose up over the mountain tops and indicated that it was a new day, Lupi arose from slumber and began to go about what they had planned to do for today. Among these Lupi were Humphrey and Jake who found themselves being the only two in the den. Kate had left early to prepare herself for the wedding over at her parents den, and also because of the fact that she didn't want Humphrey to see her on this giorno until it was time for their wedding. She wanted to surprise him with her beauty, and she needed her sisters help to do so.
Humphrey on the other paw felt like he really needed to clean up, Jake woke up just in time to see him running out of the tana, den with a kind of unsure look on his face. He smiled at the sight, 'This is going to be a busy morning' he thought to himself as he got up, stretched, and exited the tana, den in pursuit of Humphrey. While he had never been in a relationship before somehow he could understand that Humphrey was most likely nervous about today. Whether it be about his appearance o not to make a fool of himself in front of Kate and a small majority of the pack during the ceremony. Jake would stick with him and help him out the best he could.
After a few minuti of going in the direction he saw Humphrey go back at the tana, den he found him and a few other Lupi sitting da a small stream. He could only assume that these were his Friends who must be helping him get ready. Jake stopped a few yards beside the group and cut into their conversation.
"Morning Humphrey" He said
Humphrey and the three others all turned to look at him "Morning Jake" Humphrey replied before turning to the others again "Guys this is Jake, he's the lupo who looked after me while I lived as a lone."
"Hey" Jake detto waving his paw once
"Nice to meet you, I'm Salty" Salty said
"I take it they are your preparation crew today?" Jake teased
"Yeah they are, we tend to help each other out when it comes to girls." Humphrey replied
"You feeling nervous?" He asked
Humphrey nodded "Of course I am, this is the giorno I always dreamed about and I want it to be perfect."
"Don't worry man te got nothing to worry about, I'm sure Kate has più to worry about then you." Salty detto as Humphrey walked up to the waterside.
"I don't know Salty" Humphrey detto while looking at his own reflection in the water "It's gonna take some work to get myself looking sharp."
"Well let's get started then, Mooch go find some pine cones and Shakey go get some pine needles." Salty ordered.
The two both nodded and headed out of the clearing, Jake decided to help out as well da pushing Humphrey into the water with a laugh. He yelled in surprise as the cold water smothered him and shot a glare back at Jake who only smiled and detto "What? te got to get clean somehow" he laughed and then began to scrub off some of the dirt that was on his pelliccia before drying off a few minuti later. da then Shakey and Mooch had returned with what they set out to find, they all talked about varying things as Salty used the pinecone to straighten out Humphrey's fur. It took sometime but eventually Humphrey looked like he was an alpha for how tidy his pelliccia looked, he thanked his Friends and thought he was all prepared however Salty had one più thing to help his appearance.
Meanwhile Kate was having her pelliccia straightened in the same way Humphrey was, only it was being done da her sister. To Kate this giorno so far felt very reminiscent of the morning when she was bound to be married to Garth. It was a beautiful sunny giorno and she sat out in front of her parents tana, den admiring the valley down below, but this time around she felt just as amazing on the inside. For this marriage was with the one she always desired in her life, it was what her cuore wanted and it wasn't being weighed down with guilt. Honestly she could feel farfalle within her, it wasn't because of the wedding itself but the fact that she was actually getting married to Humphrey.
She felt like how she did back when they first howled together back on the train, reality was gone and was replaced with the feeling of Amore which had pushed her to howl with him on that night. While at the time she thought it was only a howl, the moment ended up sealing their fate to be destined as mates. Their howls mixed perfectly, and when your howls do that te know you've found you're soul mate. Rank doesn't matter when it comes to that, and that's one of the things their Amore symbolized, that Amore has no restrictions. Her thoughts were interrupted when Lilly had finished combing the last of her fur.
"There that should be all of it" Lilly detto before tossing the cone aside.
"Thank te Lilly" Kate replied before turning around to face her "So... how do I look?"
"Hold on, te need one più thing" Lilly suddenly said, getting up and walking into the tana, den before quickly coming back out with a red fiore in her mouth.
Kate lowered her head down and Lilly stuck it behind her right ear, while the color rosa went well against her tan pelliccia color Lilly thought red was a much better alternative. "Much better" Lilly commentato stepping back.
"You think I'll impress Humphrey?" Kate asked looking at her with a smile.
Lilly shook her head "Trust me Kate te look amazing, I bet te Humphrey's jaw will drop when he sees te at the ceremony."
She giggled from the compliment "Thank te again for helping me get ready today Lilly" She said.
"Oh it was nothing, sisters help each other out and besides, te helped me get ready for my wedding so it's only fair that I help te with yours." Lilly replied.
"Yeah your right, well we got about two hours until we need to head down to the valley, let's head inside until mom and dad return." Kate detto before getting up and heading into the cool den. The giorno was starting to warm up and she could already feel her cappotto burning up from the sunlight. Lilly followed her sister inside and the two gossiped about random girl things while they waited for Winston and Eve to mostra up. Meanwhile with Humphrey things were going a little bit on the odd side.
"So tell me again why Shakey is rubbing pine needles on me?" Humphrey asked a secondo time while Salty was applying a little idea he had to make him smell better, the experience wasn't exactly comforting.
"I told you, it's to give yourself a pleasant scent" Salty said
"Isn't this something only she-wolves do?" Jake added sitting beside him
"That's where I got the idea, call it weird all te want but you'll be thanking me later tonight when Kate complements te on how good te look." He argued, crossing his forelegs while saying so.
"Whatever, but couldn't te have picked something not sharp?" Humphrey said, twitching whenever he got poked sharply.
"Oh stop being a pup you're going to be a married lupo soon and te detto te wanted to impress Kate, besides the smell of pine better Suits a male rather than fiori being the alternative choice."
It was obvious that Humphrey was just along for the ride at this point, he did ask them yesterday to help him get ready and that was just what they were doing. At least now he was più relaxed and ready for the ceremony then compared to earlier this morning, of course he wanted to impress his Amore da mostrare how well he can clean up. However he was più worried about messing up during the marriage ritual, he didn't really understand what te had to do during it so he planned to have Kate lead. Which could be a good thing o a bad one, but he always liked to have Kate in charge, she was the alpha after all.
Time passed da as they all talked, Shakey finished with the pine needles and now Humphrey was as ready as he could be physically. On the inside he was still nervous but also excited that the wedding wasn't too long away from now. All that was left was to head down into the valley and wait for Kate to arrive and begin the ceremony. But it was a little too early to go so they stayed da the river to talk some più about random things which got his mind off of his worries, for now.
Back in the alpha tana, den Winston and Eve had just gotten back from visiting with Tony and discussing leadership stuff. It was perfect timing because Kate and Lilly had run out of things to gossip about and turned their attention towards their parents.
"Oh Kate te look so beautiful" Eve detto upon seeing her daughter all clean and well groomed.
"Thanks mom, Lilly did a good job didn't she?" Kate replied with a smile while looking at her forelegs and sides.
"I'll say, te girls sure know how to make yourselves look good for the boys." She detto smiling as well.
"Yeah well I wanted to make sure I would impress Humphrey when go get to see him." Kate stated.
Winston lightly laughed before replying "I don't think you'll have to do much to impress him dear, on the other paw I'm sure he's working hard to impress you."
"He doesn't have to impress me, just that fact that I get to marry him and spend the rest of my life with him is enough to satisfy me." Kate said.
"I'm glad te feel that way about him, I may not express it enough but Humphrey has always been me of our best Lupi even if he is an omega." Eve said. "And I'm happy to see te two as a happy couple."
"Thanks mom, thankfully the mess of the past is all over now" Kate replied, briefly thinking about all that has happened that has gotten her to this very moment.
Just then Garth entered the tana, den and was quickly hugged da Lilly "Hey everyone sorry I'm late, dad kept me busy on the other side of the territory for a bit." He detto stopping in front of them.
"Hey Garth, well now that everyone's here let's get going" Winston detto happily.
"Wow it's time already?" Kate asked
"Yeah darling, everyone's already gathered down in the valley waiting for us." Eve replied
Kate took a deep breath before exiting the tana, den with her family following behind her, this was it for her. She was walking right towards the moment that would foca, guarnizione her dream life forever, no worries held her down other than the floaty feeling within her stomach. There were no regrets on her mind, this was what she truly wanted, and Humphrey was the lupo she would grow old and eventually start a family with. The best part was that their Amore wasn't forbidden anymore and they could stay in their forever home of Jasper Park.
Down in the valley Lupi were silently talking amongst each other while they awaited the arrival of the bride's family. Just like as planned there were only a dozen o so Lupi in attendance to the wedding. Among them being Tony, Salty, Shakey, Mooch, Jake, Hutch, Candu, Vik, and Sally. Humphrey stood silently to one side of the flat rock thinking to himself, he tapped his paw ever now and then as he waited for Kate to mostra up. On his mind was the same thing Kate had, this was the big moment, and he was sealing his dream girl as his forever mate. Something that took so much time to get to and something he can hardly believe every time he really thinks about the past. The minuti passed da and suddenly there was Kate and the rest of her family emerging from the albero line some distance away.
It was almost like slow motion as Kate got closer and closer, Humphrey couldn't help but smile big at the sight of his Amore and boy did she look beautiful. The sun was just right and it made her pelliccia glow like fire, the red fiore only adding to the effect. The crowd became silent as soon as everyone noticed the five Lupi approach the flat stone platform. Kate stepped up on superiore, in alto of it and stopped a foot o so from Humphrey while the rest of the family took a spot to sit nearby. Kate's smile was just as big as Humphrey and he couldn't help but let out a slight chuckle.
"You look amazing Kate" He whispered to her.
She giggled quietly "Thank te Humphrey, te look very amazing as well." She whispered back, she couldn't believe how different and handsome he looked with his pelliccia all straight.
There was a few moments of silence after that, their eyes being locked together and just taking in the moment of being within each other's presence after a while. Eventually the reality that they were in the middle of their marriage set in and Kate took a breath and decided to begin.
"Alright do te want to start first o me?" She said
"You start" Humphrey said, still smiling holding to his plan of having her lead.
She nodded and leaned in to smell along one side of his muzzle as a part of accepting his scent. Humphrey leaned in as well doing the same thing she did, her scent being the same it always had, sweet. Kate meanwhile caught the hint of pine mixed with his scent which she liked on superiore, in alto of the scent she smelled whenever she was within his embrace. They both pulled away and Kate went right into the successivo step, Humphrey continued to follow along through the various tasks until eventually the last but most important one came along which he already knew about. They both closed their eyes and leaned in, their muzzles inching closer and closer together. There was no holding back between any of them for as soon as their lips met their lives would be what they always wanted them to be.
Humphrey almost thought he missed but suddenly a spark ran through his body when he finally felt Kate's nose connect with his. Kate didn't want the moment to end and continued to baciare him, both putting passion behind he affection. Howls, cheers, and applause erupted from the crowd and the innamorati pulled back even though they still wanted to keep going, but there was time to make up for that later. They were now officially married as one and there was nothing that was going to separate them now. They both turned to face the crowd in front of them and before they knew it Lupi surrounded them saying congratulations and their best wishes. During all the commotion they both looked at each other again, they have had smiles throughout this entire experience and there was defiantly no chance of it stopping now. Lupi began to leave to head to the tana, den grounds where a pack cena was planned as a celebration party.
"Oh Kate I still can't believe were actually mates now" Humphrey detto noticing they were no longer the center of attention for now.
"Get used to it sweetie, because I'm not leaving your side" Kate replied leaning close to him
"I wouldn't have it any other way" Humphrey detto giving her a lick on the cheek.
"I Amore you"
"I Amore te too Kate, come on, we may be finally married but the party is only beginning!" Humphrey detto happily before rubbing alongside her and walking towards the slope that let up to the tana, den grounds. However he didn't get far until he was tacked down onto the ground da Kate.
"Oh no te don't mister! I wasn't done expressing my happiness for this moment to you." She detto standing above him while he lied on his back.
All he could do was chuckle from her action before she leaned down and kissed him, they stayed like this for a good minuto o so until Kate was finally satisfied and pulled back and let out a happy sigh. Humphrey on the other hand was in a complete daze and didn't even realize that she had pulled back and began to walk away a bit.
Kate stopped and looked back behind her to notice he was still lying on the erba and looking up at the sky, she shook her head "You coming hot stuff? We got a party to get to" She giggled.
"Coming my love..." Humphrey detto getting up on his paws only to stumble a bit since he still hadn't come back to earth just yet.
Kate quickly got da his side to catch him from falling and giggled again before the two finally set off to meet up with the others who were already waiting for them at the tana, den grounds. The wedding may be over but the night had only just begun, as well as the beginning of a long and happy life between Kate and Humphrey, the two Lupi who risked it all just to be together.
Amore is our resistance...
_____________________________________ A/N: Firstly I want to say congrats to LoverWolfs1121, te were the 100th reviewer! So brings the end to another story which I slowly finished up, but te all still stuck with me through it. Thank te for taking the time to read this and all I can say is "Yay it's finally over!", I was running out of ideas at the end but thankfully I found some fun ones to add in to make this last chapter great. Now there will NOT be a sequel, why? Because this story is already long enough and that's all there really is to it, hell it's nearly as long as Runaways!
Besides I got new short story ideas to peruse as well as another big story that's truly out there in terms of originality. I'm not going to say much più but if te go to my profilo here on Fanfiction te will find più info about this story that's called "Omegas Pride" at the moment. It's not set in stone yet, I'm still debating whether o not to go with it so it may never come out but the idea is still there if te want to check it out.
Other than that I have to say that this story was a great success and your guy's support helped greatly, I would name off names but I would end up putting every single one in this note, haha. Anyway go ahead and review and tell me your opinion of the story as a whole, thanks again and I will see te in the successivo story!