Amy was overjoyed to see her best friend so happy. Nick and Dottie had the biggest grins on their faces. The wedding was beautiful, and Amy had tears in her eyes. Nick had done a great job.
She noticed that everyone was making their way into the ballroom. Amy looked for Brian but couldn't find him anywhere. She spotted him at the bar talking with Kevin. Deciding to give them some time to chat, she made her way to the table and sat down.
She took her camera out of her purse and started taking pictures. Everyone was with their significant others being affectionate. Dottie and Nick were in their own little world stealing kisses every few seconds. AJ and Ro were at another table holding hands and looking deep into each other's eyes. Howie and Leigh were laughing, as he held her tight against him. Amy was happy for all of them. They each deserved to love and be loved.
Amy was content with things in her relationship with Brian. Not only was he her lover, but Brian was her best friend. She had never thought she was going to find a man like him. A few years ago, she had decided that she would rather be single if she couldn't find a man that met her standards. It wasn't that her standards were over the top. Amy just wasn't going to settle for less than she deserved. Along came Brian and the rest is history.
"We've got to do our best man and maid of honor duties. It's almost time for dinner." Brian pulled her up and dragged her to the front of the room.
"Hello, everyone! We're glad that you could be in attendance to the wedding of the year. It's nice to see two people so in love. This is one marriage I know that will last forever. I can't wait to make a speech at their fiftieth wedding anniversary party." The guests laughed. "Just want to remind you that every time you say Backstreet, Nick and Dottie have to kiss."
Both Dottie and Nick rolled their eyes at Amy's silliness. She grinned at them knowing that they didn't mind kissing each other all night.
"The first thing I'd like to say is Backstreet." Brian chuckled as he watched Nick and Dottie kiss. "Now, I've known Nick for a long time. Since he met Dottie, Nick has changed as a person. He grew up and became the man any big brother would be proud of. Thank you Dottie for making a man out of Nick. By, the way you look gorgeous. You two are so in love and have beaten the odds more than once. I know that you are two of the strongest people in my life, and your love for each other will get you over the hurdles of life. I wish you the very best. I love you both. Dottie, thanks for bringing me the love of my life. Backstreet!" Brian wiped a tear from his eye. He was content that his best friend and little brother found love.
Dinner went off without a hitch. Everyone enjoyed the food and drink. There was plenty of laughter and lots of yells of Backstreet being thrown out. Dottie and Nick were enjoying themselves, even if they weren't finished eating because of all the kissing.
Amy stood up. "Before we start dancing and partying, I have a special gift for Nick and Dottie. While all of you were busy working, I prepared a special montage of the beautiful couple. Sit back, relax and enjoy."
The montage of pictures lasted for about five minutes with no dry eyes in the room. Brian held onto Amy tight and thought about what Dottie had said earlier. He was going to ask Amy again. Kevin had told him about the conversation he had with Amy. That comforted him a lot. She was his life now and forever.
"Now, that Amy has made you all cry. It's time for Nick and Dottie to make their way to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife."
Nick and Dottie slowly walked to the dance floor. They stopped and gave Amy and Brian hugs. Howie was manning the music and put on the song they unanimously picked for them to dance to. The beginning notes of Who Needs the World drifted through the air.
They swayed to the music. "This is the best day of my life. I couldn't have picked a better husband."
"I couldn't have gotten a better wife. This is the first day of the rest of my life. Nothing before you matters." Nick pressed his lips to Dottie's. He wanted to spend all night kissing her and kissing her. More than that, he was ready for the honeymoon and all the hours spent making love. He wanted nothing more than to fill Dottie up with his love over and over again.
Amy was overcome with emotion as she watched them dance. She thought about the conversation she had earlier with Kevin and Dottie. There was nothing in the world she wanted more than to become Brian's wife. She quietly slipped out of the room. She needed to do some thinking.
She found a seat at the pool. It was a beautiful night to be outside. Amy didn't know how long she was sitting by herself thinking, but it had been a while.
"A, what are you doing out here by yourself? Is something wrong?" Brian asked worriedly and sat down beside her.
She looked at the man she loved and smiled. "Yes."
"What's wrong? Is it me or the babies?" He looked terrified.
"Oh, Bri. Nothing is wrong. I promise you." She paused a moment and gave him a hug. "My answer is yes."
"Yes? What do you mean? I haven't asked you anything?" Brian was really confused by Amy's one word answer that she kept repeating.
"Bri baby, think about what you've been asking me since L.A."
It took a moment before it dawned on him. She was saying yes to marry him. His eyes grew wide as he looked at Amy. "You want to marry me?" He asked in disbelief.
"I finally say yes, and you don't believe me." Amy cracked up. Things with her and Brian always ended up funny instead of over the top romantic. She loved the facts that they were both so dorky together.
"I'm just in shock. What changed your mind?" He took Amy's hands in his.
"Brian, I've loved you since the first time I met you. I was nervous about getting married. We were dealing with Glenna and now the babies. It just seemed like one more thing I had to deal with. It wasn't you. I always wanted to be your wife. I just didn't want to have to deal with planning a wedding and being a big fat bride. Talking with Kevin and Dottie helped a lot."
"Amy, you could weigh a thousand pounds and I would still love you." He placed a kiss on my cheek. "I'm going to have to thank them."
"You aren't going to be fat. You are going to be carrying two precious little babies made from our love. That's not fat on your body; it's a way to show the world how much we love each other."
"Oh, Bri. I love your thought process about me gaining weight." I kissed him with all I could. When we broke apart we were both breathless.
"You are going to be the prettiest pregnant lady I know." Brian got down on one knee. He reached for the small box in his coat pocket. "Amy will you do the honors and become my wife?"
"Yes!" She squealed. He placed the ring on her finger. "It's beautiful. I'm so excited. I love you Brian Thomas Littrell."
Nick and Dottie were watching from a few feet away. He had his arms wrapped around Dottie. She looked at Nick and smiled. This was a perfect day for both couples.
Brian and Amy stood up. They were really close to the edge of the pool, but didn't realize it. They were busy kissing each other to notice anything going on. Brian and Amy were enjoying their special moment.