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In Love and Harmony - the 4th Rowlf Story

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by redBoobergurl, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    It will all be explained very soon, I promise, Rowlf and Wanda are NOT half siblings, but yes there is some adultery that took place. I promise, it will become clear.
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    If you say so. At this point, all I can do is trust that you know what you're doing. More than I can say...
  3. TogetherAgain

    TogetherAgain Well-Known Member

    You know what I think I liked best about this chapter? The last line. Just the fact that Rowlf and Wanda just immediately go to each other with all of this, and support each other so automatically. I like that.

  4. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Hopefully all is explained in this chapter and will put everyone at ease. Also, things will start turning around very soon and getting much happier as there's actually not all that much left of this story. There will be a final story though without question. Ok, enjoy this next chapter.

    Chapter Eight:

    Kermit looked at Rowlf and Wanda helplessly as they clung to each other. Then suddenly Wanda ripped herself out of Rowlf’s arms.

    “Rowlf! What if, oh my gosh, what if there’s a chance that we’re, gulp, siblings?” asked Wanda in horror.

    “Um, gee, I didn’t think of that, but I don’t know. I am in shock,” said Rowlf at a loss for words.

    “Guys, you need to get the whole story, obviously this was kept a secret from both of you for years. You need to find out what really happened before you get panicked,” said Kermit.

    “You’re right Kermit, you’re always right. Come on Wanda, let’s go talk to my mom, she’s right here, then we’ll get some things straightened out,” said Rowlf.

    “That’s fine, let’s go,” said Wanda.

    They wearily made their way up to Rowlf’s room where Felicia had holed herself up with Rowlf’s brothers.

    “Can we come in?” asked Rowlf stopping in the doorway.

    “It’s your room,” said Felicia softly.

    “Both of us?” asked Wanda tentatively.

    “Oh honey, yes, I’m sorry I blew up down there. I hold no anger towards you,” said Felicia beckoning them both to come in.

    “Mom, what’s the story? Why did Dad really leave us?” asked Rowlf.

    “I never thought I’d have to tell you boys this but I guess there is no avoiding it now,” said Felicia.

    “It’s ok Mom, take your time,” said Rex. Rowlf’s brothers were equally confused as to what was going on. They had always just assumed their dad left because he was a deadbeat and didn’t really love their mom.

    “Your father and I had a wonderful relationship in the beginning; otherwise we wouldn’t have had you boys. But, things changed, he strayed away from me and he ended up having an affair with that cat. That’s why he left,” said Felicia.

    “Um, is that why my mom left too?” asked Wanda.

    “Yes honey, it is,” said Felicia.

    “So then that means there’s no chance that we’re related?” asked Rowlf tenatively.

    “Nope, this happened after all of you were born,” said Felicia.

    “So they ran away together?” asked Wanda.

    “Yes. I was so angry with your mother not only for what she did to my family but also for leaving you behind. But, I always kept a close eye on you, it wasn't your fault. I want you to know, I really do care about you and I didn’t mean what I said. I want you to marry my son, you’re a beautiful young lady and there is no reason the two of you shouldn’t be together. But please understand, I haven’t seen your mother for years, so this is very hard for me,” said Felicia.

    “I just can’t believe it,” said Wanda.

    They were all silent for a little bit.

    “Rowlf? Are you guys still going to get married?” asked Moe breaking the silence.

    Rowlf looked at Wanda. Without saying a word he knew the answer right away.

    “Of course we are. This is just another bump in what has been a long and bumpy road. But we still are in this together,” said Rowlf.

    “I do think I need to talk to my mom though. I know what she did was horrible, but she’s still my mother,” said Wanda.

    “Well, I think you should talk to her too. And it’s not entirely her fault. My ex is just as much to blame,” said Felicia.

    “Thanks Mom,” said Rowlf.

    “Thanks Felicia,” said Wanda.

    “Oh sweetie, you can call me mom if you want to,” said Felicia.

    “Ok, thanks…mom,” said Wanda choking back tears.

    Felicia came over and embraced her soon to be daughter-in-law followed by her son.

    “Come on, let’s go find your mother before she skips town,” said Rowlf.

    “Ok,” said Wanda.

    They stepped out of the room to find the entire Muppet clan camped out having attempted to listen in.

    “It’s ok everyone,” said Wanda not even blinking an eye. She was used to this crowd now.

    “We’re still getting married,” said Rowlf. They were met by cheers.

    “Oh good so you’re not related then!” exclaimed Fozzie.

    “Why would they be related Uncle Kermit?” asked Robin.

    “Um, that’s a story I’ll tell you when you’re older,” said Kermit.

    “So I’m still going to be a ring bearer?” asked Robin.

    “Sure are,” said Kermit.

    “Yippee!” exclaimed Robin as Kermit sighed with relief that he wouldn’t have to explain the complex situation to his nephew.

    Rowlf and Wanda quietly excused themselves and hurried to find Marie at the Fuzzy Feet Hotel.

    They didn’t even get that far, they found her at the bus stop right near the boarding house.

    “I know, you probably hate me,” said Marie.

    “I don’t hate you,” said Wanda.

    “Did she tell you the story?” asked Marie obviously referring to Felicia.

    “Yes she did,” said Wanda.

    “Well, I’m certainly not going to try and tell you a different story. What she said is all true. I left you to be with your fiancé’s father. It was wrong and we both knew it but I did it anyway,” said Marie.

    “Well, I appreciate your honesty,” said Wanda.

    “I don’t know if you’ll believe me or not, but I can tell you there is nothing in this life that I regret more than breaking up your family Rowlf and leaving you behind Wanda,” said Marie with tears in her eyes.

    “I think I can believe you because you’re here now. If you didn't care you wouldn't have come all this way after all this time,” said Wanda sitting down next to her mother.

    “Um, did my father feel the same way?” asked Rowlf. He had no recollection of his father at all.

    “Yes, every day, he never let me forget it,” said Marie.

    “So what happened to him?” asked Rowlf.

    “Your mother didn’t tell you?” asked Marie.

    “No, she didn’t really mention a whole lot about him,” said Rowlf.

    “He died of cancer about three years after we ran off. I had to inform your mother who did come to his funeral. I’m so sorry Rowlf, I know you never really had a chance to know him,” said Marie.

    Rowlf was quiet. Cancer. It all made sense now. Moe’s cancer ended up being somewhat genetic.

    “Oh, I should’ve let your mother tell you that, I’m sorry,” said Marie again.

    “It’s not that Mom. Rowlf’s brother had cancer last year,” said Wanda sensing why her fiancé was so quiet.

    “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that,” said Marie.

    “Well, it just would’ve been nice to know that when my brother was going through it,” said Rowlf.

    “Your mom should’ve told you that,” said Wanda.

    “Both Felicia and I are guilty of the what we should have dones. You kids don’t deserve that,” said Marie.

    “I think we all just need to start over,” said Wanda.

    “Do you think that is possible?” asked Rowlf.

    “It would all depend on whether or not Felicia would agree to see me. I think her and I need to talk, try to come to an understanding. After all, our kids are getting married,” said Marie.

    “You’re still going to come to the wedding?” asked Wanda breaking out into a smile.

    “If you’ll have me,” said Marie.

    “Yes, I’ll have you. But still know it’s going to take a very long time before I will be able to fully trust you. But the past is the past and I think we all need to move on,” said Wanda.

    “I’ll talk to my mom, she’s already starting to soften a bit,” said Rowlf.

    “Well, I’ll go see if I can get my room back at the hotel. I think it would be best if I remained there during my stay,” said Marie standing up.

    “We’ll call you tonight after we talk with Felicia,” said Wanda.

    “Thanks,” said Marie and turned to leave.

    Rowlf and Wanda collapsed onto the bench.

    “Whew. What a day this has been,” said Wanda.

    “This has definitely been a case of what else can go wrong,” said Rowlf.

    “Don’t say that, it could still get worse,” said Wanda.

    “Come here,” said Rowlf opening his arms and Wanda accepted his embrace. With everything that had just happened she still felt like the luckiest cat in the world.

    “All right, let’s go talk to Mom number one,” said Wanda. Rowlf chuckled and they headed back to the boarding house.
  5. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    WHOO!! Don't know how I missed the last chapter, but it was great! So is this next one! Things are really getting exciting! And I had a feeling that Marie had some anger towards Rowlf's family... and you confirmed it! Wow! Love it Beth! More please!
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *Blink. OMG! Someone finally got the word "panicked" correct! Guess you've been watching that Charlie Brown spelling bee special huh Beth?

    Loved the chapter and everything that went into it. There's some background history about the affair, the cancer, and the hurt feelings. But they're still attempting to make it all happen for the best, wedding and reunion all in one.
    Especially liked Robin asking about being the ringbearer and jumping for joy, with Kermit relieved of not having to explain the situation to him just yet.

    Please... Ish... Post more!
  7. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Yes, panicked is a word that used to give me a TON of trouble so I'm very good about spelling it now. As for more, should be tomorrow. Seriously slow at work AND I'm in this groove where I just can't stop!
  8. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Oh good! Now if we could convince a certain other half to get back into the MopFam thread, we can have that belated party there as well.
  9. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Chapter Nine:

    “I’ll handle this one myself if that’s all right,” said Rowlf to Wanda when they returned to the boarding house.

    He found his mother reading in the piano room.

    “Hi Mom,” said Rowlf.

    “Did you talk with her?” asked Felicia.

    “Yes, Mom, she wants to talk to you. She can’t change the past but she thinks the two of you need to come to an understanding if Wanda and I are getting married. She really wants to be part of Wanda’s life again,” said Rowlf.

    “I can’t blame her for everything. I thought your father loved me, but he was a very messed up man,” said Felicia.

    “Oh yeah, about that. Why didn’t you tell us that our dad died of cancer?” asked Rowlf.

    “Oops, I should’ve known she’d mention that. Well Rowlf, I just didn’t think it mattered after he left us. Then you disappeared and I had to deal with that and when you came back into our lives it really seemed unimportant,” said Felicia.

    “What about last year Mom? Remember Moe?” said Rowlf a little angrily.

    “Again honey, I could’ve shared that information but what good would it have done. Your father had long since passed away! Moe came through so well. It really didn’t seem relevant. But I am sorry I kept that from you all this time. I know where he’s buried if you’d ever like to go. It’s in a graveyard back in Minnesota,” said Felicia.

    “I guess I see your point. And yes, I wouldn’t mind going to the grave sometime. I’m not happy that you kept that a secret and so many other things. But, I’m going to take a clue from my fiancé and agree that what is in the past is in the past. We move on from here,” said Rowlf.

    “So I guess I should take that advice too huh? All right, I will see Marie,” said Felicia finally using Wanda’s mother’s name instead of “her” and “that cat.”

    “Thanks Mom, that means a lot,” said Rowlf leaning over and kissing his mother’s cheek.

    Rowlf then excused himself and went to find Kermit.

    He told him everything and then asked if Kermit had suggestions for neutral ground for the two mothers to meet.

    “Why don’t we have a barbeque tonight, the whole gang will be around so they’ll be less likely to take each other out,” suggested Kermit.

    “Sounds like a plan,” said Rowlf and went to tell Wanda who then called her mother and asked her to arrive by about 6:00 that evening.

    “Things are coming back together,” said Wanda as she got off the phone.

    “They sure are,” said Rowlf.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Of course the prospect of a barbeque was exciting to all in the Muppet Boarding House so everyone stuck around to take part.

    Marie showed up promptly at 6:00. Instead of taking her right to Felicia, Wanda decided it would be better to introduce her to some of her friends instead.

    “Over here is Camilla, she goes with the blue guy over there,” said Wanda pointing out Gonzo.

    “Unusual,” said Marie.

    “You haven’t seen anything yet,” said Wanda.

    Sara came by with a bowl of punch at that moment.

    “Oh Sara, come here and meet my mother,” said Wanda.

    Sara set down the punch and shook Marie’s hand.

    “Sara’s one of my bridesmaids and another outsider brought into the Muppet family. She’s Scooter’s girlfriend,” said Wanda.

    “It’s nice to meet you,” said Sara.

    “Oh Scooter’s the little yellow guy with the glasses right?” asked Marie.

    “Yes, you’re starting to learn everyone already Mom!” exclaimed Wanda.

    They continued to stand there exchanging pleasantries with Sara and couple of others when a voice came from behind.

    “Hello Marie,” said Felicia quietly.

    “Oh, hello Felicia,” said Marie.

    Rowlf came up behind his mother and caught Wanda’s eye. They were thinking the same thing, that this was a nervous moment for them.

    “Why don’t we go over there and talk a little,” said Marie pointing to the porch swing.

    “That would be fine,” said Felicia.

    The two of the walked away and Rowlf stopped Wanda from going after them.

    “Give them space, we’ll be not too far away if a fight breaks out,” said Rowlf.

    Meanwhile the two mothers sat down on the swing.

    “I really don’t know what to say to you. I am doing this for my son,” said Felicia not looking Marie in the eye.

    “I appreciate it. I have many things to say to you but I’m afraid it will take me a lifetime to do it. I will never be able to tell you just how sorry I am for ruining your life,” said Marie.

    “Well, Albert was partially to blame,” said Felicia obviously referring to her ex.

    “Ok, I will give you that,” said Marie smiling a little.

    “The thing is I was angry with him for so long. I still am to this day. He chose to run off with you, you didn’t force him. And I think that I channeled all of my anger at him into anger at you. It was so much easier to hate you and still love him,” said Felicia getting a little emotion in her voice.

    “I’ll never forget when I found out that there was a you. You know he didn’t tell me about you and your boys until we’d been seeing each other three months? I almost left him right then, but it was hard,” said Marie.

    “Oh I know all about Albert and his persuasive ways. I’m sure he convinced you it was fine,” said Felicia almost laughing.

    “So we agree that Albert was a big part of this. I am still so sorry about everything though. I know I’ll never be able to make it up to you,” said Marie.

    “Well, don’t worry about making it up to me. I think I can learn to be civil with you and possibly even like you someday. But you should worry about making it up to your daughter. I can’t believe you would do such a thing to your child. I looked after her for many years without taking her in just to make sure she was all right. She’s pretty special. But, that’s your issue with her,” said Felicia.

    “Believe me; I know I’ve got a long road ahead with her. Thanks for looking after her though. You’re more of a mother to her than I’ll probably ever be,” said Marie.

    “It’s never too late to start over,” said Felicia.

    “It’s just what I intend to do,” said Marie.

    They looked over to the barbeque where Rowlf and Wanda were standing with some friends.

    “So, do you think we’ll have grandchildren?” asked Marie.

    “Well, I don’t know what they’ll look like, but I sure hope so!” exclaimed Felicia as both women began to laugh.

    Rowlf and Wanda turned back towards the house and watched from a distance as their mothers talked, began to smile and finally embraced.

    “Would you look at that?” asked Rowlf.

    “This is great, I’m so happy,” said Wanda smiling.

    The two of them hugged and went off to enjoy the party.
  10. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    WHOOPIE!!!!!!! Oh that is SO great! I just knew Felicia and Marie would make up, I just knew it! Way to go! Great chapter Beth! I loved the comment about Gonzo and Camilla. ;) And, of course, can't wait for more! :D
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Ditto. Great chapter, it was intereschting to overhear Felicia and Marie's conversation between each other. It's rully hitting the ol' heart, indirectly though, and I'm looking forward to whenever the wedding takes place.

    That makes me ask, when Sara gets married in real life, will we still have her as Scooter's girlfriend in future fanfics? Oh well, that's another story altogether. As is the one you're probably planning for after this one ends. But we can't get to that 5th story until you finish this one first. So, please, post more!
  12. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Chapter Ten:

    Now that their mothers had come to an understanding, Rowlf and Wanda began to throw themselves into wedding plans. Soon, the wedding was just one week away.

    They had arranged to have the minister who would be marrying them come out to the Boarding House for dinner with just their moms and Rowlf’s brothers. Rowlf was shocked when the house seemed relatively quiet and no one was in site the night that the minister was coming.

    “I’m so nervous, what if he decides he doesn’t like us?” asked Wanda as she came downstairs in a very simple skirt and top.

    “Why would he not like us? We’re very likeable! Everyone loves the Muppets,” said Rowlf.

    “Well, I’m not a true Muppet though,” said Wanda.

    “Oh trust me, you eat the Swedish Chef’s meals, you don’t even flinch when Gonzo performs wacky stunts, you laugh at Fozzie’s jokes and you know to steer clear of Miss Piggy when she’s in one of her moods. If that doesn’t make you a true Muppet, nothing will,” laughed Rowlf.

    “I suppose you’re right,” chuckled Wanda.

    “I must say, you’re looking mighty cute in that little skirt,” said Rowlf.

    “Rowlf! Not now. Of course, if you’re thinking that way maybe I should change, I don’t want to offend the minister,” said Wanda.

    “Don’t worry, you look fine,” said Rowlf.

    Just then the doorbell rang.

    “That must be Father Marty,” said Rowlf.

    “Here goes nothing,” said Wanda.

    They opened the door and let Father Marty in and brought him back to the dining room where he was introduced to Rowlf’s brothers. Marie and Felicia were surprisingly getting along very well cooking dinner together in the kitchen.

    “Can we get you anything to drink?” asked Wanda.

    “I’ll love a glass of water please,” said Father Marty. Wanda left the room to get the water while Rowlf and his brothers made light conversation with the minister. All of a sudden the doorbell rang.

    “Now who could that be?” wondered Rowlf as he excused himself to answer the door.

    “Surprise! It’s your bachelor party!” exclaimed Clifford and all of the male Muppets camped out on the doorstep.

    “Guys, it’s not a good time, Wanda and I were in the middle of something,” said Rowlf.

    “Oh come on, you guys will have plenty of time for that stuff after the wedding,” said Rizzo.

    “We need to celebrate jou settling down wit just one lady. Dios mio, I could never do that,” said Pepe. They all pushed their way past Rowlf carrying balloons and assorted party type things.

    “Sorry Rowlf, they made me keep a secret and they begged me to do it,” said Kermit as he came into the house.

    “It’s ok Kermit, but you should know something,” started Rowlf but was interrupted by Animal.

    “PARTY! PARTY!” he yelled as he came running into the house.

    Rowlf ran back to the dining room but it was already starting to fill up with his friends.

    Wanda came back into the dining room with the water.

    “What is going on here?” she asked over all of the noise.

    “Bachelor party, no ladies allowed,” said Clifford.

    “Not by choice though hokay?” said Pepe.

    Wanda looked at Rowlf as he helplessly shrugged his shoulders and tried to get over to Father Marty. Suddenly they were interrupted again by the back door bursting open.

    “Surprise Wanda! It’s vous’s bachlorette party!” exclaimed Miss Piggy as all of the Muppet women came bursting into the room.

    “Hey, no chicks allowed!” exclaimed Rizzo.

    “Well, no boys allowed either!” yelled Yolanda.

    “Girls, I’m flattered, but can we do this another time?” begged Wanda.

    “Why, it looks as if Rowlfie is all tied up at the moment anyway,” said Miss Piggy.

    Wanda turned around in horror and sure enough the guys had tied him up and blindfolded him into a chair as a good looking woman was brought into the room.

    “A stripper???” yelled Wanda.

    “Like relax, we got you one too, he’s not due to arrive for a bit yet,” said Janice.

    “Guys, this is not a good time!” exclaimed Wanda. She could see Rowlf protesting as Gonzo, Scooter and Fozzie were trying to hold him down while laughing.

    Marie and Felicia burst through the kitchen doors after they heard all of the comotion.

    “What’s going on in here?” asked Marie.

    “Well meaning friends getting in the way as usual,” said Wanda.

    “I’ll take care of this,” said Felicia.

    She stood up on a chair and whistled loudly.

    Everyone was silent.

    “All right, this is very nice of you all, but this is not a good time. These two are meeting with a minister so if you’ll all please just leave,” said Felicia.

    “What minister?” asked Gonzo.

    “The one right over here,” said Rowlf finally free of his blindfold and then gasping in horror when he realized Father Marty was gone.

    “Now look what you’ve all done!!!” screamed Wanda.

    “Wow, I’m so sorry guys,” said Clifford.

    “Like, we didn’t mean for this to happen,” said Janice.

    “All right guys, everyone out, we need to let Rowlf and Wanda find the minister,” said Kermit.

    There was more mumblings of sorry and oops.

    “So can I get your number? I happen to be a very available king prawn,” said Pepe escorting the female stripper out.

    “Uh, Janice?” called Wanda after the group leaving the room.

    “Like, I’ll call the male stripper and tell him not to come, don’t worry,” said Janice reading her friend’s mind.

    Suddenly it was quiet again.

    “What do we do now? I was so afraid something like this would happen!” said Wanda.

    “All we can do is try and find him and ask his forgiveness,” said Rowlf.

    “He’s a minister, forgiving is in his blood I’m sure,” said Moe. Rowlf and Wanda chuckled a little.

    They headed out towards the church in hopes that they would find Father Marty. They saw him in the lobby of the Everybody Eats restaurant.

    “There he is!” exclaimed Wanda.

    They rushed inside.

    “We’re so sorry Father Marty!” exclaimed Rowlf.

    “Please marry us, we’re not always like this!” exclaimed Wanda.

    “I never said I wouldn’t marry you. I thought I’d come back tomorrow morning and let you kids have your fun tonight. Everyone is entitled to have a little fun you know,” said Father Marty as he gave them a wink.

    “So you’ll still marry us?” asked Rowlf.

    “Of course! I’ve seen much worse in my day than that. Besides, I’m familiar with your group, I know that stuff like that isn’t all that out of the ordinary,” laughed Father Marty.

    “Will you please come back and have dinner with us? We still have plenty of food and our friends are gone for now,” said Wanda.

    Father Marty accepted. They headed back to the boarding house and had a lovely dinner. Later in the evening after he had left, Rowlf and Wanda sat down together on the porch swing. As their friends began trickling in they each stopped by to offer more apologies. They didn't tell them that they found Father Marty and that everything worked out fine.

    “We’ll have a little fun with them and tell them tomorrow that everything is ok,” said Rowlf.

    “Yeah, I kind of want to bask in all of this. Piggy even offered me her spa appointment!” laughed Wanda.

    “Can you believe in one week from tonight we’ll finally be husband and wife?” asked Rowlf.

    “Wow, you’re right. I can’t wait,” said Wanda.

    “Me either,” said Rowlf. They snuggled together and enjoyed the cool breeze of evening while watching the stars.
  13. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Now that was certainly some sort of chapter... Father Marty, hee, another MC friend drawn into this. Guess I'll have to make a note of that for Hensonville Histories.
    Was laughing at both bachelor/bachelorette parties bursting in at the same time and yet being off by a week's time. Don't they know that stuff's for the night before the big ceremony? Sheesh.
    And of course, I absolutely loved that last little image of Rowlf and Wanda on the porch swing in the evening dark. Rully boo-tiful.

    Please... Post more?
  14. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Ah see, I was drawing on my own experience here. When my husband and I got married we had our parties a couple of weeks before the wedding because of the rehearsal dinner being the night before and all. Of course, neither of ours turned out quite like this. :)
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well hey.. If that's how you experienced it then that's what you've got in your memory banks to draw from. And it certainly served you well for this great chapter. So never you mind what I said. Except the part of posting more, that we hexpect soonerishkibbible.
  16. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Oh my GOOOOOOSH!!! STRIPPERS while a MINISTER is there!! HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! Oh Beth, that is TOO funny!! I LOVED it!! Clifford was great! Oh my gooooosh, so funny! Great job! More please!
  17. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    We're nearing the end, but I had to stretch this out just a little bit more. Rehearsal dinner in this chapter, next chapter is THE BIG DAY!

    Chapter Eleven:

    The next week passed by in a blur and soon it was the day before the wedding and the day of the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.

    Wanda and her bridesmaids were up bright and early and out getting manicures and pedicures and then going to pick up their dresses.

    Rowlf and the groomsmen were also up and about picking up their tuxes and even getting a little spruced up themselves.

    “I’m going all out, I’m even getting a flea bath, nothing is too good for my girl,” joked Rowlf.

    Soon it was evening and everyone gathered at the chapel for the rehearsal and so they’d all know what they had to do the next day.

    “Welcome to all of you, I recognize many faces from those of you I saw last week and if that first meeting is any indication, this will be a very fun wedding,” laughed Father Marty.

    Several of the guilty party throwers faces turned a little red but they knew they had long since been forgiven.

    Father Marty gave instruction to all of the bridesmaids and groomsmen as to where they would stand and everyone had a chance to practice coming down the aisle.

    After the rehearsing was finished the entire gang headed out for the rehearsal dinner which thankfully was not being catered by the Swedish Chef. It was instead held at Everybody Eats.

    During dinner Rowlf and Wanda stood up as Rowlf clanked his glass to get everyone’s attention.

    “I know there will be plenty of speeches and toasts given tomorrow, but Wanda and I just wanted to say a few words to let you all know how much you mean to us,” said Rowlf.

    “It’s been a very long, tough road to get to this point,” said Wanda as her voice shook a little with emotion.

    Around the room one could see the different reactions to that statement. Felicia had tears in her eyes feeling joyous to have her son in her life once more. Marie had a similar look thinking of Wanda and hoping they’d be able to move past the past. Kermit looked at Rowlf and remembered how unhappy his friend had been before Wanda and his family was back in his life and how happy his friend was now. Moe looked at Rowlf with gratitude as if to thank him again for the gift of life he received when he had his transplant last year.

    “I think that is an understatement dear,” said Rowlf as the room erupted in a bit of laughter. They had all been there with the two of them through it all.

    “Anyway, we just want you to know how much we love you all and we thank you for your love and support,” said Wanda.

    “Words can’t express how much it means to us,” said Rowlf.

    “Cheers,” said Rowlf and Wanda at the same time. Everyone applauded and then continued with their usual clatter and chatter.

    Soon, it was time to go home and prepare for the next day.

    “I guess this is good night,” said Wanda when she and Rowlf reached the boarding house.

    “I’ll see you tomorrow,” said Rowlf.

    “I’ll be the one in the white dress,” said Wanda.

    “Oh I’m so glad you told me that, I might not have recognized you,” said Rowlf which got him a playful punch from Wanda.

    They shared a final kiss and parted ways for one last night before becoming husband and wife.

    ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

    Rowlf awoke in the morning to a persistent creature hopping on his bed.

    “Uncle Rowlf! Wake up! You’re getting married today!” exclaimed Robin.

    “Ok, ok, I’m up,” said Rowlf finally sitting up and carefully trying not to step on Moe, Rex and Charlie who were sleeping on the ground.

    He and Robin tiptoed down to the kitchen where Kermit was sitting reading the paper.

    “Good morning,” said Kermit.

    “Morning,” said Rowlf looking for the coffee.

    “How’d you sleep?” asked Kermit.

    “Not too bad, but man, I’m exhausted, it’s so early,” said Rowlf.

    “Uncle Kermit, what happens if Wanda comes down for breakfast? Isn’t that bad luck?” asked Robin.

    “Don’t worry Robin, her and the girls already left to go have their hair done. We won’t see them until we go to the church,” said Kermit.

    “Phew, you answered an important question for me. I thought I was going to have to peek around corners all morning!” said Rowlf.

    “So, are you ready?” asked Kermit.

    Rowlf thought long and hard about this question.

    “Well Kermit, as Wanda and I said last night, we’ve been through a lot over the last couple of years. If I’m not ready after all of that, I never will be. I know I love her a whole lot. That’s all that matters to me,” said Rowlf.

    “I’m so happy for you,” said Kermit.

    “Thanks man. Boy it’s funny, I never thought myself the marrying type, but this just feels right,” said Rowlf.

    Kermit smiled. “Come on, let’s get you off to the church and get you married,” he said.

    “Sounds like a plan,” said Rowlf.

    Kermit went to gather everyone up.

    “How do you know when it feels right Uncle Rowlf?” asked Robin who was still in the kitchen.

    “Well my little friend, I am afraid this is one question that I just can’t answer well for you,” said Rowlf.

    “That’s ok, I’m just glad you’re happy,” said Robin.

    “Me too Robin, me too,” said Rowlf. He smiled, it truly felt good.
  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Awgh... That was a good chapter, seeing everybody have their rehearsal dinner at Everybody Eats. Though you know I was kind of hoping you'd reference back to my little Valentine's Day story at that moment. In any case, hugs to you Beth and please post more!
  19. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Oh my gosh, I'd almost forgotten about that! It would've made a great reference! Hugs to you Ed, thanks for always saying such nice things. :)
  20. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    OOH! I LOVE IT!!! I can not WAIT for the next chapter!! Oh I am so excited!! *bounces* *sings* Somebody's getting married...

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