Bruce comes up behind Bella. She was leaning over the patio fence. She was already in her wedding dress and had her hair done. He placed a gentle hand along her shoulder.
“The limo is ready.”
She takes in a deep breath and nods. Bruce begins to escort her that direction. Bella stops just before they get to the limo.
He turns towards her.
“I know this is probably awkward for you, but…” She swallows back nervously.
“Would you be willing to give me away?”
“It’d be an honor.”
Bella smiles in return and hugs him. Bruce opens the door for her. Bella chews on her bottom lip the entire way.
“Relax…” Selina softly murmured.
“You relax…” She retorts with wide eyes.
Selina softly laughs and shakes her head. Once they pull up to the garden. Bella leans back in her seat. She shuts her eyes for a moment and takes in a deep breath. Bruce softly chuckles. This was a side of her he wasn’t used to seeing. After she opens her eyes she turns to Bruce.
“Don’t let me fall on my face.”
“I won’t let you fall… On your face.” He says in a taunting matter.
He chuckles and makes his way out of the limo. Selina takes Bella’s hand and squeezes it gently.
“Now hold on…” Bella’s jaw drops as the window is rolled down.
The familiar face smiles upon her. She was sitting up front with Alfred.
“Don’t think I’d quite fit in with your little group of friends.”
Bella sighs in thought.
“I just wanted to wish you luck and the best.”
“Thanks… That means a lot. It really does.”
Ivy smiles and reaches back. She cups Bella’s cheek with her hand.
“You look beautiful. Now go live your dream sweetheart.”
“Yes, do knock him off his feet, Kitten.” Selina kisses Bella’s forehead and exits the limo. Bruce walks around and opens the door for her. She takes his hand as he offers it. Bruce helps her out of the limo. Bella picks up the trail of her dress. Once Lois and Clark saw Bella, Clark cued for Ollie to start the entrance music. Bella smiles as Bryan Adams All For Love starts to play. She knew that was Dick’s move. Her heart rather fluttered a bit. Clark escorted Lois down the aisle.
The men wore black tuxes with red roses pinned to them. The ties were cobalt blue. The bride’s maid dress was cherry red went just past the knee and strapless. Lois wore red heels with her dress.
“You ready?” Bruce whispered.
She nodded and took his arm. White wooden chairs is what seated the guests. The tunnel that she and Dick had made love in where the preacher awaited to marry them. White rose pedals were scattered about the aisle. Rows of candles divided the guests as well. Though there was no bride or groom side. Everyone merely sat where they wanted.
Halfway down the aisle Dick and Bella locked eyes. Dick wore a black tux, black bowtie, and cobalt blue dress shirt under his blazer. It was very Nightwingish… She couldn’t get over how handsome he looked. Meanwhile, Dick was gawking at Bella. The dress she was in had one strap going over one of her shoulders. The sleeve to it was see through and lace. The rest of the dress was white and draped along her body like wax. It molded to her perfectly and the dress had a slight trail to it. Bella had her hair pinned completely up and she wore diamond tear drop earrings. The back side was also all lace it came down in a v-shape and stopped right at the sexy slope of her back. She looked as though a goddess. Dick found himself thinking. Bella also wore red lipstick and light smoky black eye shadow. Dick felt his knees locking up. He forced himself to snap out of it. She was making him lightheaded. She smiled and he thought he’d be the one to faint. Something Clark Kent would never let him live down.
“And who gives this woman away.”
Dick’s eyes widened. It just occurred to him what Bruce Wayne was doing.
“I do.” Bruce takes Bella’s hand and places it into Dick’s.
He nods towards Dick and pats him on the back. Bella mouths the words thank you to Bruce. He warmly smiles and joins the guests.
“Dear friends and family, we are gathered here today to witness and celebrate the union of Isabella Marie Swan and Richard John Grayson in marriage. In the time they have been together, their love and understanding of each other has grown and matured, and now they have decided to live their lives together as husband and wife.”
“Dear friends and family, we are gathered here today to witness and celebrate the union of Isabella and Richard in marriage. Through their time together, they have come to realize that their personal dreams, hopes, and goals are more attainable and more meaningful through the combined effort and mutual support provided in love, commitment, and family; and so they have decided to live together as husband and wife.”
“To all present I say: We are gathered here, not to witness the beginning of what will be, but rather what already is! We do not create this marriage, because we cannot. We can and do, however, celebrate with Isabella and Richard the wondrous and joyful occurrence that has already taken place in their lives, and the commitment they make today.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, family and friends, we are gathered here today to witness and celebrate the joining of Isabella and Richard in marriage. With love and commitment, they have decided to live their lives together as husband and wife.”
“Welcome everyone. Isabella and Richard have chosen you, those special and important to them, to witness and celebrate the beginning of their life together. Today, as we create this marriage, we also create a new bond and new sense of family – one that will undoubtedly include all who are present here today.”
“We are here today to join Isabella and Richard in a life of mutual commitment. It is fitting and appropriate that you, the family and friends of Isabella and Richard, be here to witness and to participate in their union. For the ideals, the understanding, and the mutual respect which they bring to their life together had their roots in the love and friendship and guidance you have given them. The union of two people makes us aware of the changes wrought by time. But the new relationship will continue to draw much of its beauty and meaning from the intimate associations of their past.”
“Isabella and Richard, today you are surrounded by your friends and family, all of whom have gathered here to witness your marriage and to share in the joy of this special occasion. Today, as you join yourselves in marriage, there is a vast and unknown future stretching out before you. The possibilities and potentials of your married life are great; and now falls upon your shoulders the task of choosing your values and making real your dreams. Through your commitment to each other, may you grow and nurture a love that makes both of you better people, a love that continues to give you great joy, and also a passion for living that provides you with energy and patience to face the responsibilities of life.”
“Isabella and Richard – Today you enter as individuals, but you will leave here as husband and wife, blending your lives, expanding your family ties, and embarking upon the grandest adventure of human interaction. The story of your life together is still yours to write. All those present have come to witness and celebrate your love and commitment this day – eager to a part of the story not yet told.”
“The couple has chosen to do their own vows.”
Dick gazes into Bella’s eyes.
“Bella, there are no words to express how it is you make me feel. Truly there are none can do you enough justice. I can honestly admit I knew there was something from the first moment, I ever laid eyes on you. I couldn’t stop renting enough movies…”
Bella smiles in memory. Dick softly chuckles remembering the porno.
“Granted, you must have thought I was a perv the first time we ever met. But that’s how much you captivated me. I couldn’t take my eyes off you. So much so I literally made a fool out of myself. I’m actually surprised you agreed to a date after that!”
The guests and Bella laugh.
“Bella baby… I vow to love, honor and cherish you always. I vow to be your rock when you need. I vow to never give up when times get rough. I vow to always give you my all nothing less. To me you are the greatest gift I could ever ask for. Having you in my life completes me as a whole. When you are sick I will not leave your side. When you need me I will always be there. I vow that Alfred will always take out the trash.”
Alfred rolls his eyes, but shakes his head. Dick softly laughs. Bella smiles his direction.
“All that being said Isabella Swan, I Richard Grayson take you to be my wife, my best friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward and EVEN WHEN death do us part.”
Lois and Clark smile upon one another on this.
Bella had a lump forming in her throat. She takes in a breath trying not to cry.
“Are you trying to upstage me?” She whispers.
He softly laughs.
“I’d never…” He taunts with a wink.
“Dick…” She swallows back and clears her throat.
“Sorry…” She says and shuts her eyes for a moment.
Dick gently squeezes her hand. Bella opens her eyes.
“You’re literally my personal hero in every which way. You pulled me out of the darkest of times. Even when I thought I’d drown. Every time I reached out you were right there. You never gave up on me. You believed in me even when others did not. Even when I didn’t believe in myself. You’ve done so much for me. You’ve turned me into someone I never thought I’d have the chance to be. I can stand here with my head held high. It’s all because of you. I love you so much.” Bella wipes her eyes trying her hardest not to totally lose it.
“Dick, I vow to love, honor, and cherish you always. I vow to be your shoulder to lean on. When you are sick I will be right there…”
“I know… I remember very well…” He whispers remembering how she cared for him.
“That still stands. I’d do it all over again. You mean everything to me. I vow to continuously place Bruce in very awkward situations or Alfred for that matter seeing which will leave the room first.”
Everyone laughs even Bruce and Alfred. She winks their direction. They both nod towards her.
“I vow to be your jester when you need…” She hints.
“I vow to be your lover and best friend. I vow to always be faithful. Richard Grayson, I Isabella Swan take you to be my husband, my best friend and faithful partner you from this day forward and even when death do us part.”
Clark hands Dick Bella’s ring. Lois hands Bella Dick’s.
They place the rings on keeping their eyes locked within each other’s.
“And now, I hereby pronounce you husband and wife. Richard Grayson,You may kiss your bride.”
Dick wiggles his brows and wraps his arms around her waist. He dips her back with a heated kiss.
“Family and Friends, I present to you. For the first time ever. Mr. and Mrs. Grayson. “
Dick raises her back up and he take her hand as the guests clap, whistle, and howl out. They walk back down the aisle and Ollie leads them to the dance floor for their first dance. Peter Gabriel’s Book of Love starts to play.
Dick begins to dance with her. The book of love is long and boring. No one can lift the damn thing. Dick twirls her around bringing her back towards him. It’s full of charts and facts and figures and instructions for dancing. But I…. He twirls her again. I love it when you read to me. And you. You can read me anything. The book of love has music in it. In fact that’s where the music comes from. Some of it’s just transcendental. Some of it’s really dumb. But I… She softly giggles as he twirls her about again. I love it when you sing to me. And you. You can sing me anything. The book of love is long and boring. And written very long ago. It’s full of flowers and heart-shaped boxes. And things we’re all too young to know. But I… Dick pulls her into his chest. Bella rests her head against him. I love it when you give me things. And you. You ought to give me wedding rings. And I. I love it when you give you me things. You ought to give me wedding rings…
Her arms wrap around his neck as another song starts. The other guests join in. Dick breathes Bella in. Neither was aware that Ollie and the Titans had to boot Kori out the door so to speak. They stopped the interruption before Dick and Bella even took notice. None of them said a word. This was Dick and Bella’s night. They weren’t about to ruin it. Ollie whispered something about what had taken place to Lois and Clark. Lois’s jaw dropped. Clark was pissed.
“Does she ever learn?” Clark questioned as he spun Lois around the dance floor.
“Should have seen the black eye Rachel gave her though.”
Clark chuckles in thought.
“Oh I could imagine.”
“I’d love to give her another!” Lois announced.
They look to Bella and Dick in thought.
“Well it’s a done deal now. They’re married. Kori’s just going to have to get over it.” Clark stated.
After the dance, they cut their cake. The cake was white with touches of red, blue and black décor to it. Dick feeds her the first piece. His eyes widen as she licks his finger clean.
“Glad I didn’t cram that one in your face, like I thought about doing.”
He chuckles, but is caught off guard as she does it first.
“You mean like that.”
Everyone laughs and Clark patted him on the back.
“You had that one coming buddy.”
“Dammit…” He grumbled.
Bella laughed and grabbed a napkin. She handed it to him.
“Thanks babe! So sweet of you!”
“You’re very welcome!”
She continues to giggle as she helps wipe his face clean. Ollie pops open a bottle of champagne.
He and Clark start handing out glasses of it. When they’re done, Clark clears throat to make his speech.
Nobody hears him though and keeps talking. Lois sighs and does one of her military whistles. Everyone freezes. Clark looks to his wife and shakes his head. She shrugs.
“You’re welcome Smallville!”
He grins and shakes his head. Clark looks around making sure it was just the friends now. The preacher had left so it was all friends and family that knew everyone’s secrets. This was all JLA or immediate friends or family.
Clark raises his glass in the air.
“I’m greatly honored to have such a wonderful friendship with this man. I’ve known Dick since he was just a boy. He’s come a long ways. He’s done me proud in the name he was given.” Clark looks upon Bella.
“My wife and I have also become great friends with his wife. Bella, you have done this man wonders. I mean it. In the many years of knowing him. This is the happiest I’ve ever truly seen him. I’d even go as far as to say you’re his better half.”
“That’s no lie.”
He wraps his arm around Bella.
“You’re a remarkable woman. Which had caused me some concern to be honest.”
Bella looks to Clark in question. Clark looks to his wife. He sighs as if to scold Lois.
“My wife doesn’t shut up about you. I’m just glad you’re no longer on the market.”
Dick and Bella laugh. Lois winks Bella’s direction.
“Watch it Smallville… There’s still some time to sway her.”
Dick shakes his head in laughter. Clark grins.
“All jokes aside. I wish you both the utmost in happiness. There’s no question. I know without a shadow of a doubt that 50 years from now. You two will still be just as in love and still pushing through whatever challenges come your way. I’d like to give you both a Kyrptonian blessing. Cheers…” Lois covers her mouth and looks to her husband with a bit of shock. Everyone drinks to this.
He nods and takes a seat. She smiles and kisses his cheek.
“Thank you Clark.”
Clark nods in return and Bella and Dick ding their glasses together and drink to Clark’s speech.
After another hour of mingling. Dick whispers into Bella’s ear.
“Our ride is here we gotta go.”
Her eyes widen as if the thought hadn’t even occurred.
“But Manbat and the Riddler and…”
He puts a finger to her lips.
“They won’t be able to find us where we’re going. I promise. We will deal with that when we get back. Bella baby, just let me handle this.”
“I didn’t pack…”
“You packed for me?”
He nods and takes her hand. Dick laughs as they make their way to the white limo. Clark, Ollie and the Titans had decorated it. It read Just Married Honk If You’re Horny on the back. Bella died in laughter. Beer cans drag at the end of the limo. Wedding bells were on the antenna. She wears the pants and belches! Was on one window. He wears the tights and lays the eggs! On the other.
“You’re sitting on the tights and eggs side.”
“The hell I am Robin!”
The guests throw confetti. He opens the door for her. She and Dick wave everyone off. Once they’re inside the limo. She looks to Dick.
“So where we going?”
“You’ll see…” He says and puts his arm around her.
At the airport…
He nods and hands the usher their tickets.
“You’re taking me to freaking Tahiti?” She utters in shock.
He nods again and she follows him in a daze onto the plane.
“That’s so cool.”
He chuckles and finds their seats…