"As Long as We Both Shall Live"
[Bolt's Point of View]
Maria and I are finally getting married today. My nerves were working overtime mainly because of the eyes that were looking at us, but knowing that I'll be with the love of my life actually calms me down. Cobra and Mittens will be doing this alongside us as well. It seems fitting to have a double wedding because it was a week before today that Cobra popped the question. Luckily, Maria's ribs aren't bothering her too much, but we don't want to push it too hard. Besides, we only have to do three things and we're done.
Maria looked at me and said, "Are you ready for this?"
"No," I answered.
"Woah, déjà vu."
"I'll explain later, but it's actually a funny story. Do you want to start or me? Mittens and Cobra are already done."
"Let's start together."
We first sniffed each other to accept each other's scent. Next came the nibble on the ears (I never really understood that part). The final step was to rub noses. Once that's done, we are officially mates.
[Maria's Point of View]
Later that night, I lay on the bed in the guest room. Bolt walked in with a rose in his mouth. He walked up to me and placed it in my fur. He then said, "I thought this would look good on you."
I smiled and replied, "Thanks. Where did you find that?"
"It was in the same area we were wedded in. I also saw a crude drawing of us with an 'X' over it. Apparently, Bruce was there."
"However, I only look on the bright side. I think you should have it."
"And how did you get around the thorns?"
"That was the tricky part, but it was worth it."
"Well, are you tired?"
"I am. Glad this leg was able to heal."
"I know. Unfortunately, both our ribs need to heal."
"Thanks to a certain dog, but that's in the past. This is our night, so let's make the most of it."
"Wow! You really are positive."
"Hey, that's just me." I laid down next to her. "I love you."
Maria licked me on the cheek. "I love you too."
In mere seconds, we both fell asleep.
[Mitten's Point of View]
Cobra and I laid next to each other. I smiled at him and said, "We made one great team."
"No, we're better than that," Cobra replied.
"So, how would you say Maria's doing?"
"I don't think she could be any happier."
"If I know Bolt, he's probably snuggling up next to her right now. I also think that he would make a great father… just like you."
"Are you saying that you want-"
"Not right now! But ask me again in a few days."
"Okay, I'll keep that in mind. Well, sweet dreams."