Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Marry Me

This song inspired this beautiful one shot : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gEIHgVAkJE

A one shot fic based off  the Have A Little Faith In Yourself

Based off the song Marry Me by Train

Summary: Brad Richards knows that Ronnie Nieuwendyk is the one for him since they day they met in high school. He knows that he wants to spend his life with her.

Valentines Day of 2010-Dallas, Texas

American Airlines Center

Forever could never be long enough for me
Feel like I've had long enough with you
Forget the world now, we won't let them see
That there's one thing left to do

Brad Richards knew that Ronnie Nieuwendyk was the one for him and he knew from the beginning of high school to right now. The day she came to Tampa Bay after running away from her ex boyfriend, Sean Avery, he started falling for her again  and knew that he would protect her with his heart for the rest of his life. Even after he was traded to Dallas Stars, she stayed with him and her dad Joe Nieuwendyk, saw the love between both Brad and Ronnie. Joe was happy to see that his daughter finally found that love that she has been looking for.

Brad had set up the locker room with a few candles and flowers with the help of Joe and Brenden Morrow, someone that Brad has grown close to after he was in Dallas. He waited for Ronnie to come home inside the locker room as she was busy out with James Neal and his girlfriend, LC Spencer working on their wedding since James proposed to her on Christmas day. She sighed knowing that one day would happen but not noticing that today was that day. She walked into the locker room with James and LC seeing candles and flowers inside the locker room, not noticing the grins coming from James and LC’s faces.

Not that the weight has lifted
Love has surely shifted my way

Marry me, today and everyday
Marry me, if I ever get the nerve to say Hello in this cafe
Say you will, hmm
Say you will, hmm

Ronnie looked over and saw Brad smiling along with her dad, Joe and Brenden. She walked over towards Brad and saw him. “What is going on, baby?”

“I have a surprise for you,” Brad whispered.

Ronnie smiled as she looked away, not knowing what to do. She was nervous as hell.

“Ronnie,” Brad whispered, slowly lifting her chin with his hand so that their eyes met. “I can’t live without you. You are my world, the reasons I get up every morning. I came back here to be with you, I took the chance of coming back into your life because I had to know if we could be as great as I want us to be. My life was so dark before you came along. There was no bright light of my heart but…now there’s a light there, a bright one that won’t stop shining. Every single day I thank the heavens that I’m with you right now. I am not going to leave and crew that up again. My heart can’t take losing you.”

Ronnie smiled weakly as fresh tears cascaded down her cheeks, closing her eyes for a second to take in everything he had said. “Brad…” she whispered, not knowing what to say. He put a finger to her lips, quieting her.

“I’m here. That’s not going to change,” he said seriously, stroking her cheek lightly with his thumb. She nodded, shivering at his touch. “I love you more than anyone I have ever met and you know that.”  Brad's smile grew wider as he dropped onto one knee and popped the box open.  “Veronica Anna Nieuwendyk, will you marry me?”

Together could never be close enough for me
To feel like I am close enough to you
You wear white and I'll wear out the words, "I love you", and "You're beautiful"

Ronnie looked at James and LC as they nodded and then looked at Brenden who nodded along with her father also. She knelt in front of him and took his free hand in hers. "Yes, I'll marry you," She whispered, and drew him into a fierce hug, before planting her lips over his.


Ronnie’s engagement ring

Brad pulled away and removed the diamond encrusted ring from the soft cushion, slipping it onto the ring finger of her left hand. "I love you, Ronnie. I'll stick with you, through it all. I know we gone through so much crap and I know you are the one for me. I can tell, baby. Because without you..."he was interrupted by her lips on his and he totally lost his train of thoughts as the kiss became more intense.

Everyone started cheering and realizing that this was going to be the start of a beautiful beginning. They could really not get enough of each other. Every second the kiss lasted made them wanted more. They were so happy as ever and their tongues danced to the beat of their heart-filled hearts

When they needed a break to catch their breaths, Brad continued what he was saying before. "Because without you, I am not nothing and you mean everything to the world to me. I love you, and only you, because you’re everything I need. I love you just the way you are. Never change anything about yourself, because I’ve already fallen in love with this Ronnie, which I think is the best Ronnie. I’ve never met anyone like you everything I do, you know so much about hockey.  I don’t have much to offer you except all the love in my heart. And I promise that you will always have that. I promise you that I will always love you and I will always be yours." Her were watering and a tear trickled down her cheeks. "It's tears of joy, I hope?"
She smiled, "yes, they're tears of joy, baby."

Brad had just put his heart out to her. She finally understood that Brad loves her.

"Brad,” she whispered, “you make my life whole.”

“I love you,” Brad said as he kissed her softly on the lips.

“I love you, too,” she said.

“Congratulations, you two,” James and LC said as they went over and started hugging them both

“Thanks,” They replied as they hugged them back.

“A wedding and can I please design your dress?” LC asked.

“Yes, you can,” Ronnie answered.

“Yeah!” LC exclaimed as James grinned at his girlfriend’s enthusiasm.

Now that the wait is over
Love has finally showed her my way

Marry me, today and everyday
Marry me, if I ever get the nerve to say Hello in this cafe
Say you will, hmm
Say you will, hmm

Brad and Ronnie smiled as they kissed before looking at one another. Brad grinned at her and can’t believe that Ronnie said yes to his proposal “So when do you want your wedding?”

“I want to wait a few years before we get married and I want it to be in June after you guys win the Stanley Cup. I want a beautiful beach wedding.”

“Well then, baby, that’s what you are going to get.”


Promise me, you'll always be
Happy by my side
I'll promise too, sing to you
When all the music dies

wedding dress 

Ronnie’s wedding dress

beach wedding

the wedding scene

June 20, 2014

Murray Harbor, Prince Edward Island

A few months later, the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas against the Ottawa Senators and now it was the day of the wedding of Brad Richards and Ronnie Nieuwendyk. Both of them got ready for the wedding as Brad grinned while getting ready and hugging his father, Glenn.

“I am so proud of you son,” Glenn replied. “Ronnie is the best thing that has ever come into your life and I am so proud of you son. I am glad to have her in my life as a daughter in law.”

“Thanks, Dad,” Brad said as he walked out of the alter, behind a beautiful ocean and saw his best man, Vincent Lecavalier grinning at him too as he waited for the wedding to begin. He walked over and waited for Ronnie to come out.

The ceremony began as Ronnie  Nieuwendyk walked in arm with her dad, Joe Nieuwendyk  as she smiled at Brad who smiled back her. Brad walked down as Randy gave Ronnie her hand to him as he patted Brad on the back.

Both Ronnie and Brad walked back to where Reverend Eric Camden was as he began “Welcome everyone, to the wedding of Brad Richards and Ronnie  Armstrong. The beautiful ceremony of the commitment between these two as they become husband wife. Both Brad and Ronnie  wrote their own vows.”

Ronnie turned to Brad as she took his hand. “I, Ronnie, take you, Bradley Glenn Richards to have and to hold, from this day forward. In sickness and health. For richer or poorer, for better or worse. I promise, that I will love and cherish you. And deny all those that would come between us. I make this promise for eternity. I promise that I will keep forever...until the end of time. Til death do us apart. Brad its been said that there is one word that will free us from the weight and pain of life. And that word is love, and I believe that. It doesn't mean that it hasn't been hard or that it won't be. It just means that I found a stillness and bravery in myself with you. You make me brave and I will love you until the end of time. This I vow today."

“Last year we stood on a beach and I told you how much I loved you and how I would always, always protect you. And that day nobody believed that this would work. But I don't think anybody understood the love I had for you because if they did they never would have doubted us. So I wanted to marry you all over again in front of most of the world. Because today, when I look into your eyes my love for you only grows. Its even stronger now and that love will never waver. This I vow to you today and always, forever."

Ronnie smiled as tears ran down her face as she smiled at Brad as he smiled back.

Reverend Camden looked at both of them before asking, “do you Brad Richards take Ronnie Nieuwendyk to be your wife.”

“I do.” Brad slipped on the beautiful wedding ring onto Ronnie’s wedding finger.

“Do you Ronnie Nieuwendyk take Brad Richards to be your husband?”

“I do.” Ronnie slipped on the beautiful wedding ring onto Brad’s wedding finger.

“You may now kiss the bride.”

Brad walked towards Ronnie and took her face softly as he kissed her lips. He knew that his life was different and that he couldn’t love without Ronnie Armstrong. Now he can live with her and make her the happiest man in the world cause Ronnie did that for him.

And marry me, today and everyday
Marry me, if I ever get the nerve to say Hello in this cafe
Say you will, hmm
Say you will, hmm
Marry me, hmm   


  1. Awwwe their vows were beautiful. He got his girl and they'll be happy for a long time =)

  2. The ring is beautiful and Brad and Ronnie will be happy forever!!!!!!!!! Love this story. They are perfect for each other. :)