EXT. THE MAXWELL BACK YARD - DAY
Emily is wearing a beautiful white lace over white silk
wedding gown. She walks down a rose petal path with her
father to the climbing rose archway of the arbour. David
waits for her with Joanie who is her maid of honour. Kyle
is David's best man. They repeat their vows in front of
With this ring, I thee wed... etc.
David slips the ring on Emily's finger.
With this ring, I thee wed...etc.
Emily slips the ring on David's finger.
With the power invested in me by
the province of Ontario, I now
pronounce you man and wife.
David, you may kiss your bride.
David and Emily kiss for so long, and so passionately, that
the minister has to clear his throat to get them to stop.
AH...HEM...!!! I would like to
present you to all gathered here,
as Mr. and Mrs. David Larson.
David and Emily walk down an aisle of uniformed police
officers holding crossed swords above them. David is
wearing his full dress uniform.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
congratulations, good luck, Oh,
isn't she beautiful! He looks so
handsome in his uniform!
At the end of the aisle, the officers put down their swords,
and the bride and groom go to the front row of guests, where
Mark Larson is sitting in a wheelchair with Estelle seated
beside him. Emily hugs and kisses David's parents. They
crouch on their toes in front of Mark.
You look wonderful, Emily. Welcome to the family. We're so
glad that you agreed to have the wedding so soon after your
I wanted to get married soon, anyway, Mrs. larson. When Mr.
Larson developed pneumonia, and then another heart attack
in March, I really didn't want to wait at all. You've been
a great help pulling everything together in just four
It was the greatest pleasure for
me. I have no daughter to get
ready for her wedding. A son just
has to get dressed and show up on
time! You are our daughter now,
Emily. We would really like it if
you would call us mama Estelle and
With a sigh of relief, Emily hugs Estelle.
I was wondering what to call you
now. I've always called you Mr.
and Mrs. Larson out of great
The house you're renting is only
three blocks away. You don't mind
living so close to us? Nothing was
ever said, but I know that David
wants to stay near home for my
David takes a couple of chairs and places them in front of
his parents. Mark holds Emily's hands as he speaks from the
You know that we are David's
biological grandparents, and we
adopted him at birth. I'm almost
78 years old. I've had a good
life. My health is failing, and I
know I probably won't last another
At this, David gets up to stand behind Mark's wheelchair. He
hugs his father's shoulders and kisses the top of his head.
Tears of joy and sorrow course down his face.
I've lived long enough to see my
son achieve his dream of becoming
a cop. Today I've seen him marry
the love of his life. I am
Mark lets go of Emily, and puts one hand up to pat David's
hand on his shoulder. He reaches out to take Estelle's
When I go to my final rest, I
don't want either of you to
grieve too long. You're seven
years younger, and healthy, my
dear. There will be grandchildren
for you to love and take joy in.
Don't be too sad too long for my
sake. I will love you forever
wherever I end up, so allow
yourself to be happy.
By this time, everyone except Mark was weeping openly.
Now go enjoy your wedding day, you
two. I'm just fine here. Estelle
is the best nurse in Canada in my
eyes, so don't worry about me.
Mark shoos them away, and they go to join their other