- Real Bonds of Steele/ Bonds of
Date: Monday, October 08, 2007 12:23 PM
- From: "Cecilie Cohrt"
<c.cohrt @ gmail.com>
- Hi guys
- So this is my first
piece on fanfic. So when you read this - be
kind ;) I think I have wanted to do this piece for years but
just came around to it this month. Unfortunately, I haven't had
anyone to proofread. I have tried to do so myself, but as you
sometimes you go blind to your own work. I hope it's not too
have never quite understood the principals of the English comma...
now you're warned. Hope you enjoy and please, let me know what
- My working title has
been: Real Bonds of Steele
- There is some dialogue
rip off from the original show just to get the
story going. This is how I imagine it should have ended.
- Disclaimer: I don't
own the characters, the setting or anything like
that. This is just for fun.
Rating: I'm not really familiar with the American rating system,
I doubt that there is anything in here that requires warning.
no foul language.
- "Just stop this car and let
me out," she demanded.
- "Sorry, I'm on a rather tight
schedule. The best I can do is slow down."
- She reached over and pulled the
keys from the ignition.
- "Laura, come on!" he scolded.
- When the car rolled to a slow stop,
she stormed out. He followed
her, "Laura, Laura wait please, Laura wait. You don't seem
the gravity of the situation. If I'm not married to an American
citizen by six o'clock this evening, I going to be thrown out
- "So you're going to waltz down
the aisle with the happy hooker."
- "Laura, please this is no time
to be jealous."
- "I'm not jealous, I'm ANGRY,
can't you tell the difference?"
- "Why are you angry? I'm the
one who's being deported."
- "For some cockeyed reason,
I expected less of you."
- "Less? Less what?"
- "Less trickery, less deceit,
less of everything that makes me doubt
your feelings for me."
- "Would you have married me?"
- "Of course
I mean not
I..." She started out in the same state of
fury that had been the center of the discussion so far but paused....
feelings suddenly overwhelmed her, as she realized she had let
her parades in one fatal moment and consequently had started
reply the wrong way. "I certainly...." she tried again
but stopped as her
- eyes dropped and she looked very
intensely at the ground at her feet.
- "How dare you suggest
Anger was no longer traceable in her tone of
voice. She turned her head and stared at some indefinite point
the street. Her hand automatically tried to get a lock of hair
from her eyes. Her eyes remained fixated on empty space as she
it one last try: "You
no, I...I...uhmmm.. look..I don't...."
- as she gave up. Her eyes moved towards
the ground again as she realized
- that this was not a sentence she
would ever find the courage to finish.
- She bit her lip.Remington glared
at her as if he had been bomb shelled,
- his mouth ajar and his eyes wide
open. He looked at her with horror as his
mistake became fatally clear to him: she would have said yes!
"Laura.." He started off very gentle as he tried to
reach out to her.
"My God, Laura. I'm so sorry.... I had no idea....."
- She stood beside him as nailed to
the ground. Suddenly she looked at
the car keys in her hand. She twisted them and opened her hand
look at them properly. Then she looked at him and without much
determination said:"I understand that you are on a tight
- She stumbled over the words and
secretly hated herself for having let
- her true feelings become the better
of her. "You'll.... you'll need these....."
She walked over and left the car keys on top of the car. Without
looking at him she turned right and walked down the street.
- Remington was still stupefied from
what had just happened. He looked
at Laura's back knowing there was no chance in hell she would
around, lest even look at him. He looked at his watch. 4.50.
one hour and ten minutes... He looked at the keys. Looked at
the outline of her body became smaller and smaller and was almost
lost to his eye as she disappeared into the crowd. He mumbled
himself: "What is the point of staying if I don't have her?...
Oh, bloody hell"
- He quickly grabbed the car keys,
yelled: Laura... and started
sprinting down the street. After making more excuses than ever
in his life to all the people he almost knocked over on the way
panting, out of breath, he finally caught up with her. He grabbed
arm and positioned himself between her and her destination.
- Lau... he was panting
like crazy to catch his breath..
Laura....I.. I...Im so sorry..... He looked
at her and was stopped
by her glass like eyes displaying no emotion. Laura.
He caught his
breath to some extent. My God Laura, I never realized what
would mean to you... I mean, I never knew that you would have...
let me start this all over again.
- Mr. Steele... please there
is nothing more to....
- Laura, please listen to me....
I didnt ask you, because I
wanted.... I wanted...
- What did you want, exactly?...
Her eyes darted at him and the
return of her feistiness in her tone of voice gave him a little
- Dammit, I wanted us to.. When
we make that commitment one day, I
want it to be because we want to... not because I have a whole
immigration department breathing down my neck. I didnt
want you to
feel that a marriage proposal was only to stay in the country,
because I .......I....... These words came hard to him
I want you.
- He looked at her waiting for her
to sentence his speech. For once he
didnt have a smirk smile on his lips, but still a little
breath he looked at her with open eyes... obviously struck with
fright that she would just turn her back to him.
- Laura didnt know what to say.
She looked up and their eyes met.
There was still fire in hers.
You just never bothered to contemplate how this would make
Her question was pertinent and very sharply put.
- No... and yes.... I thought
that what we needed was time to grow
close... what you wanted was time.. That..
- Thats what I love about
you Mr. Steele
always knowing what I want
without the discomfort of asking. Laura was practically
words out through her teeth. Remington raised his brow and continued
with an insisting voice.
- And getting close would obviously
be a little difficult with me
being shipped off to another country entirely. I never imagined
you should.....ahem.... find out about the marria Remington
stopped by Lauras eyes which beamed with fire
- So, you just imagined things
to go on. A wife stashed away somewhere
and me on the side. You never even bothered to think about let
ask me whether I would like to become the other woman. And what
immigration wanted proof of your bogus marriage. Then what? It
wouldnt look good if you snuck out at night to spend a
moments with your employee. This is the most low life scam I
ever heard of, you louse.
- I never....I never really
thought about that. I only wanted to
stay... so I can be with you.
- And look where that has gotten
us Her voice was partially declining
and partially filled with anger.
- Wait... let me do this right...
He said, her eyes revealing that
she was a little curious about what right was
- He kneeled on one knee and took
her hand. People around them started
to stop and look.
- Mr. Steele get up....
She tried to pull him up by the shoulder
padding in his jacket, clearly embarrassed by the crowd.
- Laura, I would be very happy,
if you would agree to make me a
- No worry you lousy ingrate,
I will drop you off at the church. I am
sure Clarissa is waiting anxiously
- Thats not what I mean.
Will you marry me? Not just to keep
immigration off my back, but because you want to and I want to.
- I... Get a grip on yourself,
Mr. Steele She looked at him, tried to
wiggle out of his grip.
- I mean it Laura. You will
make me a very happy man...
- I suppose that not being deported
is enough to make even the lowest
snake happy Obviously she was still very hurt.
- I realized just before I came
after you, that staying here wouldnt
mean anything if it wasnt with you. Youre the reason
I want to
stay. I.....I....I love you.
- Both surprised with this outburst
of sincerity their eyes met....
they both held their breath, waiting, wanting to come off the
emotional roller coaster.
She looked at him.
- I said okay....I mean...yes....
She looked at him with anticipation
in her eyes but with a stone face.
- Yes? Phew...... He jumped
up and took her in his arms placing a
kiss on her lips. The crowd around them started to clap. He wavered
them off with his hands. The kiss lingered on. At first trying
then their tongues met and the kiss became more and more passionate
as it channeled all the emotional turmoil of the day, all the
uncertainty and all the hurt out of their bodies.
- Well She said when they
finally released them selves from the
embrace. What time is it? We better not get you deported
you will make an honest woman out of me.... The irony
in her voice
was thick as she pronounced an honest woman. She
eyes...Good Lords, my mother is going to have a field day
- Its about 5 he said
looking nervously at her
- Back at being her old, planning
self again Laura looked at Remington.
Okay.... Lets get back to the car. You will call Mildred
her to tell the happy hooker to scram, and get the priest to
I will stop at the nearest department store to find something
put on. If immigration wants a wedding, a wedding they will get.
you better sniff out some of your low life friends
papers, a marriage license, blood test results, the works.
- He smirked a happy, smirk smile
while she took his hand and started
running towards the car.
- A little later they pulled up at
Saks. See you in 20 minutes she
said getting out of the car, placing a fast kiss on his lips:
Remember that my middle name is Elizabeth with a z for
Blood type O neg.
- The moment she had disappeared
he ran out of the car and into Saks
. Four minutes later he came out with a bouquet
and a little jewelry box. He jumped in at the drivers seat, placed
the flowers at the back seat and opened the box. In it was two
wedding bands. He looked at his watch. 5. 15
would make it as he turned the key in the ignition and pulled
- 15 minutes later he was back. He
just pulled up as Laura exited the
department store. He looked at her
.She was wearing a very
white dress and new white shoes
. Her hair still in a mess.
- You look simply wond
He started but was interrupted.
- What about the papers?
Obviously she hadnt forgiven him yet.
- Weasel said we could pick
them up on the way
They should be ready
by now. But Laura you really do look
- Just drive, we are late.
There was no way he could overhear the
very commanding and not very loving tone in her voice. As he
she in vain tried to straighten her hair; the dust in her face
taken care off in the ladies room, when she changed into the
- Exactly 18 minutes to 6 they pulled
up at the Little Chapel of
Perpetual Happiness and ran out of the car. He crabbed the flowers
from the back seat. Laura reached the church doors a little before
Remington and was stopped by Mildred, who was waiting with a
smile on her face. Everythings ready. They are waiting
for you at
the altar boss
and dont worry about the floozy
shes outa here.
Keyes busted her for soliciting. Oh
. Miss Holt you look
but whats with the hair?
just wait a minute
Remington said as a very eager Mildred was
proverbially shoving him into the church. Flowers for my
presented the bouquet from behind his back to Laura who looked
with gratitude in her eyes for the first time that day. He gave
chaste kiss on the cheek. Smiled at her. And then he darted of
- Laura was waiting outside with Mildred.
Nervously still trying to
straighten her hair.
- So, you kids are really gonna
do it? Midred rhetorically asked with
a big grin. Laura looked at her
- Would you believe it? I suppose
with us it couldnt be any other
way.. but I just wish
Why does it always have to be like
is so wrong with the way normal people get married? She
- Oh, hon Mildred tugged
her arm lovingly I have known you and Mr.
Steele for quite some time now
and if theres something
learned, it is that nothing is ordinary with you two. Not even
way you love each other. I always figured it was part of the
- The wedding march started to play.
Laura looked at Mildred:
Are you sure, he loves me?
- Honey, this is your cue..
Mildred turned Laura to face the church
doors that were opening.
- I know.. but I need to know?
Mildred looked at Laura.
- I have never known any man
to stick around with all you have put him
through. You have doubted him in every way possible. And still
showed up the next morning. Always with a smile on his face.
And if I
had doubts even after all that, Id just look at the way
he looks at
you. Theres no doubt about it. Hes a goner.
- Thank you, Mildred.
- Now, if you dont get
that little pretty behind of yours up that
aisle, Im gonna
- Alright Mildred. Laura
laughed, Alright. Laura turned and started
walking down the aisle as Mildred snug in the church doors behind
- Remington was waiting at the altar
looking anxiously towards the
church entrance. His eyes wandered over what he thought were
seats. But there was Norman Keyes of course, Estelle Becker
much to his surprise he saw Frances, Donald and the kids
He saw the
doors open and then his mind was suddenly empty of all thoughts
saw Laura enter the church. He searched for her eyes and found
looking for his as she was trotting
almost running up the
joined hands as she reached him at the altar. He grinned boyishly
her. At 15 minutes to 6 the minister began the ceremony. Mildred
convinced him to drop the holy mombo jumbo and cut
to the chase:
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join in holy
this man and this woman.
- Remington looked at Laura out of
the side of his eye. She was
still a little out of breath from the run up the
looked at him with a nervous yet very determined smile
this woman to be your
lawfully wedded wife for better and for
worse, till death do you part?
- Remingtons thoughts jolted
back to the minister who looked at him
anticipating his answer. Not wanting to give Laura anymore to
him about the words came out very fast and loud.
- I do
- The guest snickered at the loudness
of his answer.
- Now, Laura Holt, do you take
this man to be you lawfully wedded
husband for better and for worse until death do you part?
- Remington looked at her, realizing
that even at this moment he was
unsure about her answer. Would she say no and get him deported?
this a scam to get back at him, he smiled nervously, feeling
urge to loosen his tie.
- Laura inhaled. So this was it
This was what her mother had been
babbling about all these years. And Frances too for that matter.
a moment it crossed her mind that saying no would be the perfect
revenge. She looked at him. Everybody held their breath. Their
met and in his she saw the man she loved. Without moving her
still looking into his eyes the words escaped her.
- I do
. Yes, I do
- As you have given your word
to each other, I now declare you man and
wife The minister exclaimed
. Church bells and organ
roaring as they walked down the aisle - still looking into each
others eyes, still trying to learn exactly what the other was
thinking. They were abruptly cut off by a loud beeping. They
up and saw Norman Keyes looking at his digital watch.
- Well, well, well
just made it in time
.. but dont worry
Steele. Even though you got your secretary to save your ass,
still going to get you. Im gonna prove this marriage is
can run, but you cant hide He pointed his cigar at
went away through the church doors still cackling.
- Remington and Laura followed him
through the doors
Mildred, Fred, Frances, Donald and their children all throwing
at them and yelling their congratulations. Laura and Remington
hadnt spoken a single word since the ceremony, but as long
still had Laura hanging from his arm, Remington was content for
moment being. Laura on the other hand was utterly confused and
looked closely her eyes told so, behind her apparent smiles that
still held a lot back. Had Remington really meant what he said
loving her, about him wanting them to marry someday
tried to pull this charade with Clarissa
her by the
arm, causing her to lose body contact with Remington. As Frances
began to speak, Laura was rapidly cut off her thoughts. Her elder
sister was thrilled to say the least:
- Oh, Laura
There is something I would have sworn
off. A hasty marriage between my little sister and her boss
what the cause may be. Frances eyes descended to Lauras
You look great Laura
but what in earth happened to
- Frances tried to straighten Lauras
hair but quickly gave up.
- Well, Frances
Laura tried with a voice that was already
tired from the innuendo in Frances words, but was cut off.
- Never mind
I am just
happy to see you happy. So you were really
serious about starting a family of your own someday. Well, who
have thought? I assume you havent told mother yet. I think
should do so in person
.I mean, wouldnt want to give
her a heart
attack now, would we? Well, Laura
we really must run now,
Danny has soccer practice. And I need to do some grocery shopping
But I am glad, we made it. Well talk. Frances gave
her sister a
quick kiss on the cheek and dragged her family off. Donald in
midst of congratulating Remington with his prenuptials.
- Laura stood back with apparent fright
about the fact that she had to
tell her mother. One thing was Frances, but her mother
to cross that bridge later and willingly let her thoughts be
distracted by an ecstatic Mildred.
- So, you kids really did it,
huh? I thought, you might need a ride,
so I told Fred to get down here
.well, now hurry up, get
in the car.
Ill meet you at the boss apartment
worry, Ill take care
off the bureaucracy Mildred said with a big smile nodding
- Fred went to the limo and opened
the door for Laura and Remington,
who willingly got in. Eager to get away from the church and
everything connected with it. While Fred began to drive they
looked out the window closest to them. They were both searching
the right words to set off the conversation. Remington was the
to try- He turned his head and looked at Laura:
. I know that I
have put you through a lot today
- She looked at him and he saw that
her eyes were trying to hold back
tears. It cut right through the heart of him. He took her hand.
If you are wondering about whether I was sincere earlier,
told you why I planned it this way
- Was everything you said sincere?
Her voice was low.
- You mean everything, including
your emotional outburst
- He cleared his throat.Yes,
- You mind a rerun just to make
- Well, Laura, I hardly think
He was stopped by her piercing look.
.I love you:
- Well, so you say. He
hadnt won her over yet. You also once said
not to judge people from what they say but from what they do
you think you come out on that scale?
- Not very good, but if you
You werent supposed to find
- I am a detective, Mr. Steele,
so I detect Her voice was still cold.
She was starting to get angry.
- Laura, there is really nothing
more, I can say
. I am very, very
sorry. I dont think you can imagine how sorry. But at the
I am also very happy. She looked at him with somewhat surprise.
- You see He took her
hand I am sitting here with a beautiful woman,
in the back of a nice car
And I have the privilege to call
- Laura rolled her eyes at the expression.
- Laura, I took the liberty
to pick up some necessities, while you
were at Saks. He took the jewelry box from his right pocket
opened it. Her eyes widened as she saw the wedding bands.
I hope you will allow me He took her hand. Now,
I hope that it
will fit, there wasnt exactly time to try them on for size.
- Well, if you must She
said, the beginning of a thaw in her voice.
- Gently he slipped the ring onto
her left ring finger.
it looks like a perfect match.
- Well, I suppose you cant
be wrong all the time, Mr. Steele.
- Remington looked at the remaining
ring in the box. He took it out and
fumbled with it. He wanted her to put it on but was uncertain
Laura looked at his hands and the ring, knowing full well what
waiting for. Well, this is it, she thought. I can decide to carry
the war between us
or I can order the soldiers back to
- Why dont you let me?
She gently took the ring from his fingers and
put it on his left ring finger.
- So, I guess there is no turning
- Not as far as the immigration
department is concerned He took her
left hand in his left hand. The wedding bands met and made a
- They want to see a happily
married couple for the next two years, or
they will start booking my last plane ticket out of here.
- Well. She swallowed
something, she wasnt herself sure wasnt her
pride. She returned his caress on her hand. I suppose,
make the best of it.
- May I suggest a honeymoon,
. I mean Mrs. Steele?
- A honeymoon, it is
- THE END? I think not...
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