The ties that bind- final Chapter
kiss went on longer than either one of them expected and they began to get lost in each other. When they finally pulled away
and looked into each others eyes it was clear that they were back where they belonged. The only person who failed to notice
the obvious was a bitter Gabrielle who just couldn't leave well enough alone.
Gabrielle: Well nora, you seem to be
recooperating Just FINE.
Nora: No thanks to you.
She ignored her comment and turned to face Bo.
And You!!! I guess you finally got what you always wanted. But I just have one question? Were you at least going to wait until
the bed got cold before hopping into the sack with your ex?
Nora: As usual, you don't have a clue what your talking
Gabrielle: WAS I TALKING TO YOU? No, I believe I was talking to Bo. So how does it feel Nora? Knowing that we've
shared the same man...
Nora(Laughing slightly): Are you talking about Bo or Collin?
Bo: Don't do that Nora. I know you know something. Stop trying to protect me.
Nora: Fine. I really
wasn't going to tell you. But I guess you have a right to know. Gabrielle was sleeping with Collin.
Bo: Was this before
or after you were kidnapped?
Nora: actually it was DURING.
Bo: Well, I got to hand it o you Gabrielle. Your
better at lying then I thought.
Gabrielle: As opposed to what? sleeping with someone for a baby? No, that's Nora's
territory. I wouldn't want to step on her property now would I?
Bo( grabbing her by the arm): YOU REALLY DON'T WANT
TO DO THIS...
Gabrielle: No, on the contrary. I really WANT to do this. I want everyone to know what kind of trash
your sleeping with...
Bo: ALRIGHT THAT'S ENOUGH.
Gabrielle: What's the matter? Did I hit a nerve? Well if you
can't handle it...
Bo: What I can't handle is YOU insulting the woman I love. Now KNOCK IT OFF...
And what if I don't?
Bo: Beleive me, you don't want to know...
Gabrielle(Pausing): The woman you love huh? Wow,
you go through them faster than I thought. How long ago was it that you said those exact words to me?
Bo: It dosn't
matter Gabrielle. I don't love you. I don't think I ever really did. You were just there when Nora couldn't be.
So you were using me?
Bo: Well I wouldn't put it exactly like that... but yeah, I suppose I was.
And what about you Nora? How many men did you go through? Did you ever mean anything you said?
Nora: I love Bo. I
don't give a dam if that bothers you. I also don't care if you believe me. You threw him away when you went after me.
You don't appreciate him like I do. And you never will...
Nora: well whose going home with him tonight? It certainly
Gabrielle: Why you little...
She tried to attack her but she grabbed her fists..
wouldn't do that if I were you. I know exactly how to take care of annoyances like you.
Gabrielle: What are you going
to do? Kill me?
Nora: Oh Gabrielle, Murder is too good for you. I would much rather watch you hang yourself. (Pause)
Now stay away from my family and get the hell out of my sight before I change my mind about pressing charges against you.
Gabrielle: You wouldn't...
Nora: try me... (Pause) See, I'm not that sweet innocent pansy you all think I am.
I'm Nora Buchanan and I fight for what I want. Now back off my territory... and back off now...
She gave her one final
glare before storming away in a huff. Bo turned to her in awe.
Bo: Your territory huh?
Nora: Oh yeah... ( She
gave him another kiss) I think we've already established that you're all mine.
Bo: I like the sound of that.
Good. Now lets go finish our dinner before it's cold.
1/2 years later....
Bo was waiting for Nora when she walked out of the doctor's office. She didn't say anything but
walked straight into his arms.
Nora: It's over Bo. The nightmare is finally over.
Bo: What do you mean?
There was no permanent damage from the abortion that I had a year ago. The doctor said that we could probably still have more
children if that's still what you want.
Bo: Honey, I know how hard it was for you to decide to abort your child with
Collin. But I think you made the right decision. What kind of life would he or she had knowing that their father was nothing
but a psychopathic rapist? And you? How would you have lived knowing that the nightmare would never be over?
I understand all that Bo. That's why it was the only choice I could make back then. I think a part of me will always wonder
if it was wrong but I'm ready to move on. with you.
Bo: Does that mean you'll marry me now?
Nora: well given
that Collin was finally put to death that means my marriage is over. I would have had it anulled but he made it so difficult
that I figured I'd rather just wait until he was out of my life forever. Since he is then I would love for you to put that
ring on my finger. So how bout it huh?
Bo pulled the ring out of his pocket and dropped to his knees. She started to
Nora: I can't believe you've been carrying that thing around all this time?
Bo: well I never
knew when I'd ahve a chance to ask you again...
Nora: so get to it will you?
Bo: Nora Buchanan, I love you.
You are already my life so will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?
Bo: Yeah again.
I would love to.
He slipped the ring on her finger and picked her up and twirled her around. Everyone clapped. they
When they returned home Bo presented her with some papers.
Nora: Oh My God, Gabrielle's in a mental
Bo: Yeah, I had to have her committed for her own good... and because I was afraid she's hurt you. Now she's
out of our life too.
Nora: Thank you Bo. You've really come through for me.
because I love you.
Nora: I love you too... and I can't wait to be your wife. (Pause) Wait here, I have a suprise
Bo: I love suprises.
Nora: I know... and you'll especially love this one.
Nora came down
nearly a half hour later... she was wearing the same negligee she wore the first time they made love and she took his breath
away just like she had that night.
Nora(Kissing him passionately): Come with me comish... I want to make all your
fantasies come true tonight.
Bo: You already have by saying yes...
not another word was said as she led him
up to their bedroom. She had lit the candles and turned on some soft music. On the bed lay rose petals of every color.
I want you to make love to me Bo... I'm ready.
Bo: Are you sure... I mean, I don't want to pressure you. You've been
Nora(kissing him): I want you Bo Buchanan... more than I've ever wanted anything... (She kisses him
again more passionately this time) I've never been more sure about anything in my life.
Bo: God your beautiful...
She shut him up with a kiss...
Nora: Then show me...
Bo and Nora began to explore each others body
for the first time in ages. As they began to make their way inside each other it felt as if it was the first time ever. The
love making was soft and tender and it went on for hours. After they exhausted themselves they fell asleep in each others
arms. When they woke up they spent a few hours dancing before returning to the shower for round two... which then continued
to the rest of the house. They made love until the early hours of the morning, finally realizing that everything was as it
should be. When they woke up the next morning, they were amazed at how beautiful everything seemed. For years she had spent
her life in darkness, now she was finally able to see light. She was finally completed as they sat out on the porch watching
the sunset in the evening. She had finally found her way home after dark.
a couple months later they were wed in a
small private ceremony with family and friends. 9 months later she gave birth to a little girl that they named Hope, for hope
was what had brought them back together in the first place. Sometimes hope was all you had.