- Part Five
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Part V: In the end, the
party begins. Laura can give her present to Remington, and he
surprises her with a gift, too.
Everyone turned his head when the door opened and Laura and Remington
entered. They all had a look between inquiring and worried.
Mildred approached Remington and Laura. "Everything fine,
"Yes, yes, Mildred, everything's all right," said Laura
stepping forward. "Well, I think there is something pendant,
right?" she said increasing her tone of voice so that everyone
could hear her.
They all nodded in silence. Mildred came a little bit closer
to Remington and whispered: "Boss, I thought you would like
to have this, wouldn't you?" she said while she put the
small green box with the rings into his pocket.
"OH, Mildred ... really, you're our Fairy Godmother,"
he said kissing her on her forehead.
"GOOD, before the interruption, I was going to give my pre-...
but what ARE THOSE FACES? Please, could you change your expressions,
nobody died here!"
"I think that up to now everyone knows what is Laura's gift
to me, don't you? That's why you have those faces!!"
They all, except some of them, looked at one another not understanding
what they were talking about. Was it really true they didn't
know what was happening?
"It seems they don't know, Remington, so here it goes. I
inform you all that since three months ago Remington and I are
- * * * * *
"WHAT, THREE MONTHS?" shouted Frances, "AND YOU
HAVEN'T SAID ANYTHING?"
"Come on, Fran, don't shout at your sister that way, she's
giving us good news, what we all were really expecting."
Donald approached Laura and embraced her. "Congratulations,
Laura, you took the best choice! All the best wishes, my friend,
I hope you'll be ALL my dearest sister-in-law deserves!"
Frances, still crying, ran to embrace her sister, while the rest
celebrated it and Abigail cried sadly in Daniel's arms.
"Mother, aren't you going to congratulate us?"
"Yes, yes, darling, but have you forgiven me for the disaster
"WHAT are you talking about, mother? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE
NOW to Laura?"
"Nothing, nothing Frances, I'll explain it later" and
she embraced Laura, "Be very happy, my child!"
"Attention, attention please, it's necessary to toast to
this beautiful pair," said Daniel knocking on a glass of
"All right, Daniel, but before the toast, I would like to
say some words, I think it's my turn because of my birthday,
right? Well, you all have been witnesses of the magnificent gifts
that Laura has given me today, this birthday party in the family
as I never had before, and making public our commitment. Now
it's my turn to offer her something in return. Please, Laura,
come hear and you, Abigail, Frances and Donald, come to her side.
You, Daniel, here at my side."
"But what is all this, Remington?"
"You'll se, my love," said Remington with a smile that
illuminated his entire face. "George and Max, please prepare
the champagne for the toast."
"Abigail, Frances, Donald, the day I met Laura, I was born
again. She made me again and I owe her ALL what I am. I want
her family and our friends to know the wonderful person Laura
is. But, I want you all also to know that Laura, with her great
capacity, taught me everything about this profession and that
I love her to madness since the first moment I came into her
Lauras' cheeks were blushing and her look down.
"Well, Mr. Steele, I hope that all this ..."
"Wait, Abigail, I haven't finished yet. We have both taken
too much time to express our love to each other, because of our
past stories. But finally we did it and in San Francisco with
witnesses. So now, time has come to do the same in front of our
family, that are you all." Remington put the hand in his
pocket and took the small green box out.
"What is this?" asked Laura.
"This is to ask your family for your hand in marriage! And
with the support of my only family, which is Daniel."
"Yes, Laura, this are Irish wedding rings to seal our commitment
for the whole life. What do you say, Laura? Do you accept marrying
"OH Remington!" said Laura throwing herself into his
arms and embracing his neck. "YES, YEEES, of course I accept"
and she kissed him.
"One moment, Laura. Mr. Steele has asked us and we haven't
Laura turned around as to strangle her mother and saw Abigail's
"OF COURSE we accept, don't we, Frances, Donald?"
"Yes, yes, ..." said Frances sobbing.
"But I have to ask you something, my son. PLEASE, take care
of this mad daughter of mine, who has always lived on the tightrope,"
said Abigail crying and hugging Laura.
Laura embraced her mother and Frances while Donald gave Remington
a strong hug. "Welcome on board, friend!"
Remington turned in the direction of Daniel. "What do you
thing about your pupil, eh? Did you ever thought that the day
would come you'll see me settling down to marry?"
"YES, Harry. I KNEW IT since the first day I saw you with
Laura," said Daniel flat.
"But, then? All these ...?"
"These were challenges to make you fight for her, and make
you finally understand that Laura was your path. And now, stop
talking; let's uncork the champagne, we have to celebrate it."
Remington took the rings from the box and with them on his hand's
palm, took Laura's hand and said: Laura, my love, this ring expresses
everything I wanted to say since the first moment I saw you,
and which is I want to seal our love engagement for the whole
life." He put the ring in Laura's ring finger.
Laura took the second ring. "Remington, my love, with this
ring I'm giving you all my heart for the rest of our lives."
They kissed and everyone clapped hands while George and Max poured
the champagne. Daniel rose the glass.
"Well, let us toast to Remington's and Laura's happiness."
"Yes, yes," said Abigail still somewhat tearful. "Let
us put the wedding date!"
"No, Laura, it's right what your mother says; let us fix
the date. I'm looking forward to marrying you!"
"Remington? Is it you?"
"Yes, it's me, and I never felt AS myself as I'm feeling
now! Let us toast and then we settle the date with your mother,
They all raised their glasses and greeted Laura and Remington,
each one expressing the joy they felt seeing that finally they
had stopped the nonsenses.
- * * * * *
The children started pulling on Remingtons' trousers. "Uncle
Remington, uncle, when are you going to blow out the candles?"
Remington gave his glass to Laura and took the youngest girl
in his arms. "Now, darling, right now, I haven't seen the
"It's over there, uncle Remington, look how big it is!"
"Mummmm, yes, I see, and I suppose it's made of chocolate,
"Yes, yes, and cream and it has a lot of little candles.
Will you let me help you to blow them out?"
"Of course, with so many candles I'll need help; you all
are going to help me, yes?"
- * * * * *
The party went lively on. Laura was talking a while with Jenny,
the new girlfriend of Lieutenant Jarvis, an old friend of Laura
inside the Police Department and who Laura had encouraged to
go out with Jimmy. Laura was her confidante, and both were good
friends and they trusted their doubts and happiness of their
love affairs. Lucile approached them and the three talked about
the family and the children.
Mildred and Max, apart from great friends, shared the role of
adoptive fathers of Remington and Laura, and were always there
to advise them and to avoid them getting into troubles.
George, on his side, although he was always involved in some
crazy project, worked really well when controlled by Mildred
and appreciated Laura and Remington very much, especially him
who was always willing to listen to his madness.
Abigail, despite of having avoid the disaster, didn't feel completely
sure, she was worrying about all the trouble having in some way
damaged her daughter's relation. She tried to talk to Laura,
but Frances tried to calm her and see that nothing could damage
Laura and Remington, after all they had gone through together
the past four years.
Daniel was buried telling old stories to Monroe, Sheldom and
Jarvis, leaving the last two very puzzled about what kind of
job Daniel did and with Remington's past life.
Finally, Remington had to blow out three times the small candles
on the cake, as each one of the kids wanted to do it together
with him. Remington's happiness could be seen in his eyes, the
blue shine in his look seemed more brilliant than ever. It was
obvious that he felt the happiest man in the world, with a family
around him, as he had never had before and with Laura's love.
- * * * * *
For a moment, Remington succeeded in moving apart and from one
corner of the loft he could observe everything as watching a
movie. Laura approached somewhat worried as she saw his lost
"Remy, love, what happens? Are you all right?"
Remington took her by her shoulders. "Look, Laura, watch
what you've done. I'll never be able to thank you enough for
what you did for me. You gave me an honest life, a family, beloved
friends and YOUR LOVE! Oh Laura, WHAT A WONDERFUL gift you gave
me! How could I reward you for all this?"
Laura, relieved and with a very sensual gaze, answered: "Well,
I have some ideas, but I don't think this is the right place
for suggesting them!"
"OH, my God, Laura, we're in front of children!" said
Remington taking her by her waist and bringing her closer to
him. "Mmmm, you know I don't like having debts. Don't you
think it's time to leave, to try payment conditions?"
"Mmmm, sounds very interesting. How will the great Remington
Steele pay his debts? Now, we have to join our guests, don't
- * * * * *
The guests began to say good-bye, leaving the family finally
alone. Laura, Frances and Abigail talked in a lively way. Remington
used Laura's distraction to talk with Fred and Mildred and to
make a phone call.
Suddenly, Remington approached Laura and took her by her waist.
She looked at him and said: "Well, the conversation is really
entertaining but Remington and I have ..."
"One moment! Where do you think you two are going?"
"Well, mother, you know. It's his birthday and I'm not leaving
Remington alone tonight, am I? Mother, I'm not longer a child!"
"YOU, keep quiet! Remington, tell me, the wedding is real,
"Of course, Mrs. Holt, how do you think I could be joking
about this matter?"
"Nooo, but it's just that we haven't fixed the date and
I see that it's a couple of months you two ... well ... you know
"Mother, what's this? WE ARE NO children!"
"Yes, yes, I know that nowadays things are different, but
I wouldn't worry if we had a date for the wedding."
"There is no problem. Let's put it right now. Is it right
today in a month?"
"What? One month is to short to prepare everything, invitations,
the dress, the party, newspapers, ...," said Abigail desperately.
"Mother, we don't pretend this to be the wedding of lady
Diana and the prince of Whales; we want something intimate and
reserved, with the family and our friends."
"No, no please, don't discuss this now. Is it all right
with a dinner tomorrow in my apartment, right?"
"Well," Abigail said with certain disappointment.
"Tomorrow we cannot, but I think it's necessary that you
discuss it with Abigail, we are ready to collaborate in everything,
"Yes, yes, of course," said Frances, crying again.
"You, Daniel and Mildred, could you come tomorrow night?"
"Yes, Harry, it's all right. But you have to take into account
the case we were talking about, this will take you at least three
"WHAT? Three months?" said Laura surprised. "But,
wasn't it all a plan?"
"No, no Laura, this part is true, the other part was an
addition, I will explain it later. Now go and enjoy it and don't
worry about anything. I stay here to help Abi and Mildred. Come
on, come on, night has already started." Daniel smiled and
Laura couldn't avoid noticing similarity between his smile and
Remington's, and though: It's obvious how Daniel had left
his mark in Remington.
"Well, it's better for us to leave and talk tomorrow about
it; I don't want my first birthday in the family to be ruined.
Tomorrow at 8PM, is it right? And you, Mildred, we also await
you. AH and don't do anything with that matter about -"
and he passed his finger across his throat (making a gesture
of cutting the throat) looking towards Daniel. "Right?"
"No, Chief, stay calm, first I need some information."
"What is this conversation between you two about?"
"I will explain it later, darling. Now, let's go, yes?"
"Yes, yes. You two always with your secret codes, eh?"
- * * * * *
Once inside the limo, Remington took Laura by her shoulders and
with a finger on Laura's chin he made her look him straight into
his eyes. "Love, thank you. This has been the best gift
I have ever had in my life. Thank you." He kissed her with
all his heart.
"Mummmm, it seems that you have really the intention to
pay you debt, haven't you?" said Laura with a sly smile,
foreseeing the night they will spend together.
"OH, for sure, Miss Holt, of course," he said kissing
"But, Mr. Steele, we are not heading toward your apartment.
What is this? Where are you taking me?"
"Mmmmm, you'll see it when we arrive there!"
"Are you kidnapping me?"
"Mmmmm, something similar one could say."
"Oh, my love. I want to enjoy this night, without interruptions.
I missed you too much last night. It's true what I said this
morning, I can't stand anymore sleeping alone, without you by
"Oh, Remy, how much I love you!"
Fred looked through the driving mirror smiling as he saw Laura
and Remington kissing in the back of the limo.
"Could you explain something to me?"
"Yes, love, of course. I can explain everything you want
"You were really so jealous?"
Remington knew that Laura was going to ask that. "Well,
really, you know I'm not the jealous kind. But, YES, YES, THAT
... I would have wanted to strangulate him when I saw him taking
your hands, and Daniel telling me you were all right and hiding
something, and on top of this, everybody was lying. Well, I think
it was my right to be a little bit jealous, wasn't it?"
"A little bit? I think that too much. Well, if it serves
you as relief, when Mr. Hancook ..."
"Yes, Mr. William Hancook, Junior. Why?"
"Then he is related with one of our clients. How could Daniel
and your mother arrange this all? OH, I think they will have
to give us a lot of explanations tomorrow."
"So do I. Daniel is dangerous, but together with my mother
... they are a frightening duo, don't you think?"
"Oh, yes, definitely!"
"On the other hand, both have surprise me, trying to join
us together. Isn't it strange, how both agreed in this? I have
always thought that Daniel hated me for carrying you through
the right way and for tearing you apart from him."
"And I thought your mother wanted a rich and stable husband
for you, someone who took you out of this life of risks and madness
we both live."
"Well, obviously we don't know them very well. On the other
hand, it's true what Mildred told us always!"
"That you and I have never been able to hide what we feel
for each other, despite of trying to repress it for four years.
It was obvious for everybody, except for us."
"Good, that's no longer so; you and I express now our feelings
in front of anyone. And talking about ... expressing, how about
stopping the talk for a while and ..." he said pulling her
closer and kissing her passionately.
"But, Remy, what is Fred going to say?" said Laura
taking a breath after the kiss.
"Fred, do you mind if Miss Holt and I stop talking for a
"NO, Mr. Steele, absolutely not. You both can do whatever
you like, this is your car and I would say your home; you spend
most part of your time here," answered Fred with a smile.
"You see? Fred doesn't mind and he's right, we spend more
time in this car than in our apartments. It's time to bless it,
don't you think?"
"OH, Remy, you're a demon! Where do we go, could you tell
"You will se when we arrive. Now how about ..."
"As I don't know where we are going, I'm not sure if we
would have enough time for ..."
"Yes, it's true ... we don't have enough time for an appropriate
bless, but it remains pendant, doesn't it?"
"Oh, yes, for sure! Now, tell me where we go," said
Laura climbing on Remington's lap and caressing him beneath the
jacket, his chest, his shoulders and his rips, something Laura
knew that excited Remington extremely.
"Oh, my God, Laura, aren't you letting me surprise you?"
"Why, Remington," she said kissing his chin and approaching
his lips. "What would make you tell me?"
"Mmmmm, ... this ... exactly, you know I cannot resist it.
Laura started nibbling at his lips, while Remington pulled her
towards him to embrace her and kiss her, so to prevented Laura
from exciting him that way. Just when he was right for giving
up to Lauras' caresses, Fred announced they had arrived.
- To Be Continued ...