As she walked with Dorian down the aisle she couldn't help, but note that the walkway seemed much longer than she thought. Truly it wasn't that much a long walk, but with the excitement and anxiety she was feeling it seemed that way to her. Attention was never something she sought to gain and feeling everyone's eyes on her just made her skin crawl. But seeing that rare, but familiar golden gaze come from her mate brought her some ease. Ignoring everyone else she kept her blue-grey eyes solely on him. She was surprised to see such a warm big smile on his face, it only made her smile widen. The chances of her deviant companion being this dapper again was rare, but seeing him dressed as he was she would remember this forever. Reaching the end of the aisle she happily gave Dorian a hug before he went to his seat to sit beside his own companion. Turning her attention to Tobias she couldn't help, but giggle softly at that scowl on his face. It would seem he wasn't capable of sharing her with the Fae King. A silent nod was given to her Alpha as a way of saying 'thanks' for everything...having her mate dressed correctly for the ceremony, for keeping him patient, and keeping him from getting upset with Dorian....as well as paying for everything. Though she would express her gratitude later that night. Her attention would shift to the man she was to marry. A small wiry grin appeared pleased to see that his pride remained intact after offering him praise in how he looked. Gently her hand went up to those stands of hair that felt out of place, she briefly pushed it back as her fingers glided gently down the side of his face. For two beings that hated being touched it would seem they didn't mind touching one another. That warm touch of his fingers tracing along the fabric of her dress along her shoulder didn't bother her at all. The same hand she used to push his hair back was the same one she used to tuck a few stray golden-brown curls behind her own ear. Her pale cheeks would change into a rosy pink, flattered and touched by his polite comment. It didn't go unnoticed to her that it was his other half making a presence. Softly she replied very sweetly.
"Thank You, I'm happy that you're here too."
No one else would understand just what she meant by that. As his eyes returned to that familiar black coal color it was easy to see there was still a warmth to his gaze. Quietly she turned to face their officiant. The lupine made sure to find someone that had a gentle voice and understood to take things slow. She didn't want Tobias to feel inadequate or unsure of himself in a large social gathering as this. When the officiant asked if either of them wanted to say she looked to Tobias. Raven knew that he was the sort of individual that didn't want to speak a lot, but she wanted him to have the opportunity to have a say â€" if he wished. Squeezing his hand with encouragement she stayed silent as he pondered the idea. When he nodded a small simper appeared pleased to see he would try. As he spoke that small simper grew. There were no words to describe how she felt to hear him say what he wished. She squeezed his hand quite gently as the officiant asked for her to respond. Shyly she looked over to the congregation and then back to Tobias. Grabbing his other hand she held them for a moment. Taking a deep breath she spoke up softly keeping her eyes focused on his own.
"Like an incomplete puzzle I was missing a very important piece...I wasn't my full self...until I found you. When I'm with you I feel complete. You and I are different not just to one another, but to everyone else. You and I are broken, but that's not a bad thing â€" it's a good thing. What you and I lack we make up for it by being together. I think the faults that we own is something to be cherished between each other. I don't mind that you stutter, because you're really good at showing what you want to say through your actions. I don't mind that you're not like everyone else...because no one else is good enough. You were made for me just as you are as I was made for you. I promise to always be patient and love you through the good times and bad. Always."
She grinned happily to her companion seeming quite pleased with herself. The officiant smiled at the two of them. His tone was warm and steady as he looked down upon them.
"Raven and Tobias, by coming here today, you have reached a crossroads in your lives. You're turning away from your yesterdays and looking ahead to your tomorrows. Your past is a distant memory. Your future an awaiting adventure. It is a new dawn, a new commitment, a new life. The bonds you are forging tonight will change your lives forever."
The older gentlemen smiled kindly at the two of them. His attention would shift towards Raven.
"Do you Raven, promise to take Tobias to be your husband? To play with him and care for him, to make him laugh and let him cry? To offer your best counsel and give your sincerest support with all the love you have to give?
Looking to the officiant and then to her mate she nodded quite eagerly, her golden-brown curls bouncing up and down behind her shoulders. Squeezing both his hands she spoke up quite cheerfully.
The officiant would then shift his attention towards the tall and lanky man. Inquiring from him the same thing.
Do you Tobias, promise to take Raven to be your wife? To play with her and care for her, to make her laugh and let her cry? To offer your best counsel and give your sincerest support with all the love you have to give?
Quietly Raven waited for him to say he agree. Once he did she smiled at him, keep her hands in his.
"And now we'll do the exchange of the rings. Raven repeat after me as you place the ring on Tobias' finger."
Raven turned around to collect the ring from Serafina. It was the same one she and Tobias bought together in the store after her proposed to her. Asking him for the ring earlier yesterday wasn't the easiest thing to get from him. He had understood the meaning behind the ring, and wore it every day, and told her he never took it off. While she appreciated the fact she still asked him if she could have the ring back with the promise he would have it back the next day. Before she left the Ark for the boys to enjoy his last night of being a bachelor she gave her own ring to Tetradore, knowing he would make sure he wouldn't lose it. Not wearing her own ring yesterday felt odd. Gently she took Tobis' left hand and began to slip the ring onto his ring finger repeating carefully after the officiant.
"Tonight I marry my best friend. The one who shares my life, my love and my dreams. Tobias, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and devotion. I offer you my heart, my hand, and my love. I join my life with yours. To cherish and protect you as my husband. With all that I am. With all that I have. I honor you as my husband forevermore."
Raven waited patiently for Tobi to receive the ring from Tetradore. She extended her left hand to him watching as he slipped her own ring on her finger, the same one he used for her engagement. The idea of needing two wear two rings seemed ridiculous. The ring her mate gave her the morning he proposed to her was perfect as it was. She would smile as the officiant asked Tobias to repeat after him the same words she had spoken moments ago. Feeling the cold metal of her ring felt oddly comforting. It was nice to see the ring back in its rightful place. She looked over back at her mate and playfully pushed some of his dark tendrils of hair out of his face, smiling sweetly up at him. The officiant looked to the newlyweds with an endearing smile and then out to the congregation, lifting up his hands above them.
"Raven and Tobias, you have expressed your love to one another with the promises you just made. I now pronounce you husband and wife. Tobias you may...oh."
Apparently, Tobias didn't need someone to tell him what to do next.