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Something to Believe

40.

Five years later, Harry sat in the second row at his cousin Eugenie’s wedding. His wife, Cara, sat next to him, holding their two youngest children. Just after Cara had given birth to Madeleine, she got pregnant again, with a son named William Collin Alexander. Right after that, she got pregnant YET again with a baby girl they named Alyssa Frances Jane. Harry was thirty seven and Cara was thirty five. Natalie and Roger were still living in London. Collin and his wife, Emily (Natalie’s sister) moved to Italy to work for the vineyards. Nat, Roger, and Collin were the godparents of all their kids, along with Will and Kate.

Harry smiled proudly as his daughter, Madeleine, stood next to his nephew, Phillip. They were awfully close, in age and friendship. Harry lived just minutes away from his brother in Anglesey, so their children played together. His nine year old niece, Charlotte, was the last bridesmaid. She was a quiet little girl, and very studious. Charlotte and Phillip’s relationship reminded Harry of him and Will-Charlotte, studious and cunning like her father, and Phillip the prankster like his uncle.

Harry and Cara held hands. He smiled at her. All these years later, Cara had evolved into a worldly, beautiful woman; yet when Harry looked at her, he still saw the confident, sly twenty four year old he met during his one year of university. He saw the girl he danced to Two Door Cinema Club with, vacationed in Italy with, fell in love with. She taught him to play the piano; she helped him with charity engagements; she loved his family. The year they spent apart seemed like a distant memory.

After the ceremony, they sat the luncheon and then went back to Clarence House.

“Daddy, why can’t we go to the party?” Madeleine asked, pouting. Phillip crossed his arms.

Harry laughed. “Sweetheart, you’ve got plenty to do. Auntie Felicity and Uncle Alex are here to play with you. Plus, Auntie Natalie has brought Annabelle to play with Charlotte, so there is plenty to do.” Harry thought of Annabelle and Charlotte; who knew a great friendship and pen pal relationship would form for the two bridesmaids at his wedding?

Charlotte walked by with Annabelle. “We’re going to watch TV!” she called out. “Bye Mummy! Bye Daddy!” she called out to Will and Kate. Phillip hugged his father and ran off.

Cara knelt down. “Now, Madeleine, it is your responsibility to look after Will and Alyssa. Can you do that for me?”

Madeleine nodded. “Yes, mama. Have fun, papa!” she said, running off.

That night, Harry swung Cara around the dance floor in Buckingham Palace.

“Almost reminds me of when we got married.” Harry murmured.

“Hm, it seems like it’s been so long ago.” Cara joked.

Harry chuckled and twirled her again. “Do you know what day it is?”

Cara cocked her head. “It’s the second of September.”

“It’s the day I met you.” Harry said. “I remember all those years ago…September second, 2011, I enrolled at St. Catherine’s University and moved into Collin’s house, where I met the most enchanting girl.”

Cara smiled softly. “Oh, Harry, you remembered.”

“How could I not?” he grinned. “You’re wearing the necklace I got you for your birthday all those years ago.”

Cara touched her neck. “It’s still my favorite.”

“Who would have thought…ten years ago, you’d be my wife?” Harry asked.

“No one…no one expected us to get together.” She chuckled.

“And we have three amazing kids, all born within five years.” Harry noted.

“We’ve been busy.” Cara joked.

“Maddy, William, and Alyssa…they all look like you, thank God.” Harry said.

Cara laughed. “Are you joking? Will is all you! Maddy has your red hair, and Alyssa has your eyes.” She said.

“They’re all stunners though.” Harry grinned.

“Who would’ve known I’d marry a ginger?” Cara mused.

Harry held a hand over his heart. “I’m wounded, Caroline!”

Kate and William danced their way next to them. “Oi, you two, having a good laugh?” Will asked.

“We’re just talking about how today, ten years ago, is the day we met.” Harry said, smiling.
Kate grinned. “How romantic…Will, how come you don’t remember the day we met?”

Will suddenly became flustered and Cara laughed. “It’s quite alright Kate, I got the romantic.” She said, kissing Harry’s cheek.

“Should we be heading home soon? I just got a call from your sister the children all fell asleep. Natalie has picked up Annabelle already.”

Cara nodded. “We probably should…goodness gracious, it’s already midnight!” she said.

They returned back to Clarence House. Kate, Will, Cara, and Harry went up to the children’s room. William and Phillip were asleep in one bed; Madeleine, Charlotte, and Alyssa were asleep in another. Will and Kate quickly retired to bed.

“Are you sleepy yet?” Harry asked.

“Not quite.” Cara replied.

“Good, follow me.” He said, taking her hand. They went to the ballroom. Shutting the doors, he turned on soft music. Cara recognized the song; Something Good Can Work.

Harry took her hand and they started dancing again. They giggled like schoolchildren until the song changed to a Florence and the Machine song.

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air, I know I can count on you. Sometimes I feel like saying ‘Lord I just don’t care’ but you’ve got the love to see me through

Flashbacks of their relationship played in Cara’s head. She imagined them dancing to Two Door Cinema Club, eating chicken in the dining room. She remembered Sunday brunches with their friends, studying in the sitting room floor. They’d celebrate exams with a beer and a party. Cara remembered Christmas in Italy when her mother was still alive. She especially remembered Harry holding her tightly at her mother’s funeral.

“Why me? Out of all the girls at University, you picked me.” Cara noted.

Sometimes it seems that the going is just too rough, and things go wrong no matter what I do; Now and then it seems that life is just too much, but you've got the love I need to see me through. When food is gone you are my daily meal; when friends are gone I know my savior's love is real; your love is real.

“Because you gave me something to believe.” Harry said. “I came out of a relationship, totally scarred, and feeling like I’d never love again. I met you, and you gave me hope. You gave me something to believe.” Harry said. “To this day, you still do, and you make me love you for it.”

Cara smiled and hugged him tightly. “You give me something to believe too…a reason to live. A future. My children. Love.”

“I love you.” Harry murmured. “And I always will.”

Cara smiled and kissed him. “I love you too.”

Time after time I think "Oh Lord what's the use?" Time after time I think it's just no good. Sooner or later in life, the things you love you lose; but you got the love I need to see me through.

You got the love.


Until the morning, the two twirled around the room, together. They had a reason to live, and that was each other.

It was something to believe.
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thank you, thank you, thank you to all my readers for staying faithful! I started this story a little after the royal wedding and it's taken me until now to finish it. Thank you for following Cara and Harry's journey, and I hope you read more.

And thank you, Prince Harry, for being sexy.

that is all.