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Better Than That

Better Than That

“I can’t believe he just broke up with you.” Kyle said the next day as we were at the diner we knew Candy worked at.

“I know. It was just so sudden.” I choked out as I acted like I was crying.

“Did he say why?” Kyle asked even though she knew about everything.

“He just said that he was still in love with Candy.” I said as the Devil herself came over to our table to take our order. “Oh it’s you.” I said snidely as she just gave me an innocent smirk.

“Hi, my name is Candy what can I get you two for dinner.” She said way too sweetly, obviously she heard the conversation.

“Whatever your best comfort food is.” Kyle said as I ‘broke’ down again.

“Mac and cheese it is.” She said before leaving. I continued to sniffle as she just smirked. Another waitress brought out my dinner and handed me some Kleenex, and gave me an apologetic smile, knowing something was wrong.

“How was your dinner?” Candy asked when Kyle and I were done eating.

“It was fine.” Kyle said as she took the check from Candy before Candy left again. On the back of the receipt there was writing.

Jonny never loved you more than his career, that’s why he was so easy to black mail. Now he is mine, so suck it. <3 Candy

When Candy came back to our table she was all smiles. “You had something to do with this?” Kyle asked instantly pointing at my distress.

“Aww is she still crying over Jonny Boy breaking up with her?” She asked sarcastically.

“Yeah, and for some reason I have a feeling it’s because of something you did.” Kyle said vulgarly.

“Well I’m not denying it.” She said.

“What did you do bitch?” Kyle asked.

“Since nobody is going to believe you anyways I might as well tell you.” Candy said before going into the explanation of blackmail. “…and obviously my plan worked perfectly.” She said with an air of confidence. I couldn’t help but smile at her confession. “What are you smirking at?” Candy asked confused, but before I could answer Jon walked into the diner.

“Hey babe.” He said with his million dollar lopsided smile.

“Hi” Candy said flirtatiously as if he was talking to her. Jon just gave her a questioning look before taking me into his arms in a big hug and kissing me passionately. “What the hell?” Candy almost screamed completely confused.

Jon just ignored her as he took the engagement ring out of his pocket. “I hated seeing you without this on.”

“I hated not wearing it.” I smiled at him before kissing him again.

“That video is going to go out in public now.” Candy said throwing her hands up in the air as two police officers walked through the door.

“Candy Brown?” The short police officer asked.

“That’s me.” Candy said still confused.

“You are under arrest for blackmail, and harassing Mr. Jonathan Toews and Miss. Jayden Harris.” The taller one told her, and her face just dropped.

“I did no such thing.” She said quickly trying to cover up her mess.

“We have proof.” The short one said as I pulled the wire out of my shirt.

“But, but” She stuttered.

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have a right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.” The taller one said as he handcuffed Candy.

“This isn’t the last of me.” She said before being escorted off the premises.

“I do believe you two could be actresses.” Jon told me with a smile obviously a lot more relaxed.

“Pfft, the world isn’t ready for us to overtake their TV’s.” Kyle joked.

“Yeah you are probably right.” Jon said as he put his arm around my shoulder and led me out of the diner.


“So what’s it feel like winning the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row?” Jayden asked me right after the final buzzer sounded. After the Candy incident everything seemed to fall into place, wedding details were finished, losses in games were far from in between, and now we had just beat the Flyers to win our second Stanley Cup in a row.

“Amazing,” I told her simply with a huge smile. “Especially since I can actually celebrate this one.”

“So is this…” she was cut off from asking another question as Sharpie pulled me away so we could lift the cup.

When Bettman handed it to me again I was ecstatic. The winning feeling never changed no matter how much I won. I skated around the rink holding up the cup to the best fans in the world but not letting my eyes leave Jayden for more than a couple seconds. As soon as I handed the cup over to Sharpie a brown hair reporter came up to me for an interview.

“So Jonathan this is your 3rd time winning the Stanley Cup. Has the feeling changed?”

“No it is still one of the best feeling have ever had, there is only one other thing that trumps this feeling.” I told her truthfully as I looked over to where Jayden was goofing around with Kaner.

“Oh” the reporter said shocked. “And what feeling is that?”

“The feeling that I got when Jayden said she would marry me.” A smile spread across the reporter’s face that said that she was happy for us.

“Congratulations on winning the Stanley Cup, and have a good wedding.” The reporter said finishing off the interview. Once done I skated over to Jayden who was now with my parents and my brother who was waiting for his chance with the cup, since he was pulled up for the playoffs.

I grabbed Jayden from behind causing her to yelp in shock before easily turning her around and kissing her like my life depended on it. “Get a room.” David joked after a few moments.

“Oh I plan on it.” I smirked causing David to high five me, Jayden to slap y arm embarrassed because my parents heard that statement, and my parents to laugh.

“You two are just too cute.” Abby Sharp said coming up to us with her husband skating behind her holding Maddy.

“Yeah, stop though because we are supposed to be the cute couple.” Sharpie joked.

“What can I saw we are in love.” I said smiling as I kissed Jayden’s hair before lifting her up and skating around holding her as if she was the Stanley Cup that I had just won. Whoops and hollers came from the team but all I could hear was Jayden’s laughter the best sound I could ever hear.


I couldn’t believe today was the day, the day I married the man of my dreams. “Jayden honey, are you awake?” my mom asked outside the door of my childhood room.

“Yes mom” I said as she opened up the door.

“How much sleep did you get?” She asked probably noticing my tired eyes.

“Honestly?” she nodded. “15 minutes here and there.” She smiled knowingly; I just can’t sleep without Jon by my side.

“Jon dropped this off for you this morning.” My mom said handing over a small box. “I’ll let you have a minute to look at it but then you must shower.” With that she left the room with a sad smile.

I opened up the box to see a letter on top of the tissue paper.

My Dearest Jayden,

Today is the day all of my dreams come true. I am so happy there aren’t even words to describe the feeling. Last night I couldn’t sleep because of my excitement and because you weren’t by my side But luckily for me I won’t ever have to endure that again. I love you so much Jayden and I can’t wait to be called you husband.



I felt the tears roll down my cheek at the letter; my emotions were on high alert because of the wedding. Once I finally calmed down I opened the rest of the box and inside was Jon’s iPad. When I turned it on a video showed up with Jon speaking.

Jayje, on here is a playlist for you to get ready to. All of these songs are ones that remind me of you or us and the great times we have spent together. I will be listening to the same playlist all morning as well. I love you with all my heart.

I smiled as the video stopped and the playlist appeared. I pressed play and got in the shower to start getting ready. As the first song started (7 things by Miley Cryus) I couldn’t help but laugh as I remembered meeting Jon.


“You won’t be hear very long” he said again “For a couple of reasons, one you are going to mess everybody’s equipment up, two you are going to get harassed day in and day out, and three you are probably here to sleep with the players but there is a strict dating rule within the organization, so you won’t want to be here after a couple of weeks.”

“Oh really?” I challenged. “I will be here for a while Jonathan Toews” I sneered his name. “For a couple of reasons, one I grew up on hockey, I helped my brothers with their equipment before I was allowed to play and continued to help them when I was playing, and interned with the Rochester Americans with the equipment manager. Two I am used to be harassed, I am a girl in a guy’s world it comes with the territory, and I know how to take care of myself. Three I am not looking to sleep with anybody, I don’t like to mix relationships with my job unless it’s just friendship, besides I am not a puck slut. Four, now I want to stay even more to prove you wrong.” I finished off my little rant.

“We’ll see” he said getting up and walking out of the room. Well that was not how I expected meeting Jonathan Toews would go.

End Flashback

Every song that came on brought back a memory that brought Jon and I to the point we are today. The scientist by Cold Play brought back the time where Jon apologized for calling me a slut when he thought my brothers were my boyfriends.


“Jayden, about before I really am sorry. I wasn’t thinking about what I said. I should never have judged you. It’s your life and you can do what you will.” Jon told me honestly. This was the most vulnerable I have ever seen the man that hated me.

“It’s ok. I didn’t explain who they were; it’s partly my fault too.” I told him, not wanting him to blame himself completely.

End Flashback

As Don’t Trust Me came on the time when Jon and I had a fake date with Pat and Carissa. Then the Our First Kiss by Billy Gilman came on and I remembered what it felt like to kiss Jon and how badly I wanted it to happen again. It was as if Jon knew what I was thinking because Sparks Fly by Taylor Swift came on. Then Tear Drops On My Guitar by T-Swift came on reminding me of the time he fucked Michelle, thinking that I would never date him. After Lip’s of an Angel by Hinder played reminding me of the wasted time I spent with John wishing that it was the other Jon.

However the mood in songs picked back up when You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift came on reminding me of the time Jon saved my life.


“Why did Jon even want to fuck you?” John yelled grabbing a picture frame of the Toews family and smacking Jayden in the head with it. “You aren’t even good in bed.”

“We didn’t have sex” Jayden said softly grabbing her head where it started to bleed from where the frame hit.

“You didn’t have sex?” John screamed as a vein in his neck popped out. “Then why the fuck are you in Jon’s room wearing Jon’s clothes.” He shoved Jayden into the dresser causing things to fall off the dresser and break. “You are such a fucking slut.”

“Jayden” Jon’s voice came from downstairs as John threw Jayden into a wall causing the dry wall to break.

A few seconds later Jon came bursting into his own bedroom. “Get your hands off of her.”

“What are you going to make me?” John smirked as he slammed Jayden in the wall again. This did it for Jon, he tackled John onto the floor and started punching him.

End Flashback

The next song that came on was Hot In Here by Nelly, which reminded me of the time I stripped in front of Jon before we were dating after he practiced with me. His face was priceless.

Smile by Uncle Kracker, didn’t remind me of one particular time. It just reminded me of the smiles that Jon has given me. The I-didn’t do it smile, or the lets-go-have-sex-smile, the-i-can’t-believe-you’re-mine-smile, the-i-have-a-secret-smile and the-i-love-you-smile.

The Addams Family Theme Song came on when I was getting my hair done by my cousin and we both couldn’t help but laugh remembering the time when he was introduced to them for the first time. All of the boos that my family gave him as he told them who he was.

Songs continued to play reminding me of everything, and then the last song on the playlist started to play as my I stepped into my dress about to head out the door. It was our wedding song, God Gave Me You by Blake Shelton.

I've been a walking heartache
I've made a mess of me
The person that I've been lately
Ain't who I wanna be

But you stay here right beside me
And watch as the storm blows through
And I need you

Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it's true
God gave me you
Gave me you

There's more here than what we're seeing
A divine conspiracy
That you, an angel lovely
Could somehow fall for me
You'll always be love's great martyr
And I'll be the flattered fool
And I need you

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it's true
God gave me you

On my own I'm only
Half of what I could be
I can't do without you
We are stitched together
And what love has tethered
I pray we never undo

Cause God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
And for when I think I lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it's true
God gave me you, gave me you.
He gave me you.

As the song finished playing, I had tears in my eyes as I walked outside, waiting to hear the wedding march start. I watched as my two cousins who were the flower girl and the ring bearer roll the Stanley Cup down on a red Blackhawks wagon with the rings in the cup and smiled knowing that hockey wasn’t going to escape the wedding. When the wait was over I grabbed my Dad’s elbow and started to make my way down the aisle to the man of my dreams.

After everything we have been through it was worth it for this day. My dad gave me away and the Priest went on and did the perfect ceremony. It was finally time for our vows.

“Jonathan, never have I ever imagined meeting a guy like you. We may have started off on bad ground but that is the reason we are here today. You have shaped me into a better person. You are the reason I am still alive today without you I would be nothing, I wouldn’t have had the nerve to stand up to the people in my life who brought me down, and I thank god every day that god gave me you. I love you so much.” I said looking into Jon’s eyes as I watched him start to cry.

“Jayden, I loved you since the day I met you however I just didn’t know it then, that’s why I acted so much like a tool. But I finally figured out what the feelings inside of me were with the help from my mother. You have always stood your ground around me not letting me get away with things that other people would. With you in my life I am no longer considered Captain Serious because I am always smiling knowing you are by my side. A little while ago I told a reporter that there was only one better feeling than winning the Stanley Cup and that was the feeling I got when you said you would marry me, but I lied, there are two better feelings. The best feeling I have ever had and will ever have is right now, you promising to be mine for the rest of our lives. I love you, with all my heart.” Jon said choking up at the end.

“With the power vested in me I know pronounce you husband and wife, you may kiss the bride.” The priest said as Jon pulled me in and kissed me to signify the start of our new life together. It was the perfect way to end one way of life and start a new one, nothing could be BETTER THAN THAT.

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It's over :( ....I am sad it's over but it's where I wanted to end it... But I do have another story coming out since my Crosby story is almost done as well, its a Stamkos story What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

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