Someone sent me this ask on tumblr:
If you were to write Katherine and Matt’s wedding scene, what would it be like and why? (ps. love your books ❤ <3)
I loved it so much I answered in detail. I thought some of you might also appreciate it, so I’m reposting it here. It’s kind of an unofficial epilogue to The Last Beginning. Spoilers within!
omg. WELL first off in 2056 kate proposes to matt. i know this is obvious, i barely need to say it. she does the whole monica thing and fills a room with candles, courts him until he’s blushing etc.
on the day, Matt wears a tuxedo and is so nervous that he’ll get the words wrong that he gets drunk before he even puts the suit on
Kate dips Matt when the vicar says they can kiss.
she doesn’t wear white (”i did that last time”), she wears something shiny like this:
her ‘something old’ is a tortoiseshell hair clasp from carlisle in 1745, her ‘something borrowed’ is clove’s watch with the rainbow strap (so spart can be part of the ceremony – matt insisted, “since you brought us together after all”).
her something blue is a tattoo of matt’s name written in blue fountain pen ink which she gets done drunk on her hen night. jen got a tattoo too: hers says ‘st andrews university <3′.
tom has this whole melodramatic joke about it. at the rehearsal dinner he tells every. single. person. that he’s not jen’s first love and he might never recover from the heart break. clove has to move to a different table because he’s so embarrassing.
oh, clove! Clove is the maid of honour and wears this:
ella is technically her date but officially the ring bearer (”why do you want to be the RING BEARER?” – clove “we don’t have them anymore! i want to hold the cushion!” – ella. “if you lose the ring you are time travelling right out of that church to buy another.” – clove)
on the day, ella arrives in some futuristic dress that clove absolutely refuses to let her wear (”is that – is your dress made of clouds? are you FLOATING? No. no way. how did you think you would get away with this without anyone noticing?!”) so meg lends her a dress that looks like this:
the wedding is the first time meg and ella meet and that goes as awkwardly as you would expect.
kate and matt’s wedding song is come on eileen.
ella lends them her Skim for their honeymoon. they go on a tour of all of their lives. they’re gone two years but they time it so they come back after 2 weeks. no one notices how long they were really gone. even though matt has started going grey.
they have a baby boy six months later, and clove is the best big sister in the entire world. tom and jen enjoy being aunt and uncle and taking a less active role in the parenting (”you’ve got enough grey hair for both of us, i don’t need more stress in my life” – tom to matt. “if that were true you wouldn’t demand to babysit once a week” – matt to tom “WHAT ARE YOU DOING, DON’T STOP HIM!!” – kate to matt)
(If you enjoy tumblr rants I recently made one about the excellence of Pacific Rim)
In other news: The Russian cover of TNT was revealed today! Title translation: “Love and other catastrophes”. Out in March!