Only You by: Juliana

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Disclaimer: Don't own Dawson, Joey, Pacey, Jen, Jack, or Andie. But I do own Juliana, (have for quite some time now,) Jaqueline, Dee, Katie, Felicity, Mary, and Rebecca. The song "Broken Road" also doesn't belong to me, (no one would have ever guessed,); it belongs to Melodie Crittenden.

Only You

I set out on a narrow way
Many years ago

I set out on a long road many years ago, Joey thought to herself.

Pacey, Andi, Joey, Juliana, Dee, Jaqueline, and Jack are shown riding in Pacey's car.

Hoping I would find true love
Along the broken road

Hoping I would find true love along that broken road.

Dawson is shown hooked up to an IV., and unconscious.

But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow, kept pushing through

I got lost a few times, but I wiped my brow and kept pushing through.

Pacey and Co. arrive at the hospital. Pacey is admitted to visit Dawson.

"Hey, Dawson," he said, cringing at the sight of Dawson like that. So...helpless.

He sat down in the chair next to the bed. "Look, Dawson, don't leave us. We need you......I need you, Andi needs you, Jules and Jaq and Dee need you, but most of all...Joey needs you. She loves you, you know." He got up and began to leave. "I know you can do it, man." He left just as Dawson opened his eyes, but closed them immediately when he saw Joey enter. Luckily, she saw no sign of him being conscious.

I couldn't see how every sign
Pointed straight to you

I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you. A tear slid down her cheek as she closed the door to his room. "Dawson..." she said, her voice breaking, sitting down in the same chair Pacey sat in.

Every long lost dream
Led me to where you are

And all of my long lost dreams led me to where you are.

"I know you probably hate me for everything I've put you through, but what I was going to tell you is today when Andi was going on about you, that something inside me clicked and my heart and my head told me I love you. And the two, which are usually incompatible, are right. It kills me right now, to see you like this....because you look things you never have before.....helpless, insecure. But you just have to know that I love you."

She kissed the tips of her fingers and brushed them across Dawson's lips. She ran her fingers through his hair and got up and began to walk out of the door. She looked back one last time, and sighed. She then left the room.

Others who broke my heart
They were just northern stars

All the others who broke my heart were just northern stars. "Jack, we need to talk," Joey said as she walked out of Dawson's room. She grabbed his wrist and brought him over to a corner. "My, how should I put this??? Well, to put it bluntly, I'm breaking off our engagement. In fact, Iím breaking up with you."

"You're, you're what?! Jo, why?"

"Well, today, when I was helping Andie get ready, I asked her how Dawson was. At least he was talking to her. And she told me this whole thing about his eyes...that the sparkle that was there when I was with him was gone, that his eyes looked like everything in the world had been snatched away from them, I knew that thing was me, and everything slid into place. I knew who I love then, and it's Dawson. I mean, I love you, but I'm not in love with you. Thereís only one person who I was ever truly in love with, and that person is-"

"Dawson, I know, Dawson." Jack seemed to understand, but it was all an act. He would get Joey back. If it was the last thing he did.

"Thank you." Joey walked away, sat down in a seat, and began to cry.

Pointing me on my way
Into your loving arms

Showing me my way into your arms.

A few hours later, Dawson was found conscious and Pacey was again admitted to see him.

"Pacey?" Joey asked through her tears as Pacey began to enter the room.

"Yeah, Jo?"

"Tell him I love him."

Pacey smiled at her, knowing that Joey had finally realized their tortured "Will-They-Won't-They" was a yes-they-will. And it always had been.

This much I know is true
(That) God blessed the broken road

That I know is true, that God blessed the broken road.

"Hey, Dawson," Pacey said, the smile still on his face.

"Hey, Pace," Dawson answered weakly.

"Whatíd they say???"

"Broken arm, sprained leg, fractured rib, and as you can see, a scratch on the forehead," Dawson said, and at the last comment, gestured to his forehead, which bore a large scratch.

"Well, it's better than dying."

"Yeah."

"Mr. Witter???" a nurse poked her head through the door. "Your time is up."

Pacey rolled his eyes and sighed. He almost left the room, but he remembered his duty. "Dawson???"

"Mmm?"

"Joey wanted me to tell you she loves you."

But Dawson didn't hear anything after the first "you". He, again, fell unconscious.

Joey rushed into the room when she heard. "Dawson, you know how I feel about you, right? I need you, I love you, I always have and always will." She ended in a whisper. "You can't die on me. Because I'll die with you." As he was wheeled away, she ended, "Right?"

That lead me straight to you.

The one that led me straight to you.

6 months later, in Los Angeles..........

"Jaq, I canít believe you're finally getting married!!!!!" Dee cried.

"And to the last person any of us would expect," Juliana rolled her eyes. She had always hated Alex, and so had Jaqueline, until they met up at collage and fell in love, (Molly! Megan! Rebecca! Nicole! Mary!) Juliana still hated him, though.

"Shush, Jules," Jaqueline said, but not really caring. She was minutes away from getting married to Alexander Nathan Jacobson, (ER......Dorkobson.) Juliana, Joey, Dee, Andi, and her friends from childhood Katie, Mary, Felicity, and Rebecca were helping her get ready.

"We're the only bachlorettes in the group now," Joey smiled, nudging Juliana and Dee.

"Yeah, so maybe you're single, but everyone knows you love Dawson," Andie replied slyly.

"Yeah, well, everyone knows he doesn't love me back," Joey sighed disheartenly.

I look back on the years I spent
Just passing through

I now look back on all the years I spent just passing through.

Juliana, Dee, Jaqueline, and Andi looked at each other with a look that said, "God, when will they get it on already???!!!!"

"Girls, it's almost time," Pacey poked his head through the door. He glanced at his watch. "Actually, now's the time!!!"

"Kay, Pace," Andi said, kissing him on the cheek.

Juliana, the maid of honor, went out first. Following was Dee, Andi, Mary, Rebecca, Katie, Felicity, and last but not least, Joey. When Dawson saw her, his breath was taken away. She was stunning in a long, light blue, silk dress and her hair up on top of her head in curls.

I'd like to take the time I lost
And give it back to you.

Dawson, please forgive me so I can take the time and give them back to you!

When the ceremony was finished, everyone congratulated Jaqueline and Alex, the world's most unlikely couple, (Joey and Pacey aside, but, like Jacqueline and Alex, if they ever get together, I might just do something drastic.) And yet again, all the gang was reunited at a table. Alex sat with his parents, (bear with me, it just works with the story,) and Joey and Dawson were sitting next to each other.

But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there, you understand
It's all part of a grander plan
That is coming true

And all those times, you'd just smile and take my hand, be there and understand. I guess it's all part of a grander plan thatís coming true.

And Joey, determined not to lose Dawson, again pulled him outside.

This time, I will get my message across, and this time, he will not cut me off, Joey told herself. I can't lose him again.

"What, Jo???" Dawson asked her, succeeding to cover up the knowledge he had.

"Dawson, what I was babbling on and on about last time we talked, I will finish right here, right now. Understand?"

Dawson nodded his head.

Every long lost dream
Led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart
They were just northern stars
Pointing me on my way
Into your loving arms

Don't you see, Dawson?! All those long lost dreams led me to where you are, and everyone who broke my heart were just northern stars pointing me into your loving arms!

"When Andi was telling me about you, she was telling me in a way that made everything fall into place. That way was asking me about the sparkle that was on your eyes when we were together. And then she said that it was gone, that it had been ever since we broke up, and now your eyes are filled with something saying everything I've ever wanted has been taken away from me, and she made me aware that thing was me, and everything clicked. For the first time in a while, I knew what I wanted."

This much I know is true
(That) God blessed the broken road,
That lead me straight to you.
Straight to you.

All that I know is true, that God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you.

"And what is that thing, Joey?'' Dawson whispered, inching closer to her.

"You, Dawson. It was never Jack, and when Pacey told me you were in a car accident, I was terrified that you would die. Because I knew I had given you the illusion that I loved Jack, but I never have. It's always been-"

She was cut off by Dawson kissing her. Joey's arms snaked around his neck, and his grip on her waist tightened.

Now I'm just rolling home
Into my lover's arms.
This much I know... I know it's true

Now I'm here in your arms, and I now it's true.

"I've known that for 6 months now," Dawson smiled, breaking away from the kiss.

"How?!"

"After Pacey came in my hospital the first time, I became conscious, but closed my eyes when I saw you come in. And you know what, Joey??"

"What, Dawson????"

"I love you, too."

She smiled, and leaned up to kiss him.

(That) God blessed the broken road,
And led me straight to you.

That God blessed that broken road that led me straight to you.

They walked back to their table, hands intertwined, and when everyone noticed it, they all said, "It's about damn time!!!!!" and laughed.

"It is, isn't it????" Dawson replied.

"Mmhm,"Joey said, leaning on his shoulder.

(Yes) God blessed the broken road,
And led me straight to you

God definitely blessed that broken road and led me straight to you.

TO BE CONTINUED

So.......will Jack get Joey back???? Will I, in spite of my hate for Alex, break him and Jaqueline up????? And will we ever be introduced to Katie, Felicity, Mary and Rebecca???? Find out in "Seemingly Perfect".

Kudos to Molly and the other 5 Stooges. And Mary. I could have never even been close to finishing this installment of this series without you. The next one, too. Boos to that retard ref, who threw my dad/coach off the field. May you rot in hell.

Love,
Jul

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