God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you……………..
Joaquin paced the hallway of his California house. What was it that was bothering him? His heart was so hollow after walk the line. He couldn’t shake the laughter he had with her. He couldn’t shake the love that is between them. But he had never felt like this before. This feeling was new. He new she felt it too. When he called her to tell her how sorry he was she divorced it was in her voice. The longing to see him. To have him hold her and reassure her that it will all be okay. But it didn’t happen. She left to shoot Rendition, and he left to shoot Reservation Road. Now on the eve of his biggest night in his career, he couldn’t help but kick the feeling that something was about to happen to reunite them, forever.
Reese was prepping her self for the Oscars. She tried on several dresses before she found the one she loved. It was a Red dress by Nina Ricci. When she had it on, the thought of Joaquin raced across her mind. The thought that Joaquin would approve and would love the dress, is part of the reason she wore it. Cause she knew he would be their, to appreciate it. As Reese was getting her hair done, she had sweet memories of her and Joaquin on the set. Laughing, and just being together. They were few moments, but they were enough to fill a lifetime.
Joaquin stepped out the door in his tux, and stepped into the limo. He for some reason decided night to take his mom, or another girl. He felt like this was a night he needed to be alone. After arriving at the Oscars, and walking the red carpet Joaquin sat down in his chair in the shrine auditorium. Nervous about his nomination for Reservation Road, Joaquin didn’t hear the little sweet voice behind him.
“Hey, joaq. I am just so proud for you”
It was his love, Reese. She had on the most spectacular red dress and her beautiful heart shaped face caught Joaquin’s eyes. All of a sudden from nowhere. Feelings of love and forbidden desires took over Joaquin. He took Reese in his arms and just hugged her. Reese didn’t stop him or even fight him. This is what she too had longed for. They hugged each other what seemed like forever. Until reuses manager told her she had to go and do press. Reese kissed Joaquin on the cheek and walked away. Just then Joaquin shed a single tear. It felt like at the same time, he had gained a love, and lost a love.
It had come down to the time of the Best Actor being announced. Joaquin fidgeted in his chair and looked all over for Reese. But she was nowhere to be found. All of a sudden Joaquin looked up and saw Helen Mirren walking to the stage. Joaquin knew it was time.
Helen: Good evening ladies and Gentlemen. And now the award for the men. Best Actor. And the nominees are…..
Helen: and the award goes to…. Joaquin Phoenix for Reservation Road
Joaquin’s head and whole body just seemed like it was in a fog. Everyone was cheering around him and clapping. .But all that he could see was Reese crying a few rows back behind him. Right then and there he knew. He found the right woman. Joaquin walked towards the stage and accepted the award from Helen.
Joaquin: Thank you thank you. Well. What the crud am I doing with this? Wow. Umm first off thank you to our wonderful director, cast, crew and everyone involved in this wonderful movie. Thank you so much. It was truly a great and touching movie to make. I would like to thank my family for their constant support. And finally I want to say this. I fell in love with a girl a few years ago. And I want that girl to know I am still in love with her. She is my beginning and end. She is my soul. I want to wake up in the morning to find her right their next to me. I want my children, to be her children. She is me. And I want you to know no matter what happens I love you Reese.
Joaquin walked off the stage and everyone turned and looked at Reese.
Reese heart was exploding with excitement and fear. She never thought about what made her like Joaquin so much. But it was at the very moment he looked at her and told her he loved her. Was the same moment she realized she loved him. She loved his untidiness, his charm, good looks. And she most importantly loved him. Reese got up and walked towards the back where she knew Joaquin would be. She didn’t know what she was doing. She was so nervous. What would people say?? What would Hollywood say?? What would her family say?? But all that didn’t matter. She wanted him, Joaquin, to know most importantly to know she too loved him. And she didn’t care about what happened, come what may, she wanted him to be with her.
Joaquin was walking down to the press corridor. He was so nervous. What had he just done? He had just told everyone he loved Reese Witherspoon. But at the same time he didn’t care. He wanted her to know. He wanted her. And that’s all that mattered. As he was about to enter the press room, he heard the voice that would forever change his life.
Reese: Hey, so wow. Congrats first off
Joaq: Yeah, thanks.
Reese: Um so did you mean it
Joaq: Every word. I have loved you since before I can remember. Yeah you drive me nuts, with trying to be perfect. But I love that about you. You are a great mom, woman, and you’re my best friend.
Reese: Joaq, I have waited for a man like you my whole life. I too have loved you. I love you. I love you
Joaq led reese into his arms and held her. Reese was crying
Reese: no matter what road we go, we go together right??
Joaq: Yes. No matter what.
Joaq dropped his Oscar and kissed Reese with all of his heart. Reese gave her heart and soul to joaq.