It was only with the encouragement of his confused and terrified daughters that Phineas left Ferb's body, and even then it was with the stern warning that if anyone touched him they would regret it. The redhead was lead only a few steps away before he scooped the girls into his arms and carried them in the house, laying down on the couch with them curled up on his chest. The redhead had a hand on each of them, heart aching with each breath they took. Candace took a seat beside him, smiling weakly.
"I called dad" she whispered "He's on his way"
"I..." the redhead paused, more tears filling his eyes and he struggled against them "I want to keep them... but I know they're safer with dad..." he looked over to meet his sister's gaze "They're all I have left of him..."
Candace frowned sympathetically and leaned over, placing a gentle kiss to his cheek
"I don't know what to say to you, Phineas" she whispered as she stood "I know nothing I say can help" she paused "But he loved you"
"I know" he whispered
She nodded and turned, leaving the room quietly. After a few minutes, everyone else followed. A silence fell over the trio, and Sonny was the one to break it
"Momma?" Phineas looked over at her "where's daddy?"
Phineas' heart stuck in his chest but he held back his tears, forcing up a smile as he struggled to speak
"Daddy is away right now, getting some things for mommy" he replied softly "He;ll be back soon, don't worry"
"Why was he layin' in the yard?" Alexandria asked slowly
"That wasn't daddy" he fibbed "That was a hologram"
"Why we need a ho... holo... a... why?"
"I'll tell you when you're older, baby. But daddy is okay"
There was a beep and Francis slowly walked into the room, forcing up a smile at his son
"Lawrence is here"
"Can you girls go with grandpa?"
The girls crawled off of their mother and the man lead them outside. Phineas was silent for a moment before calling after them that he loved them. The girls called back they loved him too, and Phineas felt tears stinging at his eyes. He looked over when he heard footsteps, and Isabella, Buford and Baljeet walked into the room. All three of them took a seat in front of him on the floor and Isabella cocked an eyebrow
"Why didn't you tell them?"
"Because" Phineas sat up on the couch,
determination gleaming in his eyes "Ferb isn't gone. I'm getting him back" His friend's gasped "I need you to distract Candace and dad so I can do this. Are you in?"
Silence rang through the room, and Buford was the first to break it
"I'm in, dinnerbell"
"Then I am in to" Baljeet agreed
"Me three" Isabella stated firmly
The two boys stood and left the room, and Isabella stood making to follow them. She pauysed in the doorway however, and turned to face her friend
"Phineas?" he looked up at her "I'm sorry"
"I know. Me too"
She nodded and forced a smile before leaving the room to follow her friends and distract the two remaining Flynn's. Phineas was silent for a moment before pushing himself up off the couch and rushing up the stairs. Once upstairs he entered the closet and pulled out the small storage cube he and Ferb had invented sometime prior to their wedding. He reached into the device and after some digging around he found what he was looking for a pulled it out. He set the small device on the ground and clicked the button, and it swirled out, expanding into a full sized time machine.
The redhead climbed in and pulled the lever, and light swirled around him before the machine disappeared from present time, Phineas remaining unaware of the platypus holding onto the back of the device. When he opened his eyes he was inside his house again, and was briefly confused. Shrugging it off he climbed out of the machine and walked over to the window, peeking out. He was confused when he saw a crowd of people in his backyard. A moment later he gasped softly.
"Our wedding" he breathed
He rushed down the stairs and hid behind the banister, remaining unaware of the platypus following him. He was silent as everything went quiet and music started playing. He heard the fireside girls begin humming and turned his head just in time to see himself being pushed out of the bathroom by Isabella.
The girl was in a flowing pink gown that hugged her curves in all the right places, and she giggled softly at past Phineas' terrified expression.
"I can't do this Isa!" he cried out
"Phineas you'll be fine!" she insisted "Man up!"
She hurried away to take her place, and past Phineas was left alone panicking. He glanced over and caught Phineas' eye, and his eyes widened in shock.
"You'll be fine" he whispered
Past Phineas nodded, and was momentarily lead away by Lawrence and Francis. They made it up the isle and Phineas watched the ceremony silently. When it finished, he hurried back up to the machine. Perry followed and leapt in just as Phineas yanked the lever.
When he reappeared he was silent, sitting in the machine. Perry made his presence known, but Phineas said nothing, staring blankly at the ground.
"Dad I can't do this" he whispered, voice cracking
"You'll be fine" both men replied, each one chuckling a moment after
"I can't do-" he squeaked in terror and fell silent when they reached the altar, Ferb turning and smiling radiantly at him
Phineas' eyes widened dumbly as his hand's were passed to Ferb by his fathers. When the Brit gave him a gentle tug he stepped up the stairs, eyes still fixated on his gorgeous fiance.
"Wow" he squeaked
"Wow yourself" Ferb smirked slightly
Phineas' cheeks flushed red, and Buford cleared his throat. They turned their heads towards him, and he opened the book in his hands, gazing at it momentarily before snorting and tossing it over his shoulder. Candace fumed in her seat.
"Ladies, Gentlemen" he called "It's my privilege to be here to witness the probably not holy and definitely not legal marriage of two of my closest friends" Phineas giggled softly "Now, since these two geeks wrote their own, I'll ask them to say their vows now. Ferb?" he invited, turning to the tall Brit
Ferb turned to look at Phineas, smiling reassuringly when he noticed his terrified his redheaded lover was
"Phineas" he spoke, just barely loud enough for everyone to hear "From the moment we first met I knew I was destined to spend the rest of my life with you. Of course, at the age of four, one doesn't exactly know how these things will work out" the audience chuckled softly "All I knew, is I wanted to always be with you no matter what. When I was thirteen I realized I loved you, and nothing I can say can describe how... ecstatic I was when I found out you loved me too” he chuckled softly “Of course, you were too chicken to tell me, I had to hear you sleep talking” Phineas’ blushed and the audience chuckled softly once again “Look, I could go on all day really, but... the truth is... I love you more than life itself Phineas” a loud ‘awwwww’ came from the audience “And I can’t see life without you. You mean the world to me, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you”
Tears were filling Phineas’ eyes as he smiled widely at Ferb, and Buford turned to him, wiping away a tear
“Phineas?” he prompted
"Ferb... I love you" was all he could bring himself to say for a moment “No matter how many times I say it, or how long I have to say it, you’ll never truly be able to understand how much I love you and need you in my life. Without you there is no Phineas Flynn. I cant live in a world without you, and I want you to be mine forever. I’ll treasure every moment we’re together for the rest of our lives”
Ferb smiled brilliantly at the redhead and Buford tried to discreetly wipe away another tear. He cleared his throat
“Can I have the rings?”
Candace walked up with Alexandria and Sonny in her arms, and the little girls held out a pillow. Phineas and Ferb each took a ring, slipping them on each other’s fingers and smiling widely at their daughters. The girls cooed happily and Candace returned to her seat, girls in her lap. Buford spoke once more
“By the power vested in me, yadda yadda” Candace shot him a dark glare “I now pronounce you Husband and other Husband. Well go ahead and kiss. I want me some of that cake”
The large man rushed away and Candace handed the girls to her fathers and rushed away screaming angrily at the bully. Phineas chuckled softly, eyes never leaving his husband, and Ferb pulled him close. In a second Phineas lurched up and connected their lips in a passionate kiss. Cheers erupted around them, and when they parted he smiled
“I love you”
“I love you too” Ferb smiled
Phineas was snapped back to reality when Perry yanked on his sleeve. He yelped in shock and turned to face the platypus, whom impatiently placed his hands on his hips
“You got us to the right time, are we going or not?” he hissed “We’re going to get caught. We’re wasting time”
“You’re right” Phineas leapt out of the machine, shrinking it down and stuffing it in his pocket. Perry perched on his shoulder, the determined look in his eyes matching his owners “Let’s go”