A Month In Sin
07. The Reception
Seeing my sister walk down the aisle and just how happy she was marrying her best friend was mind blowing.
It made me think of my wedding, and I spent the time that the preacher was talking trying to
Was I happy? Did I skip down the aisle as Claire did?
I couldn’t remember much, but I knew that I had made a mistake. It’s getting fixed and quickly,
“I vow to help you love life, to always hold you with tenderness, and to have the patience that love demands. To speak when words are needed, and to share the silence when they’re not, and to live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home.”
Claire had told me that they would be using the vows from The Vow, but I didn’t believe her.
“I vow to fiercely love you in all of your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that
this is a once in a lifetime love. I vow to love you, and no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find a way back to each other,” Andrew vowed.
I was probably the only one crying, but they were beautiful vows. Claire had told me that the movie had a lot of significance to the both of them.
As the preacher announced that they can now kiss, I didn’t pay attention, knowing they needed
I heard Only Wanna Dance With You by Ke$ha as they started dancing back down the aisle.
The wedding flowed into the reception without a hitch.
For a time, I was able to feel relief at the thought that everything was under control.
All control left the room when we got to the reception. How can you control something that’s
supposed to be a huge party?
I scanned the room, hoping Eris wouldn’t see me. She was hanging out with Luke and Niall, but
unlike what they said on the way over, only Niall even drank at all.
“Ori!” I heard Eris yell from across the room.
“What?” I snapped when she reached the table I was sitting at.
She opened her mouth to say something, but someone else butt into the conversation before she got the chance—the eldest triplet.
“Ori! Eris! Who are these guys?” Elysian asked with a knowing smirk spread across his lips.
“Go to hell, Elys,” I sassed.
He laughed and shook his head, walking away.
“You two are fucked. Unless you can pull the Daddy’s princess card, Ori,” Claire said, looking
towards our brother—who was talking to Dad.
I froze, knowing they would take away everything, or worse. Oh my God! They might cut me off and kick me out! I have nowhere to go! How am I supposed to survive with no money?
Seeing Dad walk up to the table and give Eris and I a look I couldn’t decipher just made my nerves worse as they were jolting my mind and making it harder to hold the tears back.
“Who are these guys?” he asked, although the look on his face told everyone he already knew.
"Dad, meet Luke and Niall. Our husbands,” Eris said, motioning to each.
His eyebrows rose, and the disappointment was clear on his face. The tears then seemed to pour out of me with no control.
“I’m sorry, Daddy,” I sobbed.
“Was this your idea, Eris?” he asked.
“Technically it was Ori’s idea.”
I looked at her with shock as she threw me under the bus. We’ll see how many more times I cover for her so she can go party.
“Well . . . it’s hard for me to punish you if that’s the case.” Dad’s eyebrows furrowed. “Ori’s never done anything wrong, and I think getting yourselves out of this mess is punishment enough.”
I was surprised and happy all at the same time. I was not losing my phone, computer, and TV.
Although, all I did on there was fan girl anyways.
That was a smack in the face. One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer had a huge fan base, and Eris and I weren’t the only ones in this huge room full of people.
When I saw the little girls making their way to Niall and Luke looking like they were on a mission, I grabbed Niall’s hand, pulling him out of his seat.
“Ori? What the hell are you doing?” Eris asked.
“Saving his ass. Get Luke and come with me.”
I motioned to the girls coming towards us and they all jumped off their chairs.
We, unfortunately, had to run into the bridal party dressing room to get away from them.
Standing against the door, breathing hard, I felt the pounding of my heart against my chest.
I would definitely need to go to the chiropractor tomorrow because my back was already starting to ache.
Maybe I could schedule a spa day.
None of the girls broke down the door, and we put some of the furniture in the room in front of it so they didn't get the chance.
“So, how long are we gonna have to stay in here?” Niall asked.
“Well, I still have to make my maid of honor’s speech,” Eris said.
I glared at her. I did more planning of this wedding, and she chose Eris. I get she’s older, but
seriously? It’s only by a minute!
I sat on the chair that Claire had been getting dressed in and rested my head on the desk.
One thing that kept running through my mind when I was pacing this morning was that I wasn’t
alone in this and that Eris had made the same mistake, but I felt alone.
She doesn’t care at all about the fact that she just married one of the most eligible bachelors in the world, which makes me wonder what is going on in that brain of hers.
Is she happy? Is she miserable but hiding it?
So many questions, but I don’t think she knows the answer