“Where the fuck is my dress, Kim?”
“Excuse me?” she uttered. “What makes you think I have your dress?”
“Because you signed for it. I received a copy of the consignment note with your name and signature on it.”
“She’s lying, babe,” Ellie growled.
“Excuse me, is there a problem here I can help you with?” I glanced at the woman who walked over to the desk. She had a friendly face, and a softened genuine smile.
“Yes, please. I want to know where my Wedding Dress is.”
“Was your dress delivered here?” I noticed the tag on the right side of her chest which read Manager.
“Yes, it was.” I reached into my bag and grabbed my phone, unlocked it and showed her the consignment note with her Kim’s signature.
She drew her brows together and shifted her attention to Kim. “This is your signature. Do you have the dress?
“No, I don’t remember signing for it.”
“That’s total bullshit, Kim,” I huffed and drew out a harsh breath.
“Excuse us for a moment.” The manager swung the doors open and escorted Kim out the back, only to return a few minutes later. “I’m sorry, ma’am. I am not sure where your dress is. When is the wedding?”
“Tomorrow,” I advised.
“Please leave your number here and I’ll have a look around the hotel to see if anyone has seen it. I sincerely apologize.”
“It doesn’t help me for tomorrow, does it?”
With a calming voice she shook her head. “No, ma’am. I will do everything I can to make sure we find that dress or get a replacement for you.”
“You can find a replacement by tomorrow?”
“I’m not sure, ma’am.”
“Please don’t make promises you can’t keep,” I told her. “I would also think about asking Kim again. My fiancé happened to be someone she has slept with.”
“I didn’t know that. I’ll definitely be asking her again.”
Ellie and I returned to our room only to receive a phone call from the manager an hour later. “Hey, Summer. Your dress has been found. I’m sorry, there’s extensive damaged done to the gown.”
“It was found in the hotel garbage bin outside,” she advised me. “I’m so sorry.”
“Fucking bitch,” I cursed. It was clear Kim’s jealousy of Tyler and me had pushed her over the edge to the point where she was hell bent on ruining my day.
“Ma’am, we’ll be repaying you for your damaged dress and purchase you a new one. As far as Kim goes, she has been fired and no longer works at this hotel.”
“Where the hell am I going to find a Wedding Dress today?” I growled over the receiver.
“There are two stores in the area however there is another one about forty minutes’ drive from here. I will arrange for a car to take you there right away.”
“We’ll be down in five.”
We were at the store which was almost an hour away from our hotel. I had tried on about six different dresses and none of them had the right fit.
“I can’t believe I have to be doing this a day before my Wedding.”
“Babe, I think I found the perfect one for you,” Ellie said as she reached the dress over the changeroom door.
I gasped as soon as I removed it from the hanger. “It’s stunning.”
After trying on the dress, I stepped out of the change room and Ellie flung her hands over her mouth. “Oh my God. You look so beautiful,” she gushed. “It’s perfect.”
“At least I don’t have to make any adjustments.”
“No, I love how it hugs your curves. You’ve got such a gorgeous body,” Ellie complimented.
I could see my flushed cheeks in my reflection. “Thank you, babe.”
“How did you go?” Tyler asked as I stepped into our hotel room.
“Ellie found me the perfect one.”
Tyler smiled, though I could see there was a hint of guilt in his eyes. “I’m sorry, baby. I can’t believe Kim did that.” He flung his arm around my neck and drew me closer for a kiss.
“How screwed up can people get?” Adrian said.
“Where did they find it?” My brother asked.
Tyler shifted his attention to Alex. “In the dumpster outside the hotel.”
“What a bitch,” he raged.
“At least they fired her ass,” Ellie chuckled. “She deserved that and more.”
Tyler pulled me closer. “Have we sorted out the second room yet?”
“I’ll go down there later. I’m exhausted right now.”
“Maybe you and Tyler should get some rest,” Ellie suggested. “Spend some time together before the Wedding.”
“That actually sounds great. Thanks, babe.”
Alex, Ellie, Adrian and Char all left to go to their own hotel suites. Tyler and I took the opportunity to get some rest. As soon as I snuck beneath the covers, Tyler opened his arms I took refuge on his chest.
“This time tomorrow we’ll be married,” he said.
“Are you nervous?”
“More excited,” he replied. “You?”
My fingers traced the printed outline on his t-shirt. “It’s like when you know you’re going on a holiday, you get so excited the few days before seem to drag a little.”
“I know what you mean.” He pulled me closer and tightened his arms around me. “I love you so much.”
“I love you too, Tyler.”
My eyes flickered open and Tyler’s smiling face was the first thing I noticed. “Hey, baby.”
“It’s late afternoon and I think our parents have arrived.”
I groaned and snuggled into him. “I just want to stay and cuddle.”
“I do too, baby, but if we stay any longer, I won’t let you leave tonight.”
A slow smile spread on my lips. “We can’t have that now, can we?”
After getting out of bed and changing into something more decent, Tyler and I made our way down to the restaurant to have dinner with my parents and Tyler’s mom.
“Hello, dear,” Alice greeted. “How was your day?”
“Interesting,” I told her. “Some girl threw out my wedding dress in the trash. I had to go and buy a completely new one.”
Alice’s mouth gaped open. “What? Who would do such a thing?”
“A jealous bitch,” Tyler swore.
Tyler’s lips curved up. “Sorry, mom.”
If only Alice knew the dirty things he says to me in the bedroom...Oh, God. Stop thinking about it.
Tyler leaned over and whispered in my ear. “Are you okay? You look flushed.”
I swallowed hard and smiled. “I’m fine.”
“What naughty things on your mind right now?”
I picked up the napkin in front of me before I wiped my mouth, and whispered back to him. “You.”
“I love the way your mind words.”
When dinner was over, Tyler and I headed back to reception to get our keys for the second room, before we made our way up the lift to our floor.
The moment we reached my hotel room door, I turned to Tyler. “So, I guess this is goodnight?”
“I don’t want to be away from you.”
“Neither do I.”
“Call me as soon as you get in bed.”
I couldn’t help but smile. “Don’t worry, baby. I will.”
My arms flung around his neck and I kissed him passionately. He pressed his body up against me and pushed my back to the door. It had been a while since we’d been away from each other, and I was worried how he would feel alone. The moment he pulled away; Tyler planted a gentle kiss on my forehead before he made sure I entered my suite.
After a quick shower, I got changed and jumped in bed, ready to call my fiancé.
“I miss you already,” he gushed.
“Don’t hang up on me, okay?” he pleaded with a desperate tone.
“I won’t. I’ll fall asleep listening to you snore.”
“I don’t snore,” Tyler chuckled.
“Sometimes you do,” I admitted. “I still love you though.”
Tyler took a deep sigh. “I wish you were here.”
“The things I would do to you.”
“Don’t start me, because I will go straight to your room whether you like it or not.”
“Why are you trying to tease me?”
“How did I tease you?” he laughed.
“You made me think of your hard cock.”
“Lalalalala. I can’t hear you,” he muttered. “Damnit, Summer. You got me hard.”
A giggle escaped my mouth. “Goodnight, baby.”
“How am I supposed to sleep now?”
“God, I love you, Tyler.”
“I love you more.”
TYLER’S POINT OF VIEW
I had fallen asleep after being on the phone with Summer. Suddenly, my eyes fluttered open when someone climbed in beneath the blankets and wrapped their arms around my waist.
“I thought you didn’t want to see me the night before our Wedding,” I whispered. “I’m glad you came though. I’ve missed having you next to me.”
“I’ve missed you too,” A familiar voice breathed in my ear. My heart sank in my chest as I realized that the girl in my bed was not my fiancé.