The Second Chance

Chapter 15: On the night of passions

General de Jarjayes was waiting for his daughter outside her room; while nanny was helping her to get dressed…He could hear them perfectly behind the closed door…

Nanny:“Where is that pagne?!”

Nanny was nervous; Oscar had to look beautiful, especially today…

Oscar:“Ouch! Don´t pinch me!”

Nanny:“I´m sorry mademoiselle! But you should have stood still!”

Nanny was running around the room searching things she had just seen…She had just held those in her hands and put it down just a moment ago…but where? She was rather anxious…

Nanny:“Now, where did I put that comb? Ah, there it is!” she picked the comb up and went to Oscar.

Oscar:“Stop that! You´re pulling my hair off!” she yelled.

Nanny:“You must look beautiful!” she persisted.

Oscar:“Grandma! Take it easy!” she smiled. She could tell that grandma was a bit too nervous. Well, it was quite natural, it was Oscar´s wedding day. Then Oscar ought to be nervous as well, but she wasn´t. She was so happy, that she forgot to be nervous…

Nanny:“How can I? This is the day I´ve been waiting for all these years! Our precious Mademoiselle is finally getting married!”

Oscar laughed:“I am!”

Nanny:“And with my grandson! He´d better treat you well, or else…”

Oscar:“He´ll make me very happy…” she said with her dreamy eyes…“he already has! Oh, grandma! “She yelled, when she realized that…“I´m going to be Mrs. Grandier!” of course she knew that, but now…it was finally happening…today she would become André Grandier´s wife.

Oscar:“Soon I´ll be Oscar François Grandier!” she said with her dreamy eyes.

Nanny:“That is so wonderful…” she started to cry…she was so happy, because both her beloved children would be very happy…

She hugged her grandma…“her” grandma, because now that she was getting married, André´s grandma would be hers as well.

Nanny:“I know!” she remembered the time, when she herself got married…“oh, those happy times!” she thought. “This day will be the first day of your happy life together!” she laughed.

Oscar:“Yes!”

Nanny:“But, I can´t believe that he had allowed you to take a post, even now that you are getting married…” She looked worried…“Mademoiselle. You are not going back to your military career, are you?!”

Oscar:“Well, of course I am! I was just given a post in the French Guards as a commander in Company B and I´m not giving it up just because I´m getting married.”

Nanny:“But Mademoiselle! French Guards…There are bunch of commoners…Rough men with rough habits…”

Oscar:“It´s all right, grandma! I´ll be fine. André is coming too!”

Nanny:“André is going to enlist?!”

That startled Oscar; she didn´t want that to happen…Not to her André!

Oscar:“NO! I won´t allow that! He´ll be accompanying me as usual, as when I still was in the Royal Guards.”

Nanny:“But this time, as a husband!”

Oscar smiled:“Yes, as my husband! But first, after the wedding, We´ll go to Arras and spend few weeks there!”

Now, Oscar was ready…She looked dashing in her blue dress, which highlighted her shining blue eyes. She was sparkling with happiness.

Nanny was crying, because she was so happy. She had never seen so beautiful bride before…Oscar hugged her “Oh, grandma! I´m so excited!” she said.

Nanny: “But, Mademoiselle…You called me grandma!” nanny was startled. Oscar had called her “grandma” many times before, but only now she noticed it.

Oscar:“Of course! If you´re André´s grandma, you´re mine as well!” Oscar laughed.

Meanwhile the guests had already gathered in the small church. The church was full of people, mostly commoners, who had come to see the ceremony. André was there already, waiting for his bride. He was talking with a man, who had just been curios to see, what was it all about…

André:“…yes, everybody is welcome. We´ll be holding a small party in our manor after the ceremony. Please, join us there.”

Man:“You are inviting strangers to your manor?”

André:“Nobody is a stranger! At least, not today!” he laughed. This was the happiest day of his life.

Then, Oscar came with her father…Finally the ceremony began…It was very touching and sensitive moment for both Oscar and André…They never thought-especially André-that this day would come…André couldn´t have even dreamed about marrying Oscar…but now, it was all real…Tears of happiness fell down on their cheeks, when the priest pronounced them husband and wife…

After the ceremony they invited everyone to their home to celebrate their happiness. There was plenty of food; it was because they had wanted no gifts at all, but instead lots of food for their guests…For them, marrying each other was a gift to itself…

Oscar and André had invited everyone they knew; Rosalie, Charlotte, Pierre…practically everyone, and they were enjoying themselves…The party lasted well over midnight and when the party was over, there was no food left…

André´s grandma was still awake; she wanted to clean up the mess. Besides, she was too nervous to go to sleep anyway. She was so excited, that her grandson had finally got his happiness with their beautiful and beloved Madamoiselle….“Madamoiselle…I can´t call her that anymore, now that she married my grandson…” she thought.

Nanny:“They really ate everything…” she wondered while cleaning…Oscar had told her to leave the cleaning, but she wanted to do it right away. “Oh, but that ceremony was so beautiful that I cried like a baby…” She reminisced…alone, because Oscar and André had already gone upstairs to their room…It was, after all, their wedding night…

Oscar was standing by the window looking at the night sky. Everything had been perfect…She was so happy…She was enjoying the fresh breeze, when André came and hugged her from behind. He caressed her gently…She was both excited and nervous at the same time…“André, I´m scared…” she whispered. She knew what they would soon be doing…

André turned her around and held her tight in his arms.“Don´t be afraid. I won´t hurt you, I promise.” he smiled tenderly.

They looked deep into each other´s eyes and kissed gently. She knew she could trust him, she knew he was going to be gentle; she knew she wanted him…but this was all new to her-to them both-and that´s why she was nervous…

He never had felt a woman in his arms before, it was her he had been waiting for. And now it was happening...They were giving their virginity to each other.

Oscar:“I´ll be yours.” she said gently. Her heart beat fast as she was near him.

Then he took her into his arms and carried her to bed…They took their clothes off…Then he went on top of her and took her into his embrace…They started to kiss…They felt overwhelming happiness…And soon…They were both in the state of Ecstasy…

He kissed her neck and glided his soft lips down her throat… while his hands were caressing her legs…

She opened her legs for him…she was shivering…she felt him slowly coming into her…He didn’t want to hurt her, so he tried to be as gentle as he could…

Oscar:“Ah…I love you, I love you…” she felt intoxicated with pleasure…“We´ve shared happiness and sadness…we´ve shared our lives together…And from now on I give you my all”

He was inside her…and she felt wonderful…

André:“Oscar” he sighed…This was the moment he had been waiting for a long time…Now, the woman he loved was in his arms…as his wife…He was so happy.

André: “Do you remember you were there in those fleeting moments of spring…You were there in those blinding days of summer…Around in the shape of autumn, in the vile winter…Oh! Just like Castor and Pollux…You were there, you were there”

She sighed with pure pleasure…“André…”

Now, when night fell, the two childhood friends were linked as equals by God…Born to be together, the two were tied beautifully…

André: “I love you” he whispered into her ear.

Oscar sighed…

He was caressing her beautiful blond hair…

Oscar: “André…André…My husband…”

They were so happy that they cried…

The stars shone brightly in the night sky, while the two lovers, husband and wife, were sharing their first beautiful moment together…enjoying…

To be continued…

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