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I am so happy. It is the most important day of my life after all. I am getting married to the love of my life. I am getting married to the only person I loved so much in this world.
I looked at myself in the mirror. I was wearing a long White wedding gown with umbrella cut and heart shape strapless dress. It was lacey at some parts and the corset I wore underneath the dress made my figure look more good. My light brown hair was down into curls and flower clips were attached to the left side of my hair.
I was completely ready. My make up was done perfectly with shimmery red lipstick and my blue eyes looked absolutely beautiful with the liner that my makeup man applied on me.
I wore a white peep toes sandal which increased my original height of 5′8" to three to four inches more.
“Oh my God! You look so beautiful Juliette” Kiara my best friend squealed as she took me into a hug.
“Thank you” I blushed as I turned around towards the mirror shyly.
“Aww look at you. Today is your wedding and you are still so shy. What will you do on your wedding night?” She elbowed me and made me grow redder.
“Kiara!” I shushed her as an began to laugh at my expression and hugged me sideways.
“Emmett is just so lucky” she spoke as she looked at me through the mirror.
Her long black hair looked beautiful as she braided it to her side and she was wearing a golden color strapless gown with red lipstick. Her black eyes looked beautiful with her cat-eye style and she stood confident with her 5′7" height, wearing her pair of heels. She was a beautiful woman. Kiara Richmond was the hottest girl in the town. She was born to the wealthiest family in New York and lived with her parents in the most luxurious part of New York enjoying her spinster life. The only thing was she never believed in love.
I wonder sometimes how we both became best friends. I also belong to a wealthy family just like her but opposite to her I totally believed upon love. I liked to Study when she liked to party. I liked to party when it was exam time when she liked to hide from her alcoholic friends studying for the exams. The only thing is after partying so much during exam times I always managed to secure more than her. She was my best friend in College but as well as my best competitor. It was the time of Christmas when I met Emmett for the first time in a party that my parents kept for me as I turned twenty-two. My birthday party. I met him there in the party and instantly, I grew to like him. Soon we began to date and after a year of dating, we were in a relationship. After a year he proposed me directly for wedding and me being a lovesick woman said yes to him.
“I believe the one who you will love will be the most Handsome man you would ever meet” I smiled turning towards her to face her.
“Oh not again! Juliette just not today please” she rolled her black eyes while I shooked my head at her childishness. She just never believed in love.
“Juliette!” We both turned towards the door to find Jace peeping his head inside watching us with a smile.
“Come here, kid!” Kiara teased him. Jace Swanson was my only brother. He was three years younger to me. He disliked it whenever Kiara called him Kid. Kiara loved teasing him and Jace couldn’t stop getting irritated by my best friend.
“Please! I am 21 for your kind information” Jace spoke irritated and Kiara rolled her eyes muttering “whatever” to herself.
She can be mean sometimes.
“Jacey!” I squealed and ran to hug him.
“Hey no don’t touch my hai-” he closed his mouth when I already ruffled his soft black hair which he inherited from my Mom.
“Aww, Jacey don’t be like that. Today is my wedding” I cooed as I pinched his cheeks.
“Can you at least act like an elder?” He slapped away my hand and furrowed his eyebrow irritated.
“We just love irritating you Jacey” I pulled him into a hug and he began to resist me but soon gave up and hugged me back tightly.
“I am going to miss you Julie” he whispered into my hair. He was really taller than me which made me really jealous of him sometimes.
“I will too” I whispered as I began to feel little sad that I was going to leave him.
“Come on now everyone is waiting for you” he pulled away from the hug as he cupped my face in his hands and kissed my forehead.
“You look beautiful” he spoke cheerfully.
“Okay, guys now don’t be emotional. It’s her wedding and you will just ruin her make up so hush and Juliette come here” Kiara interfered and asked me to go to her.
I walked towards her and she took the veil from the table and adjusted it on my head covering my face.
“Here!” She gave me a bouquet of rose and I held it and giving a last glance at myself in the mirror I inhaled deeply feeling nervous all of a sudden. I don’t know why but suddenly I began to feel anxiety grow up inside me. Probably because of the wedding I thought and shrugged it off.
“Let’s go. Dad is waiting outside for us” Jace took hold of my arm while Kiara helped me with my gown and we walked out of the room together.
“That’s it I am going to get married now. My life is going to change today” I thought to myself as a smile broke into my lips.
We walked towards the entrance of the church and soon I saw dad standing near the entrance with my Mom waiting for us. My dad Mr. Stephen Swanson and mom Mrs. Jessica Swanson were my life. They did everything to give me a life I deserved. I remember when there was a time when dad was not a wealthy man but an average employee of a company. He worked day and night for us. I looked exactly like him. Inheriting his brown hair and blue eyes, I was his princess and I knew he loved me more than Jace.
“My princess” his eyes watered as he saw me in the wedding dress and took me into a hug.
“I am going to miss you” he cried as I enjoyed his embrace and inhaled his smell which is what I loved the most about him. If anything he loved except me was cleanliness. He was the cleanest man I have ever seen in my life.
“My darling” my mom cooed as she engulfed me into her arms. My mother was an athlete when she was married to my father. She was really strong.
“Mom I can’t breathe” I managed to speak with great difficulty and finally she let me go realizing it and I huffed out air feeling relaxed.
“Honey!” My dad scolded her and she smiled sheepishly at me.
“Sorry I just got carried out with my emotions” she gave an explanation.
I smiled at her and squeezed her arm “it’s okay mom”.
“Okay it’s time now” my dad spoke as he checked the time on his watch.
“I love you sweetheart” my mom kissed my forehead and Jace hugged me again as both of them began to leave.
Kiara was my bridesmaid. She took her place with the kids and showed me a thumbs up sign mouthing “All the best”. I smiled at her as I linked my arms with my Dad and we waited for the gate to open.
The music began to play and the gate opened revealing a crowded church. It was filled with people as all of them waited patiently for the bride to appear.
Slowly we began to walk as we rehearsed earlier. My legs began to wobble out of nervousness and my palms began to sweat.
“Relax princess” my dad whispered squeezing my arms assuring me that everything was going to be great.
I managed to smile at the people and hummed as a response to dad. I saw Emmett waiting for me looking confident standing on the alter. He looked so handsome wearing his black suit. His hair was combed back and his gray eyes twinkled when he saw me. Immediately, a smile broke into his lips as he licked his lips waiting for me.
I knew he was impatient.
He was talking the whole night with me on the phone discussing our wedding night. He had planned so much and he wants everything just to be as he has planned.
He was really desperate to have me.
I blushed deep red when he winked at me. It took me a month to convince my family especially my father and Kiara. I don’t know why but both of them disliked Emmett when they met him for the first time. But I loved him. Finally, after so much difficulty, I managed to convince them for this marriage.
“Take good care of her son. I hope you to take care her of her just like me” my father spoke as he handed my hand to Emmett.
“I promise I will take care of her even more than you” he replied as he smiled at dad and dad nodded leaving me in the aisle.
“You look beautiful muffin” Emmett whispered to me as he placed a kiss on the back of my hand.
“I just can’t wait to get you” he winked making me blush.
Clearing of a throat made us snap out of our little moment. The priest cleared his throat probably hearing Emmett’s words.
“Shall we began now?” The priest asked holding his book and we nodded.
He began to read his book while people sat down on their places watching us while the priest read his book.
“Now you may speak your vows,” he told us and I nodded. Finally, it was the time. I have waited for this moment from so long. As I was just going to open my mouth, we heard a gunshot and my eyes widened out of shock and fear.
I looked towards the entrance and saw a man standing with his one hand up with a gun. He smirked at the people who gasped at him because of fear and few man followed him as they pointed their gun towards the people to stop them from moving around.
“What’s going on?” I heard people whispering.
“Who are you?” My father stood up as a man pointed a gun towards him asking him to sit down.
My heart hammered against my ribcage seeing the sight.
I looked towards Emmett to find him sweating badly and his hands were trembling.
“What’s wrong with him?” I thought to myself.
“Emmett, What is going on? Why aren’t you doing anything?” I called him and tried to touch him but the man who shot that gun earlier came and stood before me blocking my sight.
He towered my height and stood tall confidently before me with a hardened expression on his face. His brown eyes glaring down at me making me step away from him but he held my arm and steadied me on my place.
“L-Leave me” I stammered fearing him.
“Emmett!” I called him for help but when I looked at him his nose was bleeding and he was being held by two men who pulled him with them from the aisle.
“Juliette!” He called coughing a little. I gasped seeing his condition and tried to walk towards him only to be blocked again by the brown-eyed man.
“Now you will feel how I felt when you took the most precious thing away from me you mutt” the brown eyed man snarled looking towards Emmett.
“I will make sure to let you see what is going to happen now with your own eyes” he hissed at him with hatred in his eyes.
“You proceed what you were doing” he spoke pointing his gun towards the priest. The priest gulped and nodded continuing again.
“W-What are you doing? Leave me” I began to struggle against him. He tightened his grip and glared at me. Then he nodded towards the men and they all took their position surrounding both of my parents pointing their guns towards them. Everything was a Chaos now.
“Do as I say or you lose them” he hissed as he tightened his grip on my arm more. I stood paralyzed on my spot seeing the deadly weapons which were pointed against my family.
“Now you may speak your vows” the priest stuttered nervously.
“Speak!” The brown eyed man shouted making me flinch.
I began to utter what I memorized earlier but with lots of stuttering and tears.
“It’s Zachary Udolf Sullivan” he interfered when I was going to utter Emmet’s name. I found the name familiar as I have heard it earlier but my mind was just not able to process it.
With great difficulty, I spoke his name which somehow sounded foreign to my tongue instead of Emmett’s name.
“Y-Your turn” the priest spoke nodding at the man.
He smirked down at me and then at Emmett who was now struggling against the two men.
“Leave me. Juliette! No don’t do this” he began to scream.
“I Zachary Udolf Sullivan take Juliette Swanson as my lawfully wedded wife” I heard the man speak with a smirk and as I began to register what was going on, he reached forward and getting rid of my veil, which he threw away somewhere and in no time pulled me closer and captured my mouth in a kiss.
“No!” I heard Emmett screaming.
I tried to push him away but he held me by my waist and pulled me closer to him as he began to kiss me forcefully.
Tears were continuously flowing down my cheeks as he did so and finally when he let me go, he wiped his lips using his sleeves and smirked at me and looked towards the priest who spoke lowly “Now I may declare you as husband and wife. May God bless you”.
It was a total shock for me. Whatever just happened was totally shock for me but it was nothing to what I just witnessed next.
The man whose name was Zachary and who was my husband now pulled out his gun and pointed it towards Emmett.
“Now it’s time to bid goodbye” he spoke deadly as he pulled the trigger and we all heard a gun shot and I looked down shocked to see Blood on my dress while Emmett fell down on the floor. Everyone began to yell and scream panicking while his man tried to control the people.
But the only thing which my mind registered was the blood which was on the floor everywhere.
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