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Chapter 46

Chapter 46

It was time for me to walk next with my father. I was tensed. I slowly take his hand and walk towards the opening. As soon as everyone sees me, they stand up. I slowly lift my gaze to look at the stage to see Axl and he was standing there, looking as handsome as ever.

He was wiping tears off his face and that made me emotional.

“Here Axl, I am giving you the love of my life. Take care of my Lexi,” my dad said giving my hand to Axl.

“I will always,” he said taking my hand. “You thought that I would have ran away didn’t you,” he whispered and I put my head down. How did he know what I was thinking? “Well Lexi, I will never runaway. I love you,” he said and stood opposite of me and I was blushing.

“Dear Friends and family, we are all gathered here to witness the bonding of Ms Alexis Winston and Axl Scott in matrimonial bliss. In the years they have been together, their love and understanding of each other has grown and matured and now they have decided to live their lives together as husband and wife” our Officiant, Austin says.

“So Axl and Lexi are you ready to exchange your vows?” Austin asks and Axl starts.

“Lexi, I knew from the very moment I laid eyes on you that you were my forever. Someway, somehow, I was determined to make you mine. And from this day forward my heart is entirely yours....

As we continue to grow in our lives together, I promise to give you all of my words when needed, and to share in the silence when they are not, to pick you up if you are down, to love you unconditionally, to lay my bare skin on you when needed most, to care for you and our families for as long as we live, to adventure with you always, to say I love you before falling asleep each night, to be the best dad I can be as we grow a family together, and to always know in the deepest part of my soul, that when challenges arise we will always find our way back to one another. Lexi, you are my everything and this is my promise to you. I used to think that we met by chance but now I know without a doubt that the universe put you in front of me because we were meant to spend our lives together.

You have filled my life with joy and have given me a sense of peace that I have never known. You are my best friend, my biggest supporter, and… the best backup singer any guy could ask for.
Although today marks the start to the rest of our lives, I know it will not be enough time with you. I will not take our time together for granted. And because words cannot do it, I promise to show you, for the rest of my life, how much I love you.
I promise to encourage you to follow your dreams.
I promise to make you laugh when you are taking yourself too seriously.
I promise to hold your hand through the good times and through the bad times.
I promise to be loyal and faithful and to put you before all else.
I promise to never stop making up songs for you. Although, I know you wish I would.
And I promise that when we are old and grey, we will look back on our lives together and we have no regrets.
...From this day forward, you will never walk alone,” he finishes and all of us are in tears.

“Ms Winston, your town,” Austin says and I start.

“Axl, I was drawn to you from the day we met. Well not the day but you get it right?” I ask and everyone chuckle, ’Your warm and inviting eyes and your magnetic smile softened my tough façade immediately. I remember wanting to have, and sometimes make, reasons to talk to you. To see you beam that amazing smile back at me, immediately putting me at ease and brightening my day. I love that we started out as Frenemies. That is my favourite part. You truly saw me. You understand me, accept me, in a way no one else has, in a way that I believe no one else can. You are my best friend…. I’m so grateful for our special brand of weird. To me, it means more than just being silly. It signifies a special, profound, unfettered love for each other. It’s loving each other at our most intimate, vulnerable times. It colours our tapestry with yet unnamed, exotic colours, known only to the two of us. I promise if there’s only one ice cream left, I’ll let you have it,” I say and he chuckles as he wipes tears off his face, “I promise to put you first and love you even when you get real sassy. I will even promise to bear with you when you call to say good night when I have woken up,” I say and again everyone laughs, “No matter what Axl, I love you,” I say finishing my speech.

“Time to exchange your rings,” Austin says as someone gets the rings.

“I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our wedding day,” Axl says as he puts the ring on my finger. It was the most beautiful after my engagement ring I have seen. It fit me perfectly. “I will forever wear this ring as a sign of my commitment and the desire of my heart,” I say and I examine it for one last time and take his ring.

“I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our wedding day,” I say putting the ring on his finger. It fit him amazingly.

“I will forever wear this ring as a sign of my commitment and the desire of my heart,” he says smiling at me. My heart just did a summersault because I was almost married to him.

“So do you Axl Scott take Alexis Winston as your lawfully wedded wife?” he asked him and Axl looks at me lovingly.

“I do,” he says squeezing my hand. I couldn’t believe it. I was one step back from becoming Axl’s legally.

“So do you Alexis Winston take Axl Scott as your lawfully wedded husband?” he asked me and well one answer and the wedding was complete.

“Yes, I do,” I say grinning like an idiot.

“With the power given to me, I pronounce you as Husband and Wife. Axl you may kiss your bride now,” Austin says and it was done. I was married to my love.

As if Axl was waiting for the last sentence, I mean he did, he immediately moved forward and made a drop and kissed me in a movie style.

Everyone especially my bridesmaids jump up and down and cheer for us. That is it! I was married to the man I was in love with since 7 years.

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