Everyone at the Agnello house was preparing for Ilyssa’s eighteenth birthday. On the other side, there was preparation coming to an end for Ilyssa and Aldon’s marriage which is supposed to happen the next day. Ilyssa was still at her place with Mark. She was getting ready to go to the Agnello house. Lilly, Jin, and Jennifer came to Ilyssa’s house. They quickly celebrated Ilyssa’s birthday privately. Ilyssa received a big parcel at her place. She was shocked to receive something that big and it had no from address. She opened it. It was a big frame of Ilyssa, Sera, and Cristiano. Tears rushed through her eyes as she saw the picture. Jin calmed Ilyssa. Jenifer stood in the end like a proud mom. Mark was happy to see Ilyssa happy. And Lily had no expression.
“Who sent this?“, asked Ilyssa.
“It’s beautiful! Looks like you got this amazing figure from your mom, Ilyssa”, said Mark.
“I guess so!“, chuckled Ilyssa.
“But who gifted this?“, asked Jenifer.
“It must be Cristiano.“, said Lily slowly.
“It must be him.“, said Mark.
“Yes, or who else can have our family picture?“, said Ilyssa.
“That’s good. Now who’s ready to go for the chapel?“, said Jennifer getting exited.
“ME!“, screamed Jin and Ilyssa.
“But are you sure, Ilyssa? You still have time.“, said Lily getting worried.
“I don’t, Lily. If I don’t get married today then I will have to marry Aldon tomorrow.“, said Ilyssa.
“Your dad will lose his head when he comes to know about our plan.“, said Lily.
“Don’t worry, we will protect her”, said Jennifer.
“Then you better start it from tonight.“, said Mark.
“What do you mean?“, asked Jin.
“Dad’s going to hold huge security in and around the Agnello house so that Ilyssa doesn’t run away.”
“WOW! That’s really something”, said Jin getting surprised.
“No wonder why everyone’s scared of our dad.“, said Mark laughing.
All of them go to the wedding chapel.
Aldon was siting with Cristiano and was chatting.
“What gift are you going to present my daughter?”
“She probably received it, uncle.”
“What is it? The gift?”
“Her family frame with you and her mother, Sera, and Ilyssa.”
“That was kind of you, son”, said Cristiano patting Aldon.
“I just wanted her to feel happy.”
“That’s why you are the right match. Take care of my daughter.”
“I will, uncle. I had been an ass for a long time, but I will change.”
“What do you mean?”
“Nothing. But there is something I want to ask you.”
“What is it?”
“It is something personal. You might get mad at me for bringing this up and I am not sure if its the right timing.”
“What is it?“, asked Cristiano.
“It’s about Sera.“, said Aldon softly.
“What about her?”
“I know, uncle. I was there that day. I was there that day when she died. I was on the tree branch. I saw through the window, that night.”
“WHAT did you SEE?!”
" I know that Sera didn’t commit suicide.”
“What nonsense are you saying?!”
“I know that she was murdered by another woman. I couldn’t see her face clearly but I know what I saw. She was murdered.“, said Aldon. He looked at Cristiano sitting still. “Why aren’t you surprised? Uncle! Did you know that Ilyssa’s mother was murdered?!”
“Yes. And you need not know who did it. Because I too don’t know that. We must not let Ilyssa know this.”
“But uncle Ilyssa thinks that you were the reason for Sera to commit suicide!”
“That’s okay with me. It’s better than she getting to know that her mother was murdered.”
“That’s life! We need to live the way it shows us to.”
Ilyssa came to the Agnello house with Lily and Mark. Her birthday was celebrated grandly. Many were invited Jin included. Ilyssa took Jin to her room and showed him around.
“Wow! Your room is pretty!“, said Jin.
“I know right! But sadly, I can’t live here.”
“You can decorate it in our new place.”
“Sure”, said Ilyssa smiling. “Tomorrow we will make our relationship official!”
“Can’t wait for it!”
After the birthday party ended, Ilyssa went to her room. She saw out through the window. Security everywhere! “WOW dad!“, said Ilyssa.
Lily and many other maids were dressing Ilyssa. Ilyssa was in her wedding gown. Her hair is done beautifully. After getting ready Lily said, “Be safe.”
“I will.“, said Ilyssa with a smile. Ilyssa walked out. Her dad was waiting for her. She held her dad’s sleeves at his arms and walked on the chapel grounds. She looked around; all her classmates were present. She was shocked by seeing them. She realized that her dad had done everything from her preventing the wedding. Ilyssa stood in front of the priest. Jin waited for Ilyssa’s sign but she didn’t do anything. She stood next to Aldon getting married.
The priest said, “Do you, Aldon Banu take, Ilyssa Agnello as your lawful wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and cherish until death do you part?”
“I do”, said Aldon smiling. Ilyssa looked worried. She was scared of the crowd. She closed her eyes.
“Do you, Ilyssa Agnello take Aldon Banu as your lawful husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and cherish until death do you part?”
Ilyssa stayed still with her eyes closed.
“Ilyssa, say yes!“, screamed Cristiano.
Ilyssa remained still and opened her eyes. She looked at the crowd. She got scared. She looked at Jin. He smiled with a cheering face and signed her to do what she has to do. She inhaled and exhaled.
“I don’t”, said Ilyssa.
“WHAT?!“, said Aldon.
“I can’t marry you Aldon, I can’t marry him, dad. I can’t!“, screamed Ilyssa and walked towards Jin. “I can’t marry anyone! Because I am married to Jin!“, said Ilyssa loud and clear, removed Aldon’s ring, and showed them the other ring and held Jin’s hand. Jin was astounded.
“What the--“, stopped Jin looking at Ilyssa. Jin was surprised that Ilyssa held his hand. Everyone in the crowd was shocked. Mark and Lily were also shaken seeing Ilyssa holding Jin’s hand. Aldon and Cristiano didn’t know what to be offended of, whether they need to be shocked that Ilyssa married Jin or that Ilyssa, someone who can’t bear to touch anyone is HOLDING someone’s hand.
“I am officially Mrs Ilyssa Agnello Brown! We got married yesterday.”
“What the hell you blabbering Ilyssa?!“, screamed Cristiano.
“What the hell is happening Cristiano!“, screamed Allen.
“Goodbye dad!“, said Celia and walked with Jin towards the exit of the chapel. The security tried to stop them but Jennifer came there with her men. They hit the shit out if Cristiano and Banu’s men. Ilyssa walked away with Jin. The crowd stood still lost in the situation.
Jennifer saw Faith waking towards the wedding house while driving to her house. She stopped the car and ran towards Faith and hugged her and said that she got her revenge. Faith didn’t understand what she meant but she got all emotional seeing her sister after so many years.
“I missed you sister”, said Faith getting teary.
“Me too”, said Jennifer hugging her sister.
“He doesn’t love me, Jenny”, said Faith crying at Jennifer’s shoulders.
“Come with me sister. You don’t have to stay with that jerk. Come live with me.”
“I can’t. I can’t let Sam not live with his father.”
“He doesn’t love me but I still love him.”
“What the HELL Faith?!”
“Then what are you doing here?”
“I am here to attend to my client’s wedding.”
“Wait what?! Faith! Ilyssa is getting treatment?!”
“How do you know her?”
“That’s not her surname. She said it was Blake.”
“NO, it isn’t!”
“What are you saying?”
“Do you know the groom’s name?”
“No. She never mentioned his name. All I know is that she is getting married to her abusive fiancé instead of her loving boyfriend.”
“Oh, sister! Do you have your name card?”
“Just give it to me.”
Jennifer saw Faith’s Therapy name card. It had only Faith instead of Faith Brown.
“Where is your surname?“, asked Jennifer.
“I didn’t mention it. I didn’t want my family to get involved in my messy life.”
“Do you know that because of that you fooled my daughter in law?”
“You were about to attend Ilyssa Agnello and Aldon Banu’s wedding. And Ilyssa had already married my son Jin yesterday on her eighteenth birthday. We crashed their wedding. I made Jin make Ilyssa fall for him so that I can take my revenge towards Allen Banu.”
“What the hell did you do, sister?! Does anyone else know about this?”
“You are in great trouble. You just destroyed your son’s life. And I am not coming with you. I won’t forgive you for what you did to Allen and his son! Goodbye Sister!“, said Faith furiously and walked away.
Jennifer stood all alone on the road next to her car. Jin and Ilyssa went in their car to their home now knowing anything that Jennifer did to their life.
To be continued......
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