Chapter 14: Wedding Day
“Where have you been? We were looking everywhere for you!” Emma hysterically screamed at my face when I sashayed inside her home. My friends and Addie were already dressed up and they were snickering in the side.
“Hush Emma. I did told you I needed to see my groom but you wouldn’t let me.” I boredly replied as I walked towards the second floor. Emma followed stomping in her way.
“So, you thought climbing down my two storeys home was the best idea?” she gritted her teeth.
“Pretty much.” I shrugged, grinning at her while she exhaled loudly. She shook her head and glared at me.
“Iñigo will surely have a handful with you.” She commented as I sat in front of her vanity mirror “You’ll drive him to his death with your impulsiveness.”
“You mean drive him to heaven with my sexual prowess in bed.” I teased her as a smile formed on her lips.
“You’re hopeless.” She chuckled “Now sit down and I’m retouching your makeup. I can’t believe you climbed down my window and drove to his place with pins and curlers on your hair. The paparazzi will have a field day seeing you on your bathrobe!”
“Let them.” I shrugged not caring if they’ll get a photograph.
“Why did you pushed on visiting him?” Emma asked as she retouched my makeup.
“I had a feeling his ex-wife will come.” I sighed “I want security around the area.”
“Got it.” Emma said “Now stop thinking and enjoy your day. We have less than two hours to prepare!”
Emma worked wonders on my face and my hair. Addie helped me with my dress while Emma worked with my veil. Once done, they had tears on their eyes.
Staring at the mirror, a triumphant grin was on my face. My hair was in a bun with soft tendrils cascading my face. The dress hugged my curves and softly fell in waves on my knees. I paired it with the earrings Iñigo gave to me.
Turning around my friends walked in and they all cried upon seeing me.
“Please stop crying, I don’t want to look like a racoon when I face Iñigo.” I pleaded yet laughed as tears also started to form in my eyes.
“You’re right.” Emma sniffed “You need to be pretty when you walk to him. Now come on! We don’t want to be late.”
Heading to the city hall, I opened my phone and a smile was on my face at Iñigo’s text message. He sent me a photo of himself and his friends waiting for me at one of the halls where the judge was.
I slipped my phone inside after texting him a reply. Upon arrival, paparazzi swarmed my car and I posed for photos at them. When I walked inside, the secretary greeted us and lead us inside the hall. They didn’t let me inside until the music started.
I still wanted to walk the aisle. Once the doors opened, my eyes were solely on my husband-to-be. He looked really gorgeous with his custom designed black and white suit and tux. Our friends were seated at the chairs provided and the judge was at the front beside Iñigo.
A giddy feeling fluttered inside my stomach as I slipped my hand into his. I could feel my heart beating erratically inside my chest as he kissed me on the cheek and smiled at me.
“You look beautiful.” He whispered in my ear.
“Beautiful enough to strip my dress?” I demurely teased him as he chuckled. He bit his lip and his eyes glazed with desire. My insides squirmed as he replied,
“Beautiful enough to eat and pound inside of you tonight.”
Oh my! Iñigo truly knew how to rile me up and make me giddy with excitement. Turning to the judge who was watching us with laughter in his eyes, I confidently asked him, “Can we go straight to the I dos?”
Everyone laughed at my request while Iñigo shook his head. The judge asked him for help as to my request.
“You heard her.” Iñigo said his eyes crinkling in laughter “What Ava wants, she will get.”
“I-uh yes. We can still add some parts?” the judge asked
I nodded. “Yes but hurry please.”
The judge proceeded with our ceremony in a fast yet concise manner.
We delivered our vows and messages as heartily and passionate as possible. Holding my hand in his, I couldn’t help but tear up at the sincerity of Iñigo’s words.
“Ava Marquez you came into my life like a storm, breaking my walls and leaving me with the sad reality how bitter my life was before you. You were a force yet without your exuberance and persistence, I wouldn’t be able to see the error of my decisions. Thank you for showing me the light and for choosing me despite my boring and boorish ways.” I laughed at his teasing tone “Your energy is so bright and full of light that I couldn’t stop myself from wanting to be near you. As we face our lives together, know that you are my present and my future. I will do my best to be the husband you need and the father our future children will be. May you never get old of this boring old man and I’m excited for our days to come.”
Holding the microphone in hand, I opened my letter and teasingly grinned at him.
“Don’t worry, I’ll make sure to keep you on your toes.” I mischievously grinned at him to which he chuckled “Kidding aside. Iñigo Petrakis, I’ve known you since I was 15 and I’ll never forget the support you have given me in the darkest days of my life. I know your life isn’t the best the past few months, and I’ll probably give you a lot of headache due to my impulsiveness, but know I will do my best to become your wife and a good mother to our children. You became my idol for so long that now I would like to give back and help you in the hardest days of your life. I’ll be the cream to your coffee, the rainbow to your darkest days, and the vixen in bed.”
He laughed at my insinuation “But most of all I will be your partner and your home.”
His eyes twinkled with delight and he softly squeezed my hand. I wanted to tell him I love you, but chose not to. For now, I’ll wait and give him time.
“Do you Iñigo Petrakis, take Avery Marquez to be your lawfully wedded wife to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, and in health, until death do you part.”
“I do.” He sincerely replied. I flashed him my bright smile.
“Do you Avery Marquez take Iñigo Petrakis to be your lawfully wedded wife to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, and in health, until death do you part.”
“I do.” I replied.
“Please exchange rings.”
I slipped the platinum wedding band on his finger while he slipped mine next to my engagement ring.
“By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss the bride.”
I couldn’t stop the excitement in my bones when Iñigo parted my veil, cupped my cheeks and kissed me on the lips.
“Hello wife.” He whispered against my lips.
“Hello to you too, husband.” I whispered back “Now kiss me!”
“Impatient as ever.” He chuckled before leaning down and pressing his lips against mine in the most heart-stopping kiss I ever had.
With his lips softly pressing against mine and our friends cheering us, all I can think about was finally, I’m officially Mrs. Avery Marquez-Petrakis!