Torn Between Two

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Chapter 32

Three weeks later, it was the day of the wedding. Jessica was in the brides’ room with Melanie and Ashley. They helped her get ready. Jessica looked in the mirror and smiled.

“I’m ready, I can’t wait to marry Nick, I’ll be Mrs. Jessica Lewis,” Jessica said.

“You are so beautiful, Jess, we are so happy for you guys,” Melanie said as she and Ashley hugged her.

“No crying, ladies,” Jessica said.

“I’m glad my dad is walking you down the aisle,” Melanie said.

“Our dad, they adopted me remember,” Jessica said.

“I know that, okay our dad is walking you down the aisle, sis, he’s so proud,” Melanie said. There was a knock at the door. Melanie opened it and saw him standing there.

“Hi Dad,” Melanie said hugging him.

“Hi honey, is she ready?” Seth asked.

“Yes, she is, Jess it’s time,” Melanie said. He came in and saw her and smiled.

“Hi Dad,” Jessica said.

“You look beautiful, sweetie,” Seth said.

“Thank you, you look handsome, father of the bride,” Jessica said. He smiled and they hugged. They went out and Ashley walked down the aisle with Alex and Melanie walked down the aisle with Brian. The music started and Jessica and Seth walked down the aisle. She saw Nick standing there looking handsome and smiling. She smiled and they reached him and Seth shook hands with Nick and kissed her cheek and took her hands and put them in Nick’s hands. The ceremony began. They exchanged vows and rings and they were pronounced husband and wife. Nick cupped her face in his hands and kissed her tenderly. They walked up the aisle and everyone headed to the reception. They ate dinner and talked with everyone.

“Hello everyone, I’m Brian, the best man, how is everyone doing, it’s not time for the best man speech, I’m here to announce that it’s time for the first dance of the newlyweds, we have a special guest duo performing the first song, they will be singing the other songs to dance to as well, but Jessica wanted a special song for the first dance with her new husband, and she called in some favors with some friends in the music business, so here to sing their first dance song, Dan + Shay!” Brian said. The guys came onstage and smiled and waved as everyone cheered. Nick looked at Jessica and smiled and they got on the dance floor as Dan + Shay performed the song, From the Ground Up.

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Grandma and grandpa painted a picture
Of 65 years in one little house
More than a memory, more than saying “I do”
Kiss you goodnights and “I love you’s”

Me and you, baby, walk in the footsteps
Build our own family
One day at a time
Ten little toes, a painted pink room
Our beautiful baby looks just like you

And we’ll build this love from the ground up
Now ’til forever it’s all of me, all of you
Just take my hand
And I’ll be the man your dad hoped that I’d be

And we’ll build this love from the ground up
For worse or for better
And I will be all you need
Beside you I’ll stand through the good and the bad
We’ll give all that we have
And we’ll build this love from the ground up

This life will go by
In the blink of an eye
But I wouldn’t wanna spend it without you by my side
The clouds are gonna roll
The earth’s gonna shake
But I’ll be your shelter through the wind and the rain

And we’ll build this love from the ground up
Now ’til forever it’s all of me, all of you
Just take my hand
And I’ll be the man your dad hoped that I’d be

And we’ll build this love from the ground up
For worse or for better
And I will be all you need
Beside you I’ll stand through the good and the bad
We’ll give all that we have
And we’ll build this love from the ground up

Someday we’ll wake up with thousands of pictures
Of 65 years in this little house
I won’t trade for nothing the life that we built
I’ll kiss you goodnight and say, “I love you still”

And we’ll build this love from the ground up
For worse or for better
And I will be all you need
Beside you I’ll stand through the good and the bad
We’ll give all that we have
And we’ll build this love from the ground up
From the ground up

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Everyone clapped and cheered and Nick hugged Jessica and kissed her deeply. They continued dancing as Dan + Shay sang more songs. Jessica danced with Seth while Nick danced with Sally who was Seth’s wife and Melanie’s mother and Jessica’s adoptive mother. They danced with the girls and the guys too. It was time for cake. Jessica and Nick cut the cake and fed each other. Then it was time for the bouquet. Ashley was front and center along with the other single ladies. Jessica threw it and Ashley caught it and smiled. Jessica winked at Alex who nodded and walked over to Ashley and got on one knee and she covered her mouth with her free hand as he opened a ring box.

“Ashley, will you marry me?” Alex asked.

“Yes!” Ashley said. He slid the ring on her finger and kissed it and stood up and kissed her deeply and they hugged everyone. Ashley and Jessica hugged.

“You knew!” Ashley said.

“He came over the other day and asked if he could propose to you if you caught the bouquet, even if you didn’t, he would have proposed to you later on,” Jessica said.

“Be my maid of honor?” Ashley said.

“Of course!” Jessica said. They hugged again. Nick came over and hugged them and pulled Jessica away.

“Let’s get going, my wife,” Nick said.

“Okay my husband,” Jessica said. They ran through the sea of bird seed being thrown and got into the waiting car and headed out to the airport and got on the plane to Paris for their honeymoon.

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