Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.
“I was just saying it like that, I never expected that you would really come here to help me,” Emily laughed as she raised up her cup of tea and took a sip.
“Of course I am the only person who can help her best friend at her wedding.Who else did you expect?” I laughed at her and she nodded her head.
“I really thought that you were just bluffing.I seriously thought you wouldn’t come.I am really happy,” her eyes twinkled with excitement and she sighed with contentment.
“We are going to have so much fun together.I am really excited about my wedding,” she said dreamily.
“I am excited too,,” I said forcing out a smile all of a sudden feeling little low.
I think she noticed my expression because her smile faded away and she frowned a little saying “What is it, Angie? Is everything alright? Are you not happy with my wedding?” she askedworriedly.She was now seated at the edge of the chair looking at me expectantly wanting to hear my answer.
“What? Of course, I am happy.Everything is alright Em, it’s just that I am tired, that’s it,” I said as I got up from the dining table and made my way towards the kitchen.
Our house is a two storage house with six bedrooms and a guest room.Enough space for the guests who were going to help for the preparation of the wedding.I took a glass and filled it with the orange juice for my dad.
“Okay.I am glad,,” she followed me and took the glass from me keeping it on a serving tray.
“So from where do we start?,” she askedand I thought about it for a second before replying: “Umm how about selecting a good wedding invitation card?”
“Perfect,” she smiled and took the tray with her to my dad.
“Already trying to impress father-in-law are we huh?” I taunted her and she just winked at me before heading off to the lawn.
Macey my cat meowed at me and I picked it up patting its head affectionately.
The beeping of my phone disturbed my slumber as I groaned and clicking my tongue in annoyance got up from the bed and walked to the shelf where I had put my phone into the charger.There were three missed calls all from an unknown number and six unread text messages from the same unknown number.
It’s a good thing that you chose to stay away from Xavier.
He is mine.
Pick up my calls or you have to face the consequences.
Ignoring me should be your last thing to do because I can harm you very badly.I hate you.
You gold-digging bitch, who do you think you are? I know everything about you.You married him for his money.Just wait until I leak this piece of information to the media.I also have proof against you.If you want me to hand you over the proof thenstay away from Xavier.I won’t harm you if you don’t get near to my Xavier.
You will be the sole reason for your downfall.
A sigh escaped my mouth as I read those messages again and again. It’s not a not a new thing. I have been getting all these types of messages after I married him but from this last two weeks this messages have grown a lot and every time it’s from the same number.
At first, I thought it would be one of Xavier’s ex but then I remembered that Xavier was never really in any kind of serious relationship. The only woman I knew of him being serious was the lady whom I met and saw her hugging Xavier few weeks ago. What was her name again…Yes, Claudia.
Can it be possible that this messages are from her?
But she has a child now.
I shook the thought and like always chose to ignore the messages and checked the battery to find its already full.Groggily…I walked to my bed when my phone rang in my hand.
“Xavier,” I spoke as I picked up his call and made myself comfortable on the bed.
“Hello beautiful,” he chuckled from the other end and a smile broke onto my face.
“Still up?” he askedand I hummed in response as I looked at the time on the digital alarm clock on my night stand to read half past one in the mid night.
“No, I just woke up because of my phone ringing,,” I said sleepily and yawned a little.
“Oh, it looks like I disturbed your sleep,” he said and I could hear some faint noises in the background like he was typing something on his laptop.
“You are still working? You should sleep Xavier, don’t tire yourself.You will fall sick,”
“At least that would make you return back home.I feel lonely sleeping on the bed alone and it seems you don’t even miss me,” he said and I chuckled at it.
“Now don’t be like this, I do miss you,” I said truthfully and folded my left arm across my chest.
“Then come back,”
“See? You don’t even miss me” he replied and I groaned inwardly.
“Xavier you know why I am here.I can’t just go back yet.The preparations have just started and we have hardly a two weeks before the wedding.I just can’t leave Em and my brother and come back.It will be over in two weeks and besides I thought you are also coming at the end of this week,” I said as I remembered Em speaking on phone to Xavier about him coming here.
“How do you know that? Ah! She told you didn’t she?” he groaned and I laughed a little.
“No, she didn’t.It’s just that I kind of overheard your conversation in this noon,,” I said and he huffed.
“At least you could have acted a little as if you don’t know anything.You ruined my surprise planning,” hefaked cried a little.
“Oh, I’m so sorry…not!“I joked and he chuckled.
“Little devil,” he mumbled and this time I huffed at him “Oh, so now I am a devil,,” I taunted and he cleared his throat before speaking “Angel Devil,” he replied and that made me laugh.
“Decide what I am exactly to you.An Angel or a Devil,”
“Decided…you are my little devil now,” he joked and I scoffed at him.
“Wow,” I exclaimed.
“Joking my girl.You’ll always remain my angel,” he said and even though I smiled at these I didn’treply anything to him.
“I am tired.I am going to sleep.Bye…Good night,” I said and even though he askedme not to hang up, I hung up on him and stared at my phone.With a beep a notification popped up on my screen about a text message and it was none other than Xavier and it read “Good night my Angel.Sleep tight * kissing heart emoticon*,” I smiled at it and replied with blush emoticon before keeping the phone on the night stand and went off to sleep.
“The date has been finalized…The guest list has been sorted…The banquet halls has been booked, what else is left?”
“Everything is done.The designer called me and she said my wedding dress is ready.We just need to pick it up from her boutique,“Em said and I nodded at her.
“Great! Let’s go and we can also shop for you shoes today,” I said and she nodded but then he phone beeped and she picked it up from the bed as she read it.
“Oh, I am sorry.Dad is asking me to come home.Will you please do me a favor and please pick of my dress?,” she askedand I nodded.
“What about the shoes?” I asked and watched as she paced around picking up her scarf from the chair and she put on her trench coat.
“Don’t worry about it.I’ll make some time and get it by my own,” she said and I nodded in agreement.
“Do you want a lift?” she askedand I nodded as I hurriedly put on my coat and picked up my purse before we walked out of the house to her sedan.
“Will you not stop by to at least try the dress?,” I asked she pulled over.
“No, it’s alright.You and I have had equal body measurements.Try it for me,” she said and I gave her an incredulous look.
“Are you crazy? How can I try your dress?” I scoffed at the thought.
“Why not?” she questioned.
“It’s your damn wedding dress,Em!” I said throwing my hands in the air.
“Exactly! It’s my wedding dress and I want it to be perfect.So please put it on your body to check the measurements,” she said and I glared at her before undoing my seat belt and getting off her car.
“Thank you, I love you bestie,” she yelled but I shut the door before she could even complete but she rolled the window down and gave me a puppy eye look.
“I will let the designer about it hmm?” she said and huffing at her I walked towards the direction of the boutique.
“We were asked by the bride that you will be checking the measurements,” the designer who was a middle aged blonde lady said as she smiled at me professionally showing me her even and perfect teeth.
“I suppose I am,,” I said and sighed when I saw the dress.
A white ball gown wedding dress which had minute bead works and had a cut off the shoulder with a low neckline, exposed arms, and long bouffant styled skirt.A wow escaped my mouth as I took in the beautiful dress.
“There’s the fitting room ma’am,” the lady handed me the dress and showed me the way to the fitting room.
Closing the screen, I got rid of my clothes before cautiously putting on the dress.The dress slipped in comfortably and I tried to reach for the chain on my back for to no avail I succeeded in closing the zip.Finally, I decided to reach for the lady’s help and as I pulled the screen aside a gasp escaped my mouth as I looked at the person standing facing me just before the fitting room.
“Xa-Xavier?” I managed to speak still in my shocked state.He smiled brightly, wrinkles forming on the edge of his eyes as he came closer to me turned me around zipping the chain up.
“You look breathtaking,” he leaned closer and placed a kiss on my shoulder and that broke me out of my shock state.
“Xavier what-” I turned around hastily to face him. “What are you doing here and ho- how are you here?,” I held his arms and even shook him in his place.He chuckled and wrapped his arms around my waist pulling me closer to him.
“I am here just to watch you in this dress.I couldn’t miss this opportunity since I missed it in our wedding.” All of a sudden he had this gum expression on his face probably thinking of the day when we got married and the way he treated me.
“Xavier,” I said slowly and reached forward and hugged him wrapping my arms around his torso.
“Did you miss me?” he askedand I hummed in response.
“You surprised me,” I mumbled against his chest.
“You look beautiful in this dress,” he said and I removed my hands from his body before taking a step back.
“Tell me, is this what you were planning with Em? Did Em tell you where I was?” I asked and he nodded before grinning.
“Ah…I can’t believe you tricked me into believing that you will be arriving this Sunday,” I crossed my arms over my chest and pouted at him.
He laughed at me and ruffled my head messing my hair in the process “No!” I exclaimed trying to stop him.
“Such an adorable couple,” I heard the women in the boutique and I looked to my side to find some ladies standing near the designer dresses looking our way.Xavier seemed to avoid them as he continued to messing my hair.
“I-I need to change,” a blush formed on my cheek and I handed my phone to him before picking up my dress and running back into the fitting room.Even though the dress was far from being tight or uncomfortable still I managed to breath in and out deeply after I put the dress off my body.
“Wow,” I sighed as I handed the dress to the salesgirl and asked her to pack it.
“Xavier,” I called for him as I watched him looking into my phone.
“Did somebody call,” I asked as he had a gloomy expression and he had his a scowl on his face.
“Nope! Nothing.Here...” He handed me my phone and I looked at it to find no missed calls or any sort of notifications.
“Let’s have something to eat first.I am hungry,” he said and I nodded my head as he shoved his hand into his pant pockets and looked out of the glass door towards the road.
“Xa-,” I was cut off by the lady who handed me the bag with the dress in it.
“Thank you,” I said and turned around to Xavier.He smiled at me and reached for my hand intertwining his finger with mine we walked out of the boutique.