Blemished Love Episode 34 – Loudest Thoughts
Grissel paced around for a while when Melisa left.
‘Are you okay?’ Stella asked walking to her.’
‘How would I be okay in here when Lisa is out there facing embarrassment for me?’
‘Remember you wanted this and she feels like she owes you.’
‘I know that and I regret agreeing to her crazy ideas in the first place.’ Grissel lamented.
‘It’s alright, let’s look at the brighter side.’ Paige said signaling her to have a sit.’
She walked sadly to have a seat on the bed.
‘Mommy, are we going to talk now. I’m scared right now.’ Shirley announced drawing her attention to her.
‘Oh sweetheart, come let’s talk.’ Grissel beckoned on her to have a sit beside her.
Grissel took that opportunity to explain to Shirley what was actually going to happen in the next few minutes. Shirley understood her mom and gave her a thumbs up.
Melisa on getting there saw Bryan seated in his suit. She walked to him while everyone around looked on.
Julia and Gina figured out she was going to cause a problem due to how she was acting from yesterday night so they run after her but they were too late.
‘Hey, you are not dressed?’ Bryan asked naively.
‘Dressed? What for?’ Melisa answered rudely.
‘Lisa, what are you doing?’ Julia whispered quietly because she drew everyone’s attention to herself when she rushed to the event room in her morning dress.
‘I thought we are getting mar…ri..’ Bryan stammered at the end and paused when he saw the look on her face.
‘Married?’ Melisa laughed quietly.
Bryan’s face became pale all of a sudden because he noticed everyone was staring at him. ‘Y..es.’ He stammered.
‘You think I want to marry a despicable you?’ She said and Julia came in front of her.
Bryan’s face was down at that moment as people gathered around.
‘What’s going on with you?’ Julia asked.
‘Come on, you should know by now I wasn’t going to marry him.’
‘Then why embarrass him when you didn’t plan on getting married.’
‘Aunty, he deserves it.’
‘I know that but he was a victim as well.’
‘A victim? How long has he known me and he couldn’t speak up.’
‘I understand you perfectly but don’t make a scene here.’ Julia said looking around.
‘I won’t marry him, that’s what I have been waiting all week to tell him.’
‘Do you feel good doing this?’ Julia who noticed she was pushing her tears back asked.
‘No, but at least I got it out of my system.’
‘What is all this?’ Morris said behind them. He must have been there all this while.
‘Talk to your daughter before we get laughed at.’ Julia cautioned him.
Morris turned to Bryan angrily. ‘What did you do to my daughter?’
‘Morris stop it.’ Julia yelled at him.
‘Stop what? I just asked a question.’
‘You should be talking to Lisa not Bryan.’ Julia cautioned.
‘I heard everything she said earlier and I don’t need a soothsayer to tell me Junior hurt her.’
‘Thank you Dad.’ Melisa said uncomfortably.
‘Shut it.’ Morris snarled at her and turned to Bryan whose face has been down all this while.
‘Addison what’s going on?’ Sculley appeared from within the crowd.
‘Your son hurt my daughter.’ He said childishly.
He swallowed the joy in his voice. ‘I thought that was cleared up when they decided to get married.’ Sculley said foolishly.
‘So you knew and still came here with me to marry my daughter.’
‘I found out this morning from one Henry on my way to pick you up.’ Sculley said uncomfortably.
Melisa’s face colored up. She was scared Henry could be there at the events but she brushed it off.
‘And you didn’t think it was necessary to tell me that.’
‘Junior said he cleared it up with Lisa.’ Sculley said without anger.
‘Cleared what up. I’m sure if given a second chance he would watch his friends molest me again.’
‘What? Her dad moved towards Bryan while those gathered around murmured and dispersed.
Tom from nowhere stood in front of his dad preventing him from moving any further.
‘Lisa, what is this I heard about you cancelling the wedding.’ His brother asked with an unhappy grimace.
‘Yes, I wasn’t going to marry him anyway.’
‘I’m sorry Lisa.’ Bryan said faintly interrupting Tom’s thoughts.
Tom looked back at him. ‘Dude, just don’t sit down there like a lady.’
Everyone laughed at Tom utterances. Gina and Julia were nudging each other by the shoulder.
‘Save your breathe Tom.’ Melisa told him.
‘Are you sure this is not just a mistake.’
‘No, the wedding was initially yours.’ Melisa said bravely.
Tom laughed loud and glanced around. The guests had finally left them alone. But he didn’t like how Julia and Gina was quiet. Even his dad was giving him weird glances.
‘Addison, can we talk somewhere.’ Sculley said after a few seconds of silence.
‘Sure,’ he dragged Bryan by the hands and they left the rest of the family.
‘Lisa, what did you do?’ Tom asked with a sad tone.
‘You are getting married Tom.’ She repeated with joy.
‘This isn’t funny Lisa.’
‘No, you paid for your own wedding.’ Melisa with a smile.
Julia saw him boiling and she knew he had figured it out so she pulled Gina away.
‘Where’s she?’ He flared up while his friends calm him down.
‘Relax Tom.’ Melisa said with another smile.
‘Don’t tell me to relax when you naively brought back my worst nightmare.’
‘Tom, that’s not fair.’ Melisa retorted.
‘Not fair? Was it fair when she left me broken?’
‘What were you thinking Lisa?’ He snarled towards her.
‘I was thinking about you.’
‘By bringing all these people together just to embarrass them.’
‘No, they would get over it.’ She said moving back slowly as Tom walked closer raging.
Melisa moved away finally and headed towards the room which Tom followed still boiling with rage. Tom saw Paige, Stella and the rest of the family waiting in front of a room obviously nervous.
Julia and Gina who went in earlier scolded Grissel for her stunts and left Shirley crying. They had to apologize to her before she stopped crying which made Grissel uncomfortable. Grissel was uncomfortable knowing Tom could just come in any minute. She trembled and asked the rest to stay but they told her it was her mess to clean.
Shirley offered to stay and she was so grateful but unfortunately Grissel didn’t want her to see what might happen so she sent her into the inner room with instructions.
When Melisa rushed off after Julia left, Grissel had to tell her daughter it was her wedding and luckily for her Shirley made her understood she made the best decision when she said it was okay if her mom didn’t love her dad anymore. Grissel pondered over her daughters soothing words and wondered what she knew about love then it hit her she’s growing and has seen a lot.
Austin rushed up to him and held him back.
‘Let me go. Your friend needs to leave this premises immediately.’ Tom said angrily and snugged out of his grasp.
Mike tried to reach out in order to pull him back but he was not going to stop struggling.
‘Let him go Mike. They both need to talk.’ Gina announced calmly.
Everyone standing there glanced at Gina and back to Tom who had hit his leg on the door.
Tom barged in after telling everyone who followed him earlier to stay out of his way. Grissel was pacing in the room when he entered.
‘What do you take me for? To think I paid this huge amounts of money on you again.’
‘Tom, it w….’
‘It wasn’t your idea? Do you want to tell me you had no hand in this sham of a wedding plan?’ His voice was going up than usual.
‘Yes I wanted to get married to you again bu……’ Grissel paused and stared at the angry man standing in front of him.
‘But what?’ You think I want to have you back in my house so you could just walk in and out as if my life is a brothel.’ Tom knew he was being rude but he couldn’t help it.
‘Lo..ve.’ She thought that would work.
‘Don’t call me that? You irritate me right now.’
‘I kno..w th..at but I did th..at for us.’ She stammered while Tom kept boiling inside.,
Tom was filled with unexplainable anger, their memories together flashed his mind and he hit his hand on the door so hard that Grissel had to move back quickly giving him space.
‘Us? You tell me your ex-husband is heartless but you are the most heartless person I’ve ever met.
Tom kept raising his voice while she on the other hand was calm.
Tom, I’m s…..
‘Sorry?’ You are so selfish.’
Grissel knew she deserved his anger and the fact that he wasn’t throwing things at her which she was expecting kept her calm.
‘I deserve your outburst.’ She muttered with her arms crossed barely able to contain her emotions.
‘Of course you deserve it, were you thinking you would come in here with your little stunts and I just pull you into my arms.’
No, I was exp..ecti..ng we co..uld talk and you have ev..ery rig..ht to cancel the we..dding.’ She stuttered and was holding herself back from crying.
‘Talk you say. About what exactly.’ He said walking closer to her now. ‘Oh maybe you want to talk about how fulfilled you felt running off with him.’
‘Tom, its okay if you don’t want me, there’s no need to make me cry.’ She said moving back from him with so much courage.
‘You think things would go back to normal between us when you ruin everything I felt for you?’
‘I know I hurt you Tom.’ She said calmly and seemed hurt by his outburst now.
Grissel could feel her heart pumping and she wondered if her baby was okay.
Her wavering hands moved unconsciously to her belly. She knelt on the floor slowly with her head touching the floor.
Tom just looked at her for a long while and took his gaze off trying to catch his breath from his earlier outburst.
Dani was hiding behind the curtains where Tom faced but it seemed he didn’t notice Shirley was there all that time until she came out.
She noticed spots of blood on the bottom of Grissel’s white blouse and she knew something had to be done that was why she came out. Dani pulled her mom off the floor gently while Tom looked on probably embarrassed.
‘Uncle Tom you’ve hurt mommy.’ She said and wiped her face while dragging her mom to the room where she was listening to everything. Grissel didn’t hesitate to follow her daughter because she felt unwell.
Grissel had told her to close the door behind her earlier and she had no idea Shirley would disobey her. Tom had no idea why Shirley mentioned he hurt her mom when he barely touched her.
He however choked on his final words and swallowed hard. He sat on the floor in deep thoughts. He didn’t want to cry but his tears were more than the last time she betrayed him.
The door opened from the outside and as if on cue they pushed Stella into the room like a kid who had wrong her parents and needed to ask for forgiveness. Julia signaled her to go in when she hesitated at the door looking scared. It seemed at that moment they were all scared of what Tom could do to them and they thought leaving Dani in the room with Grissel might help Tom put away his anger but they were wrong.
Stella walked towards Tom reaching out to him on the floor but he pushed her to the floor so hard and stormed out of the room while his family watched him with embarrassment written on their faces.
She managed to pick up herself slowly and went to the room where Grissel and Dani was.
Melisa who was dragged away by his furious dad from the door when Stella was going in called after him but he went out of the building and drove off.
His friends just stood in the midst of the guest and looked on as the event room and where he stormed out of earlier wasn’t that far. So it was possible the guest knew what was going on.
Julia tried to call him but Gina told her to let him be.
‘Aren’t you guys going to do anything?’
Bryan who was standing behind them asked.
‘Dude, I thought this was supposed to be your wedding.’ Clive asked embarrassing him.
Austin and Mike smacked him on the shoulder and he turned around. Clive who had to do a lot of apologizing with Mike had been left off the hook. Tom apologized for making him land in the hospital the next day and even paid his bills.
‘On a more serious note, what’s the plan?’ Mike asked.
‘Tom would be back.’ Austin said scrolling through his contacts.
‘And you know that how?’ Clive asked.
‘He left me here knowing I came in his car.’
‘Come on, Tom knew you got us to drop you off in the middle of nowhere.’ Clive joked.
‘Clive be serious here. This is our embarrassment as well.’ Mike chipped in.
‘Alright, on our way here, he soiled his shirt so we parked at a boutique about ten minutes’ drive from here.’ He smiled.
‘A boutique. Is that it? Clive enquired.
‘No, you know how Tom barely buys gifts.’ Austin asked.
‘Yes, unless forced.’ Mike replied Austin.
‘He saw this white dress and bought it without hesitating. When I asked him who it was for, he sent it back to the sales person.’
‘You shouldn’t have asked. Maybe he got it for Grissel.’ Clive with his big mouth said.
‘Yeah, my question brought him back to himself.’ Austin confirmed.
‘But were you aware Grissel was going to be here?’ Mike asked suspiciously.
‘No, I’m angry with her too but then I’m sure Tom went back for that dress.’
‘He was acting on his intuition I guess.’ Mike added.
‘What has a dress got to do with anything here?’ Clive was being insensitive.
‘Don’t ask silly questions. Austin was just trying to say Tom loves Grissel he wouldn’t just leave her at this moment.’ Mike replied him.
‘Those two were meant for each other. I can’t wait for all this to be over soon.’ Austin muttered.
After about ten minutes of the news spreading among everyone that Tom had abandoned Grissel, he came out through the door with a sad grimace.
‘Hey guys, he’s here.’ Bryan said behind them again.
Bryan looked perfectly fine for someone was just embarrassed at the altar.
They all turned to the direction of the door and realized almost everyone was watching him pass by with his shopping bag. Tom went over to the officiating minister, spoke with him for two minutes and then walked away shamefully.
Julia wanted to go after him but Gina told her not to interfere.
Tom walked briskly from the event room to avoid further embarrassment. He couldn’t tell if they were looking at him because they heard him yelling at Grissel or because he stormed out of there when he found out it was his wedding.
He got to the door of the room where he left mother and daughter earlier and contemplated for a while.
Jessy walked up to him from the room opposite where he dragged Adam earlier for God knows what.
‘I’m proud of you Tom.’ She pulled him into her arms for a while and let go after some seconds.
‘Would she ever stop hurting me every time things become so difficult?’
‘Honestly, No but she always come back to you for a reason.’
‘I know she’s comfortable with me but how do I stop her from doing this to us again.’
‘You set boundaries.’ Adam peeped through the door Jessy came out of earlier. Tom noticed he was struggling with his flap and he smiled.
‘Boundaries, I get it.’ Tom smiled again glancing at Jessy’s face.
Jessy smiled back. ‘Good, I guess I would see you back out in about ten minutes.’
‘I won’t take much time and sorry about the yelling earlier.’
‘What yelling?’ Jessy asked glancing at Adam who also had no idea what he was talking about.
‘Never mind.’ He scratched his head discreetly and it dawned on him no one heard his yells apart from those inside the room but the expression on the guests faces when he came in might be due to how he stormed out.
Tom knocked on the door and held on to the knob while Jessy and Adam looked on. His heart skipped but he knew it was a necessary step so he entered the room looking around nervously.
Blemished Love Episode 35 – Loudest Thoughts
Dani peeped through the small opening of the inner door when she heard the outer door opened.
‘Mommy, it’s my new dad. I think he’s back.’ She looked back at her mom, Stella and Melisa who was checking her temperature.
Grissel had to explain to her daughter why Tom reacted that way so she wouldn’t end up hating him too.
‘Tom?’ Stella managed to ask because they were all thinking he left.
‘Yes, he’s standing at the door with a shopping bag. I think he brought ice-cream.’ She announced discreetly and closed the door behind her.
She walked to her mom and felt her temperature with her tiny hands on Grissel’s forehead.
‘Lisa, why is she warm? Is the baby coming out right now?’ She asked jumping up.
‘No, your mom is just stressed.’ Melisa responded.
‘Okay, let me go and tell Uncle Tom.’ She said rushing off.
‘Shirley, let him come in and don’t say anything out there.’ Grissel finally said after watching her daughter’s sneaky drama.
‘Are you sure he’s not back to do more harm.’
‘No, he came with a bag Lisa. How many times has your brother ever brought home with him a shopping bag?’
‘Well, you have a point there but you must take it easy.’
‘I would hear whatever he has to say then you drive me back to Jessy’s end.’
Melisa’s face went pale and dull.
‘I’m really sorry the reason why you went away had to end this way.’ Stella added.
‘It’s okay, my way of fixing things always end up ruining my entire happiness. Shirley you can let him in now.’ Grissel sat up on the bed. She was spotting earlier and Melisa had her changed after ensuring the baby growing inside her sister in law was fine.
‘Okay mom.’ She replied and went out of the door meeting Tom about to knock as he spotted Dani earlier spying on him at the door.
‘Hey, is your mom inside?’ He scratched his face.
‘Emmm, depends on who wants to know.’ Dani said maturely to the amazement of Tom.
‘I know you both are angry right now but can you let me in.’ He said further as Dani was blocking his way in.
She smacked him in the stomach. ‘My dad was always yelling at us so we came back to you and you were also yelling.’ She said sadly.
‘I’m really sorry, it won’t happen again.’
‘Are you sure?’ She asked walking towards the table in the corner of the room.
‘Yes, I cross my heart.’ He said playfully.
‘Oh uncle Tom, you know my secret anthem.’ She picked up a paper and walked back to him.
‘Of course, I had to learn on YouTube so I could be a good daddy to you.’
‘Mommy will like that.’ She said happily.
‘Okay, let me go and see your mom now.’ Tom walked an inch towards the door.
‘No, wait. We are not done yet.’ She held on to his trousers pulling him back.
‘Shirley, the priest is waiting for us.’
‘Why should I let you in?’ Shirley asked staring at him scratching his face.’
‘Alright I wanted to tell you mommy doesn’t have money these days. She lost her job.’
‘Okay, I will give mommy some money.’ He was getting frustrated. ‘Can I go now?’
‘’You need to sign here first.” She stopped him from moving and handed him the paper. Dani had spent the whole morning with Stella writing when she heard it was Grissel’s wedding.
‘I would read with your mom and sign it.’ He said without even looking at the paper.
‘You are in a hurry so I will let you go but you have to sign it before you come out.’ She cautioned annoyingly.
‘Thank you pumpkin.’ He was going in when she dragged him back again.
‘Uncle Tom, what’s in the bag? Is it ice-cream?’ She asked cheekily with her numerous smiles.
‘Oh this,’ he pointed to the bag in his right hand. ‘I got a new dress for mommy.’ He announced hastily.
‘Let me see it.’ She demanded with her hands opened.
‘Shirley, I got one for you too.’ He quickly gave her the dress from the bag and rushed in closing the door behind him quickly before Shirley could say another word.
She jumped up, quickly taking off her other dress to put on the new one Tom just got for her.
Tom who got in hurriedly came facing three weird women who were staring at him. He forgot he was still holding on to the door as if he was been chased. He froze there for some minutes when no one spoke.
‘Hi.’ He left the door walking towards them.
‘Hey, who was chasing you?’ Grissel managed to ask calmly as if nothing happened between them earlier.
‘Shirl…’ He was saying when she barged in.
‘Mommy, see my new dress.’ Uncle Tom bought it.’ She run towards Grissel who was getting out of bed while Tom continued scratching his head.
Grissel gestured to Melisa and Stella who has been silence all this while to give them privacy. They knew they had to drag Shirley out so Grissel and Tom could talk.
‘Did you say thank you princess?’
She covered her face. ‘No, I forgot.’ Shirley turned to Tom. ‘Thank you daddy.’ She hugged him by the waist.
You are welcome.’ He responded and saw Melisa dragging her away.
‘Lisa wait, Uncle hasn’t signed my new rules yet.’ She announced.
‘Rules?’ Grissel asked because she had no idea what her daughter had planned.
‘Yes mommy. Stella helped me to write the big vocabularies.’
Everyone glanced at Stella who smiled. Tom brought the paper out as he remember dumping it in the bag earlier and Grissel recognized it. Tom mouthed sorry to Stella and she nodded her head smiling. He was probably apologizing for pushing her down.
‘Shirley? Is that not my divorce paper?’
‘Emm, I think so.’ She rushed to where Stella was as Grissel stood up earlier and was walking towards her.
She took the paper from Tom and glanced through it. Grissel laughed and handed it over to him.
‘This is yours. I don’t know what your plans are right now but you should read it.’ Grissel said uncomfortably.
Tom knew it was no good news so he looked back at Shirley who was smiling cheekily.
He cleared his throat. ‘I Tom Addison would never yell at mommy and Shirley ever again. If I do I …’ Tom paused and smiled. ‘I would take them both for a weekend vacation.’
‘Uncle, should I help you read?’ She asked from where she was hiding.
‘No.’ He scratched his head and made an attempt to continue. ‘I would take mommy out every Friday night and a date with Shirley every first Saturday in a month.’ Tom opened his mouth to say something but closed it and glanced at Grissel.
Grissel knew he wouldn’t want to miss out on Friday drink up with his friends. ‘Tom, it’s okay if you want to drink with your friends.’
‘No mom.’ Shirley frowned from her end.
‘Don’t worry I can manage.’ Tom interrupted.
‘The last part says, you would make breakfast every Saturday morning and take us both out every Sunday evening for ice-cream.’ She grinned at the thought of ice cream. ‘And this note is subject to review.’ She read loudly and raised up her head looking at him for a reply.
‘We have a deal Shirley.’ He said without giving it a second thought but his mind was out of the room.
Then Melisa laughed. ‘Give me five.’ She turned to Shirley who was hiding her face.
‘Don’t encourage her Lisa.’ Grissel said almost tired of standing and went back to the bed.
‘But mom, you said Uncle Tom likes me so I just wanted to be sure.’
‘And who said asking him to make breakfast every Saturday would give you that assurance. He doesn’t even know how to cook princess.’
‘I don’t want you to stress yourself too much mommy.’
‘Come here.’ She gestured to her.
‘No, I know your plan. Let Uncle Tom sign first then I would come over.’ She brought out her tiny hands to cover her mouth.
‘Grissel just let Tom talk for himself.’ Melisa glanced at Tom who had stopped reading and was staring at Grissel.
‘Uncle Tom?’ Shirley run to him and shook him vigorously.
‘Yes,’ He responded.
‘Won’t you sign?’ Shirley asked.
‘Emm, Grissel are you okay?’ He found himself asking as he was sure something was off hence ignoring Shirley’s question.
‘Yes, just tired from your sister’s pampering.’
Melisa laughed. ‘We will go now Grissel.’
‘Wait, he quickly signed the note then gave it back to her without taking his eyes off Grissel.
‘Uncle, can we have a Princess tea party next week.’
‘Emmm, I don’t know what that is.’ He said honestly.
‘Ohh…….!’ She exclaimed with disappointment on her face while Grissel gave her a smile.
‘Shirley.’ Grissel called out and she knew she had to keep quiet.
‘Sis, good job. I owe you one.’ Tom mouthed remorsefully when they were going out
‘Credit my account th….’
Melisa was still saying when Stella dragged her and Shirley out of the room.
They joined Paige who was tasked to talk to the guests who were impatience and wanted to leave. Melisa spotted Bryan on her way out of the venue after talking to the priest. She ignored his gestures and walked away. Until they were sure they had everything under control they retired back in to get themselves ready.
Gina and Julia could not contain their joy.
Tom and Grissel sat on the bed staring at each other and sighed.
She buried her face in her palms. ‘I don’t deserve you Tom.’
‘Neither do I?’ He said so she could stop shying away.
‘What?’ Grissel reacted quickly lifting her palms off her face.
‘Great, I have your attention now.’ Tom poked her nose playfully. ‘I will go first.’
‘Sure.’ She said with a beating heart.
‘I’m not sorry about my outburst earlier but I said some mean words which I regret now.’
‘Tom? You yelled at me in the presence of my daughter and it’s not so cool.’
‘And you jumping in and out of my life you think was cool?’ He asked calmly.
‘No, I did that for us Tom.’
‘I understand why you felt the need to keep me out of your plans but I wished you could trust me from today onwards.’
‘Thank you Tom. I’m really sorry.’ She went into his arms without any notice and held on for minutes.
‘So you want to get married again?’
‘Yeah, if that’s okay with you.’ She looked squirmed in his arms. ‘If you are not interested we could cancel.’
‘It’s okay, and I got a dress for you.’ Tom patted her back and pulled her out of his arms with a peck on her forehead.
‘Wow I have a new Tom.’ She teased. ‘I stained my other dress so thank you for this.’ She took the dress and moved from him to the dressing mirror.
‘Yeah, I noticed when Shirley dragged you away. She actually saved me from making the situation worse.’
‘Great, would you help me call my mom’s to give me their blessings.’
‘Sure. Would that fit?’ He asked referring to the dress.
‘Of course love.’ Grissel grinned happily.
He smirked. ‘I feel alive once again.’
‘The feeling is mutual but are you sure this is what you want?’
‘Yeah, ‘I’m happy to have paid thousands of dollars for my own nuptials.’ He was overly joyful.
‘That was all Lisa but you still owe me for a weekend getaway.’
‘I can’t wait for that and pumpkin told me you don’t have a job.’
‘Wow, what do I do with Shirley?’
‘She’s just a kid but once all this is over we can figure out something and besides I want you home all day.’ He laughed.
‘Trust me, you can’t handle me at my worst.’ Grissel informed.
‘I have endured enough for the both of us and I think i have a tough skin now.’
Silence engulfed them and they reached for each other’s hands.
‘I miss you Tom.’
‘I miss you too but we don’t have time to go into all these now.’ He smooched her face and stood up immediately.
‘See you outside then.’ Grissel said.
He rushed on her lips stealing a kiss and was rushing out when he paused, ‘Wait.’
‘Ahuh.’ She squirmed not so sure if he had changed his mind.
‘Is it over? I mean the case.’
‘Yes Love, I got the annulment and custody.’
‘That was fast and impossible.’ He muttered knowing it takes time to get all that.
‘Yeah, I also heard you tried Sculley and thanks for that but Judge Reed interfered since it was his fault I went to jail in the first place.’
‘Great news. Look smashing for me.’ Tom said and then rushed out of the room and reappeared after a second.
‘Did you for….’
‘Princess Tea Party?’ He mentioned with a weird grin.
‘Yes.’ Grissel replied smiling.
‘Do you know where we can buy that?’ He asked naively.
‘Oh wow, Tom it’s not something you can buy.’ She teased.
‘Okay, you would help me right?’
‘Defini …..’ She was saying when he disappeared again.
It was so clear those two were meant for each other because they were comfortable talking to each other despite their outburst earlier.
Grissel smiled sadly and knelt down to pray. She hasn’t done that in a long while. After reaffirming her faith she sat on her bed, cried a little and starts to get herself ready when her mom’s came in to get her sorted out as she was struggling with the zipper. Tom hadn’t noticed Grissel had lost weight and the dress was a bit loose but knowing Grissel she wanted to manage it.
Julia and Gina gave their blessings after Melisa and Stella had done her make up. Grissel went in for her down shoe so not to cause any harm to her baby. Tom’s white blouse he bought looks perfect on her.
Tom was jittery after ten good minutes when Grissel was not coming out. He looked around him and only Morris was around. He wondered where his friends and the whole family suddenly vanished to when he remembered he asked them to get some more drinks and food earlier. Tom had no choice so he beckoned on Morris to draw closer.
‘Can you check what’s taking Grissel that long to come out?’ He asked when he came closer.
‘Relax son, I understand they are stuck with the dress. Your sister sent a message earlier.’
‘Alright, what can I do?’ He asked hastily.
‘Just sit down and wait for your bride.’
Tom looked at his dad’s calm demeanor and sat down quietly. The priest ordered for some musical interlude to keep the guests calm.
Morris looked back at his son and smiled. That was their first real gentleman talk.
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