POINT OF VIEW: MIZORE
“Mizzie, what colour dress do you want?” Lucinda asks, looking through fabrics in the middle of the store, trying to decide which material we want for my dress.
“I’d prefer white or lilac. Don’t go near the Ivory, Ivory is awful!” I chuckle. She nods, pulling a disgusted face.
“I think you’d look cute in lilac but lavender or plum could be even better!” She smiles as she giggles a little.
I nod, smiling down at the fabric colours. “I like the idea of the Lavender, but I also like this colour,” I tell her, pointing to another shade of purple.
“Violet, a little brighter and a very beautiful colour. Shall we go with it?” She asks, raising an eyebrow. I nod eagerly, giggling slightly. “Okay, what about length?”
“Short. I can’t wear long dresses with my lack of coordination. Just above the knee would be lovely.”
“How about the top of the dress? Want that the same colour or do you want black or white?” She asks, looking at the silk-netting mixed violet skirt fabric. “We could have a silk top to cover your jubblies and black lace with a slight white trim underneath, holding the skirt and top together.” She smiles, looking at the black and white silk pieces.
“I think black would be better. Can I not have straps though? I think my ‘jubblies’ will hold the dress up fine,” I giggle. I can’t believe she said jubblies.
She chuckles, smiling. “Okay, I’ll get the fabrics, and we’ll get you suited and booted.” She walks up to the staff, asking to get the fabric cut and bagged for purchase.
I can’t believe I’m finally getting married… I go outside and wait for Luci.
“How does it feel to be getting closer to your birthday and wedding day?” She asks as she comes out of the store, continuing down the street as I walk behind her.
“It feels amazing, I’m just a little scared to finally be crowned…” I mumble, biting my bottom lip.
She stops and waits for me to get to her side. “You’ll be okay. You’re immortal now, you’re going to be getting married on your 18th Birthday, and you may even start a family soon. You have nothing to worry about, you have your mum, you have Cody and me, Webster and Electra, Xavier, Luke and Avril, Casey and Nina, Alistair and Periwinkle… You’re going to be great!” She smiles, giggling as she wraps her arm around my shoulders, pulling me close. “Everything is going to be perfect.”
“I’m so scared!” I giggle, being cuddled from either side by Electra and Lucinda.
“Don’t be,” Ele giggles, nipping at my arm to make me laugh.
“We should probably get some sleep! We need to prove your mother wrong,” Luci chuckles, rolling away and getting comfy in the bed.
“What do you mean?”
“Your mum put a bet on that we’d be late to the venue due to us having our hen night the night before the wedding.” She smiles, looking over at us.
“I think there’s a better chance of Billie, Cody and Avril being late, after all, they’re all legal to drink,” I snigger.
Ele nods, leaning on her elbows. “You’re right. If Billie isn’t late, I will be very, very surprised!”
“I don’t care about her being a little late, I’m just hoping she didn’t go to a strip club,” I laugh, feeling my smile widen.
Luci shakes her head. “Billie isn’t interested in that shit, Cody certainly isn’t, Avril isn’t either. If we’d had Avril instead of Luke, they probably would have gone due to Webby being with them,” she giggles.
Ele shakes her head before starting to nod. “Yeah, I must admit, if we’d put Luke, Webster and Billie together… it would be chaotic.”
“True… Booze, strippers and deafening music,” I giggle. “Probably bloodshed, too.”
“Probably more bloodshed than strippers. Let’s be honest, Billie just isn’t interested,” Luci snickers.
She’s right… Billie doesn’t do that shit. She just drinks a lot of blood. “Let’s get some sleep then.” I smile, pulling the light cord above the bed before snuggling into bed. “Night guys.”
“Night, Sis,” they say in unison as both of them cuddle up to me.
POINT OF VIEW: BILLIE
“That was so funny… Ryan Reynolds is a god!” Avril giggles.
“I must admit; I didn’t know whether he had the right amount of arrogance for the part of Deadpool… I was wrong! He’s the perfect amount of imbecile!” I chuckle.
“Deadpool isn’t an imbecile,” Cody squeals, smacking my arm.
“I know, but he is super stupid sometimes. Let’s be honest, he could have killed Francis when he trapped him at the beginning!” I giggle, taking a sip of my glass of blood.
“Billie, you logical prick.” Avril grins, climbing into her bed.
“She could have said something worse,” Cody giggles, also climbing into her bed.
“Get to sleep, will ya!” I chuckle, putting my glass on my bedside table before snuggling into my bed.
“Fine! Just don’t sleep in!” Avril chuckles, turning off the light.
I lay back, looking up at the ceiling, smiling. “I won’t. Tomorrow is the most important day of my life, I refuse to miss anything.”
“You old romantic,” Cody mumbles sweetly.
“Shut the fuck up and get to sleep,” I chuckle causing them both to burst out in laughter as I roll over onto my stomach, cuddling a pillow. This is the first time in two years that I’ve slept without Mizore here… Our second Christmas, our wedding and harmony finally… Sweet dreams, Angel.
“Guys?” I mumble, turning my alarm off. Looking over at their beds to find them still asleep. “Guys!” I scream, they both jump and Cody falls out of her bed due to the fright.
“Holy mother of God, why did you have to yell so loud?” Cody asks, sitting up on the floor and rubbing her head.
Avril looks down at her, chuckling. “Because we can’t be late now get up.” She pauses. “Ya know, if you’d slept in the middle of your bed you wouldn’t have fallen out of bed,” she chuckles, climbing out of bed, picking up my hanger bag and chucking it over to me. “Get dressed, you’re getting married in 3 hours.”
POINT OF VIEW: MIZORE
“Is Billie at the altar?” Luci asks Cody, in a slight panic.
“Yes, we’re all ready. We just need Mizore and for all of us to get down there,” Cody explains, rubbing Luci’s arm to calm her down. “Mizore, are you ready?” She asks.
“Yeah, I’m ready. We’re just waiting for mum to get up here.” I smile, pressing my lips together.
She smiles. “I’ll go get her then,” she says before turning and leaving.
A couple of minutes later, my mum comes into the room. When she sees me, her mouth falls open, her eyes welling up. “Mizore, you look absolutely gorgeous.”
“Thanks, Mum. I can say the same about yourself,” I giggle, catching a tear from falling down my cheek and smudging my makeup.
“You silly,” she chuckles, walking over and giving me a hug. “I love you, my little princess.”
“I love you, too.”
“Let’s get you married.” She smiles, stepping back and holding her arm out to me.
As the music starts playing, Luci and Ele nod to me before walking down the aisle in front of me. “Mum, why does the bride wear a veil? I can’t see shit right now! All I can see is outlines…” I mumble.
She chuckles softly. “It’s okay, I’ll keep you, safe sweetheart.” I nod, taking in a deep breath. “Time to go,” she says, rubbing the top of my hand. I nod again, breathing deeply.
As we begin to walk down the aisle, the audience comes into sight through my veil, I recognise a so any of them… Alistair, Periwinkle, Jaxon, Casey, Nina… There are so many people…
When I finally get to the altar, Billie is waiting. Her purple bowtie matching my dress. She’s not wearing a suit, thank god. But she is in with the colour scheme dressed in a white shirt and a black skirt. Mum leaves me in front of Billie, handing me over to Billie. She takes my hand, smiling at me. I look over Billie’s shoulder finding Webster, Luke and Cody all wearing suits with purple bowties, I look behind me slightly, seeing Luci, Avril and Ele wearing the same dress as me but white instead of purple. I look back to Billie, smiling and nodding. Her smile widens as she lifts my veil over my head. “You look so beautiful,” she whispers, a tear running down her cheek.
I let out a quiet giggle, raising my hand to her face to wipe away the tear. “And I’m going to be all yours, forever.”
She smiles, looking down slightly before returning her gaze back to my face, biting her bottom lip slightly. “Thank you so much.” She pauses. “I love you.”
I smile, joy filling my heart and butterflies filling my stomach. “I love you, too.”
We both look to the priest and nod for him to start. “We are gathered here today to witness and celebrate the union of Amelia Bill Gabriel and Mizore Roberts Johnson. We’re here today, not to see the start of a relationship, but to acknowledge the strengthening bond between them as they start their forever together. For us, their dearest family and friends, we are privileged to stand witness to this event….” As the priest continues, I begin to reminisce about everything we’ve been through. My first kiss; my first and final girlfriend; the loss of Kier, Kai and Cori; the gain of Luke, Avril, Cody and Luci; finding my powers and watching Billie find hers; finding Jaxon; killing Jason, Mallory, Elizabeth and Mortifer; the bite; the amusing flirting; and most recently, the crowning. After minutes of me thinking to myself, the priest prompts me. I look to the pastor, not knowing what he’d said. “Getting cold feet?” He jokes. I let out a giggle, shaking my head. “Do you, Mizore Roberts Johnson, take Amelia Bill Gabriel to be your lawfully wedded wife, in sickness and in health, till death do you part?”
“And do you, Amelia Bill Gabriel, take Mizore Roberts Johnson to be your lawfully wedded wife, in sickness and in health, till death do you part?”
“Having pledged their fidelity to one another, to love, honour and cherish one another in the presence of this gathering and by the power vested in me by the Constitution and laws of this country, it is my honour to now pronounce you wedded wives. You may now kiss the bride.” The priest smiles.
Billie nods and steps forward, dropping my hands and cupping my face as she pulls me in for the kiss, her tongue tracing my bottom lip as we tug on each other’s lips. When we break for air, she pulls me close burying her face in my neck. “Thank you.”
“Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my honour to be the first to introduce you to, Mrs and Mrs Amelia and Mizore Gabriel!” The priest announces, his voice booming.
I look up at my beautiful wife, tears streaming down her face. Her eyes changing to a bright red colour as she smiles down at me. “Forever starts today.” I pause. “Let’s make the most of it.”
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