I Do?

I Do?

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It's the day of Katy's wedding to Alex. Is he ever going to be able to make himself say those two words? My entry for the writing contest run by inkiexoxo is based on the Katy Perry video for 'Hot and Cold'.
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It's the day of Katy's wedding to Alex. Is he ever going to be able to make himself say those two words? My entry for the writing contest run by inkiexoxo is based on the Katy Perry video for 'Hot and Cold'.

Chapter1 (v.1) - Chapter 1. Katy

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Submitted: January 28, 2017

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Chapter 1. Katy.

 

The dress was beautiful, there was no denying that! Katy’s sister patiently put the finishing touches to her hair. Although she’d not qualified as a hairdresser she was an absolute ace with the styling, and could apparently create any look that was wanted. That’s what comes of years of practice on herself, their Mam was often heard to say.

 

Are you okay, Katy? You look kind of pale and I always thought brides were supposed to be blushing.” Anna had noticed then, that slight trepidation that Katy is feeling. “You’re not having second thoughts, are you?”

 

No, not really. Not at all. But you can pretty much bet that Alex is.”

 

Oh, come on! You’ve been going out for years. Nobody gets on together better than you two. Do they?” Anna glanced towards the mirror to look at her sisters face as she continued to tease her hair into place.

 

How could Katy explain to Anna the way that Alex changes his mind. Constantly! Over anything and everything! He never used to be like this but over the last few months he has come to do it more and more. And over the last few weeks she had begun to sense that he was wavering. She had convinced herself it was just nerves but.......

 

What if he didn’t turn up at the church? It’s quite possible that he would get cold feet, that he’d change his mind. The church was going to be packed, both with family and friends, Katy thought. The invitations had been sent out ages ago and virtually all had been accepted. The idea of being left at the altar, no bridegroom turning up.......Not only would she be broken-hearted, but humiliated as well.

 

Can I say it? Dare I put it into words? Damn it, my eyes are starting to water and my make-up is already done. I cannot, no, I will not, cry.’ All these thoughts went through Katy’s mind in a matter of seconds.

 

What if he doesn’t turn up?” ‘There, I’ve said it. The ground hasn’t swallowed me up, the world hasn’t ended and Anna hasn’t dissolved into fits of hysterical giggles’, Katy thought.

 

Their eyes had met in the mirror then. There was no mistaking the look of sympathy that momentarily flickered across Anna’s face. She’d dealt with so many tears and frustrations; she’d given Katy a shoulder to cry on and ear that would listen. She had become Katy’s best friend, some times more than Alex himself. ‘Should it be like that?’, Katy couldn’t help wondering, ‘I don’t know but I always thought the man that I married would be my best friend too’.

 

Katy, look at me! He’ll be there! This is Alex we’re talking about and you know he adores you. We all know he adores you! Now come on, get a grip on yourself and put a smile on your face. This is YOUR day! Don’t let any worrying spoil it for you.”

 

Thanks, Anna.”

 

What for?”

 

For being you, I guess. For being a great sister and a brilliant friend.” Katy forced herself to smile, to push her worries to the back of her mind. “Let’s finish off and see about getting some snaps of just the two of us before the parents invade our space.”

 

And that’s what they did, took ten or more pictures of just two sisters together. Some of them they are messing around in, pulling silly faces, rolling their eyes, but as they take more, the photos become less about messing and more about saving the memories.

 

Feet came tapping up the stairs. It’s their Mam, clumpy in the high heels she’s not used to wearing. She tapped on the door and they both called her in to join them. Her eyes were red rimmed. She’d been having a weep but was trying to hide it so both girls decided not to mention it. If they did, the chances are they’d all be there, bawling and crying their eyes out.

 

You look beautiful, Katy. And you, Anna.” Mam smiled and gave both her girls a careful hug, careful not to mess up any of their clothes.

 

You’re looking pretty impressive yourself, Mam,” Katy said. And she meant it. She never dressed up and it’s almost like looking at someone else.

 

Oh, go on, Katy!” Their mother was not used to compliments, not sure how to take them. “Come on, let’s go and wow your father!”


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