Touchstones of Marriage

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"it's not the one who knows the most, or the one who says the most, or the one who does the most, but the one who loves the most who wins the most."

Submitted: October 15, 2018

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"It's not the one who knows the most, or the one who says the most, or the one who does the most, but the one who loves the most who wins the most." Counting my steps along to the aisle while holding my breath, I feel nervous and excited. Today is the most special event in our lives because finally our relationship will be officially bless by God. My groom is waiting for me as he watched me walking slowly on the red carpet. All eyes are on me. Every corner of the church has bouquet of flowers. In addition, wearing my wedding gown gives me more confidence. I can't explain what I feel. Here she is, my beautiful wife. Her looks is stunning among all the people inside the church. She's now in front of me. My father-in-law gives her right hand on me. Then, the ceremony started and I'm hoping that the day will end with full of happiness and success. Kring! Kring! Kring! The bell rang early in the morning. Where's that noise came from? Oh! It's morning already. Get up Pat. You should be a responsible wife starting today. I am now Mrs. Salverio and I need to prepare our breakfast. My husband is still sleeping. He must be tired. Okay, I will do it by myself. Scrambled egg, hotdog, and a garlic rice with the sweet blend of coffee. Perfect for just the two of us! A hot coffee for my burning love for him. Ewww! What's going on, why am I so cheesy this morning? Erase it. After 20 minutes, Allan came down from upstairs. "Good morning, my husband", I greeted him with a smile on my face. "It sounds like we're having a good breakfast, good morning too sweetie. Have a sit", Allan replied. He open the food cover, and his expression is unexplainable. "Sweetie, why did you almost burn these foods? Anyway, I will still eat these because you put a lot of effort." "Thank you." "Hmm... Still, these tastes good. I like it." My heart was jubilant when he said those words. Our life being a couple is perfect and it seems like challenges doesn't want to disturb us. After a year, I got pregnant and it took three months before I find out. Allan and I are both happy. Finally, we are now a complete family. Excitement makes him jumps a hundred times. Can't wait to see our baby soon. Everyday, my husband always brought me fruits and vegetables in order for me and the baby to stay healthy. One morning, I went to the restroom to pee. I didn't notice that there's a soap on the floor and accidentally, I stepped on it. Blag!!! Help! Help! I screamed so loud. Uncle Vill, a close neighbor of mine heard my scream and came to rescue me. He brought me to the nearest hospital. My legs are full of blood. I am worrying about my baby. "What will happen to my baby?", I ask myself. I cried a liter of tears to express my emotion. "Honey, are you okay? Is the baby safe?", Allan asked with concern. "I still don't know. The doctor is not yet here", I answered. I really blamed myself because of my miscarriage. Allan comforted me the whole hour. He keeps me calm and relax to minimize the stress. Atlast, after a few minutes, the doctor enter the room while holding a paper. "Doc? How's my baby? Please answer me." I ask the doctor with a begging voice. I breath deeply before I answered the question of Mrs. Salverio. I let her and his husband to prepare themselves. "Mr. and Mrs. Salverio, I hope you're now ready. I'm sorry to say that the baby is gone." I saw in their eyes the tears with wordless expression. Allan can't hold his legs anymore, he loses his balance. The room's atmosphere is full of grief. Everyone is shock. Pat suddenly collapsed and all of them panic. Thankfully, the doctor check her right away and now she's fine. Two months had passed, I am still on the process of recovering. Until now, I'm blaming myself because of my own fault of being careless. Consequently, due to that accident, our relationship has changed. Ring! Ring! Ring! No one is answering my call. Allan didn't pick up his phone. It's 2 a.m. already. He's not home yet. I dial my phone several times 'til Allan answers the phone. "Where are you? It's late now!", Pat said with irritating voice. "Are you concern on me now? Stop calling me, I don't have time to talk with you!", he ended the call. It hurts me and crumpled my heart into trash. The tears starts falling. I thought we can start all over again. Sadly, once a glass is broken, it can never be fixed again. I understand why he acts that way and I admit the fact that it is because of me, I lost our little angel. That accident will forever be a regretful memories that I will carry util the end. The phone vibrates. One text message received. I wipe my tears with the tissue beside me and open the message. My friend send me a photo. I can't open it. The picture keeps on loading, then finally I saw it. I dropped my phone abruptly. Now, I think I deserved this. I cried the whole night. He's cheating on me. Why? Why? My tears are useless in order for him to feel the pain. I didn't notice that I feel asleep. I woke up laying down on the couch without minding my swollen eye. I saw Allan mixing his coffee at the kitchen. Honestly, I miss doing it for him. When I walk towards him, our eyes met. And then, he avoid me after three seconds of gazing. "I need to go now, bye!", Allan said with a cold voice. I watched him leaving. I want to hug him and kiss him before he go. All of these things will now be a dream. I pretend to be okay in front of him even though deep inside, the pain is killing me. I want to hold while I can and time will lead me when to give up. Marriage is something that you can't easily survive. There's happiness and challenges. "The gem cannot be polished without fiction, nor man perfected without trials." This quotation gives me the strength and encouragement to fight against this trials. Knock! Knock! Knock! I was awakened by this sound. Maybe it's Allan. When I open the door, he was drunk and he's bringing an alcoholic drink. Suddenly, he kissed me and hold me tight. I want to insist but my love for him being his wife dominates. I kissed him back with full of affection and we lay on the bed enjoying ourselves. Back with my senses now, I don't want to get up early, I feel tired. When I watched my left side, I am surprised. I hasted to get up and run through the restroom to change so that he will not know about what happened last night. I don't want to be shameless. I opened my eyes, and I saw her reading a magazine. I stared at her without letting her know. To make it not obvious, I acted like I didn't notice her. I need to take a shower. While reading a magazine, the phone rings. It's Allan's phone. Should I answer it? Thinking that it may be an important matter, I answered the call. "Hello, babe it's me Katty, the girl at bar last night", the girl said seductively. I am pissed-off of this girl. I didn't let her hear my voice. "Hey! why you're not talking to me. I really miss you baby", she said again. I answered, "Nice talking with you Katty, I will call Allan for you". Allan is now done taking shower, I give the phone to him. "Someone is looking for you, she's on the phone. Answer her right away or else you will lose her." Saying it is not easy. I just force myself to say it bravely. I feel like my tears will fall, so I rushly run out from the room. The girl she's talking about was Katty, I met and drink with her last night. I am not interested to her because only my wife owns my heart. I talked to her to stop calling me and don't disturb my life again. I thank her for accompanying me and feel sorry for hurting her feelings. But, it's better to hurt her with the truth than using her as for fun. She understand and forgive me. I am happy to make everything clear with her. But, I hurt the woman I love. I decided to follow her at the living room to explain. When I saw her, it's very obvious that she cried too much, pretending to be okay. An unfaithful man, a numb, it's me. "Pat, are you alright?", I asked her. "Yes, of course I am. Don't mind me." Pat replied. "About the issue earlier, it's just... ", she didn't let me finish. "Enough! Don't be guilty Allan, it's my fault. It's mine. From now on, I will set you free." Pat left those words on me. She didn't allow me to clear the mess. It hurts me because all this time I want to fix this. Letting me go, I want to decline it. She wants me to find my happiness, but she's my happiness. How can I supposed to be happy again? Is this really the end? I went home unhappily. There's no more hugs, kisses, and smiles welcomed me. My comfort zone. I miss her so much, I still feel her presence inside this house. My wife did not contact me anymore. Five months had passed, everything is still fresh. Commemorating the good times we've been through. I always wear the mask of happiness. I realized that I lost a lot of chances to regain my lapses. While having breakfast, I received a call from my Uncle Manuel. He's one of my sponsors on my wedding. Uncle Manuel invites me to attend his birthday party this evening. I hesitate to response if it's good to be there or not. Perhaps, I don't have a choice and his my family now. So, I told him that I will be there. At the party, Allan welcomed by his uncle and lead him to his seat. "I will leave you for a while my son. Is it okay with you?", Uncle Manuel asked. "Sure uncle, no problem." I replied with a smile face. As I wondered around, I can't see her. Oh, I forgot. I should not assume that she would come her. I spend my time scrolling my phone until the party will officially start. Allan is unaware of what will happen this night. I saw in his eyes that he really longing for his love. I will now go to the stage to start my plan. Ladies and gentlemen, I want to thank you all for giving your precious time just to be here and for giving time to be part of this celebration. Tonight is not just a simple birthday celebration. I introduce to you my my dearest godchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Salverio. May I request the two of you to be here with me on the stage? Allan is speechless and can't move. It makes his heart beat so fast. I saw here stepping the stairs. She's pregnant! My uncle call my attention because I imbeciles. I ran towards the stage. She's smiling at me. And, she's pregnant. I hug her tightly and burst in tears. "I miss you and I'm so sorry. Can we start over again, my wife?" "Yes, and I want to spend my life with you and with our new baby. Pardon me for not listening to your explanation. I love you." "I love you too and I promised to take care of you." Seeing them happy makes my heart overwhelmed. I know they can start over again. They just need time to heal everything. They're still young to give up. Marriage life can't last longer if they are weak. I am glad that Pat is now five months pregnant and they can start a new chapter of their lives. It just prove that a broken glass can still be a glass once it is assembled. Scars may remain but atleast the pieces are still stick together. In life, "You need to feel pain before you can learn".


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