Happily Ever After

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Chapter 21 – How could you?
“How could you lie to us dad? How could you not of told us that we have a big sister? You had plenty of time to tell us?!” shouted Max “hey, I’m sorry but your mother, she put Alyssa in care. It was really hard on us. I’m sorry we didn’t tell you both. But we didn’t know what else to do” said Mr Harmer “why didn’t you tell us?” I asked keeping calm “because you were too young to understand we didn’t tell you and why we put Alyssa in care. It was really hard on your mum. You got to understand that? But guys, if you want to go and look for her, I’m happy to help you” said my dad “aww dad, I’m sorry we didn’t know but we do understand. It must have been really hard on you and mum. Thank you” I said smiling and gave my dad a hug “it’s alright sweetheart. You have a right to know who Alyssa is” said my dad “so what?” asked Max. I looked at him. He was being so difficult. “I mean, do you know where she is?” he added quickly noticing the look on my face “no” said my dad “do you know where she lives?” asked Max “she lives in Yeovil and she has a little girl” said my dad “aww let’s go” I said “to where?” asked Max “Yeovil” I said “but Tess, you’re getting married tomorrow” said Max “I know” I said “I meant after” everyone signed of relief and smiled at me “who do you think I am? Leaving my own wedding? I would never do that to Mike” I said “we know T, we know” said Lynette smiling at me

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“T?” asked Max “yes?” I asked “are you okay?” asked Max “yeah” I said. Max wasn’t convinced “Tess?” he asked now sounding serious “hmm” I said but I wasn’t really listening “Tessa?” asked Max again “Maximillian” I said now listening “what’s going on? Talk to your big bro” said Max “Max, I’m struggling” I said “with what?” asked Max “okay so all my life I’ve always been the big sister since the day you were born and then the next i found out I have a big sister? The man I trust more than grandad, didn’t have the guts to tell us and lied these plus 19 and 16 years and I’m getting married tomorrow” I said getting frustrated and upset (I felt like I was having a panic attack) but hopefully I wasn’t. “okay calm T, deep breaths. In and out. In and out. I’m strugging too but not as much as you because I’ve always been the youngest. I agree with you but he had his reasons. I know, it’s so exciting, you’re getting married tomorrow T, oh my god” said Max “I know, I know, oh my gosh” I said jumping up and down with Max and hugged him so hard “I love you so much” I said “I love you so much T” he said

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That afternoon, Lynette, Susan, Gabbi, Bree, Jason, Mike, Max, Clara, Olivia, Ben, Meg and Grace were all in the living room together (they told me they were studying but I knew it was something else) but I was too tired and went upstairs to sleep
“Are you guys going to write speeches for T for tomorrow?” asked Meg finally “of course” said Clara “I can’t believe T is getting married tomorrow. It only feels like yesterday that me and Ben was spying on her, Meg and Grace” said Max “hah good times eh Max” said Meg sarcastically and winking at him “yeah, why did you make Tess’s life so miserable Max?” asked Grace “you’ll think it’s silly” said Max “no we won’t, we promise mate” said Mike “I made Tess’s life really miserable and horrible because I didn’t want her to move away. It didn’t work because she did and now she’s getting married and is pregnant. I’ve lost her forever just like mum and uncle Ben. It’s exactly the same thing” said Max “it’s not the same thing. The thing between your mum and your uncle is completely different. You haven’t lost her mate, she thinks the world of you. She doesn’t care about the things you did to her. She has moved on and so should you. it means everything to her that you’re here. Honestly and you haven’t lost her because she’s pregnant and getting married. You are always welcome to live with us. I mean we have the room don’t we” said Mike laughing “thank you” said Max. mike smiled at Max “let’s hear your speech su” said Mike. Susan was just finishing, put her pen down and looked up “okay” she said
They waited looking at Susan. She cleared her throat and read:
“so I’ve known Tess for a couple of months now, and I’m so glad I met you because you are so kind to everyone and you’re always smiling whatever mood I’m in. you always make the day brighten. You’re my best friend and I’m so glad you’re my sister – in – law. You dervese to be happy. I love you T” finished Susan. Everyone was smiling “she’ll love it su” said Mike “I love you” said Susan “I love you too su” said Mike

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“Tomorrow is going to be great Max. I can’t believe I’m getting married” I said “I can’t believe it. You’re grown up so quick” said Max with a tear in his eye “are you still playing big brother?” I asked laughing “yeah if you want me to” said Max “yeah, please just until I get my head straight” I said quickly. Max smiled at me and we hugged “it will be okay” he said to me “you promise?” I asked. Max paused for a moment and looked at me. I waited “I promise” he said finally. But will he keep his promise? I wasn’t so sure

*
“I’m scared” I said “baby, why are you scared?” asked Mike “because of mum” I said quietly “oh T” said Mike “what if she doesn’t want to come to the wedding? What if she doesn’t want anything to do with me? What if she doesn’t want anything to do with Paris? What if” I stopped because Mike grabbed my hands “T, listen to me okay, she does want everything to do with you” said Mike “how do you know?” I asked “T, don’t be silly” said Mike “no, I’m not being silly Mike, I’m being truthful. Mike, she doesn’t want anything to do with me because otherwise she wouldn’t have left my dad or be ashamed or embarrassed of me. You know it’s true” I said. Mike didn’t say anything and thought about it and he knew I was right. I smiled “I love you” I said “T, I have a idea and I love you too baby” said Mike “what’s the idea?” I asked “to go to Alyssa’s house and meet her” said Mike “why?” I asked “because you could invite her, I know it’s short notice and everything but you want to meet your sister don’t you?” asked Mike “of course I do” I said “but?” asked Mike “but maybe I’m not what she wants to have as a little sister? Maybe she doesn’t want a little sister and baby brother? Maybe she doesn’t want anything to do with us? Maybe that’s not the right person? Maybe dad has lied to us again? Maybe it’s just a really big joke? Maybe there isn’t a big sister?” I asked breathing hard “okay honey, calm, come here” said Mike grabbing my hand and leading me to the sofa and sat down. Mike moved my fringe out of my eyes and grabbed my hands “you, Miss Tess, are an amazing person who needs to stop worrying about things. I know that Max loves you more than Manchester united football club and that’s a lot also he loves having you as a big sister. He loves that you are a big sister. You are the most caring and kindest person I know. You make me so happy and I don’t like it when you’re sad, I am so glad I am marrying someone so caring and stunning, it’s unreal. Okay so if you don’t feel comfortable because you’re nervous with inviting Alyssa to the wedding because you’re nervous or scared then don’t worry about it baby girl, it’s okay. Why wouldn’t Alyssa want you as her little sister? I know Susan and Lynette are beyond excited to have you as their little sister. I know Lynette is older than you by only a few months because her birthday is in November but Bree and Gabbi are so excited to have another big sister. Bless them. But once we are married, we can go and look for Alyssa I promise. Don’t worry about a thing okay?” said Mike. I smiled “okay” I said “you promise?” Asked Mike “I promise, promise, promise” I said jumping up and down. Mike smiled “but the worrying thing, I can’t help it” I said “I know gorgeous, it’s okay” said Mike “that’s sweet” I said changing the subject “what is?” asked Mike “that Lynette and Susan are …” I stopped and looked at Mike. He looked clueless “oh never mind” I said

*
That night before the wedding, I was with Max. He was keeping me company “Max, do you want to go for a drive?” I asked “but it’s the wedding tomorrow” said Max “I know but please, let’s go for a drive big bro” I begged “I don’t think it’s a good idea” said Max. I rolled my eyes “you pick now to be responsible” I said sounding crossed “yes, you can’t go Tess” said Max “oh why not?” I whined “because I said so” said Max “but come on Max, please” I begged “where would you exactly go?” asked Max “anywhere, I just want to be you” I said “what?” asked Max “what’s the word?” I asked “you’re confusing me” said max “irresponsible, that’s you” I said finally “T, no don’t be silly. You’re getting married tomorrow. I know why you’re doing this. It’s because you’re scared right?” asked Max “but you don’t have to be. It’s going to be okay” added Max noticing the sad look on my face “I’m doing this because I want to do it” I said “you can’t do it T” said Max “who says?” I asked “I do since you said I’m the big brother and you can’t do it. It’s very irresponsible T” said Max “well you know everything about being irresponsible don’t you” I said sounding crossed “so teach me” I added “I don’t” he stopped when he looked at me and I was on my knees “please Max” I begged “okay, okay you win” said Max helping me up “great, where?” I asked quickly before Max changed his mind “where what?” asked Max “where should we go stupid?” I asked sounding crossed and hit Max’s head “ouch, why did you do that for?” asked Max “because it’s your stupid” I said “well it’s your idea. Bit stupid if you ask me. Running away, the night before you’re getting married” said Max “well I’m not asking you am I? Now let’s go” I said sounding angry and grabbed Max’s hand like he had no choice but to come with me. We set off, having no idea where we were going

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Meanwhile, at home, Mike had no idea

Chapter 21 (v.1) - How could you?

Submitted: February 02, 2016

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