The Bride, The Groom and The Past.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Cassie Childs has always had the easy life, her parents earn more than enough money for her to get what she wants, she’s an only child and she looks like the typical Barbie doll. But when her parents go broke and lose everything apart from their house, they don’t know what else to do. Until Cassie is told she has to marry Benjamin Winters – which isn’t a bad thing really when Ben’s parents will sort all of Cassie’s parents money problems out, in exchange for an arranged marriage.

Ben and his family have had double more money than the Child family ever did have; he has the super bad boy look and charm… But the tricky situation? Cassie and Benjamin have had a past, a bad one which resulted in them unable to be around each other for no longer than two minutes.

But to please both their parents and live happy ever after they must come to some sort of arrangement, including who sleeps on the couch, who will file for the divorce just two months after the wedding and who will be the one to cheat on the other.

(I’m hoping this will be a romantic comedy novel that will be laugh-out-loud hilarious – but a girl can only dream!)

Chapter 1 (v.1) - The Bride, The Groom and The Past.

Submitted: November 08, 2011

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Submitted: November 08, 2011



I’ve never been a girl who asks for much, only for my homework to be done on time, my dry cleaning to be delivered to my house, to no carbs on my plate when I go to lunch at McKenzie’s, to have only ice tea… I’m not that fussed really.

But when something does go wrong, I can’t help but become angry. When I’m majorly pissed off my face goes as red as a tomato, I get blotches in all different places of my body and my eyes literally turn the colour black. It’s a genetic disorder I got from my mum.

“What do you mean you’re out of ice tea?” I yelled at Gerald the butler.
“I-I’m sorry Miss Childs, it’s just your parents have stopped importing the tea leaves,” He stuttered.
“What!?” I screamed.
“T-To save money,” Gerald whispered.

I stormed into our huge living area, it was the biggest room in the house and it looked absolutely gorgeous, black, white and grey… My heels clicked along the marble floor, I tossed my hair over my shoulders and stomped all the way over to daddy.

“Why have you stopped importing the tea leaves? You know it’s the only thing I drink!” I screamed.
“Cassie calm down, your eyes are black, sit down,” Dad said seriously.

I did as daddy said because daddy was always right.

“We stopped importing the tea leaves, it used to cost us over two thousand dollars to get them shipped here from England, we don’t have the kind of money to waste anymore sweet pea, we tried keeping this from you, but I’m afraid it’s too late. Your mother and I… Well, we’re broke.”

I felt my heart pumping in my mouth, I felt my eyes begin to water and I felt my bottom lip begin to quiver.

“B-Broke?” I sniffled.
“Yes sweetie, but we are sorting it, we’ve been offered a deal. But I’m not sure you’re mother wants to go through with it, so once we’ve gone through it together, we will let you know what will be happening, but right now I have some very important people to talk too,” Daddy said kissing my forehead, “It will all be okay in the end my darling, I promise you.”

I nodded as the tears rolled down my cheeks, I never thought it would get this bad, daddy and mother always seemed to have money rolling in…

“Mr Childs?” A familiar voice sounded from the door way.
“I’ll be right with you Benjamin,” Daddy called back.
“W-Why is he here?” I sobbed.
“Don’t you worry about that Cassie Bear, I’ll be right back.”

Daddy whispered something into Ben’s ear then left through the door way, Ben started walking over towards me and perched himself two inches away from me.

“Are you upset because mummy and daddy are broke?” Ben fake sniffled.
“Get lost,” I growled.
“You’re a spoilt brat anyways, maybe this will do you good,” Ben laughed.
“What will do me good?” I frowned.

Ben smirked, tilted my chin up towards him and started humming the tune to wedding bells. Dun, dun, da, dun. Dun, dun, da, dun. Dun, dun, da, dun, dun, dun, dun, dun.

“Are you back on drugs?” I asked seriously.
“You are fucking hilarious Cassie, but no, I’m serious. The deal your dear daddy was talking about… Well it involves you getting married…” Ben grinned widely.

I felt my heart shatter into a million pieces, I knew it was true, not because Ben told me, but because daddy refused to tell me what was going on until the deal was signed and delivered.

“T-To whom?” I said hoarsely, tears threatening to break again.
“Take one wild guess,” He laughed.

My world was crumbling around me as I picked up the courage to speak.

“You,” I whispered.

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