As the crowd cheered and gave us their blessings, I threw out the bouquet. When I turned around, I noticed that Nina was in Abner’s arms as she caught the bouquet and lost her balance.
Everyone cheered again. Nina’s face turned as red as an apple.
“It seems that you two are destined to be together,” I bantered.
Nina’s face turned even redder. She immediately got out of Abner’s arms, feeling embarrassed. The crowd whistled and hooted at them.
The atmosphere felt great, and it could be seen in everyone’s eyes how much they were enjoying.
Charles and I exchanged glances and couldn’t help but smile, too.
At lunch time, everyone was singing and dancing, and the ambiance was quite convivial.
Spencer invited me to dance, and I willingly accepted.
As I danced with him, he told me so many stupid things that Charles had done during his childhood. I swore, I had never laughed so hard in my life.
The moment I turned around, Charles pulled me away.
The crowd hooted once more. “Looks like the bridegroom is jealous!”
“I’ve been watching you dance since you were a child. Nobody dances better than you. You can dance whenever you want, and I’ll always dance with you,” Charles whispered in my ear as he wrapped his arms around my waist.
I looked back at him and smiled. It turned out that he remembered that I learned to dance as a child.
“Anytime, really? What about the time when we are quarreling?” I asked. “Ah, it’s fine! We’ll patch things up after the dance.” Charles looked at me with affection.
“What if we break up?” I asked when I saw the happiness in his eyes.
“We’re not going to break up. To be precise, we’ll never get divorced. I won’t let you have that opportunity!” Charles retorted.
“What happened last night…” I wanted to say something, but stopped midsentence.
“We’ll talk about that later,” he responded as he pinched my nose.
The entire day, everyone celebrated our wedding through dancing and singing. Soon, night fell. The moon was riding high in the sky, and it illuminated the night.
The crowd didn’t get tired even though it was night. On the contrary, they were even livelier than this morning.
Charles held my hand and took me to the tent that he had prepared.
The moment I entered, I noticed that there were all kinds of daily necessities inside it. Surprised, I turned to him for an answer.
But he just pursed his lips and kept silent. He took off his tuxedo and unbuttoned the buttons on his sleeves and collar.
Feeling nervous, I took a step back and swallowed. Charles and I stood across the bathtub. He stared at my belly and his face became serious.
“I’m so fucking stupid,” he cursed while looking at me. “You know, I hate being lied to the most. Don’t you have anything to say for yourself?”
Upon hearing that, my heart tightened. I looked at him, and said in a flirtatious voice, “Please don’t be mad at me anymore, okay? I told you that I was afraid you’d feel obligated to stay with me because of the baby, so I didn’t tell you.”
“I don’t think you trust me enough,” he said, still wearing a sad face.
“It’s not that I don’t trust you; it’s just that I don’t want to affect your judgment,” I explained. However, Charles didn’t seem convinced.
“My husband is a gracious man, I’m sure. He’s not going to get mad about what I did. So, please, honey… just forgive me. I’ll listen to whatever you say from now on.”
I did my best to say as many nice words as I could to please him. Soon, his face softened.
“Have I passed your test now?” Charles finally broke his silence.
| smiled at him and nodded solemnly.
He strode over to me and held me in his arm. As punishment, he bit my lip and said, “No matter what I say, you’ll listen to me, okay?”
“Of course!” I nodded eagerly.
“Since you did something wrong, you should be punished.”
He chuckled, placed his right hand at the back of my head, and pressed me against the wall. Then, he pulled me towards him and placed his left arm around my waist.
Soon, I lost my balance and fell into his embrace. Charles’ face was inches to mine and he was snickering. I accidentally kissed him.
1 glared at him, annoyed and embarrassed. A smile appeared on his lips, and he pinched the back of my waist. When I scoffed at him, he took the opportunity to slide his tongue into my mouth.
Moments later, Charles whispered to my ear, “Can we do it?”
At this point, I was basically panting.
All of a sudden, I heard Spencer’s voice coming from outside. “Hey, Charles! Come out here for a drink. You can have sex later. You have all the time in the world.”
Charles frowned and gritted his teeth. I could tell that he wanted to tear Spencer apart.
“Don’t drink too much.” I pushed Charles away and chuckled.
“I’ll mete out your punishment later.” He planted a kiss on my lips, straightened his clothes, and left.
After he left, I turned on the bathtub’s faucet to prepare for a bath.
Once I was finish running the bath, the tent opened up.
Rita came in with a bottle of water in hand. I frowned at her, wary of what she might do. O
“How dare you barge into this tent?” | glared at her, showing her my vigilance.
“I’m just here to send you my best wishes and to have a drink with you.” Rita poured two glasses of water and looked up at me.
But I just stood there, silent and observing her. The first thing I noticed was the wound on her wrist.
Rita handed me a glass of water, but I just frowned at her and decided not to take it.
Instead of getting angry, she clinked the glasses of water by herself. Then, she glanced at the large bed with rose petals littered over it.
“Do you have any idea what I’ve done to win Charles over?” She smiled while glancing at my wedding bed blankly.
“I’m willing to sacrifice my life for him. That’s how far I’ll go. Even if everyone thinks I’m cheap, shameless, and downright foolish, I never wavered; not even once! I can do anything and everything, as long as I can win him over.” Rita paused for a moment just to look at me with contempt. “What about you? What can you do for him? Are you willing to die for him as well?”
“You’ve gone to extremes just so you could have him. I don’t think that’s love.” | sneered at her with disdain, offering her no shred of sympathy. I
“May you two grow old together.” Rita chuckled before handing me the glass of water. “Here, have a drink and accept my blessing.”
“I don’t need your blessing,” I responded.
“Look, if you drink this glass of water, I will never pester Charles again. I’ll stay as far away from both of you for as long as I live.”
“Wow! You must have an inflated self-esteem, don’t you?” | shook my head, still refusing her offer.
“I’m afraid there’s one thing you don’t know. Your mother and my father used to be in a relationship. That means there’s a small probability that you and I are half-sisters,” she answered.
“That’s impossible! My parents are each other’s first love. Nate just held an unrequited love for my mother.” I tried to stay calm, but in reality, I was fazed by this revelation.
“Whether it’s true or not, you won’t even consider taking the water I’m trying to give you. Are you scared of something, Scarlett?” Rita glared at me.
I looked her dead in the eye, took the glass, and put it away.
All of a sudden, she walked towards me. I instinctively covered my belly, and backed away from her. But because of my long gown, I tripped over. Rita took this opportunity to corner me against the wall.
“What are you going to do?” I struggled to break free, casting her a stern glare. I was starting to panic, because I was scared she would do something to my child.
Rita grabbed my hands, and slowly picked up the glass as her face became vicious.
“You need to drink this water.” It seemed as though she wanted to force me to gulp it down.
“Let me go!” I shouted. However, Rita just tightened her grasp on me. 2
“Today is your God damned wedding night! All I want to do is to congratulate you. What are you so afraid of?” Rita broke into a maniacal laughter while trying to put the glass close to my mouth. 1
I exerted every strength I had to push her away and I managed to do it. This caused the glass to fall to the floor.
Rita stumbled due to how strongly I shoved her. I was so scared that I leaned against the wall; practically hyperventilating.
Suddenly, she rose to her feet and tried to drown me in the bathtub.
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