"I can't believe that you two are getting married." Mrs. Orton said to Kali.
Kali looked at herself in the mirror. She never thought this day would come either. All her life she had been in love with the boy next door, and now he was really going to be hers. "I can't believe it's real either. Momma Orton do you think he will be happy with me?"
Mrs. Orton took her hand. "Kali I have never seen my son as happy as he is with you. No other woman in the world could make him happier."
Kali smiled at looked back at the mirror. She loved this dress. The material was so soft and silky. The moment she tired it on, it spoke to her. Kali couldn't believe her luck with the dress, the church, and the whole event. This was going to be the best day of her life
There was a knock at the door. "Mom, Kali are you guys still in here?" Randy said from the other side.
"Randall you get your butt away from this room. It's bad luck to see your bride before the wedding." Mrs. Orton said closing the door as he opened it.
"Mom, I need to speak to her for a moment. It's really important."
"More important than getting married? I think not."
"At this point, yes." Randy opened the door and he stopped breathing. "Oh Kali, you look amazing."
Kali smiled and walked over to him. "What is so important that you couldn't wait a few more minutes to see me?"
"I can't do this." He said simply.
Kali was shocked. This could not be happening on her day. "What?"
"Kali I love you more than anything, but I can't marry you. I think we should break up."
"I - I don't understand." Kali said speechless.
"Kali, I have to turn myself back into the Marines. After I serve my time, I don't know what's going to happen. I will have a new life, and I don't want to be tied down. I am sorry Kali." Randy gave me a small kiss and walked out the door followed by his protesting mother.
Kali sank into a chair and starred at the floor. How could she have fallen for this again? Today would be the second time in two years that Randy has walked out on her on their wedding day. Kali swore to herself that she would never let him get close to her again. Randy Orton would pay for this.
Kali sat up. She shook her head trying to forget that horrible moment. She looked around that saw that she was still in the hospital. She must have fallen asleep after John left to get some food. She looked over at the window and saw a tall dark figure standing there.
"Randy, leave me alone. I have chosen John and don't want to see you anymore." Kali said looking away from the window and to the door. Please come through that door John. She thought.
"I dream about that night all the time too Kali." Randy said not moving.
"You were just dreaming about our wedding night. That last one. That was one of the worst nights of my life."
"I don't care Randy."
Randy came closer to her now. She could see that he had been crying. "Kali I'm so sorry for putting you in here."
"I don't care what you have to say. John was the only one that came to make sure that I was okay. You didn't even have the courage to check on me. I don't know what got into me the other night. You will never change."
"Kali I thought I had killed you. I couldn't handle that thought. I left the building and drove and drove and drove. I called my parents and asked for any updates they could give me. They told me that you had been taken to the hospital and that you were going to be okay. I came as soon as I could."
Kali wasn't sure what he was up to. "Why are you here now? You obviously didn't care enough to make sure I was okay before taking off."
Randy knelt down beside her. "I am so sorry Kali. There is no good reason why I left. I couldn't handle losing you and being the cause of it. Please don't make your decision based on this accident."
"Randy what would happen if we got into a car accident? Would you take the first ambulance over me?"
"Of course not. Kali you mean the world to me. I thought I made that clear to you the other night."
"The other night was a huge mistake. It was only a small bump on the road to knowing that John is the only make I really want. Randy, please leave me alone." Kali turned away.
"I love you Kali." Randy whispered and then left the room.
Kali sank down into her bed and pulled the covers up to her face. She didn't regret choosing John, in fact she knew now that it was the right choice. Yes, Randy will always have a place in her heart, and be the love of her life. He was also the man who broke her heart into a million pieces. John had been there to show what a true man is and how he takes care of a woman. She had no doubt in her mind that John was the person she wanted to spend the rest of her life with.