Yeah! Last chapter!!! I wasn't going to write it, but there sort of needed to be a little bit of finishing between siblings and such, so here it is.

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Trinity Blood: Wedding Bells

Chapter 10

Given that it was their wedding night. A night that was expected to be romantic one, filled with heated passion and desire. The man was suppose to carry his new bride over the thresh hold and consummate the wedding, over and over again. Nothing was supposed to be held back. She would give herself to him and vice versa. Bodies entangled, sweat across their brows, whispers and moans of encouragements. Or at least that was what Abel had heard about.

As soon as the newlyweds entered their room, any attempts to swoon his wife were abruptly cut off. As Abel returned to from the cellar with a bottle of wine and two glasses, his beloved Esther was completely passed out on their bed, still in her wedding dress. A smiled crawled across his lips.

"I guess this could wait." He said to himself, as he set the wine and glasses on a nearby table. "I half expected one of us to fall asleep." His eyes wandered over a large wooden chest. It hadn't been the room earlier. He noticed a small envelope attached to the side. Curious, Abel opened it and pulled out a letter. He read silently to himself.

To Abel,

A long time ago, I never expected to be graced with a sister-in-law. I believed things were the way they were, and no amount of power would change that. Alas, I was young and....I'm know I'm going to regret saying this, stupid. I had become to use to the pain and anguish in your eyes, Abel, that I truly believed that you would never even think of changing.

Someone once told me that you had much to learn about life. That you were completely lost within your self. That you needed to focus on the positives. I, on the other hand, believed that things were the way they were and that's when I did the most stupidest thing I've ever done. I gambled on your life.

I betted one hundred thousand dinars that you would never marry, that no upstanding and smart woman would ever eye you, Abel. I knew you would never fall for anyone. I was so certian of you back then.

After Lilith passed away and you locked yourself away, I assumed that your heart would go on forever pining for her. And I believed that I had won the bet, though without the gratification of winning the money.

But I was wrong.... yet again. And now I find myself eating my own words and feeling a tad bit feeble. I betted against my own brother, I was supposed to know you like the back of my hand. You have amazed me and somewhere out there I know she's looking down at us, while pointing at me and laughing hysterically, crying out I told you so!

I know I've said this too many times today, but I am very proud of you and happy that you have Esther. I love you both. Please enjoy your wedding gift from Lilith and I.

Love always for an eternity,

Seth

P.S I saw her bracelet on Esther's wrist. She'd be very honored by it.

Abel smiled whole-heartedly at his sister honest words. He glanced over the letter once more then at the chest. His eyes widen when he though back to the wedding present.

"She didn't," he said out loud. He dropped the letter and quickly opened the lid. Inside the chest, true to her word, were the one thousand dinars from the ancient bet between two crusniks. Abel turned and rushed hastily back towards his wife. "Honey." He shook her gently. "Sweetie."

"Wha?" she grumbled.

"Get up. I have a surprise for you."

"Can't it wait? I've been up since very early this morning."

"No it can't." He snaked his arms beneath his wife and lifted her out of bed. "You have to see it."

"Abel." Esther whined. She struggled in her husband's arms. "What is this all about?" He pointed at the large chest full of dinars. "Sweet Lord!" She covered her mouth. "Who gave this to us?" Abel handed her the letter. Esther read the words over and sniffled. It was such a kind thing for Seth to do.

"What do you think?" Abel asked her.

"I don't know." Esther shrugged, the thought of sleep completely wiped from her mind. "I've never seen so much money. What do you think, love?"

"I was thinking on spending it on our honeymoon. A much extended honeymoon. We could travel all over the world and..." he gave her a sly grin, while wrapping his arms around her waist. "Work on consummating this marriage." Abel light kissed the nap of her neck.

"Sound like a plan." Esther spoke, whilst turning herself in his arms. "Though we could get in some practice now." She wrapped her arms her husband and pulled him into a passionate kiss.

A knock at the door interrupted their privacy. Abel grumbled and cursed.

"Better get it." Esther sighed. "It could be something important." Abel untangled himself from Esther and opened the door. Caterina stood in the hallway, a look of panic in her eyes.

"What?" he asked. The cardinal lifted a yellow envelope up.

"This just arrived for Esther. It said rush on the front." Abel took the card from his boss.

"Thank you." He nodded before shutting the door. He knew she'd be upset with him with that little stunt, but he hardly cared at that moment.

"A letter for me?" Esther held out her hand. "Someone must have sent us a late wedding gift." Esther tore the envelope opened and pulled out a small card. The front was a black and white picture of a couple holding hands and kissing. Esther opened it and read the inscription. Abel watched her face go pale white. She shook her head and gulped, before handing it to Abel. He read the inscription.

"Many wonderful blessing on your wedding day."

Beneath it, it long beautiful calligraphy was handwriting he could never forget.

'Welcome to the family. Best wishes- Cain'


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