AN – I'm really sorry for not updating any sooner but I wanted to complete 'Rose by another name' before continuing with my other stories. I am immensely proud of it and miss writing it. I also currently have 3 in-progress stories including this one so that is why there have been little updates. However this is one of my fav stories at the moment so expect much quicker updates
Disclaimer – I don't own the Sims (just lots of copies of it)
I groaned sleepily and turned over in bed as the bright sunshine hit me. Hitting the alarm clock I blearily sat up in bed. Then it hit me. I was getting married today. Suddenly I was wide awake. I was marrying the love of my life. Despite everyone trying to sabotage our relationship we had proved we were strong enough by surviving it and now we were going to show how much in love we were by getting married. We were like a modern version of Romeo and Juliet.
I sighed sadly thinking about all the people who would be missing today due to their stubbornness. My best friend Brandi Broke being one of them. I had left numerous messages begging her to come but she refused saying it was too early after the death of her husband Skip 6 months ago. If she was telling the truth I could have understood but she was lying. Dustin had accidently told me she went to her cousins wedding just 3 weeks ago and I immediately knew she was avoiding me. I tried to calm down as I knew she was only concerned.
Don had a reputation as a womanizer which is why I had been tentative in dating him at first but I as I got close to him he began to open up to me. He said he used to be a womanizer in the past and he even cheated on some of his girlfriends but he said he had changed and he had never felt like any of his other girlfriends the way he felt towards me. That was the day I fell for Don Lothario. We had been together for 5 months when he proposed to me and I immediately accepted. I was so happy and now we were getting married after one year together.
Squealing happily I ran downstairs and skipped into the kitchen much to the shock of my father and brother. I had a bit of a reputation of being grumpy in the morning. I kissed Dad on the cheek and ruffled Alex's hair before sitting down and getting served some breakfast by Jerry our butler. I thanked him and began eating
"So are you excited for today Cassie?" Alex asked me smiling
"Yes, I'm incredibly excited for today darling. I love him" I said this last part directing it to my father who scoffed
"You're still just a child" he protested "you don't know what love is" I slammed my fork down on my plate
"I'm 24, that's hardly a child. Do you want me to wait till I'm in my forties until I marry? Like you?" I argued and without waiting for an answer I fled the table and stormed upstairs. I was furious. This was my wedding day and he was determined to ruin it. I tried to stop the angry tears that were falling down my face. I heard a knock at the door and I opened it to find Angel there. She was the beautician who was doing my hair and make-up.
"Hey what's the matter?" she asked me concerned looking at my tear streaked face.
"It's nothing" I sniffled. She rolled her eyes and pushed me gently into the room before setting her bags down, closing the door, handing me a hankie and sitting me down at my dressing table
"If it was nothing you wouldn't be in this state. Now part of my job is to listen as well as do your make-up so if you want to talk I'm here for you. I couldn't help it. It all came blurting out. As she curled my hair and did my make-up I told her everything. How nobody not even my own father approved of our relationship, how much I loved him and how much he loved me. She listened in silence never commenting or giving her opinion until she told me we were done. She turned me around to show me my face. I gasped. I looked amazing. My hair was curled with a tiara sat neatly on my head. My make-up was perfectly done.
"Thank you" I said sincerely
"No problem" she smiled "It's my job". I thanked her again and she left while I got my wedding dress out of the closet. It was an old dress that was wore by my mother, grandmother and my great grandmother at their weddings. It was slightly old fashioned and lacy but my mother had altered it slightly to make it look more modern so it was perfect. I put it on and looked in the mirror. It was perfect. I heard a knock at the door and in walked my dad with a sheepish look on his face.
"What do you want?" I asked him coldly
"I'm here to apologise" he said holding his hands up "I should not have attacked you like that. I'm sorry"
"Apology accepted" I mumbled
"Thank you honey. You know I only want what's best for you"
"Yes but that doesn't mean you can control me all the time" I pointed out "I'm a grown adult fully capable of making my own decisions"
"I understand" he smiled "you look beautiful by the way" he added
"Thanks dad" I said giving him a hug
"Now let's go and get you married" he said and I giggled as he linked our arms together and walked down the stairs. We walked into the back garden and I begun walking down the aisle. I saw Don. He gave me a dazzling smile and I knew nothing else mattered in the world. Not my father or my friends just me and him. Together forever. I joined him and grabbed his hand as the ceremony started. We sung hymns, said our vows and eventually we were pronounced husband and wife. I almost squealed in excitement as Don said I do and then kissed me. We then moved to the other side of the garden where we were having the reception and I saw her.
Dina Caliente. My father is such a hypocrite. He claims Don is using me and then gets together with that trailer trash! She only wants him for his money. I threw a dirty look at her and went to find Don. I found Darren Dreamer looking upset standing in the corner Just last week He told me he loved me. I was shocked to say the least. I had no idea he saw me like that. I gently turned him down reminding him I was getting married. I felt guilty all the same. Despite me telling him it wasn't true he believed I turned him down because he was 37, poor and a single parent after losing his wife three years ago but it was just because I loved Don. Darren was my best friend but that was all. I sighed and walked over to him.
"Hey" I said
"Hi" he replied glumly
"I really appreciate you coming today. I know it was not easy for you"
"You wanted me to come so I did" he shrugged
"You're my best friend Darren. I'll always want you"
"But only as a friend" he said
"Yeah only as a friend" I smiled and hugged him. "Now I have to find that husband of mine. I wonder where he has got to" I turned around and saw him leaving the house coming into the garden with Kaylynn Langerak. His tie was untied and his buttons were all done up wrong. I walked over to him
"What did she want?" I asked him pointing to Kaylynn who was walking away
"Oh she just wanted to see if we needed a maid. I told her yes" he said nonchalantly
"We have a butler" I pointed out
"Yes but honey …well…we can't expect him to do the whole house by himself can we?" he pointed out
"Oh you are so considerate" I said kissing him and feeling my heart swell with pride and love.
"Now let's go and have our first dance" he grinned leading me onto the dance floor. After out first dance and three more we cut the cake shoving it into each others faces. I was so happy dancing and laughing and then it was time to go on our honeymoon. We were about to get into the cab and Don stopped me
"Honey you need to throw your bouquet" he grinned that perfect grin at me. I got lost in his eyes for a few minutes until I realised what he said.
"Oops" I giggled blushing
"Count on you to be the blushing bride" Don said and I laughed before turning towards the cab and throwing the bouquet over my shoulders. I heard everyone scramble to catch it and I turned around to see who had. The woman who caught it stepped forwards.
"Well well well aren't I lucky" She said.
Oh. My. God
"What are you doing here?" I burst out
AN – Well I would call this a cliffie but I think it's fairly obvious who it is. Thanks to all my reviewers who have waited patiently and gave me five more reviews than I was expecting. Love you all. Can we see if we can get up to 17 reviews this time? Please?