I rushed into the room to get my dress on so we could get this wedding started. Of course Tracy was right behind me, "What the hell happened? What is going on?" she demanded.
"Look, I don't think I should be the one telling you. I would ask your soon to be husband first, then I'll tell you exactly what really happened. You don't want to be upset right before you get married, do you?" I reasoned with her.
She looked at me skeptically before asking, "You Promise?"
"Pinky swear," I said offering her my pinky finger. As she accepted my proposition I added, "Besides he's not the one who got into trouble."
"You're right I don't want to know right now," she said.
Once the wedding got underway things went smoothly. It really was beautiful. Now at the reception, we had already eaten dinner. Some people were dancing, some were just socializing, but Alan, Stu and I were downing a shot. So far we were doing a fabulous job at avoiding Melissa but that had to end sometime. That would be now. "Stu are you avoiding me?" she demanded.
"Melissa," Stu said.
"Hey Melissa," I called out to which I received a death glare.
"Oh My God what happen to your tooth?"
"Have you met Alan, Tracy's brother? Brother of the okay, ow," Stu said trying to evade the question when Melissa grabbed his face.
"That is disgusting," she said staring into Stu's mouth. "Why haven't you returned my calls?"
"Well there was a snafu and when we stopped," Stu said grabbing for an excuse looking at me for help.
"I called that bed and breakfast in Napa they said they had no record of you checking in," Melissa said. It's too late to help him now.
"That's because we didn't go to Napa," Stu said confidently and I had to smile. He is finally standing up to her.
"Stu what the fuck is going on?" Melissa yelled loudly. Everyone stopped what they were doing to look at her. I noticed Phil covering his son's ears.
"We went to Las Vegas and you know what? Charlie came too," he answered.
"Oh really Las Vegas? Why would you go to Las Vegas?" she said glaring at me again.
"Because my best friend was getting married and that's what guys do!" Stu answered.
"Yeah 'cause going to Napa with a bunch of guys is totally gay," I said giving her my sweetest smile.
"Really well that's not what you do and Charlie stay the fuck out of this."
I moved forward because I was about to let this bitch have it but Stu stepped in front me. "I got this. Then why did I do it huh? Because I did it, riddle me that. Why'd I do it? You know sometimes I think all you want me to do is what you want me to do. I'm sick of doing what you want me to do. In a healthy relationship a guy should be able to do what he wants to do sometimes," Stu said complete with crazy hand gestures and all.
"That's not how this works," Melissa said.
"Oh good whatever this is ain't working for me."
"Oh really, since when?"
"Since you fucked that waiter on your cruise last June. Boom!" Stu said slapping the table. I really tried not to laugh but then Alan had to interject.
"You told me it was a bartender," Alan said and I burst out laughing.
"You're right I stand corrected, it was a bartender. You fucked a bartender."
"You're an idiot."
"You're a, you are a daaa… Such a bad person all the way through to your core," Stu said.
Phil was watching this scene proudly, I mouthed to him 'watch this'. "Can I just say something? Stu is too good of a person to say this himself but quite frankly I am not. You're fucking bitch and a whore. You deserve to rot in hell for all the horrible things you have done to Stu, whom I happen to be in love with. So guess what, he gets a happy ending but you do not," I said.
Then to my surprise Stu turned toward me, grabbed me by the waist, and kissed me. I put my arms around his neck while thinking I better make this a good kiss. After this I might get beaten to death. Once we parted I could feel the heat in my face and I didn't dare take a look at Melissa. "Charlie, Alan should we dance?" Stu said unfazed.
"Uhh sure," I said looking up at him with a small smile.
He grabbed my hand and led the way, "Let's do this!" he yelled.
Alan was right behind us, Phil ran over, Doug was grinning and we shared a group hug.
"My feet hurt," I whined dropping my shoes next to the chair Stu was lounging in. He patted his lap and I happily accepted the invitation. He wrapped and around my waist as leaned back into him. Phil watched from behind his sleeping son's body with a smile and for once didn't have a smart ass comment.
"Dougie I got to tell you this was a gorgeous wedding," Stu said.
"I give it six months," Phil said.
"You're a dick," Stu retorted.
"I was going to say that," I mumbled.
"I don't know what to say, thanks for the bachelor party I guess," Doug said.
Stu laughed and said, "Yeah I just wish we could remember some of it."
"I honestly don't know if I want to know," I said.
Alan walked up holding something, "Hey guys look what I found."
"Whoa that's my camera," Stu said straightening up.
"Yeah it was lodged in the back seat of car."
"Oh god, are there photos on it?" Phil asked.
"Yeah some of it's worse than we thought," Alan said.
"No fucking way, give me that."
"Whoa wait," Stu said.
Doug stood up grabbing the camera, "Wait, wait. We look at these pictures together okay? One time then we delete the evidence."
"I say we delete them right now," Stu said.
"You're not even a little curious?" I asked.
"You just said you don't want to know," he said and I answered with a shrug.
"Are you nuts I want to find out how I wound up in the hospital. Is that on there?" Phil said standing up.
"Yeah it's in the there," Alan said.
"Guys one time, deal?" Doug asked.
We all agreed some of us more reluctantly than others.
There's one more where this came from. I know I am horrible person for keeping you all waiting. Please for give me!