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"How about this one?"

Lissa was pointing at a wedding dress with a ton of sparkles and thick straps that are supposed to wrap around my upper arms. I gave her a look.

"Liss, you know that I'm not a girly girl."

"But this is your wedding Rose. You can be as girly as you want and you'll still look beautiful."

I gave her another look.

"All I'm trying to say is that you should go nuts with this. Be really girly for a change. Wear a tiara, wear whatever you want."

I gave this some thought.

"And if you want, I'll style your hair and everything so you'll look girly but not too girly at the same time."

I let out a deep breath. "Okay, I'll do it. I'll dress girly and go nuts with it."

I got a smile in return. "Alright. So, what kind of dress are you thinking about getting?"
I gave this some thought. "Maybe a plain, white strapless dress. But, have a red ribbon around my waist."

"Sounds good. I know why you'd want that too. Red goes with the flowers and girly accesories and a girly dress is too much for you."

I nodded.

"Okay, so lets find a plain white dress and then we can buy red ribbon and my tailer can easily sew it on and have it ready in two days."

I hugged her. "Thank you so much, Liss."

"Your welcome."

We'd found the perfect dress, tried it on and it was wonderful. Afterwards, we went to a craft store and found red ribbon. We then went back to the Court and found her tailer.

"We were wondering if you'd be able to sew this red ribbon around the waist of this dress for us, Carlee."

I examined the dress and ribbon. "Yes I would. Would you like it to tie in the back also?"

"Yes, please."

"Alright, I'll have it done in a day or two."

"Thank you, Carlee."

"Your welcome, Queen Vasilisa." She bowed.

We nodded and walked back to her apartment.

"So, what do you want to do now?"

"Make some invitations."

"Sounds good. How do you want them done?"

"Their name on the front in blood red and the details in gold on the inside."

"Alright. I'll go order them."


I waited until she was off the phone. "Thank you, Liss, for helping me with the wedding."

"Of course. What else do you want to get done?"

"We still need to hire a minister and set a date."

"How about two weeks from tomorrow?"

"I'll ask Dimitri."

I pulled out my cell and called him.


"Hey is two weeks from tomorrow okay for you? That's when I want to have the wedding."

"Yes, it sounds good to me."

"Alright. I love you, bye."

"Love you too, bye."

"He said that was good."
"Okay, so now we have to call the minister and set the date."

She was back on her phone to call the minister. I laid back and waited for her to be done. It was about half an hour later when she finished.

"Sorry it took so long. I had to call him then call the florist so they know when and where to send the flowers."

"It's alright."

"Alright, so anything else?"

"Nope. Rest of the day I just want to relax."

"How about we go get massages?"

"Sounds good."


She was back on her phone to schedule the appointment.

"Our appointment is in thirty minutes. You want to go change or anything?"

"Can I take a quick shower over here?"



I went to the bathroom, shutting the door. I turned the water on hot and quickly took all of my clothes off and got in to the shower. I hummed a song while I washed my body.

I heard the door open. "Almost done Rose?"

"Yeah. I'm about to step out."

"Alright. Hurry, you have five minutes."

"Okay." She left the bathroom.

I stepped out, drying off and putting my clothes back on. I put my hair up in a bun and walked out of the bathroom, shutting the light off.

"Ready to go?"


"Okay, lets go."

We walked down the path and to the outlet with the spa. We walked through the door and Lissa talked to the woman behind the counter.

"Right this way girls." She led us through a door to the left of the counter.

"Thank you, ma'am."

"Your welcome, Queen Vasilisa."

We went in to stalls and took our clothes off, wrapping a towel around our bodies. We laid on the tables and waited for the guy to come in.

"Good afternoon ladies. Are you wanting just a regular massage?"

"Yes, please."

"Alright. Oil or no oil?"

"Oil please."

"Alright." He and another man started rubbing oil on our backs.

They started massaging the heels of their hands in to our backs.

"I feel so much better. Thank you, Liss."

"Of course. I knew you'd need a massage with all of this stress."

"No wonder I barely saw you before your wedding. You were getting a ton of massages."

She laughed. "Yep. I was under a lot of stress."

"I can tell. This is a lot to take in."

"Yeah it is. But I know you'll make it through."

"I hope."

We walked down to the apartment Dimitri and I owned. Dimitri wasn't home, so I unlocked the door and we stepped in. I flipped the light on to our bedroom and changed in to comfortable clothes. Lissa laid on the bed and I laid next to her.

"So where's Dimitri?"

"He went to get his family at the airport. That reminds me, can we borrow two rooms for his family?"

"Of course."

"Thank you."

"Your welcome. So is your parents coming?"

"Mom's on duty and dad's busy with whatever. They're only coming the day of the wedding."

"Your mom can't get a week off or anything more than a day?"

"Nope. One of the perks of having a guardian mother. I'd rather she didn't stay long. Too much nagging."

"What do you mean?"

"On the phone she told me she thought I'd stay single and a guardian all my life instead of marrying."

"And what did you say?"

"I told her I'm not her and hung up."

"That was a little rude, Rose."

"You know she wanted to see you grow up, but also wanted the best for the two of you."

"I know. But just because I'm a guardian and her daughter, doesn't mean I'll follow in her footsteps."

Yeah. But you should've been a bit nicer."

"Hard to when it comes to my parents."

"Next time, at least try to be nice."


"Thank you."

Dimitri walked in through the main door as I was about to say your welcome.

"You have the rooms for them?"

"Yes. The keys are at the main office, send them down there for them. It's rooms 2 and 3."

"Thank you."

"Your welcome."

I got up to kiss Dimitri and take his mother down to the main office.

"Thank you, Rose. I'm glad it's you marrying my boy."

"Your welcome Ms. Belikov."

"Call me mom, please."

"Okay, mom."

She smiled at me and hugged me. I hugged her back and guided her to the rooms.

"And here's where you'll be staying."

"Thank you."

"Don't mention it."

"I won't." She winked at me.

I smiled and walked back down to our room.

"They're all set."

"Thank you."

"Your welcome. Where's Lissa?"

"She had to go."

"Oh okay."

"So did you find a dress today?"

"Yes, but we have to make a few changes on it. Lissa's tailer has it."

"What kind of changes?"

"You'll see in two weeks."

He smiled. "I can't wait."

"Neither can I."

"So when are your parents coming?"

"Wedding day."

"Why then?"

"They're not avaible any other days."

He gave me a look. "Rose..."

"Okay, okay. I never invited them to stay for a few days before the wedding."


"Well I don't exactly want them here."

"And why not?"

"All I'll get is lectures from them and you'll get stirn talks from my dad and you'll end up leaving me at the alter."

He lifted my chin up. "Rose, I wouldn't dream of leaving you. I love you."

I looked up at him. "Really? You wouldn't leave me and my bitchiness?"

"Of course not. And you're not that much of a bitch."

I laughed and smacked his arm. "Your not supposed to agree! What kind of reasurring talk is this?"

"The kind that work and end with a kiss."

I smiled up at him and he leaned down to plant a kiss on my lips. Which I gladly took and returned.

"I love you, Roza. Don't forget that, please."

"I won't. I love you too."

He kissed me again, his arms wrapping around me tightly.

"You need to go get a tux." I whispered against his lips.

He let go and groaned. "Nooo."



"Yes or I'll make your mother go with you."

He groaned again. "Fine."

I smiled.

I must have fallen asleep, because I woke up and it was late at night. I looked around, and Dimitri wasn't in bed beside me. I got up, confused.


No answer.


Still no answer.

I felt for the light switch and turned it on. I looked all around the apartment and he wasn't there. Where could he be? I was still in my clothes, so I grabbed my key and cell phone, heading out the door to his mom's room. I knocked and it took her a few minutes to answer.

"Is everything alright Rose? It's late."

"Where's Dimitri?"

"I thought he was with you in your room?"

"No, I just woke up and he isn't in there at all. I figured he'd be in here with you."

"No, he isn't here. Try the other room."

"Okay, thank you."

"Your welcome."

I knocked on the other door and Paul answered.

"Paul? Where's uncle Dimka?"

He turned around and pointed in to the room. I gasped, putting a hand over my mouth.

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