Chapter 24: The Wedding Planners: Let's Be Wed Part 2

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He looks good.

Austin's eyes took in David in his wedding attire. His eyes seemed to shine a brilliant green contrasting against his dark suit and hair. One of his hands was nonchalantly shoved into his pocket, while the other held a glass of white wine. The drink twirled elegantly in his hands, a cocky smile covering his face.

"It's good to see you." David sipped his drink, stepping towards him. Austin gently stepped back. He was sure to keep his distance from him. After all, starting a tussle at Trish's wedding probably wouldn't earn Ally's approval.

"Same." Austin spoke tersely. He kept his gaze fixed on David's, wondering how color pigments could even give human eyes such an exquisite color. A heated pause stood between the two, til Dallas continued.

"So sorry about the date issue for the wedding again. Odd, that you didn't know your own wedding plans." David smirked, a glimmer in his teeth caught Austin's eye.

A thousand thoughts ran through Austin's head with over a million ways that he could respond. He lifted his chin up and spoke, "It was our fault entirely. You know how hard it gets, planning a wedding and all."

"Must have been hard." David took a step towards him, his eyebrows raised.

"Ally was by my side the entire time." Austin smiled tauntingly. He brought out the 'Ally' card.

David's grin dropped straight off his face, his eyes squinting, "I'll get her back." He toned down his face.

"Over my dead body." Austin responded, shoving both his hands in his pocket.

The wind blew lightly between the two. Austin's boutonniere blew gently in the wind and David's tie seemed to dance in the opposite direction.

David leaned into his shoulder, speaking by his ear, "We'll see how much Ally approves of liars." Austin's face paled, but he held his stance.

"Stay away from her."

"When she tells me and not you." David sneered at him.

Heartbeats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love when I'm afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow
One step closer

David brushed past him, heading over to his seat. Austin turned his head away, eying the roses that stood by an empty table. The petals curled around in wondrous archs. The shapes slipped around each other to form a beautiful flower.

Ally's voice rang throughout the ceremony as she continued to sing. Bridesmaids and best men walked along the aisle. Everyone sat seated, awaiting the bride.
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I love you for a thousand more
The audience smiled at the sweet girl. Her curls bounced as she strained her voice. Austin tore his glance away from the rose to stare at his girl. He leaned slightly against the table, his eyes widening when he noticed Ally glancing right at him as she sang.

He nodded encouragingly to her. Knowing that she would be fine, anyhow. She had put this wedding ahead of her stage fright.
Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What's standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this
One step closer
Austin smiled at her and when she sang her last couple of lyrics, Austin ducked his head for a moment, before making his way towards the aisle. Pulling his hands out of his pocket, he allowed one hand to be occupied with the flower girl, while the other held the ring bearer.

The little girl strew pink rose petals as she walked in tune to Austin's step. Ally's voice rose an octave and Austin could hear the smile and laughter in her voice as she sang.
I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I love you for a thousand more

Austin reached Ally and letting the flower girl and young ring bearer go, he helped Ally off the highrise. David appeared in his mind as he looked at her.

I need to tell her what I did.

"Ally!" He urgently whispered, "I need to talk to you."

"Not now, Austin." She glared him down, a fake smile covering her cheeks. She squeezed his hand in reassurance before making her way over to stand in front of the other bridesmaids.

Austin watched her move, keeping her eyes on her the whole time. He glanced over into the audience, spotting Dallas. He wasn't the only one who had his eyes on her.

A gasp echoed throughout the audience and Austin's whirred his head to wear all the attention stood.

The bride.

She looked beautiful beyond belief. Austin abandoned his thoughts of his girlfriend, reminding himself why he was there in the first place. Which, was to celebrate his beat friend's big day. He stepped closer to Dez, patting him reassuringly on his back.

Dez turned his head slightly, a giant grin covering his face. His eyes never left Trish's.

She steadily walked down the aisle. Her arm was clutched around her fathers and her curls bounced in tune to the wedding march. Her eyes stayed locked on Dez's.

Austin glanced between the two, love was apparent throughout. The date change, today or two weeks from now really hadn't mattered to them. Nothing matters when you're in love.

Trish reached the front of the highrise. Her father handed her over to Dez and Austin turned his head when she saw Dez's mother sobbing quietly into a handkerchief.

Guess Dez isn't the only emotional one in the family. Austin smiled when he thought of his friend.

The two stood before the priest.

And it began, "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together here in the sight of God, and in the face of this company, to join together this Man and this Woman in holy Matrimony; which is an honourable estate, instituted of God, signifying unto us. . ."

Austin's thoughts went elsewhere as he glanced around. The waves crashed against rocks a little less than usual today. In fact everything had seemed to instantly calmed down, the wind, the audience. Dez's mother had even put away her handkerchief.

He looked over to the bridesmaid side, admiring Ally. The way her hair curled, and her dress shaped her, seemed to send him to his happy place as well. She caught him staring and gave a small, worried smile.

She's worried about me.

Austin winced, he really wanted her to enjoy this moment. He nodded, smiling genuinely towards her. Ally brightened, focusing back to the priest. Her petite hands remained wrapped around the little bouquet of flowers that he had ordered a couple of days ago.

"Just sign here and here. And right here." The delivery man pointed out the lines with his finger as his other arm hugged the box to his chest.

"Great. Here you go." He handed Austin the box and with thanks exchanged Austin carried the box inside.

He sat it down by the couch and pulled at the flaps, frowning when the box refused to open. He tried again, using his muscle strength a little more. And once again the box refused to cooperate.

Austin held up his arm, flexing to remind himself that he was still as buff as he thought. It was just a dumb box.

He sighed, getting up and heading towards the kitchen to try and find a knife. Discovering one, he headed back to the box. Only discover that no matter how many times he tried to cut through, the knife refused to cut it open.

He tried scissors.

Water guns.

The oven.

Just throwing the thing around to see if it would open.

But nothing worked. And he lied beside the box, waiting until Ally got back from her spa day with Trish.

"Hey." She gently nudged him awake. He woke up, and kissing her hello, explained the magic box.

Ally eyebrows rose as she listened and she carefully kicked the box. Then she leaned down and turned it around, laughing when on the backside, the box read, 'Open on this end.'

Austin stared at the letters for a good five minutes, before taking Ally's hand.

"I need sex."

"To make you feel manly again?"

"Yes please."

Ally burst out laughing, wrapping her arms around his neck.

"and keep her in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, keep you only unto her, so long as you both shall live?"

Dez turned to look at Austin. They locked eyes with each other for a moment and everything came crashing to him suddenly. All the memories and all they had shared for the past couple of years.

"Hi, I'm Dez!" The tall redhead spoke as he crashed into the nearest seat.

"Austin." He calmly replied, eying Dez's polka- dotted pants. He returned back to copying homework.

"I just moved here from Maine." Dez leaned over and rested his elbows on Austin's desk. His curious brown eyes stared into Austin's.

"Mmm. That's fun." Austin spoke absentmindedly. His fingers rushed to turn in the homework before the bell.

"I don't even know the greatest places of Miami. There's no one to show me around. And my parents are always working."

"Mmm. That sucks." Only a couple more minutes. He scrawled the last lines onto the sheet of paper.

"Could you show me around?" Dez pouted.

"Yeah sure." Austin put the last period on his sentence and returned the homework to the girl sitting in front of him.

"Great! Pick me up at eight."

"Wait, what?" Austin glanced around to find the redhead writing his address on his arm.

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"Dez, your camera's upside down." Austin licked his ice cream cone, while Dez practiced out with the new camera he just got.

"Ohhhhh. That explains why. . " Dez giggled to himself, switching the camera around in his hand.

Austin smiled at his friend's antics, before stealing some of his friend's ice cream.

"Hey Austin?" Dez began.


"How do you turn it on?"

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"Trust me, you know what people also call me?" Austin ran his fingers through his hair, as he glanced back and forth between himself and the cute new girl.

"Dez?" He guessed.

"No, the love whisperer." Dez whispered into the crook of his neck.

"Dez no one calls you, the love whisperer." Austin mimicked him, whispering into his side. Austin's whispering causing him to stumble and he fell into the new girl as she was walking.

"Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry!" Austin began to apologize. The brunette shyly nodded, chatting along with him.

"Who isn't the love whisperer now?" Dez crossed his arms in pride.

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"Dez, I'm leaving." Austin blurted out to him, as they laid out by the beach.

"Alright, yeah it's pretty late. I'll head home too. I promised Trish I'd call her tonight."

"No, dude. I'm… going to New York. For a record deal with Ally. We're leaving." Austin choked out, he winced. He, himself, had trouble believing the words that were slipping out of his mouth.

Dez's eyes widened.

"You're not going to live here anymore."

Austin shook his head and a tear jerked out from under his eye. He brushed it away but not before Dez could see.


"Yeah?" He whispered.

"Remember how you said that when I hang out with you, I can never cry."

Austin nodded, not bothering to hide the other tear that fell.

"I'm going to break that."

"Go ahead, buddy." Austin's voice broke and Dez flung himself at the blonde boy.

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His best friend was getting married. His goofy, adorable, love-whispering friend was getting married. And Austin had never been happier to have met him in his life.

Austin nodded reassuringly at him, a tear slipping out of the corner of his eye. A tear that showed how much his friend had grown and matured. His love for his friend since middle school.

"I do." His voice spoke. Austin broke out into a sob.

Trish's voice copied his words.

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