Hey guys I'm back! :D This is the sequel to The Complications of Love which most of you all know was about Embry and Gabriella but now, this story revolves around Seth and Alex. If you haven't read TCOL you might not understand some parts of this story so if you have any questions, just ask me or read TCOL :) This story is set 3 and a half years after the last chapter of TCOL. Btw my new beta is lunalicious24601! :) As always, enjoy!
Chapter 1: The Wedding.
Ugh. Weddings. A happy, joyous event right? Yeah right.
Not that I wasn't happy for my cousin getting married to her highschool sweetheart, I was actually excited that I was one of her bridesmaids along with Rachel and Stevie. It was just the fact that she had paired me up with Seth.
Yeah, I was acting a bit childish but I couldn't help it. I hadn't talked to him in over four years and I didn't exactly know how to approach him now. The last time I had a full conversaton with him, he told me he was a wolf. At first I hadn't believed him then Gabriella put some sense into me by admitting that Embry was one too. Crazy, mixed up world we live in.
The door to the toilet opened and Rachael's face appeared.
"Hey, you ready yet? Emily said that we're living in ten minutes max. In the meantime, Gabriella's having a panic attack downstairs and Stevie's trying to make her meditate." she explained, coming up next to me in the small bathroom mirror, reaching for some lipgloss and applying it on.
I furrowed my eyebrows at her. "Since when did Stevie meditate?"
"I don't even know, that girl's up to all sorts of things nowadays." she said, shaking her head.
"Ok, I'm done. How do I look?" I asked, looking down at my dress.
Me, Rachel, Stevie and Emily were all wearing the same grey coloured dresses. There was a ribbon tied around the rib area in a bow at the back. The bottom was flowy and silky smooth while the top part was sequined. Gabriella had a good taste in clothes.
"You look gorgeous as always. Now come on, we need to see how the bride's doing. I don't think her groom is going to like it very much if his bride dies before he gets to marry her." she said, laughing at her own comment.
We made it downstairs and I stifled a giggle at the sight before my eyes. Gabriella and Stevie had both their eyes closed, breathing deeply. They looked so calm and focused.
Rachel and me exchanged amused looks as we made our way over to them. I sat down gently beside Gabriella and counted to three.
"Boo!" I yelled in Gabriella's ear.
She jumped up in panic and collapsed onto the floor, looking horror stricken. Me, Stevie and Rachel burst out laughing at the look on her face.
She glared at me. "Not funny Alex, I'm worried enough as it is." she said, standing up and walking over to the mirror.
"I'm sorry, I couldn't help it." I said, still laughing.
She stood at the mirror, inspecting herself as she turned around slowly.
"You look fine Gabriella," Emily assured her as she walked into the room, "Embry will be so shocked at how beautiful you look; not that you aren't everyday."
Gabriella gave Emily a small smile. "Thanks Emily."
"Ok girls, are you all ready to go? The other Rachel has texted me saying that Embry's getting worried that you've run away or something." she said, laughing.
"This could get confusing between Rachel and Rachael." Stevie pointed out.
"I know right?" I replied, walking over to Gabriella.
"I got it!" Rachael said, clicking her fingers. "You guys call her Rachel and you guys just pronounce my name as 'Raquel'. There problem solved." she said, looking proud of herself.
"Ok then, 'Raquel'." Stevie said, holding Rachael's shoulder.
"Ok, come on guys!" Emily announced, ushering everybody out the door.
I was happy for my cousin. I know her and Embry had a rough time with the long distance relationship thing for three years but trust them two to make it work.
We all piled into the car and Stevie started to drive.
"I forgot to bring my flip flops." Rachael commented, letting out a groan.
"And why would you need flip flops?" I asked.
"Because we're on the beach. The sand's going to get into my sandals and everything." she replied.
"You could go barefoot like me." Gab suggested.
"Is the sand rough or is it ok?" she asked.
"There's like a pathway marked by some rocks; I told Embry to make sure it was soft beneath the feet." Gabriella said.
"Ok, I'll just walk barefoot then. Wait, my dress isn't long enough." she whined.
"Ugh, Rachael make up your mind." I said.
"Ok, ok, I'll just wear my sandals."
"The things you'll sacrifice for looking good." Emily commented, chuckling.
"Well, I do wanna look my best." Rachael replied back.
"Ok, we're here." Stevie announced.
"Ok, you guys wait here, I have to go give Kim and Rachel the signal to start playing the music." Emily said.
"Yo guys!" we heard somebody call out.
It was either Jacob or Paul. They all looked so much alike it was hard to tell them apart. The only people I could tell apart were Embry and... him.
Oh wise up Alex, he's going to walk you down the aisle soon you have to get over this.
Stevie and Rachael started to get out of the car and so did I but I bent down to pick up my small clutch bag which I had placed on the floor earlier.
"Hey Gab, you ready?" came a voice. A voice that made my heart race even after three years.
I slowly turned and caught Gabriella's eye along the way. She just gave me an encouraging smile. I turned the whole way round and he was there.
I started twitching my hands and then I finally grew the courage to look up at him in the eyes.
He was looking right back at me and for a moment I forgot about everybody standing around us; Gabriella, Stevie, Rachael, Jacob, Sam, and Paul. All I could focus on in that monet in time was him.
But he suddenly looked away coldly and I was dragged back to reality. Ok, I guess I deserved that for practically ignoring him and leaving him hanging for three years.
Stevie coughed to break the awkward silence that was there.
"Ok guys, Rachel and Kim have started the music, we need to start walking down the aisle. Gabriella where's your dad?" Emily said, joining the group. She looked around us, "Did I miss something?"
"No, we're just waiting for my dad who's late as always." Gabriella responded.
"I'm here, I'm here!" Gabriella's dad suddenly shouted. "I made it."
"Yeah, just barely dad." Gabriella said, gently hitting his shoulder.
"Blame your mother, she took forever just to do her hair and make-up." he said. "You look so beautiful today hun, are you sure you want to get married today? I'm gonna miss my little girl." he said, his voice sounding thick.
"Dad, I'll always be your little girl. And don't start crying now, we haven't even walked down the aisle yet plus weddings are supposed to be happy." she said.
He took a deep breath. "You're right." he then clapped his hands, "Let's go Claire's all ready to go. Stand with your partners everybody."
Here we go.
Seth walked up to me and without a word, took my arm gently and linked it with his. It somehow bothered me that he wouldn't talk to me but I couldn't blame him. This was all my fault.
Claire started walking down the made up aisle and Sam and Emily followed, then Rachael and Jacob, then Stevie and Paul and then me and Seth.
I walked down the aisle, looking ahead of me. I didn't want to make eye contact with anybody especially Seth's mom Sue or Leah.
We finally reached the end and we unlinked arms and walked to where we were supposed to stand.
I stood in my place and looked at Gabriella walking down with her dad. I then looked over at Embry andh he was smiling so big I was worried his face would split in two. They reached the end and Gabriella's dad handed her hand over to Embry. He looked hesistant and I couldn't help but laugh a little.
We all stood to face the priest then.
He started making that big long speech and I got bored and stopped listening. He was basically just asking if they would stick together through rich and poor whatever. But I did start to pay attention whenever it was their turn to exchange vows.
"Okay um, Gab I know you don't really like me being cheesy so I tried my best not to but here goes. Gabriella, when I first saw you, we were with different dates that time. Basically I was a mess before you came along. I first fell in love with you when I saw how beautiful you were but then I started to get to know you better and I found out you were funny, caring, loving and genuine. Those things made me fall in love with you more. We've been through a lot the past few years but we made it through. Everybody has their own reasons to wake up in the morning and you're mine. I love you so much and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you." Embry said. Everybody in the crowd let out 'Awws' and Embry wiped a single tear that fell down Gabriella's face. Embry took her hand and slid the ring down her ring finger.
"Wow, that was cheesy Emb." Gabriella said, making everyone laugh.
"Well I did say try." Embry replied, winking at her.
"Ok, so my turn I guess. Um Embry, I'm not exactly all that good with speeches but here goes. I know at first I hated you guts," she started off with, making everyone laugh, "and I didn't want anything to do with you; but now look, I'm here getting married to you. I loved how you taught me to take risks and live in the moment. But most importantly, I loved how you asked me to marry you because you've made me the happiest girl alive. I love you." she said, slipping his ring down his ring finger.
"You may now kiss your bride." the priest announced.
Embry gently lifted the veil away from Gabriella's face and slowly cupped her face in her hand. He then leaned in and their lips touched. Everyone burst into applause and some of Embry's friends started whistling. They then broke away from each other and faced everyone, holding hands.
They started to walk down the aisle and everyone started tossing rose petals at them. Sam led them to a limousine which I was told was going to drive them around for a bit so people would have time to get to the reception before they did.
"Alex, go take your place at the table quickly! I can see the limousine from the window!" Stevie said.
I rushed to the table. There were eight people at each table.
Our table, which was at the front near the wedding couple's table for them and their parents, consisted of Me, Rachael, Stevie, Emily, Sam, Paul, Jacob and Seth.
Just then the entrance opened and Embry walked in with Gabriella and everyone stood up from the chairs and started cheering. I could see Gabriella blushing and I laughed at her.
They were led to their table by Embry's mom who was sitting beside Embry. We were all instructed to sit down so we all did.
I looked around. There actually wasn't that many people like I expected. I guess Gabriella got her small wedding after all.
"Excuse me everyone, if I could say a few words to wedding couple." Emily said. "Thank you. Ok, Gabriella and Embry I watched your relationship from the begininning. Believe it or not but Embry actually used to come to me for advice on girls. Ok, anyway I wish you two the best life and hope you find happiness in each other."
Sam then went up, as did Jacob and me.
"Embry, I've known you for quite a while now and even though you're a pain in the ass most days, I see you as one of my brothers. I'm happy for you and Gabriella and wish you all the happiness this life can give you both." Sam said.
He then nodded for me to go up and say my speech. Uh oh, I didn't really prepare one. Oh well, I'd have to wing it then.
"I wasn't really told that I was going to make a speech so excuse me if this is bad because I'm just making this up from the top of my head. Um, Gabriella, you're my cousin and best friend for as long as i can remember. We have too many memories and shared so many laughs together. I don't know what I'd do without you. Embry, i haven't really talked to you that much but if Gabriella married you, you must be pretty awesome." I teased. "Just kidding, ok that's all and congratualtions to both of you!" I said, before walking back to my table.
"Embry, I've known since we were probably four years of age. You;re the most sarcastic and annoying person I know but like Sam said, you're like one of my brothers. I'm glad that you've found the one person to spend the rest of your life with and I wish you both happiness." Jaocb said, nodding his head to the couple.
He then nodded at Emily who walked back up the microphone before he walked back to the table aswell.
"Everyone must be hungry and I don't want to keep you all waiting any longer so I guess it's time to eat! Everyone come up table by table so it doesn't turn hectic, thank you." Emily announced.
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