Here it is, the happy news and the wedding which I actually extended. The original wedding ceremony was really short. Enjoy! ^_^
The Beginning of a New Life
It had been two months since Sonny Forelli was killed. No one really missed him. Not even his wife and kids. When the news of his death reached Liberty City, Marco and Selena took over the family business and Adrianna left for Sicily to be with her family.
Waking up feeling nauseous, Angela got up out of bed and ran to the bathroom. Leaning over the toilet, she vomited, not able to hold it in. It was the third time that she had gotten sick that week and she didn't know why. She sat in front of the toilet until Tommy awakened and walked into the bathroom, a look of concern on his face.
"Babe, you ok?" Tommy asked, rubbing her back as she rested her head on the porcelain seat.
"Oh God, I don't know," Angela groaned, holding her stomach.
"That's the third time this week," Tommy said, as he continued to rub her back. "You must have eaten some bad food."
"Yeah, I guess so," Angela said softly. "Go ahead on back to bed; I'll be there in a just a few minutes."
As Tommy left the bathroom, Angela stood up and flushed the toilet. She walked over to the sink and brushed her teeth. Looking at her reflection in the mirror, she didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. She looked stressed which had also caused her to miss her cycle last month. She even noticed that she was late again, figuring that it was due to the events that took place with the battle between Sonny Forelli and his men back in September.
Turning the light off, Angela got back into bed and curled up next to Tommy. She glanced over at the clock. It was only 1:30 am. Falling back to sleep, she decided that she would go and see Dr. Lawson later on.
At around 11 that morning, Angela woke up and noticed that Tommy was gone. On the bedside table, she found a note that he left for her. It read:
'Babe, hope your feeling better. I won't be back until later and I'm at the Malibu Club if you need me.' –Tommy
She smiled and put the note back on the table. Grabbing her phone book that was beside the bed, Angela dialed the number for Dr. Lawson's office and waited for the receptionist to answer.
"Hello, Dr. Lawson's office, how may I help you today?" the receptionist said.
"Uh, hi, this is Angela Cipriani, I would like to make an appointment with the doctor for some tests," Angela replied.
"Alright, Miss. Cipriani, I found your file," the receptionist said. "What kind of tests do you need?"
Angela looked around, making sure that the coast was clear and sighed. "Pregnancy," she said.
"Alright, let me check her schedule," the receptionist said.
In the background, Angela could hear the faint clicking of nails and rustling papers. She began to think that it was best to have a pregnancy test done, even though the thought of having children still hadn't crossed her mind. In fact, it scared her. Her and Tommy would be getting married soon, and if she was pregnant, she was worried that her wedding dress wouldn't fit her.
"Miss. Cipriani, are you still there?" the receptionist asked, shaking Angela from her worried thoughts.
"Yes, I'm still here," Angela replied.
"The doctor has an opening at 1:45 later today," the receptionist said. "Would you like to take it?"
"Yes, thank you," Angela said. "I'd like to know as soon as possible."
"Alright, have a good day now," the receptionist said, then hung up.
Putting the phone back on the receiver, Angela got up and walked into the bathroom. Turning on the water in the shower, she took off her nightgown and slipped out of her under garment. She stepped into the shower, letting the warm water cascade down her body. After washing her hair and body, she got out and turned the water off.
Brushing her hair, she got dressed in a pink sundress and applied a light layer of eye shadow to her eyes. She decided to leave early and headed outside, getting into her Stinger. Arriving at the doctor's office, she looked up the directory for Dr. Lawson's office. She signed in, and in less than 15 minutes, Angela was called back to have blood and urine tests done.
While waiting for the test results, Angela sat in the room reading through a Vice City Times magazine to see if there was anything interesting to read. Finding nothing, she reached for another magazine and as she did, the doctor knocked once and walked in.
"Miss. Cipriani, I have some great news for you." Dr. Lawson said, smiling. "You are pregnant. Already two months along."
Angela's eyes widened as her world froze. She was going to have Tommy's child. She wasn't sure whether to be relieved or scared. Dr. Lawson kneeled in front of her.
"Miss. Cipriani, I had the same look on my face when I found out that I was expecting my first child," she said. "And that was just a few years ago. I'm sure the father will be extremely happy."
"He will," Angela said. "But… we're getting married next month. What if my dress doesn't fit?"
Dr. Lawson smiled serenely. "That dress will fit perfectly, I promise you," she said.
Before leaving, Angela was given her appointment card and confirmation paper that she was pregnant. Getting back into the car, she drove over to the Malibu Club to see Tommy. Her mind started to race and she tried to think of what she was going to tell him. She wondered what his reaction would be like. Finally arriving, Angela parked and got out, and walked to the entrance of the Malibu.
"Hey, Miss. Cipriani," the bouncer said, opening the door for her.
"Hi Bobby," Angela said. "Is Tommy still here?"
Bobby nodded and smiled as Angela walked into the club. Strobe lights flickered as Wang Chung's 'Dance Hall Days' played overhead. Making her way past the people on the dance floor, and over to the bar, she asked the woman behind the counter where Tommy was. The bartender pointed to the hallway leading to the upstairs office. She turned and walked down the hall, and up the stairs. At the door, she knocked once and entered the office.
"Hey babe, you feeling better?" Tommy asked, standing up from the desk.
"Yeah, much better," Angela said. "Can I talk to you in private?"
"Yeah sure, what's up?" Tommy asked, walking over to her.
"We can talk at the beach," Angela said, taking his hand in hers.
"The beach?" Tommy asked, raising his eyebrows. "Angela what is it?"
"You'll see," she said.
Leaving the office, Tommy and Angela walked downstairs and through the dance floor. Outside, they crossed the street and walked down to the beach. Angela took off her sandals and Tommy took off his shoes and socks, and they walked along the beach in silence.
"Angela, I know this isn't just a simple walk on the beach," Tommy said, breaking the silence. "What's up babe?"
She stopped and turned to face him. "Tommy, do you know why I've been throwing up?" Angela asked.
"Well I kinda figured that it was some bad food that you ate," Tommy said. "Was that the reason?"
"No, it wasn't that," Angela said. "I went to the doctors today and…"
Tommy's eyes narrowed as Angela reached into her pocket, taking out the folded up piece of paper that held the confirmation of her pregnancy. She handed it to Tommy and watched him as he unfolded it and read it.
"We… we're going to have a baby?" Tommy asked, his eyes widening.
Angela nodded as Tommy got down on his knees, ignoring the water that was getting his dress pants wet. He wrapped his arms around her waist and pressed his lips against her stomach. She wiped tears from her eyes as Tommy stood back up. He scooped her up in his arms, and they spun around.
"Angela," Tommy said, his eyes glittering. "You've given me the best gifts anyone could ever ask for."
"Tommy, you've given me a home and now we're gonna have a family," Angela said. "Those are the gifts you have given to me that are more precious than a gem..."
For the rest of the afternoon, Angela and Tommy spent a few hours walking along the shore on the beach, enjoying the relative peace, and knowing that they had taken out people who were trying to take away the empire that they had built together. The water sparkled as they watched the waves roll in.
After leaving the beach, they headed back towards the mansion, the excitement brewing inside of Angela. Back at the house, she called her family in Liberty City about the great news.
"Oh wow, congratulations pumpkin!" Toni Cipriani exclaimed on the other end of the phone. "Your mother and I can't wait to see you and Tommy for the wedding next month."
Angela spent hours on the phone with her parents, her siblings, and other family members. After all the phone calls, Tommy placed his hand on her cheek and smiled.
"Thank you for the best gifts of my life," Tommy said. "You... and our baby..."
The remainder of November flew by so quickly as calls from caterers, florists, and the dressmaker came pouring in. As both Tommy and Angela dealt with calls and visitors coming in, they barely had enough time to think, but the day finally arrived. Angela's father, her mother, and siblings, along with other family members came down from Liberty City for the big day. Tommy's mother Paola flew in from Italy and the Colonel had even come back to see the wedding and picked Tommy up saying that we should follow tradition, that it was bad luck for the groom to see the bride on the wedding day.
"Come on Angela, we have to get your dress on!" Sarah Cipriani said excitedly.
Heading into the bedroom, Mercedes, Sarah, and Maria helped Angela into her wedding dress which was comprised of lace, chiffon, and satin, with off the shoulder lace sleeves that went to her wrists. The skirt of the dress was poofy and had a very long ruffle after ruffle train. Her veil was three layers of chiffon on a silver tiara with a small diamond in it. She had diamond drop earrings in her ears and her hair was pulled back into a bun. Mercedes zipped up her dress while Sarah did Angela's make-up, and Maria took pictures. They took a step back and admired her in the wedding dress.
"Wow sis," Maria said, staring in awe. "You look beautiful."
"And chicka, it shows off your cute little baby bump a bit," Mercedes said, smiling.
Angela smiled and looked down at her stomach. "Wow, it really does," she said.
"Oh, before I forget, I want to give you your wedding present early," Mercedes said. "I'll be right back."
Turning around, Mercedes hurried downstairs, and a few minutes later, she returned with a white box that was wrapped with a bow in pink lace.
"This is for tonight," Mercedes said, flashing Angela a million watt smile. "But don't open it right now."
Angela giggled and hid the box in the bathroom. Grabbing the bouquet on the bed, they all headed outside to the limousine that was parked by the mansion's front steps. Sarah helped Angela into the car, tucking the dress and train in safely. As they all got in, they headed off towards the beach where the wedding ceremony was being held. Angela could feel her hands shaking.
"It'll be alright, sis," Sarah said, as she took Angela's hand in hers. "Tommy's gonna flip when he see's how gorgeous you look."
Angela took a deep breath and relaxed as she sat back in the seat. She was excited to see Tommy after not seeing him the whole day.
As soon as the car turned onto Ocean Drive, the limousine stopped. Angela, Sarah, Maria, and Mercedes got out where they were ushered into the small tent by Mario and his wife. Inside, she saw her father Toni. He wore a custom tailored tuxedo.
"Oh wow, you look beautiful, pumpkin," Toni said, taking her hand in his.
At that moment, Tommy's mother Paola walked into the small tent and gasped in admiration upon seeing Angela in the wedding dress.
"La mia parola!" Paola gasped in Italian. "You look so beautiful. Like an angel. Come un bellissimo angelo."
Angela smiled as Paola reached into her small purse and took out a heart shaped diamond necklace. To her, it was beautiful and looked ancient.
"Here," Paola said, presenting the necklace to Angela. "This was given to me on my wedding day by my beloved Johnny. Pace all'anima sua. I want you to have it my dear."
"Grazie," Angela said, as Paola put the necklace on her. She held the heart in her hand, admiring the diamond. "It's beautiful."
Hugging each other, Pepe appeared in the tent, announcing it was time. Paola smiled to Angela and quickly went back outside.
"You ready?" Toni asked.
Angela nodded and her eyes began to sparkle. "Yes," she said.
"Hold on chicka," Mercedes said. She walked over to Angela and placed the drop layer of the veil over her face. "There we go. Beautiful."
Linking arms with her father, Mercedes, Sarah, and Maria linked arms with the best men and walked down the aisle first, which was nothing but a red carpet over the sand.
Exiting the tent, the crowd stood and turned there attention to Angela and Toni as they walked down the aisle. She smiled to everyone. At the alter, she saw Tommy standing there. He wore a white tuxedo and was clean shaven, making Angela's heart jump with excitement. It was the first time she saw him without his 5 o'clock shadow and she thought he looked handsome as ever. As she got up close, her mind went blank when Toni handed her away and Tommy took her hand. Standing in front of the minister, he began his sermon and the crowd sat down.
"Hello everyone and welcome," the minister said smiling. "Dear friends and family, we are gathered here today to witness and celebrate the union of Thomas and Angela in marriage. Through their time together, they have come to realize that their personal dreams, hopes, and goals are more attainable and more meaningful through the combined effort and mutual support provided in love, commitment, and family; and so they have decided to live together as husband and wife. Let us call upon God to be with us as we celebrate this union of two into one. The couple has written there own vows which now they would like to recite to each other."
There was silence from the crowd, except for the sounds of the waves that were rolling in and a few children who were playing on the beach nearby. As Tommy turned towards Angela, they heard a little girls voice off in the distance.
"Look, a happy wedding!" the little girl called out.
A few people in the audience began to chuckle softly. Angela giggled as Tommy smiled and began his vows.
"Angela... Fifteen years ago when I saw you for the first time, I thought you were the most beautiful little girl in the world." Tommy said. "From the moment that you came back into my life, I knew that you were the one with whom I wanted to share my life with... I fell in love with you when I saw that picture of when you turned eighteen... I may have been in jail, but Angela, you make my life worth living... You make me feel like I have already been blessed by the angel of forgiveness... You've stood by me through it all, and now, we're going to have a family... Baby, I am yours... This is the beginning of a new life."
Angela smiled as her eyes glistened with tears. "Tommy, since day one I loved you will all my heart..." she said. "Even though I was just a little girl at the time, it didn't fully blossom overnight... It took time for it to mature, and when you were in jail, absence makes the heart grow fonder... It did for me... And when I saw you when I came down here, it was a reunion... I was reunited with my true love, I am with my true love, and I am having my loves child... With kindness, unselfishness, and trust, I will work by your side to create a wonderful life together... And on this day, in front of all our friends and family, I promise to love you for eternity, respecting you, honoring you, and sharing my life with you..."
"Do you, Thomas Michael Vercetti, take Angela Francis Cipriani, to be your wife?" the minister asked. "Do you promise to be true to her for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health? Will you love and honor her all the days of your life, until death do you part?"
"I do," Tommy said.
"And do you, Angela Francis Cipriani, take Thomas Michael Vercetti, to be your husband?" the minister asked. "Do you promise to be true to him for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health? Will you love and honor him all the days of your life, until death do you part?"
"I do," Angela said.
"You have declared your consent before the community of your family and friends." the minister said. "May the Lord in his goodness strengthen your consent and fill you both with his blessings. What God has joined together, let no one separate. Amen." The minister looked to the ring bearer. "May we have the rings please?" he asked.
The ring bearer stepped forward and gave each ring to Tommy and Angela for the exchange. The crowd remained silent and the waves came in softly as the minister continued.
"Let us pray." he said, bowing his head. "Bless, O Lord, the giving and receiving of these rings. May Angela and Thomas abide in Thy peace and grow in their knowledge of Your presence through their loving union. May the seamless circle of these rings become the symbol of their endless love and serve to remind them of the holy covenant they have entered into today to be faithful, loving, and kind to each other. Dear God, may they live in Your grace and be forever true to this union. Amen."
"Amen," Tommy and Angela said together.
"And now," the minister said. "As a token of your love and of your deep desire to be forever united in heart and soul, you Thomas, may place the ring on the finger of your bride."
Turning to face each other, Tommy slid the ring onto Angela's finger. "Angela..." he said. "I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows that we have spoken today, our wedding day..."
The minister turned to Angela. "By the same token, you may place the ring on the finger of your groom." he said.
"Tommy..." Angela said, sliding the ring onto his finger. "I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows that we have spoken today, our wedding day..."
"By the power vested in me and the state of Florida, I now pronounce you husband and wife," the minister said. "You may kiss the bride."
Tommy lifted the drop veil from in front of Angela's face, and they leaned in close and kissed. To Angela, it felt like the whole world had stopped. As they separated from the kiss, the crowd of there friends and family stood up, clapping and cheering. Hand in hand, they walked down the aisle as Angela received hugs from her parents and siblings, along with Mr. Kelly, Paola, and other guests.
She stopped and looked down at the bouquet that she was holding. Throwing it behind her, Angela could hear as Mercedes and Sarah squealed when Maria caught the bouquet.
Together, Tommy and Angela took off down the beach, running towards there future. Taking off her heels, Tommy scooped Angela up in his arms, kissing her tenderly. In that time frame, Toni, Karen, and everyone else snapped a picture of them kissing.
"I love you, Mr. Vercetti," Angela said, as she nuzzled him.
"And I love you, Mrs. Vercetti," Tommy said, kissing her once more.
"Shall we go to the reception now?" Angela asked.
"I was thinking straight to the honeymoon, but reception it is," Tommy said.
He turned and walked down the beach, carrying Angela in his arms like a princess. Tommy was now her prince, and she was his blue eyed princess...
*Sniff sniff* I'm crying already. :') Hope you enjoyed and please review! ^_^