When the big day came, followed Marry with Niall up the room.
"Destiny change clothes in Harry's old room."
Niall smiled a little bit. It was almost amusing that Harry was back where he started. Yet Niall couldn't tell it to Marry. He nodded slightly and began to take on himself before his own wedding.
"She's beautiful." Marry whispered and smiled at him. "You found the perfect woman."
Niall nodded and blushed slightly. Woman? In a way the truth was someone else, but he chose to just smile.
"Yes, she will make me happy."
Marry nodded and sat down on the bed.
"I guess you already know that Tom likes her."
Niall was startled and just stared at Marry. Had she seen anything?
She blushed slightly and looked down at his hands.
"He has always had a weakness for beautiful women. I don't know if he has been cheating on me, but I know he's not happy with me."
"He told me that you can't have children?"
She nodded and a few tears came.
"Yes, and he has accused me many times to not be worthy of him. Yet he stayed on, so I guess he loves me?"
Niall walked up to her and sat down beside her on the bed.
"He loves you. When I was little, you were so perfect together and I know you've made him happy."
She sobbed and looked up at Niall.
"I wish you were my real son. I managed anyway with one kid? Tom accused me many times that it was my fault, when Harry left us."
Nialls heart hurt. He wanted to tell her why Harry left them, but how?
"Believe me, it wasn't your fault!"
She stared at him long and nodded a little bit.
"Maybe you're right, then you always seem to know more than what you are telling us."
Niall gulped and looked down at the floor.
"I know more, but I dare not tell you."
Marry wiped the tears.
"Don't you dare, or are you afraid of me to be angry?"
"If I tell you, promise not to make a big deal out of it."
Marry nodded and Niall took a deep breath.
"In that evening Harry came in to me. He was dressed in gown and had the makeup. He knew I wanted a girl, that's why he tried to look like one. He seduced me that night and when I asked him to leave me alone afterwards, he ran away. He left us and it was my fault."
At first she just stared at Niall, but then she seemed to understand.
"So Harry wanted to be with you?"
Niall gulped and he chose to only tell half the story.
"Yes, but I'm not gay, and he realized he could not get me."
"Okay!" she murmured uncertainly and seemed almost shocked. "We should have understood that. He never liked Eleanor and he was very attached to you. I thought it was because of your background."
Niall blushed slightly.
"Well, it had to do with the whole package. Everything that had happened around us."
She swallowed and then chose to smile.
"I promise it will stay between you and me. Now I know anyway that it wasn't my fault and my desire to make him to a man!"
Niall felt relieved. Now he had at least told a part of the truth. It was as if he realized that the second lie wasn't so big. Marry knew she wasn't behind Harry's choice and she knew that Harry never accused her. The only question was whether Niall would one day tell the second part? He chose to be quiet, because it was too much information on a wedding day.
The backyard of the house was filled with people. Niall went between the benches and up to the altar, as Tom had built. He enjoyed and he felt his whole body cheered. He might not get a real woman, but he would get a woman that he loved. Niall felt safe and he stopped in that place, where he would stand. He looked over all the guests. It was Tom and Marrys family, which in a sense also was Nialls family. There were friends from school and he even saw Louis and Eleanor. It was as if Nialls life finally got an meaning. Tom showed up and he went straight to Marry and sat down. Niall saw that he was red in the face and he seemed almost lost. Perhaps he understood that his son would finally be whole?
The music started and Niall took a deep breath. Destiny showed up in the most wonderful dress that he had seen. She had a veil over her face and she kept the pink roses. Niall smiled and realized that Harry was indeed a woman now. She walked towards Niall and she looked happy.
Destiny stopped beside Niall and took his hand. Niall was surprised when he discovered that she no longer looked happy.
"What is it?" he whispered uncertainly.
"We need to talk."
The priest noted their uncertainty.
Destiny took away and she swallowed.
"Niall and I have to talk with you about it all."
There was silence on the whole farm and all began to mumble. Destiny seemed even more insecure and she looked down at the ground.
"Niall, I can't ...."
He almost fainted.
She swallowed again and he saw tears come from her face. She avoided his gaze and she took a deep breath.
"I had sex with Tom."