Oh crap, why did I say anything? Why didn’t I just keep my mouth shut? I was still at the starbucks with Michelle and Lyllianne and I said, “This meeting was originally to talk about us forming together, but it’s clear now that we can’t do that because I am too stupid to realize when to keep me mouth shut and when not to.” I began to sob. Ivan put his arm around me as if to try to comfort me but it wasn’t working.
“It’s okay, Zara, you didn’t know.” Lyllianne said
“I just want to be in a bar in a corner sobbing with a plate apple cider jello shots and drink and eat my sorrows away.”
Ivan put my chocolate shake up to my face and said, “Drink the shake, it might make you feel better. Ice cream is the best comfort food out there, as my parents always said.”
I took a sip while partially cuddling with Ivan and Arthur came over by us and I thought Oh no, watch out, he was already in a bad mood, now it’s going to be even worse.
“WHAT IN THE BLOODY HELL WAS THAT!?!”
“I don’t even want to know.”
“I can explain--”
“Listen, all I want to know right now is that Julie is okay and why she wanted to hide that from me, but you are going to have to leave us for a bit, alright, Zara?”
“But... what if she doesn’t tell you?”
“Then you can tell me the whole story and you can try and get it out of her, for now though, it’s my turn.”
Prussia came over to our table and he smiled a crooked weird smile, “I hear a situation, Zara?”
“I’m sorry but it’s not your concern, Prussia.”
“If you need, for the right price, I can help.”
I smiled but then it turned back to a frown.
“Text you later, Prussia.”
And with that, he left.
“Anyway, I think you should go home, Arthur, and I think we should start planning the wedding while Julie is away, just so we can get a head start.”
Michelle piped up, “Wait a minute, Arthur. Don’t yell at Michelle. She’s just trying to help. She doesn’t need to. She can watch your’s and Ju’s relationship crumble apart if she so pleased. Do you know how hard it is to plan a wedding? Because I do from personal experience.”
“When did you ever plan a wedding?” I ask.
“Not important.” She replies. “The point is, she is trying to help out. Do you know why? Because my Zarrie is a good person. She’s caring, and considerate of other people. So don’t try to yell at her because she tried to help or so help me, I will shave your eyebrows off and glue them to your little winged green Pikachu, I swear to the Lord.”
“A-alright.” He says, staring a little scared at Chelle. “I’ll do that. I-I’m gonna, you know, go.” And with that, he sprinted out the door.
I hug Mich. “Thanks, Chelle.”
“Aw, don’t mention. Besides, what are friends for if not for threatening dickheads who insult you?” She says.
“Now, I feel as if we need to talk about the wedding. Seeming how it’s almost 7 months from now.”
“You already have a set date?” Mich asks.
“Well, not completely set but we know that we would like it to be closer to June or July, maybe May?”
“Well we could try to arrange it but we might need a longe--”
Lyllianne started to speak but Mich cut her off “Nah, we have enough time between decoration, where we are going to have it, the dress, the groom’s tux, when we are going to have it, is it going to be a churchy thing or a courthouse thing, and invites, I think we’ll be fine if we all pitch in.”
“Don’t forget the honeymoon.” Ly said
“Let’s start simple first. Ivan where do you think we should--.” Mich must be really good at cutting people off because she tends to do it a lot, but that’s ok.
“WAIT! Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, chicka, hang on to your pants because I’m about to lay down some news, this is more so YOUR wedding than his, I think you should pick this one. Nothing against you, Ivan, but influence is kicking in here.”
“Hmm… I don’t want it to be too religious, but at the same time, I don’t want it to be as bland as the courthouse.”
“That’s a great place to start! Alright, well then what if we had a priest marry you two but not in the church setting?”
“That sounds great.”
“Second step, When?”
“Well… I’d like a summer wedding, and not a day it rains a lot, because I like the indoors, though.”
“Good, then June would probably be the best month for this, When Julie decides to come back, she can help us plan out the invites, the day, the times, your dress, and then you’ll have to leave the room for the groom’s tuxedo choosing. Same with you Ivan, when we are picking out her dress, you have to leave until we say it’s okay, I’m sorry, American tradition states that if the groom sees the bride in her dress before the time of the ceremony, one, their relationship is cursed and two, the wedding is cursed.”
“That is okay, I understand.” He smiles at Chelle and continues humming his favorite American song, Voices by Rev Theory (Look up the song and you might just understand why).