I walked into the dress shoppe with the girls. There was a young seamstress with brown hair and green eyes that looked at me and the rest of the girls, sort of rolled her eyes and spoke.
“Why don’t you take a seat in the waiting room, girls, we will be with you in a second.” We sat down in the most comfortable leather seats. Five minutes later this lovely blonde haired and blue eyed girl walked in and she sounded COMPLETELY German.
“So, who is the bride?” She smiled, which in turn caused me to smile and blush while the others pointed at me. “Tell me a little bit about yourself.”
“Well… Where to start is the question…” I giggled. “I’m 17 years old…” Her eyes grew wide in shock, I sort of just smiled at her and her eyes went back to normal. “I’ve been engaged to Ivan Braginsky for about 3 and a half months. I met him when I was going out with my second boyfriend, Francis, and we shared a lot of similarities, so when Francis broke it off he was there to comfort me and then we started dating, and eventually became engaged.”
She began to speak in German. “Jede Art von Kleid, das Sie insbesondere möchten ? Jeder Stil , Typ, Farbe, Größe, passen? Was ist Ihr Budget?” I looked at her blankly but before I could say I don’t understand German,
Michelle said, “She said Any kind of dress you want in particular? Any style, type, color, size, fit? What is your budget?”
“Oh, umm… well I don’t know my size. I would prefer a princess style dress, silk fabric, white or pink, and my budget is 10,000,000.”
Michelle quickly translated my sentence.
“Oh, äh ... na ich weiß nicht, meine Größe . Ich würde eine Prinzessin Stil Kleid , Seidenstoff , weiß oder rosa bevorzugten , und mein Budget ist 10.000.000.”
She nodded her head and left the room after telling us to remain seated. See, I understand some German, but not all. She came back with a blonde with green eyes after I heard her muttering words in German to her, the green eyed girl looked confused. She shook her head.
“Hi, I’m April and I will be your assistant today.”
“What about that other girl.”
“She’s just our greeter, she writes down information in English, but can only speak German. Anyway, let’s go to the dressing rooms to get started!” I felt so good that I could actually understand something.
“Are you just looking for a dress for the bride or--” she cut herself off. “Oh I’m sorry, Liyisha forgot to ask you one last question. Who do you have with you today?” She seemed so happy I couldn’t help but smile.
“I have my bridesmaids Julianna and Lyllianne, and my maid of honor Michelle.”
“Great to have y’all here today.” Did she just say y’all? I thought. “Are we just having the bride try on a dress or is there something special we’re going to be doing?”
“Yes, actually, the bridesmaids and maid of honor will be trying on dresses just something they’re comfortable wearing, but at the same time something fancy. Also, I have another bride going to be trying on dresses.” I looked at Julie and smiled a huge grin, she just glared at me.
“Who’s the other special one?” Julie put her hand up shyly, then I pushed it up higher.
“Come on over, don’t be shy. So when are your weddings?”
“In a week and two days.” I said
“I don’t know.” Julie said cautiously. I think she was still afraid of how loud this woman was, although none can beat me. After what felt to be about an hour, we finally got our dresses, except Julie, she left after a while. I looked at Lyllianne after Michelle picked out her dress and tried it on.
“Hey Lyll, what color do you want?”
“A dress for me?”
“You are a bridesmaid.”
“What about this?” I picked up a short lavender dress off the rack.
“Sure.” And with that the lady said, “Are you saying yes to the dress?”
“Yes.” We said, we paid and walked out.
THE END OF BOOK ONE. WITH LOVE,
ZARA, MICHELLE, JULIE, AND LYLLIANNE