Today was a special day, it was the last day of freedom and all that jazz. It was the day before the wedding. Ana decided she would have a long soak in the bath, while Zander was out attending to the garden. Zander had almost had a heart attack when he walked into the bathroom. Ana had submerged herself into the bath to see how long she could hold her breath. Zander just sighed as he walked to the shower.
Zander pulled his Fiance into an Embrace and smiled at her.
“You are one amazing woman, you know that right?” He softly spoke.
“Well, you certainly make a woman feel it!” Ana said returning the smile that was full of happiness and promise. “Do you know where you boys are heading too?” She added.
“I am not sure yet, I think we are just heading out to a bar for a bit. That I know of anyway.” Then a little smirk erupted from his lips.
“Just don't let Rodrigo drink please, he has enough to deal with as a teen, then having to deal with he effects of Alcohol. Don't you think?”
Zander just stared at her eyes, then after a moment agreed with her that she was right. Ultimately it was his fathers choice.
The couple had a quick make out session before Zander ran out the door. The girls had a arrived.
Ana did not have any female friends. I would say that having 3 sisters would be enough to keep you on your toes anyway. So this day was a Malkier female bonding session. When the girls arrived Rue and Jade had Ana dress is a bachelorette costume. Then Tegan done what she does best . . . . . . . . .
Making a mess.
She sprayed Ana with champagne. “This is how they celebrate in Simfrica.” She said.
“Sure . . . . . you know there is starving children in Simfrica?” Ana said.
“There is starving children no matter where you go Ana........” Something cut Tegan off as she looked behind her.
Rue had the look of horror in her face. Everyone still so still as they watched Jordan run out the door covered in sparkles. “MOM, WHAT THE FRICK IS GOING ON!” Rue screamed. Rue started to follow her mother, then Ana ran too. She was rather confused, not know what was going on, or how to deal with the situation.
The woman, who they met outside, had lost her flesh. She hovered on the deck smiling at the girls. Rue burst into tears, the moment she had seen her mothers life less silhouette. Ana just stood there staring in shock. This is not how it was meant to happen.
“That's my girl.” Jordan whispered. She was not ready to go, but she was not afraid either. She had for filled her life, bought up 4 beautiful girls, had a bunch of beautiful friends, become an esteemed actress. But most of all, she loved, with all her heart and soul.
He puts on an girlish voice “Oh Daaaaarling, come give Grimmy a hug.”
Jordan just giggles “Now you must know, I am a married woman. How do we do this anyway?”
“This woman is awfully strange, may be she was ment to come long ago.” Grim thinks. “Eh, just hop right in.” He says calmly.
Jordan flashes a huge grin to her girls, jumps into the air summer saulting into her forever after.
After Ana had finished with the song, she ran to Tegan and cried. Together the joined in a mash of tears. She always had this special bond with Tegan that she never had with the other sisters.
Not sure what to do, Ana stood there and stared.
“I know that this is going to be really hard to get through right now, but Ana I think you should still get married. It is a gift to find someone as amazing as Zander, to help and support you and love you no matter what. To Ana.....” Tegan quickly passed around glasses of bubbly and then raised hers …....... may you live your life just like our mother, and love every moment.”
Everyone raised their glasses, replying with a lifeless “cheers.”
“Remember when I cried
to you a thousand times
I told you everything
You know my feelings
It never crossed my mind
That there would be a time
For us to say goodbye.....”
Zander pick up Ana and carried her to bed, helped her into her normal clothes. They lay on the bed together numb, while the tears were flowing from Ana's eyes. But she knew, no matter what, that as long as she was in Zanders arms she was protected.
“Good as expected, I guess this is what happens when you date a older woman.” He said as he let out a sigh. “I didn't come here to talk about me Ana, I want you to go through with the wedding. I
think it will be good for the family, if we had something happy to look forward to.”
“Honey, Your mother will be with you always. Do you think she would be up there knitting a bloody scarf? NO! She will be following you for the most important gifts in your life. She would not want you to stop living your live because she had to have a unplanned exit in this world. If anything, do this for me. I want to see all my girls married before my time is over.” He smiled at her and held her hand. “Your sisters will be here in a hour.” Vance kissed his daughter, that reminded him so much of his wife, on the cheek and headed home. “When did Dad get so bossy.” Ana mused.
Ana got ready and stared in the mirror. All this did not feel real, something was not sitting right in her stomach. Nor did she care how she looked any more.
room thinking for a moment and then it hit her, right smack, bang in the face.
“Where is Rue?” Ana asked.
“Don't know she isn't answering her phone and Jarabi said she was staying at the hotel you two got for the night.” Jade explained.
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Close ups of the girls - Tegan (I find her rather beautiful)