Note from SweetPoyzin: This chapter is a bit short. You’ll thank me for the brevity when we get to chapters 15 and 16 which will be so picture heavy and full of feels it might break your computer and/or your sanity. My apologies in advance.
I had been a world renown surgeon for about two weeks which meant I’d been engaged just as long. Xander and I set a date for the end of summer giving us just three months to get everything in order.
With all this stuff hanging over my head I did what any intrepid young woman would do: I got a makeover and invited my boss to dinner in hopes of a raise.
I played up the fact that I was getting married in a few months, working to send my baby brother to college, and trying to make ends meet. Most of which is true. The ends meet more or less depending on how much shopping I –er…Xander– does.
Nobody needs to know that I laced the food with a potion made specifically to force my boss to do my bidding.
Needless to say, my powers of persuasion did the trick and after some steak, angel food cake, and lots of wine I was granted a $57 an hour raise.
It was great timing, too. Liv, Mom, Granny, and I were headed out venue shopping this weekend and I’d need a hefty chunk of change for a down payment.
Would you believe Xander decided to take my raise to the furniture store and redid the whole living room?
I didn’t think so.
Well someone had to redo it. It was getting old and boring.
It might as well have been them since they spend their entire lives in there playing video games. They are totally obsessed with this game where they are chased by llamas. I have no idea either.
On Saturday I left the boys to their llama battle and met up with the women of the family at Delmar Beach. I didn’t want the same wedding that Mom and Liv had. I wanted something new and exciting. The beach sounded like the perfect place.
Mom and I arrived early and took advantage of the warm weather. Let’s be honest, the building wasn’t going anywhere and it could wait.
Once Liv arrived she took the helm and kept mom and I in line. We abandoned our patch of sun and toured the building.
It didn’t take much convincing. This was it. I put down the outrageous payment and went to track down Liv who was now taking up my towel on the beach.
“So I need a maid of honor still and you are my twin…so?”
“Like there was ever any doubt?! Seriously. I’ve already got the bachelorette party planned for tonight and next weekend you, me, and mom are headed to Bridgeport to find you a wedding dress.”
At that moment I could only think one thing:
I’ve created a maid of honor monster.