~Saturday, August 8, 1931~

Maeve Owens: ::About 20 chairs lined the backyard of the two srory cottage that sat on Lu's ranch. On each side rose gardens lined the path whitch led to an ivory covered arch at the center where the bride and groom would stand. The scene was breathtaking. The seats were already filling up with close friends and family. Several of Lu's girlfriends were there along with her Aunts and Uncles from Arcadia.::
Maeve Owens: ::Once the guests are seated and wedding march begins to play, Lu's exits the back porch and descends the steps. She holds a bouquet of roses and they contrast against the pure white of her floor length gown. The satin dress hugged her petite frame, the puffy sleaves making her shoulders and arms look even smaller. Pearls adorned the top of the rounded neckline with the bias skirt falling freely to the floor.:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::is wearing a black tuxedo, maybe a little formal for the early 1930s, but the best he could come up with; he even tried to slick his hair back, and he has a rose in his lapel.
This is the first time he's seen Lu in the wedding dress, and it makes his heart skip a beat, half in terror, but a small part of him appreciates how beautiful his fiancee is with her hair pulled up::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she walks in step with the tune, never taking her eyes off Toby. Theres a proud smile on her face as she approaches, excstatic that she was able to pull it off.::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks down at the grass, suddenly terrified, though he takes Lu's hand when she comes to his side, squeezing it as though he might draw some comfort from her::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she squeezes back, still smiling at him, feeling rather sure of the moment. Even if a small part of her holds the fear that Becky could "pop" up at any moment. She looks towards the preacher and makes a slight movement to tell him to hurry on with services before giving Toby another loving smile::
YarnKittymon: : ::the preacher is a man pushing 60; he looks at Lu with a rather cold expression and makes a point of thumbing through the Bible for a good minute before he begins:: We come here today to witness the joining of this man and this woman in *holy* matrimony. ::he rather emphasizes the word "holy," a little spitefully--though he's just a lay preacher, with no formal training and no particular denomination, he's a bit resentful that Lu's never once been to one of his services and then expected him to perform the ceremony, though marrying people is one of his duties so he doesn't have much say in the matter::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::gives the man a friendly smile and links her arm through Toby's, knowing she has all of them right where she wants em.::
YarnKittymon: : ::the preacher reads all of Genesis 2 (never mind that only parts of it are particularly relevant to marriage), and Toby looks rather uncomfortable as the preacher reads about God forming man out of dust, and looks ready to bolt when he mentions God forming woman::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she notices Toby's uneasiness, and she coughs a little, giving the preacher another look to get moving, all the while trying to keep it hidden from Toby, as she turns to smile at him:::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::is watching the preacher with rather dejected eyes::
YarnKittymon: : ::the preacher smiles at Lu, and then reads several more chapters of the Bible in their entirety, as he doesn't believe in quoting out of context--something from the Song of Solomon, the 22nd chapter of Matthew (which is rather inappropriate, outlining what happens at the Resurrection to a repeated widow who had several husbands in succession), and finally one of the New Testament letters about a husband and wife's duties to one another. It's nothing Toby hasn't heard before, though if Lu's actually paying attention she's probably getting angry at the words, never mind that the ceremony's taken at least 20 minutes already at this point::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she has become rather tense but if she's angry she isn't letting it show::
YarnKittymon: : ::finally, the preacher gets on with it:: Who gives this woman to be married?
Maeve Owens: : ::A woman who looks nothing like Lu stands up. Her complexion is pale and not at all tan like Lu's. She has raven black hair thats cut short and she's wearing a plain white hat that matches her lace trimmed dress:: I do :
YarnKittymon: : ::the preacher nods:: Miss Lulu Dessey, do you come here of your own free will to marry this man today?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::her smile widens and she nods:: Yes
YarnKittymon: : And Mr. Tobias Hamilton, do you come here of your own free will to marry this woman today?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::looks up at the preacher, then all around him, as if expecting Becky to appear and somehow save him from the mess he's gotten himself into, but after several seconds looks back at Lu; softly:: Yes.
YarnKittymon: : ::the preacher looks out at the audience:: If anyone has just cause as to why these two should not be wed, let him speak now, or forever hold his peace.
Maeve Owens: ::none of Lu's family makes a sound, although there are some disgruntled fellows in the back, no one says a word. Her mother makes a show of wiping a tear from her eye as she watches her baby girl.::
YarnKittymon: : ::the preacher nods again:: Let us pray. ::and he launches into a prayer that goes on for a full five minutes, asking for the hand of God to be on the marriage, that they bring their future children up right, that they grow strong in love, that they draw their strength from Christ, and so forth::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::keeps his head bowed and his eyes closed the whole time, his lips moving once or twice as though he's praying something different::
Maeve Owens: LU: ::her head is bowed in prayer but she has tuned out whatever the preacher man is saying, instead pleading with any being out there to maintain her the life she has just proclaimed for herself.:::
YarnKittymon: : ::the preacher nods to Lu:: Do you, Lulu Dessey, take this man, Tobias Hamilton, to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, to love, honor, and obey, till death do you part?
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she fidgets slightly, ready for this to be over with and final. Yet a smile graces her features:: I do.
YarnKittymon: : ::the preacher looks back at Toby:: And do you, Tobias Hamilton, take this woman, Lulu Dessey, to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, to love and to cherish, till death do you part?
YarnKittymon: TY: ::cringes, though someone who didn't know him might take it as a case of nerves; looks back at Lu; closes his eyes, thinking a silent apology, and then looks at her again:: I do.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::squeezes his arm; still smiling::
YarnKittymon: : ::the preacher nods, and has them exchange rings, each saying "With this ring, I thee wed" while slipping the wedding band on the other's ring finger::
YarnKittymon: : ::the very ring wavers in Toby's hand as he slips it onto Lu's finger, but he re-forms it in the end::
Maeve Owens: LU: :::she gets more nervous the longer this takes but she hides it well underneath her charming smile::
YarnKittymon: : ::the preacher looks at the couple, not quite as joyful as a pastor perhaps should appear:: Now, by the power vested in me by the Almighty and the town of Redberry, I pronounce you husband and wife. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Hamilton. You may kiss the bride.
Maeve Owens: LU: ::she turns towards him, not giving him a chance to cringe again and pulls him down to her height, kissing him with the intent of leaving him breathless::
YarnKittymon: TY: ::is breathless by the end of the kiss, though half in terror--nevertheless, an onlooker would be hard pressed to say he didn't enjoy it at all::


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