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As usual she was lying on her bed watching time tick by, hour by hour, minute by minute, second by second. She did not like changes in her routine; she needed things to be just as they were. The ball of wool on the table had to be exactly 5cm away from the lamp, the bed linen needed to be colour co-ordinated and symmetrical and the books on the shelf had to be arranged in alphabetical order. A sudden screeching howl from outside threw off her concentration. “Oh my, what mongrel could that be at this hour of the day?” she screams out. She begrudgingly shuffles towards the window to determine what wretched being had disturbed her. As the sun rises from the horizon she shivers and pulls her coat closer to her body as the warmth of the sun…show more content…
The orchestral music starts and I talk a deep breath as my father clasps his arm around me. All of the guests were here and Ralph was waiting for me at the altar. Dad walked me to the end of the aisle where Ralph was waiting. I was so nervous that I noticed the babies’ breath in my bouquet shaking. I wasn’t sure why I was shaking so much, but my father had noticed what was happening to me. He leaned down and whispered in my ear, “He is promising you a forever; in a world where life is temporary, what more could you want?” I forced a smile, but my hands were icy cold and trembling. The voice of the priest became muffled. I had a hard time concentrating. I heard bits and pieces from the ceremony something about ‘compromising our life for each other’, ‘always thinking about the others happiness’ and about how ‘marriage is not about getting what you want all the time’ and the usual. Suddenly Ralph says “I do”. I hold my breath and close my eyes. I could feel everyone’s eyes on me as the waited in great anticipation for my answer. “I do.” As we lean in to kiss, I hear my mother wailing and blowing her nose like an elephant. Thank the lords I get away from her; from TOMORROW on I’ll do exactly what I want to do. “Okay girlfriend, you just need to take a deep breath and caaaalm down. It’s just one interview, if you screw up who cares, there are plenty of other company’s out there which I’m sure would love to have you.” Urgh, I hate it when my best friend does
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