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I stood in front of the mirror in my room as I fixed my tie. If someone told me six months ago that I would be getting married today, I would have gotten that person arrested for giving false information. I can't believe I am going to get married today but it is all for the best.

Liam claims she is prettier than Bianca but I am not really sure she is. She is okay though. I had selected her out of so many girls after all. I know she is going to ask me why I had agreed to marry her out of all the ladies out there sooner or later and I would give her my sincere answer. It is not that hard to do.

I loosened the tie on my neck and finally took it off. I will knot it properly later. I walked downstairs and I met father sitting on his favorite couch in the sitting room with a cup of juice beside him.

"Where is Mother?", I asked him and he looked up at me.

He chuckled at me before looking down at the screen of the phone in his hand.

"She is busy upstairs, looking for her favorite lip gloss which apparently, is missing", he replied with a chuckle and I took my seat on another couch.

"Ladies", Father commented and I looked up at him again.

"We had to eat first before getting dressed because she did not want to ruin her dress or make-up and here we are, still waiting for her. All because she can't find her lip gloss", father estimated before shaking his head negatively.

"You still love her anyways", I told him and he nodded with a smile.

"I do", he confirmed and I chuckled before playing with the black tie in my hand.

Mother finally arrived downstairs with makeup on but she still complained about not being able to find her lip gloss. I just ignored her as I walked towards my car. I don't want to stress myself in any way this morning.

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We arrived at the bureau and father got down from the car he and mother had come here in. They had the driver drive them here while I dismissed Liam. I felt like driving myself today.

He suddenly knocked on the window of my driver's seat and I jumped in my seat in surprise.

"Come on, let's go in", he said and I sighed before putting the window down.

"I will be right behind you", I told him

"You better be", he said, pointing his index finger at me and I chuckled.

"Very funny, Dad", I said sarcastically to him and he finally walked away from my car.

I looked at the gigantic building in front of me and my palms suddenly became all sweaty. This decision that I am about to make is a very big one. I hope I do not regret it later. I just have to keep on reminding myself that it is for the best though.

Wait a minute, what if I go in there and she is not there? I mean the way she looked at me when I said I really wanted the marriage wasn't really promising.

Well, I hope she is in there cause I am not repeating this whole process.

I grabbed my tie from the passenger seat and head towards the building after locking my car doors. I knotted the tie neatly on my way and I was about to get to the door when I heard someone call out my name loudly.

I know that voice. Why does father like embarrassing me so much?

I pulled the door open and the room is filled with familiar people. My racing heart calmed down when I saw her standing there, just beside father. At least, she showed up.

"I was already on my way, father", I told him with a roll of my eyes, and father groaned.

"Took you long enough", he replied and I shook my head at him.

"It is nice to see you again, aunty- and uncle as well", I said as I faced Adele's father and mother. I am not really sure what to call them.

"It is good to see you too, Christopher", Adele's mother replied and her father just gave me a handsome smile.

"Hi, I don't think we have met", I said to a pregnant lady I saw standing beside Adele's father and mother.

"I haven't met you either. I am Adele's younger sister, Veronica Elsher", she replied extending her hand toward me.

Elsher? They have different surnames and she claims to be Adele's sister.

I accepted her hand into mine for a handshake and that was when I understood what was going on. She has a marriage band on her fourth finger. She is married.

"Christopher Marvin", I replied and she smiled sweetly at me.

"It's nice to finally meet you", she said and I gave her a small smile back.

"The pleasure is all mine", I said before letting go of her hand.

I walked towards her after talking to Veronica and she watched me like a hawk as I approached her. I stopped in front of her and she kept on watching me and as usual, with an expressionless face.

"You came", I decided to break the silence first.

Adele chuckled before replying "I wanted to try it out", she said and I smiled with a nod.

"I thought as much", I told her and she pursed her lips before folding her arms on her stomach.

"You are in a suit", She suddenly commented and I looked down at my clothes like I was not aware of that before.

I looked back at her and studied her clothes before replying.

"And you are not", I joked with a smirk.

She scoffed at my words and chuckled after.

"I like you. You keep things simple", I told her and she raised an eyebrow at me.

"Your clothes, I mean. It is not too much", I told her and her face relaxed a bit.

"Oh", she commented before looking down at her clothes too.

"Thanks", she finally replied with a smile that is obviously forced.

I studied her for a while and a smile unintentionally crept onto my cheeks. She is in an off-shoulder top and her jeans are even ripped at the knees. Then, she topped it all off with white sneakers. Her long hair is pulled into a rough bun and I found myself frowning at that. The reason why? I do not know.

She has no makeup on, not even lipstick but she still looks so calm and fresh. I wonder how she does that. She just has a way of keeping things simple and elegant all the same.

She raised a brow at me with a dirty look on her face and I realized that she must have caught me checking her out.

"You-", I started but I got really thankful when the secretary spoke up. I don't know what excuse to give her anyways.

"The registrar is ready to see you now", she told us and mother giggled joyously.

"Let's go then", she said as she went towards the registrar's office with father.

I looked at Adele in front of me and she still has that questioning look on her face. I gave her a nervous smile and she rolled her eyes at me before walking towards the registrar's office.

Uh... Rude?

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