Liz couldn’t believe her ears. Luca was proposing, and they’d only just met a couple of days ago.
Liz: This really is like a fairy tale!
“Of course I’ll marry you!”
She could barely hold her hand still as he slid the ring on.
“Oh Luca, I’m going to be such a great wife to you,” said Liz. “You’ll see.”
She adjusted her hand to have a better look at the beautiful ring.
It was a beautiful ring, and much larger than she’d expect Luca could afford based on the size and decor of their home. She made a note to ask him what he did for a living, but she had other things on her mind at the moment.
Later that day, Daniella sat next to a sleeping Liz on the couch. She had been waiting to talk to Luca, but Elizabeth was always around, so she hadn’t had a chance. She’d reached a breaking point and couldn’t take it anymore.
“Wake up, Elizabeth! I need to talk to you,” said Daniella. She didn’t think it was possible, but she got even more irritated at the smile on Liz’s face.
“I can’t take it anymore! You just got here, and it’s like everything is changing so fast,” said Daniella. “And why in the plum is there a wooden wedding arch in our side yard?”
“Oh! The arch is here! I wasn’t sure if they could deliver it today. I just picked it out in Build Mode a few hours ago,” said Liz. “This is great!”
“You are infuriating! It’s like talking to a brick wall.”
“You wanna take this conversation outside?”
“Take this outside?! I’m from Veronaville,” sneered Daniella. “You better be careful plumming with me. Yeah, let’s go outside.”
They headed outside. Daniella contemplated taking her shoes, earrings, and glasses off, but didn’t want to entice Elizabeth to attack prematurely, as she had the advantage of already being in workout clothes.
“See how beautiful it is? Thanks for coming out here with me to see the arch Dani!”
“Don’t call me Dani. My name is Daniella,” said Daniella.
“Okay, Daniella,” said Liz. “But just imagine! If it’s this beautiful in the moonlight, it’ll be that much better when the sun hits it!”
“I’m not interested in your stupid wedding arch, or why you have it–”
“We’re engaged! Didn’t Luca tell you? Well, seeing as how you didn’t get home until after he left for work, I suppose he wouldn’t have had the chance, huh?”
“Engaged! This is all happening too fast,” said Daniella. She thought they’d come out here to have a fight, but now she didn’t know what to think.
“I think it’s just right, and I really think you oughta get on board. Luca says he really loves me,” said Liz. “Isn’t that all that matters?”
With that, Liz turned and went back inside.
Daniella: It’s like talking to a plumming wall.
Liz: Okay… so no one is on board. I’m not giving up without a fight though.
The next morning, Daniella went into Luca’s and Liz’s bedroom to talk to them. She planned on calmly explaining why this was all happening too soon and if Luca was that determined to marry before her, she would prolong her engagement with Quincy– whenever they finally got officially engaged– to give him time to get to know Elizabeth better. She had rehearsed it and could even get through her speech with a smile on her face.
Daniella: I know he didn’t want me to leave just yet, but he is going through extreme measures to make his point. This
poor silly stupid girl is gonna be devastated when she learns she was just a pawn in a brother-sister issue.
She walked into the bedroom, smile plastered on.
She didn’t get a chance to speak though because Luca was on the phone confirming a DJ.
For his wedding.
Scheduled for that afternoon.
The wedding guests arrived and no one looked particularly happy. In fact, the only smiles to be seen were during the actual ceremony. Luca and Liz had eyes only for each other, and paid no attention the lack of enthusiasm.
They said their vows and cut their cake and Luca finally met her parents. To Liz, it was a beautiful country wedding, with a city DJ. She took the fact that Daniella made their cake as a sign she accepted the relationship. Luca didn’t wear the same rose-colored glasses as his new wife, but he figured everyone would come around with time.
Luca: I don’t care that they think this is fast. This girl is amazing and special. I’ve never been in love before, but I’m pretty sure that’s what this is. Besides, Daniella shouldn’t be upset, this would be her right now if I hadn’t done it first.
[Author’s Note: I know some people can’t see an embedded slideslow if they’re not reading on a computer screen, so here’s two photos of the wedding just for y’all to see how happy Luca and Liz were:]
And the gallery for those who can view the whole wedding:
As the wedding wound down and guests begin to make their trek home from the shores of Windenburg, Quincy arrived as promised, as soon as his work shift ended. Daniella greeted him by the front door, never having been more happy to see him.
Quincy took one look at Daniella and swooned. He’d always thought she was beautiful, but seeing her all dolled up for her brother’s wedding was something else. She was absolutely gorgeous!
“Babe, you’re the most beautiful woman I’ve ever laid eyes on. I am really looking forward to our wedding!”
“Mmm, me too,” said Daniella. “And the sooner we make our engagement official, the sooner we can plan our wedding.”
“I’ve been thinking about that a lot,” said Quincy. “That’s actually what I came over here to talk to you about.”
“I’m all ears babe,” said Daniella.
To Be Continued…