Anita's Secret 2
The wedding is near!
Anita groaned. She had no idea what time it was and why her daughter was yelling next to her bed. "What is it, honey? And what time is it?"
Anita opened her eyes and she looked to Hannah. Suddenly, it all hit her. It was her wedding day today! She stood up from the bed and she looked outside the window. It was indeed snowing and the streets were already white. "That's wonderful, Hannah." said Anita, when she saw a familiar car coming to her house. "But lets get changed into something else before Granny and Grandpa Knight and Auntie Krista will be here."
And after a quick change into something comfortable, Anita let her parents and sister into the house. "How are you, Anita?" asked Krista with a smile. She figured that her big sis would be nervous for her wedding.
"I feel okay. I just hope Victor didn't forget it at all." said Anita with a big smile. Of course she knew Victor wouldn't forget it and otherwise Mildred would kick her son out of his bed.
"Did you already have some breakfast, honey?" asked Jocelyn when she walked into the room.
Anita shook her head. "Hannah and I just got out of bed. But when will your friends be coming over?"
"Within thirty minutes." Jocelyn walked towards the kitchen. "Why don't you and Hannah sit down at the table, so I can make you some breakfast." She figured that breakfast for Anita and Hannah would be the least of Anita's worries for that day. Just a few more hours and her daughter would be married to the man she loved most.
While Anita and Hannah were enjoying their breakfast, Mildred and Lionel were setting the table. Victor wasn't out of bed yet, but it didn't really matter that much. They had some hours left before the wedding would start.
"I can't believe that our little boy is getting married." said Mildred with a sigh as she grabbed the plates. She had dreamt about this for several years now, but she could never guess that he would actually marry Anita Knight. Now Hannah would be 'official' her granddaughter.
Lionel laughed. "Get used to it, Granny. Soon it will be Mr and Mrs Volt and maybe there will be even more grandchildren on their way."
Mildred sat down and she sighed. "How many do you think they want to have?" It didn't care for her if Victor and Anita would have five or ten children, she would love them all.
Lionel sat down next to her. "Considering that they are still pretty young but also have a career a Secret Agents, I think there might be one to three more children after they are married." Lionel looked to his wife. "It will be wonderful to have more grandchildren."
Mildred looked to him. "I'm so glad that you like to have grandchildren too." When Lionel was back, she had no idea if he would like the thought of having a grandchild. And even though Lionel had to get used to the fact that he was already a grandfather, he loved it now and he couldn't wait to see Victor and Anita getting more children.
"Good morning." sounded and a sleepy-looking Victor walked into the room.
"Good morning, Victor." said Lionel with a smile. "How do you feel?"
"Sleepy, to be honest." said Victor with a yawn. He sat down at the table. "I didn't sleep too well. I dreamt that I would forget our wedding and Anita would be mad at me for that." He started to chuckle. "I told Anita that I wouldn't dream of forgetting our wedding, but apparently, I would dream about that."
"Don't you worry, we will make sure that you are in church on time." said Mildred with a big smile. There was a long and detailed schedule lying on the table; next to Victor's plate. Everything that had to happen that day, was going to happen in that order.
Victor took a look to the schedule. It would take some few hours before they were expected at the church. Like every traditional bride, Anita wanted to be at her father's side when she would walk down the aisle, but she also wanted to go to the church together with Victor. So they even made a whole plan about the order of the cars for the transport to the church. First would be Victor's parents, then the cart with Victor, Anita and Hannah and Anita's family would be last. Their friends would be already in the church by the time they would arrive.
Then they would be in the church for some time and then they would go to a hotel not far away from the church. It maybe wasn't the Royal Hotel, but it was really sweet and wonderful. And it would be wonderfully decorated.
They wouldn't have a lot of guests either. Just their friends from U.Z.Z. Victor and Anita didn't have more relatives than their parents, Krista and of course Hannah.
After every guest had left, it would be the end of their wedding and they would be finally alone again. Victor couldn't wait for the day to be over.
"I know that look," said Mildred and Victor looked up, "you can't wait for this day to be over."
"Is it that obvious?" asked Victor and his parents nodded. "I just can't wait to be married."
Anita was sitting in front of her vanity. Her make-up and her hair were both already done, and she was wearing her dress. The only thing left to do was to pick out the right jewellery.
She looked to her mirror-image. This was it, she was going to get married.
"Can I come in?" suddenly sounded, as someone knocked onto Anita's bedroom door.
"Of course you can, Mom." said Anita and Jocelyn walked into the room.
"Are you getting nervous?" Jocelyn looked to her daughter. She remembered how she felt at her wedding day. Even though she loved Stephan very much, she was still nervous back then.
"Just a little bit," Anita admitted as she looked to her mother. "I just need to find the right jewellery."
"Don't worry about that." Jocelyn grabbed a little box. "I have something for you." Anita looked to the little box, curious what could be in there. "Go on, open it!"
Anita lifted the lit. Inside was a note; a note from Victor. "Dear Anita," she read, "today is the big day. Just a few more hours before we are husband and wife. Only a few sentences left to say and some dances left to share before we will be alone as Mr and Mrs Volt. This little charm is a symbol for a peaceful wedding and marriage. I can't wait to see you. Your loving almost-husband, Victor Volt." Anita took the charm out of the box. It was an image of two doves, holding a ribbon. Anita had to fight against the tears. This whole day had made her more emotional than ever already.
"There is more, Anita." said Jocelyn, as Anita placed the charm onto her bracelet. Jocelyn grabbed something. "Do you already wear something blue?"
Anita chuckled. "Actually, I do." She had a little surprise for Victor too, but she wouldn't give it to him until that evening.
"How about something borrowed and something old?" Anita shook her head and Jocelyn reached behind her neck. "This was given to me during my wedding. It's from your father, but I'd love to get it back." Jocelyn placed the string of pearls around Anita's neck. "And now for the something old..." Jocelyn gave Anita another little box. "This was from Mildred. It's been in her family for generations, but since she doesn't have a daughter, she wants you to have it." It was a silver bracelet, which was engraved with beautiful Celtic curls. "And she wants you to pass it to Hannah when she gets married."
Anita just simply nodded. "I will give her that." she whispered. It was all unreal, but it would be alright soon. She stood up and she looked to her mother once again. "Thank you."
Jocelyn smiled. "You'll have a wonderful day and you will get the most wonderful husband in the world." Mother and daughter gave each other a hug and after the hug, Jocelyn wiped the tears from her daughter's cheeks. "Now, I think Victor and his parents will be here soon."
Another knock sounded onto the door and Stephan walked into the room. Or, that was his plan. He stood still in the doorway. Jocelyn just smiled and she passed him on the way out. "You look wonderful, Anita." he said as he found his voice again. He walked to his daughter. "I would never think that I would ever see you like this. You were so anti-wedding when you were young."
Anita chuckled. When she was a teenager, she was a true feminist. She disgraced wedding and she swore that she would never do such a thing like that. But her attitude changed once she had Hannah and met Victor. "People do change, Daddy."
"In many ways... You look like your mother." Well, alright. Maybe she didn't have Jocelyn's hair and eye colour, but she had the same face and personality. "I think your hubby is waiting for you. He just pulled up into the street, together with the cars for Mildred, Lionel and us."
Anita chuckled and she followed her father. Tonight, she wouldn't be sleeping alone anymore, for the rest of her live.
While Anita was making sure that she looked fine, Victor walked into the house. He had been to the florist before he went to the house; with all the transport.
"I can see why Anita wants to marry you." sounded and Victor laughed. Right in front of him was his sister-in-law. Wearing her beautiful dress and with her hair and make-up done, she really looked like a different person. "You look really handsome, Victor."
Victor smiled. He was wearing a dark blue suit, a white shirt and with a white and blue tie. "Thank you, Krista. You look wonderful yourself too." He and Krista walked into the living room, where Jocelyn, Hannah and even Laura were waiting for him and his parents. Laura had made some pictures while the women did their hair and make-up.
"You look marvellous, Victor." said Jocelyn with a big smile. She was wearing a long, light blue dress with a blue bolero jacket. Her half-long hair was curled and styled. "Do you have the rings?" Jocelyn asked as she and Laura stood up from the couch.
Victor started to laugh while Laura took some pictures. "Yes, of course. My mother made sure of that." He looked to Hannah. She looked a little bit shy, as if she didn't recognize Victor. He knelt down and looked at her. "You do remember your Daddy, do you?" he teased her and Hannah rushed to Victor. "You look, really, really, really, really beautiful." Hannah wasn't only wearing her dress, but also was her curly hair in an up-do and she wore a little bit of make-up.
"You look like a prince, Daddy." said Hannah and she looked to her father. "But you aren't wearing make-up."
Victor laughed. "I don't really like make-up, just like Grandpa Volt and Grandpa Knight." he stood up again and he looked to Jocelyn and Krista. "I have something for you, ladies." he said and Mildred walked into the living room. She was wearing a green suit with a big, green hat. But she was also holding a few boxes. Inside the boxes were the wrist corsages for Jocelyn, Krista and even Hannah. It had a white lily, a few white dianthuses and a few European hollies on it. It was beautiful and a real winter corsage.
"It is beautiful." said Jocelyn as she grabbed a box. She looked to Mildred. "You look wonderful too, Mildred."
Victor turned towards Stephan and Lionel, who had joined the little group. "I have a boutonnière for you, Stephan."
Stephan nodded and after he placed his boutonnière onto his suit, they heard some footsteps coming down the stairs. Everyone looked up and they saw Anita coming down. Silence fell as she walked towards the group.
Victor was the first one to respond. "You look wonderful, Ms Knight." he said and he grabbed the brides bouquet which was lying on the table. "This is for you, milady."
Anita looked at it. It was filled with lots of white dianthuses, a few white lilies and decorated with some European hollies. And there was one red rose in the middle. "It looks wonderful." she whispered. "And thank you for the charm."
Victor smiled. "You're welcome, honey." He looked to the family. "I think it's time to go, before we can't get into the church anymore."
The group walked out of the house and Victor smiled when he saw Anita's reaction to their transport. It was a horse with a white cart. It was the most romantic thing Anita had seen and she loved it. She knew that this would be the most wonderful day of their lives.