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My Best Friend's Wife






Chapter 16
“The reception”







Everybody was congratulating the newlyweds. William approached them with the great aunt, to Candy's big surprised, she hugged her tenderly.


– Candy, forgive me for everything. Be happy with your new husband.

– Great aunt said Candy moved, thank you so much.

– Terrence, forgive-me...

– It's forgotten, he said smiling.

– You're very handsome in your uniform... and take good care of my grandnephew...

– I love him love him like a son, you don't have to worry about him.

– And you can come and visit him as much time as you wish..., said Candy

– Abroad? Asked the great aunt

– No, said Terry, we're staying in America...

– Really? An ocean is not going to separate me from my grandnephew! Thank you Terrence!Said the great aunt happy

– You're welcome..., said Terry smiling

– Hurry up and give him a little brother so that he could play with him, said Archie

– Man proposes, God disposes Archie, said Candy

– Candy, let me introduce you to Annie Brighton, my date...

– Pleased to meet you, said Candy smiling.

– Likewise and congratulations! It was a beautiful ceremony, said Annie.

– Thank you, said candy smiling.

– Thank you, said Terrence.

– I have a surprise for you Candy, said Archie.

He gave her a bottle of perfume with the cap shaped like a rose.

– "Sweet Candy"? She said, already?

– Yes, I wanted to surprise you for your wedding...

– That's wonderful! Said Candy smiling.

– It was Anthony's dream.

– The flowers are so beautiful! Said Candy, thank you William.

– Thank Anthony...

She looked up in the sky and she said with love:

– Thank you Anthony...

Eliza approached them with her brother.

– Congratulations, Candy!

She leaned to kiss her and said:

– Finally you stole me this from me one too...

Candy didn't get the time to reply. Daniel leaned to kiss her.

- Congratulations Candy...

Eliza kissed Terry and said.


– I know you rejected me because of her.


They looked at each other. But Terry didn't say anything. He shook Daniel's hand, he had already moved on to someone else.


Alistair arrived with his girlfriend.


– Candy! Congratulations! Terry...

– Thank you, said the newlywed

– Let me introduce you to Patricia, she's a teacher, said Alistair.

– Pleased to meet you, she said smiling, congratulations and best wishes for happiness.

– Thank you said the newlywed smiling


Nelly, who was carrying little Terrence, approached them to congratulate them.


– Thank you for the handkerchief, said Candy

– Oh, you're very welcome! She said smiling; my new grandson is a real little love!


She kissed the baby on the chubby cheek. Terry’s father approached them. He gave him a set of keys...


– Congratulations to the newlywed! Here is your present!

– Keys? Said Terry.

– For your new house...

– I beg your pardon? Said Terry stunned.

– If you don’t like it, you can chose another one, and I will pay for it, said his father

– But dad...

– It has a big garden so the little one can play; it's in the suburb...


Terry wanted to say something, but Candy interrupted him.


– Thank you very much, she said, we will tell you what we think.

– It's fully furnished too! Said Nelly

– All right, said Terry smiling.

– And don't worry, we're going to take care of the baby after the reception when you'll be going to your bridal suite, said Nelly

– But for the moment, you have to open the dance floor, said Rick smiling.

The music started. It was a song by George Benson and Roberta Flack “You are the love of my life”








You are the love of my life
I knew it right from the start
The moment I looked at you
You found a place in my heart

You are the love of my life
You give me reason to live
You taught me how to be strong
With you is where I belong

No one's ever touched me
Quite the way you touched me
People search a lifetime
To find what we have

You are the love of my life
One thing that's good in this life
I'll spend the rest of my days
Just loving you

You are the love of my life
The heart and soul of my life
Once I was lost and alone
With you at last I am home

You give me so much of you
And leave me room to be free

No one's ever touched me
Quite the way you touched me
People search a lifetime
To find what we have

You are the love of my life
One thing that's good in this life
And in a world full of change
One thing I'm sure of

You are the love of my life
The one thing that makes sense in this life
I'll spend the rest of my days
Just loving you

You are the love of my life
And I thank god I'm alive
To spend my lifetime with you
You are the love of my life




Terry and Candy were in each other arms very close while they were opening the dance floor looking at each other with love.


– You don't want to leave the reception to go to the hotel?

– Yes, but we will have to wait my darling. I know you're impatient, my love...

– Impatient, I've been dreaming of this moment for years and I never thought it would ever come true... I spent my time asking The Lord for forgiveness because I coveted my neighbour's wife...

– I get why you didn't want to see me anymore...

– I couldn't tell Anthony the real reason...

– Honey, said Candy, we're married now, don't think about all that. We're legal, in all our rights now...

– I love you Candice…

– I love you Terrence...

They kissed.

– Did you choose this song?

– Yes, I wanted to tell you how much I love you

– Oh my love, said Candy with tears in her eyes.

They kissed again until the end of the song.

The guests could feel the love they had for each other. The great aunt Elroy was a little sad, but happy to see that Anthony's son is going to have a man like Terrence as a daddy someone Anthony loved and admired so much. To see Candy so in love with him... She was also in love with Anthony too... She really wished them to be happy together. The other members of the family were looking at them, they were each regretting something, but they were happy to see them so well assorted... But Eliza, maybe not like the others. But she couldn’t help it, Terrence loved Candy and that's why he rejected her all those years ago and now he had her just for himself and he was never going to let her go. Despite herself, she wished them to be happy in her heart. She went to carry Anthony's baby from Nelly's arm to kiss him.


After the newlywed opened the dance floor, on the next song, everybody went dancing and have fun. Terry was dancing with his mother.


– Would you like me to call you “mum”?

– You don't have to, but I would like that...

– Thank you for coming, mum, said Terry, after a while, I was on the verge to make the biggest mistake of my life...

– You were really going to give up on the woman you love?

– I was planning to go and never come back...

– Thank God! Said Nelly, I haven't lived with you, I want you near me!

– I'm here mum, I'm not going anywhere!

Candy was dancing with her father in law.

– You're my son's object of affection...

– Yes...

– For years I saw him refusing to commit because his heart was already taken. And I also saw how he was refusing Anthony's invitations who was his best friend...

– He didn't want to see me so he wouldn't be tempted, you’ve raised him well.

– Of all the commandments, that's the hardest one to respect

– He’s a good man and I love him with all my heart.

Candy was dancing with her father.

– It's good to see you happy honey...

– Thank you daddy, I am...

Candy was dancing with William.

– I'm happy for you Candy...

– Really?

– Yes, really. Anthony loved Terry a lot, I'm sure that he could've chosen his successor himself, he would've chosen his dear friend Terrence, and he admired you so much.

– Before I met Terry for the first time, he told me that he was talk dark and handsome and that I was going to fall in love with him... and I told him no...

– Well it happened when you needed it the most. Prophetic words from my nephew.

– I miss him so much, said Candy

– I miss him too. Be happy Candy, you've got your whole life in front of you with Terry...

– Thank you William...

Terry was dancing with his mother-in-law.


– You're making my daughter very happy. I wish you all the happiness in the world.

– Thank you...


Then he was dancing with the great aunt Elroy.


– I will never apologise enough...

– I told you it was forgotten...

– I was jealous for Anthony's wife...

– I understand, I assure you... When I met her pregnant, I was angry too, thinking that she couldn’t possibly be having Anthony's baby according to my calculations...

– Oh my God... How could she have forgiven you after that?

– I have no idea. But I thank God every day for this opportunity.

– You were jealous for Anthony? Thank you Terrence.

Archie was dancing with Candy.

– You are really happy...

– Yes Archie...

– I'm trying to find a glitch to your happiness, but I found nothing...

– We love each other, Archie...

– I can see it; I can feel it and I can almost touch it! Your love is palpable... Be happy Candy.

– Thank you Archie... Be happy too. You’ll find the woman for you. Maybe your new girlfriend?

– She loves fashion like me... we'll see.

– Good luck.

– If he makes you suffer...

– Everything is fine Archie, Thank you.

– I love you Candy...

– I love you too, she said smiling.


Then it was Alistair's turn...


– You stole all of our hearts, you know that?

– Alistair?

– Anthony was the lucky one and he passed the torch to his best friend...
.
– I like you a lot, Alistair, you know that?

– But you're not in love with me.... Terrence is the lucky one! The lucky one!

– You'll find the woman for you with... Patricia?

– I like her...

– Good luck Alistair.

– I don't really have the choice; the one I love is taken!


She danced with Rick, her new brother in law.


– You can't imagine how happy I am for my brother...

– Really?

– When he came back from that visit when he met you, he got drunk...

– Really?

– Yes, and he admitted to me under the influence of alcohol, that it was because he had fallen in love with his best friend's wife...

– Oh my God...

– During all theses years, I saw him refusing to commit and it was because the woman he loved wasn't available and would never be, so he thought... but when he saw you again, he was jealous for his friend and for himself with the misunderstanding...

– Thank you again for encouraging him to talk to me...

– I wasn't going to let my brother miss his dream without doing anything. Because I knew he loved you more than anything in the world...

– Thank you so much Rick said Candy smiling.

Eliza wanted to dance with Terry...

– A dance?

– No...

– Come on, you’re, married to the one you’ve been dreaming of forever...

– I don't know what you're talking about...

– When we were dancing, you kept looking at her and when you talked to her, your eyes were shinning like they are now and Candy made me a scene she was jealous...

– A scene?

– Well I kind of provoked her, but I could see that she liked you too... but I have to admit, you make a nice couple... I'm still available for quickies when you want...

– I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you, dear, said Terry walking away.


He went to get Georgie to dance with her.


– I'm very happy for the both of you, she said.

– Not happier than me, Georgie, believe me...

– You've loved her for a long time, didn't you? That's why you were jealous?

– I beg your pardon?

– Candy didn't tell me anything, I know how to read body language and between the lines... Candy told me that you never came to visit Anthony when he was inviting you after coming just once...

– I had repressed my feeling... I didn’t want to reanimate them by seeing her again...

– And when you saw her pregnant with Lowell...

– You know what happened...

– All is well that ends well. I know you love her. Take care of her and the baby... he will need a friend soon...

– He's going to have yours as a friend

– And I'm sure Candy will be glad to get pregnant the old fashion way this time around and you’re going to have a lot of fun doing it...


They both burst out laughing.


Candy was dancing with Lowell.


- My little wife is leaving me?

- I have my own life…

- Yes, I was used to have you with us every day. But I can see how much you’re happy with Terry.

- I love him so much…

- I know…

- Thank you for your help, Lowell, and for what you did…

- I almost got in a fight with him, but he made it up and I understood he was in love with you, that’s why he was supposedly jealous for Anthony…

- All is well that ends well…

- Hurry up and give him a son…

- I just had a baby…

- That way the two brothers are going to be best friends like the two dads.

Candy smiled.

Then Daniel came to ask her for a dance…

- You’re lucky I’m in a good mood…

- Thank you, Candy. Congratulations again on your wedding.

- Thank you…

- I know I was horrible to you sometime, but I’m asking you to forgive me…

- I forgive you Daniel…

- I wanted to be the one replacing Anthony…


“Not you too!” She said to herself.


- Ah…

- Yes, the great aunt wanted to choose one of us but she chose William…

- Incredible…

- We didn’t want to lose Anthony’s baby…

- You’re not going to lose him… all is well that ends well

- With Anthony’s best friend…

- Life if full of surprises, Daniel. Who would’ve thought that I would accept to dance with you at my wedding? She said smiling


Then it was the quest for the garter by the groom, everybody was screaming of joy and having fun. Terry went to get it with his teeth under Candy’s dress. Then she threw it to the single men and Alistair caught it. Then it was the bride’s turn with her bouquet of flowers… when Candy threw her bouquet of “Sweet Candy” to the single women, Annie caught the bouquet! Alistair and his brother looked at each other smiling.

The bride went to change so she could leave with her husband. She breastfed her baby and pulled some milk to freeze for the baby. She was wearing a beige suit with a little hat assorted. She kissed the baby and gave him to Georgie and she went down the stairs. Terry was waiting for her downstairs.


The newlywed left under a rain of confettis and cheering from the guests. They took the limousine which took them to a hotel for the night.


- Do you know where we’re going? Asked Candy

- In a luxury hotel, I suppose. It’s a surprise…

- Rick is offering us our wedding night… your brother is really nice.

- He’s the best, said Terry, you want to drink something?

- No honey, but I want something else…


Terry smiled and turned around to take her lips and they spent the whole ride kissing. When the limo stopped, Terry looked out the window.


- The Mandarin Oriental?

- Wow!

The door men opened the limo door to let them out while greeting them. Terry took Candy’s hand to help her out.


- Welcome to the Mandarin Oriental!

- Thank you, said the newlywed

- Please follow me, said a man in uniform


Terry took his wife’s arm and they followed the employee in uniform. They took the elevator to the 53rd floor. They got out of the elevator and they arrived in front of a door and he opened with his key.


- Sir, madam, let me introduce you to the presidential suite with a sumptuous presidential suite, offering you a panoramic view of Central Park and shiny sky scrapers of the city. This haven of perfect peace and spacious is rejoiced with an impeccable designed, well arranged, well thought offering equipment anybody could dream of. In the whole suite, there were handmade carpet and art work unique, making the furniture look remarkable, all presented on a wooden palette with accessories in reddish tone outlining with shiny gold. The walls of the master bedroom had silk on them and the one in the spacious dressing paneled with sycamore. The adjacent bathroom is just as fabulous with marble walls honey colored; it has a big bathtub and a glass shower cabin with hammam for two people, there is also a television set for your comfort. Furnished with unique nurses the big dinning space and living room along with a kitchen well equipped, while there’s an office space where you can work if you have some business. In this real feeling of luxury space it brings you, our presidential suite is without a doubt more impressive, the most appeasing and the most refined of the city.


The newlywed followed the employee and in the meantime, their luggage were brought it by some carriers.


- And your dinner had just arrived. Your brother insisted you have everything you need so you wouldn’t be disturbed during your honeymoon. Congratulations on your wedding.


On the table, there was also a little bucket with a Champagne bottle and some cider for Candy, since she was still breastfeeding. There were two flute crystal glasses on the table. The employee continued the presentation of the suite but the newlywed was not listening, they were waiting for one thing, and that he leaves fast! Terry wanted to give him a tip, but he refused saying:


- Your brother took care of everything. Have fun, newlywed, and my best wishes of happiness.

- Thank you, they said at the same time.


The employees finally left after arranging everything on the table for them.


- I thought he would never leave! Said Candy smiling

- No kidding…


She took off her shoes and walked on the thick carpet in the bedroom… Terry approached her, he had taken his jacket and he was unbuttoning his shirt, he had already taken off his cufflinks, he put them on a small night table. He approached Candy who had also had taken off her white suit. She was wearing a small green shirt. He took off his shoes…


- You want to eat and drink something? He asked.

- If after waiting all these years, you’re hungry my love, you go and eat…

- For the moment, I’m hungry only of one thing… of my wife!

He took her in his arms pulled her closer to her and started undoing the buttons of her shirt…Their lips were welded and they took each other’s clothes off slowly with no rush… then they went to bed on the bedspread and they made love for the first time with all the passion they were capable of…


Later, they were in bed in each other’s arm.


- So, asked Candy, how was it?

- More wonderful than the dream… I love you, Candy…

- I love you Terry…

- Finally married…

- I saw you with Eliza…

- I refused to dance with her…

- That’s all she wanted?

- What more do you think she wanted?

- A quickie?

- Indeed…

- She was doing the same thing with Anthony every time she had the opportunity…

- Ok…

- I trust you, like I trust Anthony…

- By the way, I don’t know if it’s just me, but it looked like all of Anthony’s cousins had a thing for you… and his uncle too!

- Honey, if I tell you that I didn’t notice anything…

- Seriously…?

- For me, I was Anthony’s wife and that’s why they were all nice…

- Even Eliza’s brother.

- He was horrible sometimes…

- You danced with him…

- I was in a good mood and he apologized…

- All right…

- The only thing I noticed was the “Mrs. Freckles” my husband’s best friend had said…

- I love you freckles, he said kissing her.


They went to eat in the dining room…Then they went to the bathroom to relax in the bath. There was a television set, they took their sweet time and they had fun in the water in the bathtub too…


The honeymoon was perfect. A few days later, they went to see the house Terry’s father had bought them and they thought it was perfect!


Their life was perfect… But Candy found herself pregnant right away.


- Oh my God, but I still have a baby in my arms…

- It’s ok, honey, you don’t want it?

- Of course I want it! The fruit of our love…it’s just that…

- You didn’t expect it to happen so quickly?

- With Anthony, giving the circumstances, I wasn’t using any birth control, but fertility drugs or the in-vitro fertilization... and since I was breastfeeding, the pill was not recommended…

- Well, I suppose you’re very fertile, said Terry smiling.

- Indeed! She said bursting out laughing.

She had a little boy; they called Ricky, Terry’s spitting image. There was just a year difference with little Terry… they were going to grow up to become the best friend in the world, like brothers like their namesakes. Rick was Ricky’s god father. He had married a charming young woman and he had started a family of his own and he was happy.

Anthony’s family was always present in Candy’s life. They came to see little Terry-Anthony very often and told him about his other daddy. The “Sweet Candy” line was doing well. Candy kept the money for little Terrence-Anthony to give it to him later.

Candy was a homemaker but she spent a lot of time raising money for good causes and a lot of charity cases.

Life sometimes is full of surprises; you never know where it might take us. Candy thought she was going to spend her life with her first love Anthony, but life decided otherwise.

Terrence Grandchester went to see his best friend Anthony to meet his wife, only he came back unhappy because he had fallen in love with that same woman. He decided not to go see him anymore so he wouldn’t meet his wife, whom he loved in secret and who was out of reach…

But destiny has more tricks in his bag. Anthony had an accident and had passed away leaving Candy alone and pregnant with their child… Terry had seen Candy again and after a tumultuous beginning, she had fallen in love with him and he had finally told her that he had been in love with her since their first meeting.

Yes, life is sometimes full of surprises. Candy thought she was going to raise her baby alone, but she found Terry, a man in love with her, and someone her son would be able to count on, until the end of their lives. Their new family kept growing, because they loved children… a little girl followed little Ricky. She called her Cassandra and she was a beautiful as her mummy and her daddy…

The future is written for nobody; in fact we have to create it with what we do in the present… Terry could’ve continued running away from reality and pass the opportunity for happiness that was offered to him, but he had suck up his price and grabbed his chance by finally having the woman he had been dreaming of with no hope to have one day.

Candy had found herself a widow and pregnant. She felt herself attracted by the man her husband talked about with so much love. Was it because her husband had a big friendship with his friend? Or because she was touched by the way he had called her “Mrs. Freckles”? In any case, his rejection didn’t discourage her and fortunately she perseveres, otherwise she could’ve passed on an opportunity for a second happiness in her life.

Life is always full of surprises for those who knew where to find them.

THE END


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