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   Chapter 1 Complications

A Lie In Church By Juliet Nwoke Characters: 8197

Updated: 2019-10-16 10:48


Yeah, that was me and the sweet person yelling my name was Ciara, my big sister.

The aftermath of her voice was still in my head.

"Chloe, come on, we're gonna be late."

Ciara shouted from downstairs, she sounded frustrated. I didn't blame her, I'd feel worse if I were in her place.

We were going to a big wedding, I meant a grand wedding. It was her best friend's wedding and I wanted to tag along.

I didn't know much about her best friend but I knew they were super close and Ciara was going to be the maid of honour.

I never wanted to go for the wedding, I had plenty of homework from school due on Wednesday but when Ciara kept talking about the wedding and how spectacular it was going to be, I became intrigued.

Now she was waiting for me while I struggled with the chignon I decided to do.

I had everything planned for today's event, my brown hair was long making it hard to style my hair the way I wanted.

I already had my dress on, it was white and stopped above my knees. It was flay from the waist down and had lace at the sleeve that covered my arms.

I loved the dress because It made my blue eyes stand out and I felt like an angel but I was not even close to being an angel.

I kept my eyes on the mirror as I used each pin to hold my hair in place but it was a complete disaster.

I was in this situation because I forgot the time for the wedding and now I was a mess.

"Coming, I just need to put the last pin."

I lied, I had two pins in between my lips as I struggled with the one in my hand on my hair.

I had spent almost thirty minutes on my hair, who knew chignon was this hard.

I won't be surprised if my big sister decided to ditch me, it was her best friend's wedding anyway but I won't miss it for the world.

"Oh my God Chloe, what the hell are you doing up there?!"

Ciara shouted.

She was my ride to the wedding and my invitation card as well.

"Chloe!" my mom screamed.

"Honey, hurry up"

I heard my dad's voice next.

"Almost done!"

I screamed after I succeeded in putting the last pin, next time I would use YouTube.

I smiled at myself in the mirror at my success.

I grabbed my makeup kit and went to work, I was about using the eyeliner when Ciara yelled again making me smudge my makeup.

"Great, " I growled

"I give up, I'm leaving. Sofie will kill me if I show up five minutes late."

I heard her say, it was what my parents wanted, they refused to allow her to stay the night at Sofia's house and she couldn't attend the bachelorette party because my parents believed it was a lame party for ill-mannered women.

"Wait, give me five seconds!"

I screamed, I grabbed my clutch and packed my lipstick, eyeliner, and jewelry inside.

I picked up my heels and perfume and rushed out of the room.

"Sorry, I was styling my hair."

I said running down the stairs barefoot, and just when I was about to get off the last step the worse happened.

Everything in my clutch handbag fell out and when I tried to pick them up, my hair loosed and the pins fell out.

I stood upright and stared at my sister who looked like she was about to murder someone.

My parents looked frustrated too, did I forget to mention that my parents were the type that expected you to never do anything wrong? They love perfection and right now I was the opposite.

All my life I had tried to look like the perfect daughter though I was far from it.

"Sorry, I will just pick them up and...."

"You know what? I can't wait anymore not even for you to breath. Call your boyfriend I'm sure he won't mind giving you a ride."

I hated Ciara when she was angry, there was this look she always gave me like I was the worse person on planet earth.

Her dark eyes blazed in anger as she stared at me, she took my father's eyes while I took after my mum.

I envied her perfect height and oval face, she could be mistaken for a model.

"But I don't have an invitation."

I grumbled.

She groaned and searched her purse then threw it at me.

"Happy now? Thanks a lot, Chloe, for mak

ing me late for my best friend's wedding. Remind me not to pick you as my maid of honour not even one of the bridesmaid."

"Ciara, " My mom stepped forward.

"Sorry mom, sorry dad. I have to be on my way."

She gave me a hard look and headed for the door. I knew I had to face my parents next.

I turned to look at them and gave them a nervous smile.

"Chloe, " my mom started.

"You owe your sister an apology and this should be the last time you try something like this, we didn't raise you to be so tardy."

"I get it, Mom, it won't happen again."

I grunted.

"Good, give Grey a call now. If you're twenty minutes late then forget about attending the wedding."

"Mom, " I grumbled.

"Twenty minutes Chloe, " She repeated.

"Dad, " I gave him the puppy eyes.

"You heard your mom."

He always sided with his wife, how could I forget that?

"I didn't mean for any of these to happen."

"Remember this family has a reputation, it will be best if you don't ruin that."

"I won't, " I faked a smile.

I tried my best not to raise my voice, I stomped up the stairs.

Luckily for me, Grey was close by. I finished my makeup and wore my jewelry and heels.

My mom screamed my name when Grey arrived. I hurried down the stairs with a wide smile.

There he was in a black Armani suit looking so handsome as always. His curly hair looked perfect from here, he gave me a soft smile.

My parents stared at us as we approached each other. I smiled at him and moved to hug him but my mom's voice interrupted us.

"You're running late."

My mom believed only married couples should show affection outside, she told me it was a waste of time since we were not gonna end up together in the future.

Grey always freak out when I invite him to my house cause my mom warned me to always leave the door to my room open when Grey was around.

The first time he called me sexy in front of my mom, she made a fuss out of it; since that day he stopped complimenting me in front of my parents.

We had rules in my family, rules that were passed from generation to generation.

Like we weren't allowed to date till we were eighteen.

We could move out of our parent's house to leave on our own when we were done with college and had a decent job.

My mom told us she was brought up that way and that was the reason for her success and reputation.

Well, I had broken the first rule, I started dating at fourteen, in fact, I dated six guys before I turned eighteen and I wasn't planning on staying with my parents till I was done with college.

And there was no way I was passing the stupid rule to my kids, for crying out loud it was the 21st century.

I hooked my arm with Grey's and stared at my parents.

"Be on good manners, Cassandra."

I hated my middle name and my mom only used it when she wanted to express how serious she was.

I always saw my mom as a disciplinarian, she was the type that wanted you to do the right thing and never do wrong.

"I will mom, bye dad, bye mom."

"Bye Mr. and Mrs. Simpson"

Grey said with a firm smile.

"Make sure you return home with your sister!"

She yelled after us.

"I have goosebumps when I'm around your parents."

Grey told me when we were out of earshot.

I giggled and faced him, he looked so sexy. I ran my fingers through his curls and smiled at him.

"You look hot."

I said hoarsely.

"You look ravishing, " He said putting his arms around my waist sliding it slowly to my hips.

We could never compliment each other like that in front of my parents.

He leaned closer to my face to kiss me, I slightly parted my lips to welcome his.

"Cassandra, " I heard my mom's voice, we both looked at the direction of the voice and found my mom staring at us from the door.

"We were about leaving."

We rushed to where his white SUV was packed and got in.

"Wow, " He laughed

"You should be used to my mom by now."

"Trust me I'm still trying."

We left for the wedding laughing. I guess it would've been worse going with Ciara while she was fuming in rage.

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