Happy Ever After? – Part II

Part II – On the Wedding Day


The wedding bells were all set. Cinderella was already the most beautiful lady in the entire kingdom, the wedding dress just added a few more sparks to her. Her face shone like the sun. As she took her final steps to be wed, the entire kingdom waited. It was all too perfect. And perfect things don’t exist, Cinderella knew that. The atmosphere was enchanted with the laughs and giggles of the people gathered. The confetti looked like snow of happiness. Auzora, the fairy godmother watched from the crowds as her beloved Cinderella took the final step.

“Do you take Cinderella, daughter of Lady Katherine as your wife?” asked the priest.

Eric stared at his bride to be. His thoughts moved like the ocean.

“Do you take Cinderella, daughter of Lady Katherine as your wife?” he asked again.

Eric did not reply. The crowd had begun to show some signs of restlessness. The priest waited. Cinderella waited. Everyone waited. But there was no reply. The people at the back had begun gossiping.

“May be she’s not the one after all,” said one of the gentlemen.

“He does not love her or what?” said a lady.

‘Why wouldn’t you answer?’ thought Cinderella.

Eric’s heart began beating faster.

‘It would soon be over,’ he thought.

“I’m sorry,” he uttered as he walked away.

Cinderella stood there, hit by a blizzard. Auzora watched him as he walked towards the garden.

“I knew this would never last,” exclaimed Katherine with slight joy.

“May be I can marry him now,” said Pricilla.

“Something must have gone wrong,” whispered Auzora as she watched Cinderella leave after him.

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