Title: Forevermore The Raven Called...
Description: Tag: Shaye Walker
Ainsley Belvedere - June 2, 2012 01:51 AM (GMT)
It was a Friday, June 1st to be exact. Ainsley was about to get married, how different. She was that girl who never had a boyfriend, was never in a relationship of any kind, and went to the beat of her own drum. This time it was different. It was like an arranged marriage where she didn't even know the boy she was about to marry. All she had gotten the day before was a call from The Vow. "You have been matched with Shaye Walker. His number is 555-9875. You must be married within a week." Oh joy, she thought to herself. One week to marry someone she didn't know. In a way, her confidence was lacking. A lot of it stemmed from her last match, who stood her up at the altar. Hopefully this Shaye won't do the same. She had talked to him briefly on the phone to figure out a time and whatnot for the wedding. They both elected not to meet up first.
It was 9am. The sun was shining and the birds were chirping with glee. Ainsley had gotten to the chapel early to get herself ready, for the wedding was to start at 10am. Soon enough, Ainsley put on her dress, with shoes to match. Once the dress was on, she breathed a sigh of relief, but then the hair was next, which actually went pretty quick oddly enough. Her hair was all up in beautiful curls and beautiful lilies and plumerias all through her hair, simple make-up on her face. A simple bracelet was on her right hand, and she grabbed her bridal bouquet soon after putting that bracelet on. Soon enough, it was time to make her way to the altar. Nervousness was an issue at this point. Would he be there? Would she get rejected again? Would she be the wife this man would want her to be?
Shaye Walker - June 2, 2012 02:51 AM (GMT)
He felt nervous. More nervous when he took his exams a few weeks before. Heck those had been easier to do then this get married. What had he been thinking? They might have to call that show "Engaged and Under aged". Well technically he wasn't underage, he was nineteen. Still his mother had thought that this wasn't a good idea. They fought a bit after he told her that they signed up, even threatened to kick him out of the house for doing it but he knew she wouldn't. What would have been the point? He'd be gone, out of the house as soon as he was married. Unless she moved in with them but he'd have to be dead before that happened.
Sighing he felt anxious now and it made him think about using the washroom. The sudden urge started to freak him out. Why the hell would he need it at a time like this?! He went earlier before coming to the church. Glancing over at Spencer he gave a small smile but looked panicked. Leaning over he whispered to his friend "I'll be right back." He skittered down the isle quickly and went out the doors. Shaye glanced up at the washroom sign and made a quick stop. He washed his hands after he finished and dried them off with paper towel instead of the back of his pants like he usually had. That's all he needed to do was ruin his suit. Well it had been his father's suit, the one he left behind along time ago. Shaye
had turned out to be shorter and skinnier then his father had been. They tried to fix it but it still looked a bit long on the boy. Oh well. Glancing up in the mirror he looked at the boy he was, and hoped next time he'd be a man. Well he knew he'd still be the nineteen year old he was before just married.
Running his hand through his hair one more time, he sighed loudly as he geared himself to walk out and get married. He was really going to do this! He almost could hear that music from rocky playing in his mind. Exiting the washroom he saw a girl all decked up and ready to go. He gave her a one over and thought she was the most gorgeous girl he had ever seen in his life. The way her blond hair looked and how simple and non complex blew him away. Smiling he went up to her and wanted to talk to her. It never clued in his mind that she was his future wife. Who else was here for a morning wedding, no other brides were present. Still the boy had been clueless. He hadn't been given a picture or much about the girl other then her name so who could blame him?
"So excited for your big day?" He asked, Shaye noticed that she was nervous and just wanted to help relax the poor girl. His beaten up converse sneakers started to rub against the floor as he waited for her response.
Ainsley Belvedere - June 5, 2012 07:30 AM (GMT)
Being nervous was the least of her worries at this point. To be honest, how much could she be nervous to this very moment? It was the moment of truth, for she was about to go down the aisle within a few minutes with this boy she had never met, or even had seen to this moment. Maybe this wasn't going to turn out as good as she first thought? Maybe it would just be worthless like the last time. To be truthful, she was more nervous than she was taking her driving test when she was sixteen years old.
She peered from around the corner, seeing how many people were in the chapel, there to witness this event. She only looked for a brief second, but that was enough for her. There really weren't a lot of people. She noticed her parents showed up, which was very surprising. They didn't really support her doing The Vow, but hey, when their little girl was getting married, they knew deep down they needed to be there, and so they were. There appeared to be other people in there as well, but then again Ainsley could have misjudged what she saw. She leaned up against the wall. No more than a minute later she heard a voice, one that appeared to be directed toward her.
She looked up with those bright blue eyes of her to see a tall, handsome boy not far from her. "So excited for your big day?" she heard him say. She gave a small smile, her lips parting to reveal words. "Yes, but a little nervous I suppose, but I guess that's normal though isn't it?" she said in a kind, gentle voice. Curiosity came about her. There didn't appear to be any other brides or grooms around besides this boy infront of her as well as herself. Is he this Shaye Walker she is supposed to marry? Soon enough she would find out. "Shaye?" she said, question in her voice. No more than ten seconds after asking, employees of the church came up to them. "It's time you two. Get ready to head down the aisle." the one employee said with such glee. How could someone be so cheery like that. It wasn't even this employee's wedding. She looked to the boy, "I suppose that's us, now isn't it?" she said with a sort of nervous tone.
Shaye Walker - June 5, 2012 06:50 PM (GMT)
He felt a bit better that the girl was alright. Anyone who was about to get married probably had the jitters, heck he had them but he wanted to get married. Maybe things would work out for him and his wife and maybe not but he'd at least try. Sure his earlier intentions for going through with this had been that he wanted to know what Spencer went through, how a marriage worked and to experience something with someone that he might find himself loving. His mother had been opposed to this whole thing. She went through the Vow and it hadn't worked for her. Her marriage crumbled but she had Shaye and he had been enough for her.
"I can understand how you are feelings." He said flashing Ainsley a nervous smile. His hand ran through his hair too, ruining the work he had done to fix it in the bathroom. His chest heaved a little when she said his name. The smile faded slightly as he wondered how she knew his name. He had been pretty sure that he never met the girl, maybe they passed by each other once or went to Butler together? That could have been a possibility and Shaye had been too oblivious to have seen her, especially how beautiful she looked. He had been about to ask her how she knew him when someone disturbed them.
Shay actually went white as a ghost when he finally clued in to who this girl was and how she knew his name. His hands instantly went to cover his eyes. Oh God what had he done? Wasn't he supposed to not see the bride till they made it to the alter? "Sorry, Sorry I didn't know." Was all he could muster. His mind was clouded with thoughts about how he already jinxed their marriage. Shaye never had been the superstitious type but he thought about what if she were and how he broke tradition. Well he guessed that this wasn't really a traditional way of getting married but still.
Turning his back to the girl he finally let his hands fall back to his sides. He answered her question that he had barely heard. "Yeah that's us. I...umm... ready to go Ainsey?" He took a breath and turned back towards the future Mrs.Walker, though he kept his eyes trained on the floor. He held out his hand and waited for her to take it. If they we already going to be untraditional he better keep it that way. Shaye headed to the door and held it open for Ainsley. "Ready?" He asked before leading her into the chapel and down the aisle. They were both heading down the same place so might as well go together. He could picture the look on some peoples faces but he wouldn't care. It seemed like something like Shaye would do.
Ainsley Belvedere - June 5, 2012 07:46 PM (GMT)
Reactions are a funny thing. They can make for a good laugh or tears of joy, or even anger or sadness in some cases. To Ainsley, Shaye's reaction was one of happiness. Now she knew for sure it was him. She giggled lightly for she didn't know it was him either, but his reaction was priceless in her mind. That blonde hair, bright eyes, and handsome face. It comforted her now knowing it was him. Her azure eyes gazed upon him now, as the reaction sinked in. The smiles he flashed back at her made her happier inside. Oddly, there was a sense of happiness she never really had felt before as he smiled at her, understanding how nervous she was about this whole thing. In her mind, it probably made him more nervous knowing who his wife was going to be, and not even thinking to ask who she was in the first place.
She never imagined being with someone as handsome as Shaye. In her mind, she imagined worse, some fifty year old guy living off of unemployment and sleeping under bridges. It was one of her fears, but was no longer one after figuring out who Shaye was. Even though she wasn't really supposed to see the groom until she went down the aisle, it didn't matter at this point. In a way, it was a great comfort knowing who this Mr. Walker was before the big reveal. Perhaps she shouldn't have said anything, but hey, she was already getting married in an untraditional way since she wasn't choosing her husband. A computer program was.
"I don't think anyone's ever ready, but I think I am." she said in reply to his question, watching him walk over to the door, holding it open. She didn't believe in any way there had been any jinxing their what would be their marriage, and life long commitment by seeing him before the altar. She walked toward the door, but stopped before walking through, waiting for him to come through afterwards, then began to walk down the aisle with him when he was ready. There were more people there than she thought. Some people she knew, others she didn't. It was a good and bad feeling all at one time. The music began to plan as she walked. The minister was waiting for them at the altar. She stopped at the altar, looking to Shaye with a gentle smile before looking to the minister. She was sure there were some awkward looks from around the room with both the bride and groom walking down the aisle together, but at this point, that didn't matter to her.
With that, the ceremony went on. Throughout the whole thing, Ainsley would give him a smile or two. It seemed like forever, but eventually, the part where the vows were cited came. Would Shaye back out now? After all of this? Who knows. This made her kind of nervous after his reaction to figuring it that she was going to be his wife. The minister looked from Ainsley to Shaye, for Shaye was the first to say the vows in a traditional wedding. Of course, how traditional of a wedding was this anyway at this point.
Shaye Walker - June 5, 2012 08:52 PM (GMT)
The breath held released very slowly as she said she ready. Hearing her say it had made him feel calmer about the whole situation. 'Thank God' He thought to himself but winced a little that he said the Lord's name. Shaye wasn't religious but he meant to respect the chapel and all that. Plus his mother always reprehended him about saying it. Sometimes he had done it in front of her to get her going but only in a playful way.
As he walked down the isle, he noticed the look on his mother's and Spencer's face. They both had the same expression and he looked sheepishly towards them and saw the facepalm coming from his other friends and family. Though what would they have expected coming from Shaye? Once at the alter the minister gave them a questioning look and skipped over the whole "Who gives this bride away" or whatever they were supposed to say; like the ones in the movies his mother watched. He went on with the ceremony and Shaye caught a few of the looks Ainsley gave him. He started to blush slightly. This was real, it had actually started and they were on their way to being married.
When it came to the vows, he turned to Spencer and got the ring he bought for Ainsley. He saw a flash and turned his head to see Alice taking pictures. He smiled widely for one more almost posing but remembered where he was. Shaye refrained and looked back towards his bride. He still couldn't get believe he got to marry someone as beautiful as Ainsley. She looked different to other girls he had dated. They usually tend to be shorter, dark hair and tanned; he'd be too nervous to go up to someone like Ainsley. It wasn't as though he was complaining, maybe for once they were matched because of their personalities went well together or something along those lines. Now he couldn't wait till he really got to know who she was.
He repeated his vows after the minister and slid the ring onto the wrong finger. The minister corrected him and he laughed nervously as he placed it on the right finger. "I knew that." He said in a joking tone, thankfully everyone else thought it had been funny. Shaye wouldn't have known what to do if the church remained silent. He looked into Ainsley's eyes and got lost in them. After she said 'I do' and they signed the certificate they'd be married and he couldn't wait!
Ainsley Belvedere - June 5, 2012 10:20 PM (GMT)
She smiled with pure happiness as he said his vows. She watched with excitement as his vows finished and he took her hand to put the ring on. She watched carefully as he pulled out the most beautiful ring she had ever seen in her entire life. It was simply, but glittering with several small diamonds. She adored it. There was a smile on her face she just couldn't get rid of. She watched as he began to put the ring on one of her fingers, but looked at him with a puzzled face. She then laughed a little with the audience/crowd as he realized it went on the wrong finger, and corrected himself. At least he made it more into a joke instead of getting angry and frustrated with his mistake. It showed to her he has a sense of humor. Ainsley liked this. Maybe they were really meant for one another? Maybe the match was right.
Then, the minister turned to Ainsley. She repeated everything, almost flubbing on one part, but made it through. In her bouquet, she had put the ring in a small box. She took the small box out, opening it to reveal a ring. It was simply, but surprisingly went well with the one that he had picked for her. She took his hand, and before she put it on, she said something. "I think I can atleast get this right." she said with a wink and small giggle, the crowd joining in subtly. She put the ring on the correct finger, then let his hand go gently. She then looked to the minister, who had the official papers on a podium that was pulled up to the front of the altar from the back.
It was almost done, this whole ceremony. Within a few minutes, Ainsley Belvedere would no longer be a Belvedere, she would be a Walker. This was exciting. It felt right, everything about it when it came to Shaye. She just hoped he liked dogs, for there would be three tenants in that house they would be living in. Her dog, Roxy, would be joining the couple. She guessed in a way Roxy would be their kid.
The minister had Ainsley come up first, and so she did, signing the papers. Then, it was Shaye's turn as she stepped down back to where she was originally standing. She wanted to nudge him forward, but kept that temptation under control. She was ready to go home with Shaye. She barely knew him, but she knew she was ready. There was no doubt in her mind.
Shaye Walker - June 5, 2012 11:28 PM (GMT)
He couldn't help but grin at what she said. Shaye laughed quietly as did most of the guest had. At least Ainsley had taken his actions in a good way and not annoyed like most girls probably would have reacted. He could just picture his mother either crying because her baby was getting married like the ones in her films or she just shook her head at what had been going on so far. He had almost been tempted to look when the minister asked them to sign the marriage certificate.
He watched as she went and signed it. Shaye started to bounce back and forth again. Hopefully they would work and the girl wouldn't regret having been matched to Shaye. So far she seemed to like his humor though he hadn't meant to mess up already that day by seeing her before the wedding and putting the ring on the wrong finger. What was she going to do about him? He felt a hand on his shoulder and looked over to see it was Spencer. Ah thank heaven he had him there. He calmed down and gave his friend a small smile. He turned back to notice that Ainsley was back and he went with the minister to sign away.
After they had people sign as witnesses. The Minister looked happily at the couple before he said "I pronounce you Man and Wife. you can kiss the bride." Shaye felt his chest tighten. That had been right, they kissed after that line. How was he going to do it with Ainsley? Was he just going to give her a peck or a regular kiss. Anything deeper may scare the girl off and he'd scare himself as well. Shaye's hands gently took her's and he leaned over and kissed Ainsley. He had felt his lips tingle once they were on her's. That rarely happened with other girls. Sighing inwardly he lingered slightly before he ended the kiss. The minister was gone but that hadn't been something he noticed. All that mattered was that he was married to a gorgeous women and he couldn't wait to live his new life with the girl who made his lips tingle.
He gave her another kiss because he couldn't help it. Shaye was really happy and he wanted to show it to her, to the guests. When he finished he gave her a big grin and said "We're married!" Oh he was excited. His mother had set together a little lunch in at her house and he hoped that Ainsley wouldn't mind. "Ready for some lunch?" He asked though he slightly regretted the way he said it. Nothing sounded very romantic by it. He still held onto her hand and waited for her answer.
Ainsley Walker - June 5, 2012 11:54 PM (GMT)
She watched with careful eyes as Shaye went and signed the paper, and then watched as witnesses signed as well. Finally, it was time for them to be announced for the first time.
They were announced. This was it, she was officially Mrs. Ainsley Belvedere Walker. As he leaned in to kiss, she reciprocated. The kiss was the most passionate thing she has ever felt to this date, and if this was what he was like with just kissing, imagine what it would be like tonight, or tomorrow. As passionate of a kiss that he gave, she gave it right back. Afterwards, Shaye lingered more. The way Shaye made her feel that this was all right. He was right. She was right. What could go wrong?
She watched as a big smile crossed his masculine features and the words "We're married!" could be heard. She grinned back as her hand was clasped to his. She felt that she could never let go. This felt so real, so absolute. But alas, the ceremony was over.
"Ready for some lunch?" she heard him say. To be honest, she was feeling rather hungry at that time. A wedding ceremony can do that to anybody. There was only one thing to say. "Let's go...I'm ready when you are, my love." It may have sounded cheesy, but it was true.
WEDDING THREAD COMPLETED