To say that Derek wasn't
nervous at the prospect of marrying a complete stranger would be an understatement. He was
; although he wouldn't admit it, not even to himself. Instead, he told himself that the butterflies in his stomach were from excitement. This was partially true: as said butterflies were from a mixture of nervousness and
He still couldn't believe that Reid had talked him into signing up for The Vow, to getting an arranged marriage, to committing to one single person
for the rest of his life. Derek wasn't
Mr. Committment, he didn't like the idea of being tied to only one person. He liked the freedom of being able to choose who he wanted to be with, and when
he wanted to be with them. Yet, he had signed up for The Vow to support his friend Reid and it didn't take long for him to hear back from the company that they had found a suitable match for him. Well, he would at least marry the girl--since that's what he had signed up for, after all--and then they'd see where it went. Maybe he'd get lucky and actually like
It was then that Derek heard the double doors to the chapel opening and the swish of Genieva's dress as she walked down the aisle and made it to the altar. Derek knew that it was impolite to stare, but he had a hard time taking his eyes off Genieva as she approached and came to stand in front of him at the altar. Looks? Check. Personality and attitude? He'd find out soon enough.
"Well, hello there, beautiful," he said in a reverent whisper, glad that the darker color of his skin more easily hid the blush that rushed up his neck and into his cheeks when he realized that he had said his thoughts out loud. She was very
attractive, but he felt that it was slightly irreverent for him to think of her as 'sexy' as soon as he saw her--even if she were
since they were standing up at the altar together about to be married.
Realizing that he was still staring at her, Derek smirked at Genieva and then looked over at the officiant and nodded, indicating that he was ready for him to begin, before he looked back at his bride and waited for the minister to begin their vows.