You don't have permission to post in this thread.
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/R9bcGpC.jpg]] In Willow’s mind, if they were to ever get married there was not much point in exploring the grandeur of the day. Neither one of them had family here and barely anyone knew who they were. If they were to have a wedding similar to Jobe and Anastasia it would feel strange. Not that it mattered all that much. She was sure that they were some time away from such things but hearing him mention it made her smile, knowing that was where they saw their relationship going.
[b “It would be our day though so if you want something different...”] Willow smiled as he pulled her close and she breathed in the scent of him. How she wished they she could ask him to take her to bed but there would be time for all that. Instead she just sighed against him as he held her and she enjoy their closeness for a moment longer before they had to go their separate ways.
She laughed against him. [b “You wouldn’t be able to. I’d weave a spell to stop you from talking.”] She said bringing her hand up to take hold of his.
[right [pic http://i.imgur.com/gb7q260.jpg]] Jobe could have spent hours running his fingers along the woman’s bare back. It wouldn’t have mattered to him but he was equally as glad when she turned to face him with a look that echoed his own. A ragged breath and a low groan escaped his lips as she pressed hers to his and injected passion into it. This was the first time the two were able to share something so intimate and now that they were married neither one of them had to be worried about any boundaries or judgment. He was hers and she was his. Completely.
He started to move towards the bed and lay her down gently running his hand across her shoulder to relieve the dress from her body completely. The sight of her sent him into overdrive and as he placed on last kiss upon her neck he asked her if she was alright and if this really was okay with her. When she confirmed this is what she wanted the two exchanged a further promise. A vow to love one and other in a completely new way. He smiled and sighed as the two moved together as one, making sure that she was comfortable and pleasured all the while. This was everything he could had hoped for and more and any thoughts of his injury had dissolved into nothingness.
At the height of their passion the two seperated and he pulled her close to lay with him. He ran his fingers up and down her arm and kissed her forehead. He could spend every moment of his life like this an never get bored. That he was sure of. [b “I love you Mrs Hughes.”]
Justin smiled a little at her,
“A quiet wedding? Hm...” he murmured thoughtfully as he watched her with gentle eyes.
“Whatever you want, of course. If I’ve learnt anything it’s don’t argue with a woman.” He chuckled quietly and pulled her close. He was slightly relieved because a quiet ceremony with their closest friends seemed somehow just perfect, where he could hold her close and not have to entertain endless guests.
“How is it that you somehow have this spell over me? I should really be telling people you’re a witch.” He laughed softly and pressed a kiss to her forehead gently as he just held her for a few minutes, just quietly enjoying her presence and her closeness.
Anastasia was worried her form wouldn’t please him, although her worries dissipated in the air when he kissed the back of her neck gently. It sent butterflies springing to life in her stomach as she turned to face him, the dress long forgotten. She couldn’t put any of her love into words right then, only actions as she kissed his lips, for the first time with pure passion and adoration.
There was a promise of something more and Willow had been right about letting things flow naturally and before she knew it, they were entangled in bed together, showing their love physically as they gave themselves to one another as man and woman. It was more than Anastasia could have ever imagined and any doubts she had ever had about not being pleasing to Jobe were gone in that instant as the two became one.
Anastasia lay beside him, catching her breath as her skin was flushed. She rested her head on his chest and just enjoyed the tranquility of the moment, lying with her husband.
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/R9bcGpC.jpg]] [b “Well I am sorry but I’m just not that kind of girl.”] She said with a laugh. She looked towards him a smiled. How was it possible for someone to fill her with so much love that she barely knew what to do with it? Ever since they arrived here it was as though he was her purpose for being and she did not quite know what to do with that. [b “I’m not a frilly girl. I just think that what they have is beautiful.”] She spoke with honestly and smiled up at him for a moment. There were those butterflies again as he came in to kiss her. She really would never get used to that feeling.
[b “If we get married I don’t want anything spectacular.”] She said simply in reply, not even phased by the mention of it. [b “Jobe and Anastasia had a day filled with loved ones and those who care about them. Here it’s just you and me.”] She thought quietly for a moment and laughed to herself wondering if what she was about to say would sound silly. [b “If we were to get married it would just be us and perhaps Jobe and Anastasia. I don’t need a spectacle and I certainly don’t want people I barely know at my wedding.”]
[right [pic http://i.imgur.com/gb7q260.jpg]] Even though he had offered her the chance to stay in her own room, he was relieved that she refused it. He wanted nothing more than to hold her in his arms and wake up with her and based on the way she took hold of his hand and voiced his own inner thoughts, they would never spend another night apart. He followed her into the room, closing the door behind them and looked towards Anastasia. How was is possible that every time he looked at her she grew more and more beautiful. He shifted a lose piece of hair from in front of her face and tucked it gently behind her ear before she kiss him.
His lips turned up into a smile under hers and he wrapped his arms around her gently, pulling her closer to him if only for a brief moment before she stepped back from him. He watched as she loosened the hair and he smiled softly. There was nothing he loved more than seeing her natural beauty. He swallowed hard as he felt a rush of emotion overcome him and he simply nodded as she asked him to help her with her dress.
He moved carefully, unlacing the dress slowly as he watched the material peel away from her skin, leaving her back bare to him. His breath caught in his throat and he allowed his fingers to danced along her back softly as he moved forward to press a kiss on her exposed neck. Every inch of her porcelain skin was perfect and he found himself overcome with desire to kiss every last inch of it. [b “You truly are a beauty to behold.”]
Justin smiled to Willow,
“Oh? And here I was looking forwards to waiting on you!” He laughed and watched her carefully. It was remarkable how she continued to surprise him with new elements of her personality and it justified him and entranced him. She didn’t even know what she was doing to him.
“Really? I never pegged you down for a frilly girl, you know?” He chuckled and watched her. He couldn’t resist as he leans down and kissed her lips gently. He decided to test the waters.
“If we ever get married, our day will be just as spectacular.” He promised her with a laugh,
“If not more so.” He promised her softly and he meant it. If they married then he would be sure to make sure she wanted for nothing at all.
Anastasia looked to him as they stopped outside his room and she smiled. She held his hand gently and shook her head.
“I’ve waited for too long to wake up beside you.” She assured him quietly as she stepped into his room. She smiled to him, assuring him she was alright and he wasn’t making her uncomfortable as she pulled his hand gently to bring him closer. She meant up and pressed her lips to his softly.
She stepped back from him as she gently slid the veil from her hair and unpinned the braids there, letting her hair fall loose down her back. She swallowed softly, what if he didn’t enjoy waking to her in the morning?
“Would you- would you help with my dress, it’s laced at the back?” She asked him quietly as she turned and lifted her hair so he could undo some of the laced up ribbon at the back.
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/R9bcGpC.jpg]] Willow looked up at the men returned and she smiled happily as Justin placed a kiss on the side of her head. These were the moments that he enjoyed the most with him, the small moments of intimacy. Willow looked towards Jobe and Anastasia and smiled. [b “Have a wonderful evening.”] She said quietly, giving Anastasia a reassuring look that told her everything was going to be alright and with that the two disappeared upstairs.
She laughed as she looked over at him a shook her head. [b “I think a good night of rest with suffice. I do not need you to wait on me.”] She took his hand in her own and stopped just outside of her bedroom door. [b “I never considered myself to be someone who would enjoy the niceties of a wedding, but I rather enjoyed myself today.”]
[right [pic http://i.imgur.com/gb7q260.jpg]] Jobe was glad that he was able to help Justin through his predicament. He nodded happily and agreed with him about getting back to his wife. [b “Quite right, I would not want her to think she had been abandoned.”] He said with a smile, walking back into the room where they have left Willow and Anastasia to talk and clearly, they had enjoyed their time alone by the way they were smiling at each other.
Jobe smiled towards Anastasia and bid Justin and Willow goodnight. He let out a sigh and looked down at Anastasia, offering his hand to her. [b “It has been such a wonderful day.”] He said as he started to lead her up to his room. [b “Do not feel as though you have to spend the night with me if you are not ready. If you would prefer to stay in your own room I would not be wounded.”] He said just as he stopped outside of his room.
Justin sighed and he knew Jobe was right. He couldn’t hold off simply because he was frightened of rejection. He rubbed his face and nodded.
“You’re right. I’ll pick my moment when we are genuinely happy.” He said to Jobe and set his glass down, shaking the man’s hand and sighing quietly.
“I shouldn’t keep you from your beautiful wife any longer.” He laughed, as he lead the man back through. When and where to propose? His mind was going a million miles an hour at all the possibilities. He sat with Willow and kissed the side of her head gently.
“It’s getting late. Come along, Willow.” He said and stretched.
“You certainly deserve a good nights rest.” He said to Willow as he lead her upstairs and watched her.
“Do you want that offer if being waited on hand and foot? For a whole week?” He chuckled.
Anastasia smiled to Willow in relief that she wasn’t being completely foolish. This was why she enjoyed Willow’s company so much, she could ask advice on things that would be deemed inappropriate to ask men.
She looked up as the men came back and she wondered what had been going on but didn’t ask.
“Quite right, Willow deserves a good rest after all her tremendous work!” She laughed softly and watched them go,
“Goodnight.” She said to them and looked to Jobe.
“I suppose we should-“ she gestured upstairs and smiled to him.
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/R9bcGpC.jpg]] Willow nodded to show that she understood her concerns. It must have been awkward for the woman to think about such interactions, especially since in these times. She must have been a nervous wreck and she didn’t blame her for it. If such a moment were to ever transpire between her and Justin she would feel just as nervous.
[b “Of course it is not foolish. It’s perfectly normal to be frightened of the unknown and the new.”] She placed her hand top of hers. [b “Just…whatever happens let it come naturally. Neither one of you need to force this and there is no rush. You are married now, and nothing can change that. When you are both ready it will happen for you.”]
Willow embraced the woman. [b “I wanted to thank you…for being such a good friend to us. We really do appreciate everything the two of you have done.”]
[right [pic http://i.imgur.com/gb7q260.jpg]] Jobe listened to his words as he drank his scotch and shook his head towards the end of his outburst. [b “Our wedding is over now. We are about to enjoy our lives together, there really is no need for you to be sorry.”] He said as he let out a sigh. He knew all too well what these kinds of thoughts could lead to. He had spent so long trying to decide whether to ask Anastasia to marry him.
[b “It’s going to come down to how you ask. If you make her feel like you are asking because you have to then that is exactly when she will say no. However, I do believe that Willow feels the same for you as you do for her and you are meant to be together just as much as Anastasia and I.”] He smiled and placed his glass down on the table. [b “I guess what I am trying to say is, you cannot know how she is going to react to a proposal, but you cannot hold off simply because you are worried of her reaction…it just needs to be personal to you.”] He placed his hand on his shoulder. [b “You should ask her. I really do not think she will have any cause to say no.”]
Justin sighed and took a drink of scotch.
“I am worried she will think I am only doing it because I [i have] to. That it will be for all the wrong reasons.” He explained and took another drink to calm himself a little. “If she thinks I am doing this for the wrong reasons then she would never agree. And I do not think I could handle a rejection from Willow.” He confessed and watched Jobe. He knew he had gone through similar with Anastasia over the years.
“I just... want her to be happy.” He said finally and ran a hand through his hair. He really did just want her to be happy at the end of all of this, but he so hoped it would be with him after everything.
“I’m sorry to be landing this on you on your wedding day.” He laughed a little, his timing was very poor.
“I... haven’t thought about it. He’s still injured and I don’t want to push him, of course.” She was nervous.
“It seems like we dreamt about it for the longest time but- Is it foolish for me to be frightened?” She said and looked to Willow.
“I know he would never harm me and would never push me. I suppose either way I will be glad to wake up in the same bed as him.” She laughed a little. It seemed silly to be so nervous.
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/R9bcGpC.jpg]] Willow smiled and shook her head. [b “I have to agree with you there. Then, I have never really liked big crowds. I don’t mind them in my lecture theatre but having to socialise…”] She shook her head and feigned a shudder, [b “…I’d rather not.”] Willow smiled and followed him towards the happy couple, glad that they would finally get some time with them. They had purposely kept their distance, so they could enjoy their day but now they would finally get the chance to enjoy their company.
She lowered herself in the chair next to Anastasia and took hold of her hand and smiling when she said that she felt amazing. She shrugged her shoulders and shook her head when she watched the two men walk off. Perhaps he just had enough of female company for now and wanted to surround himself with testosterone. [b “You don’t need to thank me. I’ve been more than happy to do it and I just hope that you have had the special day that you deserve.”]
Willow watched as the woman gave a bottle of wine to the butler and she smiled. She had such a kind heart, it was really no wonder that Jobe had fallen in love with her. Willow nodded, [b “It’s been wonderful. Neither of us have been to a wedding before, never mind a wedding from this time.”] She smiled and looked around the empty room. [b “How do you feel…about sharing your bed with Jobe tonight?”] She wasn’t sure if women talked about such things in this time but she if Anastasia did not want to talk about it she could easily brush off the conversation.
[right [pic http://i.imgur.com/gb7q260.jpg]] Jobe accepted her kiss willingly, glad to know that he could now steal kisses from her whenever he wished, and this would now be his life. He smiled up at Justin and Willow. [b “There you are. We have not seen much from you today. I have to agree with my dear wife here…it certainly feels amazing.”] He said as he squeezed the hand that Willow kept free. Jobe looked up at Justin a nodded, taking a hint in his voice that suggested he needed to talk to him.
[b “We won’t be long my love.”] He said as he pressed a kiss to her forehead. When they arrived in the study he pulled out two glasses and poured the scotch. He barely had time to finish pouring them before Justin gave up the reason he had asked him in here in the first place. He turned to face him with a raised eyebrow and handed his glass over to him. He listened to the rest of his explanation and took a sip from his scotch.
[b “And what is stopping you?”]
Justin smiled to her and kissed her forehead softly,
“I have to admit, I don’t like having a lot of crowds around.” He said to her, he couldn’t show any affection. Jobe and Anastasia understood of course and allowed it but even holding Willow’s hand sometimes would be against the norm in this era until he was her husband. He smiled to Anastasia and Jobe,
“We should go check in on the newly weds.” He said and kissed her cheek as he went over.
“Well, Mr and Mrs Hughes!” He greeted and smiled to them.
“How does it feel?” He asked them as he sat with them and watched them both. It had been such a busy day but it was worth it to see them both so happy. He looked to Anastasia and Willow as they chatted amongst themselves,
“Perhaps a celebratory scotch? In the study?” He hinted and gestures as he lead Jobe through.
“I need to marry Willow.” He said rather abruptly. He looked to Jobe and laughed a little.
“I uh... I want what you and Anastasia have, but with Willow and not because society tells us it’s what we have to do but because I want her to be my wife. I want to be with her for always.” He explained.
Anastasia watched him and sighed softly, kissing his lips before being interrupted by Willow and Justin and she smiled.
“It feels... amazing.” She said to Justin before watching him hint that he needed Jobe and she raised an eyebrow and looked to Willow, wondering if she knew what that was all about.
“I wanted to thank you, for how much you’ve helped. I know Jobe’s injury meant it’s been difficult for him and that you stepped in.” She said to the other woman. She looked to one of the butlers who came in.
[i “Will that be all, Mrs Hughes?”] He has a funny smile about him and she nodded.
“Oh! Wait a moment, she pressed a bottle of wine into his hands.
“For the staff, to thank them for today.” She said to him and watched him leave. She looked back to Willow with a smile on her lips.
“You and Justin has a good day?” She asked her as she sat back down.
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/R9bcGpC.jpg]] While Willow never really considered herself to be a dancer, in this moment she enjoyed being in Justin’s arms and she wanted nothing more than for the day to last forever. Willow watched as other couples twirled around on the dance floor and she found herself smiling at each and every one of them.
She wasn’t sure how long she had spent on the dance floor with Justin but the time was irrelevant. She would happily stay there all day with him if that’s what he wanted. The rest of the night seemed to fly by and continued to move forward without a hitch at all. More and more people took their leave but the one thing that remained constant was Justin, not once leaving her side.
When it was more private, he twirled her around and wrapped his arms around her and she laughed deeply. She looked up at him and smiled. [b “It has certainly been quite a day. It’s hard to believe this place was heaving with people a few hours ago.”]
[right [pic http://i.imgur.com/gb7q260.jpg]] Even though he wanted the night to last, he was happy when people started to filter out. When they were finally left alone they would officially start their lives together as man and wife and he would share his bed with Anastasia and wake up next to her for the rest of his life. The thought of such brought a smile to his face as he bid goodnight to guests as they started to leave.
His mother approached them just before she left and honestly he was glad that she was there to share the day with them. He knew that she would have regret it if she had stayed away from them. He was so happy to hear her apology and was more than happy to accept the woman into his arms as he embraced her and watched as she then embraced his wife. The exchange between them was beautiful. He watched as she left and glanced over to Justin and Willow. They hadn’t spoke to them much on this day but they had been so busy with guests and they knew that they had all the time in the world to talk. They all lived together after all.
He then turned his attention back to Anastasia and took her cheek in his hand. [b “I’m more than alright my love. I’m ecstatic.”]
Justin rolled his eyes,
“This secret affection thing sure is a real pain.” He he chuckled quietly to her and just relaxed with her. Everyone was in such good spirits and it had been such a wonderful day and he was truly proud to be part of it. He sighed out with relief that today had gone so smoothly and regardless of showing affection or not, he had a beautiful woman in his arms. He had never felt such a strong sense of protection to keep someone safe in all his life.
As the night went on, people left and filtered out. He sighed in relief at being left with more quiet. He looked to Willow and twirled her around when it was finally peaceful.
“What a day.” He said quietly and wrapped his arms around her slender form, just being with her was enough, knowing that by some good grace she was his but he wanted to make it official. He watched her with keen eyes, drinking in all of her features.
Anastasia watched Jobe and returned his kiss softly. She let the night play out, she still seemed in disbelief they were married and didn’t have to hide everything away. She was lost in the moment with Jobe and nothing and no one else mattered.
As the night drew on, people filtered out after giving the new couple their best of course. Anastasia sighed as the night went quiet.
[i “I wish you both all the best.”] Jobe’s mother approached them and Anastasia immediately stood straighter.
[i “My words before were born from ignorance and fear but seeing you both now, I realise I was wrong.”] She said to them and embraced her son and then her daughter in law.
[i “And I always did want a daughter.”] She added with a smile before bustling off.
Anastasia was relieved Jobe’s mother hasn’t excluded Jobe over all this and she looked to him when she left.
“Are you alright?” She asked and glanced to where his injury was.
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/R9bcGpC.jpg]] Willow smiled and took a seat with Justin. The food was delicious, and she was sure that there was nothing that could have possibly ruined this day for Jobe and Anastasia. The meal was filled with chatter and every now and then she glanced over as the happy couple and she couldn’t help but find herself filled with joy at the happiness that radiated from the two of them.
Later, Justin took it upon himself to raise a toast to their friends. His words were beautiful, and she was more than happy to raise her glass of wine and join in the cheers of the rest of the guests. The celebrations were to move to the ballroom and she followed the four of them where they would witness the first dance between the bride and groom. She watched as the couple moved around the dance floor and she looked up to Justin when he spoke towards her and kissed her forehead. [b “Careful…”] She said quietly, looking around to see if anyone had noticed his show of affection.
She took hold of his hand with a nod of her head and moved towards the floor with him, joining in with the dance as other people started to filter in around them. [b “I am so glad that they have had such a perfect day.”] She said with a smile, wanting nothing more than to be able to rest her head upon his chest as they danced but she resisted the temptation, keeping her arms on his shoulders while they moved with the music.
[right [pic http://i.imgur.com/gb7q260.jpg]] Jobe couldn’t have been happier with the words Justin spoke and he was excited to be able to share a dance with his wife on the dance floor. As they moved towards the ballroom he leaned down to whisper in Anastasia’s ear. [b “You know, I was never much of a dancer. I will try very hard not to step on your toes.”] He said with a laugh as he held her hand and waited for the music to start.
Surprisingly he did not take much notice of anyone else as they moved to the music, concentrating all of his energy on Anastasia. He was careful not to move too freely that is might cause him discomfort, but he was sure that nothing would be able to cause that now. His mind was completely focused on his wife. [b “I love you too.”] He said before leaning down to press a kiss upon her lips. When he parted and glanced around he noticed that people had joined them on the dance floor. [b “Today has been perfect.”]
Justin raised an eyebrow,
“Oh? Well that’s a lucky turn of events then.” He chuckled and watched her carefully. He sat with her and honestly, it was a really good day. The food was spectacular and he thought to himself that he would ask her to marry him, sooner rather than later and he would ask Jobe. He couldn’t picture himself with anyone else and he wanted what Jobe and Anastasia had.
He took a drink of scotch and supposed a toast to the bride and groom was in order as he stood and waited for silence.
“I think a toast to the good health of the new Mr And Mrs Hughes is in order.” He said,
“May they have many happy years together, it’s so rare a love like this finds itself blooming.” He said and raised his glass as other guests did and took a drink before sitting and listening to the music.
“I’m pretty sure this is the part where you two dance and then me and Willow join in.” He remarked with a laugh to Anastasia and Jobe. Even with the sun setting, Willow looked so beautiful and he took her hand and lead her into the ballroom.
“You know, I’m not sure how I got so lucky?” He said to her and kissed her forehead, stealing a small moment where everyone was watching Jobe and Anastasia.
“Can I have this dance?” He asked and smiled to her as he lead her onto the floor after Anastasia and Jobe had had their moment.
“And I’m very glad, Mr Hughes.” She said to him. She looked to Justin as he offered a toast and she smiled at him. It felt so liberating to not have to hide their emotions or affections anymore. They could be as husband and wife and Anastasia looked to Justin when he spoke.
“Oh.” She said and guests filtered into the ball room. Of course Anastasia and Jobe were to lead the dance and Anastasia didn’t have much experience in dancing but she would give it a good go. Besides, she was dancing with Jobe. It didn’t matter about anything else.
She looked up at him and smiled,
“I love you.” She murmured quietly as they moved on the floor. It wasn’t long until Justin and Willow joined them and others filtered in too after that. She was so relieved and she kept a close eye he wasn’t overdoing himself with his injury. She knew he was putting on a brave face and wouldn’t want anyone to see his weakness.
[left [pic http://i.imgur.com/R9bcGpC.jpg]] Willow glanced around at the guests, noticing that all of them seemed to be genuinely happy to bear witness to such an event. She was glad that there did not seem to be anyone here who wished them anything but happiness, including Jobe’s mother. When they reached the end of the aisle, Willow took her place next to Justin, glancing up at him with a smile for only a second before putting her focus on the ceremony.
It was beautiful, and she could not prevent herself from crying as she witnessed the exchange of vows and their kiss that made their marriage binding for life. What was more, was that Anastasia seemed completely happy and there was nothing more important to her than seeing this woman get everything she deserved. Willow joined in the cheers of the crowd as she wiped away the tears from her eyes.
When it was time for them to descend the aisle, she took hold of Justin’s arm and followed them closely. She looked up at Justin as blushed as his words. [b “You know, it’s tradition for the best man to find himself with a bridesmaid. At least in our time.”] She said quietly and giggled to herself.
[right [pic http://i.imgur.com/gb7q260.jpg]] The ceremony was perfect. He repeated the words that were required of him and he turned to face Anastasia when it was time to finalise their vows. Now that the veil was removed from her face he could see the true beauty of her and he could not be happier. Their kiss was one of joy and promises for the future and he smiled at her before they walked back up the aisle, nodding to guests as they congratulated them further.
They took their place at the table and he look to Justin and Willow as they took their seats and then looked back to Anastasia. [b “We did, Mrs Hughes.”] He said with a smile, taking her hand and placing another kiss upon her lips, not worried about showing affection for her now that they were married. It was their wedding day after all.
All posts are either in parody or to be taken as literature. This is a roleplay site. Sexual content is forbidden.