Michael fixed his tie and waited with dread for his fiancee and her father to walk down the aisle. At that moment, he should have been happy, so why was he so nervous?
Wedding jitters? He didn’t seem to be. Even his college friends who were in the wedding party didn’t seem too happy for him. Was it a mistake?
He knew that Jessica wasn’t the nicest person in the world. She was tall, beautiful, a former model, and in good shape.
He also knew that the reason she liked him was because he had built a successful business from the ground up.
But Jessica had always treated him very well. They fell in love quickly, moved in together, and Michael soon asked her to marry him.
At first, he had no problems with his fiancee. Then, a week before the wedding, she told him something important.
“Michael, Maria can’t be at the wedding,” she said.
He asked, “What?” His best friend was Maria. They had grown up together in an orphanage and helped each other for years.
“Yes. Since it is my wedding, I get to choose who comes. She won’t be there. She’s also too ugly. Jessica kept going, “I don’t want her in my pictures.”
“It’s my wedding, too, and she’s my best friend,” Michael muttered.
Suddenly, his fiancee’s eyes went straight to his, and she raised an eyebrow in defiance.
“And I’m going to marry you. So it’s time to decide, because I won’t let you see her after we’re married. Either she or I.”
After that, Michael stopped talking, and Jessica went back to looking at her phone because she thought she had won the conversation.
She had, in part. But since then, Michael had been having doubts. He told Maria that she couldn’t go to the wedding, and even though she was sad, she agreed.
“All I want is for you to be happy. “I won’t leave if Jessica makes you happy. Over the phone, she told him. “, she said to him on the phone.
He could tell she was upset, but he didn’t want to say it. He felt the same way. He didn’t know what to do, and the wedding date was coming up fast.
As they got to the altar, Jessica yanked him out of his thoughts with a kiss. He grabbed her hand and they were about to go to the priest when she said:
“Oh my God, who let a bum into MY wedding?”
She said it so loudly that Michael had to turn around to see what was going on. When he did, he saw that everyone else was doing the same thing.
At the end of the hallway stood an older man in dirty clothes. He looked like he didn’t know what to do, but he stood there and looked right at Michael.
“Security! Security! Get this dirty bum away from MY WEDDING! DO SOMETHING, DADDY!” Jessica screamed so loudly that Michael had to look at her face. The way she spoke made him feel cold and dark.
She asked herself, “Has he always been like this?”
He didn’t want to think about it too much, though. He was still interested in the guy at the wedding who seemed to be a bum.
The man turned his head toward Michael, looked right into his eyes, and smiled. Michael then figured out who it was and had to stop Jessica from screaming in anger.
The groom said proudly, “He came for me,” and everyone looked at him as he let go of Jessica’s hand and ran to the older man, hugging him tightly. “Grandpa Samuel!”
“My dear grandson!” said the man.
“How did you get here?” he asked.
“For a long time, Maria has been looking for me. She told me that I was your wedding gift. I don’t understand what’s going on.
She’s a good girl, though. Grandpa said, “She drove me all the way here and told me she couldn’t come in with me, so I should go ahead.
And what he said went right to the heart of the businessman’s mind. Maria had gone looking for Grandpa so that he could come to her brother’s wedding. Samuel was the only family member Michael still had, besides his friends and Maria.
Michael got too close to a river when he got lost after his parents died in an accident at home. He might have drowned if Grandpa Samuel hadn’t found him while he was asking for money in that area.
The older man said his name was Grandpa Samuel. He was the first person Michael met who made him feel safe. He called the police later, and they took him to an orphanage.
Michael had never forgotten Samuel, and when he got what he wanted, he started looking for him so he could get him off the street if he was still there.
He hadn’t been able to find him, but at that moment, he was right in front of him. It’s all because of Maria. That’s what she did.
“Michael!” Jessica told him to shut up. “What’s going on, and who is that disgusting man? Take him away from here! We need to get on with the wedding!”
Michael got away from the older man and saw how angry Jessica was. And he saw her for the first time for what she really was, which was very ugly. In fact, he had no idea what it was about her that he thought was so attractive.
“Hey, Jessica, do you know what? We won’t be getting married. Never now, never ever. “You’re the worst thing that’s ever happened to me, and I can’t imagine being happy with someone like you,” he said.
She asked, “What?”
He called Maria right away and drove straight to her house, where he had dinner with Grandpa Samuel and his groomsmen. This was better for him than what would have happened if the ceremony had gone on.
Toward the end of the day, he pulled Maria aside.
“I’m glad you’re my friend. To find Samuel’s grandfather. I’m really sorry. Michael said, holding Maria’s shoulders tightly, “I don’t know what I was thinking when I was with Jessica.”
“Don’t bring it up. Let’s forget about that…woman,” she said, stumbling over her words so as not to say anything meaner. They both laughed and kept having a good time with their friends and the nice older man.
Michael finally got Grandpa Samuel off the street, and a few years later, he married his true love, Maria.