He looks at the pinkish bubbling liquid inside the tiny delicate crystal bottle. He can feel cold sweat forming on his forehead. He can feel waves after waves of nausea growing in the pit of his stomach. This is his last chance to any happiness. The woman he wants for himself is going to marry his sworn enemy/rival in less than 10 minutes. He has tried everything and anything to stop her from marrying him. He has rushed to a jewelry store and bought her a diamond ring. He has dropped down onto both knees and pleaded. But still he failed his mission as she looked into his eyes and gently told him in front of everyone inside Pino's, "Joe, I'm sorry."
Her open rejection nailed his fate. All his dreams and hopes and longings were smashed. All the purpose and meaning of his life were erased. He was searching on the Internet for a painless method to rid him of his permanent heartache when he came across the little ad:
Solution to Save Lost Love.
His frantic prayer got him no answer. His teary regret brought him no redemption. So he paid online with his credit card and received a small package 2 days later. And inside the black velvet box lay this bottle and a note written in dark black ink, "Drink it 5 minutes before the wedding."
And now here he is, standing all alone in his sad lonely empty two story house with a shattered broken heart. "Drink it!" His envy and jealousy of Ranger calling out to him. "Drink it!" His desperate love for Stephanie whispering to him. So he closes his eyes, takes a long breath, and drinks the magic potion. The world around him starts to fade. It was the sentence at the bottom of the ad that helped me make the decision, he suddenly remembers.
Take Your Enemy's Place At The Altar.
Yes, he wants to be the man standing at the altar waiting for his Cupcake. He wants to be the one putting the wedding ring onto her slender finger. He wants to be the one spending the rest of his life with her. He wants to be the father of their beautiful children. He wants...he wants to be Ranger...
Joe Morelli loses his consciousness, and wakes up slowly inside the small, serene church where the Manoso—Plum wedding will soon be held. And yes, he is standing right in front of the altar...