Here is another chappy! Enjoy!
THE Wedding Dress
"Hi, Officer Sheridan, it's Rebecca Engfer." I said, into my phone.
"Hello. I heard about your case, congratulations." Officer Sheridan said.
"Thanks. I'm actually calling because…well I'm not really sure how to explain it. My sister is in trouble and needs some police protection. I really don't want to release details over the phone." I said.
"Of course not. Come on down." She said.
"Thank you." I said, hanging up.
At that moment, Jesse stumbled out of the bathroom and yawned really big. "I'm tired." He said, plopping down on the bed.
"I'm sorry, sweetie." I said, running my fingers through his hair.
"Can we go to the police station?" Jesse said.
"Yeah, Officer Sheridan said for us to come on down." I said.
"Alright. I guess I should change into real clothes." Jesse said.
"That might be a good idea. I'm going to see if Tobias and Rachel are up." I said.
I walked into the living room and Rachel was curled up on the couch and Tobias was sleeping on the floor next to it. "Rachie…it's time to get up." I said.
"No." She said.
"Tobias, wake up." I firmly said. He sat up suddenly and looked around before meekly smiling at me.
"Good morning. Get her up please." I said, heading towards the kitchen. I put on a pot of coffee and headed to my room. "What to wear?" I said to myself. Being in the public eye got annoying some times. I always had to look good. I ended up wearing jeans and a nice tank top. It was not super fashionable, but I don't think that they would put me on the worst dressed list.
"What can I wear?" Rachel said, as I walked back out into the main living area.
"Go to my room and find something. Just nothing too nice." I said, getting a cup of coffee for myself and for Jesse.
I knocked on Jesse's door, "I'm decent." I heard him say.
"Coffee?" I offered as I walked in.
"Yes. I love you." He said.
I lightly laughed and said, "You're welcome."
About 30 minutes later we were at the police station and led to an investigation room. "Hi, I'm Officer Sheridan and this is Officer Louis. Rebecca, you called me?" Officer Sheridan said.
"Yes. This is not about me, but my sister Rachel, and her boyfriend, Tobias. Go ahead and tell them what you know." I said.
Rachel and Tobias shared their story. "This is very serious. We are going to have to ask you to be key witnesses and we will offer you protection." Officer Louis said.
"The guys also came to our apartment and I got a video of them with my phone." I said, handing my phone to Officer Louis.
Both Officer Louis and Officer Sheridan watched it at the same time. After it was finished they looked at each other with a worried expression.
"What? What is it?" Tobias said.
"This is no small gang that is after you. These guys are part of a mafia." Officer Sheridan said
"We will place you in a temporary witness protection program. That basically means that since you two are minors, that after this is resolved, you can go back to your parents." Officer Louis.
"We will work on getting characters made up for you and we will have you two come in to be briefed. Right now you should stay with Jesse and Rebecca. They can get high detail security." Officer Sheridan said.
"Is that all for today?" Jesse said.
"Yeah. We have kept you guys here long enough. Just keep security with you at all times and we will have police patrolling your area." Officer Louis said.
"Thank you." I said.
WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING!
Aly couldn't leave the hospital yet, but we had to send her a picture of every single dress and get her opinion. AJ, Rachel, and I walked into, what I had hoped would be the only, designer dress store.
"I'm sorry, we don't take walk in's." The receptionist said, without looking up from the counter.
"Well, Marie is a personal friend of mine and said I could come in any time." I said.
The receptionist looked up with a look of confusion at first and then her eyes got real wide as she realized who she was talking to. "Oh…I'm so sorry…let me go get Marie." The receptionist said, scrambling around the corner.
"Rebecca! I was wondering when you were going to come in. You made the announcement of your engagement awhile ago. We don't have much time. Good thing you are a sample size." Marie said, pulling me along.
"Marie, I want this to be my only stop. I don't want to have to shop and shop for this dress. I want you to have the perfect one." I said to her.
"Trust me, I do. What kind of dress are you looking for?" Marie said.
"Well we are going to get married on the beach, so something flowy and light." I said.
"I was hoping you would say that. I will be right back. Sit, all of you, please." Marie said, rushing off.
"Wow. She's intense." Rachel said.
"Welcome to the world of fame." AJ said. "I didn't know that you knew Marie Von Claire." AJ said, to me.
"Well, I was shopping for dance clothes and she happened to be at that boutique. It was one that she owned. She saw me and after much debate she convinced me to be the face of her new dance line. She isn't finished with it yet, but she said when I get back from my honeymoon, we will start the photo shoots." I said.
"Wow. Do things always work out that way if you're famous?" Rachel said.
"I hope not. She just attacked me, but I was lucky to get the job. You get a lot of no's and a few yes's. You just have to make the most out of the yes's." I said.
"That's so true. You may try for an acting part that you think you are a shoe-in for and not get it. It's just about sticking it out." AJ said.
"Alright, girls, here are some of my best dresses." Marie said, with a handful of dresses.
The first dress was a halter top and very flowy. It had lace detail on the bodice and the bottom of the skirt.
"What do you guys think?" I said, turning to Rachel and AJ.
"It's pretty." Rachel said, unsure of herself.
"It's not perfect." AJ said.
"I'm not loving the halter part. I think my shoulders are too narrow for halter tops." I said.
"This is not the one, then. Does the weight of it feel alright?" Marie asked.
"Yeah. Maybe we should try one that is sleeveless." I said.
The next dress was very beautiful, but it was very sheer. It had very narrow straps, a tight bodice, and a flowing skirt, but the material was so sheer that you could see through it.
"I think my mom would pass out." I said.
"Aly says that she can see your belly button." AJ said, with a giggle.
"I love this dress, Marie, but I don't want to wear a negligee until the wedding night." I said.
"Okay, okay. I was going to save this one for last, but try it on. I am sure this is the perfect dress for you." Marie said.
The dress she handed me was pure silk. It was strapless and beautiful. I looked tall and elegant. None of the other girls said anything, we just all stared. Finally, Aly texted AJ and AJ read her text, "Aly says if you don't buy that dress, she might kill you."
"I think I'm going to cry." I said, starting to choke up.
Marie pinned my hair up and set a veil on top of my head. "Now you look like a bride." Marie said, with a smile.
I gave her a hug. "Thank you so much, Marie. You are the best." I said.
"Just invite me to the wedding and I will be happy." Marie said.
"You are totally invited. Oh my gosh, I am so ready to get married." I said.
"I'm pretty sure Jesse is going to pass out when he sees you. You are gorgeous, Becca." Rachel said.
"Thanks, Rach. Come on. Let's get me out of this dress. I want to go home and see my man." I said, with a giggle.
"Hold on. Let me make sure it is fitted correctly. I will do the tailoring myself." Marie said.
About an hour later Rachel and I were back at the apartment. "Honey, we're home." I said, walking through the door. No answer. Tobias was sitting on the couch watching TV. "Where is Jesse?" I asked.
"Somewhere around here." Tobias said, with a shrug.
I walked back into Jesse's room. He wasn't in there, but the bathroom door was closed. I heard the toilet flush and a few minutes later Jesse came out. I jumped up off the bed and ran over to him. "I'm guessing you found THE dress." Jesse said, pulling me into his arms.
"It is so perfect. I can't wait to get married." I said.
"Me neither." Jesse said, kissing me.
Not very long, but it is something. Family reunion, wedding, wedding night, and bad guys? All to come very soon. Please review!
Lots of love,