Laird’s Birthday Celebration

It was the evening of his 40th birthday and Laird was going to have a romantic dinner with Martina while her mother looked after their daughter. It was the first time since Charlotte was born that the two of them had been able to go anywhere together, alone and they were both excited about it. …

Names, Wedding & Honeymoon Plans

"I know I've said this before, but I wish I had never married Angela," Paul told Nita one Sunday afternoon when they were at her place. "I wish you'd never married her too." "I don't want her to keep my name anymore but I'm not sure I can force her to go back to using …

The Wedding, Part One

iStock Image "I can't believe that the wedding is just two weeks away," Mrs. Agrawal said to her daughter, Rahina. "Yes." "Are you excited?" Rahina nodded. "Yes, I'm excited and nervous too." "I suppose it's natural for you to be a little nervous. I expect Nal is nervous too." "I can't imagine that. He's always …

The Wedding, a Family Barbecue and…Rehema

So, it's Saturday afternoon and we had arrived half-hour to the wedding which was to begin at 4pm. It was to be held at an impressive Georgian mansion nestled in enchanting 18th-century gardens. I stood there, feeling as if I were on the set of a period drama and I half expected to see the wedding …

Jason’s Announcement

Jason was in his living-room, sitting on the floor, looking over a music sheet while having a cup of hot Kenyan yellow tea. It was 7:15 so it was too late to call his father. It was after mid-night there. He would have to call in the morning. He had exciting news to tell him …

Their Wedding Night

Finally, it was their wedding night. The wedding ceremony had been a truly wonderful experience and after they had exchanged their vows and he had stepped on the glass, the congregation erupted in cheers and applause after shouting, "Mazal Tov!" The reception was very special, with sumptuous food, all kosher, and mocktails. The best part …

Natalie’s Phone Message

Gina was in the bedroom about to remove her shoes when the phone rang. She didn't feel like answering it so she let the machine pick. She pulled over her shoes and wriggled her toes. That felt good. "Hi Gina, it's Natalie. I was at Yorkdale today, shopping for a birthday present for my mother. …

Gina’s Mother and Tanner

Gina's mother was still in the powder room when she got there. They were the only ones in there. They hugged and then went to an area where they could talk. "How are you doing, Gina?" her mother asked, looking her over. "I'm fine, Mom. How are you?" She hadn't seen her since New Year's …

Mr. Pendlebury’s Tough Decision

Mr. Pendlebury left the hospital after spending a while with Antonia. She seemed to be improving although her face was thinner and pale. They wanted to keep her in for a little while longer for observation. He avoided any talk about Laird and Martina. He would never forget how scared he was when she had …

The Dances and the Kiss

The moment she went into the hall where the party was in full swing, her eyes scanned the sea of faces for Daxon. She spotted him with a group of people. Erin was standing beside him. "Is he here?" Daryl asked. She glanced up at him. "Who?" "Who else?" "Yes, he's over there." Daryl followed …

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