and (Y/B/F) immediately began protesting, but you held up a hand to silence
Coin has spoken,” you stated simply.
~Saturday, 09:15, 45 minutes until the wedding~
entered the room where Pete was getting ready, and his best friend let out a
relieved sigh at the sight of him.
what do you think of this tie?” he said urgently, glancing at his friend
briefly before resuming his position in front of the mirror.
thank God,” Patrick sighed. “Pete Wentz needs you minutes before his wedding,
you assume there’s at least one dead hooker in the closet, right?” he chuckled
lightly, to indicate that he was only teasing, but sill opened the closet door
to check, just in case.
one better?” Pete asked, holding up a different tie.
the tie is great and you know it. It’s perfectly normal to have some
having jitters,” Pete retorted, taking a seat on the nearby sofa. “It just
occurred to me that once I put on this tie, I can never take it off. I have to
wear this tie forever and ever.”
Patrick joined the groom on the sofa as he continued. “Did I make a mistake?
Would I have been happier with the other tie? Patrick, can I tell you a
really talking about the tie.”
got that, Pete.”
making a mistake?”
Meagan truly make you happy? Is there no other girl you could ever picture
yourself with? No one? Like, at all?”
rubbed his eyes and let out a light chuckle, fully understanding what Patrick
know what you need to do,” Patrick added, patting Pete’s back reassuringly.
a good Best Man, Patrick.” The two guys shared a smile before Pete laughed
again. “You’re gonna cry when it happens, aren’t you?”
totally gonna cry.”
was a knock at the door, and when Pete yelled to come in, (Y/B/F) emerged.
“Patrick, the minister wants to see you.”
gave Pete once last pat on the back before walking out, leaving (Y/B/F) looking
at Pete with an unimpressed expression.
You’re gonna go with that tie?”
~Friday, 09:50, 10 minutes until the
double doors to the suite where the girls were getting ready burst open, and a
panting, disarrayed Pete entered the room, Meagan and her bridesmaids shrieking
in horror as he did so.
what the hell are you doing?” Meagan squeaked, trying desperately to cover herself
up. “It’s bad luck for us to see each other befor-“
I can’t marry you.”
silence fell over the room, everyone holding their breath in shock at Pete’s
statement, and not blinking for fear of missing anything.
mouth hung open for a few seconds before she let out a high-pitched laugh.
“Good one, babe. That’s really funny. You almost had me going there for a
joking,” Pete said, stone faced. “We’re not getting married today. Or ever, for
the fuck not?” Meagan sneered, looking on the verge of imploding.
I can’t go my whole life married to you when I’m in love with someone else.”
breathing increased drastically and she was stammering, trying to find the
words to say.
(Y/N)?” Pete asked, eyes scanning the room for you, but coming up empty. He
remembered that you and Patrick had to meet with the minister before the
ceremony, and in the blink of an eye, he was sprinting down the hallway in
search of you.
let out a guttural groan and sped right after him, her bridesmaids following
closely behind, not wanting to miss out on the action.
must’ve been quite the sight, a Groom running frenziedly through the hotel’s
hallways, while the Bride and bridesmaids chased after him, yelling profanities
and other things, trying to get him to stop.
rounded a corner and nearly collided with you, Patrick and the minister. He let
out a relieved laugh as he gripped onto your arms.
you,” he smiled widely.
you did. But shouldn’t you be-“
god,” Patrick chimed, staring wide-eyed at the herd of pissed off females fast
Lewis Kensington Wentz, The Third, don’t you dare do what I think you’re about
to do,” Meagan’s shrill voiced pierced through the hallways, undoubtedly
attracting the attention of some of the wedding guests.
she-“ you were cut off by Pete’s lips on yours, and for a minute, it felt like
you two were the only people in the room; but your bliss was short-lived, as
Meagan let out a deafening scream.
no, no, no!” she exclaimed, stamping her foot like a toddler and pointing at
you. “This is not happening! You are not ruining my wedding!”
already told you,” Pete yelled back, gripping you around the waist. “I’m not
marrying you. I’m in love with (Y/N).”
are?” Patrick beamed happily.
are?” the minister asked in disbelief.
are?” you whispered, staring up at him in amazement.
why the fuck didn’t you tell me this sooner?” you scolded, hitting him in the
chest. “Do you have any idea how god-awful this past week has been? It was
literal hell! And you could’ve saved me from all of it!”
you could’ve told him too-“ Patrick started, but he quickly shut up when you
gave him a glare.
sorry!” Pete defended. “I thought Meagan was who I wanted, but she’s not.”
better wake up from this nightmare real fucking soon!” Meagan closed her eyes
and shook her head.
all this noise about?” Meagan’s mother, father and grandmother emerged from the
left, along with the rest of the groomsmen and (Y/B/F).
wants to call off the wedding, mom!”
this would happen,” her father muttered under his breath, rubbing his eyes.
did you do?” her mother shook her head, hands on her hips.
“Me?” Meagan gasped, clutching her chest
while she pointed at you with her bouquet. “It was her.”
me, but I’m not the crazy bitch here.”
did you just say?” Meagan hissed through clenched teeth, taking a step towards
that you’re a crazy bitch,” you advanced on her as well, “and we’ve all just
about had enough of it.”
little-“ Meagan reached for you, but before she could grab you, one of her
Meagan! Maybe it’s best that the wedding doesn’t happen,” everyone turned to
look at the girl – Crystal – in shock.
the hell do you mean?” Meagan snapped.
if you don’t marry Pete, then…then we can finally be together!”
on crack? What the fuck are you talking about, Crystal?”
talking about the fact that I’ve been in love with you for years and I know
that you feel the same!”
definitely don’t,” Megan snarled. “And I never have.”
a lie,” Crystal scoffed. “What about that time in Miami, when we-“
Pete spoke up. “You hooked up with Crystal?”
was noticeably flustered and her words came out stammered. “It was years ago,
before I even met you. And it meant nothing.”
let out a collective gasp, and Meagan’s grandmother fainted from the sudden
not what you said,” Crystal muttered under her breath.
SHUT UP!” Meagan once again reached out, this time to shove Crystal, except
that she accidently bumped into the minister, knocking him off balance and
sending him flying down the staircase.
let out screams of horror and hurried down to help the poor man, but he was
Joe broke the silence, “now there definitely isn’t gonna be a wedding.”
~Friday, 15:00, 5 hours after the wedding
thanks for keeping me updated. Buh-bye,” Pete spoke into his phone.
he doing?” you questioned tentatively.
fine. Doctors say it was just a mild concussion; he’ll be released this
great news,” you laughed thankfully. “Poor minister. I wouldn’t be surprised if
he retires after this.”
it was some week, wasn’t it?” Pete chuckled. “The shit that went down in such a
short space of time…” He shook his head as he recalled all of it.
which could’ve been avoided,” you pointed out, zipping up your suitcase. “If we
weren’t such cowards.”
sighed deeply. “Shoulda listened to Patrick and (Y/B/F).”
you should’ve!” they replied in unison from the next room, earning a laugh from
both you and Pete.
Pete strolled over to you and held you against him in an embrace. “It’s all
over now, and we can be happy together.”
smiled up at him and leaned in for a kiss. “Thank God,” you mumbled against his
~Friday, 20:19, 13 hours and 41 minutes
until the wedding~
hesitantly tapped your knuckles against Pete’s door, biting your lip and
playing with your hair because of how nervous you were.
opened moments later and you were met by Pete’s smiling face. “Hey, (Y/N)! Come
returned his smile and entered the room, the scent of his cologne wafting into
your nose as you shared a hug.
want a drink?” he offered, opening the mini-bar to give you a selection.
love one,” you replied; if you were going to tell Pete how you felt, there was
no way that it would be while you were totally sober.
while later, after you and Pete had talked and laughed for a bit, and you’d
consumed enough alcohol to emit a warm, fuzzy feeling throughout your body, you
decided that it was time.
can I talk to you seriously for a second?”
about you marrying Meagan. I-“
I know what this is about,” he interrupted you, his brow creasing.
nodded and took a deep breath. “Look, (Y/N), I know that she’s not the easiest
person to deal with – I speak from years of experience – but honestly, if you
push all of the lavish demands and stubbornness to the side, you get a really
great person. The person I fell in love with. And the person that I’m gonna
marry. I know that when all of you guys look at her, you see this insane bitch,
but when I look at her, I see the love of my life.”
you murmured, fighting the urge to bawl. “You really love her, don’t you?”
he smiled a dorky smile, and you knew that it was genuine. “So much. She’s my
nodded and bowed your head, blinking rapidly to get rid of the moisture behind
your eyelids as Pete’s words ripped your heart apart.
you choked out, swallowing hard as your mouth became dry. “I just wanted to
looked at you expectantly.
really glad that you’re happy.”
didn’t tell him?” (Y/B/F) confirmed.
couldn’t,” you shrugged in defeat. “Not after hearing that.”
sorry, (Y/N),” Patrick said apologetically, enveloping you in his embrace.
~Friday, 17:00, 7 hours into the wedding~
at the bar, swirling your drink in your one hand while your head was propped
onto the other as you gazed distastefully at Meagan and Pete on the dance
someone sitting down next to you, you turned around, tossing Patrick a
half-hearted smile as he sat down.
know what,” you said, words slightly slurred as you looked back at the happy
couple again. “I think so.”
sure?” he pressed, giving you a ‘don’t lie to me I can see right through you’
you sighed, slumping in your seat. “But I will be. Eventually.”
the spirit,” he beamed widely at you and you couldn’t help but smile back – his
smile was contagious. “Besides, I’m sure there are loads of guys who would jump
at the chance to be with you.”
one of them?”
Patrick asked, not sure if he heard you correctly. To be honest, you weren’t even sure if you heard you
you wanna date me?” you rephrased. You weren’t sure where this was coming from;
whether it was the alcohol talking or whether you were genuinely interested.
um, I mean, uh,” Patrick stammered, adjusting his collar as his neck began to
heat up from your sudden question. “Y-yeah, I guess.”
would,” he answered, still flushed. “I-I think you’re incredible, (Y/N).”
then,” you leaned in closer. “You wanna go on a date?”