The evening concluded on a high note as bride and groom took to the stage and thanked everyone for being a part of this magical evening. There was a humorous moment when Charles wanted to show his gratitude to Grandma Lucas, and did so by including a sweet message to her in his speech, which … Continue reading 27. The Wedding Date
Charles and Jane exchanged their vows against the backdrop of a beautiful water feature tucked away in an unsuspecting venue that few knew about. It was officiated by a reverend and witnessed by close family members, a few relatives,the groomsmen and bridesmaids. It was intimate and incredibly moving. It meant much more as Charles was the … Continue reading 26. Mamma Mia.
The Lucas cousins met over a weekend at our grandparents' home. It was a potluck and Grandma Lucas had prepared her signature deep fried chicken wings. Our tastebuds and stomachs could not be more delighted at this. It was also at this gathering that I saw Charles again. He asked if I could make myself … Continue reading 25. The good, the bad and the ugly.
"Darcy." He took my hand and gave me a firm handshake. He let go, reached for the door handle to the circular room and opened it for me. I walked into the room with him following behind. I had lost my seat next to Father because Charles and my uncle occupied the seats on either … Continue reading 24. No Reservations.
A handful of months pass and Charles, the cousin who had first introduced improvisation to me, who was to be wedded fairly soon, had an invitation delivered to our household. In particular it was addressed to my father, Mr Lucas. It was an invitation to partake in a dinner. I suppose Charles had wanted to thank … Continue reading 23. Boy meets Girl.
Following how Tuesday ended, Jay met up with me the following day after work. As much as I tried to hold back, I could feel a tear or two forming at the edges of my eyes and despite trying to will them not to, they slid right down the cheeks and for Jay to see. … Continue reading 22. Embrace Failure.
I'm staring at the wine glass sitting on the table in front of me. There are people everywhere, indistinct chatter fills the room. There's piercing feedback from a microphone in the middle of the room and a young gentleman, dressed in black adjusts it and speaks. 'How's everyone doing this evening? I'll be taking your … Continue reading 21. (Mis)adventure number 3: Great Expectations [Part 3]