Falling for My Old Husband (sophia edwards and michael fletcher) Chapter 1381
Sophia recognized her own wedding dress right away. It had been kept at home for years. Michael told her that she had tried it on herself, and the designer designed it according to her request. It was the only one of its kind in the world.
Unfortunately, for various reasons, she never got to wear the dress. After she returned, the opportunity only slipped further away.
She never imagined that he would bring the dress along.
In high spirits, she walked up and admired it.
Personally, she thought her dress was much nicer than Nicole’s, and that it was even nicer once she put it on.
If I wear this, I will be the most beautiful bride in the world!
“What is the dress doing here?” She was extremely excited. Michael had diligently maintained the quality of the dress after all these years. Even now, it looked brand new. The innovative design and one-of-a-kind charm of the dress did not make it look old-fashioned after all these years.
Even the gemstones on it looked like they were just attached recently.
When he saw how happy she was, a smile also grew on his face.
Looking at the dress, he felt like he was being brought back to the day it first arrived.
The dress came, but the bride had left.
He had kept the dress in the deepest corner of their walk-in closet. Whenever he missed her, he would put himself in the closet with the dress and try to picture her in it. He would get himself dead drunk and hoped that he could see the image of her in the wedding dress in his dreams.
Lifting a finger, he wiped the slight vapor forming at the corner of his eyes. “What do you think? Do you want to try it on? Everything is already available on this island. Once you put on the dress, we can borrow what they have and rehearse for our future wedding.”
After hearing those words, she finally knew why everyone seemed unusual today.
No wonder Theo came today, and so did Joel. No wonder Carmen said there was going to be a wedding tomorrow. So, this was the reason…
Indeed, the only thing they had missed out on was a wedding.
She gazed at the dress with hot tears in her eyes, but she did not want to give him an answer that easily.
Besides a wedding, something else was still missing.
Looking back at him, she smiled warmly and batted her eyelashes at him. “Are you going to give me a ceremony now? But, it’s not something that one wedding dress can make up for.”
He quickly asserted, “Master Sam agreed to lend us the venue. I have people working on decorating all night. The guests have arrived. The bridesmaid, best man, and makeup artist are all here too. I’ve got everything ready for the wedding.”
He was worried that she would be unhappy with the ‘casual’ wedding.
The truth was that he also wanted to hold a grand wedding for her and tell the whole world that Michael Fletcher and Sophia Edwards were getting married.
At least not here at a second-hand wedding venue where everything was borrowed.
To his dismay, he did not have much time left.
Sophia couldn’t help but laugh at his panicked reaction.
She didn’t prepare to have a wedding there, either. A wedding ceremony was cumbersome and there were too many things to prepare. It was better to keep things simple.
Holding a small-scale wedding on this small island did not seem like a bad option. Moreover, they already had everything ready.
A small wedding sounds nice. The big wedding can wait until we’ve crushed all the obstacles before us! We can treat this as a rehearsal wedding.
Sticking her nose in the air, she objected, “No. Even though we’re doing this last minute, we still can’t leave anything out. We can’t miss a single step!”
He mused, What step are we missing? We’re borrowing everything from Sam. We’re not— Suddenly, a thought flashed across his mind, and he understood what she meant.
Grabbing her hand without another word, he pulled her out of the room and ran toward the beach.
At the beach, the waves were gently washing up the shore, and the bright moon was high above the water. It was peaceful as the rest of the world was fast asleep.
The two of them were standing on the sand with the sea breeze blowing through their hair.
All of a sudden, Michael got down on one knee in front of her and looked up with a passionate gaze. “Sophia Edwards, will you marry me?”
She had not expected a proposal from him when he dragged her out there.
But, quite so, they were also missing a proposal.
When he bought her ten years ago, she still had problems eating. Being with him was her only option, so she simply got married to him.
Fast forward ten years later, she was no longer the dependent and pitiful young girl that was sold for only eighty thousand. She was the young lady of the Mitchell Family and the apple of Fass Michel’s eye. With her father’s love and her own business, she no longer lacked anything, and her value was unfathomable.
Eighty thousand was not enough to marry her anymore.
If he wanted to marry her, he had to give his all.
Sophia was so excited and happy that she forgot to answer him.
“Why did you choose this place to propose?”
Still on one knee, he answered, “Since it’s a proposal, it needs to be meaningful. Look at the sky, the moon, and this body of water; they have been in existence for thousands of years. It’s only right that they bear witness to my love for you. At this moment, my love is one with the sky and this ocean. However long they exist for, that is how long our love will last. To me, it feels ritualistic.”
He looked up at her with glimmering eyes and vowed that no matter what happened and no matter how drastically things would change, he was not going to change. One could not outlive their time, but his love for her had already manifested in his being. Even if he died and returned to the ground one day, he would produce a flower on his grave for her with the roots attached to his bones. The more radiant the flower, the deeper his love for her was.
When that time came, the fragrance of their love would travel with the wind out into the open to touch the senses of those who admired flowers. Their love would stay in the hearts of those people. The world would come to know that there was once a man and a woman who were bound to each other by the love they shared. Even though they were separated for various reasons and never got to grow old together, their love would still lead to the blooming of beautiful flowers.
Sophia was immensely touched by his sweet words and could not help but tear up. It had been a while since she last saw him look so serious.
Wiping away the tears in her eyes, she only felt pure happiness.
Each day that she spent with Michael made her feel like she was in a drama.
He was still looking up at her. His eyes were glistening with tears, and his voice was getting shaky.
“If you’re willing to marry me, I will give you all the love in this world. If you’re willing to marry me, I will…” He choked back tears. “I will love you forever; until the end of time and until I take my last breath. For as long as I can still think, my only thought will be to love you.”
After getting the proposal she had longed for all these years, she wrapped her arms around his shoulders and exclaimed, “I will! I will!”