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The morning of Cacey and Gavin’s wedding dawned clear and cool. It was the perfect day for a wedding on the patio at the Tesla home, as long as the wind didn’t pick up too much.
Before the guests were due to arrive, everything was set in its place, ready.
Ryleigh had come over to help, and then changed into her bridesmaid’s dress with Delaney. While they waited, she showed Cacey a recent picture of Dante, her fiance.
“Dante is an amazing chef, you wouldn’t believe his cooking skills,” she told Cacey. Somehow, she felt like Cacey disapproved, that Ryleigh was rushing in to this too fast.
When Alexander got there, Delaney had to give him a pep talk. He wasn’t as gloomy as Cassandra, his sister, but he seemed really shy in big social situations.
Delaney listened to him vent a bit about his anxiety.
But after a few moments, she started thinking about all the things she needed to be taking care of; people she needed to greet.
Eventually, Alexander’s mom came over and freed Delaney to look after the guests, who were arriving in larger numbers now.
Cacey, meanwhile, was having a similar issue with Gavin. After waiting for him to appear for quite a while, she found him hiding in Delaney’s bedroom with Malcolm Landgraab and Alexander’s dad, Mortimer Goth.
Cacey could see pretty quickly what was going on. Gavin, who had been a life-long “bro,” was having cold feet. It didn’t take long for Cacey to sort him out. After all, she was a highly independent, successful spy, and it’s not like this was an easy step for her, either.
Although when they stood in front of the guests to make their vows, Cacey thought that Gavin did look a little like a deer in the headlights.
For a moment, Cacey thought he would either freeze or run.
Until he suavely kissed her hands.
He began to say his vows.
Cacey got through her vows without a hitch.
But when he slid the gold band on her finger, Cacey thought she might run, for a moment.
Even if she was already 45, “till death do us part,” seemed like a long time.
But to the guests, the whole ceremony seemed like a storybook wedding.
As everyone threw confetti and cheered, Cacey took a piece of cake to share with Gavin.
Once that last bit of ceremony was over, Cacey started to feel a little more relaxed.
Delaney was doing a great job entertaining guests.
She, Cassandra, and Mortimer had Alexander calmed down and enjoying the party.
And now that the ceremony was over, Cacey and Gavin stole a more passionate kiss.
And then went for a swim.
None of the guests seemed to mind that the bride and groom went for a swim during the reception. Cacey came over to chat with her old friend, Bella, after a while. To Alexander’s chagrin, Bella asked Cacey when she thought Delaney and Alexander would start having children!
Alexander and Delaney’s wedding was coming up soon, but to have his mother and practically his mother-in-law to be plotting right in front of him, was way too embarrassing.
Ryleigh, meanwhile, had a few drinks and was explaining to Delaney just how amorous Dante made her feel.
Alexander had gotten free of his mother and Cacey, but when Ryleigh came in and started talking to him about Dante, he was once again on the verge of being mortified.
Eventually, most of the guests had gone, and only Ms Blount, and Eliza remained that weren’t family. Ms Blount was practically family, ever since the time she had come to watch Delaney’s first launch of Earhart. And Eliza Pancakes, who was normally very reserved and prim, had also put on a swimsuit and made herself at home.
The bride and groom were now where to be seen.
When Cacey found Gavin in the bedroom with Malcolm and Mortimer before the ceremony, she whipped out her handy cupid bow and used her superpower, “Beguile” on Gavin.
This was the first part of their passionate kiss after the ceremony.
And Gavin, a little off-balance here, due to Cacey’s strong-arm tactics, as well as literally being swept off his feet?
Cassandra looks confused, perhaps because people are getting in their swimsuits during the reception?? I am sure Bella Goth wouldn’t approve of such a low-brow wedding reception.
Cacey had the whim to both get engaged to Gavin, and to marry him. She’s in her second romance aspiration, Soulmate. The first was Serial Romantic, so maybe old habits die hard and she’s ambivalent about settling down. But I think that getting married after living independently so long would be difficult for many people.
Gavin is a Bro and an Outdoorsman.