The sound of the organ was heard as the bride walked up the aisle. She walked alone, shunning a traditional male arm to hold onto. She was considered to by several guests to be eccentric, an odd choice of a bride. But they knew the power of the groom’s family. They also knew it was wise to keep their opinions to themselves.
Upon reaching the groom, the bride took his arm as the judge began. Instead of a church wedding, the bride has insisted on a civil ceremony. The groom, against the wishes of his family, acquiesced to his bride’s wishes.
Then the commotion started.
The men came out of nowhere, pointing their guns at the guests, warning them to stay in their seats.
“You, come with us” the leader pushed the groom away, pulling on the bride’s arm.
“I will not”.
“If you don’t come with us, we will kill everyone in this room, starting with him” the leader pointed his gun at the groom.
Nodding silently, the bride allowed herself to be escorted away.
“I will find you” the groom called out as the van drove away.
“How was that?” the leader asked.
“Perfect” the bride replied, casting aside her veil. Now the fun would really begin.