“I, Lucas, take you Carolyn, as my lawful wedded wife. To have and to hold, from this day forward,”
As Carolyn stared into Lucas’s deep green eyes, she searched for some hint of reluctance, or ill feelings to help her feel like less of a gold digging tool, but she found none. Even the hint of irritation she had seen when he got a good look at her dress up close was gone. As always, Lucas was one hundred percent sincere and full of good intentions. She tried to keep out the horrible truth invading her every thought, but it was threatening to swallow her whole. She took a deep breath, and forced herself to concentrate on Lucas, as he pledged his vows to her, even knowing she didn’t deserve a word of the promises he was making.
“In sickness, and health, to love and to cherish till death do us part, according to God’s holy law, this is my solemn vow.”
Her breath caught at the mention of God. Somehow she had missed that part at rehearsal. The mention of God and his laws made her heart drop to her stomach, even as she smiled and said identical vows back. She was going to hell for lying.
That's it for the teaser!
I will be sharing more as I get farther and farther into Luke and Carolyn's story! I may be biased, but I think it's a good one.