Chapter 128 - Reece-Best Man And Groomsmen (VOLUME 2)
From the moment that Trinity had agreed to marry me I had been ecstatic. I felt like everything was right in the world, that there was nothing that could go wrong. Noah seemed upset at first when he was told that we had news. He guessed, incorrectly, that Trinity was already pregnant since Nikki was pregnant. He didn't think there was any other news worth getting happy over.
After seeing Trinity and Vincent off, I asked Noah if he would stick around for a bit so we could talk. He joined me in the kitchen while I looked for something to eat. I had intended to take mom and Trinity out to dinner so I gave Abigail the day off. I didn't care, I could fend for myself. And I wasn't going to let Noah's surly attitude get to me.
"So, you finally redeemed yourself, huh?" Noah asked as soon as we were alone in the kitchen. "I never thought I would see the day where she trusted you again, after the shit you pulled.
"I'm sorry Noah, I never meant any of what I had said to her. I love her man." I spoke with all seriousness, hoping he would believe me.
"I know you do. I knew you did long before you realized it. That's why I was so pissed off when you told me what you had done. I couldn't believe you were such an idiot."
"Yeah, well, let's just say that I figured it all out eventually."
"Had some sense knocked into you did ya?" Noah looked smug, he was likely remembering the time he punched me in the face for saying cruel things to Trinity. Honestly I'm glad he did, but I would never tell him that of course.
"Yeah, someone helped me open my eyes."
"Should have made them swell shut, then maybe you'd have learned your lesson sooner."
"If it makes you feel any better, I had already learned my lesson by that time. And I know I was in love with her from the beginning. I just kept lying to myself."
"How did we get saddled with such an idiot for an alpha?" He laughed at my former foolishness.
"Yeah well, this idiot was going to ask you to be one of his groomsmen, but I dunno if I want to now." I growled at him.
"You know I would do it even if you didn't ask me. There's no way I'm missing out on this." He smiled at me, I knew he would want to be there. "Can't help but notice that I'm not the best man though." He looked at me with suspicion.
"Yeah, sorry about that, you may be my best friend but Riley is the brother I never had."
"Yeah, yeah, whatever. I get it." He chuckled at his own sarcasm. "Just promise me that you will never mess up again, don't ever act like you did before."
"I promise, I will treat her like a goddess."
"I'm going to hold you to that." He glared at me, not very jokingly.
After Noah left, I had some free time on my hands, so I decided to do like Trinity was doing and spread the news. I called Riley to tell him our news and ask him if he wanted to be my best man.
"If you tell me that someone else was kidnapped or you need my help, I'm tempted to tell you no." He joked when he answered the phone. "I'm still stressed out from the last time, and Katie is going to be having the baby any day now."
"Really, that's amazing man, I'm happy for you. Kid number two, that must be stressful." I mused as I thought about what it might be like when I had pups with Trinity, I could feel the grin spread across my face.
"You sound different, what's up with you? You've never been that happy for kids before."
"Yeah, well, I have a new appreciation for what it means."
"What's that supposed to mean?" He asked me with a confused tone.
"Things have just been really good lately, that's all."
"You knocked your mate up already?" He laughed. "That was quick."
"No, that's not what I'm talking about." I snapped at him.
"Then what's got you so happy?"
"I asked Trinity to marry me." I told him with a proud tone to my voice.
"Did she run away again." He laughed.
"No!" I Yelled. "Shut up you asshole. She said yes."
"Wow, that's actually a shock, I'm surprised she would agree to it after everything. Well, you did save her life, so maybe she only agreed to it out of guilt."
"You know what, I'm going to kick your ass. Fuck you Fifi, you're not my best man anymore."
"Reece, you know I'm happy for you, I just got to make my jokes first. I'd be honored to be your best man. And did you seriously call me Fifi?"
"Yeah, well, Trinity seems to be in the habit of calling me by dog names, and even Noah's does it sometimes, I guess it's rubbing off on me now."
"Dude, that's hilarious." He was laughing almost hysterically on his end of the call. "But couldn't you have chosen a male dog, did you have to call me Fifi?"
"I was pissed, alright. That was the first name to come to mind."
"That's messed up. But I can't wait for the wedding, I know it's going to be special, especially with Trinity handling it."
"Why is everyone acting like I'm not part of this with her?" I could hear the desperation in my own voice.
"Cause you fucked up royally before and now we're all ragging on you for it."
"I hate you all."
"No you don't Fang, you love us."
"Yeah, yeah." I scoffed at him. I didn't even mention that he called me a dog name now too. "So you'll be there for me?"
"You know I will be."
With my call to Riley done, I was half finished with filling out my ranks for the wedding. I had told my little bunny that I was going to ask both of her cousins, Vincent and Riley. They were people close to me and her in various ways. They had all taken care of my mate when I needed them to be there for her and not to mention Riley was like a brother and Noah was my best friend. I trusted them all explicitly and would continue to trust them from now on.
Plus, I didn't have anyone else I was all that close to, I had been so guarded for so long that I just didn't trust most people. But I was fine with that, as long as I had my mate and the people I trusted around us life would be great.