Chapter Four Part One

Hello hello! I’m so sorry for the long wait in-between updates! Hard to believe that its been a little over a month. I worked on my two other projects which took longer than expected, than my game started crashing so I had to get to the bottom of that, and then since thanksgiving break is this week and after that I’ll only have two-three weeks of school left its cram time. Soo that’s what’s been happening in Beth’s world. Its definitely been hectic, but I’m hoping with the long awaited Christmas vacation I’ll get a lot of simming done and that’s when I’ll get most updates out before school starts up again. So shall we get started? Oh, and yes this chapter is divided into two parts because there’s no way I could fit everything in one full chapter, it would of been way too long.  And remember all chapters will be told from Meringue’s POV.

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After Strudel stormed out and left me there picking up the pieces of what just happened and how it all went wrong, all I could do was sit at the edge of the bed. I didn’t want to, but all I could do was cry. I felt the tears stream down my face, I wanted to stop, but couldn’t. Deep down I knew he wasn’t worth crying for after the way he just treated me. What kind of berry does that? I felt terrible, shook down to my core. I know Apple or Deci heard it all, and now what am I going to say? Apple is going to complain and offer to kick his berry butt I just know it. I feel so stupid, and just want to shut the lights off and sleep. Somehow I had to pick myself up from letting this horrible person in.

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The next morning when I woke up, I was preparing to face either Apple or Deci. One of them would approach me and ask me about everything. When I slipped out of my room, of course Apple was right there with twenty questions. No getting past her anyway I thought.

“Meri, are you alright? I mean me and Deci both heard your fight with Strudel, and he had no right to say those horrible things to you. I’m truly sorry you had to endure that.” she said with sympathy

“No no, I’m alright. I just really have to look at things, and not be so trusting. Everything is fine.” I muttered, avoiding eye contact

“Meri? Are you sure, or do I need to go tell me off? Seriously no man should ever speak to a woman that way.”

“What?! No! He’s gone and and moved on. He’s not coming back, let him be. I don’t want to ever see his face again.”

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“I feel so bad that I ever introduced you two. I feel so responsible for everything. I mean literally its not, but I can’t help but take the blame for how he treated you. I’m so sorry Meri.” she sighed

“Oh Apple, its not your fault by any means. How would you know what his true intentions were? Besides, I know you had my best interest at heart and in the beginning I thought he did too, but we both were wrong. ” I explained

“See, you say that and I honestly am understanding what you’re saying, but I can’t help but feel guilty still. “

“Well, I guess I can’t help how you feel but know its not your fault by any means. He was a great guy, but even greater at disguising his true self.” I frowned

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We both stood there in silence not really knowing what else to say or what to think of the situation. I wanted to leave the house and go outside to clear my mind some more, but I had a feeling Apple wasn’t going to let that happen, and I was correct. She was the first to break the silence.

“Well enough dwelling that berry hole, I have some great news!” Apple practically cheered

“Oh really? What’s that?” I asked and a little surprised

“Deci proposed to me last night! We’re getting married!”

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“Oh my berry! Really?! That’s great Apple! That is so exciting!” I smiled

In between our screams, cheering and jumping around, I just pictured what the proposal looked like. Deci wouldn’t of done it romantically, but he meant every word with all his heart. I can only imagine how excited Apple was last night and can’t believe she could hold it in that long before telling me haha. It was truly great. I couldn’t be happier for her, especially since she first came here because thing weren’t going her way, and now they’re looking up. But, now look at me. I’m in reverse.

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“So when is it going to be?” I blurted out

Knowing Apple she’s been dreaming about his moment since she came out of her mother’s womb. So I didn’t hesitate to ask.

“I was hoping by the end of the summer. I know that seems quick, but I don’t plan on it being big, and its going to be low budget since I just want us to start living our lives together as soon as possible.” She replied quietly

“That’s perfect, and sounds good to me.”

“Oh, Meri we were wondering if we could stage it in your backyard by the garden?” Deci interjected

“Why is that?” I was a little surprised to that request too

“Well, first off you and Apple are good friends, and you’ve accepted me and I consider you a friend. Plus, Apple’s told me what you’ve done for her, and how she can’t repay you enough, and we both think your garden is beautiful for a summer wedding.”

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“Well than of course you can have it in the backyard.  I don’t mind, and it would be an honor to host your wedding. It will be great moving out present.” I nodded

I was happy and sad when hearing the news. Happy because like I said, Apple has found her someone special. Someone who will always be there for her, and who she can start a family with and instead of worrying and me, she can worry about herself. I’m a little sad because that means once again I’ll be living alone here, and probably be alone again since she’ll be busy with being a newlywed and probably will start popping out babies. I’ll just go back to my usual routine with no spontaneous moments from her.

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Over the next few weeks we started planning because we had to plan fast and accordingly. The end of the summer wasn’t too far off, only about two months if that. We had to get the decorations down, the color scheme and the set-up, and of course the dress. Apple was definitely in wedding bliss because anytime we would watch a wedding show, show would get super excited and be all smiles. It was fun for awhile, but I have to admit a lot of work goes into those weddings. I was more excited for dress shopping because Apple can pull off anything.

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Which wasn’t too far off either haha, I think the week after we got all the logistics and technical planning done, it was time to splurge and have fun with the wedding dress. She told me not to get a maid of honor dress since I didn’t need one signifying who I was, and she was right. Plus, she told me to wear something nice and it’ll do. We went to the local retailer in town, and went on from there.

“What if the dresses make me look huge? Oh! and I don’t want anything poofy and ballgown like, some classy, and sleek.” Apple explained in front of the mirror

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The first option pulled was definitely Apple’s taste, and what she wanted. To be honest I really liked it, it shaped her body well and she looked beautiful. But, Apple on the otherhand didn’t.

“Hmm I don’t know if I like the one shoulder or the design at the side, looks to berry carpet for me.” she  complained

“Well then, let’s try another one.” I suggested

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Even though she said she didn’t want poofy or anything, she tried on a short, frilly one. I honestly didn’t like it, it looked like a cheap, prom dress or hamey-down prom dress. I did like the shoes though.

“So?” Apple turned around and asked

“Um, I don’t like it.” I whimpered

“What!? Why?”

“Its too frilly, and prom-dress looking. I don’t want you looking like that.”

“Oh. Yeah, I don’t need to be looking like a cheap prom date. Thanks Meri.” she smiled

The next one she put one was very elegant and classy for me. I wasn’t too keen on the halter top, but it still looked nice. I was sleek, classy and just a touch of fun in the front.

“Oh. my. berry. I think this is the one!” Apple squaled

“Really?! I do really like it! I think it has everything you were looking for!” I smiled

“Then its settled this will be my dress. Thanks for coming Meri.”

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Eventually that long awaited day came too. We this beautiful, handmade arch that we decorated with flowers. Apple loved it, and along with wooden benches it was beautiful. I was so happy I could share this moment with her. When she left for college, I thought she’d be gone for good and there went my friend. Not that I wish any of the misfortunes she had, but I’m glad it lead her to come back home. Plus, she found a really great guy.

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It was a beautiful ceremony. They both looked stunning, even if Deci dressed a little more casual. The lighting of the aisle, my garden and the stars just made everything emanate a romantic glow. I was truly happy for her, and excited that they chose to have it here in my backyard. All the other guests liked the location too, outside weddings were common here since berries love to show their closes, especially at weddings. I can now call them Mr. and Mrs. December Lime haha. I’m just kidding Apple would hate me for that, but its going to be hard to remember that for awhile. Hopefully I still see her frequently. I know newlywed bliss is inevitable, but hope she doesn’t forget about her single friends. Its going to be sad to see her move out next week into Deci’s place, but she cant’ live with me forever. It was marking a new era, and ending a remarkable one for both of us.

A Few Weeks Later:

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Apple didn’t waste anytime moving out, which makes me a little sad since it makes me feel unimportant, but I know that’s not true. Like I said, I just went back to doing my normal activities.  Working on my garden and selling my yields. I also had to gear up for winter since that’s why I don’t have much income, but winter doesn’t last very long here in Apple Loosa Pie so its not all that bad.

I spend most times at home, unless I’m at the farmer’s market. I’ve debating about trying dating again, but it seems like there’s no one I like or who I think would be into me. There aren’t many guys my age at the farmer’s market, and I’m not into the corporate type, plus I’ve already tried that. I guess I’m really starting to realize how alone I am, and what Apple was trying to say. It makes me sad to think my life has come to this. I don’t want to be alone forever. I want a family of my own and a man who loves me for who I am. I think I have a lot of thinking to do over the winter.

A Few Days Later:

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Oh my berry! I swear to berry there was something  or someone knocking at my door tonight! I am so scared and freaked out right now. Its close to midnight, and I just went to bed not too long ago, but right as I fell asleep I heard a few knocks. At first I thought  I was dreaming. What do I do? What if its somekind of berry killer or they want to steal from me? I slowly got out of bed, and they kept on knocking. I started walking towards the kitchen and I figured I’d peek out the window to see who it was, if I knew them.

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When I made it to the kitchen, I stopped and stood there listening. Of course this person kept on knocking and most of the lights were off, so I was a little confused. I was still scared, and my heart was beating a mile a minute. I don’t do well with meeting strangers and I honestly don’t trust people not after what I had to deal with earlier in the summer. I stared at the door, then I figured I’d say something and see if I recognize the voice.

“Uh hello? Can I help you?” I called out

That’s it for part one 🙂 As you can see I had to leave a little cliffhanger since the chapter would of been too long. I’m hoping this is the only two-parter but we’ll see. I hope you guys enjoyed it, and I know its a little fast, but it was crucial to building Meri’s character too.  Also, I hope you guys are and will be enjoying Thanksgiving! I’m hoping to get Part Two out by the end of my mini vacation.  Also, I wasn’t going to put December Lime up for download since he was a quick, madeover townie, but if you really want him let me know.

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