Anita's Secret 2
The wedding is near!
Autumn just started. Well, that was what the calendar said. But the weather felt completely different. It was still sunny and Anita spent some time in the garden that day. Because Victor was still recovering from the surgery, Anita didn't have to work every weekend. So she decided to enjoy every free minute of it.
"Here you go."
Anita looked up from her magazine and she gave Victor a little smile when he placed a glass of wine next to her. "Thank you, Victor." she said and she placed her magazine away. "How was your day?" Victor, Mildred and Lionel went to the stores to find the perfect suit for the wedding.
The big hindrance wasn't the fact that Mildred could be picky sometimes, but that Victor had to use his crutches to get somewhere.
"It went alright." said Victor as he sat down next to her. He hated the crutches more than anything else. Even though the doctor told him that he should use it every time, but Victor was too stubborn for that and he didn't have much troubles with walking. "At least I have a suit."
Anita shook her head. "It's been only a month ago since you broke your leg, Victor." she looked to him as he sat down onto a garden chair. "You need to use them, even though you are going to the garden."
Victor sighed. He told her enough time before that he didn't feel any pain when he was walking around. At least not when he went from the living room to the garden. "Anita, do you have any idea for the invitation cards?" he hoped that this subject would let Anita forget about his leg.
Anita took a sip from her wine. "A picture of the three of us would be nice." she said and she looked to Victor. "But I don't think we do have a picture with the three of us, in the winter."
Victor gave her a surprised look. "Why in the winter?" But when he saw her staring at him, he figured it out. "Ah, because we are going to get married in the winter. So, what is your plan then?"
Anita smiled. "I have an old friend, who could help us out." she grabbed her communicator and dialled a number. "Hi Laura, it's Anita."
While Anita had her conversation with her friend, Victor just looked at Anita. He still couldn't believe that he was going to marry her. But within four months, he would be Anita's husband and Hannah's father. "That reminds me, I have to find out how the adoption works."
Anita gave him a disturbed look. "Yes, next Saturday is fine, Laura. I see you then." and she hung up. "What did you say, Victor?"
"Oh, I just remembered that I had to look up how the adoption thing works." Victor grabbed his glass and took a sip. "But you are going to Laura next Saturday?"
"No, we are going to Laura next Saturday. She owed me one and she has some time next Saturday to get a nice winter picture."
"Good to know." Suddenly, Victor got an idea. He stood up and he walked to Anita. "I love you." he whispered and he lifted her up.
"Victor! What on earth are you doing? You shouldn't..."
Victor laughed. "Let me be in love!" he said and he looked to Anita. "I can't tell you how much I love you, Anita Knight."
Anita just shook her head and Victor placed her back onto the ground. "You are one strange man, Victor Volt." she said and she leant closer to him. "And that's why I love you." she whispered before she gave him a kiss on his nose. "I'm going to make dinner. You stay here in the garden and don't walk before I brought you your crutches!"
The week passed and Victor, Anita and Hannah walked to a single building, not far away from Victor and Anita's neighbourhood.
The door went open and a copper-blond woman appeared in the door opening. "Anita Knight!" she said when she saw Anita. "How are you?"
Anita smiled. "I'm great." she said and she looked to Victor. "Victor, this is Laura Siena. My oldest and best friend. She helped me when I got back to London after the fight with my father." Anita looked back to Laura. "And this is my fiancé, Victor Volt. And of course our daughter, Hannah."
Laura shook Victor's hand and she knelt down to Hannah's level. "Well, nice to meet you two." she stood up again and walked into the building. "I have prepared a lot for this picture, so I hope you will love it."
They all walked inside the building and they walked through the corridor, to the studio. The walls of the corridor was decorated with different kinds of pictures. Wedding pictures, family photos and even pictures of landscapes.
"You took all these pictures?" asked Hannah and she looked to Laura, who started to nodded. "You are really good."
"Well, thank you." said Laura and she opened the doors of her studio. "Well, what do you think of your winter-wonder-land, indoors?"
The whole studio was covered with fake snow. And there were fake snowmen, fake reindeer and even a fake camp fire.
"It's great!" said Hannah and she rushed to the fake reindeer. "Can I have one like this too?"
"You have a cat at home, Hannah." said Victor and he walked towards Hannah. "Besides, I like a living reindeer more. A reindeer like you." Without a warning, Victor started to tickle Hannah.
"Mom! Daddy is...Daddy! Stop it!" said Hannah between her laughs.
Anita just rolled with her eyes. "Unbelievable." she said and she looked to Laura. "This is a normal Saturday for me."
Laura laughed and she grabbed her camera. While Hannah and Victor were fooling around, she took a picture. The picture appeared onto the screen of the camera, and Laura showed the picture to Anita. "Well, what do you think?"
"It's cute, but not good enough for a wedding-invitation card." said Anita and she looked to Victor and Hannah. "Please, Victor, let her go. You have to think about your leg."
"Yes, mother." said Victor and he let Hannah go. He looked to Laura. "Do you have an idea for the card?"
Laura smiled. "We'll just take a few pictures and see which one will be the best." she looked to Anita and back to Victor. "I think it's good to take a few pictures with the two of you and then a few pictures with all of you."
"Sounds alright with me." said Anita and she walked to Victor.
"I want you in front of the Christmas tree." said Laura and Victor and Anita moved towards the Christmas tree. "And I want you to look in each other's eyes." After Laura took a picture of Victor and Anita staring into each other's eyes, she started to think. "I want you two closer to each other. And Victor, I want you behind Anita, and place your arms around her waist."
"I think this is will be a wonderful picture." Victor whispered in Anita's ear.
Anita smiled and she leant closer to Victor. "It will be defiantly the most romantic one." she whispered back.
"Anita," said Laura and Anita looked up, "I want you to sit near the camp fire and Victor, I want you behind Anita's chair." While Victor and Anita took their positions, Laura grabbed something out of a box. "You can hold this above Anita's head, Victor." she said and she gave Victor a mistletoe. "We'll take a few pictures this way."
"When will you take a picture of me?" asked Hannah while Laura took some pictures.
Laura laughed. "I wouldn't dare to forget you, sweetie." she said and she looked to Victor and Anita. "Alright, guys, I want you near the snowman."
"What about me?" said Hannah.
Laura smiled and she knelt down next to Hannah. "Does your Daddy carry you sometimes?" she asked and Hannah nodded. "Victor, do you think you can lift Hannah, so she could reach the nose of the snowman?" asked Laura as she stood up again.
"I think so." said Victor and Hannah rushed to him.
"Alright, then wait until I have everything set for it, so you won't have to carry her too long." Laura placed her camera in the right position and adjusted the lights. "Good, now lift Hannah, so she can reach the snowman's nose." Victor lifted Hannah and Laura took a few pictures of the three of them. "That will do for now." said Laura and Victor placed Hannah back onto the ground.
"Why don't you take a seat, Victor?" said Anita and she walked to Laura. "Would this be it?"
Laura shrugged. "I don't know." she said. "Maybe I need to take some pictures with you, Victor and Hannah, although I like the one with the snowman." Laura showed her best friend the pictures she just took.
"They are wonderful." said Anita and she looked to her daughter, who found the box of Christmas decorations. "Aren't you afraid that she would..."
Laura laughed. "No, they're childproof."
"Daddy," said Hannah, as she walked to Victor with angel's hair in her hands, "can I decorate you?"
"Sure, Hannah, go ahead. Daddy is just sitting here now..." said Victor and Hannah started to place the angel's hair all over him. "I look like a Christmas tree now." said Victor after Hannah was done. He pulled her onto her lap and he gave her a hug. "You know, you're the sweetest Christmas angel I've ever seen."
"Hmmm, and what about me?" said Anita as she walked up to the duo.
"You're the most beautiful Christmas angel I've ever seen." said Victor and he gave her a kiss on her lips.
While Victor and Anita were kissing, Laura decided to take a picture. "I think I have enough pictures now." said Laura. She walked to Victor and helped with removing the angel hair.
"When are we getting the pictures?" asked Anita once Victor was released from the angel hair.
"I will send you all the pictures via the mail and if you want, I can print the best ones onto quality paper."
"That would be great." said Victor with a big smile. "Thank you for the wonderful day, Laura."
Laura smiled. "It was great to see you." she looked to Anita. "Especially you, Anita."
"We'll keep in touch, Laura." said Anita and she gave Laura a hug. "But before we go, there is one thing I want to ask."
"Go ahead and ask."
"Do you want to be our wedding photographer? We will pay you..."
"I know you will and I wouldn't dare to say no." said Laura. "We'll talk about that later. I'm going to my computer and search for the best pictures."
"Goodbye Laura." said Victor, Anita and Hannah before they left and they went back home.
Two weeks after the photo shoot, Hannah heard the mail fall onto the floor. She rushed towards the front door and grabbed the mail. "Daddy! There is a mail from Auntie Laura!" Laura and Anita kept in touch and Laura even visited Anita a couple of times.
Victor looked up from his comic. He still had to stay at home, but his leg was getting better by the week. And for the next six weeks, Anita would work every weekend, so they would have enough money for their wedding. "Well, why don't you show it?" said Victor while he sat up straight.
Hannah jumped onto the couch next to him and she gave him the envelope. "So, what do they look like?" said Hannah and Victor pulled Hannah closer to him.
"Well, princess, you look beautiful on them." he said and he showed her the picture with the three of them next to the snowman.
"You look great too, Daddy." said Hannah with a big smile and Victor gave her a hug.
"What are you two doing?" sounded and Victor and Hannah looked up. They haven't heard Anita coming in.
"Auntie Laura sent the pictures!" said Hannah and Anita smiled.
"Well, show them to me." she said and she looked to the pictures. "They are wonderful." Anita grabbed a different envelope with her name on it. "And here are our wedding-invitation cards." She opened the envelope and showed Victor and Hannah the card. On the front was the picture with Victor holding Anita close, with the text 'We're finally getting married'. Inside the card, was the picture with Victor, Anita and Hannah with the snowman. Together with the wedding program.
"It looks beautiful, Mommy!" said Hannah and she gave Anita a hug. Suddenly, Hannah's cat Leo walked into the living room, asking attention from Hannah.
"I think you should give him something to eat, Hannah." said Victor with a smile and Hannah nodded. She took the cat with her to the kitchen as Anita sat down next to Victor. "So, you made the invitation cards, hm?" he said with a teasing smile.
Anita gave him a smile back. "Yes, see it as an early birthday present." she looked to the card in Victor's hand. "Do you..."
"Of course I like it." said Victor and he gave her a kiss on her cheek. Then he saw her thinking. "Anita, is there something wrong?"
"No, nothing is wrong. But it's just that... It won't take long before we are getting married."
"Well, just nine weeks left before we will be Mr and Mrs Volt." said Victor with a big smile. He couldn't wait for the day that he and Anita would be married. And Hannah would be officially his daughter. "I hope you're not regret..."
"I would never regret it, Victor." said Anita and she looked into his eyes. "It's just so hard to believe and so many things need to be done and..."
Victor took her in his arms and gave her a long, romantic kiss. "Just nine more weeks, Anita. And then this whole chaos is over."
One of uswill hav to make the cards on here maybe I could draw it on paper and see for myself ^^ good chapter btw
Awwww!! Adorable!! >w<
Hopefully from when Victor said "Nine weeks and all this chaos will be over"
I hope he's right... but something may happen
Hopefully from when Victor said "Nine weeks and all this chaos will be over"
I hope he's right... but something may happen