Today was the day. Today he was legally joining with the man he loved. His lover. His master. His soon to be husband, not only that, but he got to...
“Tell me again why I agreed to this?” Toby demanded from in front of the mirror. His bow tie was hanging on either side of his neck and if looks could kill the tie would be ashes. After glaring for a few more seconds he threw his hands up. “I give up. I can’t get this tie to look right.”
Tsking lightly, Daniel moved in front of his pouting brother and efficiently tied the cursed tie. Tweaking the ends so it sat to his satisfaction he moved back and raised an eyebrow. Toby looked at the offending item and then pointedly turned his head away. “Hadn’t we better get going?”
“Everything will be fine, Bro,” Daniel reassured him. “We’ve planned everything, and you’ve triple checked it all several times as well. Now, stop worrying.”
“Can’t you at least pretend to be nervous?”
Daniel grinned, “I’m not. I’m excited. We’re finally—” The door banged open.
“So, everyone ready for this?” Silas yelled as he entered. He was resplendent in a rainbow-colored suit and even brighter hair.
“As ready as I’ll ever be,” Toby muttered before heading out the door to get into position.
“Shall we?” Silas held his arm out and Daniel wrapped a hand round it with a smile.
They met up with Tara outside the door and Daniel caught his breath.
“You look beautiful,” Daniel told her and received a blush as a reward. The red cheeks looked good on the usually stern Mistress.
“And you both look very handsome. Silas, are there any colors you missed when you had that suit made?”
“No, ma’am, I’m fairly sure the tailor managed to get all the colors I asked for into it.”
Tara shook her head. “Don’t think that because I’m dressed like this I won’t report you to Oliver. I’m sure he knows exactly what punishment to use to curb your wayward tongue.”
The flush that stained Silas’ cheeks told the entire story and had all of them laughing.
Tara moved around Silas and took his other arm. “Come on, let’s not leave the others waiting too long.”
They moved together to the entrance of the hotel and followed their designated path. The wedding was being held in the expansive hotel grounds. Decorations were strung up to mark their route and as they rounded the corner Daniel caught his breath. This was his first time seeing the full effect of all their planning.
Two rows of chairs were set-up leaving a wide aisle in between for them to walk down. The chairs were covered in colorful fabric and had contrasting ribbons tied around them. The seats were filled with friends and family. Carlos’ family had flown in and had fallen in love with Daniel in seconds. Similarly, Tara’s family had driven into town and had told Toby if he could tame their daughter he was a better person than they were.
Moving slowly towards the front of the crowd Daniel watched Carlos, Oliver, and Toby turn to watch their progress. Every step brought them closer to their goal.
Finally, they met their men and hugs were exchanged before they all turned to face the celebrant.
“Welcome everyone. We’re gathered together today to celebrate the joining of Daniel to Carlos and of Tara to Toby. Who of you stands in witness to this joining?”
Daniel felt tears welling up as the entire crowd stood yelling their agreement.
This was the start of the rest of his life, and that life looked more than good. It looked Fucking Fantastic.