As the evening wore on, Nick relaxed. Being in the limelight in this manner was far different than standing in front of a group of people and reciting lines. He knew a number of these people well. He’d cared for their animals, and sometimes them and their families. There were very few people in Elk’s Ridge Todd and Nick hadn’t had cause to interact with in some way during the time they’d lived there. His nerves settled, and it wasn’t long before he was enjoying the dinner and the company. Later there would be dancing, something he’d come to like very much.
“This.” Todd waved at the scene around them, their friends celebrating Nick and Todd’s marriage with them. “This is something my father would have approved of. He believed in marriage.”
Nick took Todd’s hand and squeezed. “He’d have liked us married?”
“Yeah. He really did want me to be happy, and I think he finally understood you in my life was something that made me happy.” Todd nudged Nick’s side and pointed to the sky, smiling. “I’ll bet money on the fact Millie somehow arranged that, too.”
Nick grinned. “I won’t bet against you.”
As the sky darkened, stars began littering the sky. Light rippled across the sky like giant sheets in a gentle breeze. There were colors ranging from a very deep blue to almost silver rising 129 from very low on the horizon to tower above them in glorious light pillars.
Today their role in the community was different. Today they weren’t sentries, and they were no longer owner and slave. They were simply Todd and Nick Ruger, and today was their wedding day.
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