Note: Some NSFW screenshots near the end, including nudity.
So… Gigi and I got married yesterday.
Holy shit. That is so fucking weird to write.
But pretty freaking amazing too.
I still can’t really believe it though.
That gorgeous, strong, and incredible woman snoring over there in that bed…
Is my wife.
Yesterday still feels like it was a dream or something. I mean, it definitely wasn’t the wedding I’d always imagined I’d have someday.
But it was perfect anyway.
It was just like I said before — the second I looked at Gigi and said “I do”, all that crap I was worrying about before just disappeared. The only thing that mattered was her.
And I’ll be honest… I’d been pretty freaking nervous leading up to the wedding. Mostly because of our families.
Our parents all took the news a little hard, I guess. Including the part about moving to the US (but at least nobody’s heads exploded like I thought they would?). Once the initial shock wore off though, they were a lot more calm about it, thank God. They were even happy for me. And they still have a few more months before they have to worry about the move anyway.
It was the wedding that everybody’s been going on and on about for the past few weeks. I can’t even tell you how many times we’ve gotten the freaking third degree about whether we’re “doing it for the right reasons”. We had to deal with so many lectures from Mama and Dev and Papa and Rubi… They were treating us like we were little kids or something. Mama and I even got in a pretty big fight about it.
Plus Gigi’s parents were pretty damn shocked too. And for some reason, they refused to believe that this was Gigi’s idea. They were making it out like I’m some kind of mustache-twirling villain out to steal their daughter or something. It was really ridiculous. And I’m pretty sure her dad was convinced we were really doing it because I got her pregnant or something. Yeah, that was fun to try and deal with.
I was so scared that our wedding would basically be ruined by all this stupid drama. I felt so sick about it, right up til that morning.
But I dunno what changed. Maybe it was just seeing us up there saying our vows or something. Or maybe they finally realized that this is our life, and it’s what we both want.
No matter what the reason was, in the end, they were all just so happy for us.
And I was so happy having them all there for us too. It meant everything to me to see everybody coming together like that and finally supporting us.
Especially Mama and Papa.
I heard them talking after the ceremony about how fast I’ve grown up and how scary this whole thing is… But about how proud they are of me too. All that cheesy stuff. Mama started crying. Then Papa gave her a hug.
I hadn’t seen them do that in a long, long time.
And I guess knowing we’re leaving for the US in just a couple months helped make it all feel even more special. It was like this one last awesome day where all the people we love got to come together and be happy. To celebrate me and Gigi and the next step of our lives together.
I just wish Opi could have been there. He was the only thing missing. I think we could all feel it.
It’s been over a year since he died, but some days still hurt like hell. He was more than just my Opa… He always felt like another Papa too.
With him gone, I’m the last real Rosebrook left in my whole family. It’s all up to me now. I’m the one who gets to carry on his family’s name… his legacy.
I just wanna make him proud.
And I really think he would be, if he could see me now. He’d want me to be happy with Gigi and go after my dream. I mean, he went after HIS all those years ago. He worked his ass off for it! And it totally paid off.
I was really glad we could have dinner at his restaurant after the ceremony. I know it sounds cheesy, but it really felt like we had a piece of him there with us or something.
It helped make yesterday feel even more perfect.
It really ended up being such an amazing day, but it all went by so fast. The whole thing was basically over before we knew it.
We didn’t spend the night at a hotel or anything. Once it was all over, we just came back home to my apartment… Well, our apartment now, I guess. Gigi’s gonna live with me full time now, until we head to the US. As soon as our marriage license gets filed, we’re sending in all the paperwork for my visa.
And then, in less than four months, we’ll be in Brindleton Bay. Together.
And speaking of together, we were both so freaking giddy when we got home last night… I don’t think either of us could really believe we’d done it — we’re married now. Husband and wife. Together. Forever. How freaking awesome is that?!
We decided not to waste any time — I mean, it was our wedding night. That only happens once in your life, right? We were practically ripping each other’s clothes off the second we got through the door.
We didn’t even make it to the bedroom.
Well, not for the first time, anyway.
And then we went to go clean up after, and…
It was seriously one of the best nights of fucking I think we’ve ever had. It was so hot and fun and it just felt… different, somehow. Which I know makes no sense. Signing a piece of paper shouldn’t make sex feel any better or different or anything… But I swear to God, it did.
We’ve both always liked things a little rough… But I was really happy Gigi didn’t ask me to tie her down or make her call me ‘sir’ or any of that other roleplaying stuff we usually do. Not that I don’t love all that… I totally do.
But honestly? I love it the most when we don’t have to pretend. When we can just be ourselves.
It felt real, y’know? We were just Phoenix and Gigi. Husband and wife. Fucking each other’s brains out and just… enjoying each other. It was perfect.
And I just know the rest of our lives together will be too. I don’t know what I was so worried about before.
Leaving my home and my family behind for the next few years is gonna hurt like hell.
But I’m gonna have my beautiful wife right beside me through it all.
And I know we’ll be okay.