Aisle, Altar, and Bride (2)
Watching my sister walking towards me with a shy smile on her face, my heart started to beat faster.
She was so beautiful that I was breathless.
Certainly, I had seen many beauties in my long life. Many of them were even more beautiful than Dina.
To be honest, after living for so long, I don’t care too much about external beauty. Of course, I prefer beautiful women over ugly ones, but it doesn’t mean that I put too much focus on a woman’s beauty.
However, seeing Dina today, I thought that I was seeing the most beautiful woman in the world.
Seeing her walking in her white dress towards me and knowing that she was going to be my wife from today onwards, for all eternity, I could not help but feel something in my chest that I had not felt for a long time.
Mm, if I had to describe it, then the best word was ‘love’.
When Dina arrived in front of me, Grandfather Creig, who was accompanying her, patted me on my shoulder with a helpless expression.
“You two… Sigh, I won’t interfere in your affairs…”
I could only smile wryly.
Grandfather knew about my true identity, so he knew that this was a marriage between siblings. It was normal that he found it a bit strange.
Marriage between relatives was not as frowned upon in this world as in other worlds, but it was still seen badly.
Thus, to him, the fact that the future empress of the empire was marrying her little brother was scandalous.
Most likely, the only reason that he did not oppose it was my terrifying strength and the fact that we are not planning to make the fact that Clark’s true identity is me public.
After grandfather was gone, Dina looked at me shyly and lowered her head.
“You are very beautiful today. I’m a very fortunate man.” I whispered softly in my sister’s ear, making her blush deeply.
However, she managed to gather her courage to reply.
“A-And you are very handsome today.”
“Thank you.” I chuckled and moved a strand of her hair behind her ear, looking at her deep black eyes intensely.
At the same time, my sister looked back at me with a shy and happy smile.
I wanted to continue flirting with my beautiful and lovable sister for a bit longer, but I could not do that.
Now it was time for the ceremony. Afterward, I could flirt with my sister as much as I wanted.
Just then, Saintess Safelia coughed slightly and looked at us.
“It’s time to start the ceremony. In the name of the Goddess of Order and Lightning, I, Safelia Ainide, ask Your Majesty Empress Dina and Sir Clark, are you ready?”
Dina and I nodded.
I found it a bit weird that we were doing our wedding in the name of a dead goddess, but well, the general public did not know about the goddess’s death, so it was better this way.
Plus, this is the tradition.
“Good. Then, let’s start.” Safelia nodded with a smile. “Your Majesty, Sir Claus, Please recite your vows with the goddess as a witness.”
Dina nodded. She then took a deep breath, grabbed my hands, and looked at me.
“I’ll start. Clau–ark, I have dreamed about my wedding since I was little. I dreamed about marrying the man of my dreams, someone that could understand me, love me, and cherish me from the bottom of his heart.”
Dina filled her words with her feelings. With each word, she grabbed my hand tighter, as though she was afraid of all of this being a dream.
“When I grew up, I wondered if my dream was possible. After all, members of the Imperial Family are not always able to choose their marriage partner. However, I was lucky, because, against all the odds, I managed to marry the person that I love the most in the world.
“I can swear to all the gods in existence that I love you. Hence, I promise never to leave your side, always to support you and love you, and give my everything to make a happy family with you.”
I could feel the seriousness of Dina’s words. Her deep black eyes were looking straight to my eyes, as though to tell me that every word she was saying was the truth.
In answer, I smiled and took a step forward, putting my forehead against hers.
“And I promise to spend eternity beside you, protecting you every time that you are in danger, and giving you the strength to fight against the obstacles in your way. If you are tired, I’ll support you, if you are sick, I’ll care for you, and if you need someone to listen to you, I’ll lend you my ear, for all eternity.”
“Really?” Dina asked with slight tears in her eyes.
Then, I leaned forward and kissed her lips softly.
Dina smiled, closed her eyes, and accepted my kiss.
“I love you, brother.” She said in a voice that only I could hear.
I smiled softly and kissed her nose.
“I love you too.”
Just then, I heard Safelia cough softly and speak in an awkward tone.
“Well, it was not the time for the kiss yet, but who cares. Anyway, now that you have recited your wedding vows, it’s time to bless your marriage.
“In the name of the Goddess of Order and Lightning, I, Safelia Ainide, Saintess of the Church of Order, bless this marriage with many years of happiness.
“Now, you can kiss the bride, again.”
“I know.” I chuckled and Dina blushed shyly.
Then, our lips were pressed against each other once more.
At the same time, the people in the church stood up and started to clap excitedly.
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