Post # 3
PeterJamesONeill and Sarina
the dagger plunge into your heart should you not be sincere in all that
you say and may the Gods give you the strength to keep your vows."
A respectful nod given him before turning and placing the dagger to
Honeee's chest. "Do you Honeee, come here of your own free will, to
seek the partnership of Karl, will you love him, honor him, wishing to
become one only with him? Will you strive for his happiness and welfare,
his life will you defend before your own? Do you swear this before your
countrymen and in the names of the Gods?"
with my own last breath shall this be here and then there, I swear this
also." Her words were to him and still just loud enough to be heard
before that imps smile touched as her hand squeezed his again.
the dagger plunge into your heart should you not be sincere in all that
you say and do, and may the Gods give you the strength to keep your
vows." Placing the dagger off to the side before addressing them
both. "Do you have the rings?" A hand then held palm up to
question, Karl's gaze lifted from Honeee to rest on Peter.
He had the
ring Karl entrusted him with as he took it now from his breast pocket
and placed it in Andrew's hand. A step forward then back taking up his
position once more with little interruption. He did send a wink to Karl,
he had not
forgotten it...or did he take it from his boot or such.
in her eyes as she watched the exchange of vows, saw and felt the love
and devotion they held for one another. With the request for rings her
hands unfolded and she stepped forward to present the ring she held to
Andrew. Then, with a smile to the Queen and Karl, took her place beside
the rings quietly, he then lifted them to the moon and stars above
(symbolically) before handing them to Karl and Honeee. Taking both of
their hands within his before he continued....
"As the grass of the fields and the trees of the woods bend
together under pressure of the storm, so too must you both bend when the
wind blows strong. But know that as quickly as the storm comes, so
equally quickly may it leave. Yet will you both stand, strong in each
other's love. As you give strength, so will you receive strength.
Together you are one, apart you are as nothing. Know that no two people
can be exactly alike. No more can any two people fit together perfect in
every way. There will be times when it will seem hard to give and to
But see then your reflection as in a woodland pool, when the image you
see looks sad and angered, then is the time for you to smile and love
again. For it is not fire that puts out fire. In
return the image in the
pool will smile and love back. So change your anger for love, and tears
for joy. It is no weakness to admit a wrong, more it is a sign of
strength and learning." Giving their hands a gentle squeeze, he
released them before a nod to Karl to place the ring on Honeee's finger.
"If you wish to say something, now is the time."
Her hand in
his, he slipped the ring partially to her finger, his gaze with hers.
A slender band of gold, dainty in design to compliment Honeee's slender
finger and not overpower the grace and elegance of her delicate hand.
The gold band was intricately fashioned with the form of a mighty
griffon curled with the formidable dragon, so intimately intertwined
that the two became one. The griffon possessed a stone of onyx for
the eye visible, the dragon...a sapphire. The remainder of the
band was inscribed with these words cut with a diamond inlay: Le destin
trouve une voie. The same words were spoken low to the woman he
loved. "Le destin trouve une voie." Then with the
pressure of his own fingertips, the ring slipped over and down fully
upon her finger.
were running a bit high this night as tears glistened to the corners of
her eyes...ocean blues awash in salty tears of happiness. She couldn't
drag her gaze from his even if she wanted to...and she didn't. It was
his eyes, the windows of his Soul that had always
her from the very beginning to this mysterious man. She could only hope
she had a voice when it came her turn.
A nod then
given for Honeee to place the ring on Karl's finger. "If you wish
to say something also, now is the time."
solid band she had made for him was of gold...symbolic purity of their
hearts as one. The ring itself is symbolic of the circle, forever, with
beginning and no end. The symbols that were etched on the outer band
were of the Celtic knots...strength and power as the man who stood
before her. Honor, fidelity and loyalty as the champion and much
more he had proven to be. The inner band was inscribed with the words
*Heart and Soul* She took a deep breath as her fingers now guided it
down his. "Like a thief in the night you stole my heart, there to
your eyes I drowned in a love I never thought
possible until this mysterious stranger walked into my life and became
it. Like the sun that rises at dawn to greet the new day, so shall I
rise with you each morning to greet these new ones together. As the sun
warms the earth during the day, so shall my heart never wander from
yours as we see to our tasks. And as the sun sets at night in its
display that yet one more day was seen to in all its glory...so shall I
lay with you until the end of our days here and the life yet to
ring was fully on his finger, his hand turned and captured hers in a
fierce hold. He was never letting her go...to possess, to be
the white satin strip from the podium aside them, he took their hands
and bound them at the wrist before looking over them both. "Ever
love, help and respect each other in the eyes of your friends,
countrymen and the gods. Remember your vows till your last breath. Your
souls are now intermingled forever." Lifting their bound wrists up
for all to see whom were present. "I give you Karl and Honeee von
Rundestedt, man and wife, partners for eternity." Lowering their
hands after his words, he leaned in to give his mother a kiss on the
cheek before Karl got that clasp of a shoulder. Releasing his hold
completely as he stepped back.
He had not
taken his gaze from Honeee, even as Andrew bound their wrists.
"I think this, my wife, is where I get to kiss you in front of all
these kind folk." A tug of their wrapped wrists brought her
closer and he did just that...for the first time, he could show those as
witnesses...show any...that he loved this woman.
his throat with a slight chuckle as Karl took over, not needing any
prompting to kiss his bride.
keep you tied to me for some time to come." Those were whispered as
she easily drew near...as did her lips fit to his in a kiss that was
proper enough for now, but held the promises of later.
He took in a
deep breath, his friend had found his place...he still to find his, but
he knew it would always be close. One day too, Karl would stand at his
side as his best man. "Congratulations to you both." A clasp
of his hand
back of Karl then a lean in with a kiss to Honeee's cheek before he
stood back again...allowing Sarina her turn.
The tears that
had shone in her eyes now trickled down her cheeks. Fingers wiped them
quickly away. "Congratulations. May the gods watch over you
both." Spoken softly from where she stood.
ended much too quickly with Peter's congratulations taking over.
Karl looked down to his wife for a moment more, then, just as Peter gave
that clasp of hand, Karl turned to smile to his friend.
"Peter...a great honor
offered me here tonight. I will be ever grateful." He
started to lift his own hand to return that clasp of shoulder, but to do
so, he'd drag Honeee along. So he just dipped his head and
shoulders in a bow to the man he
in more ways than one..the best man. That dark gaze drifted to
Sarina when he straightened. "We are honored, My Lady, that
you shared this evening with us." Again, that cant of head,
that bend of shoulders. "Thank
Then he stood once more. His gaze returned to Honeee, but his
words were meant for her son. "M'Lord Andrew, if I may have a
word or two with you soon?" Karl meant to steal Honeee away
for a few days soon...very soon.
His kiss did
linger upon her now warmed lips, her smile blossoming as she looked over
her loved ones and friends. "Thank you all for sharing this moment
with us and to you my son, for performing the ceremony." She
reached over to take a squeeze of Sarina's hand before leaning onto Karl
some for the heighten emotions were taking their course.
that gentle squeeze of hand and dipped into a graceful curtsy to Honeee
and her new King, her gentle smile offered to them both.
course, I would expect and look forward to such."
if you all will excuse us...I would like to spend some time...with my
wife." The way she leaned against him had him concerned and
he would see her safely tucked away....in his arms, of course.
tired at this point, it had been a long few days for her, in all that
was happening. "Sarina, I would like to talk with you soon also. If
not before we leave for a few days, then when I get back." She
actually had something for her she hoped would please her after a
conversation with her son and Myles.
course, whenever you wish," bowing her head to her Queen and
I will escort you back with your permission." That sienna gaze on
her as he knew that Honeee and Karl would now want time to themselves.
bound...and not minding it at all, his fingers curled around Honeee's
hand and he moved from the other three...to see her back to her
chambers....and this time...he would escort her through the front
entrance and down the corridor.
you, Peter." A nod of her head and a last smile to the newlyweds.
A nod of his
head to all as he was needed back and so in that silent way of his...he
Honeee Barrett von Rundstedt
Queen of Heathfield
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Heathfield Castle SL, McAndrews of Ballicastle SL and the Alterian SL.