The moment Wren had to reveal that she was not a man, reminded Thane of the action he wanted to take, but had forgotten about and felt a pang of sadness. However, he was glad to hear that Wren's determination bore fruit, when she was led out of the room, to a place that Thane guessed for meant for females, instead. Even though it was not necessarily his fault for the mishap, he still felt embarrassed for the little witch. He hoped that she didn't mind it, too much. The tailor mage worked on fixing the torn sleeve, as the tall man stood still, not wanting to be poked by a needle because he fidgeted around. "Oh, there are a few stitches missing along this line of the sleeve..." Thane could hear the tailor mage mumble under his breath, as he continued his work. The Au Ra continued to stand still, to let the tailor mage finish repairing the outfit.
As soon as Thane's outfit was mended and approved by the tailor mage, Thane exited the guests' preparation room. Right on cue, Wren emerged from a nearby room, dressed in a pretty green dress. She also had longer hair, than he remembered. The Au Ra was taken aback by the pleasant surprise. His tail, that was mostly just absentmindedly gently swaying from side to side froze in place, as brief redness flushed his cheeks, before regaining his composure and his tail resuming its motion. "Thank you." Thane would smile, as he received his compliment from the little witch. "You look really cute." He would return the compliment that he truly meant. It was a nice change for Wren and he thought it suited her.
Before Thane could speak up again, however, they were approached by more staff members, urging them to join the wedding, while also noting that they should review the catering services. The tall man grew excited at the prospect of food. He hadn't eaten much that day, though he wasn't sure what to expect in terms of quality. The Au Ra and witch were then joined by her feline familiar, who seemed to have gotten a bit of brushing and also received a pretty bow that matched Wren's own dress. The tailors really wanted everybody to look their best.
Soon enough, the three of them were led outside, to a place that served as a dedicated venue for the wedding event. There were two columns of chairs and benches, prepared for any and all guests that would be attending. A number of guests were already seated, some were still idling about, talking to one another. The whole theme of the decorations that adored the venue seemed to be floral. Flowers and floral garlands were hanging from tables and benches. There were also large flower pots that housed beautiful red flowers that Thane hadn't seen before. Among the decorations was a sign that said 'Sit On Either Side, We’re All Friends & Family Here'. It sounded very inviting and Thane hoped that it would stay that way. The tall man looked around himself, so see who exactly was at the venue, before Wren spoke up, asking that they wouldn't be blocking anyone. He wasn't sure what she meant at first, but once he noticed Wren pointing at the back row, he understood. "Sure." He would nod in agreement, though he couldn't shake the feeling that the reason why Wren had suggested that in the first place was Thane's height.
The music started to play a soft tune, as the trio made their way to the back row. The rest of the guests who were scattered around the venue headed to their seats aswell. Thane wasn't sure whether he was supposed to stand or not. Weddings within his tribe were mostly done while standing up, with a feast and celebration afterwards. There were a few more details, but those didn't matter. Still, his dilemma was quickly resolved by one of the staff members in the front. "Everybody, please, take your seats! I introduce to you our splendid couple: Vilma and Tanaka!" The girl announced the arrival of the couple who was to be fake-wed. The guests who were sitting stood up and most of them turned around to see the couple in question.
Thane would follow the example of the other guests, though he didn't have to turn around too far, to see the couple. The man, presumed Tanaka, was dressed in a white suit with a blue tie, while the woman, presumed Vilma, was dressed in a poofy white dress with blue accents. The Au Ra was led to believe that white was a main colour for weddings in Fiore. So strange, so different. The ceremony or the outfits in his tribe's weddings didn't have such a specific colour scheme, but he could see how it could be symbolic. The Au Ra's gaze would follow the couple, as they made their through the aisle, the soft music from before being their companion. Some guests quietly gasped in wonder as they passed by.
Once the couple reached the front of the number of rows, the guests started to sit down and Thane followed the lead of the crowd. Thus far, the ceremony seemed to be quite tame, though he still wasn't entirely sure if that was how a regular wedding was like. The one they were attending was just for an event, after all. "I am sad to say that we unfortunately don't have a priest present." The girl who announced the arrival of the couple a few minutes before would apologise. Some of the guests murmured among each other. Thane could feel their confusion. "But I hope that a simple declaration of love will suffice for this moment." The girl would smile and continue. "Tanaka, do you love Vilma, here next to you?" She would ask the groom. "Yes, of course I do." He would reply to the girl, before turning to the bride. "I love you, Vilma. With all my heart." Tanaka would pour his heart into his declaration, earning a few 'awww's' and amazed sighs from the guests. "I- I love you too, Tanaka. I hope we can be together, forever." The woman seemed to be flustered, as she replied with her own declaration.
It made Thane... wonder. Would he ever be able to exchange such words with someone? He knew he travelled a lot and as a result he had one night stands, at best. Would he have to sacrifice his wanderlust if he wanted to be truly close to somebody? The Au Ra would frown at his thoughts, but lightly shook his head. Somebody else's wedding was most likely not an ideal place for such philosophy. Still, he knew that he would have to think on it. The guests chattered excitedly among themselves, as the couple kissed and then stood up to clap. It would take a moment for it to sink in for Thane, but he would eventually stand up himself and clap for the couple.
"This was truly beautiful." The girl was on verge of tears and she gently wiped her eyes, to make sure the running tears wouldn't mess up her outfit. "Now it is high time for the next step: the bouquet throwing!" She would exclaim, as she was handed a rather large bouquet of flowers by an another member of the staff team. "Guests, please gather around the aisle to maximise the chances of catching it!" The girl would address the guests, as she passed the bouquet to the bride. Most of the guests were trying to get a spot in the aisle. The tall Au Ra wasn't sure was going on. He knew that they didn't flowers at his tribe's weddings, but it seemed like a tradition in Fiore. "You want to give this a try?" Thane would ask the little witch, as he stood back up again. He wouldn't be making his way towards the aisle, but if he managed to catch it, he would give the bouquet to Wren, even though he didn't know if there was any symbolism behind the bouquet throwing.
The crowd cheered Vilma on and she threw it behind her head, towards the guests. Countless eyes were glued to the bouquet, but just as it hit the highest spot of its trajectory, it disappeared in a puff of pink smoke. People expected the bouquet to fall down, but nothing came down. Nervous chatter filled the venue, as the announcement girl gasped. "There's nothing to worry about!" She would call out nervously, as she looked around for an explanation. A staff member was swiftly at her side, seemingly whispering something to her. "I-It seems that there is a game involved, about which I didn't know about! The bouquet has disappeared and the one who finds it first will be the one marry next!" The girl would nervously exclaim, trying to sound as confident as she could. Thane wasn't sure whether it was something that was supposed to happen, but as soon as people heard about the game of hide-and-seek with the bouquet, they would start to frantically run around the venue, seeking their prey. Though Thane noticed that it was mostly women, who mobilised a search for the lost bouquet.
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