A groom conceals a secret from his bride, but fate delivers its own justice – Story Highlight

Before delving into Jane’s journey on her wedding day, it is important to understand the significance of this moment in her life. For many, their wedding day is a day full of excitement, anticipation, and dreams of a blissful future with their partner. Jane, like countless others, was caught up in the whirlwind of planning and preparation, eagerly anticipating saying “I do” to the love of her life, Anthony.

Beneath the surface of Jane’s apparent calmness and excitement, however, a sense of uneasiness lingered. Anonymous messages warning her against marrying Anthony cast a shadow over what should have been a joyous event. The news planted seeds of doubt in Jane’s mind and made her question whether she really knew the man she was about to marry.

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Jane receives anonymous messages warning her against marrying Anthony when she is about to. When he goes on a wild goose chase to a nearby motel, he discovers the reasons for the warning.

The morning light softly filtered through the curtains of the wedding venue where Jane sat in front of a large mirror. It was her big day. As she began to apply her makeup, her movements were reflexive, almost meditative. There was a quiet, introspective look in her eyes.

Her mother stood behind her, adjusting the dress on the bed. “Hair and makeup first,” she reminded gently. “And then we’ll get you into your clothes.

Jane nodded, her hands steady as she applied her eyeliner. “I know, Mom,” she murmured.

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“You’re so calm,” her mother remarked. “Are you looking forward to seeing Anthony?”

Jane paused, eyeliner floating. “Yes,” she said quietly. “He threw himself into wedding planning. I never knew he had such a knack for it.”

Her mother laughed. “That’s my Janey, always full of surprises.

A small, wistful smile appeared in Jane’s reflection. “You know, meeting Anthony was like something out of a cheesy romance novel. In a supermarket, of all places.”

Her mother’s eyes sparkled with amusement.

“The story of meeting a watermelon. It’s not every day you find love in the produce section.”

Jane’s smile widened as she remembered that day—Antony’s easy charm, the playful banter over the watermelons, and their laughter together. It all seemed like a distant, beautiful dream. But it was nice to think about as she slipped into her wedding dress.

“But you know,” she continued, her voice trailing off as she applied another coat of mascara, “I’ve always been the one who tried to make others happy. That’s what Anthony loved about me.”

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“That’s true,” her mother agreed. “You’ve always been our little people—please. But remember, today is about your happiness, Jane.”

She met her mother’s eyes in the mirror and was about to speak when her phone rang, breaking the moment. Jane picked it up and saw an incoming voicemail. She furrowed her brows as she played it low so her mother wouldn’t hear it.

An unfamiliar voice filled the room, “You have to cancel the wedding, Jane.

This is not right for you. There are things you don’t know. Secret. Trust me, Jane. That is the best. Cancel the wedding.”

Jane’s hand trembled slightly. Sensing the change, her mother leaned towards her with concern.

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“What is it, honey?”

She shook her head, confusion in her eyes. “It’s… it’s nothing, Mom. I have to go out for a while.”

“In a wedding dress?”

“Yes,” she said, swallowing hard.

Ignoring the ancient superstition that it was bad luck for the groom to see the bride in her dress before the wedding, Jane strode purposefully down the aisle.

She reached Anthony’s room on the spot, her hand hesitating only for a moment before she opened the door. Startled, Anthony turned and his eyes widened.

“Jane! What are you… you shouldn’t be here in your clothes,” he stammered.

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Jane’s voice was firm and clear. “We need to talk, Anthony. Now.”

“What is wrong?” Anthony’s confusion was evident from the wrinkles on his forehead, but something else was visible in his eyes. Fault?

“This,” Jane said, picking up the phone and playing a mysterious voicemail.

When the voicemail ended, the room fell silent. Anthony’s expression changed from confusion to mild amusement. “Is this some kind of joke? Who would send this to you?”

Jane’s eyes searched his carefully. “Is there something you’re not telling me, Anthony?”

“No, of course not!” Anthony quickly replied. Too fast. “It must be a joke.

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Jane pursed her lips in concern. Anthony stepped closer. “Jane, you can’t let that get to you. We’ve got a big day ahead of us. And remember, tomorrow is my big business deal. It can all be part of it. You know how important it is.”

She took a step back. “So this is just about your business deal? This is our wedding just for you?”

“No, no, of course not,” Anthony backed off.

“But think about it. After tomorrow, our lives could change. We could be on our way to becoming millionaires. Don’t let some stupid news ruin everything.”

Jane closed her eyes and muttered, “I need some time to think.”

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His face softened. “I understand. But please think of us, of our future. I’m going to go pick up the priest from the airport now. I’ll see you later and I’ll be waiting at the end of the aisle.” He kissed her hair tenderly and left, confusing Jane even more.

Back in her room, she stood motionless.

After finishing her own preparations, her mother entered the room and her expression changed to worried when she saw Jane’s sad eyes.

“Jane, honey, what’s going on?” she asked.

Jane tried a reassuring smile, but it faltered. “It’s okay Mom. It’s just… the wedding day is probably nervous.”

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Her mother was not convinced. “You can tell me anything, you know.

Jane thought for a moment. But before she could decide whether to confide in her mother, they were interrupted by a sharp knock on the door.

“I’ll get it,” she said quickly.

She opened the door to find no one there—just a mysterious package on the doorstep.

Confused, Jane picked it up and brought it inside.

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Inside, Jane found a series of heart-wrenching photographs—pictures of Anthony with another woman whose intimacy is unmistakable.

But among the photos was a card with a chilling message: “Karma will show you the way.”

Her mother gasped in shock. “Jane, what is it? Is it Anthony? Is he being blackmailed?”

Jane nodded silently, not knowing how else to explain it, and she felt as if the ground had been ripped out from under her feet. She dialed Anthony’s number with shaking hands, needing to hear his voice.

Ring… Ring… The phone seemed to echo through the room, each note pounding her heart. He never answered.

“I know this hotel,” her mother confirmed. “They have the same lamp in every room.

“Are you serious? Where?” Jane demanded and her mother reluctantly told her the address. “I have to go. I’ll be back soon.”

“Be careful.”

Jane nodded and hurried out, the photo clutched in her hand as a lifeline to the truth.

She arrived at the hotel in record time. Her heart raced as she approached the reception desk. “Hi, I need to check on a guest, Anthony,” Jane asked, clearing her throat. “His last name is Sanders.

The receptionist, a young man with a polite smile, replied, “I’m sorry ma’am, but we can’t release guest information. It’s against our hotel policy.”

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Jane urged, “Please, it’s really important. I believe he’s here, and it’s urgent that I see him.”

The receptionist’s expression remained sympathetic but unyielding. “I understand, but I really can’t help you.

Jane turned away, not knowing what else to do. But at that moment she heard the receptionist calling the hotel maid. “Karma, I need you in room 121 for cleaning.

Jane froze. karma? Card! Karma will show you the way.

She turned and watched as the maid, a middle-aged woman with a kind face, accepted the instruction and turned her eyes to her for just a second. In that fleeting moment, Jane understood – this was her guidance.

She followed her down the hall, dreading every step, but she had to know the truth. When Karma entered room 121, Jane waited a moment before gently trying the door. To her surprise, it was unlocked.

“Wow. You’re smart. I didn’t know if you’d get my message, but it worked,” the woman said, getting up from the hotel bed. “Thanks, Karma. You may go.”

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The maid walked past Jane, who was still confused at the entrance and left them alone.

“You’re the woman in the photos,” Jane murmured.

“Anya,” she introduced herself resignedly.

“You’re Jane, right? I suppose it’s about time you knew everything.”

Jane whispered, “How long? How long has this been going on?”

“Too long,” Anya replied. “But I only found out about you last week. Do you believe he wanted to keep me as a lover? That’s when I decided enough was enough. He had to be stopped.”

Before Jane could answer, a noise from the hallway caught their attention.

“Quick! It’s him! Hide and film it,” Anya said pushing Jane into the bathroom just as the hotel room door opened.

Anthony’s entrance was calm as if he owned the place. Anya greeted him with a feigned warmth that made Jane’s skin crawl, even though she couldn’t see it. Once she was sure they were closer to the bed, Jane opened the bathroom door a little, pulled out her phone, and began recording their conversation.

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Anthony’s words, his casual intimacy with Anya, cut through her like a knife. It was all the confirmation she needed – the man she was about to marry was living a lie.

Things got more and more heated, but Jane had had enough – both mentally and on video – and made a quick escape. But instead of collapsing, she felt a piece of her old self fall away, leaving room for a new version to emerge.

Jane returned to the wedding venue and told her mother everything. Together they devised a plan that would make Anthony regret his betrayal.

The guests gathered an hour later and the wedding procession began. Jane walked down the aisle and took her place at the altar across from a smiling Anthony.

The ceremony continued and Jane’s chest thundered as they reached their vows. When the priest signaled her vows, she signaled to the video technician, who, as instructed, played the recording she had made in the hotel room.

Anthony’s loving words to Anya filled the room as evidence of his infidelity appeared on screen. The guests gasped in shock and Anthony’s face lost color.

Jane turned to the crowd with her voice clear and strong. “This wedding will not take place because my groom is a fraud. I cannot marry a man I cannot trust.”

Anthony started to protest, “No, it’s a misunderstanding,” but his words fell on deaf ears. The crowd was in an uproar, but the noise was interrupted when a woman stood up. It was Mrs. Richards, Anthony’s potential business partner, who could put them on the path to “becoming millionaires.”

“Mr. Sanders, I cannot work with someone who lacks integrity and loyalty,” she declared.

“Our deal is done and I’ll make sure everyone in our industry knows about it.

“No!” Anthony yelled and raised his hand to stop Mrs. Richards. But she left, followed by a stream of grumbling guests.

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Mother Jane trips Anthony when he tries to pursue an important businesswoman.

Jane looked at him, puckering her upper lip and feeling a slight satisfaction at his helpless expression. She had to rub it in.

“Karma has done its job, Anthony,” Jane said.

With these last words, Jane left the altar with her mother by her side. In the car, Jane’s mother asked, “What now?”

“Now we’ll go home, pack up his things, throw them away, and move on,” Jane said, nodding triumphantly.

They stopped for dinner on the way. Jane felt lighter with each passing moment as she was no longer a people pleaser, but a woman who had faced the deception and emerged stronger.

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After the wedding debacle, Jane found solace in her mother’s support and validation of her decision to call off the marriage. She grew stronger with each passing day, shedding her former people-pleaser identity and embracing her newfound resilience.

As Jane moved forward, she found herself surrounded by love and encouragement from friends and family. Despite her initial heartbreak, she emerged from the ordeal with a renewed sense of self-worth and self-confidence.

Although the road ahead was uncertain, Jane faced it with courage and determination, knowing that she was capable of overcoming any challenge that came her way. And as she embarked on this new chapter of her life, she did so knowing that she was stronger and stronger than ever.

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