“You are a wonderful mother, a true natural goddess. I am sorry that I yelled at you,” he said, interlocking his fingers with mine. That was hardly the reaction I was expecting from a man who just found out that his younger soon-to-be wife had just cheated on him.
I forced a smile and pulled away, heading to the bathroom to take a very long, scalding hot shower. I didn’t get out of the shower until all of the hot water was gone about 45 minutes later. Keegan was lying in bed sound asleep by this time. The baby was still asleep and I needed to fall asleep too, so I crawled into bed with Keegan and dozed off.
When I finally woke up, much later than usual, I saw that Keegan had been up with the baby so that I could get some rest. He had made me a fresh breakfast and even started putting together the wedding favors. That shocked me to my core and I just started crying right there in our dining room.
Looking at him with our child and the wedding favors he had put together, the events of the night before were just too much to bear.
Keegan walked over to me, picking up my veil on the way. He kissed my eyes and slid the comb of the veil into my messy ponytail. The delicate lace draped over my shoulders and down my back. My mom bought this veil for me as a last minute surprise to match my new dress, which made it even more sentimental.
“We have so much to do before the wedding—that is, if you will still marry me,” Keegan said, taking my hand as he got down on one knee in our dining room. “Vivian, I need to ask you again if you will be my wife, but before you answer, I need to make it clear that by agreeing to marry me, from this point on, you are agreeing to enter the swinger lifestyle with me. Not right now or right away, but at some point in the future, our future.”
Keegan was grinning so much that his bottom lip was quivering. I wasn’t entirely certain if he was serious or not, but the thought of becoming a couple who swings intrigued me. I said yes, and just like that, our life and wedding was back on track. Crisis diverted, but I had no idea what I was getting myself into.