Three days later and I was ready to go home. I managed to survive the last few nights in the hospital but only because Bruno was nice enough to run back home and get my stuff for me. He was also never away from the hospital for more than an hour.
When I arrive back home it was nice to see that Bruno had kept the place clean. For a change. I wandered around the house with Faith’s car seat in my hand. I reached the twins bedroom and pushed the door open. I set Faith down and walked in. I heard Bruno come in behind me and place his arms around my waist and buried his face in my neck kissing it.
“What do you think?” He mumbled against my skin.
I flung my arms up in a loss of words. “It’s.. uh, it’s fucking amazing Petey.” I screamed turning around and kissing him full on the lips.
“You like it then?” He asked me.
“Like it? I love it!” I said again and planted my lips on his once more this time holding the kiss a little longer by putting my hands on the back of his head keeping it to mine. He pulled away by removing my hands from the back of his head.
“Excuse dear. I don’t want to stop you but there are children present.” He tilted his head in the way of Faith and Peter, just sat the silently sleeping in their car seats. They were too cute.
I pulled away from Bruno and went to unstrap Peter, Bruno did the same to Faith. I kissed him on the forehead and placed him down in his cot. I turned the lamp in the corner off and tiptoed out of their room.
As soon as I was out Bruno had his arms around me his hands in my hair kissing my neck. “I’ve missed being able to do this.” He said kissing my earlobe.
“Bruno, even thought I’ve missed you and we haven’t had sex in a while and blah blah blah. But I recently produced two children, so I’m pretty achy if you know what I mean.” I winked at him and he put his head down.
“Damn.” He muttered but continued kissing me anyway.
I pushed him off me and pulled him over to the sofa. “Lets watch TV.” I said, “What do you wanna watch?” I asked him.
He whispered in my ear, “You choose.”
I flicked through the channels and found Anchorman. “Good choice babe,” Bruno said and kissed me on the top of my head. I intertwined my fingers with his and sat down to enjoy the movie. About an hour in Bruno’s phone buzzed in his pocket. He answered it immediately, “Yup?”
He was quiet for a while listening to the other end.
“Who is it?” I mouthed silently.
“Phil” He mouthed back putting his hand over the receiver.
After a brief conversation he snapped his phone shut. “Mel I’m so sorry but I’ve got to go to the studio,” He said as he was standing up, he bent down and kissed me on the cheek, “Don’t wait up, I love you.” He said over his shoulder as he was walking out the door.
I turned back to the TV and started watching Anchorman again. I laughed a few times and when the film had finished my phone buzzed in my pocket. It was a text from Hayley our old flat mate. She moved out when I was a few weeks pregnant. It was a text.
Turn on TMZ x
That was all it said. I picked up the TV remote and found the channel. The break was on.
What is it? X
I text her back and I never needed a reply as the commercials were over. As soon as I seen it my heart sunk.
“Looks like heart throb Bruno Mars isn’t so loyal after all. What will his Fiancee make of this new woman?” The presenter was saying.
I couldn’t take it anymore. I picked up the TV remote switched it off and threw it at the wall.
There were pictures of Bruno and another girl holding hands and another one of them kissing.
Not just any girl though.
It was Amrita.
Why the fuck would he do that! After confessing about kissing Jasper to him he could have mentioned. UGH. He was such a slut. My dad was always right! What was I going to do? I didn’t want to just ring him up. Maybe I could plan something? No, I couldn’t.
I decided that I’d wait until he got home. So I waited up for him and he came home at 2AM and his hair was all disheveled. I was exhausted but this had to be done.
“Where the fuck have you been?” I demanded of him.
“I told you, the studio babe!” He replied, “What have I done now?”
“I’ve seen the pictures. What the fuck were you doing with Amrita?” I shouted at him.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about babe,” He said sitting down next to me and placing his hand on my thigh.
I moved away from him and spoke to him firmly, “You know what I’m on about.” I switched on the TV and showed him what was still playing on TMZ. I couldn’t face to see the pictures again so I watched his reaction. He genuinely look shocked. He looked away from the screen and back towards me,
“Babe, you have to believe that I would never cheat on you. I’ve never seen these before, but their obviously in L.A and their obviously recent.” He took out his phone and he rang a number and put the phone on loud speaker and placed it in between us.
“I wondered how long it would be before you called me Bru.” The voice on the other end said, it was obviously Amrita.
“What the fuck Amrita? Where the hell are those pictures from?” He bellowed down the phone.
“Oh you don’t remember? Our fun little night a few days ago when that bitch was having the twins?” She teased. I threw as death glare at Bruno and he just shrugged.
“No I fucking don’t Amrita. Mel’s right here by the way. UUGHH! You’re such a bitch. What did you do and where the fuck did you get those photos from?” He was getting more and more agitated now.
“Fine. I paid someone to photoshop them okay. I found some pictures of you and Melanie, all happy and loved up. I wanted it to be me. So I tried to.. oh I don’t know what I was doing. I miss you babe.” She said, sounding genuinely upset now.
“Amrita, look,” He took a deep breath, “You knew it was over between me and you a long way back. I’ve been with Mel for nearly a year now. In fact it’s a year tomorrow. You’ve totally ruined it now. There is nothing between me and you anymore. Just leave me alone. It’s Melanie I love,” He said taking my handing in his and caressing it.
“You make me physically sick.” Was all Amrita said and the call disconnected.
“I’m so sorry Mellie. I can’t believe she did that.” Was all he said and looked down and started playing with his hands.
“It’s not your fault. I’m so sorry I ever doubted you Petey. Forgive me?” I said crawling over and placing myself on his knee.
He looked up at me when I sat there and placed his hands around my waist pulling me closer to him. I kissed him on the lips and started to pull away but Bruno put his hands on the back of my head to keep me there for longer. I felt his tongue trace my top lip. Then he pulled away.
“Of course I can Mel. This wasn’t your fault. Now I’m not in the mood to give you your surprise,” He said frowning.
“What surprise?” I said jumping up and down on his knee. I loved surprises.
He took something from behind his back and place it in my hands. It was paper but it was too dark so I couldn’t see.
“What is it Bru? It’s too dark to see!” I squealed getting excited now.
“It’s two tickets for Vegas,” He said and I screamed and pecked him on the lips.
“Really? Oh my god Petey! I love you so much!” I kissed him on the lips again, “When do we go?” I asked him.
I seen him look up at me and smile.
“Tomorrow!” He screamed with me.
“OH MY GOD.” I laughed.
“VEGAS BABY!” Bruno bounced me on his knee now. “Just you and me baby. One week. Casinos, gambling and sex. Oh don’t worry about the babies. My moms coming to take care of them for us.”
“I’m a little reluctant to leave them this early. But as long as you keep me happy I’ll be there baby.” I kissed him again.
“Of course I’ll be there. I don’t want to leave them either. But I do at the same time. These last few months it’s been all pregnancy stuff. We need time just me and you. This is it.”
I screamed again.
On week, just me and him.
This was going to be heaven.
24 hours later and we were getting off the plane in Vegas. I literally couldn’t wait to get back to our hotel. I was missing the babies already. But I knew that Bernie would keep them in good hands. We whizzed through baggage claim and the rest of the airport. Bruno took our shard suitcase and wheel it with one hand and took my hand as we walked outside. It was good just to walk around with him. He got noticed by a few paps but we got into a cab before they could get to us.
“Where you headed to?” The cab driver looked over his shoulder, “Holy shit, sorry, you’re Bruno Mars.”
“Yeah. The man. The legend. Blah blah blah. Caesars palace please.” he instructed the driver.
I felt my eyes pop out of my head. Oh my god I always wanted to get there. He must have know. I leaned over and kissed him on the cheek
“Thank you.” Was all I said. He patted my hand and pecked me on the lips.
“I know that you’ve always wanted to go here. So I thought I’d treat my lady.” He replied.
I leaned my head against his shoulder and stayed there until we reached the hotel. By the time we got our suitcase out of the trunk we were surrounded by paparazzi. Shit. Bruno just caught my hand and pulled me into Caesars Palace. We went right up to the receptionist and within minutes we were in the elevator heading up to our room. I seen Bruno press the button for the top floor. No way. I looked over to him with my eyes wide at the same moment the doors opened. There was only one room on the top floor. No way!
Bruno opened up the door and gestured for you to enter, “After you baby”
I literally ran in. Oh my god. Penthouse suite. Fucking hell it was huge. I turned around and ran to Bruno and kissed him. First on both cheeks then on the lips. “I love you, I love you, I FUCKING LOVE YOU BRU” I laughed at him.
He picked me up and took me towards the bedroom and sat me on the bed. He took his shirt off and his jeans and pushed me until I was laying down gently onto the bed. He sat me back up slightly and took my shirt and jeans off so we were both in just our underwear. He laid on top of me and kissed me. I licked his top lip and he bit my bottom lip. I felt his hands on my breast and I moved his hand down to my waist. I rolled over so I was on top of him now, I took my bra off over my head.
I then went back and kissed him deeper and more passionately, I then realized that we hadn’t done this in a long time. I wanted to make it special. I pulled away from him and sat up so I was sat on his stomach.
“Bru, all though I’m all for the sex right now. I’d love to. Just I’ve missed being with you.” I said.
He leaned up on his elbows and looked at me, “Were together right now babe, and have been for a long time?” A curious expression crossed his face.
“No I mean. We haven’t done anything really intimate for a while. Like a romantic meal. Or slow danced.”
“I understand Mellie. I can’t take you seriously when you have your boobs out though!” He started laughing.
I got up off him and grabbed my bra off the floor and threw it back on over my head.
“So what have you got in mind then?” He asked me.
“I don’t know I just want to be with you.” I replied.
“I have the perfect idea.” He said.
“What then Petey?” I questioned him and went back to sit on the bed.
“Marry me?” He asked back.
“I am?” I asked him confused.
“No, marry me. Right now.” He said.
I felt my heart skip a beat, “But Bruno we’re already getting married in August!”
“So. We can still do all the fancy shmancy stuff. I just want to marry you right now.” Bruno said and my heart skipped another beat.
“I don’t know Bru.” I said simply and looked at his chest. He was beautiful.
“Mel you’re staring again.” He joked.
“Oh shut up Peter Hernandez” I thought for a moment.
“One condition.” I said raising one finger.
“Anything for you Mel.” Bruno replied.
“Me and you. Sex tonight. And it better be good.” I demanded.
“Now that I can’t object to.” He smiled and came over to me and kissed me on the lips.
10 minutes later and we pulled up outside a little chapel. When we were inside Bruno gave our details to the receptionist and moments later I heard the wedding march.
“Ready Miss Franklin?” Bruno asked me raising his eyebrow.
“Ready as I’ll ever be” I replied.
Even if it was in Vegas. This was it, the moment I’d been waiting for my whole life.
The double doors opened and I seen a priest stood at the end of the aisle. I looked over to Bruno and he had the biggest ever smile on his face.
“Are you sure Bruno?” I asked him quietly.
“More than anything, I want you to be my wife Mellie.” He reached out a took my hand and tucked it into his arm as we continued to walk down the aisle.
“Hello, you are here today to be joined in holy matrimony?” the priest asked us.
Bruno and I nodded our head in sync.
“Well then we are gathered here today to witness the marriage of Peter Gene Hernandez and Melanie Franklin.”
A song came on overhead.
My heart skipped a beat. Oh my god. It was Bruno singing! I recognized the song. I think it was called ‘Rest of my life’. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spYtzCbXpko )He told me before that he had written the song for me. I was fighting back my tears now.
The priest announced, “Peter Gene Hernandez do you take Melanie Franklin for your lawful wedded wife. Will you love, honor, comfort, and cherish her from this day forward for as long as you both shall live?”
“I do” Bruno said simply and I seen his eyes glistening with moisture.
The priest was talking to me now “Melanie Franklin, do you take Peter Gene Hernandez for your lawful wedded husband. Will you love, honor, comfort, and cherish her from this day forward for as long as you both shall live?”
“I do” I said.
“Peter, repeat after me. I Peter Gene Hernandez take you Melanie Franklin to be my wife.”
Bruno did as he was asked “I Peter Gene Hernandez take you Melanie Franklin to be my wife,” and continued on with the rest of the vows he was almost in tears as he carried on, “to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.” Tears were forming in his eyes by the time he had finished. He looked at me and smiled, tears falling down his cheeks.
Now it was my turn, “Melanie, repeat after me.” The priest instructed me, “I Melanie Franklin take you Peter Gene Hernandez to be my husband”
I continued to say my vows, “I Melanie Franklin take you Peter Gene Hernandez to be my husband.”
The tears started to flow from my eyes.
The priest was still carrying on, “to have and to hold from this day forward.”
“to have and to hold from this day forward” I repeated gazing longingly into Bruno’s eyes and he squeezed my hand.
“For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,” The priest continued.
I hesitated before repeating, my voice was really quivering now, “ For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer”
Bruno leaned over and kissed my cheek and wiped away my tears.
Still the priest continued and the song was still playing. It really gave me goosebumps.
“In sickness and in health, until death do us part.” He said.
I repeated him and turned to face Bruno full on and took both of his hands and looked into his eyes, “In sickness and in health, until death do us part.”
We both smiled when I had finished my vows.
The service continued and we both exchanged rings. It felt weird to have it on my hand. Like it belonged there all along.
“I may now pronounce you husband and wife,” I got butterflies as it hit me. I was Melanie Hernandez. Mrs Mars. Oh my god.
“You may now kiss the bride” the priest said.
Bruno leaned over and gave me the softest most passionate kiss I had ever known. We both pulled away and I kept my forehead to his and brought my hand to his cheek and whispered to him.
“I love you so much Petey. Forever and always.”
He kissed me once more and whispered against my lips.
“I love you Mrs. Mellie Hernandez. More than you would ever believe. We’re for life now.”
I still couldn’t believe that we were married.
And I couldn’t be happier.