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My Fake Marriage

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Alice was abandoned by her fiance and had a one-night stand with a dirty vagabond. To prove that she wasn't wallowing in her previous failed relationship, she decided to marry this vagabond. But... why does she discover more and more that this man seems to be more than just an ordinary vagabond as they live together? This is a story about a girl who failed in life. She thought she would live peacefully with her husband, but in reality... it was all just a scheme by Alice. It's Alice's plan to take revenge on those closest to her. A dark past gradually comes to light.

Chapter 1: Stranger Man

“I, Richard Guetta, take you, Mia Morgan to my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy law, and thereto I give thee my troth.” The traditional vows rang out in a quiet and serious atmosphere. The man who had just read the vows happily looked at the other half standing across from him, his beautiful bride. Everyone in attendance smiled towards the two main characters in the middle of the church. Their eyes were filled with sparkling blessings and prayers that blessings would always be with this new couple.

Next to the handsome man who had just recited the oath, the girl with a beautiful face, wearing a gorgeous and lavish wedding dress, was smiling happily looking at the person who was about to become her husband. She gently said: “I, Mia Morgan, take you, Richard Guetta to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy law, and thereto I give thee my troth.” The kind-hearted priest stood before them, a living witness to the beautiful love of the two who were about to embark on a new life together. "May the Lord, in His mercy, bless the vows you have just exchanged in front of the congregation, and may He shower His divine blessings upon you both. What God has joined together, let no man separate."

After the priest's words, all the witnesses wholeheartedly exclaimed in unison: "Amen." Among those voices, there was a soft, shaky sound, as if the person was on the verge of tears. Yet, in this significant moment, no one paid attention to that. Everyone lovingly watched the newlyweds exchange rings. Having witnessed the entire process, I felt utterly hollow inside. I tried to smile and join others in congratulating the couple on their beautiful wedding, but my body betrayed me, I couldn't genuinely smile.

"Look at that ugly illegitimate girl, acting like she's some pitiable victim. How shameful!" A woman standing near me whispered to her friend, but I heard every word clearly.

Obviously, they spoke loud enough for me to hear.

They wanted to show me how detestable I was to them. In their eyes, I was nothing more than a contaminant in their world. I had become accustomed to such remarks. Hence, I no longer even thought of retaliating. My life has always been like this - meek, humiliated, and reclusive. That's why he left me for someone else.

Yes, the groom exchanging rings was once my fiance. Or rather, my former fiance. The day he walked in with that woman, the face that once looked upon me with care and kindness now looked at another.

He said: "I want to marry her. You'll bless us, won't you?"

I wanted to say no. I wanted to express my anger.

But I just smiled and congratulated them. I despised myself. Seeing them now, approaching me hand in hand, the bride’s triumphant smile, and his gentle words to me:

"I'm glad you came. I hope you enjoy the party."

Holding back my emotions, I responded with a casual smile: "Oh, of course. Wishing you both a joyful wedding and a lifetime of happiness." He shook my hand, as close friends do, with no hint of past complications:

"Thank you!"

Suddenly, the bride clung to him, pulling his hand away from mine, whispering in a playful tone, "Honey, our guests are waiting!"

"Oh, I forgot,” he turned to me, his face full of apologies, "Please enjoy the feast. I must go now." I nodded, watching the man I was once close to now rely on someone else.

My tears wouldn't fall anymore. It was truly over between us. My name is Alice Wayner. My family lived in an old house in the bustling city center. We were once affluent, and I was engaged to him, Richard Guetta, an arrangement our families had made.

But when my father's company went bankrupt, everything changed. My brother and I had to switch schools, and meals became a struggle. Until I graduated and started working, my father and I were the sole providers. Just when I thought things couldn't get worse, his family proposed breaking off our engagement. They said they needed a support for Richard's career.

I could barely register their words until he said: "I'm sorry, but I've only ever seen you as a sister." My world shattered at those words. It turns out everything we'd been through was a mere illusion. I had reveled in luxurious happiness, forgetting an essential fact. I never had the right to own anything, not even affection. Back to reality, I drank heavily, my mind spinning. I sighed and patted my head. It was time to leave.

After all, I wasn't welcomed here. However, I'd never imagine that in my drunken state, I'd make such a mistake. "Who are you?"

In panic, I pulled the blanket to cover my bare body, staring in horror at the disheveled man lying next to me.

What just happened???

The filthy man sat up, silent to a terrifying extent. His messy hair obscured his face, preventing me from seeing his expressions clearly. I couldn't even determine if he was truly conscious, as his rigid demeanor made me feel he might be sleepwalking, and it seemed I had been talking to myself all along.

Just when I decided to hurriedly dress and leave before something regrettable happened, it seemed as though fate had other plans for me. A hoarse voice, sounding as if it hadn't spoken for a long time, resonated, confirming the man had been lucid all this time.

“A destitute, failed wanderer.”

“What?” I was taken aback, unsure of what the man was referring to. But after reflecting for a moment, I realized he was answering my earlier question. I bit my lip, a bad habit I resort to when flustered.

I had never encountered such an embarrassing situation before. How should a normal person react in this situation?

No, no, no! Thinking that way almost implies I'm not normal.

Calm down, Alice.

Try to remember what happened yesterday. After drinking heavily yesterday, I drove... Oh my God, I've made a terrible mistake.

Fortunately, nothing tragic occurred, or I'd be living with lifelong regret. Recalling this, I turned to look at the so-called wanderer on the bed, my thoughts of gratitude momentarily stalled. Perhaps I was fortunate; I had only taken the virginity of a wanderer after all.

Of course, I have no intention of disparaging or treating anyone differently.

But I'm also a girl with some beauty, so the man who sleeps with me probably won't criticize me or be so desperate that he doesn't want to touch a woman, right? I'm not that bad. I am a person who lacks confidence, so it seems due to that personality, I only think that in the current situation, I'm the one causing harm to others. I pat my head, lost in deep thoughts.

Instead of standing around aimlessly pondering, I should probably find a solution; that would be better. “I...”

Chapter 2: Our Marriage Contract

Ringgg Ringgg!!! The loud phone ring abruptly interrupted my train of thought. As I glanced at the caller ID on the screen, I saw that it was him – the man who had recently married, my former fiancé, Richard Guetta. I hastily picked up the phone, unable to resist the bad habit I had developed whenever Richard called. There was a time when Richard's friends used to mock me a lot, saying that I was infatuated with him to the point of losing all self-respect. They claimed that I acted like a dog wagging its tail, yearning for his attention. I used to hope that his gentle and kind-hearted nature would shield me from hurtful words, but Richard had never done so. I would hope, only to be disappointed, over and over again. This cycle persisted endlessly, and at times, I even wondered if I deserved the cruel words. Much like my mother's frequent berating during her fits of rage, she would label me as a mistake, a flawed existence. Perhaps it was for this very reason that I was suffering

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