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  • PriestWill you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband…
  • Crap! What was I thinking?
  • This was such a bad idea...
  • Priest…for better, for worse…
  • Oh no! Somto is looking at me funny.
  • I hope he doesn't find out...
  • I had better get a grip on myself.
  • Priest…till death do you part?
  • You got this Teni... just stay calm.
  • TeniShe does!
  • Huh! Why is everyone looking confused?
  • OH CRAP!!! What did I just say?
  • TeniAh, I mean… I do, I do!
  • Arrgh! I can't believe I just said that.
  • If anyone finds out it's me and not Layo, my idiot twin sister...
  • Oh great! Now Somto is looking at me strangely?
  • It looks like he is whispering a word...
  • SomtoTeni?
  • TeniCRAP!!!
  • 3 months earlier
  • Cling, cling, cling
  • Layo stands up suddenly and taps her champagne glass with her spoon.
  • Immediately, the upscale restaurant falls silent.
  • She commands the attention of the strangers who were just having a peaceful dinner.
  • LayoI know you're all enjoying a nice dinner and minding your own business.
  • LayoBut I'd like you to join me for a toast
  • LayoMy twin sister, Teni, just got engaged… I'm so excited!!!
  • LayoAnd here is her deliciously, handsome rich husband-to-be, Somto.
  • The strangers in the restaurant erupt in cheers, clapping for us.
  • I blush till my face turns red, and sink low in my seat.
  • I did not know black people could turn red.
  • I pull at Layo's dress and whisper in a low voice.
  • TeniPlease Layo, I'll die from embarrassment.
  • Layo Laughs.
  • Of us twins, she's always been quite the bold, thick-skinned one.
  • LayoThank you, thank you!
  • LayoWell seeing as Teni is super shy, let's not embarrass her further.
  • LayoHaha… you all can go back to enjoying your fancy filet mignon and what not.
  • Layo drops back into her sit, and looks across the table at Somto and I.
  • SomtoHaha
  • SomtoTeni, you did not tell me your twin sis was so much fun.
  • I roll my eyes at Somto.
  • TeniYou're supposed to have my back.
  • SomtoBabe, I've always got your back.
  • Somto slides his well chiseled arm on my lower back.
  • I shiver on my insides… Oh God! This feels so good.
  • I can't wait till the wedding day for him to put those arms, and more, all over my body.
  • LayoCome on guys, enough with the lovey dovey.
  • LayoThere is a single girl here you know.
  • LayoSomto, you betta hook a sister up with one of your fine rich friends.
  • LayoBecause you two can make a girl feel lonely...
  • We all burst out laughing.
  • LayoAlright the night is still young, let's go party to celebrate you both being officially off the market.
  • The next morning
  • I wake up to find myself on the floor in Layo's room.
  • TeniUrgh, I feel so sick!
  • We drank way too much at Club Equinox.
  • And why does it stink so bad in here…
  • TeniEew! What's that on the floor?
  • Oh right, I puked all over Layo's bathroom… gross!
  • I guess that's why Layo did not sleep in her room.
  • I need to find a way to clean this mess before she kills me.
  • TeniLayo, do you have a mop so I can…
  • I come to a screeching halt as I step into the living room.
  • TeniWhat the hell!
  • My eyes can't believe what they are seeing.
  • Somto is lying down on the sofa..
  • He is naked, and his leg is stretched on top of Layo!
  • Layo's clothes are also off...
  • Her bra is on, but I'm not sure about the status of her underwear under Somto's leg.
  • SomtoUrgh, my head!
  • He looks up and notices the horror on my face.
  • Then he looks down and realizes the why.
  • SomtoJESUS! No, no, no, no!
  • Layo wakes up with all the noise we make.
  • LayoUrgh! My head.
  • She also notices my ice cold furious face.
  • LayoOh my God! Somto what have we done?! What happened?!
  • SomtoI don't know.
  • SomtoTeni, nothing happened… I promise
  • TeniHOW THE HELL CAN YOU TELL ME NOTHING HAPPENED!
  • TeniYou and Layo are freaking naked.
  • Somto and Layo separate quickly, and begin to put on their clothes
  • SomtoI know… I don't know
  • SomtoBabe, I really don't remember…
  • TeniDon't call me babe.
  • TeniFirst, we agree to not have sex until we get married...
  • TeniAnd then you have sex with my sister!
  • TeniThat's my twin sister for God's sake!
  • TeniAnd you Layo… I can't believe you would do that to me.
  • TeniI hate you!
  • LayoTeni, please I don't know what happened.
  • LayoLast thing I remember was that you had to puke and ran off to the room.
  • TeniSo now it's my fault that you screwed my man!
  • LayoNo.. I'm not saying that.
  • LayoI was just as drunk as you were and blacked out too.
  • LayoMaybe Somto mistook me for you…
  • Layo looks over to Somto
  • Somto looks so confused
  • SomtoI would never do that.
  • SomtoThat could not have happened.
  • TeniWell here you are… naked.
  • TeniOh oh… I can't believe it, this is crazy!
  • TeniI'm leaving, you both can do whatever you want.
  • TeniJust keep me out of your lives.
  • I storm out of Layo's apartment in anger and grief, with burning tears flowing down my face.
  • 6 weeks later
  • It still makes me so mad whenever I think about it!
  • But yeah… I missed Somto.
  • His cute smile, the way he makes me laugh...
  • And that's why we're here today…
  • With both our parents… now that's really weird!
  • Teni's MomI know you are still upset.
  • Teni's MomBut you and your sister have been so close all these years.
  • Teni's MomShe never intended this to happen.
  • Somto's MomTeni dear, please consider ehn!
  • Somto's MomIt was an unfortunate mistake.
  • Teni's MomExactly.
  • Teni's MomThis is why Pastor Jide keeps telling you kids to stay away from alcohol.
  • Given how drunk we were, I guess it was hard for Somto to tell Layo and I apart.
  • Still feeling hurt, I look up at Somto's face.
  • He looks so sad and desperate… and cute.
  • Oh well, I should not make him suffer any longer.
  • TeniFine, I hear!
  • Somto looks up overjoyed. He jumps up from his chair.
  • SomtoThank you Teni. Thank you.
  • SomtoI'm so sorry, sooo sorry.
  • SomtoThis will never happen again, I promise.
  • Teni's mom picks up her phone to call Layo.
  • Somto hurries over to give me a hug.
  • I smile relieved. Everyone smiles.
  • TeniIt's ok.
  • I hug him back.
  • TeniI missed you these past 6 weeks.
  • TeniBut don't you ever in your life mistake me for anyone again.
  • SomtoNot even if I lose my eyesight, hearing, or my mind...!
  • SomtoI'll NEVER make such a mistake again.
  • Layo walks in, and I turn to face her.
  • Um... Why does she look shocked?
  • She should look relieved.
  • Teni's momLayo quickly come over, your sister is no longer upset.
  • Layo walks slowly.
  • TeniIt's ok sis.
  • TeniLet's just forget everything that happened.
  • Layo speaks barely above a whisper.
  • LayoNo, everything is not ok!
  • TeniHuh!
  • LayoI'm pregnant!
  • My smile freezes.
  • Teni's MomPreg-- what! Pregnant?
  • Teni's MomLayo, "o ti koba mi!" You have put me in trouble.
  • Teni's mom falls to the floor with her hands on her head.
  • She rolls around as her head scarf falls off her head.
  • Somto looks at me, then at Layo.
  • SomtoNo, how can this be..!
  • Teni's MomHow can what be!
  • Teni's MomYou impregnated my daughter and you're asking "how can this be".
  • I slowly walk over to Layo, and grab her hands.
  • TeniLayo, tell me this is a joke?!
  • TeniYou're not pregnant right?
  • Layo hides her face as she pulls out a pregnancy test stick.
  • LayoI had been feeling strange for a while...
  • LayoSo I took the test while waiting in the room.
  • I see two solid lines on the stick
  • Those lines feel like stakes that pierce my heart.
  • TeniNo, no, no, no, no!
  • TeniThis can't be happening!
  • Just when I thought my world was finally getting back to normal.
  • Somto's MomSomto, you have disgraced me yet again.
  • Somto's MomNot only did you sleep with Teni's sister, now she's pregnant.
  • Teni's mom is still wailing on the floor…
  • Teni's MomWhat will people say!
  • Teni's MomWhat will all my friends say!
  • Somto's MomWe have to cover this up, nobody must hear of it.
  • Somto's MomWe just have to speed up the wedding.
  • I look at Somto's mom.
  • TeniI don't understand.
  • TeniHow can my wedding stop news from spreading?
  • Somto's MomYour wedding…?
  • Somto's MomMy dear, it's not you I'm talking about.
  • Somto's MomSomto will have to marry Layo.
  • Somto's MomThat's how things are done.
  • My mouth falls open, and for the first time in my life...
  • I get the courage to speak out.
  • TeniNever! Somto is mine.
  • Teni's MomTeni, this is bigger than you now.
  • Teni's MomYou just have to sacrifice a little.
  • TeniARRRGH!
  • Teni's MomTeni please, this is not done in our culture.
  • Teni's MomYour husband-to-be cannot father your sister's child.
  • Teni's MomAnd we cannot have a bastard child born out of wedlock.
  • Teni's MomJust sacrifice a little…
  • Present Day
  • And so here we are on Layo's wedding day.
  • Only that it's me in Layo's place because she had bad morning sickness and begged me to take her place for an hour.
  • ...and Somto just whispered my name.
  • SomtoTeni?
  • TeniShhh...
  • I nod, and motion to him to be silent.
  • A tear falls down my eye.
  • I just want to share this moment with him…
  • Even though it can only ever be this one moment, and nothing more.
  • Somto squeezes my fingers with his hands.
  • PriestNow if anyone knows why these two should not be married...
  • PriestSpeak now, or forever hold your peace.
  • My eyes remain glued on Somto's, as more tears flow down my face.
  • LayoI do!
  • I turn to look at Layo as she walks out of nowhere.
  • What in the world is she doing?
  • Does she take pleasure in destroying my beautiful moments… even though this one is not real?
  • LayoPriest… he is marrying the wrong woman.
  • The small crowd of 50 people gasp.
  • Teni's MomTeni, what are you doing?
  • Teni's MomStop that now! We discussed this already.
  • LayoMom, I'm not Teni. It's me, Layo!
  • Oh great!
  • Now everyone thinks I'm a psycho who impersonated her sister on her wedding day.
  • TeniNo! It's not like that...
  • TeniIt's just… it's just…
  • TeniI was just helping...
  • LayoShh!
  • She walks right up to the Priest, Somto and I.
  • LayoEveryone!
  • LayoThis wedding should be between Somto and Teni.
  • LayoBut the Priest has been saying "Layo" all day.
  • LayoAnd you also have the marriage certificate as "Somto and Layo"
  • LayoI know it's a typo, but that is a serious mistake.
  • Now the confusion really sets in.
  • I whisper urgently to Layo.
  • TeniLayo, what are you doing?
  • She winks at me.
  • She leans forward to whisper in my ears.
  • LayoNo one can force me to marry the love of my sister's life.
  • LayoAlso I seriously doubt that Somto and I made it to third base that night.
  • TeniWha... but you're pregnant???
  • LayoHehe... I didn't really have morning sickness today.
  • LayoI went to pick up the DNA test results.
  • LayoSomto is not my baby's father.
  • The End

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