She got the phone call on a Monday, and by Friday she was standing in a small chapel two thousand miles away. She knew this wasn't right, but she had to support her sister the only one who ever stood by her.
"Can you come here and stand with me as I get married?", her sister asked.
"What the hell are you talking about?", she replied.
"I'm getting married on Sunday.", her sister stated flatly.
"What? To who? Why?", She asked. She was beyond confused by her sister on a daily basis, but she knew deep down she was a good person with a good heart.
"I can't explain it over the phone, Sis. Can you please come?", her sister Susie replied.
"I'll try. I will try to get there.", she said calmly.
"Thanks, hun.", Susie said as she hung up the phone.
She arrived in the small town where her sister had lived that morning, it was an idyllic little inlet on the gulf coast of Florida. She had waited for an explanation, but she knew as soon as she saw her sister standing in her front yard with a group of men she would have to wait for it. The group of men caught her eye as she pulled into her sister's driveway.
"You're here!", Susie said as she skipped over to her car and had a giant grin on her face.
"I said I would try.", she replied.
"I knew I could count on you.", Susie said as she hugged her close.
"Are you going to introduce us, my dear.", a man who was most definitely military said as he walked over to the pair.
"Ah, yes this is my sister. Princess this is my fiancé Nobu.", Susie said hurried. She was never good at lying, and Princess knew that.
"Princess?", he asked.
"A nickname.", she said smiling as she now wondered what the hell her sister had gotten her self into.
"Ah, so you are to be my sister in law?", he asked also looking her up and down as if to contemplate what she was capable of, the same thing she was doing to him at the moment and his friends or unit who was also looking her over.
"I guess.", she said with a flip of her hair as she turned around to grab her bag and phone. "Sorry Susz, I have to check in."
"So you're not really on vacation?", Susie asked quietly.
"Leave wasn't really an option. Luckily there is a base nearby I haven't been to in a few years. Let's just call it a working leave.", princess replied as she smiled.
"Really? I thought.... No never mind. How long you here for then?", Susie asked.
"As long as I need to be.", She said looking over the other men again. Two of them looked familiar to her. She knew she had seen them before but couldn't place them at that exact second. She had worked with both at some point which meant she probably knew them all on some level. If she had worked with them she looked at her sister and shook her head, what had she gotten herself into?
Two hours later she stood at the front of the chapel across from a man she didn't know and two of his friends. She wondered why her usually outgoing sister who was always the more popular one in the group didn't have another person there. She looked at Susie and wondered again what had she gotten mixed up in for this to be happening. Last she had heard from their other sister, Stacey, and another brother Susie had settled into the beach life here and was happy on her own as she started and ran her business quietly and she was glad to be single and living it up. That was only a few weeks ago. Now she was standing at the altar with a man who was definitely Susie's preferred type waiting for her to practice walking up the aisle to him. She was now confident she had worked with the other two men before on something as neither was comfortable on any level. She heard them speaking to each other, and no one seemed really happy about this union despite their attempts to make it look like they were. She wasn't an idiot on any level so she was trying to place each person and pick up on their names so she could dig through her memories to figure out what was going on, because the wedding was just a cover and something big was happening, and somehow her sister had found herself neck deep in it.