The story picks up at the end of chapter thirty, when Charlotte had jilted William at the altar. This alternate ending to Rules had been written for quite some time, with the help of my trusted friend, @NinjaAssasin, who act as my unpaid editor (to whom I am entirely grateful).
So, without further ado, I present you:
Rules of Masquerade: Alternate Ending
Rules of Masquerade 31
At first he heard nothing - neither the buzzing whispers and murmurs of guests nor the inquiries from the priest. All he heard was the echo of her rejection vibrating in the corners of his mind. His eyes kept seeing the rivulet of tears streaming from her eyes. She did nothing to staunch the flow as it ran down her cheeks.
William swallowed hard. His heart was hammering with a vengeance.
William kept staring at the door where Charlotte had disappeared to until finally most parties sitting on the front pew stood up. His grandfather, stern man that he was, was gaping with anger in his eyes. Sitting in eithe...