The Hidden LieMature

Ellie O'Keeffe & John Naysmith are two popular actors. As they get to know each other, secrets are shed. But, who has a hidden truth and who has a hidden lie?

Chapter 1

She looked in the mirror but did not recognise herself. Dressed in a flowing, white silk wedding dress, her long brown hair tied up in a complicated design, and her fair complexion dabbed with a small amount of make-up, anyone would think she was as pure and mild as could be, but Ellie knew this wasn't true. As much as she wanted it to be, she was lying to herself and everyone around her.                                                                     

Ellie sat down on a bench, feeling sick with nerves. She looked around the vestry she was in and her gaze stopped on a small stained-glass window. With the morning sun pouring through, the vestry has been covered with a multi-coloured glow. The only thing that wasn't was Ellie herself. Ellie looked down at her hands and back up at the stained-glass window.                                                                     

‘This isn't right' she thought to herself ‘I shouldn't be doing this'.                                                        

 Suddenly, there was a short knock at the door, and Ellie stood up, quickly.                   

"Come in" she said.                                                                                                                             

In walked a tall, dark and extremely handsome man.                                                                                          

"Oh, John, I thought you were going to be my dad."                                                                                 

 "Nope. I've been given the honour of walking you out of this vestry to your father, so here I am."                                                                                                                    

"Oh right. Well, I've still got to do a couple more finishing touches." Ellie walked back to the mirror.                                                                                                       

"I'll just wait then." John closed the vestry door and stood next to it. "So, are you nervous, El?"                                                                                                                   

"Yeah. I think everyone gets nervous though."                                                                                  

"I know I was. Although, it could've been the dodgy curry I had the night before."                                                                                                                          

"Probably" Ellie smiled whilst hooking some small pendant earrings into her ears.   

"What are they - old, new or borrowed?"                                                                            


"You know - ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue'.                                                                                                                               

"Oh, they're old - they were my Nan's."

"Right. What's the new, borrowed and blue then?"

"Borrowed are the shoes. New - I couldn't find anything specific, so I suppose Jase and married life is. And, blue - well, you know what the tradition is?"

"Yeah?" John replied, with a hint of expectancy.

 "It's not that. It's this necklace."

Ellie got out a sapphire necklace from a jewellery box. "Jase got it for me on our six month anniversary."

"Six months? What on earth is he going to get you on your first wedding anniversary? A diamond mine?"

"I really don't know." Ellie put the necklace round her neck, and tried to fasten it.

"Let me, El."

"No, it's alright."

John walked over to Ellie "Please."

"Seriously, I'm ok. I can do it myself."

"Just let me do it."

"No, John!"

"What harm is it going to do?" John took hold of Ellie's hand and she stopped trying to fasten the necklace.

"You know what harm it can do, John."

As he fastened the necklace, John looked straight ahead into the mirror at Ellie, who was also looking in the mirror.

"You know what your ‘something new' should've been?" he asked, softly.



"You're not new to me. And, please don't start this. Not today."

"You know it's true though." John kissed the nape of Ellie's neck.

"You had your chance."

"I'll take it this time, if you'd just let me. I'd take it this very moment."

"In case you haven't noticed, John, I'm supposed to be getting married."

"We can still go now, and we'd be far away from here before anyone would notice."

"I think someone would notice if the bride went missing. Look, I had to fight with Jase to let you even come to the reception, let alone the wedding, so I think you should leave this room until I'm ready."

"You think it was an easy decision to come here? My wife is days away from giving birth to my second child, and I'm hundreds of miles away from her. All to see you. I've not seen you since the last episode we filmed together. Do you know how slowly those seven months have gone?"

"I didn't tell you to leave Helen, did I? I wasn't really expecting you to be here."

"Does that not tell you something?"

"That you're really stupid."

"You've changed, Ellie. I don't know you anymore."

"Shall I tell you why I've changed? - I fell in love. You should try it with Helen sometime."

"I did. Then, I met you."

The End

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