Vibria spends the next couple of days before the wedding running around frantically, trying to make sure that everything is perfect. (She thinks this should be somebody else's job, but for the life of her she can't remember whose, and she doesn't want to take the chance of something not getting done because she let something slip through the cracks.)
Invitations delivered? Check. The wedding feast arranged? Check. Priest? Check. Dress? Check. (She will wear her finest Hermetic robes, the diamond tiara, the pearl necklace, the silk ermine-trimmed choker, and the silvery-blue fur gloves (all of which she got from Sigmundo). Maid of honour? Check. Flower girls? Um...crap! [color=red]It's December, do we even have flowers? It's not that cold, we should have something! Do I know any little girls?
And, not knowing who else to turn to at the moment, she runs to Lucia. [color=red]"Lucia! I need a couple of girls! Do you know any?"
Lucia stares at Vibria. "You need girls now? Why couldn't you need a girl five years ago? Never mind. Why do you need girls now? I thought you were getting married."
[color=red]"Flower girls. For the ceremony. I can't remember what they do, I think they go in front of me and strew flower petals in my path, it's tradition. And it's supposed to be a little girl. Do you know of any?"
And, if she does know of any off the top of her head, Lucia will point her in the right direction.
Let's see. Venue? Check. (Either the castle chapel, if there is one, or the chapel/church in the village). Perfect weather? Um...let me get back to you on that. (Never a weather-witch around when you need one.)
And, finally...after some thought, she decides to seek some advice from Fleur. She goes to Fleur's house shortly after dark, and stops at the gate for a moment as she suppresses a shudder; she had forgotten how creepy-looking the house was, and wonders what she was thinking coming up after dark. She puts her feet back in motion, and bangs the knocker a couple of times. [color=red]"Hello again, Lucia. Is Fleur free?"
"Come in, Vibria, and I will see." Lucia gives Vibria an appraising glance as she goes off to fetch Fleur (and decides, once again, that she definitely came out ahead by taking up with Epona).
It's not too long before Lucia arrives with Fleur, before begging her leave to attend to other matters.
[color=red]"Thank you for seeing me on such short notice, Fleur. I was hoping I could get your advice on a couple of matters for tomorrow," Vibria says, looking somewhat embarrassed. [color=red]"And if this is something you'd rather not discuss, I would understand.
"ahem Frst...[size=35]I've never been with a man,[/size] and I was wondering if you had any pointers, anything I should know to do or not do tomorrow.
"Secondly...although I do want children, I don't want them just yet. Since that's something I think you've studied a lot, do you have any advice?"