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He shook his head. "No. I agree that canceling a wedding the day before doesn't spell anything good. But what I'm saying is... maybe there's more going on than you think, and that maybe you shouldn't be quite so quick to point a finger in blame... and let him come to you."
"I did. When Carmen left. When I felt I couldn't handle things." He sighed. "You... can't protect him from everything, Elle. And he is an adult." He paused, and then continued. "And investigating his fiancee comes across just.... a tad too far."
He shrugged. "I know you just talked about how you're not really a girly girl... I suppose compared to Faith, when you lived together for so long... it felt like you were. You always got dressed up for our dates... you were always trying to get Faith to look nice. You frequently go out and party with your teammates... You used to try to help me plan big romantic gestures for Carmen back in the day. I guess I put all that together to mean... you would want a big spectacle of a wedding."
"We could keep it little and small... somewhere else? Have some intimate destination wedding where they can't find us, or wouldn't expect us to go?" He asked, with a bit of a suggestive grin. The idea was serious... but he also did like the sound of it.
"Portkeys aren't..." he let out a breath. "Aren't difficult to get and have done the correct way. Or, yes, we can help pay for transportation. I think most of my family wouldn't have an issue paying, but I'd be more than happy to help yours." He paused. "Maybe trains would be better. One of your parents is a Muggle, right? Can they take Portkeys?"
He shook his head. "Nope. We can still do a field of flowers... just somewhere else to get away from the press. And if we like the locale... we could even just get straight into the honeymoon when our family leaves."
"Elle, the longer it takes us to find somewhere... the less notice our families get. They have lives and jobs they can't necessarily just... drop everything, yknow? Unless you want to just... elope?" He paused. "I'm not trying to put off the wedding, Elle. I just... don't want it to be a burden on our families. And I'd like them to be there..."
"Or maybe like just a nice vest over a button down. Maybe roll our sleeves up. And I was planning on asking Mark, Ash, and Dakota. I would ask Aydan, too... but if things are awkward, I don't have to."