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The danger of bachelorette parties and how one of them made a bride’s uncle kick her husband’s ass

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Once upon a time, there was a bride and a groom. The groom was wise enough to celebrate his bachelor party a couple of weeks before the wedding, but the bride was careless enough to have hers right on the eve of the celebration. It’s good she did though – there would have been no wedding story without it.

So, the bachelorette party had all traditional components – a sketchy bar, a lot of alcohol and, of course, strippers. Probably a bit too much alcohol, because when the cab brought her home, she wasn’t able to stand up properly and hit her eye on the car door. You understand what a hurt eye means for a bride-to-be, right? A night of compressing and crying, of course.

After a few hours of manipulations with ice, she realized that only heavy makeup would save the day. The latter, by the way, looked more than just strange on her face – she had never used so much paint in her entire life. But there was no other choice!

The wedding went without a hitch, and as it took place in another city, the newlyweds settled to spend a night at the hotel. The bride’s relatives – her uncle with the family who had arrived from across the country – were there, too.

In the middle of the night, the bride’s uncle felt it was way too early to go to bed and decided that it was time for a night cap. He was too proud to drink alone though, and as his wife was already sleeping, he went to join the newlyweds. Now, the story doesn’t tell whether his was a sane person – after all, disturbing people during their wedding night was probably not the right decision. Yet this is not the point.

For some unknown reason, the newlyweds went to open the door together. Having looked at his niece for a couple of seconds, the man dashed towards her newly made husband, clenching his fists and yelling threats. He was a good person, after all.

The reason for his rage? The bride – or already a wife – had removed her makeup for the night and so her black eye was clearly visible in the dim hotel light, looking like a very eloquent prove of domestic violence.

The uncle calmed down after a few minutes of explanations, the newlyweds went back to sleep, and the incident was forgotten. Until the next morning, that is, when both the bride and the groom departed on their honeymoon, parading their black eyes to match.

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Gracie Norman is a short-story writer, a journalist and a blogger at After her graduation from East Carolina University, she’s tried herself in various areas, such as marketing and advertising, web optimization and even design.
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