She wore camouflage
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As her father was a well-respected Texan politician, he gave her no choice. But this attire wouldn’t fool anyone. Below the empire waistline, the full pleated fabric flowed to knee high. The embossed pattern of leaves added fullness without becoming fussy. But it wasn’t just her body she needed to camouflage. Although she always endured a gaunt appearance, her cheeks had filled and were blooming. That word. Everyone associated it with one thing, the exact condition she didn’t wish to expose.
Today was their wedding. When he turned up in his tuxedo, ready to take his vows, she would have a tear in her eye. He was the love of her life. But this wasn’t the occasion she’d looked forward to. They enjoyed a night together too far, a tryst that resulted in a cruel outcome after her best friend had already beaten her to the finish line. Soon he’d depart with his bride while she would start her prolonged visit to the convent. Adoption would follow.