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Perfect Occasion To Wear An Emerald
“The big day had come, the anxiety was so strong, that during the last weeks, I had not been able to fall asleep. The nerves were killing me and of course, at last, I would officially become a medical surgeon, that night, it was my night!
I don’t think I have ever planned so much what I would do in one night. I moved heaven and earth so that everything was perfect, my family, friends and colleagues were on the verge of collapse due to my endless and insistent recommendations, I am sure that some of them, were already thinking of putting on me, a straitjacket, I do not blame them…
That morning I woke up with more vitality than ever before, if I could, I think I would have spent the night with my dress on. When I started my degree process, I also started searching for the perfect dress and it was not easy at all but I found it, a long and glamorous black dress that left my shoulders and back exposed, a modest neckline that fit perfectly to the lines of my body, and to the occasion. It could not be otherwise!
I started with the business of the day, finalising details and leaving everything ready for my great moment, I wanted to look radiant, I deserved it. I worked hard for that title and that night at my reception, I would receive the reward.
There was a knock on my door, and she was my best friend Chloe, she came with Oliver, my stylist. That wait seemed to last forever, they arrived half an hour earlier and still, I felt like they were 3 days late. Oliver had one of the biggest responsibilities and immediately, I put myself in his hands, he had to put on my makeup and do the hairstyle that we had planned so much. 3 hours later, he finished the best makeup I had ever had and a high hairstyle that made my neck look very stylised.
It was around 7 at night, it was almost time to go out, and although my best friend Chloe was full of praise, I still felt that something was missing. Sure it was nerves, but honestly, I couldn’t find the answer.
My father promised to pick me up, I did not understand his insistence, but how could I not allow the most important man in my life to take me to the most important event of my life? My father looked at me astonished, he said that my beauty reminded him of my mother, but he asked me, don’t you think something is missing? I couldn’t stop thinking he was right, just a few minutes ago I was feeling the same.
He told me, don’t worry, I have the answer, he took a thin rectangular box out of his coat and handed it to me, it was the most precious necklace I had ever seen, a beautiful pear cut emerald hung from the centre. My pupils were enlarged to see such a jewel, an intense green and at the same time bright, it flooded the room, I could not believe it …
“Sweetheart, you are like this emerald, you have a high value and you will shine forever with your own light, and in the world, few like you. Never forget it!” It was my father’s words just as I fastened that dazzling necklace around my neck.
After everything planned, I think that today I do not have a memory of that night, more memorable than that moment with my father. I came out holding her arm and in the hall, there was a large mirror, and I could see that nothing was needed anymore, I was complete and ready to steal all the eyes. A new surgeon doctor was undoubtedly the queen of the whole evening “…