Clink, clink. The delicate sound of the silver spoon against the crystal champagne glass was enough to quiet the festive buzz of voices and laughter. Soon all was hushed and Todd stood up behind the flowers and china at the head table, gazing down at his lovely bride. Gina looked at him expectantly, eyes filled with love, unsure what he was about to say.
Todd took a breath and held the microphone to his lips. "I have a confession to make, Gina. And I knew I had to make this confession here and now, before we go any farther." Oh no, she thought. I think I saw this on one of those reality shows. The groom confesses to a horrible crime after the wedding and their lives are never the same. Or was it an affair with a bridesmaid? Or was it a mafia crime? It couldn't be any of those things. Not her Todd!
"Most of you know how Gina and I met, but if you don't, I'll catch you up. We were both students at the University--Go Wolves!!--". Several howls interrupted the story until Todd smiled, slashed a finger across his throat and continued. "I was doing a little computer work on the side, helping those poor liberal arts majors figure out the more technical aspects of their laptops and notebooks." Here he gave Gina a little wink. "You know, cleaning out registries, initializing hard drives. Easy stuff like that. Okay, so one day this young lady calls me up because she'd seen my flier at the campus coffee shop. She had a term paper due later that week and her computer was full of spam, possibly some viruses, too. She was afraid to do anything because she might lose her paper. I was really busy, but I agreed to meet her and see what I could do to help."