Ronnie held his breath as he watched Sophie head straight to her mother and his dad. Then he muttered under his breath, "God helps those who help themselves, right? And that would be me doing something, anything to stop Sophie from ruining today."
He practically ran to his father and sprung between Sophie and the happy couple.
"Hey, Dad!" he said, excitedly.
"Ronnie!" Victor said laughing at the customary bear hug he was getting from his second son. "Didn't know you'd come back so soon."
"Wasn't planning on it til I heard the great news," Ronnie replied, literally stepping in front of Sophie and swooping Violet off her feet. "Hello, Mommy! Julian said I can call you Mom now."
Violet laughed as she was spun around. "You've been calling me that since the first day we met, remember?"
"Oh, yeah...could be cuz I knew this day would come," he said, putting her gently on the floor before kissing her cheek. "I'm so happy for you guys!"
"What the hell, Ronnie! I was here first!" Sophie grumbled, but no one even saw her yet.