Kenya: "You look great! Don't be nervous, just remember that your husband is your partner and your equal, and you are never gonna let him treat you as anything less."
Christie: "I guess so."
Kenya: "It is very important to me that other women be fully aware of the possibility of abuse in their marriages. The why is not important."
Christie: "Do you honestly think I would marry someone like Hunter Bell? Alak Tarr is the opposite of him in every way."
Kenya: "He's his father's son..."
Stahma: "...And his mother's. Kenya, you look amazing. Rembu."
Kenya: "You too, ma'am. (Rembu.) Later, kittens!"
The room is decorated in white branches, soft fairy lights, muslin and chiffon. It's on a budget, but lovely all the same. Soaked in bleach.
Stahma: "Christie, let's have yet another weird talk."
Christie: "Okay, but first let me just say that I am willing to wear the stupid mask."
Stahma: "For every step my husband takes away from the future, I take two forward. I made you a bridal veil of lace. Do you understand what I am saying?"
Christie: "An Old World veil? That's amazing. You didn't have to..."
Stahma: "I copied it from a book. Now listen, this is what my grandmother said to my mother, on the day of her wedding..."
"And the bride from darkness comes into the light of her shining groom..."
She sings so quietly; it lights Christie up from inside. Her hanya tavo.
The ceremony itself is beautiful, with a cello playing the song she is singing while two women duet. A man walks down the line of Casti on the right side of the room: The women kneel at the feet of the men and the man hands each of them a tree ready to plant, they pass them up, back to their men they cannot see. They can't see them but they trust that they're there, behind them, all the same. Standing and watching. And the trees look up to the sun, and breathe.
Tommy: "Rafe didn't frame Datak."
Nolan: "No, but somebody did I think. The whole thing is leaky."
Alak: "Dad, you came?"
Datak: "Don't look at me. I'm here because Amanda and Rafe showed me up."
Stahma: "This is your day, honey. Don't worry about it."
Nolan: "Kenya, you look wrongfooted for the first time in your entire life."
Kenya: "Weddings are weird. Due to domestic violence and my husband being murdered. And everybody blaming me all the time for just doing my job."