Emma was enjoying her first dance with her husband Dylan when the hotel manager approached her with an unexpected message. Outside was her grandmother, Martha, who had arrived uninvited with a wedding gift Emma had no interest in. In her frustration, Emma threw the tiny box away, only to reveal something that would change her perspective.
Emma and Dylan were lost in their moment of happiness, even though Emma’s parents were absent. Their blissful moment was interrupted by the hotel manager, Mr. Scotliff, who hesitantly informed Emma that her grandmother was outside, wishing to see her.
Emma’s expression hardened at the mention of her grandmother. Dylan offered to handle the situation, but Emma decided to confront Martha herself. As she stepped outside, Martha’s face lit up upon seeing Emma, complimenting her as the perfect bride. But Emma stepped back, coldly reminding her grandmother that she was not invited.
Martha’s eyes filled with tears as she explained she just wanted to see her only granddaughter get married and to give her a wedding gift. Emma, however, was not moved. She angrily accused Martha of being responsible for her father’s absence, stemming from an incident long ago that Emma could never forgive.
Martha handed Emma a small jewelry box, which Emma disdainfully rejected, accusing Martha of stealing it. Martha tried to apologize, but Emma’s anger overflowed. She threw the box away and told Martha she never wanted to see her again. Martha left with a sad farewell, expressing her enduring love for Emma.
Emma’s mind drifted back to the painful memories that fueled her hatred. Years earlier, Emma had learned from her father’s lawyer that her father was facing a hefty compensation demand to avoid jail. Desperate and unable to raise the money herself, she turned to Martha, hoping to sell her grandmother’s bakery to save her father.
Martha refused, explaining that the bakery was her livelihood, and without it, she had nothing. Emma’s pleas turned into accusations, and she stormed out, vowing never to speak to her grandmother again. With no money to pay the compensation, Emma’s father went to jail, and his health deteriorated rapidly. One day, Emma received a call informing her that her father had died of a heart attack in his cell.
Her father’s death cemented her resentment towards Martha, blaming her for his fate. As Emma stood outside the wedding venue, clutching the broken jewelry box, Dylan brought her back to reality. The box had broken open to reveal a beautiful emerald ring. Confused about how Martha could afford such a gift, Emma found a note inside the box.
In the note, Martha explained that Emma’s father was not the good man she believed him to be. Martha had kept the bakery to provide for Emma in the future, not out of selfishness. She asked for understanding and left the ring as part of a larger inheritance that Emma would soon receive.
Realizing the truth, Emma’s heart softened. The next day, she went to Martha’s house, only to find it sold and her grandmother gone. A neighbor informed Emma that Martha had sold the house after being diagnosed with terminal cancer and had moved to a local motel.
Emma rushed to the motel, desperate to find her grandmother. The receptionist informed her that Martha had passed away the previous night. Overwhelmed with grief and regret, Emma walked away, unable to contain her anguish.
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