I am terribly sorry for the misunderstanding. You are free to go.
Dantes happily started his short walk to the tavern, hoping he wasn't late for his own engagement party...
But Fernand Mondego looked on with hatred and envy as Dantes walked, unknowingly, by.
I must have Mercedes...
Dantes walked into the tavern and Mercedes rushed forward to greet him in her white gown. It seemed as if everything was perfect.
But, as the festivities were about to begin, Fernand rushes in, taking Mercedes hand and proclaiming his love for her.
I LOVE YOU!
Fernand had expected that Mercedes, seeing his dedication and sincerity, would accept his marriage proposal on the spot. But, as it was her engagement party, she declined once more and swore to never have anything to do with him because of his childish behavior.
Now, no matter what Fernand does to get rid of Dantes, Mercedes will never marry him. They never once saw Fernand again.