subject line: decline with regret. August 16, 2015 by Hannah Brencher corvallis, oregon I received an invitation to the wedding I absolutely cannot attend. It’s his. And he is marrying someone other than me. We never even dated, but I built him up in my head as the person who would tell me “I do.” I prayed for him fiercely every night for three years. But he was a piece of fiction, stories and ideas that never came true.