I woke up the next morning and when I felt the warm body behind me I couldn't help but smile to myself. I shifted around in his arms until I was facing him. I studied the face that I had become so familiar with in the past year. I gently traced the line of his jaw with one finger. He stirred a little and finally cracked open one eye.
" Good morning" he replied in a sleepy voice
I went to get up but was pulled back down beside him
" Where were you planning on running off to?" he asked as he pulled me against his bare chest.
" I figured that I would start breakfast and call Adam to make sure that AJ isn't being to much to handle."
" I was hoping that we could spend a little more time together. Preferably in bed."
" There is only one problem with that."
" And what would that be." he asked as he placed a gentle kiss on my lips
" I haven't been on birth control since I got pregnant and I haven't gotten around to taking care of it. One baby is enough for right now."
I wiggled out of his arms and got up. I knew that if either of us started something that there wouldn't be any stopping it, especially after how long it had been.
I went downstairs and wasn't surprised to find that there wasn't much in the way of food so I found a few eggs and some bread for toast. I got everything ready and went to find my phone. I called Adam and they decided that we should have dinner together and that they would bring AJ back than. I missed my little man but I had to admit that it was nice to have a little time to just relax. After breakfast I knew that I was going to have to go shopping if I was going to be making dinner. I planned to make lasagna and all the stuff that usually went with it and since that was going to take awhile I needed to leave right away.
" I have to go shopping. I'll be back in a little while."
" Alright. Don't take too long."
" I won't"
I left and made my way to the store. I got all of the stuff that I needed and before I checked out I decided to make one more stop. It was stupid but I felt like a teenager as I looked at the display of condoms that were in front of me. It had been so long since I had to worry about anything like this that I really wasn't sure where to start. I picked up one box and turned it around so I could read the back
" I wouldn't recommend those. They have a tendancy to break."
" Um thanks." I said as I sat the box back. I turned around to find a pretty brunette standing behind me.
" Here. This is the kind that my boyfriend and I use all the time." she said as she picked up another box and handed them to me
I took them and said another thanks before I went to walk away.
" I'm sorry I don't mean to be creepy but do I know you from somewhere?"
" No I don't think so."
" Oh, it's just that you look familiar. I guess I must have mistaken you for someone else"
" That's okay. I have that happen alot."
With that she walked away. I breathed a sigh of relief. It didn't happen often but every once in a while I had Patrick's fans recognize me from pictures and while I hadn't had a bad experience it still creeped me out a little.
I finally got home and started to unpack the groceries. I felt a pair of arms wrap themselves around my waist and I leaned back into the warm body that pressed itself into my back.
" Hey baby. I'm glad you're home. I missed you."
" I've only been gone an hour and a half." I replied with a laugh
" I know but it was an hour and a half to long, especially if you are going home tonight."
I turned around so I could face him. I cupped his face in my hands and gave him a kiss
" I've been thinking about that. If you are okay with it I think that I'm ready to move back in. I want us to be a family."
The smile on his face was so huge that it looked like it had to hurt and I couldn't help but return it. This was all I ever wanted, for us to be together and happy. He pinned me against the counter and started to kiss me. It only took a minute for it to become heated and he broke the kiss. I could feel how hard he was through his jeans and I decided to torture him before I let him know about the purchase that I had made. I ran my fingers through his hair and tugged on the curls that were at the back of his neck. I pulled him against me and started to move my hips so the front of me rubbed against him.
" Babe you need to stop."
" Why?" I whispered into his ear. He let out an involuntary shutter as my warm breath hit his skin
" You told me that we couldn't right now."
" Look in the first bag." I instructed him
He pulled away and leaned over to look in the bag. He pulled the box of condoms out and looked at me with that cocky grin that I had come to love.
" Buy a big enough box." he asked with a raised eyebrow
" We have four months to make up for."
" That's true."
He moved back to where I was standing. We kissed for a few more minutes before he grabbed my hand and led me to the bedroom. I fell onto the bed, and he followed, settling himself between my legs. I expected him to hurry up and get to buisness but the exact opposite happened. He slowly took my shirt and bra off, laying feather light kisses all over my skin. He gave equal attention to each breast before moving down to my stomach. I was more than ready and tried to hurry up the process by taking off his shirt. He let me but when I reached down to the button on his pants he grabbed my hand and pushed it away.
" I want to take my time. It's been to long."
I tried to whine but he shut me up with another searing kiss that took my breath away. His hand found the buttons of my jeans and when he had them undone he slipped his hand inside my panties. I arched my back as I moved in time with the motions of his hand. I could feel my body start to tense and just as I was about to go over the edge he stopped.
" What are you doing? Don't stop." I pleaded as he kissed the side of my neck
" I told you that I was going to take my time."
He held me and did nothing but kiss me until my body relaxed and my breathing went back to normal. I wasn't quite sure where he was going with this, but as long as it included sex at some point I didn't really care. Just as I was about to ask him if he was planning on doing anything else, his hand found it's original spot and started up the motions that he had stopped minutes before. He did it again and then a third time and by then I had become a mindless, moaning ball of nerves. If I didn't get release soom I was going to scream. He finally sat up and pulled my jeans and panties off in one pull and did the same to his. He grabbed a condom out of the box and slid it on, the whole time never breaking eye contact with me. I felt my body twitch involuntarily in anticipation as I watched him move back over me. He slid into me slowly, but immediatly picked up his pace. It only took a few minutes for me to finally orgasm. It was so intense that I am positive my eyes rolled back into my head and that I blacked out for a few seconds. He slowed as my body shook and as I was starting to come down from the incredible sensations that were coursing through me he rolled us both over so that I was on top of him. One hand gripped my hip and his other came to my breast, pinching my hard nipple in his fingers causing me to cry out. I threw my head back as I started to move, loving the way that he fit every inch of me perfectly. We moved in perfect sync, like our bodys were one and finally I came again, screaming his name. A few more thrust and he did the same, moaning my name so loudly that I am sure that his neighbors have to have heard. I slid off of him and fell into a sweaty boneless pile beside him.
" Was amazing." I finished for him as I tried to pull air into my lungs.
He pulled me against him and I realized something as we laid there in bed together. This was one of the things that I missed the most about being away from him. Just laying in bed with the man that I loved was one of the best things that I have ever experienced and there wasn't going to be much that would make me give that up again. I laid my head on his chest and we sat in silence for a little while before he finally spoke.
" What are you thinking about?"
" I lifted my head so I could look at him.
" I'm thinking about how much I love you and that I am glad that I am here."
He reached over to the bedside table and pulled something out of drawer. When he turned back to me I saw the little black box that could only mean one thing.
" Be quite and let me have my say before you say anything."
I nodded my head as he leaned up on his elbow and looked at the box that was in his hand.
" I know that you don't want to get married just because of AJ, but you need to understand that isn't why I wanted to marry you. I love you and have since the first time that I saw you. We have been through so much together and you haven't given up on me, even when you should have. That's why I want to marry you. I need you and AJ in my life.
I went to anwser but he interrupted me one more time.
" You don't have to say yes right now. I understand that there are things that we still need to work on but I want you to have the ring for when you decide that you are ready. Maybe you can wear it on a chain until then or something."
" Patrick, has anyone ever told you that you talk to much sometimes."
He looked at me with a sheepish grin as I reached for the little box. I opened it and found the perfect diamond ring nestled inside. It was the most beautiful thing that I had ever seen
" So you want to marry me still huh?"
" Yep, when ever you are ready for it."
" What if I told you that I was being stupid before and that I am ready whenever you are?"
He took the box out of my hand and slipped the ring onto my left hand. It looked perfect as it glittered in the light. We spent a few more minutes admiring the ring on my finger and kissing before I decided that we had to get up so I could start supper for our guest. I wanted to wait to tell everyone since I didn't want it taking away from the upcoming post season but he was so excited that there was no way that I was going to get him to agree to it, so I didn't even try.