felt myself yawn as I sat on the couch across from Audrey as
Asher lay fast asleep on my bump as if it was a pillow. Emmy was
flipping through the channel with a sigh.I heard the front door
open the smell of freshly made bagel waved through the room. I
looked over as Tanner walked in hold a brown paper bag. I felt my
mouth start to water as I looked at him. "Did you get me one?" I
asked my eyes widening. Tanner smiled handing me the whole
"It's all for you baby. All of it is for
you." He smiled looking at Hunter as he walked in sweating. Emmy
looked at him and raised her eye brows.
"Hunter what's wrong?" She asked putting
the remote down.
"Let me just go get something from the
bathroom and I will be right back." He kissed her before walking
to the bathroom.
"Baby I want to go change if that's okay?"
I nodded opening the game and pulling out the warm plain bagel. I
opened it as Asher started to move around waking up from his nap.
He looked at my bagel.
"Me bite Auntie?" He said looking up at me.
I smiled putting the bagel to his mouth. He tried to take a piece
off a piece to chew. I ripped off a piece for him to chew and
swallow making him smile and nibble on it. I took a big bite of
my bagel almost moaning at the warm flavor and the melting cream
cheese. I looked over as I heard the bathroom door open. I looked
over to see Hunter walking out in full dress blues making me
smile. Emmy was reading something on the TV as he walked
"Emmy." I smiled nodding towards Hunter.
She looked up and I watched her jaw drop.
"Hunter what are you doing?" She asked
looking him up and down.
"Something I should have done a while ago.
I saw this and I thought you. Emmy I fell in love with you the
moment I saw you. You amazed me. I have never been so nervous in
my life. I love you more than anything. I love Asher just as
much. Even if he isn't my biological son, he is my son. No matter
what. My dad did the same thing to me. He cared for me even if I
wasn't his. He loved me anyway. I want to spend the rest of life
with you in my arms. I want you, I want Asher, and I want a
little baby of both me and you. Emilia, with you marry me?" Emmy
watch him as he dropped down to one knee and opening the ring box
to show her the silver ring. She put her hand over her mouth as
the tears started to roll down her cheeks. "Answer me please.
Even if it's a no…." He whispered trailing off. Emmy put her
hands on both sides of his face pulling him to her kissing him
"Yes, yes, yes! Yes I will marry you
Hunter." His face broke into grin as he took the ring out and
slipped it gently onto her ring finger before he pressed his lips
to the ring. I looked at Asher to see his mouth covered in cream
cheese making me smile. I went to pull a napkin from the bag. I
opened the bag, making my breath catch in my throat. Emmy looked
over at me as I stared at the little blue box at the bottom of
the bag. Hunter looked over and started to smirk. "Ryan you
okay?" She asked wiping the tears off her cheeks. I put my hand
into the bag and pulled out the box and opened it to see the most
amazing ring sitting between the two red cushions. I looked up at
the note that was put gently onto the inside of the lip and
pulled it open to unfold it.
"Oh my god." I whispered. I looked at the
neatly written letters on the white paper.
Ryan, will you marry me?
looked up to see Tanner standing there in his blues. He locked
eyes with me as he dropped down to one knee. "Tanner…" I trailed
off shocked as I tried to slow my heart rate from just seeing him
in his blues.
"Ryan I love you so much. You're my angle.
You made me feel again. I couldn't get through the day anymore. I
wanted it to need. But then I met you. You showed me what love
really is. You showed me life. When you told you were pregnant I
felt like my world one again. It wasn't, it whole. I know you
didn't want to pregnant but I loved the idea. I love you so much.
You're my everything. I don't know what I would do without you in
my life. As said before your kisses are like morphine, they get
rid of the pain and there addictive. Ryan when I introduce you to
someone I want to say this is my wife Ryan Williams. The mother
of my children. I love you, and I want to spent the rest of my
life, marine or not, with you and our babies. So Ryan, will you
become this Marine's girl? Will you marry me?" I looked up down
at Tanner and bit my bottom lip looking at him.
"Tanner I love you so much. You think I
saved you, but you're wrong. You saved me. I didn't want to trust
anyone anymore. I wanted the pain to go away. I didn't if I could
life to see tomorrow. But you, my brother's friend, no my
brother's brother. You mean so much to me. You're my best friend,
other TJ because he kind of beats you. But you're high up there.
If my daughter finds a guy you when she starts to date, she will
be so lucky. Because there are so little men who really care. As
for marrying you, of course. It would be my honor to be your
bride Tanner. I would be Mrs. Ryan Patricia Williams." I pulled
his face to mine kissing him, tasting the saltiness of our tears
on our lips. He pulled back sliding the gold ring onto the fourth
finger of my left, were it would stay forever…..