....... I walked down the stairs to the noise filled
house as the guys sat watching the game.
know my husband's still on duty for another hour and you all have
a house of your own" I sighed leaning on the back of the couch
between Kaden and Eric.
we know but we miss having you there" Eric tipped his head onto
mean you miss the fact I used to do most of the
she knows us too well" Austin laughed walking in from the kitchen
with a slice of pie "and we know Terri was here last weekend so
she was bound to have brought cookies and
did and I can see I'm going to have to hide some of it if
Phillip's going to get any"
the poor Marine doesn't get any now he's married" Oreo
you kidding me all he does is go to work and get his wife in to
bed" Patty chimed in from the recliner" I bounced a cushion off
of her head. "What… you can't deny it" I felt my face flush red
"Damn if he's as horny as he is now then what the hell is he
going to be like after a 7 month
guys are unfair" I smirked pushing off the back of the couch "I
love you all… but I know you're all jealous" I walked into the
kitchen and poured a cup of coffee and looked out of the window
at the pouring rain.
where's the pie?" Patty said coming up behind me and resting her
head on my shoulder.
the fridge if that lot have left any" I turned round and put my
hand on her round belly "Junior hungry?" I
always hungry" Patty laughed as her belly moved "And I'm going to
need to live in the gym after she's born" I opened the fridge
door and pulled out the cherry pie and put her a slice on the
plate and handed her the whipped cream.
Kaden coming to the doctors tomorrow" I asked sitting at the
he should be done with the meeting but if he's not you're still
tagging along… right?"
yeah… any chance to hear my god daughters heartbeat" I wrapped my
hands round the cup "You heard the
ones… the Commanders wife dancing on the tables at the strip
night in town or the deployment ones"
I didn't hear about the Col's wife" I laughed "I hope she wasn't
stripping she's definatly the rough end of 50" Patty snorted milk
down her nose.
it was the ladies night when you were sick" she said shaking her
head as she wiped her face with a napkin "And yes I heard the
deployment rumors" we both became serious "And you know Phillip
could be sent now officer trainings done" I nodded "Jeez it's
going to really suck if Kaden get sent before Riley is born" she
rubbed her belly protectively. "3 more weeks that's all we need"
I took her hand over the table.
if he gets sent you still have me and Paige" she took a deep
breath and smiled.
know and I love you for it" she nodded "I guess Mom had to do it
with Troy only his Dad wasn't ever coming
a lump in my throat when I thought of my god Mother having to go
through having a baby on the same day that she had to bury the
baby's Dad leaving her without her Marine and with a premature
new born… mind you that new born had now turned into a 24 year
old 6ft 2 inch Marine Drill instructor on Parris Island the
Marine Corps Training base where I'd met my husband and where my
Grandpa was in charge. Troy was like my big brother as much as
his Sister Patty was like my sister.
you're missing the pie" I heard Oreo call out as the front door
swear I'm never going to tell you when my Mom visits" My heart
raced as the sound of Phillip's light southern drawl filtered
into the kitchen "Okay… where's my wife?"
in the kitchen… guarding the pie" I laughed Phillip walked in the
sight of him in Camo always made me smile. It's true what they
say there's nothing hotter than a guy in uniform especially when
that guy is a Marine I got up from the table as he put his hand
out to me pulling me to him and kissing me long and
and if you're wondering kisses like that lead to this" Patty
giggled pointing to her stomach as Phillip pulled
that's how it works' Phillip laughed throwing his hat on the side
and walking up to her to rub her belly "Hey Riley…" You ready to
show your face yet" he said he started to laugh as she started
kicking up a storm much to Patty's
you know what reaction she has to you guys" Patty got to her feet
"now thanks to her tap dancing on my bladder I need to pee" I
poured Phillip a coffee as he took a piece of pie and picked up
the whipped cream.
can we take this to bed tonight" he winked naughtily shaking the
can I started to laugh.
the strawberry sauce incident you really want to go there" I
leant in and caught his bottom lip between my
wrong time for me to walk in" L.J. laughed "Hey Sis" he dropped a
kiss on the top of my head.
are you doing here?"
and Dad sent me with some stuff for Patty… and as no one was in
at the apartment I guessed they'd all be here" I shook my head in
the past 6 months my little 17 year old brother had shot up to
6ft 1 and had been training with my Dad every day readying
himself for entry to the Marines. "Oh and Mom and Dad will be
here tomorrow" he took the pie from Phillip and reached for the
whipped cream in his other hand and hesitated "No… I think I'll
skip the cream after what I heard" he walked into the living room
to cheering and clapping from the