…………………. We all spent the day laughing and celebrating with Drew I walked outside and leaned over the rail on the deck taking in the smell of the ocean.
“The noise level is getting to the deafening point” Leah said walking over to me.
“I know can you imagine what they’ll be like if he makes it on to the roster and plays” I laughed running my fingers through my hair.
“So we all heading back up north for the holidays” she said nudging me.
“I know first time going back since we moved” I sighed.
“Nervous” she said nudging me.
“No not really I keep thinking if Drew makes it in to the NFL that someone is going to drag up my past to try to hurt him of his reputation” I said shaking my head.
“You can’t let that worry you” she said putting her arm round me “You’re tough so is Drew and you have all of us to fall back on if you need us”
“I know” I nodded “So how are you feeling” .I asked rubbing her belly.
“Awesome we found out we’re having a little boy” she whispered looking round “we’ve got Cassie and Joe gifts in blue to let them in on it” She grinned “but I had to tell someone”.
“That’s awesome” I hugged her.
“I know Trent is so happy” she smiled. “So when does Drew have to sign”.
“11am Monday morning”
“That’s such a huge thing to happen”
“I know I don’t think it’s truly hit him yet” I smiled as we watched the sun slowly setting over the ocean. “I’m so proud of him”.
“He’s proud of you as well” she said turning to face me.
“What are to too plotting” Drew laughed coming out of the door.
“How to take over the world” I laughed.
“Cassie wants you” he said looking at Leah.
“Oh thanks” she said heading back to the house Drew came over to me.
‘Everything okay, you’ve been quiet” he asked putting his hands each side of m e on the deck rail.
“I’m just thinking how good everything is at the moment” I said looking at him “how totally hot the guy I’m married to is”.
“Of course I thought that was the reason you married me” he smiled his green eyes twinkling.
“I need to tell you something” he said moving his hands from the rail to my waist.
“You’ve sacrificed a lot of our old life like the going out with friends and having nights out together since I started training” he sighed “and not getting a honeymoon”.
“You had training I understand that and after the surprise of the wedding I’m fine with waiting” I said putting my arms round his waist.
“I know but we thought we would be able to get away just after Christmas and now I don’t know what they will want me to do in Tampa”. He pouted a little “I’m sorry I can’t take you away just me and you”.
“You can always take me home” I grinned.
“Okay but I promise you that as soon as I get a free week we’re going somewhere tropical and hot so all you wear all week is a bikini” he said pulling me against him “and we can do that baby practice thing”.
“I like the sound of that” I said as he bent his head and kissed me I put my arms round his neck.
“So you think you can handle being the wife of an NFL player” he laughed as we walked back in to the house.
“As long as the girls know to keep away or they’ll get there asses kicked” I giggled.
“Everyone will know I’m married and off limits” he said opening the door for me………………………
…………………. Monday morning rolled around and we got in Drew’s truck and headed for Tampa which was 40 minutes away from where we lived we pulled in to the parking lot and got out. Drew looked at the stadium and shook his head.
“This feels insane” he sighed linking his fingers with mine.
“That’s what I’ve been saying all morning” Marc laughed walking over with an older guy.
“Hey Dude” Drew smiled.
“Dad this is Drew and his wife Autumn” Marc said introducing us “Guys this is George my Dad”.
“Nice to meet you” Drew said shaking his hand. We all walked inside and to the offices Jackson walked out of a boardroom.
“Excellent you’ve both made a decision I hope” Marc and Drew both nodded “Good come on in” he held open the door and we all walked inside and sat down.
Three hours later the guys had just signed and had pictures taken and we’d all been taken on a tour round the stadium, Marc and Drew both had to have a physical later that afternoon and we’re given the training schedule.
“Okay be back here by 5 for your physical and them we we’ll see both of you on Wednesday for a heavy hit of training there is a game on Sunday so you will get a good feel for how it all works” Allen said shaking the guys by the hand and kissing my cheek “I know you’re not likely to get on this seasons roster but conditioning will go a long way in making it for next season”.
“Thank you” Drew smiled before we turned and walked out of the building he stopped half way across to the truck and let out a huge sigh.
“Baby you okay” I asked stopping and looking at him he was literally white and shaking “Drew”.
“Autumn…” he stammered “I feel like I’m going to puke”.
“No you’re not I pulled a bottle of water from my bag and handed it to him.
“I’m…. we’re ... I’ve just…” he shook his head trying to straighten his thoughts “I’ve signed a contract to be in the NFL”. I started laughing.
“I know baby” he sat down on the black top with his head between his knees I rubbed his back “finally it’s sunk in” he nodded.
“Yep wow it’s huge isn’t it”
“Are we talking body parts or the Buccaneers contract” I said creasing up laughing …………………………………