.........................................We drove to Ben's house Mac was heading to the hospital to give us some space we got out of my truck Ben closed his eyes and took a deep breath.
"Nothing like the smell of a Marine base in the morning" he laughed I grabbed his hand
"No way you don't weigh that much" he laughed pushing open his bedroom door and dropping me down on the bed pulled him down on top of me and kissed him. "You are right" he sighed "You do smell good" he kissed my neck. "I need to clean up and go in the shower before I get dirty again" he winked getting up.
"You need me to scrub your back"
"Damn what happened to you I didn't think you could get hotter but you did" I sighed walking over to him.
"Yeah well between your Dad"s workouts and the stuff we had to hump round..." I cut him off with a kiss "and I don't want to give Prince Charming a chance to muscle in" he pointed to my shirt before he pulled it off over my head and sighed "I've seen this before in a photo" he laughed running his fingers over the lace on my bra
"Yeah well you know I had a wedding shower" he nodded as he unhooked my bra and slid it off my shoulders" Skye brought me the shirt and..." I pulled off my jeans Ben looked down and started to laugh.
...............................I walked in from the bathroom as Ben was pulling on his T-shirt,
"How come most of your things are in boxes" I asked kissing him and bending to pick up my jeans.
"Because I'm going to be living with my wife soon" he said putting his arms round me from behind and kissing my neck. "Come on I need to take you somewhere" I put my jeans on and we walked out and down to my truck he got in the driver's seat.
"Dad sort of had a hand in helping to get this for us as a kind of early wedding gift" Ben smiled "Welcome to our new home"
"You're kidding" I smirked,
"This is amazing" I said looking round at the bare room"Where's the bedroom going to be" he walked down a hall off the living room and pushed open a door.
"This is it" he smiled "We can start to move our things in as soon as we want" he said as I put my hand on the waistband of his jeans and smirked at him. "I like you thinking" he said kissing me.........................................
...................... We walked into the living room at Eric and Sami's house it sounded like the party was in full swing already in the back yard.
"Uncle T I've waited 10 months there was no way I was going to go without it for another 9 days" I grinned patting his cheek.
"Thanks for that Tess" Adam groaned.
"I think we missed that memo" Grandpa Will smiled.
"I helped Ben wrangle one of the new 2 bed houses they've just built" Mac said from by the grill where Eric was cooking "I picked up the keys for him this morning".
"I will you guys are going to help us move in" I laughed.
"See I told you she'd still need you guys" Dannie smirked Dad started to laugh I looked at them.
"Happy" he asked.
"Extremely" I nodded as Dad walked over and crouched down by us.
"That sounds like a plan" Ben smiled Dad got up and let go of my hand and walked away.
"He's not happy about something" I said getting up and looking at Ben.
"Can I have a word with Dad on his own" I said
"Sure" Adam kissed my cheek and walked away I turned to look at Dad.
"I'm just trying to handle the fact you're getting married and moving out of home" Dad sighed.
"But I thought you were okay with Ben and me getting married" I said feeling a lump in my throat.
"Oh Baby girl" he smiled "I wouldn't want anyone other than Ben for you he's a good guy and he's turning out to be almost as good of a Marine as I am" he winked "I love you and I love Ben, it's hard letting go of you I've been you got to guy for 19 years and now that honor goes to Ben". I saw tears in his eyes. "You remember writing that thing when you were in 1st grade".
"My Biggest Hero is my Dad. My Dad is a marine and his name is Logan"Â Dad recited "My Dad is my hero because he loves me and my brothers even when he's not at home and plays with us and takes us swimming when the bus brings him home. It makes me really sad when he goes away because I don't get to talk to him and I don't get hugs and kisses from him" He closed his eyes "My Dad is my hero because he's my Dad and I love him" I looked round almost everyone was listening Toby had his arm round Mom's shoulders and tears were running down here face "And I'm his little devil pup". Dad opened his eyes and looked at me.
"You remembered it" I stammered.
"I meant every word and still do" I said hugging him "You'll always be my hero I think every little girl wants to grow up and find a guy who treats her as good as her Dad and I found mine" I looked round as Adam nudged Ben. "I love Ben so much and if he loves me half as much as you do then I'll be happy for the rest of my life".
"I know he loves you as much as I love you" Dad said kissing my head "spending the past 10 months sleeping across from my future son-in-law we talked about a lot of things and I got to know him very well, and I hope to god whenever you guys have kids you get a little girl because then you'll both know how I feel and how your Mom feels".
"To right when your Grandpa and your Mom danced it made me cry so I know I'll cry when I get to dance with you" he said smiling and wiping his eyes "would you mind if I picked the song".
"Sure about time you did something toward the wedding" I teased.
"Oh thanks Tess" he laughed "I love you and by the way we're helping you move in tomorrow and then on Saturday Ben is all ours again" I heard Ben groan from the deck. "We need to take him out before he becomes a married guy" I looked at Ben.
"I have back up Gabe and Justin are coming with me" he laughed. I looked round as the guys all started to mess around with a ball I have to admit I have the most incredible family anyone could ever want ...........................