It’s been a week since Tanner got home. He had talked to his C.O. about what I said. He said that he had to talk to
the Base Commander. He got the meeting planed and went to it, ready or the worst. They called me in to talk with them so I knew what was happening. He was a nice man; he told me how things could go
if we moved cross country. How the housing would be different, and how we might not even get a house. But since we had the twins, and they were still babies, and with Bailey being sick we could be
okay on that front because we would have top priority. He told Tanner he could switch over there and live on base since we were getting married and there were many spots he could work. But one
caught his eye, I could tell. Camp Pendleton was the Parris Island of the rest of the country. Tanner’s C.O. said since his rank was high enough he could apply to become a Drill Instructor. Tanner
jumped at that one saying he could stay home more and be with Bailey more. He had such a smile on his face it surprised me. It even surprised his Commander because he said he would put in a good
word when he sent in his application. They smiled and saluted each other before leaving. I smiled at him as he winked at me. Okay so he knew my Grandpa, but Tanner didn’t need to know that. It
wasn’t like he was giving away a higher spot he shouldn’t have, he was just helping. He promised to get Tanner an interview, and he did. Tanner flew out to California a couple of days ago.
Well he must have done well because he got orders to be at Camp Pendleton in one week. Tanner was so happy when he got it that he spun me around and around before kissing Bailey all over her
face making her giggle before she fell back asleep. She has been sleeping a lot since her body has been getting the chemotherapy. Now Hunter came home a few days ago and just in time because Emmy
went into labor a few hours later and there little boy came into the world. Lucas Thomas Banks was a happy healthy 19 inch 8 pounds 4 oz baby boy. Asher loved to give him little kisses and walk
into his room and stroke his hair when he cried for his mommy. I found it so cute.
Mom thought it would be better for everyone if he had the wedding sooner so she called everyone to say we
have bumped it up to only 2 days away. Everything was ready for it and the reception was planned and ready. Well now I was at my bachelorette party laughing with all the girls. Mom was there as
well as Aunt Kirsty, Aunt Megs, Audrey, Emmy, little Luke since he had to be with Mommy as she was breast feeding him, and sadly ‘Candy’ was here too. Logan said she had to come since she was and I
quote ‘part of our big happy family’. I swear that boy has lost his mind. Bailey was here sleeping on my lap lying on my stomach lightly snoring, just like her father. Wyatt was with the boys
having fun. I know who wants little kids at a bachelor party? Well we offered to take the little men but they said no, we want them. Weird I know but that’s my family. We were sitting around
watching movies eating food. We had Chinese and pizza, but of course ‘Candy’ had to get a salad as the rest of us got amazing food. I just shook my head at her and shrugged gently before going back
to what I was doing. I looked over at everyone and smiled. Mom looked at me. “So are you excited about the move to Cali?” She asked eating a slice of pizza.
“I think I’m going to miss everyone slice you guys are still on this side of the country but it’s what is best for Bailey so that’s all that matters.” I nodded. Emmy looked over from where she was
holding little Luke. He looked just like Hunter which always made me smile at him.
“Well we can always come and visit you guys. It just means that we get a nice vacation from here every once and a while.” She giggled at me. I nodded stroking Bailey’s hair.
“I know I just feel bad taking Tanner away from the front line like he is.” I shrugged. ‘Candy’ snorted.
“Well whose fault is that? You’re the one who got pregnant so young.” She said looking at her perfectly painted French tipped nails. I raised an eye brow at her.
“Say the pregnant girl how had a drunken child on my cousin.” Emmy hid her giggle with a cough. ‘Candy glared at me.
“At lease I wasn’t 18 like you. Come on your just a little slut.” I glared at her.
“So how are those corners Candy? Did you lose money since you’re a fat ass now?” I snapped at her. She had to be about 7 months almost 8 months pregnant and she was big. Not fat big, but pregnant
big, but I said it because I knew she would want to kill me. She stood up and put her hand on her hips.
“You know I bet that guy that so called ‘raped’ you,” She put air quotes with her fingers making me clench my jaw, “did ‘rape’ you. I bet you wanted it, but are just too much of a slut to admit it
so you are just going to say it was ‘rape’.” She smirked at me. Everyone gasped at her which made Bailey fidget on my lap and start to wake up. Audrey stood up and walked over to her be for
slapping her across her face.
“Don’t you dare talk about my sister like that. Just go back to work those corners ‘Candy’ or whatever your name is. So back to selling your body for money you whore.” She snapped making ‘Candy
grab her bag to leave.
“This won’t be the last you will be seeing of me. Always watch over your shoulder for me.” She snapped before leaving my apartment. I rolled my eyes at her standing up.
“I think I’m going to put Bailey in her crib and just go to sleep.” I sighed rubbing my eyes. It was getting late and I wanted a good night sleep for tomorrow.
“You don’t have to go for just what she said Ryan.” Mom said looking up at me from where she started to clean up the mess.
“I can care less what the wicked witch of the east, I’m just really tired. It’s getting pretty late now.” I nodded to the clock. She looked over.
“Your right. Go to bed and I will wake up you when it is time to start to get ready for tomorrow. Good night sweetheart.” She smiled kissing my cheek.
“Night Ma, tell everyone I say night to.” I nodded walking into the nursery to lay Bailey down to sleep for the night. I walked into the bedroom and lay down to fall asleep. I swear I was asleep as
my head hit the pillow…………..
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