Chapter 24: Putting on a smile

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

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…………  I paced in the bathroom and  tried to slow my breathing, it wasn’t Lyra’ fault she was pregnant, I had to get through this baby issue and deal with it like dealing with the fact getting even a cold these days could land my ass in the hospital. I pinched the bridge of my nose and jumped as my phone rang I opened my bag and pulled it out.


Me * hey baby

Dante * so did you get a dress?


I had to laugh at the excitement in his voice


Me * I may have,

Dante * why does it sound like you’re in a tunnel

Me * I’m in a bathroom taking a few minutes

Dante * you fighting with Lyra?”

Me * no… it’s… well I’m a little over emotional right now with everything going on and… Look can we talk about this later.

Dante * Evie you know we all love you right and if you think we’re rushing into the wedding then we can put it back

Me * what… hell no I can’t wait to marry you and the shopping trip was a huge success

Dante * Evie…

Me * Dante I’ll be alright

Dante * and I can tell when you just need to be in my arms

Me * I’ll be back at the hotel in about an hour your father and mine showed up and are crooning over Lyra

Dante * okay now I get it, you want me and Casper to come and join you?

Me * you’re with him?

Dante * we’ve been working out and it’s helped work out a few issues I had with him

Me * good and feel free to join us

Dante * then how about I take you to this like jewelry store I know and we go look for wedding bands

Me * are you sure the credit card won’t need a recovery period

Dante * I’m sure, there is no budget for this wedding it’s going to be whatever we want it to be, but the honeymoon is all mine to plan

Me * I think I can deal with that

Dante * well let me get dressed because I’d just showered

Me * so you’re naked

Dante * I’m lay on the bed with just a towel over me

Me * I think I should come back to the hotel…

Dante * Ah-ah I’m going to dress and we’re going shopping and then I have an evening planned for the two of us.

Me * you’re romantic aren’t you… the hard Dante croft is…

Dante * a huge part of me but with you I just want to be everything for you

Me * you’re going to make me cry

Dante * go back to the others and I’ll see you in a short while

Me * okay… I love you

Dante * I love you too Baby


I hung up the weight lifted from the pit of my stomach. I pushed my phone in my bag and ran my fingers over the cold steel of my gun, Monaco was a place I actually felt safe and like I didn’t need to carry it with me. The bathroom door opened and Lyra walked in


“Is everything okay?” she was frowning


“Sorry I was heading out of here and Dante called” I smiled at her “He and Casper are coming here in a short while” I pulled my lipstick from my bag and put a coat on


“I’m talking about you getting up and bolting from the table” she tipped her head


“I needed to pee” I put a smile on my face but dropped my eyes from her “So is there anything you need for the baby or can I just go mental Aunt and start the spoiling right now”


“I have nothing other than the stroller and a crib” she looked down “It was hard not knowing where I’m going to be living… I have to talk to Casper and see where the hell we stand right now”


“Okay so I can spoil” I reached for her hand and squeezed


“Can I stop you?” she sighed


“Nope and I know Tricia will be itching to go shopping as well” the two of us walked out into the restaurant Dad and Egan we’re sitting deep in conversation, both of them getting to their feet as we approached the table.


“She was talking to D” Lyra said as she sat down


“Everything okay my Dear” Siman put his hand over the top of mine the Fatherly frown on his face etched deep lines in his forehead.


“I’m fine Dad”


“Are you over doing things?”


“Dad I spent the morning trying on wedding dresses” the look on his face changed from one of worry to one of pure excitement.


“So Dante saying that you are both getting married soon it is really happening?”


“Siman she looks so beautiful in the gown she’s picked” Lyra bounced in the seat “I mean she is breathtaking” she got excited


“Ly” I felt my cheeks blush


“So you have found the right dress” Egan picked up the cold beer the waiter put in front of him


“I tried on some real doozies” I laughed “But then I tried on the one I got and I felt like a princess in it”


“Well that is how a girl should feel on her wedding day” Siman lent over the table and kissed my cheek. We sat in the restaurant until Dante and Casper both walked in together Dante’s white shirt as bright enough require you to wear sunglasses and Casper’s t-shirt hugged ever muscle in his chest and arms. Both of them making a true statement just with their presence alone Dante took a side look making sure everything was alright and safe, we could be in a damn convent and he’d still be weary.


“Did you make the call?” Egan asked


“I did and the night after tomorrow we are meeting in Nice” Dante nodded the waiter brought over two more chairs and Dante and Casper sat down with us his hand protectively over the back of my chair “Casper wants to go with me”


“Casper needs to sort out his life” I blurted out “I’ll go to the meeting with you”


“I agree” Siman nodded “Casper you and Lyra have a lot to discuss and not a whole lot of time to work things out… if you are going to be together or not the baby is what matters”


“Sam and Tricia are already on a flight coming in” I added “Sam can come with us as well”


“Well I have to fly back to Prague with Siman over the South American deal” Egan put his empty beer glass down


“Well I think we’re all going to be pretty busy and I think we can set Tricia up with Guillaume to work on the wedding” Dante rubbed the back of my neck. I looked at Lyra


“Thank you for this morning”


‘You’re more than welcome” she nodded at me “I can’t wait to see you on the day” Dante nudged me


“You ready to go?” I smiled at him “If you guys will excuse us I’m going to take my suture wife and try to find our wedding bands”……………….


Submitted: June 17, 2013

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Well that sucks having to do more cooking lol

Mon, June 17th, 2013 6:09pm



can't wait for more

Mon, June 17th, 2013 6:18pm



thank you Stephy

Mon, June 17th, 2013 6:24pm



Loved it Kirst...I think it's good that Dante's getting her away from it all for awhile...and yet it needs to be dealt with..all in time I suppose. And I sense some dun Dun DUNNNN coming!!!!

Mon, June 17th, 2013 6:25pm



Hmmmm i wonder what the DUN DUN DUN could be HMMMMMMM

Mon, June 17th, 2013 6:28pm



loved it kirst. so tonight, kenny has moved up to a AA team so he needs to kick it up a notch. The coaches and the other boys on the team were all shocked that this was his first year playing so we are very excited for him.

I'm so upset at my parents. My mom has only been to a half of one of Kennys games and his season is almost done. I can tell it bothers him that they aren't showing up to the games but I don't know how to bring it up to my mom that I think it is lousy that she wont put in the effort to make it to her grandsons game since this means so damn much to him.

Mon, June 17th, 2013 8:37pm


Go Kenny nice job... and sometimes it might just pay you to be blunt about it Megs and tell her it hurts Kenny more than she knows

Mon, June 17th, 2013 1:55pm



No clue Kirst...but knowing you its going to be a twist straight out of left field!!!

Mon, June 17th, 2013 8:55pm



Hmm wow I wonder wats next.

Tue, June 18th, 2013 12:50am

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