Stepping into their master suite, Summer rolled her eyes as her husband paced back and forth holding their twelve week old infant son, Daniel in his arms. To an outsider it would appear he was calming the babe. She knew better. He was still ticked off about the chat they’d stumbled upon on facebook a couple nights ago.
Taking the sleeping baby from his arms, she kissed Daniel’s forehead before placing him in the crib. Turning back to Nick she asked him, “Are you still pissed off about what those women were saying about us?”
“You damn straight!” he thundered.
“Nick, if you wake Daniel up you’re staying up with him,” she hissed. It had taken her longer than usual to get NJ and Autumn settled for the night. The little monsters came up with every excuse not to go to bed. She had breathed a sigh of relief that Nick had already put the baby to sleep. She loved her children, but taking care of two toddlers and a newborn was exhausting. As much as her mother worked her nerves, she was looking forward to her visit next week.
Taking off her jewelry she was rather matter of fact when she said, “Why do you care?”
“Did you hear that crap they were saying?” He loved his wife and didn’t need anyone reminding him of how much of a jerk he’d been. Trust and believe, he lived with it every day of his life. And spent every waking moment making sure she knew and believed he loved and cherished her and their children with his every breath.
She placed her rings, bracelet and earrings on the dresser. “Yes, Nick… I heard them,” she murmured. This is going to be a long night.
They both sat on the foot of the bed and begin removing their shoes. Summer cut her eyes at her husband. “Honey, you were a bit of a jackass back then.”
Giving her an incredulous look he wanted to know, “So you’re saying you agree with them?”
Summer giggled. “Of course not baby. You just had issues that you should have dealt with before I came along is all I’m saying.”
Boy, did he have some serious baggage. His ex, Veronica had done a number on him. Talk about messing with a man’s ego. Not only had she cheated on him, but had managed to get pregnant in the process and tried pinning the baby on him, and swindling him out of thousands. After that fiasco Nick had zero trust in women.
He rubbed his hands over his short cropped head. “I know I did and we’ve gotten past all of that. Why can’t everyone else?”
Summer sighed, totally feeling her husband’s frustration. “I haven’t a clue.”
Standing and pulling his dress shirt from his trousers, he looked over his shoulder at his beautiful wife. “One of those chicks was talking about busting me upside my head with a lamp,” he seethed, yanking down his trousers. “And what about that other one talking about blowing me up in my damn car!” He didn’t care if he woke the baby. He’d just take his son downstairs to his man cave and watch a movie until he got him to go back to sleep.
Pulling her blouse over her head, Summer nearly fell off the bed as she begin to laugh. “Now that was funny.”
Nick scowled, yanking their clothes off the floor and throwing them in the hamper.
“Come on honey, you have to admit that was pretty hilarious.” Lifting an arched brow, she pointed out, “And that’s not what she said.”
Nick couldn’t help from laughing, too. “Well, what the hell did she say?”
“She said she wanted to blow her baby daddy’s car up.”
“Same damn thing,” he grumbled.
Stripped down to her lacy bra and panties, Summer sashayed to the mirror. Picking up a comb she began combing her hair out before twisting it in a topknot bun. “Well, one of them said I got on her nerves.” Rolling her eyes she added, “And others said I didn’t have a backbone.”
She didn’t get all worked up like her husband. No one had tried on her shoes and walked in them. All that mattered to her is that in the end she and Nick had worked things out. And her husband loved and fiercely protected her and their babies. And yes, she loved him and his dirty drawers.
Waiting until she finished with her hair, Nick walked up behind her. Turning her around to face him, he held her face between his large hands. Leaning down he kissed her long and deep. This little woman was his everything. He hadn’t known what living was until she came in to his life.
Breaking the kiss, he whispered against her lips, “I love you so damn much.”
Wreathing her hands around his neck she stood on tippy toes placing a tender kiss on his full lips. “I love you, too.”
“Maybe one day they’ll understand our love.”
Summer smiled up at her man. “Maybe… But if they don’t it’s alright with me.
Nick chuckled, squeezing her tight. “That’s my baby.”