I woke up the next morning in bed next to Bruno. I looked down at my stomach. It's not that I'm showing, but you can tell I gained some weight.
"What's wrong?" Bruno asked.
"Nothing go back to bed." I smiled and stroked his cheek.
"We're gonna get through this." He said and kissed my forehead.
"I know." I smiled.
"Your gonna be a great mommy." He smiled.
"You're gonna be an even better daddy.” I said and poked him softly on the tip of his nose. He chuckled softly.
“I love you.” He said.
“I love you too.” I smiled. “Can I have a hug?”
“You don’t have to ask you know.”
“So you want me to just attack you whenever?”
“It’d be a nice surprise, actually.”
“You goofball!” I laughed and grabbed a hold of him. He wrapped his arms around me, surrounding my body like a cocoon. I pulled his face down to mine slowly. I kissed him. His lips were so soft, but his movements were firm and satisfying.
“Hmm, nothing like that early morning kiss.” I smiled.
“Ahh.” He sighed and looked up smiling. “Oh crap I forgot.” He said and got up.
“We have to be out by 3 today.”
“Oh, no worries.” I smiled. “You can see where I live!” I said excited. “Oh, where I live...” Crap, my house is a mess! I hope he doesn’t mind, I don’t think he will.
“My house is a straight up mess, I’m not gonna lie!” He laughed at me.
“It’s okay, I’m a clutter bug myself.”
“Oh and I have a doggie.” I smiled.
“A doggie, like a small dog?”
“Um, not really. He’s a do vermin pincher.”
“I love dog’s, but you gotta be careful with them.”
“Hoolie is my baby! He’s never snipped, bit, or hurt me. He’s always been there.”
“Is he gonna attack me?”
“If you ever do me wrong, I can guarantee it.”
“So that would be a no then?”
“It better be a no.” He smiled and put his clothes on.
“Does he..uh, ‘speak’ ..any other languages.”
“He understands English, but we taught him Spanish and German attack commands, I barely use the spanish one‘s though. Well as a pup he was trained very well in German, my friend we bought him from is German, so.”
“Oh that’s cool, so you speak German?”
“Alright.” He smiled. I got up to try and pack, but he shook his head and pushed me lightly back into bed.
“Nope, I’ll pack your rest.”
“No, that’s okay.”
“No, you don’t want me to see your dirty clothes? We’re married, open up, be loose with me.” He said and wiggled around, it made me laugh.
"I am loose."
"Barely. Be a goofball more."
"I'm a fricken goofball all the time with my friends!" I laughed. "You wouldn't know, seeing as how we just met."
"You keep saying that. Do you regret meeting me?"
"Absolutely I do...not."
"Why the hesitation?"
"It's too soon to tell if I regret it." I smiled.
"Girl, how you gon play me like that."
"Just keepin it real." I shrugged. I leaned back and watched as he packed my bags. I brought my knees up to my chest, resting my right arm on top of them. I ran my hand over my cast.
“You really do look beautiful.”
“How I just woke up.”
“Exactly, it’s one thing to have beauty that’s painted on with makeup, but true beauty is natural.”
“Aww, baby!” He flashed his flawless smile. I got up and gave him a hug. We didn’t really have anything else to pack. I went in the bathroom and I threw on my most comfortable shorts with were short, grey and cotton with my favorite raggedy oversized t-shirt. I threw my hair up in a messy bun and stuck my aviator sunglasses in front of the bun. Bruno stared at me when I walked out of the bathroom.
“What?” I asked.
“I.., I just. I’m sorry I didn’t mean to stare. Can I hug you?” He asked shyly.
“..Yeah..” I smiled confused. He walked over and hugged me so tenderly. He kept me in his arms, but pulled apart, he gave me one light open mouthed kiss, no tongue though.
“You only asked to hug me.” I said quietly.”
“I apologize.” He smiled.
“Who’s ready to go?!” Alicia yelled slamming the door. “Shit!” She said when the door slammed. “Sorry! Didn’t mean to slam the door, everybody better have clothes on, I’m coming in.” We laughed. That’s one of the things I love about Alicia, she says what’s on her mind and doesn’t care.
“Everyone except me, I’m naked.”
“Like always.” She said walking in the bedroom.
“What are you doing here?” I asked giving her a hug.
“Came to see if needed a ride?”
“With you driving? No I kinda wanna live.”
“Shut up!” She laughed.
“No I got my car downstairs.”
“Alright, I might be over later, I don’t know.”
“Alright.” I laughed. She helped us out to the car, thankfully no one was around. I said by to Alicia and Bruno drove off.
“So where do I go?” He asked me.
“Three blocks make a left.” After he turned I gave him the rest of the directions. We pulled up at my house.
“It looks cozy.”
“It is.” I got out he grabbed my bags and I unlocked the door. We walked in and he looked around.
“I was expecting a dog to attack me.”
“Well then let me go get him.” I smiled. He stayed by the door as I walked in the kitchen.
“Hoolie! Kommen Sie hier!” <Hoolie! Come here!> he barked a few times and ran to the open kitchen door.
“Hey boy.” I scratched his head and he licked me. I walked into the living room.
“You ready?” I asked Bruno because he looked super nervous.
“Hoolie.” I said looking at Hoolie. I snapped my fingers beside my left leg once and said. “Kommen.” <come.> He trotted over, took one look at Bruno and started growling. Bruno started fidgeting.
“Stay calm.” I said to Bruno.
“Hoolie, nett sein, setzen Sie sich.” <be nice, sit down>
“Alright you can come over here.” I said to Bruno.
“He looks like he’s gonna attack.”
“He needs to sniff you.” I reached out for his hand and put in front of Hoolie’s nose. He sniffed him a few times and looked at me.
“He’s okay.” I said to Hoolie. He licked Bruno’s hand once and trotted away.
“All done.” I smiled.
“Good.” He let out a deep breath.
“Man are you okay?”
“Wasn’t expecting him to be that big.”
“Have a seat, make yourself comfortable.” I said and he sat on the couch. His phone started vibrating.
“Excuse me.” He said.
“Sure.” I got up and took my bags upstairs. I couldn’t hear much of his conversation.
“In here!” He came in my room.
“I have to go into the studio.”
“You just got back, though.”
“I’m sorry, hey wanna come with me?”
“Really? I’d be allowed?”
“If they don’t like it, oh well.”
I laughed a little. “Okay.”
“C’mon.” I locked up the house and he drove us down to the studio. We walked in the building and it was kinda loud.