“Tony, stop spying on them,” Cheryl scolded as Tony stood in front of the kitchen window watching Ally and Pat.
“Look Cheryl,” he said pointing out the window.
“How long have they been out there like that?”
“For about fifteen minutes,” Tony said as Pat gave Ally another kiss.
“He really loves her Tony.”
“I know,” he said smiling, “Every five seconds, he’s rubbing her back and giving her a kiss. It’s kind of pathetic if you ask me.”
Cheryl laughed at this and patted him on his back, “It only took you two years to see that he’s actually good for our daughter.”
“I was stubborn, she’s my only baby girl.”
“I know but you had to know the day would come when she would fall in love.”
“I thought it would be countless times but one guy for two years, that’s pretty impressive.”
“According to Donna, he’s never been in a relationship before either.”
“Do you think they’re going to be engaged again anytime soon?”
“Ally told me she gave him the ring back because they both came to the conclusion that they were too young to be married.”
“What the hell just happened out there,” Tony asked as the water splashed on the window.
“I think he either threw her in the pool or she went in and he dove in,” Cheryl said laughing as Pat hit Ally with a noodle.
“PAT,” I screamed as I was in midair heading into the pool, “You are a bastard and I am going to kill you.”
“Hey, I told you what would happen if you threatened to cut the mullet off again,” he said laughing and I spit water in his face.
“I swear to God I am cutting it off, it’s so gross.”
“You don’t seem to mind it when you’re holding onto it for dear life.”
“I also like when I can run my hands through it.”
“This is nice,” Pat said pulling me towards him, “Just the two of us in Florida with no distractions.”
“I don’t want to go back to Chicago or Buffalo after being here for a week.”
“The good news is we go back to Buffalo for a few days, go to Vegas for the NHL awards, and then we come back down to Florida for Disney World.”
“This is really the summer I hoped for.”
“It’s all I ever dreamed of and the best part about it is, I’m not alone and have someone to share it with.”
I smiled and so did Pat as he pulled me closer and wrapped his arms around me.
“I wish my dad will just take a picture of us already, he’s been standing in the window for the past twenty minutes.”
Pat turned around and waved to my dad who smiled and waved back.
“Want to go out to dinner with your parents tonight?”
“You’re being serious,” I asked raising an eyebrow.
“Hey, we might as well. I mean your dad and I get along now, your mom and grandma love me, and well I haven’t met your grandfather yet.”
“Okay,” I said smiling when my dad came outside.
“Hey kids, play nice now. We don’t want anyone getting injured with the noodles.”
Pat laughed, “Hey Tony, she started it.”
I smacked his chest and smacked him in the head with the noodle and he pushed my head under the water and we splashed my dad.
“Sorry dad,” I said pushing Pat who slipped and fell backwards in the pool and I laughed.
“Ha ha, real funny,” he said climbing out of the pool and put me on his shoulders before he flipped me back into the pool.
“Not funny Billy Ray,” I replied and he grabbed the water gun and started squirting me.
“That’s it,” he said swimming towards me and I ran as fast as I could in the water up the steps and out of the gate towards the beach. I was halfway down the beach when I was tackled to the grown and Pat sat on me holding me down.
“RAPE,” I screamed and Pat was trying to shut me up.
“Shut up before people really think I’m raping you.”
“I’ll shut up on one condition.”
“…and what might that be?”
“You kiss me,” I whispered and Pat smiled before he leaned in closer and I sat up. Our lips met in the middle and I felt the fireworks going off around us.
I felt as if we were the only two people in the world and suddenly I moaned as Pat’s hands roamed up my sides.
“I love you,” he said before his tongue started battling with my own.
“You know there’s a pier over there where no one would be able to see us.”
“Are you trying to seduce me on the beach,” Pat whispered.
“Is it working,” I asked as I licked his neck and he moaned.
“Ally,” he gasped picking me up and I wrapped my legs around his waist.
“The pier is right over there,” I whispered against his lips and before I knew it we were near the abandoned boat that has been washed up since I was a kid.
“How did you find this place,” he asked when I threw my bikini top over my head.
“I used to come out here to think when I was a kid and visited down here.”
“What could you have possibly needed to think about when you were nine or ten?”
“You,” I said kissing him again and I felt my back touch the sand and he laid a trail of kisses down my jaw and then my neck and before I knew it my back arched off the ground as he gently kissed my breasts.
“I thought about you all of the time,” he said as I slid his swimming trunks down his legs, “I couldn’t wait to hold you.”
He kissed my lips, “or touch you,” he whispered kissing my neck.
“I hated it when you left to go play hockey when you were fourteen,” I admitted, “It broke my heart.”
“I’ve broken your heart a lot but as God as my witness those days are over,” he said slowly entering me and I screamed in pleasure.
I’ve always fantasized about having sex on the beach for some reason and I knew when I ran down to the beach that this was going to be the day I did. Pat and I haven’t had sex since they won the cup since he’d pass out when we got home from the club or I’d be sleeping when he stumbled through the door.
“I’m never getting drunk again,” he said pulling on his swim trunks, “That was the best sex we’ve had in a long time.”
“If you wouldn’t pass out when you’d get home from the bar we’d have sex as much as we used to.”
“Come on let’s head back before your dad sends the cadaver dogs.”
“Hey,” I said smacking his chest and he put me on his back and piggy backed me the whole way up the beach back to my parent’s house.
“Where’d you two wonder off to,” my mom asked.
“We went for a walk and talked about what we are doing tonight,” I lied and Pat squeezed my hand.
“We want to take you guys out to dinner,” Pat said, “It’ll be on me.”
“Nonsense, it’ll be on me,” my dad offered.
“Don’t even bother arguing, let him pay for it,” I whispered and Pat laughed.
“Stop telling the family secrets, Alexandra,” my dad said.
“Your real name is Alexandra,” Pat asked.
“No, it’s Ally,” I growled, “My dad likes to think my real name is Alexandra.”
“Oh,” Pat laughed, “I was like who the hell is Alexandra?”
“Alright guys go get showered and changed then we will go. I’ll call up your grandparents and tell them where to meet us.
Dinner went off without a hitch, my grandfather loved Pat. Then again my grandfather has always been a diehard hockey fan. I grew up hearing stories about Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Maurice Richard, and Michel Briere.
Once my grandfather saw who my boyfriend was he was star struck because he loved Pat as a junior hockey player for the USA and he followed his career to the Blackhawks.
“You mean for two years he had no idea who your boyfriend was,” Pat asked.
“Hey he was in early stages of dementia and was recently put on medicine,” I said and Pat laughed.
“Oh,” he replied, “I was kind of shocked.”
“I’m starting to miss everybody back home.”
“Want to go back home tomorrow?”
“What about your dad,” Pat asked, “Is he okay?”
“He finishes rehab tomorrow,” I said, “Once he’s done we’ll head back to Buffalo.”
“Okay,” he said smiling.
When dinner was over we went home and packed to head back to Buffalo. My mom was sad to see us go but Pat and I knew we were both going to be spending a lot of time in Florida now. We told them we would come down to visit them again in a few weeks when we went to Disney World.
Our flight arrived at Greater Buffalo International airport at five o’clock. Adam and Leah were there to pick us up.
“Ally,” Leah said hugging me crying, “I missed you.”
“I missed you too, why are you crying?”
“I’m just so happy to see you, it’s been what three weeks now?”
“It has been a long time, how’s the baby doing?”
“Both me and the baby are fine, we’ll be able to find out in two months what the sex is.”
“I hope it’s a girl,” I said and Adam rolled his eyes.
“How was Florida,” Adam asked.
“Florida was pretty great, we got a natural tan unlike you Mr. Fake Bake,” Pat said to Adam who flipped him off.
“Ally, Donna wants to take all of the Kane girls out today to spend time with them since we haven’t all been together in a while.”
“I love the sound of that,” I said as we climbed in the car.
“BEER,” Adam screamed walking into the house, “Where’s the beer?”
“It’s in the cooler by the door,” Pat Sr. said, “Why?”
“I can’t take her hormones anymore,” Adam said cracking the can open and chugging it down, “One minute she’s nice, one minute she’s crying, one minute she’s horny, one minute she hates me. I CANNOT wait until she spits that kid out. I’m going to need a whole fucking case of this shit.”
“I was through it four times, it’s all worth it in the end though when your baby smiles at you.”
“I mean I love her but these hormones and these cravings are terrible. Last night she had me driving all around Buffalo trying to find a Starbucks that was open twenty-four hours.”
“They aren’t open twenty-four hours though,” Jon said.
“That is why she slapped me across the face and told me I was a bad husband.”
“Are you serious,” Pat asked.
“How was Florida,” Donna asked me as I sat down at the dining room table with her, Erica, Jackie, Jessica, and Leah.
“It was really nice, scary at first though because of the whole situation with my dad having his heart attack but it worked out for the better because he finally likes Pat.”
“It took him long enough,” Leah said, “Do we have any ice cream?”
“No, but we can get some at the mall,” Jackie said.
“I want pizza,” Leah said again and Erica laughed.
“Is that all you think about is food?”
“Hey! I’m pregnant which means I’m eating for two.”
“What are we going to do at the mall,” Jessica asked.
“Let’s get our nails done first,” Donna began, “Then we’ll go get some dinner and we’ll go see a movie.”
“What movie,” Leah asked, “How about Toy Story 3?”
“I want to see Get him to the Greek,” Jackie whined.
“Toy Story 3 looks really good though,” Leah cried and I buried my face in Erica’s arm laughing.
“Her hormones SUCK,” Jackie said and Donna laughed.
“Who here votes Toy Story 3,” I asked causing Leah, Donna, Erica, and I to raise our hands.
“Looks like you two lost,” Erica said to her sisters.
“Just because you two date NHL hockey players and you’re married to one doesn’t give you the rights to be the bitches of the century,” Jessica said.
“Yes it does,” Erica, Leah, and I said in unison and Donna laughed.
“Alright ladies, come on let’s go say goodbye to the boys before we go.”
We headed out back and Leah sat on Adam’s lap and I saw him roll his eyes and I couldn’t help but laugh. Her hormones were getting the best of him and they either needed to have sex soon or she needed to be put on some bitch pills.
“Pat, we’re leaving I’ll call you.”
“Alright, see you later baby,” he replied giving me a kiss.
“Buy me something nice at the mall,” Jon said winking at Erica.
“I’m flat ass broke right now and you want me to buy you something.”
Jon reached into his pocket and pulled out his credit card, “You’re not broke anymore.”
“I’m not using your credit card,” Erica said, “I always feel like I’m using you.”
“I know you’re not using me just take it or else I’ll be mad if you don’t.”
“Fine,” Erica said giving him a kiss, “Thank you, I love you.”
“I love you too.”
“Here Ally,” Pat said reaching into his pocket and handing me his credit card.
“He does it so you do it,” I said laughing, “You spoil me enough, I have my own money that I took out the bank when we were in Florida. I’ll buy you something.”
“Come on babe, take it.”
“No, please baby let me spend my own money,” I whispered, “I’ll buy another sexy outfit.”
“Okay,” he said putting the credit card back in his wallet, “Can you get a nurse outfit or a cowgirl?”
“We’ll see,” I laughed and I gave him a quick kiss before I got in the car.
“Adam, I want you right now,” Leah whispered to Adam who just sat there.
“We’ll play later but right now you’re going out with your family.”
“What’s wrong? You don’t love me anymore,” she cried.
“I love you to death, you know that but I don’t think your family would appreciate it if you didn’t go with them.”
“I love you.”
“I love you too,” Adam said kissing her.
“Ally, please go get her before I leave without her,” Donna said from the driver’s seat.
“Leah,” I said walking over to where Adam was sitting with her on his lap, “Come on Donna is going to leave without you.”
“Are you going to arrest her if she doesn’t cooperate,” Adam asked and Pat started choking on the beer he had in his mouth.
“What the hell did you just say?”
“You heard me, Ally,” Adam said smirking.
“I have no idea what you’re talking about,” I said looking at Pat who sat there not saying a word.
“I think you do,” Adam provoked.
“Whatever what I do is none of your business.”
“LEAH, LET’S GO,” Erica said pulling her off of Adam.
“Did your mom send you over here to teach me a lesson,” Adam asked Leah and Jon started coughing.
“What,” Erica asked.
“Are you going to spank me with your ruler?”
“ALRIGHT THAT’S ENOUGH, LEAH LET’S GO BEFORE I KILL YOUR HUSBAND,” Erica said and we headed for the car, “Leah remind us not to tell you anything ever again.”
“I want to stay with Adam,” she said.
“I’ll buy you ice cream,” I said.
“I love ice cream,” Leah said opening the car door, “But I still want to stay with Adam.”
“I’ll buy you pizza,” Erica said.
“OOLLL OKAY,” Leah shrieked closing the car door.
“FINALLY,” Donna said, “It only took you three hours.”
We shopped around the mall and I ended up buying three sexy outfits for Pat. I caved in to buying a nurse, cowgirl, and French maid outfit.
Erica bought the same French maid outfit for Jon. Donna couldn’t help but laugh and when we went to dinner we all laughed at telling the stories about the after parties after the boys won the cup.
“You know, Ally almost fought a girl,” Erica said and Donna laughed.
“Wow it’s eleven o’clock already,” Donna said, “We better head home.”
“I’m sure the guys are drunk,” Leah said, “They had enough beer to give the army.”
When we got home the guys had a fire going in the backyard and were laughing when we came outside.
“We’re home,” Donna said as we walked through the gate.
“OH MY GOD,” I screamed dropping my bags and running over to Pat, “YOU GOT RID OF THE MULLET!”
“Adam shaved it for me while you were gone, I wanted to surprise you.”
“I love you, the hair, and Adam I especially love you for talking him into cutting it off,” I said running my hands through Pat’s hair.
“Thanks,” Adam said laughing as Leah sat down on his lap.
“Did you have fun at the mall, babe?”
“Yeah I did,” she said giving him a kiss.
“That’s good,” Adam said.
I gave Pat a kiss and took my bags up to my room. I heard the door close behind me and I looked up in the mirror and saw Pat standing there.
“Hey,” he said sitting down on the bed.
“Hi,” I said smiling.
“What’d you buy?”
“Just some clothes for Florida and a few other things.”
“Oh yeah, like what,” he smirked.
“You let me worry about that,” I said and he laughed.
“I bought you something while you were gone.”
“I told you to stop spoiling me.”
“Remember how I said a few weeks ago that I wanted privacy when we are here in Buffalo.”
Pat pulled something out of his back pocket and handed it to me, “Patrick what is this,” I asked staring at white papers that were folded up like a letter.
“We’re moving into our new house when we come back from Disney World.”
“WHAT,” I gasped unfolding the mortgage papers that he gave to me, “Pat, I don’t know what to say.”
“Just say you’ll move in with me in Buffalo.”
“I mean I already live with you in Chicago but yes, I’ll move in with you in Buffalo.”
He smiled and gave me a hug and a kiss, “Come on let’s go enjoy the bonfire.”
We walked into the backyard and sat down with everyone. Jackie, Jessica, Erica, Leah, and I made s’mores while the guys talked about football and the upcoming season.
I was grateful to be surrounded by the people I loved and I couldn’t help but smile knowing that
Adam was taking me out to dinner tonight, I don’t know how he has been putting up lately. My pregnancy hormones have been getting the best of me but yet he has been putting up with it.
He was taking me to a restaurant that Pat suggested in Buffalo. I’ve never been there before since I was in Sweden for so long. We were staying with Donna and my uncle at the house that has been home to me since the whole ordeal with Jason.
“You look gorgeous, babe,” Adam said as we walked to the car.
“Thanks,” I said smiling, “So do you.”
I was wearing a black maternity dress that I had bought at the mall last night when Donna took the girls and I out. I had outgrown all of my clothes now and I was only two months pregnant. I wore my hair down and straightened with gold hoop earrings and black peep toed high heels.
Adam looked as hot as always in a black sports jacket with a black shirt underneath that was unbuttoned at the top with black dress pants. His hair was gelled back and he wore a smile.
“Are you ready to go,” he asked as we climbed into Pat’s SUV that he let us borrow for the night.
“Yep,” I said taking his arm and he lead me towards the car, “Where are we going?”
“Some place called the Friar’s Table.”
“I heard that place is really good, they call it like the best steakhouse in western New York.”
“I know which is why we are going there.”
We got to the restaurant and were seated right away since Adam had made a reservation.
“Look at that douchebag loud mouthing his girlfriend in a public place,” Adam said nodding towards the table where a guy and his girlfriend were arguing, “I hate assholes like that.”
“Jason did that to me all of the time,” I said looking at the menu.
“You don’t deserve that, no one does especially you.”
“Adam, what if we have a daughter and she goes through what I went through. I won’t be able to live with myself if I can’t protect her,” I cried.
“Babe,” Adam said taking my hand, “Listen to me, as long as I’m around nothing and no one is going to hurt you or our baby. I will fight my hardest to keep both of you safe. I love you and our baby more than life itself. Leah, you will never go through that again, I promise and if we have a daughter and that happens to her…the boy won’t live to see daylight because I will kill him with my bare hands. I love you, Leah. The day you walked into my life I became a better man and I would rather die than have my daughter be with a low life scumbag who will hurt her.”
Adam wrapped his arms around me and promised me that everything was going to be okay. Deep down I knew that as long as he was around nothing was going to hurt me and our baby without Adam hurting that person or something in return.
I guess what they say is true and that love is all fun and games until someone gets pregnant, I just hope Pat and Ally wait to have kids because pregnancy sure tests your relationship but they were going to be okay because they had overcame everything.
They’re going to Disney World in a few days and Pat has told us his surprise for Ally. I just pray to God she agrees because if she doesn’t Pat is going to be upset but I’m sure she will because they belong together and so do Adam and I.
Oh, how I love being bipolar while pregnant.