|A Bolt From The Blue
Author: Mrs Carmichael PM
Sequel to Kissing You. Rachel and Eddie’s relationship faces its first major challenge when a face from their not-to-distant past makes an appearance, with an announcement. Full summary inside, Reddie all the way xxxRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,912 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 06-05-09 - Published: 04-07-09 - id: 4975755
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Update for you, sorry its taken so long, been away in Derbyshire up until just over an hour ago.
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Love you all Gemz xxxx
Chapter 6: Moving In
Chapter 6: Moving In
Rachel pulled her car up in her driveway when she and Eddie came back from doing the food shopping later that afternoon. She got out of the car and went to unlock the front door before heading back to the car to give Eddie a hand with the groceries. "I'll do this Rachel," he said as she reached into the boot to take out a couple of bags of groceries.
"Eddie, I'm pregnant, not an invalid," she replied as she took of the two grocery bags and took them inside.
Eddie sighed and shook his head as he took the final two bags out of the boot and closed it. Rachel emerged in the front doorway and locked the car before heading back into the house, Eddie following suit. He followed her into the kitchen and deposited the final two bags on the worktop with all the others. They unloaded all the stuff and then began to pack it away in the various cupboards. "So, what are we having for dinner tonight then Rachel?" Eddie asked once they had finished packing the groceries away.
"Ummm, how about I cook? Lasagne sound OK to you?" Rachel replied.
"Sounds perfect," Eddie replied as he walked towards the kissed her gently on the forehead.
Rachel smiled as she looked up at the clock, "I may as well get started now so shoo!" she said as she pushed Eddie towards the door.
"Why have I got to go?"
"Because Eddie, we both know full well that you can't keep your hands to yourself, especially where I am concerned and if you stay in here I'm cooking, we will get round to eating, just go and find something to keep yourself occupied,"
"OK fine," Eddie said as he left the kitchen and closed the door after him.
Rachel cooked the lasagne and when it was finished, she set the table and put hers and Eddie's plates down on the table, leaving some for Phillip in the oven in case he wanted something to eat when he came back. She left the kitchen and went through Eddie, who was sat in the living room watching a football match on the TV. "Dinner's ready," Rachel said as she stood in the living room doorway.
Eddie didn't look away from the TV and Rachel sighed to herself. She walked into the living room and took the remote control off the arm of the sofa and switched it off. "I was watching that!" Eddie said as he turned to face Rachel.
"I know that, I was thinking that surely I'm more interesting to you than a football match," she smiled at him.
Eddie thought about that for a moment, "hmmm, I think you are Rachel because there's things you can do to me that a television certainly can't,"
Rachel laughed at him, "I bet there is," she smirked at him, knowing exactly what she meant.
Eddie smiled back at as he stood up and followed her through to the kitchen.
They sat at the table and ate their dinner together, laughing and joking about anything and everything. This was the way things had been for them right from the start, they were both so comfortable in each other's company that they didn't feel the need to hold anything back when they were together. They talked about everything from the plans for Eddie's move in to how they were going to tell the staff about their relationship. Once the dinner had been eaten, Rachel and Eddie cleared away the plates and she began to wash up, delegating Eddie to do the drying. She turned on the taps and poured some washing up liquid into the bowl, waiting until the bowl was almost full before switching off the taps. Rachel looked towards and caught him unawares by flicking some of the soapy water at him, "Oh, so that's your game is it Rachel?" Eddie asked. Rachel smirked at him, trying to contain the giggle that was threatening to escape, "two can play at that game," he added as he flicked more of the soapy water in her direction.
She giggled and flicked even more at him. Within seconds, it became a fully-blown water fight and they were soon both soaked to the skin. Eddie wrapped his arms around Rachel's waist and backed her away from the sink and into one of the worktops. All giggling ceased as they stared into each other's eyes and the space between gradually closed until they were kissing, madly, furiously, desperate for the moment not to end. Rachel's hands found Eddie's shirt buttons and began to undo them. In turn, his hands found the hem of her t-shirt and began to lift it upwards but they were disturbed by the turning of a key in the front door. They hastily pulled away and Eddie set about doing up his shirt buttons as he and Rachel heard footsteps padding towards the kitchen. "Rachel! You in?" they heard Phillip call.
"Yeah, in the kitchen Phil!" Rachel called back.
He opened the kitchen door and immediately spotted Eddie doing up his shirt. "I'm sorry," he said, thinking he'd interrupted something, "I didn't interrupt anything did I?"
Rachel shook her head, "no you didn't Phil, me and Eddie were just washing up," she replied.
Oh, is that what they call it these days? Phil thought. "I'll leave you to it then," he said as he began to leave.
"No, it's alright Phil honestly, we'll leave you to it, there's some lasagne in the oven for you" Rachel said as she and Eddie headed for the kitchen door.
"Thanks Rach," he smiled appreciatively as he headed towards oven and took out the plate.
"Phillip, can we have a word with you?" Eddie asked Phillip once he'd finished his dinner and joined Rachel and Eddie in the living room.
"Course," Phillip replied as he sat down in the armchair and turned to face both Rachel and Eddie, "what about?"
"Well…" Rachel started, "you know me and Eddie have been seeing each other for about six weeks now," Phillip nodded his head, wondering where this was going to lead, "and we've got a couple of things we need to tell you before anyone else knows," she continued.
"OK," Phillip said slowly.
"Yesterday morning, I discovered that I was pregnant with Eddie's baby," Rachel said as she turned to smile at him before turning back to face Phillip, "we've also decided that we're going to make our relationship official."
"How do you mean official?" Phillip asked although, deep down, he knew what she meant, he wasn't completely stupid.
"We're going to tell the staff about us on Monday morning. Plus, Eddie's moving in here tomorrow,"
Phillip looked from Eddie to Rachel and back again, as though wondering whether they were playing a joke on him. "Say something please Phillip," Rachel said after at least a minute's silence.
"I'm happy for you both, I really am. It's just a lot to take in,"
"We know that Phillip," Eddie said, "which is why we told you first before letting the whole school know."
Phillip looked at them both and smiled, "thanks," he said, "and if you need any help with the move, just let me know."
"Thanks mate," Eddie said as silence descended in the living room as they all turned their attention to the film on the TV.
Phillip yawned as the movie credits began to roll. "I'm going to be off to bed you two, I'll see you in the morning,"
"Yeah see you Phillip," Rachel replied, "sleep well."
"Sleep well mate," Eddie added.
Phillip nodded as he stood and left the living room, closing the door behind him. Neither Eddie nor Rachel spoke until they heard the sound of footsteps ascending the staircase. "He took that better than I expected," Rachel said as she snuggled further into Eddie's warm and comforting embrace.
"He's a good kid Rachel, he just needs a bit of stability in his life, that's all,"
"I guess so, I was just worried he'd take it badly after everything that happened with you and Mel,"
"Hey, me and Melissa are in the past. Phillip wasn't responsible for what transpired between me and her, if I'm honest, I'm relived it happened because now I've got you and our little baby on the way, I wouldn't change any of it,"
"Me neither," Rachel replied as she leant upwards and pressed her lips softly to his.
He responded for a brief moment and then they pulled away as Rachel stifled a yawn, "come on, let's head up to bed," Eddie said as he picked up the remote and switched the TV off.
Rachel smiled up at him, "yeah OK then," she said as she got up, holding her hand out for Eddie to take.
He walked over to the TV and pushed the button before walking back towards Rachel, grasping her hand in his as he led him out of the living room and up the stairs to her bedroom.
Once inside, Rachel went straight over to her chest of drawers and rummaged through a drawer to find her night dress. When she found it, she made her way to the bathroom, turning in the doorway to smile at him before entering. While she was in the bathroom, Eddie undressed and sat on the edge of the bed waiting for her to emerge. Soon after, Rachel came back and climbed underneath the duvet, he climbed in beside her and lay down on his side, smiling at her. Rachel shuffled towards him and wrapped an around his waist. He wrapped his arms around her and nuzzled her neck, taking in the smell that was so unmistakeably her. Eddie gently ran his fingers up and down her back, causing Rachel to giggle at his gentle movements. She planted a gentle kiss against his shoulder before allowing her eyelids to droop and eventually close. Eddie stayed awake for several moments, listening to her breathing, feeling her chest rising and falling gently against his own. Soon enough, the sound of Rachel's slow, gentle breathing lulled him into his own slumber.
Both Rachel and Eddie were awake fairly early the next morning, both eagerly anticipating his move into her house, knowing that this was going to be the next big step in their relationship. Despite everything that had happened between Eddie and Melissa, neither of them had any qualms about taking their relationship to the next logical level, knowing that it would have to happen sometime before their baby was born.
Rachel, Eddie and Phillip made their round to Eddie's house later that morning to begin helping Eddie to move his stuff from his house to Rachel. She was restricted in what she could do however, especially as Eddie was refusing to let her lift anything too heavy, due to the pregnancy and the fact that he wanted to protect their unborn baby.
Once the boot was loaded full to bursting point, Rachel drove herself and Phillip back to her place so that he could unload the stuff and then come back for the next lot.
It only took one more trip to have all of Eddie's stuff moved into Rachel's place and, after a break for lunch, Rachel and Eddie started unpacking his things and putting them away, "I can't believe we're actually doing this," Rachel said later that afternoon whilst Eddie was unpacking his clothes out of his case.
Eddie looked towards her, "you're not regretting it already are you?" he asked.
She shook her head and smiled at him, "Course not, I'm just so very happy, I can't believe its happening,"
"Well, you'd better believe it Rachel, you're not getting rid of me anytime soon," Eddie said as he walked towards her and wrapped his arms around her waist.
"I wouldn't want to get rid of you," Rachel replied as she leant towards him and kissed him softly on the lips.
Eddie responded for a few brief seconds and then pulled away, "as much as I'd love to keep kissing those gorgeous lips," he murmured, "I don't think the unpacking can wait."
"Why not?" Rachel replied indignantly.
"Because the unpacking would probably get left and you'd probably get annoyed with me for leaving it,"
Rachel tilted her head to one side and smirked at him, "OK point taken," she said, "I'll leave you to unpack then." she added as she removed his hands from her waist and walked towards the bedroom door.
Eddie stared after her until she'd completely left the doorway, closing the door behind her before turning his attention back to unpacking.
Eddie finished unpacking his clothes a while later and decided that he wanted to cook a meal to celebrate his moving in. He poked his head around the living room door and saw Phillip and Rachel playing uno over the coffee table. "Anyone fancy pasta for dinner?" he asked.
Both Rachel and Phillip looked around, "only if you're cooking it, I love your pasta," she replied flirtatiously, remembering that Eddie cooked that for her on their first date.
Eddie nodded, "yeah, I'm cooking. Pasta OK with you Phillip?" he asked.
"Yeah great," Phillip replied.
Eddie smiled at them both before withdrawing his head and headed off to the kitchen.
True to his word, Eddie cooked his pasta for Rachel and Phillip that evening and it was met by general appreciation, even more so from Rachel. She'd already tasted it once before his cooking never ceased to amaze her. The conversation continued to flow long after dinner had been demolished until Phillip excused himself from the table as he had homework to do for the next day. "Typical boy he is, leaving his homework until last thing at night!" Rachel remarked once he'd left the room.
Eddie laughed, "he's a good kid," he replied.
Rachel nodded, "he is, he just needs a chance to prove that,"
They gazed into each others eyes for a few moments before Eddie broke their searing gaze, "do you want me to help with the dishes?" he asked.
Rachel looked at him and an unmistakeable smile spread across her face, "cooking the dinner and offering to help with the dishes, you really are a domestic god aren't you?" she replied.
He smiled back at her, "I guess I am but don't tell anyone,"
"I won't say a word,"
They both got up and carried the dishes over to the sink and Rachel turned on the taps before pouring washing up liquid into the water. Soon enough, all the dishes had been washed and Rachel and Eddie were sprawled out on the sofa, wrapped in each other's arms, "how do you feel about tomorrow?" Eddie asked as he tucked a strand of Rachel's hair behind her ear.
"Tomorrow?" Rachel replied, the excitement of having Eddie move in had made her temporarily forget that she and Eddie were meant to be telling the staff about them tomorrow.
"Yeah, tomorrow, me and you, going public,"
"Oh yeah. Sorry, I just completely forgot about it, what with you moving in and everything. I'm OK with it I suppose, it's gonna have to be done at some point and it seems a small sacrifice to make just so that we don't have to sneak around anymore,"
"As long as you're OK with it," Eddie said as he kissed the top of Rachel's head.
"I'm fine with it, as I said, it's got to be done at some point, we can't go on in secret forever,"
She turned her head to face Eddie and kissed him softly on the lips. He deepened the kiss and pried open her mouth with his tongue and it danced gleefully around the space it had just gained access to. Rachel's tongue followed suit into his mouth, gently exploring in the same way Eddie's was. Soon enough, Rachel pulled away and smiled at him, "come on, let's get off to bed, we've got a busy day tomorrow," she said.
"Damn, you certainly know how to ruin a moment," Eddie replied.
"I certainly do,"
Rachel stood up and Eddie followed suit, she left the living room and Eddie followed her upstairs to hers, or rather, their bedroom. Soon after they slipped under the duvet, both Rachel and Eddie fell asleep, tiredness overtaking them as a result of the move, both happy in the knowledge that now, they never had to spend the night apart again.