Author: katiepwns PM
Sequel to Crossing the Line.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Family - Kate B. & Rick C. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,382 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 08-04-12 - Published: 07-05-12 - id: 8288793
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Kate and Rick only had a few days left in Paris and they wanted to make the best of them, so they went around to every attraction site that sounded interesting on the Internet and of course, ones that Rick had gone to himself.
They visited Musée du Louvre, where he snapped a shot of Kate staring at the pyramid made of glass, mouth agape at how magnificent it was. Eventually he had to tug her a little to get her out of her daze and bring her inside where more fun awaited them.
When they entered, they weren't sure if they wanted a tour guide or to wander around on their own. It took them a few minutes to decide. They ended up going off by themselves, so they could see what they wanted to see, which was pretty much everything.
It wasn't until they got around to the Egyptian mummies - their last stop - did Rick start to act like a five year old. He was very into seeing them and he knew a lot of facts that Kate didn't, which intrigued her. She actually listened to every excited word he had to spew and she asked him questions, seeing as he knew so much.
For once he felt tremendously smart around her with information she didn't know. She was always proving him wrong either at home or at the precinct, so it was nice to know something she didn't. He never minded when she did prove him wrong, depending on who was around at the time. If it was Esposito or Ryan, they would not let it go for a few days, sometimes a week, so he was always more careful with his educated guesses and theories around them. Hopefully someday his go-to CIA theory would be correct, if not he would be a bit disappointed.
"Alright, my Egyptian. Let's get going. It's getting pretty late and I'm starved," Kate said as she watched Rick awe over the mummies. She laughed to herself as she placed her hand on his arm. "You said that I'd have to change before we go to the restaurant you chose."
"Right, right," he nearly whispered as he pulled is eyes away from the certain mummy he was observing. He wondered what it was like to be one, then again, it wasn't like they were alive. "When I die, you should make me into a mummy and set me up in a museum."
"Why would I do that?" She quirked her brow at him, holding back the laughter that wanted to escape. Only he would suggest to become a mummy. "You're not a pharaoh or nobility," she teased with a slight grin.
"I could be," he murmured as he wrapped his arm around her waist, guiding her toward the exit, or where her thought the exit to be.
They ended up getting semi-lost with where they were going and Rick didn't want Kate to take the map out for assistance. He wanted to find the way on his own because it shouldn't be too hard.
Ten minutes passed and they still couldn't find it. He could tell she was getting aggravated, so he got a little flustered. It made him rush through a few exhibits until he found a familiar setting.
"This way," he urged and walked with her toward the correct exit.
"Finally," she sighed when they were outdoors again. "Next time, we are using the map."
"We didn't need one. I found our way out." He gave her a bright smile, which she couldn't help but return.
"So, Romeo, where are going out to eat and why do I have to change? Is what I'm wearing not good enough for you?"
"You look stunning, as always, but this is a fine restaurant. I don't want you to feel underdressed," he quickly explained without a pause. He watched her turn around and pull her camera out for another, further, picture of the museum. "We should came back here sometime, bring the whole family."
She gazed upon the glass structure before slowly turning her head toward him. If they were to bring the kids to Paris, it would be a disaster and he should know that.
"How about when they are older?" she suggested while putting her camera back in her case. She could feel his eyes on him, so she looked up to see his charming smile. "What?"
"I wasn't saying that we should bring them now," he said with a stifled laugh. "I think that would be a little crazy, seeing as they both still act out now and then."
"True," she agreed as she let his arm snake around her again. "Let's go back to the hotel and get changed before my stomach starts to eat me."
"I doubt that would happen," he chuckled while shaking his head. "I think you will like where we are going. It's beautiful inside."
"Ugh. Why won't you tell me? I'm sick of all these surprises," she annoyingly huffed as they arrived beside the car.
"Where's the fun in telling you?" he questioned while he opened the passenger side door for her. He watched her step in and look up at him like she was trying to read something that he couldn't hide. "What?"
"Tell me where we are going."
He uncontrollably laughed for a few moments before he shut the door without saying another word. He got in on the driver's side and hooked his seat belt, the whole while he could feel her glare burning right through him.
"Can't you just let me surprise you?" he pouted and stuck out his bottom lip, in hope it would work against her. Instead, he was surprised when she gently kissed it.
She let out a deep, throaty laugh when she pulled away. "I'm not the only one that's full of surprises."
"No. No, you're definitely not," he pleasantly replied with a happy smile. "But we should go out to eat."
"Shush." He started the car and headed toward the hotel. He kept glancing over at his wife to see her staring in a daze out the car window. "You're cute when you're amazed."
"Oh, hush." She raised her hand at him without turning her body, so she could keep looking at the evening lights around town. "I don't want to hear it."
Rick shook his head with a few silent laughs. He loved their first adventure as husband and wife, it was without a doubt fun. Too bad it had to end in a few days and they would be back in reality, not that it was a horrid thing. He just wished their honeymoon could last a few months. But, the kids needed them more and they both missed them.
He reached over and took her hand in his free one. The corner of his eye caught a glimpse of the stunning smile she gave when his fingers wrapped around hers.
"I love you," he confessed, even though he had been doing it for years now. It seemed like every day, he loved her just a little more than the day before.
"I love you too," she peacefully hummed as she lightly squeezed his hand.
It was early afternoon when Alexis rolled onto her stomach on the pull out couch at Jenny and Ryan's. She turned her head because she was confused with her surroundings. It wasn't until she saw Noah sitting on the floor, playing a board game, did she relax.
"Lexi's up!" Noah cheered with an innocent smile. "Sleepy, sleepyhead." He continuously nodded until Liam pointed at the game since it was his turn.
"Morning, sweatheart," Jenny greeted as she walked into the living room. She sat down on the corner of the mattress, watching Alexis rub her eyes in small circles. "You guys stayed up late last night, didn't you?"
"Yeah," Alexis answered with a big yawn. "We watched a lot of movies and played a lot of games."
"Next time, I want you guys to go to bed earlier, okay? It's not good for you little ones to be staying up so late." Jenny leaned forward and lightly tickled the girl's sides, creating adorable laughs.
"Okay, okay!" Alexis squealed as she tried to wiggle free. When she did escape, she climbed onto the floor and made her way over to Noah. "What are you playing?"
"Chutes and Ladders," Liam answered without taking his eyes off the game since Noah cheated only a few minutes ago.
"Who's winning?" Alexis asked while she sluggishly sat besides Noah.
"I am!" Noah nearly shouted, which got him hushed. He furrowed his brows and watched Liam spin the wheel for his turn.
Jenny shook her head with a silent laugh at Noah's outburst. He was too cute for his own good, which made it hard for her to yell at him. Although she did do it last night at the dinner table because he was practically climbing to get his food. But that was all she encountered and she didn't exactly consider it 'trouble'.
"Do you want anything to eat?" she inquired toward Alexis who slightly nodded her head since she was paying attention to what the boys were doing. "Why don't you come with me to choose what kind of cereal?"
Alexis slowly got onto her feet, using Noah's head as help. She followed Jenny into the kitchen and leaned against the cupboard with her hands behind her back.
"Which do you want?" Jenny softly asked as she held open the cupboard where the cereal boxes were located.
"Fruity Pebbles!" Alexis exclaimed while pointing toward the right one. "Please."
"Hand me a bowl in the cupboard right behind you."
Alexis spun around and pointed to the one she thought they would be in. "This one?"
"Yup, that one."
Alexis opened the cupboard and pulled out the purple bowl on top. She held it above her head to Jenny until it was taken out of her hands. After, she went on her tiptoes to try and see above the counter, so she could watch Jenny pour the cereal.
Once Jenny put the milk into the bowl, Noah came running into the kitchen. He hid behind Alexis and bent down, so Liam couldn't see him or at least he thought.
"He cheated!" Liam angrily accused as he stood by everyone. He frustratingly pointed his finger at Noah.
"Noah, did you cheat in the game?" Jenny gently asked as she carried the bowl of cereal to the kitchen table.
"I moved my guy five places like the number said!" Noah answered as he stayed behind Alexis, even as she followed Jenny toward the table.
"Mom, he cheated." Liam folded his arms across his chest and glared at his friend. "He's lying!"
Jenny assisted with helping Alexis into her chair. She scooted the chair forward, so she would be able to reach easier. She handed her a spoon before she took Noah's hand and led him into the living room, Liam not too far behind.
Liam held up the wheel with the numbers on it and pointed to where the arrow landed, on the number four.
"It was in the middle," Noah mumbled while looking at his feet. Nobody ever reacted this way when he would move one extra space, but then again, nobody ever caught him. "I'm sorry."
Jenny slowly bent down in front of him and smiled warmly. "It's okay, buddy. Just move your piece back one space." She smoothed down the curl that was sticking out on the side of his head. "Okay?"
"Okay," Noah answered in a whisper.
"Let's not be sad." Jenny pulled him in for a big bear hug, making him let out his cute giggles. "Besides, your mommy will be calling in a little while. I don't think she would want you to be sad."
"Yay!" Noah cheered and clapped before he ran off to go tell Alexis the news. He skidded to a stop beside her chair and looked up at her. "My mommy and your daddy are calling soon!"
Alexis finished chewing the bit of cereal she inserted into her mouth. "Really?"
"That's what Jenny say." Noah nodded really fast, which made his hair move around. He tried to remember when they were supposed to be coming back, but he forgot. "How many more moons?" he asked while still attempting to rack his mind.
"I think… three," Alexis uncertainly answered with a shrug.
"Then! Then we go to the airplanes and pick them up. Right?"
Noah rested his chin on the edge of her chair with a frown. "I want them to come home now."
"Me too," she sadly agreed and slid down because she could tell he was on the verge of crying, just like last night. She stood beside him and pulled him in for a hug. "It's okay."
"I want Mommy," he whined into her shoulder.
Jenny could hear Noah's cries from the living room, so she sped to where he was. Her heart broke when she saw Alexis holding him and she thought it was incredibly adorable. She had a feeling he missed his mom, but he did hold out for a long time, longer than she expected.
She hesitantly bent down beside the kids until Noah pulled away from Alexis. He immediately fell into her arms, which securely wrapped around his body.
"Your mommy will be home soon, buddy," she soothingly murmured into his ear.
"Not soon enough," Alexis added in with an upset shrug.
Jenny held her other arm out, so Alexis could join in on the hug. "Let's go to the park and have some fun. That way when they come back, you can tell them everything you did while they were away."
"Yeah!" Alexis excitedly agreed and pulled away from Jenny to run to the bathroom, completely forgetting that she was upset about her dad and Kate being gone.
Noah stayed with Jenny a little longer until she held him at arms length.
"You gonna be okay, big guy?" she questioned as she brushed his curls out of his face.
Noah wiped his wet eyes with the back of his hand and slowly nodded.
"Can I show you how to play baseball?" he asked while he continued to rub his eyes.
"Of course," Jenny laughed while shaking her head. "I bet you're way better than me." She received a half smile, which made her feel better knowing that he was no longer upset.
AN: I was stuck on this chapter for the longest time. D: