The next morning, Vanessa woke up and saw Zac sleeping next to her. She smiled. Vanessa didn't know how she was going to react to Zac leaving again for another month and a half but she knew that everything would work out. She got out of bed and walked out of the bedroom and went down the hall to Chris' room. Vanessa went to Chris' crib and picked him up. She kissed his head softly and carried him over to the changing table and changed his diaper. Vanessa picked Chris up and walked downstairs to the kitchen. She opened the refrigerator and pulled out a bottle of milk that she had pumped earlier. Vanessa placed the bottle into her son's mouth and watched him eat his morning meal. She heard footsteps coming down the stairs and knew that Zac was awake. Zac walked into the kitchen and smiled when he saw Vanessa feeding Chris. He walked over to his fiancée and kissed her lips softly.

"Good morning" Zac said.

"Good morning" Vanessa said.

"How's he doing?" Zac asked as he put his hand on his son's head.

"He's fine. He's really hungry" Vanessa said.

Zac kissed his son's head softly.

"Since I'm here, do you want to drive up to San Luis and tell my parents about the engagement?" Zac asked.

"Okay. Are we going to bring Chris or leave him with my parents?" Vanessa asked looking at the infant.

"We could take him. My parents would love to see him" Zac said.

"Alright. When were you thinking of driving up there?" Vanessa asked.

"In like an hour. Is that okay?" Zac asked.

"Yeah. I have to take a shower and then get him ready" Vanessa said.

"You go take a shower and I will get him ready" Zac said.

Vanessa looked at Zac.

"Okay" Vanessa said.

Zac looked at Chris, who had finished his bottle. He grabbed the burp cloth that was on the counter and put it over his shoulder. Zac opened his arms. Vanessa placed Chris into Zac's arms and took the empty bottle and put it into the dishwasher. Zac patted Chris' back until he burped.

"Van" Zac said.

Vanessa turned around and looked at Zac.

"I love you" Zac said.

Vanessa smiled.

"I love you too" Vanessa said.

Vanessa left the kitchen and walked upstairs and took a shower. Twenty minutes later, Vanessa emerged from the bathroom and saw Chris' diaper bag packed and Chris ready to go. She walked into Chris' room and saw Zac cleaning their son's room.

"What are you doing?" Vanessa asked.

"Just putting some stuff away. Are you ready to go?" Zac asked.

"Yeah" Vanessa said.

"Alright, let's get going" Zac said.

Vanessa picked Chris up and the couple left the house. Zac buckled Chris into his car seat and closed the back seat door. He then walked to the driver's side and got in and started driving.

"Do you think your mom is going to be happy?" Vanessa asked.

"Yeah. She always knew we would get married" Zac said.

Vanessa turned around and looked at a sleeping Chris in the back seat. She smiled and turned back around.

"He's asleep" Vanessa said.

"Good. Has he been giving you a hard time?" Zac asked.

"He just cries at night. I think that he misses you" Vanessa said.

"I miss him too. I wish I didn't have to go back but I do" Zac said.

Vanessa nodded. Zac took his free hand and entwined it with Vanessa's.

"I have a question that may be really left field" Zac said.

Vanessa looked at her fiancée confused.

"What's up?" Vanessa asked.

"Do you want to have another baby?" Zac asked.

Vanessa's eyes widened.

"What?" Vanessa asked.

"In the future. When we are married. Would you want more kids?" Zac asked.

"Yeah. I wanted a couple more" Vanessa said.

"Like how many?" Zac asked.

"Like two more. But I would be fine with one more too" Vanessa said.

Zac nodded.

"Why do you have a sudden interest in wanting more kids?" Vanessa asked.

"I was just curious to know if you wanted more" Zac said.

"Oh. I would want a girl next time" Vanessa said.

"That would be fun. One of each" Zac said.

Vanessa smiled.

"Would you take time off?" Vanessa asked.

Zac looked at Vanessa.

"Why did this conversation have to become so depressing?" Zac asked.

"I'm not trying to upset you. I am just looking at everything in my head" Vanessa said.

"To answer your question, I would take time off. It already hurts me that I'm away from Chris" Zac said.

Vanessa nodded.

"Well, when we get married, we can talk about more kids okay?" Vanessa said.

"Alright. When do you want to get married?" Zac asked.

Vanessa looked at Zac.

"You are just full of questions today. I want to get married in the summer" Vanessa said.

"I just want to figure out some stuff while I'm here. So we are getting married in the summer, that's done. Where do you want it to be?" Zac asked.

"Babe, you can't just answer where you want a wedding to be without looking at locations first" Vanessa said.

"I meant would you want it in LA, a different country, state? Where would you want to get married?" Zac asked.

"I would want to get married here. Our families are here" Vanessa said.

Zac nodded.

"What's on your mind? Talk to me" Vanessa said.

"Nothing's really on my mind. I just want to get some things done and figured out" Zac said.

"Are you worried about something?" Vanessa asked.

"No. We haven't talked about anything wedding or future related. I just wanted to know what your thoughts were" Zac said.

Vanessa nodded. A half hour later, Zac pulled into his childhood home's driveway. The couple got out of the car and Vanessa went to the back seat and picked Chris up. Zac and Vanessa walked to the front door. Zac rang the doorbell. A couple moments later, Starla Efron opened the door.

"Hi sweetheart" Starla said opening her arms to her grandson.

Vanessa carefully placed Chris into Starla's arms. Zac and Vanessa walked into the house. Starla followed behind them. The three adults walked into the living room and sat down.

"How's everything going?" Starla asked.

"Fine. Zac's here for the weekend" Vanessa said.

Starla smiled.

"That's great. How's filming going?" Starla asked.

"It's been a little rough but I'm getting through it" Zac said.

"Why has it been rough? It's never been hard for you" Starla said.

"I have to be separated from my family. Van has to take care of Chris by herself" Zac said.

"Zac" Starla started.

"I don't want to talk about this anymore" Zac said.

Vanessa looked at Zac and put her hand on top of his.

"Van, how are you doing?" Starla asked.

"Great. A little stressed with the baby but everything is okay otherwise" Vanessa said.

"We have something to tell you mom" Zac said.

"What is it?" Starla asked.

Vanessa stuck her left hand out and displayed her engagement ring. Starla's eyes filled with tears. She stood up and hugged Vanessa and kissed her cheek. Starla then turned to Zac and did the same.

"I'm so happy for you guys" Starla said.

"We are happy" Zac said.

"I'm happy that you are happy. Have you started planning?" Starla asked.

"We know that we want to have the wedding in the summer. But we don't know where we would have it" Zac said.

"Oh" Starla said.

"We would want to have it private though, right babe?" Vanessa asked.

"Yeah. No cameras, no video. We don't want it televised. Nothing" Zac said.

"Well that's good" Starla said.

The couple and the Efron's talked for a little while longer. Zac and Vanessa saw that Chris was getting fussy so they said their goodbye's and left the house. Zac put Chris into his car seat and buckled him in. He closed the door and got into the car.

"Well that went well" Zac said.

"Yeah, she was happy" Vanessa said.

"I knew she would be" Zac said.

Vanessa smiled.

"I can't wait until we are married" Vanessa said.

"Me too. Vanessa Efron. I like the sound of that" Zac said.

Vanessa smiled.

"When is your flight tomorrow?" Vanessa asked.

"Four" Zac said.

Vanessa entwined her fingers with Zac's.

"I'll miss you" Zac said.

Vanessa smiled.

"I will miss you too" Vanessa said.

"Hey, let's not get upset okay? We still have the rest of today and tomorrow" Zac said.

Vanessa smiled and nodded.

"And I have a surprise for you later" Vanessa said.

Zac looked at Vanessa.

"What's the surprise?" Zac asked.

"Now, it wouldn't be a surprise if I told you would it? You have to wait until tonight" Vanessa said.

"Nessa" Zac said.

Nessa was a nickname that Zac used to get Vanessa to tell a secret or something she was hiding.

"Baby" Vanessa said looking at Zac.

"This isn't fair" Zac said.

Vanessa giggled.

"You will know your surprise soon enough" Vanessa said.

An hour later, Zac pulled into their driveway and parked his car. The couple got out and went to the back seat. Vanessa picked Chris up and walked to the front door. Zac closed the back seat door and followed his fiancee. The couple walked into the house. Vanessa walked upstairs and went into Chris' bedroom and placed him in his crib. She then left once he fell asleep. Vanessa walked downstairs and went into the kitchen, where she saw Zac drinking a glass of water. She wrapped her arms around him from behind and kissed his back.

"Did you put him down?" Zac asked.

"Yeah, he just fell asleep" Vanessa said.

"So what is this surprise?" Zac asked.

"After Chris goes to sleep tonight I will give it to you" Vanessa said.

Zac raised his eyebrows.

"Okay" Zac said.

Vanessa kissed Zac's cheek softly. That night, the couple put Chris to bed. Zac went downstairs to finish some work in his office. Vanessa was in the bedroom, creating Zac's surprise. She did her makeup, making sure that it looked sexy. Vanessa then put on her favorite nightgown that emphasized her breasts. She looked in the mirror and was satisfied with her work. Vanessa walked out of the bedroom and went downstairs to Zac's office. She knocked on the door lightly. Zac looked up and his jaw dropped.

"What?" Vanessa asked.

"Are you trying to seduce me, fiancée?" Zac asked jokingly.

Vanessa walked over to Zac and sat on his lap.

"No, I was just thinking that we could have a night to ourselves. Since we won't have any for a month and a half" Vanessa said.

Zac put his hands on Vanessa's sides.

"Baby" Zac said.

"You don't want to" Vanessa concluded.

"Van, it's not that. You know I want to sweetheart" Zac said.

"Then what is it?" Vanessa asked.

"I leave tomorrow. I don't want to do anything because it will make me want to stay and not go back to work" Zac said.

Vanessa looked down at her hands.

"Van" Zac said.

"What?" Vanessa asked.

"Look at me, please" Zac said.

Vanessa looked up at Zac.

"I understand" Vanessa said quietly getting off Zac.

Vanessa walked out of the office. Zac sighed. He didn't mean to upset Vanessa but he didn't want them both to hurt tomorrow and the duration that he was gone. Zac got up and walked out of his office and went upstairs. He walked into the bedroom and didn't see Vanessa. Zac saw the light on in the bathroom. He took off his shirt and jeans and opened the bathroom door. Zac heard the shower running and walked to the shower door and opened it. Vanessa was washing her hair. She turned around and gasped. Zac closed the shower door behind them and lifted Vanessa into his arms. Vanessa wrapped her arms and legs around him.

"You said no" Vanessa said.

"I changed my mind. Did you?" Zac asked.

"Don't do it for me" Vanessa said.

"Baby, you were right" Zac said.

"Right about what?" Vanessa asked.

"I'm going to be gone a month and a half. I need you" Zac said.

Vanessa looked at Zac skeptically.

"Are you sure?" Vanessa asked.

"Positive" Zac said.

Vanessa nodded. Zac kissed Vanessa's lips softly and then made his way down her body. He entered her and heard Vanessa moan and grip his shoulders. The couple made love with as much passion as they could give. An hour later, Zac and Vanessa got out of the shower and dried off and got dressed. The couple walked into their bedroom and got into bed. Vanessa snuggled into Zac's chest.

"I love you" Vanessa said.

Zac smiled and kissed her lips softly.

"I love you too" Zac said.

"Sorry about earlier" Vanessa said.

Zac put his hand on Vanessa's back.

"Don't worry about it. The problem is solved now, right?" Zac said.

Vanessa nodded and kissed her fiancée's chest softly. She fell asleep to the sound of Zac's heartbeat. The next morning, Vanessa woke up and remembered the events that took place the night before and smiled. She leaned over and kissed Zac's cheek softly. Zac opened his eyes and smiled.

"Good morning" Vanessa said.

"Good morning. How did you sleep?" Zac asked.

"Like a baby" Vanessa said snuggling into Zac's chest and closing her eyes as she felt his touch.

"Last night was fun" Zac said.

Vanessa giggled.

"Yeah it was. I'm really glad you got to come home for the weekend" Vanessa said.

Zac smiled.

"Me too pretty girl. I'm going to miss you so much" Zac said.

"I'm going to miss you too" Vanessa said.

"We just have a month left. One month until I am home for a while" Zac said moving a stray hair out of Vanessa's face.

Vanessa nodded. She wrapped her arms around Zac's waist. Zac kissed Vanessa's lips softly.

"I'll be counting the days" Vanessa said.

"Me too" Zac said.

The couple heard Chris crying. Zac got up and put his boxers on. He then walked out of the room and went down the hall to Chris' room. Zac walked into the room and smiled when he got to the crib. He lifted Chris into his arms and kissed his head.

"Hi buddy. Why the tears hm?" Zac asked looking down at his son.

Zac walked out of the bedroom and went into the master bedroom and lied on the bed.

"I think he's hungry" Vanessa said as she sat up.

Zac placed Chris into Vanessa's arms. Vanessa pulled her shirt down and positioned Chris to her breast and watched him eat his morning meal.

"He's getting big" Vanessa said as she put her hand on her son's head.

"Yeah, he's going to be a big boy like his daddy" Zac said.

Vanessa smiled.

"He will be a mini Zac Efron" Vanessa said.

Zac smiled.

"Yeah" Zac said.

Chris pulled away from Vanessa. Vanessa lifted her son into her arms and patted his back gently until Chris burped.

"He should be good for a while" Vanessa said placing Chris into Zac's arms.

Zac watched his son close his eyes and fall asleep. He smiled and kissed his head softly. An hour later, Zac had finished packing his suitcase. He walked downstairs and went into the kitchen and saw Vanessa cleaning the counters. Zac walked up behind her and wrapped his arms around her, kissing her shoulder in the process.

"Cleaning isn't going to make you forget that I'm leaving sweetheart" Zac said, knowing that Vanessa was trying to keep her mind busy.

"It was helping a little bit" Vanessa said quietly.

Zac took the sponge and cleaning fluid out of Vanessa's hands and put it on the counter. Zac then turned Vanessa around, so she was looking directly at him.

"I didn't think it would be this hard to say goodbye this time" Vanessa said.

"I know. I know it's hard baby. When my director says that I'm done, I will be on the first flight back here" Zac said.

Vanessa nodded.

"I love you so much. Just a month and a half left Van. After that, I'm taking a break" Zac said.

"I love you too. Sorry for being so depressed before you leave" Vanessa said.

Zac opened his arms and Vanessa walked into them. He kissed Vanessa's head softly.

"We are a family. When one person leaves, it's hard" Zac said.

"Family" Vanessa repeated.

Zac smiled and nodded.

"You and Chris are my family. You both are the first thing I think of when I wake up and the last thing before I go to bed" Zac said.

Vanessa smiled. A car horn was heard throughout the house.

"I have to go. I love you" Zac said picking up his bag.

"I love you too" Vanessa said.

Zac picked up Chris and kissed his cheek softly.

"I love you Chris" Zac said.

Vanessa smiled. Zac placed Chris back into Vanessa's arms. He then leaned over and kissed Vanessa's lips passionately.

"I will call you when I get to the hotel" Zac said.

"Okay" Vanessa said.

Zac left the house and drove away. Vanessa sighed. She couldn't wait until Zac was home for good.