Alec lay in bed staring at the lightening flashes coming through the window. He listened for the low rumble of thunder that followed, and then looked over at his wife, hoping the noise would wake her. He smiled as he took in the sight of her. She was sleeping soundly on her stomach; her bare back was fully exposed. The sheet that had once covered her completely had been kicked off during the warm midsummer night and it now rested below the tattoo on the small of her back, just barely covering her bare bottom...taunting him. Alec suddenly found himself thanking the heavens that she liked to sleep nude. The lightening flashed again, illuminating her petal soft skin and he couldn't resist the urge to gently pull the sheet down just a little further. He managed to expose one beautiful long leg before she stirred at the feel of the sheet sliding against her skin and pulled it back over herself.

Alec sighed; she was making this hard. He wanted her; he always wanted her. It was amazing how soon she had gotten her figure back after the baby was born, not that she was ever any less beautiful to him. He cuddled up beside her and began to softly kiss his way down her spine. She began to giggle when he got down to her tattoo and traced it with his tongue. "Ha! I caught you. I know you're awake, you can stop faking now," he said, as he flipped her onto her back and positioned himself on top of her. "I was really asleep until you decided to bother me, now get off," she said. Instead of answering he began to kiss and lick his way down her body and she didn't complain. He worked his way back up, and just as they were both ready for him to slide into her the thunder boomed loudly. They both sighed disappointedly. They knew what would come next, and they were right. They heard the loud wails of their now 15-month-old daughter over the baby monitor.

"It's your turn to go get Ashley," he said, still on top of her. "No it's not, it's your turn," she protested. "I did it last time," he said. "Yeah, well I gave birth to her," she said. "Well I got kidnapped before you gave birth to her so it's your turn," he said. "Yeah? Well, I'm pregnant," she said with a smile. He was about to make a snappy comeback when what she said finally hit him. "You're what? Did you just say you were pregnant? You're joking right?" he asked. "I'm serious, I'm six weeks pregnant Alec," she said as she reached over to pull the positive pregnancy test from her night table drawer, "The doctor confirmed it today. I was going to surprise you with the news tomorrow." He smiled and then kissed her passionately. "Ok, you win, it's my turn to go get Ashley. I guess it's my turn for the next seven and a half months too. You're amazing you know that? I love you so much," he said kissing her again.

She giggled as he laid his head on her stomach as if he were listening for the baby's heartbeat. "You go back to sleep, you--I mean both of you, need your rest now. I'll take care of Ashley," he said as he kissed her forehead and pulled the covers over her. "I love you too," she said, before she turned back over on her stomach. He smiled and made his way out of the room to go take care of their daughter. She had made him the happiest man in the world for the fourth time. First she loved him, then she married him, then she made him a father, and now she was going to make him a father again. Just when he thought he couldn't get any happier, she always surprised him with something.

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