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Chapter 25- The Reception
Woody and I only made it far enough to get out of the chapel before we were kissing again. We just couldn't seem to let go of each other's mouths. He tasted so good. I didn't ever want to let go. We wandered through the halls still very much attached until we managed to find the bride's room. Woody was already grabbing at my dress. I pulled away.
"I'm so, so sorry."
"For what?" he was breathless.
"For the fact that we can't do this here and now." His eyes looked so confused. "We've been over this, my body isn't quite ready for this yet." He was not the only one unhappy about this.
In fact he seemed to down right ignore what I said as he captured my mouth again. He was still working on my dress. "Woody?"
"Doesn't mean I can't hold you, Garret and Renee have the kids and we have a bit of time to kill before the reception." This time I grabbed him and started on his suit. Before we knew it we were both stripped of all clothing and laying down on the fairly large couch with our bodies entwined. We laid there for what seems like hours. Good thing I made bottles for the kids earlier. No worries now. Woody and I were finally together, at least as much as we could be.
Jordan was on top of me, just resting her head on my chest. I could feel every curve of her body. She still had a little bit of a tummy she was already hard at work to get rid of. I didn't mind it. I was very aware of how it got there and I wouldn't mind in the least if it got a little bit bigger once again, not immediately, but maybe sometime in the future. I ran my fingers up and down her back; her skin was like silk, so soft. I kissed the top of her head. Sooner than I expected she reached up to kiss me back. "I thought you were asleep."
"With you laying here in this position, not a chance. I wouldn't want to miss any of this." She placed one hand on my chest and the other behind my head before pulling me into another painstakingly long kiss. Jordan's kisses were so sweet and sensuous. She could have gotten me to do anything by just kissing me, and the problem was she already knew it. Heck, I did anything for her anyway, now I was just getting paid for all the previous acts. "Hmmm, Jordan?"
"I think it is time to get up."
"Why?" It almost sounded like she was whining and Jordan was not a whiner, at least not in this aspect, before.
"Cause there are a lot of people waiting for us, and I love you, but we're in a church. I just can't"
"Ah, my little church boy."
"Jo, please don't patronize me, please, especially when we are lying here, like this." She tried to reply, but I didn't give her a chance. I quickly grabbed her mouth with mine for one last kiss. "I love you," I mumbled.
"I love you too," and she gave me a quick peck before climbing up. I was suddenly aware it was a lot colder in here than I remembered. I pulled her back. "Hey, I thought you said we needed to get ready."
"Yeah, but that was before I realized how cold it is in here without you." She reached for my hands and pulled me up next to her and wrapped her arms around me and nuzzled my neck. Then she reached for my shirt and started to slide it over my head kissing each spot as she pulled it down. She turned to grab her clothes and started putting them back on. I just watched her. Her movements were so smooth. I don't think she knew I was watching, she turned towards me and her cheeks turned a little pink. "Hey, what's wrong?" I said as walked over and hugged her close to me.
"Well, we've been here forever, but the way you were watching me was like you'd never seen it before, it was just weird."
"That's because I have never seen you like that, you're my wife now. It's a new experience and I plan on enjoying every one of them." I pushed her hair behind her ear and kissed her again. "Okay, now we really need to get ready." I barely finished my sentence before there was banging on the door. "Yes?"
I heard Garret say faintly to someone, "found 'em."
"Do you need something?" was Jordan's reply.
"Well, I don't, but the kids are getting a little fussy. I think they want their parents back." I could hear a little crying in the background. Jordan scrambled to get her dress back on while I was going at my tux. Jordan threw open the door while I was still tucking in my shirt.
"Have fun?" Garret dead panned as he handed Em back to Jordan.
"Yeah, it was great, you want to join in next time?" was Jordan's reply to Garret as she winked at him. Garret shut up and turned bright red. I could feel my face getting warm. I don't know why I was so shocked, Jordan was always one for shock.
"Yeah, um, anyways, everyone else is ready and has been for a while, so if you could hurry up, we're all kinda hungry." I finally made my way over to Garret, I saw Renee standing behind him with Jack. She was playing with him and I could tell he was smiling at her, she had the same look Jordan had, had for months. Oh well. Okay, back to my original train of thought.
"Renee, may I?" She handed me Jack and sure enough he was wide awake and thankfully quite happy, I smiled. He was definitely more like me. Renee and Garret left. "Jo, what's with Renee?"
"What do you mean?"
"She looks like you, when you were first pregnant."
"Oh, you noticed that too?"
"Kinda hard not too. Wait, why didn't you say anything"
"I think she may be pregnant. I haven't asked yet though, if I knew for sure, so would you, now relax and get over it." She placed a light kiss on my mouth and we finished packing things up and headed to the Pogue. "Looks like they got sick of waiting." I said to Jordan.
"If you were waiting for us you would have done the same." She was wrong, I would have waited forever. I practically already had. I loved that woman more than anything, I hoped she knew it. Max came up to us.
"Nice of you to come."
"Well, we were a little preoccupied."
"All I ask is that you behave yourselves in front of my grand babies." Jordan reached over and kissed her dad on the cheek. That was the only response he got, he looked a little nervous. He let go of her and grabbed me into a bear hug, and whispered in my ear "You better take good care of my baby and her babies."
"You know I will. Dad." Max looked like I socked him in the stomach, guess he wasn't expecting that. Jordan tugged me back to her.
"What did you say to him?"
"I called him dad," Jo started laughing; she was beautiful when she laughed. We went and put the kids in the back. We had put a playpen back there for this sole purpose. When we reemerged everyone was dancing. Jordan walked into the middle of the group. I stood at the door watching her, and then she looked at me.
"Come here Mr. Hoyt." Jordan commanded wagging her finger at me.
"Of course, Mrs. Hoyt." I replied as I walked towards her.
"Hmmm... I think I like that name, maybe I'll keep it."
"You better." she kissed me. The whole room seemed to disappear as she kissed me; I kissed her back with everything I had. "What's that?"
"What's what?" I said against her mouth.
"That noise." I couldn't hear anything. I opened my eyes and quickly realized the whole room was staring at us. I could now hear the noise and see what it was coming from. People were clapping, they were actually clapping.
"Hate to break up the love fest luv, but we want cake." Nig said hitting me on the back. While looking at Jordan
"You up for some cake?"
"I think I could be." We walked over to the cake, it had 2 tiers, a medium and then a smaller oneset above 4 small cakes. No one in either office had the same tastes so Renee played around I guess. Jordan reached for the knife and I took her hands in mine and we cut the cake. I fed her a small bite first and then she took the second piece. I thought she was going to be nice, but she turned her wrist and rubbed the stuff all over my face. I grabbed her waist and pulled her in for a long messy kiss and made sure I got it all over her as well. Had we been anywhere else I probably would have licked it off her. Not very proper here though. After the cake we went through the normal traditions, Jordan threw the bouquet, Renee caught it. I flipped the garter and Garret caught it. Something I planned on teasing them about for a while. I was about ready to go when Jo came back to me; she had a huge grin on her face. "What?"
"You know that little question you asked me about Renee?"
"Yeah, what, you know the answer?"
"Wouldn't you like to know?"
"Jo, just give it up, please."
"Fine, your no fun, you could of at least tortured it outa me, but okay. Yes, she's pregnant. Only about 2 or 3months and they don't want people to know. So, we need to keep our mouths shut."
"Well, I know I can do that, but I'm just a little worried about you." I winked at her.
"You better behave yourself." she warned.
After I told Woody, I went to collect the kids, thankfully they were fast asleep. I knew they would wake up starving fairly soon, but at least the ride home would be pleasant. "Wood, you ready?"
"Yep. Hey guys, I think we are going to leave while the kids are still being nice to us. Thank you for all you guys do for us. You'll never know how much we appreciate and love you for all the support and encouragement you've given us."
Dad came up to us. "Hey dad, can you close up? I really don't want to kick anyone out."
"No problem sweetheart, I've had a little practice, I think I can manage."
"Thanks," I reached up and kissed his cheek, "I'm so glad you were here for all of this, I missed you so much."
"Me too sweetheart, me too." He gave me a big hug and headed to Woody. "You better take care of my girl and those grandkids too. Welcome to the family." My dad hugged him. I don't think my dad had ever hugged any man. I loved it. He had approved of my choice; I had been worried about that. I knew Woody was the best thing that ever happened to me. I had just hoped my dad knew the same.
Woody and I picked up the kids and headed to the door. I heard Lily say something and the next thing I knew we were being showered with peanuts and pretzels. Guess they had a lack of rice or something. "Thanks." I dead panned. I winked at Lily and then we walked out the door.
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