The Past Comes Round Again
Spoiler: This story is
a continuation of Viva Las Vegas, and You Can Never Escape Your
Disclaimer I have nothing to do with The Agency and receive no
Stiles and Terri were enjoying being married and preparing for their first child; she was almost seven months along now. As Thanksgiving approached they couldn't help but be reminded of the hell they went through just one year before. The previous year had been a real roller coaster ride for them. Terri couldn't stop thinking about all that she felt while Stiles was missing. As much as she hated thinking about it, it was probably the push both of them needed to start their relationship. Stiles would never forget those days he spent in that cell, and the way he felt when he heard her voice. As he was sitting in that cell he knew that he wanted forever with her.
Stiles and Terri got ready to go to her brother Kevin's house in Baltimore for dinner. Terri came out of the bathroom as Stiles was trying to figure out if he needed to wear a tie or not. "Our first Thanksgiving together." She walked up behind him and kissed him.
"I've got a great idea."
"We could spend the entire day in bed, and eat turkey TV dinners."
"Stiles!" She smiled at him, she really loved her brother and mother but spending the day in bed with her husband definitely sounded good to her. She had been so busy as the Deputy Director and he had been away on a few missions. She missed spending time together. "We can't do that. Because of you I had to miss last year."
"Have I told you, how much I appreciated that?" Stiles kissed her. "A year ago is when I realized how much I wanted to make things work with you. That I was in love with you, and that I love hearing your voice."
Terri didn't want to but she couldn't help it as she started to cry, "I was so scared Stiles, I was afraid I wouldn't get the chance to tell you how I feel." Terri put her arms around his neck and gave him a quick kiss as she tried to compose herself.
"We're past that, we don't have to think about that anymore. It's in the past where it belongs. I love you."
"I love you too. Stiles we'll come home early. I promise." Stiles kissed her very passionately. "Wear the blue tie." Terri told him as she pulled away. Stiles moaned and put on his blue tie.
When they got to Kevin's house, Helen ran out to greet them. "Hey. I'm so glad you made it. You guys have had to cancel out a lot because of work. I wasn't sure you would actually be here. You missed last Thanksgiving."
"I know Mom. I'm really sorry about that, but it can't be helped sometimes."
"You need to take it easy Terri. It's not good for you or the baby." She then turned to Stiles. "Are you taking good care of my little girl? She looks so tired. You need to make her slow down. Do I need to go get the frying pan?"
"I'm trying Mom." He looked at Terri and she knew exactly what he was thinking she just pointed her finger at him not to even say it. He couldn't resist he walked over and whispered to Terri. "I told you we should have spent the day in bed." Terri just kissed him on the cheek and smiled. She was just glad he didn't say it aloud.
Kevin yelled to his boyfriend Rick in the kitchen. "Rick, hide the frying pans, Mom doesn't think Stiles is spoiling Terri quite enough." He kissed Terri and shook hands with Stiles.
"Kevin, look how tired she is. She needs to get more rest."
"Mom she is pregnant. Pregnant women look tired. I'm sure if Stiles had his way, he would keep her in bed all day." Stiles just laughed. He always liked the way Kevin made a joke out of Helen's nagging; Terri gave Stiles a look that he knew meant keep your mouth closed. Kevin continued, "But then again, I think that's probably how she got in this condition." Terri just looked at him, and Stiles who was laughing. She was hoping Stiles would just let it drop but he couldn't resist.
"I made that suggestion for today, but she turned me down."
Helen was upset. "I don't want to hear about this." Terri, Kevin and Stiles all looked at each other and started laughing, as Helen went into the kitchen. Terri put her arm around Stiles and rested her head on his shoulder. They knew this wasn't going to be good.
Rick came running out of the kitchen holding the frying pan. "What did I miss? She said she was going to get both Stiles and Kevin." They started laughing even harder.
"I think we owe you one Rick. Thanks for getting that away from her." Stiles said laughing. Terri just rolled her eyes at the three of them and went into the kitchen. She wanted to get things straightened out with Helen. She didn't want to see her hurt. Terri loved her mother very much.
"Mom, you okay?"
"I care about you. I think you need more rest, why do they think it's a joke."
"Mom Stiles doesn't think it's a joke. I'm fine. I am a little tired, but I'm fine."
"He just better be taking care of you."
"Mom, he is. I promise you he is." Terri knew what she was thinking. Terri was married to Jeff for 5 years. It was hard for Helen to realize Stiles was very different, he wouldn't let Terri do anything the doctor thought she shouldn't. "Things have just been a little hectic. We both have the whole weekend off." Helen hugged Terri, but she was still mad at Stiles.
They all sat down for dinner. It was just a little tense because Helen would hardly talk to Stiles. When dinner was over Helen started clearing the dishes. Terri started to get up to help; Stiles just kissed her and said. "Let me do it. I think I should talk to her."
Rick warned Stiles. "If she gets to close to the cabinet to the left of the stove run, that's where the frying pan is."
"Thanks for the warning." Stiles laughed as he walked into the kitchen carrying the rest of the plates. "Mind if I give you a hand."
"If you want to."
"I do. I think we need to talk."
"Mom, you know I love Terri." Helen looked up at him. "I know you're worried about her. Look, something that was hard about keeping our marriage a secret was I know there were times when Terri wanted to talk to you and couldn't."
Helen tried never to be mad at them for getting married without telling her, but if Terri needed her and couldn't talk to her. "You kept her from coming to me, when she needed her mother."
"Not exactly. Look, last February was when we decided we wanted to have a baby. Each month when she wasn't pregnant, I would come home and she would be upset, usually sitting in the bedroom crying. I know she wanted to talk to you about that. She didn't think she would ever get pregnant. Helen, Mom I can assure you neither one of us will do anything to risk Terri's or this baby's life. I love them both, and need them both more than anything in this world."
"I guess I forget sometimes that you're not Jeff."
"I might have to get the frying pan." Helen laughed and hugged him. "I promise you I will take care of her. We have the whole weekend off, and I don't plan on letting her get out of bed."
"That's too much information A. B." Stiles looked at her not sure what to think but when he saw her smiling at him he just laughed, and put his arm around her as they brought out desert.
"I hope our baby has yours and Terri's smile."
Everyone was a little surprised at how happy Helen was when she came out with her arm around him and laughing. Kevin was truly amazed with Terri's husband, he was very happy for her.
Terri kept her promise as soon as desert was finished she looked at Stiles. "I'm kind of tired. Do you mind if we head home?"
"Of course not." Stiles got Terri her coat, after saying goodnight to everyone Stiles picked her up and carried her to the car.
"Stiles, what are you doing? Put her down now." Helen yelled at him.
"She is tired, you said so yourself. I'm trying to be a good husband. I'm not going to make her walk." Terri was laughing and she kissed him. She now knew what marriage was supposed to be like. Stiles was perfect.
When they got home, Stiles picked Terri up and carried her to the bedroom. After kissing her, he laid her down on the bed. "You really do look tired. Are you sure you're feeling okay?"
"Yes. Stop worrying."
"I can't help it."
"Come here. I was hoping after your talk with Mom she would lighten up not you becoming a worrier." Stiles took off his tie and lay down next to her. "Besides we both have the weekend off, I plan on spending it right here in bed, with my husband."
"No arguments from me." Terri smiled as he kissed her again. "I love you."
"I love you too." They got ready for bed and Terri curled up close to Stiles and fell asleep in his arms.