Summary: When a life is built on promises, it doesn't take much to shake the foundation. But when there's a child involved and a marriage at stake, it gets complicated. JulieScooter

Author's Note: So, I noticed something. There are not a whole lot of Julie and Scooter as an actual couple stories. I'm guilty of it too, but I thought about this and started writing it. I really like where it's going and I hope you guys do too.

Disclaimer: I own nothing

Scratch The Surface

Chapter 1: Happy Family

Julie sighed and wiped off the counter. She sighed and looked at the clock. 8:30. Where was he?

"Hey sweetie!" Scooter walked in, he kissed her. "Is Caroline asleep?"

"Yeah," Julie nodded, "She went down about an hour ago, why?"

"Good," He kissed her again. "I mean, I love my little girl," He pulled her close, "But tonight I want to love her beautiful mother."

"Mm," She whispered, "That sounds fun." She kissed him and ran her hands over his chest, "What is the reason for this lovin?"

"I got it!" He smiled and raised his eyebrows.

"You got it!" She squealed; he nodded. She kissed him, jumping up and wrapped her legs around his waist and then he pushed her back onto the counter. "Oh we can buy a house."

"We can send Cara to private school," He whispered.

"You can stop working those long hours," She ran her fingers through his hair as he undid the top button on her jeans, "We can finally be a family!"

"And I did it all without my father," He smiled and picked her up. She giggled and kissed him.

"You don't want me on the kitchen counter?" She whispered. He smiled walking through into their small bedroom.

"I want you everywhere," He whispered. She giggled and kissed him, "I want you in my fancy new office." He pulled her shirt over her head.

"Scott," She whimpered. This was a dream come true. Scooter had been chasing a promotion at work for six months, working hellish hours and trying to hold their marriage together while he was doing that, as well as care for their four year old daughter was killing her. Scooter's family had cut him off when he'd gotten Julie pregnant and he'd insisted on marrying her rather than try to pay her off to "Take care of the situation." His mother's words. They'd fought their way through on their own after that. She was in her last year of college, got her degree, but not a job. She wanted to take care of Caroline. Now they were really going to live the way they wanted to. They would get out of this apartment, they could really provide for their daughter, and maybe even have another kid. She was blissfully happy.

"I love you," He murmured into her, spreading her legs. This was the first time in weeks he hadn't been too tired to make love to his wife, and he was going to enjoy her. He ran his hands over her stomach. He didn't know how Julie stayed in such amazing shape, but he was glad she did. She was hotter now then when he'd first made love to her at 16. There were moments where he felt trapped in his life. It wasn't the plan. He was never supposed to marry Julie, but four years ago when she'd tearfully told him that she was pregnant, he'd taken it as a sign that he was supposed to. His family's reaction had not been so faith filled. They accused her of going after money, but when they'd cut him off he's said he would understand if she didn't want to get married anymore. She'd asked why that changed anything and that's when he knew. But still there were days when he wished he didn't have a wife and kid to go home to. Usually when he was out with guys from work and beautiful women were all over them. These were the nights when he came home and had mad passionate sex with Julie. Tonight though, this was just excitement.

"Mommy!" They heard the whining call from across the living room. "I don't feel good." He dropped his head.

"I'm so sorry honey," Julie sighed and kissed his head. "Coming baby!" She called, and stood up, redressing.

"You need help?" He asked, "I've been a sucky dad lately."

"I might," She smiled and kissed him. "I'll call you if things get messy."

"OK," He said, "Hey maybe with the new money, we can get a nanny." She laughed and shook her head. "It's a thought."

"Yeah, I'll consider it," She rolled her eyes and walked across into Caroline's bedroom, "Hey Angel," She sat down, "What's wrong?"

"My tummy hurts," Caroline said, "Can I sleep with you and Daddy tonight?"

"Noo," Julie shook her head, "You have to stay in your bed. Remember? You promised that you would be a big girl tonight, and that's why you got to eat two scoops of ice cream. Maybe that's why your tummy hurts?"

"No it hurts because I miss you," Caroline hugged her mother. Julie laughed.

"Nice try," Julie said, Caroline had inherited her father's gift for bullshit. "Go back to sleep, sweetie, I love you."

"I love you too," Caroline said.

"Kiss," Julie smiled and kissed her. She loved being a mom. It was tiring and stressful, but she'd never give it up. "Sleep tight honey."

"You too," Caroline yawned. Julie closed the door quietly and walked back into her bedroom. She smiled and crawled on top of Scooter.

"Where were we?" She whispered and kissed him. She kissed down his neck.

"Everything OK?" He asked.

"Yeah," She nodded. "She just ate too much at dinner, it's fine."

"She's sick?" He asked.

"No," She laughed, and pulled at his tie. "She just has a tummy ache, she's fine."

"Julie's it's too late," He sighed. She groaned, "I'm so sorry honey."

"Scooter it's been a month!" She murmured, her head buried in his chest. "I haven't been this horny in years." She kissed him, "We can't salvage it?" She pouted, and then undid each button on his shirt slowly and licked down his chest. He groaned happily.

"It's back baby," He smiled and kissed her, and then rolled her under him. She squeaked happily.

"Oh God," Julie smiled and kissed him after, "Mm, thank you."

"Yeah, right back at ya," He laughed. "Oh, I missed you."

"So I've been thinking," She said, "We should celebrate."

"What did we just do?" He smiled sitting up with her.

"No," She said, "We should go away for a weekend. Cara can stay with Connie and Guy, and we can just be alone." She kissed him. "Maybe get started on number two."

"Number two?" He asked, "As in kid number two?"

"Yeah," She laughed, "Now that we have the money."

"Honey," He said, "I don't know about that."

"We always said we'd have more kids," She looked at him. "When we could afford it, and when we had a house."

"But we don't have a house," He sighed.

"But we will," She kissed him.

"Are you not happy?" He asked, "With Cara?"

"No," She laughed, "I love Cara, I do, but I love being a mom, and I want more kids, while I'm still young enough to keep up with them."

"Julie, you're twenty six," He sighed. She looked at him. "Can we talk about this another time?"

"Fine," She sighed. "Good night." She kissed him lightly and rolled over to go to sleep.

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