A/N: Here's my newest story, I'll Always Be There. It'll probably be all Eric's POV but I may have different POV's later on. This is only my 2nd FanFic so be nice. Please R&R! Thnx!
I awakened Monday morning to see the sun starting to shine through the windows. I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes and turned my head to my beautiful goddess, Annie. She looked so peaceful when she was sleeping. She was rolled over onto her side facing me. She was still hard asleep, but I couldn't blame her. We were up half of the night talking about what we should do about Simon.
Simon, our 4th child, had gotten himself into some trouble lately with the law. Even though he was only 14, he was starting to become rebellious. And we knew that at least the next four years were going to be very rough. Sunday afternoon, Simon had gone out with some of his new friends, new friends that Annie nor I approved of. But that didn't stop Simon. He had gone out and robbed a guy's house not too far from where we live. Annie and I never saw that coming. We thought we raised our children better than that, but I guess we were wrong. At least, with one of them anyway.
Annie started shuffling around, and that's how I knew she was awake.
"Hello, my beautiful angel," I told her as she rubbed the sleep from her eyes.
"Hi," She replied.
"So did you have a good sleep?" I asked her, sliding over to her and pulling her close to me.
"Mmm-hm," She replied, nuzzling my neck.
"That's good. So what are we going to do about Simon?" I asked her, moving her head to mine. We kissed for a few wonderful moments, then she rested her head on my chest.
"I honestly don't know, honey. He's gone too far this time. I have no idea how to punish him for this. He's already going to be spending two weeks in jail. What can we do?" She asked me. And honestly, I had no idea what to do with our son either.
"Nothing, I guess. But he's only 14. He shouldn't be spending more than a day in jail. But I guess he does need the extra time. He knows the difference between right and wrong, but he did it anyway," I replied.
"You're exactly right. We can't do anything. They aren't going to drop the charges, even if he is only 14. I see where you're coming from, but there is nothing, nothing at all we can do," She said.
I pulled her in for another kiss. "Mmm. I love you," I whispered against her lips.
"I can't tell you how much I love you," Annie replied.
"You can show me," I said suggestively, giving her a seductive smile.
"Later. We have to get up and get the kids ready for school," She replied, disappointing me greatly.
But she was right. It was Monday, and if we didn't get up when we did, the kids would probably have been late. We each showered, got dressed, then went downstairs and got some coffee. Annie called the kids down for breakfast (we were having those delicious pancakes of hers). As I ate my breakfast, I scanned through the sports section of the newspaper and eventually the kids one by one made it down the stairs. But thankfully they finished their pancakes quickly.
"Hurry up, or you're going to be late," Annie told them as she handed each of them their lunches on their way out the door. She kissed me goodbye and walked out to the car to drive the kids to school.
After I had finished my breakfast, I washed all of the dishes. And by the time I had finished that, Annie had come home.
"Oh, Eric, you didn't have to clean up," Annie said as soon as she saw the clean kitchen.
"I know, but I wanted to take some of the work load off your shoulders," I told her.
"Aww, you're the best husband ever," She said, kissing me before heading upstairs.
I went to my office to get my things together for work. I went out to my car and put my briefcase, laptop, and Bible into the passenger seat. I then went back inside and up the stairs to say good-bye to Annie.
She was making the bed when I walked into our room. "Honey, I'm leaving for work now," I told her.
"Oh, alright. Drive carefully," She replied, giving me a peck on the cheek. "I will," I told her as I walked back downstairs and out the door.