A/N So here it has come my next story collab with the fantastic H6p8gv and I want to thank him for his many ideas....This is a little different since I wanted to write it in Tracy's POV....I hope that you like this chapter.....
Disclaimer: I don't own any of the characters that you recognize...
A Weekend at the Lake
I waltzed into the kitchen to grab something to eat before Link was to arrive. My mom, Edna, was standing in the kitchen by the stove.
"Morning hun some eggs and sausages will be ready in a moment."
"Is Link picking you up today?"
I nodded. "Yes."
My mom smiled. "Oh he is such a nice boy."
I rolled my eyes. We had been dating for almost a year and he had been to my house countless times but she still insisted on telling me that he was a nice boy every time he was mentioned.
An image of Link encompassed my mind and a smile played on my lips. "He's wonderful Ma."
She handed me a plate of eggs and sausages and I sat at the table to eat. I swallowed the last remnants as I heard a knock on my door. A huge grin appeared on my face as I ran to the door and opened it. Link Larkin stood at the threshold. His signature curl was in place on his forehead. He grinned as his ocean blue eyes met my chocolate.
"Morning lil darling."
I moved closer to him so we were mere inches apart and captured his lips. We only parted when we heard my mom's slippers slide across the linoleum kitchen floor.
"Link, want some breakfast?" she called.
"No thanks Mrs. Turnblad, I already ate," he answered.
"Well then see you two later. Have fun at school," she told us.
"Alright bye ma," I called.
"Bye Mrs. Turnblad," Link added.
I slung my backpack over my shoulder before taking Link's hand and walking down the stairs. When we reached his car he opened the door for me and I gave him a small kiss before sliding into the seat.
He closed the door and walked over to the driver's side. As soon as he was sitting in his seat Link turned on the engine of his red Chevy and twined his fingers with mine.
When we reached the school I saw Penny and Seaweed waiting for us outside. Seaweed and Inez were among the new dancers on the Corny Collins Show since it was integrated.
Link parked in his usual spot and opened the door for me. I took his hand as we walked over to our friends.
"Morning," Penny said.
"Morning Trace, Cracker Boy," Seaweed added.
"Morning Pen, Seaweed," I answered.
"Morning, Seaweed can't you just call me Link?"
Seaweed smiled. "Link it's just a nickname."
The bell rang before Link could reply so we all headed to homeroom. This year Seaweed and I were in the same homeroom while Link and Penny were in another. Link met me outside of the room and I gave him a kiss before we walked to history, our first class. Seaweed went off to find Penny.
Link escorted me to my desk then slid into the one next to mine.
He leaned over and whispered. "Cutie before I forget I was thinking that we'd go to my parent's lake house this weekend."
I smiled. "Oh Linky I'd love to."
Mr. Flak entered the room and started writing on the chalkboard.
"Will your parents be there as well?" I asked.
"No, I thought it'd be nice just the two of us," he answered.
I smiled. We had gone to the lake house before but never for a whole weekend.
Mr. Flak was talking about the Civil War. I tried taking notes but I soon felt my eyelids drooping.
"Trace, want me to give you my notes later?" Link asked.
I nodded. Link knew me too well. Even if I stayed awake for a few minutes I would inevitably doze off again. Mr. Flak never seemed to notice so I never received detention.
When class ended I felt a pair of warm lips on mine. I couldn't help but smile before kissing him back.
"Hey lil darlin, it's time for our next class."
I looked up at him and smiled. "This class flew by didn't it?"
He chuckled. "You slept through most of it."
"You let me," I told him.
"You look so beautiful when you're sleeping," he said.
"Are you trying to say that I'm not beautiful when I'm awake?"
His eyes twinkled letting me know that he knew I was teasing. "You're always beautiful doll."
I smiled again, this time at his corny remark.
I stood up and my hand instantly found his. He already had my books in his other hand. We walked to our lockers; they were only a couple lockers apart from each other. He put my history book in mine then took out my English book before I had the chance to grab it. He then grabbed his English book and we walked to class.
"When are we leaving for the lake?" I asked while we made our way through the hall.
"Friday afternoon and we can stay until Sunday," he answered.
"What should I tell Ma?"
"You can tell her that we are going to the lake Friday afternoon and my parents thought that we could spend the night then Saturday you are staying overnight with Penny."
"I hope she believes that story, though now I will have to make Penny a co-conspirator."
He shrugged. "Don't worry doll, your mom will believe you and Penny will help too."
"Hey guys," Penny said running up to them. Both she and Seaweed were in the same class as us.
"Hey Pen, can I ask you something?" I said.
Her pigtails bobbed up and down as she nodded. "Sure."
"Link asked me to spend the weekend with him at his parent's lake house but I don't want my Ma to know its for the entire weekend so is it alright if I tell her that I'm sleepover at your house Saturday?"
"Alright but you know I'm a terrible liar."
I hugged her. "Thanks. I don't think my mom will call, she knows that I'm safe with you."
"You're safe with me too," Link said before capturing my lips.
I smiled. "Are you sure about that?"
He grinned and wrapping an arm around my waist pulled me to him. He kissed my neck and I giggled. "Absolutely."
"Where's Seaweed?" I asked as I glanced around the hall.
"He's coming," Penny answered. Her face lit up in a smile.
I turned to where she was looking and saw Seaweed walking towards us with a matching smile.
"Hi Trace, Link," he said before turning his attention to Penny.
He leaned over and captured her lips.
The rest of the day flew by and soon Link was walking me to my door. It was unlocked as usual and Link opened it allowing me to step across the threshold first. I tilted my head and crashed my lips onto his as soon as we were inside. My tongue danced with his but soon we ended the kiss, not wanting my mom to find us making out. My mom let us study in the living room every afternoon after the show. Link usually stayed into the evening and ended up eating dinner with us.
"Hi Ma," I said.
"Hi Mrs. Turnblad," Link added.
My mom came out of the kitchen. "Hi guys, how was school?"
I shrugged "It was fine."
"We are going to study. There's a math quiz on Friday," Link told her.
"Alright. Oh Link you like meatloaf don't you?" she asked.
He smiled. "Yes ma'am."
"I guess you're staying for dinner," I said.
He nodded. "Your mom seems to think so."
"Oh ma before I forget is it ok if I go to the Larkin's lake house Friday to Saturday? They say it's alright and Penny wants me to sleepover Saturday…"
We were interrupted by a small cocker spaniel. He had big brown eyes and had fur the color of the sand on a beach. He nudged my hand with his nose.
Link had taken me to the pet store for our six month anniversary and told me to pick a puppy. I picked Adam from a pen full of cocker spaniels. He sat next to another puppy. She had hair as dark as midnight and green eyes. She whined when the pet store clerk took Adam. That was when we learned that they were siblings. I felt so bad for her that I decided to buy her and give her to Link. He didn't know if his parents would allow a puppy in the house but one look in her eyes and he couldn't say "no". He named her Beth.
"Hey buddy did you have a good day?"
He wagged his tail. I scratched his head while Link ran his hand down his back. Adam looked up at Link and licked his hand. He did the same to mine before running off to the kitchen.
"As long as the Larkin's are fine with it and there's some supervision," my mom said.
"There will be," Link assured her.
My mom smiled. "Alright then and that goes for Penny's too."
I hugged her. "Thank you!" There was no need to tell her that we had just lied to her.
I packed some clothes in a small suitcase on Thursday night since Link and I were leaving right after school. Friday morning Adam was lying at the foot of my bed. I scratched his head and told him I'd see him Sunday. He followed me downstairs to the kitchen. I hugged my mom before telling her that I'd be home Sunday afternoon. Link arrived to drive me to school. After a sweet kiss he loaded my suitcase next to his then held the door open for me.
Our last class of the day was Geometry. Link finished the quiz with ten minutes left in the class. Before getting up he discreetly dropped a note on my desk. I looked up at him and he smiled before continuing to Mr. Gordon's desk. I quickly opened the note and saw Link's handwriting.
Good luck with the rest of the quiz. I have something I want to do before we leave today. I'll be back soon and I'll meet you in my usual parking space.
I smiled as I placed the note in my lap so Mr. Gordon wouldn't notice. Five minutes later I stood and grabbed my backpack. I walked up to his desk before handing him my quiz. I left the room and went to the parking lot to wait for Link. I didn't have to wait long before I saw his Chevy pull into the empty spot. He got out and pulled me close for a kiss. He opened the door for me and I slid in. I was greeted by a lick to my face. I looked over my shoulder and found Adam and Beth wagging their tails. Link sat in the driver's seat.
"This is what you wanted to do?"
He nodded. "I thought they might like to join us at the lake."
I received another lick, this time from Beth as we pulled out of the school parking lot.
It didn't take long to get to the lake and soon Link was helping me out of the car. Adam and Beth jumped out after me and ran around the yard. Link grabbed both of our suitcases from the trunk. I looked up at the house. It was beautiful! It had two stories, painted white with green shutters.
Link took a key out of his pant pocket and opened the door. Adam and Beth ran in before I walked in. To my left sat a quaint living room. There was a tan couch and two leather chairs. The far end of the room held a fireplace. The kitchen was down the hall and a small study full of books was to my right. Link took our things upstairs while I sat down on the couch. Beth and Adam both jumped up next to me and I ran my hands down their backs.
Link returned a few moments later holding a pair of leashes in his hand. Beth saw them first and jumped off the couch. Adam soon followed. Both stared at Link wagging their tails.
He looked up at me. "I thought that we could take them for a walk."
I looked at him then at the puppies. "Now that they saw the leashes we don't have a choice."
He smiled and glanced down at them before chuckling. Beth was pushing his hand with her nose.
I stood and walked over to him. He handed me a leash and I hooked it to Adam's collar. I saw Link doing the same to Beth.
After our walk we made a small dinner and fell asleep in Link's parent's bed. It was much larger and more comfortable than Link's twin bed.
It was warm and the sun was shining the next day.
"Let's go for a swim," I told Link after we had breakfast.
"Alright, lets go get changed," he said with a small grin.
I kissed his cheek before running upstairs. Once I found my bathing suit I went into the bathroom to change. When I came out wearing my red bikini I noticed Link already had a navy blue swimsuit on and his chest was bare. I smiled and walked over to him. He wrapped his arms around me while mine went to rest on his shoulders.
"Beautiful," he said before he leaned down and captured my lips. I felt his tongue graze my bottom lip and I parted them, allowing our tongues to mingle together. All too soon I had to pull away gasping for air. I tried to suppress a small giggle as I noticed Link's lips were swollen from the kiss.
"What are you giggling at?" Link asked curiously.
"Your lips are slightly swollen," I answered.
He grinned. "So are yours lil darlin."
I grinned back. "Let's go swim."
I grabbed Link's hand and led him outside. I didn't let go until we were in the water. Adam and Beth had followed us, jumping into the lake a moment later. They were dog paddling around. Link's back was turned to me so I quietly swam up to him and splashed water o his back. He turned around with a shocked look on his face but as soon as he saw me it morphed into an evil grin.
"I'll get you for that Tracy."
"You'll have to catch me first Lincoln."
I didn't get far before I felt myself being pulled under the water. When I surfaced Link was laughing. I splashed water on him again.
We spent the next hour alternating between swimming and having a water fight.
That evening Link and I decided to go to The Italiano, a nice Italian restaurant not far from the house. I picked out a stunning blue dress with a modest bodice and kitten heeled shoes to wear. I finished my look with a French twist and a small locket that Link had given me for our first Christmas.
Link was waiting downstairs. He was wearing a nice blue suit that matched my dress. He smiled and offered me his arm. I gladly took it. He escorted me to the car and in no time we were at the restaurant. Once inside we went up to the hostess and asked for a table. We had to wait ten minutes for one to open up. Once it did we were shown to a small table by the window. Link pulled out my chair and remained until I was seated before sitting in his own chair opposite me. The sun was setting over the lake creating shades of orange that made the lake sparkle brilliantly.
"This is the perfect spot to watch the sunset," I mused.
Link smiled and looked like he was about to say something but our waiter came up to us before he could. He placed a basket full of rolls in the middle of the table before asking if we were ready to order. We both nodded before ordering the lasagna and a coke to drink.
Soft jazz music began to play.
I looked to Link and he rose from his seat. He walked around the table and held out his hand.
"May I have this dance?" he asked.
I put my hand in his. "Yes."
I held his hand while we made our way to the dance floor the restaurant had set up. It was in the middle of several tables. We found the perfect spot and I let go of his hand to wrap mine around his neck. His instinctively encircled my waist. We glided flawlessly around the dance floor. As the music ended Link spun me out then pulled me close to him. I let out a small laugh before capturing his lips in a passionate kiss. I pulled away first for need of air. He flashed me a brilliant smile as we made our way to our table.
The waiter came with our dinners and after we finished the lasagna we shared a brownie sundae.
Adam and Beth greeted us with tail wagging and licks when we arrived back at the house. After patting their heads I sat down on the couch while Link lit the fireplace. He joined me and we were engulfed by a soft light.
"This is so romantic!" I said leaning my head on his shoulder.
I felt his chin on top of my head. "Hmm…"
I let out a small chuckle.
I felt Link move and warm kisses on my temple and cheek. I cupped his cheek and brought his lips to mine for a fiery kiss. I then twisted my body, making it easier to kiss him without bending my neck. My hands went to his chest and his moved up and down my sides. When we parted for air I put my finger to his lips. He gave me a confused look.
"I want to show you something. Meet me upstairs in five minutes."
I gave him a small kiss before walking quickly upstairs. I grabbed my pink lingerie and went into the bathroom. Link was sitting on the edge of the bed when I opened the door. His mouth dropped and I thought I caught a glimpse of some drool.
I giggled a little as I walked out into the bedroom. I licked my lips and motioned for Link to come with my index finger. He instantly stood and came to my side. He gathered me in his arms and gave me a searing kiss. I saw that Link was also breathing heavily when we had parted for air.
I slid his jacket off of his shoulders and moved to his shirt. I unbuttoned three buttons and placed a kiss on his chest, over his heart. I felt his fingers under my chin as he brought my face up so I could see his eyes. They smoldered. He seized my lips and I kept unbuttoning the final buttons to his shirt as we made our way to the bed. I lay on my back and scooted up so my head was on the pillow. Link took off his shirt allowing me a stunning view of his taut muscles.
"What are you staring at?" Link asked amusement laced in his voice.
"Nothing," I replied.
He smirked as he climbed onto bed next to me. He left a trail of kisses from my ear to my chin earning a moan from me. He returned to my ear.
"I love you."
"I love you too."
The last word came out as a soft growl since Link had kissed my earlobe and tugged on it gently using his teeth.
Link moved so he was above me, supported by his elbows. I wrapped my arms around his shoulders and arched my back into him. My lips met his and my tongue grazed his lower lip. He opened his mouth slightly allowing my own tongue to slide inside. His hands glided up my torso taking the lingerie with them. He moved back slightly and placed sweet kisses down my chin and neck. I couldn't help but giggle as his warm breath made contact with my skin. I expected him to continue his ministrations but he lingered nibbling the area he just kissed. I let out another moan. I could feel Link smile at my reaction.
"Sit up doll."
I did as he asked and he removed my lingerie leaving me in my underwear.
Link gave a low husky moan as he began kissing my collarbone, working his way to my breasts. I whimpered as I felt him nibble on my right breast. Satisfied with my reaction he moved to my stomach kissing every inch of it. His hands in the meantime were caressing my arms and sides.
I gently pushed him so that he was lying on his back.
"Mr. Larkin, why is it that you're still mostly dressed while I'm not?" I asked.
He tightened his grip on me and crashed his lips upon mine.
"You can do the honors of undressing me," he whispered in my ear sending a shiver through my entire body.
I kissed him again as I let my hands slide down to his pants. I placed strategic kisses on his stomach, knowing where he was the most sensitive, as I unhooked his pants and started guiding them down his legs. He broke the kiss so he could assist me. Once his pants were off they were cast aside with my lingerie. I could feel Link's hardness next to my thigh and my body tingled with anticipation for our next action.
He gently maneuvered us so he was on top again. He kissed my neck again this time moving towards my lips. I arched into him again. He playfully sucked on my bottom lip. I grabbed his face and planted my lips firmly on his. When we parted I looked into his eyes trying to convey that I was ready. He nodded before helping me out of my underwear. I kissed his chest and collarbone as he slid out of his underwear.
"Please, now!" I groaned.
I shifted my body and felt him thrust into me.
"Oh Linky," I cried as I felt him inside of me.
He made a soft purring sound into my lips as our bodies molded together.
After we had finished Link held open the comforter and I climbed underneath it. Link joined me and soon I was asleep in his arms.
When I awoke the next morning I was still in Link's arms. Adam and Beth were asleep at the foot of the bed. I decided to make breakfast in bed since my stomach made a low growl. I wriggled free of Link's arms without waking him. I took a white blouse and blue skirt from my suitcase and went to the bathroom to change.
Once dressed I quietly made my way downstairs and into the kitchen. I whipped up a batch of chocolate chip pancakes and poured two glasses of orange juice. I found a tray that Mrs. Larkin kept under the china cabinet. I placed two plates full of warm pancakes, forks, knives, napkins and the glasses of juice on it and carefully ascended the stairs. Link was still asleep when I entered the room.
I placed the tray on top of the bureau so the puppies couldn't snatch a pancake or two and went to Link's side. I leaned over and placed a kiss on his lips.
"Trace," he whispered before repositioning himself.
I smiled before kissing him again. This time one of his hands cupped my cheek and his lips moved along with mine.
I found a pair of blue eyes staring up at me when we parted. "Morning."
"Morning doll. Thanks for the wonderful wake up call."
"I made you your favorite, chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast."
He licked his lips. "What did I ever do to deserve you?"
"Well you did give me one of the best nights I had in a while," I told him.
He smiled. "Me? You were simply amazing."
I grinned. "Let's eat before they get cold."
"Yes ma'am," Link said playfully.
I grabbed the tray and sat it between us on the bed. We ate in a comfortable silence. Every so often I would through Adam a piece of pancake. I saw that Link was doing the same with Beth.
That afternoon we had to leave much to our disappointment. I wanted to stay at the house with Link forever but we had school and my mom would be worried if I never came home.
Two and a half months later…
My mom was happy to see us when we had walked through the door. To avoid any suspicions as to why Link was with me I had told her that he met me and Penny for breakfast and drove me home.
It had been over two months since the weekend at the lake house and I had been feeling sick. I was queasy. I nibbled on my food hoping that the smaller the portions I ate the easier it would be to keep down. I managed to hide my sickness from my parents for a couple days and on the third day Link urged me to see the doctor. I made an appointment for the next day before the show. He told me that he would drive. He was worried about me.
"I probably just ate something that didn't agree with me," I told him as stopped in front of the doctor's office.
"And it's still not agreeing with you three days later? I doubt that's it," he said.
He stayed in the waiting room while I went into an exam room. My doctor, Dr. Miller, examined me and took some blood to run tests. I had to see her again in two days.
Link again waited when I saw her next. I was in a state of shock when I came out of her office. Link led me to the car.
"Trace, what's wrong?" he asked after we had both sat down.
"I'm pr…pregnant!" I stuttered.
I gave him the paper with my test results and his eyes widened.
"What are we going to do?" he asked.
I shook my head. "I'm not sure."
"We should have been more careful, we are still in high school," Link said.
"I know, but we are in this together no matter what."
He looked at me. "You're right. How are you feeling lil darlin?"
"Shocked, scared," I answered.
"Me too," he said giving my hand a squeeze.
I hid the results in my desk hoping that my mom wouldn't see it. The only person outside of Link I had told was Penny. I was terrified to tell her that I was going to have a baby. I had no idea how she would react.
Two weeks later my secret was still safe.
"Do your parents suspect anything?" Penny asked me one evening when we were on the phone.
"No, I've kept my morning sickness hidden well."
"Unfortunately you'll have to tell them sooner or later Trace."
I frowned knowing that I would have to tell them. "I can hide it for a while longer. I am afraid of what my mom will say."
"I bet she'll be happy to have a grandchild."
"Yeah, but she wants me married before thinking about giving her grandchildren."
I paused a moment thinking I heard shuffling by my bedroom door. I had my door closed but it was easy to hear through it sometimes.
"Look Pen I should go," I told her.
"Alright Trace, I'll see you tomorrow."
"See you tomorrow!"
I hung up the phone.
I was still in my room studying when my parents came in and shut the door behind them.
"Tracy we've noticed that you haven't been yourself lately. What's wrong?" my mom asked.
I sighed knowing that I couldn't lie anymore. "I'm pregnant."
Both of my parent's mouths dropped.
"What! Is it Links?" my mom said.
I scoffed. "Of course it is!"
"I thought we brought you up better than to go sleeping around before marriage," she continued.
Link was the only guy I ever slept with. "I don't sleep around."
"Well I don't want you sleeping with anyone in this house!"
My father just stood watching us.
"I knew that it was a bad idea letting you stay at the lake house with Link. My feelings were confirmed when I overheard your conversation with Penny and when I talked to Mary at Dr. Miller's office."
"You overheard us! And talked to Mary?"
"Fine! If you don't want me sleeping in this house I'll move out!"
"That's not what I meant," she told me.
"I know what you meant!"
I don't think my mom really believed I would actually move out. "Fine! Where will you go?" she asked.
I thought for a minute. "The Larkin's."
My mom just stared at me. "Are you sure that's for the best?"
I knew the answer. "Yes."
I stomped to my closet and pulled out my suitcase and filled it with whatever I could grab. My parents moved away from the door. My father stood there shocked and I think my mom thought I'd be back in an hour if I did leave.
I took my suitcase and headed to the door. I turned before walking through it. "I'm sure someday Link and I will get married. When we do I won't be inviting you to the wedding or allow you to see your grandchild."
"You don't mean that," my mom told me.
"Yes I do," I told her before turning again and walking out the door. They didn't try to stop me as I headed out the front door and down the stairs.