Title: A Husband, Wife and the Rain

Author: Aimee

Beta: Dev

Rating: PG

Spoilers: A spoiler-free zone.

Pairing: Angel/Cordelia

Summary: Angel was just a big softie.

Disclaimer: If you recognize them, they belong to Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt. Otherwise, they're mine.

Author's Note: Written for 10_fics

The rain outside was coming down in a torrential downpour, but inside, the couple on the bed didn't even notice. Angel held Cordy in an embrace so sweet it would have made Milton S. Hershey himself worry about cavities. Angel pushed a piece of dark hair behind Cordy's ear, wondering for the millionth time how he ever got so lucky to be able to call this woman his wife.

"Angel, did you hear anything I just said?" Cordy asked him, an amused smile on her face.

Angel snapped out of his thoughts, a sheepish smile on his face. "I'm sorry, Cordy."

Cordy laughed. Angel may be a man with a demon inside, but when it came right down to it, he was just a big softie. His thoughts were often consumed by her and the ways he wanted to improve their lives together.

"I want to show you something," she told him, leaving the warmth of his arms and their bed. "I'll be right back."

Cordelia grabbed her bag that was lying on their dresser and pulled what she wanted from inside. Hurrying back to Angel, she crawled back in bed and handed him the object.

Angel looked at the stick, noting the positive sign on one end. "Cordy, are you--"

"Pregnant?" she supplied.

Angel only nodded, unable to speak.

"Yes, I am. You're going to be a daddy, Angel," Cordy told the man who sat beside her, smiling that ridiculously happy smile he got when something made him so happy that if he didn't have a soul, he'd become Angelus again.

"I'm going to be a daddy," he whispered to himself in awe, still smiling.

Cordy smiled at the goofy man she married, loving his reaction to her news. Angel took her face in his hands and kissed her, showing her just how happy he was, just how much he loved her. "I love you, Cordy."

"I love you, too, Angel. So very much."

"You're going to be the best mommy ever," he told her, pulling her to him and resting his hand on her stomach where their unborn child lay.

"And you're going to a wonderful daddy," she told him softly, the love she felt for him clearly evident in her voice.

And as the rain outside continued to fall, the couple inside basked in their love for each other and their anticipation of becoming parents to the little one that would call them Mommy and Daddy.