Casey looked up at the towering building in front of her. "God Liv. It's huge!"

"Is it too big?"

Casey detected the worry in Olivia's voice. She squeezed Olivia's hand gently. "Of course not," she assured. Shifting Natalie in her arms, she smiled. "What do you think Nat?"

"It's pretty Mommy."

Olivia smiled. "I'm glad you like it."

Casey hugged Natalie and combed her daughter's hair with her fingers. Hearing the engine of an approaching car, she turned around. The car was speeding from the left, and Olivia was in its path. "OLIVIA!" Casey set Natalie down and ran to Olivia, pushing her out of the way just in time.

"What the hell Casey?"

Casey sighed. "That car would have hit you. I for one would prefer to treat your scratch than cry over your body."

Olivia kissed her and crossed the street, scooping Natalie into her arms. "I'm fine baby. You're too paranoid."

"I know. Believe me, it's not something I'm proud of."

Olivia led her into the house. "The dining room adjoins the living room," she began.

"I see that."



"Are you okay? You're a little snippy today."

"Am I?" Casey kissed her. "Sorry babe, I'm just tired."

Olivia rubbed Casey's stomach gently. "Are you making mommy tired?"

Casey giggled. "Liv!"

Olivia stood up and looked into Casey's eyes. "We have a new baby, a new house, and we are ready to begin a new life."

"I'm always ready to try something new." She took in the blank walls and bare living room. "Just think babe, soon these carpets will be stained with apple juice." Casey knew that with Olivia, she was ready for anything. Everything would happen, and they would face it together.