Here's the next part of Holly and Mike's story.
This is set a month after baby Lucas' birth.
I own my OC Holly, as well as Lucas. Carmi belongs to Kennedy's Friday Night Delight.
Enjoy the first chapter...
"Are you almost ready?" Mike yelled to his fiancée Holly.
"Just about done." Holly replied as she walked out to the car.
"I've loaded our bags." Mike told her.
"Is that everything?" the Boston native asked her fiancé.
"Just you and Lucas." Mike replied, nodding over to the baby carrier.
Holly walked over and lifted the baby out of his carrier. She placed him in his car seat and clipped him in securely.
"So, are you going to tell me where we're going?" Holly asked Mike.
"You said we need a holiday. Leave the rest to me." Mike smirked.
Given that the couple had been caught up in personal dramas for the past year, Holly had suggested that they should have a break. The Boston native was attracted to the thought of being on a beach somewhere, or a secluded cabin where she could spend quality time with Mike and their baby son. The Ohio native had his own ideas about their break, which differed to Holly's somewhat.
After many hours of driving, as well as the obligatory pit stops, Mike was on the familiar road to their destination.
"What did that sign say?" Holly frowned and glanced over her shoulder.
"What sign?" Mike asked her.
"The sign we just passed. I could have sworn it said 'Welcome To North Carolina'." Holly shook her head slowly.
"Well, it probably did." Mike shrugged.
"Please tell me we're only taking a short cut…" the brunette sighed.
"Why?" The Ohio native frowned.
"Because when I suggested a break, I meant somewhere serene and relaxing." Holly replied.
"It's mostly trees and fields." Mike frowned, not really seeing Holly's point of view.
"It's also likely to be full of guys who describe themselves as extreme." The brunette added.
"Well, Carmi said we could stay at her house." Mike shrugged.
"Fine." Holly sighed and turned her head to look out of the car window.
Mike shook his head and continued to drive in the direction of Smithfield. He assumed that he was taking initiative by accepting Carmi's offer of staying with her. The Ohio native had came to enjoy his trips to Smithfield, so he assumed that Holly would soon come around once she got there. Dare he say it, but her hormones were still a little bit crazy after giving birth to their son a month ago.
Meanwhile, Carmi was eagerly preparing for their arrival. She had made the bed in the guest room and even bought in extra baby things. Her boyfriend John, brother Shane and friend Matt thought this was all very amusing.
"Anyone would think you were expecting royalty." John chuckled.
"I want them to feel at home." Carmi told him.
"I think Mike already feels at home here." Matt said.
"But Holly and the baby need to feel relaxed too." Carmi replied.
"Why are they coming here to relax?" Shane frowned.
"I offered. Mike organised it, so I don't think Holly knows." Carmi replied.
"Figures." Matt nodded.
They were interrupted by the beep of a car horn outside.
"Oh my! They're here!" Carmi gasped as she rushed to the window.
Mike got out of the car first and walked towards the house. Holly went into the back seat and unclipped baby Lucas from his car seat. The month old baby was wide-awake, marvelling at the trees around him. The brunette carried her son up to the house and followed Mike inside. The brunette was immediately uncomfortable to see that they had company. Normally she wouldn't have minded, but she felt less comfortable since giving birth last month. Mike assured her that nobody would be looking at her baby weight.
"There he is!" Carmi gasped and homed in on the baby.
"I can't believe he slept for so long." Mike yawned.
"You obviously didn't." John raised a brow.
"I was driving." Mike replied.
"Didn't Holly drive part of the way?" Carmi asked.
"No." Mike shook his head.
"She probably couldn't fit behind the steering wheel." Shane said.
"Are you calling her fat?" Mike raised a brow.
"No, I'm just sayin' that she still has some baby weight. I mean, Carmi lost hers like that." Shane clicked his fingers.
"I think she looks great." Carmi said.
"I didn't say that she didn't look good. I mean, it's always good to have somethin' to hold onto." Shane shrugged.
"Look John, isn't he cute!" Carmi thrust the baby in front of her boyfriend.
"I guess so." John nodded.
"He's my son, so he's awesome!" Mike corrected his friend.
Matt rolled his eyes at this comment. He liked Mike, although he felt that he had been pushed out a little in favour of the Ohio native. Holly watched Carmi cooing over baby Lucas. The baby Hurricane was very broody right now, and it showed. Knowing what Carmi was like, she wouldn't have any trouble persuading John to have a baby. Holly was sure that John would bend over backwards for the Smithfield native, literally.
"I have your room all set up." Carmi informed Holly and Mike.
"Great, I might need a nap." Mike yawned again.
"Yeah. Then you can stay up all night with Lucas." Holly told him.
"Oh, you don't need to worry. I'll get up if he wakes." Carmi assured the Boston native.
"Which one, Mike or Lucas?" John asked his girlfriend.
"Lucas." Carmi replied.
A couple of hours later, Mike had gone upstairs for his nap, while Lucas slept too. Holly sat in the kitchen with Carmi and watched as the Smithfield native gazed lovingly at her coffee cup.
"Sorry about Shane earlier." Carmi told Holly.
"It's ok." Holly shrugged.
"He sometimes says the wrong thing." Carmi continued.
"Like I said, I think I can forgive him." A smile crossed Holly's lips.
"What's the smile for?" Carmi frowned curiously.
"Just remembered something." Holly shrugged.
"Spill." The baby hurricane ordered.
"You can't say anything, not even to John." Holly warned her.
"Tell me now." The shorter brunette nodded eagerly.
"You remember when your brother was in WCW? He had that boyband stable with Shannon and the other guy?" the Boston native asked her.
"3 Count? Yeah, why?" Carmi shrugged.
"I used to have a thing for Shane." Holly admitted.
"What?" Carmi's gasped as her hazel eyes widened.
"Keep your voice down!" Holly hissed.
"Sorry, but that is sort of cute." Carmi grinned.
"You can't tell anyone. Not John, not Mike and especially not Shane." Holly reminded her.
"My lips are sealed." Carmi nodded.
"So, what are the plans for tomorrow?" John asked as he walked into the room.
"Mike won't tell me." Holly replied.
"How long are you guys staying for?" John asked her.
"He didn't mention that either." Holly shook her head.
"Three weeks." Carmi replied.
Holly looked up and raised a brow towards Carmi. How was she going to survive three weeks in Smithfield?
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