Here's the final chapter of Smithfield of Dreams.
Sorry for the delay. I've had a rough couple of weeks.
I own Holly, Lucas, Gary & Susan. Carmi belongs to Kennedy's Friday Night Delight.
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Holly slowly woke and opened her eyes, staring at the ceiling before rolling onto her side and smiling at her new husband. Mike was sleeping and mumbling randomness as he pulled the covers around him. The Boston native grinned and shook her head as she slipped out of the bed and went downstairs. Baby Lucas wasn't in his crib, so Holly assumed that Carmi had crept in and picked him up before he woke his parents.
The Boston native's suspicions were proven correct as she walked into the kitchen to see John holding Lucas on his lap while Carmi entertained him with one of his many toys that he had accumulated from his adoring aunt. They would probably leave half of the toys in Smithfield for when they next visited. After all, he still had plenty of toys at home in Boston that people had bought when he was born.
"Did he wake you?" Holly asked.
"No, we were already awake." John replied.
"I'll get his bottle…" Holly headed towards the cupboard.
"I already gave him a bottle." Carmi informed her.
"Oh well, practice for your own." Holly smiled.
"That's going to be one good looking kid." John nodded.
"You'll have to come visit us in our new place." Holly told them.
"Definitely. I still want to come and see Lucas." Carmi smiled at the baby.
"When do you guys leave?" John asked.
"Tomorrow. We're supposed to be packing today, but Mike's still asleep." Holly sighed and shook her head.
"Well, that's easily sorted…" Carmi had a mischievous glint in her eye.
"What's she doing?" Holly frowned towards John.
"No idea." He shook his head.
"This is going to be so awesome!" Carmi giggled as she made her way up the stairs with the garden hose.
"This, I have to see." John smirked.
"I agree." Holly nodded, taking the baby from him.
They arrived at the bedroom doorway just as Carmi turned the hose to full power. Mike leapt out of the bed and yelped before he stopped and stared confusedly at his soaking wet pants. The Smithfield native held a hand over her mouth to try and stifle her giggles, but Mike turned to face her and spotted the offending item in her other hand. John draped an arm around Holly's shoulders in an attempt to stand straight. The look on Mike's face was priceless.
"You wet my pants." The Ohio native frowned at Carmi.
"Well, technically it may not be the first time that Carmi has caused Mike to wet his pants…" John whispered in Holly's ear.
"What?" Mike frowned as his new wife broke down in hysterics.
"She must still be on a high from the wedding." Carmi shrugged as she took baby Lucas from his mothers' arms.
"Mike, we need to pack up. We're heading back to Boston tomorrow." Holly informed her new husband.
"As soon as I shower." Mike nodded and kissed her forehead.
"I thought you just did…" John smirked.
"Shut up John!" Mike pouted.
Later on, after they had packed the majority of their belongings, Holly and Mike made everyone dinner as a thank you for the wedding. Holly's parents came over before the drive back to Boston in the morning. Baby Lucas was loving the attention from everyone, including John, who seemed to be embracing the fact that he was now an expectant father.
"We made casserole!" Mike announced as he modelled a floral apron.
"Sounds good." Carmi nodded.
"Did you make it, Mike?" John frowned, knowing that his friend's culinary skills rarely extended past the microwave.
"Holly made it and I just supervised. It's her grandmother's recipe." The Ohio native replied.
"She learned that when she was about eight years old." Susan nodded proudly.
"I remember. The kitchen looked like a bomb had hit." Gary chuckled.
"Here we go." Holly said as she walked in with a huge dish of casserole.
"This looks great Holly." Shannon nodded as he dished some out.
"Makes a change for someone else to be cooking." Carmi smiled.
"You never let me cook here." Shane frowned at his sister.
"That's because you almost burned the kitchen last time." Carmi reminded him.
"You've done grandma proud." Gary winked at his daughter.
"Thanks dad." Holly smiled back at him.
"Lucas looks hungry." Mike frowned.
"He just had a bottle. He's only two months old." Holly replied.
"Mike was probably on solid food at that age." John smirked.
"Was that a fat comment?" Mike raised a brow.
"No." John sighed and shook his head.
"So, are we going to be able to visit you in Boston?" Shannon asked the newlyweds.
"Once we get moved into our new place." Holly nodded and smiled.
"And agree on interior decorating." Mike added.
"What do you guys disagree on?" Carmi asked.
"I suggested a table in the shape of the state of Ohio." Mike told them.
"Which sounds awful." John frowned.
"Or a mirrored ceiling in the bedroom." Mike continued.
"That's so tacky." Shannon frowned.
"So far I might be allowed a toilet seat that has the 'Be Miz' logo on." The Ohio native sighed.
The following day, it was time to leave Smithfield. Carmi was very emotional, which was probably partly due to her pregnancy. She hugged Lucas and kissed him before handing him to Mike for him to be strapped into his car seat. Holly said goodbye to Shannon, with whom she had grown close, and to Carmi, who had become a friend to her and not just to Mike. Gary and Susan had set off back to Boston an hour earlier. Mike hugged Carmi and gave in and hugged John too.
"We'll miss you guys." Carmi pouted a little.
"You'll see us again soon." Mike replied.
"We'll be visiting the baby when it's born." Holly assured the Smithfield native.
"You better make up a room for Carmi in the new place!" John joked.
"It's not a bad idea." The small brunette told him as they waved off their friends.
Mike set off and smiled as he watched Lucas sitting in his seat from the rear view mirror. Holly sighed and looked at her new husband.
"That was a great break." She smiled.
"I knew you'd like it." The Ohio native smirked as he drove on.
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