This is a sequel to my story 'Learning to Love' and is set 10 years after we left off, I hope you enjoy it. This story starts off from Lauren's point of view.
I felt a strong arm tighten around me as I started to move out of the bed. I wiggled more trying to get out of my husband's grasp but his hold tightened on me.
"Don't go," he said sleepily.
"Embry," I said turning in his arm to move further into his embrace.
His other arm came around me and I moved my head onto his bare chest.
"I've missed you," I said.
"Me too," he told me.
We had just settled down into a house that we shared with Renesmee and Jacob. I started college taking night classes while Embry worked at a garage with Jacob; he also ran shifts during the night. This left us with very little time together.
"How was your patrol last night," I asked propping my chin on his chest to look into his eyes.
"Slow," he said sighing which was the normal response.
"Maybe you don't need to do so many shifts," I told him, "with Alice watching it seems like you wouldn't need to."
"Jacob and I need to be thorough," he said.
"Does this have anything to do with what happened when we first met," I asked referring to the time when the Volturi came to talk to me about joining them.
"Maybe," he said, "you and Nessie are both very unique and they could try to take an opportunity to come after you two."
"You work too much Embry," I told him, "You know that Alice will see if the Volturi are coming. I worry about you and I want to spend more time with you."
"I'll talk with Jacob," Embry murmured sighing.
"Thank you," I said lifting my head to give him a soft long kiss.
We got up an hour later, showered, and got breakfast ready.
"Morning Lauren," Nessie said coming down the stairs with a huge smile on her face.
"Morning," I said eying her as she sat down.
I knew something was up to make her look so happy. Nessie threw me a look as if to say 'I'll tell you later.' Jacob came down moments later and we all started eating breakfast. Half an hour later the boys left for work before I was able to ask my friend what she was thinking.
"So what is going on," I asked her, "You haven't looked this happy since Jacob proposed to you."
"Jacob and I are going to start for a baby," she said grinning.
"Really?" I asked, "I thought you wanted to wait, go to school and all that before you started on a family."
"I did," she said, "But…well I had been thinking about starting a family and I guess I don't see the point in the waiting, plus I have plenty of time to go to school after I have kids."
"I guess that is true," I agreed, "Did you tell Jacob?"
"Yeah I told him last night," she said as her cheeks flushed slightly.
"How'd he take it," I said raising an eyebrow.
"Good," she said smiling gently, "He really wants a family too."
We talked for awhile before cleaning up the kitchen and I started on my homework.
Embry's point of view:
I ran my fingers through my hair as Jacob changed the open sign to close.
"Man," I said, "I think we need some more help."
"Defiantly," Jacob agreed.
"Have you talked with Seth yet," I asked him.
"Not yet," he told me, "Not sure if he wants to leave his mom or Leah there."
"I'm sure they can look after themselves," I said taking a drink of coke, "Leah and Sue are both tough."
"Maybe he wants to be with them," he said smirking, "But I may as well ask."
"I kind of wanted to talk to you about that," I said, "or something along the lines. Lauren and I both want to know if I could get more time off of work and from taking shifts."
"I don't know," Jacob said, "It's only two of us taking shifts here man, you know how I feel about keep the girls safe."
"I know," I said nodding, "Just need more time at home with Lauren."
"I'd like more time at home Nessie," Jacob said turning slightly red.
"Did something happen," I asked raising an eyebrow.
"We…are uh trying for a family," he said.
"Oh," I said smirking at him, "We'll call Seth up," I told him, "He isn't imprinted and I'm sure he'd like the job and maybe be able to gain some independence as well."
"I will," he said.
"I'll take the shift tonight," I told him, "I'll take tomorrow off and let you focus on your 'family' tonight."
"Funny," he said, "You know I could make you not say anything about what I just told you right."
"You could," I said smirking, "but I know you won't."
Lauren's point of view, the next evening:
I felt arms tighten around me as I stood washing dishes in the sink. I dried my hands off and turning in his arms and laid my head on his chest.
"What are you doing home," I asked.
"I got the night off," I heard his voice rumble against my cheek.
"Really," I asked looking up at him.
"Yeah," he said giving me a big smile.
"Good," I said before giving him a soft kiss on the lips, "do you want to go out?"
"Let's just stay in," he said, "I know Nessie is staying with her family tonight, and we never get the house to ourselves."
"Alright," I said, "we haven't watched that movie we just got at the store last week."
"I'll get the popcorn," he said smiling at how domestic we sounded.
I went into the living room smiling softly the time I would get to spend with my husband. We watched the movie which turned out to be mediocre but I enjoyed being able to spend the night wrapped in my husband's strong arms.
"Did you know that Jake and Ness are trying for a baby," he said softly.
"She told me just yesterday," I said, "Why?"
"Just wondering if you wanted a family yet," he said casually as he played with my hair.
"I do," I said turning to look at him, "Just want to wait for a bit I think."
"Alright," he said.
"What about you?" I asked.
"I do want a family," he said, "I think you'd look amazing pregnant."
"Well if that is the reason," I said rolling my eyes, "we should get on it."
"Not if you aren't ready," he said chuckling.
I smiled at him shaking my head.
"We can in a year or two," I said and laid my head on his chest as his arms circled around me.
I sighed glad to know that everything in my life was going according to my plan.