Hello! This is a new story with Mike and Holly. The two previous stories were Finding Holly & Smithfield of Dreams.
Hopefully people will still want to read about these two.
Be sure to leave me a review, so I know whether you enjoyed it or not!
I own Holly, Lucas, Wayne, Gary and Susan. Carmi belongs to Kennedy's Friday Night Delight.
"So Holly, how are things?" Dr Hartley asked from behind a dark mahogany desk.
"Good, really good." Holly Mizanin smiled as she leaned back in the chair.
"And the little one?" the doctor raised a brow as he read some notes on his desk.
"Lucas is doing great. He's eight months now." The Boston native nodded and smiled.
"Well, you'll be pleased to know that your tests all came back clear." He nodded.
"That's a relief." Holly sighed and brushed a stray strand of brunette hair behind her ear.
"Obviously, if you experience any unusual symptoms or heavy bleeding, then give us a call and we'll run some more tests. For now, everything looks fine." The doctor explained.
"Thank you so much." She smiled and stood up to leave.
"Back home now?" the doctor asked her.
"Yes. I've left my husband in charge of Lucas!" Holly laughed as she exited the doctor's office.
Back at the Mizanin's home, Mike was preparing to feed his son. Lucas was eight months old and getting more like his father everyday. The baby waved his chubby little arms in the air as his big blue eyes hungrily eyed the food that his father was preparing for him. Mike dipped a finger in the newly heated baby food and tasted some for himself. Grabbing the empty tin, the Ohio native read the label and nodded his head in a satisfactory manner.
"Cheese and Bean Pasta. Not bad, not bad at all." Mike said as he took a plastic spoon and scooped up a spoonful for Lucas.
The baby waved his arms eagerly and leaned forwards to meet the first spoonful. After a couple of minutes of making a face, Lucas made an attempt to lick the trickle of baby food that was heading towards his chin, giggling when he finally gave up. Mike couldn't help but smile, scooping up another spoonful and making an airplane noise as he directed the spoon towards his infant son. The baby clapped his balled up hands together, somewhat like a seal as he devoured the second spoonful.
"That's my boy." Mike smiled as he brushed back the baby's fair hair with his hand.
Lucas giggled and kicked his legs as he swallowed another spoonful of baby food. The sound of a car door slamming alerted the baby to the fact that he was about to have a visitor. Much like his father, Lucas thrived on attention, but in a good way. Ever since the trio had moved into the three-bedroom home six months earlier, Lucas had quite happily slept in his crib at night and would not demand his feeds. Instead, he would wait until food appeared, before obligingly sitting in his high chair and getting a bib fastened around his neck, in hopes of being fed quicker.
"Who could that be?" Mike asked as he craned his neck to see down the hall to the front door.
"Ma!" Lucas clapped his hands as the door opened and his mother appeared.
"Is that mommy?" Mike asked his son.
"Hey Luke, my beautiful boy!" Holly shrugged off her jacket and planted a kiss on her son's head.
"Everything go well?" Mike raised a brow, knowing that his wife had been going to the hospital.
"My tests were all clear." Holly nodded and smiled as she leaned past her son to kiss her husband.
"That's really good. I'll call and tell John and Carmi later." Mike smiled, returning the kiss.
"So, what have you guys been up to?" the Boston native asked as she surveyed the kitchen for signs of any disaster.
"Well, we read a book, then we went to see grandma and grandpa, and then we came home and had dinner." Mike motioned towards the empty bowl of baby food.
"Good boys!" Holly grinned as she used a wet cloth to clean the sauce stain from around Lucas' mouth.
"Oh, and he said 'awesome' earlier on!" Mike exclaimed.
"Really?" Holly gave Mike a look that said she didn't quite believe him.
"Luke, can you say 'awesome' for daddy?" Mike looked at his son.
"Daddy!" Lucas' blue eyes twinkled as he smiled.
"Awesome." Mike repeated.
"Snum." The baby nodded.
"Hear that?" the Ohio native looked at his wife.
"He said 'snum' Mike." Holly pointed out.
"But it sounds like he's trying to say 'awesome'." Mike reasoned.
"He's only eight months, don't rush him." Holly sighed as she stood up to switch on the kettle.
"He can already say a lot. He even knows Carmi's name." Mike told her.
"Cami!" Lucas threw his arms in the air and kicked his legs excitedly.
The baby couldn't pronounce some things, like the 'r' in Carmi. The Carolina native was Lucas' favourite person. The moment he saw her, his arms reached out to be held by the woman with the multicoloured hair. Having Carmi staying in Boston for a while when she was pregnant with her daughter Pierce, had been a source of great comfort to Lucas, who loved nothing more than to snuggle into her as she lay on her bed.
As promised, Mike called Carmi and John to give them the latest news.
"Is it good news?" Carmi asked as soon as she picked up the phone.
"It's good news. The tests are all clear." Mike confirmed.
"I'm so glad." Carmi replied after relaying the news to her husband.
"I take it John's there with you." Mike said.
"He's holding Pierce. He's scared to move in case she wakes up." Carmi let out a small chuckle.
"I don't know how he copes with the two of you!" Mike joked.
"How John copes? What about Holly, coping with two Mikes?" Carmi asked him.
"Holly says he gets more like me everyday." The Ohio native smiled as he thought about his son.
"Mm, except cuter and less annoying!" Carmi giggled down the phone.
"He said your name earlier." Mike informed her.
"I miss him." The Carolina native sighed.
"Well you know you guys are always welcome. We still have a spare crib, so you wouldn't have to bring all of Pierce's stuff either." Mike told her.
"I'll think about it." Carmi told him.
"Ok, I'll say good night." Mike smiled as Carmi wished him a good night and hung up the call.
The Ohio native yawned and stretched as he made his way into the hallway and up the stairs to Lucas' room first. The baby boy was sleeping away contentedly, his little chest rising and falling rhythmically. Mike dimmed the lights in the room and left the door ajar as he crossed the landing to his and Holly's room. Their bedroom walls were a deep purple colour and the room was furnished with beautiful wooden furniture. The house was a proper family home now. Mike was grateful to Wayne for finding it through his contacts in real estate. Although the Ohio native had gotten on better with Holly's ex-boyfriend since the move to Boston, he didn't want to let Wayne think that he had completely warmed to him.
"How are they?" Holly asked as her husband entered the room.
"Carmi was on the phone. Pierce was sleeping in John's arms." Mike replied.
"Oh sweet." Holly sighed as she set down the book she had been reading.
"Carmi was pleased when I gave her the good news." Mike continued.
"I knew she would be." The brunette nodded.
"Anyway, I was thinking…" Mike said as he shed his clothes.
"About?" Holly raised a brow.
"Well, we have a reason to celebrate." Mike gave a wink.
"What about Luke?" Holly frowned slightly.
"He's fast asleep, I just checked on him." Mike replied as he slipped into the bed covers.
"Oh well then…" Holly smirked as she switched off her bedside lamp.
"Love you." Mike mumbled as his lips crashed into hers.
"Love you too." Holly smiled as she broke the kiss briefly, before embracing her husband as he extended the kisses to her neck and collarbone.
What do you think?
It's been a while since I've written these characters, so it might take me a couple more chapters to get into it.
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