November 1, 2011

Word Prompt: Saint

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I was running late. Again.

I check the time on the dashboard for what has to be the hundredth time since leaving work. It's pouring down rain and the line of cars in front of me makes it clear I'm not getting home any time soon.

Traffic in front of me eventually starts moving and I breathe a sigh of relief. When I finally pull into our driveway, I quickly make my way inside.

She's leaning over the kitchen sink and I immediately make my way over to her, kissing the top of her head.

"Are you mad?" She shakes her head no and tilts back to kiss my chin.

"Are you sure?" I ask, kissing my way down her neck.

"I'm sure."

"I'll make it up to you, I swear."

"I know. You always do," she whispers as she melts into me.

My fingertips trace down the curves of her body and move gently to her stomach, stopping on the bump that's growing there.

She's a saint. No matter how often I have to stay late at the hospital, or reschedule a date night, she's always understanding. If she wanted me to give it all up, I wouldn't hesitate. I would always do anything for her. But she'd never ask, and we both know that things will get better once my residency ends.

I have no idea how I got so lucky, but I do know I will spend every day for the rest of our lives showing her just how much I love her.

A/N: I'm in the process of finishing Falling Slowly, I won't be posting until it's complete, but while I work on it, I will also be posting these. They won't be in any certain order, and could be considered spoilers/outtakes, but they will all involve my FS characters. Big sloppy kisses go to Kassiah for always encouraging me to write, even when I feel like I don't have it in me.

I'm anxious to hear what you think, so hit that little button right down there. You know you want to.