EPILOGUE

"Ready?"

Naya heard the famous voice on her earpiece. She stood fidgeting in front of One Times Square in Manhattan. Her friend Darren was standing next to her with his guitar strapped around his shoulders, waving at some fans that were being kept at a distance by tons of security people. People were watching them eagerly and curiously.

Brown eyes flickered up at the electronic billboards where she saw herself, wringing her hands and looking uncharacteristically nervous.

"I think I'm not the only one who's curious to know what married life is like for someone who used to be called Hollywood's most notorious playgirl."

The actress heard the voice speak again.

"You're interviewing me, seriously?" Naya spoke loud enough to be picked up by the button-sized, wireless microphone attached to the front of her blouse.

"Well, this is my TALK show and you're my guest. What am I supposed to do?"

There was a collective laughter from the crowd.

Naya could still feel her heart hammering loudly against her chest, but she couldn't help but laugh with them. Playfully, she rolled her eyes.

"Ellen, you're not really helping." Naya said to Ellen Degeneres who she could hear snickering on the other line. The famous host was apparently enjoying watching her squirm as the show televised her planned proposal. She did ask for the TV show host's help, and Ellen timed it with her show's anniversary episode.

Naya just didn't anticipate it was going to be this big.

Not that Heather deserved anything less.

Naya was nervous as hell. Who would have thought proposing to someone you're already married to could still be scary?

"You look like you're about to puke." Ellen playfully taunted her guest.

There was laughter again.

"Just make sure she's here before I pass out." Naya said. She ran a hand on top of her right pocket to make sure the small box was still inside. She let out a sigh of relief upon feeling the small bulge.

Just then, a video feed of Heather replaced Naya's image on the electronic billboards. The blonde was walking somewhere in Manhattan.

Naya's lips spread into a huge smile.

She felt the nudge on her left side.

"Why are you so nervous? It's not like Heather's going to say no." Darren chuckled at the way his friend was acting.

"She COULD say no."

"Even if she does, which is highly unlikely, you guys are already married."

Even though Darren was right, the thought still petrified Naya. This was, after all, the first time she was really going to propose to Heather and no one except the two of them knew that. She didn't want to fumble with words and embarrass herself and Heather for the rest of the world to see.

"Have you tried proposing to anyone before?" Naya narrowed her eyes at him.

"No."

"So then shut up and leave me in peace." Naya said, sounding annoyed. She wasn't annoyed at her friend. She was just really anxious waiting for her cue.

Darren just shook his head in amusement and waited for Ellen's instructions. He gave the actress a friendly and reassuring pat on her shoulder before going back to charming his fans.

A few blocks away, Heather was walking with her new business partner and long-time friend, Ashley Lendzion. When Naya told her they were going to New York for Ellen's anniversary episode, she asked Ashley to come along so they could work on their new short film project.

"Ash, what are you doing?" Heather quirked an eyebrow, unsure when Ashley managed to whip out that small camera on her hands that were now pointed at her.

"Filming, obviously." Ashley slyly grinned.

"I thought we're just scouting locations."

"It's for Snuts."

Heather chuckled in amusement.

"I still have no idea why people watch that."

"Hey, we're hilarious. Especially when you do that derp face of yours."

"Whatever. Try not to trip and- watch out!" Heather yelped, closing her eyes as she did.

Just in time, Ashley managed to maneuver herself away from the post that she almost ran into.

Slowly, Heather opened her eyes again, sighing in relief upon seeing her friend still standing upright and with that annoying smirk plastered on her face.

"Just cut it off, Ash." Heather rolled her eyes at her friend who continued filming her. "I don't want to be calling my wife from the ER to tell her my friend injured herself for being such a dummy."

"Do you like being Naya's wife?" Ashley sneakily asked.

"What kind of question is that? I LOVE being Naya's wife. I'd marry her again if I could. And in my next life. And in my life after that." Heather smiled bashfully.

"Aww, you're so cute." Ashley teased.

Heather felt the warmth that spread on her cheeks and ears. Ashley turned a corner and Heather followed.

The blonde stopped on her tracks.

A thick crowd of people gathered around the old Times Building, now One Times Square. Before Heather could ask Ashley what was going on in there, she heard the strumming of the guitar.

And then her wife started singing.

When she looked up, she saw Naya on the electronic billboards, performing.

You by the light

Is the greatest find

In a world full of wrong

You're the thing that's right

Finally made it through the lonely

To the other side

Silently, Heather wondered. She was quite sure Times Square wasn't the venue of Ellen's anniversary episode. And Naya didn't even mention she was going to be singing and that Darren was going to be performing with her.

You set it again, my heart's in motion

Every word feels like a shooting star

I'm at the edge of my emotions

Watching the shadows burning in the dark

And I'm in love

And I'm terrified

For the first time and the last time

In my only life

Heather stood watching proudly. She just couldn't contain the joy and pride in her heart.

The blonde's jaw dropped in surprise as the thick crowd parted like the Red Sea, revealing Naya and Darren. She didn't know what to do until she felt Ashley gently pushing her forward. Upon seeing her wife smile at her, she reluctantly took the steps towards the brunette.

And this could be good

It's already better than that

And nothing's worse

Than knowing you're holding back

I could be all that you need

If you let me try

You set it again, my heart's in motion

Every word feels like a shooting star

I'm at the edge of my emotions

Watching the shadows burning in the dark

And I'm in love

And I'm terrified

For the first time and the last time

In my only life

There was a shower of rose petals as Heather walked through Times Square.

A few steps away from Naya, the blonde writer stopped.

I only said it 'cause I mean it

I only mean it 'cause it's true

So don't you doubt what I've been dreaming

'Cause it fills me up and holds me close whenever I'm without you

You set it again, my heart's in motion

Every word feels like a shooting star

I'm at the edge of my emotions

Watching the shadows burning in the dark

Naya took the last few steps to her wife, closing their distance.

And I'm in love

And I'm terrified

For the first time and the last time

In my only life

Naya never took her eyes away from Heather the whole time she was singing, and now that the song was over, she was still staring at her lovingly.

There was complete silence as they stood in front of each other, smiling.

"Babe, you're supposed to be on the Ellen show." Heather reached up with her right hand, caressing her wife's cheek. She always felt the need to touch Naya whenever they were near each other.

"I am." Naya smiled. "We are, honey." She was visibly nervous and was trying to hide it.

Heather turned her eyes up to the electronic billboards and felt embarrassed all of a sudden to see herself.

"Oh, did I walk through a shot? I'm sorry, I could-" The blonde was about to turn around and walk away when she felt Naya tugging at her hand.

"Honey…" Naya looked at her reassuringly.

Heather looked curiously at her wife. She then looked around.

"Uh, what's going on?"

Naya interlocked her hand with Heather's and squeezed before answering.

"I want the world to know how much I love you."

Heather slightly blushed. It was still unbelievable to her that they were together now, for real. And everytime Naya tells her that she loves her, it felt like it was the first time.

"I found you when I wasn't even looking. Before you, I never knew what real happiness is like. I wasn't really living. You asked me once when did I realize I'd fallen in love with you, and I told you I didn't know. But this morning, when I woke up to you and my eyes found yours, I remembered."

Naya paused as she let her mind revisit the memories of their first meeting.

"It was the first time that our eyes met. Do you remember? I got lost in those pair of blues. I fell hard and never really recovered since then, although I didn't know how to define how I felt at that time. It was all new to me. I think we were having a moment then, but of course I had to ruin it. I'm good at ruining moments. It's what I do."

Heather chuckled. Looking back to the day when they first met, they did lock eyes before all the hilarious 'accidents' happened. She remembered that jolt in her heart upon seeing Naya for the first time.

"Baby, I know how much you love in-bed proposals, but I'm not satisfied of the way I 'proposed' the last time and I really just want to marry you again anyway. I'm SO in love with you I can't even describe how happy I am. So I'm doing this here and now."

Naya got on her knee and lifted the small, black, velvet box that had been stuffed in the pocket of her pants. She opened it, revealing a very beautiful ring.

Heather's mouth formed in an 'o'.

"I'm offering you everything that I am. I'm warning you though that I'm not much of a catch being the impatient, stubborn, annoying, imperfect person that you know me to be. But if you take me, I promise, and I'm going to make sure that I will spend the rest of my life making you happy, the way you do to me." Naya felt her eyes watering as she spoke the words. Her hands shook as she lifted the small box for her wife to see.

"Oh my god, babe, I'm wearing sweats and you're proposing to me on national TV!" Heather worried as she remembered how she was dressed. Well, it wasn't her fault. Ashley did tell her they were just going to find locations for their next short film. She didn't realize that her conniving business partner, and close friend was scheming with Naya.

Naya chuckled nervously.

"You always looked so beautiful, sweetheart."

Pause.

Naya swallowed the lump in her throat before speaking again.

"Heather Elizabeth Morris-Rivera, love of my life, my soulmate, will you marry me?"

Heather stared at Naya in disbelief. Sure they were already married, but how they got there wasn't romantic. But this one, this was real. Naya was down on one knee and offering her a ring. This is where they were really going to begin.

Naya was pledging herself, ready to commit.

So was Heather.

Heather was crying her tears of joy that she couldn't get her answer out.

Naya was fidgeting inside at the amount of time her wife was taking to respond.

"Even if you say no, you know that you'd still be married to me anyway, right?" Naya looked uneasy as she waited for her wife's answer.

"Naya."

"What?"

"Don't ruin the moment."

Everybody laughed.

Naya heard Ellen snorting in her earpiece.

"Yes. Of course, I will marry you! It's the only answer!"

Heather felt her heart jump as Naya slid in her first and real engagement ring. As soon as Naya stood up, she grabbed the collar of her blouse and pulled her in for a long, mind-blowing kiss…

"Aww. You're like a love sick puppy when you miss her."

Kevin's voice didn't surprise Naya. She did hear him walk into her trailer while she was watching the five-year old proposal clip on Ellen's YouTube channel in her laptop. It had been a week since the last time she'd seen her family. She was filming the Justice League movie where she'd be donning her Batwoman costume for the last time and they were on a tight schedule. She could barely sneak in some time to see her family and Kevin was right on when he said that she misses Heather. But Heather wasn't the only one she was missing.

"Not just her."

Kevin smiled knowingly.

"How's my favorite god-son?"

A huge smile formed on Naya's face after hearing her friend talk about her first-born.

"Hard to restrain. He's running everywhere and everyone has to keep an eye on him 24/7. Last week, he started climbing the stairs, I had to chase him."

"No doubt he's your son, then."

Naya chuckled.

"I'm sure he's tiring the hell out of my parents right now."

"They're staying with your parents?" Kevin sat on the couch as Naya swiveled her chair around to face her agent/friend.

"It's Hemo's month and I don't want them to be alone in the house just in case she gives birth earlier than expected, you know. And besides, we decided to have our baby at the family hospital in Valencia."

"Naya Rivera, family woman. Who would have thought?"

"Morris-Rivera." Naya corrected with a smile.

"Right." Kevin smiled back.

Naya seemed to be lost in thought for a while.

"This all feels too good to be true, bee."

"What do you mean?" He looked curiously at his friend.

"I don't know what I did to deserve all of this, you know. To deserve them."

"Believe it or not, you are a good person, Naya. You and Heather totally deserve each other."

Naya recalled the time she found out they were having their first baby.

Naya had just wrapped up a scene and was so glad to be heading back to her trailer after a 16-hour shoot. Her muscles were aching due to the demanding fight scenes and she was way beyond tired. She had been fitting training, working out and filming in her schedule that she barely saw her wife.

Fortunately, the third and final sequel of Batwoman would be done filming in a few days and she couldn't wait to go back into Heather's arms.

The actress grabbed a plastic bottle of Gatorade on her way back. She entered her trailer and just as she was about to pass out in her bed, her jaw dropped on the floor, along with the bottle.

Her wife was in her trailer, sitting on top of her bed in a sexy, suggestive position, wearing a sultry look on her face and nothing but her red hot Victoria's Secret lingerie.

Naya gulped.

There was a sudden knocking on her trailer door.

"Ms. Rivera, is everything okay?" It was the PA. She probably heard the loud thud that the bottle of Gatorade made on the floor.

Heather displayed that sexy smirk of hers, daring her wife to answer the door.

"I'm fine! Don't worry!" She watched as the blonde strutted her way towards her, swaying her hips more than necessary.

Naya's throat felt suddenly dry.

She rushed to the door.

"Are you sure because-"

"Hey, uhm, could you push my schedule a little? Maybe three hours, my wifey's here." Naya said, slightly opening the door, making sure that the PA wouldn't see anything even if she tried to look inside. She felt her wife move in behind her.

"I'll let you be on top." Heather husked in Naya's ear, causing a shiver.

Naya cleared her throat.

"Uhm, five hours?" Naya amended, hoping that the PA did not notice the tremble of anticipation in her voice.

Heather said something on her ear again.

"You can wear the toy." The blonde purposely made it loud enough for the PA to hear.

The production assistant standing by the trailer door turned beet red and Naya was sure the girl was just as embarrassed – although not as turned on – as she was right now.

Naya's face felt hot.

PA girl cleared her throat.

"Uh…"

"Just tell everyone I'm not getting out of my trailer until tomorrow. Anyone who disturbs me or so much as knocks is seriously going to die." Before the PA could answer, Naya had already slammed the door close.

Several positions and multiple orgasms later, both Heather and Naya lay plastered on the bed. The blonde was curled up on Naya's side, and the brunette had her arms protectively around her wife.

"Wow." Heather breathed out.

"Yeah, wow." Naya chuckled.

"Mmm… babe, you're going to have to give me a minute to recover because that was THE most fantastic orgasm I've ever had in my life."

"It's okay. Take all the time that you need, sweetheart. I'll be here when you wake up." Naya gave her a wife a kiss on her forehead.

"You just got me pregnant." Heather seriously stated.

Naya chuckled again.

"Wouldn't that be awesome?" The brunette actress grinned.

They both laughed.

Heather pulled back a little and ran her hands on her wife's dark locks.

"I am, you know."

"Huh?" Naya asked absent-mindedly. Their previous activities exhausted her more but she was fighting sleep because she just loved listening to her wife's voice.

Pause,

"I'm pregnant."

Naya's eyes widened. She pulled back a little to be able to look at her wife. Her eyes met those familiar pair of blues.

"I'm having your baby."

Naya just lay there, staring at her.

"Babe, please say something because you're starting to scare me."

"Oh my god, you're not joking."

"I'm assuming that you're taking this positively?"

"What? Of course! I'm so happy, oh my god, we're finally having a baby!"

"Yes, we are having a baby."

The brunette's eyes traveled down to her wife's stomach. There wasn't any visible change, but knowing that there was a life growing inside of it, her heart swelled with joy. She reached down and caressed Heather's stomach gently.

"We're having a baby." Naya spoke up, still in awe. All those trials, all those money spent, it finally paid off.

"Yes honey, we are."

"Oh my god." Naya teared up, the reality of it all finally sinking in. She was smiling, but tears of joy were streaming down her face. Her wife's hands cup her face and forced her to look at her. When their eyes met, she found blue eyes with tears as well.

"We're going to be a complete family."

"I'm so happy. You made me so happy." Naya sobbed.

"No. YOU made me happy."

"I love you."

"I love you too, Naya."

Then Naya slid lower, untangling herself from her wife. She leveled her head with Heather's stomach. The blonde watched as the actress stared at her flat abs, and then leaned down, pressing her ear against her stomach as if to listen for any sound.

Heather watched in amusement as her wife caressed her abs and placed soft, butterfly kisses on top of it.

"Hello babies, this is your mama."

"Babies?" Heather arched an eyebrow.

"Well, grandma's going to hurt me if I didn't knock you up with twins."

Heather laughed. She stroke her wife's brunette hair with her hands.

"That's not true."

"Mama can't wait to see you Andres and Sofia." Naya cooed on her wife's abs.

"Honey, I don't want to burst your bubble, but you know that there's a bigger possibility that we're not having twins, right?"

Naya kissed Heather's stomach again.

"I know. But I can dream." The brunette smiled. She looked back up at her wife, not bothering to go back to her previous position. Now that she knew about the growing baby in her wife's tummy, she just wanted to be close to him, or her. Or both.

Naya reached for one of Heather's hands that were still brushing her hair and intertwined it with one of her own.

"That's why you came all the way here? You wanted to tell me the good news?"

"Well, that, and I really missed you."

Naya smiled widely.

"I miss you too. But you shouldn't have traveled so far. You should have just called me and I would have come to you. You're having our baby, sweetheart. I'd battle storms just to get to you."

"I wanted to tell you in person. And don't be so paranoid. I'm just pregnant, not invalid."

Naya stopped in thought.

Heather wondered what her wife was thinking.

"I wasn't so rough, was I? I didn't hurt the baby with all those, uh… you know." Naya blushed at the memory of the previous lovemaking.

Heather chuckled at how adorable her wife was being.

"Just because I'm pregnant doesn't mean we can't make love. I mean, the doctor even told me that I'd probably crave for more of you because of my hormones. Better make sure you can keep up with me then." Heather winked at her wife; her lips forming into a huge grin.

"Are you challenging me? I think you're the one who should be worried about keeping up." Naya joked.

They both laughed.

Months later, Addicus Andres Morris-Rivera was born.

It was late when Naya parked her Range Rover outside her parents' home in Valencia. She tiptoed into the house as silently as possible, knowing everybody was already asleep. Her first stop was the guest room that had been turned into a child's bedroom.

Quietly and carefully, she pushed the door open.

There in the room dimly lit by the bedside lamp, she could make out the small figure of her son Andres sprawled on the bed, sleeping peacefully. The little brunette boy had the tendency to kick everything off the bed, and tonight wasn't an exception. He had already kicked his blanket off.

Naya smiled.

She walked to her child's bedside and picked up the blanket. She tucked her son in and sat there, watching him sleep for a moment.

Andres was growing up so fast.

Just like the previous years, Heather and Naya would be spending Christmas vacation with Naya's parents in Valencia, but this time, they had an addition to the bunch.

It was Andres' first Christmas.

"Oh gosh, he's so adorable. He looks just like you, Heather." Nickie gushed about her nephew who was giggling in her arms. It was the first time she'd seen Andres since she wasn't able to come home when Heather gave birth. Her schedule had been so hectic lately, especially when she started law proper.

"Unbelievable, right?" Naya looked on proudly at her laughing son.

Andres was tugging at her Auntie Nickie's long hair and the future lawyer wasn't minding it at all.

"Thank god he only got your hair." Connor Bradford joked.

Naya rolled her eyes but couldn't suppress the smile. She fixed her eyes on her son, who seemed to have developed people skills. At one year, he was so good at charming people already.

Maybe he got that from his godmother, Dianna.

Connor was right. Andres only got Naya's hair color.

But Naya was okay with that because as Andres grew older, he was starting to look like her wife.

When Heather agreed to be the one to carry their children, she agreed on one condition: that they'd be using Naya's egg to be fertilized by the sperm donor. They went through a rigorous search to find a donor that would have the closest similarities with Heather. From the file that they got, their donor shared the same ethnicity as Heather, same hair and eye color. He was also an artist, not a dancer, but a band guitarist.

It was truly incredible.

"You know, I don't really see what my sister found in you. I mean, you're like the biggest man-child I've ever seen in my entire life." Naya said, purposely messing with Connor who was so used to her teasing.

"Oh, but you love me." Connor winked.

"Eww." Naya shivered.

Connor, Nickie and Heather laughed.

It had been a few months since Nickie and Connor started dating, to everyone's surprise. They started hanging out together when Connor moved to New York, and things bloomed from there.

"Hey little buddy! Come to Uncle Mychal!" The new doctor joined their group and took Andres from Nickie just when Naya was about to.

Naya threw an annoyed look at her brother. She barely had the chance to hold her son since arriving at her parents' home earlier that day. Grandma had monopolized Andres, and when it wasn't her, it was Yolanda or George. Now add Nickie and Mychal and all the other Bradfords, with the exception of Angela who's already married and spending the holiday's with her wife's family, and Jared, who's overseas with his girlfriend.

Heather wrapped an arm around her wife's waist and pulled her closer. She softly kissed her on the cheek and then smiled reassuringly at her.

"Tell me I'm your favorite uncle." Mychal tickled his nephew's chest, causing him to giggle uncontrollably.

Heather smiled as she watched her son interact comfortably with other people.

"He's going to be a heartbreaker." Nickie remained watching her nephew adoringly. Connor reached for her hand and lightly squeezed it. The youngest Rivera turned her attention from Andres to her boyfriend and gave him a smile.

"Unfortunately, one of the few things he's getting from Naya." Connor smirked at Naya.

"You're threading on thin ice, Bradford." Naya playfully narrowed her eyes at Connor.

He just shrugged.

"Now where is my favorite grandchild?"

Every heads turned as grandma walked into the living room where everybody was gathered around the Morris-Rivera's little bundle of joy.

"I'm here, grandma." Naya grinned at Maria.

Grandma frowned at the actress.

"Not you." Without saying anything further, grandma took Andres from Mychal. "Hello, Andres. Are these people scaring you?" She cooed as she brought him to the couch with her.

Mychal and Nickie exchanged amused looks.

Heather chuckled at the hard-to-determine expression on her wife's face.

While she was all of a sudden downgraded to a non-favorite, Naya couldn't help the smile that formed on her lips upon watching her grandmother with her son. It was fun to watch Maria baby-talking with Andres.

They were fun to watch.

Connor, Mychal and Nickie headed to the dining room upon hearing Yolanda calling them for dinner, leaving Heather and Naya on the living room. They remained standing and leaning against and holding each other as they waited for grandma to get tired of holding their son.

That didn't seem a possibility until they saw the expression on grandma's face change.

Slowly, she got up from the couch and carefully handed Andres to Naya.

As soon as Andres was back in Naya's arms, she immediately knew what was wrong.

The brunette narrowed her eyes at her grandmother.

"How come you could have him when he's all clean but you give him back to us when he needs diaper-changing?" Naya raised her eyebrow at her grandmother.

"I'm a busy person. I've got things to do." Maria seemed to be in a rush to get out of the living room.

"Oh, I'm sure. Like watching soap operas." Naya rolled her eyes.

Heather laughed.

"It's okay grandma. I can take care of Andres. Now I know where Naya got her diaper-phobia from." The blonde took her son from Naya and proceeded to their bedroom upstairs.

"What? I don't have diaper-phobia." Naya followed after her wife and son.

"Well, you sure as hell run faster than the Flash whenever Andres pees or poops." The blonde writer teased.

Naya blushed. Upon reaching the door to their bedroom, she opened the door for her family and entered after them.

"I'm just not good with diapers." She tried to reason.

"Uh-huh. Or you're just purposely avoiding diaper duties." Heather pulled the newly-installed changing table in their bathroom and placed Andres down.

Naya picked up a diaper from the huge stack in a nearby closet and handed it to Heather.

Andres kept mumbling, trying to speak as his mommy cleaned him and changed his diapers. He kept laughing at his mama who was playing peek-a-boo with him.

Naya encouraged her son to speak, mouthing 'mommy' and 'mama'.

When Heather was done with diaper-changing, she tickled her son by nuzzling his neck. And just as he was laughing, he squealed his first word.

Andres' first word was 'mommy'.

Before leaving the room, Naya kissed her son on the forehead.

Their bedroom was dark and quiet and their bed was empty when Naya entered. From where she stood, she saw the faint light coming from the bathroom and knew immediately where Heather was.

"Honey, I'm home." Naya softly called. She placed her purse on top of the vanity table and took her shoes and jacket off.

"In the bath, babe."

Naya followed the muffled voice and was surprised to find her wife in the tub late at night. Heather beckoned her to join. Feeling the need for a hot bath, and with the tempting fact that her naked wife was already there, Naya stripped off every piece of her clothing.

"Can you do that slower and with music?" Blue eyes raked up and down Naya's body.

Naya chuckled.

"You're about to give birth and you're still very horny?" Naya took the remaining steps towards the tub.

"You can't really blame someone who has a wife that looks like you." Heather made a room for Naya behind her.

Naya carefully got into the tub and positioned herself behind her wife in whatever comfortable position the small space would allow. When Naya was set, she motioned for Heather to lean back against her.

Heather's back molded perfectly against Naya's front. The actress reveled at the feeling of being this close and intimate with her wife. A week was a very long time and she missed Heather a lot.

Naya wrapped her arms around Heather's side, and her hands rested on top of the blonde's swollen belly. She rested her chin on top of Heather's left shoulder.

"How's your day?" The actress asked, leaving a kiss on Heather's shoulder blade.

"Exhausting."

"Should I blame Andres or your pregnancy?"

"How about both?"

Naya let out a small chuckle. She then started placing featherlight kisses on the side of Heather's neck.

"Hmm…" Heather hummed. "How's the movie going?"

"Great actually, but I didn't enjoy filming that much. I couldn't wait to get home to you." Naya gently bit on the side of her wife's neck, eliciting a moan. Naya grinned. Her tongue shot out and licked that particular part of skin, causing Heather to moan even louder.

All the while, Naya's hands were gently caressing her wife's belly.

There was a kick, and then she felt a continuous movement on Heather's belly.

"Oh my god, she's moving. Sofia is moving, babe. Is she like, dancing?" Naya beamed.

"Yeah, she'd been doing that a lot today." The blonde smiled.

Heather grabbed one of Naya's hands and held it close to her heart.

"I was watching our wedding video this morning."

"The real one?" Naya asked, referring to their second wedding when everything became all real for them.

Heather nodded.

"You looked so beautiful." Heather leaned her head back on Naya, while Naya held her tight.

"Not as beautiful as you." Naya kissed Heather on her left cheek and then on her lips.

Their real wedding was everything Naya dreamed of and more.

It was a beach wedding at the Montage Laguna Beach.

Nickie was still Naya's 'bestwoman'. Britt, Meg and Vanessa were still her bridesmaids.

Jenna was still Heather's maid of honor. But this time, Ashley was also there.

Naya was still the one that stood waiting for Heather. Technically, it was their first wedding and Naya didn't want to be the one walking. She wanted to see Heather walking to her.

Dianna turned down being part of Naya's entourage so she could sing their wedding song with Lea. Hazel eyes searched for brown ones as the designer sang the first lyrics to the song.

I was a girl who always played around in love

So quick to take but so afraid to give enough

But now I've found the one

And heaven will only know

What only my eyes can say

And time can't take away

Naya smiled at her bestfriend and mouthed a 'thank you'.

Just then, she saw Heather.

Then Lea started singing her part.

I was a girl, who trusted no one with my heart

And the dreams that young girls dream

Were just vanishing in the dark

But now I've found the one

And heaven will only know

What only my eyes can say

They say

Dianna and Lea looked at each other, and began their duet.

That I will take you forever

And there will never be anyone else in my heart but you

And I will take you forever

And there will never be anyone else but you

Anyone else but you

For the second time, Naya cried when she saw Heather on her wedding dress. Dr. Rivera walked next to Heather, looking proudly at her daughter who was bawling her eyes out at the altar.

Now my heart belongs to you

And I will always be your bestfriend

Now my secrets are safe with you

And the magic will never end

Now you are the one

And heaven will only know

What only our eyes can say

They say

It was indeed a magical night. At the reception, Naya and Heather made sure to make the most of their first real dance as a real married couple. And when they were asked to dance with other people, they never took their eyes off each other.

When Naya was dancing with her brother and Heather was dancing with her father-in-law, their eyes immediately searched for their respective other half.

At the same time, they mouthed 'I love you' to each other.

"How's Dianna?" Heather asked curiously. Since that day she finally confessed her feelings for Naya, they had been great friends. She felt a little bit guilty everytime she thought of how jealous she previously was of the designer, but she tried making up for it by being a great friend to Dianna as well.

"I haven't heard from her for a while. I think she's still in New York." Naya answered.

"Is she dating anyone?"

"I have no idea. Just a few flings, I heard." As Naya thought about it, she realized that Dianna never really had a long-time relationship for a while. She heard she was going out on dates, but no one exclusive.

"She's spending too much time with Lea, don't you think?"

Naya quirked an eyebrow.

"What do you mean?"

"I've seen press and paparazzi photos. They looked cute together."

Naya snorted.

"You don't agree?" Heather asked curiously.

"I do, it's just they're not together, you know. Lea's bi but Di is so straight."

"You're still sure of that?"

Naya turned an amused look at her wife.

"You think there's something going on there?"

"Have you even seen how touchy-feely they were being in those pictures?"

"Di's always touchy-feely." Naya chuckled.

"You're her bestfriend, but she was never like that with you."

"Well, I'm married, and I'm sure she didn't want to give you any wrong ideas."

"Was she touchy-feely with you before we were married?" Heather investigated. She was just genuinely curious. She felt that there was something that was going on, she just wasn't sure what it was. If her suspicions are true then, she'd be happy because Dianna deserved someone who could make her happy.

That suddenly got Naya thinking.

And then it suddenly hit her like a truck.

Dianna had always been more touchy-feely with Lea than her.

And she was Dianna's bestfriend.

Naya shrugged and went back to the task of caressing Heather's swollen belly and kissing her neck.

"You're right. They looked cute together." Naya smiled as her lips indulged in the soft skin of her wife's smooth neck. "But can we not ruin our mood by talking about them?"

The brunette's hands traveled from Heather's belly up to her breasts. Naya sensually caressed and kneaded her wife's breast as she continued nipping on her neck.

"Honey, you've got to stop doing that because you're turning me on." Heather breathed out and winced upon feeling the pain that had been repeating for an hour now. She ignored it at first, thinking it was just a passing pain since it was too early for her to go on labor.

"And that's a bad thing because…?"

"Because I think I'm on labor."

"What?" Naya's eyes widened and she pulled back to look at Heather's face that was now contorting in pain.

"On second thought, I'm sure I am on labor." Heather grimaced, gripping tightly on her wife's hands for support.

Naya hissed as her wife almost pulverized her fingers with the way she was clutching to them.

"Mom!" The brunette rushed to get out of the tub. She ran back to the bedroom and snatched some clothes for Heather and jumped into her underwear, sweatpants and Heather's t-shirt, not bothering with a bra.

She ran back to the bathroom and helped her wife out of the tub.

"MOM!" Naya screamed her lungs out.

She was helping her wife get into a large maternity dress when Yolanda came rushing into the bedroom, looking disheveled after being woken from sleep.

"Naya, what are you screaming about? You're going to wake up your son and do you know how hard it is to-" Yolanda turned into the bathroom and found the couple looking frantic.

"Hemo's on labor!" Naya helped her wife shuffle out of the bathroom.

Yolanda's mouth dropped open in realization.

"Can you call dad? We're coming in!" Naya rushed to grab their bags and out of the room with Heather and the key to Heather's car. It would be easier to get her into the Subaru than the Range Rover.

"Oh! Okay, I'm calling your father now." Yolanda then grabbed the wireless phone on Naya's bedside table and dialed her husband's number.

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Naya didn't realize how long she had been standing outside of the neonatal unit, watching her daughter through the glass window. Not like she cared. She could stand there and look at her daughter all day.

She wouldn't say strange, but she was more surprised that both their children were taking more after Heather than her. Granted, it was her eggs that were fertilized by the sperm from their donor and Heather was the one who carried them, still, she couldn't help but stare in awe. Even their newborn baby girl had blonde hair, fair skin, and Naya was guessing, blue eyes. Except for the nose and lips, it seemed Sofia inherited nothing of Naya's physical characteristics. Just like Andres.

No, she wasn't complaining.

Naya was absolutely proud.

"She's beautiful." Harry said. He had arrived early that morning as soon as Jenna told her that Heather had already given birth to their second child.

"Just like her mommy." Naya's eyes watered.

"What are you naming her?" The dancer turned to the proud mother.

"Sofia. Her name is Sofia." The brunette wiped the tears the fell that ran freely down to her cheeks.

Harry offered her his handkerchief and Naya gratefully accepted.

There was that feeling again; the feeling as if her heart was going to burst because of happiness.

"It fits her."

Pause.

"Harry?"

He chuckled.

"I think this is the first time you didn't call me 'Junior'."

Naya laughed.

"Thank you."

Thinking that Naya was thanking him for being there, he smiled.

"What are friends for? I figured you'd need some company and Jenna agreed to stay home with Asher, so-"

If it wasn't for Harry and Jenna, for their crazy idea of selling Heather's house, she wouldn't have bought it. She wouldn't have gotten to know her wife and wouldn't have married her. She would have been still confused about her feelings for her bestfriend Dianna. She wouldn't have Andres and now, Sofia.

As crazy as it sounds, Harry and Jenna saved her life.

They brought Heather into her life.

She couldn't be more thankful.

"Hemo is waiving her rights to the dance studio."

Naya, for the first time, turned her eyes away from Sofia. She spun around to face Harry, just in time to catch the look of astonishment on his face.

"We've talked about it and I agreed. The studio is all yours now." She smiled at the dancer.

"What?" Harry asked in disbelief.

Naya chuckled.

"Andres alone is already a handful." She feigned protest.

"Tell me about it." Harry said.

There was no doubt that Andres got his mischievous antics from her mama Naya. His son Asher, was shy and a little bit older than Andres. They became fast friends though, despite the difference in age and their personalities. With Andres' influence, Asher was becoming a bit more extroverted and while Harry appreciated this, sometimes, those two together were just too much to handle. And he had a lot of handling to do especially when Andres was being dropped by their house for a playdate or when Naya and Heather couldn't find a babysitter.

"And now we have Sofia. Hemo is absolutely enjoying motherhood and while she'd always love dancing, family comes first and foremost. She'd still be dancing if not filming shorts in the future, so please keep that option open for her. But now, the studio is all yours. You don't owe her anything anymore."

"Wow, uhm, I don't know what to say."

"A thank you would be fine."

Harry still couldn't believe what he just heard. They still hadn't paid Heather the amount that they owed her for selling her house as they promised, and now, they didn't have to pay anything.

He gave Naya a short, awkward hug.

"Why are you doing this?" Harry asked after he pulled back.

"It was Hemo's idea, and I thought it's a brilliant one. I'd have more time with her, and you can be in control with your business."

"Thank you."

"No. Thank you."

That's when the sound of little footsteps made both their heads turn. Two-year old Addicus Andres Morris-Rivera waddled towards Naya and jumped into his mama's arms, his brunette hair straying in front of his blue eyes glimmering with excitement. Naya tucked his unruly hair at the back of his ear and gave her son a lingering kiss on his forehead before looking up at her own mother, who was walking towards her with a smile.

"Hi mom." The actress then turned her attention back to the cute toddler in her arms.

Andres' arms were gripping tightly at the back of his mama's neck.

"Hey, isn't it too early for you to be awake, sweetie?" Naya pulled back so she could look at her son.

"But am missing mama." His eyebrows contorted the same way his mama's did.

Harry chuckled at the uncanny similarity. He excused himself and headed back to the hospital cafeteria for coffee.

"I miss you too." Naya smiled. She playfully nuzzled Andres' neck, tickling the child in the process. Andres giggled uncontrollably.

His giggles, on the other hand, was as melodious as his mommy's.

"He heard your voice last night. I told him I'd bring him later, but he threw a fit and broke grandma's favorite vase." Yolanda informed her, looking amused.

"What?" Naya's eyes widened. "Andres, did you break grandma's vase?" It was hard to sound convincing as she chastised her son but it needed to be done. She didn't want Andres to grow up thinking he'd get everything he wanted.

Andres buried his face on Naya's neck.

Naya couldn't help but smile.

"Did you say sorry?"

She felt him nod against her neck.

"How's grandma taking it?" Naya asked her mother.

"Very well, actually. You know she couldn't resist Andres' pout." Yolanda smiled. She rumpled her grandson's hair as Andres pulled back from his mama's neck.

"I know, right? He got that from Hemo. It's the Morris' secret weapon, apparently. And this snuggle-bug right here already knows exactly how to use it." Naya rubbed her nose against her son's, causing Andres to snicker again.

Naya noticed her son staring at the babies from the window. He looked so curious.

"Andres?"

"Hmm?"

"That's your little sister, sweetie." Naya pointed to her daughter sleeping peacefully in her crib.

Andres beamed. He tried to reach out, but his small little hands just hit the thick glass separating them from the newest Morris-Rivera family member. His eyebrows contorted in confusion. He tried to reach out again and when the glass panel got in his way for the second time, he full-on scowled.

Yolanda chuckled. While her grandson's physical characteristics were more coming from Heather's, the scowl was perfectly Naya's.

"Sofi?" Andres asked.

"Sofia." Naya corrected her son.

"Sofia?" Andres repeated.

"Yup. Do you want to meet her?"

"Excited!" Andres' lit up at his mother's question.

The adults chuckled at Andres' enthusiasm.

"She's sleeping right now though. How about we ask them to bring your sister to mommy's room when she's awake so you can give her a kiss? Does that sound okay?"

"Okay, mama."

"Let's go visit mommy. I'm sure she misses you a lot." Naya kissed her son on his head again.

"I miss her too!"

Naya gave her daughter one last proud glance before walking back to her wife's room with Andres in her arms.

About two hours later, Heather woke up to see her wife sleeping on the couch with Andres sleeping on his stomach on top of his mama.

Despite of feeling like she'd been hit by a truck, Heather couldn't help but smile. She tried searching for her iPhone to take their photo but it wasn't on the bedside table. They probably had forgotten to pick it up in their haste to get to the hospital.

She sighed in disappointment. When would she catch another moment like that to capture?

The door then opened and her parents-in-law came in. That was when she saw the little bundle in her father-in-law's arms. Yolanda and grandma followed him behind with huge smiles on their faces. Naya was woken up by the footsteps and the sudden presence in the room.

Naya locked eyes with her wife and smiled. She woke her son.

"Wake up, snuggle bug. Your little sister is here." The brunette whispered to Andres.

Without further waking up needed, Andres' squinted his blue eyes and his eyes widened with glee upon seeing all of his grandmothers and grandfather in the same room. Naya brought him to his mommy's bedside. Dr. Rivera handed Sofia to Heather.

Both Naya and Heather started crying.

Andres was looking curiously at his parents and then shifted his attention to the little baby in his mommy's arms.

"Sweetie, this is your sister, Sofia Solenn Morris-Rivera." Naya said to Andres.

"Hello, Sofia." Andres reached to hold his sister's tiny hand. His parents chuckled at the effort.

Naya wiped her wife's tears and kissed her on her forehead. She leaned down and kissed Sofia on her head. Andres followed, mimicking his mama's actions.

Without them realizing it, Dr. Rivera took their first ever family photo.

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It felt just like yesterday.

It had been an incredible journey from the first day they met to the present day. Whenever they reminisce together, all the good and the bad things said and done, both Heather and Naya found it hard to believe how long they'd come.

When Heather said yes to Naya, for real, Naya was the happiest person alive.

When Andres and Sofia came to their life, they didn't need anything more.

They were settled.

They had everything that they could ask for.

That's what Naya was thinking as she stood by the pool carrying Sofia in her arms and watching her son Andres with his Uncle Telly in the pool. It was the seventh month since her daughter was born, and they threw a pool party in their house for a small number of their close friends. It was also a sort of moving away party.

Naya was singing a song to her baby girl when Heather walked back out from inside the house in her black two-piece. She shamelessly stared at her wife who was unbelievably back to her shape after months of dancing. It was Heather's way of working out and it worked quite well.

"Honey, Kevin's here!" Heather yelled from the other side of the pool.

Naya nodded and looked around. Dianna was nearest.

"Baby girl, can you hold my baby girl for a bit? I just need to talk to bee." Naya grinned at her bestfriend.

Dianna chuckled and got up from the edge of the pool.

"Hey little princess, Auntie Di's going to take care of you for a while, alright?" Naya said to Sofia who just gurgled in return.

Naya handed her baby over to her bestfriend and walked around to the other side of the pool, passing by Cory and Darren who were cooking the barbecues, and then Britt, Meg and her wife who were sunbathing. Ashley, Vanessa, Chris, Jenna, Harry with Asher and Telly with Andres were teaching the kids to swim on the pool. Lea had joined Dianna in taking care of Sofia.

"Hi bee!" Naya welcomed her agent/friend. She handed him a bottle of Corona.

"Thanks bee."

"Glad you made it."

"Thanks for inviting me."

"You need to relax sometimes. Where's Amber?"

"Out of town. I guess I was just in time, huh?" Kevin took his shirt off, leaving him in his board shorts. He sat on the edge of the pool and waved at Naya's childhood friends that he'd gotten to know over the years.

Naya sat beside him.

"So, you're really moving?"

"That's the plan."

"Have you thought about what I told you?"

Since she'd told Kevin about their move to a bigger house in a gated community in Orange County, he'd been trying to convince her to sell their Eagle Rock property. Naya refused him outright but the agent was persistent.

"I told you bee, we're not selling."

"But you're moving. What are you gonna do with this house? It's just going to go to waste if no one's going to live here." Kevin said.

"Bee, nothing can change our mind. We're going to keep the house." Naya's eyes flickered momentarily at the direction of her wife who was chatting with Meg.

Then she continued.

"Hemo's dad built it, and I've got so many good memories in here. It's part of our bargain. Neither of us wanted to alter the house and make it bigger, so we decided to move to a bigger one to give more room for the kids. But just because we're moving doesn't mean we're never going back here. We'd probably be here every weekend. We have friends here, and Hemo wants to keep dancing at the studio whenever she finds time. And Andres is bestfriends with Asher, so..."

"Fine, but if you change your mind, call me. Someone's really willing to pay big bucks for this precious little house of yours."

"You know it's not about the money."

A few hours and tons of bottles of Corona later, Darren, Cory and Ashley were a tad tipsy. Britt was starting to talk too much, and the rest handled their alcohol better.

Naya had taken out her camera and had been taking pictures, most of her children and her wife. Sofia was already on her crib on the far side of the pool area with Andres, Dianna and Lea.

One particular shot of her children got Naya smiling widely.

"What are you smiling about?"

Naya heard her wife calling at her attention, purposely sounding flirty. She turned around and started clicking photos of her wife, who was still on the sun lounger. After a few more shots, she walked towards Heather and straddled her.

"Our cute little kids. And what are you thinking about?" Naya placed her camera down on the grass. As soon as her hands were free, she wrapped her arms around Heather's shoulders and rested at the back of the blonde's neck.

"You." Heather replied with a smirk. She wrapped her own arms around Naya's waist.

"Well, that's funny because I'm thinking about you too." Naya leaned down and captured her wife's lips for a short kiss.

"I'm going to miss this house, you know." The blonde suddenly turned serious, letting nostalgia hit her as her eyes roamed her surroundings.

"I know." Naya whispered against Heather's lips, her fingers playing with the strands of blonde hair.

"We've got so many memories here."

Naya pulled back a little so she could look straight into her wife's eyes.

"And I'll never forget them. But our family's getting bigger. We're starting anew and we can create new memories with our children."

"Aren't they awesome?" Heather's eyes turned her eyes away from Naya to their children who were giggling as Dianna and Lea teamed up on making them laugh.

Naya's eyes followed her wife's gaze and arched an eyebrow at the rapport between Dianna and Lea that she ignored before. When she looked back at Heather, the blonde had that 'I told you so' look on her face.

Naya just laughed.

"What can I say? They have awesome parents." The actress said.

Heather smiled.

"Most especially their mommy."

Naya brushed Hemo's hair away from her face.

"You're amazing, you know that?" Naya pressed her forehead against Heather's.

"Trust me, I know."

Naya chuckled.

"I love you so much, Hemo."

"I love you more, Naya."

"Hmm, impossible."

"And why is that?"

"Because I love you times infinity and more." Naya placed a short kiss on Heather's lips.

"Wow, aren't we lame?"

They stayed like that on the sun lounger, not caring about their friends seeing since they were probably so used to them by now. There were times when they even made out in front of them when they couldn't control themselves.

"Hey Naya! Are you trying to get your wife pregnant again?" Darren called out from the pool.

"Shut up, Darren!" Naya glared playfully at her friend who just laughed.

She heard him high-fiving with Cory and she just had to roll her eyes.

Men.

"Although, that doesn't sound like a bad idea." Naya joked as she whispered in her wife's ear. "What do you think about the name Anton Ambrus?" She pulled back again, enough to see Heather's reaction.

"Whoah slow down, tiger. We've only discussed Andres and Sofia, babe. Don't get way over your head here. It's hard enough chasing after Andres. Sofia's going to reach that stage soon and now, you want to add a third?"

"I was kidding." Naya grinned.

Heather pondered for a moment before speaking again.

"Maybe in the future. When Andres is like, already in college or something." Heather said as she brushed the hair that dangled on her wife's face.

Naya chuckled.

"I hope we're not menopause by then."

Feeling the need to go to the bathroom, Hemo attempted to get Naya off of her but Naya stopped her.

"No, don't let go yet. I've been away too long and I missed you so much, honey. Just let me hold you a little longer." Naya wrapped her arms tighter around her wife and buried her face in blonde locks.

At last, the Batwoman and Justice League franchise were over which meant she didn't have to be gone for weeks, sometimes months, filming blockbuster movies.

Smiling, Heather mimicked Naya's actions and tightened her hold on her wife.

"You can hold me as long as you want, sweetheart."

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Heather had just strapped their kids in the backseat of the Range Rover when she found Naya standing in their front lawn with a few pieces of paper in her hands. They were moving that day. Their new house in the O.C. was ready and they even had clothes there. They packed only a few important personal things that they'd need. Harry and Jenna agreed to drive the Subaru on another day.

"Is that what I think it is?" Heather asked as she approached the brunette.

"Yup." Naya pulled out a lighter and began burning the paper.

It was the first draft of their contract that they'd completely forgotten about.

Heather wrapped her arms around Naya's waist and stood behind her wife, watching as the papers burned. Naya only let go of the papers when all the text were burned and the fire was about to reach her hand.

"You're never getting out of this marriage, ever." Naya smiled at her wife.

"Good. Because I never wanted out." Heather kissed the top of Naya's head and headed to the Range Rover.

When Naya followed on got on the driver's seat of the car, she noticed her wife staring at her, a suspicious look on her face. Like she had just realized something.

"What?" The actress asked.

"I told you not to smoke again. You know I don't like tasting the nicotine when I kiss you." Heather suddenly had suspicion that Naya had snuck in a smoke earlier that morning.

Naya frowned.

"But I didn't smoke. I've stopped for a long time, you know that, sweetheart."

"Then why do you still have a lighter?" Heather narrowed her eyes at her wife.

"I can't just throw this away. And it comes in handy sometimes. Like when I had to burn that contract. And that time when we threw that pool party, Lea needed to smoke and she didn't bring any lighter."

Heather didn't look like she believed Naya. The brunette rolled her eyes.

"Well, there's only one way to find out if I'm telling the truth, right? Kiss me." Naya dared.

Without hesitation, Heather grabbed the back of Naya's neck and kissed her.

And she tasted like heaven.

Naya felt Heather smiling into the kiss and she couldn't help but smile back.

"Mama!"

The couple reluctantly pulled apart and turned their eyes to their son who was squirming in the backseat.

"I'mma pee!"

Naya chuckled.

"You're a pee?" She joked.

Andres was stretching the seatbelt as he continued squirming, his face contorting.

"Mommy, bathroom!"

Heather chuckled when her son called out to her after Naya tried to joke with him.

"Well, maybe you should get our son to the bathroom before something happens that stops us from going again." Naya told Heather.

"Fate is telling us to stay."

"No, honey. Fate is telling us not to forget where WE began." Naya countered.

It wasn't easy leaving the house where the two of them fell in love.

On their first night at their enormous new house in the O.C., Andres didn't want to sleep alone.

Heather and Naya were curled up on their bed. Heather had her arms wrapped around her wife, holding her close to her, while Naya nuzzled her wife's neck. That was when Andres came running into their room, jumping into their bed. He got in the middle of his parents, forcing them to pull away to give space for him.

Heather smiled at her son and brushed his dark locks away from his face.

"Hey snuggle bug, what are you doing here?" Naya asked.

The pleading pair of blues looked up at his mama.

"I can't sleep."

"Did you try that thing Auntie Nickie taught you? Counting sheeps?" Heather asked. Andres nodded.

"It didn't work mommy."

"You need to sleep kiddo." Heather said.

"Can I sleep here, mama?" Andres pouted.

And with that, Naya was a goner.

Heather and Naya exchanged looks.

Naya looked frustrated.

Heather looked amused.

Naya let out a deep sigh.

"Of course, sweetie." Naya nodded.

Heather got up to get their little princess from her room and when she got back, she set Sofia next to Andres, both in the middle of them.

With the children in between them, they'd have to postpone their plans on christening their new bedroom to another night.

"Love you Mama. Love you Mommy. And I love you, Sofia." Andres kissed his sister and closed his eyes.

"Goodnight, Andres. Mama and mommy love you and Sofia soooooo much." Heather and Naya kissed their children on top of their heads.

Heather and Naya lay quietly, waiting for their children to fall asleep. With the kids in-between them now peacefully sleeping, Naya and Heather just lay there, staring at each other. They intertwined their hands. Then they leaned in for a short kiss.

"I love you, Hemo." Naya whispered against her wife's lips.

"I love you, Naya."

And then they slept together, as a family, in their new home for the first time.

In Tuesday's With Morrie, Mitch Albom said:

Life is a series of pulls back and forth... A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. Most of us live somewhere in the middle. A wrestling match... Which side win? Love wins.

Love always wins.

THE END