A/N: Okay, so the first chapter to this story is fluffier than the filling of a Three Musketeers. It will get a little more interesting later on in the story, and it will be loosely based upon an old episode of All in the Family, when the character of Gloria works at a local department store.

Emmett loosened his red and black striped tie as he wandered into the bedroom to find Elle chatting on their pink telephone to one of her friends. Her face immediately lit up when she saw him, and she said her final goodbyes to her friend.

"I've got to go, Shelly, Emmett just came home," she grinned from ear to ear.

"What was all that about?" he asked excitedly, "Anything you need to tell me?"

"I'll tell you my news in a minute, but how was your day?" she asked as he sat down beside her on the bed.

"Oh, it was okay, I guess. Same thing, different day."

She took his tie off for him and ran her fingers along the silky fabric. He then unbuttoned the top two buttons on his shirt and fell back to relax as he ran his fingers through his chestnut brown hair.

"So what is it that you need to tell me?" he asked impatiently.

"Emmett, I got a job!" she shrieked.

"Seriously? That's great, honey! For what firm?"

"Well, actually, I got a job at Macy's in town, if you can call that a firm!"

"Macy's? You mean being a salesperson?"

"Well, not exactly. They offered me the a job of being a Clothing Coordinator, which means I get to pick the clothes they have in their stores!"

"Oh! That's great! I'm sure you'll love doing that."

"Well, yeah, I just figured I'd keep my options open. Maybe down the road I'll work for a lawyer. Or maybe I could open up my own practice?"

"I'm incredibly happy for you, and whatever you decide I'll be happy with," he said as he sat up and gave her a soft kiss.

"Emmett?" she paused.


"Were you maybe thinking of having kids one day?"

"Well…" he thought for a moment. He always pictured himself having a little boy to take to Boston Red Sox games, but he wasn't sure if he wanted that right away.

"I just don't want you to think that we're never going to have kids, because I'd want them someday, too."

"Elle, I want you to know that I'm ready for kids when you're ready. I want you to live your life right now."



"I love you," she said as she softly kissed him on the lips.

"I love you, too, Elle."