Tara and Katie sat at Tara's dining room table, only half listening as Gemma listed the things that still needed to be done before the wedding. When Tara had set a date, she hadn't realized how quickly time would pass by and how many things would need to be done, even for her small simple wedding. Tara and Katie had done their best in the past two months to get things done but they had to admit, with their time consuming jobs, Katie's blossoming relationship with Opie, and Tara trying to spend time with Jax and the boys, they needed help. Unfortunately, help came in the form of Gemma Morrow.
"Are you two listening?" Gemma snapped, looking up from her list.
"Of course, we're just… taking it all in." Tara told her calm voice.
"There's no time to take it in. We need to get to work. I can't believe you two thought you could throw a wedding together in three months. Well, I can believe my son would think that, he'd be happy getting hitched at the clubhouse, but I thought you would know it takes longer." Gemma told her, doing her best to not smack some sense into Tara.
"I've never done this before Gemma, and I wanted to keep it simple. We only have a few things that have to get done, and if the other stuff doesn't, we'll just have to live with it." Tara told her, already exasperated.
"It will all get done." Gemma promised her, before listing off responsibilities for each woman to accomplish. She paused when Jax walked into the kitchen. I've gotta go to the clubhouse." Jax told them, slipping his cut on. "I shouldn't be too long." He gave Gemma a quick kiss on the cheek, and Tara a passionate embrace. He paused and grinned at Katie, "Thanks for the honeymoon." He told her, kissing the top of her head, ruffling her hair playfully. He waved at them as he shut the door behind him, the roar of his motorcycle following shortly after.
"I meant to tell you that your wedding present was very generous." Gemma said, setting her steely gaze on Katie. Gemma wanted to send the two on a honeymoon, but there was no way she could possibly top Belize. "How did you afford such an… over-the-top gift?"
"I'm good with my money." Katie said noncommittally. She didn't like to broadcast her windfall, it made people treat her differently.
"Very good it seems." Gemma muttered. She had priced out the trip that Katie had given Tara and Jax, and unless she had found a ridiculously good deal, it was easily a few thousand dollars.
"We really appreciate you watching Abel and Thomas while we're gone." Tara told Gemma, hoping to diffuse her meddling. She knew Gemma didn't like Katie, and the last thing she needed was her Mother-in-law and her best friend fighting a month before the wedding.
Gemma smiled stiffly at Tara but didn't say anything else. Katie cleared her throat and grabbed her purse. "I'm gonna get started on this stuff. I'll see you tomorrow Tara."
"Alright, any plans tonight?" Tara asked her with a smile playing on her lips.
"I'm going over to Opie's to hang out with him… and his kids." Katie said, slightly uncomfortable.
"Oh, finally hanging out with the kids huh? Sounds like it's getting serious. " Tara told her.
"Yeah, I guess it's time." Katie said apprehensively. To tell the truth, the idea of spending time with Opie's kids terrified her. What if they hated her? What if them hating her made Opie not want to see her? She knew she was great with the kids she dealt with at work, but she wasn't trying to sleep with any of their Dads. Yes, meeting the kids was a very big, and dangerous step, Katie just hoped she was up to the challenge.
Katie hesitated on Opie's front porch, already unsure of herself. Opie usually just walked right into her place, but it didn't feel appropriate for her to do the same. Just as she raised her hand to knock, Opie opened the door, giving Katie a funny look. "You coming in or what?" He asked her with a sideways grin.
"I was thinking about it." She said sheepishly, placing a kiss on his cheek as he wrapped his arm around her in a firm hug.
"The kids are picking out a movie, and I'm getting dinner ready." Opie told her, guiding her through the living room and into the kitchen.
"You cooked?" Katie asked in surprise.
"Nah, Sari did."Opie told her honestly. Sari was Neeta's younger sister, and Opie's nanny. Kenny and Ellie came into the kitchen, Ellie holding a DVD and they sat at their places at the table, staring at Katie appraisingly. Opie handed them plates, then gave Katie one, motioning for her to sit down next to his spot. "Guys, this is Katie, I told you about her, remember?"
"Hi." Kenny said, looking up from his chicken nuggets. Ellie gave a small half smile, but was suddenly very interested in the macaroni and cheese she was pushing around the plate.
The four ate in silence for a minute, but Katie felt if the silence got any thicker, she would suffocate. "What movie are we watching?" She asked Ellie finally.
"The Princess Diaries." Ellie told her.
"I don't like it." Kenny said, making a face.
"It was my turn to pick." Ellie told Kenny matter-of-factly.
"We show that movie at the hospital a lot." Katie told her. "It's pretty good, I like the driver guy."
"Yeah, he's funny." Ellie conceded. "You work at the hospital?"
"Yeah, I'm a pediatrician… a kid doctor."Katie told her.
"That's what I want to be!" Ellie told her, looking at her with excitement.
"Me too!" Kenny said.
"No you don't Kenny, you just want to copy me." Ellie told him with annoyance.
"Do not!" Kenny insisted.
"Yes you do! You said you wanted to be a mechanic like Dad." Ellie reminded him.
"Oh yeah…" Kenny said. "I want to be a mechanic." Kenny informed Katie.
Katie nodded, "Also awesome." She assured him.
"Lyla was an actress." Ellie told Katie.
"Who's Lyla?" Katie asked Ellie, noticing Opie's 'oh shit' face.
"Dad's last girlfriend." Kenny told her.
"Not just his girlfriend, stupid. His wife." Ellie corrected.
"Don't call your brother stupid." Opie chastised. "Sari left cookies, if you guys are done eating." Opie told them, hoping to change the subject. He gathered up their plates, dumping them into the sink, and bringing the plate of cookies over.
Ellie and Kenny eagerly grabbed one, taking large bites. Katie took one of her own, but gave Opie a look that let him know that they would be talking later. "These are delicious." Katie told them, finishing her cookie quickly.
"Can you make cookies?" Kenny asked her curiously.
"I can buy cookies." Katie told them.
Kenny nodded, satisfied by her answer and grabbed another cookie.
"Can we watch the movie now?" Ellie asked, grabbing the DVD case and walking into the living room.
"Yes, your highness." Opie told her, rolling his eyes at Kenny, who giggled. The kids settled in on the couch, and Opie pulled Katie onto the loveseat with him, putting an arm around her. Katie smiled softly at the scene, just one big happy family. She frowned when she thought about Lyla, Opie's mysterious ex-wife. Did she sit in the same spot Katie was? She knew she wasn't going to be able to let this one go, she'd have to ask Opie about Lyla.
Katie sat on the couch while Opie put the two kids to bed, resisting the urge to spy on him and watch him act like a father instead of a big tough biker. He came back in the living room and settled down next to Katie, slinging his arm around her and pulling her in for a passionate kiss. She hummed happily under his lips, but pushed him away and gave him a serious look. "Who's Lyla?" She asked him.
Opie groaned and unwrapped his arm from Katie's shoulders. "I was hoping you would forget about that." He told her honestly.
"Why didn't you tell me about her?" Katie persisted.
Opie furrowed his brow at her. "Why should I tell you about her? We've been together two fucking months, I'm not going to tell you every damn thing in my life in two months."
"You don't think that an ex wife is something to mention?" Katie shot back, she wasn't sure why Opie was so annoyed with her asking, but she felt she had a right to know. "You told me about Donna, why can't you tell me about Lyla?"
Opie jumped up from his seat. "Lyla and Donna are not the same!" He shouted, before glancing back at the hallway to see if either child heard him.
Katie blinked in surprise, flinching on reflex. "I didn't say they were." She said in confusion. She watched Opie's back tighten as he took a deep breath before turning to face her. "Just forget about it." Katie muttered. She could tell it was upsetting him to even think about Lyla, something that worried her further, but she didn't want to fight with Opie.
Opie sighed and sat next to her, rubbing the back of her neck with his hand. "I didn't mean to snap at you." He murmured, kissing her neck.
Katie shuddered under his touch, a smile playing on her lips. This was what she was expecting when she came over, not a fight about ghosts in Opie's past. "Are you trying to distract me?" She whispered in his ear, nipping at it playfully.
He chuckled under his breath, before sweeping her up in his arms and taking her back to his bedroom. As he dropped her on the bed, thoughts of Donna and Lyla lying in the same position started creeping into his mind. He brushed the thoughts aside as Katie pulled her shirt over her head, looking up at him while she bit her lip. He locked the bedroom door and put a finger to his lips playfully, signaling the need for them to be quiet. He took his shirt and jeans off, tossing them on the dresser, before grabbing her jeans and tugging them off. He crawled between her legs, pressing his hardness against her.
She grabbed his dick through his boxers, rubbing it slowly, the friction of the fabric making him groan in pleasure. "Bad girl." He whispered, moving her thong to the side, allowing his fingers access. He ran a finger along her wetness, before pushing two inside her, snickering when she bucked her hips up in reaction.
"Opie…" She whispered, pulling herself up to him. "Fuck me, please." She begged, pulling his cock out of his boxers, rubbing her thumb across its head. He positioned himself over her and she pushed onto him, hissing between her teeth as she adjusted to his girth. He swirled his hips slowly, enjoying the feeling of her tight walls around him, until she began bucking her hips up to his, her nails digging into his back as she begged him silently to pick up the speed.
He finally obliged her, thrusting into her rapidly and kissing her hungrily. She cried out, before Opie covered her mouth with his large hand, muffling her response. She smiled under his hand, relishing in his dominance, and tossed her head back as she came, constricting her muscles around his dick.
Opie gave a half cocked grin and replaced his hand with his lips as he came violently, squeezing her tightly in his arms as he did.
After a few minutes of recovery, the two snuggled together, Katie's head on Opie's chest. He smoothed her hair down, kissing the top of her head. "Lyla isn't anyone you need to worry about." He murmured just before drifting off to sleep. "I promise."
"I believe you." She told him, before sighing happily and falling to sleep.
A/N- I'm sorry this chapter took so long, my computer broke. It's up and running now! Please read and review!