I stared out the window in shock. I was hiding out in the library. My arms were wrapped around my stomach and my knees were curled up. This couldn't be happening. Not now. I felt like crying.
"Rayne?" Tuck called. I ducked behind a bookshelf unable to face him right now. The door closed again and I peered out. He was gone. I sighed in relief then looked down at my stomach. There wasn't a big bulge and I had never noticed it before J had pointed it out. It was tiny, barely there but it was solid proof.
"What am I going to do?" I mumbled to myself.
I managed to avoid Tuck all day but all too soon it was time to go home.
"Hey darling, I haven't seen you all day. Is everything alright?" Tuck asked as soon as we got into the car. I couldn't take it anymore. I burst into tears.
"Rayne," Tuck cried in alarm. He quickly wrapped his arms around me.
"I'm pregnant, Tuck, I'm pregnant," I gasped. I felt his arms still and looked up into his face. It was frozen, staring down at me.
"Tuck," I whispered. A huge smile suddenly broke out across his face.
"That's fantastic Rayne," he cheered kissing me senseless. I couldn't help but smile at his exuberance but it quickly faded.
"Tuck, what about my father? He's still out there," I said quietly. His cheerfulness vanished to be replaced with deadly anger.
"If he ever tries to hurt you or our baby, I'll kill him, plain and simple," Tuck told me in a dark voice. I nodded trusting that Tuck would protect me and our child. My hand found my stomach and I through the last of my tears, I smiled.
The next day work was slow for me. I did reports and worked behind the cameras. I suspected Tuck had asked Collins to keep me here and while a part of me was mad that he would try that, a larger part of me just wanted to be safe for once.
"So I hear you'll be having a baby," Collins stated walking in. I smiled.
"Yeah, it was a big surprise to us," I told her. She smiled and sat down.
"If you need anything just tell me Rayne," she said firmly. I smiled back at her.
"Thanks boss." She patted my head then left the room. I finished the report I had been working on and sat back with a sigh. My hand found my stomach as it had been doing all day. It still blew my mind that a little person was growing inside of me.
"You're having a baby!" I looked up as FDR stomped in. I ducked my head guiltily.
"Why am I the last person to know this?" he demanded.
"I'm sorry FDR. Things have been so hectic and I just didn't have time," I replied.
"Didn't have time to tell your best friend that you're having a baby?"
"I'm sorry," I said quietly. He sighed.
"This is big news and I'm so happy for you," he told me with a smile. I glared at him in mock outrage.
"You had me freaking out," I cried. FDR laughed and I knew he hadn't been mad. I'm sure Tuck had told him as soon as possible.
"You know I love you Rayne," he teased hugging me. I rolled my eyes but smiled and hugged him back.
"I love you to FDR," I told him exasperated. Tuck came in and smiled.
"So, how's it going to feel to be a daddy…again?" FDR asked. Tuck laughed lightly and kissed me.
"Like I just won the lottery," he replied.