This is the last chapter and I may do an epilogue if people want it but not sure yet. I hope you guys love it and review!
I was unpacking my bags in my new place and Eric was helping me. I missed Kendall and I was stupid to think that he would come with me.
"Will you be okay here?" Eric asked.
"Yeah…it's a nice home."
"Two bedrooms, two baths and a porch."
"I was wondering, since you and Kendall aren't together anymore… do you want to go get something to eat?"
"I don't think that's a good idea. Kendall and I just broke up. I'm not ready for a relationship."
"When you are let me know." He said before he left.
A week later I was still putting some paints away. I had met some new people in California but I hadn't heard from Kendall. It was hard to move on from such an amazing guy. I heard a knock on my door and went to open it.
"Hey." I looked up and saw Kendall standing in front of me with two suitcases on the ground.
"Kendall…Oh my God. What are you doing here?"
"Well I just missed an amazing girl and…I made lasagna." he said as he pulled lasagna in a box that he had bought at the grocery store down the road from my house.
"I missed you." I whispered before I grabbed his collar and kissed him.
"I missed you more than you know." He grabbed his bags and brought them inside.
"I think we need to make up for lost time." I said and started to unbutton his shirt.
"Show me to your new bedroom." He said as I jumped and wrapped my legs around his middle. He carried me into my bedroom and we spent the whole night rediscovering each other's bodies.
I woke up the next morning with Aria's head buried in my neck. I missed waking up next to her and feeling her soft breaths hit my neck. I missed the way her nose would crinkle when she was dreaming. I missed the way she would tangle our legs so I could feel her silky smooth skin. I missed the way her hair smelled like strawberries but now I had her back.
"Stop staring at me." Her mumbled voice vibrated against my skin.
"I can't, you're too beautiful."
"So…we should talk."
"We should. We didn't get a chance last night."
"That's your fault. I was ready to stop after the third time but I guess you weren't." she said as she sat up. I sat so my back was against her headboard and then pulled her to sit in my lap.
"I missed you. I needed to reclaim you."
"So…did you like your gift?"
"The picture was stunning. You're really talented."
"It was really inspired by you."
"I'm glad I could be your muse."
"So…what are in your bags?"
"My clothes and some other stuff. The other stuff will be shipped next week."
"I moved out here. I could find my own place but I figured we could live together."
"I guess I could make some room for your clothes in my closet." She gave a dramatic sigh as she played with my fingers.
"So you're cool with this?"
"I'm more than cool, I'm ice cold." She said and I slapped her arm.
"Why'd you move out here really?"
"I needed to live a little. I missed you and I belong with you. I couldn't just let you walk out of my life. I went to the airport to catch you but it was too late."
"What took so long to get here then?"
"I had to get things at work in order."
"Did you quit?"
"No, there's another branch that I'm going to start out here. I'll still be in charge and my dad fully supports it."
"What about Nancy?"
"Cuz I gave Logan my position instead of her."
"You should have seen her face. It was priceless. Logan wanted to transfer but I talked to him and he liked my idea better. He likes the fact that he can boss Nancy around."
"Good for Logan."
"So what do you say to a jog on the pier?" I asked.
"I say no and go make me bacon."
"That's not healthy."
"I want bacon and you should make it because I'm your girlfriend and you owe me breakfast."
"demanding." I murmured as I got dressed. She got dressed as well and watched me cook.
"Do you want to check out some of the shops or anything today? Do you still have to unpack?"
"I have a little bit left to do but I'd like to go shopping."
"What are you going to do with the second room? Are you going to turn it into a studio?"
"I don't think so. I have another idea for it."
"What is it?"
"You'll see." She said with a smirk.
We went to different shacks and stores on the pier and picked up some things for our place. It was really fun picking out things and having little fights about what we wanted and what would look best. I was currently sitting on our new couch in the living room trying to figure out how to build the TV center.
"Babe?" She called out. She locked herself in the second room and said I couldn't come in until she was finished. She went in with a bucket of paint and a picture frame. I was really confused about what she was going to do.
"Can you come here? I have something really important to tell you." I walked towards the room and she was standing outside the door with a smirk on her face.
"What's going on?"
"Do you remember 5 months ago when we were in my studio and got sweaty and covered in paint?" she asked. She was referring to the romp we had in her art studio.
"Look." She opened the door and I saw that the walls were painted a light pink. In the middle of room was a picture frame. I approached it and my heart stopped.
"What's this?" I asked.
"It's a baby."
"Is this your way of saying you want kids? Where did you get the picture anyway? You can't just Google pictures of sonograms. That's creepy."
"Are you stupid?"
"Whose baby is it?"
"It's ours. It's our daughter." She whispered.
"You're not pregnant. You can't be pregnant."
"I am though. I thought you'd be happy."
"I don't know what to think. When did you find out?"
"A month ago."
"You knew before you left and you didn't tell me!"
"I'm sorry. When you told me to go…I thought I could do it by myself." My fingers traced the picture frame.
"We've only been dating for 8 months." I murmured.
"If you're not ready then I think you should leave." She said. I let her words sink in but I couldn't tear my eyes away from the sonogram.
"I'm gonna' have a daughter." I murmured. I ran over to her and picked her up and spun her.
"I'm so happy." I said as I kissed the side of her face.
"Watch the stomach. This can't be good for her." I quickly put her down and placed my hands on her stomach.
"You have a bump."
"I do, it gets in the way."
"How did I not notice this yesterday?" I asked.
"You were too busy to notice. It's understandable."
"Yesterday couldn't have been safe for the baby. The positions I had you in…Jesus…"
"I'm fine, she's fine, and we're fine. It's all good." She smiled and I nodded.
"Are you hungry? Do you want to go get something to eat?" I asked. I just found out I was going to be a daddy and I was already protective of it.
"I'm good but I want to go for a walk on the beach later tonight. Can we?"
"Absolutely. Anything you want."
"I want to nap. Painting this room was a lot of work."
"The fumes! What were you thinking? Our baby could get sick."
"She's fine. You finish building the TV center while I nap. Later we can go for a walk and get dinner." She gave me a kiss and headed off towards the bedroom.
"Do your feet hurt?" I asked Aria. We were walking down the beach around the time of sunset and Aria was swinging our hands back and forth.
"I'm okay. Don't baby me right now."
"hormones." I mumbled and she slapped me.
"Can we take a break?" she asked and I nodded. I sat down on the sand and she sat next to me. She laid her head on my shoulder and I wrapped an arm around her. We sat there watching the sunset and just enjoying each other's company.
"Are you happy?" she asked.
"I'm more than happy. I'm extremely happy. You are having my baby, you're my beautiful girlfriend and moving out here was a great decision."
"So I didn't ruin your life?"
"Eating lasagna that night with me was the best decision of your life." She said and kissed my shoulder.
"I love you." I whispered.
"I love you too."
"Have you thought of names?"
"A few but none of them really say "oh my God, name your baby this." She said with a giggle.
"I have but I think we should brainstorm right now."
"Okay…" she said as I pulled my phone out.
"What are you doing?" she asked.
"The water is so pretty and I just want to look up some names that mean water."
"That's… different. I like it." She said as she rubbed her tummy.
"Brooklynne means water or stream."
"That's not bad. I don't know if I like it though."
"Ooh…I really like this one."
"I love that." She said with tears in her eyes.
"Don't cry baby."
"It's the hormones. I'm sorry but I really like the name Bay."
"Then we can name her Bay."
"We need a middle name." she said with a pout.
"What do you want to name our daughter?"
"beautiful." I whispered.
"We just named our daughter."
"I can't believe I'm going to be a dad."
"We're going to be parents. We are going to be the oddest parents in the world."
"Bay is screwed." I joked and Aria nodded.
"I'm hungry. Can we go get a pretzel on the pier?"
"Come on." I helped her up and we headed to get food.
"Kendall?" Aria called out.
"Yes baby?" I asked as I walked into the bedroom. Aria was looking down and pouting.
"Will you still love me if I couldn't see me feet?"
"I can't see my feet." She mumbled and gave a small smile.
"Hey, it's okay. I'll always love you."
"Love you too." She said as she kissed me.
"I love you too Bay." I leaned down and kissed her bump. Aria squeezed me tight and I rubbed her back while we hugged. Maybe living a little was the best decision of my life.
So I think this story turned out great! The whole naming the baby part from water was something that was inspired from my aunt. Don't think I'm crazy lol. Let me know if you want an epilogue. Someone mentioned that Aria should get pregnant so I listened. Please review and let me know what you thought of the story!