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I arrive home from spending the afternoon with my friend to see that John and Angelina are in the living room watching a movie. I walk into the living room to see them watching The Game Plan. "Hey, Guys," I say to them as I sit down next to John on the couch.
"Hey, Baby," he says as he leans over and kisses my lips. "You look exhausted."
"I am," I say. "Being pregnant is exhausting."
"I bet," he says with a smile. "But you look so beautiful."
"No I don't," I say, "I look like a fat cow and I'm just gross."
"No you're not. You look beautiful. Pregnancy suits you," he says. I feel myself blush at his compliment. I feel gross and I'm sure I look gross. I don't know how he can call me beautiful.
"Thanks," I say, "so what did you two do today?"
"We went to Chocolate World," says Angelina. "It was really fun."
"I bet it was fun," I say. "And let me guess the cows were your favorite part?"
"Yes, Mommy," she says with a smile. "And look what we got for the baby," she says as she gets up and walks over to the chair where there is a Chocolate World bag. She pulls out a Hershey kiss stuffed animal and says, "this is for the baby. Since we're moving I wanted him to have a piece of Chocolate World forever."
"That was nice of you," I say as I look at it. "It's his first stuffed animal," I say with a smile. "I'm sure he will love it."
"Me too," says Angelina.
"How was lunch?" asks John.
"Good," I say. "We had a really interesting talk."
"I'm sure you did," he says smiling at me. "I know how you girls are when you talk."
"Yeah, yeah," I say with a smile. "My feet hurt."
"I can massage them for you. Would you like a foot rub?"
"Absolutely," I say. I am not going to pass up a foot rub. My ankles are swollen and my feet hurt tremendously. I could use a good foot rub. I am in Heaven as he massages my feet. "That feels so good."
"Glad I can help," he says. "Maybe you should bring up to your doctor about the swelling. I think swelling is a bad sign doesn't it usually mean pre-eclampsia, which is a very serious condition in women?"
"You've been reading the book," I say with a smile. I love that he is so into having this baby and becoming a father again. I think it is the sweetest thing in the world.
"I've done some reading. Just like I've been reading the baby name books and found a couple names that I like."
"Me too," I say with a smile. "But we can talk about that later. I actually wanted to talk to you about something important."
"Okay," he says. "Do you want to talk in the kitchen or upstairs or where?"
"We can talk upstairs," I say as I try to get up but this extra baby weight is making it difficult.
"I'll help you," he says with a smile as he helps me up from the couch.
"Thanks," I say as we walk over to the stairs. We walk upstairs to our bedroom so that we can talk.
"So what's up?" he asks as he closes the door behind him.
"I'm worried," I say.
"Is it the baby? Is something wrong with the baby?" he asks with concern.
"No. The baby is fine," I say, "it's about Ashley."
"Natalie, what about her?" he asks.
"I just don't trust her. I am not sure what it is but there's just something about her that I don't trust."
"What do you mean?" he asks.
"Well, I don't know what she's capable of. She seems a little bit crazy," I say. "She obviously doesn't want you to leave her. What if she gets all Glenn Close on us or something?"
"Glenn Close?" he asks.
"You know the movie where the woman is obsessed and does crazy stuff? Yeah..Fatal Attraction.. what if Ashley pulls a Glenn Close on us?"
"I don't think she's capable of doing that," he says. "I mean yeah she's a little crazy but I don't think she's going to go overboard."
"She lied about being pregnant to keep you," I say, "she is capable of anything."
"Are you trying to say that she might hurt you?"
"Maybe or one of the kids or you. I don't know, John, something doesn't feel right."
"I've known Ashley for a long time and yes she's a little off her rocker but she isn't capable of doing physical harm to anyone."
"But you don't know that. It takes one incident for her to snap."
"Nat, I'm pretty sure she won't hurt any of you or me."
"Did you think she would take you to court for half your money?"
"Well, no," he says.
"So see? She is unpredictable," I say. "John, I just don't feel comfortable."
"Well, what do you want me to do?" he asks.
"I don't know. I really don't know but I'm scared, John."
"I'm sorry," he says as he wraps his arms around me. "I won't let her hurt you or any of us. I promise. I will get a restraining order. Does that make you feel better?"
"A little but is it going to work?"
"It should. I mean she wouldn't be allowed around us in so many feet."
"If you think that will work but I'm pretty sure they don't work. It's a piece of paper."
"We can try it," he says. "I don't know what else I can do. It's not like she has given signs of physically hurting us. I don't even know if I have cause to get a restraining order."
"Um.. she's crazy," I say. "And she's obsessed with you. I think that's cause enough."
"Okay," he says, "you're right. She is obsessed with me and she's crazy. Probably not good combinations huh?"
"Yeah probably not," I say with a smile.
"I will get a restraining order put in place," he says. "Does that make you feel better?"
"A little," I say as he wraps me tighter in his arms.
"Well, you know it's my job to keep you safe and make you feel safe. I will do anything to keep you safe," he says.
"Promise," he says before he kisses the top of my head. "So Angelina and I were talking today."
"Yeah?" I say.
"Yeah. She wants to go to a wrestling show," he says. "Would you be okay with going to a wrestling show?"
"I guess," I say. "I mean I don't mind it. I guess it would be pretty cool."
"I would love to have my two favorite girls there to watch me win the championship."
"Well, your two favorite girls would love to be there," I say with a smile. "So what boy names were you looking at?"
"Well, Tyler, Nicholas and Phillip were the three I liked. What about you? What are the names you like?"
"I like Kyan, Maddox and Felix," I say.
"Yes, Kyan," I say.
"I like that. Kyan and Nicholas are my two favorites but we have time."
"Yes we do," I say. "I am excited to meet our baby boy."
"Me too," he says. "I am going to be the best father I can be to him."
"John, you're already the best father," I say. "The best father ever. I'm so glad that you're Angelina's father and I'm glad you're in her life. You'll continue to be the best father."
"Thank-you," he says, "well, let me get on the phone and set up the restraining order."
"All right," I say. "I'm going to nap."
"Okay," he says. "Love you."
"Love you too," I say as he walks out the door and I lay down on the bed to take a nap.
*A/N: So what did you think? Please review and thank-you for reading.