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Everything About You – Chapter Seven
Six Months Later
"Edward?" He heard his name and looked up to see his secretary standing in the doorway of his office. "You have a visitor." Edward closed the file he'd been going over and waved at Heidi to let them in, though he wasn't really expecting the person who walked in.
"Hi, Edward," Sunny's sweet voice greeted him, so he pushed himself away from his desk and went to her. It was a greeting he'd become accustomed to over the past six months, and one he greatly enjoyed to hear.
"Hi, beautiful girl." He lifted her up and kissed her cheek, relishing the way she giggled and smiled at him. "What are you doing here?"
"I'm here for our date, silly!" She wrapped her arms around his neck and he laughed quietly.
He grinned and set her down, grabbing her hand. "Oh, that's right. How could I forget?" He led her out of the office to where Leah was standing at Heidi's desk. Over the past six months they'd taken time from their busy schedules to meet for dinner, to talk, to get to know each other again. During that time Leah was careful to keep Edward at arm's length, meaning away from Sunny. He spoke to her on the phone sometimes, and she told him about kindergarten or what she had done that day, but the time they spent together was limited.
Tonight was a big step for all three of them.
"There you are. Are you ready?" Leah held out her hand to Sunny, who quickly joined her mother.
"Yeah, let me grab my coat," he said, before he went back to his office, grabbed his things, and met them both at the elevator. "So, where are you taking me?"
"Edward!" Sunny cried through her giggles. "You're supposed to take us somewhere!"
"How do you know, have you ever been on a date?"
"Noooo…but Mommy told me you were going to take us someplace special," she explained, looking up at Leah for confirmation. Leah nodded and gave Edward a pointed look.
"Oh, special? That's a lot of pressure on a guy, you know."
Sunny gave him a gentle pat on the hand. "I think you can do it."
He chuckled quietly. "Anything for you," he whispered and bent down to press a kiss to her head. "And you," he whispered before kissing Leah's cheek.
She smiled as the elevator opened and led her daughter out with Edward trailing behind. It had been a long six months, but she finally felt like things were falling into place for them. She and Edward were happier than they'd ever been, and he was more than excited to bring Sunny into their relationship.
They stepped out of Edward's office building and onto the busy street, eager to start on a new adventure.
"Ready?" Sunny asked, holding her hand out to Edward. He smiled, taking her hand in his. He took a moment to take both of them in: his two beautiful girls. Leah met his gaze and he tried not to laugh as she blinked back tears.
I love you, she mouthed and he nodded, taking a deep breath as he did.
"Yeah, I'm ready."