This episode contains some brief adult content...
Laura has been, for most of the time, stuck in bed for the past four weeks. She is now in the second week of her 7th month and seeing the doctor every two weeks from here on out. Not wanting another scare everyone has been dutifully watching over and caring for her, since the emergency trip to the hospital. While Luke is gone during the day at work, either Laura's Mom or Luke's Mom stays with her during those hours that he is gone. His days at work have been longer now since he is short an employee. It is early morning and the two take what little time they have to focus on each other before Luke leaves for the day. They stand in the shower and finish washing up while discussing baby names.....
*Luke* "No...I knew some one by that name, hated the guy...."
*Laura* "Okay, not that one....what about Oliver?"
*Luke* "Mmmm...maybe, it's okay...."
*Luke* "I like that one...and Gavin or uh Phoenix?"
*Laura* "Yeah? I like those too.... "
Luke switches places with her to get to the stream of water...
*Laura* "Yeah....but it'd be nice to have it narrowed down to a few choices."
*Luke* "You're always worrying too much, Babe...."
*Laura* "I try not to....but it's our baby's name....I just want to make sure we pick the right one."
*Laura* "Well, I was hoping to decide before the girls throw me a baby shower...."
*Luke smiles* "Ahhh, I get it now.....That's in a couple weeks isn't it?"
*Luke can't resist* "We'll go over that list you made tonight and see if we can't narrow it down some more..."
*Laura smiles* "Promise?...." *Luke nods* "....Oh! and don't forget, I think the crib and some other things are being delivered today. I'm gonna need your help putting it together and moving it...."
*Luke* "I'll try to get home early but..I..Babe, what are you doing?"
*Laura smiles* "Touching you...You want me to stop?"
*Luke* "No, not really, but if you keep it up, I'm gonna have to scoop you up and take you to bed."
*Luke* "Yeah, well I'm not taking any chances, the health our baby is more important than my pleasure at the moment.....and besides I think you just like teasing me."
*Laura* "I know but you don't think any of this is hard for me too?"
*Luke let out a throaty laugh* "Don't say hard....Babe....it's not helping."
Laura laughs at his suggestive comment and Luke pulls her in close to kiss her, trying not to, but getting more and more excited by her touch. This past month has been like getting to know each other all over again.....
Like two horny teenagers pawing at each other but having to show restraint, cause they know it's just not the right time yet.
They both release a breath as they break away from their kiss.
*Laura pleads* "Just a few more minutes...you're gonna be gone all day."
*Luke* "You missing me already, Baby? I haven't even left yet..."
*Laura* "So?... have you found anyone to replace Fionna?"
*Luke* "Not yet, but I have a few people I'm calling back, so we'll see."
*Laura* "I hope you find some one soon...like before he is born."
*Laura* "I just don't see how I can get any bigger! I feel so crowded already...I think he's starting to feel it too..."
*Laura* "Really? No regrets?"
*Laura* "It is is pretty amazing, isn't it?"
*Luke hangs up his towel* "Yeah, it is.....now, I'm gonna head downstairs to make me some coffee."
*Laura* "A glass of OJ would be nice...."
*Laura* "No, that's good for now....."
Luke nods and waves his hand in acknowledgment then heads down the stairs to start a pot of coffee. As he is coming down the stairs Krystal is coming in through the front door with 2 bags of groceries. She stops as soon as she sees Luke, her eyes wide while she takes in his appearance. Luke stands there at the the bottom of the stairs in just his underwear.
*Krystal embarrassed* "I....I...thought I would bring you two some groceries..." *she quickly walks
Keeping her back to him. She stays busy unloading the bags of groceries.
*Krystal interrupts* "I'll do it!....you just go ahead and finish getting dressed...."
Luke doesn't say anything and heads back upstairs realizing she is embarrassed by his near nakedness.
He walks into the bedroom and Laura is nearly completely dressed herself.
Luke walks across the room to her and speaks in a low tone.
*Luke* "Yeah, and I don't think I have ever seen her at a loss for words before..."
nudity as you are...."
*Luke* "Well, how was I supposed to know she would be here so early.....she should have called first. Good thing I didn't go down there completely naked....she might have dropped her bags of groceries."
*Laura* "Luke! Behave yourself...I better go downstairs and check on her."
*Laura tries to be serious but busts out laughing* "Pfff! Hahaha! Yeah, it usually is....She was probably in shock!....Especially, after seeing all your tattoos, I don't think she realizes how many you have....."
*Laura* "Just get dressed, Baby....I'm gonna go see what my Mom is doing...."
Laura gives him a quick kiss on the cheek then heads downstairs.
Krystal is finishing up putting away the groceries she brought over.
*Laura* "Morning, Mom!..."
*Krystal turns around* "Hey sweetie!...You hungry?"
*Krystal* "I poured you some orange juice....I'll get some breakfast started."
Krystal smiles and then stands over the stove to start some breakfast. As Krystal works on breakfast, Laura grabs her glass of orange juice and goes to sit on the couch to watch some TV.
*Laura* "The crib should be getting delivered today....and a couple other things."
*Krystal* "That's good....it's time to start getting that together."
Krystal begins cooking breakfast while Laura watches the television.
A few minutes later Luke comes downstairs dressed and ready for the day. He spies Laura sitting comfortably on the couch and walks in her direction.
*Laura* "Already? What about breakfast?...."
*Laura* "Okay....help me up...."
Laura holds out her hand and Luke pulls her up. Getting up off the couch these days is not all that easy....
Krystal turns and sees them, eyes locked on each other, she watches them for a moment waiting to speak....
*Luke* "I will too, Babe....but you want me home early right?"
*Laura* "Yeah...I do."
*Luke* "I'll try, that's if I have time to take a lunch break."
*Laura* "Okay...just don't forget to eat...you always get grouchy when you starve yourself...."
Krystal still feeling a bit awkward but trying to not let it show....
*Krystal* "Breakfast is ready if you two want to eat...."
Luke and Laura both turn their attention to Krystal.
*Luke* "Thanks, Krystal but I need to get to the shop and get some stuff done....you eat with Laura, I'm taking off."
*Krystal* "Are you sure? There is plenty of food...."
*Luke* "It's fine, thanks though...."
*Krystal* "Oh, okay....well, have a good day at work."
Krystal turns and walks back to the stove to finish up, relieved that, that is over.
Laura turns back to face Luke and kiss him goodbye.
*Luke* "You need to let me go if you want me home early..."
*Laura sighs* "I'm trying to but my fingers don't want to let go."
Luke smiles at her and kisses her one last time.
*Luke* "Bye, Babe....I'll call you if I get a chance..."
Laura says goodbye and Luke walks out the door. The second he disappears she turns and goes to take a seat at the table. Krystal has already prepared a plate for her, Laura digs into the eggs and takes a bite.
*Laura* "We are....I'm glad it's all behind us too...."
*Laura continues* "Things seemed a little awkward for you there when you were talking to Luke..."
*Laura* "Mom, Luke is okay, so don't worry about it....just call us next time."
*Krystal* "I will....I just....He...."
*Laura* "Has a lot of tattoos?"
*Laura* "Mom, don't worry about it! He's used to people looking at his tattoos."
*Krystal shrugs* "I guess so....What about when your little boy wants to be like Daddy and get tattoos?"
*Laura* "Um, I don't know I didn't think about that....I guess we'll just tell him he has to wait till he gets older...."
*Laura* "I think he got his first one when he was 16...."
*Krystal* "16! Good lord! Did his Mother know what he did?"
*Laura* "No...she found out afterwards..."
*Krystal* "My goodness...."
Laura finishes her breakfast and spends the majority of the day with her Mother. Then by late afternoon, Luke's mom arrives so that Krystal can go home and do whatever she needs to do. Cyndi stays with Laura for the remainder of the day till Luke gets home.
Laura and Cynthia are upstairs looking at Luke's old baby album. Cyndi finally found it after she was able to go through some boxes she had packed months ago when she moved down. Her and Laura are looking at the book and giggling and oohing and awing at all of Luke's baby pictures....
*Cynthia* "Hi, Sweetie! I found your old baby book. We were just looking at it."
Luke walks across the room to Laura's side of the bed.
Laura and Cynthia scoot over and Luke sits down on the bed to take a look at the book.
*Cynthia* "Oh! Look....he was so chubby there...I think he's about 9 months in that picture."
*Laura* "Awww....he was a cutie."
*Cynthia* "Everything would go straight into his mouth at that age....I had to watch him like a hawk...."
*Luke leans back* "I thought you said you lost it....Where'd you find it?"
*Laura turns the page* "Oh my gosh! Is this Luke? His hair is pretty long there."
*Luke* "Ah....sh*t! not that picture!"
*Cynthia giggles* "Yeah it is and naked as a jay bird. I couldn't bring myself to cut his hair it was so gorgeous....."
*Laura* "You are so adorable, Baby....and look at your hair. Still wild and crazy...."
*Cynthia* "He was a toot but so much fun at that age!"
Cynthia get up and puts on her boots.
*Cynthia* "Well, I'm outta here. I'll let you two look over that book and it's yours to keep. I do have doubles of most of those photos. I'll see you later, I got a hot date tonight!"
*Luke* "Another one? Didn't you just go out last night?"
*Cynthia* "I'm seeing someone new and....We really hit it off!"
*Luke* "Where's that list of baby names?"
*Laura* "Behind you, on my nightstand..."
Luke grabs the paper and holds it up so both of them can look at it.
*Luke* "Looks like you narrowed it down some....Ryley? that sounds like a girls name."
*Laura* "I like it...."
*Luke* "I'm not feeling Oliver either...."
*Laura* "Yeah...me neither. I like it but then I don't."
*Luke* "I see you wrote full names for these...." *he reads them out loud*
*Laura* "Me too...but which one is your favorite?"
*Laura* "Luke!....I asked you first..."
While they are discussing baby names Cynthia was downstairs primping one last time before she heads out the door for her date...
While she is maneuvering around the cluster of boxes that were delivered earlier that afternoon. She bumps them and the the large mysterious envelope that was set on top of the boxes tips and falls back down into the basket behind them.
Cynthia does not notice and just keeps on going....
What's in the envelope and who is it for?
I guess we'll have to wait and see!!
But for now, Luke and Laura need your help on deciding on a baby. Vote for your favorite of the 3!
Gavin Ezra Cooper
Gage Henley Cooper
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