Sean had just laughed. "No, I think I'm happy where I am - playing sports all day and raking in the money! No reading and writing for me!"
Hazel sighed and snuggled up against him.
Sean glanced over from the mirror as he practiced his speech. "Umm... I think it was Roxie. I'm not sure. I think she came with Danny."
Hazel tried hard to sound non-chalant, "So, do you think she's pretty?"
Sean stopped practicing and put his hands on his hips, feeling exasperated. "Hazel! Are you jealous? You're the one that throws the parties! I'm just mingling, like you ask!"
"I know, Sean! I know! It's just hard being pregnant and feeling... not pretty... And then when I saw you talking to her all night... I just felt..." Hazel sniffled. "Just ignore me."
Sean sighed. He felt a little guilty because he had actually thought about calling Roxie sometime. Not really a date, but... an outing... or something... But, almost as soon as he had the thought, he'd dismissed it as reckless.
Kneeling down next to Hazel, he clasped her hands. "I love you, Brett and our little unborn baby way too much to cheat like that. I know you wouldn't put up with it and I'd be on the street." Then, attempting to inject some humor into the situation, he added, "And then you'd probably pass a law about cheating ex's that should be publicly flogged!"
Hazel stepped out of the tub and laughed as she dried her tears. "I would, too! Don't you forget it!" she mock threatened. Wrapping up in a towel, she kissed Sean on the cheek and asked him to check on Brett.
He'd pulled her to him and asked, "Can you blame me?" as she stuck her tongue out at him.
Sean distractedly said yes as he glanced over at Roxie standing across the room.
Hazel smiled. "You know he has. He's met the love of his life, Claire. I think he's planning on proposing to her."
Sean smiled. "Good, I hope he's half as happy as we are."