April 4, 2012
Carters (8) - Round 20
Emily waggled her eyebrows. "I know just the thing to top it off!"
Archie stared in surprise. "Emily! Your heels are going to wreck the leather!"
"Who CARES? Let's do something wild!"
"Like what?" Archie asked.
"You love me, right?" Emily asked, point blank.
Archie stammered. "Of course I do. I love you!"
"Well, I love you, too. So? What are we waiting for? Let's get married!"
The bored clerk looked like he wasn't a day over 17. "Sure," he shrugged, "Room 3."
"Umm.. we just got married!"
The clerk rolled his eyes. "Sure you did. Okay, Room 8 at the end of the hall. It'll be an extra $50."
Archie pulled the bills out of his wallet, embarrassed beyond belief.
Walking outside, he saw Emily and asked, "Are you sure we should be here?"
Archie glanced at her and whispered, "Honey, we agreed that we would follow the speech."
Emily scoffed and whispered back, "They don't want to listen to a speech! They just wanted to know what they were doing sitting in the livingroom. No we can celebrate!"
"Thanks, Dad," Archie said.
Tyler made a face, "Not a lot of notice, though!"
Archie sighed. "Yeah, Emily is a force to be reckoned with. She says jump and all my thoughts fly out the window!"
"Well, practice keeping some sane thoughts in your head. You might need them one day," Tyler advised.
"That's nice," Veronica nodded politely, glancing around the room for her son. "I'm very happy for you both," she lied. "I see Tyler now, I need to go speak with him."
He found her outside with Dad slow dancing.
Stopping quickly, he watched them dance and saw how in love they were. He hoped that when Emily & he were old and gray they could still be that much in love.
"Mom?" he asked quietly, "Aren't you going to congratulate me?"
Veronia and Tyler stopped dancing and turned to face Archie.
Glancing at Tyler, Veronica asked to go home.
"Dad?" Archie asked. "What's wrong?"
"Archie?" Emily asked as she came up behind him.
Archie guiltily startled. What was he thinking? This was his wife! "What's up, honey?"
Archie turned around to ask her again what was wrong when he noticed the pregnancy test in her hand.
"You're pregnant?!" he asked in surprise.
"Surprise!" she said quietly, chewing on her bottom lip.
"Come here," Archie said patting the seat next to him.