May 21, 2012

Carters (8) - Round 22

Emily swatted Derek with the pillow, reveling in the fun of the moment. 

Archie came home and laid his briefcase down on the desk & then stood shock still as he watched his wife cavort with the maid.  It's not like he thought she would do anything inappropriate... but she was laughing and touching him!

It was enough to make his blood boil! And he considered himself mild-mannered!

Looking up, she noticed Archie.  "Hey baby!" she said happily, then noticed his frown.  "What's wrong?"

"What's wrong? I come home and find you playing with our maid. Our male maid. What am I supposed to think?" he demanded.

"Umm... that I was having fun?"

Archie rolled his eyes.  "Emily, life isn't always fun! You have to be serious!"

"Why?" she cried.  "Why do you have to take everything so seriously?!"

"If I didn't, who would pay the mortgage, pay the bills, do the grocery shopping, taking care of Neil & Irving? You? HA!" Breaking off, he sighed.  "Nevermind.  I don't want to talk about it."

Turning he walked away as Emily stood seething.

Later she peeked in on him and he was teaching Irving to walk.  Maybe he was right, she thought as she prepared for bed.  Maybe she didn't do her fair share around the house.  It wasn't a crime to want them to be happy though! And she could be happy without all the money that Archie seemed to think they needed!

As she drifted off to sleep alone, she tried to think of ways to fix the bridge that had cropped up between them.

Scoffing, she sighed. "Well, I guess people have been using pregnancy for thousands of years, right?" she said to her reflection.  She couldn't believe she'd gotten pregnant again!

At least Irving was a child now & could take care of himself better.

Besides, Emily had a plan.  She'd show Archie how well they got along together when he let loose a little!

"Come on, let's have a date night!" Emily conjoled him.

"I don't know, Emily.  I have a lot of work to get done tonight."

"Come on, baby, for me? We need to get out together & be together."

Archie sighed, "Oh alright.  Let's go."

Dressing up, they went out to Londoste.  "Nothing but the finest for you, my dear," he said as he helped her out of the car.

"Archie, dinner's been wonderful.  But, there's one more stop I want to make... Somewhere that will remind us of how good we are together!"

Archie kissed Emily sweetly on the lips in the god-awful red room at Luv-Inn.  "Now, have your wicked way with me!" she teased as she flung herself on the bed.

After that night, things seemed to be going much smoother.  Emily helped alittle more around the house & Archie tried to make sure he set aside time for Emily every night.  It was amazing what a little compromise could do!

And they'd made up just in time!

Little Amelia Carter!

Happy birthday Neil!

And happy birthday little Amelia!

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