Takes place after the series
“Do you know what today is?” Braeden asked his gorgeous wife as he rolled over onto his side so he could face her.
They hadn’t gotten out of bed yet; their beautiful daughters had stayed the night with their cousins at Savannah and Brooklyn’s parent’s house. How those two amazing people had the energy for six kids all at once, Braeden didn’t know. And he had a ton of energy.
“It’s Sunday,” she murmured as she threw an arm over her eyes and burrowed further under the blankets.
Andi had never been much of a morning person, but he had such a great morning planned for them. He needed her to get on board. They only had a few hours before they went to a Mother’s Day brunch at the St. James’s house. He’d been up for over an hour, setting everything up for their big morning. Now he just needed his wife.
“It’s definitely Sunday, but it’s something even more important,” he hinted.
“If you say it’s mother’s day and your dumb ass is trying not to let me sleep in, I might punch you.”
Braeden laughed even though he knew she wasn’t kidding. Andi never hesitated to resort to violence. It was the only way she’d been able to hold her own in a group of boys. Hell, it was how they’d met back when they were five. She’d punched a bully for him. And he knew that day that they were destined to be together forever. Of course, at five, he thought she was just going to be his best friend until they died. He didn’t realize there was even more to having a best friend.
“Well, it is mother’s day, but it’s also National Outdoor Intercourse Day.”
Andi groaned and rolled over so her back was to him. “I’m not having sex with you outside.”
“Are you sure about that? I’ve got everything set up in the backyard.”
“Can’t I just sleep for a little while longer?”
“Nope. Not if we want to have a little fun before we have to head out to Brooklyn’s parent’s house. You know I don’t like to rush. Plus, I have a couple of other surprises in store for you.”
Braeden smiled when Andi rolled onto her back, her eyes meeting his. “Fine. I need to pee and brush my teeth. Then you can show me what you’ve got in store for me.”
He fought back the urge to jump off the bed and let out a squeal of delight as she climbed out of their bed and headed into their ensuite bathroom. He loved it when a plan came together. Especially when it involved his beautiful, headstrong wife, it made everything even better when he could get her to give in to him. It showed just how much she loved him. Just how much she trusted him. She was his everything, and he was hers. He could never truly tell her how grateful he was that she put up with him. So he planned on always showing her.
“Okay, let’s get this show on the road. I’ll need to shower and do my hair before heading over for brunch.”
“Wow, don’t sound so excited about my surprise,” Braeden joked. “We’ll have plenty of time to get ready. In the meantime, just enjoy yourself.”
Grabbing her hand, he led her downstairs to the kitchen, where a few vases filled with flowers waited for her. One was from him filled with various flowers, including iris’s, since it was also iris day. The other two smaller vases were filled with flowers their daughters had picked out. He’d picked up all three bouquets that morning when he was setting everything up.
“Oh, these are all so beautiful, and they smell amazing.”
“They might only be two, but our daughters are really good at picking out flowers.”
She smiled up at him. “They must have gotten that from their daddy.”
“Damn right they did,” he said as he pulled a plate out from behind the flowers. On it sat a cupcake he picked up from Savannah’s bakery, Delectable Delights. It was a chocolate cupcake with salted caramel frosting and Andi’s favorite cupcake of all time.
“A cupcake for breakfast?” she asked as she took the plate from him and immediately started to unwrap the delicious cake.
“It’s also National Give Someone a Cupcake Day, and since I know how much you love them, I thought this would be something good to tie you over until brunch. Especially since you’re about to burn off some serious calories in the backyard.”
Andi’s hand stopped just in front of her mouth. “Wait, you were serious about the outdoor intercourse thing?”
“Damn straight I was. Wait until you see what I’ve got set up for you.”
Andi shook her head, then shoved the cupcake into her mouth. Frosting coated part of her upper lip, and it was all Braeden could do to stop himself from leaning in and licking it off. If he started things now, they’d never get outside, and everything he did would be a waste of time. Although, he could always make a few changes and leave the tent up for the girls to play in.
After polishing off the cupcake, Andi turned toward the sliding glass doors that led to the backyard. There was no way she could miss the four-person tent they’d purchased for camping. It took up most of the grassy space next to the patio. He’d moved their patio heaters close to the tent but not close enough to cause a fire hazard. It was May, after all, and even though it wasn’t raining, it was still pretty chilly outside. If they were about to get naked, they needed some help to stay warm. He couldn’t have his dick try to crawl back into his body. Not today when he needed to worship his wife even more than usual.
“We’re wasting precious time, my love. I don’t like to rush things, and I’ll only do it when we’re trying to get in a few orgasms before the twins wake up. But now, we’re alone, and we have a couple of hours where I get to show the neighbors just how much I love my wife.”
“Why does that turn me on so much?” Andi asked as he grabbed her hand. She let him lead her out onto the patio then to the tent. He unzipped the front flaps, then moved out of the way so she could see inside.
“Oh wow,” she murmured as she moved to her hands and knees and crawled onto the faux fur-like blanket he spread over the extra-thick padding he’d laid out first. He’d set up a carafe of mimosas and a couple more cupcakes in the upper left-hand corner. As she laid down on the blanket, he followed her inside, then poured her a glass of orange juice and champagne.
“Andi, you are the love of my life, and you have been for as long as I can remember. So many things have changed for us over the last few years, and one of those things is that we are now the proud parents of two amazing little girls. They are the best combination of the two of us, and even though I no longer get to have you to myself, I wouldn’t change anything about our lives. I am going to take time devoting the utmost attention to this beautiful body of yours, and then I’m going to make love to you until the whole neighborhood knows what’s up. You’re the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I will never, ever take you for granted or forget everything you’ve done for me.”
Andi swiped a finger under one of her eyes, then took a large swig from the glass he’d handed her. She set it down, then slowly pulled her tank top up over her body until she was kneeling in front of him in just a pair of underwear.
“I love you, too. Now, get over here and kiss me, you amazingly ridiculous man.”
Braeden couldn’t jump at her demand fast enough. She would always have him wrapped around her little finger. Even in fifty years, when they were old and struggling to get around, he would worship the woman who saved him more than once. For the rest of their lives together, Andi would know exactly how much she meant to him.