One year later
I reach for him in a drowsy haze, but he’s not on his side of the bed.
Smiling, I climb out of bed and walk across the hall, wearing nothing but his huge white t-shirt to the nursery to find him sitting exactly where I knew he would be— in the rocking chair with the baby asleep in his arms.
“Gabriel…,” I whisper. “Why didn’t you wake me? I would have come to rock her back to sleep.”
He’s always getting up in the middle of the night to take care of the baby and I worry about him being tired during the day. I’m home all day so I can take naps when the baby does, but he has to stay awake at the shop.
“I want you to get some rest, baby. I know how excited you are about your parents coming for dinner tomorrow. Or later, whatever time it is now,” he grins sleepily. “I don’t want you to be tired and stressed.”
Slowly standing, he gently lays Bella down on her back in the crib and covers her with the pink fleece blanket before kneeling down to kiss her cheek. Gabriel is an amazing father with endless patience and love for his little girl, but I had no doubt he would be that way.
Turning, he puts his arms around me.
“l love you..”
He kissed my nose “l love you too”
His hands slide down to cup my naked ass and he pulls me against him, leaning in to nuzzle my neck.
“Do I have time to make love to my beautiful wife?” he whispers.
“You’re the boss. You’re allowed to be late,” I whisper back, and my hands are already diving under his sweatpants to stroke him.
“In that case,” he says, picking me up and carrying me towards our bedroom. “I think I’m going to give myself the day off and spend it with my girls.”
Smiling from ear to ear, I wrap my arms around his neck and kiss his cheek. “I love you. So much.”
He lays me down on our bed and I pull him down on top of me, wrapping my arms and legs around him in a full body hug, immediately taking him deep inside me, never feeling like I can possibly get close enough to him. .