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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Held

I'm linking up with Shell today in an attempt to continue a series I've been working on.

I try to write these in some sort of routine, but it just never seems to work that way for me. I write the posts as they come to me. It's a visit to the past, and it's not always a fun trip, so sometimes I ignore the thought. I've mentioned before that I write in third person because it's just easier for me that way.

If you'd like, you can read the series in order.
#1 Exhale
#2 Rehab
#3 Lost 
#4 Afraid
#6 Alone
Today I'm sharing #7, Held.
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He put one hand on her growing belly and just stopped. He looked up at her with eyes that spoke a thousand words, but he didn't utter a breath. He gently placed the other hand on the other side of her, and she watched his throat swallow hard in deep thought. He looked at her, smiled, and leaned over and kissed her belly.

Her heart felt like it was going to explode.

They both wanted something that would never be. A relationship would be too complicated. This baby wasn't his, and no amount of wishing and praying was going to change that. Two months ago she told him it would never work. She freed him of any responsibility. When her mind  got passed what her heart wanted she knew this baby wasn't his. She hated that it wasn't, but she couldn't change it, and there was no need to complicate her life any more than it already was.

He never listened to her, and she was glad he didn't. He kept coming around and everyday that passed she fell more and more in love with him.

They didn't talk about the future, the complications of their relationship, or the fact that they were setting themselves up for a huge heartbreak. Any day without him passed too slowly. She began to look forward to moment he would walk through her front door. She had never been in a relationship like this. This was different. It was passionate. It was tender. It was everything she needed and nothing she needed all at the same time. It just was, and she couldn't explain it.

They just were everyday.

He just was when she needed him to be there.

He just was when she need to cry.

He just was when she needed to laugh, be silly, be herself.

He just was when she needed to feel sexy.

He just was when she needed to feel loved.

He just was. Always.
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She didn't know why but he was there, and when he was she felt safe. Even though it was complicated, every part of her being wanted to share this pregnancy with him.

For whatever reason, he wanted to be there and she was relieved.

She needed a man to hold her. To hold both of them.
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5 Comments:

At December 7, 2011 at 3:26 PM , Blogger Shell said...

I'm glad you had him then.

And now? Yes, I want the spoiler. ;)

 
At December 7, 2011 at 3:30 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Any guy can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Daddy....

I think Daddy is here. :)

 
At December 7, 2011 at 4:17 PM , Blogger MiMi said...

I was gonna say what Lisa said!

 
At December 7, 2011 at 7:17 PM , Blogger Stasha said...

Sigh. . .

We all have those moments when we need to be held. . .

So glad you had that when you needed it most.

 
At December 8, 2011 at 12:59 AM , Blogger Peeper said...

I love this story Adrienne. I can't believe this is/was your life.

 

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