Nicolas, book 2 of Ryder

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TWENTY SIX

Anna’s POV,

“Sebastian?” I rolled over some. “Sebastian?” I pushed on his back. “Sebastian!”

“What? Wait what?”

“My water broke.” I watched as he flew out of the bed hit the wall and landed on the ground. I would have laugh. I probably would of laugh so much that I would have had tears. Only the pain hit hard and all I could do was stare at him.

“Ouch.” He said while rubbing his head.

“Please,” I said softly as another contraction hit.

“Fuck, I’m sorry baby.” Sebastian got up and ran into the bathroom. Within seconds he ran back out fully dressed and had my bag with him. I was sitting on the side of the bed trying to put my clothes on. The pain was nothing like I had ever felt before.

“You have to get everyone up.”

“Can I just worry about you first?” I tried to smile at him.

“How about we get me to the living room and then you can get my dad and brother up?”

“Deal, let’s go.” I nodded and stood up. Sebastian came to my side and took my hand. We made it to the living room before the pain hit me again. Only this time I cried out and knew I had to of woken someone up. “Don’t move, I’m going to go get them up.”

“Please hurry,” I said as he took off. The next thing I knew Aurora came running into the living room. She had a huge smile on her face and she came and set next to me.

“Is it really time?” I just shook my head and smiled.

“Yes, it better be.” We all arrived at the hospital and while I waited to be placed into a room. Sebastian, my dad, and Aurora stood around me like they were all waiting for me to break. Nick just sat in front of me, watching me like a Hawk. I finally got all set up in a room and was told tonight was the night and that I was dilated six centimeters. Our baby was finally coming. The funny thing was that Nick seemed to be the only one who had it together. You could tell Sebastian was overly worried. Aurora had been to the gift shop at least three times since we got her. I’m pretty sure she bought the whole damn store. My father was just packing and wouldn’t sit down. We had guards all over the hospital as if I was the President of the United States.

I knew it was going to be a while and all I wanted to do was sleep. They came in and gave me an epidural. About five minutes after that I was asleep. Well kind of. Sebastian kept checking on me and between him and the nurses. I don’t think I really got any sleep.

“Come on baby, just one more push,” Sebastian said while holding on to my leg.

“I can’t do it anymore.”

“Yes you can, our baby is almost here.”

“Okay one more, but that’s it.” He smiled at me as I sat up and pushed with everything I had. Then I heard the cries and I laid back down.

“It’s a girl.” The doctor said and I closed my eyes and smiled. My baby girl was laid on my chest and I fell in love the moment she looked up at me. She had a head full of dark curls and light mocha skin. Her eyes were a light gray. She was absolutely beautiful. Sebastian stood next to me with tears in his eyes.

“Look what we did,” I said to him as he bent down and kissed her head and then kissed mine.

“She is perfect and you are the most amazing woman in the world.”

“Hello Abigail Rose, welcome to the world.” The rest of the day was hectic. Everyone wanted to get their hands on Abigail. I only wanted to sleep. Which turned out to happen, considering Sebastian wouldn’t put her down. I just knew she was going to be spoiled. Later that evening after everyone finally went home. Except for all the security my father and brother set up. I was finally alone with my baby and Sebastian.

“Let’s get married.” He said watching me breastfeed Abigail. I looked up at him and he just watched me.

“Of course,” I said.

“I mean like tomorrow.”

“Sebastian, I just gave birth. I have over a hundred stitches in my woo haw and I hurt. How the hell am I supposed to get married tomorrow?” He had a slight smile on his face.

“Well, when you put it like that.” He said laughing and I begged him not to make me laugh. “I just want you to be mine.”

“I love you and I belong to you. Just let me heal so we can have a proper wedding and honeymoon.” Sebastian nodded his head at me.

Nicolas’s POV,

“She is perfect don’t you think?” Aurora said while climbing into bed. She had a huge smile on her face.

“Who?”

“The baby, Abigail.”

“Yes, she is beautiful like her mother.”

“I still can’t believe Anna is a mother. Blows my mind.”

“Do you want babies?” I asked as she turned her head to look at me.

“Like now?” I had to laugh. I pulled her into my arms.

“Now, tomorrow in a year, whenever.”

“Yeah, someday but not anytime soon.” I kissed her neck.

“We could practice?” I whispered into her ear as I bit her ear lobe.

“Sounds good to me.” She said and turned herself to face me. I couldn’t believe just how much I loved this woman in my arms. I wanted nothing more than to make her my wife, but I knew shit was going to get worse before it got any better. I didn’t want to hide forever and I wanted to give Aurora the world. I wanted my family to be free and not have to look over their backs forever. Until I could give my family that. I had to put my life on hold. I had to keep my focus and what everyone didn’t know was I knew where Cane was and I now knew his moves. Between me and my father. War was about to break out. Our man on the inside was close to Cane and we had the upper hand now. I was going to rip him apart with my bare hands. His blood would cover his own men while I shredded him to pieces. It was only a matter of time now.

“Woman I swear to god. I will hog-tie you to the bed and gag you.”

“Promises promises.”

“You dirty little brat.” Aurora was on one this morning and for some reason wouldn’t let me work. Ever since Anna and the baby got home. Aurora has been in this mood. She is up my ass all day and won’t let me have a moment’s peace. The only time I have to myself is if she has the baby. Then I have to sneak off just to get anything done. “I don’t know what your problem is, but I have to work. Go spend time with Anna and The baby.”

“Why don’t you want to spend time with me?”

“Are you serious right now? All I do is spend time with you. I don’t know what’s going on, but you need to relax.” The look on her face was priceless. She was mad but I couldn’t deal with her right now. I had shit to do and she had to get over it. I walked out of the bedroom and went down to my office.

“Bad morning?” Ethan said as I walked in. Both my dad and Jason were lost in conversation.

“Aurora is driving me crazy lately.”

“What’s my daughter doing?” Jason asked looking over at me.

“Being a pain in my ass.”

“All women are a pain in the ass.” I looked over at Ethan.

“When you get a woman then you can agree with me.” Jason and my dad started to laugh.

“That’s the reason I don’t have one.” Ethan snapped back with. My dad just nodded his head.

“They will always be a pain. You just need to know how much you can put up with.” My dad said.

“Yeah, well she is acting very off. Nothing like herself.”

“Did you get her pregnant?” I shot my head at my dad.

“You are out of your fucking mind.” I snapped. “Why would you say that?”

“Women start acting irrationally when they are pregnant, and I know for a fact you two aren’t Saints.” My dad said and Jason just stared at me.

“She’s not pregnant. She is just crazy.” I could hear laughing.

“You might want to make sure,” Ethan said. Oh god, could she be? I said to myself. No, no way. I wrap my shit. I looked at everyone looking back at me. Then I remembered taking her raw. I dropped the papers that were in my hand and took off out of the office. Aurora and Anna were in the kitchen.

“Are you pregnant?” All heads turned towards me.

“Who?” Anna asked. Sebastian looked as though he had seen a ghost.

“It’s not you,” Sebastian said and Anna just shot him a look.

“Are you talking to me?” Aurora asked. I nodded my head at her. “First of all, this is not a conversation for everyone. Second of all...”

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