"I know this sounds bad, but Cooper is giving me the time to figure out what I want." I said.
"What does that even mean?" Hunter asked.
"Here's the thing Hunter, I'm in love with you both. He means the world to me, but now that I've got my memories back, so do you. I just don't know what to do. I'm so lost." I said. Hunter walked over and took a seat.
"Chloe, I don't know how to help you with this. You married this man and gave him a baby. It's hard not to tell you to go and be with your family,but the selfish side of me wants you to be with me. It's something I've waited for. Your my whole world. I could never see you not a part of it." He said. Hearing that from him didn't help me out one bit. I walked over and took a seat by him.
"Tell me about Joey." I asked.
"What about her?" He said. "Tell me whats going on between you two. Do you care about her? Do you love her? Is she good to you?" I said. He took a deep breath.
"I met her almost a year ago. I told her all about you right from the start, but recently I started to let you go and her and I got closer. She is upset now that you have returned. I can't blame her. I've been pushing her away." He said.
"I'm sorry Hunter." I said. He just looked up at me and smiled.
"This isn't your fault Chloe. It's just how things are." He said. I took a deep breath. Hunter stood up and walked over to me. He bent down and went to his knees and then he pushed himself in between my legs and wrapped his arms around my waist. "I missed you so much." He said. I ran my fingers through his hair.
"I've missed you to." I said. He looked up at me.
"You've got to choose fast Chloe, I don't know how long I can hold on." Hunter said. I just looked him in the eye. I placed my hands on each side of his face and brought my lips to his. Without breaking the kiss, Hunter stood up and picked me up at the same time. I wrapped my legs around his waist as he placed me down on one of the counter tops. His kisses felt so good and familiar. I could kiss him all day long. "Have dinner with me tonight?" Hunter said. I nodded at him.
"I just have to make sure my mother doesn't mind sitting with Sam." I said. I needed to get back to my baby. Hunter kissed me goodbye and told me he would be at my mother's by six tonight.
I got back to my mother's and found her asleep with Sam laying next to her in her bed. I picked up my baby and left my mother to rest. I could see Cooper in Sam's eyes and I missed him. My baby laid in my arms just cooing at me and being such a good boy. Even though I was in love with two different men, the love I had for my baby went far above them. Sam was definitely my whole world. I laid a blanket on the floor of the living room and laid Sam down next to me. He was playing with me, as I gently kissed his lips and talked to him. My phone started to ring and I grabbed it. It was Cooper.
"Hello sweetheart, how are things?"
"Good, I'm just laying her next to Sam."
"How's my son?"
"He is good, we're both missing you."
"I miss you to sweetheart. I love you."
"I love you to."
"I just wanted to check on my family. I'll be back in three days."
"Okay, I'll see you then."
My heart ached as I hung up the phone. I really did miss him. That's got to mean something. I went back to playing with my baby. I must have fallen asleep, because the next thing I knew my mother was waking me up. "Hunter has been blowing up your phone." I sat up and rubbed my eyes. It was four in the afternoon and I had two missed calls from Hunter. I smiled at my mother.
"He only called twice. He probably wants to know about dinner tonight." I said. My mother had Sam in her arms.
"Do you need me to sit with Sam?" She asked me.
"If you don't mind?" I asked.
"Of course not dear." She said. I called Hunter back to let him know dinner was on. I jumped into the shower and got ready. I sat down waiting for Hunter to show and fed Sam. I was still feeding him when Hunter showed up. He walked in as I was breastfeeding Sam. He came and sat down next to me.
"Your beautiful, you know that." He said to me. I smiled at him. Hunter reached over and rubbed the top of Sam's head. Sam reached his little arm out and Hunter took his hand. Sam wrapped his little fingers around Hunter's fingers.
"He likes you." I said, smiling. Hunter smiled back at me.
"He really is beautiful Chloe, he looks just like you." Hunter said. I finished feeding Sam and turned to Hunter.
"Would you like to hold him?" I asked. Hunter nodded and I handed Sam over to him. After a few minutes of watching Hunter with Sam, I believed that maybe Sam stole Hunter's heart away. They were both talking to each other and Sam seemed very comfortable with Hunter. Even my son was betraying me. Nothing about any of this was making this easier on me. Hunter looked up at me.
"Let's bring him with us tonight." Hunter said.
"Really? It's very hard to have a new baby at a restaurant." I said.
"We're not going to a restaurant." Hunter said. I cocked my head at him. "I'm taking you to my home tonight." He said. I haven't seen Hunter's home and I got a little excited.
"Okay we can bring him." I said.
"Good, why don't you get his things together while I sit here with him." Hunter said. Yep, I'm now second. I said to myself as I started to get all of Sam's things together in his diaper bag. Hunter handed Sam over to my mother while he went outside and put the car seat into his truck.
"It seems as though Hunter has fallen for Sam." My mother said smiling.
"Your hoping I pick Hunter aren't you?" I said. She just kept smiling at Sam. I shook my head and Hunter came walking back inside. I didn't have to do anything with Sam since Hunter took over. I watched him put Sam in his car seat and cover him with a blanket. We said goodbye to my mother and headed out. Hunter pulled up in front of a beautiful little home right off the ocean. I was amazed at how cute this place was. Hunter got out of the truck and grabbed Sam.
"Do you like it?" Hunter asked me.
"I do." I said. I followed Hunter inside. I was in love with his home. It was very opened and full of windows that faced the ocean, something I loved very much. Sam had fallen asleep and Hunter sat him down next to me. I could smell dinner going in the oven. "You cooked?" I said and Hunter smiled at me.
"I can cook." He said.
"I'm sure you can." I said. I walked over to the back door and looked out at the ocean. I felt Hunter come up behind me and wrap his arms around me.
"Do you like it here?" He asked me in my ear. I started to rub his arm.
"I do very much." I said.
"I knew you would." He said. I turned and looked at him.
"What do you mean?" I asked him.
"I just knew when I picked this place, that it would be something you would love." He said. I smiled at him as he went over to check his food. "Do you want to set the table?" He asked me. I nodded at him and started to search for the plates. I found everything with no problem. Hunter had cooked a pot roast, potatoes and carrots. Everything looked amazing.
After dinner I helped Hunter clean everything up. We started to do the dishes together, when we both heard a knock at the door. I looked at Hunter and he looked at me. We both headed into the living room where I stopped to check on Sam, and Hunter went to the door. Hunter opened the door and Tim came running in. Tracy stood at the door. When she saw me, her eyes got huge. "What the fuck is she doing here?" Tracy hollered.
"Well it's nice to see you to Tracy." I said, picking up my son. She just stared at me without saying a word. Tim had taken off down the hallway.
"What are you doing Tracy? It's your night with Tim." Hunter said.
"I thought she was dead." Tracy said. All I could do was roll my eyes and I walked out of the room. I could still hear them talking. "I'm not leaving my son here now." She said.
"Why did you bring him back in the first place Tracy? Your suppose to have him for two more days." Hunter said.
"I had some business to take care of, but I see your busy and with a new baby." She snapped. I just shook my head. I got up and walked back out of the living room.
"That's right Tracy, and we can handle Tim as well. Thank you for coming be. You can go now." I snapped.
"Fuck you, home wrecker." She spit out. Before I could say a word, Hunter grabbed her by the arm and escorted her out the front door. He slammed the door behind him. I could still hear him.
"If anyone is a home wrecker around here it's you Tracy. If you ever come over here again and insult anyone, I'll make you very sorry. Now get the fuck out of here." He snapped. I was very proud of him. While he was still outside, Tim came running into the living room. He stopped when he saw me standing there holding my baby.
"You have a baby? Can I see?" He asked. I nodded at him and took a seat down on the couch. Tim walked over to me and took a look at Sam.
"Would you like to hold him?" I asked. Tim's eyes lit up. He nodded at me and I told him to have a seat next to me. He did as he was told. I placed Sam into Tim's arms. That's when I heard Tracy speed out of here and Hunter came walking back inside. I could see the anger on his face, but as soon as he looked at the three of us sitting together on the couch, his anger went away. He smiled at me as he took a seat next to Tim.
Tim and Sam were just watching each other. "Look daddy, I'm holding the baby." Tim said to Hunter.
"I see that son. Your so grown up." Hunter said. It made me smile and I was glad it made Hunter smile as well. It started to get late and Hunter was getting Tim off to bed. Sam was fast asleep in my arms when Hunter came back out to me.
"I can call my mother to pick me and Sam up." I said. Hunter took Sam from my arms and went down the hallway with him. I followed him. Hunter went into the spare bedroom where he had a bed made up for Sam. He laid him down and turned to me.
"Stay the night with me?" He asked me. I took a deep breath. "You can have my bed and I'll take the couch." Hunter said. I giggled and looked at him.
"For years we slept in the same bed. I think you can stay in your own bed with me." I said, still smiling. He smiled back at me.
"I just want you to be comfortable." He said.
"I'm always comfortable with you Hunter." I said. He took my hand and we walked down to the end of the hallway into the master bedroom. It was huge and beautiful, with a set of double doors that lead out to the ocean.
Hunter tossed a tee shirt at me. I walked into the bathroom and changed into it. The shirt was just long enough to cover the bottom of my butt. I brushed out my hair and walked back out into the bedroom to find Hunter laying on the bed in nothing but his boxers. He was so incredibly sexy. His body was flawless and hard. I took a deep breath and bit my bottom lip. Of course I couldn't take my eyes off of him. "You see something you like bubbles?" Hunter asked me. I just rolled my eyes and tossed a pillow at him. "My body belongs to you Chloe." He said, as I took a seat on the bed.
"What did you say?" I said. Hunter sat up and came closer to me.
"You heard what I said." He said behind my ear. I felt his breath on my neck. It gave me goosebumps. I turned my head to give him shit, but instead his lips met mine. Our kiss became very intense and the next thing I knew, my shirt was being lifted off my head.