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Chapter 26

Three years later...

(Rickey’s pov)

I woke up to find McKenna lying on her belly still asleep. I still can’t believe I get to call this girl my wife and were trying for a baby. I smiled as I leaned over, kissing down her back.


“We need to get ready to pick up the girls.” She rolled over and had a pout on her face.

“I’m so sore and tired.”

“You can take a nap with the girls later. Let’s take a shower and relax those muscles.” She nodded and I pulled her into my arms carrying her into the shower. I washed up and helped her wash up before we finished getting ready to get the girls. Before we walked inside she grabbed my hands and placed them on the side of her belly.

“I hope our baby is in there.”

“Me too baby, but if not we can keep trying,” I smirked as I leaned down kissing her lips before us inside.

“Girls, mommy and daddy are here.” I heard Sophie say then their little feet came running for us. Sophia jumped in my arms while Ellie went to her mom.

“Hi, babies.”

“McKenna Shae come here.” She frowned as we made our way into the living room.

“Are you pregnant?” Mom asked.

“No why?”

“I just saw you two.”

“No, I’m not.”

“Are you trying?” She smiled and nodded her head while her mom moved to hug her.

“That’s awesome.”

“Yeah, hopefully, we can manage a boy.”

“Hope so, we need one around here.”

“Mommy, what are you talking about?” Sophia looked up at her frowning.

“Nothing baby, we will tell you later.” She smiled at Sophia and turned back to her mom.

“Thank you so much for watching them.”

“Of course, they are welcome here anytime.”

We finally said our goodbyes and went home.

“Now will you tell me what you guys were talking about?”

“Come here.” McKenna pulled them both into her arms so she could talk to them.

“What do you girls think about having a little brother or sister?”



“Figures, mommy and daddy want a boy.”

“No, they gross.”

“Your daddy is a boy.”

“But he’s daddy.”

“And he would be your brother.”

“No.” She sighed and looked up at me frowning.

(McKenna’s pov)

“Mommy, what’s that?” Sophia pointed to the pregnancy test that was in front of me.

“It’s a pregnancy test. It tells me if I’m having a baby or not.”


“Yea, go get your sister.” She ran off to get Ellie while I hid the test and went and sat on my bed. They came running and I made them sit on the floor in front of me. I sighed and looked down at my two babies trying to figure out how I’m going to tell them.

“Mommy.” Ellie frowned.

“I think mommy is having a baby,” Sophia said to her sister. I sighed and moved so I could sit on the floor with them.

“This is top secret, we can’t tell daddy yet. Mommy is having a baby.” Sophia smiled and quickly came up, wrapping her arms around me.

“Ellie, give mommy a hug.” Sophia frowned at her little sister before she crawled into my arms. I don’t think Ellie fully understands what it means just yet.

“When we tell daddy?”

“We need some idea’s to tell daddy.”

“Can I tell him?”

“Not yet. Let’s go to the mall and get some things for him.” They nodded and I got them ready taking them to the mall.

“Mommy, we get this?”

“Sure.” She grabbed candy and went to look at the baby things. I smiled at all the cute little boy clothes, I’m hoping this baby is a boy.

“Aren’t these clothes so cute?”

“But those are for boys.”

“I know mommy and daddy want a boy.”


“You already have one.” I smiled at her as she took her hand coming over to me. I let the girls pick out a shirt while I picked out a shirt.

“McKenna Morris.” I groaned as I heard the voice I thought I’d never hear again.”

“Josie, and it’s Pierce.”

“Mommy, who is she?” Sophia asked coming to stand next to me.

“Someone mommy and daddy went to school with.”

“Momma, we go?”

“How old are they?”

“Ellie is two and a half, and Soph will be six in a few months.”

“I remember you when you were in your mommy’s belly.” She said to Sophia.



“Okay, babies lets go get dinner before daddy gets home.” I grabbed their hands and I bought everything before we left for Chipotle.

“Mommy, who was that lady?”

“Someone from high school, she didn’t like mommy very much.”


“Because she thought she was better than everyone.”

“She like daddy?”

“Yea, everyone liked your dad.”

“You too.”

“Sure did baby.” I smiled at her and looked back at the road.

“What about Colin?” I sighed as we pulled up to Chipotle.

“I loved Colin and I love your daddy.”

“I miss Colin.” I nodded.

“Me too honey.” I looked at Ellie who was just looking at me. At least once a week Ellie and I will curl up and I tell her about her dad. Colin’s parents are still around, so I will take her over so she can spend time with them too.

Ellie knows her daddy is Colin, but she still calls Rickey daddy. At first, he didn’t know what to do, but I calmed him down and told him we would talk to her about it. Everything is confusing now, but I hope she will understand better as she gets older.

“I want to see my daddy,” Ellie said.

We got out of the car and I pulled her into my arms while I took Sophia’s hand. I hated that she will never get to know her daddy, but we’re going to do the best we can to tell her about him. I ordered all the food and we went home where Rickey was.

“There are my girls.” He smiled as they ran over hugging him while I set up the food.

“Babies come to eat,” I yelled for them as they came running in with Rickey behind them.

“Hi, beautiful.” He came over wrapping his arms around me.

“Hey, babe." I smiled leaning to peck his lips.

“Mommy now,” Sophia yelled.

“After we eat.”


“Nothing.” He frowned and looked at the girls smirking.

“So what did you girls do today?”


“For what?”

“Sophia.” I gave her the look and she looked back down at her food. We finished up eating and I grabbed the bags from the car.

“Now.” I handed her the card and she grabbed Ellie running over to Rickey. I got the shirts out and smiled waiting for him to realize he’s going to be a daddy again.

“Is your mommy having a baby?” He smiled.

“Not supposed to say.” He looked up at me and I nodded my head.

“Go pick a movie so we can watch it.” He told them. They ran off and he came over to me wrapping his arms around me.

“We’re having a baby.” He gasped.

“Yea. We’re having a baby.” I smiled as I leaned up kissing him softly.

“I’m so excited. You are so beautiful when you’re pregnant. I loved when I got to see you when you were pregnant with Ellie.”

“Well, this is the last time I’m going to be pregnant.”

“Just one more.”

“Tell you what, if this baby turns out to be a girl. I will think about letting you knock me up again.”

“I love you so much.”

“I love you too.” He pecked my lips and then moved down kissing my belly.

“Love you baby, can’t wait to meet you.” He kissed my belly again just as the girls came in.

“I want to kiss the baby.” I sat down and the girls came over kissing my belly.


I opened the door and Gavin flew past me sitting on the couch.

“What is going on?” I frowned looking at my baby brother.

“I don’t know what to do?”

“Calm down and tell me what’s going on?” I sat down and curled my feet underneath me while I placed a hand on my belly.

“Kylie’s pregnant.” I squealed getting up and hugging him. I was going to have another niece or finally a nephew.

“You’re going to be a daddy.”

“You don’t get it.” I frowned.

“Clearly, but I’m an expert on how a baby comes about.”

“I made it to the MLB.”

“Gavin that is so amazing, I’m so proud of you.”

“Thank you, but I don’t know what to do.”

“About what?”

“Kylie and the baby.”

“Oh, do you want this baby?”

“Of course I do. I just don’t know how to be a dad and still play baseball.”

“You’re going to be an amazing dad and be an amazing baseball player.”

“I’m scared. I don’t want to lose them.”

“You need to talk to her. Bring her over too; we have a lot to talk about.”

“I’m going to be a dad.”

“You sure are. When are you going to ask her to marry you?”

“I’ve been thinking about it and soon.” I smiled and hugged him.

“Hopefully you have a boy, so our boys can play together.”

“Wait you're pregnant too?”

“Yep, just found out the other day.”

“Congrats that’s awesome.”

“Thank you, we’re pretty excited. I love my girls, but it’s time for another boy in the house.”

“The grandkids are slacking in boys too.”

“Yes, we sure are.”

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