Fighting for More

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Chapter 20

They got in his car and drove down to the pizza place. Gracie didn’t leave Jake’s side the whole time and even sat on his lap while they were waiting for food and colored together. Sammy slyly took another picture on her phone without them knowing. She had to admit, seeing him be a father was even better than she could have imagined, and he was incredibly sexy while he did it. She bit her lip on more than one occasion while she watched them.

Jake noticed it too. She only bit her lip for two reasons; she was deep in thought or was turned on. And he really wanted it to be the second option. He would wink at her when he would catch her eye and she would blush slightly. They ate heartily after their afternoon adventure and by the end of dinner, Sammy could tell that Gracie was fading and she still wanted to get her in the bath.

Jake took them back home and walked them in. He had fully intended to go home, but Gracie begged him to stay and read her a story before bed. And he discovered early on that he could not say no to her. He sat with Derek down stairs, watching baseball, as Sammy got her bathed and ready for bed.

She picked a book that she loved and raced to him and asked for that story before bed. Jake followed her up the stairs to her room and showed him her dolls and stuffed animals. He teared up at seeing the dark brown teddy bear, with his teams’ logo printed on the shirt that it wore, that she had to sleep with. He could tell that it was well loved. Gracie snuggled under the covers as Jake sat on the bed next to her. He opened the book about a redheaded Scottish princess and began to read to her.

Sammy knew they had a good 20 minutes of reading so she jumped in the shower. Jake heard the water turn on as he read. Gracie’s eyes were starting to droop and she put her thumb in her mouth, clutching the teddy bear closer and falling deeper into his side. He stopped reading when she spoke.

“Daddy, I love you...Thank you for the necklace…”

“Gracie, you are welcome. I love you too...So, so much,” he said as his voice cracked at the end from emotion. He looked down and she smiled, turned over and was fast asleep. He repositioned her, kissed her cheek and pulled the covers up. He turned the lamp on and closed the door behind him. He turned to the right and went to Sammy’s room to see her before he left and stopped dead in his tracks.

She was standing in her bathroom, with a towel tucked around her blow drying her hair. The towel barely covered her butt and showed off her legs perfectly. She hadn’t heard him come in and jumped when she turned around and saw him. She turned off the dryer and asked if everything was ok. He just nodded his head as he stared at her with a lustful look in his eyes.

“What?” She asked, suddenly feeling self-conscious.

“You are so beautiful!” and before she knew it he had crossed the bathroom floor in two steps closing the door behind him. He picked her up and wrapped her legs around his waist as he kissed her roughly.

The feeling he created with that move was of pure heaven. He made her feel desired and she loved it. Somehow the towel she had loosely tied around her had fallen to the floor and she was totally naked as he ravaged her body. He moved them so they were up against the wall and made his way to her neck and collarbone, nipping and biting as he went. It was intense and he drove her so high so fast she felt like she was going to explode.

“Oh god, Jake please!” she panted in his ear as he dove his fingers into her heat and she held onto his shoulders. She was on the verge of jumping on the cliff when he stopped and took his fingers out. Still never putting her down, he unbuckled his pants and slipped them and his boxer briefs down just enough, repositioned them and plunged into her. He swallowed her scream at the sudden pleasure with his mouth. He started at a slow pace and neither of them liked it, and he almost lost his mind when she demanded that he go faster and harder. The feverish pace didn’t last long as they both hit their limit quickly, falling over the edge together.

She grabbed on and dug her nails in as he grunted out “Fuck! Samantha!” when he finished.

They held each other for a minute, either wanting to move. They were so glad that the wall was there to hold them up. He kissed her lips, still holding her up.

“I didn’t mean for that to be! I am sorry!”

“Don’t do that! I will tell you if I don’t like something! Jake that was incredible, almost primal! I felt so desired right then, I loved it!”

He looked in her eyes and saw that she was telling the truth. He kissed her deeply then as he apologized and he put her down, saying his legs were about to give out. She laughed as she let her legs down. She reached over and grabbed her robe, slipping it on as he pulled up his clothes and buckled his belt.

“I just meant to come in and tell you that Gracie fell asleep and then I just saw you in that towel and I lost control,” he explained.

“And I am so glad you did,” she responded with a smirk.

He laughed as he kissed her again. She went back to her room and pulled on some socks, then decided to put on her pajamas. He sat on the bench and watched her.

“I never knew watching someone getting dressed could be so sexy,” he told her.

She looked at him and rolled her eyes, “You are crazy.”

“Not yet, but if we have many more episodes like that and I will end up that way!”

He went to her and pulled her close for a deep kiss, “I should go. I need a cold shower and to get some sleep.”

She nodded and walked with him to the hallway. She stopped and checked on their daughter, before coming back out and walking him back to his car.

“Sammy, I can’t tell you how much today meant to me! I can’t make up for the time I wasn’t there, but I am going to be the best father I can be now. I will do right by her and by you. I love her so much and won’t do anything to hurt her. I love you too and I am going to do everything I can to get you to love me again.”

She looked at him and pulled him in for a kiss, wrapping her arms around him in an embrace. They stood like that for a few minutes.

“Can I pick her up from school tomorrow? I could take her to my Dad’s until you are done with work or whatever you need to do.”

“That’s fine. I will add you to the pick-up list. Get the booster seat from your dad. I will text you when I am on my way. Does that sound good?”

“Perfect!” and kissed her again.

“Sleep well Samantha. Think of me,” he added with a grin.

“Only if you are lucky,” she said.

He got in and drove away, thinking that this had been the best day of his life; better than any win, better than any award. He had a daughter and she loved him and he loved her so much he would die for her. He drove home content.

Mike could tell how great the day had gone just by the look on his face. His heart swelled as he listened to his son talk about his daughter and their day together.

“I am happy for you Jake, I really am. I told you she was special.”

And Jake agreed. He went up to shower, and then climbed into bed. He went to sleep thinking of his girls.

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