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Thirty-Four

Chapter Thirty-Four| Eden

"I'm okay, Theo," I smile as I re-adjust myself on the bed and sit up against the wooden headboard.

Theo gulps and nods, looking at his hands in his lap.

We're in Brazil now. We've been here for a couple days and Theo has continued to look at me with a guilty face. He runs his fingers through his dark curls and casts me a quick glance before looking away again.

"Talk to me," I whisper and reach up to caress the light stubble on his cheek.

"I almost lost you." He whispers in pain and clenches his eyes shut. "We almost lost Tiny." His voice cracks as his eyes fall to my stomach.

"But we're still here, Theo. That's all that matters," I grab his large hand and place it on my belly. "This will all be over soon," I smile gently and he slowly nods his head.

"It's happening tomorrow." My heart clenches and I bite my lip. "I'm going to kill him tomorrow."

"And you'll come back to me," I tell him and he nods his head in reassurance.

"Always." He smiles and pulls his hand away from my belly. "How is your wound?" His smile drops as he asks me the question.

"Sore," I whisper.

"I'm sorry." He mumbles and I frown.

"Theo, stop apologising please, baby," I sigh and he nods. "Let's talk about our future," I beam and I watch his eyes brighten a little.

"F-Future." He stutters and looks at me as if he can't believe what I've just said.

"What will we name our little baby?" I ask and he smiles brightly and lays down so his head is laying next to my stomach.

He looks up at me with a smile, revealing the dimples that I love. "Tiny."

I playfully roll my eyes and look down at him with a bright smile. I decide to run my fingers through his curls as he continues to look at my belly.

"I don't think we can call her Tiny," I laugh and he frowns.

"Why not?" He pouts his lips and wraps his arm around my thighs.

"She'd get bullied in school, Theo." I reason with him and all of a sudden he sits up alarmed.

"No-one will hurt her! I won't let them." He growls out and I giggle at how overprotective he already is of our little princess.

"I know you won't Theo, but we need to give her a normal name. Tiny can be her nickname, like how you call me Small." His pout remains but he nods his head and makes his way to sit up next to me. "I'm five months now, only four more to go."

"We'll be a family." He says and grabs hold of my hand, intertwining our fingers together.

"Mmm," I rest my head on his shoulder.

"Small?"

"Giant."

"What will we tell Tiny when she asks how we met?" I giggle at his question and look at him but that quickly stops when I see that he is actually serious about the question.

He bites his bottom lip and looks at me in worry.

"We'll tell her we bumped into each other," I shrug and he sighs.

"I don't want her to think I'm a bad person." He mumbles and I nuzzle my head into his neck.

"She's not going to think you're a bad person, Theo. You'll be her role model, she'll look up to you. She will love you unconditionally, like I do," I kiss his neck and I feel him relax. "Do you think she'll have red eyes?"

Theo shakes his head. "I don't think she will."

"Why not?"

"Because my natural eye colour isn't red." He sighs. "Even though I don't know what my actually eye colour is she won't have red eyes."

I jump when I feel our baby girl kick. "Theo!" I gasp and he tenses again.

"What is it? Are you hurting?" He panics, sitting up on his knees to face me.

"No, no, no. She's kicking, give me your hand!" He gives me his hand and I place it on the area that she kicked.

We wait another minute and then Theo gasps when she kicks again.

He looks up at me with watery eyes and he releases a shaky breath.

"She's so precious, small." He whispers. "Let's call her Tia!" He blurts out.

"Tia? Why Tia?" I ask and he shrugs.

"Tiny Tia." I laugh and he chuckles.

"I like it," I grin and he grins back.

"I'll be getting ten million pounds for killing Professor Richards." Theo drops a massive bombshell and I look at him in bewilderment.

"From who?!" I blurt out and he smiles.

"Some random guy who also wants him dead." Theo casually shrugs and I continue to look at him with wide eyes.

"I don't know, Theo. Are you sure that it's legit?" I tilt my head and he nods his head in confidence.

I decide to trust him and hope that he knows what he is doing.

"Then I'll be able to be the one buying you things." He beams brightly, getting all excited.

"I'm happy by just having you, Theo. Please remember that," I kiss his cheeks and he nods.

I feel my eyes start to get heavy and Theo begins to realise. "You tired?" I nod my head and he helps me lay down. "Cuddle?" He whispers and I feel my heart warm.

He covers me with the duvet and I give him a lazy smile. "I love you," I whisper.

"I love you too."

•••

I feel my eyes begin to water as I watch Theo and Eddie adjust the bulletproof vests on their body.

Theo begins to check the ammunition in his weapons before his eyes move to mine.

He frowns and makes his way over to me and pulls me into a tight hug.

"Theo, please be careful!" I whimper as I wrap my arms around him. I feel him sigh as he begins to rub my back.

"Don't worry about me, small. I know what I'm doing, baby." He whispers in my ear.

"I don't want you to get hurt!" I can't help but cry even harder and Theo sighs turning around to face Eddie.

Eddie awkwardly nods and leaves the room. Theo picks me up and then sits down on the sofa so I am straddling his lap.

I silently play with the silver chain around his neck but my eyes widen when he reaches up and unclasps it.

"What are you doing?" I sniffle and he smiles gently and places it around my neck.

"For you." He smiles. "Then you can give it back to me when I return."

"O-Okay," I whisper and play with the chain around my neck.

"Where's the necklace I gave you, that time I left?" I flinch at the memory.

"The doctor had to take it off when he operated on me," I play with my hands and feel him nod.

"Give me a kiss." I don't hesitate to pull him into a passionate kiss.

He moans as my tongue goes into his mouth. I kiss him like it could be my last time being able to do so.

"Lovely moment but we need to get going, Theo." I jump and pull away from Theo. I turn around and spot Oliver smiling at the two of us.

Theo helps me off of his lap.

I walk out with him and feel my eyes begin to water yet again.

"I love you, small." He leans down and kisses my forehead. Then he leans further down and kisses my stomach. "I love you, Tiny Tia." He grins up at me and I roll my eyes.

"Come back to me, Theo."

"I will."
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