Lady Sass(Witches and Werewolves Book 1)(40)

By: Jen Talty

He slipped the ring on her finger, kissed her hand, and then stood.

“That’s really huge,” she said, holding her arm out, admiring the rock glistening in the light.

“Exactly what a man wants to hear.”

She slapped his shoulder playful, a single tear escaping the corner of her right eye.

He wiped it away. “Don’t want to ruin your make-up”

“I’m think we should be late and ruin my hair in the process.” She draped her arms over his shoulder.

“Not that I don’t want to do that, and I will when we get home tonight, but I’ve kind of been looking forward to having my fiancé on my arm all day. Besides our parents will be there.”

“Oh boy, now I understand my father’s remark about staying out of the bathroom when you’re in it.”

He shook his head. “Your parents have the weirdest sense of humor.”

“Yeah, they do, but I’m sure he really appreciated you talking to him first. Does your mother know?”

He nodded. “She picked up the ring for me today.”

“It’s beautiful. I love it. But mostly I love you.”

He kissed her cheek, holding up his elbow. “Shall we go, fiancé?”

“I’m going to be an official Princes and you’re going to be a Prince.”

“Do I have to be,” he mumbled. Not that he wouldn’t take whatever title she wanted him to, the idea of anyone calling him Prince, or bowing to him, made him cringe.

She smiled, nodding her head. He’d never be able to deny her anything. “The only thing we have to decide now is will we start our children’s names with A or J.”

“We’ve got time to figure that out.”

“Not as much time as you think.” She slipped her hand into the crook of his arm, her other one seductively resting on her mid-section.

“What do we have to do, register the names years in advance. If that’s the case, we go with J’s.”

She let out a long breath. “I was going to wait to tell you this until after I got the official confirmation from the doctor, but I peed on a stick today and it gave me a plus sign.”

“What?” He glared at her as he pulled open the front door, their limo waiting in the driveway. “Why would you…” a commercial for a pregnancy test popped into his head. “No way.”

“There is probably a chance I’m not, but I’m also late.”

“Well I’ll be damned.” His heart swelled. “So much for taking things slow.” He helped her into the back of the limo, then slid in next to her, holding her as close as he could. “Our mothers are going to flip.”

“One thing at a time. Let’s flash the diamond and then in a couple of weeks, we can show off a baby bump.”

“Maybe we should think about getting married right away.”

“Hell yes. And not because I’m pregnant—”

He sucked in a breath. “Wow. You just said that out loud.”

“I know,” she said, smiling. “A baby.”

His heart pounded, and his chest tightened. He took in a deep breath, letting it out slowly.

“Are you okay?” she asked as the limo pulled out of the driveway. “You look pale.”

“I just realized I’m going to be a father.”

She leaned in, whispering in his ear, “you’re going to be a great father.”

The End