Aja wiggled down from Ali’s arms and ran into the dining room. Since they were leaving soon, she knew she needed her shoes and remembered leaving them there earlier. She was a big girl now and could get them all by herself. As soon as she was out of his sight, Nicholas reached for Ali’s wrist, pulling her over to him.
“What are you doing?” she resisted, “shouldn’t you be getting ready to go?”
His flight was set to take off in an hour but he was in no hurry. He was only going to be gone for four days but it seemed as if every time he traveled for work, the days would go by in slow motion. He hated it.
“Yeah…” he pulled her into his lap, his voice a little lower, “I don’t wanna go.”
She wrapped her arms around his neck, pulling him in for a kiss, “Aww. Why? Are you gonna miss me?” she teased.
She knew the answer already, she just liked hearing him say it. They went through this every time he traveled overnight but she still thought it was cute.
He grabbed her waist, pulling her chest into his, kissing down her neck, “you already know I am.”
When the straps of her top began to mysteriously slide down her shoulders and his hands somehow found a tight grip on her ass, she knew where this was headed. She also knew that Aja would come speeding around that corner at 50 mph in the next few seconds.
She lifted his chin, bringing his mouth back up to hers and placed his hands back on the arms of the chair, “When you get back, okay?”
Before he could respond, she gave him one last kiss and flipped over before they could scar their child for life. Just as she predicted, Aja appeared in front of them.
“Whaya doin’ Mommy?” she asked with a big grin on her face.
Ali walked over to her, spinning her around, “Just giving Daddy a hug.”
“Can you give me a hug too?” Nicholas asked her.
“Uhm uhm,” she shook her head quickly, “this Mommy hug.”
“Ah man,” he laughed, “why you so mean to Daddy.”
She giggled, “I like Mommy.”