Riker Imagine - Pregnant
For Alexa ;)
“Okay. Look Riker, I’ve been trying to tell you this for a while…” RING! RING! His phone started loudly ringing. Just another distraction.
“Hold on just one second.” He spoke. You dropped your hands to your side in defeat.
“Whatever.” You agreed. He stood up from the couch, and walked a little ways away into the next room. You rolled your eyes. You didn’t think you would ever get to tell him. You and Riker had been married for just about a year now, and you really wanted to start a family. You had been trying to get pregnant for months. About four months ago you, and he visited a doctor to talk about your fertility. But to your horrible dismay the doctor told you your fertility was extremely low and you had little to no chance of ever getting pregnant. You cried, and cried night after night.
“All my life I dreamed of having children, and starting my own family.” You would say. Sometimes you would even blame it on yourself saying it was all your fault and Riker deserved to have kids but you could never give them to him. Stuff like that. Seeing you sink into a low state of depression over the fact that your body was most likely barren made him even more upset. He would usually try to cheer you up by saying things like: “Babe I don’t care if we have a baby or not, it’s the baby making I like.” Even under all of his sly comments you could still tell he was upset. You both were. Then within the last month a miracle happened. You didn’t believe it at first. You thought it had to be psychological. The doctor told you couldn’t get pregnant. Except for when you got tested, you tested positive. You remember being so happy you couldn’t contain it. You sped from the hospital to go see Rydel and tell her the amazing news. You just couldn’t wait to tell Riker.
Four weeks you’ve been waiting to tell Riker, but it seemed he was always busy. You tried to plan a romantic diner alone for the two of you. You had everything all set and you waited…and waited…and waited. Riker claimed he would be home around seven. You waited until midnight then decided to just go to bed. He gave you another random meeting excuse in the morning like he always does. That’s what you get for planning a surprise.
Then you tried to tell him a week later. The band was playing at a fancy hotel a few hours away. The suite had a small hot tub right inside the room. After the show you lit a few candles, dimmed the lights. Then Riker texted you. ‘We’re partying in the lobby you should come down.’
This time there was no surprises. You didn’t plan anything, no romantic events. You had just sat him down in the living room, and tried to tell him. But that didn’t even work. It seemed like no matter what you did, you just couldn’t get him at the right moment. Riker finally walked back into the room.
“Sorry, that was Ry. He was wondering if I could come into sound check early.” He spoke. You sighed. Just great, you would never be able to tell him.
“Okay, I’ll see you later I guess.” You shrugged. At this moment you were getting fed up with all of his working. You absolutely loved him, and the band. Sometimes it just felt like you never got any alone time with him.
“Okay, see you later babe love you.” He reached down at pecked you on the lips, then headed for the door. “Wait, what did you need to tell me?” you shook your head.
“Nothing I’ll see you at the show.” You responded as Riker exited the house.
“You’ll get a chance to tell him don’t worry!” Rydel consoled you from backstage. You rolled your eyes.
“When? At the hospital? ‘Hey Riker could you swing by tonight, I’m having a kid.’” You joked. You and Rydel both laughed. “But I’m serious. Every single fricken time I try to sit him down and tell him something comes up.” One of the members of the stage crew walked up and handed Rydel a clipboard.
“Thanks” she replied as she skimmed over all of the fan questions on the sheet. She looked up from the clipboard. Her eyes widened and her jaw dropped. You could see the excitement rise in her eyes.
“What?” you asked. Rydel started to flail her arms around a little. Almost too excitedly.
“I have the PERFECT idea!”
“Okay Riker, your turn.” Rydel spoke handing him the clipboard. You crossed your fingers hoping he would choose your question you submitted. He was probably just going to pick one of the “Favorite movie” ones like he always did.
“If you could be one movie character who would you be?” Riker announced. You totally called it. Rydel looked over to where you were standing just left of the stage behind the curtain and shook her head. I guess you would just have to resort to plan B.
“Well I for one would be Captain Jack Sparrow.” You rolled your eyes. You couldn’t help but laugh. It was always Jack Sparrow, Jack Sparrow, and Jack Sparrow with him. Rydel snatched the clipboard out of his hand, to fulfill your little plan.
“Oh here’s one.” She looked over and winked at you. “I have something I really need to tell my husband, but he’s always busy with work. What should I do?” Rydel read. She looked over to Riker. “What do you think about this one?” Riker mused at the question on the paper. He had no idea that you were the one who wrote it.
“You know what I think you should just come right out and tell him. There’s no time like the present. What the heck if he’s here why you don’t come out and tell him right now.” That was your queue. You were hoping he would say something like that. You walked out onto the stage, right up to him. The crowd cheered a little. They always did when they saw you, it made you feel special.
“Hey Lex.” He grinned.
“Hi.” You smiled and sat on his lap on the stool he was sitting on.
“What’s up?” He asked. The crowd seemed to cheer with every word he said. You giggled a little.
“Well you just said if my husband is here I should just come right out and tell him.” You saw confusion appear on his face.
“Was that you who submitted that?” you nodded your head. He chuckled a little as well. “So what did you want to tell me?” You looked into his eyes. They were filled with curiosity just sitting there waiting for what you needed to tell him. You took a deep breath, you had been waiting a long time for this moment.
“Riker, I’m pregnant” Your heart raced as you waited for his reaction. You see his eyes bounce around. You stood up, and he got off the stool. He was looking into your eyes never loosing contact as he stood. He looked confused.
“What?” tears started to well up in your eyes, and you shook your head.
“We’re going to have a baby.” Riker within an instant, tightly wrapped his arms around you. The whole crowd cheered and screamed. Riker stepped back. A tear had fallen from his eye too, and he couldn’t stop grinning. Both of you knew what a struggle this had been over the past few months. Now you were finally going to have a baby. Riker picked up his microphone again and spoke into it.
“Guess I’m going to be a father.”