Wonders - (Jess x Blake)
Jess looked beautiful, stunning in every way, Blake thought. With her long hair resting on her back after a long shift at work, and shirt untucked. She wasn’t on duty, so she didn’t mind looking “sloppy”. But honestly, SHE COULD pull off sloppy. Blake couldn’t admit to himself, but he has already fallen head over heels for her.
“Anyway… I think we should add the broiled lobster tails to the menu. What do you think?
Blake?” Mira’s voice shook him back to reality.
Right. They were standing on the deck, a few workers said their final ‘good night’s before heading to bed. Mira wanted to talk to him about the menu, but he was distracted. Jess was standing there, leaning on the railing, and glowing in the moonlight.
“Broiled lobster tails with garlic and chili butter, right? Great idea. As long as we add the dishes gradually, it should be fine.” Blake managed to compose himself and answered, looking back at Mira.
“Sure. Good thing we have Jess, right? That was her idea, after all.” Mira smiled, knowing more than Blake thought she does. “Yes, of course.” He tried to sound formal, but somehow his answer brought a smile to Mira’s face he didn’t know how to interpret, and he couldn’t help but feel he chose the ‘wrong’ answer.
“well, 'night.” Mira finally said, and turned away, walking back to her room.
Blake was about to do the same, before giving one last look at Jess. “Jess, you coming?” Carter shot at her, still goofing around with Dean.
“Nah, I’m good. I wanna stay here a little bit.” She answered, not even knowing Blake was watching her.
“as you wish” carter said back, a glimpse of disappointment reaching his voice.
Right. Blake knew he wasn’t the only one 'involved’ with Jess. That wasn’t too hard to understand. She was absolutely amazing. He’d have to be totally crazy to think he’s the only one to get that.
Still, he could hope.
“Jess.” He approached her. She was so busy looking at moon reflecting on the ocean it took her a few seconds to look up at him, but when she did, she flashed him her big heart-warming smile he’d so love seeing on her face.
“hey” she said.
“hi.” He smiled back, feeling a little nervous. It was strange how by just saying hi Jess could make him nervous. It was long since someone made him feel that way. He was married to his work, but lately, he started to wonder what it would be like to–GOD, never mind.
he definitely had butterflies in his stomach right now.
“Aren’t you cold?” he asked her. Great going. He frowned at himself. Jess probably catched on that because she giggled as she put a reassuring hand on his. “no, I’m fine.”.
She turned back to the ocean. Something clearly on her mind, but didn’t pull her hand away from his. He was thankful for that. And dared putting his other hand on her shoulder, which she responded with leaning into his touch.
he didn’t want to push, so he let her take her time.
“I took the test” she finally said. It wasn’t the answer to the question that was on his mind. Like, of course it was A question he had. But not 'THE question’.
“So… are you…?” he asked.
she turned again, but this time – towards him. “Pregnant. Yes.” She tried to sound as calm and collected as possible but her voice broke.
Is it mine?
he promised her he would be there for her. No matter what. Even if it wasn’t his. And he intended to keep that promise, but couldn’t help but wonder…
He shook himself out of those thought, feeling a little embarrassed that his first thought was about himself and not about HER. Right now, she needed him. He putted his arms around her, holding her tightly. “it’s gonna be okay. You can do this. We got this.” his voice was barely more than a whisper in her ear, but speaked volumes to her.
“oh Blake” she wasn’t crying. But she was emotional. And she hugged him back as tightly as he had.
Funny how, all the butterflies he was feeling earlier were long gone. He knew she needed him so he became her comforting shoulder.
did she catch him smiling? Jess wondered. She could’ve imagined it, it was only for a second, but she thought she saw Blake smile at the news, before taking her and holding her close. she felt safe in his hands. she believed his words as he whispered to her, calming down from the roller coaster of emotions she was feeling.
It’s not like she was devastated, or even actually sad about it.
It just was very confusing, and would require her to face things she have never faced before, and that scared her. But she wasn’t gonna face them alone. She had her family. And she had Blake.