just us two - luke hemmings (part 7)
Luke knew that parenthood was never going to be easy when his girlfriend left him standing in the delivery ward with their baby clasped in his hands. his 5 year old daughter striking up a feud with the son of a coldly beautiful single mum was not a complication he had anticipated though. nor was falling in love with her.
‘Mommy?’ the small voice at the top of the stairs struck Luke and Y/N apart like a bolt of lightening.
'Sammy? What are you doing awake?’ Y/N asked as the little boy made his way down the stairs towards them.
'I heard you talking really loudly, you woke me up.’ he mumbled, rubbing his eyes tiredly before holding out his arms to be picked up.
'Oh sunshine I’m sorry. I’m here to take you home now though so you can go right back to sleep in the car.’ she said, kissing the top of his head and holding him close to her.
'Wanna stay here with Luke and Luna.’ Sampson mumbled through a yawn.
'We gotta get home now sammy.’ Y/N repeated quietly, pressing another kiss to his upturned face.
'Okay.’ the little boy sighed. 'Night night Luke.’ Sampson said before he closed his eyes, already dozing off to sleep again.
'You’re really going to leave now?’ Luke asked, trying to keep the pain from his voice but clearly failing as Y/N looked up at him with a frown creasing her forehead.
'I promise I’m not leaving for good Luke.’ Y/N said.
'Please.’ Was all Luke could say in response, willing himself not to think about the goodbye he never had with Luna’s mother, which he imagined would have gone a lot like this. Y/N clearly realised this was what Luke was thinking as her eyes started to shine with tears.
'I’m not doing what she did Luke. I’m going to come back.’ Y/N promised again. Luke nodded, drawing in a shaky breath as he did so. Y/N paused for a moment before stepping towards him and wrapping her free arm around him, leaving Sampson pressed in between them.
'I believe you.’ Luke said after a few moments, pulling away from the embrace. Y/N held up a finger as Sampson stirred, signalling for Luke to wait a minute. She walked out the door to the waiting car, strapping Sampson into his seat. Luke stepped out after her and the cold night air raised the hairs on the back of his neck, or maybe that was the sight of Y/N illuminated from behind by the car headlights, a halo of golden light around her.
'I may not know what my feelings towards you are Luke.’ Y/N said slightly hesitantly as she stood in front of him again. 'But I do know they mean something.’
'If you stay, we can figure it out together.’ Luke said softly, before he reached down and connected their lips again. This kiss was less heated and more tender than the last, their lips sliding slowly together and hands winding slowly around waists. Eventually they drew apart, lingering close with foreheads pressed together and eyes locked.
‘Soon.’ Y/N said finally before breaking away from him. This time Luke couldn’t bring himself to watch her go as a small part of him still believed that it would be the last. He decided to check on Luna and see if she had been woken up by the noise outside. Opening her door quietly he peered round and found her sleeping soundly. Just as he was about to close the door again she stirred and opened her eyes blearily.
‘Daddy is that you?’ she asked. ‘Where did Sampson go?’
‘Y/N took him home baby.’ Luke explained, stepping back into the room.
‘Will you sleep with me instead? It’s cold without him now.’ Luna said, pulling the blanket tighter around her.
‘Well we both know I’m not going to fit in your bed.’ Luke chuckled, reaching out to pick her up blanket and all. ‘So why don’t you come and share mine?’ Before Luna could respond she had already fallen back asleep in Luke’s arms and he felt his heart swell looking down at her. Carrying her into his bedroom he laid her carefully beside him and she instinctively curled closer to him in her sleep. She’s all you need. He reminded himself, as the nagging though that Y/N wouldn’t come back returned to his brain.