This wasn’t requested, but I got the idea for it watching a video from the Q&A where he calls the little girl ‘little princess’. Anyway, I hope you enjoy! And remember, feedback is always appreciated!
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You stand in the hallway, your daughter next to you with her arms wrapped around your legs. You and your daughter haven’t been able to see Shawn in quite a while since he is on tour, but it’s her birthday and Shawn’s is coming up soon, so you decided to fly out to see him and spend the next week and a half with him since he couldn’t schedule around their birthdays.
As you stand there, waiting for the last person to walk into the Q&A, Matt walks towards you a smile full of admiration on his face as he looks at your daughter. He gives her a small wave as he finally reaches your side.
“Hey, (Y/n). The last few people are about to meet with Shawn and then you can head on in.”
“All right. Cool.” You reply, running your fingers through your daughter’s wavy brown locks.
“How have you guys been? It’s been a while since you’ve been able to make it out to a show.” He asks.
“Yeah…” You frown, “We’ve been good, we just haven’t been able to work it out where we can make it, but with their birthdays, I made sure we could.” You smile down at your daughter.
“It’s crazy their birthdays are so close together. Four days is all that separates them, right?”
You nod, “Yup. That’s all.”
“It really is. It’s hectic.” You sigh.
“I bet.” Matt says as he leans against the wall.
“Hey, Matt! Is everyone settled in the Q&A room?” You hear Shawn shout as he makes his way down the hall.
You exchange worried glances before Matt gently pushes you into the room after you pick up your daughter. You quickly make your way to the back, trying to get everyone to stay silent as you do so.
“Hi guys. How are you?” You ask quietly as you make your way through the sea of people.
You get settled just in time for Shawn to walk in. Thankfully, he doesn’t notice you all the way in the back corner. As soon as your little girl sees Shawn she starts reaching toward him.
“Shh…not yet, baby.” You whisper into her hair.
She eventually settles down and rests her head on your shoulder as she looks ahead at Shawn. Shawn gets asked a couple of questions about you and your daughter. Like always, his answers make your heart flutter and a smile find it’s way onto your lips. You sit quietly as you listen to the questions and Shawn’s answers, rubbing your daughter’s back gently.
“What was your daughter’s first word?” You heard a fan ask.
“I’d like to say it was ‘dada’.” He starts.
“But, you know you’d be lying because it was actually ‘mama’.” You say as you stand up with your daughter.
Shawn looks at you with a huge smile on his face and he moves through the crowd to get to you. Your daughter immediately reaches for him and Shawn takes her, placing a kiss on the top of her head before giving you a quick kiss as the fans in the room ‘awe’ all around you. He takes your hand and leads you to the front of the room, sitting back in his original place before pulling you to sit next to him.
“Oh my god. Wow…I can’t believe you’re here.” He whispers as he pulls you close.
You laugh and lean against him.
“We had to make it out for your birthdays.” You say as you wrap an arm around him.
He places your daughter in his lap, an arm still around you and his fingertips gently trailing up and down your sides. You look out at all the fans and they’re all staring at your daughter, giving her smiles and waves.
“Okay, little princess, do you want to pick someone for daddy?” He asks looking down at her.
She nods and looks out at all of the people before looking back at Shawn.
“Pick someone.” He points out to the crowd as he looks at her.
She points to someone up front and they immediately get excited.
“Hi honey, what your question?” Shawn asks.
“What’s the best and worst thing about your career? Also, I have a letter for you and your daughter is adorable!” They respond.
You and Shawn both give a laugh before he thanks them. You get up and go get the letter from the fan before taking it back to Shawn. He now has both arms around your daughter’s tiny torso and he absentmindedly rocks her.
“Well, I think that the best part is getting to meet you guys and talk to you, the whole show experience actually. It’s such a personal and intimate experience between us and it’s always so beautiful. The energy is always amazing. The worst part would be having to be away from (Y/n) and Amelia, or little princess as I call her, for such long periods at a time while I’m touring. It’s very hard having to watch your own child grow up through a screen or pictures, ya know?” He answers.
Once Shawn answers the last question, you stop him before it’s time to leave.
“Wait, Amelia wants to show them what she learned.” You say and take your daughter, “What’s your name and how old are you today?” You ask, looking down at her.
A huge grin takes place on her face before she answers you excitedly, “Amewia! I’m four!”
Everyone in the room claps and encourages her, Shawn moving in to smile at her.
“Good job, honey.” He says proudly with a huge smile, “You’re so smart.”
You lean your forehead against Amelia’s as you rest her on your hip, “That’s right! You’re Amelia and you’re how old?” You ask.
“Four!” She says again, holding up three fingers before Shawn brings up another one of her fingers.
“Yeah!” You say gently rubbing your nose against hers.
Shawn begins waving and saying goodbye to the crowd. You begin waving and get Amelia to copy your movements as you walk out, Shawn following close behind, a hand on your back. You place a kiss on your daughter’s forehead and talk to her quietly.
“God, I missed you guys so much.” Shawn says pulling you in for a big hug as soon as your each the hallway.
“We missed you too. And this one said she wanted to see her daddy perform for her birthday.” You and Shawn both smile down at her.
Shawn leans down and begins peppering kisses all over her face as she giggles. You move Amelia up on your higher on your hip as you look at her.
“Do you want to show daddy what else you learned?” You ask her and she nods.
“What else did you learn, little princess? Show daddy.” Shawn says, running his fingers through her hair.
You point to Shawn’s shirt, “What color is Daddy’s shirt?”
She looks at it for a moment before answering, “White!”
You and Shawn praise her before you ask her the color of your shirt.
“Very good, Amelia!” You say with a smile.
You point to her shirt, asking her the color.
“Purple!” She answers, praise from you and Shawn following.
You point to your stomach, “What’s in here?”
“Food?” She asks.
You shake your head and glance at Shawn. He has his brows furrowed and you can tell he’s about to catch.
“What’s in here, Amelia? What’s in mommy’s tummy?” You ask again.
“Baby!” She answers after watching you make the ‘b’ sound with your mouth.
“What?” You hear Shawn ask.
You look at him and see he has a smile on his face as he looks at you.
“Are you really?” He asks, his eyes starting to water.
“Yeah, I am.” You smile.
Shawn pulls you close, giving you a kiss before leaning his forehead against yours, continuing to leave kisses on your nose and lips.
“Amelia, you’re going to be a big sister.” Shawn says, his smile never faltering.
“I think it’s funny how I got pregnant so close to you leaving. I’m ten weeks and we haven’t seen you in two months.” You say, running your fingers through Shawn’s hair.
“Well, we had plenty of chances while I was still home.” He grins.
You shake your head, a small laugh escaping your lips, “Shawn!”
“So, you’re ten weeks, eh?” Shawn asks, running a hand over your stomach.
“Yup. I found out about three weeks ago. I felt bad for not telling you, but I wanted to tell you in person.”
“I don’t even care that you waited so long. I’m just excited to have another baby.” He grinned.
“I can tell.” You smile.
“This is everything I’ve ever wanted. A solid music career, a beautiful, funny, caring, amazing wife, and kids. My own little family. I’m so grateful and lucky that you’re the one giving it to me.” He smiled, kissing you.
“I love you, Shawn.”
“I love you, too. And I also love you,” he pauses to give Amelia a kiss, “and you.” He bends down to kiss your unnoticeable bump.
You couldn’t help but get a warm feeling in your heart. Seeing Shawn so happy and having such a wonderful family was everything you could’ve hoped for. You know this is exactly where you want to be. With Shawn and your children. Happy, safe, and healthy.