Let’s Go East - Tyler Seguin - Chapter Three.
You started to wake up when you realized you weren’t alone in your bed with (Y/D/N). All the sudden a tattooed arm pulled you back in closer to the person lying behind you. It took your brain a moment to process that it was Tyler.
“Jesus, Tyler. You scared me.” you said while waking up. He just started to chuckle. “Good morning to you too, babe.”
“I’m sorry. Good morning handsome.” You kissed his cheek and cuddled into him as your puppy nuzzled between you two.
“Hey baby girl. Did Papa surprise you too?” he said while (Y/D/N) started banging her tail on the bed and kissing his face.
You just smiled at them. “When did you get in? Don’t you have a game tomorrow?” you looked at him confused.
“Yeah but I left right from the game to the airport and took the next flight out. Jamie thought it would be a good idea. I needed to be with my girls even if it is just for 24 hours.” Tyler pulled you in for a hug and kissed your lips.
You kiss him back and smile, “Well remind me to thank Benn the next time I see him.” You rarely get time like this with Tyler so you both are completely content with just laying her together. Even your pup is happy to just lay here with you two. She’s a smart one and knows how rare this is.
You both dozed off for a little bit and when you woke up Tyler wasn’t in bed. Had you dreamed he was home? But it felt so life like. The apartment was silent. Maybe you had dreamed it. You then realized your dog was missing. That is when you heard the front door open and shut as Tyler started laughing while (Y/D/N) started galloping around the apartment after her walk outside. “You’re a lunatic, pup. Quiet down. You’re going to wake up your mother.” He laughs as you step out the room and walk down the hall way. “Uh-oh kid. Too late. The Queen of Messy Morning Buns has arrived.” He laughed while you had this apple like bun just sitting on top your head.
“Um excuse me… this is a fashionable morning look. The morning topknot.” He started this infectious belly laugh as he pulled me down on the couch with him.
“Hey, I love your topknot apple bun” He laughed as he poked at it.
“Okay I’m over you. Benn can have you back now” You wink at him as he kisses your temple. “Thank you for taking her out. It was a nice treat to sleep for a little while longer.”
“of course babe. Are you free from the camera today?” he said looking around like they would just appear out of your roommate’s room at any moment.
“I honestly don’t remember. They may come over later?” you question. They would probably love to get moments of Ty and you on camera. “Once they hear you are home for today they may high tail it over here. They are just at the hotel around the corner.” You roll your eyes. The things you put up with for this guy.
(Y/D/N) has a burst of energy and catapults herself on to the couch and lays across you both. You both laugh at her. “Goodness, imagine if the boys were here too.” You say to him just knowing how crazy it would be. “Oh trust me, I think about that everyday” She smiles at you and kisses you “all the time.”
All the sudden you have a knock at the door, “We spoke too soon about them” he laughed. We let the camera crew in and they were very excited to see Tyler here for the day.
“Seguin! So great that you are here. We would love footage of you both together again.” The producer said with the biggest smile on his face. “of course guys, but it will probably be a very relaxed day.” Ty told them. “no problem at all. People will love to just finally see you two together again after a while.” the producer explained.
“okay great” you said with a smile, “Sweetheart, let’s take her to the dog park. I think that will be a relaxed outing for the day” Tyler has a big smile on, “of course it would be. Let’s get our girl ready and head out.”
You all arrive at the dog park, the crew driving behind you but they attached a go pro in your car so they can get footage if you all without crowding up in there. You know they got some good shots because you and Tyler in the car is one of the funniest sights to see. Just nonstop laughing and singing to whatever comes on the radio. (Y/D/N) got excited the moment you pulled up to the park, she could get in there fast enough. Within seconds of taking her leash of she was booking it around the whole park trying to make friends with anyone and everyone. The cutest moment was her running over to a group of labs that were playing. You could tell she was trying to play with them because they looked like Tyler’s dogs; or as he would say it, her brothers.
Tyler loved coming out here, partially because people here didn’t see him as this incredible hockey star. He was just another guy playing with his dog at the park. We could always escape here. The park didn’t feel like California which is what you loved. It made you feel like you were back East with your family.
Right as you thought about it your phone rang. It was a facetime from your mom. “Oh gosh, Someone is about to get super excited. Stay out of shot until I tell you.” I laughed.
“Hey mom! I’m just out at the park with the pup. What are you up to?” you say with a smile.
“Hey sweetheart, I just wanted to call to see how you were doing.” you let out a smirk, “Why is your face doing that?” she laughed.
With that question you motion Ty to walk over. “oh no reason” you say as Tyler moves his head into frame. “Hi Mrs. (Y/L/N)!” they both have the biggest smiles.
“Tyler! Don’t you have a game tomorrow?? It’s so good to see you! When are you two coming out here to visit?” She loves Tyler so much and it makes me happy. Especially since she originally was a little worried about our relationship in the beginning.
You and Tyler look at each other, you both hadn’t actually thought about when you would be out there next. “Well I do have games in on the East soon. We could come out and actually hit up both families.” Tyler said and you smiled. You loved his family as much as he loved yours.
“That would be amazing! One day we will all have to get together. Or at least your mother and I” Tyler and your mom kept talking to one another and you just watched them. The pure joy it brought you was the greatest feeling around. It’s amazing that with Tyler you just forget about the world. I mean you literally forgot about the crew following you and apologized to them for ignoring them. They assured you that it as okay and perfect to just watch and film when it was the two of you.
“Okay sweethearts, I’ve got to go. I will see you both very soon.” your mom finished up the call.
“I love you, mom!” you waved goodbye and blow a kiss. “Bye Mrs. (Y/M/N)!” Tyler smiles as the call ends.
“She’s amazing. We should really go out when the team is there. I would love to have your family at a game.” Tyler says while pulling you into his arms as you both watch (Y/D/N) still playing with the labs.
“Aboslutely, and I do miss your family. Wouldn’t it be great to get them all at the same game??” you smile at the thought and he does too.
“Do you every think about how right this already feels?” Tyler pulls you out of your thoughts.
“What do you mean?” you smile at him.
He smirks as he awkwardly shuffles around dirt, “You know, us. It’s just already so perfect and comfortable. I mean it was from the beginning. Just perfect. Right person and the right time.”
You cannot stop smiling at him. “I know. It’s an incredible thing. I never would have expected it.”
“(Y/N)…” you look up at him.
“Yeah sweetheart?” you smile
“I love you” as those three words flowed out of his mouth so perfectly you could help but just feel like every butterfly on the planet was in your stomach right now. You have only known him for 11 months… only together for 6 months, but you knew he meant it.
You leaned up looking him directly in the eyes, “I love you too.” and kissed his lips. He pulled you even closer and returned the kiss.
“just perfect.” Tyler said as your pup came barreling over to you both.
You look at your watch and lace Tyler’s hand in yours. “Come on baby girl, time to go home with mama and papa” you see Tyler smirk. That was the first time you gave in and said that together.
“shut it.” you laugh as you both get in the car and head back home for the last few hours with Tyler before he heads back off to Edmonton for the next game.