Joe sat shirtless on his side of the bed, scrolling through his phone.
“Did you know Olivia almost jumped into the shower with me this morning?” He said out loud to Taylor who was in her walk-in closet finding a simple vest to wear to bed.
“I practically had to drag her out of there. Your little felines really don’t like to move” he chuckled to himself as he put the phone on the bedside table.
“Oh gosh, she does that all the time” Taylor giggled as she walked over to her side of the bed and sat there next to Joe, wearing red underwear and a plain black vest.
“I’ve tried to stop her many times before but what can you really do when there’s two animals in your house and neither of them behave?” They both chucked.
“Well…” Joe said as he rolled over on top of Taylor, leaving soft kisses on her neck.
“There’s actually more than two animals in this house that don’t like to behave much” he lifted his head up to wink at her, causing her to blush and giggle, pushing him slightly.
“Well unlike my cats, does this other animal tend to be more…….active, at night?” Taylor raised her eyebrow to tease him slightly whilst she stroked a hand through his luscious blonde hair.
“I guess we’re about to find out……” they both giggled as they continued making love. Taylor then rolled over on top of Joe so her thighs were on either side of him and she was bent down kissing his soft lips whilst cupping his face in her hands. Joe’s hands roamed up and down Taylor’s waist, tugging slightly at her vest which he was desperate to remove. Taylor released her lips from his to pull her vest over her body, throwing it on the floor, then continued desperately on his lips. The soft yet passionate kisses always got Taylor feeling sensual. Taylor then released herself again and began leaving a trail of kisses down his chest, getting lower down with each kiss. The smirk on her face had a very physical effect on Joe, which Taylor could easily see and feel.
“Seems to be more than three animals then huh?” Joe smirked at her as she began to pull his boxers down.
“I love you” Joe whispered into her ear as he hugged her from behind whilst they both cuddled on the bed after a hot make out session that led further than either of them had planned.
“Sometimes I wonder why” Taylor began speaking, completely in her own little world whilst Joe was planting her kisses.
“Why what?” Joe mumbled into her neck.
“Why you stayed.” She said bluntly, catching Joe slightly off guard. He sat up and faced Taylor.
“What do you mean?”
“Well” Taylor started, as she turned around to face him too. His hands playing with her golden locks
“There have been so many little inconveniences, so many, how do I say, abnormal situations for you whilst you’ve been with me. So many little errors that would irk anyone ordinary like you. The jet stalking, paps outside my apartment, paps following you from airports. These things, they’re not what a normal person is used to so, why?” She looked him dead in his deep blue eyes.
“Why did you stay?”
“Tay come on….” Joe shuffled to pull her closer to him.
“Where is this coming from? Did something happen?”
“Nothing outside the ordinary, no. I’m just curious why are regular, adoring guy like you would want to put up with all of this just to be with someone”
“You’re not just someone. You’re generous, and you’re caring, and lively, and thoughtful, and you always have a smile on your face despite everything you’re going through, you’re always polite to everyone you meet, you always put others first. I could go on, but, my point is, there’s no flaws. Everything you do is pleasing. You’re never acting prestigious because of your status, you always greet people with genuine interest and love. You’re just perfect.”
Taylor was slightly tearing up at this point over Joe’s words.
“I love you, and I’ll never stop loving you Taylor, don’t forget that. I’m here to stay, no matter what obstacles are thrown at me. Nobody is going to stop me from loving you” he whispered, wiping the one tear off of Taylor’s cheek that had begun rolling down.
“I love you” Taylor’s just managed to get out, her voice cracking slightly due to a rush of emotions, mainly love.
“What about you?”
“What do you mean?” Taylor questioned.
“What did you see in me, an ordinary, nothing special lad who just left acting school? You could have gone for anyone famous but you stuck with me. Why?”
Taylor sighed as she prepared herself to explain.
“My mom always said to me, you’ll know when you’re in a genuine, stable relationship when there’s never a feeling of jealousy, or insecurity, and that you’d never sit there and question how everything happened because it was just meant to. But you can never go actively searching for the person that makes you feel loved and adored, they’ll find their way to you if it’s meant to be.” She turned to look Joe in his eyes.
“The night I met you, there was just something in my gut. Something was telling me to not ignore these signals, ya know. I couldn’t tell what it was in that moment because I was so occupied with my friends and the idea of independently partying with my girlfriends and not having to worry about guys. But in the back of my head, I kept hearing my moms voice telling me that you never know if you don’t try, and honestly, I’m so grateful that I took the chance. That I got to know you, and meet your family and friends. Hang out with you. Just the feeling of being around you felt, right. You gave me the feeling of normalcy that I had always craved without me having to go out and search for it, and for that I’m forever grateful, Joe. I love you so much. Thank you for staying” she leaned upwards slightly, planning a soft elongated kiss on Joe’s lips. Joe felt warm in that moment, the feeling of being with Taylor felt so real, like it was just the two of them and nothing else mattered. He knew he wanted more with her, but wasn’t sure when to bring up the conversation of their potential future.
The two of them cuddled together, within the radius of each other’s warmth and slept peacefully within tangled arms and legs.
“Mommy!” Diana, their adorable 4 year old baby girl ran around the kitchen table, being chased by Leo, their older 9 year old son.
“Hey kids! Be careful! You’re gonna get hurt!” Joe stood up quickly from his seat, running after the two little mischief makers. He picked Diana up as she stuck her tongue out to Leo.
“Hey! Daaaaad! Diana won’t give me my solider toy back! It’s part of my set and it all looks wrong if it’s not there!” Leo complained.
“Diana, sweetheart, come on that’s Leo’s toy” he said softly to his baby girl.
“But I wanna play with it!!” Diana began crying
“It’s mine! Pass it!” Leo screamed at her, trying to pull it out of her grip.
“Hey! Guys come on, stop fighting!” Joe demanded nicely, he could never raise his voice at his kids.
“Ugh are you two fighting over Leo’s toy again?” said a stressed Taylor, who was late to a meeting, running down the stairs and into the kitchen to make herself a quick toast.
“Morning love” Joe smiled at her and she smiled back lovingly.
“Guys come on, be reasonable” she said as she walked over to her husband and kids, picking Diana up in her arms. She ruffled Leo’s beautiful blonde hair that resembled his father’s and smiled at him.
“You can have it back when she falls asleep Leo” Taylor kissed her son’s head as she walked over to the bread that had just jumped out of the toaster.
“Dad, you know my PE teacher said I was really good at the football game yesterday and I should consider joining a team” Leo told his dad as they both sat at the kitchen table, Joe sipping some coffee whilst Leo had his Kellogg’s cereal.
“Oh that’s great buddy! You really were amazing yesterday! Your mom and I were so proud!” He smiled at his son as he ruffled his hair.
“Maybe you should sign up for a football team today” Taylor said from the kitchen fridge as she put the butter away and made her way to the table with Diana in one arm and her toast in the other.
“Yeah I will, my friend Mark said he’s gonna join too so we could go to practice together!” He spoke excitedly, as she carried on having his cereal.
Taylor and Joe both smiled at their son, completely in love his innocence. He was an exact copy of Joe, he had his fathers lips and nose, and his hair was thick and blonde.
“So where are you off to today love?” Joe asked Taylor, holding her hand from across the table.
“I have a meeting in town and I’m already running late. It was re scheduled to earlier today and I completely forgot!” Taylor spoke fast, trying to eat her toast quickly.
“Hey calm down you’re not gonna be late” Joe eased her, noticing how stressed she was. He always had a calming effect on her.
“You’re right, sorry” she smiled at him.
Just then, the doorbell rang, and Leo ran from the table to open the door and meet his friend Mark who was waiting outside.
“I’m just coming, let me get my school bag” Leo told him, then ran upstairs to grab his stuff.
“Mark, love, you can come inside” Taylor spoke out loud as she walked over to the door with Joe to greet him. He was a close trustworthy kid, and Leo always walked to school with him in the morning.
“You did really well in the game yesterday buddy, I heard you’re going to join the team?” Joe asked him as they both stood at the door.
“Yeah, our teacher said we were the best players on the field! I’m totally going to join the team today, with Leo of course” he said excitedly. They both smiled at him.
Just then Leo came running down the stairs with his school bag.
“Don’t forget your lunch buddy” Joe reminded Leo, as he quickly put his lunch box into his school bag and stepped out the house with Mark.
“Bye, you two be careful now” Taylor said as she fixed Leo’s collar and kissed his cheek.
“Love you too mom, oh and you too dad”
They all giggled as he left. Taylor and Joe stood cuddled together at the door watching their son walk off to school. They loved how excited he got over everything, and how adoring he was. They then shut the front door.
“You know….” Joe spoke quietly with his arms around Taylor’s waist.
“We could drop Leo off at Mark’s tonight, and Diana off at your mom’s place so we could have some alone time tonight”
“You really can’t control yourself, can you?” Taylor giggled in his arms. “We literally just did it last night”
“Yeah but we had to be quiet because of the kids, and I know how much you don’t like being quiet” he smirked at her.
“I’ll see.” Taylor smiled at him, kissing his lips softly.
“But for now, I need to get to this meeting. Where are you going today?” She asked, walking over to their baby girl who was still sat at the table, chatting to herself.
“Well I’m going to drop Diana off to school first, then I need to go meet with my agency later. Busy day. Which is why I could use some alone time later.” Joe told her as he stroked his hands through his baby girl’s beautiful golden curls. She was an exact copy of Taylor. He loved that.
“Okay well have fun then, my ride is outside so I need to go”
“You’re ride will be in the bedroom later tonig-”
“Joe!!” Taylor smacked his arm lightly, causing him to chuckle.
“Okay okay, you go off then, have a great day.” He walked over to her, his arms wrapped around her waist.
“I love you” he mumbled against her lips.
“I love you too” Taylor responded, kissing him softly, then walking over to Diana and leaving a kiss on her head too, before she left.
And just then Taylor woke up, gasping. She turned to look over her shoulder, noticing she had slightly woken Joe up too with her sudden awakening.
“You alright babe?” He mumbled into her hair, still half asleep.
There was a moment of silence before she spoke.
“Do you ever think about us? And what we could be?”
Joe sat up on the bed, looking over at Taylor.
“Like our future together?” He asked, his hands rubbing at her thighs.
“Yeah, and kids” she said quietly, unsure of how he was going to take this conversation.
“Yeah, always. I think about us getting married, living together, and having loads of beautiful little Taylor and Joe’s” he spoke, looking her deep in her blue eyes. “And then nights we’ll have to stay up looking after our babies, and watching them grow up and go off to collage. I think about that all the time.”
“Why did you never tell me?” Taylor spoke, her voice slightly breaking because of how much she loved him.
“I just, didn’t know how you would take it. Didn’t want to seem to desperate I guess” he spoke quietly.
“Joe….” she took his face in her hands.
“I always think about this stuff too, I want us to be together and have kids as much as you. I always dream about this stuff and how beautiful our future could be one day.” Joe smiled at her, completely in love with the woman sitting next to him on the bed. He knew he wanted to marry her one day and give her everything she’s ever wanted, and he would get what he wants too. A life with the woman he loves.
“I love you so much” Joe whispered to her, wiping the single tear from the cheek.
“I love you too” Taylor whispered, as they both cuddled up in each other’s arms. Content with life. In love. And most importantly, together.