this was conceived at five in the morning

Natasha finds out she's pregnant

Natasha stared down at the pregnancy stick she had in her hand in disbelief - two pink lines. She tossed it on the bathroom counter along with the other five pregnancy tests she had taken that day. How could this have happened? It didn’t make sense. The red room had made sure that she couldn’t conceive - at least she thought so. At first, she was in denial. She ignored all the signs - blaming the morning sickness and nausea on eating the wrong foods until it had gotten worse and worse. Now here she was, sitting in the bathroom alone - scared shitless. So many emotions were taking over her. Fear, anger, confusion, and even a little excitement. She wanted so much to be angry at herself for even being in this situation but anger was pointless. It is what it is. There wasn’t anything she could do now.

She stared at all of the tests once again - somehow hoping her eyes were playing tricks on her but of course they weren’t. She was definitely pregnant. She hasn’t even told Steve yet. God, she knew that being with a super soldier would change her life but she hadn’t expected this. They never used protection mainly because they never thought they needed to. What would she tell him? Did she even want this baby? The more she thought about the other options, the more she realized there was only one option. Adoption seemed so unrealistic. If she were to carry a baby for 9 months, she sure as hell was gonna keep it. Abortion was also out of the question. It wasn’t until now that she realized how much she wanted this baby - Steve’s baby. The thought of killing the innocent child inside her just didn’t sit well with her even though she knew it would be the smarter choice especially since their jobs weren’t exactly the most stable or safe.

She mindless placed her hand over her belly and smiled softly. Steve’s child was in her. Their baby. She wasn’t far along - maybe a few weeks, a month at most but she loved the life inside her already. A love she never knew she was capable of. The front door opened pulling her away from her thoughts and she hurried up and threw all the pregnancy tests in the trash - careful to make sure Steve wouldn’t see them. She wanted to tell him on her own terms. She washed her hands and walked out the bathroom to go greet her boyfriend.

“Hey baby” she smiled and wrapped her arms around his neck before kissing him.

“Hey.” Steve responded with a dopey smile on his face. “What was that for?”

“What?” She kinked her eyebrow at him. “I can’t kiss my boyfriend. Fine.” She smirked and turned to leave but he caught her arm pulling her back in.

“I didn’t say that.” He kissed her passionately - lifting her off the ground as she instinctively wrapped her legs around his waist. Natasha wasn’t sure if it was the pregnancy hormones but she was horny. She needed him right then and there. Steve gently laid her down on the bed and took his shirt off. She could feel the growing bulge against her core and it drove her crazy.

“Clothes off. Now” she demanded as she stripped the clothes off of her body. She stared at his body as he took off the rest of his clothes and smirked to herself as her eyes landed on the “prize”. Yup, that was definitely the reason she was pregnant. It didn’t take long before his mouth was between her legs - sending her into pure ecstasy. God. To think she ever told him that he needed practice. He definitely didn’t need practice. From where she was he was an expert.

“Steve. I need you in me now” she hissed impatiently. She could feel her orgasm almost peak. Luckily he wasn’t in a teasing mood like he normally was and happy obliged to her request. The feeling of him inside her made her feel complete. She used to think it was cliche and stupid but being with him made her realize how much she needed him. He complimented her life in ways she didn’t even know she needed and now that she knew what life was with him - there was no way in hell she would want to go back to a life without him. Once they reached their orgasm together, Steve laid down beside her and held her in his arms.

“That was amazing” he breathed out still trying to calm down his heart rate. “Not that we ever have bad sex” he added once he realized she could take what he said out of context.

“You’re welcome” she chuckled into his chest. There was a moment of silence - both trying to enjoy the moment. “Steve” she whispered.

“Hmm”

“I need to tell you something” she propped herself on her elbow to look at him as she spoke. His eyes opened up and he was alert. “What is it?” She could see him furrow his eyebrows in seriousness. He was always such a worrier. She leaned in and gave him a soft peck of the lips before giving him a reassuring smile. “It’s not bad”

His face softened slightly but she could still see the worry. “I know it’s hard for you but I need you to try to not get yourself killed anymore.” She smirked at him as she saw the confusion growing on his face. “You’re so reckless sometimes and it scares the shit out of me. I know you can’t help but be an idiot in the heat of the moment but we need you”

“I’m not reckless Nat. Sometimes it just takes impulse to get the job done. You know that.” He started to defend himself but stopped once he saw the smirk on her face. “Why are you smirking at me?” She chuckled at his confusion which only caused him to be even more lost.

“You’re so clueless sometimes Rogers.” She shook her head and laughed at how cute he was when he was confused. “I don’t get why you men only listen to a part of what us women say and run with it.”

Steve furrowed his brows and started to replay what she had said but couldn’t find the hidden meaning in what she said. “I’m sorry, I honestly don’t know what I’m supposed to know. Could you help me out?” He gave her a small sheepish smile and the puppy dog eyes (which he only gave her when he thinks he’s about to be in trouble - knowing she could never resist).

She rolled her eyes and smiled at him. “I said don’t be stupid because we’re gonna need you” she emphasized her words, hoping he would catch on.

“The avengers don’t need me. They are perfectly capable of…” he stopped himself from continuing when Natasha laughed out loud again at his ignorance.

“I didn’t mean the avengers.” She shook her head and grabbed his hand and placed it on her belly. “I meant we”

Steve’s eyes flickered down to her belly. It took a few minutes for him to catch on but once he pieced everything together, his eyes grew in shock. “Natasha are you…” his words trailed not sure if he was correct. She nodded her head quickly. “Looks like you’re gonna be a babydaddy Rogers” she smirked teasingly at him.

“But I thought you couldn’t-”

“I guess that super serum is strong isn’t it” she rolled her eyes playfully. She watched as a huge kool aid smile plastered on his face. His eyes glued to her belly. “We’re gonna be parents” he said out loud. “We’re gonna have a baby”

“Yes we are.” She pulled him in for a kiss. When they broke apart, he immediately lowered his head to her belly and kissed it. “Hey. I’m your daddy” he spoke to the belly happily which only caused her to laugh more. “You’re such a dork babe” she shook her head teasingly at him. He looked back up at her and saw her smiling down at him. The happiness radiating off of Steve made Natasha realize how badly she wanted this family - a family she never wanted until Steve - until now. This was her life now - him and their baby. Their little family.

anonymous asked:

What percentage of your writing time is spent conceiving weird Stark nicknames? I'm asking this because I just saw him call Steve 'Capple Pie' and I was just thinking 'shit, that's great'

Oh man. Probably a good five to ten minutes of thought for every nickname :D

When I read this, early this morning, all I could think of was Mr. Collins from Pride and Prejudice:

They arise chiefly from what is passing at the time, and though I sometimes amuse myself with suggesting and arranging such little elegant compliments as may be adapted to ordinary occasions, I always wish to give them as unstudied an air as possible.