Moments. Chapter 18: Babysitting
(I’ve decided to put the prompts in the end from now on so it’s not like a spoiler or anything)
Chapter 18: Babysitting
“You really don’t mind?” Sana asked
“You’re seriously asking me if I want to babysit Nadia? Do you know me at all?” Yousef said chuckling “You know I love kids”
“Yes but I also know that we’ve been working really hard this week and I thought you may want to rest today since it’s Saturday”
“Yeah well spending the day with my wife and our niece doesn’t sound that bad” he said as he approached her placing his hands on her waist “It can be practice for when we have our kids”
Sana rolled her eyes and shook her head
“Hey, I didn’t say we have to have them right away, you know I’m in no rush, it’s your call” he said squeezing her a little bit
She looked at him and smiled, she loved that about him, he would never pressure her. Since they had started dating and even before that, Yousef had always respected her limits, he had always given her the time she needed for everything and he had never pressured her into anything she wasn’t ready to. Now, after being married for 8 months he still was respecting her.
She wrapped her arms around his neck and gave him a quick kiss on his lips just as the doorbell rang.
They both went to open the door and there they found Jamilla and Abdu with little Nadia, who was 4 years old. Her parents were celebrating their anniversary that day and Abdu had surprised Jamilla with a one night stay at a luxury hotel so they had asked Sana and Yousef if Nadia could spend the evening and the night at their house.
“Thank you so much again for taking her” Jamilla told Sana as Yousef took Nadia inside
“Of course, you deserve to have some time for yourselves” she said
“Yeah, you should go someday to that hotel sis, there’s a garden where you can take a walk and they say the restaurant is super good, which reminds me that if we want to rest a little before dinner we should get going Jamilla” Sana’s brother, Abdu, said
“Okay, goodbye Nadia!” Jamilla yelled but her daughter was already somewhere in the house playing with Yousef
“Yousef, what are you doing hiding behind the couch?” Sana asked frowned as she stepped into the living room after saying goodbye to her brother and her sister-in-law
“THERE YOU ARE!!!!” she heard Nadia screaming “I WON!”
“Damn it Sana, we were playing hide and seek” Yousef said as he stood up shaking his head
“I’m sorry, I didn’t know” she chuckled “You were going to lose anyway”
“Yes, uncle Yousef you were going to lose” Nadia mocked him
“Two against one? That’s not fair” Yousef said crossing his arms on his chest
“Aunt Sana do you want to play statues?” Nadia asked
“Uh, sure, how do you play that?” Sana said
“I’ll start. I close my eyes and count to three and you have to try to get to me. When I open my eyes if you’re moving you have to go back. And when you get to me you win and it’s your turn.”
“Oh, I see, okay, let’s play then”
Nadia went to the other side of the room and closed her eyes while Yousef and Sana stood opposite to her. As soon as she started to count Yousef and Sana bxegan to run towards her. As Nadia finished counting and opened her eyes Yousef and Sana stopped dead on their tracks trying not to move. Nadia looked at them trying to see if they were moving and then closed her eyes again to count. This time as they ran towards her Yousef stood in front of Sana blocking her way.
“That’s cheating!” Sana yelled at him while laughing
When Nadia opened her eyes Yousef was standing still but Sana was still complaining
“Aunt Sana you’re moving you have to go back”
“But he blocked my way”
Nadia just shrugged and waited for her aunt to go back to her place. Again, the little girl closed her eyes and started to count. Before starting to run Yousef looked back at his wife and stuck out his tongue at her.
They kept playing for awhile. Yousef won the first game, then Nadia won, probably because Yousef kept telling Sana that she was moving even when sometimes she wasn’t. And then Sana was the one that won, she may or may have not pushed Yousef slightly on her way to the victory.
“You’re a cheater” Yousef told Sana once they finished their game
“You started it” Sana said shrugging
“Aunt Sana, uncle Yousef do you want to hear the song we learnt at school?” Nadia asked excited
“Of course we do honey” Sana said with a smile
“But I want to look pretty”
“You already look pretty” Yousef told her
“I want to look pretty like aunt Sana. I want your lipstick. Please, please, please, please. Oh and a skirt, I want a skirt”
“Okay, okay, fine. We’ll find something for you” Sana laughed taking her niece’s hand
“You girls go, I’ll start to make dinner meanwhile” Yousef said
Sana took the girl to her room and sat her on the bed while she looked for something she could wear. After thinking for awhile she found a big pink scarf and she put it around Nadia’s waist tying it on her back to make a long skirt.
“Do you like it?” Sana asked her as Nadia looked in the mirror she had in the bedroom
“I love it! I look like a princess. But I want a crown too”
“Hmm…I don’t know if I have a crown…Oh I know something that could work!”
She took one necklace one of the girls had given to her a long time ago and she had never really used. It was a thick and short golden necklace. She placed it on Nadia’s head resting it on her forehead so it’d look like a crown.
“There, and now the last touch” she said as she picked on of her favorite lipsticks.
“Tada!!!” Nadia yelled as she entered the kitchen startling Yousef a little bit.
He was finishing dinner and had his back to the door. As he heard Nadia he turned around and smiled at the view. Sana had really made Nadia looked like a princess out of nowhere.
“Oh my god!!! Sana you didn’t tell me you had invited a princess to our house. Nice to meet you your highness” he said bowing to Nadia
“I’m not a princess, it’s me uncle Yousef, Nadia!!” the girl laughed
“Nadia? My niece Nadia? No, you’re clearly a princess” Yousef said making the girl giggle
Sana couldn’t help but smile at the scene, Yousef was really good with kids and seeing him so happy made her heart feel warm.
“Okay, so when are we going to hear that song?” Sana asked
“Now, now, now!!!” Nadia said jumping excited
She took Sana’s and Yousef’s hand and led them to the living room. They sat on the couch and Nadia stood in front of them ready to start her performance.
“She fell asleep” Yousef whispered
After having dinner the three of them had watched a movie in the living room. Nadia had insisted on sitting next to Yousef and now she was lying against him completely asleep. Sana who was sitting on the other couch looked at them with a tender smile on her face.
“You two look really cute” she said “Let me take her to bed”
“No, it’s fine, I’ll take her”
He stood up trying not to wake Nadia up and took her in his arms. Sana couldn’t stop looking at them and feeling something inside of her, she didn’t know what it was but it felt a lot like happiness.
Sana woke up in the middle of the night and looked around. The house was completely silent but she felt like something was going on. Her suspicion was confirmed when she saw Nadia standing in the door of their bedroom with tears in her eyes.
“Nadia? Sweetie what happened?” she whispered trying not to wake Yousef
“A monster” she hiccupped.
Sana got out of the bed and walked to her crouching to the floor so she could look at her properly.
“Under the bed” Nadia said
“Oh honey, there’s no monster under your bed, I promise”
Nadia kept crying and shook her head
“Okay, do you want me to go with you and check the room?”
This time she nodded still not saying anything. Sana also nodded and took her hand while standing up. She led her to her room and turned the light on. She checked every single place in the room where Nadia thought the monster was hiding. After she convinced the little girl that there was nothing in the room she took her in her arms and placed her on the bed tucking her in.
“Don’t go” Nadia begged
“Okay, I’ll stay with you, but you have to make room for me” Sana said sitting on the bed
She wrapped her arms around Nadia and watched her as she fell asleep.
Yousef woke up in the middle of the night to an empty bed and for a moment he freaked out. He stood up and went straight to Nadia’s room where the lights were on. He leaned against the door frame watching the scene with a smile on his face. Both Sana and Nadia were peacefully sleeping in the tiny bed. Sana was sitting against the bed headboard and Nadia was lying with her head on Sana’s lap.
He walked over to his wife and whispered her name. Sana took a deep breath before opening her eyes.
“Hey” Yousef whispered
“You fell asleep, I was going to let you sleep but I don’t want your back to hurt tomorrow”
“She had a nightmare and thought that there was a monster in her room. You should’ve seen her, she was so scared” Sana said looking at Nadia
“Well it seems to me that you handled the situation perfectly” he said placing his hand on her shoulder
Sana looked up to him and smiled before standing up being extremely careful not to wake Nadia up and making her way back to their room with Yousef by her side.
In the morning it was Sana the one who woke up to an empty bed but she immediately knew why. She could hear the music from her room. She already knew what she was going to find once she got to the kitchen.
And she wasn’t wrong. As she stepped into the room she saw Yousef and Nadia jumping up and down while dancing to the rhythm of the music, the breakfast already made and served just waiting for them to sit down and eat.
“Aunt Sana!!!! Come and dance!” Nadia yelled over the sound of the music when she saw her aunt
“Oh Nadia your aunt Sana doesn’t dance” Yousef told the little girl, then he approached her and whispered loud enough for Sana to hear “I’ll tell you a secret, I think she doesn’t know how to dance”
“Excuse me? I’m a great dancer” Sana said crossing her arms on her chest
“Prove it” Yousef challenged her
She squinted her eyes but then chuckled. Why not? Sana approached them and the three of them started to dance until their stomachs began to complain.
Nadia ran to her mother’s arms as soon as she and Abdu came to pick her up a few hours later. She didn’t know why but watching that scene made Sana want to cry. She bit her lip trying to contain the tears. Yousef stood right next to her and placed an arm around her unaware of her state, he was also focused on Jamilla, Abdu and Nadia.
“Thank you so much for taking care of her” Abdu said looking at them
“Have you have fun with aunt Sana and uncle Yousef?” Jamilla asked her daughter
“Yeeeees!!! Can I come another day?”
“Of course you can, princess” Sana said more calm now
The family left after saying goodbye and once again Sana and Yousef were left alone in the house.
“Okay I’m going to have a shower, I’m so tired” Yousef said as he turned around and started his way to the bathroom
“I want one” Sana blurted out before he left
Yousef turned around to face her and looked at her frowning
“I want one” she repeated
“You want one…what?” he asked confused
Sana sighed and took a couple of steps towards him
“I want a baby” she said taking one more step “I want your baby”
“Wait…you…you mean…you want it…in the future…or…”
Sana shook her head and bit her lip
“I want to have a baby…now. I…I think I’m ready”
“Are you sure?” he asked hesitantly
“Yes. Having Nadia with us has made me realized that I want that, that I’m ready to have that…if you’re ready of course” she said looking at the floor, maybe when he said he wanted kids he was just saying it and he didn’t really mean it.
“Is this for real?” he asked
She looked up to him thinking he would have a scared expression on his face but all that Sana saw was happiness and hope. Her lips curved into a big smile and she nodded.
“Yes Yousef, I want us to have a baby”
Yousef grinned as wide as it was humanly possible and he took the last steps that were keeping them apart wrapping his arms around her waist and lifting her off the floor. She held onto his neck and laughed. He pressed his lips against hers and kissed her deeply. Without breaking the kiss he placed one of his arms behind Sana’s knees and before she could do anything about it he lifted her up on his arms. She squealed in surprise and held onto him tighter.
“If we want to have that baby we should really get started don’t you think?” he asked raising his eyebrows at her
“I guess we should” she said smirking
He laughed and then he kissed her again walking towards the bedroom with her in his arms.
“maybe they babysit jamilas kid together??”
Maybe you could write about yousana with children? Like idk them babysitting sana’s older brothers kids or something, that’d be really cute and kinda “introduce” sana being pregnant etc “ (@effervescent-sb)
“Yousef and Sana have been married for two years…. and Sana shyly brings up the idea of having a baby which surprise Yousef :) Thank you in advance!” (I’m sorry this wasn’t after two years but just a few months but I hope you’ve liked it!)
Thank you so much for the prompts!!
I know some of you may think that it’s too soon for them to be thinking about children but I don’t kow I really think that it wouldn’t take them much to think about that
Thank you so so so much for reading adn I really hope you’ve liked it!!!♥