just us two - luke hemmings (part 9)
Luke knew that parenthood was never going to be easy when his girlfriend left him standing in the delivery ward with their baby clasped in his hands. his 5 year old daughter striking up a feud with the son of a coldly beautiful single mum was not a complication he had anticipated though. nor was falling in love with her.
‘And I’ll be back around eight okay?’ Y/N asked as she whirled around the bedroom, re-tying her hair, touching up lipstick, gathering piles of papers and sorting through folders.
‘And you’re also going to remember to breathe before then, alright?’ Luke chuckled lightly, stopping Y/N in her flurry of activity by placing his hands on her shoulders. ‘You’ve done so much preparation for this case you’ll be fine.’
‘Well I don’t just need to be fine…’ Y/N said worriedly, distracted eyes drifting to the papers still scattered over the bed.
‘You’ll be perfect.’ Luke corrected himself, leaning down to press a reassuring kiss to her lips.
‘I love you.’ She smiled once he had pulled away, a noticeable calm now smoothing her features. As the weeks wore on between them the freedom of saying those three words, without having to remember the people they’d been said to before, increased and their conversations were filled with them.
‘I love you too.’ He smiled back, a familiar flutter in his chest as he looked at Y/N. ‘Now not to bring back the panic but…’ he gestured with a nod of his head to the clock on the wall.
‘Shit, shit, oh my god you’re right I’m going to be late!’ Y/N exclaimed, pushing past Luke to throw the rest of the papers haphazardly in her bag and dash down the stairs.
‘I said no more panicking!’ he couldn’t help but laugh as he followed her at a more sedate pace.
‘Bye Sammy! Bye Luna!’ Y/N called into the kitchen as she tugged on her shoes.
‘Bye mommy!’ they called back in unison, happily ignoring her panic as they ate their breakfast.
‘Bye Luke!’ Y/N said finally as she dashed out the door.
‘Wait! Y/N you forgot something!’ Luke yelled as he followed her across the drive.
‘What? Is it my laptop? Have I…’ before Y/N could finish Luke dipped his head down and kissed her deeply.
‘You forgot that.’ He said simply, unable to keep the grin off his face.
‘Honestly if I wasn’t such a sucker for all this romantic shit you pull Hemmings you would be so dead right now.’ Y/N half laughed, half sighed.
‘There she is, making empty threats at me, that’s the woman I fell in love with.’ Luke laughed outright.
‘Okay I’m actually leaving now, any more dramatic love proclamations and you’re getting run over.’ Y/N warned with a grin as she climbed into the car.
‘I got my goodbye kiss that’s all I wanted.’ He held his hands up in surrender to her. ‘See you tonight.’ He finished with a wave as she rolled her eyes at him, turning round a moment later to blow him a kiss.