“Yeah,” I said, closing my eyes. It seemed like I’d just laid down when Dani announced the hot dogs were ready. I sucked in my breath and let it out. And for a second I thought about just telling her that taking the birth control pills was really messing me up and I felt crappy, because I just didn’t feel like I could keep this up. Watcher. It wasn’t my wife’s fault that I didn’t feel like doing anything right now. She was trying to do something nice, you know? I’m going to enjoy this weekend for her. And this? How bad I feel? This is for our future little son or daughter. I’m going to at least pretend I’m enjoying this. And with that, I walked out of the tent, forcing a smile on my face. I hope it looked real enough.
“I tried, but you know, it’s raining…so I don’t know how these hot dogs turned out,” Dani hesitantly picked one up, looking it over.
“I’m sure they’re fine,” I replied, blinking rain out of my eyes.
“Ok, this isn’t working,” Dani muttered, and turned to me, “Let’s eat in the tent.”
“Good idea,” I said, following her. The rain was creating large puddles on the ground, and if this kept up, it would all be mud by morning. At least since I’m soaked wet I have something else to blame how gross I feel on, if she picks up on it. I don’t want her to feel bad for something neither she or I can control. Watcher, I can’t even call about taking medicine now. This is going to be a horrible weekend, and I wish it wasn’t this way.
“How is it?”
“Umm, it’s interesting,” I said, giggling.
“It’s horrible!” Dani giggled, and we both laid down in the tent, laughing.
She’d even brought some blankets, I could see them poking out of the bag, and I pulled them out, laying them on the tent’s floor along with the pillows. Gosh, we better not be having sex tonight, I couldn’t do it… I can barely keep up the act just talking with her. And she’s my wife, one thing off and she’s going to notice! Dani went out with her umbrella to throw away the hot dogs, and I could hear the water sloshing as she walked out. This is just great. Since it’s pouring, though, we’ll probably be spending the whole night in the tent, so at least I don’t have to go hiking or something like that! My phone rang and I sighed, answering it.
“Hey, Mrs. Clemonte, it’s Layla and Jake. When was the next campaign outing?”
It was the students who were doing internships. Jake had been doing it since last year while Layla was relatively new.
“It’s April 2nd,” I replied, “anything else?”
I glanced at my battery percent – 52%. And I had no way to charge it for the rest of the weekend. Great. Before I knew it, tears were slipping down my cheeks. Nothing was going right today. I knew I only had to be on birth control for 2 more weeks, but I’d be starting Lupron next week… and it just seemed like a never ending black hole. I knew it wasn’t, but it sure felt like it. And then, of course, would be the nine months of pregnancy after it did work. I heard my wife coming back, the wet ground gave it away every time she took a step. I quickly wiped my tears away, but once she got in the tent I just couldn’t do it and rushed out of the tent, and the rain poured down on me. I just stood there and started crying, because in that moment, I didn’t care. I just couldn’t do it anymore today. I didn’t care I was soaking wet, or that Dani would definitely know something was wrong.
“Adelaide?!” I saw her out of the corner of my eye as she crawled out of the tent, confused.
“I’m sorry,” I whispered, tears streaming down my cheeks.
“For what? Adelaide, what happened?”
“I just – I…” I trailed off, not sure what to even say.
“Hey, it’s ok. It’s gonna be ok,” Dani whispered, laying her hand against my cheek, “Talk to me.”
“I just haven’t been feeling very good since I started birth control,” I confessed, looking up to her, “and today I have a really bad headache and just a lot of stuff is happening right now…” I started crying again, and Dani pulled me closer.
“I’m your wife, Adelaide, please tell me these things. I’m always going to be here for you, especially right now. A lot of stuff is happening, but we’re going to get through it together.”
“I know,” I murmured, “But I didn’t want to make you feel bad about it, it’s not your fault.”
“And it’s not yours either,” she reassured me, not missing a second.
I blinked in surprise, staring at my wife.
“Yeah, and we’re leaving. This isn’t the kind of weekend you needed. As your wife, I’m supposed to make you feel better, I want to.” I didn’t even have a chance to reply before she was making her way back in the tent. A few seconds later, she came out with one of our umbrellas, opening it. She wrapped her free arm around me and begun walking, taking me by surprise.
“Come on,” she said.
I just silently nodded and walked with her. I stayed quiet the whole walk to the car, partly because I was still pretty embarrassed about how all this came to a head. The other part was that I still had a nagging headache and the small bits of wet hot-dog I’d eaten really wasn’t agreeing with my stomach and I was already starting to feel bloated.
“Get in,” Dani instructed me, opening the back door of our car, “I’ll be back with the rest of our stuff. I felt too sick by then to actually argue with her that I could help her get our stuff, so I just climbed in and curled up into a ball on the backseat.
I must have dozed off, because the next thing I knew, I could hear the sounds of the highway and feel the slight jiggling of the car. I rubbed my eyes and sat up slightly, looking out the window.
“Hey babe,” Dani whispered to me, “we’re almost back. Did you take any medicine for the headache at all?”
“No, I didn’t know if I could,” I replied simply, laying back down on the seat.
“I’ll call them right now. If you can, we’ll swing home and pick some up.”
“Where else would we be going?” I asked, eyes closed.
“Well, I was thinking, perhaps we’d go to the spa? It seems like what you need right now, but if you’re not up to it, that’s fine too.”
“Actually, that sounds great,” I said, smiling. It was exactly what I wanted right now. A nice massage and who knows what else sounded perfect.
“I have the best wife,” I murmured softly.
“Aww, thank you,” Dani whispered, “but I’m actually the lucky one. My wife is going though a heck ton of sh*t to have our baby.”
I blushed, as it was true. And… I was really glad she understood everything I was going through right now and was so supportive. “Thank you,” I whispered back, emphasizing the words to make sure she knew how much it meant to me.
“This is exactly what I needed,” I whispered into Dani’s ear gratefully.
“Good,” she replied coyly, pulling me into a soft kiss that could speak more for her feelings than any words could. The spa was the most modern building I’d ever seen, and the inside was no different.
“Ok, I booked you for a massage and bath treatment, while I’m going to a yoga class,” Dani said, looking around in awe at the spa’s decorations just as I was.
“You really are treating me tonight, you know?” I told her, holding her hands.
“You deserve it, Adelaide. And I’ve honestly been wanting to check out the yoga class for a little while. It’s a win-win.”
I smiled, kissing her on the cheek.
I turned around, looking for who was talking. “Yeah, that’s me.”
“Great. We’ve got you down for a massage right now, and then a bath?”
“Yeah, that’s right,” I nodded. I waved bye to Dani, and started following them. We went into a nice small room with calming music and relaxing scents. Exactly what I’d think of a massage room, actually.
“Is the music okay?”
“Yeah,” I replied, already starting to get sleepy. I’ve never had a massage before, so I didn’t know what to expect, but it was amazing. I felt so much better afterwards that I almost forgot there was more and that bath was just the cherry on top.
And from the sounds of it, Dani had a great time too, and she didn’t even have a massage.
“I might have to take up yoga after this,” Dani gushed. You would’ve thought she was a sales representative for this place from the way she was talking.
“Well, I’ve got to see what it’s all about now.”
“It’s great. They’ve even got prenatal yoga classes too.”
“Oh yeah. They’ve got everything.”
I left the bathroom sheepishly. “Well, I got my period…”
Dani looked up from the book she was reading, sliding in her bookmark. “That’s a good thing, right?”
I nodded. “Yeah, it is. It means my body is responding to the birth control pills easily. And last weekend I was probably, you know, a little more emotional.”
“Well, hopefully those’ll be pregnancy hormones soon.”
“Hopefully.” I cuddled up next to her and her warm embrace made me feel all bubbly inside.
She’s the best woman anyone could’ve ever asked for. And she’s mine. I’m so proud to be having our baby. Whether or not the baby will be biologically related to both of us or not, they’ll still be ours. Our little boy or girl.
“Hang on, babe,” Dani murmured softly, “I just got an alert, it’s probably nothing, but I might as well check.”
I started to think something had actually happened after she was still on her phone five minutes later. It wasn’t like her to get sucked into it after just checking one thing, which I’ve always thought was amazing.
“Hey, what’s going on?” I placed my hand on her leg, leaning my head against her body.
She looked down at me, clicking her phone off. “I – um, got one of those free messages from the shipping company that said our sperm container has been put on hold…”
I tensed up, suddenly more awake then I had been all day. “What?”
A/N: I decided to try out a new picture sizing that makes it easier to see the sims up close 🙂 Tell me what you think! And… we got to 600 pictures! Also, you might have noticed I used my first curse word in the story, so I’d like to know if everyone would be ok with reading a story that has some in it from time to time. 🙂