If I order an appetizer is there any chance I can get it quickly? I'm two and a half months pregnant with a Bradford, " she said, not mentioning it was twins because the thought was actually starting to scare her and she hadn't told Trevor yet and didn't want him finding out this way. She just hoped the woman understood because she was close to crying. Judging by the slightly startled look on the woman's face she did. The waitress shook her head. "No, you're right. You probably won't be able to survive the wait, " she said, sending Trevor, who was still trying to get the woman to leave, a glare. "I'll bring you out a bowl of clam chowder followed by chicken fingers, they'll only take a few minutes to prepare. Will that work?" Zoe nodded solemnly. "You are my hero." "I'll put a rush on your food, " the waitress said before walking away. "Bless you, " Zoe said, fighting the urge to kiss the woman.
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It's not complicated and it doesn't compare to my problem, now give me a damn cookie I think I earned it, ' Jill snapped. Chris grinned like it was Christmas morning. 'Yes, you did.' He brought her a cookie. 'Very good, my young one. You've made Chris very happy with this little tidbit of information.
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They stared at each other for several long minutes hoping the other would give in. Finally she broke. 'Fine, will you go in with me then?' 'Will it make you feel better?' 'Yes.' 'Sure thing. The worse thing that could happen is people will think you are carrying my baby. I'm sure it's perfectly normal for a female teacher to be with her male student at a pharmacy in the middle of the day buying a pregnancy test. What could go wrong?' he asked wryly.
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Her hands shot up. 'See that's exactly what I'm saying. You're seeing what you want, and what you see you explain away and excuse things like you're fixing me. I'm not perfect, Ephraim and I really wish you would see that.' 'You drool.' 'What?' That caught her off guard. 'When you're asleep you drool. I've woken up more than a few times with a little puddle forming on my chest.' After a thought he added. 'And you snore. Not a delicate snore either mind you.' 'I do not!' Her face colored with indignation. He sighed heavily as if the knowledge pained him. 'Oh, but you do. I've even heard Jill talk about it. Did you know that's the main reason she was happy about her room. Actually, she and Joshua thanked your Grandmother for putting you at the other end of the house, something about finally getting a decent night's sleep. They compared your snore to a chainsaw. I can see why they'd say that.
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With a regrettable sigh he shook his head. "I'm sorry, but this isn't going to work out." "What the hell are you doing, Trevor?" Hank demanded anxiously. No doubt the man wouldn't be getting laid tonight, but Trevor couldn't help it. He had his standards and this woman failed them. "Maybe we could go grab a cup of coffee somewhere and get to know-" He held up his hand, stopping her before she made an even bigger fool out of herself. "Please stop." "But, I was only-" "Don't beg." "I wasn't. I was just-" "Begging?" Trevor guessed, sighing. "I know, but you're going to have to accept that this would never work out." She frowned up at him. "I wasn't begging. I was just going to suggest that we should-" "Look, " he said, reaching for the door, "this s just getting sad. I'm just going to go before things get out of hand.
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Married?" she practically screeched, not sounding all that pleased, which left him feeling a little offended. "We're not getting married." He snorted at that. "I may have let you have your naughty little way with me for the past couple of months, but that doesn't mean I'm going to allow you to keep treating me like some dirty little boy toy. If you want to live with me then I expect you to put a ring on my finger, " he said, holding up his left hand and wiggling his ring finger to punctuate his words.
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I like her, " Brad said, chuckling. "For a Red Sox tee shirt wearing woman I guess she's okay, " Jason grumbled. "Does no one care that she just manhandled me?" Trevor demanded, facing the men who should be properly outraged on his behalf. Jason snorted. "A s long as she brings me food she can bitch slap you and call you spanky." Trevor narrowed his eyes on the men who dared laugh at his pain. Betraying bastards.
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Can we get back to work now?" Haley asked, sounding innocent, but Zoe didn't miss the woman's lips twitching or the humor sparkling in her eyes. Something told her that this woman truly enjoyed torturing her husband. "For god sake's, my little grasshopper, you love the Yankees more than I do! What the hell is going on?" He turned accusing eyes on Zoe. "How dare you brainwash my wife?" he hissed. "A re you going to leave so that we can get some work done?" Haley demanded, turning her attention to the computer. "No, " he said stubbornly, folding his arms over his chest, glaring at them. "Buttercream frosting, " Haley said softly, never taking her eyes away from her computer screen. Jason licked his lips as he looked his pregnant wife over hungrily. "Tonight?" he croaked out. "If you're good, " Haley said, with a small shrug. "But you have to leave-" "Bye, " Jason said quickly, cutting her off and rushing out of the trailer just as fast as he came.
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You missed breakfast, " Jason announced as Trevor stepped into the large busy kitchen filled with Bradfords and food. "That's fine. I'm not really hungry, " he said, barely aware or caring that all activity in the busy kitchen suddenly stopped as every Bradford in the room, even one year old Cole stopped trying to climb onto the counter to get at the large platter of cookies his mother made to stare at him in disbelief.
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You knew? How the hell did you know?" he demanded, wondering which bastard in his family had ratted his ass out. "It wasn't too hard to figure out, Trevor, " she murmured, looking totally enthralled with what she was doing. "What the hell does that mean?" He'd been careful, very careful. He'd never read anything in front of her, never wrote anything more than his name or a word or two in her presence. There was no way she could have found out without one of his interfering relatives clueing her in. "Who the hell told you?" Zoe rolled her eyes even as she leaned over to press a quick kiss on his lips, which made him slightly happy, but not enough to forget that he needed to kill one of his relatives. "You never read anything around me. You think you tricked me into reading for you. Then there was the time we ran out of condoms and you flipped out because you thought there was supposed to be 42 condoms in the box of 24." "Would it have killed them to put a few extra condoms in the box so that you could have seen to my needs?" he asked, remembering that damn night and trying not to wince. Okay, so maybe he gave himself away... just a little.
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Ah, Robert?' 'Shhhh, not while I'm praying, ' he said, momentarily losing his place before he started again, 'thank you for letting us survive that trip from hell. Thank you for ignoring my prayers for a quick death when I didn't think that I'd be able to survive another day of starvation, ' he said, making her roll her eyes in annoyance. 'You were given three full meals a day just like everyone else, ' she pointed out, not bothering to mention the fact that, on most days, he'd received second helpings. She sat down on a bench near their luggage, wondering just how much longer he was going to keep this up. 'I'm sorry for all the cursing that my wife forced me to do while I was on that boat, ' he continued, ignoring her even as he amused her. 'As you know, she's been such a bad influence on me. Thank you for pulling me from near death and somehow giving me the strength to survive.' 'Near death?' she asked, frowning. 'When were you near death?' 'When was I near death?' he asked in stunned disbelief as he opened his eyes so that he could glare at her. 'How could you forget all those times that I could barely move? When I struggled to find the will to live so that I wouldn't leave you a young widow? Did my struggle for survival mean nothing to you?' he demanded in outrage, terrifying the people that were forced to walk past him to get to the docks and making her wrack her brain as she struggled to figure out what he was talking about. 'Do you mean those few times when you had a touch of seasickness?' she asked, unable to think of anything else that he could be talking about since he'd been the picture of health during the majority of the trip. 'A touch?' he repeated in disbelief. 'I nearly died!
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A mistake? The most passionate night of his life was a mistake? Her first time and that's what she thought. That grated on him in the worst way. 'Is that what you think, Beth?' 'Don't call me that.' 'Why, Beth?' 'You know I hate that name.' 'Oh, so sorry, Beth. I do apologize, Beth.' He was being petty and he knew it, but he didn't give a damn. She'd always brought out the very worst in him. She reached up and twisted his ear. 'Ow!' 'Out of my way, Robert Lemonade, ' she said casually, pissing him off in the worst way.
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None of them, not even what he suspected should have been little boys, were small. He'd always thought that the James boys were freakishly large, but the men that were beating the shit out of each other over food had been much, much bigger. Most every single one of them had been shirtless and all had been buff, making him feel scrawny and making him wonder if Rory thought he was scrawny.