It isn’t often I get surprises, I don’t expect them and I’m sometimes not too keen on them.
Today, however I’m surprised and very happy.
“What are you doing here?” I drop my briefcase down and move forward catching my wife in my arms she hurries around the table and runs towards me.
“I missed you so much” she cradles my cheek kissing me fervently wrapping her legs around my hips as I lift her higher.
“Hi” I pull back breathing heavily and stare in disbelief. “You’ve still not answered my question” I remind.
“I’ve hit my 80hours this week, I’ve got the next two days off so I caught a flight, I have a full night and half a day tomorrow before I catch the evening flight to get back” she answers.
“You’re not playing me are you? Because if you are, I’m killing you” I stare at her seriously.
“Hot stuff I’m not kidding” she unbuttons my shirt quickly, I laugh hurrying to our bedroom and throw her into our bed climbing in behind her.
“I’ve missed you” I whisper against her temple as we both lay satiated holding one another.
“I’ve missed you too” she presses a kiss to my chest, her fingers lazily drawing over my abdomen. She lifts her head staring at me, deep inside her hazel eyes it was filled with immense love that consumed me each time I looked inside them. I cradle my wife’s cheek pressing a kiss to her forehead as I see my reflection in her eyes.
“It’s been only one week, we’ve got another” Geet pauses glancing at watch, “11 weeks, 1 day and 14 hours” she informs grinning widely.
“I’m supposed to be the maths nerd here right?” I tease.
“You’re still my geek” she grins widely climbing atop of me and smiled wickedly.
I place my hands on her hips as I lift my head just as she lowers her head and kisses me deeply.
“We better make use of our night” Geet murmurs softly, “I don’t know when I’d be able to come down next” she adds.
“Don’t worry Mrs Khurana, I may surprise you” I wink as I twist placing her on her back and thrust inside swiftly capturing her lips once again.
“So, what do you want to do today? You’ve got me for a few more hours only” Geet questions me as she walks out of our bedroom dressed in her dark jeans and hot pink tank top.
“How about we have breakfast together first?” I plate up the fried eggs and place them on the table. “Eat up, Varun is coming around to see you as well” I inform.
We turn hearing my brother’s overly cheerful voice. “Hey sexy” he walks over hugging Geet tightly, I scowl as he pinches my wife’s perfectly shaped butt.
“Pervert” Geet laughed pushing him away.
“I know you’ve missed me more” Varun winks grabbing a toast from her plate and starts eating.
“Get your own breakfast, she’s due to leave in a couple of hours” I shove him taking a seat beside my wife. “Where’s Ellie?” I ask.
“The crazy bitch is doing my head in” Varun rolled his eyes.
“She’s my best friend and your very pregnant wife – don’t forget” Geet smacked his arm.
“I love the crazy bitch but damn she’s a looney bin this morning. She made me buy her 3 different types of cookies. She wants specific ones” he huffs and looks at me with sadness, “Don’t rush into having kids – pregnant wife is not something you want to experience” he informs me with a wide smile.
“I’m sure Ellie would love to hear that” Geet laughed, “You’re just exaggerating, I’ve seen a lot of pregnant women and their husbands are so so excited and looking forward to the birth”.
“They’re more like begging for the crying sounds of their child than the sounds of their evil hormonal wife. I’m looking forward to getting the devils spawn out”.
“Stop it” Geet laughed hysterically slapping Varun’s arm, she turns to me “I hope you’re not like this”.
“For what?” I arch my brows.
“For when we decide to have our baby” Geet answers.
“When?” I question.
“When” she smiles at me, I reach for her kissing her lips.
“Don’t make me puke in my mouth please, I’m going through withdrawal symptoms” Varun scrunched his nose.
“Whatever the hell for?” Geet questions curiously.
“Ellie and I haven’t shared a bed for the last month because her stomach has grown to the size of a baby whale” Varun explains it so seriously that I couldn’t help but laugh at his plight. Geet joined in taking her into his arms and mockingly soothed him as if he were a child who’d lost his lollipop.
Varun was called away by his beloved wife, after he had left Geet grabbed the plates and placed them inside the dishwasher.
Once we’d cleaned the kitchen together, we grabbed our coats and walked out the door hand in hand.
I grin as we take a walk around our homely town, Geet pauses by Gina’s and takes some time admiring her new collection of the rare flowers she’d collected.
“How is your internship coming along?” I ask as we walked towards our local park using the quiet secluded pathway that was surrounded by lots of greenery. The sun peeked between the large trees, I spare a brief glance and stare mesmerised as my wife talked passionately about her internship programme, her brown eyes shone under the sun almost seemingly as if they were glittering.
“I’m really really hoping Bailey notices my efforts, and tells the attendings, I want to assist Dr Jacobs, he is one of the stop doctors in Seattle right now” she explains, her voice filled with excitedly and passion. I look confused as she pauses and frowns at me.
“Are you heading a word of what I’m saying?” she stops in her tracks resting her hands on her hips.
“I am” I nod, “but it’s getting difficult, hearing the passion in your voice Geet I’m so so happy for you. I want you to excel at your field” I tell her, she knows it already but I wanted her to hear it again from me.
“I know” she whispered tiptoeing and kisses me gently, “Thank you”.
“So here we are again” I turn around facing my husband as I have now checked in and ready to head to Seattle.
“Here we are” my husband was going through different emotions at one time, he was happy for me and excited yet disappointed and sad about my leaving.
“Surprise me, hot stuff” I tell him, he nods at me closing his eyes. I tiptoe pressing a kiss to the corner of his lips, “Say bye to me, properly. I want a proper send off”.
He cups my cheeks in his large palms lowering his head and kisses me firmly, he pulls me close entwining his arms around me and held me pressed to him.
“I’m going to miss you” he declares once more.
“Me too” I sigh caressing his cheek, “remember to surprise me, Mr. I want to see you soon” I tell him.
“I’ll bring Varun and his crazy Ellie belly for you” he jokes.
“As long as your hot ass is there” I laugh, my smile fades as my flight information is updated and it shows boarding. I hug Maan once more stealing another kiss then make my way to the plane. I already felt my head almost missing a piece of myself, I sometimes hated this 3 month internship programme that I was having to attend before I can land the job at the local best hospital. Apparently, before I can join them I had to be trained at this hospital.
“Where have you been?” Sam questions as I finally arrive to the house we’re all sharing for the next couple of months.
“You’ve been gone just over a day” Liam states.
“I’d gone to visit my husband, I’d done my 80 hours a week” I answer and head upstairs towards my bedroom. I open the door frowning as I see Lexie sleeping so comfortably in bed. I chuck my jacket, shoes off then climbed into bed. Automatically, she turns and spoons.
“I missed you” she mumbles.
“Of course you missed your favourite cuddle toy” I roll my eyes and pull away shifting over to my side more.
“How was your trip home?” Lexie shifts facing me.
“It was good” I smile snuggling into the blanket, “Missing my husband terribly, but this distance makes me appreciate and love him more. Also, not to forget our sex life is even more mind blowing”.
“Hot damn” Lexie muttered, “I miss having a sex life. What if I have to pay for sex?”
“You won’t pay for sex” I laugh, “Someone will be dumb enough to pick you up in a bar”.
Lexie rolls her eyes and smiles, “I’m going to go to the bar after work tomorrow, I’m going to get drunk and find myself a fuck buddy” she tells me yawning and dozing off midway. “You wanna come?” she opens one eye.
“No thanks. I’m self servicing until my husband surprises me” I respond, she chuckles burrowing her face into the pillow.
“You should come” she mumbles.
“I’ll come for a drink” I answer, she smiles nodding her head and dozes off.
I sigh turning onto my right side, my eyes draw to the picture frame I’d placed on the nightstand.
I sit up unable to sleep and grab the frame caressing my husband’s face, he’d been just promoted and we’d gone out to dinner to celebrate. We’d invited Varun, Ellie, Maan’s father – Rajat Khurana, and his mother Namya.
I ponder over the relationship that my mother in law shares with her husband, they were both divorced, there was a sort of love – hate relationship between them though they continued to remain civil enough around Maan and Varun despite knowing both boys know the shortcomings of their mother and father.
I don’t think I would be able to remain civil if I had been in such a situation where my husband and I have separated.
“You’re making me embarrassed to call you my friend” Yusuf shook his head, “We’ve come down to enjoy bowling”.
“I know man, stop going on about how much you’re missing your wife” Leon scowled, “I’ve come out to not talk about these women”.
“I am missing her terribly” I murmur huffing, my mind was not interested in the game. I enjoyed spending our boys night where it was just us boys getting together, we usually either went to a games centre or spent time at bowling as Yusuf didn’t drink, Leon being a lawyer had court in the mornings and me being a financial adviser – I had early morning appointments and would not be able to just stumble in hungover.
“Don’t ever say that in front of my wife – she’d want me to feel an ounce of what you’re feeling. I’m looking forward to her leaving to her mother’s for the kids half term holidays m” Yusuf grinned widely.
“How she’s still with you, I don’t know” Leon laughed shaking his head.
“I love my wife a lot – but sometimes you just want a break” he answers.
“I don’t” I cut.
“You’re no longer a man” Leon jokes slapping my head playfully.
“Your wife has taken your manhood with her” Yusuf mocked.
I roll my eyes, I couldn’t care less. If admitting I am missing my wife made me less of a man, I don’t care. I pull out my phone and type a text.
You’re probably sleeping but I just want to let you know that I love you and missing you already so much xxx
I’m missing you too hot stuff! XxxxxxxxxX
She responds within a minute.