Absolutely the only thing I needed in the world.
…Aside from the sealed envelope.
I rode the clenching aftershocks and smiled as he pulled from me. He didn’t go far. He grabbed the envelope and kissed me.
I nodded again.
“Cause if it isn’t what you wanted, we can always make another one.” He grinned. “As many as you like.”
“Open the damn envelope.”
Zach ripped through the paper with a playful glee. I reached for it, but he pulled it away, gazing over the words. His eyes flashed a bright and delighted green.
I tugged the card from his hand. He cradled me against him.
“A baby girl,” I whispered.
“You were right.”
“You know better than to doubt me.”
He kissed my shoulder. “You’d think I’d learn.”
I smirked, pressing the card to my chest. Zach’s arms warmed me, but he still helped to cover me with the blankets. I’d never get enough of his embrace.
“Happy?” He asked.
“Anything I can do to make you happier?”
I had him. I had our growing daughter. I had no doubt of his love. What more could I want?
We were a family now.
And it was everything I’d hoped it would be.