Chapter 19 – Proposals Of Sorts
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Currently in Maine:
Chibs entered the bedroom to find Aislinn kicked back on the bed. She was in a white tank top and white panties. She had Riona’s guitar in hand and was testing a few notes. She removed the pencil from her mouth then jotted a few things down in her journal and went back to plucking. The Scot plopped down on the bed beside her.
“New song?” He curiously questioned.
“Actually, I was givin’ Black Hole Sun that bluesy/jazz twist ya mentioned.”
Chibs raised his brows on this.
“Wanna hear it?”
“Ye know it!”
“You’ll have to imagine the piano part, but here ya go…”
Chibs felt a tad spoiled as she’d been doing this off and on for him. Just singing a few bits here and there or letting him hear what she had in mind for original work. The Scot found himself enamored each and every time. There was a touch of shyness when she sang just for him, but seemed a little more at ease as time progressed. Then again, Chibs went out of his way to encourage her. He couldn’t get enough of these one-on-one sessions. The Scot ate up each and every word.
“What do ya think?” Aislinn asked once she finished.
“That was brilliant. I knew ye’d nail it.”
“Aye, ye always do Ali.”
The young woman smiled then set the guitar down on the chair beside her. She tossed her journal and pencil aside then crawled into his lap. Chibs ran his hands up along her thighs and ass as she kissed him. The Scot moaned into her mouth. He had his arousal pressed up against her and that aching tension between them built. This had him reaching over and grabbing a condom from the nightstand. Chibs had her lift up just long enough to get himself ready. He pulled her panties to the side and brought her back down. The Scot’s eyes rolled into the back of his head as he slid right into that perfectly snug slit of hers. This made their third time, and the Scot was eager to get to the part where she could thoroughly enjoy it, not that she hadn’t been. But there were times where he’d go a little too deep, and she’d be sore after. He hoped the position they were trying now would be easier on her. This way she could pick the pace and go about it the way she needed. Once she had the rhythm down, the Scot dropped his hold and let her take over. It started off kind of slow at first, but it wasn’t long before she picked up the stride. Chibs lowered the straps to her tank top and observed those lively tits of hers. The sight alone had the man throbbing inside her.
“Scotty…” Aislinn softly called as she could feel his enthusiasm.
She arched back wanting more. Chibs gritted his teeth as she was full on riding him now.
“…fuck…” Chibs growled.
The young woman regarded the Scot in shock when they hit that one spot, the one that usually hurt and had her wincing, only this time she was coming and hardcore. Chibs nodded amongst himself then rolled her over.
“There?” He whispered then drove himself even deeper.
Aislinn cried out, and Chibs was quick to cover her mouth.
“Shhh…” He whispered in reminder as Riona and Abel were in the house.
She sent him an apologetic glance but was desperate for more. Chibs chuckled as he gave into that need only he could appease. The Scot didn’t hold back and thrust with everything he had. He couldn’t believe how much this girl was coming. He had no choice but to keep that hand of his in place. She couldn’t be quiet to save her life. But the Scot found that a massive turn on. He couldn’t wait to get her alone and with no other ears about. He wanted to hear every little moan and see just how far she’d go with those cries of hers. Chibs hit her with another consuming climax. He could feel the vibration of her cry against the palm of his hand and something about that had the man throwing his head back in release. Chibs took a moment to collect himself then moved his hand. Aislinn was putty beneath his touch.
Chibs put his forehead to hers and gave a couple of test strokes, like he did on their first go. This overwhelming sense of relief hit when she moaned out in pleasure instead of pain, and she didn’t flinch this time.
“That good darlin’?” He whispered, and Aislinn nodded.
“It didn’t hurt at all.” She said sounding relieved herself.
“Hm, yer in trouble now pet.” He seductively put, and Aislinn smiled.
“Am I now?!”
“Oh yeah… I’m talkin’ marathons.” He uttered as he pulled out but with a sensitive grunt.
“Sounds like fun.” Aislinn bashfully whispered, and Chibs chuckled.
“Ye don’t know the half of it darlin’. Just ye wait…”
The Scot rolled on over then pulled her into his arms.
“Yer not bathin’ with that are ye?” He asked as he tapped his finger along the mouse ring.
She hadn’t taken it off since he’d put it on her finger.
“Is that bad?”
“It’ll turn yer finger green. Ye don’t want that.”
“But he’s so cute. I’m afraid I’ll lose him.”
Truth of the matter? She didn’t want to take it off because he’d put it on her finger.
“Ye know, he kind of looks like you.” The Scot murmured.
“Aye, ye got that wee mouse face.”
“I do not!”
“Ye said he was cute. Why ye takin’ offense ta that?”
“Because no woman wants to be cute… or look like a mouse for that matter.”
This had the Scot dying of laughter.
“Oh, Ali… only ye.”
“I’m pretty sure that’s all women.”
“And what’s wrong with bein’ my little mouse? Yer already my pet.”
“Keep it up Scotty, and I’ll give ya a good puckin’!”
“I’m just gonna pretend ye said fuckin’.” He uttered, and Aislinn giggled.
Chibs excused himself as the cellphone Jax had given them rang.
“I need you to go somewhere private, so we can talk.”
“…okay…” This had the Scot regarding Aislinn in thought.
He got dressed then grabbed a pack of smokes.
“I’ll be back darlin’,” Chibs said after pecking her on the cheek.
“Am I interrupting something?” Jax asked in a somewhat apologetic manner.
“Nah, if ye had called fifteen minutes earlier…” Chibs hinted, and Jax chuckled.
Chibs headed outside.
“What’s up?” He questioned afterward.
“You’re not going to believe this…”
“Don’t like the sound of that Jackie.”
“Oh, believe me, this is way out there.”
“Alright, Jackie try me.”
“You sure you’re alone?”
“Aye.” The Scot muttered after looking around.
Jax went on to tell him all about this Ethan Lawless guy.
“And ye believe him?!” He questioned, and Jax sighed.
“Not sure what I believe. Guy put on one hell of an act. Said he’s been living in Charming for the past couple weeks or so. He’s working for a rival shop of ours. Well, he was… I heard he was fired.”
“And how’d he know about the girls and their connection with us and Charmin’?”
“Says he forced the information out of Pepper. Sounds like we barely missed him. He was in Ireland during our first week on the ship.”
“He moves fast… too fast.” Chibs murmured in thought.
“I haven’t a clue what to make of this,” Jax admitted.
“Think Galen’s in on this?”
“I did… at first. But now? Not so much. Call me crazy, but I believe him.”
“The girls made no mention of a brother.”
“I know. But I got this feeling…”
“And what about the girls? What are we supposed ta tell them?”
“Nothing. I mean it Chibs. We keep this shit between us. Besides, this Ethan guy made it clear he wanted to do this in person.”
“Ye really think that’s a good idea? How do we know he’s not out to harm them like that piece of shite father of theirs?!”
“I don’t. It’s a gut feeling.”
“Aye, well I hope yer gut is right. We can’t have another Pepper on our hands or worse.”
“Trust me I know. I’m gonna do what I can to find out more about him. I’m not taking this lightly, Filip. I’m not about to take that risk.”
“Aye, get ta know him. But keep him at arm’s length. Don’t let yer guard down. I mean it, Jackie!”
“I’ll play it smart. I promise.”
“Ye better. Love ye kid.”
“Love you too Filip. Take care of my son and our girls.”
“With my life.”
“I draws a crow like daddy!”
Riona looked over and smiled. She had taken Abel into the backyard after hearing a little of Chibs and Riona’s rendezvous. She didn’t see the harm in that considering the area was fenced in. This way he could run around and enjoy nature for a bit. They’d been drawing shapes into a patch of dirt for the past fifteen minutes.
“What’s you drawing Riona?”
“A butterfly!” She said and held her stick up so he could see it.
“That pretty. It look so real!”
“Yeah, you is a good drawer. My crow no look so good.”
“Are you kiddin’? That’s a beautiful crow, and I know your father would agree.”
“Can we takes a picture?”
“Sure!” Riona reached over and grabbed the cellphone Jax had given them.
“Whatcha doin’?” They heard and Abel lifted his head.
“We’s drawing in the dirt! See? I makes a crow like daddy and Riona makes a butterfly. I love the butterfly!”
“I don’t know. That crow is pretty awesome.”
Riona went to take a picture, but Aislinn snatched the phone from her hold.
“Why don’t you get in there too?” Aislinn offered thinking Jax would appreciate having a picture of the two of them.
Riona smiled and hugged Abel as they posed for the picture.
“Is you sending that to daddy?”
“That’s right lad.”
“Do you think daddy misses me?” Abel said but with a gloomy expression.
“Aye, I know he does,” Riona said, and Abel nodded.
“I has to go potty,” Abel said then ran inside.
“You enjoy your little “nap”…” Riona hinted, and Aislinn recoiled.
“Ya heard us?!”
“More like I heard you.”
Aislinn’s entire face flushed over.
“I’m so sorry. Did the lad hear us?”
“I doubt it. I led him out here once I heard “Scotty” fly out of your mouth. If he heard ya, he probably thought ya were wrestlin’.” Riona teased, and Aislinn snorted.
“Still, I’m sorry.”
“Aye now, it’s bound to happen. We’ll get ya a muzzle.”
“That’s fucked up Riona.”
“Ya sure?! He might be into that sort of thing.”
Riona grew somewhat serious, however.
“I’m happy for you Linny. You’ve come a long way, and I know it wasn’t easy… gettin’ there.” Riona hinted, and Aislinn nodded.
“I have Scotty to thank for that.”
“Aye, he’s a good man. Ya did good snaggin’ someone like him.”
Aislinn started to say something on this, but the cell phone rang. She smiled seeing as how it was Jax. She handed the phone over.
“Picture must’ve worked. He’s missin’ ya already!” Aislinn said and left Riona to it.
“What are you two up to?” Aislinn questioned as Abel and Chibs were at the kitchen sink and washing some sort of jewelry off.
“It’s a secret lass.”
“Yeah, it a secret. No look.” Abel said.
Aislinn covered her eyes and backed away.
“Gotcha, no ladies allowed.”
“That’s right. Out of here!” Chibs taunted, and Aislinn laughed.
“Point taken!” She said then headed into the living area.
Chibs dried the item off then handed it over.
“You think she’ll like it?”
“She’ll love it.”
“Think she’ll be my mommy?”
Chibs squatted down then placed his hands on the boy’s shoulders.
“Ye just tell her what ye told me and ye can’t go wrong.”
Abel nodded but seemed a little nervous.
“What if she no want to be my mommy?”
“Ye never know unless ye try. Us men have to put ourselves out there. We gotta give it our all and just see how it goes.”
“Is you gonna propose to Linny, Uncle Chibs?”
Abel smiled and looked to be blushing.
“I think she going to say yes.”
“I sure hope so!”
“Linny love you. She say yes. I knows it.”
“We’ll see lad. Now go on… ye got this.” Chibs adjusted the boy’s tie as he’d gone as far as to help Abel dress up for the occasion.
“Okay. I gonna go ask now.” Chibs couldn’t believe how grown up the boy sounded at that point.
“Good luck, Abel.”
Abel gave a simple nod and headed into the backyard. Chibs smiled amongst himself. Abel had found that ring while playing outside. He hid it in his pocket and said he had to go potty. But he went straight to Uncle Chibs and wanted some manly advice on how to propose to a woman. Chibs was taken back, not only by Abel’s maturity but the ring itself. It looked somewhat expensive, and the Scot thought it rather perfect as it was covered in clovers and had a Celtic knot around it. What were the odds? Chibs told Abel if Riona accepted his proposal they could have something engraved on it later. Chibs gave the boy and Riona their privacy and joined Aislinn in the living room.
She was flipping through one of the photo albums and giggling at some pictures she found of Kip.
“Look at these!” She waved Chibs over, and he too started laughing.
“He looks so happy.” Aislinn murmured.
“Aye, he does.”
Chibs wrapped his arms around her but leaned into her ear and told her what Abel was up to.
“That’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard.”
“I thought so,” Chibs uttered with a grin.
“Kid’s got more game than you and Jax put together.” She teased, and Chibs chuckled.
“Wish I could argue that,” Chibs admitted while giving her ass a good smack.
Aislinn put the photo album up then spun around facing Chibs.
“What ya did for Abel… He’ll never forget that.”
Chibs shrugged as he didn’t think much of it. Aislinn circled her arms around Chibs’s neck and kissed him.
“You would’ve made an amazin’ father Scotty… the best.” She hinted as to Keri.
The Scot went to argue this, just as Aislinn knew he would. She put a single finger to his lips.
“Ya weren’t given a chance. But you will one day… and you’ll prove that bitch of an ex-wife wrong.” Aislinn said then headed on up the stairs.
Chibs had that knotted feeling in the back of his throat. Aislinn hadn’t a clue what those words meant to him. No one had ever said anything like that to him before.
Riona was on the phone with Jax still when Abel came out in his little black suit. The young woman’s jaw dropped.
“Oh, my…” She whispered as she couldn’t believe how grown up he looked.
“Is something wrong?” Jax questioned.
“Riona, I needs to talk to you,” Abel said, and Jax overheard this as well.
“Give me a minute, Jackson.” She said and put the phone down on the patio table.
“Ya look so handsome!” Riona remarked, and Abel smiled.
Riona laughed but was taken aback as Abel dropped to one knee. He brought a ring out from his little suit and was holding it in the palm of his hand.
“I no know what to say, but Uncle Chibs says to be myself and say what I feel in here.” Abel pointed towards his heart.
“Abel…” Riona said behind a small gasp as his bottom lip started to quiver.
“I loves you Riona. But I no want to call you Riona no more. I wants you to be my mommy. Linny say be patient, and daddy will ask you to marry him when he’s ready. But I no wants to wait for dat. It too long. I wants you to be my mommy now. Please?! I will listen to what you say and be good. I promise.”
Riona covered her mouth in shock as Abel started bawling. The young woman bent down and took the ring from the palm of his hand.
“Abel love…” She said while cupping his chin.
“I couldn’t think of a better honor than being your mother.” She said behind tears of her own.
Riona had Abel put the ring on her finger then hugged him.
“I love you too Abel.”
“I wants you to be my real mommy forever,” Abel said, and Riona lifted him up in her arms.
“I can do that.”
Abel nodded then used the back of his hand to wipe his tears away.
“I no know why I cry.” The boy admitted, and Riona gave a tearful laugh.
“You likes the ring?”
“I love it. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.”
Abel smiled and looked at it.
“It fit too!” He said with a smile.
“Aye, it sure does.”
“I find it when we drawing.”
“Yeah, I no wants to tell you. So I hides it, and Uncle Chibs help me get it clean.”
Riona was so dumbfounded by Abel’s proposal; she’d forgotten all about Jax.
“Why don’t ya head inside and we’ll celebrate with some ice cream?” She suggested while looking towards the phone.
“Dat would be good.”
“Alright lad, I’ll be right there.”
Abel headed inside, and Riona drew back the deepest of breaths. She recoiled as she picked up the phone. She hadn’t a clue what Jax would make or think of all that. She wondered just how much he heard.
“I’m here…” She softly put, and to her surprise, Jax himself sounded rather emotional.
The man cleared his throat before answering.
There was a moment of silence between the two.
“How much did ya hear of that?” Riona curiously asked.
“All of it…” Jax uttered.
“Kid beat me to the punch…” He added, and Riona softly laughed.
“I can’t believe he did that,” Jax admitted.
“Aye, that makes two of us.”
“Guess I should’ve moved a little faster. Just too slow for Abel’s sake.” Jax teased, and Riona gave a tearful laugh.
“Riona, no matter what happens. You are his mother. Alright? I won’t let anything get in the way of that. I give you and Abel my word. I won’t interfere or let anyone else. Now go. Enjoy some ice cream with our son.”
The way he said this had Riona in literal sobs.
“Don’t do that babe…” Jax pleaded as that wasn’t his intention.
“I’m tryin’ but ya two are killin’ me. There’s only so much a woman can take ya know?”
“I’d say I’m sorry…” Jax teased, and Riona managed to laugh.
“I love you. We love you, Riona. I can’t wait to show you how much. Now go, before Abel ends up getting that annulled for being late to your first date!” Jax jested once again.
“Need some help there lad?” Chibs offered as he entered the kitchen and found Abel up on a chair.
He had it pulled up towards the fridge and was reaching for the ice cream. Abel peered back with a big ole grin.
“I no need help. I getting ice cream. Riona my mommy now, Uncle Chibs!”
Chibs fist bumped Abel, and he giggled.
“Do we have cherries and chocolate syrup? I wants to surprise my mommy!”
“Aye, we sure do. I got them just for you lad.” Chibs said and helped Abel gather what all he needed.
“We can’t forgets the whip cream. That her favorite!”
Chibs nodded and helped Abel down. Abel went on to grab a couple bowls and spoons. Chibs got everything out but let Abel put it together. Riona entered the kitchen just as Abel was putting the bowls of ice cream down.
“I makes it all by myself!” Abel happily announced and Riona smiled as Abel pulled out one of the chairs.
“Such the gentleman.”
“Yeah, Uncle Chibs told me how to do everything! I take care of my mommy!”
“Thank you, Abel.” Her voice trembled with emotion and Chibs gave her shoulder a gentle squeeze before grabbing a six pack of beer and leaving them to it.
“Psst…” Chibs hissed gathering Aislinn’s attention as she was writing in her journal.
He held up the six pack then gestured towards the smokes poking out of his shirt pocket. Aislinn smiled then closed her journal. She followed the Scot outside and into the lighthouse. They kicked back on the staircase and shared that six-pack of beer and smokes.
Abel and Riona’s date:
“Is you done?” Abel asked, and Riona nodded.
Abel climbed on down and gathered the bowls. He took them to the sink and rinsed them out.
“Abel love, ya don’t have to do that.”
“I gots it, mommy!” Abel proudly put, and Riona swallowed back that urge to cry.
She hadn’t expected this at all. It melted Riona’s heart every time he referred to her as his mother. She never realized just how prideful something like that could feel. She’d always wanted children… Nicholas, however, made it perfectly clear he didn’t want children. But he didn’t mention anything about that until after they were married. Riona felt as though she were led on giving Nicholas knew she wanted children. Considering their history… It was a good thing a child wasn’t brought into that marriage. She’d never forgive herself if she had brought an innocent child into that train wreck.
“Aren’t I supposed to take care of you?” Riona hinted, and Abel shrugged.
“But I wants to take care of you though.”
Abel crawled back into his chair and handed Riona one of his coloring books.
“We can colors and puts them on the fridge when we’re done. We send daddy a picture too!”
“Sounds like a plan.”
Half an hour went by, and they were on their second page when Abel looked to Riona.
“If you marry my daddy. Will you has a baby?”
Riona gathered this nervous vibe, and half laughed.
“Why do you ask?”
“Because I no wants you to have one right now. Maybe later…”
“Yeah but I wants to have a baby brother.”
“Is that so?”
“Yeah. I will shares my room with him. Then we can play and be best friends.”
“I think that’d be wonderful. But what if you have a wee sister?”
Abel laughed like that was the funniest thing.
“I guess dat be okay. But I want a baby brother too. So then we has both. Daddy will have to get a new house so if I has a sister she have her own room. I no want girl stuff in my room just boy stuff.”
Riona laughed so hard she snorted.
“And what would their names be?” She said playing along.
“I dunno,” Abel said as he kept coloring but looked to be in thought.
“I has a friend name Ryder. Dat is a cool name. Maybe I has a baby brother name Ryder Teller.”
“Oh, I like that!” Riona said and meant it.
She was blown away and thought that name rather perfect, especially for the son of a biker.
“I’ll keep that name in mind.”
“If you and daddy has a boy baby?”
Abel smiled real big.
“I likes that. I will take care of him.”
“But what if it’s a baby sister? We need a name for her too.”
“I no know many girl names.”
“How about I name some, and you tell me your favorite?”
“Okay. We cans do that.”
Riona thought it hilarious that he was so into this.
“Em… Let’s see there’s Maeve, Sheila, Autumn, Skylar.”
“Can Ryder be a girl name too?”
“I don’t see why not.”
“Then we’s call her Autumn Ryder!”
“Autumn Ryder huh?”
“Or Sky Ryder.”
“You mean Skylar?”
“Yeah dat one!”
“Em, we’ll see what your father says when that day comes.”
“Okay. But no be for a long time okay?”
Riona giggled on this.
Aislinn was kicked back between Chibs’s legs and had the back of her head resting against him. They were sharing a cigarette and on their third beer.
“How old were ye when ye first started singin’ lass?”
“How do ya mean?”
“At the pubs.”
“Ah, well let me think… Riona was lookin’ after me durin’ one of her gigs once and invited me on stage. I believe I was twelve maybe thirteen the first time I ever sang in public.”
“So how old were ye when ye realized ye had a knack for it?”
Aislinn blushed in memory.
“I was seven. But I used to mimic my sister all the time. I’d hear her sing and wanted to be just like her. Riona got me a karaoke machine for my seventh birthday. Not one of those lame ones either. It was a nice one. Some of my fondest memories are of that karaoke machine. Even ma got into it. We’d drive pa crazy with our karaoke nights. Ma couldn’t sing to save her life, neither could pa the few times he joined in. Not sure where Riona picked it up. Then again, Riona always was the more talented one of the family. I did everythin’ I could to be just like her.”
“Ye do realize yer just as talented as yer sister, right?” Chibs sincerely questioned.
“Doesn’t feel that way… At times I feel as though I stand out.”
“Stand out?” He questioned.
“Yeah… you know. Riona and I have a lot in common don’t get me wrong. But onstage I know I clash in comparison. I’ve never been a dressy kind of girl. Riona though she can make it work. She gets in those heels and boots of hers, and it’s like she was meant to be up there. But me… I get on there and look like the imp in comparison.”
“Why do you do that?” Chibs uttered with a frown.
“Cut yerself down like that. There ain’t a damn thing wrong with ye darlin’. So Riona has her own style. You have yours. Nothin’ wrong with that.”
Aislinn nodded and looked to be in thought.
“I never could get into that girlie side. I thought there was somethin’ wrong with me. Not that I don’t like wearin’ skirts and all but can’t rock out the way I want in a skirt.”
“I wouldn’t mind seein’ ye try!” Chibs teased, and Aislinn laughed but elbowed him.
“Riona isn’t a girlie girl though, neither of us are. She’s just a little more girlie than I am. But we do agree on one thing.”
“And what’s that?”
“Men are a lot more fun to hang out with. You don’t have all that drama nonsense ya get around a group of women. We found out the hard way durin’ a gig once. Ya wanna talk about some back stabbin’ gashes. Ya should’ve seen Riona dealin’ with them women, too! She wasn’t havin’ it. She put them in their place real fast. But we met Brodie and his friends later down the road, and it was so different. Kind of like your club, minus Clay and Opie that is.”
“I hear ye.”
“Women will be the first to backstab one another. They will lie right to your face and talk shit about you the minute your back is turned, while calling you their best friend…” Chibs narrowed his eyes on this.
“I take it ye were put in that position.”
“Aye, that group I told ya about. One of the girls names was Alicia Thorn. And man, talk about an actual thorn in my side. She was an American girl, pretty one too. I got to know her real well. Enough to call her my best friend…” Aislinn shook her head then came to her feet.
She finished her beer then leaned against the wall of the lighthouse.
“She played me, she and her friends. We had a lot of gigs at the same pubs and hung out all the time. I let Alicia in on a song I had been writin’. I wrote that song for me ma, and she knew that. But that didn’t stop her from stealin’ it right out from under me, claimin’ it as her own, and singin’ it on stage.”
Aislinn shook her head in memory.
“Before I could even react, Riona jumped on that stage and yanked her off it. I thought she was goin’ to kill her. I’d never seen Riona so mad. She knew that song was mine, and Alicia stole it anyhow. Riona threatened the bitch with every ounce of her life. But that wasn’t enough to stop her. That song’s a big hit now in America, and she pulls in quite a bit of dough. She sold it to some girl name Brittany and turned it into a lame ass pop song! Ya wanna talk about dishonorin’ me ma’s memory.”
“Why didn’t ye take her to court?”
“With what? We hadn’t the means to do that, and I had no real proof other than a journal. Riona was the only witness to that.”
Chibs shook his head in thought.
“Brittany…” He repeated, and Aislinn nodded.
“Her last name doesn’t happen to be Spears does it?”
“Aye, it is.”
“Oh hell… Aye, ye wouldn’t have the money to take that crazy bitch on.” He said behind a chuckle, and Aislinn laughed.
“I heard she shaved her head.”
“Aye, she sure did. She looked like that Sinead O’Connor.” He uttered, and Aislinn died of laughter.
“For whatever it’s worth. She had no right. I’m sorry ye went through that love.”
“I hadn’t written a song about anyone since… Well, sort of.” She trailed off but didn’t mention the song Chibs already knew about. But he didn’t dare comment.
“Did Riona know that was about yer ma?” He curiously asked as Riona had mentioned something about Aislinn never writing a song about anyone before.
“Nah, she just knew I wrote it. I hadn’t the heart to tell her after that. I just kept it to myself.”
“Sounds like ye did that quite a bit.”
“Why make mountains out of hills…” She murmured with a shrug.
“Besides, like Riona, I’m a firm believer in karma. Alicia will get hers one day if she hasn’t already.”
Chibs came to his feet then made his way over.
“I wish ye could see yourself the way I see you lass. Yer more like yer sister than ye realize. But there’s nothin’ wrong with bein’ you. Ye have no idea how beautiful ye really are. And ye go on about the way ye dress or how ye play, but all I see is a little rock goddess that knows how to have a good time. That’s sexier than anythin’ I can think of. That’s what makes ye real. Lettin’ go like that and showin’ everyone who ye really are. I’ve seen ye when ye hold back then I’ve seen ye when ye let go. Ye let go on that ship darlin’. Hell, I’d never seen anythin’ sexier than ye with that fuckin’ guitar and bangin’ that head of yers. Ye think it makes ye a freak and yer right it does. But it’s lads like me that veer towards the freaks. I wish there were more of us around darlin’. We’re few and far between, and normal is overrated. There’s nothin’ normal about ye and don’t ye go fixin’ that either. I like yer ripped jeans, sassy temper, and those wailing lungs of yers. And if ye wanna go and wear a skirt, that’s fine too. Just make sure it’s fur sittin’ in my lap. Ye can forgo the panties while yer at it.”
“Aye, so ya want me to follow the Scottish tradition?” She teased, and Chibs chuckled.
“Oh yeah. Let’s just make that a rule. Anytime ye wear a skirt yer not allowed to wear panties.”
Chibs nodded then pressed himself against her.
“See if ye were wearin’ a skirt now… we could be havin’ some fun.”
Aislinn laughed as he lifted her up and gave her a little teaser.
“Ye know this would make a good hideout…” He hinted as to when they were feeling frisky.
“Aye…” Aislinn murmured in thought and looked around.
“Plenty of room.”
“No one could hear us at night…” Chibs uttered while wiggling his brows.
The mere idea led them into a fiery make-out session. Chibs was just about to give in and dig for the condom he had in his wallet when he froze.
“What…” Aislinn was about to say, but Chibs clamped a hand over her mouth.
The Scot narrowed his eyes and was listening to something outside the lighthouse.
“Wait here pet…” He whispered then withdrew his gun.
Aislinn gave a simple nod and did as Chibs requested. Chibs headed on out of the lighthouse but with caution.
It wasn’t long before Chibs poked his head back inside.
“Ye need to come see this… But quietly.” He whispered and reached out taking Aislinn by the hand.
He led her outside, and her jaw hit the ground.
“What is that?”
“A moose. Just stay still. They have been known to attack if they feel threatened.”
“Aye. Never seen one myself to be honest. He was right outside when I first opened the door. Thought we had a prowler about.”
Chibs and Aislinn watched in silence as the moose did it’s thing and gradually left the area.
“Wish Abel and Riona could’ve seen that.”
“I’m sure they will before long. All the more reason Abel doesn’t need to be out here on his lonesome. What looks like a big deer to him could trample him to death. He wouldn’t know any better.”
“Don’t say that!” Aislinn said in horror.
“Just bein’ honest lass. Those things mean business.”
Aislinn laughed however as Riona and Abel exited the house.
“Did you guys see that?!” Riona called.
“Aye. Big ole deer!” Aislinn teased.
“Dat no deer. Mommy says it a moose! But I no can pets it. They is mean.”
“That’s right lad.” Chibs reiterated with a nod Riona’s direction.
“Awwwwe.” Aislinn cried as to hearing Abel refer to her sister as his “mommy.”
“That’s too stinkin’ cute.” Chibs heard her whisper and chuckled amongst himself.
“Does this mean I get to be Aunt Linny now?”
Abel nodded, and Aislinn made a fist bump gesture.
“Awesome! I’ll make a kickass aunt, just ya wait.”
This had Chibs regarding Aislinn in thought. He rather dug the idea of him being the uncle and her the aunt. Everything seemed to be fitting in, quite nicely when it came to their relationship.
“Nows I gots a mommy, and an aunt and uncle,” Abel said with a big grin and was hugging Riona’s arm.
“Ya sure do, love,” Aislinn said with a genuine beam about her as well.
She couldn’t get over how cute her sister and Abel were. Riona truly looked as though a proud momma. Abel made his way over to Chibs and hugged him. This had the Scot narrowing his eyes in question.
“Thank you Uncle Chibs.”
“Helpin’ me get my mommy. I dids everythin’ just like you says!”
“That’s great lad. But I hadn’t anythin’ ta do with that.” Chibs uttered then scooped him up.
“That was all you kid.”
“Keep that up Scotty, and my ovaries are gonna burst.” Aislinn murmured, and the Scot cocked a brow as she headed inside.
Riona gathered the ingredients while Aislinn got the water boiling.
“Maybe we should fix the lad somethin’ else,” Riona uttered as Aislinn placed the chopped lamb into the bowl.
“Not sure how he’d feel about eatin’ a wee baby!” Riona teased, and Aislinn laughed.
“Abel won’t know if you don’t tell him. Besides, Scotty says he likes himself a wholesome Irish meal.”
“Does he now?”
“Ya, sure he wasn’t referrin’ to you?”
Aislinn laughed and poured some carrots into the bowl as well.
“I wouldn’t say no.” She muttered in return and Riona was the one laughing now.
“So…” Riona murmured as they got the rest of the ingredients into the bowl.
“So?” Aislinn questioned as she placed the lid on it and left the pot to simmer.
“You never told me about your conversation with Happy.”
The girls sat at the table while Chibs was in the backyard playing with Abel.
“Don’t.” Her sister scolded as Aislinn reached for one of Chibs’s cigarettes.
“Ya shouldn’t be smokin’ but especially in here. This isn’t our house, Linny. Ya done burned one of the curtains!” Riona reminded.
Aislinn had been hiding this off and on and it seemed like every time she went to light up Riona would randomly appear. Aislinn burned her fingers, and the curtain in the living area caught fire.
“I’ll have the curtain replaced before we leave. But I can smoke outside.”
Riona frowned on this and Aislinn giggled.
“Ya take those cigarettes outside, and I’ll hose ya down!”
“You’re a right pain in me arse Riona!”
“Aye, I’m doin’ ya a favor.”
“Ya call makin’ me miserable a favor?”
“I sure do!”
Aislinn grumbled under her breath then took a swig off her beer.
“So Happy…” Riona reminded.
“Right… So I was talkin’ about pa and his dreadful habits after ma died. To be honest, I didn’t think the lad was even listenin’. He kept quiet the entire time and was tattooin’ away. He didn’t say anythin’ until he was done. He was cleanin’ me up when he said sounds kind of like my old man…”
“He said that?”
“Aye, said his father was an old drunkard too and just as selfish as Pepper. Well, at least he used to be. He mentioned something about life in prison changing that a bit. He told me all about this Otto fella and how close they used to be. From the sound of things, their relationship was a lot like mine and pa’s. Happy really looked up to the fella, up until this Luanne came into the picture. From my understandin’, she’s some sort of porn star. Happy described his ma as an old-fashioned Latino woman. She too was Catholic, and like ma, she put God and her family first, even when she knew about Otto and his affair with this porn star. From the sound of things, this Otto fella left his God-fearin’ mother for this “trashy pale-faced inbred porn star”.”
Riona snorted on the way her sister quoted Happy. She even had that gruff voice of his going.
Aislinn revealed what Chibs had already told her about Happy, only this time she had Happy’s confirmation on that as well. Everything Chibs said about the porn studio and the money Happy’s mother left behind was true. Not that she ever questioned Chibs’s word. But it felt more legit coming from Happy’s mouth.
“So our brother from another mother owns a porn studio?”
“From the sounds of things. I don’t quite know how all that works.”
“Right?! Scotty told me a while back but hearing it from the man himself was insane! He acted as if it were nothin’.”
“So Happy’s ma and stepmother are dead?”
“Poor lad. I had no idea.” Riona sadly murmured.
“So what’s Otto in for?”
“WHAT?!” Riona questioned in shock.
“Aye, ya wouldn’t think it huh? Such a nice fella.” Aislinn said but felt like a hypocrite the moment the words left her mouth.
Riona recoiled as she too was thinking the same thing. Everyone in this house had taken a life, including that of Abel, even if it was in self-defense. That wasn’t considered murder but still.
“Who’d he kill?”
“Didn’t say. I’m not sure he even knows to be honest.”
“That’s the craziest thing. I would’ve never guessed. Granted he scared the hell out of me.”
“How?” Aislinn curiously questioned.
“There was just somethin’ about him. He seemed like a real shady character.”
“I didn’t get that from him, not even a bit.”
“That’s strange considerin’ we’re a lot alike when it comes to readin’ people.”
“Guess we agree to disagree when it comes to that Otto fella. I like him.” Aislinn said with a shrug.
“Well I did… up until I found out how he hurt Happy. Can’t forgive somethin’ like that.”
“So I was right…” Riona uttered with an egotistical smirk.
“Stuff it, Riona.”
Aislinn leaned back and looked to be in thought.
“What is it?”
“Just between us…” Aislinn whispered, and Riona nodded in agreement.
“I think Happy killed his stepmother…”
“Are you serious?!”
“Aye. Just somethin’ about it. He mentioned the car wreck. But there was somethin’ in his eyes Riona. I’m tellin’ ya the man had that look. It’s like he was tellin’ me he did it without so much as sayin’ the words. If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear he was givin’ me his confession in a roundabout way.”
“Ya really think so?”
“Aye, I’d be willin’ to bet on that.”
“Ya maybe right. But didn’t ya say she died in a car wreck?”
“I think Happy set it up Riona. The man had no love for that woman. All he saw was his father’s betrayal and how he hurt his ma. Man sure did love his ma too. Ya should’ve seen the look on his face when he talked about her.”
“Well, that would certainly explain his decision if you’re right. Boy’s and their momma’s, ya don’t get in the way of that.”
“Right?!” Aislinn leaned back however and with this certain beam.
“Abel’s gonna be a momma’s boy! Just ya wait he’s got ya wrapped around his wee finger, and he’ll be the first to bat for ya!”
Riona snorted in thought.
“He’s so young… but he already knows what he wants. Gotta admire that. Most of us adults don’t even know what we want. I know I sure don’t.” Aislinn admitted.
“Ya wanna marry Scotty and pop out a couple kids; there may be a dog somewhere in that scenario.” Riona teased, and Aislinn laughed.
“That doesn’t sound so bad.”
“It’s nice… seein’ ya like this Linny. Ya have a glad eye (crush/in love)… You look good in love.”
“Isn’t that a George Strait song?”
“I don’t do country. You know this!”
“Still… I never thought I’d see the day. There was a time I thought you and Brodie…”
“Don’t even get me started on that poor sap. I gave him a chance, and he went and blew it. I made myself perfectly clear, and he knew that. I was never down for his playboy ways and never will be. I love Brodie, always will. But he always struck me as the type to run around once he got bored of ya.”
“I don’t know Linny. I think when it came to you… he’d have done whatever he could to keep you.”
“Riona love, it hadn’t been half an hour before I caught him with Kimmy. This was right after I agreed to givin’ him a chance. I don’t know where he got that I blew him off. I had one more song, one, and I caught him with his pants down right after! Ya wanna talk about the shortest relationship ever, and he didn’t even know we were datin’. At least that’s what he claims, but I don’t see how he didn’t know. Do ya have any idea how much courage it took for me to even agree? He’d been askin’ over and over, and I finally agree and…”
Riona reached over and took her sister’s hand into her own.
“I know there was a time where you were in love with Brodie, but that stays between us. I’d never say anythin’ to Chibs. That’s why it hurt so much Linny. Brodie let you down, and it hurt even more because you figured he would, but you let down your guard and gave him that chance anyhow. I don’t condone what he did, but I do believe he misunderstood. Ya should’ve seen how he acted once he realized he hurt ya. He swore he hadn’t a clue you two were actually an item when he slept with Kimmy.”
“I don’t know if I was in love with him or not Riona. I’ll never know for sure and none of that matters now. I’ve moved on, to better things.”
“Aye, ya sure did. Ya alright?” Riona asked as her sister seemed pretty choked up.
“I know he didn’t mean to. But Brodie was the main reason I swore off the whole datin’ scene. I mean yeah, Nicholas and pa played a part in that. But I just never imagined that I’d walk in on somethin’ like that. We weren’t even datin’, not really, but it hurt all the same.”
“I can’t even imagine how ya must’ve felt with Nick…” Aislinn whispered in thought.
“How did ya go home to him night after night knowin’…?”
“That’s just it… I didn’t. I mean I suspected but didn’t know for sure.”
Aislinn nodded in understanding.
“I’ll just never see Brodie the same way again. He’ll always be one of my best friends. That’s how it should’ve stayed. I’m just glad we didn’t go any further into that. It was best to find out sooner than later. That would’ve hurt more in the end.”
“And I would’ve buried him right beside Nicholas!” Riona said, and Aislinn laughed.
“Oh, he’d love that.” She murmured as to Brodie hating the very air that man breathed and that was before he even knew about Nicholas’s cheating and abusive ways.
The girls looked over as the back door swung open.
“Look, Mommy and Aunt Linny, it a caterpillar!”
Abel made his way over then showed them the tiny caterpillar in his hand.
“Awe, he’s a cutie.” Aislinn expressed.
“Uncle Chibs finds it on the tree outside. He says there is a lot of them. Uncle Chibs says they will make cocoons soon and become butterflies!”
“That’s right!” Riona said, and Abel smiled.
“I wants to see the butterflies.”
“That might take a while.”
Aislinn headed outside and took a look at the tree filled with caterpillars.
“Wow…” She whispered and had one crawl onto her hand.
Chibs was kicked back in one of the patio chairs and smoking a cigarette.
“It’s an apple tree…” She heard him say.
“That’s why.” He said with a shrug.
Chibs came to his feet then made his way over. She regarded him in question as he climbed up the tree and grabbed one. He came back down and brought his knife out from its holster. He cut the apple in half and showed her how many were inside.
“Ewww. Not so cute now.” She scoffed, and Chibs chuckled.
“Aye, pretty gross when ye think about it. Could ye imagine takin’ a bite out of that?”
“Stop that.” She scolded.
“Come now… ye know ye want a bite.” He taunted and brought the apple towards her mouth.
“Ya best watch it. I’ll knock ya right on your arse, Scotty.”
The Scot laughed then tossed the apple over the fence.
Chibs and Aislinn were lying on the bed. The Scot had his reading glasses on and was flipping through a book while Aislinn was working on one of her songs. Aislinn peered over at one point however and burst into laughter. Chibs licked one of his fingers and turned the page to the book he was reading.
“What are ye laughin’ aboot?”
“We’re like an old married couple! Look at us! What are ya readin’ anyhow?”
He showed her the cover, and she regarded the man in surprise.
“Medical emergencies and medicine?”
“Aye, helps ta keep the mind fresh.”
“That’s still so crazy to me. The whole doctor/biker thing. Sexy but crazy.”
“Aye, crazy sexy!” She said, and Chibs put his book away.
He took her journal and pen from her hold and put it beside his book on the nightstand. The Scot crawled on over and hovered over her.
“Watch who you’re callin’ old darlin’…” Chibs whispered.
The Scot had spent the past hour or so hard as hell but didn’t want to interrupt her muse if she was working on something. So, he did whatever he could to keep himself distracted. He took the whole crazy sexy bit as an invitation. Aislinn circled her arms around his neck, and Chibs took his time. He wanted to make up for those torturous months of waiting and now was the best time considering her body had fully healed, and she too could enjoy it.
He was not only curious but anxious as to getting her alone in that lighthouse. The door locked from the inside so no one could interfere and it was far enough away that they wouldn’t have to hold back. They could say and do whatever they pleased. All this, while keeping an eye on the house as well. The lighthouse would be the perfect getaway when needed. He’d have done that tonight if he hadn’t been so riled up.
His hard thighs crowned her hips and her body closed tightly around him. The Scot’s undulating hips continued and he was kissing along her neck when it finally hit him. The Scot froze and with this look of absolute horror.
“Are ya alright?” She questioned.
Chibs was quick to pull out, but a string of cum followed.
Aislinn finally saw what had him so worked up.
“I thought ya had one on…” Aislinn whispered.
Chibs pinched his eyes shut.
“I wasn’t thinkin’ just goin’ for that marathon pet. Fuck, I can’t believe I forgot the fuckin’ condom.”
“Scotty… it’s alright.” Aislinn whispered as the man was beating himself up over it.
“Nah lass, it isn’t alright.”
“If it happens it happens…” Aislinn said with a shrug, and this took Chibs by surprise.
“Wouldn’t be the end of the world Scotty. It’s okay.”
“Ali love, if we were married that’d be one thing. But I don’t like the idea of rushin’ ye inta somethin’ like punchin’ out a kid. Yer young, there are somethings yer gonna want to do first.”
“Get settled now that you’re in the states for starters; then ye got your music, and…”
Aislinn placed a finger along his lips.
“Scotty, we agreed to take this relationship seriously. Havin’ a family with you isn’t holdin’ me back from any of those things. If what happened tonight leads to that then so be it. We’re Catholic love; it’s what we do. We can say our Hail Marys later.”
“Dammit,” Chibs grumbled and was quick to get dressed.
“Where are you goin’?”
“Lock up behind me and make sure that gun of yers is actually loaded this time!”
Aislinn reared back as the Scot grabbed his keys and wallet and ran out of the house.
“What in the…” The young woman muttered and was on the verge of tears.
“Where’s Chibs?” Riona asked the following morning.
“Don’t know…” Aislinn murmured into a cup of coffee.
She was sitting at the dining room table. Aislinn had her gun sitting beside her and was staring off into space.
“You don’t know?”
“That’s right. He left over five hours ago. Didn’t say where he was goin’ or nothin’ just up and left!”
“Linny…” Riona called with concern as her sister wiped a stray tear from her cheek.
“What happened? Did you two get into an argument?”
“I don’t know… I guess. But it didn’t feel like one!”
Abel was still asleep as Riona went on to fish the information out of her sister.
“And he just up and left?!” Riona said after Aislinn finished her story.
“You don’t think he…” Riona started to hint as to Chibs thinking he really knocked her up and vanished.
“He wouldn’t do that,” Aislinn said as if reading her sister’s mind.
“That’s not who he is,” Aislinn added as if convincing herself more than anyone.
“Are ya alright?” Riona questioned as her sister looked a bit pale.
“I think I’m gonna throw up and it hasn’t anythin’ ta do with the baby batter.”
“Aye, that’s what he calls it.”
“How funny! I mean…” Riona grimaced after seeing the look on her sister’s face.
“He better hope I don’t take one of these bullets to his sorry arse.” Riona heard her sister mutter as she went on to pour herself another cup of coffee.
“Your finger is awfully green.” Riona remarked as she hadn’t noticed that before.
Riona was about to check on her sister’s finger when they heard a knock at the door. This had the sisters looking to one another.
“Why would he knock? He’s got a key?” Aislinn murmured.
Aislinn grabbed her gun and Riona grabbed the cellphone Jax had given them. She had her hand along the speed dial just in case. Aislinn kept herself hidden as she peered out the patio window. She shrugged her sister’s direction letting her know she didn’t see anyone. Aislinn kept that gun in hand and opened the patio door. The young woman reared back however as there was a box of Cracker Jacks and a single black rose on the ground.
This had the young woman looking around, but she didn’t see Chibs or the Nissan about.
“Oh, ya think that’s gonna make up for actin’ the maggot?” Aislinn muttered under her breath as she grabbed the rose and box of Cracker Jacks.
She headed back inside, and Riona nodded her direction wondering what was going on.
“We’re good. Just Scotty thinkin’ he’s bein’ smooth. Guess he finally realized he fucked up.” Aislinn showed Riona the box of Cracker Jacks, and the black rose.
“That is kind of sweet if you think about it. You polished off the other boxes. He must have taken notice.”
Aislinn rolled her eyes but sat at the table with the box of Cracker Jacks. She opened it up, and Riona giggled as she went about it her usual way and dug for the prize first. So far she’d collected a toy car, miniature iPod, and tiny rubber ducky that she gave to Abel. Aislinn dumped the contents onto the table. There was no price. Just a small piece of paper.
Lighthouse was all it said.
“Where you goin’?”
Aislinn showed her sister what the paper said, and she too shared that confused look. The young woman headed outside and made her way to the lighthouse. She used the hidden key to open it as it was locked. Aislinn staggered back once she saw the custom built guitar propped up against the stairs.
She picked it up but regarded the guitar in wonder as there was something attached to one of the strings. Aislinn gasped out as it was a ring. It was made out of guitar string and had a single diamond on it.
“What the…” She whispered.
“That one won’t turn your finger green…”
His voice had her so startled she nearly fell. Chibs reached out and braced her against him.
Chibs took the ring from her hold and cleared his throat.
“I’d drop to one knee. But I’m afraid ye’ll pass out if I do.” He said as he held her up.
“One knee?” She questioned in a daze, and the Scot nodded.
He sat her down on the stairs then looked her in the eyes.
“I know ye wonder where the hell I went and why I left the way I did. I wasn’t sure myself at first. Ali, I want ta do this the right way. You and me… Whether I done knocked ye up or not, I want ta be with you. It’s as simple as that. But what ya said… about a family not holdin’ ye back. That’s how I feel about the club. For once in my life, I have someone that truly gets it. Yer sister, yer music, and yer words… I’d never take those things from you. That’s who ye are. Like me with SAMCRO. We get each other. That doesn’t happen everyday darlin’. Trust me. I’ve lived and breathed it. I’ve seen it time and time again. Trust me when I say yer the first that hasn’t put out some sort of stipulation on the future. I’ve heard it all. But not you. You sat there and told me it was all possible without givin’ up the things that make us… us. I took off because the words were on the tip of my tongue, but I hadn’t a ring or anythin’ ta show for those words. The guitar is just a bonus and a bit of an apology for my haphazard behavior. I just knew what I wanted and was in a hurry ta get to it. So what do ye say darlin’? Ye wanna marry me?”
Aislinn gave a tearful nod, and Chibs smiled.
“Is that a yes?” He questioned, and she nodded once again.
Chibs chuckled then took off the mouse ring then replaced it with the engagement ring.
The man was taken back when she hugged him. The Scot brought Aislinn to her feet and was hugging her in return.
“You really want to marry me?” He heard her whisper.
“Aye, more than anythin’.”
This had her hugging him even tighter, and Chibs kissed the top of her head.
“That ring is custom made. So is the guitar. That’s what took me so long. I wanted somethin’ that said Ali. So I was waitin’ on the ring and saw this guitar for sale next door. I figured it was the least I could do after the way I left. Ye needed a new one anyhow.” What he didn’t tell her is he had Jax wire some money over under an alias name, like that of the car. Names that Chibs carried a fake ID for, just in case. He had to use that ID today to get the money Jax wired. But that money came from Chib’s bank account back home. He had Jax dip into his savings in order to get that ring and the guitar.
The ring itself was white gold. Chibs had it designed to look like that of guitar strings knowing she’d get a kick out of that. The diamond… that was real. That set him back however when it came to adding on to the house. But he’d find a way of building his savings up again. He’d have to if he wanted that family they talked about. One bedroom wouldn’t do it. Wrong as it was… there was a part of Chibs that hoped she would end up pregnant. The sooner they could start that family the better. That’s just the way he saw things. But at the same time, he wanted Aislinn to enjoy what she could before diving into all that. He didn’t want her to look back and end up regretting that they rushed into things. This had him thinking back to him and Fiona, only this felt so different. He never wanted anything so badly. He’d up and marry Aislinn today if he had the means. He’d throw those condoms out and get started on that family he’d longed for. Part of that had to do with his age. Chibs wanted to have kids as soon as humanly possible. So he could live long enough to enjoy them and not be so old he couldn’t keep up with them after they hit their teen years. He wanted that chance, the one he never got with Keri. He knew this was completely irrational and rather outlandish. Here he was in a one bedroom house that he was currently working on. Yet he just dipped into those funds to pay for that ring and guitar. And now he was hoping his old lady was knocked up on top of that and they weren’t even married. He shook his head as he thought back on his own words. How he wouldn’t rush into anything like that again. He hadn’t meant for things to go like this but he couldn’t control the way he felt. He wanted everything, and he didn’t want to wait. He had grown tired of waiting. He wanted to amp things up and see what happened from here.
“The ring is more than perfect, and I love the guitar. Thank you, Scotty.”
“Ye sure?” He asked as she was still crying.
She nodded, and Chibs chuckled as he wiped her tears away with his thumbs.
“I wasn’t expectin’ ye to cry.”
“I wasn’t expectin’ a proposal.”
“I wasn’t either…” Chibs admitted but after cumming in her like that… It just hit him.
This girl was technically a virgin when they first had sex. She was Catholic at that, and so was he. He just couldn’t do that, not to her. She deserved better than that.
“Just promise ya didn’t go and ask that because ya feel like ya have to marry me if I end up pregnant. I don’t want ya feelin’ trapped. I’m not Fiona. I don’t want that for ya. I love you. So please just promise me you’re doin’ this because it’s what YOU want.”
“Ali, I done told ye. I want you. You’re all I want. Ta be honest, I wanna get married once we get ta Charmin’.”
Aislinn dropped her hold and regarded the man in utter shock.
“Aye. I think I knew I was gonna marry you. From the moment I first laid eyes on ye. I’d never felt anythin’ like that. It hit me hard darlin’.”
The young woman blushed in response.
“So we’re gettin’ married…” She said as if she were in a daze.
“Guess my plan worked all along…”
Chibs tilted his head on this.
“I’m gettin’ that green card!” She jested, and Chibs died of laughter.
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