StoryLine 12/20: @Texsper and @SouthernSirenCW

‏@Texsper
*I could not have slept even if I had tried. It was better to spend the time packing and preparing to leave than tossing and turning through the night, disturbing @SouthernSirenCW. She was hurt and angry and once I sat before the fire with a scotch in my hand the ramifications of my utter need to assure @SouthernSirenCW was not harmed fell heavily on my chest. Despite what Charlie thought, I was no civilian. It may have been a while that I was out of the field, but it didn’t change the fact that I knew all too well the risks of a mission that held personal ties. No matter how good @SouthernSirenCW is at her job, she isn’t impervious to the hazards of a job too  close to you. In fact, I was livid her chain of command didn’t immediately recuse her. Letting the sweet burn of the scotch slide down my throat I scoff at the thought. With everything she has been through of late, there is no way that @SouthernSirenCW should be working the case that nearly got her husband killed, just after returning from work after losing her partner. ~

‏@Texsper
No, in my team, any one of us would have been sent to the bench. Of course we wouldn’t have liked it, but we would have trusted our team to make it right. Pouring another long shot of scotch I sit looking at the amber gold as I twirl it in the glass, the flames of the fire casting a lick of color against it. As I hear the car pull up to take us to the landing field and home, I throw the tumbler into the fire place and convince myself I was not wrong. It should not have had to be up to me to keep her from a mission too personal. If @SouthernSirenCW could not understand that then I was at a loss as to how to honor my vows to keep her safe, if even from herself. Holding the door to the car for @SouthernSirenCW, it was clear she still wasn’t ready to talk about it any further. The distance between us in the car and in the plane, crushing. I close my eyes and finally let sleep claim me as @SouthernSirenCW sits in silence reading.* 

@SouthernSirenCW
*Trying to concentrate on my book, this flight seeming to take forever as we flew home. I’d dozed for parts of it having not slept well the night before. @Texsper was still crashed out, he’d woken briefly to check where we were and then fallen quickly back into an exhausted stupor. I was grateful he had in fact, it gave me time to think and calm down. My anger had lessened over some aspects of what he’d done, but in others had flared higher. I hated to admit it, but @Texsper was correct in relation to it being personal and more than likely when I’d gotten back in the states, back in the job I would of been benched at least from being in the field working on it. My boss knew I was one of the better analysts, so would of let me be on desk duty for it, which would have chafed at me.

@SouthernSirenCW
Realizing I’d reread the same page four times now, scowling at the book before tossing it aside into an empty seat and shifting my gaze over to @Texsper. The hurt settling into me all over again now that my distraction wasn’t working. I knew him, so I knew he was thinking it was all about not doing the job. But in that he was wrong. Yes, I was angry I wouldn’t be able to take down in any way the men that had almost taken @Texsper from me, even if I’d had not been able to be a major part of it. Taking or getting credit when his team had done the job rubbed me wrong. That whole mess could open a can of worms that would bite all of us, keeping a lid on the fact civilians, and in some cases military personnel went vigilante and did it on American soil. Would have enemies and the press salivating. Which raised my blood pressure just thinking about it. I knew @Texsper and his guys would cover their asses as best they could but my team and I would have to do some to explain and cover things.

@SouthernSirenCW
Shaking my head, realizing my hands had clenched into fists when a cramp shoots through my palm. Slowly shaking them out, breathing deeply as I rise making my way to the small galley to grab a bottled water. Twisting it sharply, my eyes starting to sting as I hear the pilot over the speaker letting us know we were twenty minutes from landing. I hated this, the argument, distance between @Texsper and I. Sure we’d disagreed before, and had to adjust but never had we had this much hurt between us.

@SouthernSirenCW
Grabbing an extra bottle and walking back to my seat, stopping to set the water next to @Texsper, knowing we’d both be ready for coffee when we landed. Nudging him* Jasper. *getting a small snuffling sound for my effort, raising my voice* @Texsper, baby time to wake up. *biting back the laugh as he wakes blurry eyed* We’ll be landing soon. *turning not saying another word as I retake my seat, sipping my water. I was surprised @Texsper hadn’t figured out where most of my anger and hurt was stemming from. Yes, I knew what I’d said and it was all true, but mostly the fact he took it upon himself to fix things he’d done all of this without discussing it with me. Picking lightly at the label, my expression pensive. My life partner, husband and best friend hadn’t thought enough of me to talk and plan together. I was feeling very inconsequential. It had me evaluating, did he not trust my judgment, what else would he question and possibly hide from me till it was /done/.

@SouthernSirenCW
Feeling @Texsper's eyes on me as I fastened my seatbelt, the planes decent not even bothering me for a change I was so wrapped up in my thoughts. I knew @Texsper loved me that wasn’t even a question, and I knew he’d done this out of that love. I just couldn’t see our marriage so new, and being built going this direction. We were going to have to have some serious talks, this wasn’t the way we worked, we talked, planned and were partners in all things, just because I had a ring on my finger didn’t mean I’d allow that to change. If the roles had been reversed….maybe that was how to say it. How would he have felt if I’d done…gone over his head without a word, hidden things. Startling as I hear my name called, @Texsper's voice jerking me from my introspection. Glancing up and seeing him standing, becoming aware the plane wasn't moving anymore, I unbuckle and quickly grab my hand bag. Making my way off the plane with only a small word of Thanks to @Texsper as his hand is at my elbow as we walk down the stairs to the pavement, the car there to drive us home.

@SouthernSirenCW
Drawing in some fresh air before ducking inside the vehicle, sinking into the plush leather as @Texsper takes a seat next to me, turning from him not yet ready to talk. It felt good to be home, I had so much to do. Calling @NerdyEmmett, making sure things were ready for the Holiday party tomorrow. It would be so good to see everyone, I knew @Texsper would be on the phone to @TwinklyTwat to make sure they were coming over. Briefly rubbing my hand over my face as we pull up in front of the house, ready to get started, my hope being @Texsper and I could work through this soon.*

StoryLine 12/18: @Texsper and @SouthernSirenCW

‏@Texsper
*The phone vibrates in my pocket, I just smile at @SouthernSirenCW as she grins, sipping her wine. I have been drawn to that smile of hers since the first glimpse in that coffee shop. I hate breaking the perfect connection we are sharing but I have to check the text. Excusing myself I walk into the bath and lock the door behind me, pulling my phone out to read the text. A sigh of relief came flooding out as I read the words, It was over. The details were not that important right now somehow. What mattered is my men did what they always did best, they found them and the evidence needed to put them all away for good. The Ranch would be cleared of any involvement and Charlie would be credited with the arrests. Typing out a quick acknowledgement and sending the text I put the phone back in my pocket and  returned to @SouthernSirenCW and the nearly empty bottle of wine out on the deck overlooking the ocean.* Hey beautiful,  *wrapping my arms around your waist, pressing your body closer to the deck rail, my lips softly caress their way along your shoulder, I  close my eyes, swallow and take a deep breath praying you will forgive me for what I am about to tell you* This may be the hardest thing I ever have to tell you, @SouthernSirenCW and you are not going to like it, but I hope you will understand why I did it and forgive me for it eventually. Just remember I love you more than anything. It is over @SouthernSirenCW, You should be receiving confirmation from your guys any minute now. Those buddies of mine, that came to the wedding @SouthernsirenCW, they are delivering the culprits and the evidence to your team right now. I am sorry @SouthernSirenCW, but I couldn’t stand the thought of you in danger because of me, the Ranch.

@SouthernSirenCW
*Watching @Texsper head inside to answer the text, my grin slipping slightly at the intrusion, knowing our longer then planned stay is coming to an end. Swirling the wine in my glass absently as I raise it, taking a sip, the smooth flavor washing over my taste buds as I turn back to the view, braced agains the deck railing. Biting my lower lip as I think over how @Texsper was able to talk me into staying two months versus the two weeks or so that was planned. @Texsper buying the island certainly helped his request, though I was in some ways all to happy, seeing @Texsper recuperating. The inherent strength and stamina coming back to him as we played and relaxed in the warm paradise. A soft sound alerting me to @Texsper's return, leaning back into your chest as you press close, the cradle of your arms my haven as always, making a soft humming sound as @Texsper's lips move over my shoulder. Unaware of the cliff we're about to step off of. Softly smiling at your first sentence, a snort almost escaping at the thought of being so upset as to not forg…my mind going blank the slow seeping of your words, a trickle into my ears as I consciously work to understand this unexpected puzzle. My body reacting before I even have all the pieces in place, stiffening in @Texsper's arms, my spine snapping straight and jaw clenching. Breathing raggedly as I whisper* Please tell me I didn't hear you right, @Texsper? Please…

‏@Texsper
*Feeling the first signs of the tension growing between us, the stiffening of your muscles, the sound of your teeth grinding with the clenching of your jaw. Almost unconsciously, my hold on you tightens, the fear building deep in my chest. The thought of losing you enough to make my stomach lurch.* @SouthernSirenCW please, please I wont lose you, I can’t. *The hurt in your pleas cutting me to the quick.*

@SouthernSirenCW
*drawing in a succession of breaths and counting to ten, clamping down on my temper, the fear in @Texpser’s voice registering and in some ways amping my anger up. Speaking harshly as the full scope of what’s happened hits me* Lose me? Do you have any idea…*trailing off my words choking up behind the lump forming in my throat* Do you not remember me asking you to keep your piece on you, @Texsper.  Practically begging you to do so? Trying to hand you one of mine…*unconsciously shaking my head, my whole form starting to vibrate in @Texpser’s tight hold*

‏@Texsper
*Somehow I seem to think holding you tight, caught between my body and the rail will keep you with me, knowing that your physical presence is nothing without your heart and mind. I loosen my death grip* @SouthernSirenCW you were right then, I should have never walked out of the house unarmed. It almost cost us everything. @SouthernSirenCW, but this time I am right. I know you are amazing at what you do. I also know you. *turning you in my arms to face each other, I look into your eyes, a vast ocean now separating us inside them* This is personal. It wouldn’t be like every other case, not to you and not to them. You know as well as I when it is personal it is too risky.

@SouthernSirenCW
*tilting my jaw up, eyes locked on @Texsper's as I set my wine glass down. Knowing a snapped stem and cut hand are not needed at the moment* You're wrong, @Texsper. First you have no clue, none. I had to sit and listen while you were shot, unable to do anything. Your  gasping breaths, going silent with my name being the last on your lips, all of that is in here. *thumping my fist to my chest over my heart* And in here. *raising my hand to my head, tugging my hair my head shaking back and forth* One more nightmare to add to the slew of others I have running rampant in my psyche. *pulling out of your arms to turn, pacing across the stone deck my back to you* You’ve undermined my authority with my men, questioned my competency in my job, *hands fisting tight, the sting of my nails digging into the skin of my palms* and in my own judgement of who I am. I understand not wanting to lose me, but you also hid things from me, @Texsper *spinning around to face you, unaware of the tears of hurt and anger giving my eyes a wet sheen* I understand fear of loss, believe me I do and you /know/ that so please @Texsper…explain how you still came to this conclusion. That the result would be worth it. Fear cannot stop you from living, we both know this. You helped me to remember that, @Texsper.

‏@Texsper
*Guilt envelopes me, a suffocating hold rising up around me. If I had just kept that gun tucked into my waistband. I know that wouldn’t have been a guarantee, that the likelihood was I wouldn’t have endured just one shot. I know the only reason I lived was being unarmed, but now is not the time to dredge that up. Struggling to find a way to tell @SouthernSirenCW that I never intended to insult her I just can’t help thinking about what I would have done had it been her lying there, not knowing if she would live or die. That is exactly the thinking that made having my team come in sound like such a good idea.* You are right Charlie, I didn’t think about the result, I was too busy thinking I couldn’t bear to have the same assholes that shot me get anywhere near you, I couldn’t think of anything but what you must have went through watching me lay there, and not knowing. I couldn’t bare to face that if it happened because of me, the Ranch. *the need to wipe @SouthernSirenCW tears overwhelms me, I lift my hand to reach up and the look of hurt and anger stops me. Dropping my hand I turn away from @SouthernSirenCW, looking out over the view that seems to have lost its magnificence*

@SouthernSirenCW
*tightening my fist, turning my eyes from @Texsper's back* Jasper…you know this is my job. Whether it's your ranch or somewhere else the potential for injury is high. I….*swallowing thickly my throat constricting with each harsh memory, the words and distance between us painful* you've seen my scars, you know the ones that landed me back on @NerdyEmmett's door step. *reaching up to wipe my hand over my face, my anger surging again* You encouraged me to go back to work, you married me knowing I was a federal agent, @Texsper. Did you think I was going to sit at some desk and look pretty, Jasper? *scoffing at the thought*

‏@Texsper
*An unrepentant grin at the thought of you being a mere poster girl quickly flashes before I can squelch it* No @SouthernSirenCW, don’t. going back to work was what you wanted and needed and you are exceptional at your job. I would never do anything but encourage you. But do you have any fucking idea just how hard it is to know you are always in danger? *my voice raises unintentionally, I can hear it shaking in the terror that comes with the thoughts.* I can’t bear to lose you, I can’t bear to go through what you went through, I am not as strong as you are @SouthernSirenCW. I know how angry you are now. *hating what I have done* Please tell me you will come to forgive me. @SouthernSirenCW
*striding forward, grabbing @Texsper's shoulder and tugging you around to face me, blood boiling at the shrill sound of the phone going off just inside the door.* Fucking idea? *blinking in disbelief, my eyes sweeping over your face as my voice rises, meeting the volume of your own* How could you think I wouldn't? *the tremble in @Texsper's voice and fear in in your eyes the only thing holding me in check from exploding fully* What makes you think I am stronger, or I could bear to lose you, @Texsper. *my arms wrapping around my middle as I stagger back from you, the abyss of pain I’d faced when you’d been shot, still there, buried in my mind* Jasper I..just give me space. If it was only anger it would be easier. *feeling my tears finally spill over, wetting my cheeks, turning into the house, holding myself together by a thread* Don’t we have a plane to catch for the holidays, @Texsper? I’m ready to go home now, please.

‏@Texsper
Alright @SouthernSirenCW, I will call for the plane, we won’t be able to leave until morning. We still have to pack and *trailing off, I shake my head* Charlie, I love you, no matter what, I love you. *walking away to the privacy of the office to call, I can’t help the tears that well and begin to fall with the realization of just how badly I have screwed up.*

@SouthernSirenCW
*turning enough to catch a glimpse of @Texsper's back as he walked into the office, voice but a whisper of air* I love you too. *sniffing away the tears, my anger warring with my hurt as I spy the phone on the table. Moving towards the bedroom, knowing I need to start packing*

StoryLine 11/19: @Texsper and @SouthernSirenCW

@SouthernSirenCW

*sliding from our bed, my gaze drifting over @Texsper's sleeping form as I quietly move across the room. Snagging my robe up, slipping it on and loosely tying it as I step out onto the balcony. The starry sky seeming to go on in unending sweeps, reflecting down onto the ocean below. Sighing, leaning forward against the railing, eyes falling shut as the warm breeze caresses over my skin. Whispering low* I wish… *letting my words trail off, giving my head a firm shake to dispel thoughts of the impossible. To much needed doing and for that we would need to head home soon. This heaven, our oasis away from all the problems and stress facing us at home would come to an end soon enough.*

@SouthernSirenCW

*Tracing the pad of my finger over the stone it was resting against, smiling as I remember the plane ride here. Curling up into @Texsper's side, I realized maybe, finally I was getting a little used to the luxury of having our own plane on hand. Remembering the soft laugh of disbelief leaving me, causing @Texsper to give me a raised brow and curious look. Knowing I’d never admit those thoughts to him, then or now I had hurriedly brought up the subject of his friends showing up for the wedding, they had been an unexpected but happy surprise. Frowning as my mind is brought back to the present, recalling @Texsper's face, his eyes, there was something he wasn't telling me. I hadn't pushed, so much had happened I knew we both needed to leave things behind for that small window of time we had.*

@Texsper

*A dip in the bed brings me from the light doze I had been lulled into by the sound of water washing over the beach, the faint smell of @SouthernSirenCW's perfume and the incredible lovemaking of the early morning. My eyes closed, still breathing lightly I let her get up and listen to her soft footfalls make their way to the balcony, the faint rustling of silk wrapping around her body. @SourthernSirenCW whispers and I feel my chest tighten. Married not quite a month and my wife is wishing for something I am not giving her. I swallow hard and fight the guilt of not sharing my friends true purpose for being at the ranch.*

@SouthernSirenCW

*Leaning forward, the stone biting into my abdomen as I take in the gorgeous view. Moon just starting to reflect off the water, the sound of the whitecaps hitting the rocks below, the whisper of it moving over the sandy beach close by creating a crescendo I’d miss when back in the states. The peace and slow atmosphere lending to the tranquility I thought was far gone from our lives, worry over my husband safety and well being was eased here. No threats looming around corners and guns aiming for @Texsper*

@Texsper

*Maybe I should tell her, maybe my wife will understand, but I know @SouthernSirenCW the FBI AIC will not, she will be furious, I just know I will not let anything happen to her and she can’t lose anyone else in her life. My team handles this, it is what they do, what we always did. Even if she is angry, at least she is alive and her team is whole. I turn onto my side and close my eyes again, wishing it didn’t have to be this way, secrets creeping into our marriage from its first day.*

@SouthernSirenCW

*Giving a quick glance over my shoulder, hearing the sheets rustle, the sound of skin whispering over the luxurious cotton not wanting @Texsper awake. The beginnings of an internal argument forming, thinking about pulling out my files. I’d left them untouched, packed away for the the entire length of time we had been here. Hadn’t even wanted or tried to check my emails The only contact was a few messages coming in on the Sat phone, feeling my temper grow at just the remembrance of those calls. The guide I had placed with @NerdyEmmett and @Wren_Hammonds calling me to let me know they had taken off on their own. Bear and I would be having words. To have our last real conversation be that awful argument. If anything happened to him..I’d..I don’t even know what I’d do. Something in me would break and never heal. In some ways, it was happening with him not calling. He’d never done this and I didn’t understand, this proclivity of his now, he always shared with me and I him. Blinking rapidly as my sight blurs, my hand lifting to brush over my cheeks not wanting to cry over this again, I scramble for my justified anger, pushing the hurt away. as much as I could. Biting my lower lip to keep the any sounds from escaping, aided by the breeze and ocean rolling below*

@Texsper

*Lying still, realizing @SouthernSirenCW needed her space right now, I wondered how much things with @NerdyEmmett were bothering her. It was certainly odd that he wasn’t respecting his sister’s wishes and her attempts to keep him safe. I know it was hard to have a sister, someone you feel responsible to protect, that protects you instead. Hell, it was hard for me to get used to as well, my firecracker of a wife. I had never been accustomed to someone else taking care of me the way @SouthernSirenCW does. Sure my parents as a child, my team has always had my back, but this, this was different. Maybe I should call @NerdyEmmett, talk to him.*

@SouthernSirenCW

*I didn’t want @Texsper up and seeing me upset. We’d already had that conversation, the one where I asked him to let me handle it, I still don’t believe his nod of agreement. He wouldn’t be happy with me out here crying on my own, he’d expect me to turn to him and rightly so. Normally I would without hesitation, with this…I was actually a bit worried for @NerdyEmmett, if he thought I hit hard*

@SouthernSirenCW

*Dragging in a few deep breathes smacking my hand against my thigh. I had to much to do to have a pity party now, turning sharply back into the room, grabbing the bag sitting the corner. My briefcase carrying all I needed to do a quick check on things back home. Those that had shot @Texsper were still on the loose and I wanted…. no needed them found. Flipping open my laptop, firing it up, pulling out a few of the files to glance over as I waited for it to boot my impatience growing*

@Texsper

*Hearing the laptop power up and @SouthernSirenCW's fingers flying over the keyboard, I let my mind wander not knowing how far this is going to go. This rift that is wedging its way between us can not destroy us. I won't let it. Laying, letting my chest rise and fall, knowing @SouthernSirenCW needs to do this on her own. If I didn’t let her, she’d just be angry with me on top of everything else.*

@SouthernSirenCW

*Leaning back in my chair doing a quick check on @Texsper, seeing he was still asleep, watching the slow rise and fall of his back for a moment. Turning back to the screen, pulling up the browser I needed and Bureau’s internal email. Grateful even out here we had WiFi. Typing out a quick message, requesting current status and files to be sent encrypted and via secured lines. Knowing that should do it, the information would most likely be in my inbox in the morning. Sending a email to @TwinklyTwat while I was on here. “Dear Chel, we are having a lovely time. Thank you again and see you when we get home. Love Charlie and @Texsper ” Hitting send, shutting everything down and lifting to put it all in the bag again. Lowering it back to the table slowly, eyes moving to and from the bedroom doorway down to the files. Reaching up to run my fingers through my hair, pushing it aside as the thoughts intrude, of @Texsper thinking I was hiding things, leaning back on the lounge exhausted suddenly.

@SouthernSirenCW 

*Hating that I’d felt the need to do this, but also knowing I had too, I needed to know and @Texsper… I already knew was going to be stubborn. If I was back in the field, then I was hitting it running especially with this case being about him. Our home, what would always be @Texsper's home base needed to be safe for everyone. I knew the edginess would have to be worked through and at this point I wasn't sure if it was him being shot or the job looming in front of me. Rubbing a hand over my eyes, rising to my feet feeling drained as I walk over to stand in the bedroom doorway, the large bed and @Texsper's form inviting..yet I can't..needing a few moments of that tranquility back, the peace I shattered by peeking towards reality that was bearing down on us like a freight train*

@Texsper

*Hearing @SouthernSirenCW walk back onto the balcony, I stir and finally after several long minutes of silence swing my legs over the side of the bed, stand and walk out to @SouthernSirenCW, wrapping my arms around your waist, my lips trailing along your neck, judging the fabric down kissing your shoulder* The view is nearly as beautiful as you. Do you like it here @SouthernSirenCW?

@SouthernSirenCW

*So focused on the lull of the waves, the first indication I’m not alone the heat coming off @Texsper seconds before your touch. My whole being relaxing instantly, unconsciously tilting my head giving @Texsper better access to my neck as my back molds into the warm safe haven of @Texsper ‘s chest, humming softly eyes closing* Flatterer. *laughing quietly* Yes, I love it here @Texsper *sliding my hands over your forearms, feeling the muscles flex under my fingertips* Do you, @Texsper?

@Texsper

Mmm, *kissing lightly along your neck, now tilted giving me better access* I love being here with you @SouthernSirenCW. *I whisper into your ear, letting my teeth skim the lobe playfully, wrapping my arms tighter around @SouthernSirenCW waist, pressing my chest against you and resting my chin on your shoulder.* The waves lulled me to sleep, guess you couldn’t resist coming out to enjoy them @SouthernSirenCW?

@SouthernSirenCW

*shivering under you the touch* Mm, it’s all the exposed skin, all the time isn’t it @Texsper *smiling as I rub my cheek against yours, my tone playful and teasing. Turning my head slightly to kiss the corner of @Texsper lips, my body tensing briefly at your assumption, wetting my lips* I…no baby, I couldn’t. *swallowing thickly, my guilt growing as I nip your jaw, wanting to distract us both* @Texsper I wish we could stay. This paradise makes me not want to go home. *pressing closer, breathing you in and pushing all else away*

@Texsper

*chuckles into your hair, wondering if this is the right time* I know what you mean babe. I do have to say, honeymooning with you has to be one of my favorite things and yeah the clothing optional doesn’t hurt @SouthernSirenCW, but honestly, I am glad you like it here @SouthernSirenCW. *twisting my hand in your hair, kissing at the flesh revealed* We now have a reason to come back whenever we want to @SouthernSirenCW. *The broad smile spreads hidden in your hair*

@SouthernSirenCW

*grinning, loving the relaxed tone of your voice, biting back an ever present moan at the tug on my hair. @Texsper words slowly filtering in, freezing in place as I add up what I know of you and your words, matching them quickly* You…*croaking out lowly, having to clear my throat* You didn’t, @Texsper *trying to turn to face you, your hold tightening* Jasper…tell me you didn’t do what I’m thinking you did. *small buzz of excitement running through me, squashing it as I think f the excessiveness of it*

@Texsper

*kissing the back of your head, laughing as you attempt to break my hold around you* What? *grinning at the way your voice cracks and that little hint of excitement that you try to quash, just a little too late, I already heard it* What do you think I did @SouthernSirenCW ? Hmmm? *distracting you, my hand moving lower down your abdomen*

@SouthernSirenCW

*blowing a breath out, trying to ignore your seeking fingers as they go exploring* You know what I am thinking, @Texsper. *sliding my hand back to run my palm up the outside of your thigh, rolling my hips into yours* Distraction won’t work @Texsper *the silk of my robe the only thing between us* You know exactly what I think, @Texsper *biting my lip on a low moan*

@Texsper

*groaning against the roll of your hips against my now ready frame* Welcome to our home away from home Mrs. Whitlock.  Before you argue, we needed a get away and they needed help @SouthernSirenCW, so it was an easy decision.

@SouthernSirenCW

*eyes popping wide to stare unseeing, all movement stopping* You….bought the island @Texsper? *muttering under my breath* Who buys an entire island you ask…Oh just /my/ husband does. Pocket change. They need help? Home away from home, @Texsper? This is beyond a plane.

@Texsper

You love it here, I love it here, they are floundering. I couldn’t bear to see this paradise turned into just another all inclusive resort that ends up rundown and over constructed @SouthernSirenCW. Now it won’t be. And don’t worry, it was a good investment .

@SouthernSirenCW

*nods, forcing myself to listen as @Texsper explains* Investment is good, and yes….I do love it here. *leaning my weight more fully against the length of @Texsper* I wouldn’t want to see it gone. Just…a whole island, Jasper. *laughing, tinge of disbelief sounding*

@Texsper

Darlin’ it takes effort to spend the kind of money we have and I dont like bejng frivolous. This, is worth it, you happy, @SouthernSirenCW is worth it. *holding your hips against me, sneaking back off the balcony into our bedroom* I love you @SouthernSirenCW.

@SouthernSirenCW

*raising my arm, sliding my fingers into your hair as I arch my back, realizing @Texsper has maneuvered us back inside* I’ll be letting you do most of the spending @Texsper *tilting my head, a slight tug in my hair a reminder you still have ahold* Thank you…I’ll always treasure our time here. *softly closing the balcony door, heartbeat picking up as @Texsper pulls me in, robe falling away quickly*

@Texsper

*pulling the shade on our tl* my wife and I need private time. We are on our honeymoon afterall @SouthernSirenCW

Story Line: 11/7 @SouthernSirenCW and 11/10 @Texsper


@SouthernSirenCW

*rolling to my side, watching you wake slowly the sun shining through the open window, waves crashing on the beach below the house. Leaning up on my elbow, reaching to brush my fingers over your jaw, singing softly as I shift closer to @Texsper* I can feel the magic floating in the air….Being with you get’s me that way….I watch the sunlight dance across your face.  And I’ve never been this swept away. *smiling as I bend kissing your lips as they quirk at the corners, seeing your eyes flicker under your closed lids* All my thoughts just seem to settle on the breeze….When I’m lying wrapped up in your arms… The whole world just fades away…The only thing I hear *placing my hand on your chest* Is the beating of your heart. *grateful for the strong beat under my fingertips*

@SouthernSirenCW

'Cause I can feel you breathe…It's washing over me…And suddenly I'm melting into you.  *brushing my lips along your jaw as I keep singing low, the sun moving over us, dappled by the trees waving in the breeze* There's nothing left to prove…Baby, all we need is just to be…Caught up in the touch…Slow and steady rush *curling my leg over yours, my foot brushing over your calf idly as I melt closer to your body* Baby, isn't that the way that love's suppose to be….I can feel you breathe, just breathe…..*running my nose over your neck, breathing in your scent* I can feel the magic floating in the air….Being with you gets me that way. *kissing you softly, murmuring low* Good Morning baby, love you. *pulling the sheet so it billows up and over our heads, shutting out the world*

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


@Texsper

*The day spent snorkeling and horseback riding along the beach must have worn @SouthernSirenCW out.  All the time she spent worrying about me and caring for me, planning our wedding had her exhausted. It was good to see her finally sleep soundly. It felt like she was sleeping with one eye on me since the shooting. Standing at the side of the bed, a soft smile on my lips I watch @SouthernSirenCW rhythmic breathing. The vibrating of my cell on the nightstand draws my attention. Picking it up, checking the text II close my eyes, chin dropping to my chest I exhale. Composing a reply, Thank you, keep me informed and be careful. I hit send and quietly put the phone down, slipping back into bed, against @SouthernSirenCW ‘s back, my arm draped over her waist. I kiss softly along the nape of @SouthernSirenCW neck and close my eyes.*

10/19/12: Wedding Part 2

@SouthernSirenCW
*gripping @NerdyEmmett arm tightly* I know, I wish….*shaking off those thoughts quickly* They would have. *leaning up to kiss your cheek* Thank you, @NerdyEmmett . For always being there for me. *keeping my skirt off the ground as we walk towards the gathering. Catching sight of those I love, giving a small grin of hello to @Wren_Hammonds*

@TwinklyTwat
*waves hello to @Wren_Hammonds, following @Texsper's gaze to the end of the aisle, waiting for @SouthernSirenCW and @NerdyEmmett.

@Texsper
*Seeing @SouthernSirenCW at the aisle, starting to walk, my jaw drops, I utter words never meant to be spoken aloud* So gorgeous, damn..

@TwinklyTwat
*hides my laugh by raising a hand to my mouth, side eyeing @Texsper and whispering* @SouthernSirenCW is gorgeous right.

@NerdyEmmett
-whispering to @SouthernSirenCW as we walk down the aisle- I’ll always be here, Linebacker. -grinning as we stop before @SouthernJudge lightly kissing @SouthernSirenCW's cheek before passing her off to @Texsper-

@Wren_Hammonds
*smiling broadly @SouthernSirenCW, thinking how beautiful you look as I watch you walk towards @Texsper,holding @NerdyEmmett's arm*

@Texsper
*smiling, taking Charlie’s hand in mine, turning to face @SouthernJudge * Hi @SouthernSirenCW.

@SouthernSirenCW
*having been cued byhttp://bit.ly/R2hcjB , the walk down the aisle and my hand being held in @Texsper ‘s before I knew it. beaming, only seeing @Texsper now, speaking softly* Hi *my hand squeezing yours*

@SouthernJudge
*clearing my throat and looking between @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper*

@TwinklyTwat
*Wipes my eyes, hoping no one notices how emotional I am. My smile wide as I look at @southernsirencw and @texsper*

@SouthernJudge
*smiling @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper* We are gathered here today to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments to give recognition to the worth of beauty and love, to cherish the words which shall unite @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper in marriage. *glancing between the parties*

@Texsper
*listening to @SouthernJudge , smiling at @SouthernSirenCW giving her hand a squeeze*

@SouthernSirenCW
*turning my attention to @SouthernJudge, smiling at his words, my gaze drawn back to @Texsper *

@TwinklyTwat
*dries my eyes, probably for the first time of many today, careful not to smudge my make up*

@SouthernJudge
@SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper, in the days ahead of you, there will be times of difficulty and conflict. When you find yourselves in these situations, I ask that you reflect on this marriage advice: Let your love be stronger than your anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend than to break. Look for the best in your beloved, rather than the worst. Confide in your partner and ask for help when you need it. Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship. Give your spouse the same curiosities and kindness that you bestow upon your friends. Always remember to say “I love you.” at the end of every day. @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper, I remind you that marriage is a precious gift; a lifelong dedication to love and to challenge daily to love one another more fully, freely, and passionately. *looking between @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper with a gentle smile* Do you have the rings?

@Texsper
*pulling Charlie’s ring from my jacket pocket, handing it over to @SouthernJudge* http://bit.ly/R2hxTk

@SouthernSirenCW
*sliding @Texsper ring off the ribbon I had it hidden on and handing it over to @SouthernJudge*  http://bit.ly/R2hHdw

@SouthernJudge
*looking down at the rings and nodding, thinking they are good choices, I hand @SouthernSirenCW's band back to @Texsper* Repeat after me while placing the ring on @SouthernSirenCW's left ring finger @Texsper. With this ring, a vow of understanding do you take Charlie to be your beloved wife? *smiling to @Texsper* I Jasper, promise to be tender in times of need. *I wait for you to repeat*

@Texsper
*nodding, taking the ring placing it on Charlie’s finger* I Jasper, promise to be tender in times of need @SouthernSirenCW

@TwinklyTwat
*peeks over @BabyTwinkly, watching her sleep for a moment before focusing my attention on @SouthernSirenCW, @Texsper and @SouthernJudge

@SouthernJudge
I also promise with this symbol of love and commitment to love and cherish you, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, to keep myself only unto you.

@Texsper
I also promise with this symbol of love and commitment to love and cherish you, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, to keep myself only unto you @SouthernSirenCW.

@SouthernSirenCW
*holding back tears, glancing down at the ring @Texsper placed on my finger, my eyes swinging up as he repeats his vows*

@SouthernJudge
With this gift to @SouthernSirenCW, do you @Texsper make the solemn vow to symbolize your desire to be her husband?

@Texsper
*looking into @SouthernSirenCW eyes* I do. This ring, a gift for you, symbolizes my desire that you be my wife from this day forward.

@SouthernSirenCW
*my hand tightening around @Texsper ‘s, unable to hold back the tears, one brimming and running down my cheek. Eyes locked on yours*

@Wren_Hammonds
*smiling as I watch @Texsper, @SouthernSirenCW and @SouthernJudge, my eyes misting over slightly*

@SouthernJudge
And now to you, @SouthernSirenCW. *I pass @Texsper's ring to Charlie with a soft smile* Please, repeat after me as you place the ring on @Texsper's left hand. *clearing my throat* With this ring, a vow of understanding. Do you take Jasper to be you beloved husband as you repeat after me? *pausing slightly before reciting the vows to @SouthernSirenCW* I Charlie, promise to be tender in times of need. *waits for @SouthernSirenCW to repeat*

@Texsper
*the pad of my thumb catching the stray tear running down your cheek, I smile @SouthernSirenCW*

@SouthernSirenCW
*taking the ring and sliding it onto @Texsper ring finger, swallowing the lump in my throat as I repeat after @SouthernJudge * I Charlie, promise to be tender in times of need. *giving @Texsper a small smile as he brushes the tear off my cheek*

@NerdyEmmett
-smiles while I listen to @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper reciting their vows- @SouthernJudge
*Smiles, listening intently as @Texsper then @SouthernSirenCW speak*

@SouthernJudge
I also promise with this symbol of love and commitment to love and cherish you, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, to keep myself only unto you.

@SouthernSirenCW
*nodding* I also promise with this symbol of love and commitment to love and cherish you, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, to keep myself only unto you. *keeping my eyes on @Texsper *

@SouthernJudge
With this gift to @Texsper, do you @SouthernSirenCW make the solemn vow to symbolize your desire to be his wife?

@SouthernSirenCW
*locking my eyes on @Texsper's a beaming smile taking over* I do. This ring, a gift for you, symbolizes my desire that you be my husband from this day forward. *feeling so overwhelmed with how much I love you, the happy tears falling unheeded*

@Texsper
*my eyes locked on @SouthernSirenCW, a wide grin I couldn’t hide even if I wanted to*

@SouthernJudge
*looking out to the small gathering* From the earliest of times, the ring has been a symbol of wedded love; an unbroken and never ending circle symbolizing a commitment to love that is also never ending. Let these rings that have been shared by @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper, serve not as locks binding them together, but used as keys to unlocking the secrets to their hearts for each other to know and thus bringing them closer together. *looks to @TwinklyTwat*

@TwinklyTwat
*Smiles @SouthernJudge and steps forward,taking a sheet of paper out my purse and clearing my throat. Looking @Texsper and @SouthernSirenCW as I begin to read* Man and woman are like the earth, that brings forth flowers in summer, and love, but underneath is rock. Older than flowers, older than ferns, older than foraminiferae, older than plasm altogether is the soul underneath. And when, throughout all the wild chaos of love slowly a gem forms, in the ancient, once-more-molten rocks of two human hearts, two ancient rocks, a mans heart and a woman’s, that is the crystal of peace, the slow hard jewel of trust, the sapphire of fidelity.*smiling wide as I say the last line* The gem of mutual peace emerging from the wild chaos of love. *Tucking the paper away, blowing kisses @Texsper and @SouthernSirenCW*

@Texsper
*grinning at @TwinklyTwat, breaking my gaze from @SouthernSirenCW only long enough to do so, I look at Charlie, with so much love*

@SouthernSirenCW
*my gaze steady on @Texsper as @TwinklyTwat reads, the beautiful words bringing another smile to my face. So happy she was able be here with us, and join in our happy day. Sneaking a quick smile to @TwinklyTwat as she blows kisses, my eyes drawn quickly back to @Texsper *

@SouthernJudge
@SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper, having witnessed your vows for marriage with all who are assembled here, and by the authority vested in me, I announce with great joy that you are husband and wife. You may seal your vows with a kiss.

@Texsper
*Not waiting a moment longer than it takes for @SouthernJudge to pronounce us husband and wife, I grin at @SouthernSirenCW , leaning in our hands clasped, my lips catching @SouthernSirenCW in the sweetest kiss, filled with love, admiration, trust and joy*

@SouthernSirenCW
*letting out a watery laugh, resting my hand bouquet and all against your chest, returning @Texsper kiss, hoping you feel all the love, caring and happiness coursing through me, the words of @SouthernJudge ringing in my ears, filled to bursting at the words proclaiming you my husband, murmuring* I love you, @Texsper

‏@Texsper
I love you more baby, MD @SouthernSirenCW *pecking your lips once more, turning us to face everyone*

@SouthernSirenCW
*laughs, shaking my head* Debatable, @Texsper *turning to face everyone, smiling so wide my cheeks will ache later*

@TwinklyTwat
*claps, beaming when @SouthernJudge announces @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper as married*

@Wren_Hammonds
*grinning widely @SouthernJudge's announcement, clapping for @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper*

@NerdyEmmett
-grins and starts clapping for @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper, whistling loudly-

@TwinklyTwat
*wiping away happy tears that refuse to stop falling down my cheeks*

@SouthernJudge
Ladies and gentleman, it’s my honor to present to you, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Whitlock. @SouthernSirenCW @Texsper

@TwinklyTwat
*throws glittery wedding confetti over @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper* Congratulations! http://via.me/-65w3360

‏@Texsper
*Raising our hands, grinning at @NerdyEmmett and @TwinklyTwat , taking a step forward, winking at @Wren_Hammonds as we walk* @SouthernJudge

@NerdyEmmett
-grins @Texsper and @SouthernSirenCW, winking to @Wren_Hammonds-

@SouthernJudge
*unzips my robes and loosens my tie, watching @Texsper and @SouthernSirenCW walk*

‏@TwinklyTwat
*waits to get kicked for bringing glitter to the wedding*

@Texsper
*too happy to even get mad @TwinklyTwat for that ONE glitter incident*

@SouthernSirenCW
*keeping my hand clasped tightly around @Texsper , as we walk over to the area designated for our Luncheon. Grinning over my shoulder @NerdyEmmett, @TwinklyTwat,  @Wren_Hammonds and @SouthernJudge * Ready to party now, @Texsper ? *brushing glitter off your shoulder* http://bit.ly/R2iQ4M  http://bit.ly/S2ZKur http://bit.ly/R2jJub

‏@TwinklyTwat
*quickly texts the glitter gods and tells them to cancel making it rain sparkles*

@Wren_Hammonds
*laughing hard when @TwinklyTwat throws glitter @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper, calling out* Congratulations!

@NerdyEmmett
-walks over to @Wren_Hammonds and pulls her to her feet, kissing her softly-

@Wren_Hammonds
*smiling up into @NerdyEmmett's eyes as I meet your lips for a quick kiss and give your hand a light squeeze* You look so handsome, babe.

@SouthernJudge
*smiles @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper as I walk over to them* Congratulations you two but I can’t stay for the festivities. I’ve got eight court appearances today.

@Texsper
*Grinning at everyone, not letting go of @SouthernSirenCW hand I grab a champagne for her and one for myself, waiting for the server to get one to @SouthernJudge @NerdyEmmett @Wren_Hammonds and @TwinklyTwat , I raise my glass*

‏@TwinklyTwat
*raising my glass* To the bride and groom!

@SouthernJudge
*smiles as I hold a glass of champagne, listening to @Texsper*

@Wren_Hammonds
*taking a glass of champagne with my free hand, blushing slightly from @NerdyEmmett's comment*

@NerdyEmmett
-smiles as I listen to @Texsper toast @SouthernSirenCW and sees @Wren_Hammonds blush-

@Texsper
A toast to @SouthernSirenCW my beautiful bride @SouthernSirenCW From the very first moment I looked into those blue eyes, I was hooked. I don’t know if what they say about the eyes being the window to the soul is true or not, but @SouthernSirenCW, from the moment I finally had the chance to look deep into those sapphire gems, I knew you. I knew that you were it for me. I knew I would be loyal to you for the rest of my days @SouthernSirenCW. This ring, this purposeful sapphire, is a sign of my fidelity, the key to my heart and all my secrets. You are my rock @SouthernSirenCW my precious gemstone, my jewel of trust, my wild love @SouthernSirenCW, my wife, Mrs. Whitlock *grins and kisses your lips softly*

@SouthernSirenCW
*choking back more tears, my heart clenching and full as listen to @Texsper speaking, his words settling deep into my soul as I meet his lips. Giving @Texsper soft kisses in return, letting my flowers fall onto the table to reach up cupping your cheek* I love you baby, thank you for those words, I’ll treasure and hold them close always. *laughing softly* I love my ring, it’s perfect @Texsper *pressing another quick kiss to @Texsper lips, turning and raising my glass to everyone before taking a sip*

@NerdyEmmett
-raises my glass to @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper before taking a drink-

@Wren_Hammonds
*raising my glass to @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper, setting it on a small table and leaning against @NerdyEmmett's side*

‏@TwinklyTwat
*sipping my drink, watching how happy @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper are together*

@SouthernJudge
*smiles politely to @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper as I set down the glass* I need to be on my way. Congratulations again.

@SouthernSirenCW
*handing my glass to @Texsper quickly, giving @SouthernJudge a tight hug* Thank you for everything Judge. So happy you could do this. *stepping back, smiling softly as I lean back into @Texsper side. Glass back in hand as he says good bye too*

@NerdyEmmett
-glancing over @Wren_Hammonds- Beautiful as ever. -lacing my finger with hers and walking towards @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper-

@SouthernJudge
*clapping @Texsper on the back as he says good bye* If you need anything @SouthernSirenCW, let me know. *waving over my shoulder, going to my truck, dreading the crappy lawyers that I’m going to have to face when I get back.Starts up the truck and waves once more, pulling away*

‏@TwinklyTwat
*waves goodbye to @SouthernJudge*

@NerdyEmmett
-waves @SouthernJudge as he pulls out of the drive, kissing @Wren_Hammonds forehead before walking over to @SouthernSirenCW and wrapping an arm around her shoulders.- Congrats, Sis.

@SouthernSirenCW
*taking another sip from my glass, keeping my hand clasped tight around @Texsper own, setting my glass down quickly as I see @NerdyEmmett head over, leaning up to kiss your cheek* Thank you, Bear. *grinning, my eyes swinging to @Texsper as his arm goes around my waist*

@NerdyEmmett
You look stunning in that dress, @SouthernSirenCW. -waves @Wren_Hammonds over to us-

@Texsper
*snuggling you against my side @SouthernSirenCW* Thank you all for being here.

@TwinklyTwat
*Puts my glass down, turning towards @Texsper and @SouthernSirenCW* You two ready for a gift?

@Wren_Hammonds
*coming over when @NerdyEmmett ,motions to me, smiling a bit shyly @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper* Congrats you two.

@SouthernSirenCW
*grins* Thank you, @NerdyEmmett *glancing up to @Texsper briefly, my gaze moving towards @TwinklyTwat and @Wren_Hammonds * Thank you Wren, I’m glad the big lug brought you with him. *giving you a full smile, hoping you know I mean it. Nodding to @TwinklyTwat * Sure Chel. *turning my head to glance at @Texsper* Yes?

@Texsper
Of course @SouthernSirenCW *keeping my arms around your waist*

‏@TwinklyTwat
*Takes out my laptop from @BabyTwinkly's diaper bag, quickly firing it up and clicking onhttp://bit.ly/R2kwew  http://bit.ly/R2kzHg  http://bit.ly/R2ky6b * @Texsper, your gorgeous wife @SouthernSirenCW asked me a while back to help finishing up this surprise for you both. The building on the hill you see in the picture is a private space for you both @SouthernSirenCW @Texsper so you can get some alone time to play scrabble and do crosswords like every newly married couple *chuckles lightly* @SouthernSirenCW @Texsper I also couldn’t let your wedding day go without making sure you both had something sparkly *laughs, handing @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper a box*http://bit.ly/R2kGTg

@Texsper
*laughs at the glasses* Aw @TwinklyTwat that is an amazing gift, thank you so much, I cant wait to spend time with @SouthernSirenCW.

@SouthernSirenCW
*leaning over to kiss @TwinklyTwat cheek* It looks wonderful, Chel. Perfect and I love the glasses. *laughs* Wonderful, and a great reminder.

‏@TwinklyTwat
@SouthernSirenCW @Texsper You’re welcome. It’s been an honor to share your day with you both.

@NerdyEmmett
-reaches out and claps @Texsper on the shoulder- Welcome to the family. It’s not so bad, I promise. -slips my arm around @Wren_Hammonds-

@Texsper
Thank you @NerdyEmmett, I am thrilled to call you brother officially now. @Wren_Hammonds

@Wren_Hammonds
*resting my head against @NerdyEmmett's shoulder as you talk to @Texsper, then looking @TwinklyTwat's computer* That's amazing.

@NerdyEmmett
-chuckling as I look @TwinklyTwat's computer- That's awesome. -looks back to @Texsper- And I quote: “It’s about damn time.” -laughs-

‏@Texsper
*laughs hard* @NerdyEmmett @TwinklyTwat

@TwinklyTwat
*grins @Wren_Hammonds* I just hope they enjoy the honeymoon.

@SouthernSirenCW
*turning loose of @Texsper just enough to hug @TwinklyTwat* We are so happy you and @BabyTwinkly were able to be here. *smiling over at sleeping @BabyTwinkly *

‏@Texsper
@NerdyEmmett @TwinklyTwat @Wren_Hammonds have you guys seen the food spread @SouthernSirenCW has set up for us? Come on let’s eat.

@SouthernSirenCW
*reaching out to poke @NerdyEmmett * Would of been sooner, but some one got themselves shot. *winking up @Texsper *

@NerdyEmmett
-laughs @SouthernSirenCW's poke- I have no doubt, Sis. -lightly kisses your cheek- Food! -grins-

@TwinklyTwat
@SouthernSirenCW *hugs you tight before turning to look @BabyTwinkly just as she starts to stir* She heard the word food obviously @Texsper

@SouthernSirenCW
*Laughing* Well there is more than enough for a growing little one. *waving my hand for everyone* Enjoy please, #Mary came up with fabulous menu. *pointing to the tables and drink cart* http://bit.ly/S2ZKur  http://bit.ly/S2ZMTa  http://bit.ly/S2ZA6r  http://bit.ly/R2laZA

@TwinklyTwat
*scoops up @BabyTwinkly carrying her over to the table* This looks amazing @SouthernSirenCW.

@NerdyEmmett
-eyes the other rental car as #Raymond pulls up and taps @SouthernSirenCW- Look whose here…

@SouthernSirenCW
*shooing @NerdyEmmett off to go eat, glancing to where you are pointing, a broad smile forming* Go eat, I’ll get him. *waving to #Raymond to come join us, doing quick introductions between him and @Texsper before shooing him over to join @NerdyEmmett before he cleared the table of food. Squeezing @Texsper hand* You hungry baby?

@TwinklyTwa
*grabbing a plate, piling food for @BabyTwinkly and myself on it and taking it over to a seat, sitting LJ on my lap and feeding her*

‏@Texsper
*welcoming #Raymond, a deep laugh @SouthernSirenCW over her worry that there will be enough food* Baby there is enough here for the whole Ranch and their families too.

@SouthernSirenCW
*glancing over the tables* I know, I didn’t want to leave any of them out. #Mary and I had a little to much fun on the Menu @Texsper .

@Wren_Hammonds
@Texsper @SouthernSirenCW @NerdyEmmett and @TwinklyTwat please excuse me, I have a migraine. I’m just going to lay on the couch for a bit. *grabbing my purse with my medication and a bottle of water, I head into the house*

@SouthernSirenCW
*glancing over as @Wren_Hammonds heads out* Alright please rest and feel better. Thank you.

‏@Texsper
*pulling out your chair, waiting for you to sit, @SouthernSirenCW then pushing it in, sitting beside you. I hand you an envelope. Inside is the the paperwork from the lawyer, I whisper* @SouthernSirenCW I know you don’t want it, but everything I own is now half yours, this Ranch, everything. You can not say no, and it has all been legally done, nobody can ever change that @SouthernSirenCW. I love you.

@SouthernSirenCW
*deflating before I can even get worked up, my eyes going from the envelope to you* I… *working up a bit of heat into my look directed at you, sighing, tapping my finger over the envelope* Fine…I..*shaking my head* So stubborn, *leaning in to kiss you* I love you too, @Texsper .

‏@Texsper
Thank you, thank you for not fighting me on this @SouthernSirenCW. *whispers* when can we leave for Fiji? *wagging my brows*

@SouthernSirenCW
*laughing softly* You expected one didn’t you. We still may have a few discussions, but i won’t fight you on something I know you already have done. *grinning slyly* I have better ways to take up my time. *whispers* Can we? *glancing around @Texsper *

@NerdyEmmett
-watching @Wren_Hammonds head into the house and Shiloh following, I take my plate and sit -next to @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper* Fiji and an East coast trip, up and down New England. -laughing lightly as I pull out the envelope with all inclusive meals, bed and breakfasts, carriage rides- Enjoy the trips you guys.http://bit.ly/R2kMdB

‏@Texsper
Wow. Thank you @NerdyEmmett and thank @Wren_Hammonds too. @SouthernSirenCW I think they all want rid of us.

@SouthernSirenCW
*jaw dropping slightly* Oh Em, *glancing through the envelope* This is wonderful. *smiling between @NerdyEmmett and @Texsper * Yes please tell @Wren_Hammonds thank you for us both, @NerdyEmmett *laughing, brow arching* You think, @Texsper?

‏@Texsper
I think they are afraid we are going to be loud… @SouthernSirenCW

@NerdyEmmett
-smiling @Texsper and @SouthernSirenCW- I will and you’re welcome from both of us. -glancing towards the house before standing- I’m going to go check on @Wren_Hammonds. -laughing as I hear @Texsper's comment- I could give you loud if you wanted it. -kissing @SouthernSirenCW on the cheek- You better come and see me before you take your Fiji trip. -glaring playfully down @SouthernSirenCW-

‏@Texsper
*laughs* @NerdyEmmett @SouthernSirenCW

@SouthernSirenCW
*laughing, my nose wrinkling up at @NerdyEmmett response to @Texsper * No….thank you. *glancing to Jasper* We’re leaving tonight Em. I promise to call and check in, @NerdyEmmett . *nodding towards the house* Go take care of @Wren_Hammonds, and besides you two are heading down south right? *narrowing my eyes* Everything is setup, so be safe @NerdyEmmett.

@NerdyEmmett
-nodding @SouthernSirenCW- And I promise to call and check in while @Wren_Hammonds are in Chile. #Raymond has the adjusted flight plans. And I’ll have him forward them onto you. -giving @Texsper a nod- Again, welcome to the family. -grins and heads to the house, waving over my shoulder @SouthernSirenCW, @Texsper and @TwinklyTwat, muttering- Escorts will be provided.

@SouthernSirenCW
*leaning back into @Texsper, watching as @NerdyEmmett heads for the house* Does my brother not know me. *laughing softly* I already have all the information from #Raymond. *turning my head to kiss you softly, nibbling your bottom lip* Ready to get out of here, @Texsper ?

‏@Texsper
Absolutely Mrs. Whitlock @SouthernSirenCW *grinning, walking hand in hand*

@SouthernSirenCW
@Texsper Mmm, definitely love that. *squeezing your hand* Everything is ready for our flight. Bags packed and on the plane.

‏@Texsper
Then let’s do it @SouthernSirenCW.

@SouthernSirenCW
*follows @Texsper , giving #Mary and #Tom a wave, everything already set up for us to go, leaving behind all the weeks of stress as we sneak out. Determined for us to have fun and relax, letting you finish recovering*


Full Pictures of some Participants

Texsper — http://bit.ly/R2lzLE
Charlie — http://bit.ly/R2lNlN
Chel & LJ — http://bit.ly/R2lhUV
Emmett — http://bit.ly/R2lFmf

10/19/12: Wedding Part 1

@SouthernSirenCW
*having stepped out of the shower, drying off slowly the stray drops trickling down my back from my hair, my mind going over the list of things for today and ticking items off as I bend over. Winding the towel around my hair before standing and slipping my robe on, walking into the bedroom, a quick glance at the clock and gasp for air as I make a mad dash out of the room. Running for the kitchen and cup of coffee* #Mary? *holding onto the banister, one hand flying up to catch my towel from falling, skidding around the corner to find her grinning at me with a cup already poured and in hand* I…*laughs* Thank you. *taking the cup from her as she tells me to scoot back upstairs* Yes, Ma’am. *taking a sip, the warm liquid soothing as I turn, making my way back to the room I was using for this morning.*

@Texsper
*Walking over to the barn, taking the reins from Tom, giving him a small smile, knowing he knows what is going through my mind today. I put my boot into the stirrup and swing my leg over mounting the saddle, clicking my tongue as my old buddy heads out.  Pulling the reins left he starts us down the old worn down path, seldom used these days. One last talk before I say I Do. I always felt better when I kept them in the loop of what has become my life. I chuckle realizing my old loyal mount knew precisely where we were headed within a few feet of the old path. I drop the reins and let him take the lead.*

@Texsper
That’s right boy, let’s go see Mom and Dad. *sipping my coffee from the travel mug Mary had filled when I finished the breakfast I knew @SouthernSirenCW had arranged, I looked over the Ranch and averted my eyes from the Old Oak Tree until I swallowed back the emotions welling up at what I was about to do.* Easy boy we are almost there. *He was picking up on my nervous disposition this morning and whinnied throwing his head back. I eased him on, pulling myself together, looking straight at the headstones, shaded by the Oak as old as my family line. Dismounting, taking another sip of coffee.*

@Texsper
Hi Mom, hi Dad. Lot has happened since I was last here. *nervous chuckle, no matter how long they were gone I still hated the thought of worrying them.* I am sure you already know and are probably responsible somehow or another for me being okay and here today instead of resting next to you. I got myself shot, seems we had some undesirables using the Ranch for illegal purposes, Charlie is bound and determined to catch them, so you may want to let the big guy know they are going down. Anyway, today is the day.

@Texsper
@SouthernSirenCW and I are finally getting married. I just wish you had been able to meet her. I know you would love her almost as much as I do. Well, I just wanted to say hi and make sure you keep your eyes on the pasture today. I love you both and miss you. *whistling, my ride strolling over, I grab the reins and hop on, letting him start the ride back. I needed to hurry if I was going to be ready on time. @SouthernSirenCW would shoot me herself if I was late for our wedding. Nudging my heel into his belly I took over and we trotted the rest of the way back to the barn where I left him in good hands and took some ribbing from some of the guys. My chest only hurt a little after the slight exertion. Time to shower and shave. A big grin stretched my face as I think about @SouthernSirenCW.*

@NerdyEmmett
-Snatching up the gifts for @SouthernSirenCW and @Texsper, I grin @Wren_Hammonds as we head from the hotel room-

@NerdyEmmett
-Opening the car door for @Wren_Hammonds, I watch her slide in and set the gifts on her lap before heading to the drivers side and slide in. I could imagine @SouthernSirenCW right now. She was probably flailing everywhere trying to get herself ready for the *big* day.-

Harvard Purple ‏@SouthernJudge
*pulling the bag of dry cleaned robes off the coat rack, I smile to myself. I hadn’t seen @SouthernSirenCW and @NerdyEmmett since that day. Walking back over to my desk and grabbing up my cup of coffee with robes in hand, I take one last sip. I had always wondered what had become of them after signing off on the estate. It had seemed like years and maybe that was the case with my memory. Chuckling to myself, I look down at the address to see where the wedding is.* Well that explains it for @SouthernSirenCW. *I knew who @Texsper was, just by word of mouth. Setting my coffee cup down, I headed out of the office.* Glad I wore a tie today.

@NerdyEmmett
-Pulling out of the parking lot with Shiloh barking away in the back seat, I reach over and lace my fingers with @Wren_Hammonds’, giving it a gentle squeeze.- #Raymond will meet us at the reception.

@SouthernSirenCW
*finishing up the last touches on my face, the soft bristles of the brush gliding over my skin, setting it down slowly, my eyes locked on those in the mirror, wishing…swallowing thickly not letting myself go there as I shove away from the counter, letting my hair down from the towel, knowing my emotions will get the best of me when @NerdyEmmett gets here. Drawing in a shuddering breath* Happy day, Charlie. Think about why you’re doing what you are. *just that, the instant thought of @Texsper and what today was had a smile blooming across my face. Stepping back to the mirror, brushing my hair back and twisting into a chignon, turning to walk into the closet. Slowly dressing, enjoying the soft glide of silk and lace over my skin. Twisting to pick up the last layer before my dress, a light slip stepping into it with ease and slipping it up into place. Snagging my robe back up and slipping it on. Listening to hear if anyone has arrived yet, hearing the small movements, I walk back over and pick up my quickly cooling coffee*

@SouthernJudge
*Starting up the beast of a truck that I had restored, ‘74 Chevy, I pull out of the lot and head out towards @Texsper's ranch*

@NerdyEmmett
-Pulling up to @Texsper's and shutting the car off, I lean over and gently kiss @Wren_Hammonds cheek before sliding out of the car. Walking around and opening @Wren_Hammonds door, I grab the gifts off her lap and help her out of the car. Reaching for the back door, I open it and Shiloh bounds out staying close to me and @Wren_Hammonds.- Come on, lets go see @SouthernSirenCW. -Walking up the stairs with Shiloh barking on my heels, I ring the doorbell and wait for a frazzled @SouthernSirenCW to answer.-

@SouthernJudge
*Pulling into the long driveway to @Texsper's ranch, I see http://bit.ly/R2fazU  and smile* She’s got good taste.

@SouthernSirenCW
*rolling my eyes and running out of the room to the top of the stairs, deducing already who’s here as I know the bark well. Robe flapping as I yell* Come in @NerdyEmmett and tell Shiloh to stay down there.

@NerdyEmmett
-banging on the door- @SouthernSirenCW! I have something for you! Open the door! -laughs hard and flinches when @Wren_Hammonds tries to calm me in my head-

@SouthernSirenCW
*spinning to run back into my room, doing a full turn* And there’s another pup about. Tell him to play nice. *spinning, bare feet smacking against the wood floor as I run back into the room, nerves starting to rev up with each minute*

@NerdyEmmett
-opening the door and grinning when I hear @SouthernSirenCW yell, I lean down and tell Shiloh to stay and watch him pad his way to the end of the porch before letting @Wren_Hammonds in before me. I set the gifts down on the table in the foyer. Kissing @Wren_Hammonds softly and muttering against her lips- I’ll be right back. -Heading upstairs and seeing @SouthernSirenCW disappear into a room, I follow and knock lightly on the door frame.-

@SouthernJudge
*Rolling down my window at the man on the horse who introduces himself as #Tom, he states that I need to follow him. Nodding, I lightly press on the gas.*

@SouthernSirenCW
*tightening the sash on my robe, hearing @NerdyEmmett come up the stairs, nerves not just from today but…the fact we hadn’t really spoken since our argument, that awful fight at the hospital. Knowing none of it mattered, he’d always be here, be my Bear. *turning to the door as I call for @NerdyEmmett to come in, tears already pricking my eyes*

@NerdyEmmett
-Opening up the door and seeing @SouthernSirenCW, grinning because that argument at the hospital didn’t matter in my eyes anymore, I close the door behind me when #Mary exits. Walking over to @SouthernSirenCW and kissing the top of her head as I glance in the mirror, seeing the tears already well up.- You holding up, @SouthernSirenCW

 @Texsper
*Tying my tie, slipping the jacket on, I grin hearing @NerdyEmmett and @Wren_Hammonds and a barking Shiloh. As tempted as I am, I won’t peek to get a glimpse of @SouthernSirenCW in her dress. Tucking the box in my jacket pocket I sneak quickly over to @TwinklyTwat's room to see if she needs any help before it is time to head to the ceremony site.*

@SouthernSirenCW
*giving a quick nod, grateful for waterproof makeup as I brush a stray tear off my cheek, turning to fully wrap my arms around @NerdyEmmett * Yes, I’m so happy to see you Bear. *stretching up to kiss your cheek, shaking away the tears* Is @Wren_Hammonds here @NerdyEmmett ? *pulling back to give a firm frown* You better have brought her.

@Texsper
*knocking softly on @TwinklyTwat door* You decent in there, cuz I am coming in ready or not, tell me if I can open my eyes. *closing my eyes, turning the knob, I walk in and close the door behind me, keeping my eyes closed as @TwinklyTwat yells out, just a second and I hear the rustle of fabric, chuckling, knowing @TwinklyTwat is just stepping into her dress. I pick up @BabyTwinkly kissing her forehead. Taking her to look out the window while @TwinklyTwat finishes getting ready, laughing as she says it is safe to open my eyes. I have something I would like to give you @TwinklyTwat, *shifting @BabyTwinkly to one arm, I reach into my jacket and pull out the box and note* @TwinklyTwat I am so grateful to you for always being there for me and accepting @SouthernSirenCW with open arms. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see you @TwinklyTwat and @SouthernSirenCW have grown so close. I appreciate you coming to support us today @TwinklyTwat and we just want you to have this as a token of our appreciation for today, for everything. *Grinning up, drawing it out*

*I watched @nerdyemmett head upstairs to see @southernsirencw, smiling and then turning to watch Shiloh romp around, snickering* Silly mutt.

@NerdyEmmett
-I was happy to see @SouthernSirenCW and smiled down at her.- I’m happy to see you too. -reaching up and brushing another stray tear from @SouthernSirenCW"s cheek.- She’s downstairs. I wanted a minute with you before you went off and got married. -reaching into my breast pocket, I pull out http://twitpic.com/b5jkre  - You needed something borrowed. -laughing lightly, I press it into @SouthernSirenCW's hand-

@SouthernSirenCW
*grinning, my eyes swinging automatically for the door, laughing lightly* I would hurt you if you hadn’t. *eyes wide as I take in what you’ve pulled out of your pocket, the laughter bubbling up as I brace a hand on the table behind me* Your slingshot? *beaming up at you as I take it out of your hand* Perfect @NerdyEmmett. *glancing down* Where am I gonna put it though? Oh, I know  *twirling my finger for you to turn, waiting till your back is to me and hiking up my robe and slip, sliding it in next to my gun, muttering low* @Texsper didn’t think I’d wear one. But with threats out there of course I would even now* There, @NerdyEmmett I have something for you too. *standing back up, and smoothing my robe down, grabbing the envelope off the table* Here, @NerdyEmmett Bear. *handing @NerdyEmmett you the envelope*http://bit.ly/R2gbbc

@SouthernJudge
*pulling up to the spot that #Tom had stopped at, I make sure the truck is out of view for the wedding and climb out. Grabbing up my robes I unzip them and drape them over my shoulders. Making small talk with #Tom, I close the door to the truck and look around.*

‏@BabyTwinkly
:Tries not to drool on my pretty dress:

@TwinklyTwat
*My eyes filled with unshed tears, blinking them back in the hope my mascara doesn’t run. Listening to @Texsper intently, one hand resting lightly over my mouth* Oh Jas, I love you and Char. I’d do anything for the both of you.

@Texsper
*Handing this to @TwinklyTwat *http://bit.ly/R2giDA *grinning* No crying Sparkles.
@BabyTwinkly want to watch mommy open her present? *shifting you to watch*

@TwinklyTwat
*Reads the card, wiping under my eyes I chuckle a little @Texsper* Too late sug, tears are here *opens the box, gasping quietly before standing up, wrapping my arms around @Texsper and @BabyTwinkly* Thank you, they’re gorgeous. You and Char are my family too and I’ve table and picking up an envelope, handing it to @Texsper*http://bit.ly/R2grXC *taking @BabyTwinkly from your arms and hugging her close* Open it Jas.

@NerdyEmmett
-Opening the envelope and reading the card, I smile @SouthernSirenCW before looking at the picture, my smile growing into a grin- Holy crap, that’s badass. -Laughing and kissing @SouthernSirenCW on the forehead- Thanks. -I glance at the clock- You need to finish getting ready. -whispering- You’re going to be late for your own wedding, @SouthernSirenCW. -reaching up and adjusting my tie- I know you have your gun too. Wouldn’t be you if you didn’t carry it with you. -Giving @SouthernSirenCW one last smile, I head out of the room.- Hurry up.

@Texsper
*Opening it, reading slowly, choking back the emotion, laughing at parts, smiling* Man I love her @TwinklyTwat. Thank you.

@SouthernJudge
*pulling the sleeve of my robe up, I see that it’s past 11 and chuckle as I glance over at #Tom and continue to make small talk*

@SouthernSirenCW
*laughing hard, giving @NerdyEmmett a tight squeeze before stepping back* I’m glad you like it, it’s very badass and you know me too well of course I have my gun. Shh. *grinning slightly* I’ll be down in a few minutes @NerdyEmmett. Love you. *turning as I call #Mary back in to help me with my dress, smiling as she shut the door* Almost ready, just need to slip the dress on. *smiling as she reminisces about her day marrying #Tom, my interest peaked as she mentions helping @Texsper parents as I slip my dress on carefully*

NerdyEmmett
-I head back downstairs to meet with @Wren_Hammonds, grinning like an idiot.- They got me a custom made desk for when I buy out the company.

@Wren_Hammonds
*meeting @NerdyEmmett's infectious almost child like grin with one of my own* Really, that's fantastic! Is @SouthernSirenCW nervous?

@TwinklyTwat
*Hands @Texsper one of my tissues* You’re going to need this today I bet *grins wide, excitement building* I’m so happy for you both.

@Texsper
* Takes the tissue from @TwinklyTwat * Thanks Chel, *hugging you, handing over @BabyTwinkly to you. I straighten my jacket.* Time for me to go meet the judge. Why don’t you see if @SouthernSirenCW needs any help @TwinklyTwat ? *opening the door for us*

@SouthernSirenCW
*letting my skirts fall into place, my hands shaking slightly as I smooth them over my hips and down the skirt, glancing up* Thank you #Mary, I’ll be down in a minute if you want to make sure @Texsper has vacated out to the ceremony site.

@TwinklyTwat
*grins, following @Texsper out the door* I’ll see you in a few minutes groom *carries @BabyTwinkly down the hall towards @SouthernSirenCW's  room, tapping on the door* @SouthernSirenCW It’s just me and LJ, can we come in?

@SouthernSirenCW
*my smile wobbling slightly the nerves and excitement getting the best of me for a moment, watching as she leaves, turning to pick up my something old and new as @NerdyEmmett had already given me my something borrowed. Laughing as I pick up the garter, knowing @Texsper will  http://bit.ly/R2gHG6  laugh his tush off over it, slipping it into place as I hear @TwinklyTwat at the door* Come in Chel. *picking up the box holding my mothers set, putting everything on and glancing in the mirror as @TwinklyTwat opens the door*

‏@NerdyEmmett
-Laughing and nodding a bit- She’s not showing it really but I know her. -wrapping my arms around @Wren_Hammonds-

@Wren_Hammonds*sliding my arms around @NerdyEmmett* What does her bo…bou… *huffing and grumbling a little* what do her flowers look like?

@Texsper
*Heading to the ceremony site, seeing @NerdyEmmett and @Wren_Hammonds and http://bit.ly/VcGD1m  , grinning wide* Hi guys. We ready Em?

@TwinklyTwat
*Walks in, freezing when I see @SouthernSirenCW* Oh Char, you look beyond beautiful *smiles, carrying @BabyTwinkly into the room*

‏@NerdyEmmett
-Grinning over to @Texsper and taking the arch from him- No work for you today. -I glance back @Wren_Hammonds- I have no clue what the flowers look like, Babe. -I see @SouthernJudge and laugh- Haven’t seen you in years, Harvard.

@SouthernSirenCW
*resting my hand on my tummy, the butterflies out in full force, giving @TwinklyTwat a watery smile* Thank you, Chel. And look at you two. Absolutely beautiful, @TwinklyTwat. *walking over, smiling softly at @BabyTwinkly* Pretty as a princess.

@TwinklyTwat
Jas loved your letter @SouthernSirenCW *kisses @BabyTwinkly on the nose* And thank you for my gift Char *hand goes to my throat, touching the necklace*

‏@SouthernJudge
*Laughing as @NerdyEmmett sets down the arch at the end of the aisle* Emmett. *straightening out my robes* Ready @Texsper?

@Wren_Hammonds
Just curious, @NerdyEmmett. *smiling and nodding hello to @SouthernJudge and @Texsper* Jasper, you look very handsome.

@Texsper
*smiles, kissing your cheek* Thank you @Wren_Hammonds am I so glad you are here. You look lovely. *grinning at @NerdyEmmett *

@Wren_Hammonds
*blushing when @Texsper's lips brush over my cheek and smiling @NerdyEmmett as I gesture to my dress* Oh this old thing. *snickering* Thanks.

@SouthernSirenCW
Did he? *blowing out a breath* Thank you for giving that to him for me, @TwinklyTwat. Chel….I…you are very welcome. *leaning in to hug you carefully* It looks beautiful on you, just like I knew it would. *smiles, pulling back and reaching over to grab the bouquet* We better head down stairs. *glancing to the clock* I’m more than ready to meet, @Texsper at the end of the aisle.

@TwinklyTwat
*hugs @SouthernSirenCW gently, careful not to crease the dresses. I take a deep breath, hitching @BabyTwinkly higher on my hip and adjusting her flower hairband* Perfect @BabyTwinkly. You ready @SouthernSirenCW? *takes your hand, squeezing gently as we leave the room*

@Texsper
*extending my hand to @SouthernJudge , thank you for coming sir, I am Jasper Whitlock, it means the world to @SouthernSirenCW that you are presiding for us.

@SouthernJudge
*grasping firmly onto @Texsper's hand and shaking with a smile* Harvard Purple, *releasing your hand* Watched them grow up and knew their Dad. I'd be the officiant any day of the week for @SouthernSirenCW.

@NerdyEmmett
-seeing @Wren_Hammonds and smiling as I walk back to her, leaning down kissing her softly before glancing to @Texsper and @SouthernJudge-

@Texsper
@SouthernJudge Thank you sir. I think it makes her feel like they are here. *following you to the head of the aisle, taking our places*

@SouthernSirenCW
*chewing softly at my lower lip, squeezing @TwinklyTwat a tad tightly* I am definitely ready. *bending to pick up the skirt of my dress before we make our way down the stairs.* Once we’re out, I’ll let you go ahead @TwinklyTwat. Can you send @NerdyEmmett back when everyone is ready? *my heart starting to speed up*

@SouthernJudge
*standing at the archway with @Texsper, clasping my hands together* Not nervous are you?

@Texsper
@SouthernJudge , nervous like a …. Yeah, I am nervous and excited. *chuckles*

@TwinklyTwat
Of course @SouthernSirenCW *walks slowly down the steps with you, leaning in to kiss your cheek* I love you like a sister Char *smiles, sniffling back my tears as I make my way towards @Texsper and @NerdyEmmett* Hey Em, she’s ready for you.

@Wren_Hammonds
*grinning into the kiss with @NerdyEmmett* Is there somewhere I’m supposed to stand or sit?

@TwinklyTwat
- sniffling back my tears as I make my way towards @Texsper and @NerdyEmmett* Hey Em, she’s ready for you.

@Texsper
*grinning at @TwinklyTwat, nodding to @NerdyEmmett *

@SouthernSirenCW
*Watching @TwinklyTwat and @BabyTwinkly head out, standing outside on the back porch waiting on @NerdyEmmett. Just out of sight from everyone. Taking this calm moment to just breathe, reaching up, my fingers brushing over my necklace. Whispering softly* Love you Mom, Dad…I know you’re with me. *my throat tightening as I hold back the tears* @NerdyEmmett has done good, you’d be proud of him. He took good care of me and now I’m marrying the man I love. I know you’d love him too. *sniffing quietly*

@NerdyEmmett
-Grinning to @TwinklyTwat, I usher @Wren_Hammonds over to the seat and kiss the top of her head when she sits down- Love you. Now I need to go and get my sister. -Feeling the excitement, I nod @TwinklyTwat- Thanks, Chel. -slipping past her, I head to find @SouthernSirenCW. Walking up onto the porch and seeing @SouthernSirenCW, I grin- Beautiful, Sis. -leaning over to kiss her cheek, I loop her arm with mine and guide her down the stairs- Mom and Dad would have loved this and @Texsper.

‏@Wren_Hammonds
*winking @NerdyEmmett as I head for my seat* Love you too. *nodding to @TwinklyTwat with a soft smile*

@SouthernJudge
*nods and points outhttp://bit.ly/R2gW4d to @Texsper* That caught my attention. Family pictures. Nice touch. *smiles*

@Texsper
@SouthernJudge *smiles* @SouthernSirenCW doesn’t miss a thing sir. She did a beautiful job on everything. It couldn’t be more perfect.

‏@SouthernJudge
She never does. *chuckles @Texsper and adjusts my tie* Very articulate since she was a kid.

@TwinklyTwat
*lays a sleeping @BabyTwinkly down in the pushchair off to the side, taking my place next to @Texsper and @SouthernJudge*

@Texsper
@SouthernJudge *grinning, just imagining a precocious little blonde with bouncing curls and a vocabulary well past her years*

‏@SouthernJudge
*watching @NerdyEmmett disappear and smiling softly to @TwinklyTwat* That one though, blowing up stuff since he was 10. *chuckles @Texsper*

‏@Texsper
*gripping @TwinklyTwat hand in mine* He must have been quite the handful @SouthernJudge

@TwinklyTwat
Don’t be nervous @Texsper, Char can’t wait to be your wife and everything is perfect *grins, squeezing your hand* @SouthernJudge

@SouthernJudge
Oh, he was. *laughing lightly as I see @NerdyEmmett and @SouthernSirenCW* Never mind that though @Texsper

@Texsper
*Nods, taking a deep breath and feeling myself calm* Thanks @TwinklyTwat *turning to face the aisle and wait for @SouthernSirenCW *

Story Line 10/17: @TwinklyTwat, @Texsper and @SouthernSirenCW

@SouthernSirenCW
*running my fingers through my hair, sighing softly relieved to finally be home. Shaking my head at the thought of @Texsper, I had warned him the trip home wouldn’t be a picnic, and I was right even with the doctor loading him up with pain medication. Grumpy was in full force till we hit the driveway of the ranch, I was grateful Tom had come in to pick us up. It left me able to help @Texsper. Peeking through the doorway of sun room, seeing @Texsper was slightly dozing on the lounge as he had refused bed, too excited with @TwinklyTwat ‘s flight landing. Turning into the kitchen to get some drinks ready, knowing the truck I had sent to pick up her and the baby should be getting back soon.*

@TwinklyTwat
*Stepping off the plane, @BabyTwinkly gripping tightly on to me as she had the whole flight, trying to soothe her with silly nursery rhymes and made up songs* It’s ok @BabyTwinkly, we’re here *shushing her as I rock my arms, persuading her to look up and see we’ve finally landed. Waiting by the side of the truck as my luggage is packed in, my offer to help having been turned down. I wait a few minutes, letting Butch run around before whistling him over and sliding into the truck, patting the seat until he jumps up. Sighing with relief when @BabyTwinkly releases her tight grip on me and listens to her babbling to the dog* Oh, look LJ *turning her in my arms and pointing out the window to show her @Texsper's and @SouthernSirenCW's house in the distance. Quickly approaching, I scan the area, grinning wide once I spot @SouthernSirenCW waiting for us* See @BabyTwinkly it’s aunty Char *barely waiting for the truck to stop before pushing open the door and clambering out, waving @SouthernSirenCW*

@SouthernSirenCW
*having heard the truck pulling up, yelling back at Mary about them being here as I made a mad dash out onto the front porch, the front door swing a bit from my exuberance. A broad smile taking over my face seeing @TwinklyTwat clamber out of the truck and wave, jogging down the steps to meet you* Chel!

@TwinklyTwat
Char *grins, hugging @SouthernSirenCW tightly with one arm, @BabyTwinkly in the other* How are you? How’s @Texsper?

@SouthernSirenCW
*slipping my arm around @TwinklyTwat waist, smiling at @BabyTwinkly and laughing softly as she buries her head in your neck* He is resting in the sun room. *squeezing gently as I steer us up the porch steps* I’m good, @TwinklyTwat just happy he’s home finally and safe. *pushing the front door fully open for @TwinklyTwat * I’m so glad you could come. *pointing the two ranch hands carrying @TwinklyTwat and @BabyTwinkly things upstairs* Mary is up there she’ll direct you.

@TwinklyTwat
I’m glad to be here @SouthernSirenCW *smiles, shaking my head and chuckling @BabyTwinkly's sudden shyness* Come on LJ, say hello *looks around as I walk up the steps, grinning @SouthernSirenCW* You and @Texsper got rid of the glitter I left I see *my smile fading slightly as I think about @Texsper and what he’s been through recently* I’m sorry I couldn’t be here for you both before @SouthernSirenCW and I’m glad you’re both okay *tilting my head to kiss @BabyTwinkly softly* Having LJ and then Mase leaving kind of took over *sighs, shaking my head to clear it before smiling @SouthernSirenCW again* Thank you Char, for inviting us both.

@Texsper
*Hearing @TwinklyTwat's voice out in the hall I hate that we haven't been there for her either* If you brought any glitter your bags are being searched as we speak and it will be confiscated @TwinklyTwat. *laughs, grimacing in pain, covering*

@TwinklyTwat
*Laughing, walking into the sunroom to see @Texsper* Glitter and babies don’t mix so you’re safe thanks to your niece @BabyTwinkly *kneels down next to the sofa @Texsper is lay on, leaning over to kiss his cheek* Hi sug, meet LJ *waving her hand in the air for her* How you doing @Texsper? Not moaning too much for @SouthernSirenCW I hope *laughs*

@Texsper
Hey sweetheart @TwinklyTwat, she is beautiful, what have you been feeding her? *tickling under @babyTwinkly chin*
*laughs* Now @TwinklyTwat you have peeked in the windows enough to know @SouthernSirenCW is the one that does the moaning. *trying to make light of the whole thing*

@TwinklyTwat
Anything she can get her hands on @Texsper *watching as @BabyTwinkly babbles nonsense words and reaches out to grab your fingers* So, you and @SouthernSirenCW ready for Friday @Texsper? *changing the subject, getting the hint you want to keep things happy* I’m preparing my brilliantly witty and hugely embarrassing speech right now.

@Texsper
*grumbles* Oh great, @TwinklyTwat be nice or I will spoil this kid rotten.

@SouthernSirenCW
*having hung back after grabbing the drinks, letting @Texsper and @TwinklyTwat do their ritual teasing, reveling in the fact it’ll never change* You two I swear, you’ll be old and gray and still going at it. *grinning as I place the tray down*

@Texsper

*laughs* ah @SouthernSirenCW you know @TwinklyTwat knows I love her.

@TwinklyTwat
*Pointing @Texsper* He’ll be old and grey @SouthernSirenCW, I’ll always look young and beautiful *grinning* I love you too sug.

@SouthernSirenCW
*Picking up glasses for you both and offering them* See…exactly my point. *laughs, winking at @TwinklyTwat * Yes you will be.

@Texsper
I am supposed to get distinguished looking. *nods firmly taking the drink from @SouthernSirenCW, brushing her hand with a nod*

@TwinklyTwat
*winks back @SouthernSirenCW, taking the glass* Thanks Char *taking a drink, @BabyTwinkly starting to grumble in my arms* Uh oh I think I need to get @BabyTwinkly changed and settled *standing up, blowing @Texsper a kiss before hugging @SouthernSirenCW* You mind me heading up to sort everything out?

@SouthernSirenCW
*brushing my finger over the back of @Texsper hand as I nod to @TwinklyTwat * Of course we don’t mind Chel. Mary of course thought of everything, she set up the room for you and @BabyTwinkly. Portable crib and all. *smiling down at LJ*

@Texsper
I am glad you are here @TwinklyTwat. *smiles as she heads out with the baby in her arms* @SouthernSirenCW

@TwinklyTwat
Thank you *rocks @BabyTwinkly in my arms as I head upstairs, calling back* I’ll be back to annoy you later Jas!

@SouthernSirenCW
*watching @TwinklyTwat head out with the baby, sitting next to @Texsper * Time for you to rest baby. *nods, watching as you relax back taking @Texsper glass and setting aside, seeing you’re already dozing off again*

Story Line 10/17: @Texsper and @SouthernSirenCW

@Texsper
*Taking my fifth stroll up and down the hall this morning, finally in jeans and a tee shirt, ticked off that slippers are the only footwear in sight I mutter* Would a pair of boots or some shoes kill someone. Charlie did this on purpose knowing I won’t walk out the door in freaking slippers. I should though. Just to prove I would. I am not staying another night. Ridiculous. *glaring at the giggling nurse, failing to hide behind her ever ready patient chart as she walks down the hall.* It isn’t funny ya’ know. *Walking back to the room, barely broken a sweat, I take up residence in the recliner @SouthernSirenCW has been camped out in for ages it seems. Refusing to go back into the bed. I don’t even have my damn cell. @SouthernSirenCW knows me a little to damn well.* Damn it all to well, I want to go home. *I yell out to nobody in particular and flip on the television, channel surfing the bs selection.* If I buy cable for the entire hospital maybe they’d let me out of here.* Carol!!!! Carol!!!!! *calling out to the nurse, grinning as she comes running in.* Call the doc. I want out of here, today. No excuses. *I raised my brow as she opened her mouth, thought better of it and turned on her absurd clogs and left*

@SouthernSirenCW
*having heard @Texsper ‘s rather loud bellows from the hall, making my way past Carol with a slight shake of my head as she laughs* Get the doctor before the man himself tries too. *pushing open the room door, brow arching as I spy @Texsper in what’s come to be my chair* A tad impatient there, @Texsper ? *holding out one of the cups of coffee for you*

@Texsper
*Spying the coffee, I take it from @SouthernSirenCW sipping at it before speaking. My eyes close at the taste* Thank you, I needed that. I~
~ hope you brought shoes @SouthernSirenCW, I am coming home today. *patting my knee for you to take a seat since you are eying the chair*

@SouthernSirenCW
*taking a sip out of my cup, leaning back on the edge of the bed facing @Texsper while giving your knee a pointed look before meeting your gaze* I’m sure the doctor will be here soon, and shoes along with clothing have been here for awhile now. *grinning slowly* Just hidden so you didn’t try be stubborn and leave to early. *leaning down to lock eyes, wanting you to know I was
serious* @Texsper , just keep your promise to lean on me when we get out of here. No heroics alright.

@Texsper
*I look up at @SouthernSirenCW, narrowing my gaze right back* You turn over my shooting to another Agent and you have a deal. *Watching your eyes widen in shock before you catch yourself and compensate* I am not budging on this @SouthernSirenCW. Now where are my shoes?

@SouthernSirenCW
*standing, slowly setting my cup down on the side table as I clench my jaw* You know I can’t, I won’t, @Texsper. So damn bull headed, *snapping, my words clipped* I won’t discuss this with you now and I’m not budging either. *looking up as the doctor walks in* Well, here is your chance. *waving my hand, seeing the doc’s eyes bounce back and forth between us, for now ignoring the request for shoes*

@Texsper
We will discuss this tonight at home @SouthernSirenCW. *looking to the doctor, no hint of playing in my eyes* Start the paperwork for my release. There is no reason for me to be taking up a bed and staff, I am strong enough to lay around at home. Shoes @SouthernSirenCW?

@SouthernSirenCW
*gritting my teeth as I bite back a cutting retort, searching @Texsper ‘s face and giving a quick shake of my head as I glance to the doctor, shrugging slighting and giving a small nod, my eyes swinging back to you as I move to the locked closet. Knowing it’ll chap your ass that you didn’t realize things were right here all along. Listening as the doctor goes over a few things before exiting the room, lifting the bag filled with your clothing and shoes out, my fingers snagging the one thing I had printed out just this morning before you woke. Turning to drop the bag in your lap, setting the small square of paper on top with a small lift of my brow* You think I didn’t want you home,  @Texsper ?

@Texsper
*I look down at the paper, all hint of aggravation melts away as the words and the meaning come into focus* You mean it @SouthernSirenCW?

@SouthernSirenCW
*giving a short nod, my hand reaching for yours* Yes of course I do, everything is set up already @Texsper . All you have to do is show up.

@Texsper
*My fingers tighten around yours, pulling you into my lap, kissing with all the emotion in my heart* Thank you @SouthernSirenCW.

@SouthernSirenCW
*bracing my hand on the back of the chair at the unexpected move, being careful of your chest, mumbling against your lips* Nothing to thank me for, @Texsper. I love you so very much, stubbornness and all. *cupping my palm against your cheek, the rough stubble prickly* I knew you weren’t gonna last holed up in here for much longer, @Texsper . *grins, nipping at your lower lip*

@Texsper
You mean everything to me @SouthernSirenCW, thanking you for making me the happiest I have ever been is something you will have to accept.

@SouthernSirenCW
*kissing you firmly once more* You’ll have to let me thank you then too, @Texsper. *standing, grabbing my cup to take a sip* Let’s get you changed and I’ll get things gathered together. *reaching into the bag on your lap and grabbing your cell phone out* Here @Texsper know you’ve been wanting this back too. *laughing as you snatch it out of my hand, turning to start gathering all our things as you slowly start changing after securing the door*

Story Line 10/11: @Texsper

@Texsper
*Holding tight to the IV pole, my feet feeling a little less like bricks today, I walk the length of the hallway, determined to gain enough strength to get out of here. I wanted to surprise @SouthernSirenCW so every time she stepped out I walked. The nurse had stopped insisting that she had to help me now and truthfully, I felt stronger than the first few tries. I kept pushing further each walk and added more frequency. @SouthernSirenCW was up to something, that much I knew, she was suddenly preoccupied on the phone a lot and needing to step out. But she was smiling like a kid in a candy store, so I left it be. I just worried about me getting out of here*

Story Line 10/10: @SouthernSirenCW

@SouthernSirenCW
*standing slowly, being careful not to make any noise as I peek over at @Texsper, making sure I hadn’t woken him. A soft smile forming at his relaxed sleeping face. Turning to the closet and easing open the door to grab my laptop out, taking a seat at the table. Wanting to finish up the invitations and get them sent out. Twisting to grab my phone off the chair behind me, dialing Mary and speaking in hushed tones, as I power up the computer, eyes flicking to @Texsper every so often * Hello Mary.

@SouthernSirenCW
*grinning at her enthusiastic greeting, her cheerfulness infectious* Yes, he loved the lunch you made, very happy to finally be getting real food as he calls it. *laughing as she rambles on about her @Texsper needing proper nourishment, putting on my headset as I lay my phone down. The soft snuffle, snore telling me Jasper was still asleep. Bringing up the files I need, and my email* Yes Mary, I’m checking it now. Mmm, Oh this menu looks wonderful. Perfect mix, I don’t want to formal. Did you get the email on the invitations? What did you think?

@SouthernSirenCW
*nodding, making a small humming sound as I scroll through the emails from work knowing I’d look at them later. Finding the one I needed, opening it scanning quickly, unable to hold in my small squeal of delight* I love them. *cringing at ruffling of bedsheets, my eyes swinging towards @Texsper , whispering low as I hear Mary laughing like a loon on the other end* Not funny almost woke him up, the surprise would have been gone.

@SouthernSirenCW
*sighing, pulling up @NerdyEmmett ‘s email, writing out a small note* “Em, love you. I’ve been planning this since @Texsper woke up. Please be there, @NerdyEmmett . You have to give me away. Love Charlie.” *hitting send after attaching the invite  …….., pulling up @TwinklyTwat email, and doing the same. “Dear Chel, I know @Texsper already asked. Can’t wait to wait to see you Gorgeous. Love Charlie.”

@SouthernSirenCW
*grinning, knowing she’ll be squealing when she opens her email in the morning,attaching the invite and hitting send to @TwinklyTwat . Knowing Mary would handle the rest* Yes, Mary just finished up. *closing the email, and opening my file with all my final choices* Are you sure? *frowning slightly, deleting some of the things I’d ruled out already. Shaking my head* No… *wrinkling my nose* No, not that much orange, more bronzes and yellows. Don’t let Tom pick, please.

@SouthernSirenCW
*laughing as she goes off about his taste in all things* Mar… *sniggering softly, my gaze moving to @Texsper wondering if we’ll be like this when we’ve been married that long.* Mary…alright, I’ll call you tomorrow with the update. I’m anticipating a full revolt if he isn’t released in the next day. *closing the down the laptop as a yawn over takes me* Yes, Ma’am heading to bed now. I promise. *rising, stowing the laptop away and settling into my chair next to @Texsper bed, speaking softer* I will Mary. Good night. *shutting down the phone, reaching up to grab the headset and set it aside. Grabbing  @Texsper ‘s hand and holding it in my own* Night Baby, I love you, @Texper *letting my eyes fall shut as I lay back, dragging the blanket over me and falling into sleep*