This year has been crazy.
I could write a big long blog post about it, but instead, I'll share this with you.
This excerpt is from the next book in the Friends series, Unexpected.
Unedited and subject to change. :D Merry Christmas!!
“It’s not often we see a young lady accompanied by her father to antenatal classes. It’s so nice that you have the support.”
Neil gripped my hand, but all I could do was grin before giving into the giggles. I turned, burying my face in his chest as his own chest began to move with laughter. What else was there to do?
When I turned back, Brenda looked between us, uncertainty all over her face.
“Neil’s my partner,” I said, snorting as I laughed again.
Her jaw dropped, and she slapped her hand across her mouth, clearly mortified at her error. “I’m so sorry, Nicola. I just assumed …”
“It happens all the time. No one can believe she’s so lucky to score an older guy like me.” Neil said the words completely straight faced, and I slapped his arm.
Brenda shuffled on her feet, forcing a smile. “Just make yourselves comfortable. The class should start soon.”
We joined a small group already sat on a bunch of chairs in the centre of the room, Neil leaning back and slipping his arm around my shoulders protectively.
“Should I call you Dad?” I whispered.
His eyes widened. “Don’t you dare. That’s just wrong.”
All that did was make me giggle more, not helped by the curious stares we were now getting.
“Stop it, young lady.” He tried his hardest to sound stern, but I couldn’t breathe for laughing, and I gripped his arm, shaking my head.
“You are incorrigible.” I sucked in some air, trying to stabilise myself as he leaned in and nuzzled just below my ear.
“I believe that’s what landed us here in the first place,” he murmured. Damn it. With my hormones going into overload, I would have done him there and then in the middle of the antenatal class. But that’d have to wait until later.
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