So this story is a sequel to Its Worth The Guilt. I hope you all liked that one and will enjoy this one. It begins with my brief intermission that I posted a while ago. I finally got enough ideas and that urge to write more to the story. So I hope you all enjoy and remember I love critiques and ideas and reviews they keep me going but i will never hold chapters hostage for reviews :) Enjoy and thanks if you are one of those people that enjoyed my first story and have really made me feel like people actually care to read my stories :) Thanks!
A moment to breathe
Sam and Jake held each other for what seemed an eternity and a millisecond all at the same time. After everything their relationship has had to endure they were confident that nothing could stand in their way.
If Dana wasn't done with them,
"Well that's just too damn bad now ain't it." Jake said with his sexy cowboy drawl. Sam went weak at the knees.
"Yes I guess you're right." Sam said, voice still shaky.
"We should head on downstairs before anyone catches us up here." Jake laughed and grabbed Sam's hand and led her downstairs.
Sam sat in the living room registering what had happened.
"You really have changed Sam." Jake said leaning against the wall. Sam looked at him nervously, Was that a bad thing? She thought to herself.
"Not in a bad way or anything, you are just." Jake stared at her, focused intently, eyes full of love and passion, "You are just more mature, older, wiser." Jake finished looking away. Sam could see a faint flush enhance his dark skin.
"You know there's a lot of things left to talk about right?" He asked her, walking towards her and sitting down next to her.
Oh yes there are, and not just between me and you.Sam said in her heads and sighed. Her mind went off towards her best friend and Darrell, her gram and Maxine, her dad, Pepper for that little display she gave in the window, and especially,
"Yes, I think we both need to talk to Quinn." Jake said, body stiffening.
Sam hadn't even noticed saying his name out loud.
"Mm-hhm" She said nodding her head and avoiding eye contact.
Jake sighed and pulled Sam closer to her, "But let's enjoy each other for as long as we can." Jake smiled and placed a loving kiss on her lips. Sam smiled into the kiss. Despite everything left to talk and think about she couldn't stop smiling, for the first time in a long time she was genuinely happy.
They sat in happy silence together, holding each other. This moment may not last as long as they want to, the drama might still not be over, there were still many loose ends to tie up before they could truly be happy, too many answers that needed to be given and questions that had to be asked, but for this moment in time, these next couple of seconds or minutes, it was just them both sitting in their happy silence, content with life and being finally in each other's arms.
Of course the peace doesn't always last and far in the distance they heard a car getting louder and louder, closer and closer.
Reality was about to sink in, they were going to face the consequences of their actions and of Dana's actions.
But they where together.
And that was all that mattered….Right?
Sam and Jake heard car doors slam.
They untangled each other and took a deep breath, their peaceful moment was over and they were being thrown back to reality.
They could hear footsteps nearing and the door to the Ely home open.
Gram and Maxine walked into the room.
"Where's Dana?" Gram asked trying to act like if nothing was wrong.
"She left." Samantha answered her grandma because it seemed that Jake couldn't find his voice.
Maxine sat down in front of Jake and stared at him.
Sam and Gram stared at each other.
The tension in the room was tangible.
"So Jennifer told her father about her relationship with Darrell." Gram said and to the surprise of Jake and Sam she chuckled. Apparently the memory made Maxine chuckle as well.
"Funniest thing I've seen in a while." Maxine said sighing, but still looking with concerned eyes at her baby.
Samantha's eyes sparkled with amusement and curiosity.
Luke and Kit had walked into the kitchen and heard what Samantha's Gram had said.
"Jed overreact?" Luke said chuckling with imagined reactions of the overprotective father.
"That spunky little girl walked up to her dad and with the sweetest tone possible she says, 'Now daddy, before you yell at me for being late I was at the Ely's ranch taking care of some business and while I have your attention I want you to properly meet my boyfriend Darrell.' She said and turned to find Darrell hiding behind me and Maxine." She said laughing.
"Oh, Jed turned five different colors in less than a minute, I though his vein was about to explode." Maxine chuckled too.
The rest of the Ely brothers had made it into the house as well and where laughing hysterically.
"Maxine tells Darrell to get on over there so he walks like if he is heading to the gallows then he looked at Jed and says , 'Hello sir' and Jed started bellowing, 'NOW LISTER HEAR..' but before he could yell anymore at the poor boy Lila joins the group and asked Jed what was he yelling about." Gram said outright laughing.
Samantha was chuckling and even Jake had amusement in his eyes.
"And Jed says well our little girl thinks she's got herself a boyfriend and Lila just lost it with excitement, she hugged Darrell and was welcoming to the family and congratulating her daughter. She thanked us for bringing them home and took Darrell into their home to have dinner." Maxine said laughing.
"Jed just stood there veins popping and everything. He thanked us and walked after his family, you could swear he thought he had been betrayed." Gram finished the story.
The tension in the room had been replaced with laughter and amusement.
Eventually however the laughter faded and the tension returned.
They all wanted to know but no one wanted to ask first.
They stared at Jake and Sam felt him retreating to his shell again.
She reached for his hand and squeezed it letting him know she was there too.
"She's not pregnant." He finally spoke.
Everyone let out the breaths they had been holding.
"Well that's news." Gram said with what sounded like a tad bit of sarcasm and it made Sam look at her grandma. Her grams eyes twinkled.
"Come on Samantha, we should get going it's getting late." She said and said bye to all those in the room.
Samantha nodded and stood up she said bye to everyone there before it got more awkward and with one last look at Jake headed outside after her Gram.
Hope you enjoyed. R&R and let me know what you think so far :)