Nick and Carla have been married for around a year, after Nick forgave Carla on their wedding day...



It was the 31st of December, and I was sitting on the bath waiting for the result. I never really thought that I could be pregnant again, I thought I was too old to be honest. I looked at my watch, only to discover that I had a minute left to wait. My heart was pounding, I think that I was scared this time, not at the prospect of becoming a mum, but of not being pregnant.

It was at that point, I was glad Nick wasn't here. I know that he wants to be a Dad so much, and would be a brilliant one, every time I start to think about asking him to try for a baby, I chicken out. I mean, we're both busy, we've both lost children and it never seems to be the right time, but right now, it seems to be the perfect time. I would love to have a baby with Nick.

I thought about my baby girl, she would be two and a half. Walking, talking, I would be a Mum. Growing up, I always thought that everything happened for a reason, but loosing her seemed so senseless. I soon found a few tears rolling down my cheeks. I wiped them away hastily, before looking at my watch again. It was time. I took a deep breath, before getting up from where I was sat, and walked over to the test that was set on the basin. I clasped my hands over my mouth as I realized - I was pregnant.

I sat down on the sofa, nursing a cup of tea. I was wondering how to tell Nick. I wanted to make it really special. He was at work until about three, I was taking him out for his birthday this evening, telling him that I was going to have a baby, I thought, would be the best present I could ever give him. Now I just needed to find a way that was special enough.

"Hey." Nick said, opening the door to the flat. "Hey" I replied, as he came to where I was sat, giving me a kiss. "I have a present for you." I told him, smiling. "Haven't you already done enough for me?" Nick asked. "Sit down." I told him, patting the sofa. He sat down next to me, as I took his hands in mine. "I want you to know that whatever happens, I love you." I told him, before handing him a small rectangular box. Inside of it was a stick that would change our lives forever. He opened it carefully and I watched his face light up at what he saw. "Is this?" He asked, picking it up carefully. "You're going to be a Dad!" I smiled, with tears filling both our eyes. He put the box and the test on the table as he embraced me in a hug.


"When did you find out?" I asked Carla, as she was lying with me on the sofa, her head on my chest. " A few hours ago." She replied. "I didn't want to say anything, incase I wasn't, I didn't want to get our hopes up." She added softly. "Do you know how many weeks you are?" I asked, as I started to play with her hair. "I don't know." She replied, as she looked up at me. "A few weeks maybe?" She suggested. "Well, I can book you an appointment at the doctors and make sure that you and the baby are alright." I offered, kissing her on the forehead. "I just can't believe it! We're going to be parents!" I beamed.

After Erica I didn't think that I would ever have the chance to have another baby, let alone with Carla, who had lost her own baby, and had been destroyed after that. To be honest, I always knew that there was a possibility that we could have a baby together. We weren't using any protection; we were married, and I had always wanted to be a Dad. I'm determined not to let Carla or our baby down. This is our future, and I cannot wait for what it holds.

This chapter is very short, as they all will be, but updates on this story will definitely be more regular than the others!

Hope you enjoyed! xx