Julia smiled at the good news she had just recieved as she pushed the door open to her and Donny's apartment. He wasn't home yet. He had a meeting with a producer about recording some of the band's hits and wouldn't be home for another twenty minutes. Usually, she would go and start supper or try writing some new lyrics, but today she was content to wait for Donny to come home. Julia plopped down, exhausted, into one of the blue and white striped chair her mother had given them for a wedding gift. They had gotten married about a month ago after two years of dating. Julia still missed Michael, the way he smirked after telling a joke or the sound of him practicing his drums in the basement every day, but she had found love again in Donny. She smiled to herself as she thought of how his fingers danced across the piano keys and how he always mouthed the lyrics of whatever song they were playing when he wasn't supposed to be singing. The sound of the door opening pulled her out of her reverie.
"Julia?" Donny called. She heard the sound of his keys jingling as he pulled them out of the door. "Oh, hi!" He grinned as he saw her sitting in the living room, where the door opened into. "Just couldn't wait for me to get home?" he grinned.
Julia smiled back at him, "Couldn't wait to hear what the producer said about the record." She stood up and walked towards him, the wooden floor creaking underneath her bare feet. "You just happen to be the person who knows what he said." Donny stepped closer to her, until their faces were only inches away from each other.
"You sure I don't have anything to do with it?"
"Nope, now tell me."
"If you kiss me I will." He leaned forward and kissed her, a spark travelling through her body, igniting a warm glow in her heart. She felt so safe and loved when Donny held her, but she really did want to know and she had something to tell him still. She pulled away and grinned when he let out a disappointed groan.
He opened his mouth to protest when she cut him off, "tell me what he said and I'll tell you what I did today."
Donny raised his eyebrow at that, but the news from the producer was to exciting to keep to himself much longer, so he gave in. "We have a record deal! We record in about a month. They want "Nobody" and "Welcome Home" on it for sure. We still have to work out what else is going to be on there," he announced.
Julia laughed from joy, "do the boys know?"
"I called them from the payphone outside of the office."
"So you told everyone else before me?" Julia teased.
"I saved the best for last." Julia laughed at that and walked into the kitchen to pull out a loaf of bread for supper.
"Aren't you going to tell me what you did today?" Donny followed her into the kitchen and wrapped his arms around her waist, putting his head on her shoulder.
"Well I thought I would tell everyone else first..." she teased. He looked at her pleadingly with his big brown eyes and she gave in immediately. "Fine. I went to the doctor today."
Donny spun her around in his arms so she was facing him, his hands still on her waist. "Are you alright? Nothing is wrong, right?" He looked so concerned, that Julia's plan of keeping the news from him a bit longer went out the window.
"I'm pregnant." Donny went completely still, his face more shocked than the band was when they saw NYC for the first time. Julia looked at him for a long moment until he shook his head and let out a nervous laugh.
"We're having a baby!" He hugged Julia close to him. They smiled at each other. Donny leaned his head down and Julia reached up and they met in the middle for a kiss. It was slow, one that seemed to constantly remind them of the the love and respect they had for the other. A minute later, they pulled apart and just held each other. Julia rest her head against Donny's chest and he put his head on hers, just enjoying just being with each other. What could have been five minutes or an hour later, Donny kissed her head and pulled back slightly as if he was going to say something. Julia looked up at him. "If it's a boy, let's name him Michael."
Julia gave him a sad smile, "yeah, I think that would be perfect." They were silent for a minute.
Then, Donny pulled her close again, "we're really going to be parents."
"You ready?" Julia asked against his chest.
"With you at my side, I could face anything." Julia laughed at his cheesiness, but she knew that they were ready for this. She loved him, he loved her, and they were going to have a baby and that's all she needed.