Chapter 1 Surprise

"I'm home!" Joey called, dropping his keys on the hook next to him. He walked into the kitchen and smelled the delicious sauce. Mary felt warm large hands wrap around her waist. She felt hot breath on her neck and a kiss on her cheek. She turned around still in his arms and pressed her lips against his. "Hello to you too."

"I missed you."

"When's dinner going to be ready?" He asked, plopping himself down on a chair.

"Five minutes."

Sneaking up from behind her, he grabbed her and tickled her. She kicked him away, once he hit her stomach. "Did I hurt you?"

"No, no…it's just. Well…I'm…"

"Just say it!" He interrupted, as his patience disappeared.

"I'm pregnant!"

"Are you serious? That's wonderful." He grabbed her waist and lifted her up. He spun her around a few times, before letting her feet slide to the floor.

"I'm four months today and I have an appointment tomorrow. I told Dr. Stevens you'd be there."

"Four months?"

Mary laughed, biting down on her lower lip. "I didn't want to upset you if I miscarried again. We've been trying for four years. Miscarried four times and had four adoption scams."

"Well next time tell me."

Next Day"You ready babe?"

"Let me just grab my purse." Mary called, grabbing her bag and sliding her black wedges on. She ran downstairs and followed Joey to the car. They soon arrived and checked in. Joey looked at the magazines. Everything was about, babies, parenting, and pregnancy. He picked one up titled, Becoming A New Dad. He flipped through the pages, stopping at Do's and Don'ts.

"Mary Parker?"

Mary and Joey followed Dr. Stevens to the examining room. "Nice to meet you Joey. I've heard so many good things about you."

"I guess she left out my bad side." Joey joked, shaking hands with Dr. Stevens.

Everyone laughed. "Guess so."

Mary hopped on the examining table and watched as Dr. Stevens rubbed the gel like, lotion on Mary's swollen stomach. The substance coldness sent chills up Mary's spine. Mary was very concerned about her weight gain. She knew she'd be showing, but she looked like she was six months pregnant, under her maternity clothes. "Let's take a look at this baby."

Dr. Stevens turned the screen on and carefully observed it. "Or babies? You're having octuplets!"

Hope you enjoyed. I wanted to post this before I went away. Most of you do know me. Other readers are welcomes, but this is the sequel to my story, Shattered. Review!

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