Surprise

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1. Little Black Box

"Happy Valentine's Day, love! Would you give me the honor of being my Valentine?"

Down on one knee, holding a little black box in his hands, he nearly begs her to be his Valentine. With a quick giggle and a swift swipe of the hand, she snags the box out of his open hands, unsure of what to do with it. Her tender hands run over the soft velvet, gently prying open the jewelry box.

"Oh my gosh. Daddy, I love it!"

Gia squeals and runs into her father's arm. His eyes reflect the smile that's steadily growing on his face. The love between the two is so prominent and clear to anybody watching them, especially myself. Gia being a daddy's girl is such a bitter-sweet  feeling. Let's just hope little Gabe will end up being a Mommy's boy.

"Let Mummy see, Gia!"

She reluctantly pulls out of Harry's arms, little black box in hands, and trots over to me. It still ceases to amaze me how much she's grown. Just yesterday she was waddling around the house, tripping over her own feet. Now at five years old, she's an amazingly talented dancer, her grace and beauty dominating the stage when she preforms.

She holds out the box for me to see, and the necklace in side leaves me speechless  The simple silver chain is out shined by the diamond ridden pendent it holds. The simple heart shape holds a series of small, yet beautifully cut diamonds in the shape of an uppercase, cursive G.

"Oh my.. Gia, it's beautiful."

Harry pops up suddenly and trots over to us, placing his hand on the small of my back. His green eyes gleam, reflecting the happiness and excitement he feels. He gently grabs the box from my hands and pry's the necklace out, holding it in the air for all to see. The sunlight leaking in through the curtains bounces off the pendent, making the diamonds shimmer beautifully. 

"Turn around, honey. I want to see how it looks on you."

Gia obeys and spins around. Harry gingerly pulls her hair back, exposing her bare shoulders. The light hits the pendent again as he lowers it down into it's new home on Gia's chest. She gasps as the cool metal hits her skin. With a quickness, Harry manages to get the clasp closed. 

"Now look at me, G. Let Daddy see" He says gently. 

She pivots, eyes shining and with a toothy grin. Harry matches her smile as he scoops her up into his arms, giving her a thorough squeeze. My heart swells seeing the two interact. I never thought Harry could love anything more than he loved me, then Gia came along. When I first told him I was pregnant with her, he might of been more excited than I was. He called Louis and the rest of the boys immediately. It's a day I'll never forget. 

"I love you, Gia. I want you to go play in your room so I can give Mummy her gift, okay?"

She nods and begins to take off down the hallway, but halfway down turns around and sprints back. She jumps into my arms and plants a sweet kiss on my cheek and smiles at me. 

"I love you, Mummy!"

I don't have time to say anything before she takes off down the hall again. My breath gets caught in my throat as I see my little girl, the love of my life, run off toward her room. I'm over come with happiness and pride at her small act of pure, innocent love. Wow, I didn't think I could love her any more, but I do. 

"Ready for your present, love?"

I turn toward Harry, my other love, and quickly wipe my eyes with a laugh. He's got a smirk on his face, one that never seems to go away, with an eyebrow cocked. His beautiful green eyes travel over my face and finally lock with my pale blue ones. 

"I told you not to get me anything, ba-"

A sharp, agonizing pain rips through my lower abdomen, as I double over in pain. I hold my breath waiting for the wave of pain to fade. Oh my word! I don't remember it being this bad! Ah! Harry's hands guide me to the couch, gently sitting me down.  

With a gasp, the pain ceases. Relief washes through me, yet adrenaline pulses through my veins. It's time. I know it is. I wrap my hands around my protruding belly, feeling Gabe kicking. With out even thinking, I grab Harry's hand and place it where Gabe's foot is. 

"Harry. It's time. We need to go."

I watch emotions pass over his face. Shock. Confusion. Realization. More shock. Worry. Fear. Excitement. And finally love. He plants a passionate and quick kiss on my lips before pulling out his phone and calling Zayn. I hardly hear the conversation as another wave of pain washes through me. 

~*~*~*                                                                                                                                                                                                 ~*~*~*

"I need you to push! Now! Push!"

I grab Harry's hand and squeeze as hard as I can, screaming as Gabe rips through me. The pain is nearly unbearable, a pain I've only ever experienced once before. Equivalent the pain of a thousand knifes stabbing into my lower abdomen. I let out a scream and Harry caresses my cheek, peeking over to see how Gabe is doing. 

"One more push, hun! You're doing great!"

I hardly hear the doctor as another contraction overwhelms me, taking over me. When I don't think I can take it anymore, it disappears, completely vanishes. The cry of a new born fills the room, followed by soft cheers. I look around anxiously for my baby, hoping that everything is okay. That Gabe is healthy. 

After seconds of agonizing waiting, a nurse finally comes over and places my baby in my arms. He's wrapped in a soft blue blanket and softens his cry when I coo to him. 

"Hi, baby. Welcome to the family. Mummy's here. Don't cry, honey. Mummy's here."

I feel the tears slide down my face and let out a half sob, half laugh as he opens his eyes. His gaze falls straight to Harry, beautiful, pale blue eyes curious. I never thought it was possible for a person to love so many people so much. The amount of love I feel for Gabe, Harry and Gia at this moment is monumental, undescribable even.

"Hey there little guy! Looks like Mummy's going to have two valentines this year, huh?"

A tear slides down his cheek and he doesn't attempt to wipe it away. His massive hand moves to Gabe's and his fragile fingers wrap around his finger, holding on for dear life. Harry breaks out into the biggest smile I've ever seen and gently takes him out of my arms. 

I watch the two from a afar, Harry mumbling comforting promises of the future he and Gabe will have. Every now and then he'll sneak a peek toward me and smile, rocking our little boy in his protective arms. I'm so memorized by the interactions taking place between father and son, I barley notice when Gia manages to sneak in to the room. 

"Mummy, can I see Gabe?"

She peeks curiously over the bed toward Harry and the stranger in his arms. I nod gently and call them over. He takes careful, gracious steps and places Gabe in my arms for Gia to see. 

"Mummy! It's to tall! I can't see!"

Before I can react, Harry's on the other side of the bed, lifting her onto the bed. She cautiously peers into the blanket at the baby. Gabe studies her face for a moment, then cracks a smile, his first one. Gia smiles widely back at him, glancing at Harry and I excitedly. 

"Did you see that? He smiled at me! He likes me!"

"Of course he does, love. You're his big sister."

Gia crawls up to the top of the bed with me, and rests her head on my arm. I glance at the clock and notice it's almost midnight, valentines day is almost over. Harry must of taken noticed as well. Almost on cue, he slides a black box into my hand, almost identical to Gia's. 

"It's just a little something I thought you'd like."

He grins at me cheekily as my face turns pink. You'd think after seven years of marriage I'd get used to acts of love from him, but no. I still get pink in the cheeks. I slowly open the box with my free hand and gasp. Inside is the most amazing necklace I've ever seen. Even better than Gia's.

A simple silver chain, again out shined by the sparkling pendent; a dazzling diamond studded key pendent, hearts swirled into the magnificent design. It's one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. 

"Oh.. Harry.."

He smiles and snaps the box shut, shoving it on the table. I look between him and the box, confused. He doesn't want me to put it on like Gia? Is it just for show, maybe?

"I thought it would be acceptable, but not after you gave me him."

He nods his head at the sleeping baby in my arms. I feel the tears roll down my cheek yet again. How did I get so lucky? How did I manage to be blessed with such an amazing man and such beautiful children?

"I love you."

"I love you too, baby. Happy Valentines Day."

 

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