"Ashley! How's Ashton!"
"Ashley! Over here!"
"Ashley! Is it true you're pregnant again!"
"Baby, I miss you." I said into the phone, as I walked through the paparazzi. "Stand. Back! Please!" John yelled. "Where are you?" Ashton asked. "Walking into the mall. Or trying to walk into the mall." I said. "Be careful." He said. "I know. They're so annoying." I said. "Yeah, I know." Ashton replied with a laugh. "I miss you so much." I said. "I know, baby. I know." He replied.
"Listen, I've been hearing things about you being pregnant." He said. "Yeah." I said. "Is it true?" He asked. I didn't answer. "When did you find out?" He asked. "About... last month. The day after you left. I tried calling you, but you didn't answer." I said. "I'm so happy, baby." He said. I could tell he was smiling. "I even went to the clinic to find out instead of a test. Baby, we're having another baby." I said.
"Okay, so, since you're the only one here, I need you opinion." I said to John. He laughed, as we entered a store. "Okay, first one." I said, holding up a yellow dress. "I mean, I like it, but, you're pregnant. Won't it show a bump?" He asked. I laughed, and nodded. "How about this one?" I asked, holding up a black dress. "That's more like it." He said. I laughed.
The day was very good. We went shopping, had lunch, laughed, and talked. "You know, I heard pregnant women are the best at dancing." John said. "Really? Because, all the times I was pregnant, I still wasn't any good." I said. He laughed.
"Can I ask you something.. Rather personal?" He asked. "Of course." I replied. "How do you deal with three kids, without Ashton being there?" He asked. "I just compromise with them. There are days harder than others, especially with Lauren, but she's a teenager, and I understand that. Jackie is just simpler to deal with. I'm just happy I have three amazing kids who are happy, and love each other." I replied with a smile.