Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chapter Thirteen.

"Morning," Kris said when he felt Nikki stir.

"Good morning Kristopher, how long have you been awake?"

"A few minutes," he said as she sat up in bed, a smile on her face. "You're so beautiful when you sleep."

Her smile grew, "Thank you. I only have two more days after today, what are we going to do today?"

At this Kris began to smile. He certainly wasn't happy that she would be leaving soon, but he had an idea, not of what to do for the day but what to do at that very moment. Running his hand down her cheek drew a smile, he pressed his lips to hers and lightly ran his hand along her arm; a chill rolling down her spine. "You okay?" He asked pulling away.

"Yeah it just tickled."

"Ticklish are we?"

"No." Nikki was more than just a little ticklish and even the slightest touch could get her to squirm. Once in school her friends had ganged up on her during a free period and caused her to fall out of her chair because she was laughing so hard.

Kris was willing to find out for himself and began to tickle her stomach, this caused her to fall back to a laying position and squirm as a laugh much more than a giggle escaped her lips. He stopped for a moment to allow her to breathe normally, once she caught her breath he began again.

"Kris please, I hate being ticklish."

He was soon forced to stop when Nikki turned to try to get him to release her and there was a loud pop. "Oh my god, Nikki, are you okay?"

Trying to bring herself to a sitting position she fell back as a piercing pain shot through her left shoulder.


Deciding that the best thing to do was to go to the hospital Kris filled a bad with ice and instructed Nikki to hold it on her shoulder until they got to the hospital. Nikki had injured her shoulder before and she knew that she had popped it out, but it had never hurt this bad. Kris had apologized at least ten times before they left the house and by the time they had made it to the hospital he had said that he was sorry close to fifty times. Each time Nikki couldn't think of what to say that would make it better, after all it was his fault but he didn't mean to do it.
"Kristopher, really I'll be fine you don't have to worry."

The automatic doors opened at the emergency room and after filling out a lot of paper work they were lead to a small room and told that the doctor would be with them soon. "You would think that at the emergency room they would treat things as an emergency and actually see you."
Nikki laughed, she had always felt the same way.

After a half an hour a man in a white lab coat finally entered the room. He mentioned his name but Nikki didn't care what it was, she wanted him to fix her shoulder so that the pain would go away. She had been at the hospital for close to two hours already and the pain was as great as when she had popped her shoulder out at eight that morning. "So it's your left shoulder?"

"Yes," Nikki said aloud, but in her head she was cursing at the doctor, 'That's what I wrote on the forms isn't it? Or did I fill out ten forms for no reason?'

"Okay, I'm going to need you to change into this gown," he said grabbing a paper gown from the white cabinet. "I'll be back in a few minutes." He placed the gown on the table that Nikki sat on and left the room.

Kris and Nikki quickly made bets on how long the doctor would really be gone before Nikki got down from the table and Kris went to leave the room so that she could change. "You don't have to leave, it'll be like I'm wearing a bathing suit."

Kris removed his hand from the door handle and turned back around to face her, "Are you sure?"

"You can turn around and look at the wall if you want, just don't leave."

Kris turned to the wall and Nikki first removed her jeans first figuring that they would cause the least amount of pain. Once they had landed on the floor she began to remove her t-shirt, cringing the whole time. When she finally had the shirt over her head she sighed, relieved that she didn't have to inflict any more pain upon herself. All the while Kris was picture how she had looked the day before when they were in the pool. This was why he didn't hear Nikki say that it was okay to turn around the first time. "Kris!"


"I said you could turn around." He did and found Nikki struggling to get back onto the table. He helped her up and placed a kiss on her cheek.

Almost thirty minutes after the doctor left there was a knock at the door. The door slowly opened and he peeked in before entering. "Oh, you didn't have to take your jeans off."
'Then why didn't you make things easier and just say, 'Take your shirt off.'?' Nikki said to herself. She jumped down off the table and pulled her jeans up and the gown down over top of them. With Kris' help she again got back on the table and stared at the doctor, waiting for him to say something.

"Let's get your vitals and then we'll take a look at your shoulder."

'Finally,' Nikki thought. Once her heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing were all checked she was asked to remove the gown. 'Well what was the point of putting it on in the first place?'

She ripped the gown down the middle and Kris couldn't help but stare. The doctor took her right hand and began to move her arm, asking if it hurt. 'Of course it hurts you moron, I wouldn't be here if it didn't hurt.'

"Well it seems as though you've dislocated your shoulder." 'No shit,' Nikki thought. "The severity though is unknown so we'll have to get you an MRI." 'Awesome, more waiting.' "It'll be an hour or two before we can fit you in, so maybe get something to eat just try to relax."

"Thank you," she said just before he left the room.

By this point it was already almost eleven o'clock and neither Nikki nor Kris had eaten anything all day. "I'm going to go grab us something to eat, okay?"

Nikki nodded, when Kris left Nikki grabbed the remote and turned the small tv on. Kris returned fifteen minutes later with food that would only require one hand to eat, chicken fingers and fries.
It was one-fifteen when there was a knock on the door again. It had been two and a half hours since the doctor left, during that time Kris had helped Nikki back into her shirt, they had both eaten, and watched five tv shows. "I'm so sorry about it taking so long," the doctor said. 'No you're not,' Nikki thought. "Let's get you upstairs."

Nikki hopped off the table again and was lead to the room where she would finally get her MRI. The MRI itself didn't take long and once she was done Nikki was sent back downstairs to the room she had been sitting in all day.

Finally, an hour after walking back down to her room it was almost three o'clock, she had spent her entire day in the hospital, and there was another knock on the door. "Well I'm sure you'll be glad to know that sugery will not be required to repair it." Nikki smiled at this but was upset because she could have just popped it back in herself that morning and not had to spend her day being irritated with doctors and watching French TV. "This is going to hurt, but once it's back in all the pain will go away." The doctor grabbed her arm and just as easily as her shoulder had come out it went back in. "You'll have to be care, the next time it comes out it could require surgery."

"Thank you," was all that Nikki said. She was told that she was free to go and with that she jumped down off the table one last time, grabbed Kris' hand and they left the hospital.

"So much for me making dinner tonight," she said once they arrived back at Kris' house.

"It's fine baby. Je regret."

"Kris, really it's fine. But did I ever tell you that I hate doctors?"

"No, but I could figure it out after today. Now go sit down in the living room and I'll make dinner, d'ccord?'

"Oui mon amour."

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chapter Twelve

I'm sorry if there are any major spelling or grammatical errors, some one had to sent this to me because my Mircosoft Word trial ran out. I hope that you all enjoy it, comments are greatly appreciated, and GO PENS!

Chapter Twelve

After Kris left the room Nikki found her bathing suit, changed and made her way to the kitchen to wait for Kris to reappear. “Ready baby?” he asked placing his arm around her waist and then kissed her check.

“Yes but I have a question for you.” Kris nodded as if to say, ‘Go ahead.’ “What happened to the shy Kris? Don’t get me wrong, I love you no matter what, but, I don’t know, you used to be so shy.”

“I think it’s just, I’m comfortable with you and now that we’re together I don’t have to always be thinking about how to not let it slip when I’m talking to you that I love you.”

“Oh Kristopher,” she smiled. She turned to face him, he was smiling too and something pulled them together.

When they pulled away both Nikki and Kris still sported smiles. “Okay baby let’s get going,” he took her hand and helped her down from the stool. Nikki grabbed her bag from the counter and followed Kris to the car. Kris opened the door for her to get into the black BMW and before he closed the door he placed a kiss on her lips. The brief kiss made them both smile and when it ended Nikki unconsciously licked her lower lip.

Twenty minutes after they left Kris’ house they arrived at a cute little house and as they pulled into the driveway Nikki saw a sign that read, ‘Les Letangs.’ She guessed that it was his parent’s house and would have loved to have grown up in a place like that. Kris helped her out of the car and pulled her into a hug. “J’amour, petit ami.”

“Et tu.”

Releasing her from his grasp he took her hand and led her down a small path to a white fence. He attempted to open the gate with his right hand and failed. Nikki smiled and slid her hand from his, “Here baby.” He successfully opened it with his left hand, took Nikki’s hand back in his, and led her into the beautiful backyard. There was a good sized in ground pool and patio, Kris told Nikki to make herself comfortable while he grabbed a few things from inside.

He walked around to the front of the house and knocked on the door. “Kristopher?”

“Bonjour maman,” he smiled. Kris informed her of what all was going on and told her that they would stay out of the house as much as they could. “Bonjour belle,” he said walking up behind Nikki who had taken her shoes off and put her feet in the cool, clear water.


“Ready to swim?”

"Mhm," she said getting up from the side of the pool to remove her t-shirt and shorts. Kris threw his t-shirt onto the table and turned to see Nikki wearing a black bathing suit. His breath caught and he couldn't help but stare. "You okay, Kris?"

"Fine," he brought himself to say and began to walk towards her. "You're just so beautiful." He ran his hand along her cheek before kissing her. He pulled away with a mischievous smile. He picked her up into his arms and tossed her into the water behind her.

After resurfacing Nikki looked upset, “What the hell Kris.” Kris was now worried, had he really upset her, all he had done was pushed her into the pool. She made her way to the wall, pulled herself up and got out of the pool. As she walked towards him he began to back up. “I’m sorry baby.”

“Oh you’re gonna be sorry, don’t you worry.” She got him to begin backing up towards the pool, without lifting a finger she sent him into the water with a splash. She sat down on the side and waited for him to come up out of the water. “We’re even now,” she smiled.

He ran a hand through his hair which made Nikki smile. After walking towards her he wrapped an arm around her so that he could bring her into the water with him. He separated her knees and positioned himself between them, she wrapped her legs around his waist and the next thing she knew she was in the pool and Kris’ lips were pressed against hers. “I love you.”

“You have no idea how much I love you Nicolette, thank you for coming to Montreal.”

“Thank you for letting me come to Montreal.”

A few more kisses were shared and water splashed before they got out and wrapped in towels they sat down on the swing. Nikki laced her fingers with Kris’ and rested her head on his shoulder as they sat and talked for awhile. The sun was warm and quickly dried them. Nikki couldn’t think of a better way to spend her day than in the sun with the man she loved.

"I'm gonna go get changed, okay baby?"

Kris nodded and told her how to get to the bathroom once she walked in the house.

"I'll meet you back out here," she kissed his cheek.
"I'll be waiting."

Once inside she found her way to the bathroom where she changed and fixed her hair, it was getting frizzy, something that always happened. Once she looked presentable, although she was sure that however she looked, even if she walked out in a pair of sweats Kris would tell her that she looked beautiful. She thought the same of him though, he could roll out of bed with his hair a mess, or just play a game and be covered in sweat and she could still think that he was gorgeous.
The door to the backyard was in the kitchen but before she could get to that door she ran into a women who stood at the stove making something that smelled delicious. "You must be Nikki," she said with a smile. "Kris talks about you all the time." This made Nikki smile, did he really talk about her all the time. In the back of her mind though she was a bit worried, what all did he say about her. She didn't think that Kris would say anything bad about her, but there was no why for her to be sure. "Nothing bad, dear. He loves you very much."

Her facial expression had obviously changed to that of worry, but when she was assured that nothing bad had been said to the mother of the man she loved with all of her heart she smiled again, and looked quite relieved. "Good, I love him too, very much." They talked for a bit, Mrs. Letang mostly telling stories of when Kris was younger; how adorable he was when he started playing hockey, how she had put a picture of the Stanley Cup in his crib, and how he had always been and still has determined to make a career in the NHL.

Nikki told a little about herself but there wasn't much that Mrs. Letang didn't already know, Kris really had talked about her all the time. It had been close to twenty minutes when Kris gave up waiting patiently outside. He pulled his t-shirt over his head and tried to fix his hair. He ran his hand through it one last time as he opened the sliding door and stepped into the kitchen where he found his mother and his beloved. They were deep in conversation and didn't hear the door open or close. He cleared his throat and they both looked up. "Oh Kristopher," his mother said.

"I see you've met Nikki." Both Nikki and Kris' mom nodded.

"Sorry I left you out there baby," Nikki said getting up.

"It's fine baby, it gave me time to think about how beautiful you are," He wrapped his arms around her waist and gently kissed her lips, his mother looked on with a smile. The kiss was short and when it ended Kris turned Nikki away from him, his arms still around her, and placed a kiss on top of her head.

"I'll leave you two alone, help yourself to the fridge," she smiled and left the room.

"You hungry?"

"Always," she smiled. "Are you cooking?" "Well I actually have a few things ready already, hope that's okay." She nodded and Kris released her, taking her hand and leading her outside. In the grass was a blanket with a picnic basket, something he has obviously set up while she was inside changing.

Once they sat down across from each other Kris began to removed the contents from the basket and place them on the blanket between them. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, strawberries, and sparkling grape juice. Once they had both eaten their fill everything was placed back into the basket, the basket moved off to the side, and the couple moved closer together. Kris lay down on his back and Nikki rested her head on his chest. "Thank you Kris."

"You're welcome love." They spent a while longer at Kris' parent’s house, all of their time spent outside. After about an hour on the picnic blanket they moved to the swing and sat hand in hand with Nikki's head resting on Kris' shoulder. "You ready to go home?" He asked around five o'clock.

"Sure, I don't want you to let me go though."

"As soon as we get home, well no, after dinner I'm all yours promise." Nikki liked the sound off that and let him release her hand from his. The ride home was short and Kris went straight to the kitchen where he prepared dinner, Nikki went to her room to check her phone that she had accidentally left there that morning. She was glad that she had left it there; she enjoyed her distraction less afternoon. She had a few texts all of which were asking what she was up to. She responded, 'Spending time with Kris.' To all of them. It was only after she had sent the texts and left the room that she realized she hadn't told any of her friends that she and Kris were dating. It could wait a bit longer; after all he was waiting for her in the kitchen.

Dinner was kept simple that night, chicken salad and rolls. They ate at the island in the kitchen, and as always Kris's cooking was amazing. The home made lemonade was quite good as well. "You always cook for me, tomorrow I'm gonna cook for you, okay?"

"Really baby I don't mind, but if you want to make dinner that's fine." He smiled and kissed her cheek. Nikki went to the living room and Kris quickly washed the dishes. "Now I'm all yours," he said placing his hands on her shoulders from behind the couch.

Nikki smiled; she took his hand and brought him to the front of the couch. He sat down on her lap and laughed. "Um," was all that Nikki said.

"Sorry baby," he moved from her lap to next to her on the couch and kissed her cheek. "So I'm yours for the rest of the night, what are we going to do?"

"I was thinking massage and then you could hold me for the rest of the night."

"Works for me."

"Really, most of the time people will only give me a massage if I give them one back."

"Turn around." She did as he said and he massaged her back for at least ten minutes before he gave up due to thumb cramps. "Thank you baby," she smiled.

"Lay down." She lay down with her head on the arm of the couch and Kris' arms wrapped around her. He turned the TV on and they sat enjoying some show, neither of them really paid full attention to it. At around nine-thirty Kris thought that something on the show was funny and when he looked down to see why Nikki wasn't laughing he saw that she was sleeping soundly in his arms. He smiled, she was so beautiful. He decided that he could go to bed early tonight, swimming did take a lot out of him. He turned the TV off, placed the remote on the coffee table and carrying Nikki bridal style made his way to the bedroom. He lay her down on the bed and got in next to her before kissing her cheek and whispering, "Goodnight Nicolette, I love you." To his surprise she didn't wake up. He wrapped his arms around her and he too was soon fast asleep.