Moaning Alex opened his eyes and stared at Lexi a moment. Her beauty wasn’t the typical every day beauty with her tattoos and purple hair. She was exotic to say the least. To him she was the most beautiful woman in existence. Smiling as he remembered this woman was his fiance, his wife-to-be. He was going to have the family he always wanted. Ali never made him feel the way Lexi did. Like he was the only man in the world. He never felt important, loved with Ali now he wondered why he had clung to her. To the dreams he had, the fantasy he had built around her. He was glad Lexi made him open his eyes made him see Ali for who she was. Ali was using him. She knew how to manipulate him. Well no more. He was done. Lexi yawned opening her eyes staring at him “morning sunshine,” he said.
“It’s morning but I don’t know how good it is,” she muttered. She was never a morning person and sleeping in a hospital chair didn’t improve her outlook any. Catching the light on her ring she smiled “it’s not a dream.”
“Did you expect it to be?” he asked watching her for signs of regret.
“No of course not,” she frowned “did you?”
“No I’ve wanted to ask you for a while. I somehow let Ali get in the way,” he sighed “I’m sorry you deserved better.”
“Don’t talk like that” she moved to the edge of his bed “what Ali did to you was inconceivable. I hate her. She didn’t know what she had until she didn’t have it anymore. When she saw you moving on she latched onto you again. This time using her kids as bait. It was disgusting the way she had you jumping through hoops for her. I understood why you did it. You and Ali have a history….”
“I didn’t do it for her,” he said reaching up to touch her face. “I did for the kids. I kept thinking about how my Uncle stepped in when I lost my parents. I wanted those kids to have someone they could turn to. Instead of helping them it became a tool Ali could use to manipulate me. You were right when you said they weren’t my kids. They need their parents. Their parents aren’t gone just too stupid to man up to being parents. I can’t correct that and I’m done trying.”
Stroking his face she smiled down at him “Ale you’re the kindest most caring person I know. I love you.” She bent down to kiss him when a deep voice interrupted her.
“How’s our patient this morning?” the doctor asked sternly keeping his amusement concealed.
Jumping from the bed Lexi sat in the chair she had slept in “he’s doing much better,” she said.
Mouth twitching “I can see that.” Glancing at his chart he made some noncommittal grunts as he read.
“So how am I doing?” Alex asked “can go home?”
Frowning the doctor shook his head “not for at least another week maybe two. You lost a lot of blood and coded. You were essentially dead or a couple of minutes. You need time to recover. Time in your profession you won’t give yourself.” Looking back at the chart he made some annotations “did you know the hospital lobby is swarming with paparazzi?”
Alex shook his head not surprised “I guess that was bound to happen. I’m surprised they haven’t come up here yet.”
“They won’t,” the doctor told him “I won’t let them so don’t get it in your head to hold a press conference from your bed. Your my patient. In my hospital. Those are my rules.” He gave each of them a piercing stare.
“Yes sir,” they said together.
“Good” the doctor smiled “now that we understand each other I’ll let you get back to what you were doing before I interrupted you.”
Two weeks later Lexi helped Alex to their hotel room. Laying on the bed Alex stared at the massive bag of fan mail they had received. “I didn’t think anyone wrote letters anymore. Did our email quit working?”
Laughing Lexi shook her head “we’re over our limit.” Going over to the door she said “looks like you get to have fun replying to them while I’m doing the press conference.”
“Hey I’m coming with you,” Alex struggled to sit up.
“Not a chance,” Lexi opened the door “you know what the doctor said. No excitement. No exertion..”
“Yeah yeah I know. A whole lot of nothing is what I’m able to do,” he muttered opening the first letter. “I’ll answer these first.”
Coming back several hours later Lexi found Alex sound asleep with the lap top tilted on its side beside him. Moving it she was surprised see he had managed to empty their inbox. Shaking her head she bent down and gently kissed his cheek. “How did it go?” he asked opening his eyes as she straightened.
Shrugging “they had a ton of questions. It mostly boiled down to when we thought we would resume our tour. Ron disliked the announcement that we would refund the price of the tickets. You know how he is. He only thinks of himself and the bottom dollar.”
“I know,” Alex muttered “I think it’s time we have a band meeting. If he wants out I’m all for letting him.”
“I thought you might feel that way,” she smiled at him.
Patting the bed beside him Alex motioned for her to join him. Cuddling with Alex she asked “I’m not hurting you am I?” she asked when he grimaced.
“No not really. It’s just a twinge,” he laughed at the look she gave him “don’t worry I’m fine.”
“If you say so,” she cuddled into him careful not to jostle him.
“I’m not made of glass,” he joked “but I was thinking while I was responding to all this mail that it’s time to take a break from touring. You know concentrate on us for a while. Start a family….” his voice drifted off as Lexi continued to stare at him “what do you think?”
“I think,” she licked her lips “I think it’s a wonderful idea. In fact,” she gave him a mischievous grin “it’s such a good idea I think we need a little practice.”
“Practice for what?” Alex grinned at her as he pulled her head band off.
“You know,” she kissed him while helping him remove in jacket “the part about making a family.”
Rolling her over on the bed he said “I could use lots of practice.”
[Lexi Ayala was made by Legendofsim. Thank you so much I couldn’t imagine Alex with anyone else]