“All you care about?” He murmured, emotion still clinging to his tone even as his words turned them back to their traditional, familiar banter. “Not chocolate chip cookies, trashy TV, and Monty, Monty will be offended.”
“Monty loves his Daddy more than me.”
“Monty loves the ladybird who lets him on the bed and feeds him human food.”
Sniffing, she tipped her head forward again, this time balancing it on his shoulder, feeling his breaths beneath her, taking these few easy moments with gratitude, their coming not as frequent as she wished for, especially these past few weeks when God, he was all she wanted, almost as they’d pressed the reset button on their relationship, the same emotions and need that filled her just after they went all in rushing through her again, making it nearly impossible for her to wait for him to drop to one knee, even more impossible to wait for their wedding, because every day that he wasn’t completely hers seemed like hell.
“Don’t act like you didn’t spoil him before I came around.”
“Maybe,” pressing a kiss to her hair, he slid a palm up her back, lingering anger finally dissolving. “Thank you, Kens.”
“Thank you,” she passed back with a nod, all too aware that typically, no one in life would be close enough to get overcome with fury, to snap over the idea of someone breaking her, and although she wanted, needed him to be calm, to be the silly, happy, cheerful man, the man who wasn’t content unless everyone else was laughing, the man whose ridiculous jokes she couldn’t help but smirk at, the man she fell in love with. However much she needed that man, she couldn’t help but love the one who would do absolutely anything to protect her, to get her back and place a smile on her face again.
“You don’t have to thank me for the cookies if you share,” he smirked, pressing another kiss to the side of her head.
“And you’ll burn off the calories later?” Kensi lifted her head, an unmistakable gleam sparking in her eyes.
“Mm-hmm, if at first you don’t succeed…”