A Very Merry Hockey Holiday

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As he stood, taking her hips in his large hands, he pounded into her, their bodies slapping together in tune as he drove her completely out of her mind. She held on for dear life as he thrust once more and came, grunting before whispering her name. Stilling behind her, he moved his hand along her back then the curve of her ass before bringing her face to where he could kiss her.
Pulling away, he said, “I don’t think I’ll ever get enough of you.”
She smiled. “I know I won’t of you.”
He kissed her again before backing away to clean up. She stood up and smiled as she watched his ass while he washed his hands. He was so hot. Thick and taut with mouthwatering muscles. When he glanced back at her, she said, “Welcome home.”
He chuckled. “Thanks, babe.”
Their gazes stayed locked for a long time, and then out of nowhere, and really, she didn’t think she thought it through, she asked, “What do you think of trying for another baby?”
His brows came up before he chuckled. “You want another baby?”
She shrugged. “Maybe?” she said, unsure. Maybe he didn’t want one.
“It’s a yes or no question, Reese.”
“Do you think it would be smart with Claire getting married and stuff?”
Coming to her, he wrapped his arms around her waist and looked deep in her eyes as he said, “I think if you want to have another baby, then let’s do it.”
Her heart exploded in her chest as she grinned. “Really?”
He nodded. “Yeah. I’ve wanted another kid for a while, but we all know how skittish you are,” he teased, his grin growing. “I would love nothing more than to have another baby with you.”
She begged her heart to be still, but that wasn’t possible when she was locked in her husband’s blue gaze. “I love you, Phillip Anderson.”
He winked before cupping her face. “Well, Reese Anderson, you are very lucky because I love you so fucking much that it hurts. You complete me, baby, and I can’t think of anything else I want in the world other than to be married and make babies with your sexy ass.”
“Me either,” she agreed before he dropped his mouth to hers. She would have kept kissing him if her phone hadn’t rung. Parting, she looked down to see that it was Claire.
“It’s our daughter.”
“Answer it,” he said, his hands falling to her bare ass. She really needed to put some pants back on before Sawyer woke up. Hitting answer, she put it on speaker as she said, “Hey, sweetheart.”
“Hey! Whatcha doin’?” she asked, all happy and sweet.
Reese smiled as she slid her shorts back up and Phillip did the same. “Putting some pants on.”
“Always good to have pants,” Jude said and Reese’s grin grew.
“Hey, Jude.”
“Hey,” he answered back, and she didn’t miss the bored look on Phillip’s face.
“Is Phillip home yet?” Claire asked.
“Yeah, I’m here. How are you, sweetheart?”
“Good! So glad you are there. We picked a date!”
Reese smiled when Phillip mouthed “fuck” before she said, “That’s wonderful! When?”
“We want to do it Valentine’s day!”
Phillip’s eyes went wide as Reese’s heart stopped. So soon? “Honey, that’s in two months. There is no way we can find a venue.”
“I called the mansion you guys got married at and someone canceled yesterday! They have opening, so I took it.”
“Oh wow,” she said, and she was convinced Phillip was having a heart attack.
“Are you sure, Claire? That’s quick. Don’t you want to wait, I don’t know, ten years?” he asked.
Claire and Jude laughed, but Reese knew Phillip wasn’t joking.
“Come on, Phillip, this is awesome! I hope you’ll give me away. It would mean the world to me.”
Yeah, that did him in, and Reese saw the tears in his eyes as he slowly nodded his head. “I would love to, Claire. I don’t want to, but I will.” Reese smiled as she leaned her head against his shoulder.
“Awesome! We are pretty excited.”
“We are too. It’s going to be amazing,” Reese promised as she silently consoled her freaking out husband.
“Yeah, so merry Christmas to us, right? Finally got a day. It’s the greatest gift, in my opinion, since agreeing about this has been a pain!”
Smiling, Reese laced her fingers with Phillip’s and squeezed. She was pretty sure that he didn’t agree about this being a great gift, but this was a part of life. They knew that Claire wasn’t going to stay little forever, and they knew one day they would have to give her away. Jude was a good guy for that. He loved her and Reese trusted that he always would. While it didn’t seem like it now, it was a great gift for them all. They were going to grow as a family with the possibility of a new child and then the reality of a new son-in-law.
And she was beyond thankful for that.
She had everything she’d never thought she needed.
As she kissed Phillip’s jaw, he met her gaze and she said, “Merry Christmas to us all.”
Leaning against the back wall, Claire Anderson surveyed her work with a wide smirk on her face. While three girls hung from chandeliers in seductive acrobatics, nine girls were on stage dancing provocatively to Sia’s “Chandelier.” It was her favorite dance she had choreographed yet. She was so proud of it, and it was everything she could have ever dreamed it could be. Moving her head to the music, she watched as her girls killed it. The crowd seemed to like it too. The place was packed, money flying as the men hooted and hollered at her girls.