“Shh baby girl, mommy is asleep” I whispered to my little daughter who was in my arms. The two of us entering my and Kiara’s bedroom as to surprise her for our anniversary.
“But we are going to wake mummy up anyway” Lia whispered and I chuckled kissing her cheek before I put her down on the edge of the bed beside Kiara who was still asleep. Her head on my pillow where I left her this morning, the woman had been asleep in my arms when I woke up and wanting to surprise her. I slowly got out of bed and let her lay on my pillow, having been awake till almost four in the morning with our four months old son, she was barely getting enough sleep as it is.
I slowly set the present I got her down on the nightstand and sat on the edge of the bed beside her and Lia, slowly leaning in to kiss my beauty’s forehead in her sleep “good morning baby girl”
I softly ran my hand over her arm and Kiara slowly stirred awake to look me in the eye making me smile. Her green eyes meeting my blue ones before she took my hand in hers and intertwined our fingers bringing my hand to her lips. She softly kissed my knuckle making me chuckle and lean down to kiss her nose.
“Mummy!” Lia called taking Kiara’s attention away from me. Her eyes met our little daughter’s who smiled brightly at her mom and crawling to her side to wrap her arms around her, hugging her tightly “daddy says it’s your anni- alli…”
“Anniversary” I chuckled and Kiara smiled biting her bottom lip at our daughter who was struggling to merge the letters together. Kiara wrapped her arms around Lia who laughed as she laid on her mother’s chest before she sat up, the blanket falling on Kiara’s lap as she did. My beauty’s hair was messy from sleep, but she looked beautiful either way. She wore my grey shirt which reached her mid-thigh, having a three year old that could walk in on you in the morning to simply want to say ‘good morning’ prevented us from sleeping naked like we used to, and there was the fact that our little son, Daniel would wake up in the middle of the night wanting to be fed or changed.
“Yes, my sweet princess, it is” Kiara said smiling at Lia before she looked at me. The smile on her lips made my heart swell as I looked at the beauty who I was blessed with marrying years ago. I laid by her and Lia’s side, wrapping my arms around my wife who had our daughter straddling her lap. I kissed my wife’s temple and watched as Lia told Kiara about the surprise I had prepared for her. Not that I didn’t expect Lia to just hide it from her mom. But then again, it wasn’t like the little girl wasn’t three.
“Sweetheart, didn’t you have something to prepare with Auntie Maddie?” I asked and Lia’s eyes widened and she nodded making Kiara frown in confusion. Lia struggled to get down from the bed making me chuckle and help her down before heading toward the door and opening it for her, letting her walk out the door where her nanny was waiting for her “take her to Maddie, and be sure to keep and eye on her”
Nodding, I walked back inside and closed the door behind me, locking it to be more exact and walking toward my wife who was staring at me with an amused expression.
“Hi” I smirked at my wife who laughed and got up, crawling to the edge of the bed and standing straight on her knees as she looked at me. I wrapped my arms around her waist and hugged her before kissing her lips and pushing her to lay down on bed, getting on top of her. Hovering her body.
“Don’t worry baby girl, there will be time for that later. But I like watching you submit to me” I teased my wife who rolled her eyes at me. I laid down beside her and wrapped my arms around her just as Daniel began crying in his nursery. Kiara’s eyes widened and I shook my head at her and tightened my arms around her “the girls will take care of this. You will rest for a little while”
“Not a word tonight princess, Valerie and Beatrice are with him. You chose them to care for him yourself. Yet, none of them is doing her job because you’re the one always there” I said raising an eyebrow at my wife who laughed.
“But I’m his mum”
“And I’m his dad” I said gently “but you need to care for yourself baby girl, you can’t keep staying up all night to care for Daniel, and waking up early morning to care for Lia, not to mention stay on top of your duties at home. You’ll end up getting sick”
“No, this time I’ll be the one to manage things. You’ll be taking care of yourself and health, I’ll be taking care of you. We’ll be raising our children together, but you won’t be exhausting yourself to do so” I said gently. Kiara smiled and laid her head on my chest, I tightened my arm around her waist and kissed the crown of her head “I am serious babe, you can’t tire yourself like this. I won’t allow you to”
“Okay! I won’t tire myself Nik, but I can’t hear my baby cry and not do anything about it” Kiara said and I chuckled at her.
“He’s a baby princess, he’ll cry, and you’ll calm him down, I will, Maddie would, Vladimir, mom, Dimitri, Ivan. Do I need to count how many people are in this house that would care for him? And I didn’t even mention Richard, Grace, Claudia, or Adrian” I said raising an eyebrow at my wife who laughed raising her hands in mock surrender. Kiara laughed, it’s been like that for a while now, the two of us taking care of the kids. Lilian had caused us trouble when Lia was born, drama like trying to killing Sebastian or his loyal men, as well as Amalia. But since Daniel was born the woman went MIA, she just seemed to quiet down and disappear and judging by her history that couldn’t be good.
“Okay! Okay! I understand” Kiara laughed and I smiled at her.
“Good” I whispered to her kissing her forehead. Kiara smiled and laid her head on my chest, the two of us were quiet for a little while before I brought the present I got for my wife and handed her the black box. She looked up at me and frowned in confusion before I opened the box for her revealing a diamond bracelet.
“Oh, Nik” Kiara whispered turning around in my arms. I smiled at her and wrapped my arms around her waist as she straddled my lap. She wrapped her arms around my neck and hugged me tightly. She kissed my cheek and I smiled at her taking her right hand in mine, I put the bracelet around her hand softly.
“You deserve a lot more princess, though I know that you wouldn’t accept getting anymore if I offered it anyway” I smiled at my wife who shook her head at me, the two of us smiling. I tightened my arms around my wife and she laid her head on my shoulder “you’re mine for the day, then we can come back home and celebrate what’s left of the evening with the guests that are to show up”
“Are you sure you’re okay with mum coming Nik? I know that you don’t want to see her” Kiara said gently and I smiled at her care. I was the one that invited Lilian despite everything, I knew that her daughter would want her here regardless of anything. The woman was still her mom, the woman may have been in pain after losing her husband. She had done enough to try and break everyone, and I was sure that this wasn’t the last of what we’d get from her but we would just need to keep a close eye on her for now.
“Whether or not I want to see her baby girl, she’s your mom and she’s coming here to be by your side” I said gently “now, how about I let you get ready while I go check on Daniel?”
I smiled as I entered the nursery to find mom holding Daniel in her arms, rocking him softly on the rocking chair as he slept in her arms. His head resting on her chest as she fed him his bottle. Her and Kiara’s relationship grew stronger after everything had happened over the past four years, mom apologized to Kiara for how she had treated her and though she was hesitant. Mom had apologized to Kiara on the dinner table that night. Richard who was sitting by Kiara’s side nodded at her to forgive the woman. He knew that she was acting the way she was due to being nervous and frightened. In her eyes her daughter’s life was in danger in being a contestant of the Bloodlust games. Thankfully, we managed to save the girl before she got into them.
That was one of the reasons why Lilian hated us, her husband had designed the games long ago. Having put Kiara through them to either kill her or watch her turn into a weapon. She was a well trained assassin and she was the one person who had managed to win the games back then. Richard was the one hosting the games, being forced to do so in fear of losing his little sister Crystal, who was now turning fifteen. She was even treated as so, we all took care of her as if she was family. Which in a matter of fact, she was. She may have been a Bernard being Richard’s little sister, but she was an Ivanov as well. I had made sure to treat her as so. Taking the place of the father she lost, I was sure to treat the girl like family.
I smiled at mom and kissed her forehead making her smile. She gently removed the empty bottle from Daniel’s mouth and his eyes opened to look at me making me smile when I saw his big blue eyes meeting my own. I slowly leaned to him and kissed his forehead before taking him in my arms and burping him gently.
“I take it you gave your beauty the new little rule” mom teased and I chuckled. She knew how worried Kiara got when the kids cried or got upset. She had neglected herself a lot when Lia was first born that she got sick for a week after that. That earned her a scolding from everyone who was in the house, and though she didn’t stop her ways.
“Yes, she’ll follow it, for now. But you know how she is” I said smiling when Daniel burped. Bringing my son to my chest, I smiled and sat on the chair in front of mom.
“Well, all mothers are like that, are you forgetting Grace and Maddie?” Mom asked and I laughed shaking my head. Grace was also extremely protective over her son, Nail. The kid was Lia’s age, there was barely two months between the two. I swear the house had turned into a nursery when the two were born and seeing that Maddie was now pregnant with her and Vladimir’s second baby. Yeah, I could already tell that these kids would be the future of the family. But until they grew the house would have to be baby proofed and we’d have to be listening to babies cry or a bunch of nursery songs. Not that I minded. It was nice seeing them grow in front of us, raising them all together. One big family.
“How can I forget, Maddie once cried because Xavier got a fever” I said laughing and mom smiled.
“I always cried when one of you got sick, so it’s not really surprising me” mom said and I smiled at her shaking my head “I’m serious, you should ask your dad how many times he had to wrap his arms around me, comforting me that it was a normal fever and that you were kids. You had to get sick sometimes. But then I’d find him standing over your heads all night”
I smiled and got up putting my son in his crib as he fell asleep in my arms, he was sucking his thumb as he did and I smiled running my hand over his her gently. His beautiful angelic, peaceful face.
“We’ll be back for the gathering tonight, okay?” I told mom who smiled and wrapped her arms around my neck, hugging me tightly.
“Stay safe you two, okay?”
“We will mom, don’t worry”
Kiara: I smiled walking out of the bathroom to find a white simple dress hung on the closet’s door and white converse shoes under them. Raising an eyebrow at Nikolay’s choice of outfit, I nodded and dried my hair with my towel deciding to leave it to dry giving its natural curls. Nikolay liked my hair better that way anyway. I put on the underwear Nikolay left me on the bed. Yes, my beloved husband decided to choose my WHOLE outfit today and that also included lace white panties and a matching bra. It was a new set too. The man was really going all out today with whatever he was planning and in all honesty, I wasn’t complaining. I was always amazed by how he expressed his love to me and found it impossible to compete with, no matter who stood in front of me. Who the couple were or who the man was, no one on Earth could compete with what Nikolay does to me. The love he shows me, the love I have for him. He used to tell me that I had entered his heart and settled in th
Nikolay:“Love, I do think that we need to start heading home” Kiara said looking at me. She was laying on her stomach on top of my chest, her eyes staring into mine as a smile made its way to her lips. I smiled and ran my fingers through her somewhat messed up hair. Our earlier events having reflected on both her hair and body which was now filled with a few love bites which I left on her.“Indeed we do, but I’m currently more comfortable with you being here in my arms. The two of us just being together, nothing and no one to disturb us. You know, us going home would mean interacting with people, going back to responsibilities…”“Nikolay! The guests are literally coming for OUR anniversary!” Kiara scolded tapping my chest and I laughed.“Not an issue, the family can host them. They can come up with some excuse that I decided to surprise you, or that we travelled. You know…”&ldquo
Third Person Point Of View:“Is everything ready?” Lilian asked walking inside the office where Ian had been working. It being a while past midnight, she knew that she had a flight to catch in a few hours to go the States and she wanted everything to be ready. The games were coming very soon, they knew that time was ticking backwards, it was simply a matter of countdown.“Yes, the base is already open and ready with the games and simulators prepared. The system is here with me, and you should be in your room before anyone sees or notices that you are missing” Ian said looking at Lilian who smiled and stood behind him, wrapping her arms around him from the back. She kissed his cheek and looked at the screen on what he was working. The system that they have re-created, an image of Valerie. They had planned on using the system Louis had created before, but seeing as Kiara told both Nikolay and Sebastian about it. They knew that they couldn’t
Kiara:“Happy anniversary, princess” Timur smiled hugging me tightly. He cupped my cheeks and kissed my forehead. Nikolay had gotten so used to Timur spoiling me that he didn’t bother commenting anymore. Though he did sometimes get jealous, or more specifically, pretended to be as to get a kiss or for me to lay in his arms in front of everyone. Proving to everyone that I belonged to him, and him alone.“Thank you” I smiled at Timur who turned to face Nikolay who was smiling as he kissed Timur and Nikita’s son, Mikhail. The young boy was almost Lia’s age, a few months younger than she was. Yeah, when Nikolay teased at times claiming that the family was going to end up having a nursery, he wasn’t kidding. It was suddenly like we all decided to have children at the same time, though that wasn’t the case, anyone who heard of us giving birth or our ladies getting pregnant would think the same thing.“Whoever
Nikolay:“Are you okay?” I whispered to Kiara who has been sitting in my arms. She’s been quiet for a while now after the encounter with her mom and I knew that it was because the woman got into her head. I didn’t like it, but I knew that this wasn’t the place to do so. Especially after Dimitri’s words did more than just simply put her in place.“Yeah, but I wouldn’t mind leaving” Kiara said looking up at me and I smirked at her. She rolled her eyes and I chuckled before kissing the crown of her head.“Let’s give it another half an hour?” I said softly and Kiara sighed but nodded. She laid her head on my chest over my calm beating heart and I wrapped my arms around her. Taking her hand in mine, I intertwined our fingers and kissed her temple “she would eventually stop. She just needs to be put in place from time to time until she learns not to mess with you”“It&rsqu
Kiara:“Okay, now you can open your eyes” Nikolay whispered removing his hands from my eyes as we reached wherever he was taking me. According to him, it was a surprise and he didn’t want to ruin it by letting me see where we were entering, though I technically knew that we were in Florida. He didn’t want me to see the ‘surprise’ he has set for me.My eyes widened at the beautiful sight that was in front of me. We were currently standing in front of a window, inside what looked like a cottage in front of the sea. The room was soundproof hence why I couldn’t hear the beautiful sound of the waves. All you could see around us was sand and the beautiful ocean, the sunrise gave the ocean a beautiful reflection of orange, pink, and blue. The room was filled with candles and flower petals and on top of the bed, a single white rose laid in the middle of the bed. I turned to face my husband to find him smiling at me, clearly loving my r
Nikolay:“Fuck!” I hissed before collapsing over my wife who was completely drained by now. I had a hard time catching my own breath but after the sixth round this evening. Yeah, I couldn’t expect any less. Though we did stop to take a break, we even went to shower, but we somehow always managed getting back on this bed.I pulled out of Kiara knowing that there was no way the two of us would be able to go on for another round. My woman wouldn’t be able to walk out of bed if she tried to, not that I minded though. I loved cradling her in my arms, we both knew that she would eventually end up laying in my arms for long hours before she decided to want to try and walk only to fall after losing her balance. It was both cute and amusing and though Kiara would glare at me for it, I knew that she loved it.“Yeah, now I understand why you said that we wouldn’t be able to go to the beach today” Kiara teased and I laughed wrapping
Kiara:“Need I ask what my beauty is doing?” Nikolay asked wrapping his arms around me from the back. He laid his chin on my shoulder as I was washing the dishes after the two of us had eaten. I knew that there were maids coming to fix everything, but I couldn’t let the ladies do everything when I was just simply sitting in my husband’s arms.“Washing the dishes” I answered stating the obvious. I could practically see my husband rolling his eyes at me and I laughed turning my face to kiss his cheeks. He smiled, his beautiful dimple showing as I put the glass to dry before turning around in my husband’s arms, I was wearing shorts and his black shirt while he wore grey sweat pants and a white shirt.“And may I know why you’re not in my arms?” Nikolay teased and I laughed wrapping my arms around his neck as he tightened his around my waist. The two of us looking one another in the eye, our bodies relaxed a