Part 32

Ludvik and Linda returned to her apartment, once the sun rose high in the sky. They kissed and snuggled until sleep arrived. The next morning Ludvik is first to rise. He leaves Linda sleeping as he runs a few errands in town.

Linda rolls over in bed, and finds a note where Ludvik had been earlier.

Good morning my love,

     I have gone into town to take care of the preparations for Valentine’s Day. I will return soon. If you need me text or call. Bjorn is in downstairs in case you need him.

                             I love you,


Linda smiles to herself, as she thinks of their honeymoon. She crawls from bed, and makes her way into the kitchen after putting on her robe. She starts to make her some breakfast, then thinks she should text Ludvik and see when he will return.

“Hey, when are you going to be back? I sorta miss you a lot.”

“I’m finishing up here, then I should be on the road soon. I miss you too.”

“Would you like me to make you something for breakfast, when I make mine?”

“I could use a cup of coffee, it’s kind of cold out here. Snow has begun falling.”

“Do you think it’s going to be a white Christmas?”

“Do you want it to be?”

“I think this year, I would. It will be the icing on the cake so to speak.”

“Then you shall have it. I told you, whatever you want, you will have. Now, I must go. I’ll see you soon. I love you.”

“I love you.”

Linda set about creating a feast for the two of them unlike any she had before. She made French toast, bacon, sliced fruit, and made coffee. She set the table, including candles. She then went to her room and found her new night gown Katie and Paige had talked her into buying. A soft peach, flowing silk material, empire waist gown that reached the floor. Seems most things she bought now were empire waist, what with her tiny bump growing so rapidly.

As Linda returns to the kitchen, she hears the front door locks shift. Ludvik is unlocking the door. She quickly lights the candles and pours his coffee. She then heads towards the living room, coffee in hand.

“Hello beautiful.” Ludvik smiles as he comes through the door. “Oh is that mine?”

Ludvik moves in and kisses Linda on the lips. “I have missed you.”

Linda smiles. “And I you. Here, drink up. You are like ice.”

Ludvik gratefully takes the cup, and begins drinking. “You ready for breakfast?” Linda asks as she begins moving towards the kitchen.

“Sure, give me a minute to shed my coat and get washed up, and I will join you in the kitchen in a few minutes.”

“I’m not so sure we can wait to eat any longer.” Linda giggles.

“I don’t mind my love. You go and begin, I will be in there soon.”

Linda gave her husband a quick peck on the lips, and headed into the kitchen to start her breakfast. Ludvik then, set about setting up his surprise for Linda, after breakfast.

     Ludvik enters the kitchen, and walks over and kisses Linda on her forehead. “This all looks good, you included my love. I really like your attire choice this morning.” A large smile crossing his face.

“Thank you. You want me to make you a plate?”

“No, you go ahead, I can make it. Would you like a refill on anything?”

“No, I think we are about full.” Linda giggles.

Ludvik sits down and the two chat as he enjoys his breakfast. When they finish, Linda begins to start clearing the table.

“Leave that, I will clean that up later. Come with me. Close your eyes.”

“What are you up to?”

“A surprise.”

Linda follows the instructions remembering Ludvik had been out planning for their honeymoon. Ludvik grasps Linda’s hand, and brings it to his lips. He places a soft kiss on the back of it. He then began moving forward, back into the living room.

“Ok open them.”

“Oh Ludvik!”

As Linda opens her eyes, she sees that Ludvik has transformed her living room into a Christmas scene worthy of any holiday special on television. A large scotch pine tree, stands by the fireplace. Three stockings hang from the fireplace, labeled mom, dad, and baby Vidar. All of Linda’s decorations sit about waiting to adorn the new tree, and hidden among them, is a new one.

Linda turns towards Ludvik. “You are making this so magical for me. I feel like we are in a fairytale.” Her lips then go to his.

Ludvik scoops Linda up and heads into the bedroom.


©2015 ML Steele

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