"I know you understand me!" he said, at a loss of what to do next. Wearily, he sighed. "We share in this house, right?" he asked, hoping for a glimmer of understanding in his girl's eyes.
Jason shook his head. "Why the hell am I trying to reason with a 2 year old?" he muttered aloud.
Moudy stood behind her and rolled his eyes. "There's only so much of her mom you can take," he muttered under his breath, earning a hard nudge to his ribcage.
"Well, welcome back Mr. and Mrs. Yavari," he said with a wink. He'd been so happy to hear that Liz and Moudy had decided to make their little family unit official by getting married. He'd been sure to remind them that he was the one that had introduced them & was kinda like their personal fairy godfather.
Moudy shifted so that Jason could get a better look at his newborn son.
Jason took in the shock of blonde hair atop of the boy's head. "He's gonna have your hair!" Jason laughed. "Hopefully he doesn't inherit your ugly mug!" he teased, earning a sharp nudge in his ribcage. "Umph!"
"Good!" Jason told her. "Hey, there's something I wanted to show you real quick!" he said, grabbing her hand.
"I'll just go set up the crib!" Moudy called after them.
She turned her head and took in the new bedroom furniture, sheets and decorations. It was so much different than how Jason had originally decorated his room - she remembered his tacky orange sports theme with awful clarity.
"One step better!" he told her. "Cheri helped me with it!"
Liz whistled low. "Whoa, so that's serious then?" she asked. A lot seemed to have changed in the short time she'd been gone.
He checked the watch real quick and flashed Liz a charming grin. "Oh, look at the time! I gotta get ready for practice!" he told her, turning to grab his uniform. "Little privacy, please?"
Glancing across the room, she saw Moudy moving her protest signs to the side, making space for the crib they'd bought. She glanced down to where Jackson was sleeping on the rug nearby and could no longer frown. Having Jackson was like a blessing in disguise, she thought with wonder. To think, she'd been confused about whether or not she & Moudy had a future. But now, she couldn't even imagine life without either of her guys!
She raised her hand up and admired the small gold band. She'd done it - she'd married Moudy!
"No!" Liz exclaimed. "I haven't really done any protesting lately anyway!"
Moudy hesitated. "So, you think we can just get rid of them? Or do you want to keep them?"
Liz chewed on her bottom lip. "We can get rid of them," she finally decided. She had to focus on being a Mom now, not a Rebel without a cause.
Moudy nodded, turning towards the large box. "Sounds good," he told her. "Should be easy to put together, right?" he said confidently.
Moudy stepped back after finally figuring out how to put in the baby siding and sighed. Done. Phew! That had been a lot harder than he'd imagined. He eyed the crib skeptically. He wasn't entirely sure he trusted the silly thing with his precious son! What if it broke?
Liz smiled. "Sure. See you soon!"
Moudy started to take a step away and then stopped. "You need anything else while I'm out?" he asked.
Moudy nodded. "Great, I'll just go check the junk pile. Thanks alot!"
He'd also been offered a partnership at Llama Memorial. He was now entitled to a share of the profits, which he'd be receiving weekly. Maybe one day he would buy out the other partners, then he would get even more money!
He headed straight upstairs to see the girls. "Hey ladies!" he said in greeting, pushing past the safety gate.
Lacie quickly crawled to his side, tugging on his pants leg.
These days he'd much rather hang with his girls than head to a bar to party! Must be old age creeping up on him, he thought with a chuckle.
He approached the baby safety gate and peeked in, finding them trying to teach the kids to talk.
"What about Jackson?" Liz asked worriedly, peeking towards the crib.
Moudy pulled the covers over their heads. "He's too young to know what we're doing!" he assured her, turning his attention to distracting her.
Liz gave up the last of her doubt as Moudy started nibbling on her neck in just the right spot.