Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Chapter 20 The End

The American Airlines arena looked spectacular and ready for a wedding. The guests were getting seated and Brad and his groomsmen walked into the front where he and Ronnie were getting married. The minister was chatting with Brad and the other groomsmen.

Brad's mother was seated and then Ronnie's grandmother was seated next and that meant that it was almost time for Ronnie and her bridesmaids to walk down the aisle. Brad was getting slightly nervous and then when he heard the wedding march music his heart rate started going faster. It made him realize that he was doing something so amazing that he was super ready for this adventure in his life and he loved Ronnie more than anything else in the world.

The flower girl, ring bearer and bridesmaids started walking down the aisle and then at the end of the aisle Brad looked up to see Ronnie and her dad, Joe, start to walk towards him. He smiled as he looked at Ronnie and she looked like a princess.

Ronnie looked down the aisle at Brad and could not believe at how gorgeous he looked in a tuxedo. She smiled at him as he looked at her. Her heart was beating so fast because she was so excited about what was about to happen. She was going to be Mrs Brad Richards very soon.

Joe and Ronnie got up to Brad and Joe put Ronnie's hand into Brad's and said, "Take good care of my girl because she is very special".
"I promise to love her and cherish her forever" Brad said and Ronnie smiled and gave her dad a quick kiss on the cheek.

The minister looked at Brad and Ronnie and started the ceremony.

"Brad do you take Ronnie to be your lawful wedded wife?"
"I do" Brad said.
"Ronnie do you take Brad to be your lawful wedded husband?"
"I do" Ronnie said.
"Brad do you have the rings?"
Brad gave the rings to the minster and the minister blessed the rings and then Brad and Ronnie exchanged rings".
"Brad and Ronnie each have some wedding vows they wrote for each other so now they will say them to each other" the minster said and let Brad and Ronnie speak.

Brad started, "Ronnie, you are the most amazing woman I have ever met. You have helped me through so much and it means the world to me. I have loved you since the first day I saw you and that has been a long time. And now you are giving me another special gift by carrying my child and you will be an amazing mother too. I will love you forever and be your best friend, lover, and partner in crime for all of my life. I love you".

Ronnie was tearing up with all the special things Brad had just said and she took a breath and started her vows, "Brad, you are everything I have ever wanted in my best friend, husband and lover. You have been there for me during the great times and the tough times and I love you more than anything. I have loved you ever since I met you for the first time. I love you and know that you are going to be a great father to our unborn child. I love you".

"By the powers vested in me by the city of Dallas and state of Texas, I now pronounce you husband and wife. Brad you may now kiss Ronnie" the minister said and then Brad gently pulled Ronnie to him and kissed her deeply on the lips. Then all their family and friends started cheering the new couple.

Brad and Ronnie pulled apart and smiled at each other and then turned to look at everyone and walked down the aisle.

Brad and Ronnie walked over to a side space with the photographer to get a few pictures. Then the minister came over to them and they signed some official papers and then it was time to party at the reception.


The reception was lots of fun and everyone was having a great time. Brad and Ronnie were having lots of fun.

At one point while everyone was eating and having fun when Ronnie felt something weird and realized that her water broke.

"Oh my god, Brad, oh my god" Ronnie cried out.
"What sweetie, what's wrong?" Brad asked his new wife.
"My water broke and we are having a baby!" Ronnie exclaimed. Brad quickly helped Ronnie and told his parents and then everyone knew and helped the newlyweds to their car and to the hospital for the birth of their baby.


Several hours later Brad and Ronnie were the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy. They named him Lucas Andrew Richards and he was perfect with all his tiny toes and fingers.

"I can not believe I am a father" Brad said holding his new son and just beaming like the new father he was now.
"You are going to be an awesome father to Lucas and I love you so much Mr Richards" Ronnie said smiling at her new son and new husband.
"Ronnie, I love you more because you just gave me this miracle and you are going to be the best mother ever, Mrs Richards" Brad exclaimed and leaned down to kiss Ronnie again.

Brad's parents and Ronnie's dad came into the room. And everyone celebrated Brad and Ronnie's new baby. Ronnie was so happy and realized that everything was perfect in her life because she had Brad by her side, Lucas in her arms and the rest of her family to help her through all of life's twists and turns.


A few weeks later Ronnie was sitting in her and Brad's house in Tampa Bay holding Lucas. They were enjoying the summer in Tampa Bay and waiting to find out where Brad would be playing hockey next season.

Ronnie looked up to see Brad coming in the door and she smiled.

"Hey beautiful" Brad said coming over to sit down next to Ronnie and Lucas.
"Hey hot stuff" Ronnie said laughing and then Brad leaned in for a kiss.
Lucas started squirming in Ronnie's lap and Brad and Ronnie broke apart from the kiss.
Brad took Lucas from Ronnie and said, "You do not like it when daddy and mommy kiss well sorry pal if you want any more siblings, daddy is going to be kissing mommy a lot more". Ronnie giggled and Brad silenced her again with another mind blowing kiss and Ronnie knew Brad meant he loved her just as much as she love him.

Brad and Ronnie lived happily and deeply in love ever after.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Chapter 19

Ronnie and her friends were staying a very nice hotel near the arena. It was just easy to be close with the fact that she was pregnant and because she was the bride. They had fun up in the suite they had gotten for the night. They watched some chick flicks, played silly games and just had fun gossiping.

Meanwhile the guys were out at a local bar where the players were known. Brad's friends had rented the VIP area for the night. They were drinking and acting like they did when they won a game. They had lots of fun and enjoying the bachelor party. Brad was texting Ronnie and when Loui saw that he tried to get Brad's phone away from him.

"Dude, you are not supposed to be communicating with her on your last night as a single man" Loui said.
"I can do whatever I want. Ronnie is pregnant and I want to make sure she is ok after all the things she has been through so leave my phone alone" Brad insisted.
"Fine but you gotta have some more shots now" Loui said pulling Brad back over to the VIP bar and ordering some shots for Brad to chug down.

Back at the hotel, the girls had finally gone to bed and were all sleeping. They had decided on a semi early night so Ronnie could get plenty of beauty sleep for her big day.

Around 1am the guys had all headed back to their hotel to get some sleep for the wedding day. Brad was in his room finally climbing into the bed but before he went to sleep he sent Ronnie another quick text. He was not expecting an answer but when it beeped back instantly he smiled. Ronnie had just happened to hear her phone and text back, 'Gnite luv u'. That made Brad smile and he feel asleep quickly of course all the alcohol had helped too.

The next morning the guys were all cranky because they all had hangovers. But luckily the wedding was not until 2pm so they had time to recover. They were all at the hotel restaurant eating breakfast. None of them looked happy or ready for a wedding. Brad had just grabbed some random clothes for breakfast so he would not get arrested for public nudity at the restaurant. He looked a hot mess and his friends made sure he knew it.

"Wow Brad you look horrible" Brenden said as he drank some coffee.
"Yeah did you forget that you were getting married today. You look like shit man" Loui said as he ate.
"Thanks guys you are such great friends. Then again all those shots and drinks did not help this morning either" Brad replied as he got his coffee mug refilled.
"If I were Ronnie and I saw you this morning I would rethink about marrying you" Loui joked more.
"Well you two do not look much better than me so I am not sure how you two got your women either" Brad retorted back.
"Touche" Brenden said and raised his coffee mug in salute to Brad.

The girls were slowly waking up too. They had decided to order room service so they were looking over the menu and talking to the room service operator. Then they were just taking turns using the two bathrooms getting partially ready for the morning.

Ronnie decided to go and chill on the balcony of the suite after she had gotten somewhat ready. She took her phone and call Brad and see how his night had been.
His phone rang a couple of times and then she heard his familiar voice.

"Good morning sweetie"
"Morning how are you?"
"Tired and hungover" he said.
"Seriously? On our wedding day you are hungover" she said slightly surprised.
"Hey Mia was saying you needed to rock and roll so I did too" Brad joked even though his head hurt a little bit but he had taken something to help the headache.
"True she did say that. How bad do you feel?" Ronnie asked.
"Well not to bad because I ate something had some coffee and some Tylenol".
"Good to hear but I hope you feel 100 percent when I walk down the aisle to you later on" Ronnie said smiling.
"I will do not worry. Oh how is baby star doing?" Brad asked.
"Baby star is doing just fine and seems to be having his or her own party" Ronnie laughed which made Brad laugh too.
"Great to hear that our child is excited about today too".
"Yeah it feels funny with it bouncing around in my abdomen. Well it looks like our breakfast is here from what I can tell so I will see you at the arena at 2 o'clock to become Mrs Brad Richards" Ronnie said.
"Love you Ronnie" Brad said.
"Love you more Brad" Ronnie said and then they both hung up.

Ronnie headed back inside to enjoy breakfast with her friends and Brad headed to find his buddies and chill until it was time to officially get ready for the wedding.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Chapter 18

It was the night of the rehearsal dinner and they were all at a very nice Italian restaurant in downtown Dallas. Everyone was talking and joking and waiting on the soon to be newlyweds, who had not yet shown up.

"I hope that Ronnie and Brad are not late because they can not keep their hands off each other" Brenden Morrow joked and his wife Anne-Marie rolled her eyes and jokingly hit his arm. Brenden gave her a look and then gave up trying to a comedian.
"I am sure they are on their way. After all poor Ronnie has to deal with the fact that Brad knocked her up so she is two people now" Loui Eriksson joked and everyone laughed and then Brenden said, "How come everyone laughs at Loui's comment but not mine?".
"Morrow, I am just way cooler than you are" Loui joked and Brenden shook his head.

Sure enough a few minutes later Brad and Ronnie showed up. They walked into the party room and everyone let out a sigh of relief.

"Sorry guys that we are a little late but the baby was having its own party after all the wedding practice and I was trying to settle him or her down" Ronnie apologized as Brad just put his arm around Ronnie's shoulders and gave her a quick hug.

They sat down and then the party really got started. Everyone was eating and talking about the wedding.

Ronnie was enjoying the dinner and talking with friends and family was lots of fun. Everything was relaxing and happy and that is what Ronnie needed now. She was excited that tomorrow she would be Mrs Brad Richards. It made her think of all the things she had been through in her life and now everything was getting to a place that was perfect and happy. This was definitely want she wanted and made her super excited about the future which made her look down at her abdomen and felt the baby kick.

"Wow" Ronnie exclaimed and Brad was at her side instantly looking at her with concern.
"Are you ok?" he asked.
"The baby just kicked me and I just took it as a sign that tomorrow is going to be amazing" Ronnie said smiling which made Brad happy. He kissed her quickly and then went back to who he had been talking to.

Ronnie smiled and then her soon to be in laws came over to talk to her.

After the dinner Brad and Ronnie were standing in the parking lot with friends.

"Ok well you two love birds have to separate tonight" Loui said trying to pull Brad away from Ronnie. But Brad was still holding Ronnie close and then jokingly whined,
"I do not want to go. I want to stay with my girl".
"Yeah I do not want him to go" Ronnie joked back snuggling closer to Brad as possible with her baby bump.
"Ronnie, we gotta party on your last night as a single girl so unglue yourself from that hot guy you are stuck too" Mia joked even though her husband, Kris Letang, was holding her close.
"Hey now that sounds like fun. Peace Brad" Ronnie laughed and tried to get away from Brad who was not letting her go.
"Let me go Brad, I wanna party as a single girl!"
"I do not want you to be partying as a single girl because of all the guys who will try and get with you" Brad said seriously which made Ronnie laugh.
"Fine but we really do have to do this tradition since we kinda screwed many of the other ones around" Ronnie said putting a hand on her baby bump which then made Brad smirk and let Ronnie free.
"Yippy I am free ok Mia, let's go and rock and roll" Ronnie said skipping over to Mia who was finally detached from her husband too.

The love birds gave each other one last kiss and then went with their friends to enjoy their last night as singles.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Chapter 17

***Warning Adult Content***

Ronnie finally had all the details of her dream wedding set. She and Brad were getting married at the American Airlines Center. Since Ronnie's dad was very influential they were able to rent it out for the wedding.

Meanwhile Brad was having to travel to New York and North Carolina because he was in talks with the Rangers and the Hurricanes. He really wanted to stay put in Dallas because that is where his friends and life is now but changes happen. He was trying to be a supportive fiance and help with the wedding as much as possible. Ronnie knew that Brad was doing all he could while figuring out where he would be playing hockey next season.

One day while Brad was out of town in North Carolina, Ronnie had just finished another doctor's appointment and was heading to go to lunch with her dad. She was sitting in her car in the parking lot and she called Brad.

"Hello beautiful, how are you?" Brad answered.
Ronnie blushed and giggled before she answered, "Hey hot stuff, I am good. I was calling to tell you about my doctors appointment".
"How is our baby star?" Brad asked.
"Baby star is doing very well, healthy and growing a lot" Ronnie said patting her growing abdomen.
"I am glad to hear that the baby is healthy and growing".
"Me too after all I have been through with this pregnancy".
"So what else are you doing today?" Brad asked.
"I am heading to lunch with dad but I just wanted to call you".
"I am glad you did call me and I love you. I will be home in time for the rehearsal dinner in a couple of days".
"I still can not believe we are getting married in two days. I am super excited and love you more" Ronnie said.
"Sweetie, I love you but I gotta run to a meeting and I would totally rather talk with you but my agent is motioning for me to move along. I will call you later and we can talk more. Love you baby" Brad said.
"I love you too" Ronnie said and then they both hung up.

Ronnie headed to the restaurant where she and her dad were meeting. Ronnie saw he dad sitting at the table.

After lunch Ronnie headed home and decided to take a nap. She was sleeping when she felt a hand and she jumped and turned around. She looked into the face of Brad smiling at her.
"Surprise" he said and she leaned up to kiss him.

Ronnie did not realize how much she missed being close to Brad and so not really thinking she started taking off Brad's shirt and of course he took over the love making session that Ronnie had started. They kissed, touched and explored each others bodies.

Brad kissed Ronnie all over and she cried out his name, "Yes Brad yes yes oh god yes Bradley". Brad smirked because he knew he was pleasuring Ronnie and he was enjoying their lovemaking too. He entered her gently and slowly moved in and out of Ronnie. She moved her hips to match Brad's movements and the both had amazing orgasms. Brad swore under his breath as he emptied his seed into Ronnie's womb.

Brad moved off of Ronnie and held her close. Ronnie looked at Brad, "You are home early".
"Yeah I wanted to surprise you and we could have some alone time too" Brad explained.
"I love that idea and I hope you enjoyed her welcome home surprise" Ronnie giggled and moved into Brad's embrace.
"Yes I did sweetheart. I really did and then he leaned back down to kiss her senseless which made them both happy.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Chapter 16

Ronnie and Brad were all into planning the wedding. They were tasting cake samples and checking out photographers that would work the best for them.

Ronnie was dress shopping with her father and her best friend, Mia Crosby-Letang. Ronnie wanted her dress to be a surprise to Brad.

Ronnie walked out in a beautiful princess dress and both her father and Mia just gasped at how perfect the dress looked on her. Ronnie stepped in front of the mirrors and twirled around and then looked at her dad.

"Oh my word, sweetie you looked beautiful" Joe said walking over to his daughter.
"Really dad" Ronnie said surprised.
"Yes Ronnie, you look just like your mom when I married her" Joe exclaimed.
"Thanks dad" Ronnie said smiling at her dad. Then Mia got up and walked over and exclaimed, "Wow girl you look gorgeous and Brad is going to lose his mind when he sees you in this dress!"
"Mia, you are funny" Ronnie giggled which made Mia laugh too.

After all the laughing Ronnie realized this was her dress and her dad bought it and they had it altered to fit Ronnie perfectly.

As they all left the store, Joe had to head back to work and so the girls went to have lunch. They were seated and Ronnie looking at Mia, "So Mia, how is your hottie defenseman hubby doing?"
Mia blushed and giggled and then said, "Kris is fine and actually hanging out with Nathan doing father and son things".
"Awwww that is so cute they are doing that. I wonder what kind of dad, Brad will be when our kiddo is born?" Ronnie thought.
"Yeah I had the same thoughts about Kris when I had Nathan and Kris is the best dad ever and he is excited about number two also" Mia said patting her pregnant abdomen.
"Yeah its awesome we are both pregnant at the same time" Ronnie said.
The girls continued to talk about marriage and babies until they both had to get home.

Ronnie got back to her and Brad's place and could not believe the mess that Brad had made. She put down her stuff and got to work in cleaning the condo. She was cleaning when Brad walked in and saw Ronnie cleaning, "Stop Now!" Brad exclaimed and that surprised Ronnie who dropped the stack of magazines she was holding onto her toes.

"Owww, my toes" Ronnie shouted and sat down and rubbed her foot.
"Ronnie, I am so sorry and did not mean to scared you. Is your foot ok?" Brad asked and sat down next to Ronnie.
"Yeah its fine but I am mad at you!" Ronnie said sounding frustrated.
"Why what did I do?" Brad asked sounding confused.
"You left the place a mess and so I had to clean it up".
"Sorry Ronnie, I rushed out to see some of the guys for lunch and was going to try and get back before you did and clean up but obviously that did not happen. I am so so sorry baby. I will finish and you can rest and I will even make dinner so you do not have to tonight" Brad said and kissed Ronnie and she let Brad finish cleaning the condo and just relaxed the rest of the evening.

Just as Brad had promised he ordered out dinner and they talked about more wedding plans and possible honeymoon ideas. It was lots of fun for the two of them.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dear Readers (if I have any),

I broke my wrist so I am not able to write at the moment. Sorry guys
I will be in a cast for three weeks. I hope to update when my wrist gets

Caroline :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Chapter 15

A few months later the hockey season was close to the end and the Dallas Stars had to win this last game to make it into the playoffs. Brad was ready to give his all for this last game against Minnesota. Even though the game was away Ronnie was flying with the team thanks to her dad. She was sitting next to Brad by the window and totally into her book and Brad was playing cards with a few of his teammates. The game was getting intense which usually happened but there was lots of interesting language too. At one point the new Dallas Star player, Alex Goligoski, whom they had gotten in an earlier trade, said, "Hey guys language, we have a lady on board".
Ronnie looked up and saw Alex smiling and she shook her head, "Alex, its sweet of you to be concerned for my ears but I have heard everything in the book. I am totally ignoring your card game so keep acting like I am not even here".
Alex nodded and went back to the game with his teammates.

Ronnie after a while made Brad get up so she could go and stretch her legs and talk to her dad. He let her pass and just for fun lightly smacked her butt. Ronnie turned to give Brad a look and he just shrugged his shoulders and she laughed and walked over to her dad.

Joe was in a conversation with the stars coach and when Ronnie came into his view he stopped, "Hey darling are you ok?"
"Yes dad I am fine I just wanted to talk to you for a moment if that was possible" Ronnie said.
"Of course I will always have time for you, sweetie" Joe said excusing himself from the coach and they went to some empty seats closer to the front of the plane.

Once they were settled Joe looked at his daughter, "What did you want to talk about?"
"I just want to thank you for letting me coming along on this trip with the team. I know its not custom for last minute guests to join the trip but I am very thankful" Ronnie explained.
"Darling, you are not a random last minute guest you are my daughter and I knew you needed to get away from Dallas for a little while plus I had a feeling that Brad might feel better that you were in his sights after the Sean thing at the condo" Joe explained looking back at Brad who happen to be looking at Joe and Ronnie with concern. Ronnie looked over at Brad and smiled which made Brad smile back and then get back to his card game.
"I love you dad" Ronnie said and gave him a hug which of course Joe hugged his daughter back tightly.
"I love you too darling Ronnie. You know your mother would be so proud of you if she saw you now and all that you have accomplished".
"I hope so dad. I am sorry she could not handle our life but I am happy because you were the best parent ever. I know I am stronger and happier because of all you did for me as well as grandma and granddad" Ronnie said smiling.
"You better not forget this little guys dad too he is a wonderful person too" Joe said patting Ronnie's starting to show baby bump.
"Of course this little guys dad is wonderful and I really do not know how I would have survived without him too" Ronnie giggled.
Just at that moment Joe's cell phone went off and he looked down at it, "Sorry sweetie but I have to take this call. Is there anything else?" he asked.
"No take your call that was all. Thanks again dad" Ronnie said getting up and heading back to her seat next to Brad.

She sat down as Brad said, "Hey is everything ok?"
"Yeah" Ronnie said putting her hand on his thigh.
Brad smiled and kissed her cheek and then went back to his game and Ronnie got back into her book.

Finally they landed in Minnesota for the last regular season game. The Stars did not play their best and ended up losing to the Wild. They were out of the playoffs which sucked.

The locker room was quiet and everyone just listened as their coach told them they had done well yeah it was hard to lose but they would always have next season to try again for the Stanley Cup.

The plane ride back to Dallas was very quiet and most everyone was asleep including Ronnie. She was out cold just like Brad who was holding her.

When Ronnie and Brad got to the airport and said their goodnights to her dad and his teammates they got into the car and headed home. They drove in silence and Ronnie looked at Brad and could tell he was sad about not making the playoffs. She knew he had a tough season and his contract was up this summer, so he did not know where he would end up playing next season. That thought made Ronnie realize that she would be moving too because where ever Brad was she was right next to him through the good and bad. Another thought ran through Ronnie's brain she realized that she and Brad should get married over the summer.

"Hey Brad" Ronnie said to get Brad attention because he was trying to stay awake and drive them home safely.
"Yes" he said quietly.
"I have made a big decision" she said which made Brad look at her.
"What is that?" he asked.
"Let's get married here in Dallas before your contract is up. We can do it. I know my dad will help out and has lots of contacts so it will not be that stressful. Plus it will put that gorgeous smile on your face that I love so much" Ronnie said giving Brad her brightest smile.
"I love that idea Ronnie. Let's do it" Brad said.
"Yay" Ronnie cheered and Brad laughed.