Saturday, October 25, 2008

Staal [A Jordan Staal Story] Forty-Six

'Ring, ring' Geno`s phone rang on the counter in the kitchen.

"Baby could you get that?" he yelled from the bedroom.

"Yea, hello?"

"Hey Cass, where are you guys Therrien`s freaking out."

"We`re on our way, tell him to chill out."

They went out to the car & were on their way to the arena when an on coming car hit a patch of ice. Geno swerved, Cassie screamed, but the car still went into a tree.

"Baby are you ok?" Geno asked nervously.

"Yea, you?"

"My leg hurts, but other than that I`m fine."

Someone who had been driving behind them pulled over & called 911. Minutes later flashing lights appeared & the rumbling engines of fire trucks were heard.

"Hello?" Miriya said about an hour prior to the start of the game.

"Tell Therrien that we`re at the hospital, we got into an accident on the way there. I`m fine, but I`m not sure when Geno will be able to play again."

"Oh my God," she short of breath, "Is he ok?"

"I don`t know, he messed up his leg."

"Tell him I hope he feels better & that we`ll miss him tonight."

"Hello everyone tonight your Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Ottawa Senators. There`s a breaking story that we`ll cover later in the show."

The pre-game show dragged on & the announcement had already been made at the arena & on TV. All that needed to be done was for Miriya to break the news to the radio listeners.

"Well folks it`s a sad day, Evgeni Malkin was on his way to the game today when he & his wife, assistant equipment manager, Cassie Malkin were in a car accident. Cassie & her baby are fine; she came out with just a few scratches. But we have just received an update on Geno; he will miss six to eight weeks with a broken leg. He should make his come back anywhere from mid-February to early March," Miriya said in a sad voice.

A few nights later the Flyers were in town & the game was physical just like every other time the two teams got together. However this time things really heated up. It reminded Miriya of 2008 & how she would have done anything to see a line brawl against them to end the season. Michelle was on the bench with Cassie, and Miriya was in the commentator's box to announce the game.

"A huge hit by Johnson on Crosby," Miriya said five minutes into the second period. "Crosby`s down along the far boards & isn't getting up." The whistle blew & everyone started pushing & shoving around the net as usual. "Staal skates up to Johnson with a push."

"That's my best friend," Jordan said after hitting the guy. "Don`t mess with him."

"Oh, so you wanna go?"

Jordan dropped his gloves & Johnson followed suite. Sid was still out along the boards as Jordan & Johnson were finally done skating in circles. Jordan had grabbed a hold of Johnson's jersey & was throwing punches like crazy. After a while Johnson kneed him & they both went down. The linesmen struggled to break the two apart, they were both still throwing punches when they were down on the ice. Once they were separated Johnson got away from the linesman's grasp, skated over to Jordan, & threw one last punch. This one however was the only one that matter; he landed it on Jordan's right cheek & he went down.

"We`re back, during the commercial the Johnson, Staal fight continued & now both Staal & Crosby are knocked out. What's this, everyone's pushing & shoving, gloves are all over the ice. It`s a line brawl Bourquey, I haven`t seen one in years & it`s much like the one in March of '97."

Again it went to commercial & Miriya went to the locker room. Jordan & Sid had both been brought to the locker room & were lying in the training room.

Jordan had just woken up when Miriya walked into the room. She walked over & placed a gentle kiss on his lips & forehead. "Good fight baby, you`re lucky you didn`t hit your head off the ice when you went down."

"I know baby, thanks. Is the game over?"

"No, you were only out about five minutes. Play just started again about a minute ago."

"Oh, who's serving my penalty?"

"Nik," she said with a laugh.

When the game had ended the team filed into the locker room with half smiles on their faces. Therrien made his way to the center of the room, "I received a message from the commissioner today," he said & everyone got quiet. "Mr. Neely`s actions were reviewed by league officials & he has been expelled from the league."

Everyone cheered & looked at Michelle who was just walking in from the training room.

"What I miss?"

"Hoss got kicked out of the league," Colby said pulling her into a hug. All Michelle could do was smile, thinking of what he had done to her.

Cassie was still in her black track pants & black & gold Penguins shirt, Geno in his suit with a silver tie. When they walked through the front door he pushed her against the wall, she put her arms around his neck & his were around her waist. He kissed the lip of her nose then placed a gentle kiss on her lips. "You are the love of my life," he whispered then nibbled on her ear.

"I love you too," she said loosening his tie & then their lips met.

About a minute later though Geno pulled away, "I`m sorry baby, but this is killing my leg."

She helped him over to the couch & sat down on his lap running her fingers through his now long dark brown hair. She smiled & left a soft kiss on his cheek. She then ran her finger along the scar near his temple & smiled. "I remember when you got this, I barely knew you, it was so long ago. I wanted to kill Brandon Dubinsky because he hurt you."

Geno smiled, ran his hand along her cheek, & pressed his lips to hers in a passionate kiss. The longer the kiss went on the more intense it got, & soon they had made it into the bedroom. Geno`s tie was somewhere in the living room, his pants on the bedroom floor, & his blue striped dress shirt on the bedside lamp. Cassie lay on the bed in a pair of shorts & a light blue t-shirt, Geno is a pair of green & white striped boxers.

The next morning Miriya was sitting on the couch with Nik when Jordan walked into the living room. "Baby there`s no food in the fridge," he said putting his hands on her shoulders.

"I know, I`m sorry. I`m about to go to the store," she said turning to face him.

"We go through food so fast now," he said with a laugh.

"I know, but you have to remember I`m eating for two now."

"I hope it`s not two of you, because if so we`ll never have food in the house."

"Are you trying to say that I`m fat?" she asked standing up with her hands on her hips.
"No baby," he said walking around the couch & wrapping his arms around her. "I`m just saying that you lover your food."

She looked up into his eyes then he placed a kiss on her cheek. He sat down on the couch; she sat on her lap. She put her arms around his neck, pulled him close, & kissed him.

"Eww," Nik who was sitting next to them said.

"One my house," Miriya said after ending the kiss. "And two you can`t tell me you never made out on this couch, I saw it."

"Ha-ha busted," Jordan said then his lips found Miriya`s again.

"Baby," Cassie said as she walked into the living room.

"Yes baby?" Geno asked from the couch.

"I`m gonna miss you."

"I`m gonna miss you too, but it`s only two days then you`re home for the All-Star break."

She sat down next to him & rested her head on his shoulder. "You know that if I didn`t have to go I`d stay here with you?"

"I know baby, but the team needs you. You have to stay up late with Dana & set up the locker room. I`ll be fine here, there`s food in the fridge, I can watch the game on TV & I`ll call you if I need anything."

Cassie smiled & lifted her head to kiss his cheek, but just about to kiss him he turned his head so that their lips met.

"Bye baby Geno said as Cassie got up off the couch.

"Bye," she said then kissed.

Once they got to New York Cassie & the equipment staff headed for the Garden & everyone else went to the hotel. Cassie had just laid the Penguin in the center of the away locker room when her phone started going off.

"Hey baby," she said looking around the locker room to make sure that everything was in place.

"Hey, it`s getting late & I`m gonna go to bed, but I just wanted to call & say good night."

"Aww good night baby, I`ll see you tomorrow night."

Ok, I`ll be waiting for you."

"Ok, I love you."

"Love you too babe," he said just before closing his phone. He moved to the bedroom, put pillows on Cassie`s side of the bed so it was like she was there with him. He turned off the light, wrapped his arms around the pillows, & drifted off to sleep.

Back in New York the team was already asleep & the equipment staff was just getting back to the hotel.

"Well folks the Guins are looking for revenge here at the Garden. The Rangers have defeated them here in their two pervious meetings this year. But the defending Stanley Cup champions have been strong all season & are ready for this game."

Moments later the game started & just as the Guins had hoped they got off to a quick start. Nik scored just one minute into the first frame. The Rangers were held pointless in the first period but 'King Henry' only let in one goal during the first. The second also went the Guins way with penalties being called against the Rangers, Fleury stopping every thing that came his way & Nik getting his second goal of the night.

The third however is where things got exciting; Jordan, Sid, & Tyler all scored. Fleury only let one goal go passed him, Bugsy got in a huge fight with Brandon Dubinsky for some reason, & there was one more goal.

"A Pittsburgh goal scored by number fifteen Dominik Vandershmut, his third of the game assisted by number six James McGuire and number forty-four Brooks Orpik at 15:43..." The announcer said as the few hats were cleared off the ice.

"Bourquey, Nik is only the Penguins second rookie to score a road hat trick. Jordan Staal was the first in February of 2007 against the Toronto Maple Leafs to win the game in overtime."

The game ended & everyone congratulated Fleury on a great game & attacked Nik when they got to the locker room. Gear was off, showers were taken, everything was packed, & the team was on the plane coming home.

Cassie walked into her house at about two, the TV in her bedroom was on & Geno was sleeping peacefully. She kissed his cheek after crawling into bed & Geno`s eyes fluttered open. "Hey baby."

"Hey, I tried staying up."

"It`s fine, go back to sleep."

"Ok, I love you."

"Love you too," she said & as soon as her head hit the pillow she was out.

At Miriya & Jordan's house they walked through the front door all in smiles.

"Great job tonight Nik, go get a good sleep though, you`re leaving tomorrow afternoon for all the All-Star stuff."

"Thanks & I will."

Everyone headed for their rooms & got ready for bed.

"I remember when I was a young star." Jordan said with a smile.

"Me too baby, me too."

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Staal [A Jordan Staal Story] Forty-Five

The season had started off well, and Miriya & Michelle started to get fatter. The team was doing well, but Michelle was pretty stressed, and Sid wanted to do something nice for her. She walked into the locker room & saw a note taped to Sid's stall, 'Turn Around' She turned around to see Sid standing across the locker room from her. He was humming a familiar tune; he then began to sing and started walking towards her.

"Michelle my belle these are words that go together so well, my Michelle. Michelle my belle sont les mots qui tres bien ensemble, tres bien ensemble," he stopped & walked to the black penguin head in the middle of the locker room. "I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you that`s all I want to say. Until I find a way I will say the only words I know you`ll understand...or Fleury will, & Kris, & maybe Miriya too."

Michelle laughed at the incredibly cute way to try & make her feel better.

"I will say the only words I know you`ll understand, my Michelle," he continued in perfect French, "Je t'adore," he said as he lowered his lips to hers & ran his hand over her belly. "You needed a pick me up & I know you love that song."

"Cause it`s about me," she said jokingly.

"I know, je t'adore."

Fleury walked into the locker room looking as if he had missed something. She winked at him, he flashed his signature smile & said something in French that she didn`t quite understand. She did pick up that he thought Sid is lucky to have a girl like her.

Sid ran his hand over her belly again, and then they danced while humming. Later they left hand in hand & went to Michelle's favorite restaurant.


"And the Penguins lose by a score of 4-1," Miriya said trying to keep her voice at a normal speaking level. "After some poor officiating, missed penalties, calls that shouldn't have been penalties, and goals that were waved off."

"We`ll see you back here Wednesday..."Bourquey said.

"I`m sorry Bourquey, but I need to see Jordan," she said as soon as it went to the first commercial & she stormed out of the commentator's box.

Once she made her way to the locker room she went straight for the Penguin in the center of the room& let out a scream. Everyone looked at her, but not in the way one would think. They all understood why she was upset & shared her anger. Jordan still in all of his gear but his jersey put his arms around her.

"Baby it's ok."

"No it`s not & you know it`s not. I`m so pissed off...I just need to punch something."

Jordan didn`t say a word but just pointed to his chest protector & Miriya started letting punches fly. After about ten punches Jordan grabbed Miriya`s hands & pulled her into a hug. She buried her face in his chest & let out another scream.

"Baby you need to stop, all this stress isn't good for the baby."

She lifted her head to reveal the tears that had started to fall from her bright blue eyes. "I know, but it`s just that was by far the worst officiating since the season finale against the Flyers in the '08 season. Somehow I managed to stay calm while calling the game," she said through her tears.
"I know baby, I know & just like that game it was all Devorski."

"I swear he needs to retire, he`s like what 100?" she asked without even the slightest smile. "He`s always had something against you boys, why?"

"Why do any refs have something against us?" Geno asked. "It`s alright, we`ll get `em next time."

Jordan took off his gear & gave Miriya a hug, "I`m gonna shower, do you think you`ll be ok until I get back?"

"Yea, I`ll be fine," she said wiping a tear from her eye.


Erin & Nik stood in the drive-way after coming back from the movie theatre. "Nik isn't there some way we can work this out?"

"I don`t know, I think we should take a break."

"But Nik we`ve only been together for three months," she said with tears forming in her eyes.
"I`m sorry," he said turning away.

Erin walked to the front door & rang the doorbell, Miriya who had been watching TV in the living room opened the door. Nik had gone around to he back door & into the kitchen.

"Hey Erin," she then noticed the tears in her eyes. "What`s wrong?" she asked bringing her into a hug.

"Nik," was all she could choke out before she couldn`t hold the tears back any longer.
"What happened?"

"He said that we should take a break & normally when guys say that it pretty much meant that the relationship is over."

"Erin don`t think that way, I think I heard him go in the back door which means he`s probably talking to Jordan about it." She said in the living room with Erin to try & calm her down. "Believe me I know how you feel, the guy I went out with before Jordan broke my heart. We went out for seven & a half months & he said he needed space. It killed me & to this day I still love him & Jordan knows that. But I see in your`s & Nik's relationship what I saw in the early months of mine & Jordan's. I don`t know if you`ve told each other yet, but I can tell that you love each other. And everyone fights, Jordan & I included, everything will turn out fine."

As soon as Nik walked into the kitchen he plopped down on one of the stools at the island. Jordan closed the refrigerator & sat down next to him, "What`s up Nik?"

"I just broke up with Erin, I just don`t think that I can handle hockey & hiding her form the press."

"Do you love hockey?"

"I know that I do, more than anything...anything except," he paused. "Erin."

"That was my next question, I know that you love hockey, & now I know that you love Erin. Tell her that you love her & work this all out. Believe me with the league & press it's so stressful & if it weren`t for Miriya I don`t think I would be as calm as I am all the time. You need someone to vent to about all that does on out on the ice. For me though Miriya sees it from the box & usually brings it up before I do. So go out to the living room & talk to Erin, if she`s not there just wait until tomorrow & talk to her."

"Alright thanks Gronk," he said & walked into the living room where he found Miriya, but no sign of Erin. "Miriya did Erin go home?"

"Yea, what happened between you two?"

"I was really stressed with the team & everything, but I discussed it with Jordan so it's all good."

Later that night Miriya crawled into bed next to Jordan & rested her head on his chest. "So what did you say to Nik?"

"That there`s no way you can survive in the league without someone by your side, & that you`re what keeps me sane."

"Aww I love you," she said before kissing him.

The next day Jordan had gone down to the arena to skate & Miriya went to the store. Nik was at home watching TV when he decided to call Erin.

"Could you please come over?" he asked.

"Yea, I`ll be over in ten minutes."

When she got there Nik opened the door & they both sat down on the couch. "Ok Erin look, last night I talked to Jordan & he told me that no one can survive the league without someone by their side. I want you by my side, I need you with me. Erin Jones, I love you."

"I love you too," she said moving closer to him. She put her arms around his neck & his lips found hers.

A few minutes later Miriya walked into the living room, Nik & Erin who were still making out on the couch didn`t notice. She stood behind the couch laughed saying, "I take it you two are back together.

They both pulled away with smiles on their faces & all they could say was, "Yea."


Michelle's curly brown hair lapped against the sweaty skin on her back, the golden highlights were visible because of the light in the basement. Her stomach didn`t fit in her work-out clothes anymore so her stomach stuck out between her red sport bra & black & white Adidas shorts. She pulled her hair up with bobby pins & sat down on the couch to rest her tired body. She had been so tired lately, she put her hand on her stomach. Her skin looked glossy; she put her feet up on the couch & drifted off to sleep.

She woke up about two hours later & went upstairs to get something to eat. Still in her sports bra & shorts she walked past the nursery. 'Hmm why is the door shut?" she thought to herself.

She opened the door to find Sid, Jordan & Colby all sitting in the corner. This is where they had been all day, & Michelle started to tear up when the door was opened fully. The room was light green with a darker shade for trim. Both the white crib & changing table were perfectly placed; the room in general was perfect.

Colby whistled," Damn!"

Michelle laughed as she wiped the tear from her eye.

"This is for you baby, you`ve been so stressed & exhausted," Sid smiled. "You deserve this & you`re the best mom & wife ever." He pulled her into a hug & kissed her.

Colby interrupted by saying, "Michelle you do so much, you`re the best friend anyone could have, well besides Miriya, I love you!"

By this time Michelle couldn`t control herself anymore, that`s when Geno & Kris came in with a stool & mobile. "Yo Sid where you want this?" Kris asked.

Once everything was in place Michelle gave everyone a hug, "Thank you all so much, you have no idea how much this means to me."


Earlier in the season some 'really good' player was placed on Waivers & the Guins has some space left under the salary cap so they claimed him. His name was Thom Neely & for some reason his name was 'Hoss'. Miriya however had never liked him for as long as he had been in the league, which was about fifteen years. She just had this feeling about his, he was violent on the ice & not the way that Brooksy, Bugsy, or Georges were. They did it because it was in the job description, he found joy in it.

Michelle walked into the locker room to get something she had left there the game before. Hoss happened to be there too & he was drunk. She didn`t want to have anything to do with him, she had talked to him before but it was something she didn`t want to do again.

"What the hell are you doing here, you don`t belong here."

"Yes I do, I`ve been here longer than you & I`m only looking for something I left here," she said tying to remain calm.

She had a burning hatred for this man & he had been known for abuse. No one knew why he had been signed. He walked over & circled her, she got scared & tried to call Sid.

"Callin' the bitch?" he yelled as the phone rang. He pushed her into the stall & she screamed just as the line connected. When he has pushed her the phone fell to the floor.

"Michelle?" Sid asked calmly at first but there was no answer, "Michelle?"

Hoss hit her hard this time & she hit the side of the locker. She let out a blood curdling scream.

"I`m coming Michelle," he yelled into the phone.

Hoss back-handed her as Sid ran in to see Michelle pinned against the stall with his foot.

Sid picked up Marc's stick & yelled, "Get the fuck off my wife NOW!" he held the stick to his throat. "You fucker can`t you see that she`s pregnant," he said trying to retain his anger. "You could have really hurt her & killed my baby," he wiped the sweat from his forehead. "You have no idea how tempted I am to kill you right now. But I can control my anger & I love my job way too much to do anything that stupid," he looked at Michelle who sat at the stall with a bloody nose.

Just then Therrien & a bunch of security guards walked in & grabbed Thom by the arm. "We`re gonna have a talk with the commissioner about you," Therrien said as they lead Hoss out of the locker room.

Sid walked over to Michelle & put his arm around her, "Baby are you ok?"

"Yea, I wasn`t scared for myself, I was scared for the baby," she said still shaking.

Just then the paramedics came in & they rushed Michelle to the hospital. Sid told Jordan & told him to tell Miriya what happened. Miriya told Kris & before long it had spread to the entire team. Everyone was worried, & Michelle lay in bed waiting for the doctor to come back.

"I`m sure you`ll be glad to know that both you & the baby are fine." The doctor said as Sid squeezed Michelle's hand & they both smiled.

They headed to the arena for practice & found the entire team, Miriya & Cassie sitting on the bench.

"Michelle!" Tanger said standing & giving her a hug.

Colby stood up & wrapped his arms tightly around her. "Are you, is the baby... ok?"

"Yes Army we`re both ok."

"Good 'cause I`d be really upset if our first baby was hurt," he said rubbing her stomach. Sid`s jaw dropped but he couldn`t help but smile.

** Thom Neely is a completely fictional character who was created for this story by the author.**

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Staal [A Jordan Staal Story] Forty-four

So I decided that since today was a special day I could take a break from my busy life of AP English to post a chapter. For those of you who don`t know the importance of today, it is the one year anniversary of when I started writing this story. YAY!!! But I hope you like the chapter & comments are greatly appreciated.


It was late in the spring so about mid-May, even before Miriya & her boys had won the Cup. The door bell rang & Elizabeth ran to answer the door while putting her shoes on. She quickly made sure that her hair & dress weren`t messy, & opened the door.

“Hey baby,” she said as Andy walked in & put his arms around her.
“Hey,” he said then kissed her. “You ready to go get dinner?”


They headed out to the car, Elizabeth got in easily, & Andy on the other hand ducked to get in, but as always hit his head off the top of the car. Elizabeth tried to hide the fact that she was laughing.

“Ok, now we`re really gonna leave.”

Elizabeth laughed & they pulled out of the drive-way. They finally found a place to park after arriving at South Side Works & walked to the little Irish Pub.

“Miriya`s been trying to get me to come here for years,” Elizabeth said. “This is her favorite restaurant.”

“Welcome to Claddagh, just the two of you tonight?” the hostess asked.

They went to their table & enjoyed their food, then went to take a ride on the incline. Once they had started going up the hill Andy took his arm from around Elizabeth & held her hand. He slyly took a box from his pocket & got down on one knee.

“Elizabeth I love you more than anything & have for as long as I`ve known you. I want to spend the rest of my life with you, Elizabeth will you marry me?”

“Yes Andy,” she said with a smile. “I will marry you.”

He kissed her, held her close, then slid the ring on her finger; that`s when Elizabeth woke up. She rolled over in bed & smiled when she saw Andy asleep next to her. It was early October 2014 & Elizabeth & Andy had waited to pick a date for the wedding until that years Penguins schedule came out. That way they could have it & the rehearsal dinner on a weekend when there were no Pens games, so that Miriya & Jordan could be there. Just a week after the home opener the Guins had Thursday through Sunday off & that`s the weekend when the wedding was.

“Morning baby,” Andy said when he woke up.

“Good morning,” she said as he kissed her cheek. “You ready for the rehearsal dinner?”


Later that day Elizabeth put on a pair of dress pants & a dressy shirt, Andy put on a pair of khaki & dress shirt, & they were off to the church. The rehearsal went well & just before people left to go to the dinner part the priest caught up with Andy & Elizabeth.

“Ok guys remember after you leave the restaurant you`re not allowed to see or talk to each other until the ceremony tomorrow.”
“Yes father, are you sure you don`t want to come to dinner?” Elizabeth asked.

“No, but you two have fun,” he said & laughed.

“Oh don`t worry we will,” Andy said putting his arm around her.
They left the church parking lot & a few minutes later got to where dinner was being served… Chuck E Cheese. Everyone at & enjoyed talking for a while, but then the little kid in some of them came out.

“Rematch?” Jordan asked with a smile.

Miriya didn`t say a word, she just got up & ran to the air hockey table.

Elizabeth went to the entrance of the climby, tubey thing & started to crawl & quickly. Andy was following her, went about ten feet, & then got stuck. All Elizabeth could do was laugh & crawled so that she was about ten feet from him. She laughed & teased him for a while but then he got unstuck & got a hold of her.

The next day everyone woke up & got ready for the big day. Elizabeth had light make-up & her hair was curled & up. Everyone was waiting at the church, & then the music started. The grooms’ men were standing in the front of the church in their black tuxes, the shirts were white & they had burgundy ties. The brides’ maids came down the aisle in their long, sleeveless, burgundy dresses. Then came the flower girl in her floor length, short sleeve, white dress & the ring bearer who was dressed like the grooms’ men. Andy waited anxiously in the front while everyone stood & Elizabeth started down the aisle. She looked beautiful in her long, white, sleeveless gown.

“I do,” he said.

“By the power vested in me I now pronounce you husband & wife, you may kiss the bride.”

Andy’s lips found hers for a short, passionate kiss, when they pulled away they were smiling wider than ever before. They stayed for pictures while all the guests headed off to the reception. It was at the same place as Cassie`s; Blueberry Hill Park. The setting was much like Miriya`s except the table clothes were cloth & the cake that sat on a side table was a little different. It was made by Elizabeth’s aunt, Miriya`s grandma, & was beautiful, three tier with black icing & white flowers scattered over the cake.

“Ladies & gentlemen please join my in welcoming for the first time Mr. & Mrs. Andy Fishell,” the Dj said.

Everyone clapped as the Elizabeth & Andy walked in hand in hand. After the first dance as husband & wife they made their way to the buffet to get food & everyone followed. Miriya & Elizabeth danced to bring back memories from wedding that they had gone to when they were younger.

“Congratulations again,” Miriya said giving Elizabeth hug before she left.

Later that night they stepped onto the plane & took their seats. Andy was automatically excited about the leg room & the little TVs on the back of the seats in front on him.

“This is incredible,” Andy said stretching out his long legs in front of him as Elizabeth caressed his thigh.

The older couple next to them looked on with a blank stare. “If only we were young & foolish again,” the older women said to her husband.

“I`m so happy we`re finally married,” Elizabeth said winking at Andy. She leaned up to kiss him, “Andy you`re so tall,” she said leaning in & & lips met his. He kissed her deeply & passionately, well as deeply & passionately as you can on a plane. When they pulled away Elizabeth looked down at her ring.

“You like it my love?” he asked in a whisper, his lips gently touching her ear.

“Absolutely in love with you & this ring,” she said now looking into his eyes.

Hours later the plane landed in London, they got their luggage, & went to the hotel. They walked up the staircase & Andy looked down, his tall frame & at Elizabeth. They arrived at their room; Andy turned to Elizabeth, put his hands on her hips, & said, “Wait here.”

He picked up the luggage, opened the door, & put their stuff down. He took the little hanging pillow off the door & faced the “Shh…” side out. She smiled & he grabbed her hand, picked her up, ran into the room, & kicked the door shut behind them. He lay on the bed & caressed the side of her body; her kissed her & slid her black tank top over her head. She threw his pants across the room & her`s soon followed. It happened, just like she thought it would.

About three hours later they decided to get dressed & head out to get to know the city. They stopped at a side vendor by the river to get something small to snack on. They walked hand in hand up & down the little strip of vendors then crossed a bridge & ended up at a little park. After sitting down on the bench Andy put his arm around Elizabeth.

“Do you remember when we first met?” she asked.

“Stand partners in orchestra, how could I forget? We could never agree on a height for the stand,” he said with a smile. “I love you.”

“I love you too,” she said & rested her head against his chest.

They stayed at the park for a little while longer then went back to the hotel & got into their rental car, which Andy had a hard time with. They drove around for a while searching for places to go, things to do, & places to get out of the rain. After a while they went to get a quick drink at the hotel bar.

“I`m so excited! I`ve been to Europe before, but never London,” she said running her finger along the rim of her wine glass. Andy threw back his good ol` Ying Ling just like he would back home.

“I`m glad, tomorrow I wanna take a look at the palace if that`s ok,” he said.

“Yea sure,” she replied tilting her head to the side, letting her hair brush over her bare shoulder.

Andy eyed her blue halter & moved back to her face. He raised his eyes with a smirk & motioned to the upstairs.

The next day they decided to go to Buckingham Palace, they toured the palace then walked out the front door hand in hand. “You wanna try?” Andy asked.

“Sure, I`ve always wanted to,” Elizabeth said with a laugh.

They walked up to the beefeaters (those are the palace guards in the funny hats) & tried to make them laugh. After trying & being unsuccessful they started walking the other way when a Double Decker bus passed.

A smile came to Elizabeth’s face, “We should ride one.”

“Ok,” Andy said & they ran for the bus stop.

They walked up the steps to the top & it was a closed top bus, but it was still cool. They sat down near the front & Andy put his arm around her. She put her head on his shoulder, “I love you.”

“I love you too.”

A few days later they woke & showered. Elizabeth was sitting on the bed & Andy sat down next to her.

“So Michelle got us these as part of our wedding gift?” Andy questioned looking at the pair of Manchester United tickets he held in his hand.

“Yep,” she replied.

After they were done getting ready they went out to the car & drove to the stadium.

“She knows neither of us like soccer right?” Andy asked.

“Yes, but she`s trying to be nice & expose us to new things.”

Manchester won & it was an exciting game, Elizabeth & Andy walked out with smiles on their faces.

“That guy getting kicked in the face was pretty sweet,” Andy said.

“Especially when he ran off the field because he was bleeding.”

For the next couple of days they spent their time around London & at the hotel. “You ready to leave?” Andy asked in his deep voice?”

“Yea just give me a minute,” she replied from the bathroom. She walked out in a green sundress & white strappy heels. He looked at her & admired her figure. She walked over to him & ran her hand down his freshly shaven cheek. On her tip toes she gave him a quick kiss & took his hand. Everything was ready & packed in the car; Elizabeth stepped into the car & felt a rain drop on her leg. She thought noting of it & continued to get herself situated. A few more rain drops hit the windshield when they arrived at the first intersection. Before they knew it dozens of rain drops fell from sky & pounded on the little English car.

“I don`t think we can have our picnic,” she said kind of upset.

Andy looked out the window & sparked an idea. “Not just yet, I thought of something, I think you`ll like it.” Andy said turning the car around & into the hotel parking lot. He gathered everything up & ran with Elizabeth for their room. “Sit here,” he instructed patting the large bed.

She sat down & watched Andy scurry around the room. He lay the blanket they were going to use on the floor & set the wicker basket to the side. She quickly realized what he was trying to do & flashed him a bright smile.

He poured the wine & placed all the food out in a beautiful array. He walked over to her & held out his hand, she took it & he led her over to the makeshift picnic. It was romantic & they both knew it. She sat down & the bottom of her dress shifted up revealing her thigh. After they were done eating she realized that almost her full thigh was revealed. She tried to brush her skirt back down when his hand found hers. She looked up & he rose to his knees, crawled closer to her, & ran his hand up her back. He slipped his hand further up the dress & felt her silky stomach. Gradually he unzipped her dress & she unbuttoned his shirt. Before they knew it the dress was sprawled across the floor with his clothes. They on the other hand were on the bed enjoying themselves.

Sadly their honeymoon came to an end, but their fun did not. Elizabeth walked back towards the bathroom & a few minutes later Andy followed. They returned to their seats & the girl next to them gave them a weird look, “You two were gone for a while.” Neither Andy or Elizabeth could say anything; they just sat there & smiled.