“Are you going to tell me where we’re going?” I ask, stretching my seatbelt across me and clicking it shut.
Will is behind, getting Chloe situated in her booster seat.
He looks up at me and grins. “Nope, it’s a surprise.”
Scrunching my face I huff and stare out the front windshield. I love that man more than life itself but surprises annoy the shit out of me. I’m a planner and a list maker.
All I know is wherever we’re going we’re spending the night. Since Will packed for all three of us, I’m one hundred percent in the dark.
The drive out of Atlanta is nice. Last week there was an ice storm that made getting around town a disaster. We live close to Will’s school, not that it mattered since they were closed due to the ice. It was fun having both him and Chloe around during the day, even though they were distracting at times. Still, it can get lonely working from home.
We seem to be driving against traffic. Will has the radio set to some sports channel while Chloe watches a movie on his iPad. The morning sun glimmers through the window and I search for my sunglasses. The past week has been so gray, it’s nice to see blue skies and the sun again.
It’s still cold outside, the temperature dipping to or below freezing every night. My fingers are crossed Will is taking us someplace warm. It sucks that I’ll have to wait until we’re there to find out the surprise. He’s lucky he’s so cute.
Turning my head, I look in his direction. He needs a haircut but I don’t mind it when his hair gets a bit shaggy. It reminds me of the way he wore his hair when I fell in love with him all those years ago. He’ll always be that for me.
As if sensing my gaze, he glances in my direction and takes one hand from the steering wheel to reach for mine. If she was paying attention, Chloe would probably tease us for holding hands. If we kiss in front of her she hides her face and makes gagging noises. Good times.
Will enjoys her reactions so much, he kisses me every chance he gets. She’s totally absorbed in her movie though, so our PDA goes unnoticed. They say you end up marrying someone like your father if you’re a girl. That would be my greatest hope for our daughter. Will is and will always be my dream man.
He’s so thoughtful and attentive. Even though surprises drive me nuts he goes out of his way to let me know how important I am to him and how much he loves me.
My attention turns back to the highway when Will turns off. Too slow to turn my head, I missed the exit we took.
“Still not sure where we are?” He teases.
Twisting my lips I look out my window to try and place where we are.
“Ugh. No,” I groan, making him laugh.
“Are we close?” I ask, hoping for a hint.
He nods, his eyes still on the road. “We should be there in less than fifteen minutes.”
That makes me sit up and look in earnest but still nothing rings a bell.
Chloe turns off the iPad and starts randomly guessing places. “Are we going to the beach?”
“No, Chloebug,” he replies.
“Are we going to see Logan and Amber?”
Will doesn’t reply and I jump in my seat. “Are we? Are we going to visit them?”
After asking that I realize I would have recognized where we were if we were driving to Jacksonville to see them since it’s a car trip we’ve made many times. After graduation, Logan got a great job down there and Amber is going to graduate school nearby so they can be together.
“Are they meeting us somewhere?” I hedge, since Will is still tight lipped.
His nonresponse is answer enough so I turn in my seat to high five Chloe. “We get to see Logan and Amber.”
She’s bouncing in her seat with excitement. She loves her big brother but she absolutely idolizes Amber.
Will pouts, annoyed that we figured out part of his surprise. It’s short lived though, when Chloe and I squeal in delight as he pulls into the parking lot of a heated indoor water park.
“I’ve always wanted to go here,” Chloe cries from the backseat.
“This is the best surprise ever,” I add.
Will grins. “Anything for my girls.”
Together Will and I carry our bags while Chloe skips ahead of us. Once we’re inside the hotel attached to the waterpark, hugs and kisses are exchanged with Logan and Amber. They were waiting for us by registration.
Will gets us checked in, booking two rooms. One room for Logan and Amber and another for Chloe, Will and I. Logan and Amber’s room is cute, all of the rooms have a cabin theme and gas fireplace. It’s a pretty sweet room for a young couple pinching their pennies.
“You are awesome,” I whisper to Will as we walk into our room.
His brows lift. “In general or for anything in particular?”
Popping up on my toes, I press my lips to his. “In general always, but in particular for treating them to that room. They love it.”
“Did you see my cabin?” Chloe shrieks and we both turn to look at her.
Sure enough, in one corner of the room there is a giant wooden replica of a cabin with a set of bunk beds in it.
“Too bad it doesn’t have a door?” I murmur to Will as Chloe goes to investigate her room for the night.
“Don’t you worry Mrs. Price, I have plans for you,” he replies, his hand sliding down my back to give my ass a not so subtle squeeze.
“Can we go to the water park?” Chloe asks, her swimsuit already on.
“How did you get changed so fast?” I ask, now wondering what took her so long to get dressed in the morning.
“Mom,” she groans.
“Let your mom and I get changed and then we’ll head down,” Will replies.
Once we’re all suited up, we meet Logan and Amber in the hall and all head down to the water park. The three of them take off in search of water slides.
Will and I watch them walk away. Once they’re out of sight I turn to face him, my mouth already open to thank him again for the wonderful surprise. I’m completely unprepared when his mouth crashes over mine. I catch up quickly though and melt into him, his arms wrapping tightly around me as he thoroughly kisses me in the middle of a water park.
When he lifts his head he grins down at my dazed expression and bites his lip, something he knows makes my knees weak whenever he does it.
“Happy Valentine’s Day Sarah. Our very first kiss was at a water park, so I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate just how much I love you than doing it again.”