The calm before the storm
The early morning wind whistled through the door as you and Harry lay there in bed, thinking about how your life had ended up. Between the 10 hours since he put Lily in bed there had been multiple rounds before some sleep. The balcony door had been open since after your first round, due to the smell of sex that would have otherwise clouded the room.
"So, how long do you think we have?" Harry asked and you looked over at him with your eyebrows raised, confused at what he meant. He took a puff of the joint in his hand. "Until something goes wrong." He clarified and you noded, taking the joint from his hand.
You took a puff before coughing, smoking weed was definitely not your thing but it felt right after sex. "A hot minute." You said, winking over at Harry who nodded in agreement.
"You're a hot minute." He said, rolling over so you end up under him.
"Cringe and I'm too tired to go againnnnn." You sighed and wriggled out from under him and get up to make some breakfast, picking up Harry's shirt and putting it on.
Harry got up after you. "Heyyy, what am I going to wear?" He asked you, but you just shrugged your shoulders and gave him a look. "Maybe you just want me to be topless." He said, shooting a wink over at you.
"Maybe." You walked over to him, only to give him a quick kiss before walking off downstairs. Harry came down after you, wrapping his arms around your waist as you leant over the kitchen bench.
While standing around the warm kitchen you remembered that you needed to get Lily up, so she doesn't sleep in for too long and then not sleep at night. You instructed Harry to cook pancakes, giving him the recipe as you go to get her up.
"Lily, baby, wake up." You said as you walked into the darkroom, pulling the curtains slightly open while trying to not trip on toys. Lily stirred slightly in bed and sat up on the pillow. "How did you sleep?" You asked her.
"Good thanks, Mumma." She replied as she rubbed her eyes. It didn't take long until she got out of bed and made it before lining up her soft toys around the pillow. She always claimed she needed to be close to them all at night. You watched as she got her slippers on and dressing gown even though it wasn't very cold. "What's for breakfast?" She asked as she walked down the stairs.
"Uhh, Harry was cooking your pancakes." You said in a quiet voice, still walking on eggshells around Lily about Harry and his relationship with you.
"Harry's here!?" She screamed as she ran into the kitchen and wrapped herself around his legs. His astounded eyes met yours as he reached down to pick her up. You stood there and smiled at the two of them, Harry's arms all the way around her without even having to stretch. His muscles looked so flexed as he held her up and you could just see the veins in them. Something about that was incredibly attractive.
"Like what you see?" He asked and Lily removed her head from his neck and looked at you before she ran her hand through her hair.
You shrugged but blushed once you've turned around to cook Lily's pancakes.
"Do you want to help me set the table?" Harry asked Lily who was still attached to him. She noded but clung onto him like a koala. He adjusted to this and carries her around the kitchen as he looked in all the draws to find plates and cutlery.
Once Harry was finished he put sleepy Lily down on a stool at the kitchen bench and went to the fridge to get her a glass of juice which she started drinking as you served her a few pancakes.
"What do you want to eat?" You asked Harry who was now standing behind you in the kitchen, his hands around your waist with his chin nuzzled into your neck. You looked over at Lily who wasn't even watching you two.
"Sit, I can cook you something." He told you and you hesitantly agreed as you went and sat next to Lily. "What do you want to eat?" He asked, mimicking what you had said a few seconds ago.
"I'd love eggs and bacon. It'll all be in the fridge but I can help if you want?" You offered but Harry shook his head before he reached into the fridge to get the eggs and bacon.
You watched him intently as he cooked, the way his hands grasp each object, the way his muscles flex as he picks up different objects even the way he walks around the kitchen. He really was just gorgeous.
Once he's finished cooking he served some up for you and some up for him before he walked around the counter and took a seat next to you, just as soon as Lily was finished eating.
"Mumma, can I go play?" She asked, her hands covered in the maple syrup that was on her pancakes.
"Sure, baby, just wash your hands first." You told her and she nodded before, hopefully, walking off to the bathroom.
"She's such a sweetheart," Harry said and you turned your attention to him.
You nodded and took a bite of your breakfast. "You haven't spent any time with her while she's overtired and grumpy."
Harry stayed for the rest of the day, playing toys with Lily and just hanging out.
By the late afternoon, Lily was drawing a picture at the table while you and Harry sat together on the sofa of the connected lounge area.
Harry was looking at his phone while you read a chapter of your book until he spoke. "Do you want to meet my parents?" He asked as if you two were 21-year-olds in college.
"You know, I do actually know your parents." You said and Harry rolled his eyes. "But yeah, uh should we bring Lily?" You were kind of unsure about what he was going to say.
"Yeah of course. I mean I know we've just started dating and everything but I want her to meet them." He told you honestly.
"Okay. When?" You asked.
Harry looked over at you nervously. "Um, tomorrow night?" His voice was quieter than normal. Internally you thought about all the problems with going out to dinner on a Monday school night. "It's alright, dinner will be at 6 so she won't have to stay up too late," Harry said, already thinking like a dad.
"Okay, I'm sure she'll be so excited." You said looking over at him as he smiled. "I'm already worried." You acknowledged as you turned back to your book. Harry's quick to grab your chin so you're looking into his eyes.
"Baby." He cooed. "They already love you. Don't worry about it." He hummed before placing a quick kiss on your lips.
Monday did seem to drag on but by the evening you had been stressing about it since Harry asked about it. It was only 4:30 you had already showered and were getting Lily dressed into her dress before you did your make up hair. Lily knew where you were going and she seemed alright with it.
You hadn't seen Harry in person since he left on late Sunday afternoon but he said he was running a few errands before he came to pick you and Lily up.
"Look how pretty you look, Lily." You stated as you got her to twirl around in the mirror making her smile. You felt a little apprehension about her wearing her very expensive best dress, knowing she usually ended up a mess by the end of dinner.
"Can I go play now, Mumma?" She asked and you nodded before she walked over to your bedroom door.
"Answer the door if it's Harry, baby." You told her and she nodded before walking to her room. She knew she wasn't allowed to open the door unless you asked her to and even then she knew she had to ask who was there.
The rest of the time you spend doing your hair and makeup and before you know it it was 5:30. You had to leave in 10 minutes and Harry wasn't even here. The last thing you needed to do was put on your square-neck floral dress. ￼
You were about to yell out to Lily and ask if Harry was here when you heard a deep voice by the door. "You look hot, baby." You almost jumped a foot high as you quickly spun around to glance at Harry.
"You scared me." You placed your hands over your chest.
"I saw that." He countered and you rolled your eyes. He strolled over and placed his hands on your hips and you swore you could feel the electricity running through your veins. "Don't roll your eyes at me, baby." He responded sternly and you raised your eyebrows as if you're challenging him. Before you can say anything else he's placing heavily dominant kisses on your lips and you almost moan out his name.
Eventually, you pulled away in enough time to check your watch. "Shit, Haz, we're going to be late."
He doesn't seem too concerned so you had to pull him out of the house along with getting Lily to put her shoes on.
"So, Lily, how are you feeling about this?" Harry asked the little girl who was sitting in the back, kicking her feet up and down.
"I want Dino nuggets to eat," Lily told him making both of you laugh.
"You can get nuggets but Harry meant how do you feel about meeting his parents." You informed Lily, who thinks for a few minutes before answering the question Harry originally asked.
"I'm excited." Harry looked over at you with raised eyebrows but you just shrugged.
Once you got out of the car and into the restaurant you were at least 6 minutes late which would have made you worry more than anything but by the time you saw Anne, Robin and Gemma standing in the foyer of the restaurant and they were hugging you, nothing else mattered.
"Y/n, you look gorgeous!" Gemma said as you pulled away from the tight hug you two were sharing and you couldn't return the compliment fast enough.
After you and Harry had hugged his parents and sister you looked down at Lily and introduced her. "And this is Lily." You said, stepping to the side so they could see her hidden behind your legs. The introduction wasn't as awkward as you imagined
"I'm Anne, your grandmother." Anne introduced herself and Lily smiled and ran over to hug her which Anne gladly accepted.
"So you must be my grandad." Lily deduced as she stood in front of Robin, with the same smile on her face that you look over to see Harry is wearing.
"Well if you would like to call me that, I would love that," Robin told Lily as she wrapped her arms around his legs.
Suddenly Harry's deep, low voice was in your ear. "Wow, someone raised a social butterfly." Even just his hot breath on your ear made you tingle.
A blush set on your cheek but you just shrugged and went back to watching Lily who was finished hugging Robin and stood in front of Gemma with her head cocked to the side.
"So, who are you?" Asked Lily.
"Well, I'm Harry's much cooler older sister." She joked and Lily looked at Harry, almost asking if Gemma was serious.
"I would have said we're both equally cool," Harry defended Gemma stuck her tongue out at Harry before also getting her hug from Lily.
"Shall we go and sit down then?" Anne asked, now that you were all standing around.
There was a round of nods and once Anne gave the waitress her name you were escorted to your table. Harry kept his head down, trying not to catch anyone's eyes so he didn't get recognised.
Anne had requested a booth in a private area so you were taken to the back. Over the past few years, Harry had learnt how to avoid people paying him too much attention and so he sat facing the booth.
"What are we drinking, ladies?" Anne asked once you'd looked at the menu.
Gemma was quick to jump in. "Cosmos, or maybe a bottle of wine."
"I'll go for either." You added, scanning your finger over the menu.
Dinner went seemingly well and soon the 6 of you were outside in the parking lot standing by Gemma's car because Harry didn't want her the one to be walking to her car alone. By now Lily was being carried by Harry who was 100% wrapped around her finger.
Everyone's saying their goodbyes when Gemma asked. "Y/n, do you and Lily want to come out for manicures with me and mum on Wednesday?" The idea that Anne and Gemma wanted to hang out with you and Lily made you so happy.
"Yeah, we'd love to." At this point, you weren't even thinking about Lily needing to go to preschool.
"Cool, well I should go," Gemma said as you all gave her one last hug.
"We should as well." Anne decided so you, Harry and Lily say goodbye to everyone and wave as you walk to Harry's car.
As you walk to the car you could almost feel like someone was watching you but you decided to ignore it and let Harry put Lily in the car as you sit in the front seat and look at the dark night sky, almost falling asleep in your seat like Lily already was.
When Harry's car door opened and shut you jolt your head up as Harry sits in his seat as he puts his seat belt on.
"I'm so happy we're back together and I know mum, Gem and Robin are as well," Harry stated as he drove the car to your house.
"Yeah, I'm really happy too." You didn't feel like adding how sorry you were that you kept Lily from him. In all honesty, you were still so sorry about keeping Lily from him and thinking about it made you really mad at yourself.
That night as you lay in bed with Harry next to you and Lily one room away everything felt right.
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