The Broken One Chapter Twenty-Three September 16,2010
Waking up in the middle of the night I groan as I get out of the small tour bus bunk bed. I'm six months pregnant now and those bunk beds really aren't the greatest thing in the world. Nor is being pregnant, not with the constant peeing I seem to be doing lately.
Reaching the bathroom I open the door fast. Going inside I race to the toilet and do my business quickly feeling a bit relieved though the back pain is still there. "I really wish you'd give mommy a break Junebug," I frown as I wash my hands quickly.
After my hands are washed I leave the bathroom, almost colliding with Zac once the door is open.
"Sorry," Zac apologizes giving me a smirk. "I didn't know you were in there," he laughs as he passes me to go in the bathroom.
"You should know I am in there. I am always in there lately. I think Junebug is permanently resting on my bladder," I joke as I walk away, going to sit down on a couch near the front of the bus. I need to sit up for awhile and see if I can get my back to stop hurting.
Hearing the bathroom door open I look up, seeing Zac come out. I smile when he walks over to where I am. "You could have went back to bed babe," I yawn out before kissing his cheek softly. "I would have but laying in that bed is making my back hurt."
Zac frowns when he hears me, "I can give you a massage if you want," he tells me as he reaches over, his hand rubbing my arm softly. His hand makes me shiver just a bit.
"A massage would be nice," I wink at him, moving so he can have better access to my back. When I feel his hands move to my back I close my eyes, smiling as his hands start to work their magic on my aching back. "Your hands feel really good Zac."
I hear Zac laugh but he keeps his hands moving, "I'm pretty sure anything I do to you feels good," he says sounding cocky about that. Of course he would be cocky that asshole.
"You have such a huge ego," I respond but moan out when his hands hit the right spot on my back. Hell, maybe he has a reason to have a huge ego, I am always feeding said ego. Fuck I am one of those people they call enablers.
I'm sure without even seeing Zac's face he is smirking. "I think your little moan just proved me right," he whispers as he leans in closer to me, his lips brushing my earlobe softly causing me to shiver again. "Maybe you should come sleep in my bunk after this."
I shake my head, "With both of it would be more cramped and my poor back would be even worse," I tell him not wanting to risk that. "Maybe once we get to California we can get a hotel room in one of the places we are at."
"Or we could stay at Carrick's," Zac suggests reminding me that Carrick will be at the California shows. I had almost forgot he was even coming.
"I forgot Carrick would be at the shows," I tell Zac honestly. "I'm kind of nervous to see him, I mean I haven't see him since we left California when we first got together. What if he was lying about not being upset? What if he is upset?" I ask not wanting problems from him when we already have them from Kate right now.
Zac stops rubbing my back but he stays close to me, his hands coming around to rest on my stomach, "I am sure he will be fine," he assures me as he kisses my earlobe. "You know I've been thinking about the baby." Zac starts changing the subject on me.
I raise my eyebrow, leaning into him, "What about the baby?" I ask wondering just what he has been thinking of.
"Names," Zac confesses which makes me turn to look at him.
I raise my eyebrow higher, "You have any you like?" I ask him curiously. I know I have some I like but I'm not sure if he'd like them.
Zac nods, "I was kind of thinking of Junia. It's connected to a Saint like Shepherd's name is and I mean we already call her Junebug anyway, may as well give her a June sounding name," he laughs a smile forming on his lips as if he is proud of himself for this. He has a reason to be though because I love the name Junia.
"I have a few names in mind that could go with Junia," I tell him as I put a hand on my belly, feeling the baby kicking me. "Rosa and Ruth. Rosa after that one song and Ruth from the bible. I think they'd both sound good with Junia actually," I smile as I rub my belly. "Junia Rosa Ruth Hanson."
Zac smiles as he pulls me into him again, my head now resting against his neck, "I like that name," he says his voice sounding sincere. "Junia Rosa Ruth Hanson it is then."
Yawning I close my eyes, falling asleep against him. I wasn't planning on sleep but I guess I needed it. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ When I open my eyes again I realize I am in my bunk. Zac must have brought me back to it at some point after I went to sleep. Getting out of the bunk again I walk down the hall towards the front, seeing Isaac reading a paper though there is no sign of anyone else.
"Where are we?" I ask Isaac when he looks up from his paper at me. The bus is stopped but I don't think we have got to the venue yet. The sun is still barely out yet.
Isaac turns the page of the paper he is reading, "A gas station. Zac and Taylor are in stocking up on junk food. We still have a few more hours until we will make it to the venue."
Not saying anything else to Isaac I just turn around, heading towards the back of the bus where I know Zac will be after his food run.
Shutting the door behind me I walk to the couch, laying down and letting my eyes close again. I'm almost asleep again when the door opens.
"Avery?" Zac asks as I feel him sit down at the end of where my feet are. "I thought I put you back in your bunk," he says as I hear his video game music start up.
"You did," I tell him as I open my eyes to look at him. "But I woke up and wanted to know where we were at."
Zac just nods but his attention is now in that video game and the junk food he is eating.
Rolling my eyes playfully I turn my head, trying to watch his game. "I will never understand your obsession with your boring ass video games," I tease him, laughing when he moves one of his hands off his controller long enough to flip me off.
"Yeah fuck you too baby," I say as I close my eyes again a content sigh escaping my lips. For once I am relaxed and I think it's because I am away from the state where Kate is. I don't have to worry about her maybe threatening me again with the cops nor trying to threaten Zac either.
Before I know it I have drifted off to sleep for a second time.