This would take place right before Dom’s charity match with Zachery.
“Dom, we have thirty minutes to get out the door and to the doctor’s office,” Riley called out as he grabbed Emilia to take her to the truck.
“Adba da bebe.” Emilia smiled at Riley.
Riley sucked in a sharp breath at the sound of Dom’s voice directly behind him.
“Dang it, Dominic,” Riley growled turning to glare at Dom. “How many times do I need to tell you not to sneak up on me?”
“And how many time do I need to tell you, you shouldn’t say my full name with ill intent?” Dom said with a grin.
“Oh bite me.”
“Dada, dada,” Emilia chanted as she reached for Dom.
“Hey, beautiful girl. You ready to go to the big bad doctor?” Dom asked as he bounced Emilia in the air causing her to laugh in joy.
“Oh, hush. Going to the doctor is not that bad.”
“What if she needs to get s-h-o-t?” Dom whispered.
“Dom, she can’t spell. You can say the word.” Riley laughed.
“Still, you’re going to be the one to hold her if she does have to get shots.” Dom shuddered as he said the last word.
“You aren’t seriously afraid of needles? You get punched in the face for a living.”
“There is a big difference between taking a hit to the body, and getting stabbed with a pointy object,” Dom declared.
“Wow. Okay, you big baby let’s go.” Riley smiled to himself at the glare Dom threw him before turning to walk out to his truck.
Riley got into the passenger seat as Dom put Emilia into her car seat before getting in the driver seat.
“Are the guys coming over this weekend?” Riley asked Dom when he passed through the gate.
“I think so, but we both know Xavier and Zach will pop up at any given moment.”
Riley chuckled because Dom was right. They sat in silence, apart from when Riley hummed along to the songs that came on the radio. Soon they were pulling into the parking lot of the doctor’s office.
Riley took Emilia into the waiting room while Dom checked her in. Riley sighed in relief when there was only another man and woman sitting there. He hoped that meant they wouldn’t have a long wait to get in to see the doctor. Riley took Emilia from her stroller and was bouncing her on his knee when a deep voice spoke behind him.
Riley looked up to find his lover walking toward them. The smile on his face slipping.
Dom groaned when he spotted Roy sitting behind Riley. With how happy he was with Riley, and before then, Dom had forgotten to give his old lover a call to let him know everything had worked out for him.
Dom’s eyes moved from Roy to Riley. Riley had raised an eyebrow at the stunned look; Dom was sure he was sporting. Dom looked back at Roy who had gotten close to them.
“So what brings you here sexy?” Roy asked with a hint of lust in his voice.
Dom held in another groan as he caught the glare Riley shot his way. “I brought my daughter in for a checkup.”
“Nice,” Roy stated with a nod of his head. “I see you got everything settled. I’m a little hurt; I thought I would have gotten a phone call by now.”
“Oh really?” Riley questioned.
Roy must not have heard him or decided to ignore him because he continued to talk. “Where is she?”
“Yes, Dominic, where is she?” Riley growled.
Oh, fucking hell.
“Oh.” Roy startled, looking down at Riley before his eyes moved to Emilia.
“She’s cute. I hadn’t gotten a good look at her that night she was dropped off.”
“Thanks.” Dom cleared his throat. “This is my partner Riley.”
“Oh … oh.”
“I would say it’s a pleasure, but I’m on the fence about that,” Riley greeted with a fake smile.
Roy looked shocked for a moment before he spoke. “I don’t poach on anybody’s man. A phone call would have been great, but I get it,” Roy stated before looking back at Dom. “It was great seeing you. I’m glad you have somebody.”
Riley huffed as the other man moved back to his seat. Dom sat next to Riley, who had turned to look the other way. “Come on Ry, that was in the past.”
Riley turned back to glare at Dom. “I know that, but it doesn’t mean I have to like it.”
Dom understood that. He hadn’t like Gabriel, and that was only one past lover. Dom knew he wouldn’t like anybody that had been intimate with his partner.
“How about I make it up to you tonight?”
Before Riley could answer a nurse called out, “Emilia Bennett?”
“I’ll hold you to that,” Riley whispered as he walked pass Dom, pushing Emilia’s stroller.
With a lecherous grin, Dom followed Riley. He knew of the perfect way for his lover to know that he was the only one for him.
Copyright © Vanessa Sims, 2017