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Light it Up

September 18, 2010

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Evan waved open their quarters with a tired sigh, glancing around for Kass and the kids. Not surprisingly, he found the three of them in Kenzie and Olivia’s room, playing on the floor. Leaning against the door, he observed them for a few minutes.

Kenzie was nearly six now and he was continuously amazed at how smart she was. Just last week he’d come home from a mission to find her reading out loud to Kass, while Olivia toddled around the living room. Olivia had just turned a year old a few months ago, much to the delight of the Trouble Triplets, who’d sent heaps of presents for the girl. They had all then promptly started bugging Kass and him about when they were going to have another. Glancing at Kass he couldn’t help but grin, their second anniversary was tomorrow and he’d finally figured out what to get her.

Pushing off the door, he walked over and dropped onto the floor next to Olivia. Kenzie nearly tackled him once he hit the ground, squealing.


Evan grinned, hugging her back.

“Hey small fry. I missed you today.”

“I missed you too, Daddy.” she said, letting go of him. “’Livia tried to eat my pictures and mommy was grumpy all day while you were gone.”

Evan raised an eyebrow at Kass who just shook her head.

“Well you know ‘Livia is just a baby,” he paused to scoop up Olivia who’d toddled over, “and she doesn’t know better. As for mommy, I’m sure she had a reason to be grumpy.”

“Now Kenzie, why don’t you and daddy clean up and get ready for bed, while I change Olivia into her PJ’s?” Kass asked as she stood, scooping up Olivia.

“But mommy!” Kenzie started to protest but Kass just shot her a look. “Okay mommy.” She said with a sigh, starting to clean up her toys.

Kass changed Olivia, before putting her down in her crib with a kiss to the forehead.

“See you in the morning princess.” she said, as she kissed Kenzie then went into the living room.


A few minutes later, Evan came out and sat next to her on the couch. She leaned her head on his head with a soft sigh.

“So how was your day?” she asked quietly.

He shrugged then pulled her closer.

“Well you know how it is when the IOA is in town. Meetings, meetings, and more meetings.” He said with a laugh. “So what had you so grumpy today?”

Kass sighed softly.

“It was just a long day with the IOA here.” She said.

Standing up, she tugged him to his feet.

“Come on flyboy, let’s go to bed. We have a long day tomorrow.”

“Yeah, we do.” He said with a smirk, following her.


Evan was leaning against the wall when Kass emerged from her last meeting the next day.

“So…how was your meeting?” he asked, grabbing her hand.

“Ugh! I thought it’d never get over!” Kass said with a groan as they walked.

“That bad, hunh?” he chuckled, pulling her out a door.

“Not bad, just long.” she paused, glancing around. “Where are we going?” she asked with a frown.

Evan chuckled as he led her toward the end of the pier.

“I figured we’d have a nice dinner together, watch the moons come out and just relax a bit for a change.”

“What about the girls?” she asked softly.

“Don’t worry, John agreed to feed them dinner and put them to bed.” He replied, stopping at the blanket he’d laid out earlier.

Kass dropped to the blanket with a grin.

“Thanks for this, I figured we’d have to spend tonight at home.”

Handing her a full plate, he sat down, grinning.

“I figured you might enjoy some time away for our anniversary.”

Leaning over she kissed him for a long moment before pulling back.

“Happy anniversary, Evan. I love you.”

“Love you too, Kass.” he paused, holding up a rectangular box. “This is for you.” He said, grinning.

Curiously, Kass took the box, offering up an envelope.

“This is for you, though I have a feeling that compared to the box it’ll be nothing.” she said with a laugh.

Taking the envelope, he grinned.

“Why don’t you wait to judge until you open it?”

Laughing Kass opened the box, staring at it for a moment before teasing.

“Oh gee, just what EVERY girl wants dear, a remote detonator.”

“Anyone teach you not to judge a book by its cover?” he asked laughing.

“Yes, of course, they did Evan. I just don’t see how that applies here.” she replied.

“Well why don’t you light it up and see?” he said with a smirk.

“Oh fine.” She sighed, flipping the switch.

A moment later the sky over the city was filled with fireworks. Kass stared in awe as they exploded, not noticing as Evan opened the envelope.

After the explosions of color ended, she turned, beaming at him.

“Oh my god, that was amazing, Evan. Thank you!” she exclaimed.

Beaming back, he held up the three pictures from the envelope.

“Really?” he asked, grinning.

Nodding, she grinned back at him.

“Jen confirmed it yesterday.”

Beaming like mad, he kissed her deeply, his hands smoothed over her shirt as he pulled away.

“Well it’s great. The best present you could have given me.” He said smiling.

“Just don’t expect a repeat next year.” She said, with a laugh.

“All I care is that it’s healthy and maybe different than the girls. Not that it matters of course.” He said with a soft laugh.

“No it doesn’t but it would be nice to have one that looks like you.” She said, with a wink.

“So…how are we going to tell the Triplets this time?” he asked with a smile.

“We’re not.” She replied.

“We’re not?” he frowned.

Shaking her head, Kass laughed. “Nope, we’re not. We’re going to let the girls do it when we send pictures home next.”

“Sounds like a plan.” He said, hugging her tightly.

Grinning at each other they both whispered.

“Happy Anniversary.”

The End

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jayne permalink
    September 24, 2010 11:39 am

    Ah sweet, Kass and Evan goes to bed at the same time as the kids 😛 😛

    And what do you mean – Not telling the Triplest!!!
    Didn’t know you could be so cruel 😛 😛

    Only joking. Very sweet and an excellent edition to the collection.

  2. September 24, 2010 6:33 pm

    Jayne you do realize there are…you know what I’m sure you’re a big girl and can figure out things 😉 Plus they totally have 36 hour days in Atlantis so….its a VERY long day.

    As for not telling the Triplets I’m sure you guys are smart enough to make deductions for yourselves. 😉

    Glad you like it 😀 😀

  3. Mirthxx permalink
    October 8, 2010 11:48 am

    I wanna man who’ll give me the firing button to a McKay Fireworks Display – I bet that was awsome!

    Sweet sweet story as always. You’re made for each other…..oh yeah – and congrats!

    (hehehe, if its a girl you’ll have triplets of your own!)


  4. Barcardicider permalink
    October 8, 2010 1:02 pm

    A brilliant, lovely story, MM.

    As Mirth said, possible Triplet posse of your own!! LOL

  5. October 10, 2010 8:55 am

    @Mirth- Thank you. Though I think this was actually a Sheppard and Co fireworks display (which is kind of like ACME ;))

    @Bar- Thank you as well.

    @Mirth & Bar- I gotta hope its not a girl then, eh? (and really the world needs a mini-Lorne does it not? ;))

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