‘Ally, querido, it’s time to wake up. The boys are here; come on my slug a bed, time to get up!’ He laughed as she muttered under her breath. ‘Now, now angel, don’t be like that, you knew Jon would be here early, you wanted to play last night.’ He kissed the nape of her neck and brushed his fluff around for good measure, he’d learnt this woke her up very nicely.
Ally cranked open an eye and glared at the clock, ‘Shit what he do give Rich some speed, and you were the one who wanted to play Torres!’ The clock shouted at her it was just after nine, in the damn morning! Tico’s hands had started to wander and he was definitely leaving his mark of her shoulder and neck.
‘Damn it Torres any of those show and your ass is in serious trouble.’ But her arm had snaked over her head and held his mouth into her neck and he bit gently down on it making her groan, then bitched that the guys had turned up early, then at him for getting her wound up knowing they were downstairs.
‘I can’t bloody win with you woman.’ He laughed, turned her, kissed her deeply till they were both breathless, flipped her onto her front and gave her a resounding slap on the ass, making her squeal and swear revenge.
He laughed evilly, told her he loved her and not to be too long otherwise someone, Richie, would come looking for her; with that threat he left her rubbing her smarting ass and diving for clothes, Richie was a pain when pulling her out of bed.
Grabbing her jeans and one of Tico’s shirts she headed for a quick shower, making sure she locked the door before heading into the bathroom, Sambora wouldn’t get in today.
Half an hour later, hair still damp and nothing on her feet, she headed downstairs; at the top she could hear the kids winding their fathers/uncles up and laughed. Ah nothing like a full home.
As she hit the bottom, Richie hijacked her into a bear hug and dipped her for a hot kiss. Setting her upright he had the goofiest grin on his face, ‘Got ya baby.’
Al rolled her eyes and with an arm around his waist they wandered into the kitchen, where chaos seemed to reign with David firmly in the thick of it.
‘Jesus Shirley are you trying to ruin our home?’ She grinned as he caught the eggs that Hector nearly dropped; Hec launched himself at Al for a quick cuddle, no kiss in front of the other boys, lord he was growing fast at nearly seven, and then headed off with his cousins.
‘Hey don’t look at me; Lurch suggested we get out all the goodies for you to make breakfast with.’
She looked up at Richie and pinched his ass making him yelp, ‘You making me work bub?’
‘Oh for god’s sake Sambora, get your butt in there and start cooking, you can’t expect her to cook on our first day here you moron!’ Jo bitched smacking her husband upside the head, ‘Goon.’
Richie grabbed his wife of just over a year and dipped her low and laid one hell of a kiss on her, his hand lovingly rubbing her growing bump, ‘Always baby, always, that’s why you married me.’ His grin was blinding and Jo gulped, even now he could turn her to mush with that look. They’d met a two months after Al and Tico got together, at a show in the U.S.A, Al had finally introduced the men to the women they’d been courting via phone and internet, and Richie had swept her off her feet and kept her off them, finally begging her to marry him a year later, and that year since was magical!
‘Oh god daddy let Jo up will you its so embarrassing!’ Ava moaned spotting her dad and step mom in another clinch, but she loved seeing him so happy, and she’d always got included in the love they shared, and couldn’t wait for her sister to make an appearance!
‘Aw darlin she’s feelin left out, come here baby.’ Ava took one look at her dad’s face and started to run, Richie in hot pursuit, Ava laughing and screaming at the same time.
Jo just looked at the others and rolled her eyes, ‘What can I say, he’s a loon.’ She shrugged her shoulders and waddled over to Al to hug and kiss her friend.
Al laughed as she heard the squealing and roaring of the Sambora’s running amok through the house and into the new extension they’d built onto the old one, it nearly tripled the size of their home. The new part housed masses of bedrooms and bathrooms for children and adults alike, enough to hold all the Jovi men their families and anyone else who turned up when they took up residence in London, which they now did on a regular basis.
Liz, Anna, Sandy, Jo and Mandy all gathered about Al, their husbands laughing as the girls laughed and giggled with one another rolling their eyes it wasn’t like they’d been apart for more than three weeks, they’d all been at Jon and Liz’s for several weeks one big family holiday at casa de Jovi, as Al called it.
‘God, talk about a waddling parade.’ Mandy laughed, lord knows how it had happened, well they knew how, too much sex, but all five women starting with Liz, and then going to, Jo, Sandy Anna and Mandy were all pregnant at the same time, though not all due the same time. Their husbands swore they’d not set out to try and beat one another, the girls begged to differ.
The only one who’d not fallen was Al, she’d put on a brave face when her girlfriends had phone one after the other to tell her the good news. She’d been happy for them, but had cried herself to sleep, and that two and a half years into her marriage to Tico, she’d still not got pregnant. He’d held her and sung her to sleep every time the phone went with another saying she was pregnant. She’d checked, and neither Tico nor she had any problems, the doctor’s just kept telling her it would happen one day. Hell she was forty-eight and a bit, and had all about given up, till now.
They’d married three months after they’d first met on a beach on a private island in the Bahamas, all the Jovi men wearing white cotton loose trousers, and white silk billowing pirate shirts, that’s what the girls told them anyway, they all had them opened to show loads of chest and fur, and bare feet. All the boys wore a little different version of the men’s outfits.
Sandy and Jo were there as Richie and David’s dates, and to be bridesmaids. Richie and David made several moves that day that made the girls toes curl! The girls not believing how fast their lives had changed, drooled over the chests, hair, feet you name it, and they drooled.
Mind you so did Al, Tico’s hair had grown a little longer, his fluff had a little more to it, Al had begged him to grow some more, he’d agreed, and the look in his eyes shone of his love for her. She walked to him that day in a pale blue and soft lilac coloured floating dress that had small spaghetti straps, and then fitted under her bust then fell away into many handkerchief points layered over each other so it looked like it would part any second and reveal more than it should, but it never did. It fell to her ankles and her bare feet, on her head a wreath of baby’s breath and lilac bud roses were intertwined, her hair too was longer and fell nicely in loose curls.
All her girl friends, and her now nieces, wore a similar version of Al’s dress, but a little shorter, in baby pale pink and lemon. As the walked towards the waiting men and family members they looked like a bouquet of beautiful pale flowers.
When they’d exchanged vows, and rings Tico kissed his new wife deeply not letting her go, till the minister coughed gently. His brothers just laughed and caught hold of the women in their lives and kissed them too. The photographer friend of Jon’s didn’t know which way to turn with all the kissing going on!
On his finger looking back at him, the ring she’d given him a few months before, the matching necklace still adorned his rock hard chest. It just felt right this time.
And if you looked at Jon, Richie, David, Hugh and Mike’s fingers now, you’d see Al’s designs there too, she’d taken great delight as each girlfriend asked her to make their husband-to-be’s rings and on their toned hot chests rested a necklace that matched their rings, the girls had loved the idea of the engagement necklaces. And most of the engagement rings and wedding bands the women wore had been made by her too.
Hector had stood with his uncles as ‘best men’, his face beamed all day.
‘When you came down you had a far away look on your face, what gives.’ Liz asked as the girls joined the rest of the melee, Tico cocked his head, he’d wondered too.
‘When Tico woke me I was having a wonderful dream.’ She smiled seductively at him.
‘Oh you mean a hot one about Jonny Depp.’ Steph snickered, and ducked at the towel her dad threw at her.
‘No, honey, I was dreaming about when I met Tico and the guys for the first time, and that first week we were together.’
‘Oh you mean the one where you maimed daddy.’ She laughed harder remembering that time, it seemed like yesterday and here she was turned eighteen. She looked over at Liz, she was a wonderful stepmom, and she kept her dad in check! Something her mom never seemed to manage, and now she’d soon be a sister again to twins, they thought one of each as the scans couldn’t seem to get it together, her dad was ecstatic, but Liz had threatened if he toured in the first year of them being born, she’d divorce him; he’d not got anything booked, though they’d already written a new album. Jon seemed more than content to stay home with Liz.
Jon had finally talked Liz into becoming the next Mrs Bongiovi eight months after Tico and Al had tied the knot, and they’d spent time just the two of them, plus the kids of course when they visited, till Liz had suggested they may like to extend their family of four, Jon had jumped up and down and shouted ‘Hang on baby, you’re getting the ride of your life!’ And proceeded to impregnate her on the first go! Damn fertile male! He’d been strutting like a peacock after she’d started to throw up, crowing he’d done it in one go. Liz had hefted a vase, testing the weight, he’d shut up then kissed her silly, removing the vase and putting it out of her reach.
‘Oh god don’t bring that up baby girl, it hurts just to remember.’ Jon winced, and kissed Al hello.
David followed suit as did Sandy his wife of eight months and already pregnant! They’d married a month after Rich and Jo. The press had a field day with the way Jovi men had all jumped back into marriage. The guys just grinned and said it was Ally and Tico’s fault.
Then there was Anna and Mike, he’d finally conned her into marrying him five months ago when she’d announce ashen faced she was pregnant, and told her no child of his would be born out of wedlock, she’d folded gracefully, kicking and bitching all the way.
Hugh and Mandy had let the wedding fever calm down and a year and a half after they’d got together, they’d married in Scotland with the band looking on. Now she too was pregnant.
All the Jovi men were now happily married and fathers in waiting, but Al could see Tico looking longingly at his sisters in laws and their bumps of various stages.
Carol and John Snr had come over with everyone; they’d decided they’d keep an eye on their grandchildren and have a second honeymoon. Jon had pointed out they’d had many honeymoons over the last couple of decades. John Snr had looked lovingly at his wife and told his son to shut the hell up; son did as told, his wife snickering softly behind his back. She really did love her in laws.
As the food was cooked and consumed, Al gazed about the room watching her brothers and their families, all the children inhaling food so they could get on with their holiday and the laughter that echoed off the walls, she sighed with total contentment.
Tico heard her and wrapped an arm around her waist and pulled her onto his lap, ‘You okay miel?’
‘Yes, I’m just happy, everyone’s here. Do you realise that it’s the exact date we met two and a half years ago?’ She kissed him gently, savouring the feel of his fluff against her face.
‘You think I’d forget the day god saw fit to give you to me, no querido I didn’t forget in fact…..’ He nudged Richie who grinned and pulled a long box from his wife’s purse.
‘Hey how the hell did that get in there Rich?’ Jo looked on perplexed.
‘Slight of hand darlin, you know I’m good at that.’ He leered lovingly at her; she slapped him on the arm.
Tico took the box and handed it to his wife, Al’s hands shook as she took the box from him and realised the whole damn room was watching her. ‘Lord you lot could make a saint sweat!’ She tore at the paper and inside was a Tiffany’s box, she looked at Tico, who had a stupid ass grin on his face, he liked giving her gifts when she least expected them. Most were art, but a few bits of jewellery had appeared, but he’d always wanted to buy her something from Tiffany’s, but she’d said no, as she’d be scared of loosing it. ‘You didn’t?’
‘It’s insured, it gets lost or stolen we’re covered now open the damn box woman!’ He knew exactly what ran through her mind and it was scary!
Opening the lid she gasped, there lay a breath taking necklace, Tico lifted out of the box and gently placed it about her neck, ‘It’s called, now let me get this right, an oval spessartite with marquise diamonds in platinum. And when I saw it I thought of you amour, I’ve always said you have my heart, this is as close as I can get to really giving it to you.’ It nestled warmly against her chest catching the light and sparkling with fire.
Al’s eyes filled with tears and she reached for her husband, kissing him then burying her head in his neck, ‘Aw well done Teek, you’ve made her cry!’ David moaned, ‘You know if one starts the others will follow!’ Looking at Sandy he could see he was right, she’d filled up, sighing he hauled her into his arms and cuddled her; Tico noticed the rest of his brothers doing the same with their wives.
‘Tico, it’s beautiful, but you didn’t have to I have you and Hector, and yes this motley bunch, my life is complete.’
‘But miel I wanted you to have it, you won’t make me take it back will you?’ He put on his most soulful eyes and she laughed telling him no.
‘Actually I have something for you; I got it yesterday, just a minute.’ She hopped off his knee and flew upstairs. She was going to tell him last night, but he’d side tracked her into oblivion.
She grabbed the wrapped package out of the bedside drawer and headed back down. Everyone was exactly where she’d left them, minus the younger children. Walking over to Tico she kissed him and handed him the package. He quickly made short work of the wrapping, and then looked totally confused at her, his brain not really computing what he’d got in his hands.
The whole room held it’s breath as finally recognition dawned on him and he whooped and grabbed his wife into a bear hug and scattered kisses over her face rapidly talking in Spanish telling her how wonderful she was, and he couldn’t wait to be a father again! ‘How far along do you think you are?’
‘About a month and a bit, I thought I was on the change, but I guess not.’ He pulled her to him again and just held on, his eyes tearing up.
The whole room erupted and congratulations and kissing became rife.
‘When did you do it?’ Tico managed to ask her.
‘Yesterday, I never got chance to tell you, you distracted me.’ Her eyes became heavy lidded as she recalled last nights passionate love making.
His face went white, ‘Damn it I could have hurt our baby! That’s it those chains and cuffs are gone!’
Al burst out laughing as the whole place went quite, and then she flushed red.
‘Chains, cuffs, holy hell do tell!’ David waggled his brows and leered at Al. ‘You’ll have to stop chaining her up Teek!’
‘Why? You like it too Shirley!’ Sandy snickered loudly as David clapped a hand over her mouth.
Al laughed then looked him straight in the eye and said, ‘Who said I was the one tied up?’
Stephanie squealed with laughter and Jon went white as he realised she knew what they were talking about.
Everyone started to talk at once, and laughing at David’s shocked look, they moved into the lounge. Al picked up the pregnancy test that yesterday completed her life, and threw it in the bin; she didn’t need it any more. She was finally pregnant and married to the man of her dreams and fantasies, damn life was incredibly good!
Her husband held out his hand to her and she walked towards him and their future, together, forever.