Tyson couldn't help but kinda freeze up when Rylee said she was in love with him, because that was wrong. She wasn't supposed to still love him, not after everything he'd done. Not after he'd skipped out on her for the past 7 months because he couldn't handle the idea of being a father. Yeah, that was supposed to force her to move on and get over him and fall in love with someone else. Not for her to hold onto things. Not for her to tell him she had full name privileges because she was in love with him. I mean the baby thing? Yes. But the in love with him thing....that was...she wasn't supposed to. But he couldn't very well ask her to elaborate as she was sitting there in pain because there was a baby trying to push out into the world. Nope. Right now was the time to focus on her breathing, and get into the ambulance with her because she was looking at him with those big doe eyes of hers and piercing his heart with a knife. Because how was he supposed to say no to eyes like hers? He'd never been able to. Her eyes had always been a big downfall of his. All together too familiar and wide....and trusting and awed. Like he was something amazing or something. Obviously Rylee wasn't up to date on the whole Tyson is terrible with babies, information thing. But what she was, was scared. So he took her hand and smiled at her, despite the fact he wanted to throw up because jesus he was so not ready for any of this parenting stuff. "Everything'll be fine, Rylee." And then he kept talking. Anything to distract her and try and comfort her right? So he talked. Rambled in his nerves actually. Even going so much as to tell her what he'd had for breakfast and how his cornflake had looked a bit like Morgan Freeman. And once they got to the hospital? Well then that was a total mess, because apparently the water breaking meant that the baby was coming like right now. So apparently it was a big rush of Rylee to a room and Tyson getting pulled aside to ask what his relation was and after a hesitation and a stammered "f-father." He was permitted to stay with Rylee and keep telling her to breath as he held her hand, and at that moment? Rylee's grip was like a python, getting tighter and tighter.
It was true. She probably was going to break his hand, but as Tyson saw it? Well he probably deserved it for behaving the way that he had been behaving lately. I mean, this was the most he'd been involved with her the past 7 months and it was only because she was pushing out their baby and he was freaking out because, early births. Those were dangerous weren't they? He wasn't certain, but he was pretty sure they were and- just.....if anything happened? To Rylee or Kyler? He would never forgive himself for not having been there for her this entire time. As it was he just gave Rylee a reassuring smile, because really? He didn't know what to say other than a sort of laugh, "Well if you do....I think it's understandable." Because it definitely was. She was pushing out a small person and yeah if she broke his hand while she did it? It would be perfectly understandable. But then again....Rylee was sort of small and delicate and he doubted she would actually be able to break his hand, but if her inner Hulk came out? Well he could handle it. Right? God he hoped so. He had to be strong for her right now.....So as the anesthesiologist came in and got everything going? Tyson held Rylee's hand and encouraged her through the process, the very long process. And he listened to her as she screamed, and even shouted at him a few times, because yeah, she could definitely let out her frustration on him. And to think.....it only took 15 hours and 25 minutes to push out that little tiny person.
To think, all that work, that long of a time and it was just this tiny little small thing. I mean it was amazing, because it was a person, but seriously....tiny. Then again maybe it was just because Tyson wasn't used to being around babies? Then again....he was pretty sure that the baby was supposed to be bigger, but Kyler was also early. Which is why he had to be taken to the NICU soon. But honestly? Tyson just kind of leaned in and over them, because there was no way he would be able to hold his son. I mean....what if he broke him? Knowing Tyson? He probably would. At Rylee's words though? Well Tyson didn't really know what to say? Because how did you tell someone that you still loved them. That even after so long of pushing away from them and being a huge coward and a failure to them, you still loved them? But maybe it was just a parental urge because Tyson knew he loved Kyler. Even just then, he knew there wasn't anything he wouldn't do for that kid. Even if it meant buying his kid an iguana.....unless the iguana broke his kids arm. But still......yeah. He just really loved Kyler. "I love you."And it didn't matter that he didn't say it with any general specific meaning, because he loved them both. So it covered both of them. And he couldn't help but feel like laughing a bit, because he had no doubt that later Rylee would apologize for her profanities. She was like that. All sugar with very little spice, and when her spice came out she felt the need to apologize. No matter how many times he told her it was fine. (view spoiler)[Mine was mergh >n< (hide spoiler)]
Watching as Kyler was taken away, Tyson almost left to follow, because yes there was a part of him that wanted nothing more than to follow his kid and make sure that everything was okay. Because if things weren't okay? Tyson would never forgive himself. As it was he was already feeling this odd sort of feeling in his chest as if he was sinking into the ground. Dear God....was this worry what it felt like to be a parent all the time? How did people live through this? How did parents handle this? When he got back to campus he was going to seriously need to talk to that Bond guy and ask how he managed to go through a day without suffering a panic attack. Being pulled down by Rylee though, he felt better. Because that's what Rylee did? She brought out the best in him. And isn't that what all romances were supposed to do? Bring the best out in the other and save them in every way possible? Well then again....this was coming from a guy who'd pretty much only ever seen Titanic as any real reference to what a romance should be. Rylee? She might not have been his first in bed, but she was his first relationship. The first girl he actually slept with after they'd had sex rather than just leaving her. And laying down beside her, with her curled up next to him, it helped ease his worry. Enough that he wasn't a second away from rushing after the nurse and demanding to be by his kid. Instead he was able to concentrate on Rylee, on the way her body curved against his and the tension left his body as if he could never fully relax without her. Now that she was at his side again? It was like she had never left. And when she fell asleep? He waited a few minutes before pressing his lips to the top of her head before pulling back and smiling slightly, albeit a bit sadly. "I'm sorry Rylee. I'm sorry you got stuck with such a coward....and I hope I can make it up to you someday...." And with those words he finally drifted off to sleep for a few hours. Exhausted from the emotional roller-coaster that had been the Fall Formal.
Tyson had always been quite the heavy sleeper, it was just one of many faults of his. So yeah, he slept right through her family entering the room and their hushed whispers. And he probably could've slept through her entire conversation with her parents too, if he hadn't been all wrapped around Rylee. So what when she stirred? It certainly disturbed his sleep pattern and caused him to start actually waking up. A process that usually took about 5 different alarms in the morning, because Tyson was one of those people that really enjoyed his sleep. In fact it was probably a good thing Tyson was such a groggy person in the morning. Because otherwise? He would've heard the words that Rylee's mother said and he would've panicked....because likely all that he would've heard was 'he's not okay' and that would've caused Tyson to leap right out of that bed. Thankfully, he was the guy that heard practically nothing save for a bullhorn when he was fully under and it was probably only because the hospital was kind of cold that he was even stirring as much as he was right now. So he opened his eyes, caught sight of Rylee's smile, closed them, heard her words and opened them again rather quickly before sitting up just as quickly. His hair was sticking in all manners of directions but he couldn't really care about that right now, because no doubt Rylee's family hated him. I mean he was the guy that knocked her up, and then skipped out on her for 7 some months and now here he was sleeping in a hospital bed with their daughter. And Tyson didn't know how much her parents knew.....but he knew they knew more than his parents. Who didn't even know that Rylee had ever been pregnant. Still, Tyson's first question was directed towards Rylee, "He's okay?" And it was obvious that he was asking about Kyler....because right now? Kyler was above everything else.
(view spoiler)[It will definitely be an awkward conversation xDDudeI seriously thought I posted this post already. I had it all typed up in my character group -_- (hide spoiler)] Maybe Tyson should have felt lucky that Rylee had such a forgiving family and wasn't about to burn him at the stake for abandoning Rylee in her time of need like any other family might have done. Instead? It just made him feel a hell of a lot guiltier. Thank God that Cameron at least gave him a dirty look. Made him feel like things were at least a little bit normal. Maybe it was just a Tyson thing? But he'd rather take a fight upfront and get it done with than feel guilty and torn up over it....then again....maybe that was just a 'guy' thing. Still, when they left the room, Tyson felt relieved because he had definitely been avoiding looking at them directly. But Kyler. Going to see him, that was a pretty good plan and when Rylee's parents and brother and sister-in-law had left, leaving him and Rylee? Well at her comment he pretty much almost choked on the air he was breathing, because yeah. I mean of course he'd liked those moments. Hell he'd really liked those moments. Still, somehow he figured that Rylee was teasing more than anything, and after a few moments he smiled at her. "Might be a little too tempting of an offer, Ry." Pausing though, he bit his lip before meeting her eyes and searching them as if he could figure out what she was thinking. "I'm sorry, Ry." Because he was. She didn't deserve everything she'd gotten with Tyson. The pain of knowing he'd only started talking to her because of a bet. Having to deal with the pregnancy. She didn't deserve any of that, and he really was sorry that she got stuck with that end of the deal. "I promise you though, I'm going to make things right. I'm going to make it up to you, and Kyler. I'll make it up to both of you...if you let me." Because it was all Rylee's choice. He wouldn't force her to deal with him, and he wouldn't have blamed her if she hated him and told him to leave and never talk to her again. He doubted she would.....because for some stupid ass reason she still seemed to love him. But he wanted to make sure she really did want him to stay around.
(view spoiler)[Haha yeah but I feel bad xD So feel free to bug me if I don't reply in a day or something (hide spoiler)]It was crazy to Tyson how much Rylee liked him. How she loved him. Because honestly? Tyson knew she deserved so much better. She deserved a million times better than a guy who just last year was so crude as to use a girl to win a bet. Especially since he made her cry so much, maybe that was just more hormones though? Because even still, with those tears leaking down her cheeks he hesitated for a second before reaching up and wiping them off her cheeks gently. Because Rylee shouldn't cry, whether it was happiness or sadness, she deserved to feel like she deserved her happiness. Smiling slightly he laughed a bit, more of a chuckle than anything else. "Scared sometimes? Rylee Cooper, this whole thing terrifies me like crazy. I'm scared about Kyler's health. I'm scared I won't be good enough for him. I'm scared you'll realize that you can do a million times better than me. I'm-" Pausing, Tyson took a deep breath, calming himself before he continued. "I'm hopeless for you. You're the best thing that's ever happened to me, and yeah you were definitely just a bet at first. But you know....by the end of our first date? After you were so nervous you knocked over your glass and it spilled everywhere and you got all flustered and blushed like crazy? I was already falling over my heels for you. Because, yeah I love you...and I have no right, because I've been a total ass to you these past seven months. And that was wrong, but I do love you Rylee. I miss you. I miss holding your hand. I miss kissing you. I miss making you smile and laugh, and- and- and the minute we get out of his hospital I am going to go out and get a ring to ask you to marry me, because you are the best I am ever going to have Rylee and I should really try and get you to marry me now before you realize just how much better you could do." And that was probably the most unorthodox proposal ever, and technically it wasn't even a proposal, but hey. At least he was obviously trying, right? And so he had her hand in his, because yeah....he was going to ask Rylee to marry him. Because she was the best thing in his life, and she put up with him, and he was pretty much certain that 50% of the reason she put up with him was because of his blue eyes that could sway most anyone, but still.....she was his best. And he would try his damnedest to become what was the best for her. And for Kyler.
(view spoiler)[Lies!Its perfectionall Sydney posts are perfection! Sorry it's short :P (hide spoiler)] Wait.What? See, the thing about Tyson with his rambling when he was nervous? He didn't even realize what words were coming out of his mouth. His mouth would move faster than his brain and he'd end up saying things that he hadn't meant to say. Things like that he wanted Rylee to marry him. Because that was not the way it was supposed to happen. It was supposed to be grand and romantic. Not....Not this! Not a blurted out thought in the middle of a hospital room that smelled a bit like tapioca pudding and nope! It was supposed to be romantic with candle light dinners and lavish gestures and not this way! Which was exactly what Tyson was about to say, when Rylee cut him off with her answer. Meeting his bright blue eyes with her own brilliant teary eyes. And those three words? 'I'll marry you'? Who cares if it wasn't romantic anymore, because he couldn't help the grin that stretched out on his lips the minute those words left her mouth. I mean, how could he not grin? The girl he loved just agreed to marry him and he couldn't stop smiling. And when she was kissing him? Even with the lightest brush of her lips he felt a tingle down to the tips of his toes. Because man alive did he miss this. Missed Rylee. And now? Now she was going to be Rylee Parker......and Kyler Parker. And? Well let's just say that he kissed her back without any hesitation and when he broke their kiss for a moment, smiling his voice came out as a whisper. "So....that shower so we can go see our son?" Because the only thing that would make this moment any better? Is Kyler's presence.
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