54: Scott's Court Thing, The Kids & Date Night

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If I was being honest, sitting in on Scott's court thing was like visiting a foreign country for me. I was so unbelievably proud of him for getting to this point, of course, but as he and his team talked about the case and pushed their side, I sat in the audience and twiddled my thumbs until lunch time and while I wasn't able to meet up with Scott, I did end up sitting with some of the other people that were dragged along- lovingly, of course- for moral support during the cases.
We sat and talked for the lunch period until I felt my phone go off with a series of messages from Kirstie. A part of me panicked at first- because I thought something was wrong with the kids-, but when I saw the photos she sent of Wes and Arden at the park, I found my worries fading and my smile growing.
Wes was wearing his wrist brace as he played on the slides, while Kevin was sitting with Kirstie and Arden at a picnic table. Arden was in Kevin's arms as he fed her, and his eyes were on Wesley while he had a bright smile on his face.
It made me so happy to see Kirstie and Kevin still so close after their breakup. They were best friends before they got together, and it was refreshing to see that their friendship has lasted through their breakup.
They were, more often than not, spending the same amount of time together as friends, as when they were together. Both Kirstie and Kevin loved the kids and so I was happy to see that they were able to use Wesley and Arden as motivation to stay happy and friendly with each other.
In the third picture Kirstie sent, Wesley was crouched infront of his dog- who he is now calling Skip, as Kirstie had informed me-, and was smiling as his dog kissed his face. Kirstie's camera skills made the photo look incredible and even though I saved every photo she sent of the kids, I made a special note on this one so I could remind myself to show Scott later.
In another picture, Arden was sitting on Kevin's lap, her back against his chest, while Wesley held up a toy of hers infront of his face. Arden was smiling in the photo and it only made my chest tighten more when I realized how incredible of a big brother Wesley already was.
We always knew that our toddler was going to be a good big brother, but with each new day, he continued to surprise us with how much he understood, and how much he wanted to help his baby sister. I feel like now is the point where most parents talk about how worried they are for their kids' futures, but I couldn't find it in me to feel anything but excited for the future.

I knew my kids were going to be fine, and that's all that mattered.

Scott's case ended in a series of praise from the professors and the bald guy in a fancy suit that was hosting the event. I was confused on the results until I saw Scott shake his teammates' hands with a bright smile on his face.
Hours later, Scott and I were walking to a cafe as he explained the day's events and how his team solved their case and pushed their side a lot easier and smoother than the other teams did.
"I'm so proud of you," I gushed, my hands wrapping around his arm. "You kicked ass!"
He smiled, "thank you, momma. I'm sorry if that was really boring to sit through; I didn't know talking wasn't allowed amongst the audience members,"
"It's okay," I assured him. "I made friends at lunch,"
"Yeah? That's good!" Then he gasped, his eyes wide and his smile breaking through.
I raised an eyebrow, "Yes?"
"Guess what!"
"What?"
"We see the kids tomorrow!" He grinned and my smile returned. "Oh my gosh, I'm so excited."
"Me too! Do you want to have dinner first before we do some last minute shopping? I think Wesley would love a shirt from New York,"
Scott nodded, but he took my hand and turned me away from a coffee shop and towards a more upscale, fancier restaurant we passed by on our walk.
"Where are we going?" I asked curiously.
His smile had me swooning. "I was thinking we could push the last minute shopping to tomorrow morning since our flight isn't until two. I— I kind of wanted to take you out on a date," his rosy cheeks and boyish charm had my heart thudding out of my chest.
It was absolutely crazy how easily Scott could make me swoon, but if I was being entirely honest, I really didn't mind it. It kind of made me feel like we were back in highschool and I honestly loved it.
"Really?" He nodded and I smiled, tucking his hair back. "I'd love to go on a date with you, love. What do you have planned?"
He leaned down and his lips brushed mine. "That's a surprise, cutie." He grinned, his hand in mine. "But don't worry, I think you'll love it."

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Hello!! Sorry updates have been all over the place with this story!
I'm currently trying to figure out how to wrap up my stories, so I've been taking more time planning chapters out, than I have been writing them. I promise the update schedule will be back to normal soon :)

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