“Hayli,” Tyler said entering their bedroom in Boston, “Are you ready? I have to get to the arena soon.”
“I’ll be out in a minute, let me finish my hair.”
Tyler shook his head before fixing his tie in the mirror of their bedroom while Hayli used the bathroom. Tyler walked into the bathroom and smiled as Hayli sprayed one last piece of hair in place before tugging his jersey over her head carefully.
“I’m ready,” she smiled as Tyler stepped forward to give her a kiss.
“I can’t wait to go home to Brampton for a couple of days. We need to go back after all the silly fights we’ve getting into.”
“I love you, Tyler,” Hayli said wrapping her arms around his waist burying her face in his chest.
“I love you too,” he whispered into her hair, kissing her head, “You’re everything to me, remember that.”
“I know,” she smiled pulling away, “You mean everything and more to me.”
“We really need to head out before traffic gets worse. God forbid I be late.”
After the game was over, Hayli met Tyler in the locker room where she had left her stuff locked up in Tyler’s locker under the seat of his stall. Patrice sat in the corner of the locker room watching the young couple joke around with Brad before wishing everyone a “Merry Christmas” as they left the arena hand in hand.
Hayli gave Patrice a small smile as she walked out of the room and Patrice mustered up a smile but on the inside, he was jealous of the younger man.
Hayli and Tyler sat on the plane talking about their family’s plans for the two days that they were going to be home. Hayli’s parents were hosting Christmas Eve and Tyler’s family was hosting Christmas. It had been a while since the two families were together for the holiday.
Tyler watched a movie on the plane from his laptop while Hayli slept. She looked uncomfortable curled up into a ball against the window of the plane. Tyler lifted the arm rest and pulled her closer to him, Hayli mumbled incoherently as her head fell onto Tyler’s chest. He kissed her forehead gently and exited out of the movie on his laptop.
Tyler inhaled a deep breath as he Googled jewelry stores in Boston, writing the numbers down on a napkin before shoving it in his pocket. Tyler grabbed Hayli’s left hand and smiled at the ruby heart ring that he had given her for Valentine’s Day the year before he was drafted. He knew what the future would bring them in two years and he wanted to make sure she knew he was in the relationship for the long haul. Lately all Tyler had been thinking about was his and Hayli’s future. Their fighting had worried him, they hadn’t argued that much anytime in their relationship and it made Tyler wonder what the future held for them.
They landed in Brampton shortly after one in the morning. Tyler’s dad was there to pick them up and take them back to their childhood homes, “Are you sleeping at my house tonight or yours,” Tyler asked as they pulled into his driveway.
“I’ll stay with you,” Hayli whispered as Tyler took her hand and lead her into the house.
“It’s good to have you guys home,” Paul Seguin said as he walked Tyler's room, "Get some sleep, everyone's coming over tomorrow. Goodnight."
"Goodnight dad," Tyler said giving his dad a hug before he left the room, "Are you tired?"
"No, not yet. Why," Hayli replied.
"My muscles are sore from the game and being crammed on the plane. I could use some time in the hot tub, want to join me?"
"Sure," Hayli smiled, "Why not?"
Tyler smiled before stripping down to his boxers, "I'll meet you downstairs."
Hayli smiled as Tyler walked by her, giving her a kiss on his way out. Hayli kneeled down on the floor in front of her suitcase to find the bikini that she had packed just for spontaneous trips to Tyler's family's hot tub when she found a Victoria's Secret bag with her name on it. Hayli looked behind her to make sure Tyler was out of sight before she opened it.
Hayli gasped as she pulled out the Swarovski crystal encrusted Victoria's Secret bra and panties set that she wanted to buy but had held off on. She held off because 1) She couldn't afford it with her paycheck from working on campus and didn't want to ask Tyler for it and 2) $300 for a lingerie set was ridiculous.
Hayli grabbed her phone as she walked into the bathroom that Tyler had to himself in his room. Hayli was changing her clothes while texting the one person she knew could have sent the gift.
you didn't have to get me that gift
you deserved it, babe. I better be the only one that sees you in it.
I have to go but I'll text you tomorrow
make sure you send me a picture of you in that lingerie. I need something to keep me going
Hayli quickly deleted the text messages from her phone and went back out to the bedroom. Tyler was smirking at her holding the rhinestone lingerie and Hayli silently cursed herself for leaving it out.
"You are totally wearing this when we get more free time together," he smirked stepping closer to her, "You finally got it, eh?"
"It only took 4 paychecks," Hayli lied.
"I wanted to get it for you so bad but I knew you'd be pissed if I did. Hayli, I want to provide for you if you'd let me."
"I don't like you spending money on me, Tyler. I like doing things for myself."
"I know you do but as long as you're with me, you'll never want for anything."
Hayli leaned forward and wrapped her arms around his waist, "What did I do to deserve you?"
"I ask myself the same thing," he smiled giving her a kiss, "Now let's go before the water gets cold."
Hayli took his hand as they walked downstairs towards the deck where the hot tub was located. Tyler slowly descended into the water and took Hayli's hand guiding her in.
Tyler smiled as Hayli leaned against him and the jets massaged his muscles. Tyler kissed Hayli's shoulder as she rested her head on his chest.
"It feels good to be back here like this," Tyler whispered as his grip tightened on Hayli's waist.
"I miss when it was just the two of us. Now it's you, me, the NHL, and the world."
Tyler kissed Hayli's neck once again, "I can never thank you enough for standing by me. You always were the only person besides my family who did that. I love you."
Hayli turned so that she was facing him. Tyler's arms were now leaning on both sides of the hot tub, "Make love to me, Tyler," she whispered claiming his lips with her own hungrily.
Tyler wrapped his arms around her, pulling her closer to him. Hayli gasped as Tyler's lips met the sensitive spot on her neck that he knew like the back of his hand. Hayli shrieked as Tyler bit down on the spot earning a chuckle out of him.
"Not here," he whispered as Hayli reached down to run her hand over his shorts.
Hayli nodded her head as Tyler stood up and wrapped a towel around the two of them. Tyler closed the door to where the hot tub was and Hayli sat down on the pull out couch that was downstairs in Tyler's trophy room.
Hayli smiled at the picture of him helping her hold up the Stanley Cup as Tyler leaned down to kiss her, "I love you so much," he whispered as he hovered over her.
Hayli wanted to cry when she thought about her affair with Patrice. Tyler would lay his life on the line for her but all she did in return was sleep with another man. Hayli didn't realize a tear had slipped out of her eye, until she felt Tyler wipe it away with his thumb as he kissed her.
"What's wrong," he asked rubbing her side gently.
"I just got overwhelmed being back here, that's all.”
Tyler smiled before kissing her again and lifting the blanket over their heads before kissing her neck.
Hayli clawed at his back as he freed her breasts from the bikini and immediately used his tongue to enjoy her chest, “I want you so bad,” she whispered in his ear.
Tyler peeled the bikini away from her body and slid his shorts over his thighs before crawling back up towards her.
"I love you," he whispered against her lips as he entered her slowly.
It was a different pace for both of them. Hayli was used to hard and fast with Tyler but right now as he took his time with her, she wanted to stay like this forever.
The next morning, Tyler and Hayli woke up and decided to go ice skating at an outdoor rink in Toronto.
Tyler and Hayli skated around holding hands and taking in the sights before them of the world famous skyline, "Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if i played here," Tyler said, "I probably would have been drafted here if Boston wouldn't have traded Kessel."
"You'd be on a team who sucked then," Hayli joked, "You are a Stanley Cup champion, Ty."
"I'd probably be stuck on the Marlies."
"You will never be AHL material."
Tyler smirked, "I'm too good for the AHL."
"Cockiness isn't attractive, Mr. Seguin."
"You didn't have a problem with it last night," he replied smiling like the cat that swallowed the canary.
Hayli punched him in the arm causing him to laugh as she skated away quickly. Tyler chased her around the rink and he tackled her playfully to the ice. He moved the hair away from her face and kissed her, "I love you," he whispered as Hayli smiled.
"I love you too," Hayli smiled as Tyler sat up and pulled her to her feet.
"Let's get home and see your family."
They drove back home to Brampton where Hayli would see her family for the first time. They didn’t know that she and Tyler were home yet. Tyler wasn’t Janine and Tim Samuels’ favorite person in the world. He took Hayli with him to Boston and her parents both thought they were too young to live together but Hayli went against their wishes.
Tyler pulled into the driveway of his house, both he and Hayli walked across the lawn and up the three small steps to the front door. Hayli used her key to get in and she immediately saw her family in the living room.
“HAYLI,” Jamie, her younger brother said as he ran over to her, hugging both her and Tyler.
“Hey buddy,” Tyler said kneeling down to Jamie’s level, “You got so big since the summer.”
“I’m seven now,” Jamie said proudly causing Tyler to laugh.
“I know, remember I bought you an xBox?”
Jamie smiled as Hayli picked him up, “You’re too heavy now,” she said as her brother kissed her cheek.
“What did Santa bring you,” Tyler asked as he sat down on the couch with Jamie.
Hayli smiled as she walked into the kitchen and saw her mom and Tyler’s mom, Jackie cooking.
“Hayli, you look beautiful,” Janine Samuels beamed as she walked around the counter to hug her daughter, “It’s so good to have you home.”
Jackie Seguin smiled before hugging her son’s girlfriend, “Where’s Tyler?”
“In the living room playing xBox with Jamie, where’s dad?”
“He went with Paul and Cassidy to pick Candace and Lacy up from some Christmas party at one of their friend’s houses; they should be back any minute.”
Lacy was Hayli’s 15 year old sister who was friends with Candace. Hayli began helping her mom as Tyler kept Jamie occupied in the living room with the xBox. Hayli, Jackie, and her mom finished cooking dinner when her dad came home with Tyler’s dad and sisters.
“Hayli,” Lacy said hugging her sister, “I miss you.”
“I miss you too,” she smiled before hugging Candace and Cassidy. Hayli hugged her dad and he kissed her forehead.
“We miss you around here,” he said, “How’s Boston treating you?”
“Boston’s treating me really well; I made the Dean’s List this semester.”
“That’s great,” everyone said in unison as Tyler entered the kitchen.
“Tyler,” Cassidy shrieked when she saw her brother.
“Hey Cass,” he said hugging her, “Still staying away from boys?”
“Yes,” she smiled and Tyler raised an eyebrow at her.
Candace whispered in his ear and Tyler laughed, “Who’s Billy Thomas,” he asked as he saw Cassidy blush and glare at Candace who was laughing.
“CANDACE,” she whined causing everyone to laugh.
“Dinner’s ready,” Janine said, “Let’s eat.”
Everyone sat around the dining room table eating and laughing. It was just like old times when Hayli and Tyler were kids and their families would get together. After dinner, Hayli’s family and Tyler’s family went to the living room to watch “Christmas Vacation.” Hayli was curled up next to Tyler on the couch with her head on his chest. Hayli fell asleep and Tyler carried her to her room when the movie was over.
“Merry Christmas, baby,” he whispered pulling the blanket over her before heading out of the house to his room.
The next morning, Hayli woke up to Tyler kissing her neck.
“Even after all of these years, you still have that key to the lock,” she said as Tyler smiled.
“We need our own house here,” he said, “We’ll start looking this summer.”
Hayli smiled as she sat up and wiped the sleep out of her eyes, “Where is everybody?”
“My mom and your mom are at my house cooking. Lacy and Candace are doing each other’s hair or some shit like that, Jamie is with our dads in my living room watching the Disney parade. Which means, we’re all alone,” he smirked as he crawled on top of Hayli.
Tim Samuels decided to spy on his daughter’s boyfriend when he used the restroom in the Seguin’s house. He snooped through Tyler’s suitcase where he found condoms in the front zipper. He knew his daughter was sexually active and there was nothing he could do but he wanted to nail Tyler with something that would cause his daughter to break up with him. Tyler had left his Blackberry sitting on his dresser; Tim Samuels scrolled through the phone and found pictures of Hayli and Tyler together at Celtics games and in the family lounge of TD Banknorth Garden after games.
Tim Samuels wasn’t prepared for the naked pictures of his daughter in Tyler’s phone. Ready to kill Tyler, Tim came across a video on Tyler’s phone of Hayli giving Tyler a blowjob. Storming across the lawn to his daughter’s bedroom, he knocked on the door before Tyler opened it.
“You little son of a bitch,” he spat grabbing Tyler by the shirt, “What the fuck is wrong with you?”
“What are you talking about,” Tyler asked as Hayli tried to pull her dad off of Tyler.
“Get that fucking video off of your phone right now.”
“Tyler, what is he talking about?”
Tyler’s face went pale as her dad pressed play on his Blackberry shoving it into Tyler’s hands, “You turned her into a whore.”
“How dare you,” Hayli said, “I am not a whore.”
“Then how the fuck do you explain the video of you giving him a blowjob.”
“He wanted something to keep on the road, he got rid of it or so I thought he did.”
“Get out of my house,” Tim Samuels barked to Tyler who looked defeated.
“He goes, I go,” Hayli said walking around her dad and across the lawn to Tyler’s room.
“I don’t know how he found it,” Tyler said as he packed his suitcase. He and Hayli were now alone in his room packing to go back to Boston after dinner instead of the morning after.
“I thought you deleted it.”
“I did,” Tyler replied, “He must have found it on the memory card, “Fuck, he did.”
Hayli smiled slightly before walking out of Tyler’s room and back to hers to grab the stuff that she had left. Hayli’s family never showed up for dinner that night at the Seguin household. Hayli opened her presents from them and Tyler’s family after dinner. Tyler and Hayli said goodbye to his family and got back on the first plane they could get to Boston.
“He fucking had a video of her giving him a blowjob,” Tim Samuels said to his wife as she finished heating the leftovers from the night before, “That little son of a bitch.”
“They’ve been together for almost 5 years, Tim. I’m sure they have done a lot of stuff we don’t know about it, trust me I’m not thrilled either but you didn’t have to chase them back to Boston. We don’t ever get to see her and you did this.”
“That’s it, stick up for them.”
“I’m not sticking up for anyone, you overreacted. Yes the video is wrong but Tim, they’re both adults who have been in a committed relationship for 4 years and who have lasted longer than a Kardashian marriage.”
“He ruined my little girl,” Tim said, “I give them six months and they’ll be broken up because that little shit cheated on her.”
Janine Samuels rolled her eyes as Tim drank his beer. Meanwhile, Tyler and Hayli were on the plane upset that their nice trip they had planned back home didn’t go according to plans. Hayli leaned her head against the window and wiped the tears out of her eyes. Tyler fell asleep and Hayli pulled out her phone to text Patrice.
On my way back to Boston, there was a free for all with something my dad found on Tyler’s phone. I need to see you.
Hayli turned the phone off and stuck it back into her carryon bag. Hayli fell asleep not sure what the future held for her. It was going to get ugly and she knew it but right now her heart was with Tyler and despite everything with Patrice, Tyler would always be number one.