• Him looking the first time forward to Christmas again since the apocalypse started, simply because he knows he’s going to spend this time with you
• Him using every single opportunity to get you under a mistletoe to tease you about how disrespectful it would be if you would ignore that tradition so he can steal a longing kiss from you
• For Christmas eve, him planning far ahead everything in detail, so he can spend this night only with you while being sure that no one’s gonna disturb you once you’re alone
• Him sending his men out to get a Christmas tree, decoration and literally anything else that is somehow Christmas related
• For your gift, him searching through the whole Sanctuary before going on a run himself to search for something special and something he truly knows about that you’re gonna love it
• You being able to persuade him to take less from other communities at least at Christmas time
• Him joking how good Lucille would look with Christmas lights wrapped around her before you actually get him a string of lights as a joke only to have a widely smiling and truly amused Negan walking with an in Christmas light wrapped Lucille around in your room
• During the whole holiday season, him teasing you with Christmas related remarks, while asking you if you’ve been naughty or nice or if you wanna taste his candy cane are just a few examples
• Before giving you your gift, him first messing around, telling you he’s got his dick wrapped up with a ribbon for you as a present before giving you his actual gift while whispering in your ear that you can still, of course, have his dick as an extra present
• Him being entirely happy as he sees how your eyes light up once you have unpacked your gift and eventually hug him tightly, only for him to pull you even closer as a wide smile is planted all over his face
• Him acting around as nervous as a child when it comes to his gift, all while trying to guess what it is until he can finally unpack it
• Spending the whole rest of the night cuddled up, wrapped in a thick, warm blanket, drinking hot chocolate or his favorite scotch while just enjoying that you are able to spend this time, especially in the world you’re living in, with the person you love
• As you both already begin to drift off into a deep sleep him pulling you even closer and whispering with a smirk in your ear that he’s so gonna give his extra gift to you on Christmas morning
The Christmas lights of the tree were letting a soft light stream through the room as you were placing your present for Negan beneath the thick branches. Your glance fell for a short moment onto the gift box that was filled with a bottle of his favorite Scotch and the pair of leather gloves you had found on a run for him, since his old ones were already torn up and the damaged seams on their sides seemed pretty much irreparable. And judging from the softness of the black leather that should perfectly fit his hands, they had probably costed a big bunch of money before all of this. But the gloves weren’t the only thing you had for him. The thing that was way more important was the small sonogram picture that showed everything Negan and you had wished for.
You both had tried for a good while, had already held a bunch of negative pregnancy tests in your hands so till you took the latest one, you had waited. You had just wanted to be sure, keep yourself and Negan from experiencing another disappointment and keep yourself from having to see the sad look in his eyes when he stared at the single line on the test. So when you had taken the last one, you hadn’t just been pretty late, something had already felt different as well. You hadn’t known what it exactly was but in the end this feeling had been right. You were pregnant.
So now you were holding the small black and white picture in your hand, ready to place it in the small gift box. The original reason why you had let Carson perform the ultrasound scan on you had simply been that you wanted to be completely sure before telling Negan but now, with Christmas right around the corner this scan had given you another great opportunity. A warm feeling spread through your body as your hand rested on your belly and your glance wandered over the sonogram picture. Even though all that could be discerned on the picture so far was a small, light, elongated spot in-between the dark circle, your heart began to pump like crazy while a giant smile painted on your lips every single time your glance brushed over the picture’s surface. That was your baby.
Lowering the lid of the box, you slowly saw the picture vanishing beneath it before your fingers began to lace a bowtie around the small edges just as the thud of the heavy wooden door let you flinch up. “Oh shit, did I just catch someone fucking red-handed?”, Negan asked with a throaty chuckle as you turned around to him, hiding the box behind your back. “I did”, Negan stated with another laugh as he saw the way you stared at him. Widely grinning he walked closer, before he leaned to the side to catch the small box behind your back “Now what do we have there?”, Negan asked as he raised his brows curiously. “It’s-uh-just a little extra”, you mumbled as Negan stepped closer until not more than an inch fit between the both of you. “Well, when It’s just a little extra I’m damn sure you could give me a hint what the hell you got in there”, he mumbled with a big grin while his tongue slid slowly over his lower lip. “No”, you said, a small grin planting on your lips as well as you tried to relax. “Let me at least guess”, he said as he bit his lips and placed one of his large hands on your waist. “Uh-uh”, you muttered, shaking your head with another small grin while Negan groaned theatrically. “Come on”, he pleading urged with a laugh as you shook your head again. A sigh left Negan’s lips before the grin on them grew wider as he leaned in. Before you could do anything else his hands kept a firm grab on your waist as his lips began to tease over the sensitive flesh of your neck. “No, that’s not fair”, you groaned with a laugh in protest, as Negan’s lips placed more kisses over your neck while one of your hands placed on his chest, trying to push him softly away. “Oh I know”, he mumbled against your skin as he pulled you closer, before a small huff left your lips. “Alright, then go on. Three tries, not more”, you muttered, knowing too well that he wouldn’t ever guess what you were hiding. Negan backed away from you as he eyed the small size of the box and bit his lip once again. “Alright, first one…you got some hot-ass panties in there which you are gonna put on for me tonight”, he guessed as one of his hands pointed teasingly up to you while the smirk on his lips grew wider. “No”, you said, watching the smirk on his face fade. “Some-”, he began before a knock on the door distracted him. “Simon, I said no fucking interruptions anymore”, Negan scoffed as you saw the door opening. “The men got the shit to the kitchen you wanted to have, just wanted to let you know”, Simon said with a huff as he leaned against the door before he scratched the back of his head. “Well, everything except for the bread”, he said as he grimaced while you already heard Negan letting out a deep scoff. “Can’t those fuckers get some shit right for fucking once?”, Negan rhetorically asked with a huff before he let the palm of his hand run over his stubble and looked back to Simon. “Either way, I’ll handle that…go on ahead”, Negan said scoffing and with a quick finger movement that let Simon close the door again. “Alright gotta get shit done but after that, no single fucker’s gonna disturb us anymore”, Negan said with a grin before he leaned in to peck your lips. “Only good thing is that this crap’s gonna keep me from thinking about that fucking extra gift…you sure that there are no cute-ass panties inside?”, he teased mumbling against your lips before you shoved his chest with a laugh. “Very sure”, you said with another chuckle before you felt his warm lips placing on yours again and the urge to finally tell him that you were about to be parents just grew with every single second, even after Negan let go of you and made his way to prepare your dinner.
“Fuck, this is good”, Negan groaned delightfully as he shoved another spoon of the chocolate mousse you both had for dessert in his mouth. The basket with the bread that had been completely filled was already looking blanker and your both plates that had been filled with a bunch of delicious foods were empty by now and while all that had changed over the evening, the one thing had stayed the same. The small box laid still at the same spot on your lap and just waited for the right moment. Your fingers were nervously running over the box’s edges as you watched how Negan set the now empty small bowl down and wiped the chocolate mousse with his finger quickly from his beard stubble. You gulped, knowing that you couldn’t wait much longer anymore before you gave yourself a push, grabbed the box and laid it on the table. Negan’s brows raised curiously but before he could say a thing you opened your mouth. “So…uhm…‘cause it’s my extra gift I thought I could already give it to you”, you said with a small smile as you slowly shoved the small box over to him, “So I finally get to see what the hell you hid in there? Now that’s a damn fucking honor”, he chuckled as he dramatically placed a hand on his chest. “That shit’s been tickling my balls the whole damn day”, he added with another chuckle as he grabbed the small box. You gulped nervously but with a smile across your face as you watched him unknotting the red bowtie. A big amused smirk was still laying on his lips while your heart pumped heavily and your breath stopped for short moment as he lifted the lid and revealed the sonogram picture. His brows puckered for a moment and the smirk changed before his mouth dropped slightly open as he slowly seemed to get what this picture meant. “I’m pregnant”, you spelled it out to give his mind the last push before he turned even more big-eyed as he looked up to you. “You’re gonna be a Dad”, you mumbled with a big smile as the happiness over-toned the astonishment on Negan’s face. “Holy-”, he began but stopped, still somehow not believing what was happening right there as he stood up, still taken aback before he stumbled over to you. You had just lifted yourself from your seat as you felt Negan’s strong arms wrapping tightly around you, pulling you as close as they could against his chest, before you felt one of his hands burying into your hair, keeping your head deeply in the curve of his neck. His chest was rising and falling at a fast pace, just as his breath that repeatedly hit your skin while you could swear to be able to feel the intense way his heart was pounding against his chest.
For moments you stayed just like that before Negan’s arms slightly loosened as he backed away, some tears of joy watering his eyes as his lips seemed to form into a wider smile with every second. “We’re…fuck, we’re gonna have a baby”, he mumbled happily but still astonished as you nodded with a wide smile. Leaning back in, one of his hands cupped the back of your neck and pulled you into a deep, longing kiss while his other slowly and carefully began to place on your belly. First you felt just his fingers, then his warm palm before his thumb began to slowly stroke in small circles over your stomach. Slowly, more and more warmth streamed through your body before his lips let go of yours and his still with joy filled glance wandered from your face to the place where his hand rested. Your palms were still resting on his chest as he dropped on your chair, your hands wandering to his shoulders and neck as his hands placed on your hips. Carefully, he reached out to pull your top a bit up, his glance still focused on your belly as he pulled you closer, wrapped his arms around your hips and leaned his head against your stomach. His beard stubble tickled your skin as he let out a content sigh, the big smile that was just as bright as yours was still planted all over his face as he turned his head to place a kiss on your belly. “Hey kiddo, here’s Daddy”, Negan murmured against your skin with a small, happy chuckle while your hand ran slowly through his dark hair and caressed his neck. His nose nestled back against your skin with a content hum, the smile that was formed on his lips began to be clearly palpable against your belly while his warm breath hit your skin repeatedly.
So if you wanted to say it with Negan’s words, the ones he seemed to have mostly lost to the joy that was filling him up right now, you both were right in these moments the most happiest fuckers this motherfucking asshole of a world had to offer.