The sun was high in the sky by the time Levi was awakened by an insistent knocking on the door of their suite. Groggy, he dragged himself from the bed and pulled on the cargo shorts that were near the door to the bathroom where they’d been hastily removed and discarded.
Not considering the intrusion could be anyone other than his wife’s parents, and not awake enough to be embarrassed of the mess they’d created, Levi pulled open the door expecting to see his in-laws.
“Surprise,” Nicholas said, standing in the doorway to their suite with Becky by his side.
“What are you doing in Mexico?” Levi excitedly pulled his twin into his arms then reached over to hug Becky.
“A certain prince gave us the heads-up that you two would be returning to civilization briefly and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to come see you.”
“I’m so glad you did,” Levi said, stepping back for them to come inside.
Tiani sat up in bed, pulling sheets and blankets up to her chest, and rubbed her eyes.
Becky squealed and ran over, climbing onto the bed and hugging her sister-in-law telling her how excited she was to see her. Tiani laughed nervously and patted Becky on the shoulder, not awake yet.
“What the heck happened in here?” Nicholas asked, picking up Levi’s Polo shirt from off the floor and kicking Tiani’s bra out of the way. There were more articles of clothing on the floor than there were in their suitcase.
“Gimme that.” Levi pulled the shirt from Nicholas’ hands and slipped it over his head.
“What’d you do, have a pillow fight?” Nicholas picked a pillow off the floor, along with one of many blankets strewn everywhere.
“Maybe…” Levi grinned over at Tiani and she giggled. “It was nice to sleep on a bed again.”
“If you slept on the bed, why are all your pillows and blankets on the floor?” Nicholas teased, picking up another blanket.
Levi shrugged and Tiani giggled again. “We had a fun night. What can I say?”
“I can see that.” Nicholas plopped onto the sofa and kicked up his feet, resting them on the low table in the middle of the room. “When are we going to brunch?”
“Don’t you have your own suite of rooms somewhere in this hotel?” Levi asked.
“Right next door, actually,” Nicholas said. “But it’s way more fun pestering you.”
“Pestering is a good way to describe it.” Levi wandered around the room gathering pillows and blankets and piling them back on the king-sized bed. “We need to get showered and dressed before we can go to brunch, so you need to go away for a little while.”
“Come on, Nick,” Becky said, clambering back off the bed. “Let’s give them some privacy and you and I can go next door and have our own pillow fight.”
“I have never said no to a pillow fight.” Nicholas stood from his spot on the couch and headed toward the door.
“I’m so glad you’re here, man,” Levi said. He gave Nicholas one more hug before shooing him from the room with the promise of going to brunch in about an hour.
By the time he was done closing the door on his twin brother, Tiani was already out of bed and heading for the shower again, gesturing with her finger for him to follow her.
“If you insist.” Levi clicked the lock back into place and followed his wife into the bathroom.