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As long as she came home at some point, Aggie let her be. When Jake had a day off they went up to a small lake he knew about. There was a rope hanging from a tree they swung on, leaping into the cold water. Paige brought picnic lunches, and Jake brought a small Boom Box. By the end of July, Paige was ready and one night after a day at the lake they went back to Jake’s and made love. She thought it was remarkable that someone as strong as Jake could be so gentle. ” She hated leaving Jake to go to the Cape but she missed her father and was happy to get a chance to go to the beach.
Well, I can already tell you’re too good for this guy,” Mikey said with a laugh. “Be nice,” Jake said. “Oh it’s Ok, Jake. I already know it too,” Paige said jokingly. Jake’s face turned red as he looked down, letting out a chuckle. “Ah, she’s got your number,” another guy hollered. “Ok, Ok. You’ve all had your fun. Paige why don’t you grab us a table? ” “Ah ha. ” She shook her head and sat down. She heard Jake say, “A couple of slices and a large sticks,” before he came to join her, bringing the sodas with him.
Although they never said it out loud, they also thought it was one of the last hoops they would have to jump through. They welcomed their daughter Chloe into the family the following summer. Paige was in love with Chloe from the start. More than anything, Chloe brought laughter into Paige’s daily life— whether it was splashing water in the bathtub, a tickle-fest on the couch, or telling silly bedtime stories—Paige never missed a chance to smile and giggle with her daughter. Soon, following in his father’s footsteps, Spencer was one of the most respected and feared real estate developers in New York.