Just suck in. Just suck it in. These fit the last time you wore them.
"Damn it," he grunted, attempting to get the button in his jeans to reach the hole. He would be the first person to admit he gained some weight, but he hadn't thought it was this much. Zach's belly rounded out slightly, but it was enough to make his usually well fitting jeans a little less well fitting.
"What did you say?" Holly called from the bathroom as she was doing her hair.
Zach hesitated for a moment before speaking. "N-Nothing. I was just..." but before he could finish, Holly appeared in the bedroom, hair clipped up on the top of her head. She took one look at his unbuttoned pants and his belly that pushed out ever so slightly.
"Lie down and then try to do the button," Holly told him, pushing him back onto the bed. Sure enough, he managed to get the ends to meet and do up his pants. Sitting up was a little uncomfortable, but at least his pants were fastened.
"I need to start hitting the gym more regularly," Zach said with a sigh.
Holly rolled her eyes at him, "You already go 3 times a week."
Zach knew she was right. He was going the way he always had, though Holly had been cooking a lot more as of late and that meant he was eating more. He didn't know what inspired her to start cooking the way she did, but she was good at it. Most of the recipes and things she attempted to make usually ended up in his stomach.
She turned to look at him, knowing that he was self conscious about his added weight. But she wanted to assure him that it wasn't a problem. "I don't think you need to do anymore. You look just fine," she said, resting a hand on his tummy lightly before kissing his cheek.
He smiled slightly before turning to finish getting ready.
Holly was in the middle of cooking up a storm when Zach finally came home from work. He wandered into the kitchen, his eyes widening slightly at all she had made, "Do we have people coming over?"
"Nope. Just got a little carried away," Holly said innocently.
"You've been doing that a lot lately," he said quietly, looking over at her.
Holly turned her head to look at him, her eyes stealing a glance at his belly first, "I don't know what you're talking about. Can you set the table for me?"
Zach did as he was told, though he was a little suspicious of Holly. All the food all the time, not minding his weight gain. It was almost as if...she liked it. A while later the two of them were caught up in food and conversation at the table. Zach decided to see if his suspicions were correct.
"That was really good, babe," he told her, leaning back and resting his hands on his swollen stomach. His pants had long since been unbuttoned allowing his stomach room to expand. He felt absolutely full, stomach heavy with all of the food she had prepared for him.
"I'm glad you enjoyed it," she said, standing up to clear the table. Once all of that was done the two moved into the living room to watch tv. Zach stretched out, allowing his shirt to ride up his belly slightly. Sure enough, he saw Holly's eyes flicker to it before looking away and blushing.
"Would you rub my tummy for me, babe? I'm so full," Zach asked her, looking over at her.
Holly smiled and nodded, reaching over and pressing her fingers into his bloated stomach. She rubbed in slow, soothing circles.
"Mmmmm thank you," Zach mumbled, closing his eyes, "You know if you keep feeding me like this I'm going to be fat."
"Nothing wrong with that," Holly responded easily, looking up at his face to gauge his reaction. He didn't look surprised, he didn't look disgusted. He seemed a little confused though.
"How did this never come up before?" Zach asked curiously.
Holly shrugged at that, "I really don't know. I don't know if anything's changed but...I like...this. And I'll always like you. I love you."
Zach thought about that for a moment. Was he willing to be fat? He knew he had been feeling self conscious for the past little while, but perhaps with Holly's encouragement it wouldn't be so bad. "I...I think I can learn to like this too. If that's what you want," Zach told her.
She nodded, leaning over and kissing him on the lips, "It's what I want."