Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Hold My Hand (Babies #27 & 28, Part 1) New Beginnings Chapter 6

Becks P.O.V

"There are never any good magazines in here," Logan complained, tossing another magazine about pregnancy and motherhood to the side.
We had been waiting at the Artificial Insemination clinic for over an hour, and Logan was getting antsy.

"You should have brought a book."

"I didn't think we would be waiting this long!" Logan whined, sifting through another pile of faded magazines.
"Hey look its me!" he exclaimed, and I looked over to see him holding up a magazine with him and 2 other shirtless men on the cover, inches from my face.

"Woah! Too close to my face!" I pushed the magazine back, then took a good look at it.
Logan was posing, rather sexily, with a dark brown haired man with striking blue eyes, and a tanned man with blue hair and dark eyes.
"When was this?" I asked, prying my eyes away from the magazine.

"Umm, not too long after we met," Logan said. He laid the magazine in his lap, occasionally smiling at the pictures.
"Haha! I remember this one! Jackson wouldn't take off his shirt and Aiden offered to take it off for him."
We both laughed.

"Mr. and Mrs. Fey?" Logan and I looked up from the magazine to see a nurse.
The nurse looked at me.
"Mrs. Fey, we're ready for you in the room," She said and both Logan and I choked. My face turned bright red and Logan looked at the floor.

"Um... We're not married," I explained to the nurse, who quickly looked at her clip board.

"Oh, so sorry. My mistake," She apologized. "Anyways we are ready for you in the room, just follow me."
I got up, my butt aching from sitting in the uncomfortable plastic chair. The nurse started to lead me from the waiting room, when I looked back and saw Logan, still sitting in his chair. I stopped.

"You're coming, right?" I asked, and Logan looked up at me from his chair.

"Sure," Logan said, and we walked into the room hand in hand.


"Paige! Get back here! You need a bath!"


A butt naked Paige ran across the living room with Neil in pursuit.

"Dammit, I forgot how fast alien babies can run," he huffed as he passed by me.
I giggled.

Finally Neil cornered her by the wall.

"Gotcha!" He exclaimed and scooped her up in his arms.

"NOOOO," She squealed, thrashing her little arms and legs wildly. "I WANT DADDY LOGAN FOR MY BATH!"
Neil winced as Paige repeatedly kicked him in the side.

"Paige sweetie, daddy Logan has gone home to his own house, you need to have a bath," I said gently, attempting to calm her down.

"NO! NO BATH," She screeched again. I sighed.

"How about, if you let Neil give you your bath, we can go to the park when you are all clean?"

"YAY PARK!" She cheered, and Neil carried her to the bath, mouthing me a quick thank you as he walked past.


"Mommy, look! Slide!" Paige exclaimed as I rolled her into the park in her stroller.
"I want to slide mommy!" I lifted the squirmy toddler out of the stroller and gently set her on the ground.
As soon as I let go, she ran for the slide.

"Paige! Wait for mommy!" I yelled after her.

"Catch me mommy!" She giggled, continuing to run across the park as fast as she could on her fat little legs.
I sighed and ran after her.

When I finally caught up to her at the playground a wave of nausea washed over me, and I ran to the bushes where I quickly emptied the contents of my stomach into the nice flowers. Just as I was feeling another wave of nausea, a hand tentatively touched my shoulder.

"A-are you ok?" A voice squeaked behind me, and I turned around to see an oddly familiar face.

"You're the shirtless guy!" I exclaimed without thinking, and he looked at me strangely.
"Oh my gosh...You're um....Aiden!"
Aiden continued to look at me strangely.

"And you are?"

"Becks. Becks Best. Sorry about that... Logan and I were looking at the magazine you were in this morning."
Aiden's eyes widened in surprise.

"You're a challenge mother! You're dating Logan, right?"
I blushed deeply.

"NO! I mean, we're just friends," I stuttered, and Aiden's smile turned into a smirk.

"Just friends, huh?" He said, an amused tone to his voice.
I glared at him.

"So... Do you have a girlfriend?" I asked, attempting to change the subject.
Aiden laughed.

"No, but I have a boyfriend."
My eyes widened.

"So you're gay?" I said, slightly surprised, and Aiden chuckled again.

"Well actually, I'm Bisexual. But yeah, I like men."

"MOMMY!" Paige shrieked, and Aiden and I cringed.
The toddler came over and clung to my leg.

"Paige sweety, use your indoor voice please," I said, stroking her soft purple hair.
She looked at me confused.

"But mommy, we're outdoors!" She whined. I giggled and picked her up and held her in my arms.
I turned around to face Aiden, and he looked at Paige amazed.

"Is she an alien!?" He exclaimed.
I protectively held her against my shoulder.

"Don't use that word infront of her!" I hissed.

"I'm sorry! I didn't mean to offend you!" Aiden explained quickly. "I was just interested because I have an alie-" He stopped and corrected himself. "Baby like her too!"

I raised my eyebrows.

"Yeah. Your daughter, Uh, Paige right? She reminds me of my daughter. She's all grown up now."
He sighed deeply.

As Aiden exhaled, the ground beneath us shook slightly, and from the ground rose a dead, and fairly decayed rabbit.
I stared at the body in fear.
Suddenly, the rabbit jumped up, causing me to scream.

"Oh, shit. I'm sorry," Aiden cursed. "I will get rid of it, hold on."
He raised his arms and closed his eyes, furrowing his brow as if he was focusing on something.
As I watched, the rabbit went limp, and fell to the ground which enveloped it, dragging it back down into the dirt.

I was shaking, my eyes quickly went from the spot the rabbit disappeared, to Aiden.
"H-ow... What... You- you just...." I stuttered holding Paige even tighter.

"Haha!" Aiden laughed. "You look like you just saw a ghost."

"Um, I think I did!" I exclaimed.

Aiden laughed again.
"Actually, that was a zombie. I'm a witch, a necromancer to be exact. I have power over the dead and un-dead."
I stared at him in shock.

"You're a witch? Since when?! Logan said nothing about you being a witch!"

"That's because Logan and I haven't talked since I discovered my powers."
Aiden sighed, and the ground where the rabbit had disappeared quivered a bit.

"Um Aiden?" I put Paige down and touched his shoulder. "Do you want to grab something to eat?" Aiden looked up at me and smiled, and the ground stopped moving.

"Sure! Thanks!" He smiled, and we headed to the nearest restaurant.


Aiden and I sat silently at the table, while Paige played with her food. After sharing our life stories, we realized that we had more in common than we originally thought. Sadly though, the thing we shared the most was tragedy. We both knew that there was only so much you could say, and after awhile, the best way to get through the pain was to say nothing.
We stayed that way until I felt Paige tugging on my arm.
"MOMMY!" she squealed, breaking both me and Aiden out of our trance.

"What Paige-a-roo?" I lifted her onto my lap and started to clean the mess of food off of her mouth.

"I sweepy. Go home now?" Paige yawned. I looked across the table at Aiden who was texting.

"Sure sweetie. Aiden, do you want to come back to my place?" He looked up from his phone and gave me a cheeky smile.

"You haven't had enough of me yet?" We both laughed.

"I'm sure I can handle you long enough to have a coffee," I scooped Paige up off the bench and brought her out to the car.
Aiden looked out the window as we drove through Sunlit Tides.

"Do you like living here?" He asked, still looking out the window.

"It's ok. The view is great and the heat is a plus, but it just seems so big."

"I take it you're a small town girl?"

"Actually, I grew up in Bridgeport."

Aiden nodded. "Ah, I see. Living there is just the thing to turn you off of city living."

I furrowed my brow. "I don't really remember much about living there, but I'm pretty sure I didn't like it."

Aiden nodded again.
"Have you ever thought about moving?"

"Actually, there is this really nice town called Aurora Skies that I was looking at..." I admitted. "The climate is cool, but the town is centered around a natural hot springs."

"Ohhh, sounds really nice!"

"Yeah! It's really child friendly and filled with young family's. I haven't talked to anyone about it, but I'm really considering it."

Aiden smiled. "Well, If you make a decision, make sure to call me up! It sounds like a great place."


"So, what do you like in your coffee?" I asked Aiden, while preparing the usual two milk, two sugar for myself.

"As much sugar as you can get to dissolve in there, and 3 shots of chocolate syrup."

"Are you kidding me?" I laughed, pouring sugar into his mug.

"Hey, what can I say? I'm a fat kid at heart," He chuckled as I handed him his steaming cup of sugar.
I went and got Paige settled upstairs in her crib and came back and sat next to Aiden on the couch, watching him sip his coffee.

"So..." Aiden started as he finished his coffee. "Do you have any fathers lined up for your challenge?"

"I see where this is going, and no, I don't have anyone after this pregnancy."

Aiden smiled. "So, could I be the next father?"

I smiled back, "Of course!"

"YAY!" Aiden cheered, bouncing up and down on the couch.

"Never have I seen a man so excited to ejaculate in a test tube,"  We both burst out laughing.

We were on to talking about baby names when I heard the front door open.

"I got groceries! There were no marshmallows but other than that, I got everything on the list."
Neil walked into the living room carrying the grocery bags in his muscular arms and wearing his leather jacket.
Aiden's jaw almost hit the floor.

"Well, well, well," He said seductively as he walked over to Neil. "Who is this lovely piece of man meat you have here, Becks?"
Neil gave me an unsure glance as Aiden continued to examine him.

"That's Neil, my...friend. He is here to help me with Paige."

Aiden nodded. "Just friends, huh? I feel like we have had this conversation before..."
I shot him a "Shut-up-or-I-will slap-you" look and he turned his attention back to his coffee.

"And Neil, this is my friend and the next father for my challenge, Aiden."
Neil reluctantly waved at Aiden, who promptly blew him a kiss.
"He's bi," I reassured a very confused looking Neil.

"Yeah... I think we might have already established that..." Neil awkwardly scratched the back of his head and glanced at one of the grocery bags he had brought into the house. I glanced at it as well, and noticed what looked like a bouquet of flowers sticking out of it.

"AND, he was just leaving," I said quickly.

"Wha-" Aiden cut himself off when he saw the flowers.
"Oh, yes I was. Well you two crazy kids have fun now, bye!" He winked at me and gave me a thumbs up as he walked out of the house, causing me to blush bright red.

"So uh, where are the kids?" I looked around the empty house. I had been too busy with Aiden to realize that none of the older kids had come home from school.

"Mason and Tom are hanging out with their friends, Maggie is at the library, Lourdes is at her guitar lessons, and Jeanie is at her evening painting class,"  Neil responded.

I felt slightly bad that Neil knew what my kids were up to and I didn't.

"So, uh, it's just us?" I asked, and Paige screeched in the nursery upstairs.

"And Paige," Neil laughed. "Go see what she wants, I will get supper ready for us," he prompted.

"Thank you so much!" I smiled, and ran up the stairs to tend to Paige.

"Hey Paige honey, whats wrong?" I cooed to the sobbing tot.

"Mommy! Read me a stowy PWEASEE!" She whined.
I laughed.

"All this fuss just for a story? Hold on darling, let me get a a book," I grabbed a book from the shelf and stood next to the crib and started to read.
"Once upon a time, there were 3 little pigs. One lived in a house made of straw..."

"Mommy," Paige yawned. "I wanna pwincess stowy!"

"Oh, ok. Let me get one for you."
 I walked back over to the book shelf and pulled out The Princess and the Pea.
"Ok, what about-"
I looked in the crib, and Paige was fast asleep. Gently laying down the book, I crept out of the room.

I walked back downstairs, and was surprised by how dark it was.
"Neil?" I called.

"In the kitchen!" He replied, and I carefully made my way there in the dark.

"Is the power out or- Oh..."
A small table had been set up in the kitchen, with a candlelit dinner spread out on top.
"What-" I choked, still confused as to what was going on.

"Well, since I'm probably leaving soon, I wanted to do something nice for you," Neil walked around pulled out a chair.
"Have a seat."

I sat on the chair and Neil gently pushed me up to the table.
He soon came out of the kitchen with two steaming plates of lobster thermidor.

"I didn't know you could cook!" I said, taking in the delicious aroma of the dish. 

"There are a lot of things you don't know about me," Neil replied and I blushed. 

"I guess so," I sputtered and he joined me at the table. We ate in mostly silence, occasionally making comments about the food. 

We had both finished our food, and the silence was starting to get awkward, when Neil reached across the table, took my hand in his, and looked into my eyes with his piercing lavender ones. 
"I've really enjoyed the time I've spent with you. You have a wonderful family and I will miss you all greatly when I leave."

My eyes widened and my heart beat quickened. I didn't know how to respond, but staring into his sad face, I said something I didn't expect.

"Don't leave."  

"I- I don't know if I can stay, as much as I want to...."

"Please!" I pleaded. For some reason or another, I hadn't even realized how much I wanted him to stay until it became clear that he was leaving, and I just couldn't let him go yet.

We both stood up from the table and faced eachother

"I guess I could tell my boss I needed to stay longer to monitor Paige..."

I hugged Neil so hard he almost fell over.

"Thank you so much! I can't even tell you how much this means to me- I mean us."

 He took my hands again, gently caressing them in his.
"Becks..." He said quietly, "If there is anything I can do for you or your family, I will try my hardest to do it. I promise." 
I squeezed his hands. "Thank you Neil. I will hold you to that." 

When I went up to bed, all I could think about was the way his hands felt in mine, and I fell asleep wondering how this whole thing was going to turn out for Neil, me, and my family.  
I had a good feeling that everything was going to be alright.


I really hope you enjoy it even though it is a LL (short for 'Lacking Logan') post and I'm sorry about that ;-;
Stay tuned for the next one, which hopefully will be out before Christmas (sorry about that too ;-; )
I love you all and I ESPECIALLY love your comments
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 <3 Edited with love by Logan Fey <3