Love For The Ladies: Chapter 105 – I Do

July 13, 5:32 AM – Jericho

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 “Vega are you up? We need to head out in 30 minutes. Honey? Hello?”

 

 

 

 “I’m not getting married today, mom… Just let me be..”

 

 

 

 “Vega? What are you talking about? What’s wrong? I know sometimes people have cold feet but it’s okay to be a little nervous. I was even nervous when I married your dad. Vega, unlock the door. It’s gonna be okay.”

 

 

 

 “I’m a terrible person! He doesn’t deserve a crappy wife. I’ll be a crappy wife!”

“Vega, please let me in.”

“No, mom! I’m not getting married today!”

“Vega Nicole Hooley! You are getting married today, missy! Stop being silly and let me in.”

“Okay mom.”

 

 

 “What is going on with you? Why are you crying?”

“Last night… Veronica and I got into a fight. She said somethings and they were truth. I’m a total bitch and Boragio probably only asked me to marry him cause I’m having his baby.”

“You know that’s not true. What were you girls fighting about?”

“I caught her with Brad. I got mad. I told her she was being slutty and she was gonna get hurt again. She told me to back off. I was just protecting her.”

“Veronica told me about last night. I’m not exactly pleased with her actions with Brad but she’s an adult now. She wants to move forwarded and she came a long way since you know. You always been a bit too much when it comes to her but I know you wanna protect her. Veronica is a strong woman and a fighter. Veronica is going to do what she pleases. Veronica is trying hard to live a normal life. It’s a struggle for her. You know this.”

“But she barely knows Brad and she was mounted on him… He could had harmed her.”

“You know Brad wouldn’t do a such thing. He’s a nice guy. I chatted with him and saw why Boragio picked him as his best man. Have you took the time to get to know Brad?”

“No.”

“Veronica felt safe with him, she took the time to get to know him. You can’t assume that every guy that talks to her is a bad guy. One day, she’s gonna find a wonderful man like yours and get married. You scolding every guy who comes near her won’t get her there.”

 

 

“I know but I’m so scared for her. I shoulda been there that one night.. Those guys wouldn’t do what they did.. I shoulda been there, mom… I shoulda.. I just had to go be with Jeremy. She wanted me to pick her up that night. I picked a guy over her..”

“I know you feel guilty about it but we never think something like is gonna happen. Don’t blame yourself of what happen..”

“I don’t blame Veronica for hating me.. I’m a terrible sister. I won’t make a good wife or mother..”

“Don’t say that. You are a wonderful sister. You will make a wonderful wife and mother. Veronica doesn’t hate you. And you know that. I think you girls need to talk before we head out.”

“Okay, mom.”

 

 5:45 AM – Jericho

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 “It’s a beautiful morning. A perfect day to get married, sis?”

“I guess so..”

“You guess? You been looking forwarded for this day.”

“I don’t deserve him. The things you said last night were true.”

“No, Vega.”

“But Veronica… You were right.”

 

 

 “I didn’t mean what I said. I was so mad at you. You embarrassed me in front of Brad twice. He was unsure about just saying hi to me. You always bite off the head of every guy that talks to me. No guy ever wanna come near me cause they are afraid of you.”

“I’m so sorry.. I didn’t mean it.. Really. I just felt it was my fault about that one night. I chose Jeremy over you. You wanted me pick you after class cause you had a strange feeling but I chose to be with Jeremy. I thought you didn’t want me to hang out with him cause you were jealous.”

“It’s not your fault. You can’t keep feeling bad about it.”

“I could had prevented it..”

 

 

 “You wouldn’t know something like that would happen. No one could. But please stop blaming yourself.”

“I’ll try. So you don’t hate me?”

“What? That’s insane. I could never hate you! You are my sister and I love you.”

“I said some harsh things last night. I didn’t mean it.”

“I said some mean things too. We didn’t mean any of it.”

 

 

 “I still wanna apologize. I am so sorry. I’m sorry for everything. I promise I will back off and let you live your life. You deserve love and me being a bitch to any guy that comes near you isn’t gonna help you.”

“I forgive you.”

“Seriously?”

“Seriously. Now let’s get ready. Today is your day. Today is all about you, not me.” 

 

 10:26 AM – Bridgeport

 “Two hours.”

“What?”

“Two hours left until your freedom ends, bro.”

“Ha ha ha. Two hours until my life begins.”

“If you see it that way. Just kidding. So you ready?”

“More than anything. How do I look?”

“Snazzy. But you could use a breath mint.”

“Hey!”

 

 

 “Ya think Veronica will like my tux? I gotta look hot for her.”

“I guess but where did you go last night?”

“Back to Jericho.”

“Why?”

“Veronica. You think her and I would make a cute couple?” 

“What did you do?”

“Veronica.”

“Vega is gonna kill you.”

“She knows.. It didn’t go over so well.. But she called me an hour ago. She told me she was sorry for yelling at us. It’s cool now.”

“That’s great but can you promise to keep your dick in your pants at the wedding?”

“I do!”

 

 

 “Hey little man, you excited?”

“For what? To carry a tiny pillow with rings on it? So super excited for a lame job… Why can’t I be the best man? I’m the brother. My new girlfriend won’t be impressed of me being a dorky ring carrier.”

“Your new girlfriend?”

“Allora! She said I was cute and I got to sleep in her bed last night.  That makes her my girlfriend. Girls you sleep with are girlfriends, right?”

“Uh.. right.”

“Cool! So is there gonna be cake?”

“Of course, it’s a wedding after all.”

 

 

 

 “I’m gonna eat so much cake. Muhahaha!”

 

 

11:11 AM – Bridgeport

 “It’s 11:11, make a wish!”

“CAKE!”

“Cake? You wish for cake?”

“No! Did we forget the cake?! Oh no! We won’t have cake! Did we get the cake?! Did we get the freakin’ cake?!”

“Vega calm your tits. Devin took the cake to the venue yesterday. Remember?”

“Oh. Oh right! Okay we cake.. MY FLOWERS!”

“We got your flowers.”

“Ohh! So we got everything?”

“Yes, we got everything.”

 

 

 “Are you sure?”

“Yeah sis. You need to relax. You don’t wanna mess up your pretty face.”

“Mess up my face?!”

“Yeah with tears, worry wrinkles. Ya know.”

“I have wrinkles?! I can’t get married with wrinkles!”

“Vega! You look hot! You don’t have wrinkles! I’m just teasing.”

 

 

“Yeah I am pretty hot.”

“See!”

“But you didn’t get everything.”

“What do you mean?”

“You didn’t get that zit.”

“Oh my god, where?!”

“Ha ha ha!”

 

Love For The Ladies: Chapter 104 – The Boys Come Out To Play

 I guess you could say this would be my last night of “freedom”. Tonight is my bachelor party and we plan on heading towards Bridgeport in the limo that Brad rented out. We do plan on staying in Bridgeport overnight in a hotel. There’s no since returning back to Jericho, the wedding will take place in Bridgeport.

After all, the groom and bride shouldn’t see each other before the wedding. Vega made it very clear that she doesn’t wanna see my pretty face until she’s walking down the aisle. She’s very superstitious.  She wants this wedding to be perfect and there’s already been a couple kinks.

Last night 2 of Vega’s bridesmaids went into labor. Vega was very upset and didn’t know what she was gonna do. During the rehearsal dinner, I told some of my sisters about Alexia and Simone had their babies. Phoenix and Nova offered to be the replacement bridesmaids. Vega liked that they offered but the wedding must be perfect. They would look out of place not having matching dresses like Selene and Veronica. Selene, Veronica and my sisters ended up leaving the dinner early to find new matching dresses. Anything purple was Vega’s only request. She wanted her bridesmaids to wear my favorite color. The girls were able to find a purple dress for Vega’s liking. Vega was still bummed about them having to leave the dinner so early.

There was also an issue with the cake. It was back ordered and wouldn’t be ready until after our wedding. This drove Vega into a rage. The cake was the most important thing. Luckily my close friend Devin is an excellent baker. He offered to bake us a wedding cake, free of charge. However he had to leave early to bake the cake before my bachelor party. Vega was filled with so many emotions when Devin came back with a well done wedding cake. I think she was in more shock of the cake being the same flavor as the cake that we originally ordered. I think Devin scored some brownie points with Vega. 

 

 

 “Am I pretty enough?”

“Yeah, Brad. You’re pretty much.”

“Thanks. I try very hard.”

“Ha ha ha ha. Who are you trying to impress?”

“Do Phoenix like white boys by any chance?”

“Phoenix? Oh what happen with Veronica? You were pretty flirty with her at the rehearsal dinner.”

“I like her but Vega kept giving me the stink eye.”

“So you figure you should get with my sister?”

“Ha ha ha.  Just messin’ with ya but your sisters are pretty hot.”

“Watch it bro…”

“Ha ha ha! Just chill. I promise that I won’t go after your hot sisters.”

 

 

 I kinda feel bad going out to party while Vega doesn’t. She’s heavily pregnant and the ideal of having a wild bachelorlette party on the town  isn’t appealing. But she still wants me to go out with my friends and brothers. She doesn’t mind staying back.

“Do you need anything? I feel bad cause I’ll be partying and you’ll be here.”

“I’ll be fine. Tonight we are having a little baby shower. We got games, punch and cake! That’s all I need now.”

“So you ladies will be okay?”

“Yeah! I get to spend time with my sister and mom. I missed them so much. Plus I’ll get to know your sisters too.”

“Yeah, don’t have too much fun.”

“Okay, I’ll try not to get too wasted on cake and punch, sir.”

“Ha ha ha!”

 

 

 Brad and I met up with our friends at their hotel. But I was curious of what Brad had planned for us.

“So what are you doing tonight?”

“I figure we should start out night at Red Velvet. I heard that place is real nice.”

“The strip club?”

“Yep. It’s real classy there.” 

“Did you say the Red Velvet?”

“Yeah, Revan. You been there?”

“Once or twice but maybe we should go to a different strip.”

“Nah, Red Velvet is the best one in BP.”

“But Brad, I’m sure that’s not true.”

“Revan, are you afraid of strippers?”

“No! I am a man!”

“Then its settle, Red Velvet then Waylon’s for bad karaoke.”

 

 

 “Don’t bring your asshole friends to my job!”

“Why? They all know you’re a stripper!”

“Exactly! Just don’t bring them or else!”

“Or else what?!”

“No sandwiches! You can fix your own honey roasted turkey sandwiches!”

“That’s not fair!”

 

 

 “Danica isn’t gonna make me anymore sandwiches guys. I love honey roasted turkey…”

 

 

 

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 We made our first stop at Red Velvet, I did notice how Revan seemed a bit quiet during the drive there. Maybe I should had talked Brad out of it, Revan seemed real bothered about coming here but I was curious why. I did notice when we first entered a friend named Brandy was one of the dancers. I first met her during training camp, she was the only female there. She was also dating another trainee named Ezra whom I also became good friends with.

 I see that she traded off poles. I’m not sure if it was a good idea inviting Brandy to the wedding. She is a little off, she and Ezra broke up and now I’m learning she’s a stripper. Having a stripper friend will not set well with Vega.

 

 

 Brad told me that he had a special surprise waiting for me on the main stage. My bride for the night. Vega would flip if she knew of this. There can only be one bride. Her. 

 

 

 

 “So you like?”

“Vega would kill you. You’re already not on her good side. Ha ha ha.”

“I thought it was fitting.”

“She isn’t gonna give me a lap dance is she?”

“You are the groom. You get this one free pass. Take it.”

“Doesn’t feel right man.”

“It’s just a lap dance. It’s her job. It’s your night.”

“Ha ha ha yeah but no.”

“Damn you really must be in love.”

“I love Vega and I fear her.”

“Ha ha ha! Well I guess I’ll be Candy Pink’s groom for the night.”

“Enjoy!”

 

 

 In ways I wouldn’t mind having a lap dance but I knew I would regret it. The last lap dance I got ended up turning into a 2 year bad relationship. I never told Vega that my ex was a stripper. I met her at the strip club in Star City.

It was my 18th birthday and my dad felt that was the right place to celebrate at. Angela was mesmerize by me when she first saw me. I felt the same when I first saw her. I was a horny 18 year old, eager to swipe my V-card. She was the most beautiful woman who I laid my eyes on. Before leaving, she slipped me her number. My dad was impressed. Little did he know, it was the beginning of my nightmare.. 

 

 

 “You’re not doctor Phill!”

“I know. I was just giving some friendly advice to a friend.”

“You know nothing about true love!”

“I know something about it.”

“Did you love her?”

“Who?”

“Don’t play dumb with me. The crazy harlot known as Brandy!”

“Hey! Don’t call her that!”

“So you admit it! You love her!”

“I didn’t say that. Just don’t call her names. That’s kinda immature. Besides, Brandy is a good person. I don’t know what she saw in you.”

“I don’t know what you see in her. I don’t know what she saw in you. You just want Revan to break up with Danica so you can move in on her. Just like you did when I left Brandy. Snake boy!”

“That’s not true!”

“Lies, Devin! Lies!”

“Trust me, I’m not after Danica. It’s Brandy who I want. Maybe if she sees that I’m a nice guy, a nicer guy than you then maybe she will give me a chance.”

 

 

 “Why waste your time on that vile woman! Brandy is will be in love with me. I am the alpha male of the group! She will always go for the alpha. You are weak and skinny like a girl. Spineless like a snake.”

“Look here asshole..”

” No. Look here snake boy, bros before hos! You had forgotten the code.”

“I always liked Brandy and you knew that! You took her from me! You broke the code!”

“Because I am the alpha! And as the alpha I choose to escort Nova at the wedding. Nova is the most beautiful female I had laid my eyes upon on.”

“But I was assigned to Nova.”

“And I’m reassigning you. Nova needs a strong male as myself. Not a skinny snake boy. Nova shall bare many beautiful from my seed.”

“What?! That’s crazy talk. I’m Nova’s escort. There’s nothing wrong with Phoenix. She’s beautiful.”

 

 

 “Enough of this! I shall be Nova’s escort! There’s nothing you can do about it!”

“Hey!! What are you doing, Ezra?!”

“I will control your little feeble mind!”

“Stop that Ezra!”

 

 

 “What the- What did you do to me snake boy? Why didn’t my powers work?!”

“Maybe cause you can’t really do shit.”

“This has never happened to me before. You are weak. I am strong! I am the alpha!”

 

 

 “Just give me Nova!”

“I dunno what is the big deal but whatever. Take her. Don’t come crying to me when Vega rips you a new one.”

“You think I am afraid of that woman?! She is a kitten compare to my mother!  My mother is a great white shark!”

“Your mother is nice. You always exaggerate how terrible she is. She loved my potato salad at the picnic last year.  She even gave me a tip on how to make a perfect batch.”

“Only a snake would think my mother is “nice”. Try living with my mother and you shall see she is the true meaning of misery! She forced me onto her vile tit until I was 7!”

“I guess that explains a lot.”

“It explains nothing! I am perfect! I am the alpha! No thanks to my insuperable mother!”

 

 

We went to a few near by clubs for a bit before making our last stop of the night at Waylon’s. So far it has been a pretty great night out with the guys. Drinking, dancing and socializing. That’s when I realize I won’t be having many more nights like this after tomorrow. With the baby coming in September and all. I’ll be starting a new life as a husband and father. It’s so surreal now. I’m almost 23. Will I be ready for this big life change? 

 

 

 As we entered, I was stunned when my eyes focused on a familiar face. A face whom I haven’t seen in almost 3 years.  It was Angela, my first girlfriend, my first love, the first I asked to be my wife. Why is she here of all places? Why was she in Bridgeport? The last I knew she was still living in Star City. I was caught off guard by her presence.  She glanced over at me and winked. I felt myself blushed a little. I couldn’t believe after all this time, her smile still has an effect on me.

She sang an old song that I haven’t heard in years. It was the same song we heard at a cafe during our first date. It was our song and her voice is still as beautiful as I remembered. She once wanted to be a singer but decided to get real and went into medical school. It’s reasons why she worked in a strip club. Singing just became a hobby.

 

 

 Angela finished up and looked over at with a smile. She didn’t say anything, she winked and headed outside. Naturally, I had to follow her. Why was she here?

“I thought you kicked that habit.”

“Some habits die hard. Besides, this is my first in about a year.  I deserved one.”

“Congrats on going through a year without smoking though. I just wish you quit for good.”

“I’m working on it. Why do you even care?”

“I don’t! Well I kinda care do.. I’m not a vengeful guy. I don’t want anything bad to happen to you.”

“Awe, I didn’t think you would still care about me. The last thing you told me was you hated me.”

“You weren’t exactly lovable.”

“Yeah I wasn’t..”

 

 

 “So what are you doing in BP?”

“Visiting family, you?”

“I’m getting married.”

“Oh really?”

“Yeah she’s pretty amazing.”

“Congrats. I hope all goes well.”

“Thanks.”

 

 

 “Other than that, how have you been? Still living in EC?”

“Life is pretty great. I’m still living in EC. We have a baby due in September.”

“Wow a baby too?”

“Yeah, we are. We can’t until he’s born. He’s our first child.”

“I just had a baby 4 months ago. A little girl named Destiny.”

“That’s a pretty name.”

“Thanks. So how are things in Star City? Still in medical school?”

 

 

 “No. I had to have a break between the kids. I’m just a CNA for now. My boyfriend is an IT tech, we are doing pretty well and all.”

“That’s good to hear. You said you have kids?”

“Yeah, I have 2 kids. Both are girls, my oldest just turned 3.”

“3 years old?”

“Yeah, wanna see pics of my girls?”

“Sure.”

 

 

 “This is Destiny with my boyfriend Rylan. That’s her daddy.”

“Aww, she’s cute. She kinda looks like you.”

“Yeah, she’s my little mini me.”

“And your oldest?”

“This is Tessa.”

“She’s cute.”

“Yeah she is. I’m glad you think so. But Boragio, I need to be honest with you about something.”

“Like what?”

 

 

 “Tessa, my daughter.. You’re her father. I think she looks a lot like you. She has your eyes. I know I shoulda told you about Tessa a long time ago but I didn’t. I’m sorry. I’m really sorry dropping this on you like this. But I think you should know that Tessa is your daughter.”

 

 

 “What?! I have a daughter?! When were you planning to tell me something big like that?!”

“With the way things ended.. You wouldn’t let me say anything to you! You just shut me off when I tried to tell you that I was pregnant!”

“You didn’t try to talk to me! I would had listen if you told me!”

“Bull shit, Boragio! I called and texted you. You ignored me!”

 

 

 “You coulda easily texted me saying “by the way, I’m pregnant.”!”

“I wanted to tell you in person! But you didn’t wanna see me, you didn’t wanna talk to me. You just cut me out!”

“Can you blame me for all the shit you put me through?! You were always had your hand out for my money! You were always out with some friend who didn’t have a name! You never treated me with respect, Angela!”

“Well I am sorry and our daughter needs you in her life!”

 

 

 “I need to be in your life?! It would been nice to know that I knew she even existed! You can’t expect me to drop everything and be a father to a 3 year old child who I didn’t know about! I’m about to have my own family! I’m getting married tomorrow and a baby on the way!”

“Tessa is your family too!”

“How can I be sure about that?! Am I even Tessa’s father?! I know you were messing around! It was clear to me that I wasn’t the only man in your life! Clearly there was another male with money giving you nice things too!”

“You are Tessa’s father! She has your violet eyes! No one in my family has violet eyes!”

“I’m not claiming your child until I get a test to prove it!”

“It’s just gonna say you are! No point in wasting time and money!”

“We will see about that, Angela! I don’t trust you! You broke my trust a long time ago!”

 

 

 Angela called a cab to come get her. I stormed inside and sat at the bar to order the strongest drink possible. Is this true? Am I the father of that little girl? This whole time I was a dad and didn’t know it? Vega and I had been excited about our baby cause it was our child. We would both be coming into parenthood together for the first time. It was an experience that we been looking forwarded to. If Vega know about Tessa possibly being my child, it would crush her.  Drowning my anger with jack didn’t go unnoticed….

“Hey, what’s wrong?”

“Angela. She was here. Of all the places. She was here.”

“I take it that it didn’t go well.”

“She has a daughter. A 3 year old daughter named Tessa. She just told me that I’m her father.”

“Say what? You have a kid?”

“I dunno. This is gonna hurt Vega. But I’m not sure if Tessa is mine. What am I gonna do?”

“You tell Vega nothing. Not until you know the truth. You can’t take Angela’s word.”

“That’s why I have my doubt. She was involved with other guys. But Tessa has violet eyes. I have violet eyes.”

“So does your big shot uncle. I’ve been to his studio in Star City. He had a picture of Angela and made a comment to me saying, “She’s more talented than you think if you know what I mean.” That implied he slept with her. Just saying man.”

“Hmm.. So I shouldn’t tell Vega?”

“Not until you know it’s legit. No need flipping her world in case it’s not true. Angela is probably just messing with your head. This is your night. Tomorrow is your big day.  You can deal with Angela when you get home.”

“I think you’re right.”

“Of course. I am the best man after all.”

“Ha ha ha ha!”

 

 

 Brad was right. This is my night and I should be having fun. Tomorrow I will be marrying the most amazing woman in the world and I can deal with the Angela drama when I get home. I dragged Brad to do some karaoke like we use to back in Twinbrook. It’s so great to hang out with a true friend again.

 

 

 I did invited my granddad to my wedding, he and my grandmama do act like my parents since my aren’t able to attend. I know Junior wasn’t thrilled about having him there. I know it was pretty messed up of what he did with our mom but I gave him. I’m hoping Junior is willing to forgive him too. After all, he is family.

 

 

 “Hey Junior.”

“Hey…”

“How you been?”

“Good.”

“That’s good to know. Allora is nice and pretty. How long you two been together?”

“Two years.”

“Great.  You’re looking great too. How have the treatment been going?”

“Good.”

 

 “Hmm. I’m getting one worded responses.”

“Yeah.”

“I really don’t understand the resentment you have towards. Did I do anything to offend you? I just wanna reach to you.”

 

 

 “You never think about the consequences of your actions when it comes to this family! You just stick your dick in whoever and never think about the aftermath!”

“I said I was sorry! I didn’t mean to hurt my son!”

“It also hurt me! Do you know how it feels when you find that your life was a lie?! My dad is my brother! My grandpa is my dad! I don’t even have a name to give to Allora when I ask her to marry me!”

“I know what it affected you too and I am sorry. I’m truly am. I just wanna make things right.”

 

 

 

 “If you really want to make it up to me. If you truly do then you’ll let my dad be my real dad!”

“What do you mean by that?”

“Let my dad adopt me! Let my family be legit! Let me have a name to give to Allora and our baby!”

“Your baby? Allora is expecting?”

“Yes. Yes she is..”

 

 

“That’s great to hear about you and Allora. The baby. But this legit thing, I’m willing to go with it. If it’s what you really want.”

“It is what I want. I wanna feel like I belong in this family.”

“I’ll do whatever it takes to make you happy. Even if I just be your grandpa. I want to be apart of your life. I want to build a relationship with you. I’ll do whatever it takes. Just please don’t cut me out of your life. I want a chance to get to know you.”

“So you’ll be okay being my grandparent than my parent?”

“Yes, I am.”

“That’s all I wanted to hear, grandpa.”

 

 

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 “Late night swim?”

“Yeah, couldn’t sleep. Whatcha doing back here?”

“I came to see you.”

 

 

 “Really? You drove all the way back from BP just to see me?”

“Yeah, you were worth the trip back.”

“Oh please. I’m not worth it.”

“I think you are. Wanna take a dip in the tub?”

“Sure.”

 

 

 “How was the party?”

“It was pretty great. We had fun. How was the baby shower?”

“It was fun. We had cake, played some games and watched a few movies. It was nice getting to know Boragio’s sisters.”

“That’s cool. So ready for the big day?”

“Yeah. It’s really exciting. I get to watch my big sister get married. I hope some day I’ll find that one.”

“Me too.”

 

 

 “So you’re looking for Mrs. Right?”

“Maybe, you looking for Mr. Right?”

“Possibly but I don’t mind settling for Mr. Right Now.”

“Oh? Well I don’t mind settling for Mrs. Right Now if you don’t mind.”

“I don’t mind at all.”

 

 

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 “What the hell! What are you doing?! With him?! Really?! You hardly know him!”

“So?! Who cares! I’m an adult! If I wanna hook up with Brad, I can!”

“Actions like this is gonna get you hurt! I’m just trying to protect you!”

“I am fine! I don’t need your protection! Brad is a good guy!”

“But you need it! You just can’t slut around like this!”

 

 

 “Seriously? You wanna go there? You slept with Boragio one the day you first met him! Oh and let’s not forget about Jeremy. Didn’t you sleep with him on the first date? Now do you really want to go there?!”

“That’s different! I knew Boragio for 2 years!”

“Yeah then explain Jeremy?!”

“That doesn’t matter! You don’t know where Brad been in!”

“And you didn’t know who Boragio or Jeremy been in either! What makes this so different?! I’m young and trying to have fun!”

 

 

 “I just don’t want you to hurt again! You been through-“

“Don’t bring that up! Just don’t!”

“Veronica.. I’m sorry. I just-“

“Don’t! I’m just so tired of you trying to protect me! What happen to me when I was 18 isn’t gonna happen again. I’m not gonna let that run my life! I just wish you understand that but you are so overbearing and pushy! I dunno how you wear Boragio down to marry you but be lucky that you finally convinced a man to keep you! You ran off Jeremy but I think that baby is the only reason why a good man like Boragio is sticking around!”

 

 

 “He loves me. How you say that to me?”

“Maybe cause it’s true! You’re too pushy, you’re too overbearing. Sometimes you need to ease up! If you don’t… If you don’t.. You gonna run people away. Your soon to be husband, your friends, your family.”

“I’m not trying to be too much. I’m really not!”

“You do a pretty good job at doing so!”

 

 

“It’s not like I do it on purpose. I just want what’s best for you!”

“You’re not my mother! You’re my sister and you never acted like it! You always been this way since we were kids!”

“I have not!”

“You did too! You were always bossing me around, telling me what to do! Just let me live my life!”

“But-“

“No buts, Vega! Let me life! Just back the hell off! I’m so done now!”

Love For The Ladies: Chapter 103.3 – Family Affair

 “Hey Lexi? Have you seen my red brush?”

“No.”

“Are you sure? I coulda swore I saw you pretending it was a mic.”

“Uh no. Why would I do that? Your pregnancy is making you see things.”

 

 

 “I swore that I packed too. I need it.”

“It’s 10:30 at night. Why do you need your brush now?”

“I like to brush my hair before bed.”

“That sounds stupid. Your hair is just gonna get messed up again.”

 

 

 “You think that’s dumb? How about you putting on make up before bed? I think that’s useless.”

“Whatever! I wanna look beautiful when I wake up. Did you find your dumb brush yet?”

“No.”

“Did you tell looking under your big ass?”

“Hey!”

“Those twins really gave you some major booty meat. Ha ha ha!”

 

 

 “Oh whatever. At least there are men who find my big pregnant ass appealing.”

“Uh huh. I’m sure your brush will turn up.”

“I hope. Whatcha watching?”

“Hot Wings.”

“That fireman show?”

“Yep. Rumor has it that the best man is Brad from seasons 3 and 4.”

“Oh really?”

“Yeah. I call dibs!”

“Ha! That’s what you think! I heard he has a thing for red heads with big booties. And guess what. I got both of those!”

“So that doesn’t mean anything! He might have a thing for vamps. We are kinky.”

 

 “I thought you were seeing someone. Your doctor as awkward as that is.”

“Evan is trying but I dunno. He’s nice and all but I don’t know why a nice guy like him wanna bother with a bitch like me. I think he deserves a sweet girl and I ain’t it.”

“Lexi, you are sweet. You just have your moments and all. I think you should give Evan a try.”

“Axel likes him. He has been treating me good with this pregnancy, inside and outside of the doctor office.”

“See you should try at least.”

“It’s crazy he wanna be involved with a pregnant woman with a 7 year old kid. But it’s not like I’ll be getting back with either of the fathers. One is busy running a hotel in LP while the other is in a coma. To top it all off, both fathers are brothers!”

 

 

 “Keeping in the family? Ha ha ha!”

“Shut up. I didn’t know at the time. They look nothing a like.”

“It’s okay. We are gonna be pretty close.”

“What do you mean?”

“Our babies are close.”

“Huh? How close?”

“Siblings close.”

“What?”

“My twins are your daughter’s brothers.”

 

 

 “You bitch! How dare you!”

“How dare I?!”

“Yeah how dare do! You fucked my baby daddy! When??!!”

“Apparently shortly after he been with you!”

“You always gotta go after my men! You whore!”

“What?! I didn’t know about you and Borage at the time! You weren’t even dating him anyway!”

“So! You still always do anyway! How did you even find him!”

 

 

 “One night I was at the gym, working out. I saw him checking me out. We flirted. Then he followed me into the locker room. Suddenly we were fucking in the shower!”

“So you just fuck random guys who follow you now?!”

“No! It just happen! There was something so intense about him! I had to!”

“Your vag just gravitated to his dick?!”

“Basically!”

“Such a fuckin’ slut!”

 

 

 

 “Oh you can’t say nothing about being a slut! I guess you don’t remember all of the blow jobs in high school!”

“That doesn’t count!”

“Sex is sex! Your mouth is a slut!”

“Your mouth is a slut!”

 

 

 “You ate all of the cheetos!”

“I did not! I only had a handful! You ate the rest!”

“I did not!”

“You did too! And you ate the last cupcake too!”

“That’s a bold face lie! Judging by the size your ass, you ate all of our road trip food!”

“Just admit that you ate the cheetos and the last cupcake! I was saving that cupcake!”

“I didn’t eat your stupid cupcake!”

 

 

 

 “Now I’m hungry! But you ate the snacks!”

“Whatever! There’s a vendor machine!”

“I think you should gimme some money for it since it’s your fault!”

“Talk to the hand cause the face doesn’t understand!”

“What does that even mean? It’s not 1995 anymore!”

 

 

 “I’m never travelling with you again.”

“Good cause I don’t wanna travel again with you again, Alexia!”

 

 

 

 “Ahhhhhh!!!!”

“What’s wrong?”

“Your face! Ohhhhhhhh-arrrghhhh!”

“Seriously, Alexia!”

“My water just broke!”

 

 

 “Wha-what?! You’re in labor?!”

“Yes you dumb ho! Do something!”

“What do I do?!”

“Something!”

“What is something?!”

“You are so useless!”

 

 

 “Oh no!”

“Whaaat!”

“My water just broke too!”

“You fuckin’ bitch! How dare you!”

“How dare I?! No how dare you!”

 

 

 “This is supposed to be my moment! Stop your labor, bitch!”

“I can’t stop my labor, you idiot! This is your fault!”

“No this is your fault! You slept with my baby daddy! You ate the cheetos!”

“I didn’t eat the damn cheetos!”

 

 

 “We gotta get to the hospital!”

“Ya think!”

“Shut your whore mouth! Go get someone to take us!”

“Why me?! You’re closer to the door, Simone!”

“You started it!”

—————————-

 5 hours later

 “Wow, Lexi. Look at them. Our babies.”

“Which ones are yours?”

“The front two in the middle. My boys, Andre and Isaiah.”

“They are cute. They did look like Tiana’s brothers. Who gave birth first?”

“Andre was delivered at 1:23 am and Isaiah at 1:29.”

“Tiana was born at 1:19 and the other was born at 1:23 as well.”

“The other?”

“I knew Tiana wasn’t alone. I’m not sure what to name my extra baby… I dunno what I’m gonna do. I only planned for one baby.”

 

 

 “Are you going to be okay, Lexi? You seem a little down. I know you weren’t as excited when you found out you were pregnant.”

“I think so. I have my sister. I have my mother.”

“And you have me.”

“You’re not mad at me?”

“Of course not. We said things that we didn’t mean.”

 

 

 “True but I feel like a dick. I shouldn’t get mad like that. It was immature. Borage has lots of baby mamas. I thought since I talked about how great the sex was, you wanted him all to yourself.”

“It wasn’t like that at all. I didn’t set out to find him. He found me. It was a one time thing. I couldn’t believe how impulsive I was. I don’t do things like that.”

“He has that affect on females. I latched onto him when I first saw him. It crept me out. I didn’t think I was one of those girls but it’s just him and what he is.”

“Love genie.”

“Exactly.”

 

 

 “Let’s never be like this again. After all, we are family now.”

“Yeah. I just need to pick a name for Tiana’s twin.”

“I’m sure one will come to you when you hold her.”

 

 

 

 “Hello there, Briana. Hmm… Briana. I think you look like a Briana. Maybe that will be your name. I wasn’t expecting you Briana but that doesn’t mean that I don’t love you any less.”

 

Love For The Ladies: Chapter 103.2 – Family Affair

 “What’s buggin’ ya 2?”

“I’m just thinking…”

“Like? You can tell your mama anything. You seemed kinda bummed out. I thought you would be a bit happier cause of the new pretty girl.”

“I’m just thinking about my daughter..”

“Oh.. I’m sure she’s okay.”

 

 

 “Ash is doing well with her. But its reason why she’s with her that bothers me. She’s only a kid and she’s having a kid. I don’t know what I’m gonna do.”

“I was 17 when I had Acacia, barely 19 when I had your dad. I know about being a parent at young age isn’t easy. It gave my mama a heart attack when she found about my first pregnancy. But I think I did okay.”

“Didn’t you drop my dad when he was an infant?”

“Yeah but only cause I was kinda drunk but hey… I learned my parenting mistakes since then. Haiden and Iris are my second chances.”

“Ally is too young to be a parent. I was too young to be her parent. I can’t believe this is happening all over again. It’s like I started a cycle.. What if my grandchild becomes a young parent too? I can’t believe I just said “my grandchild.” I’m a few months away from turning 31.”

 

 

 

 “I was little shocked about being an early great-grandparent. Even surprised when my bubba baby is about to be a granddaddy. I remember the days when he just waddle around in his elmo diaper. It was like it was only yesterday. Now I’m gonna be a great-great-grandma. It’s crazy ya know.”

“Ally was just in diapers yesterday. I wonder not having a mother around could be the reason. I mean I didn’t have mine around. I have no memory of her. Dad said she disappeared when I was 2. She was abducted but later found by Pedro, only to be abandoned by him in some random town. I was pissed off at him for that. She’s my mother… I wondered why she never came back for Lilah and me.”

“Your mom wasn’t the same when she was bought back to earth. Her mind was gone. Bubba said she was little crazy before but worse afterwards. Besides Ally complained how you were too strict. You wouldn’t let her have fun. Teens will rebel.”

“How do you know this? I thought being tougher on Ally would prevent this.”

“Pedro left your mama in a town miles away for you and Lilah’s safety. She had no memory of him, your daddy or you and your twin. She was bat crazy and attempted to attack Pedro during the journey back to earth. Your daddy was concern why Pedro didn’t return her and told him what happen. Then when you were about 5 years old, your daddy was contacted by a mental hospital cause he was listed as your mom’s emergency contact. Your mom had regained her memory and was convinced that she and your daddy were married. Your mom was to be released and needed to be picked up. Your daddy went to do so but saw her sanity hasn’t improve since last seeing her. He felt it was best if she stayed away. She was convinced that you were the spawn of the devil cause of your eyes. You needed to be destroyed so you daddy gave her 50 grand and told her to never return. Your daddy kept your mom away for your well being.”

“What…. My mom would had harmed me if she was around?”

“Your daddy believed so.”

“All this time I was mad at Pedro for not returning her and my dad for not searching for her… They were doing me a favor..”

 

 

 “Your mama is better now.”

“How do you figure?”

“I was checking your daddy’s email a few weeks ago. Your mom sent a long email explaining her life improvement. She mention about 6 years ago, she went to the ER complaining about having migraines. She had a scan and something appeared on the screen. They thought it was a tumor or something. Turns out it was an implant thingy. Probably from the aliens who took her. It was removed and your mom was back to her normal self. She’s married, had a kid and asked about you and Lilah. She wants to reconnect.”

“My mother is normal?”

“Sounds like she isn’t crazy anymore. I wasn’t sure how to bring this to you. Sorry to drop this on your lap like this.”

“Wow. I got some much going on now. My daughter, Selene and now my mom wants to reconnect.”

“I think you should email her. She talked about how she thought about you and Lilah everyday since the implant was removed. Sounds like she really care about you and Lilah. The poor girl must have had a mind control thingy in her brain. She miss you guys.”

“I guess I’ll have to think about that…” 

 

——–

 

 

 “Hey what’s up?”

“Just learning something interesting. My dad got an email from my mom. My grandma read it and she wants to reconnect with me and my twin sister.”

“Oh? Didn’t your mom abandoned you? Why suddenly she wanna come back?”

“Not exactly. I learned that my dad kept my mom away cause the aliens who took her scramble her mind. He was afraid that she might hurt me. Turns out the aliens left something implanted in her brain. Since being removed she’s fine. I guess she gathered the courage to make contact.” 

“Oh wow. So are you going to reach out to her?”

“I’m thinking about it but I dunno. I’m not sure how she would take it knowing that she has a pregnant teenage granddaughter. I was a teen dad, now I have a pregnant teen. She’ll probably think she’s better off not knowing about me. I feel like such a failure.” 

 

 

 

 “You’re not a failure! Sometimes things happen for a reason. I felt like I was failure after getting knocked up after a one night stand by a guy that I hardly knew. But it pushed to me into the medical field. I was displeased with my labor of Cyrus. How the nurses and doctors handled it. Because Cyrus is a genie and eats more, the hospital were unaware that my son was starving. They had no knowledge of occult infant care. So I studied and became an occult pediatric nurse. Everything happens for a reason.”

“I’m not sure what would be the good reason of having kids so young. I haven’t found it yet. Nothing in life has gone right since. I missed Ally’s first milestones cause I had to be in class. My heart was broken into a million pieces. I dropped out of college so I wouldn’t flunk out. I wanted to redeem myself but raising was a full time job. I dunno if I can ever finish school.”

“You met me. That’s a good thing. And with Ally away with her mom, this will give you a chance to redeem yourself. You can return back to school.”

“Ally will be back. After she has the baby. I’ll be raising the baby until Ally is old enough. I won’t have time for school.”

“You been raising your daughter alone since she was 3, right? Let Ashley keep her for a while. You said Ashley wants to be apart of Ally’s life and she’s been doing well with her. I think it’s time for Ashley to be the parent, she had it easy. When your dad wake up, trust me that I will be handing Cyrus is way. Ha ha ha. I could use a little break. Cyrus could form a relationship with him like Ally can with her mother.”

“I dunno. Ally likes it there. She and Ash are getting along. But it has always been me and Ally. Honestly I feel a little lost without my child.”

“I can understand that. Cyrus may be a headache but I miss him to death when he visit my parents during the summer. It’s always been me and him but now there’s you. Ally staying with Ashley longer would be great for her. It’s not like you stop being her dad cause she’s living with her mom.”

 

 

 

 

 

 “You’re probably right about Ally staying with her longer. I could use a break. I was starting to get a little crazy juggling the household until my grandma showed up. She’s been a huge help looking after my little siblings. She said that I need to live my life.”

“She’s right. Live your life, return to school and get your degree. I’m just a little added fun.”

“Yeah, you are. I hope Ashley would be okay with letting Ally stay with her a few more years. I don’t think I could handle a teenager and a baby.”

“Great. And about your mom… You should meet her.”

 

 

 

 “You think it would be a good idea?”

“I can tell you always wondered about her. Mend some broken connections is another thing to do on your list to live your life.”

“Anything else you wanna add onto my live my life list?”

“Well there’s one other thing..”

“Yeah?”

“Kiss me.”

 

 

 

———

 

 “I think I better charge my phone before we head for the evening. Oh I see I got a few text messages. Who could be texting me?”

 

 

 

 

 “You gotta be kidding me!”

 

 

 

—————–

3 hours later…….

 “How was with your family at the park?”

“It was fun seeing everyone. I wish you came along so you could meet them before the wedding.”

“I was feeling a little tired. I did get to caught up on my reading. How was Cyrus, did he break anything or find a new 10 minute girlfriend?”

“No, he was pretty good. He played with the other kids. How was Eli? Still fussy?”

“He just needed some applesauce. He was a happy baby. He reminds me of a lot of Cyrus. He loved applesauce at Eli’s age. I was a little nervous with Eli honestly. It’s been ages since I handled a baby.”

 

 

 

 “He seems like he enjoyed his time with you.”

“I hope so. Where is Cyrus anyway?”

“In the arcade with the others.”

“That should keep him busy for a while.”

“Yeah, Morde is carrying around a lot of quarters. The kids will be following him for a while.”

“Lucky him.”

 

 

 “Well we are alone for a while.”

“Yeah, finally. Whatcha wanna do?”

 

 

 

 “I was thinking maybe we could.. Ya know.”

“You are about that?”

“I’m ready. Are you?”

“Well.. I will but what are we?”

“What do you mean?”

“We been dating for a month.. I feel like things are going well.”

“You wanna be my girlfriend?”

“Only if you wanna be my boyfriend.”

“I guess it’s settled now. We are together.”

 

 

——-

 

 

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———

 

 

———-

 

 

————

 

 

——-

 

 “MOMMMM!”

 

 

 

 “Oh my god, Cyrus!”

“Mom! What are you doing?! That’s my brother!”

“Shit! Shit!”

“You guys are gross!”

“Cyrus! I’m so sorry!”

 

 

 

 

———-

 

 “Grandma! Grandpa! What the hell!”

 

 

 

 

——

 

 

 

 “Can I live with you? I don’t wanna live with my mom anymore.”

“What is it this time? Did she take away your DS?”

“No! Much worse!”

“She ate all of your candy?”

“She was being gross!”

 

 

 “How is she being gross?”

“She was naked with L2. And he was behind her. Doing gross things!”

“You mean…”

“Playing football with me!”

“Huh? Is that what she calls it?”

“What? It’s gross cause she was naked! Why is she playing football naked with L2 in bed? I don’t like her! She always have fun without me.”

“Oh honey… Bless your innocence..”

 

 

 “Can I live with you? Please?”

“You said my house is boring.”

“It’s not boring anymore!”

“Look, I’ll tell your mom to stop playing football without you.”

“She’s just gonna do it again! She played naked football in bed with this one black man!”

“How about you, me and Aries go play in the arcade for a while.”

“I guess but I still wanna move in with you.”

“We’ll see about that.”

 

 

 “You’re Apollo? You and Aries look so much alike.”

“Most of us do.”

“So I’m seeing. Aries told me a little about you. You like to paint too? He said you taught him a few things.”

“Why yes, I helped Aries explored his artistic talent along with our father. He encouraged it, it helped him coped whenever he was having a panic attack. I’m impressed by a lot of his art work. Oh how I wish I had the time to return to the brush.”

“What’s keeping you away?”

“Well school for one thing. Also there’s my full time job. It’s quiet exhausting I must say.”

“What are you in school for?”

“Graphic design. I’m hoping to get into animation.”

“Like cartoons?”

“Ha ha ha. Maybe. Anything in the graphic design field honestly. I live in Sundale so there would be many opportunities near by.”

 

 

 

 “When you did paint, what kind did you do?”

“Landscapes mainly. I love to paint the natural beauty of the planet.”

“Ooh I would love to see your paintings of those. I love paintings of fields of flowers.”

“I do a lot of those. I spent a year travelling the country. Picking interesting destinations to paint.”

“I would love to see that collection! I bet that was fun travelling around and seeing the country.”

“It was quite fascinating! I also brought my guitar along, I wrote a few songs. A few poems too.”

“You play and sing too?! I love poetry too!” 

“Yep, I play the acoustic. Most females enjoy my poetry. Romantic poetry of beautiful women. Most of my songs are like the same. I’m a sucker for romance. I do have a small percentage of Navox in me after all.”

 

 

 “I would just love to hear and read your art. You sound like you’re a very talented man.”

“Oh that was just the tip of my special abilities.”

“Wait, there’s more?”

“I’m working on my second romance novel. I also garden and play the violin. I also love to cook. I can make a divine filet mignon and various chocolate desserts.”

“What?! You garden? So do I! You play the violin too and write? Your second too?  You cook. I love chocolate! You’re giving me a heart attack! I bet all the girls are all over you.”

“Perhaps but I am holding out for a special girl. One whose beauty and charm gives me pure ecstasy. You are quite easy on the eyes. I certainly see why Aries has chosen you. You are quite simply divine.”

“Oh wow… Oh wow!”

“You’re flushed a bit of red. I find it adorable on you.”

“Oh my! Apollo. You are quite the charmer!” 

 

 “Oh hey Aries I was-“

 

 

 

 “Oh wow that was just so..wow.”

“Can we go to our room now? I wanna watch some TV.”

“Um sure we can. Um hey Apollo we can chat later?”

“Why yes, enjoy yourselves kids.”

 

 

 

 “Well that was quite strange I must say. I’ve never seen Aries act courageous. He has certainly changed a bit, don’t you think.”

“Or maybe he saw you making his girlfriend’s panties wet, boasting about your many talents. Geeze Apollo, ease off Aries’ lady. She’s his first girl ever.”

“Nova, I wasn’t trying anything. I was simply having a friendly conversation with Shae.”

“Your “friendly” conversations are flirtations. Are you completely  oblivious whenever you flirt? No one why you tend to have stalkers. You’re like the perfect boyfriend to some girls. You chat with them, it seems like you’re flirting and then you blow them off. So they follow you around in hopes you’ll pay them attention once again.”

“If I were interested in those ladies. I would simply ask for them to have sexual intercourse with me just as dad taught me. I don’t understand how a friendly chat is misleading.”

“Oh my stars… Don’t listen to daddy! The way you were talking to Shae was flirting. You are simply divine, you’re adorable when you blush. You are flirting!”

“I was stating the obvious.”

“Do it another way!”

 

 

 “Wanna cuddle with me?”

“Sure. It would be nice.”

“Good cause I like it a lot.”

 

 

 

 

——

 

 

 

 “Do you like Apollo more than me?”

“What? Why would you ask me that?”

“Cause it looked like you like talking to him a lot. He was flirty and you liked it.”

“I was just impressed by his talents.”

“Oh.. I know that he’s a real man. I figure you wanted a real man like Apollo.”

“Aries, you’re a real man too.”

“No. Daddy said that doesn’t happen until I have sex.”

“Oh Aries.. That is not true.”

 

 

 

 “But I wanna do it.”

“Are you sure?”

“Yeah. I’m ready to have sex now.”

“You’re not wanting to because of Apollo, are you?”

“No Shae. I am ready.”

“Oh. Do you have a condom?”

“No. Do I need one?”

“Normally if you were with any other female, yes. But I’m on birth control. We don’t need one.”

“Okay! So can we?”

“Yeah.”

 

 

 “Are you really sure about this? “

“I am.”

 

 

 

 

—–

 

 “Ready?”

“What if you don’t like it? I won’t be a real man.”

“You’re already a real man. We don’t need to have sex to prove it. We don’t have to do this.”

“But I wanna. I wanna make you happy.”

“I am happy.”

“You’re happy if I didn’t give you orgasms? Daddy said that’s the only way to make a female happy is to give them orgasms.”

 

 

 “That’s just silly.”

“So you’re still be happy if I don’t give you an orgasm?”

“Yes Aries, you make me happy.”

“Okay.”

 

 

 “Do you like it? Am I doing good?”

“Yes. I love it.”

 

 

 

—–

 

 

 

———-

 

 

 “My mom wasn’t playing football……”

 

 

 

 

 “Did you guys bring your mp3 players?”

“Yeah Morde-dad, why?”

“Cause I plan to do adult things. Things you don’t need to hear my adult things.”

“Are you and Haven gonna make those weird noises again, daddy?”

“Yes. That is why I asked you both to bring your mp3 players.”

 

 

 

 “Can Cyrus sleep in our room, daddy? He said his mom is being gross with L2.”

“I can don’t care. Bedtime is in 5.”

“Do we gotta go to bed now, Morde-dad?”

“Yeah, it’s getting late.”

“It’s only 9!”

“And that’s late for little girls. Go to bed. And crank up the volume.”

 

 

 “Wanna have some sexy time?”

“When you say it like that, no.”

“Ahh c’mon. I put the kids to sleep. I missed your lips.”

“Aww.”

 

 

 

 “So take your panties off. I wanna give your beautiful lips kiss.”

“I don’t need to take them off for you to kiss me.”

“Uh yeah.. I miss those love lips. The panties are in the way.”

“Classy, Mordecai. Real classy.”

“I’m the classiest man you’ll ever know.”

 

 

 

———

 

 “Daddy? What are you doing?”

 

 

 

 

 “They are definitely not playing football! Why is everyone being gross!”

“Is this adult things cause it looks gross.”

“Cause it is, Kim! I saw my mom and L2, grandma and grandpa, AND Shae and Aries!”

 

 

 

 “What are you two doing up?!”

“What were you doing with Haven?”

“Don’t worry about that! Why are you and Cyrus not in bed?”

“I needed to pee, daddy.”

“I thought you already did!”

“I had to go again!”

 

 

 “I’m not sure why you needed to go with Cyrus. What are you both plotting?!”

“Nothing daddy! Cyrus was just walking me to the bathroom.”

“Why?”

“I was scared, daddy! Cyrus was gonna beat the boogieman if he was out here.”

“Oh. I’m sorry. Sometimes I forget that you’re only 5.”

“Daddy?”

“Yes?”

“Can you wear some pants? I see your privates.”

“Oh! My bad.. This is totally awkward…”

 

 

 

 

Love For The Ladies: Chapter 103.1 – Family Affair

 Finally the weekend of the wedding has come. Months of planning and prepping had been a headache for Vega. Everything had to be perfect, the wedding day is more for the bride than it is for the groom. I gave little input, what little Vega would allow me. All I needed to do was picked out a tux, groomsmen and a best man. Vega said she could handle the rest but it was a bit more than she can handle with the pregnancy.

I handle the venue, there was an issue with our booking at Unity Gardens. Apparently another wedding which was previous booked there but had been overlooked. This news would send Vega into a tailspin but there was a quick fix. There was another Unity Gardens in Bridgeport with an opening for our weekend. However it would be an hour and 45 minute drive away from Jericho. I delivered the location change to Vega, of course she was about to have a melt down but I told her it was handled. Our venue is confirmed and locked, we just have to show up.

 

 

 We left EC early in the morning and drove 2 hours to Jericho. But first we had to pick up Chanel, her grandma had to work during the weekend and couldn’t take her. Next we had to pick up Aaliyah but only to find out that she couldn’t. Aaliyah got in trouble a couple of days back and was grounded. Sunny did call us the night before but Vega forgot to check her messages. I saw Aaliyah peeking through the windows as we spoke to Sunny outside. I could see the hurt in eyes, I would love for her to come. It would be a chance to get to know her. She is my little sister after all.

 

 

 We arrived to our destination. We rented out a mansion for the weekend for some of our families to stay in. Our other guest and family planned to stay in hotel rooms in the city. This place was nice, it stood on a hill and had a nice view of the city from the balcony. 

 

 

 “Can you believe it? It’s our weekend!”

“I’ve been waiting for this weekend to finally come.”

“Me too. I can’t believe that I’m about to be someone’s wife. I thought I would never see the day.”

“Well I’m no Jeremy. I’m not a fool.”

 

 

 

 “How did I get so lucky? It’s cause of our son isn’t it?”

“Of course not. I’m not marrying you because of our baby. You know that.”

“Sometimes I wonder. I wonder what do you see in me cause sometimes I can be a bitch.”

“Sometimes I can be an ass, what do you see in me?”

“You could never be an ass! Stop it.”

“You could never be a bitch, so you stop it too.”

 

 

 “This place is beautiful. We should just get married in this house.”

“Ha ha ha. But your dream was to get married in a botanical garden.”

“I know but this place is really nice.” 

 

 

 

 “If you want, we can have the rehearsal dinner here. There’s plenty of room.”

“You would be okay with that? I think a dinner here would be better. BJ is starting to get too heavy to carry around. Dr. Adams said he’s gonna be a big one.  He’s almost 3 lbs already!”

“He must be a little Navox then.”

“Ya think? He makes me eat so much! I’m gonna be so fat after I have him. You don’t mind having a fat wife?”

“I would still love you if you were as big as this mansion.”

 

 

 

 

—-

 

 “I don’t think we are alone anymore. I heard a car.”

“I swear it better not be my cousin Maverick. I told him to stay at the hotel!”

“But he’s family.”

“And an ass! He stole my favorite necklace! He stole a lot of things from me! Why did you invite him?”

“He’s still a good friend of mine.”

“Just wait until he steals something from you.. I’ll be watching that jerk!”

 

 

It wasn’t Vega’s cousin, it was my brother Junior with his new girlfriend. Since my brother was 15 he had health issues. He’s often weak and has trouble getting around. Since living alone, he hired a health aid to help him around. Her name is Allora and I guess after time, they fell in love. I don’t know much about her other than she makes Junior happy.  It’s good to see him happy again. He suffered from depression since learning about the truth of who his real father is.

I can’t imagine of what Junior was going through. Learning that your father is actually your half brother and your grandpa is actually your father. I know that had to be rough. Having a rare illness on top of that just adds insult to injury. When Junior found out, I did notice he kinda distance himself from Lotus and I. He didn’t feel like a real brother to us anymore. We always took pride of being full bloodied siblings, but learning that is wasn’t true just flipped things. Rather if he had the same dad or not, Junior has always been a real brother to me. It took a couple of years before he realize that it doesn’t matter who his real dad was. We are still family no matter what. My dad will always been his dad.

But I do get the sense that Junior still doesn’t feel like he’s apart of this family. We when last spoke, he talked about if he were to get married one day. “What name would I give my wife? I’m not a real Montigo. I don’t want to be a Champagne nor do I ever want to be a Gelman. What if I have kids? What name could I give them? I certainly couldn’t name my son after me, Borage the 3rd. He isn’t my real dad, just my brother.”

 

 

 “Hey what’s up man?”

“Not much. Vega and I are just settling in. I feel like a jerk.. I forgot about your chair. I didn’t get a ramp. I’m so sorry, bro.”

“It’s okay, really. I only use my chair when I get tired. I can still climb steps.”

“We do have a room on the first floor. Lotus wanted it but I think she’ll be okay if you took it.”

“No, if Lotus wants it.”

“She can have one of the rooms upstairs. So are you-“

“My bad! This is Allora.”

“Hi Allora. I’m Junior’s younger brother, Boragio.”

“Nice to meet you, Boragio! You both look alike.”

“I am the prettier brother. Ha ha ha.”

“That’s what you think!”

 

 

 “Have the others made it in yet?”

“Nope, you two are the first to arrive.”

“Oh I see. So where is the lovely bride? I would love to meet her.”

“She’s inside with Chanel. Our newest littler sister officially. The DNA test confirmed it. L2 wanted to be sure of things.”

“That’s cool about your little sister…”

“She’s yours too.”

 

 

 “Ohhh is this the mommy and wife to be?”

“Yes I am! You must be Junior!”

“Yep and this must be my little nephew inside.”

“He he he! BJ is gonna be a big baby. Look how fat he’s making me!”

“Ha ha ha! You look beautiful, Vega. Any female carrying life is beautiful.”

“Aww thanks! Maybe I should marry you!”

“Ha ha ha ha! You cool with that, Borg?”

“Ha ha ha ha sure! Only if I get your puppy.”

“Nah man, you can’t have my little buddy.”

 

 

 “So how are things in Sundale? I don’t hear much from you.”

“Pretty good. I’ve been meaning to call more but I don’t wanna seem like a downer.”

“You been through a lot. It’s cool, really.”

“Well things are starting to look up. I’ve been trying an experimental treatment for the past year for my blood disorder. It’s suppose to purified my blood. It was created by an alchemist from Lansing Falls. I wanted to go the herbal route in curing my disorder. Modern medicine is just making it worse.”

“Oh really? How is that going? The experimental stuff?”

“Great actually! I’m getting stronger and becoming less sick. The treatments are improving my health. I may be cured from this soon.”

“That’s awesome.”

 

 

 “Hey I’m from Lansing Falls. There’s a lot of good alchemist and herbalist there. I really hope the treatment actually cures your illness.”

“I hope so too. I was told when I was a kid that there was no known cure. My blood disorder was rare and fairly new.”

“I’m pretty sure herbal medicine could cure you. It does a lot of magical things.”

“It would be nice to be normal again like before I got sick. Having Allora has been great but she still feels like an aide instead of a girlfriend.”

“She’s your girlfriend?”

“See, that’s the reaction I usually get.” 

 

 

 “Oh my gosh… I’m so sorry. I didn’t- I mean..”

“It’s okay Vega. We are used to it by now.”

“So is she still your aide?”

“No technically. She still helps me out but I gotten a new one. He doesn’t live in with us though. Soon I won’t really need him.”

“I hope so too.”

“Me too, bro.”

“I just hope that this will be the end of it.”

 

 

 

—–

 

 “Mom! Dad!”

“Hey sweetie. How have you been?”

“Getting fat. Where’s Veronica?”

“Your sis didn’t want to travel with us. She said your dad is too embarrassing.”

“I’m not that bad. I’m a pretty great singer.”

“Oh dad… Promise me that you won’t sing!”

“Honey, I was hoping to sing at the wedding.”

“Dad! No! Please!”

“Ha ha ha! I’m only kidding.”

 

 

 “So where is this boy. I gotta see if he’s good enough.”

“You guys will like him. You gotta!”

“So far he sounds like a nice guy. I just hope-“

“No mom.. He’s nothing like that jerk Jeremy!”

“Good, cause I didn’t bring any bail money.”

“Dad!”

“Ha ha ha!”

 

 

 “And how is my little grandson?”

“He’s getting big. We had a 4D scan last week. Wanna see the pic?”

“Of course. I’m curious of what he’s gonna look like.”

“See?”

“Aww, he kinda looks a lot like you. I can already tell.”

“I think he looks like his daddy.”

“Well he has his lips.”

“Really?”

“Honey, you forget that I’m an ultrasound tech. I look at unborn babies for a living.”

“Oh, right!”

 

 

 Vega quickly introduced me to her parents before running to the bathroom. I was a little nervous at first. I never met her parents or any other female I dated parents either. I better make a good impression, I’ll be apart of their family soon.

“So Boragio, you want to marry my first born daughter.”

“Go easy on him, dear.”

“I will but he gotta pass the test.”

“A test?”

“How are your grilling skills?”

“Pretty great I guess.”

“You guess? You can’t come to a Hooley barbecue if you don’t know your way around a grill. No using your genie magic either. Grilling is love. Grilling is life.”

“I grill steaks all the time. I had no complaints.”

“We have a grill here, right?”

“Yeah.”

“How about we grill up a couple of steaks?”

“Garren no! What did your doctor tell you? You need more green leafy foods in your diet and need to stay away from red meat. You’re already getting a little pudgy in the middle.”

“Just one last steak?”

“No Garren. You gotta watch what you eat now.”

“You sure you wanna get married, Boragio? Are you ready to be told what you can eat or do?  Lose your freedom? Lose your balls?”

“Garren!”

“Ha ha. I’m just teasing.”

 

 

 “I’m back. I see my dad hasn’t scared you off yet.”

“He would if you didn’t come back in time. He trying to convince him to grill some steaks when your dad knows he can’t be eating foods like that anymore.”

“I just wanna know if the guy can cook.”

“Trust me dad, he’s pretty great in the kitchen. He cooks most of the meals since I got pregnant.”

“See honey, we treats our daughter well. He cooks for her like you did for me when I was pregnant with the girls.”

“You eat food? I thought you are a vampire?”

“I am but I had the taste bud procedure done years ago. I now can taste normal food.”

“That’s pretty cool.”

 

 

 “I never had a taste for vampire food and most don’t. Technically we aren’t real vampires, just some genetic hybrid. Real vampire food isn’t too appealing. I had the procedure done when I was 18. I wanted to fit in and be normal. I gained 40 pounds after it was done. I didn’t know how amazing real food tasted. I lost the weight over time, I’ve gotten better with eating. Now if I can get Garren to watch what he’s eating.”

“That doctor is a buzz kill.”

“That doctor is trying to save your life, Garren.”

“What’s wrong, dad?”

“Just a little high cholesterol but I’ll be fine.”

“Oh gosh…dad.”

“Don’t worry, sweetie. I’m gonna be fine.”

“You will if you do what I tell you. We got a little grandbaby on the way. He’s gonna need his granddad around.”

“Well I do gotta teach him how to grill with perfection.”

“No grilling!”

 

 

 “Hi mister! Can you teach me how to grill? I like hotdogs!”

“Oh sure if my wife will let me. What’s your name, cutie?”

“I’m Chanel. I’m Boragio’s little sister!”

“Nice to meet you, Chanel. You have a pretty name. I’m Garren, Vega’s dad.”

“Oh cool! Wanna go swimming with me?”

“Wife, am I allow to swim?”

“Oh ha ha ha. Swimming would be great for you.”

“Yay! We all should go swimming! It would be so fun!”

 

 

 

—–

 

 It wasn’t long before my twin sister Lotus, my aunt Laurie and my older sister Phoenix arrived with their guest. It’s been so long since I last seen them. We went different directions since Star City. I followed dad to EC while Lotus followed Phoenix to Clover hill Bay. I do miss them a lot. We haven’t been able to meet up in a long while. We shouldn’t wait for big events just to get together.

 

 

 “So do you all drive or fly?”

“We drove the whole 16 hours here.”

“Wow and how to Ayana take the trip? I can’t imagine travelling with a 2 year old.”

“Endless mounts of DVDs help. Plus she slept most of the time. She’s a good kid.”

“You all must be tired now.”

“Nah, we’re fine. Keith drove the rest of the way here.”

“Keith?”

“Ya know… PC’s special boy toy. He he he!”

“Oh shut up, Laurie! Keith is Ayana’s uncle and a very good friend of mine. I hope you don’t mind me bringing him.”

“No problem. He’s family after all.”

 

 

 I haven’t met my niece Ayana until today. I’ve seen many pics of her and even skype with her along with PC. I think my sister has done a pretty good job on raising Ayana giving the situation. But I’m not surprised. She did often look after Lotus, Junior and me when we were babies.

 

 

 “Now remember Ayana, I’m the prettiest uncle.”

“Pre-dee?”

“Yep!”

“I pre-dee?”

“Of course you are. The most prettiest girl in the world.”

 

 

 

—–

 

 “Hello.”

“Hey.”

“You’re Vega?”

“Oh no, I’m Veronica. I’m her younger sister.”

“Oh my bad. You look a lot like her. I haven’t met her in person, just seen pics of her.”

“We do look alike. We could pass as twins. Why do you wanna know if I was her?”

“I’m Bradley. Boragio’s best man.”

“Oh hello there, Bradley. I’m Vega’s maiden of honor.”

“Oh really? That’s nice.” 

 

 

 “You kinda look familiar Bradley. Where are you from?”

“New Zealand originally. I move to Starlight Bay when I was 17 but only stayed there for a couple of months before moving to Roland Heights but I’m living in Starlight Bay again.”

“Oh I’m not sure why you seem- Wait! Aren’t you Brad from that reality show, Hot Wings?!”

“Yeah, I appeared on that show for 2 seasons.”

“Oh my stars! It’s really you?! I love that show! Please tell me you’re still a fire fighter?!”

“Yeah, I’m still fighting fires and such. Being on Hot Wings was fun but I wanted to take my career more seriously. Having cameras following me around got annoying.”

“You’re much cuter in person. I can’t believe that I’m meeting you. You are my favorite!”

 

 

 “You’re pretty cute yourself. It’s kinda nice meeting a fan.”

“So are you still single?”

“Yeah, how about you?”

“Very.”

“You know what they say about the best man and the maiden of honor at weddings.”

“They’ll make pretty babies?”

“Ha ha ha. Maybe. You seem cool, Veronica.”

“And you’re very hot, Brad.”

 

 

 

 

—–

 

 

 “Who is that asshole….”

 

 

 

 “I don’t know who you are but you better back off!”

“What?! What did I do?!”

“Nothing yet and I’m gonna make sure it stays that way!”

“I’m confused?! What did I do to offend you?”

 

 “Brad, this would be Vega. My sister, your best friend’s wife to be…”

“That’s Brad?”

“Yeah I’m Brad.”

“Then you stay away from my sister. You’re some kind of player, aren’t you!”

“No.. Why do you say that?”

“You just look like one! I do remember Boragio saying that you have a new girl every night!”

“Yeah I did back when I was on that show. I had to do that for the ratings. But trust me, I’m not that kind of guy anymore.”

“Yeah?! I’m not convinced! Keep your dick out of my sister!”

“Uhh.. I think I’m just gonna go inside.”

 

 

 “Seriously? What in the hell! That was so embarrassing! Are you gonna rip every guy that talks to me a new hole? You can’t be doing that!”

“I’m just trying to protect you. You’ll think me! I know Brad’s type.”

“The last I knew I am 21 years old. I don’t need you protecting me. I can’t face Brad again! Thanks a lot!”

“I just don’t want you to be taken advantage again…”

“Not every guy in the world is going to rape me! It’s been 3 years ago and I’m trying to move pass that. I’m starting to regain some trust in men… Just back off. Please.”

“But Veronica.. I’m just scared of it happens again.”

“I know but I’m not going to let it happen again. If I just shut off from the world then that’s letting my rapists win. I want to live a normal life, date men and just enjoy life. I came a long way to get to this point in my life..”

 

 

 I was happy to see my best friend Bradley again. He’s kinda one of my longest friends. Back when I was 15, I met Brad at high school. He just moved from a small town in New Zealand to Star City. It was a huge change for him, coming from a small town into a big city in another country. He was confused about his class schedule and I helped him out. I was one of his first friends. He didn’t stay long though. Just a couple of months before moving to the suburb Sundale for a month before moving to Roland Heights. We kept in touch for a while but lost contact.

We reconnected in Twinbrook during firemen training. As we trained for a month, we caught up on each others lives. Brad was already a fire fighter but needed to train to receive a promotion. I learned that he relocated back to Star City and was about to appear on the third season of a reality show that followed the lives of fire fighters.  I thought it was cool and all but I didn’t become a fellow fire fighter like Brad or like the other friends we made while there. 

 

 

 “So I met Vega. She gave me the third degree cause I was talking to her sister. Is there anything I should know?”

“She’s just very protective of her. Just don’t lead her own if you’re planning on doing anything with her.”

“She’s cute but I think it would be nice to have a friend to chat with. Nothing serious of anything.”

“Well if you’re still like you were in your Hot Wings days…”

“Nah. It was just for the show. I was the young, single and attractive one. They needed a ho for the show. I didn’t mind being that ho.”

“You looked like you enjoyed it.”

“I’ll admit that I did but those days are over. Trust me. One day I wanna settle down like you. Get married, have some babies. Maybe you’ll be my best man.”

“Ha ha ha! We’ll see. I’ll go talk to Vega. Maybe she’ll go easy on you.”

“Thanks, man.”

 

 

 I talked to Vega about Brad, asking if she could go a little easy on him. Brad is a good guy and wouldn’t hurt her sister in any way. She does feel bad yelling at him and wasn’t sure what came over him. She made her way over to him to apologize. I hope they can play nice now. It would be awkward if my wife-to-be and best friend don’t get along. 

 

 “Mind if I join you, Brad?”

“Is it safe?”

“Think so. Boragio talked to Vega. I’m really sorry about that.”

“I guess I could understand her. If I had a younger sister or brother, I would be protective over. But I am an only child.”

“You’re lucky. What I would give to be an only child. I love Vega but sometimes she’s just too much.”

“To be honest, I think she was a bit over the top.”

“She has reasons..”

 

 

 

 “Oh?”

“I dunno why am I telling you this.. I hardly know you but 3 years ago I was raped by 2 guys who I knew for a long time. We attended the same high school and a writing class. It was only 3 weeks after our graduation and we started to attend a writing class before heading off to college. One night after class, my 2 guy friends asked if they could walk me to my car. I didn’t think much of it since I’ve known them since the 10th grade. The next thing I know, one hits me over the head and the other stuffs me in the trunk of his car. They drove me out into the woods and they both took turns raping me for hours. I was beaten and left to die. I was found by a hiker the next day.”

“Oh wow.. That is some serious shit.”

“Yeah. I’m trying to move forwarded in my life. Not letting that rule my life. Vega thinks every guy who talks to me is a rapist. I’m trying to regain trust in men, not every guy is like those 2. Everyday I’m still recovering. But I am doing better most days.”

“I understand now. So what happen to the guys?”

“They were trialed and convicted. 10 years each however one got a lighter sentence of 7 years. They gotta do at least 5 before parole and I’m gonna fight that. No way those monsters should ever be released.”

“I feel that all rapists and pedos shouldn’t be released until after being castrated.”

“Only in a dream world. So you’re not put off by this? I’m damaged goods.”

 

 “No way. You’re not damaged goods.  You’re strong. You’re a survivor. Not many girls are lucky to walk away from such an attack like yours. And seeing how you’re just opening up to me, a guy, someone whom you don’t know tells me that you’re far from being damage.”

“You think so?”

“I know so. I was hoping maybe we can be friends?”

“Sure, I would like that.”

 

 

 Most of my family who planned to attend the wedding made it into town. I got a call from my grandparents telling us they plan to take the kids to the park. I figure we all should go join them since everyone was settled in. It was a nice evening, might as well go enjoy it with the people I love.

 

 

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