A summer's day

Rate: PG-13
Disclaimer: Just borrowing.
Summary: Kevin and Scotty go to the beach.
Word count: 246
A/N: I wrote this in my notebook when I was at the beach a few weeks ago, when Sweden was still warm and bathing outside-friendly. Now the autumn is here and I needed to revive this beautiful day, so here it is. At the bottom is a picture I drew in my notebook and a piece of the thing I wrote. :)


Families, well prepared for their day. Parasols, chairs, toys, food, radios, take-out coffees and gigantic inflatable animals. Children are running around, their noise buried in the sound from the waves. The occasional name is being called when a parent is calling for the attention of their child. A boat goes by, creating big waves, causing the bathing children to scream in excitement.

 

All of this is a blur to the couple under a tree, keeping themselves in the background to be able to express the feelings they have for each other.

 

Kevin whispers sweet nothings in Scotty’s ear, and Scotty giggles. Kevin’s hand plays with Scotty’s on the blanket between them. They barely notice the little girl that runs past them, greeting them with a quick “Hi” before disappearing in the crowd.

 

“You think we’ll ever bring our kids here?” Kevin asks. Scotty turns to face his husband.

“Sure. Some day,” he answers. “Do you think we’re ready soon?”

 

“Yeah,” Kevin replies. “Soon.” They stay silent for a while. “If you want to,” he adds. Two children run by, chasing a fluffy white seed that flies around.

 

“I do,” Scotty says. They share a smile and giggle a bit. The issue of getting children of their own has been brought up a couple of times, but never with this outcome. Scotty smiles and snuggles closer to Kevin, their hands locking together between them as they rest on the beach, listening to the noise from the surroundings.

 

 

 


Family, Part 11 / 11

Rate: PG-13
Disclaimer: Just borrowing.
Summary: Scotty offers a suprise when first meeting Kevin.
Word count: 1426
Thanks to: Sueli for beta reading.
A/N: This is the last chapter of this series, and I hope you've all enjoyed it. I want to thank you all for commenting and feedbacking while I've been writing, keeping my muse with me. :)


“I have the best surprise for you,” Kevin greets Scotty.
“Daddy!” Jeremy runs out from the kitchen, his milk mustache gossiping about what he was doing in there. Scotty picks Jeremy up then kisses his hair before leaning over to kiss Kevin.

“Is it better than a puppy?” He asks.
“Way better.”
“Good, because I have enough with this little one to have time for a puppy too.” Scotty puts Jeremy back on the floor and ruffles his hair. They go into the kitchen to have dinner.

“You cooked?”
“We cooked,” Kevin says. “Jeremy washed all the vegetables. And ate some of them,” Kevin says and pulls out a chair for Jeremy to sit on.
“Okay, what’s the surprise?”

“Well, I spoke with Jordan today,” Kevin starts.
“Oh, I never would have guessed that,” Scotty interrupts, throwing his arms up in the air. Jeremy laughs and Kevin nudges Scotty’s side.
“And we spoke about this little fella’ here, and his pending pre-school.” Scotty raises an eyebrow.

“Then we stopped by my mom’s and spoke with her, and if you want it,” Kevin says lightly, emphasizing it’s Scotty’s choice. “She would love to baby-sit, and Jordan thinks it’s a great idea. It might give you time to study.”
“Can I daddy? Can I be at grandma Nora’s?”

“She’s…” Scotty looks at Jeremy. “She’s not your grandma, honey.”
“That’s what Cooper says…” he replies quietly, looking down on his food.
“I don’t just need the time…” Scotty says, looking at Jeremy.

Kevin nods quietly. He understands that Scotty doesn’t want to discuss this in front of Jeremy, and he lets it be. They eat the rest of the meal just chatting about how the day had been, and when Jeremy had finished and been excused, Scotty digs in at the dishes right away.

“Scotty, there is something else,” Kevin says, leaning himself against the sink next to Scotty. “I know you’re going to say it’s too soon and it’s not good for Jeremy, but hear me out, alright?”

“Let’s move in together, all three of us. It is soon, but you know as well as I do that we’re great together. Before I met you I was irresponsible and confused, now I don’t want anything more than to take care of the both of you because I love you,” Kevin moves closer to Scotty and lowers his voice.

“I love you both.” Scotty looks up at him, his hands covered in white foam. “Let us live together and help each other out. We have two baby-sitters, one of them is knitting a Mickey Mouse sweater.” Scotty laughs a bit, and continues his dish washing. “You have focused your whole life the last years on doing what is best for your son, and you are an amazing parent. Now you have the opportunity to live your own dream.”

Scotty looks up again, his eyes tearing up a bit.
“Let me help you with the money. Or don’t. Let me help him with money, until in a few years when you’re done with your studying and you make more money than I’m ever gonna do,” Kevin puts his hand on Scotty’s back and leans in. “Please.”

Scotty lets go of the dish brush and it lands on the water, floating on top of all the dishes. He puts his arms around Kevin, making his shirt wet with all the foam.
“Yeah?” Kevin whispers.
“Yeah,” Scotty whispers back, nodding his head against Kevin’s shoulder. “Mickey Mouse?” Kevin merely nods in reply.

*****

6 months later

“Scotty this is amazing!” Nora says, holding up a newly unwrapped crystal bowl.
“I know, I got it from my grandmother,” Scotty says. He puts the last mugs in the cupboard and closes the door to it. He turns around and looks at his new kitchen. It’s finally starting to look like someone lives there and not just stores a lot of boxes and children’s things on them.

“Thanks for helping, Nora,” Scotty says. “This move has really been messy, with my school and Jeremy’s pre-schooling and everything.”
“Oh, don’t worry about it, I’m happy to help. He’s like any of my other grandchildren, but perhaps a bit more well-behaved,” Nora laughs.

Scotty laughs too and picks up another box from the floor. The selling of Kevin’s loft and finding a new place hadn’t been that smooth, and both his parent’s and Jeremy’s other grandparents had not been happy about Scotty moving in with a man. Kevin had gone into lawyer mode and made it clear that Jeremy was staying put.

As soon as the Walkers had found out about their plans to move in together they had all been there to help, perhaps without actually helping that much. Sarah had helped making arrangements for Jeremy’s pre-school, Tommy and Justin had driven boxes all over town, Kitty offered some moral support and Nora was exactly everywhere. Jeremy had continued calling her grandma, and Scotty had even stopped correcting him. Nora obviously didn’t mind and she was more grandma to him than any other person had ever been before.

“Do you want some coffee?” Scotty wonders and waves a bit with the pan. Nora nods and sticks her nose in the new box.
“Are these from Kevin’s place?” She asks.
“Yes, those are all his. And not that good,” Scotty answers, being very picky about his kitchen tools. Since his school started he has started fiddling about a bit in San Estephé’s kitchen, very much encouraged by George.

Scotty has more or less been offered an apprenticeship there for that part of his education, and George has made clear that unless Scotty messes up completely, they want him to stay there when he’s finished studying too.

“Hello?” Kevin enters the kitchen and a look of surprise spreads on his face. “Wow. This place was all boxes when I left,” he says, walking over to Scotty without having to climb over things. He gives Scotty a small kiss on the lips.

“Did you pick up Jeremy?” Scotty asks, looking behind Kevin to see if his son is sneaking in behind Kevin.
“Yeah, but I think I lost him. He’s so small, he’s hard to keep track of,” Kevin says. “He’s in the bathroom.”

“Haha,” Scotty says and nudges Kevin. “Did you tell Jordan about Thursday?”
“Yes I did. He didn’t seem too sad to have the whole afternoon alone,” Kevin says, picking up an apple and taking a large bite. “Are all these mine?” He asks, looking down into the box on the counter.

“Yeah. We don’t actually need them, I have much more things that are…” Scotty doesn’t finish, only waves his hand.
“Better?” Kevin fills in. “Say it, I won’t be offended. You’re the big shot chef now.”

“You know what, I think I’m gonna go home now, you don’t need my help anymore,” Nora says and picks up her bag and jacket. “I’ll pick Jeremy up on Thursday before eight.”
“Thanks for taking him with you,” Scotty says for at least the hundredth time.

Nora waves and leaves. It had been her idea from the beginning, to bring Jeremy, Paige and Cooper to a cabin upstate where they can play, hike and visit the adventure land. Justin had quickly volunteered to come and the five of them had cleared it all with parents and bonus parents that were all very happy to send the kids off for a couple of days.

“I have a very special dinner planned for Friday,” Scotty whispers in Kevin’s ear, sending a heat wave through Kevin’s body.
“Daddy!” Jeremy shouts, running into the kitchen.

“Hi there!” Scotty picks him up. “Did you wash your hands?”
“Yes.”
“With soap?”
“Yes.”

“Good boy,” Scotty says and puts him back on the floor. “What do you say you and me go to your room and finish unpacking and we let Kevin make dinner for us tonight?”
“Yeah!” Jeremy says and smiles, barely letting Kevin respond to the suggestion before running up the stairs to his room.

“Aren’t your sneaky?” Kevin says and steals a kiss from Scotty. “You’re lucky your cute.”
“Yes I am,” Scotty smiles, leaving Kevin in the kitchen to handle dinner. Jeremy waits halfway up the stairs, following his dad with his eyes when Scotty walks out of the kitchen to continue upstairs.

“Daddy, you know what?” He asks when Scotty walks up towards him.
“What?”
“Kevin says that when I’m old enough to help, we can get a puppy,” Jeremy says and then quickly turns around and runs up the rest of the stairs.

“Did he really?” Scotty mumbles, a smile spreading on his face.


Family, Part 10 / 11

Rate: PG-13
Disclaimer: Just borrowing.
Summary: Scotty offers a suprise when first meeting Kevin.
Word count: 1173
Thanks to: Sueli for beta reading.


Kevin sees the note on Jordan’s door when he and Jeremy walks out the elevator. Jeremy is busy explaining how he and Jordan usually play hide and seek, but his voice disappears from Kevin’s head when he takes and reads the note.

“Scotty, I’m so sorry. I tried to call you like a million times. I have to go to work, it’s urgent. I hope it all works out. I’ll continue to call you all day, ok?”

Jeremy looks up at him, raising an eyebrow.
“Have you even been in a real office, Jeremy?”

On the way back Kevin explains to Jeremy that uncle Jordan has to work today and instead Jeremy can follow him to work. Jeremy seems excited about the sudden turn of events and Kevin wonders how long it will take him to realize how boring offices are.

He picks up his cell phone and tried to call Scotty’s, but there is no answer. He puts Jeremy back in his car and drive towards his office complex, a part of him feeling like he just kidnapped his boyfriend’s son.

*****

Scotty doesn’t realize until after lunch that he forgot his cell phone at Kevin’s. He would like to think that it’s good for him not to be attached to a thing that much, but he feels like if anything were to happen, he would have no way to find out. He has a hard time focusing during the rest of his shift, something nagging his mind.

When his work is finally done he quickly changes out of his working clothes and gets in his car, racing to Jordan’s apartment only to find that his spare key is needed to get in to the empty apartment. He uses Jordan’s phone to call Kevin’s cell phone, and thanks God that Jordan actually had added Kevin to his phone list by the telephone.

“Hello.”
“Where’s Jeremy?” 
“He’s here,” Kevin says.

“Oh, thank God,” Scotty says and sinks down on the closest chair. “I was so worried.”
“I know, I’ve tried calling you,”
“Forgot my cell phone at your place..”
“And I didn’t know the number to your work.”

“It’s okay. I’ll come pick him up now,” Scotty says, getting up.
“No, you don’t have to. I’ll bring him over to your place when I’m done here.. He’s not bored, he’s the hit of the office.” Scotty laughs and agrees, leaving Jordan’s apartment empty-handed, after having left a note to Jordan on the table.

*****

Scotty hugs Jeremy when Kevin and he walked into Scotty’s place.
“Daddy!” Jeremy complains when he thinks the hug is starting to take too long, stealing time from more important activities, such as eating.

Kevin kisses Scotty after taking off his jacket.
“I really wanted to let you know about the re-arrangements.”
“I know, it’s my fault for forgetting my phone. Thanks for taking care of him,” Scotty leads Kevin into the kitchen, following Jeremy to the table where he is anxiously waiting for someone to tell him it’s okay to dig in.

Jeremy doesn’t waste time after Scotty’s: “You may begin,” and quickly starts putting pasta on his plate. “So tell me, what did the two of you do today?”
Jeremy has his mouth ful and stays quiet, chewing with a guilty look, knowing he can’t speak when having food in his mouth.

“I tried to work when every woman in my office came by with cookies and fruits,” Kevin says. Jeremy swallows and smiles.
“I only had one,” he quickly says. “One woman asked if Kevin was my daddy and then she blushed,” Jeremy says and laughs.

“What did you tell her?” Scotty asks, feeling his heart starting to beat quicker.
“Nothing,” Jeremy carelessly replies. “That he’s your boyfriend.” He leans back on his chair until it stands on only its’ back legs. Scotty gives him a sharp look and he sways back to its original position.

“Sorry. Can I have some more tomatos?” Jeremy gets the bowl and puts some more vegetables on his plate, continuing to eat in silence.
“It went very well,” Kevin sums up, smiling to Scotty.
“I’m glad,” Scotty feels his heart calming down a bit, glad Kevin isn’t freaking out. He feels Kevin’s foot against his leg and he smiles broader, exchanging a look across the table before continuing eating.

*****

“I got in.” It takes Kevin several seconds to wake up enough to understand that the voice is from the telephone that he picked up in his sleep and that the voice belongs to Scotty. He reaches out an arm next to him on the bed and remembers that it’s Wednesday and that means Scotty sleeps at home because he works early.

“In?” Kevin repeats.
“To chef school,” Scotty clarifies. “What am I gonna do?”
“Buy a new apron?”

“No!” Scotty says, a bit annoyed that Kevin doesn’t immediately understand what he means. “I can’t accept it. It’s going to require so much time that I have to choose between working on the side or keeping my son. And that’s an easy equation.”

“Honey, we’ll figure this out,” Kevin soothes. “Come over for dinner tonight, ‘kay? You want me to pick up Jeremy at Jordan’s?”
“Yeah, okay,” Scotty agrees and hangs up before Kevin can continue. He’s waitering at San Estephé today and he has no time to waste. Since he now also got in to school he has one more thing to worry about, more than the usual child caring, economy and when he’ll get to see Kevin the next time.

Kevin has been incredibly helpful the last couple of weeks, picking up and fetching Jeremy from Jordan’s, helping with baby-sitting when needed and grocery shopping when that was needed. Every Sunday he and Jeremy goes to Nora’s and attend the weekly dinner meltdowns.

Scotty knows that Kevin wants them to move forward, but they have both been holding back to make sure that their rushing things won’t actually make things worse instead. Scotty counts eight months since the Mangopean case and at least six as an official couple.

Scotty drops Jeremy off at Jordan’s like every other day and informs Jordan that it will be Kevin that picks him up after work. Jordan winks in reply and subtly lets Scotty know that he’s willing to baby-sit if he and Kevin ever want to be more alone, adding: “And loud.”

Scotty blushes and laughs when he closes the door behind him, rushing off to work. He runs into George, the head-chef at San Estephé, the person that gave him the job and that has always been his steady rock when working there. George always has a minute over to give some advice and a friendly pat on the back, so Scotty tells him about his dilemma with getting accepted into chef school and how to handle it with everything else.

George tells him how difficult it was for him to balance chef school, his new wife and their new baby when he was younger, and leaves Scotty with the advice to “do the right thing”. Scotty mumbles something between clenched teeth when carrying a tray of glasses to some costumers. “The right thing…” 


Hot off the presses

Rate: PG
Disclaimer: Just borrowing.
Summary: When your boss is a hot-shot politician, even the little things become interesting in the eyes of the public.

 

 

The latest scoop from the world of politics comes from the office of Californian senator Robert MacCallister. The senator experienced medical difficulties last spring and was just starting to battle his candidacy for governor along with his staff when openly gay communications director Kevin Walker was suddenly in the limelight.

 

A tape on which Walker, who is also senator MacCallister’s brother-in-law, is seen in an intimate situation along with another man has surfaced on the internet. The other man is said to be Walker’s husband, Los Angeles five star chef Scott Wandell, but that information has yet to be verified.

 

When asked for a comment, Walker says: “My personal life has nothing to do with the work that is done at the senator’s office, and we have no comment further than that.”

 

The tape first appeared on celebrity gossip sites on the internet, but it wasn’t long until it was deleted with reference to legal matters. It’s still unclear what the existence of this tape will mean to the senator’s run for governor, but according to Kevin Walker, the campaign proceeds as planned.

 

*****

 

“Kevin, I will just ask you this once, and I expect an honest answer.”

“The tape?” Kevin looks up from his paper, not able to wipe the smile off his face. “It’s footage of me and Scotty kissing outside a karaoke bar. All clothes on, I promise.”

 

“Sometimes I hate being Republican.” Robert mumbles when he leaves Kevin alone again. Kevin laughs quietly and secretly wonders what would happen if one of the more undressed videos were to leak.


Family, part 9 / 11

Rate: PG-13
Disclaimer: Just borrowing.
Summary: Scotty offers a suprise when first meeting Kevin.
Thanks to: Sueli for beta reading.

 

 

“You’re bringing two extra guests?” Nora repeats. Kevin has, after a lot of pondering, called his mother to let her know he wants to bring Scotty and Jeremy to dinner on Sunday. 

“Well, one of them won’t eat that much,” he says. “It’s Scotty, you’ve met him.”

 

“Oh, right. The very nice guy who Sarah brought. Is he bringing his son?” 

“Yes he is. Jeremy.” Nora doesn’t reply, and Kevin listens intently, trying to hear what she is doing. He hears scratching on what could be a notepad, before she returns to the phone.

 

“No problem honey. Thanks for letting me know.” Kevin is about to reply, but there is a click and a long tone. He looks at the phone before clicking to dismiss the call, puzzled about whatever plans his mother is making.

 

*****

 

“Hi Kev. Heard that you’re bringing that guy from mom’s party.” Kevin listens to Tommy’s message on his phone, expecting a whole bunch of similar ones after this. Tommy is quiet for a while before continuing. “That’s great, I’m happy for you. Just so you know, me and Julia are there for you if the rest become, you know… Walkers.”

 

“Kevin! I can’t believe I hear about your new bringing-him-to-family-dinner relationship from mom, I am so insulted! Well, just so you know, you owe me a thanks for bringing him into your life, and to make up, I need juicy details, as I don’t have any of my own. Joe is away this week, I’ll tell you everything.”

 

“Hey bro! Mom told me you’re bringing Scotty and I just want to let you know that she is planning on making a rack of lamb so… you should really prepare him for that. See you Sunday.”

 

“Hi Kev! I don’t know what Tommy told you, but we’re both so glad we get to meet Scotty again, he seemed so nice. Nora told me she is making a bundt cake, so she might be a little over the top.”

 

“Kevin? It’s Kitty. Mom has me running all over town to find her some strange liqueur for Sunday and some kind of toy thing she saw on TV, just so you know. I didn’t really get to talk to this Scotty guy, but I hope he’s prepared and is wearing his panoply. See you Sunday, love you Kev.”

 

“Bro, it’s me again. She’s knitting.” 

 

*****

 

“Kevin, I’ve met her before, it’s not that bad.“

“You met her as a friend of Sarah’s, not when dating one of her children.” 

“The last time she outed her late husband’s mistress, could it get worse?” Kevin  just laughs.

 

Kevin looks in the rearview mirror and sees Jeremy in the backseat, looking out of the window. Things between them has been really good since their little talk a couple of weeks ago, and since then, his and Scotty’s relationship has grown stronger too. They actually display feelings for each other in front of Jeremy, and occasionally in front of other people too. 

 

Kevin is still staying passive when it comes to Jeremy, not offering to pick him up from Jordan’s or taking him to play dates or anything. They haven’t spent any alone time other than when Scotty is in the other room, and they don’t bring Jeremy around to Kevin’s place. Scotty hinted to Kevin that it’s because he’s afraid that Jeremy will break something (expensive) or just be incredibly bored. 

 

“Are you tired honey?” Scotty asks, turning around. 

“No,” Jeremy replies. 

“Are you excited about playing with Cooper again?”

“Yeah, he was cool.” Jeremy smiles. Scotty turns and smiles at Kevin and the insight about their relationship hits him like a slap in the face. 

 

Here they are, on their way to Kevin’s mother for a family Sunday dinner, the two of them with his child. Scotty glares at Kevin and something about Kevin’s facial expression tells him that Kevin is thinking the same thing. 

“I like it,” Kevin says. “I wouldn’t have thought I would, but I do.” 

“Me too,” Scotty replies quietly. It’s true, he does. 

 

“Maybe after this, we could go back to my place?” Kevin offers. “We could watch a movie.” 

“I’d like that,” Scotty says and smiles. “I hope you realize that we will be watching Shrek or something of that sort.” 

“I love Shrek,” Kevin replies.

“Me too!” Jeremy calls from the backseat, causing both men to laugh out loud. 

 

*****

 

Kevin watches from afar when Nora coos with Jeremy, making sure he’s happy and playing with Cooper. She has hidden candies in the garden and drawn treasure maps for the children to find them. Scotty laughs when Kevin, for the hundredth time apologizes for all the fuss.

 

“Dinner in this family is never just dinner,” he says. 

“At least everyone does it because they believe it’s best for you,” Scotty replies. “In my family, a social gathering was always about different ways to inflict guilt. Usually onto me.” Kevin smiles his support and gives Scotty a kiss on the cheek. 

 

Sarah joins them and soon joins Kevin in apologizing for Nora’s over-the-top behavior.

“I like it,” Scotty says. “This is the second time I meet this family and you already treat me like I’m a part of it.”

“Once you get in, you can never get out,” Sarah says and finishes the wine in her glass. 

 

Jeremy sleeps the entire way back to Kevin’s apartment, barely even waking up when Scotty carries him inside. Kevin quickly puts some sheets and covers on the couch and Jeremy continues sleeping when placed on it. He makes a small noise and pulls the duvet over his nose. 

 

“Let’s go into the bedroom so we don’t wake him up,” Kevin says, dragging Scotty with him through the doors.

“Yeah, that’s why we go into the bedroom,” Scotty laughs, quietly pulling the doors shut behind him.

 

*****

 

“Sorry, please continue sleeping,” Scotty says and strokes Kevin’s cheek. “I need to get up now so I can drop Jeremy off at Jordan’s before work.” 

“No…” Kevin objects with a scratchy voice, pulling Scotty back under the covers. “I can take him, it’s on my way to work.” 

 

“You sure?” Scotty asks, worried Kevin is only doing it because he wants to keep Scotty close for another half an hour.

“Of course,” Kevin says. “I’d love to. We don’t have to wake him up and have breakfast for another hour.” His lips search for Scotty’s, his eyes still closed.

 

“You don’t know how long it takes when you have a child. Half an hour,” Scotty says. Kevin finds his lips and they kiss, Scotty reaching out for his cell phone to adjust the alarm. The cell phone gets lost between their bodies, buried between covers and pillows, left in the bed when its habitats leave. The eight missed calls from Jordan aren’t noticed by either of the people in the apartment when they all leave an hour later. 


Family, Part 8 / 9+

Rate: PG-13
Disclaimer: Just borrowing.
Summary: Scotty offers a suprise when first meeting Kevin.
Thanks to: Sueli for beta reading.

 

 

Kevin is nervous about going to Scotty and Jeremy’s place for dinner. He still feels the need to impress Jeremy, not knowing how to do it. Every time Scotty kisses him or shows any other kind of public display of affection when Jeremy is around, Kevin feels uncomfortable, not sure why Scotty seem so invested in showing that in front of his son.

 

Kevin has, after Scotty’s recommendation, bought Jeremy a big cowboy action figure, and the box is carefully wrapped with a big bow. Scotty opens the door and steals a kiss from Kevin. Jeremy is no where around and Kevin lets himself relax a bit under the touch of Scotty’s hand on his belly.

 

“Come in, the food is almost ready,” Scotty says. “We’ll have tacos.” Kevin follows Scotty in, not sure if he wants to eat with his hands in front of someone he wishes to have sex with.

 

And he does, so badly. They haven’t had the chance to do that the last weeks. Their dates have included Jeremy, and even after his bedtime when Scotty has asked Kevin to stay, Kevin has turned it down. Jeremy’s room is on the other side of the wall, and it just wouldn’t feel right.

 

Jeremy emerges from his room when Scotty calls for him, and he accepts the gift with a ‘thank you’ before ripping it open. He glares at Kevin when he sees the new toy. Scotty leaves the two of them alone to go check on the food.

 

“Do you think I like you better now?” Jeremy asks. Kevin is completely stunned. Never had he expected that kind of straightforwardness from this little boy.

“I don’t know,” Kevin replies truthfully. “I just wish you would give me a chance so maybe one day you’d like me.”

 

“But you don’t like my daddy,” Jeremy says. Kevin feels a cold chill down his spine when hearing those words. One never knows what happens in the head of a child, and apparently, this time their efforts had not achieved the goal.

 

“I like your daddy very much, Jeremy,” Kevin says, feeling strange to say that to Jeremy before saying it to Scotty.

“No, you don’t, ” he says surely. “You don’t want to hold his hand or kiss him.” Jeremy looks down on the floor, his foot playing along the pattern of the carpet.

 

“My daddy doesn’t hold hands with anyone, and I think he wants to, because grown ups want to do that.”

Kevin’s eyes widen when hearing the logic from Jeremy. Of course it’s obvious when thinking about it. The son of a gay man such as Scotty is not homophobic, and obviously not just keen on keeping his father to himself.

 

“I didn’t know you saw that,” Kevin says. “I very much want to hold your daddy’s hand.” Jeremy looks up at him with big round eyes, so similar to Scotty’s it’s almost frightening. “Is it okay with you if I hold his hand?”

 

“Yeah,” Jeremy says and nods. “I think he would like that.”

“Okay,” Kevin says, sitting down on a chair from the pure exhaustion of being confronted for his fear of showing public displays of affections.

 

“Time to eat,” Scotty informs them from the doorway leading into the kitchen, and Kevin and Jeremy enter. Scotty hasn’t heard their conversation, just that they spoke with each other. Kevin claims to be the best baby sitter in his family, and Scotty figures Kevin found a way to charm Jeremy, because the both of them seem much more relaxed now.

 

“It smells wonderful,” Kevin says when walking by Scotty in the homey kitchen. He gives Scotty a quick kiss on the cheek and then shares a look with Jeremy. Scotty raises an eyebrow at their behaviors but decides not to bring it up. He’ll make Kevin tell him as soon as Jeremy is asleep.

 

*****

 

Scotty strokes Jeremy’s hair. Every time he does this, putting his son to sleep, he feels that lump in his stomach. That lump of love and fear combined, afraid he won’t be the perfect father he wants to be, but also not being able to imagine his life without it.

 

“Is Kevin going to sleep here tonight?” Jeremy asks and yawns.

“Maybe, if he wants to. Is that all right?” Scotty asks. Jeremy nods in reply, too sleepy to speak. Scotty kisses Jeremy on the forehead and whispers goodnight.

 

“Daddy…” Jeremy says when Scotty is on his way our of the room. “See you both at breakfast.” His last words are only mumbles because he is practically already sleeping. Scotty smiles and closes the door after him.

 

*****

 

“That was quick,” Kevin says when Scotty returns to the living room.

“Yeah, he was tired.”

 

Scotty sits down next to Kevin. He is about to move his arm around Kevin’s shoulders, but he suddenly stops when realizing he has no idea what he is doing. It’s been so long since he was at this place in a relationship with someone, he has simply forgotten how to.

 

“So now, can you tell me how you changed my son from being jealous of you to suddenly loving and wanting to play peek-a-boo with you?” Scotty asks instead, pretending he was just moving his arm.

 

Kevin pretends not to see Scotty’s arm motion, and smiles when he starts to tell.

“Turns out it wasn’t jealousy,” Kevin says, and then explains the conversation he has with Jeremy. Scotty’s eyes almost tear up when hearing the amazing things his son said, and by the end of Kevin’s story, Scotty practically throws himself on Kevin.

 

*****

 

“Daddy makes the best pancakes in the world,” Jeremy says, his mouth stuffed with another of Scotty’s special breakfast pancakes, covered in plenty of maple syrup.

 

“I agree, they’re delicious,” Kevin says, his mouth equally stuffed with pancakes. Scotty pours him some freshly brewed coffee and kisses Kevin’s cheek. He laughs to himself when he returns to the frying pan on the stove, realizing that Jeremy and Kevin are a match made in heaven when it comes to eating.

 

“Your should be a chef,” Kevin says between bites.

“Daddy is going to be a chef late,” Jeremy says. “Right dad?” He turns to Scotty.

“Yes, later.” Scotty says and nods. Yesterday he had told Kevin about his life-long dream to become a cook, and that he applied for chef school, sure that he wouldn’t have the money to pay for it nor the time to do it.

 

Kevin watches Scotty by the stove, not only making pancakes, but also preparing food for Jeremy to bring with him to Jordan’s later. Kevin continues chewing and wishes he could give Scotty everything he could ever want. Or, at least make him a chef.


Pink fluff

Rate: R
Disclaimer: Just borrowing.
Summary: I needed pink fluff today, so here is my contribution. Marea67 offers some as well. 

Word count: 417

 

“Let’s watch a movie,” Scotty suggests, cuddling closer to Kevin on the couch. He tightens the grip he has around Kevin’s waist and kisses the top of his head.
“Yeah, let’s pick one that we’ve seen before, so we can make out instead,” Kevin says, turning his head around so Scotty can kiss his lips.

“Yeah, something… fluffy. A no-brainer.”
“I like the way you think.” Scotty’s words are muffled because he says them while Kevin turns around on the couch to get a better angle to kiss Scotty, not removing his lips from Scotty’s.

“Maybe something with Johnny Depp,” Kevin suggests, pushing Scotty down on the couch, moving his hands up under Scotty’s shirt.
“You’ve got a thing for him, huh?” Scotty asks and bends his head backwards, allowing Kevin to suck on his Adam’s apple.

“I love him with plenty of eye-liner,” Kevin confesses.
“You and me both,” Scotty says and giggles in their kiss, remembering the first time they met and how he had pegged Kevin as homophobic and self-loathing and… Scotty’s thought is never finished, because Kevin has found Scotty’s fly and opened it.

“So we’ll watch ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ then?” Scotty settles and with one slick motion he strips Kevin of his shirt.
“Or ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’,” Kevin says, not noticing where his shirt lands when Scotty throws it across the room.

“I love that movie,” Scotty moans, his lips against Kevin’s shoulder. Kevin lifts him a bit and removes his shirt, not wasting time before kissing his way down Scotty’s chest to his belly.

“Mhm, it’s fun.,” Kevin slurs. Scotty moves his index finger along with Kevin’s pants, and when he reaches the front he softly hovers over it before undoing the fly.

“So we’re watching it then,” Kevin concludes. His voice is weak, nearly cracking from the touch Scotty applies on his skin, and the kisses he receives.
“Yep, watching it,” Scotty agrees. “We are.”

Kevin jerks backwards on the couch, quickly being pulled back by Scotty who smiles mischievously when he sees the affect he still has on his husband. Kevin relaxes on top of Scotty and enjoys the feeling and the kissing. Their tongues play with each other and their noses gently touch, stroking against each other as their bodies move.

“We’re not watching a movie, are we?” Kevin asks.
“Not a chance.” Scotty replies, wrapping both arms and both tightly around Kevin, making sure he is not leaving until Scotty is done with him.

Luke: 16 or so (RPS)

I was inspired and suggested to write this story, so here it is, even if I'm not too sure about posting it. I'm a big fan of Luke's and want only good things for him, and this story is in no way meant to harm or hurt him or his career. This is just entertainment. I hope you'll enjoy!

Note that this is a real person story, so don't click below if you're not prepared and aware. If you do read it, please leave me a comment with your thoughts on this piece. Thank you.


Rate: R
Disclaimer: Just borrowing.
Summary: Luke is 16 or so.

Word count: 788

 

[Luke: 16 or so]


Family, Part 7 / 9+

Rate: PG-13
Disclaimer: Just borrowing.
Summary: Scotty offers a suprise when first meeting Kevin.
Thanks to: Sueli for beta reading.


“I don’t want to!” Jeremy cries, his eyes swollen from fighting Scotty’s every move and word for over and hour.
“But uncle Jordan is waiting for you. He wants to meet you and eat ice cream tonight,” Scotty says, having used the same argument since Jeremy decided to be difficult.

“I want you to be there!” Jeremy screams. Well, there’s progress, Scotty thinks, happy they might actually manage to arrive to Jordan’s in time, and if so, making him on time for his and Kevin’s second date.

Scotty knows that he and Jeremy have spent at least the same amount of time together lately, if not more, so that is not the real reason Jeremy wants him to stay. He suspects that Jeremy dislikes his friendship with Kevin, considering it a threat.

Scotty knows that he hasn’t exposed Jeremy to a lot of his friends, mostly because he doesn’t have that many. The only real one is Jordan, and Jeremy probably considers him to be such a natural part of his life he is more likely to question the existance of food and sleep.

Unfortunately, this part of parenting isn’t something Scotty has read about in either of those books from the library, so he sighs and doesn’t really know what to do.
“Maybe you and me and Kevin could do something fun together some time. He really wants to get to know you,” Scotty tries.

Jeremy swallows a sniffle and looks at his dad with big eyes.
“He does?” Jeremy asks quietly.
“Of course he does,” Scotty says, pulling Jeremy closer to give him a hug. He wags Jeremy back and forth for a while before managing to pack their things and leave the apartment, only ten minutes later than planned.

*****

“My family knows that we have a second date, I wonder how that happened,” Kevin says, indescretely asking if Scotty is still in touch with Sarah.
“I have no idea,” Scotty replies with a wink.

They have just ordered their meals at the restaurant and Kevin has already started playing footsies with Scotty, who isn’t too unwilling to respond.

“What did they say?” Scotty asks.
“Well, mom gave me the advice to spoil you during dinner and then use protection, Justin high fived me, Tommy winked, Sarah gave me a bottle of massage oil and Kitty debated about Iraq. I guess some things never change,” Kevin says, remembering how his afternoon became crowded because all Walkers thought of a reason to come to his office and or call him.
“But it’s all worth it,” Kevin adds and smiles at Scotty.
“I’m glad to hear that,” Scotty says, not sure how he should approach the issue about Jeremy with Kevin.

“Uh… Kevin,” he starts, and Kevin’s dreamy smile is immediately replaced with a frightened look, as if he is expecting another rejection.

“If we want to continue this,” Scotty continues, trying not to let Kevin’s worry throw him off track, “We need to actually talk about it. Because I have a son, and I can’t just play around.”

“Of course,” Kevin says, nodding. “Whatever you need.”
“Then maybe we can do something fun with him?” Scotty suggests. “Frankly, he wasn’t too happy when I left him today. I think he feels that you’re competing for my attention. So, I want the two of you to get to know each other.” Scotty lays out his proposition quickly, so he gets it all said as soon as possible.

“Of course,” Kevin says again. “Maybe we could take him to the zoo? Or to the ocean? What does he like?” Kevin smiles. He never thought he’d offer to spend time with a child he wasn’t related to.

Scotty exhales with relief and laughs. He takes Kevin’s hands over the table as they start to plan the field trip with Jeremy.

*****

“I had to bribe him with a new toy,” Scotty admits to Kevin. He figures that if Kevin and he will have any chance of doing something long-term, he needs to be open. Kevin needs to know who he needs to impress.

“Is this your boat? It’s magnificent,” Kevin says to Jeremy who is standing on the shoreline with a big red plastic boat in his hand. Jeremy looks at Scotty, waiting for permission to run into the water.

Scotty nods and Jeremy runs out.
“Not over your knees!” Scotty calls and sits down on the blanket Kevin has spread out for them on the beach. “I love it here, it’s very child friendly. But I really can’t relax, I need to keep an eye on him every second.” Scotty laughs.

It’s strange for Kevin to see Scotty acting all fatherly, still remembering the flirtatious and flamboyant witness from his office. The man next to him is just growing for each time they meet, and Kevin can do nothing but admire him for it.

“I’m sure he’ll get used to it when he learns that you’re nice and not taking me away from him,” Scotty concludes, sneaking his hand closer to Kevin’s gently brushing against it.

Kevin only smiles in reply, moving his index finger along Scotty’s hand. Jeremy turns in the water and runs towards them and Kevin quickly moves his hand. No need to challenge what is already difficult.

“Daddy, I saw a fish!” Jeremy says, his plastic boat in a tight grip.
“Really?” Scotty says, giving Kevin a quick glance. “Was it big?”
“This big!” Jeremy lisps, holding out his hands, one with the boat, to show the length of the alleged fish.

“Was it a shark?” Kevin asks. Jeremy looks at him, a bit thrown off.
“No!” He then says, turning around and returning to the water.
“I’m sorry,” Scotty says quietly to Kevin, sneaking him a kiss on the cheek. Kevin sees Jeremy at the corner of his eye and moves away from Scotty, smiling as an excuse.

Family, Part 6 / 8+

Rate: PG-13
Disclaimer: Just borrowing.
Summary: Scotty offers a suprise when first meeting Kevin.
Thanks to: Sueli for beta reading.


“I was never that close to my dad, but I’m glad I told him before he passed away,” Kevin reveals, after having shared his coming out story with Scotty over dinner. Scotty has been just as compassionate as Kevin had expected, and he can’t help but fishing for the gentle sympathy that Scotty gives him.

“Your family seem to be the sweetest ever,” Scotty says, putting his last piece of cucumber in his mouth.
“They are, all in all. They care, and that’s their biggest problem. They care so much you have to get away from it now and then.”

Scotty smiles at Kevin. He can’t help but being jealous of the Walker clan. They might be a handful, but he doesn’t have anything like that.
“Tell me about Jeremy,” Kevin says. Scotty brightens up at the mention of his son’s name.

“Well, what more is there to say? He is of course the smartest, cutest and most wonderful five-year-old there has ever been,” Scotty says.
“Of course. I thought he was above average,” Kevin teases. “He seems lovely.” Kevin take a sip of his wine and watches Scotty do the same. “I know where he gets it from,” Kevin then adds.

Scotty blushes and laughs quietly.
“How did you get to be so cute?” He asks Kevin.
“I was born this was. What’s your excuse?”

Scotty laughs again and brings his hands to his cheeks to cover his embarrassment. He does what he has thought about doing all night, and slides his foot to Kevin’s, and carefully strokes it a bit. Kevin replies immediately and they exchange smiles, both a bit shy.

“So, is your friend… Jordan… taking care of Jeremy tonight?” Kevin asks, holding his head down a bit.
“Yes. They have a sleepover and make pancakes and build forts of pillows.” Scotty smiles. “So I don’t have to pick him up until tomorrow.”

“That’s good,” Kevin says with a broad smile. “Maybe you want to come home with me then.” Kevin says, and quickly adds, “If it’s not too soon.”

“I’d love to,” Scotty says. They both become quiet and look into each other’s eyes. “I love this part,” Scotty says. “When you look at someone and they don’t look away.”

Kevin blushes a bit and laughs. He gestures to the waiter to get the check.
“I’ll get this one, since I chose this place,” He puts his credit card in the pocket and hands it back to the waiter. “Maybe you can pay me back with dessert some day.”

“Why not?” Scotty says. “I make the most amazing white chocolate mousse with strawberries.” Kevin swallows hard and tries his hardest not to think about what Scotty could do to him with that mousse.

“I can’t wait to try it,” Kevin says suggestively. Kevin gets his credit card back and they get up, making their chairs squeak against the floor. They smile sheepishly at the other guests who turned to look at the noise, and leave the restaurant as soon as possible.

*****

Scotty crawls closer to Kevin in the bed, and rests his head against Kevin’s shoulder.
“Thank you for that,” Scotty says, and they both laugh, releasing tensions after their fast and quite sloppy first time together.

“It was my pleasure,” Kevin replies, planting a kiss on top of Scotty’s head.
“I need to pick up Jeremy before nine tomorrow so Jordan can get to work, can you set an alarm?” Scotty asks. Kevin reaches for his cell phone and fixes the alarm.

“I’ll take you,” He says and puts his arms back around Scotty. “If you want me to.”
“Yeah,” Scotty agrees and buries his head closer to Kevin. He closes his eyes and feel how close to sleep he is. “I think I’m gonna fall asleep any minute. I’m so tired.”

“Me too,” Kevin says. He feels wide awake, still processing the feeling of Scotty’s skin against his, wanting to run up to the roof and just scream from the top of his lungs that he feels so lucky to have such a wonderful man close to him. He strokes Scotty’s side when he feels Scotty’s body drift off and get heavier, smiling widely when Scotty’s breathing transforms into gentle snoring.

He had no idea that this feeling could strike him like this. He has felt incredibly in love before, but to his recollection never like this. If someone had asked him a month ago if he would be interested in dating a younger guy with odd jobs and not to mention – a child, he would be very sure to say no.

He closes his eyes and feels his own body get heavy too and soon enough he drifts off too.
*****

Scotty leads the way into Jordan’s apartment building and suddenly Kevin wonders why he is here. When showing up with Scotty he is officially dating this man, and that scares the shit out of him. He’s never been good at making first impressions with boyfriend’s friends, so how will it go with a boyfriend’s son?

Scotty walks up the stairs before him, and opens a door close to the staircase.
“Hello?” He calls into the empty room.
“Hi,” Jordan greets when emerging from another room. “He’s just in the bathroom.” He points to another room. He looks curiously at Kevin and clearly inspects him, his eyes wandering from top to toe.

“You must be Kevin,” he says, reaching out his right hand.
He doesn’t sound too excited, so Kevin tries his broadest smile to compensate. “Yes, hello. It’s nice to meet you.”

“Daddy!” Jeremy calls, running out from the bathroom with a piece of toilet paper stuck to his sock. Scotty picks him up and removes the paper, looking at it as if it might tell him how it ended up there. Jordan takes it and laughs a bit, throwing it away.

“How have you been?” Scotty asks. Kevin notices how Scotty’s voice has drastically changed into more energetic, but not patronizing like many do when speaking with children.

“Great. We made pizza and pie,” Jeremy says excited. “I stayed up until two!”
“Really?” Scotty says, raising his eyebrows. “Are you lying to me now?”
“Yes,” Jeremy laughs.

Scotty laughs too and puts Jeremy back on the floor.
“This is Kevin, he’s a friend of mine,” Scotty says, moving so Jeremy can see Kevin standing just in front of the door.

“Hello,” Jeremy says casually and turns back to Scotty. “Can we make pizza tonight dad?”
“No, honey, we can’t eat that every day,” Scotty says, ruffling Jeremy’s hair. Jeremy sighs an ‘okay’ and leaves the room.

“Don’t forget to pack your pajamas,” Scotty calls after him. Jordan excuses himself and leaves the room.

“He’s usually much more friendly,” Scotty says apologetically. “I guess he’s not that used to me having other friends.”
“Oh, never mind it,” Kevin says. “People usually need more than once to need me,” he jokes. “But, now if you’re all set, I think I’m going to take off. It was nice to meet you again.”

“Maybe we can do it again,” Scotty says quietly. “Dinner I mean,” he adds with a slight blush.

“Yeah, dinner,” Kevin says. “I’ll call you.” He hesitates before leaning in to give Scotty a short peck on the lips. Scotty replies vaguely to it and smiles.
“I can’t wait.”


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