Hearts Across Space
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Chapter Eight: The Fight Begins
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“If they didn’t care for A’lexii so much and he for them I would never have suggested it in the first place!!! You wouldn’t have gone through with the adoptions if you thought it was a sham and didn’t love A’lexii and them also. S’ean can you and A’lexii let me speak to them through your links?”
‘Yes, father we can, of course, they will probably be shocked to the ‘Keeper’,’ Was A’lexii’s smirking response over the link.
“This close father and with A’ndi’s help you should be able to ‘hear’ their responses as well,” S’ean replied vocally and across the link.
‘How do you want to talk to them, love? Do you want to link to them through my link to them or shall I establish the link first and then we can bring your Dad and A’ndi in?’ A’lexii sent while he was tying his shoe so Barbara wouldn’t know what was going on.
“Actually, I think my link to them is strong enough love that I will link to them then add you and then we can add Dad and A’ndi; shall we try that?” S’ean vocalized and sent at the same time and heard A’ndi gasp in surprise.
‘If you think it will work A’lexii then I think we should try it.’ A’ndreas sent through the partial link that S’ean had established when he took his and D’avid’s hands.
“Okay give me a moment,” was S’ean’s guarded response.
S’ean closed his eyes and then cleared his mind until he was calm and at peace; he then lowered his shields and searched for the lights that were his sons’ filtering out the blazing lights of his Bond, his Dad and A’ndreas. Quicker than he had expected he found his sons’ lights and began reaching out to them. S’ean decided to try something he had never done before, however, since he had bonded with ‘Lexi he thought he was strong enough. Taking a deep breath S’ean prepared to link to both L’ogen and C’obi simultaneously something A’lexii could do while asleep.
‘S’ea… Daaad is that you?’ Rang two young and joyous voices in S’ean’s head.
‘Yes sons, A’lexii mentioned something to me and your grandfather wants to ‘speak’ to you. So, give me a ‘mic’ while I link to ‘Lexi and then your grandfather and A’ndreas.’ Sent S’ean to his surprised sons.
‘Granpa wants to speak to us? Are we in trouble?’ Was the dual voice that sang through S’ean’s consciousness.
While his sons were asking the question S’ean had already linked to A’lexii and the two of them were bringing D’avid and A’ndreas into the six-way link something previously unannotated. Of course, having physical contact with A’ndreas and his Dad made things a lot easier on that end of the link. A’lexii was just providing S’ean with strength and a little control but S’ean was controlling the gestalt completely on his own and he was thrilled.
‘I will let your grandfather answer that question;’ S’ean sent with all the love he could, across the link.
‘L’ogen and C’obi, you are my grandsons and I couldn’t be prouder of you. While there were some political reasons behind your adoption, they were minuscule compared to the fact that your grandmother and I got two wonderful grandsons out of the deal. Trust me; your grandmother is doing the exact same thing for the two of you as she has done many times for my son and myself. She has even dragged A’ndi shopping when he didn’t have formal clothes that she liked. You two are our grandsons and we do love you and we will take very good care of you when your two dads are off saving the galaxy. Your grandmother and I love and will always love you.’ D’avid then did something that S’ean did not know how to do; he sent a kiss across the link.
‘Guys, I will be there for you also, someone has to teach you how to play Frissoc correctly, unlike your wimpy dad, S’ean.’ A’ndreas sent laughingly across the link.
‘Thanks grandpa and …’
‘You can call him ‘Gramps’, just don’t call him grumps! And he will always be there for you whenever he can, just as he was there for me. Whatever you do don’t ask him for something after your grandmother has already said no; because somehow, they can communicate, and it isn’t this way.’ S’ean asked the question that L’ogen and C’obi were trying to ask.
‘L’ogen and C’obi, you can also call me Gramps due to the fact that I am your Grandfather’s Bond, I consider the two of you my grandsons also; just like I consider S’ean my son. And don’t pay any attention to your Dad’s tall tales about me but I can tell you lots of stories about him growing up. By the way, thanks to your Dad and that bunch of hooligans that call themselves his ‘Companion’s’ your grandmother has eyes not only in the back of her head but on the side too.’ A’ndreas sent with a smile.
‘Thanks grandpa and gramps, we feel much better now. And Daddy S’ean, we love you as much as we love Daddy ‘Lexi. Uh oh, Grandma is done with Jared and it is our turn again. Daddies can you please call Jared and let him come relax with you in the Spa tub it will do him good? He is really tense cause he doesn’t believe we all love him yet and we can’t calm him down.’ L’ogen and C’obi asked together.
‘Sure, Sons, I will do that and thank you for looking out for Jared. Don’t worry he will be fine Brosius and your Grandma will have him fixed right up in no time. He just needs lots of Grandma Hugs.’ A’lexii responded and then S’ean chimed in with, ‘Luv ya’s.’
“Mom, since you are finished with Jared can he go hide with S’ean and A’ndi and Dad?” A’lexii asked Barbara with an ear to ear smile. “I will stay and help you with my ‘two imps’.”
“I think that is a great idea, Son; that way he can keep an eye on those three and try and keep them out of trouble,” Barbara replied and then walked over to Jared and gave him a hug and a kiss.
“Jared honey, you go right ahead and relax with my son and husbands it will do you good to be pampered a bit.” Barbara then activated her wristcomm.
“Dion honey, can you come and show Jared, where your lazy boss is hiding?”
“Yes Mom, I will be there in a moment.”
As Dion said ‘moment’ the suite’s entryway comm chimed and then Dion entered.
“C’mon Jared, let’s go see what the old folks are up to and give S’ean a bad time for leaving you alone with these terrible ‘imps’ for so long,” Dion spoke to Jared and then grinned widely at L’ogen and C’obi.
Jared started to tighten up and his skin started to pale slightly until L’ogen and C’obi launched themselves at Dion, screaming;
“We ain’t terrible; we nice ‘imps’;” The two excited younglings hit Dion at the same time and took him to the floor, they tried tickling him but found it impossible because the defense mechanisms in Dion’s Mark VII Skinsuit kicked in.
Dion had forgotten he was wearing his Skinsuit and was taken aback when the suit inflated slightly and stiffened. This was a built-in defense mechanism to stop knife thrusts and blows from reaching the wearer’s body.
Jared burst out laughing for the first time in a long, long time as L’ogen and C’obi screamed out together.
“Dion, you cheating you wearing armour; we can’t tickle you!”
The ‘two imps’ jumped up off of Dion, their faces displaying righteous indignation. Their looks of indignation soon faded, and they joined Barbara and Jared in laughing like crazy and nearly falling on the floor they were laughing so hard. A’lexii meanwhile was busy broadcasting the whole scene to his Bond and his two Dads.
What was so funny was no matter how hard Dion tried he couldn’t get up off of the floor!
‘That will teach you to pick on my sons!’ Sent S’ean through his link to Dion. ‘I guess we need to read the instruction manual, huh Dion?’ D’avid and A’ndreas were laughing so hard they were causing waves.
Jared decided it was time for him to repay some of the kindness that had been shown him and walked over to Dion, then knelt down next to Dion and tried to help him stand up. Seeing that wasn’t working, A’lexii used his wristcomm to contact Michael and then he walked over and helped Jared to get Dion on his feet.
As Michael entered the suite, L’ogen and C’obi rushed over to him shouting;
“Uncle Michael, Uncle Dion was being mean to us; make him stop, please?”
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