Luka povOnce the nurse tells us our mother is awake, we jump to our feet and follow in her steps. Our fathers look all sorts of relieved, and I think I notice a slight smile on dad’s lips. We walk in what seems to be circles until the nurse stops and motions her hand towards something. Our attention focuses on the two women before us. Mom’s sitting in a wheelchair, tears in her eyes, and Sarah’s next to her, holding hands and sobbing. It takes me a moment to understand they’re looking at something behind a massive window. “Boys, come here and meet your baby brothers,” mom whispers without prying her gaze from the window. I swallow the lump forming in my throat and step closer. Call me a coward, but I’m scared to bring up anything about triplets when I see only two beds and babies. “The one on the right is Liam, and the other baby is named Levi,” mom announces with nothing but pride. Our fathers rush to her side and smother her with kisses and questions while the three of us su
Lazarus povI might feel a tiny ping of jealousy as I look at my baby brothers and listen to my family bicker about the baby Sarah’s carrying. I can’t wait until the day she tells me she’s pregnant with my babies. I can’t imagine the pure happiness I could feel once her belly swells with my own pups. It’s clear that we chose the same family dynamics as our parents did- regardless of who is the biological father, we all will raise the kids like they’re our own. While that’s settled and done, I still can’t resist the urge to have kids of my own. If only Sarah agrees, we will have an entire pack of babies. “Thank you for saving us,” I hear my mother say, and I’m sure we look hilarious as all of us look down at her. She’s holding Sarah’s hand, gazing at our woman like she’s a demigod. I arch an eyebrow in question. What is this supposed to mean now? Mom looks at us with that dopey smile on her lips. “Sarah gave us her blood; that’s why I pulled through, and so did your brothers. She
Lenox pov That cheeky fucker didn’t ditch us to make a phone call. If Laz thinks he’s so damn slick that he might fool me, he has another thing coming his way. My Spidey senses are tingling, so he can’t fool me for shit. While our family laughs and exchanges their opinions on things I can’t even follow along with, I grin and excuse myself. Mom did eye me with suspicion, but I told her that I need to take a piss, so she let me be. It’s funny how mom’s back off once their children say something inappropriate. Though I feel all sorts of amused, I need to find Laz, not let myself get distracted again. I wonder why giraffes have such long necks. Should I do some research on them? I mean, how does that work? Do they have a couple of long bones or many tiny ones, and how the fuck they don’t break their necks? Lord knows I’d end up dead in the first few hours of my life if I had a neck like that. Fuck it, if I survived with it, I’d start working in the strip club as the damn pole.
Sarah povI manage to lose myself in the conversation with Seth and her husbands. We're all smiles and laughter, positive emotions only. It's weird to think that just hours ago, we feared for her life. I don't want to bring up anything about the third baby because that might shatter her. Who am I kidding now? It's definitely already shattering her soul; she's just the strongest woman I've met and won't let anyone see her pain. I scan the faces that surround me and frown. Luka is near, but I don't see Lazarus or Lenox. Lazarus mentioned something about a phone call, but Lenox didn't say a thing whenever he left. Something's telling me he's up to no good. I nudge Luka's side and lean in to whisper, "Where are your brothers?"His eyes scan the surroundings the same way as mine did just moments ago, and once he understands they're not here, Luka scowls. He shrugs his shoulders, but I see he's thinking the same thing I am. "I think I should go and check where Lenox went. I'm not worr
Lenox povI might have had a tiny slip-up, and since Lazarus looks at me like he's about to prove that performing an abortion on a fetus even at my age is possible, I assume the slip-up wasn't that tiny after all. "You can't abort me unless you want mom to do the same to you," I blurt out in a moment of panic. I still hold the spoon, and the fucker isn't accepting my peace offering. Does he have any idea how much this spoon means to me? I planned to leave it to my kid once I die, but now, I'm offering it to him. "Oh my God," he groans and pinches the bridge of his nose. Lazarus looks all sorts of annoyed and angry; even though the corner of his lip twitches, I think he won't have anything nice to tell me.Alright, I get it, I shouldn't have told Sarah anything, but he can't blame me for that. Luka and Sarah give me THE LOOK. I'm helpless against that look and can't shut my trap even if I try my hardest. My gaze snaps back to Lazarus once he groans. "You know what? Just drop it an
Sarah povHonestly, I'm glad Seth appeared and pulled me away from the madness of her sons. As much as I love the crazy trio, there's no use in standing next to them while Lenox is in one of his moods. Lazarus doesn't appear to be too excited to answer questions, Luka asks the same questions I have and doesn't get the answers, and Lenox, well, he's Lenox. "I'm so glad my boys finally pulled their heads out of their asses and understood it's about time they need to mark you. It's a wonderful experience, darling," Seth giggles excitedly as she speaks. "Do we really need a party in honour of this idea?" I groan, unable to hide how uncomfortable I am with her idea. I wouldn't mind a party for anything but this occasion. I believe marking is a massive milestone in one's life, and I would rather celebrate it with my men. And yes, I know Seth is trying to be helpful and genuinely happy for us, but still, I want something intimate just for us. "Ah, don't get me started on those parties.
Lenox povImagine my shock once I see the leftover snake of my one-night stand near my mother and the love of my life. I stand aside, and hell, I would for longer if not Liz, grabbing Sarah by her arm. My mouth is wide open, and words spill out of me before I realise I’ve spoken up, and the next moment, I’m holding the bitch’s wrist and giving her the advice to run.Liz stares at us in horror, her mouth opens and closes, but even a sound doesn’t leave her. I swear if he said or did anything to harm the most important women in my life, she’s about to pay the fucking price. I’m done with the entitled bitches. Yes, bitches, because self-respecting women don’t act like lower life forms. “You have no right to threaten me. Last time I checked, you owe me a hefty sum for child support,” Liz finally speaks up; her demeanour changes in an instant. I laugh. A loud, deep, throaty laugh. “You mean your brother owes you? The last time I checked, it’s his. Honestly, I’m not sure what I saw in
Sarah povLenox keeps giggling like a child as I lead him through the halls towards the one place which I believe could be less crowded than the rest of the building. I have no idea how he distracted his brothers, but I have to admit that I’m rather happy about it because it’s been quite a while since the last time we could spend alone. Don’t get me wrong, I love all three of them, and I’ve been blessed to have them all as my partners, but at times, I wish I could spend some alone time with one or the other brother. “Is it far?” Lenox whines as I keep tugging on his hand. “Is what far?” I glance over my shoulder to grin at the pout on his face. “I don’t know, the place where you’re taking me? Also, do I get to force you against a wall or something, or are you planning to ride me? Any of those is more than okay with me, but I really want to know. A heads-up, yea?” Lenox keeps mumbling something, possibly more questions, but I tune him out.My eyes search the long hallway until th