Raelyn had been doing laundry all morning. Normally Zaiden helped but he had a meeting with a lawyer about is parents’ estate.
She walked into Owen’s bedroom to put his and Patrick’s clothes away. She stopped at the room divider then turned her back to the bed.
“Both of you get dressed and go upstairs. We all need to have a long talk when your father gets home.”
Zaiden was just coming through the door when Raelyn got upstairs.
“We need to talk.” She quickly filled him in on what had been happening with the boys.
Zaiden looked at the boys when they came upstairs. “Sit.”
Watching them both hurry to the sofa tripping over each other was almost funny enough to make Zaiden laugh.
“You can start by telling us why you two are not at school.”
“Today was only a half day. It was on the calendar.”
“How long has this been going on between the you two?”
“Since my birthday.”
Zaiden looked over at Raelyn. Birthday parties seemed to be a damn curse or something. First Emma gets knocked up at her party and now these two.
“First, let’s make it clear that your sexuality does not matter to us. Gay, straight, bi, any of those others, it is fine. We will love you no matter what.”
“You two can’t be together.”
Zaiden looked over at Raelyn a bit surprise. He agreed with her but was still surprised she said it.
“Patrick, I have considered you my son since before you were born. I just can’t approve of the two of you being together. I’m sorry.”
“I think him living here may be a bad idea.”
All three heads turned to look at her. She had to think of a good reason fast.
“The two of them both living here would be fanning the fire. They would have easy access to each other. It would be only a matter of time before they were together again. If we separate them, it eliminates the temptation.”
Zaiden thought about it then nodded.
“I think this is the best for both of you.”
“I will call my mom and see if he can stay with them.”