Even thought he was grounded Owen still found time to be with Patrick. Their lunches and study halls were usually spent somewhere on campus where they could find some privacy.
Owen laid on the grass with Patrick under a tree. It was their lunch period.
“I got my acceptance letter. Early admission. Full scholarship.”
Patrick looked at Owen and smiled. “That is wonderful. I knew you could do it.” He kissed Owen softly. “I am very proud of you.”
“Become a doctor has been a dream of mine for a long time. Since my dad was shot.”
“It is a good profession. Helping people is great.”
“What are your plans for after graduation?”
“I don’t know. I was never encouraged to do things like you were.”
Owen looked over at Patrick. “What was your childhood like?”
“Not very good. My mom was always yelling at my dad because he was my father. She was always bringing guys home. Dad never said a word. She actually told me once that if she had known who my father was before I was born, she would have gotten rid of me.”
Owen pulled him into his arms and hugged him close. “I am so sorry that you had to go through that.”
“It worked out fine. I now have you.”
“I will never treat you that way. I promise.”
“At least we won’t be confused about who fathers our children.”
Owen knew that Patrick was just trying to lighten the mood, but it bought up a question he had been wanting to ask him.
“Do you want children?”
“Yeah. Do you?”
“I do. After med school though. I want to be settled into my career before having kids.”
“That is a very smart decision. Would you want to adopt?”
Owen thought about the question before answering. “Maybe some of them. I would want at least one to be mine though.”
He told Patrick about how his grandma Jessie had been a surrogate before his mom was born.
“That’s really cool. Maybe we could try something like that.”