Owen had planned to tell Patrick what happened, but it was Grace that picked him up at the airport.
“Where’s Patrick? Is everybody okay? Dakota? The baby?”
“Relax. Everybody is fine. Dakota had a doctor appointment and Derick had to work. Patrick with to the appointment. Mom and Dad were…busy.” Grace made a face when she said that. “I decided to come get you myself instead of bothering them.”
Owen gave his sister a big hug. “I am sure they appreciate that.”
“How was the tour? Did you have fun?”
Owen shook his head. “I missed everybody.”
Owen smiled and nodded. “Even you.”
Owen pulled out of Patrick’s hug and looked at his sister. “When did you get so good at lying?”
Grace shrugged and smiled. “I’m a teenager. It’s part of the age description.”
Owen hugged everybody and smiled when he saw Dakota. “You both okay?”
Dakota nodded and smiled. “We are both doing great. Six more weeks.”
She took Owen’s hand and laid it on her stomach. “Your baby is welcoming you home.”
Owen felt the baby kicking and smiled. “I can’t wait to meet this little one.”
Dakota smiled when she saw how happy he was about this baby. After getting to know Owen, she was glad she offered to do this for them. She would have done it for Patrick in a heartbeat. He had been friends with her brother since they were kids. She had a huge crush on him, but she was just the pain in the ass sister that was ignored. She had actually been heartbroken when she found out that he was gay. She later found out that Patrick and her brother were more than just friends. Since her brother wasn’t out of the closet, she kept his secret. He didn’t even know that she knew. He even went out of town for his hookups in order to keep his secret.
After spending time with Owen and Patrick she could see how much they loved each other. She had been worried about Patrick after his heart had been broken by her brother. It was nice to see him smiling again.
Patrick walked over to the two of them and kissed his husband’s cheek.”I told you that they would be fine while you were gone.”
Dakota watched the smile leave Owen’s face and noticed how he took a small step away from Patrick. She didn’t say anything, but she was going to keep an eye on them.