lunes, 25 de noviembre de 2013
sábado, 5 de octubre de 2013
Hi! Sorry this is later than I thought! Hope you like it!
Chapter 49 "how do you say it...
Angelina wakes up with two of the three men in her life. She was wrapped in Brad's arms as she wrapped little Pax in her arms, the boy had sneaked in the middle of the night, Angie didn't have the heart to say no, neither did Brad, so the little guy cuddled in Angie's arms the whole night.
Pax had made some progress lately, first he was understanding that when he woke up tomorrow there would be food, that Brad and Angie would still be with him. But the most important thing was that he was recognizing Angie as his mother, simple stuff as asking for her when he felt lonely or for example calmming himself after falling down because Angie just held him in her arms was remarkable, he was finally understanding that Angelina was his mother and that was what mothers did.
Angie went to check on her daughters rooms, she stayed a little while with Zahara, just looking at her, she had grown so much lately, it was incredible, they would have to buy a bigger crib in a few months. She sat by the rocking chair looking over at the crib, she remembered how scared she was when Zahara arrived so sick to the states and now she was growing into such a healthy child, she stroke Zahara's hair and went over to check on the littlest of her four kids.
Shiloh was waking up when Angie entered the room, she knew that she would wake up soon, her daughter was such an early bird
" hello Shi, how are you doing today?" She picked up her daughter as the toddler gave her a toothless smile.
Angie carried her around the room waiting for Shi to shake what was left of her sleep out. The little hand kept grabbing a lock of Angie's hair and pulling it. Angie found it funny, but this was something that remainded her to Marcheline, her mom, she used to say that Angie always pulled her hair when little. Angie shook her head, trying to brush off her sadness, that wasn't the way she wanted to remember her mom.
Shiloh's laughter brought her out of her thoughts, she nuzzled her nose against Shiloh's little button nose, and as the toddler laugh, a pair of feet were heard.
She knew it wasn't Maddox, he always slept in, just like Brad. She had just checked Zahara and the girl was sleeping, soon a new face appeared at the door of Shiloh's room. He had a lost look on his face, but as soon as he saw Angie his eyes lit up, the toddler ran and hugged Angie's leg like his life depended on it.
" Good morning Pax!" Angelina said as she picked him up carefully, balancing Shiloh in the other arm. This would be a great time for him to bond with the only person in the house that still wasn't very interactive.
" mowning!" Pax tried to say, Angie smiled, he was really trying to comunicate with them.
Angelina kissed the side of his head as she thought about the best way to try to get Pax to interact with Shiloh. The little girl was looking at Pax with amused eyes, she found it interesting, Shiloh raised her hand and touched Pax face. Angelina looked carefully to prevent any way that Pax might react, at first the toddler was paralized but when Shiloh gave him a toothless smile he couldn't resist on returning it.
Maddox, Pax and Brad were in the garden. Today Brad would teach them how to play baseball, actually Mad and Brad would teach Pax, it was male bonding, as Brad said to Angelina who was worried about leaving Pax with Maddox and Brad alone, but Brad insisted to her that it would help Pax and it would help her to take some time off and hang out with the girls.
"Catch the ball Mad!" Brad said while throwing the ball to his eldest son.
The ball flew across the air as Maddox caught it, later Maddox tried to throw the ball to Pax, but not without first telling him about it.
" Pax! The ball... Catch it" Maddox said as he tried to explain himself with gestures.
Brad saw with amusement how Pax understood him perfectly and caught the ball, the two kids kept playing passing every once in a while the ball to Brad. It was amazing how the two brother quickly bonded with each other.
Pax had heard the word " mommy " so many times since he arrived to his new family, and he now was understanding the meaning behind it. He saw how Maddox hugged Angelina tight while saying " mommy" when she arrived home that day, he wasn't sure about what it was but then Zahara said " mommy?" And Angelina answered "I'm here"
Pax was going to confirm the meaning though, so when it was bed time and Angelina was tucking him in, she kissed his forehead and when she was about to leave Pax said it.
"Mommy?" Angelina stood still and slowly turned around.
She walked to his bed and kissed his forehead again " yes, mommy" Pax just smiled and said again but this time sure " mommy"
lunes, 23 de septiembre de 2013
Hey guys! New chapter... I really like this one! Please comment and sorry for the lack of updates
Chapter 48 "the power of baths"
Angie slowly sunk in bathtub, finally all the kids were asleep, she was so tired because of the flight and Pax had some trouble falling asleep in his new room, but after cuddling with his mom he quickly fell asleep, Angie wanted some time for herself but actually some time with Brad, it had been so long since they last had sometime together, just the two of them.
Brad was downstairs getting some paperwork ready, he said it would be quick but he had almost an hour in his office so she decided to text him.
"I'm waiting for you honey! Could you bring some wine up?"
She heard noises downstairs and soon some footsteps were heard coming up on the stairs.
" honey? Angie, where are you?" She heard him in the room
" I'm in the bathtub, care to join me?" She said a little loud so Brad could hear her.
Brad entered the room and in the bathtub laid his love, she looked tired, dark circles under her eyes from the jet lag. He was impressed of how attached Pax had gotten to her, he was always in her arms, of course she made time for Mad and the girls, but Pax had some kind of priority now.
" relaxing honey?" Brad asked her as he placed the bottle of wine on the little table besides the tub, Angie smiled up to him, he had missed that smiled so much.
" yeah, only one thing missing though" Angie said while Brad leaned and stole a kiss from her.
" yeah? What would that be?" He nuzzled his nose against Angie's, staring deeply into her eyes.
" I want my lovely partner to join me" she kissed him lightly " it has been long since we have taken a bath together, without interruptions"
Brad stripped down and got in the bath behind Angie, he sneak his arms around her waist, his thumbs grazing the flesh of her tummy.
" the room felt lonely when you were away, it was too much time apart, I want to spend a whole day just pampering you, loving you" Brad kissed the side of her head.
" you have me all night, everyday, at least until Pax gets used to us... After he gets used to us, you will have me all day, everyday" she kissed his lips softly, savouring the taste of wine on them.
"Maybe tomorrow I will get my way, but today I just want to pamper you, you look really tired love" he nuzzled her neck and gave her a quick kiss on the lips.
Brad woke up earlier than anyone else in the house, at least that's what he thought, but when he checked on his kids he found Pax awake
" hi buddy" Brad approached the toddler really slowly, trying to not startle him " are you hungry?"
Brad signaled his tummy to let him know what he was talking about, Pax nodded and for the first time he raised his arms so Brad could pick him up. They both walked downstairs in the quiet house, switching on the lights as they approached the kitchen. Brad placed Pax by his side on the counter top and started to go around the kitchen finding the ingredients he needed for breakfast, Pax looked around the room taking all the surrounds in, it was so different from what he was used to, he looked over at Brad and smiled as Brad tried successfully to flip the omelet around. The child's laugh was infectious, it was loud and cheerful, like it was the first time in his life that he was doing something by himself, that someone was doing something for him and just for him.
Angelina went downstairs shortly after Brad and Pax finished eating the food, the other kids were still asleep, and found Pax laughing while Brad tickled him, it was a beautiful sight, it was incredible how fast Pax was adapting to Brad.
" good morning" she said as she sat in one of the chairs of the kitchen table, Pax quickly left Brad's embrace and went over to Angie, launching his little arms around her neck "hi" was all he said probably because it was the only things he knew what it meant
" hi buddy!" Angelina kissed the top of his head while the kid snuggled further in his mother's arms " good morning love" Brad said as he gave Angie a quick kiss " want some breakfast?" Angie nodded as she tried to teach Pax that new word.
Later that day Angelina filled the bathtub of Pax's bathroom with warm water, and after some convincing she finally got Pax to get into the tub, to her surprise Pax loved the bath, he was surprised of the warm water, making Angie realize that he never had a warm bath before.During that day, Pax took at least two more baths.
Brad kept his word and that night he got his way, while taking a relaxing bath he started to kiss her neck and chest eliciting moans from her, his hands sneaked down feeling her making her excited and lastly he claimed her his.
domingo, 15 de septiembre de 2013
Hi! Really sorry I didn't update sooner but hope you like it! Lots of changes going on in my life right now!
Chapter 47 "the flight"
Angelina sat with each of her sons by her side, it was the flight back home from Vietnam, they were so tired, it had been a pretty busy week, but Pax had bonded so much with both Maddox and herself, she wanted to get back home though, to sleep wrapped in Brad's arms and to cuddle her girls at bed time, she also wanted to see how Pax adapted to this new life and everything that came with it.
Maddox was doing an excellent job as a big brother, even though they couldn't actually comunicate with each other they had played for several hours yesterday and even Pax said some words in English.
Next to Pax a translator sat, waiting for Pax to say anything so he could comunicate with his mother, Angelina had bough some new clothes for Pax, actually it had been the boy who picked his clothes, a basic navy blue t-shirt and some red cargo shorts, new pair of shoes and socks.
Angelina saw Pax say something to the translator, really quick, she looked at her son anxiously wondering if there was something else the boy needed " is something wrong? Does he need anything?" The translator looked at Angie with sadden eyes " he is thanking you for the socks, that they are really warm and comfortable" her eyes filled with tears, she realized in that moment that the clothes he was wearing were probably the first thing that was actually his " you are welcome" Angie said as the translator spoke her words to her son, his only responde a big smile.
On a private room of the airport Brad waited anxiously for Angie and both of his sons to arrive, he walked back and forth in the small room. His daughters slept peacefully on their carriage. What if Pax didn't like him, what if he wasn't the father Pax deserved, a lot of unlikely escenarios went trhough his mind. Brad looked at his phone, still one hour left for them to arrive.
Angelina woke up to find both of her kids laying their heads on her laps, both dreaming happily, unaware of everything going on around them, she caressed Maddox's head first, he had gotten so big, she remembered the day he arrived home as if it was yesterday, how happy she was, how that day forever changed their lives, he had behaved so well on this trip, he completely understood that Pax needed mom more than him right now but that didn't mean that she loved him less.
Angie then combed her fingers through Pax's hair, the little boy had got attached to her so quickly, he was so selfless, so naive, he was learning so much about himself and about his new family. Angie kept combing his hair looking at him with so much love, it was incredible how easily kids could make you feel so important and needed, they were so defenseless and fragile. The voice of the pilot sounded around the plane, they were just about to land.
" Pax, Maddox... Wake up boys! We are about to land" Angie said while shaking the boys
Maddox just moaned " five minutes mommy" Pax just quickly opened his eyes and looked at Angie puzzled
she caressed his face and pointed out the window to the city of LA " this is home, buddy" Angie spoke slowly to the still sleepy boy
"Home?" Pax asked puzzled, like he was wondering what exactly that word meant
" yes, home, buddy" Angie ruffled his hair as the plane quickly approached the airport.
Brad looked at the window to see the plane landing, he looked over to his daughters, they were awake playing with some toys on the stroller " are you excited to see mommy again?" Zahara smiled really big, she was understanding and talking more and more every day, Shiloh in the other hand didn't really pay attention to Brad.
Twenty minutes later the door opened and Angie and both boys entered the room. Maddox launched himself towards Brad.
" Daddy!!!" The little boy ran as Brad knelt down and hugged him " how is my boy?" Brad asked
By Angelina's side Pax stood quietly, trying to get everything in, Angelina knelt down and spoke to him really slowly, so maybe Pax could understand it without the translator " this is daddy Pax, he loves you"
Brad approached to both of them with Maddox and the girls, he walked slowly trying to not scare the little boy " hi Pax!" He said as he slowly knelt by Angelina's side " I'm Brad, I'm your dad"
The little boy looked at the young man in the eyes, they seemed warm and loving so Pax just smiled really big and said what he supposed it was a greeting " hi!"
sábado, 14 de septiembre de 2013
martes, 13 de agosto de 2013
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Chapter 46 "first night"
The kids spent all day playing and as soon as they hit the pillow they fell asleep. Angie moved Maddox to his bed, it was very important to sleep with the new child the first night alone so if he woke up and started crying all the attention would be on him. She sat in front of her laptop and once again called Brad, this time he answered with Zahara on his arm " say hi to mommy Zee!" The little girl waved at the camera " hi miss Zee! How are you doing baby?" The girl smiled "good!" Brad kissed her head and she rested her little head on his shoulder " how is Pax and Mad?" Angelina got up with the computer and placed the camera in a way he could see Pax " that's our little Pax over there, he is sleeping with me tonight and Mad is in the other room" sadness and joy washed through Brad " I really wish I was there with you" Angelina gave him a sad smile " I wish too baby! But just three more days until we go home" they talked a little more before Angelina went to bed.
Angelina stayed in bed watching her new son sleep, it was incredible how much love you could have for someone in such little time, he was sleeping peacefully and as soon as he felt Angelina lay in bed, he cuddled into her, he never knew a motherly figure but there was something cuddly about this woman that now laid in bed with him, she looked like safety.
Angelina woke up because of sudden movement on the bed, and found a lost looking Pax staring at her, she tried with her sweetest voice to calm him, even though it was usual for the kids that the first night they would wake up and cry, but he didn't he just stared at her " hey Pax! I'm here, you are safe" the kid stare calmed down a little bit but still he was alert, Angelina hugged the toddler and got up from bed, taking him with her, she placed him on her hip and walked around, the kid silently started to cry, Angelina concerned whipped his tears while whispering " it's ok, mommy's here, you are safe" the kid laid his head on her shoulder as Angelina walked around the room trying to soothe him, the boy calmed and Angie took advantage of the moment and started to point out things and naming them so Pax would get used to his new language. He was such a brave and smart boy.
They fell asleep again around 5 a.m, but at eight, little Mad bursted through the bedroom, for him this was breakfast time and then it would be play time with his new brother, nothing could be more fun. He jumped on bed and shook his mother " mom! I'm hungry! It's breakfast time!" Angie turned around and fluttered her eyes open " baby, lets sleep a little more, I went to bed really late yesterday" Maddox laid by his mothers side " ok, but just a little, I want to have breakfast and then play" Angelina cuddled him on the other side " a little bit more before waking Pax, ok?" The child cuddled further into his arms " ok mom".
They all fell asleep for half an hour more, Angie being the first one to wake up again, changed into some sweat pants and a simple t-shirt before waking both of her boys, she woke Maddox first and served him cereal that she ordered to the room service, she later woke Pax, she caressed his face softly, a feather like touch " Pax, honey, it's time to wake up, you must be hungry" the little boy opened his eyes and looked at Angelina " hello there! Did you sleep good?" She gave him a thumb up and the toddler responded with another one, she smiled and slowly got closer to Pax, hoping he wouldn't freak out when she hugged him, and he didn't, actually he returned the hug.
While watching her two boys play she couldn't help but miss her two girls and Brad, even though they had talked to each other, she had not seen Shiloh over the camera, and she only got to see Zahara for a little while, she also missed sleeping in Brad's arms. Two more days she reminded herself, only two more days
domingo, 28 de julio de 2013
Hope you like it, this is kind of sweet and I'm trying to not write long paragraphs and instead write several short ones. I finally graduated from high school ( YAY ME!)
Chapter 45 "Pax"
It was always the same feeling for Angelina when she was on her way to the orphanage to pick one of her kids, the same fears, the same excitement, the same happiness and sadness. She always wished she could take a kid more, she also knew that it was a common feeling in adoptive parents, but there was something different about this time, she was alone, well kind of, Maddox was in the car with her but he was sleeping, Brad in the other side of the world texting her and taking care of their daughters. He kept telling her how he felt bad about not going she kept telling him to not worry, that she understood that he hadn't let her down.
She approached the orphanage, her stomach was full of butterflies, her hands sweaty, there was a huge difference in this adoption, it wasn't a baby, this was a toddler that may not like her and that was killing her inside. Maddox got out of the car excited, a new brother!, someone that would look like him in the house, Angelina had a discussion with him earlier in the week, Brad had also told him something about it
Angie sat by his side in the living room, it was really important to have this conversation with him, so he would get used to the idea of not being the only boy in the house " Mad, honey... You know that when your brother comes to live with us, he will be scared and he is going to need mommy really often " Maddox didn't understand why his new brother would be scare, he was going to be with mommy and daddy, there was no reason for being scare " but he shouldn't be scared" Angelina smiled at the his reasoning " you don't remember when you came home right?" The child nodded " you were a baby, so you got used to be around me really quick, you learned how to speak English as any kid would because you came home and didn't know how to speak any other language but your brother will remember this, he is three years old, he already speaks Vietnamese, imagine you come home and don't understand anything we say" the kid stayed quiet, processing everything his mom said " so he won't understand me?" That wasn't fun in the child's mind " for the first few weeks or the first month" Maddox stayed thoughtful for a while, processing the information he just got " it's ok to need you a lot of time then" Angelina kissed her son's forehead, he was so selfless.
Angelina arrived at the orphanage first to pick some of the things that Pax liked and to meet his primary care taker who gave her indications about his fears and his personality. Later they went to the play yard where all the kids were, Maddox and Angie were allowed to play with Pax and bond with him, he was a shy kid that had a tendency of bursting out in laughter without apparent reason, Angelina loved the sighted of her now two sons playing, it felt like it was meant to be. They couldn't take Pax with them that night, tomorrow all the legal papers would be signed and finally she would be free to take him home.
Brad called that night, after the girls were in bed, he wanted to know everything, he needed to hear her voice at least, he was so anxious, he waited for Skype to log and immediately a call from Angelina appeared in his screen " hi honey!" She looked so happy, the room around her was dark, but he knew that she had probably gotten up a bit earlier than needed to talk to him " hello baby! How are you?" Brad was just happy to see her smiling face on the screen, he was missing her and Maddox so much " great, about to wake Mad so we can go and sign the papers" Brad smiled over the camera " how is my champ?" Angelina moved the laptop a bit, letting him see the kid sleeping on his mother's bed " I swear that he picked up a habit of weird sleeping positions from you! How are my babies? I miss them so much" Brad was in a playful mood, he pouted making Angie laugh " why don't you ask about me? I feel neglected! Hahahaha... Kidding, they are both fine, they are sleeping right now" Angelina giggled " you are such a dork!" Brad yawned a little bit " but I'm your dork! Now tell me about Pax? How is he?" They talked for about an hour about the kid that today would officially become their son.
Pax had cried when he realized that he was being adopted but quickly calmed down when Angelina comforted him, he really liked to be around Maddox, and the big brother was really taking up they advices that his parents told him, he communicated with his brother by signaling things and they seemed to magically understand what they wanted. Pax quickly got used to the idea of being in Angie's arms, he also liked to nestle his head on her neck, he was so affectionate and both Angie and Mad couldn't wait for Brad and the rest of the family to meet him.
martes, 16 de julio de 2013
Hey guys, it's not really long but this kind of chapter are fillers for what is about to happen, still I hope you like it.
Chapter 44 "Nights "
They sat with Maddox in the living room, Brad and Angie made sure that the girls were asleep so no one would interrupt them, they needed to talk to him about the adoption, make sure he understood the process and make sure he understood that it didn't mean they would love him less, it was different from Zahara's adoption because Zee was a girl and at the time she was really just a baby, this kid would be three years old, he would speak another language and maybe would need mommy a lot more than Zee or Shiloh did a the moment. Each parent sat by the side of the boy, Brad was the first one to talk " buddy you know how you said a while ago that you wanted a brother?" The kid nodded and waited " well... Tomorrow mommy and you are going to travel to pick your brother up" the kid squealed and hugged his dad while mom laughed " where are we going mommy?" The mother took the little boy in her arms " we are going to Vietnam".
Brad couldn't help to feel bad knowing that Angie had to go alone to get their kid from the orphanage, he knew how much it scared her since that was the turning point on her last marriage, he tried really hard to move dates and everything but production didn't allow him to travel. Angie noticed the sad look on his face as she made the last minute packing " what's wrong baby?" The cat eyed woman asked with concern, she could see on his eyes that something was bothering him " Brad?" She said as the man standing in front of her stayed quiet, Brad sighed and look down " I feel bad for making you go alone in this trip, I feel like a bad father" Angie hugged him, and motioned him to seat by her side on their bed " you did everything you could to try to go, I'm not mad, because I know that it wasn't your choice, I'm sure Pax, our son, will understand when we get back that daddy had to work but that you still love him very much" Angelina placed her head on his shoulder " still I feel like I let you down" She looked at him, she needed to make him feel better " you have never let me down, don't worry about it"
It was a rough night, Shiloh cried and Zahara felt for her sister so she started to cry too, Angie and Brad were up all night tending to their daughters " why did we agreed on adding one more?" Brad joked when finally both girls fell asleep " I sometimes ask myself that too" Angelina cuddled further into him, laying her head on his shoulder. She wasn't really a very affectioned person but with Brad and her kids she loved to cuddle " I want at least two more, after Pax" Brad smiled " I want to see you pregnant one more time" Angie kissed his cheek " you will have to wait about a year or so then. Goodnight baby" Brad kissed her lips lightly " Goodnight baby".
On their way to the private airport an unexpected call was received by Angie " hello?" She didn't have the number registered on her phone " hi Angie, it's John" she felt like maybe she should hang up, but she had to be more mature " hello, in what can I help you?" She knew her voice was a bit cold but she had to be that way with him " I was wondering if we could meet some day this week" she couldn't trust him with the information of her adopting a child this week, news had barely gone out " sorry not this week, I won't be in LA. I will call you ok?" She heard a sigh on the other line " ok, please do"
Just before boarding the plane Angie started to get anxious, Brad was going to be alone for a week with both girls, she knew he was a really hands on dad but still she was nervous " you know where the bottles and where the diapers are?" Brad nodded " Shiloh's pacifier?" Brad nodded again " the pediatrician number?" Brad got a hold of Angie's arm " have a little faith in me honey, I'm their dad, you are not leaving them with an stranger. Everything will be alright" She smiled embarrassed " I'm a mom, worrying is part of my job. Don't hesitate on calling me, don't mind the hour difference" Brad pecked her lips " don't worry. I love you, have a nice flight" Brad went over to were Maddox slept peacefully and kissed his cheek to finally leave the private plane.
jueves, 11 de julio de 2013
For those who think I have abandoned the story, I HAVE NOT. I'm taking my time because I have three other stories, two of them I Wattpad, so I also have to update them. The last months updates in which I probably posted like 10 chapters were an special situation because I knew that I wouldn't be able to post as frequently in the next few months. I'm currently writing chapter 44 of this one and I want it to be a long one because the last one was so short. So please forgive me for taking such a long time but writing is not as easy as it looks.