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Nathan's P. O. V.

"Welp, you can finish up here right. I need to go feed the twins. Change them then take a shower." Lahlani say pulling the apron off and tossing it to me.

"Or I can just help you feed the twins and we can finish up in here together?" I say catching the apron. Upon hearing me she quickly turns around and raises her eyebrow.

"Help me feed the twins? Babe, I didn't know you have books and breast milk? You were pregnant and you didnt tell mem" She says in curiosity but with a hint of sarcasm.

I look up feeling my eyes widen at her words. What pregnant? Oh I see she's trying to be funny.
"What? Lahlani stop playing with me. I'm a man I can't get pregnant-"

"Well you asked if you could help me feed the twins. I assume you meant breastfeed. So tell me what cup are you?" She chuckles.

"Lahli, you know what I meant. You know with a bottle. You need to stop you play to much." I groan tossing the pan into the sink turning off the faucet.

"Yeah, but you love this woman that plays to much" she mocks before letting out a small giggle.

"Youre, lucky I love you." I nod tossing the apron onto the counter.

"More than lucky that you love me." She says walking towards me wrapping her arms around my neck. Instantly relaxing upon feeling her warmth.
Leaning in she pecks me on the lips before pulling out of my arms and jogging out of the kitchen. Causing me to groan.
"Lahlani"

"Love you." She shouts from the other room.

"I love you too." I shout back.
Sighing starting on the dishes.

*****

I wake up to extremely loud crying making me jolt forward out of bed.
Looking up I see Lahlani at the door. Walking out of the room before I can say anything.
"I'm right behind you" I shout over the crying looking over at the nightstand checking the clock.
3:00 a.m.

Hmm. I was wondering when I was finally going to wake up to the crying again. They had first woken up tonight well this morning at 1 a.m. but they went back to sleep they only needed to be changed.
Throwing the covers off me. I hop out of bed quickly slipping on my sweats. I walk out of our room making my way towards the nursery.

It only sounds like one of the twins is crying but if it doesn't stop soon the other is going to wake.

The screaming suddenly gets louder and the volume of crying is multiplied by two.
Well, there it is. Guess I spoke well thought to soon. Rubbing my eyes trying to wake myself up more. I open the open the door wider walking into the room. With the only light source of the moonlight two windows in the room. Bringing my attention to Lahlani who was cradling who looked to be Mahlani trying to get both the twins to calm down and get them back to sleep mumbling to them both. But they continued to cry. Although the crying lowered a tad bit but they were still screaming and crying.

A smile somehow finding its way onto my face. I swear every time I see her beautiful face or when she's with the twins. I fall in love with her all over again. They day I stop feeling that way is the day that she needs to kick my ass because that's the day that her being way too good for me will be clear. I pray that day never comes. I wouldn't want to loose her for the world.

Making my way towards her now directly in front of her. I place my hand on her back rubbing it in a circular motion.

"Here" I say reaching out and taking Mahlani in my arms. Now cradling her.
In an instant she stops crying and now the only crying that is being heard from Alonzo. But that comes to an end when Lahli lifts him out of his bassinet.

"How do you do that?" Lahli grunts seeing how quiet Lahlani has gotten as soon as she's in my arms.
I only shrug smiling being in the presence of my three angels.
"Do they need to be changed?" I ask walking over to the changing table.

"Nope, I just checked. Their probably just Hungry they need more food in them anyways they are still so tiny." Lahlani smiles caressing Alonzo's cheek.

"Oh my gosh I'm obsessed with our babies they are just so cute." Lahlani smiles walking forward standing directly in front of me.
Upon hearing her words I laugh.

"I'll go get the bottles out of the fridge." I say and Lahlani reaches out for her as I'm a about to walk out of the room.
I look at her with a puzzled look. Does she really think she can hold both the twins at once?

"What? I can hold both of them. I've done it before I was doing it earlier when I was feeding them." She says as if she had read my mind.
She slowly sits down on the rocking chair that was sitting behind her.

"Oh and you don't need to get those bottles I need to breast feed my boobs are already hurting. Now give her here. We need to get them back to sleep quickly if not they will be sleep majority of later on today and there sleeping schedule will be messed up." Lahlani rushes out holding her free arm out.

Nodding I gently hand Mehlani to her.

"You can go back to bed if you want. This shouldn't take long." Lahlani yawns taking ahold of Mehlani.

"Nah, I'll stay. Keep you company." I say raising the light switch in the room till the room was lit with light but the room was still dims at the same time.
"I am not trying to start anything but have you told your mom and everyone else. I mean this is kinda the first time where I am basically the first to find out?" Her question honestly had caught me off guard.
I hadn't given this situation much thought In a while.

Although I do know exactly what she is talking about by I just don't know how to answer.
"Tell my mom and everyone else what?" I answer with another question knowing she doesn't like when I do that.

"Nathan, you know what I am talking about. It's written all over your face. You know it irritates me when you do that. I'm Talking about you being deployed again. Did you tell your mom yet?"

This is not what I want to be talking about right now.

"Well not exactly. You're pretty much the only one that knows other than Dawson and Andre. Andre found out today... But look at it this way. At least you're not the last one to know like the last time." I say running my hands through my hair.
"Nathan, that doesn't matter you need to tell your mom and Emily and don't think I haven't noticed what going on between you and Emily. She's your sister you need to sit down and have a real conversation with her. Yesterday as soon as we got in her car I could tell your whole expression changed. I know you two talk now but you were really close."

"Lahlani we've Already discussed this. I understand that you want Emily and I to talk more like we used to. But I just can't do that. Knowing that while you were suffering, she was out with some guy partying instead of watching out for you." I groan plopping down onto the couch.

"Nathan, you can't be serious right now. And I do not need a babysitter. Her job isn't to sit and watch me. I thought you and Emily had solved your differences."

"Yeah, I thought so too. But, I just can't get passed it. But whatever that doesn't matter. I have all the time in the world to work things out with her. Right now I am focused on you. You and our beautiful son and daught-"

"Yeah? No, you don't Nathan!" Lahlani whisper shout trying not to disturb the twins.
"Nathan you don't have all the time in the world. Because life is short. Believe me I know and you should know this too. Nathan I nearly died. hell according to the police report I did. You, you risk your life every time you step out onto the field. So don't sit here and tell me you have all the time to work things out. Nathan, she is your sister. Yet, you can do is talk to your mom, brother, and the sheriff though? Sure, your mom wasn't involved in any of this. But what makes Dawson and the sheriff different from Emily? I am the one who told her to go out and have some fun, to not cancel her date. So I am sorry that I told her to go out and live her life. So are you not talking me now either? You're saying I have been through so much. But what makes me smile is seeing you talk to all of your family. Not just sharing a discussion actually talking. Like how you all used to. Honestly it's just disappointing."

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