The Descendants of the Underworld (Pt. 2)

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(I'm not adopted and have never adopted a kid, so please be gentle on me if this is inaccurate. At least I tried to research ;—;) 

Will came home after work late one evening, exhausted and sleepy, to see Nico lying on the couch. "Hey, Neeks. Why are you still up?"

"I have something on my mind that I want to talk to you about." Nico responded, his voice a little nervous.

Will plopped down on a chair next to him. "Yeah? What do you need to talk about, sunshine?"

"Well, I've been thinking, and.. I really want a kid. Like, I want to adopt one." He told him, bracing for an upset reaction.

Will was stock still for a second, before bursting into laughter. Not a 'That's ridiculous' kind of laughter, but a relieved laughter,

Nico raised an eyebrow, confused.

"Oh, Nico, I'm so glad you told me that. I was gonna talk to you about it tomorrow. In fact, I had it all planned out. What we would need for the nursery and/or bedroom, how we would pay the adoption fees, how we would feed it.. all I needed was a time and date, and your confirmation."

The dark haired boy nodded, smiling. "Uh, yeah. That's great. We should get in touch with an adoption agency."

Will nodded, then headed off to the bedroom.

~6 months later~

Will strolled out of the bedroom to see Nico making coffee. He handed him a cup of the stuff, complete with cream, sugar, and a drop of nectar, while Nico just drank straight black. 

He gave Nico a huge smile. "Guess what?"

"Yes?" Nico answered.

"I finally finished the adoption process! All we need now is to view the list of waiting children, pick one out, and after that there's only a couple steps left."

Nico grinned. It was something he hardly ever did, but this occasion called for it.


The couple looked at all the children available. They hated to say it, but none of them felt right for the two, until their eyes set upon a boy named Austin. He was two years old, and able to talk and walk (shakily, of course). The boy was golden blond with striking blue eyes, just like Will.

"Wow, he looks so much like you.." Nico whispered. Will nodded.

Then they found out something. Strange occurrences had always happened to Austin, and one of the more drastic ones led to the death of his parents. He had been a sad child, but became best friends with one of the other boys there, named Addler. 

They then checked out Addler. He was two years old as well. He had dark brown hair, milky-colored eyes, and tanned olive skin. The boy reminded Nico of himself. Apparently quite the loner, he was quiet until Austin befriended him, then became a shy, sweet boy.

Will smiled. "Adorable, too."

Nico nodded.

~After a few more months~

Will waited impatiently in their living room, practically bursting with excitement. Their new  child would come home today. They had decided on Austin.. and Addler. Yep, it was complicated. Yep, it elongated the adoption process by a mile. And yep, it was worth it.

A knock came from the door.. it was Nico. He heard a few childish voices that came after the knock. Will jumped up and rushed to open it..

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