Chapter 112

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||Briana||

After the funeral, everyone went to Shai's parents house. Since we got there, KJ has been in his room. Everyone wants to talk to him, but he won't talk to anyone but his grandparents, Blake & I.

Her parents said they needed to talk to me, so we went in the kitchen.

"When do you go back home?" her mom asked.

"I believe tomorrow."

"And KJ's supposed to be going with you, right?"

"Yes, but are you sure you don't want him to stay? I mean, he is your only grandchild," I said.

"We would love for him to stay, but we're getting older and KJ needs someone he can run around and play with," her dad said.

I nodded because I guess that is kinda true.

I needed to talk to Blake about this, so excused myself from the conversation. I went to KJ's room and Blake was in there with him, talking about God knows what.

"Blake, can I talk to you for a second?"

"Yeah. I'll be right back, okay?" he said to KJ.

He nodded and sat on the bed. I grabbed Blake's hand and led him to the backyard and sat in the gazebo.

"What's up?"

"Okay, well when we were broken up, I promised Shaierra that I would take KJ and raise him since her parents can't. I guess what I'm asking is, will that be a problem for you?"

"No, it'll be fine."

"Are your sure? Because I don't want you to throw it in my face if we ever get in an argument or something like that."

"Bri, I would never do that. I like KJ and it'll be fun to have him with us. Plus, Ford will have someone to play with when he comes over and the baby will get another big brother," he said before kissing me.

"Well we should go tell him," I said with my forehead against his.

We left the gazebo and went back inside to KJ's room.

"Hey KJ," I said, sitting beside him.

"Hi."

"You know Uncle Blake & I are leaving tomorrow, right?"

He sadly nodded and looked down at his hands.

"And you're gonna come stay with us for a while. How does that sound?"

"I am?!" he asked, lifting his head with a smile on his face.

This is the first time he's smiled all day, so of course it made me smile too.

"Yeah!"

He wrapped his little arms around my neck and gave me a big hug.

He changed out of his little suit and went in the backyard with Blake while I packed his clothes.

***

The next day...

Ford is coming over today and I'm glad because I feel like I haven't seen him in forever, even though it's only been two weeks.

While I was sitting in the living room with KJ, I heard Blake & Ford walk in.

"Bweedy! Bweedy!"

He ran in and gave me a hug. He then looked at KJ and KJ looked at him.

"Bweedy, who that?"

"Ford, this is my nephew, KJ," I said.

"Hi KJ!"

"Hi!"

"Wanna pway?"

"Otay."

KJ jumped off the couch and they sat on the floor to play with the cars & trucks that were spread out on the floor. I'm glad they're getting along already.

"Hey babe," Blake said, kissing my forehead, "what's up?"

"I've been thinking about where KJ should sleep," I said quietly so the boys wouldn't hear me.

"For now, he & Ford can share a room. I'm sure he wouldn't mind."

He put his arm around me and kissed my temple. I watched KJ & Ford play & laugh, and I felt a small smile creep up on my face.

I could get use to this.

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