Matt stared silently at the storm cloud filled sky, accompanied by his cat, Samuel and ex-wife's daughter and his own son. Aurora, the 3 year old little girl, held the tabby cat up to her chest, getting hair all over her flowing, pink dress, While his 15 year old, adopted son, Trey Owen, sat next to his father.
Aurora stood behind them both, giving them both questioning looks, "Da-da.. why awe you so sad?" She asked, not old enough to understand the losses and depression her father was going through. Matt's heart practically shattered when she asked him the question, her tone as innocent and cute as could be.
Trey bit his lip holding back tears, looking at his father before standing back up, "Come on Rora'. Bathtime," "But, Tweeeey!! I dun wanna!" She whined, going into a fit, jerking her fists with the cat still in her grasp, giving it a mini-heart attack.
Trey grinned, "No book for you tonight then." He threatened, making a silly face at her when she gasped."Hmpf.." She grunted, dropping the cat and crossing her arms, stomping to the bathroom and sitting on the closed toilet seat,waiting for Trey to come help her bathe. Trey looked at his father once more, sighing before walking out, down the hall to his little sister.
Matt held onto himself, a shaking mess, crying and rocking back and forth uncontrollably. His life has been a living hell for the past 3 months. His bestfriend, James Owen Sullivan, had passed sadly, but peacefully to the other side while his wife of 6 years divorced him.
The light of his life, his precious little girl.. She was the only on who could give him happiness, besides the new (temporary), man of the house, Trey. He adopted Trey when he was 14, just turning 15. He needed another man to help. But he also wanted to help him. The staff were saying how he'd be stuck there for the rest of his life because of his age. They were wrong. All of them.
He took Trey in, to give him a new life after his wife had just divorced him, because really, if he couldn't be happy himself, he wouldn't hesitate to make others happy. Trey was abused as a child, his parents were criminals, murderers even. They shouldn't even be alive right now. Neither of them. They're both trashy, scumbags.
Matt continued to stare out the open window in his small, four bedroom apartment in the giant city of New York, watching the rain pour down like the tears he always cried. He was about to shed another tear before something caught his eye. A man, walking sadly in the rain, almost like he was lost, but Matt knew better. He wasn't lost.. He was.. looking for someone.. something..
Instinctively Matt shouted down to him, “Hello! Up here, hon!” He looked up at me, moving his hood to the side so he could see me better. Matt could see a small smile form upon his snakebitten lips as he waved back up.
Matt chuckled under his breath, but his sad tone still remained. Before Matt knew it the man started walking again, not saying anything else. “Hey wait..” He muttered, not meaning to gain his attention but somehow he did.
The man looked back up, “Yeah?” He asked, a little bit louder the rain to match my tone of voice. Matt stared at him for a good minute with a crooked smile, “Would you.. like to come inside? The storm is gonna be here for a few hours.”
The short man looked at the grayish-white ground shyly but I saw a swift nod come from him, “Y-yeah.. Thank you.” He stated, walking towards the apartment complex. Matt quickly slipped on his shoes, opening his door and yelled back, “Trey I'll be back in like 30 seconds!” He strided down the stairs to the trembling, soaking wet man. He looked like he had just fought a war..
The man took off his hood, revealing two, gorgeous, emerald eyes with gold around the edges of his iris. Matt stared, unintentionally, into the man's eyes, the corners of his mouth starting to rise. What was the word again? Oh yeah. Smile..
Zacky was blushing at how Matt was staring, but he gladly stared back at his gold eyes. For a while they just stared at each other, not really saying a word until Matt broke the comfortable silence by saying, “Come on,” He stretched out his hand, “Let's get you warmed up, eh?”
Zacky stood in his place, staring at Matt's hand like he's never seen a hand before. “Come on, honey. I don't bite.” Zacky smiled at this and took the muscular man's hand, allowing himself to be led to Matt's apartment.
Matt opened the door back up, Samuel running up to both of them and brushing against their ankles lovingly. Zacky's face filled up with joy at the sight of the tabby cat and cradled him to his chest. “Awww, you're so cute!!” He exclaimed, hugging the cat tightly, making Matt laugh.
The cat made a long, 'I need some help', meow. Zacky looked down, “Sorry, kitty..” He made a pouty face and put Samuel back on the ground, watching him run off. Zacky turned back to Matt on his heel, softly smiling at him.
Matt returned the smile, “I never got your name..” He stated. Zacky blushed, “O-oh.. Sorry. My name is, Zachary. Most call me Zack or Zacky though.” He stated, playing footsie with Matt's feet that were planted on the ground.
Matt smiled widely for the first time in a while, “I like it. .It's unique.. My name's Matthew. Might as well call me Matt.” They shook hands lightly, smiling at each other.
Trey walked out, “Hey dad, Rora's asl-” Trey stopped looking at Zacky and smiling politely, “Oh hello. I didn't realize my dad was going to have company or I would've dressed nicer..” The teenager muttered, looking over himself.
Zacky glanced at Matt with a confused look but then grinned back at Trey, “No no! I'm an unexpected visitor.” He stated, raising his hands in defense. Trey looked at his father, just as confused as Zacky but none the less, traded names with Zacky and shook his hand.
“Trey what were you gonna say?” Matt asked, glancing at his son. “Oh. I was just gonna say that, Rora's asleep now. That's it.” He smiled before walking into his room and shutting the door. Zacky looked at Matt with a serious face and crossed arms.
Matt looked back at him, “What?” He asked, leading Zacky to his master bathroom so he could get off the old, rain-soaked, clothes and take a warm bath. “You.. didn't tell me had.. a son. And who's 'Rora'?” He threw questions at Matt, left and right, up and down, there was always another question.
“Zack, I'll explain everything when you get cleaned up.” He said, testing the water with his finger and stepping back to go grab a towel but Zacky still kept interrogating Matt as he walked into the closet.
Matt came back with a towel draped over is broad shoulder and soft black pants in his hand. “Here.” He set the pants and towel on the counter. “Yell if ya need me.” Matt stated as he walked out.
Zacky nodded slightly, stopping the questions and getting undressed, throwing the soaked clothes on the floor and stepping into the warm tub. 'Ahhhh..' he sighed, sinking all the way in. Matt, the good Samaritan, laid on his bed, staring at the ceiling, thinking about how he was supposed to explain everything to Zacky.
~20 Minutes Later~
“Daddy..” Matt opened his eyes to see his little girl standing in her fairy pajamas, holding a teddy bear with one hand and tears in her eyes. His eyes widened, “Baby, what's wrong?” He quickly got up and walked over to her, wrapping his arms around her and picking her up. She laid her head on his shoulder, crying into it.
“Tell da-da what's wrong, Rora..” Matt whispered, sitting on his king-sized bed and rocking her back and forth in his arms. “T-there's a m-monster in m-my closest!” She screeched, crying harder. Matt looked at her, “Do you want me to scare it away..?” He asked, smiling softly down at her.
She nodded, wiping her eyes, “M-make him g-go home..” she said, holding her daddy tightly. Matt could tell Zacky was listening in from the silence that came over the bathroom when his daughter came in the room so he didn't bother saying where he was going.
Matt slid off the bed, holding his daughter, and he teddy bear for that matter, as he walked back into the pink and purple room. He turned on the lights and set her on the bed, eying the butterflies on the wall before opening the closet.
Trey jumped out at his father, thinking it was his little sister. Matt, who didn't flinch, crossed his arms. Aurora coward behind her hands, crying again, before realizing it was her brother in the closet. “Tweyyy!!!” She cried harder, getting under her covers and holding her pillow.
Trey stared at his father in horror, “Uhhh...” He muttered. “Crap..” Matt sighed and slid his hand down his face in annoyance, “Trey what are you doing?!” He shouted at his son in confusion. Trey winced his father's shout, “Not hiding in the closet...” He muttered in a smart tone.
Matt groaned, “Go to bed. Now.” Trey huffed, but complied, walking out of his little sister's room back to his and shutting the door. “The monster is gone.” Matt chuckled, going over to his daughter and kissing the top of her head lightly. “Now you can go to sleep.” He stated, patting her head.
Rora shook her head, “Wead me a stowy, daddy.” She whined, sticking her lower lip out in a pout, knowing her father couldn't resist her pouty face. “Ugh...” Matt looked away with defeat shown on his face, “Fine..What story?” He asked, going over to the bookshelf in her room, looking around for a book. “The Thwee Witttle Piggies!” She exclaimed, going into a fit of giggles and jumping up and down.
Matt sighed, “You are so lucky you are cute..” He muttered under his breath, grabbing the book and walking back to his daughter, sitting next to her. Matt glanced at the clock that read, 12:00am, in bold pink letters. “It's late baby.. promise me you'll sleep after I read?”. She nodded, smiling innocently. Matt read her the whole book, looking at her sleeping form and smiling, getting up slowly and putting the book on her nightstand, turning around to Zacky who was leaning against the doorframe. The whole time.
Zacky had a big smile on his face, trying not to 'Awwww' and giggle. Matt had a face that practically read, 'Kill me now.' Matt walked out past Zacky, dragging him along by his arm, back to the master bedroom.
Matt closed the door behind them, sighing under his breath, “What do you want to know?” He asked, almost like he read Zacky's mind. Zacky went over, sitting on Matt's bed cross legged, taking Matt with him. “I want to know why you're alone.. I want to know why you helped me.. I want to know..”
Matt sat in front of Zacky, his knees up to his chest, sighing. “I'm alone.. because my wife left me. My best friend just passed away.. And to answer your question from earlier.. The little girl is our daughter, Aurora. Trey is my son. I adopted him.” Matt choked out, refusing to cry in front of Zacky because it was to embarrassing to cry in front of someone.
Zacky slowly moved his hand onto Matt's shoulder, rubbing it gently, “I'm sorry, Matt.. It seems we have a common bond. My wife left me as well..” He stated, trailing off when Matt looked at the bed sadly.
“I helped you because I needed too. I wanted to help someone.. make someone happy..” Matt said, smiling with his dimples in full galore. Zacky blushed lightly, “I'm nothing special. .I was just a guy walking in the rain who could easily be a murderer.” He said under his breath.
“Yeah.. But I know you're not. You are special. To me. “Matt snickered, messing up Zacky's hair by rubbing his head like he does to Trey. Zacky looked at the man he had just met in confusion, “But.. You barely even know me..”
Matt chuckled, “I don't have to know you to treat you right.” He said in a hushed, sweet voice. Zacky was about to cry. No one had ever cared so much about him. Not even his ex-wife.
Matt could see Zacky's watery eyes and gasped. “Zack I'm so sorry I didn't mean to make you cry!” He shouted accidentally, continuing to babble apologies towards Zacky. Zacky chuckled and leaned up, pressing a gentle, tamed kiss to Matt's lips. “Go to sleep, dumbass. I accept your apologies.”
Matt blushed lightly at Zacky's lips on his. They were so soft but cold because of his steel piercings. In other words.. It was prefect. “U-uhm.. Okay.. I'll sleep on the couch. You can have the bed.” The bigger man stated, getting up and stripping off his shirt in routine to sleep.
Zacky stared at Matt for a second..minute..or five.. until Matt woke him up out of his thoughts, “Yo, you with me?” He shook Zacky lightly. “Sleep here. In the bed. With me.” Zacky said, not giving Matt a chance to voice his opinion as he pulled him back.
“Woah-” Matt plopped (more like fell.) onto the bed next to Zacky. Zacky was grinning from ear to ear at that point, still holding Matt's arm tightly. “What's the creepy smile about?” Matt asked, a little bit, just a LITTLE bit, freaked out.
Zacky pretty much giggled like a schoolgirl, “You're not wearing a shirt. Teeheehehe..” Matt had a totally creeped out face, but he couldn't help the deep laughs that erupted from his throat. Matt slipped himself under the warm covers, pulling Zacky to his bare chest, putting him into a protective hold.
Zacky hummed, nuzzling his face into Matt's chest and laying like that, soon enough, falling asleep. Matt on the other hand stayed up, pretty much stroking Zacky's raven colored hair and staring at the ceiling.. all night.
The next morning came quickly. The sun rays leaked through the blinds and curtains. Zacky who hadn't moved an inch from Matt's chest since he fell asleep, moved slightly, cracking his eyes open wearily to look at his protector's relaxed face.
Zacky opened his eyes more, smiling at the man who held him and kissed his chest lightly, giggling. Matt smirked, “You tryin' to seduce me?” Zacky squeaked, not knowing Matt was awake the whole time. “Uhmmmm...No?” He said, not sure if he was or not.
“Damn that's to bad.” Matt stated jokingly, earning a light slap to his 'Thicker than water' tattoo.
“Just saying.” Matt snickered, earning yet another slap, but harder this time. “Mmm..that feel good, babydoll.” Matt smirked, this time.. no slap..? Oh god what was he planning.
Zacky matched Matt's smirk and cupped his face, bringing his face down to his and staring into his gold eyes. Matt stared back, “What?” He asked biting his lip gently. Zacky brushed his lips against Matt's, making Matt shiver from the cold metal on his lips.
Matt pulled Zacky on top of him, putting a hand behind the back of the smaller man's neck and pulling him down, kissing his gently, moving his lips ever so lightly against Zacky's.
Zacky roamed his hand down from Matt's face to his chest than back up, snaking around his neck. Matt stopped for a minute and broke the kiss, “Zack?” He questioned. “Yeah?” Zacky looked down at him “What..are we doing? I'm..straight.. I think..” At this point Matt was so confused he couldn't even talk right.
Zacky chuckled, “Well apparently you're not straight unless straight means curvy as hell.” Zacky smirked at his sass talk to Matt. Matt growled slightly, harshly pulling Zacky back down and sliding his tongue into the younger man's mouth.
Zacky moaned into Matt's mouth, toying with his tongue in the passionate kiss they shared. They both parted for air and Zacky spoke up quietly, “Good morning to you, honey.” Zacky slid off of the top of Matt and laid beside him, chuckling.
Matt chuckled, “Yeah yeah..whatever.” He sat up, pulling Zacky's arms around his neck and standing up. Zacky squeaked when Matt stood up, making his legs dangle before he wrapped them around Matt's waist. “Piggy back ride?” He questioned. Matt snickered, “Piggy back ride.”
Matt took off out the door, making Zacky screech, tightening his grip around Matt's neck. Matt came to halt in the kitchen, setting Zacky back down on his feet and smirking, “Have fun?”
“Oh shut the fuck up.” Zacky said, fixing his hair. Matt pouted, “Hmpf. Someone's grumpy. Or horny. Either one.”
“Why would I be-” “Morning.” Trey cut Zacky off unknowingly, waving weakly at his father and Zacky. Aurora came down after Trey, holding three of her teddy bears. “Morning, princess. Whatcha doin' with all the bears?” Matt asked.
Aurora rubbed her eyes wearily, “Dey wanted to come downstaiws.” She mumbled, setting her stuffed animals on the couch and walking over, hugging Matt and Zacky's leg. Zacky n'awwed and picked Aurora up. “You are so precious!” Zacky exclaimed, hugging Aurora tightly, making her erupt in giggles.
“And I'm not?” Trey fake sobbed. Zacky looked at Trey, How old are you again?” Matt snickered when Trey flipped Zacky off. Zacky covered Aurora's eyes and gasped, “How dare you!” He shouted.
Trey shrugged, “Daddddddd...Have I told you how much I love you lately?” He smiled sweetly. Matt sighed, “What do you want?” He asked, leaning against the counter. “Why would you think I want- I wanna go out to breakfast.” He stopped in the middle of his lie and sneered.
Aurora perked up at that, “Yeah, dada! Can we go pwease!!” She giggled excitedly. Matt looked back at Zacky, “Well? Wanna go, Zacky?” Aurora giggled and kissed Zacky's cheek, “Pweaseeee!! You can have a tea party with me!”
“No one wants to have a tea party with you.” Trey said teasingly, spitting out his orange juice when his dad smacked him in the stomach. “The hell?!” Trey shouted, leaning over holding his stomach.
“Don't be mean to your sister.” Matt said, snickering “Oh and clean up the orange juice.” He could feel Trey glaring at him which only made him snicker more. Zacky patted the small girl's head and smiled, “Alright. We can go. And I get to go to a tea party held by the princess? Yey!”
Aurora jumped from his arms and jumped up and down happily. Matt smiled at Zacky, mouthing 'Thank you.' to him and blowing him a kiss when neither of his children were looking. Zacky giggled and nodded, pretending to catch the kiss.
“Dada! Come on, come on! I wanna get dwessed and go!” She grabbed her father's hand and dragged him to her room. Trey finished cleaning up the mess of orange juice all over the floor, “Spoiled brat..” He muttered to himself, not knowing Zacky was still standing there.
“Don't talk about your sister that way. Your father spoils you both.” Zacky said, making Matt's son jump. “Who are you to say-” “I'm allowed to say that because your father is good man! You have a house, electricity, food, you have everything you need to survive! So stop taking it for granted, Trey!” Zacky shouted at Trey angrily, remembering everything Matt had told him about last night.
Trey backed off, never being yelled at by his father like Zacky just did. “I'm..sorry..” He muttered looking at the floor in guilt. Zacky stepped up, hugging Trey, “It's alright..” Trey hugged his father's new friend back, smiling slightly. “I guess I should go get ready, eh?” Trey asked, pulling away from the hug.
Zacky nodded, “Yeah go get ready. I'm gonna have to steal some clothes from your father's closet.”
Trey nodded, laughing with Zacky as they both walked away in different directions. Matt walked out with Aurora and Samuel back to the living room.
“Sit here and watch cartoons until me and your brother are ready alright?” Matt said, setting his little girl on the couch making her purple dress spread out. “Otay, daddy.” She watched her daddy walk away.
Matt walked up behind Zacky who was searching for clothes in his closet, snaking his arms around around Zacky's petite waist. Zacky got goosebumps and chuckled lightly, “Well hello there..” He whispered, leaning his head back against Matt's shoulder.
“Hello..” He whispered back, glancing around the closet. “Want me to pick out your wardrobe?” He asked, poking Zacky in the stomach. Zacky spazzed and nodded, “What can I do?” He asked, tilting his head to look up at the man holding him. “Sit over there and look cute.” Matt pointed to the chair in the closet.
“Why is that there?” He slipped out of the taller man's arms and sat down. “So when my wife modeled for me I didn't have to stand.” He snickered, grabbing two pairs of jeans of the hangers and looking for shirts.
“Your wife modeled for you?” Zacky asked, glancing at Matt's ass every now and then. “Yeah. Almost every week when she went shopping. Why do you think I have this big a closet? Most of this was filled with all her ugly crap.”
Zacky cracked up, jerking in his seat as he laughed. Matt grinned from ear-to-ear and grabbed two shirts as well, “You need boxers?” Matt questioned, throwing the jeans and shirt at Zacky.
“Uh..I think they'd be to big for me but.yeah. He muttered, looking down. “Oh now. I'm sure they'll fit you.” Matt winked, pulling out some pain black boxers for him and red ones for Zacky. “Don't be a woman and take foREVer to get changed, alright?” Matt walked out of the closet.
About 20 minutes later Zacky stumbled out of the bathroom, out to the family of three that was waiting in the living room. “Sorry, sorry! I didn't mean to take so long.”
“We thought the clothes ate you.” Trey commented, smirking at Zacky mockingly. “Well then I'm back from the dead. Idiot.” Zacky threw 'Mr.cuddlebug' at Trey. “Nuu!!” Aurora squeaked, jumping up and grabbing the bear from Trey, tugging on it arm.
Trey held onto the bear, “Hah! He's mine now!” They continued to fight, amusing the two elder men until Matt's stomach growled. “Come onnnnnnn.. Trey give her the be-” “Mr.cuddlebug, daddy!” She corrected him.
Matt had the straightest face he could muster up, “Trey. Give her Mr.Cuddlebug back and lets go.” Matt his his face from Aurora so she couldn't see he was laughing at the ridiculous name. Trey handed her the bear, “Dad can Nick come too?! Please?” Aurora butted in, “Ew no. Nick is gwoss.”
Matt pointed at Aurora, “The lady says no. Now out! Go!” He shooed his son, daughter and (hopefully) his soon to be lover out the door. Samuel meowed his goodbyes to them and purred when Matt leaned down to pet him. “We'll be back bud.” He stated to the cat, grabbing his keys and walking out the door, locking it.
He stepped out of the elevator to the lobby where the three were patiently waiting for him. “If I knew what car was yours I would've been there already too, Mr.Slowass.” Matt smacked the back off Zacky's head and muttered, 'Shut up.' to him, taking his daughter's hand and walking to his car.
“Shotgun!” Trey shouted but got shoved out of the way by Zacky, “Screw you! I got it first!” Zacky ran to the passenger side door, opening it and slamming it on Trey. Trey sighed in defeat, climbing into the back seat and pouting.
Matt sighed almost wanting to smack someone, “We live in a world with a bunch of idiots.” Aurora nodded in agreement. “Agweed.”
Zacky was munching, okay, devouring, his pancakes as Matt watched him, his own fork to his mouth. Trey wasn't paying any attention to them, to busy staring at a waitress's hips as she walked. Aurora, who took notice to this, giggled to herself.
Matt, who was the second to take notcie shook his head, “Don't do it. It's a trap.” Trey looked over, “What?” He was to busy 'enjoying the show' to hear anything. “Nothing, nothing.” Matt shrugged, continuing to eat his waffles.
Zacky was sneakily stealing things off of Matt's plate when he wasn't looking to eat for himself. Because ya know, five pancakes and two pieces of bacon wasn't enough. It was working pretty well until Matt hit Zacky's fork with his, pinning it down.
“Drop the strawberry.” Matt stated, forming his fingers into a gun shape and 'aiming' it at Zacky. Zacky dropped the fork with the fruit on it, raising up his hands in the air. Matt picked it up with his fingers and at it, smirking at Zacky.
“Dada I'm donee...” Aurora stated, alerting her father that she needed her hands to be cleaned off. “Trey do me a favor and take her to the bathroom please.” He looked at his son who was to busy staring at more girl's that were waving to him.
Matt smirked, “My son's got it goooooood.” Zacky rolled his green eyes, “Ladies man.” Matt threw a banana piece covered with syrup at his son's face, hitting him right on the nose. “Take your sister to the bathroom.” He repeated himself, smiling sweetly when the girls starting laughing at the teen.
Aurora giggled, jumping down from the booth seat and waving to the girls that were 'awwwwing' at how cute the blonde child was. Trey muttered cuss words under his breath and stood up, taking his little sister's sticky hand and walking her to the bathroom.
“So Zack, I was wondering..” Matt started, staring at the table shyly. “Oh I wonder a lot too, Mattie.” He stated, sticking another strawberry in his mouth. “Zacky, I'm serious.. I was wondering if.. you'd like to go out tonight for dinner. Ya know, just us two?”
A red tint spread across the younger man's face, “No.. Matt. I wouldn't like to go..” He paused, seeing how sad Matt's face had become, “Matt.. I'd love to go.” He said, putting his hands upon Matt's and smiling softly at him. “I'd love too.” Zacky repeated, leaning across the table and kissing the elder man's lips gently, but quickly so no one would see.
Matt blinked the tears that had taken control of his eyes when he thought he was rejected. “Yep. Not gay at all.” Zacky teased, remembering what Matt had said earlier. “Shut your cake hole, Zachary.” Matt warned.
“Or what? Gonna bang me to death?” Zacky grinned widely. “Dude. You deserve a slap for that.” Matt stated, crossing his arms. “But you love me to much, Mattie!” He mocked, sneering when Matt kicked him in the knee. Zacky gritted his teeth and glanced at the girls who were still 'awwwwing' at Aurora and giggling at Trey.
Trey stood and talked to the girls for a while with his unamused sister at his side. She crossed her arms, “Twey. I wanna go see dada. You can kissssy these giwls lata!” The three year old spoke in a whiney tone which made the girls laugh.
“Yeah, Trey. You can kiss us later!” One of the girls grinned, handing Trey her number. “Call me.”
Trey nodded, “Will do, hot stuff.” He walked off with his dear little sister back to his father and Zacky.
“You got her number?” Zacky rose his eyebrows in amazement. “Dude she is sooooo out of your league. She's so hot and you're so...not.” Zacky said, taking the smack to his arm from Trey. “She is not out of my league, you douchebag!” Zacky smacked him back, “Don't talk like that in front of your father!”
Matt glared at Zacky, “My foot is going to go up your ass.” Aurora smacked each one of them, “Stop saying bad wowds! Ish not nice!” She pouted, curling up in here father's arms.
Matt held his little girl, giving his credit card to the waitress that came by to take their plates. Zacky looked at Matt, “Uh no.. Ma'am I'll pay. He took out his own wallet, handing the waitress some cash, “Keep the change, doll.” He took Matt's credit card and handed it back to its owner smiling.
The waitress smiled at Zacky, “Thank you. You gentlemen and the adorable little girl, have a nice day.” She said before trotting off with their dishes. “Thanks,” Matt paused and looked at Zacky, “Zack-” “No shut up. You are paying for dinner. I will pay for breakfast.” Zacky firmly stated, no hint of joking like there usually is.
Matt nodded understandingly so he didn't get smacked and walked out of the restaurant with his princess in his arms, his love by his side and his son trailing behind. Matt smiled to himself widely.
I..I think.. I'm gonna be alright...
~8'o clock P.M.~
Matt had driven Zacky home after breakfast so he could chill at his house for a while before they went out that night. With a heavy sigh, Matt looked at himself in the mirror, not liking the way he looked at all. Aurora walked into the bathroom where he father was, holding Samuel and tilted her head, “Daddy.. what's wrong?” She asked, setting the cat down and hugging her father's leg.
Her father looked down, “Daddy isn't feeling well. But I'm alright.” And by not feeling well he meant: I'm tired, I'm nervous, I'm confused, I'm lonely, I'm depressed, I don't look good enough for Zacky, I can't think straight.. But other then that.. I'm alright.
The little girl tilted her head, moving from her position she stated, “Daddy.. Za-Za wuvs you.. You know tat wight?” She asked, smiling when her father's frown turned into a surprised look. “You dun have to wowwy anymowe.. Za-Za doesn't cawe what you wook wike..”
Matt's eyes brimmed with a sea of tears, leaning down he asked, “How do you know Zacky loves me, Aurora?” She held out her hands and showed her a little piece of orange paper with a drawing, drawn completely in pencil. Matt took the paper from his daughter and opened it, looking inside he felt his heart sing. The picture was of two men, holding each others hands with tattoos covering their arms and piercings in all the right place on their faces and ears.
“Rora' who drew this?” Matt asked, wiping the tears that were about to fall. He had never been so happy in his life. Especially just with a simple drawing. “Za-Za drew it when you were busy talking to Tweyy!” She got up and ran out of the room, giggling when her father's face turned red.
Johnny, who was Matt's best friend, walked in the apartment door, without knocking. “Dohnny!!” Aurora shouted in excitement, running over to Johnny and hugging him. “What's up little girl!” He laughed, picking her up and setting her on his hip.
Trey smiled at Johnny, “Hey Jay.” Johnny tipped his head, “Hey, Trey. Sorry that I have to stay with ya.” Aurora gasped, “You'we staywing hewe with us? YEY!!!!” She was a bundle of joy after Johnny's announcement.
Matt had walked out in a full on suit, his suit jacket opened up showing off his white shirt, his pants had no creases or flaws whatsoever. In his opinion, he looked damn sexy.
Johnny wolf whistled, “Matt is tearin' up the houseeeee.” Matt flipped Johnny off and wrapped his arm around him. “Damn right I am, Johnny-boy.” Matt stated, a little to proud of himself. “Don't you think it's a little much, Matt?”
“Pff, no. Nothing is enough for this guy!” Matt said. Johnny shook his head, “Matt you've fallen head over heels. Don't go breaking this guy's heart. You were known as the heartbreaker in school, remember?” Johnny snickered making Trey look at them. “My dad was a heartbreaker?”
Johnny nodded, “Oh yeah. Biggest one in the highschool. He still got all the chicks though. Made each one of them cry their eyes out though.” Aurora gasped, “Daddy?! What'd you to dat for?”
Matt looked at the clock, “Oh look I gotta go!” He quickly hugged his angel and waved off Trey, “Be good for Johnny you two!” He shouted as walked, more like ran, out the door.
~2 years later~
Matt was standing at the end of the isle, swaying back and forth in front of the altar nervously. Brian Haner Jr., his best man, put a hand on his shoulder and smiled, “Don't worry. Zack will be here. Nothing will go wrong.” He squeezed Matt's shoulder reassuringly and turned back to his friend, Johnny, Jason and Arin who were standing there behind him.
Matt adjusted the red flower on his jacket and looked up when he heard the pian music to “Fiction” start to play. Zacky somehow also knew Jimmy and they both agreed to play that song for him.
Matt was already tearing up at the song. He laughed slightly when he thought about Jimmy and him at Brian's wedding, which they trashed after they got super drunk, which Michelle got pissed at but Brian just laughed and got drunk with them.
Aurora, who was the flower girl skipped down the isle, throwing red rose petal down behind her, making people 'awww' and smile. Trey, who was the ring bearer, walked behind Aurora with his own boyfriend. Sadly that chick from I-Hop didn't work out so well and Trey wanted to try and follow in his father's footsteps.
Trey and his boyfriend Ryan's arms were locked tightly as they walked, giggling like school girls from how happy they were. Once everyone got situated the real amazing moment came for Matt.. His love was walked down the isle, holding white roses and wearing a black tuxedo with a red shirt, a white flower pinned to his jacket, and a thin black veil over his head for tradition.
Zacky as well as Matt, were both tearing up due to the song, that they were getting married on December 28, the anniversary of Jimmy's death and that.. well.. .They were getting married. Zacck went up to Matt, standing in front of him and grabbing his hands. “You look amazing..” Matt whispered to Zacky, tears running down his face and quiet sniffles coming from his nose.
Zacky giggled and reached up, wiping Matt's tears as the priest spoke. “May we have the ring?” The priest looked at Trey. Trey gave a nod and walked up to his Father and his soon to be new father and gave them the rings to put on each other's fingers.
They both said their vows, slid the rings on each other fingers, said their 'I do's' their was only one thing left to do. “Zachary James Baker. You are now Zacky James Sanders. So I now pronounce you husband and h-”
“Wife.” You could hear somebody say, but no one fessed up. Matt looked down at Zacky who was blushing and smirked, “You're the wife, apparently.” The priest who didn't get to finish looked around for the person who interrupted. “Oh my god. It was me you idiots.” The voice got quieter and a white misted form stood in front of them. “J-jimmy?...” Matt asked, his mouth gaping open. “Well I'll be damned to hell! Look at that! My best friends are getting married as husband and wife! That's so cute!” His crystal blue eyes came into form as he laughed insanely.
The priest was truly amazed. Brian was laughing his ass off. Arin almost fainted. Johnny was squeeing with happiness and Zacky.. Zacky was crying. He wanted to hug Jimmy so badly it wasn't funny.
“Don't cry, Zeebear! You'll ruin your make up!” Reverend screamed which was only really a mere whisper. Zacky laughed while he was crying at the ghostly man's words and shook his head. The priest who was getting a little impatient sighed.
Matt looked at Jimmy, “I miss you.” Matt choked out. “Mattie..” Jimmy's face turned sad, “I just came to say hi..” and with those words Jimmy faded away, a small woosh could be heard as he did. “I hope you'll find you own way. .when I'm not with you tonight..” The voice of Jimmy whispered into Matt's ear as the priest repeated his words from earlier.
“I now pronounce you, Husband and husband. You may kiss your husband.” Matt smiled at Jimmy's voice, another tear falling as he lifted up Zacky's veil and laid a gentle kiss upon his lips, smiling.
“I love you.” Zacky whispered, wrapping his arms tightly around his new husband. “I love you too, Zeebear” Matt whispered back, smiling at the cheering and 'hell yeahs!' around them.
“Woo! Time to partyyyy!” Brian screamed, running away and cackling.
“You sure you should've made him your best man?” Zacky asked, sort of regretful.
“He's not my best man, baby.. You are. FoREVer.”