Wednesday Briefs – True Family (Short Scene)

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This is a short scene I’ve had rattling around in my head for a while.

Also, see the end of this chapter to see how to request a scene about your favourite characters.


True Family

Hector groaned as he woke. It was still dark outside and he couldn’t have been asleep for long. His phone started buzzing on his side table letting him know why he was awake at this stupid hour of the night. He rolled out of bed and took his phone out of the room to avoid waking his still sleeping lover.

Heaving a sigh he swiped the answer icon, she wouldn’t stop until he answered anyway.

“Hello.”

“How could you do this, you insolent brat.”

Hector held the phone away from his ear to protect his eardrums from the shrill tone.

“What have I done this time?” He was tired and didn’t want to play her games.

“You know very well what you’ve done. You’ve made the family look like neglectful idiots. You’ve made your father and I look as though we don’t know what our children are doing.”

Hector silenced a snort. Since when had Javen and Keria Levio care where their children were and what they were doing? Unless those children were needed for a public appearance to show everyone what a happy family the couple had.

“Hector, are listening? How could you do this? The press even put out a special edition of the paper. All people can talk about is you so called marriage and how your parents weren’t at the ceremony. I have been fielding calls all afternoon from reporters wanting to know why we weren’t at our oldest son’s wedding. Do we not approve of his new husband? What are our thoughts on the marriage? And many more questions. None of which either your father or I could answer since we didn’t know you had met anyone let alone were getting married.”

Hector flopped down into his favourite armchair and picked up his kindle with his free hand. Nudging the on button with his chin he read his current book, ignoring the ranting going on in his ear.

“Hector? Hector, are you listening to a word I’m saying?”

Hector didn’t even try and stifle his sigh this time. “No, not a word. But, trust me I get the idea. What I don’t get is why you’re calling me? None of this has anything to do with you.”

“Nothing to do with me? I am your mother. I just told you about the reporters thinking I don’t care about you or your marriage because I wasn’t at this supposed ceremony. Of course, I am going to call you and find out what game you think you’re playing.”

Hector growled. “Let’s start from the beginning. You are not my mother. You just happen to be the person who donated an egg and womb.” He ignored the shocked gasp and carried on. “A mother is there for their child. She loves them, cares for them, spends times with them. The only person to do that for me and the others was Miss Letty. She was the one to teach us to talk. She was the one to pick us up and tend us when we fell. She was the one who we went to for advice when we were confused, and a shoulder to cry on when we were sad. She shared all our firsts and best moments with us.”

Hector took a breath and continued quickly. “My mother was at my wedding because Miss Letty was there to stand with me. Seth and Terri were there too to stand as my best people. You and Javen weren’t invited because you weren’t welcome. To be frank, if you had somehow found out about it and turned up you would have been removed from the premises with as much as a scene for the press as could be made.

“Now, if that answers your questions I want to go back to bed. It is my wedding night and I hadn’t been asleep long when you saw fit to wake me up. If I’m lucky my husband may now be awake again too.”

“You cannot be serious.” Keria’s voice rose to such a high octave Hector moved the phone again. “You will be nothing without our money. Who is going to pay for your fancy lifestyle if we cut you off? Your new husband will soon lose interest when he finds out he married a broke uneducated brat instead of the sugar daddy he thought he was getting.”

Hector laughed. “My God, you didn’t even think to check on who I married, did you? Not that it matters. Actually, you’ve just proved my earlier points exactly. Let me fill you in on my life a bit, Keria. I left school at sixteen and went straight into college. From there I went to university. I graduated top of my class in computer science. While at university I teamed up with some classmates and we designed a program. I can’t tell you what the program is because we had to sign an NDA when we sold it to the government for a few million pounds. Also, while negotiating the sale I met my now-husband, Larry, who happens to be the CEO of a company that helps the government to use programs like the one they bought from my friends and I. So you see, he has plenty of his own money for us to live off and so have I. We have no need of your money. I will be blocking your number and that of Javen’s when I hang up this call. I would suggest you forget about your so-called kids. We want nothing to do with you. We have a new family now. Miss Letty is my mother as she has always been, and Larry’s family have taken us in as one of their own. We don’t need or want you anymore.”

Hector hung up and went back to bed.

Larry rolled over and asked sleepily. “Who were you talking to, love?”

“No one important.” Hector snuggled in and kissed his husband.



Please remember to comment with any bonus scenes you would like to see. They don’t have to be about this story, they can be from any story I have posted on this blog. I will make a running list on my blog and keep updating as I receive requests.


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3 Responses to Wednesday Briefs – True Family (Short Scene)

  1. Judy Stone says:

    Hector and Larry sound like an interesting couple and I’d love to read a short story or novella about them.
    I don’t know if this would meet the qualifications for a bonus scene, but I fell in love with “Help! My Lover’s an Alien”. Ahem…you mentioned in a post. Does that count? Pretty please with sprinkles?

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    • cazpedroso says:

      Hiya. I promise I am trying to work on some bonus scenes but things are a bit up in the air here. When I realised I’d missed so many weeks I found something that I already had written and just polished it slightly.
      I’ll try to do something different for next week.

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  2. Judy Stone says:

    Breathe. Stuff is pretty crazy now, and we’re all doing the best we can. Stay safe and well.

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