"Mama!" a boy's ecstatic voice greeted the doctor when he went out of the door of the surgery department. He looked around trying to see whom the boy was calling but he was alone with him. He stares at his adorable face for a while before a smile carves his lips.
"Hello, little man. Why are you here alone?" the doctor approached the boy who is estimated to be three years old sitting alone in the hallway of the surgery department. The play area for kids is very far from there.
"Mama! You pweytty!" the child exclaimed while he gaped at him.
"I'm a man. I'm not pretty" the doctor gently corrected the child with a tender smile.
"You pweytty. I am hanthome" the child proudly said while tapping his chest.
"Yes, you are handsome. But you are not supposed to be here, where is your mom?" he asked the child softly.
"Theo no mom…Onwy mama wabwab Theo. You awr mama, Theo. You wabwab Theo, mama? " the child abruptly explained and became sad that his sadness hit the doctor by surprise. He was rendered speechless with the boy's sudden change of mood and the misconception of him being his mama.
He stared at the boy for a while with his sympathetic look before he smiled fondly at him, he didn't know what to respond, calling him his mama. The boy's mom must not be around because he was looking for her.
"If your mom is around, she would surely love you so much" the kind doctor assured the sulking boy.
"No mom, Theo. Onwy dada and you, mama" the child continued persistently serious, making the doctor gape at him.
Looking at his clothes and the things in his body, he is obviously from a rich family. He looks so handsome and at the same time cute.
"An adorable child like you is supposed to be loved so much. Maybe mom has reasons why he is not with you and your dada" the doctor tried to explain while the child just stared at him in awe.
"You wabwab Theo?" the child asked expectantly which startled him, he just gaped at the boy for he didn't know how long.
"Ahm… Yes, I love children, so I love Theo" the doctor answered sincerely. No one could resist the charm of this child. He is instantly in love, himself.
"Whath you name, mama?" the child asked the handsome doctor while he was so sure of calling him mama, an irony.
"I'm Dr. Beam" the doctor smiled sweetly.
"Thee, you awh my mama. Nayth meeting you mama doc Bee, my pweytty mama. Am Theo" the child smiled and extended his small hand.
"Hello, Theo, nice meeting you too" Beam accepted the little man's handshake with a fond smile.
"You wabwab Theo, doc Bee?" Theo asked again, looking insecure.
"Yes, Dr. Beam loves Theo. Come here little buddy" Beam hugged the child and to his surprise, the child hugged him back very tightly.
"Theo no mom, mom no wab Theo. Theo happy, I have you, mama" Theo mumbles on Beam's doctor coat but he can clearly hear what the child said. Who is this woman who doesn't love her adorable son, unless she is dead. His heart bleeds more for Theo with what he thought about his mother. He was also an orphan and he can clearly feel what the boy is feeling. Theo seems to be a good boy and he deserved a loving and complete family.
"Don't think that mom loves Theo" Beam tries to correct the boy from his wrong belief.
"No! no! Mom no wab Theo. Theo no mom. You my mama doc Bee. You wab Theo. Theo no mom" the boy insisted while he looked at Beam with his puppy eyes.
"Theo, baby, doc Beam is a boy, I can't be a mama but I can be a papa" Beam is trying to make the boy understand.
"Theo has dada, Theo no mom. Doc Bee pweytty, doc Bee mama, Theo" the boy insisted stubbornly that Beam is his mama.
Beam stares at the serious boy with disbelief, he doesn't know whether he will laugh or insist on correcting the boy's misconception.
"Where's Theo's daddy?" Beam asked out of curiosity.
"Dada wowk" Theo answered timidly.
Beam just stares at the sulking little boy who he has adored already. His heart also constricts seeing the sadness on his face, Beam is so familiar with that sadness, it always adorned every child's face in the orphanage where he came from. He also felt that kind of sadness before he was adopted by his beloved parents.
"Daddy is working hard for Theo" Beam just muttered softly.
He hugged the child again and they stayed still for a while until he noticed that the boy became heavy in his arms. He was about to check when he heard soft steady breaths coming from the boy. Beam smiled realizing what just happened, the boy drifted off to sleep.
He gathered him in his arms and decided to go to the lobby of the hospital to inform the reception desk about the boy's whereabouts. He is sure that someone is already looking for him.
He is walking the hallway of the pediatric department when a girl is running towards him.
"Ohh thank goodness! Theo" the nervous girl abruptly stopped in front of Beam and held Theo's back.
"You are his guardian?" Beam asked the girl wearing a teddy bear printed uniform.
"I'm his personal nurse, doctor" the girl answered and relief was all over her face.
"He was alone in the surgery department. You should keep an eye on him" Beam cannot contain his irritation towards the girl. It's a good thing that he was the one who found the boy.
"I was still talking to his pedia when he went out and I didn't notice. I'll be doomed if his father knows that he went missing" the girl nervously explained.
"Where are his father and his mother?" Beam curiously asked.
"The father is in the office, I don't know where his mother is. His father just went back to the country with his son. No one knew who Theo's mother was. She might be dead or they got divorced. I'm only with the family for a month" the too honest girl did not stop from blabbering even if she just met Beam.
Beam gape in surprise with what he knew about Theo's parents. He unconsciously tightened his hold on Theo's small body and kissed the black hair of the sleeping boy. Beam felt protective over the child even if they only knew each other for a short while.
"We will be going, doctor, thank you for finding and bringing Theo here" the girl thanked Beam.
"Lead the way, I will send you off" Beam gestures to the girl to walk ahead.
They arrived at the entrance of the hospital where a black car was waiting.
"Thank you for finding the young master doctor" the driver with a warm smile bowed at Beam after he settled the boy on the nurse's lap. Indeed the boy is from a very affluent family.
Beam just nodded and he leaned down again to talk to the girl.
"I hope this won't happen again. The boy must not be left alone. I will give you my number, here, please don't hesitate to contact me anytime if Theo needs something" he handed the girl his calling card which she readily accepted with a smile.
"Yes doctor, this will never happen again" the nurse assured and apologized. Beam satisfactorily nodded before he closed the door of the vehicle.
He watched as the car drove away. He heaved a sigh, he didn't know why but he was too affected with the boy's situation, he can even see himself in him.
"Mimi Theo wants mama doc Bee!" the boy is stubbornly stomping his feet while whining."Who is mama doc Bee?" the lady asked, perplexed of what her grandson was talking about."Mama doc Bee, Theo go mama doc Bee! Theo, mama doc Bee ith pweytty pweytty" the boy is already teary while trying to explain to his grandmother what he wants."Lin what is Theo trying to say?" the lady confusedly asked the nurse who had been agitated for a while when Theo started to ask for the handsome doctor."Ahm, madam, it's the doctor in the hospital, Theo wants Dr. Beam" the nurse nervously explained."Theo, mama! Doc Bee, Theo want doc Bee, pweath
"Mama Bee?" the boy called while he was in Beam's clinic. It's been two straight weeks that the boy asked to be with Beam everyday. The nurse would accompany him to the hospital and she would just leave the boy at Beam's clinic. She will pick him again before Beam will also go home or sometimes they would go malling together."Yes baby?" Beam answered tenderly. Theo is just doing his coloring book while Beam is accepting his consultations and reading his medical cases."Mama Bee wab you" the boy grins which make Beam chuckle with the boy's cuteness."I love you too baby Theo" Beam answered while smiling warmly, looking at Theo who is sitting comfortably on the couch."Mama Bee?" the boy softl
"Dada?" "Yes buddy?" "Dada get mama Bee, pweathe. Theo wanth mama Bee wiee(wife) dada" Theo begged his father. The man gaped in surprise while he became thoughtful. "Buddy, dada can't just get anyone to be my wife and mama Bee might not want to be my wife" the man carefully explained to his son his unusual request. "Mama Bee wabwab Theo. We wathh movie and eat ithcweam and cake'' Theo whispered and sulked, causing his father to heave a sigh. "Baby, everyone loves you and dada loves you so much. Dada will meet mama Bee and ask if she wants to be dada's wife.
"Dr. Beam Miller?" a bank employee approached him when he was waiting his turn to transact. "Yes mam?" Beam responded politely. "Hello doctor, I'm Ms. Leila, I will be your officer to cater your every bank transaction. Please follow me doctor" the woman who approached him gestured towards an office. Beam gape in surprise for the treatment he got from the bank officer. He usually doesn't go to the bank unless necessary but someone called him from the bank this morning. Even if he is unsure, he went to the bank to know their concerns regarding his bank account. They entered a small office and he was ushered to sit on the couch. He got settled while looking around the small but elegant o
Beam is playing the room card in his hand while walking nervously to the presidential suite on the top floor of the building. He is not sure if it will still work but he can try. After he finished his transactions at the bank, he decided to drop by this place again. After four long years, he hasn't returned but he kept the keycard in his wallet and he will use it again today. He tried to use the card at the door and his heart jumped when he heard a click which means that the door has unlocked. After all these years, the lock was not changed. He slowly walked inside while he looked around the very familiar room. Nothing changes, all are still the same and it's obviously been well maintained. The room is still smelling the same fresh scent that the man wants.
Beam became busy when he arrived at his clinic. He has several patient consultations and he did his rounds to the confined patients together with Chris. "Beam, how's Theo?" Chris asked casually while they were both reading their patient's charts. "He is doing fine Chris, maybe he is now in my clinic doing his coloring book" Beam answered with his tender smile upon thinking of the adorable boy waiting for him almost everyday for a month now. "He is too attached to you Beam, you are like father and son. Adding to the fact that he is so possessive of you. I still found it amusing whenever I remember how he cried when he saw you and Pring in your clinic" Chris chuckles while writing in his notes and reading the chart.
Beam, Chris and Kent were ushered towards the door of the grand ballroom where the youngest heir is celebrating his third birthday. They are a little late because of an emergency they need to cover before they could be able to leave the hospital. Beam just notified nurse Lin of the reason. The party is already starting when they enter the grand room full of Theo's family and some distinctive guests who are also close friends of the Grey family. The three best friends were ushered in one of the tables assigned to them near the stage. They could clearly see Theo who hadn't noticed them yet as he was happily sitting in the middle of the stage together with his father. "Lets now hear a short message
"No baby, mama Bee cannot be a wife for dada. Mama Bee is a boy just like dada" Beam explains softly and carefully to the big-eyed boy beside him. The father of the boy just spared Beam a glance without saying anything. He cannot even see any expression on his face. Beam felt a little uncomfortable with the situation he has right now. "Dada wabwab mama Bee" the boy started to sulk and pout his adorable lips while he bowed his head sadly. Beam looked at the sulking boy and sighed in defeat. He can't win against Theo. He can't resist his adorable pouting face. He looks at the man on the other side, but he just got a stoic face from him, so he has no choice but to deal