Third Person’s POV
“Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday, Dear Calvin, Happy Birthday to you!!”, Everyone clapped their hand when Calvin and Colton cut the cake together in the morning..!!
Well, until now, both the brothers had a habit of cake on each other’s Birthday together. So that they could get a chance to enjoy the cake cutting for two days straight.
“I’m going to check my gifts.”, Calvin asked, running into the guest room where the gifts for Colton were kept yesterday, but to his surprise, it wasn’t there. He looked around the whole room twice but didn’t find a thing and then he looked at everyone.
“No one brought a gift for me?”, He asked so cutely that it could melt anyone’s heart.
If anyone would have joked at that time that they had picked him from the roadside, and that’s why no one brought a gift for him, then he would have believed it for sure.
“That’s in my room, champ.”, Eden said with a smile, and in no time, Calvin ran toward Eden and Arya’s room to grab his birthday gift.
He busted a few of the balloons holding them with both his hands and giggled, and then opened the gift that was for him, just like Colton had received two gifts and a birthday card from his dad’s name. And when he observed the handwriting, he knew that Colton was right since yesterday, but just like his brother wanted, he didn’t question anything with his mother.
But that didn’t mean he didn’t have any questions for her. But for a while, his mind was diverted when he found all those things as a gift that he wanted.
“Calvin, It’s Aunt Rebecca’s call.”, Saying this, she gave her phone to him.
“Happy Birthday, Calvin.”
“Thank you, Aunt Rebecca.”, He replied, and then Oliver wished him ‘Happy Birthday,’ and then both his cousin, Steve, and Charlotte. He thanked each of them and also wished them ‘Happy New Year,’ but he didn’t miss observing how their family was complete. There were a mother, father, and children.
If this was some kind of adventure, then he hated the fact that his father was on an adventure, leaving all of them. All the thoughts brought tears to his eyes.
“Calvin? What happened, Baby?” Sophia asked in concern, wondering what happened to him all of a sudden.
“I… I want dad.”, he said and started crying.
“Baby, I told you…. “
“I want dad HERE on my birthday.”, Calvin yelled this time, cutting her in between, leaving Sophia in shock. Because neither of her kids shouted or yelled at her until now, she could see that their patience was wearing out.
“He can’t come here.”, Sophia replied, knowing that at this moment. Neither chocolates nor toys.
“Why? Doesn’t he love us? Or he is no more…”
“Calvin!!” Sophia shouted his name loudly before he could say such an inauspicious word. Her heart started pounding loudly in fear when the thought of something happening to HIM came across her mind. She knew in what situation they got married, and she also knew that he never loved her, but she knew that she loved him. She always did, even after whatever happened between them. “Your dad is very much alive. So, dare you say anything like that.”, She snapped. She picked up his long coat and walked out of the apartment because she knew if she would stay a little longer over there, then either slap Calvin or end up revealing something about his father that she shouldn’t. At least, not now.
Calvin was crying non-stop, hiding his face in the pillow after Sophia left the apartment. He wasn’t ready to listen to anything from either Eden or Arya. In the end, Colton took the responsibility of calming down his baby brother.
He, too, laid beside him and whispered in his ear, “I know the name of our dad.”
Calvin quickly lifted his head from the pillow and looked at Colton with his red and puffy eyes. “Really?”
“I’m not sure, but I think there is a chance that the name which I find out can be of our fathers.”, he whispered so that Eden and Arya couldn’t hear him but little did those little kids know that they were werewolves and could hear even a whisper.
Colton wiped the tears of his brother. “I need your help to confirm my doubt.”
“But how… how can I help? I’m not smart like you.”, Calvin questioned innocently.
“You don’t need to be smart to help me. All you have to do is SHOPPING for all your favorite things because it's your Birthday today.”
“Yes!!”, Whispering this, Colton pulled down the card that he had been hiding with him since last night. Calvin took that black card from Colton’s hand and looked at it carefully. He read the name on the card ‘Brandon Haysbert.’
“Could he be our dad’s name?”
“Not sure. Until we found out, I checked about him over the internet on my tablet and found a lot of people with this name. This card is five years old and going to expire next month. It seems like this is our last chance to figure out the truth and see that someone has written the PIN on the card with a marker.”
“What if this doesn’t work out?”
“We will never know until we find out.”, Colton motivated, on which Calvin smiled. “Now, act like you’re still crying. I’m going to fool both our aunts.”, Saying this, Colton left the bed, and Calvin again hid his face on the pillow.
“Aunt Emma, Aunt Arya!! Calvin was not even listening to me and said that he would stop crying only you will take us to Mall.” Colton tried his best to look sincere with his expression and lied smoothly.
‘I don’t know how to react to his lies. A part of me finds it funny and wants to laugh out loud, and another part of me is highly impressed with both of them. They both are trying their best in their way to find their father.’ Arya's mind linked Eden.
‘Let’s help them, Arya. Not just both the kids, but even their mother need her Ex-husband. Even if he would have moved out, they should know about it. Who knows, even they would move on in their life by accepting the current truth.’
“Okay! Let’s get ready then.”, Arya said, hearing Colton jump a little happily, seeing his plan getting successful. Both Eden and Arya made them wear warm jackets and caps, gloves, and shoes before taking them out.
Eden texted about the same to Sophia before taking them out. Of course, she didn’t tell her about the small little plan that was going on kid’s mind.
Once everyone reached the Mall, both the kids looked for the toys shop where they were planning to use the card, but at the same time, they had to get rid of their Aunts for a while. They had already decided that Colton would be the one who would perform the task while Calvin would distract the Aunts.
“Aunt Arya! Washroom.”, Calvin said, pointing his little finger at her.
“Okay!”, She agreed to take him to the washroom when Colton started his drama.
“But Aunt Eden! I don’t want to go there. Let’s go there and order something to eat.”, he said, pointing toward the food court. “Both Aunt Arya and Calvin can join us over there.”
“Fine with me.”, Arya played along.
The moment, Eden walked toward the counter to order pizza for everyone. Colton sneaked out from there and ran with his tiny little legs as fast as he could toward the toy shop which he had seen on the second floor.
‘Please, god! Help me. It’s now or never.’ Colton prayed in his mind and kept running as fast as he could, trying his best not to get caught, but Eden was keeping an eye on him without his knowledge. First, to make sure that he would land in any problem, and second, to keep him safe from all the evil eyes because Colton was an adorable and good-looking kid, there could be a chance that someone might think of kidnapping him, seeing him alone.
Colton sighed in relief when he finally reached his destination. Seeing him alone, the shopkeeper watched him and looked around, waiting for someone to accompany him, but no one came with him. Colton gave a small smile to him before speaking, “Happy New Year, Uncle.”
“Happy New Year too, dear. No one is with you?” he asked, wondering who left this kid alone.
“My aunts and my brother are in another shop.”, he lied before running toward the collection of toys. He already knew the taste of his younger brother, so he picked up a couple of the things, and then his eyes landed on a big panda.
He knew that Calvin would love that Panda.
With his tiny little hands, he took all the things in three rounds. Since his height was not enough to look at the shopkeeper directly. The shop owner stood up on his feet and looked at him.
“I have to purchase all these things and that big Panda.”, Colton said, pointing his finger toward the big Panda, the was bigger than 6’feets.
“Are you purchasing this for yourself?”
Colton shook his head, “No. It’s for my brother because it’s his Birthday today.”
The shop owner’s heart melted hearing him. “That’s so sweet. You’re such an amazing brother. And sweetheart, how you’re going to pay for all this?” he asked curiously, thinking there would be no chance he would have the cash to pay for all of these things.
“Here.” Colton gave him a black card of Brandon to him. “With this card.”
The shop owner held that card in his hand and then looked at Colton, who was a little bit nervous.
“Whose card is this, Kid?”, The shop owner said when he saw the black card. Not everyone could afford it; this card was issued to a limited number of customers.
“It belongs to my dad.”, Colton replied even though he was not sure about it YET.
The shop owner didn’t believe him, on the top the pin of the card was written on the card, what if this kid would have been found this dropped somewhere? “Can you bring some elder with you to confirm the same?”
Colton gulped his saliva nervously, “If you don’t want to sell me anything, then it’s fine. Give dad’s card to me.”, he said, to escape out of the trouble he landed accidentally. He raised his hand to take a card from him, but the shop owner didn’t return the card to him.
“You’re not getting the card until you call your Aunts here, or I will call the police.”
“Police?” Colton’s eyes widened in shock. He had never thought that in search of finding his father, he would end up going to jail? Or worst, instead of him, his mom would suffer in jail.
Third Person’s POV . Colton had now one option in with him to leave both card and the toys and run quickly out of there before the shop owner called the Police. He was praying to God to do some miracle because he could get a chance to meet his father, but instead, he punished him for stealing the card and for lying to his elders. And now, because of all these things, his mother could land in a problem or he himself. He started to regret all the things he had done. He shouldn’t have stolen the card in the first place. “Is something wrong, Colton?”, He heard Aunt Eden’s voice and looked at her in fear. What more could be worst than this. ‘Now even she will get to know about everything and then scold me and worst tell everything to Mom.’, he thought. “Is something wrong with the card?”, She asked, looking at him on which the shop owner spoke. “Is this kid with you?” “Yes! I’m his aunt.”, Eden answered, picking Colton in his arms. “What happened? Is there any problem?” “Yes! He h
Third Person’s POV . “Mom, This is Panda,” Calvin cheered happily, clapping his hand. Arya controlled herself from laughing loud after hearing Calvin’s response. While Sophia was frustrated at Eden so spending so much money. Calvin was more than happy or said he was over the room. He ran toward Eden and hugged her legs. “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you so much, Aunt Eden.”, He said happily. Eden picked him up and kissed his cheek. “No matter how much I want to take credit for this, this is your brother’s choice. He said that you would love this giant Panda.”, Saying this, she put him down, and he ran toward Colton and hugged him. “Thank you!!” While Arya was capturing their moment together. “What is this, Eden?” Sophia asked in a low tone, not spoiling her kid’s moment. “Panda.”, She joked and laughed. “Seriously? Do I need to laugh at that joke?” Sophia asked, crossing her hand around the chest. “Let it be, Sophia. See how happy Calvin is before this gift!!” Arya commented,
Third Person’s POV . Brandon snatched the cotton from his father’s hand and started applying it to his injury on his own. “Brandon, I need your phone because customer care will share the detail of that transaction only if we will call them with the registered number.”, Bruce said, on which Brandon rubbed his forehead, not knowing where his phone was. And wherever it would be, it would be switched off for sure. “Do you think that he will have any idea where his phone can be?” Brandon’s father asked. “We will have to search his phone on our own,” he added. “Brandon, don’t you dare leave from here and a for a while, just for a while, use your mind instead of drinking whiskey, okay?” he asked Brandon, on which he didn’t say anything. Logan sighed, and both of them walked toward Brandon's room in search of his phone. And the moment they left, Brandon stood on his feet again and started walking toward the bar. He grabbed a bottle of whiskey again, and after trying to open it for a while
Sophia’s POV (Approx seven years before).It had been a week since Levi left all of us, and for the first time, all my family members were here, including my favorite brother, Oliver. “Though I want to help you, Sophia, but I can’t. I’m still studying and still dependent on our parents for my expenses.”“Please, Oli.”, I begged with teary eyes.“Please don’t cry, Sophia.”, he said, wiping my tears. “But I’m just being practical. Even if I would ask my friends to help me during this period, they won’t be able to do so because everyone belongs to a middle-class family just like us and with the same mentality, i.e., about having a child without wedlock.” I knew he was saying right, but at the same time, I didn’t want to kill the life inside me. And only God knew where the hell was Mason?“Am I disturbing siblings moment?” I heard Mom’s voice along with the knock on the door. “What happened, Sophia? What are you crying, Princess?”“Nothing, Mom. I was just teasing her.” Thankfully Olive
Third Person’s POV . Next Morning!! “I’m going out for some important work and will be back after an hour or two. So, Jake!! Make sure that Brandon doesn't leave his room for a drink. As for now, Brandon is still inside.”, Bruce instructed Jake before leaving for the mall when that kid bought the toys. “But, sir, he doesn’t even want to look my face.”, Jake said in a low tone. “You shouldn’t have said those things in the first place.” “Okay! I agree that I shouldn’t have raised that topic in that way, but I really did see twin boys who were a carbon copy of Brandon, Sir. And they were so cute and adorable. That’s why…” “Your eyes are playing tricks with you, Jake. Nothing else. Brandon doesn’t have any kids, not until now, okay? Now, forget about that those kids if you don’t want Brandon to leave you in this unknown country. “Noted, sir.” “Great. In case of any emergency, just call me.”, Saying this, Bruce left from there. Jake was scared to check on Brandon in his room. That
Third Person’s POV . “That’s our dad’s name.”, Calvin chirped and wanted to run toward Bruce to know more about his dad, but Colton stopped him and then looked at Arya so that she could help them in this situation. Both Eden and Sophia were on work and would return by evening. “How about we sit and talk?” Arya suggested, even though her wolf was not okay with that. Well, she was not expecting any other reaction as well. As far as she knew, Sophia’s Ex-husband was a hunter then there was a chance that this stranger could be a hunter too. And not every hunter was like Sophia or Oliver, who wouldn’t mind hurting werewolves. These two were expected because they were never into it. “Sure.” Bruce walked in, but Arya blocked his way and came close to him. “What…” He opened his mouth to question her about why she was coming close to him or what she was doing, but he didn’t complete the question when Arya started his clothes from above his clothes in search of any weapon or anything. “I
Third Person’s POV . A few hours ago!! Though Brandon had managed to come out of his room in search of Alcohol, he was having a hard time standing straight with the headache that he had had since morning. Thankfully, the hotel in which he was staying had a bar in front of it, so he didn’t need to go far in search of Alcohol. He grabbed the seat on the bar before ordering. “One, Spirytus Vodka.”, he said to the bartender, and he looked at Brandon as if he was some beggar who had walked in there out of nowhere. But the bartender didn’t offend him, thinking he might have come here with some Billionaire boss. He offered him the drink he wanted. After finishing five pegs, he asked for more. That’s when the bartender asked. “Can you even pay? Or planning to have fun with your boss’s money?” “Boss’s Money? I’m the boss here.”, Brandon said, chuckling. “Yes! You are the boss, and I’m the president.”, That Bartender mocked. “What … what kind of tone is that?” “The same tone which beg
Third Person’s POV . “Is there any family member of this homeless begg..”, The doctor was cut in the between by Sophia when he was about to call Brandon a ‘BEGGAR.’ “He is my ex-husband.”, Her words were laced with anger, and she glared at him. “Oh! I’m sorry, Ms. Weasley.”, The doctor apologies. “We were just asking that question for the formalities.” “We will handle the formalities, doctor. Please check on the patient and let us know what is wrong with him.”, Eden said, sensing the pissed mood of Sophia. Once the doctor left, Eden pulled Sophia into a hug to divert her mind. “Calm down, Sophia. He just misunderstood Brandon as …. Umm, someone else.” “I can’t see… him in.. this state, Eden.”, She started crying, wrapping her hand around Eden. “Please do … something.” “What can I do, Sophia? I’m a werewolf, not a magician.”, Eden joked and then hissed in pain when Sophia stomped her heels on her feet. “Oouchh… that hurts!!”, She complained, on which Sophia cried and laughed at