Saving an Angel

by Jason Finigan

This story is set in an alternate reality, and assumes the technology and capabilities of this reality's 23rd century are present in modern-day society.

Portions of this story contain copyrighted characters from other authors. Fictional organizations, situations, and characters from "Out of the Past" are copyright © by Dark Star and are used with permission. Clan Short is copyright © 2004-2008 CSU Productions; all rights reserved

This story is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. This story may contain scenes which involve sexual situations between young males. If this type of material is offensive to you, or it is not legal for you to be reading this type of material, please do not read any further. This story is copyright © 2007-2008 by Jason Finigan, all rights reserved. Please do not copy this story for distribution or post on any online server without the author's permission. Please send all your comments to:

From the last chapter:

"Can you tell Tommy that I miss him?" Adam asked.

"Of course I will, Adam." Then turning to Ryan she said, "I should get going now. I'll get in touch with you as soon as I hear from Tommy's foster family."

"Thank you, Anna," Ryan said.

"Anna," Darren interrupted. "If Ryan doesn't mind, would you like to join us for dinner tonight?"

Anna looked over at Ryan who was smiling and nodded his head in agreement. "You know what? I think I will join you. Thanks Darren."

"We'll see you at around seven tonight then?

"I look forward to it, Darren. Good bye all," Anna said, leaving for the front door, with Uncle Darren following closely behind her.

"That man is madly in love with her," Jason said, watching the two of them disappear out of the room.

"Yep!" Ryan replied, smiling.

Chapter 13

I was in my room when I heard a knock at the door.

"Kyle, could you get the door for me?" I heard Ryan's voice call out from his bedroom.

"Okay Dad," I yelled back, then got up from off my bed, putting down the comic I was reading. I love reading my comic books. My mom used to get me a couple of them once a month. She knew just which ones I liked to read, and tried to get those ones I wanted. Sometimes she couldn't and had to pick something else, but it didn't matter to me. They were comics, and I loved all comics. A couple I was really into. I must have read them over and over a hundred times. But like everything else I once had, they were lost in the fire that killed my mom. As I left my room and headed down the stairs, I smiled at the memory of my mom reading to me before I went to bed. Ryan hasn't done that for me, and I haven't asked him to, but I think he wants to. He really is my dad, no matter what anyone says. Maybe I'll ask him to tonight.

I can't wait for when he adopts me, and he becomes my dad for real. The same goes for Greg and Adam. I can tell they really like it here. It took Greg a little bit longer to realize that Ryan really does love us, but he's finally beginning to realize it. I've even caught him trying to get extra cuddles from him lately. I know he needs them more than me right now. What I thought was so amazing though is that even though he needed to cuddle with dad, he made sure Adam got just as much as he did. I could tell that Greg really did love Adam like his brother, and would always be there to protect him. Seeing them together made me smile lots. I never minded that they always were together. I had Uncle Darren and Ryan and Jason to keep me company. So long as Greg and Adam were happy, I was happy. And of course, I could always go talk to mom in the cemetery.

Once downstairs I opened the front door and saw that it was Anna Jacobs standing there. She looked down at me and smiled.

"Well hello there, Kyle. And how are you doing today?"

"Fine," I answered her.

"Is your Dad or Uncle around?" she asked me.

"Uh huh. Dad's upstairs getting changed, but Uncle Darren had to go to the store for something. He should be back soon," I told her, then stepped out of the way and indicated with my arm that she should come in. Once she had stepped inside, I closed the door. She had already taken her shoes off when I could hear Ryan and Jason coming down the stairs.

"Hello, Anna," Ryan said, greeting her.

"Hello, Ryan. I hear that Darren has gone to the store to get something."

"Yes. He said something about needing to get something special for tonight's dinner."

"That man is definitely in love," Jason snickered.

"Oh, and I suppose you're not?" Anna teased back, causing Jason to blush slightly.

"Okay, okay, let's all of us get into the living room. Did you want a coffee or something Anna?" Ryan asked.

"That would be wonderful, thanks," Anna replied.

"Kyle, why don't you go into the kitchen and grab a cup of coffee for Miss Jacobs and a coke for yourself, okay?"

"Okay, Dad," I said, and ran into the kitchen. Jason followed me while Ryan and Anna went into the living room.

"Don't worry about the coffee, Kyle. I'll get that. You just get the coke and bring out some cream and sugar for the coffee okay?"

"Okay, Pop," I said.

"Pop?" he asked, standing there looking at me, with a strange look on his face.

"Did I say something wrong?" I asked, uncertainly.

"No, of course not, little one. But what made you call me Pop?"

"Well you are Dad's boyfriend right?" I asked him


"So that would make you my Pop wouldn't it?"

"Come here, little one," he told me. Once I had walked up to him, he circled his arms around me and pulled me into a quick hug. "I would be honored to be your Pop. I've never had a son before. Never thought I would."

"What about Adam and Greg?" I asked him, feeling him squeeze me a little tighter.

"That's up to them, Kyle. If they want me to be their Pop, I'll promise to be the best Pop I can be for all of you. Now, let's get into the living room before those two start complaining that the coffee is taking too long," he said, letting me go, but then giving my ribs a quick tickle, causing me to giggle.

In the living room, I put the cream and sugar on the table while Jason gave Anna her cup of coffee.

"We didn't know how you wanted your coffee so I had Kyle bring you the cream and sugar," Jason said.

"Why thank you. And thank you, Kyle."

"You're welcome," I said, smiling at the praise. Once Jason had sat down beside Ryan, I sat on Jason's lap and snuggled close to him.

"Well this is a surprise," Ryan said looking at Jason and me.

"Why's that, Daddy?"

"I've never seen you snuggle up to Jason before."

"Daddy, you're silly. He's my Pop, why wouldn't I?" I asked him.

"Don't look at me," Jason said defensively, seeing the confused look Ryan was giving him. "He just came out and called me Pop in the kitchen. I swear I thought I was going to cry right then. I've always wanted a family."

"And that's just what you have, Honey," Ryan said, finally understanding what happened. He leaned over and gave Jason a kiss on the lips, then kissed my forehead. "You're a very special young man, Kyle."

Just then I could hear the unmistakable sound of footsteps coming down the stairs, as well as the sounds of two boys giggling. Pretty soon, both Adam and Greg came into the living room.

"Hey Kyle, why are you cuddling up with Jason?" Adam asked innocently.

"'Cause I want to cuddle with my new Pop," I replied, looking at him.

"Pop?" Adam asked, looking as if he was deep in thought, then as if a light bulb went off in his head, he broke out in a smile and climbed up onto the other side of Jason's lap.

"Does that mean you're my Pop too, Jason?"

"If you want me to be, I would love to," Jason said.

"Uh huh!" Adam said, and snuggled closer.

"What about me?" Greg asked quietly.

"Greg, you and Adam and Kyle are all brothers. That makes all of you my sons too, if you want me as your Pop," Jason said.

"I do!" Greg said, and rushed to Jason trying to give him a hug despite Adam and I sitting on his lap. Somehow he managed.

"Now that is just too cute!" Anna exclaimed, laughing lightly.

"I couldn't agree more with you there, Anna," Ryan said, smiling at the four of us. Greg had let go of Jason, and was now sitting beside him, cuddling close to him and Adam at the same time.

"So, Anna, did you manage to talk to Tommy's Foster Family?" Ryan asked.

"Yes I did, and I was able to talk to Tommy as well. He was really excited to hear that you were okay, Adam."

"Really!?" Adam exclaimed, sitting up quickly and almost banging the top of his head under Jason's jaw. "You saw Tommy?"

"Yes I did. And he misses you a lot," Anna said.

"I miss him too," Adam said sadly.

"I know you do. But this should make you happier. They've agreed to the meeting, and you can see Tommy again tomorrow."

"Really? I can?" Adam asked excitedly.

"Really," Anna said, smiling at him.

"That's so cool, Adam," Greg said. "Then we will get to see your brother."

"Yeah," Adam said, tears of joy forming in his eyes.

"You okay there, buddy?" Ryan asked Adam.

"Uh huh, I'm just really happy, Daddy," Adam said.

"Well, you should be," Anna said. "I know you and Tommy both can't wait to be able to see each other again."

"Do you think Tommy would want to move in here with us?" Adam asked.

"We'll have to see about that, Adam. But don't you worry. One way or another, we'll make sure that you and Tommy can always see each other," Anna said.

"That's so cool! I want to show him my room, and my new bed, and everything I got," Adam said.

"It's always so rewarding to see a child so happy," Anna laughed.

"I couldn't agree more with you there Anna," Ryan said. "Tell me, what was your impression of the family Tommy is with?"

"They're nice people, and they seem to be taking care of Tommy really well. They were surprised to hear that Tommy's brother lived so close, and they agreed that it would be best to get them together. From what I could gather, they were worried about Tommy because he spent a lot of time in his room crying for his brother. They have two other foster children. A nine year old girl named Paula, and an older boy by the name of Stan, who's sixteen."

"And how does he get along with them?" Jason asked.

"Actually, they get along very well. You would think that because Paula is a girl, that the two boys would want nothing to do with her, but Tommy makes sure he spends just as much time with her as he does with Stan. And of course he has several friends who come by as well," Anna said.

"That's good. Maybe if he sees his brother, and sees that he's okay that he won't worry so much," Ryan said.

"That's my hope too," Anna replied.

"I'm home everyone!" Darren's voice called out from the front hallway as I heard the front door shut.

"Uncle Darren's home!" Adam yelled, and leapt off of Jason's lap and ran out into the hall.

"Dad, did you sneak some extra chocolate to Adam today or something?" I asked Ryan, laughing.

"No, not that I can remember," Ryan replied, laughing with me.

"Oh you two, he's just really happy to be a part of a family," Anna said, shaking her head at us.

"I know. I'm just teasing," I told her, and watched as Darren came into the living room with Adam riding on his back, and carrying a couple grocery bags.

"Hey, Ryan, did you lose something?" he asked

"No, not that I can remember. I do however see a two headed hunchback standing in my living room. You're name wouldn't happen to be Igor would it? Why don't you put those groceries away and come join us."

"Yes, Master. Right away, Master," Darren said effecting the perfect imitation of the Igor character I'd seen in those old Frankenstein movies. I was laughing uncontrollably along with everyone else. Adam was giggling happily, riding Darren's back all the way to the kitchen. A few minutes later the two of them came back into the living room, Adam walking beside Darren and holding his hand.

"Why don't you go sit with your dad, Adam," Darren suggested, then took a seat beside Anna.

"What did you get from the store?" Ryan asked Darren after Adam got comfortable on his lap.

"Nothing much. I just wanted to pick up a few things to make desert. Dinner will be ready soon, as you should be able to tell by now."

"Well, I was a little occupied," Ryan said.

"I bet. And that's why you and Jason had your door closed for the better part of the afternoon?" Darren teased, causing both Ryan's and Jason's faces to get all flushed.

"Uncle Darren, not while the kids are in the room," Ryan managed to say, though quietly.

"I know. Don't worry. I'm not going to say anything I shouldn't. But Jason, you are really going to have to find a way to keep your boyfriend quiet," Darren said, laughing again, especially when Ryan gave Darren a look that told me that he would be getting Darren back for that comment.

"Daddy, what's Uncle Darren talking about?" Adam asked.

"Nothing for you to worry about, son," Ryan said. "Your uncle just likes to tease me every now and then."

"Uncle Darren, stop teasing Daddy. You're making his face go all red," Adam admonished him.

"I think you just got told, Darren," Anna said, elbowing Darren lightly in the ribs.

"Yep, that I have. Okay, Adam. I promise not to tease your daddy any more," Darren said, but then said something to Anna which only she could hear, and caused her to giggle before stopping herself.

"Now, what about this dinner I was promised?" Anna asked Darren.

"I'll go check on it now. Would you like to join me?" Darren asked Anna.

"I would love to," Anna said, getting up off the couch she was sitting in and followed Darren into the kitchen.

"So, Hon. What's the plan after supper?" Jason asked Ryan.

"Well, I really need to call the computer store to let Nigel know I'll be in tomorrow to pick up Adam's and Greg's computers. But after that, I thought we'd just sit around and relax for a while," Ryan said.

"Hey, Dad. Do you think we could go to the mall after supper?" I asked.

"I guess so, but what do you want to do at the mall?"

"Nothing really, I just wanna look around some," I replied. It had been forever since I just walked around the mall. My mom used to take me there all the time and we had a blast just looking at things in the different stores. Most of them didn't really have much in them, but I loved going to the book store, and there was a Radio Shack there too with all kinds of neat toys and things.

"Well, we can go, but I don't think we'd have much time to look around. They're going to close in a couple hours and we're going to have dinner. Why don't we go to the mall tomorrow? We didn't have time to get Greg's and Adam's computers today, so have to pick them up as well as their desks tomorrow anyways," Ryan told me.

"Okay," I said. I tried not to look disappointed, but at the same time I knew he was right. If the store was going to close soon, there wouldn't be any time to really do much exploring. Waiting one more day wasn't going to hurt. Then I remembered that my computer was in the living room, and I looked over at it.

"Do you think I can play on the computer for a little while then?" I asked hopefully.

"Sure. After dinner you can go on the computer. Just make sure that you share with your brothers," Ryan said.

"Okay, Dad," I replied.

"Alright everyone, supper's ready," Darren said, standing in the door to the living room. We all got up off from where we were sitting and made our way to the dining room. Darren had already placed the majority of the food he was cooking on it, and as was always the case, it looked delicious. Adam and Greg were standing near the table, and I swore I could see both their mouths begin to water from the sight, and it made me laugh.

"What's so funny, Kyle?" Ryan asked me.

"Adam and Greg look as if they haven't seen food in like ages," I said.

"Oh and you don't?" Greg asked, sticking his tongue out at me.

"Okay you two, take a seat and we'll get started," Ryan said, smiling at us.

The conversation over dinner was pretty light. It was actually pretty funny when Greg pointed out how Darren and Anna kept looking at each other all the time. They looked like they were zoned out and that nothing else existed in the world at the moment. I started to giggle a bit because it reminded me of how Ryan and Jason were when they first met. Darren had that same expression on his face that Ryan had, and Anna's was exactly the same. There was still a good amount of food on their plates and they only occasionally took a bite of anything. Ryan and Jason were also watching them, and they were smiling knowingly at them.

"Are you two going to eat something, or just stare at each other all day? If you're not going to eat, I know three hungry boys here who would just love to help you finish what's left on your plate," Ryan giggled.

That seemed to snap them out of it, causing them to blush so many different shades of red. Greg, Adam, and I were giggling at them, as it was really funny to see Darren falling in love, and with our social worker no less.

Somehow we all managed to finish dinner, and while the adults were getting the table cleared, I went back into the living room with Adam and Greg and turned on the computer. I wanted to play a couple games before it got too late and we were made to go to bed. It took only a minute for the computer to boot up, and I selected the icon for the game I wanted to play. Greg and Adam were sitting beside me, and when they saw which game I had selected, they began to get very excited. The game was Space Sim 2004 from Microsoft, and aside from all the older type space ships on it, it also had some of the newer ones too, like the USS Enterprise and the USS Reliant. It was so cool to be able to control those starships, and pretend that we were in a space battle with Klingons or going on a mission to rescue some colony. I remember Greg and I talking about the game when we were living in the group home together. It was all we could talk about sometimes. Adam, who had never played the game before, quickly picked up our enthusiasm for it, and was staring in wonder at the graphics on the screen. Microsoft really did do a number with this game, their artists trying to replicate each ship to the smallest detail. Had the screen been bigger, we could very well have imagined that we were actually sitting on the bridge of one of these ships. It was, of course, wishful thinking, but the game itself was really good.

Neither of us heard when the adults came into the room and watched as we were playing the game. The only time I knew that they had come into the room was when I saw Darren come up beside us and place three glasses of milk on the desk.

"Now you boys, be careful that you don't spill any of this," he told us before going to the couch where Anna was sitting.

"We will, Uncle Darren," I told him, and grabbed a glass.

We were well into the game when we heard Ryan's voice behind us. "Okay boys, save your game; it's time for bed."

"Aw do we have to, Dad?" I whined.

"Yes you have to. You have lots of time to play the game tomorrow. Besides, you want to get up early enough to go to the mall tomorrow, don't you?" he asked.

"Yeah!" I exclaimed excitedly. I saved the game and shut down the computer, grabbing what's left of my milk and walking over to where Ryan and Jason were sitting. Adam and Greg followed me, and the three of us sat down on the couch with them. Adam ended up sitting on Jason's lap while Greg sat on Ryan's. I sat down beside Ryan, finishing off my milk and putting the empty glass on the coffee table.

"Well, I think I should be going," Anna said, standing up. "I have lots of work to do tomorrow if I'm going to arrange this meeting between you and Tommy's foster parents.

"Yes, then you should get some rest tonight," Jason said, setting Adam back down on his feet before standing up. Ryan did the same with Greg, and all of us followed Anna to the front door where she began to put her shoes on.

"What time should we expect you to come over?" Ryan asked.

"I should say sometime in the afternoon. Definitely not before one o'clock I think."

"Okay, that should give Jason, me and the boys plenty of time to get a few things done before you get here," Ryan said.

"Alright then, good night everyone," Anna said, giving each of us a hug, especially us kids. "I'll see you all tomorrow then."

"I'll walk you out," Darren said, and opened the door, waiting for Anna to leave before following after her and closing the door.

"Alright you three up the stairs to the bathroom and get ready for bed," Ryan said. Honestly, I was quite a bit tired after the meal and playing Space Sim 2004. I could tell that Adam and Greg were just as tired as me as we all head on up the stairs.

"I want to sleep with you," Adam told me as we were finishing up in the bathroom.

"If you want to, Bud," I told him.

"You don't want to sleep with me again, Adam?" Greg asked.

"Of course I do silly, but I slept with you last night. I want to sleep with my other brother tonight," Adam replied.

"Oh, okay then," Greg said. He went to his room, while Adam followed me into mine.

"Hey, Bud. You need to get to your room to put on your pajamas," I told him.

"Oh, right. I'll be right back," Adam said, scurrying off to his bedroom. While he was getting changed in his room, I quickly took off my clothes, and threw on my own pajamas. All the while, I was thinking about Greg. I knew, from the tone of his voice when he left the bathroom, that he was a little upset. When he was in the group home, he and I spent a lot of time during the night just cuddling with each other in one of the beds. Some nights it was in his bed, and other nights it was in mine. While Adam was getting changed, I went to Greg's room, where he had just taken off his clothes and was about to put on his pajamas, facing away from me.

"Nice view, Greg," I said, whistling. That comment made him turn around quickly and blush furiously.

"Don't do that, Kyle," he said, trying to cover his privates up with his pajama bottoms.

"Well it was funny to see your reaction," I laughed.

"I bet it was. Just you wait, I'll get you back for that one day."

"Promises, promises," I said, entering his room and sitting on the edge of his bed while Greg slid on his pajama bottoms. "So what's bothering you?" I asked.

"Well, I got really used to Adam sleeping in my bed. You know, like you and I used to when we were sharing a room."

"I remember. I think Adam's trying to make sure that he pays attention to the both of us equally, even though I know he sticks by your side more often."

"You noticed that huh?" Greg said, sitting down beside me.

"Of course. And I think it's pretty sweet. I mean, you're his big brother, and you were the only one who he could look up to when he was in the group home."

"I guess. But I'm worried about something too," Greg admitted, looking down at his feet.

"What's that?" I asked him.

"You remember when you and I were sharing the room, and we did stuff?"

"How could I forget? It was awesome!" I said, smiling at him.

"Well, I kinda miss it."

"You mean you want to do it again?" I asked him.

"Yeah. I mean, I don't know. It's just confusing. I like Adam. He's a really cool kid, and I'd do anything for him. You know that. But I guess I'm jealous when he pays attention to you, and when he asked to sleep with you I kinda felt like neither one of you wanted to be around me."

"Knock that off, Greg," I told him sternly. "You know full well that Adam worships the ground you walk on. He loves you. I think he would do anything to make you proud of him, and want to be his friend."

"Yeah, I know. I just can't help feeling the way I do."

"Well, what if I slept with you tomorrow night? Would that help?" I asked him.

"I'd like that," he said, looking at me, and giving me a shy smile. "You're not upset with me for wanting to do, well you know, those things again?"

"Why would I be upset? It was fun and felt really good," I admitted.

"But what about Dad?" he asked me.

"You know Dad isn't going to invade our privacy. He never has before, and I don't believe he ever will."

"Okay, I just don't want to get caught. It's just that sometimes I look at you, and I get excited. You know, down there."

"I know what you mean. I've been trying to hide it, but when I saw you getting changed, I could feel myself starting to get hard like it did before at the group home."

"Does that mean we're gay?" he asked worriedly.

"I don't know. I don't think so. I mean, I think some girls are pretty when I see them."

"Have you ever wanted to, you know, do stuff with them?" he asked me.

"Ew, no!" I exclaimed, just the thought of doing anything with a girl like that sent shivers running up and down my spine.

"I don't want to be gay," Greg said, tears beginning to form in his eyes.

"But Greg, if you're gay there's nothing wrong with that. Look at Dad and Pop. They're gay, and they're boyfriends, and they're happy."

"I know. I'm just scared."

"Me too. Greg, I have to be honest with you. I've wanted to do that stuff again with you for a while now. It was a lot of fun, but at the same time, it made me feel funny in my stomach."

"Me too," Greg admitted.

"Maybe we should talk to Dad about this," I said.

"But what if he hates us and doesn't want us any more because of this," he asked, fear beginning to become evident in his voice. The tears in his eyes beginning to fall down his cheeks.

"Dad's not going to hate us, Greg. He'd have to hate himself. I think he'd just be worried about us and want us to be happy and safe."

"I hope so."

"I don't know what it is I'm feeling Greg, but I bet Dad does, so we should talk to him about it. I've never had a dad to talk to before I met him, but whenever I had a problem I used to talk to my mom, and we'd sit down and discuss things until whatever was bothering me wasn't any more. Look. Adam's probably waiting for me by now, wondering where I am. Let's talk to Dad about this tomorrow."

"Okay, but can I do something first?"

"I guess, what is it?" I asked him. Without saying anything more, he leaned over towards me, and pressed his lips against mine and gave me a soft kiss. It surprised me at first, but I found myself returning the kiss, and knew at that moment that I had wanted to do that for a long time.

"I had to know what it felt like to do that," he said, after we had separated.

"That was..." I tried, still catching my breath. "We definitely need to talk to Dad."

"Yeah, we do," Greg admitted, his face looking all flushed, and he was breathless, just like me.

"Greg? Why were you kissing Kyle?" Adam's small voice asked from the doorway.

"Oh no!" Greg exclaimed, and fell back onto the bed, grabbing his pillow and covering his face with it, leaving me sitting there wondering how I'd missed Adam coming into Greg's room.

"Ummm..." was all I could get out before Ryan came up behind Adam.

"What's going on, Sport?" he asked Adam.

"Greg was kissing Kyle," Adam said.

"Dad?!" Greg said in shock, sitting up, and upon seeing Ryan standing in the doorway, began to cry. The look on his face told me that he was terrified, and I have to admit, I wasn't much better off.

"Dad, it's not what you think," I started, before he brought up his hand to stop me.

"Adam, why don't you go to your room for a bit while I talk to Greg and Kyle," he said seriously.

"They're not in trouble are they? Kyle was going to let me sleep with him tonight," Adam said, looking worried that he might have gotten us into trouble.

"No, they're not in trouble, Adam. Go on, Okay?"

"Okay, Dad," Adam said, smiling once more, then ran off to his room. Once Adam had left, Ryan came into the room towards us.

"Kyle? Did Adam see you and Greg kissing one another?" Ryan asked me.

"Yes," I said, looking down at my feet. I could feel my own tears forming in my eyes.

"Look at me, Son," he said. Slowly I looked up, and saw him squatting down in front of me. I tried to read his face, looking for any signs of him hating me and Greg, but I didn't see that. All I could see in his face was love and understanding. "You guys did nothing wrong," he said, looking right into my eyes. I couldn't take it any more, and I slid off the bed, falling to my knees and wrapping my arms around him.

"I'm sorry, I'm sorry," was all I could say over and over. Ryan let me cry on his chest, his strong arms holding me close to him, rubbing my back gently. When I had stopped crying he gently lifted me back up onto the bed beside Greg. He then sat between us, and wrapped both his arms around our shoulders, bringing us closer to him.

"I love you guys. No matter what. We're family."

"You still want us?" Greg asked, who was still sniffling slightly, and rubbing the tears from his eyes.

"Of course I still want you guys. It doesn't matter if you are straight or gay, or bisexual. You're my sons, and I you will always be a part of my family."

"You don't mind it if Kyle and I kiss then?" Greg asked.

"Let me ask you this. Do you love him?"

"Yeah, I guess so. I don't know. What does it feel like to be in love?" Greg asked.

"When you kissed Kyle, how did you feel inside?"

"I felt all warm inside. It was like every part of me was tingling and I liked it a lot," Greg admitted.

"What about you Kyle?" Ryan asked me.

"Uh huh, me too. I could feel my heart beating faster, and I didn't even notice it when Adam came into the room. I've never felt like that before."

"Then there is a good chance the two of you are in love with each other," Ryan said.

"But, Dad. Does that mean we're gay?" Greg asked.

"I can't answer that for you, Greg. Only you can. But based on what you two have told me about what you are feeling for each other, you probably are. I know that Kyle has already begun puberty, and I'm guessing that you have as well, Greg, and that's why you're feeling the things you are. It's perfectly okay, Son."

"You don't mind if we end up being gay?" I asked him.

"If I minded that, I'd have some serious problems, considering I'm in love with Jason who is downstairs waiting for me," Ryan said, a small smile forming on his face. I giggled a bit when he said that, as I remembered saying something similar to Greg just minutes before. "Just remember that no matter what, both Jason and I are here for you guys. Do me a favor though guys. Adam is still too young to understand how the two of you feel for each other, and even though I expect you'll want to spend more time with each other now, please don't forget your younger brother. Especially you Greg. He looks up to you a lot and I think you were the best big brother he could ever have in that group home."

"We won't, Dad," Greg said, now smiling happily. He looked so cute like that. His face was practically glowing.

"I promise," I told him.

"So, does this mean I can go downstairs and tell Jason that there are two more boyfriends in this house?" Ryan asked. I could tell he was teasing us slightly, which caused Greg to blush again.

"Ummm, Dad. We didn't ask each other out or anything," Greg said softly.

"No, that was the first time we kissed too," I admitted.

"Well, you two will know when it's right to take that next step. Personally I think you guys would make a cute couple," he said.

"Really? You think so?" I asked.

"Yep, definitely."

"Greg, would you be my boyfriend?" I asked him suddenly.

"YES!" Greg almost shouted, sitting up straight for the first time since Ryan came into the room. He got up off the bed and came around to my other side, and gave me a big hug. "Yes, I'll be your boyfriend, if you'll be mine."

"I love you, Greg," I whispered to him.

"I love you too, Kyle," he replied, then brought his lips towards mine again and we kissed for the second time that night, this time as boyfriends.

When we separated, we both looked over at Ryan, and we could see him smiling at the two of us, but also that he had tears in his eyes.

"Dad, why are you crying?" I asked him.

"Because my two sons are happy, and I'm so proud of you two. I hope the two of you stay boyfriends for the rest of your lives," he said.

"Me too," Greg said, kissing my cheek.

"Do you guys want to sleep together tonight then?" Ryan asked us.

"Um, yeah, if that's okay with you, Dad," I told him.

"Of course it is. From now on you two can always sleep together if you want. But you both have to have separate rooms still."

"We understand, Dad," I said. "But what about Adam? He wanted to sleep with me tonight."

"Well, did you promise him you'd let him sleep with you tonight?" he asked me.

"Yeah, I did. But now that Greg and I are boyfriends, I kinda want to sleep with Greg," I admitted.

"Well, the beds are big enough for the three of you, why don't all three of you share the bed tonight."

"Really?" I asked.

"Yes, really. But you guys need to promise me that you will go to sleep. No playing around tonight. We have lots to do tomorrow."

"Okay, Dad," we said at the same time. Ryan stood up, and waited for us to get under the covers. He then went into Adam's room, and a few seconds later, Adam came running into Greg's room, jumping up onto the bed and trying to get under the covers between us. Greg and I couldn't help but giggle as we saw the excited look on Adam's face as he got settled. He was practically beaming with happiness.

"You all settled then, Buddy?" I asked Adam.

"Yeah! I get to sleep with both of you. This is so cool!" he said excitedly.

"Okay, guys. Time to settle down and get some sleep," Ryan said, giving each of us a kiss on our foreheads and saying good night. He then turned to leave the room, when he saw Jason standing outside the doorway.

"Oh that is so cute," Jason said, giggling.

"Yeah. Why don't you go in and say good night. I'll wait for you downstairs," Ryan said.

"Okay, Hon," Jason said, and came into the room. Ryan left, and Jason came over to the bed and leaned forward to give all three of us our own hugs.

"Good night guys. I'll see you three in the morning," he told us.

"Good night, Pop," the three of us chorused back. He then left the room, turning the light off, and closing the door slightly before heading downstairs.

I looked over at Greg, and saw him staring back at me, wearing the goofiest grin on his face.

"What?" I asked him.

"Just thinking about how lucky I am to have the perfect family, and now to have the most beautiful boyfriend in the world," he said, the last statement causing me to blush big time which made me thankful that the lights weren't on for them to see it.

"You have a boyfriend now? Is it Kyle?" Adam asked, looking back and forth between us.

"Yeah, Adam. Your brother and I are now boyfriends," I told him.

"Cool!" he said happily, before he began to drift off to sleep. I could see that Greg was beginning to as well, and I was right behind him. I said a silent prayer to God, thanking him for giving me the best family, and boyfriend I could ever have hoped for. A feeling of peace and warmth swept over me. The last thing I saw before finally falling asleep, was Greg's beautiful face beside me.

Editor's Notes:

I want to thank TSL for going over this chapter for me, while I wasn't available. I have now gone over it and I pronounce it to be of the finest quality and I am here to tell you It was delicious. I just ate it up. Well, here we are again at the end of another wonderful chapter. It looks like Kyle and Greg are going to be happy together as boyfriends, and they both love Adam. It also seems that they are going to get to see Tommy. Things are really looking up. I noticed an interesting thing that happened in this chapter besides the boys becoming boyfriends. Did anyone get the clue that was given about the clan? I noticed there was a small one in here. See if you can find it. I am ready for the next chapter at any time.

Darryl AKA The Radio Rancher