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Twenty minutes later Lucas walked back into the Receiving Room, the man seeing all eyes staring at him, everyone rising from their seats.
Josh walked up to him, the young man smiling at him.
"Sorry, everyone. I just needed a breath of fresh air. The atmosphere of love within here threatened to overtake my emotions. The night's coldness eventually seeped into all of me. I can now return to the warmth of the new love in this room, as well as the ever-showing familiar love."
Josh smiled, his arm going around his man.
"You never cease to amaze me with your giving love, my Lucky."
"I have to keep you on your toes, my love. What's life without surprises? he said, Josh laughing, Lucas smiling his Josh smile, their lips meeting.
They broke their kiss, Josh hugging him close, whispering into his ear softly.
"You surprise all three of your heart, Lucky."
"And my deepest love awaits all three of my heart." Lucas softly whispered back, the two smiling and breaking their embrace.
Lucas' violet pools went to four smiling emotional faces, four people now standing in front of the fireplace.
He smiled, walking up to the four.
One set of blue tearing eyes staring at him with deep emotion.
"Hello, Lucas. It is a gift of love to look into your violet pools after all my darkness." Myles said, Lucas smiling at his tear-showing face.
"It is an even greater gift to feel your loving soul, my cousin. Happy Christmas, Myles." Lucas said, the man rushing forward, embracing Lucas, Lucas smiling into Jefferson's tearful pools.
"Tonight I have my youthful friendship in my heart, and a greater love filling all of me! Thank you, Lucas! For the greatest Christmas gift I could ever have! he said, Lucas smiling, the man holding him stepping back.
"I. . .I saw his youthful self, Lucas! I saw my handsome Abe as last I saw him! he said, crying.
Lucas smiled, patting his shoulder, Jefferson's arms going around his man.
"That gift I give to both of you. The tenderness and overpowering depth of your love will show that youthful vision to both of you each time you stare into the love shining back in your soulmate's eyes. Colton gave the same gift to Grayson and Gabriel. It is called Di Amore Occhi. The Eyes of Love. One always sees one's soulmate with unchanged vision. Their beautiful youthfulness always showing. I'll always see my Josh's beauty forever unchanged from the first day I stared into his handsome face. he said, Josh's arm going around him.
"! see the same, my love. My amazing, beautiful love. he smiled, Lucas smiling at him.
"Where did I leave those cards? he smiled, everyone laughing.
Jefferson stared at Lucas, Mavis and Horace moving from behind the man and their son, both smiling at Lucas.
"Thank you, Lucas. For showing me the deceit, and the hidden love. I have his love always in my heart again. We can live our lives together truthfully now." Jefferson said, his arm holding Myles close.
"That's all one can do, Abraham. he said, the two men smiling at him.
Lucas felt two arms suddenly wrap around him, the young man staring into two pools of blue, weeping love.
"My son, Lucas! You've healed my son! I see the happiness in my son's face!" Mavis said, Lucas smiling down at her, kissing her cheek.
"Their true love for each other healed them both. They have their true love now, forever."
"You are beyond belief! she said, Lucas seeing her emotion in her eyes, seeing the same look in Horace's, the doctor's arm around his wife.
Lucas smiled at the older woman, Myles smiling at his mother.
"Besides, I have to guarantee my continuance of getting the biggest portion of all your meals. he smiled, Mavis laughing, hugging him tightly again.
"Guaranteed! she laughed, Horace's hand going to Lucas' shoulder.
"Thank you, Lucas. For healing our family's soul. he said, Lucas smiling at him.
"Life is about loving one's family. You all have that in your hearts. he said, looking around at everyone.
Randall walked up to Jefferson and Myles, Myles smiling at him.
"Hello again, Myles. I'm Randall. he said, extending his hand, Myles smiling and taking it.
"Hello, Randall. It's nice to put a face to the spoken love."
Randall smiled, Jefferson's arm going around his soulmate.
"We've got a lot to talk about. And you've got a lot of explaining to do, Lucas." Jefferson said, Lucas smiling, nodding his head.
"Sit down everyone. Let me explain the path and where I found the truth."
A Couple of Hours Later
Justin cried, Lucas holding him close.
Lucas felt the man's muscular warmth against his clothed chest, Justin's shirt missing.
Lucas had just walked into his bedroom, Justin's arms wrapping around him the moment he'd closed the door.
Lance and Josh walked out of the bathroom, the two wearing only towels.
"I see someone's had a wet adventure." Lucas smiled, Lance walking up to Lucas and his man, his arm going around Justin's bare back.
"Are you alright, my love? he said, his green eyes meeting Lucas' violet.
"I walked into his love, Lance. It enveloped me as soon as I walked into the room."
Justin raised his head, Lucas staring into Justin's tearful blue pools.
"Oh, Lucas! Your love, your unending love! What you did for my father tonight! Showing him his past, uniting his soul with Abraham's lost love! And what you did for Abraham and his soulmate! Your love is unending!"
Lucas smiled, kissing Justin's cheek, his violet pools scanning the three visions of near naked love surrounding him.
"Life and love are entwined, my soulmates. I'll always make both show their trueness. For what is life without love? he said, Lance smiling at him.
"We understand, Luke. But you've gone beyond that. You. . .you healed a blind man! You brought out the deception they both didn't know, and the man responsible for it!"
"I'll always reveal evil's touch when it comes to letting people find their lost love. And I'll always destroy evil's claim to any of my family's hearts." Lucas said, Justin staring into his violet pools.
"I've never seen the joy I saw on my father's face today, Lucas. To see him find his lost friend, for the two of them to join. He looked so happy. Thank you so much, Lucky! You've made both of them and myself happy." Justin said, his eyes still wet with tears, Lucas smiling at him, his fingers wiping away the tears from Justin's face.
"That was the reason I did it, Jus. For you. Because your father is a part of your heart. All of your family I now consider my family. The same goes for you and Josh, Lance." Lucas said, the three men tearing up.
"Oh, Lucas. Really?" Justin said, Lucas smiling at him.
"You are the three of my heart. I would do all and everything to see the joy in your eyes, and in your families' eyes. he said, Josh moving forward, his lips kissing Lucas', the young man smiling when he broke the kiss.
"Hey! I did a hell of a lot tonight! Do I only deserve one kiss?"
The three smiled, Justin leaning forward and kissing Lucas on the lips as well, both men feeling their total love.
The two broke their kiss, their eyes showing their love.
Lucas' freedom from Justin's kiss was instantly gone when Lance's lips met Lucas', the two men feeling their joined love flowing as well.
Josh and Justin both smiled at each other, Justin's blue pools scanning Josh's naked chest, the man winking at him.
Lucas broke his kiss with Lance, staring into his green pools, his violet pools then scanning the man's naked chest and Josh's as well.
"I see towelled tents are rising."
Both men smiled, Justin taking in their beauty.
"And our HD still has his pants on. But the tent's just as high." Lucas said, Justin smiling at him.
"I love you, Lucas. There's no horniness in my need for you tonight. I'm overcome by the love." Justin said, the three men seeing the tears in his blue pools.
"I love you, Justin. And I have more than enough love for all three of you."
The three men smiled, Lucas' arms going around Justin again.
"I'm yours first, Justin. And I need to be wet against you. Let's shower and then join our men on a path of love. he said, Justin beaming.
Josh and Lance smiled, both men removing their towels, their soulmates staring at their large risen centers.
"My love's stoked the monster's desires, their wet
love only a prelude to their needs. Come on, my HD. I'm going to give you your
first Christmas gift. Lose the pants, sexy." Lucas smiled, Justin staring
at him with love.
The three men saw Justin strip himself in moments, all three seeing Justin's aroused state.
"We'll be waiting, our beauties." Josh said, the man feeling a hand go to his ass, Lance pulling him close.
"We've had the wetness, Josh. Let's wet our love desires." the man said, Josh staring into his green pools of love.
Lance pushed Josh back, the man falling on the bed, Lance joining him, the two joining their lips together.
Justin smiled, staring at the two, the man feeling a set of lips go to his throat, a hand wrapping around his hard center, stroking it.
"Capture the vision in your mind, my Jus. A greater desire awaits us soon." Lucas said, Justin's blue pools meeting his.
The man smiled, leading Justin into the bathroom, the two glancing one last time at their soulmates, both hearing Josh's moaning, Lance beginning his path of love and need.*
"God, it's an icebox out here, Luke!" Justin said, the man walking out onto the bedroom's balcony.
The man's muscular body was covered in a white cashmere robe, his blue eyes taking in the vision before him.
Lucas stood at the balcony's stone railing, his body naked and on full display in the moonlit semidarkness.
Lucas remained silent, staring out into the snow-covered fields and gardens below him.
Justin walked across the balcony, feeling the coldness of the stone floor's freezing stones through his slippers.
He opened his robe, pulling it around himself and Lucas, the young man leaning back into the warmth of Justin's naked body.
"The warmth of my soulmate's love. I feel their love with yours. And all that warms my heart. he said, Justin kissing his neck.
"Come back to our bed, my Lucas. Feel the warmth of all of us." Justin said, Lucas smiling, turning in Justin's arms, the man staring into his softly glowing violet pools.
"Your magic's on, my love. he said, pulling Lucas close to him, the robe wrapping around both men, Justin tying the sash against Lucas' back.
"You've trapped me in your warmth, angel." Lucas smiled, kissing Justin's lips softly.
Justin smiled, Lucas staring at him.
"I love you, Lucas. Your warmth floods my heart. Tonight I felt all of your love. We all did."
Lucas sighed, his head going against Justin's bare chest, the man's hands going to his ass.
"Sorry for the intensity, my love. I didn't mean to overcome you all so much. I was worried you'd never stop crying."
Justin smiled, kissing the young man's forehead.
"I was moved by the greatness of it, Luke. Your love is so intense. None of us have ever experienced so great a feeling. Your love overcame all of us." Justin said, Lucas smiling, his hand moving and going to Justin's flaccid center, feeling its warmth.
"So I finally drained the Timbersnake? he smiled, raising his head, Justin smiling at him.
"Yes, Lucas. For now. he said, Lucas staring into his blue pools.
"I will never get enough of your essence of love, Justin. I will always want to feast on it and our Lance's. And the deliciousness of our Josh's love." Lucas said, Justin tearing up.
"I am the same, Lucas. The nectar of your love is beyond delicious. I have three meals of love now. he said, Lucas smiling.
"And we'll make sure you never get fat. We'll give you a good workout."
Justin laughed, pulling the man closer.
"I couldn't believe that shower that began the love, Luke. It was pure ecstasy. I don't know what was wetter, the water or me?"
Lucas laughed, Justin smiling at him.
"I think you were even wetter when we climbed back into bed. Our soulmates' love was waiting for us."
Justin smiled, remembering the intensity of Lance's and
Josh's desires for both of them, and Lucas' even more intense needs.
"And you claimed all of us, Lucas. Our love is real now. In all ways." Justin said, Lucas smiling at him.
"In all ways, Jus. And you're one of the three greatest gifts I've ever been given."
Justin smiled, kissing his lips softly.
"I am yours, Lucky. And Josh's and my Lance's. I am so blessed to have all three of you."
Lucas smiled, kissing his lips again, Justin feeling his flowing tender love.
They broke the kiss, Justin staring into his still softly glowing violet pools, their brightness less acute.
"The magic is always on, Jus. Especially here." Lucas said, Justin hugging him closer, Lucas feeling him as close as a second skin.
"Is everything okay, Lucky?"
Lucas smiled, kissing his chin.
"Everything is fine, my Jus. My magic covers the land with its protective love as I earlier stated. This week will only be our giving, joined love." Lucas said, Justin smiling at him.
"Then come back into the warmth of our love. I want another taste of your love." Justin smiled, Lucas' hands now on his smooth chest, feeling the man's smooth warmth.
"You'll have to wait your turn, HD."
Justin turned his head, Lance smiling at his man and Lucas, the man standing in the open doorway, his naked beauty on full display, two arms wrapped around him.
Josh smiled, his head on Lance's shoulder, the two men smiling at their soulmates.
Lucas smiled, taking in Lance's monster's state, large and glistening with wetness.
"Someone's been stoking the monster again. he smiled, Josh smiling.
"I felt its warmth against me. And I just couldn't help myself, it's so delicious." Josh said, Lance smiling back at him, his lips kissing his cheek.
"It's freezing out here, you guys! Get back in here!" Josh said, Justin smiling at Lucas.
"I would, Beamy. But HD's got me wrapped up against him like a Christmas gift." Lucas smiled, Justin chuckling.
"Oh, sweet! Can I unwrap you?" Lance grinned, walking across the stone floor, his eyes widening.
"That's freezing! he said, jumping up on top of a wicker chair, its surface cold as well.
Lucas laughed, Justin smiling and unwrapping the sash that held himself against Lucas.
"I have to save my soulmate, Lucky. he smiled, walking over to Lance, Josh smiling and catching a glimpse of Justin's naked physique through the open robe.
Justin took Lance into his arms, the man holding him close.
"Back to the warmth, my beautiful Lance. he smiled, walking towards the patio doors, Josh smiling and stepping back, Justin taking in his nakedness.
"Speaking of beautiful. Woof! he said, Josh smiling, his hand going against Justin's robed ass, slapping it.
"Lose the robe, beautiful. Lucky and I will join you two shortly. Continue the love." Josh said, Justin and Lance smiling at him, the two men walking towards the bed, Josh watching Justin drop his man on it, his robe falling to the floor.
Justin climbed into the bed, his body going on top of his man, their lips meeting.
Josh smiled, picking up his own robe off the chair by the patio door, slipping his feet into the slippers beside it.
He smiled at his man, Lucas still standing at the balcony railing, Josh taking in his naked beauty.
He walked out onto the patio, walking up to his man, their lips meeting.
"It is frigid out here, Lucky. And I can feel the icy cold floor. You need to get back inside. We don't want you sick over Christmas. he said, Lucas feeling his arms of love wrap around him.
"I am fine, Joshua. The coldness seeps into my soul.
It numbs the hidden thoughts."
"Everything alright, my love? he said, Lucas smiling at him.
"Yes, my love. It is Christmas, it is love. I am looking forward to all of it."
Josh smiled, looking back into the bedroom.
"Their love is amazing, Lucas. Thank you for giving
me the gift of their total love."
Lucas smiled, his lips meeting with his man's.
They broke the kiss, Lucas smiling.
"It is a gift to all our souls, my love. We all gave it to each other. The future will be amazing."
Josh smiled, hearing Lance moan in the bedroom.
"I think HD is on a voyage. he smiled, Lucas smiling.
"He hasn't even begun the trip, my love. It's time to punch his ticket." Lucas smiled, Josh laughing.
"That sounds like fun!"
Lucas laughed, guiding his man back into the bedroom, closing the door behind him.
His now green pools looked out into the darkness, the man turning and walking back towards the love.
Christmas Eve Morning
Lucas smiled, taking in the smiling faces looking towards him.
The young man walked into the dining room, Josh smiling at him, rising from his seat.
"There you are, my love. he smiled, Lucas kissing his cheek, his arm going around his man.
"Sorry, I'm late, everyone. The warmth of this place drove me on a voyage. he smiled, Josh pulling his chair back for him, the two sitting down on Emerson's left, Lucas smiling at his grandfather.
"Good morning, Lucas. Josh said you'd gone on a short walk before breakfast. he smiled, Lucas smiling at him, his violet pools looking around at everyone's smiling faces.
His eyes met Justin's and Lance's, both showing their love.
The four had showered together after awakening, their love showing almost instantly.
And Justin and Josh had both felt the wet love of their soulmates, cleanliness given over to love.
"Just walking through the love, Grandfather. It
seeps from all of your hearts. The bedrooms upstairs shone with their giving
Finn smirked, Lucas smiling at him, the man seated at the next table.
"I think we all could have been blinded by the brightness coming from your room this morning, Lukey. he smiled, Lucas smiling at him.
Finn smiled, shaking his head no, kissing his lady's lips.
"Nothing to be jealous about. I had my own angel of love. Not three horny devils. he smiled, Skyler smiling at him, Finn's eyes going to Lucas' violet pools again, the young man smiling at him.
"My three angels had their own devil to deal with. But I'm still free for some monster hunting."
Finn laughed, blowing Lucas a kiss, everyone smiling at their showing friendship.
"A beautiful day outside, a warm love inside. I have seen it all." Lucas said, Francesca looking at him.
"Is everything alright, Lucas? Are we in for another surprise today?" Francesca said, Lucas smiling at her.
"Everything is more than fine, Grandmother. And life always gives us surprises." Lucas smiled, his violet pools going to three sets of blue; Jefferson and Myles both smiling at him, Randall seated beside his old friend.
"How finds the reunion of love this morning, everyone?" Lucas smiled, the three voicing their happiness to him and to each other.
Myles stared at Lucas, the man's violet pools meeting his.
"We all see your friendship and love, Lucas. I, most of all, now see so much. he said, his face showing a softer emotion.
"Life begins anew for you, Myles. My friendship is a
new part of it. As is Abraham's true love. Both will show a greater
Myles smiled, feeling Jefferson's arm going around him.
"I should get to work, my love. he said, kissing his soft lips, Emerson smiling at his manservant.
"It's Christmas, Jefferson. You have the holidays off. What with the new love surrounding you and your man. Enjoy your happiness. he said, Jefferson smiling at him.
"Thank you, sir. he said, Lucas smiling at the man's decorum and professionalism.
"You're now family, Abraham. he smiled, Jefferson smiling at him.
"It's Abe, everyone. he smiled, Myles kissing his cheek, looking around at everyone.
"And I'm Myles. he said, Lucas smiling at him.
"Christmas is at hand. The joy of our hearts given over to its happiness. Two days of wonder and beauty ahead." Lucas smiled, his eyes going to Rosa Sharon and Stephen, the two youngsters smiling at him.
"Eat up, little angels. We're hitting that fresh snow outside after breakfast. he smiled, the two smiling at him with wide happiness.
"Awesome, bro!" Stephen said, Randall smiling at his son, his eyes meeting Lucas' violet pools.
"My son worships you, Luke. he said, Lucas smiling at him.
"He sees my friendship and love, Randall. I'll be here for him always."
The two Mavises walked out of the kitchen, both smiling at Lucas, their husbands following them, all carrying platters of food.
"You're here, Lucas! The food is hot and ready!" Momma Mavis smiled, Lucas smiling at her.
"I've cooked you the biggest feast, Lucas." Mavis smiled, Lucas smiling at her.
"Yesterday was well worth the risk then! I've won the bounty!"
Mavis and Horace laughed, Myles smiling at his parents.
"I'd watch it, Mom and Dad. He may try to steal your love from me. he smiled, Mavis leaning down and kissing her son's cheek.
"More than enough to go around, Myles. I'll always welcome new children. she smiled, Lucas smiling wide.
"Then stock up the larder, dear lady! These boys are all moochers! he smiled, Mavis laughing, Finn grinning at Lucas.
"We love good food! he smiled, Mavis smiling at him.
"Then dig in, Finn. Your Mom's made you your favorites."
Finn grinned, Momma Mavis smiling at her son, setting a platter down in front of him.
Mavis smiled, setting her platter down in front of Lucas and Emerson.
She smiled, pulling off its silver lid.
Lucas' eyes widened, Emerson's as well.
A large platter of bacon, sausages, ham, and blood pudding sat before them.
"You just won a new family, Mavis. We're never leaving!" Lucas smiled, Mavis laughing, patting his shoulder.
"Grab the big pieces first, Lucas. You've earned my fried love. she smiled, Lucas smiling up at her.
"You've earned my love, Mavis. You're family."
She smiled, wiping her tearing eyes.
"The love grows in this old place, Emerson. she said, Emerson smiling at her.
"Indeed, dear lady. And you've outdone yourself. he smiled, Mavis smiling at her employer and friend.
"Love makes us do some amazing things. she said, Lucas smiling at her.
"Indeed it does. I'm famished! he smiled, diving into the platter, filling his plate.
Everyone smiled, filling theirs as well.
"That's cold, Lucky!" Josh screamed, Lucas laughing, watching his soulmate floundering around in the snow bank, Lucas having tossed him into it.
Stephen was laughing, his older brother chasing him around the field, Colton at his side, Justin and Lance smiling at their togetherness, Rosa Sharon laughing in front of Stephen, running around as well.
"They love the snow." Lucas smiled, looking towards them, the young man smiling, extending his hand towards Josh, the man pulling him up quickly.
"Why'd you do that, babe? he said, brushing off the snow from his pants and jacket, Lucas smiling and wrapping his arms around his man.
"That was to cool you off, horn dog. You hands have almost rubbed my ass raw. he smiled, Josh blushing, smiling at him.
"Seeing you happy and enjoying the outdoors makes my heart flood with desire. he said, Lucas smiling towards Justin and Lance.
"Sweet, sexy! Let's get naked in the snow! I want to lick that fine, wet ass again."
Josh beamed, Lucas kissing his lips, their friends looking at both.
"And you say I'm the horn dog?" Justin smiled, Lance laughing, kissing his man's cheek.
"You're my hot dog, sweetie. he smiled, Justin smiling at him.
"And I've got three foot longs to eat, with some delicious buns." Justin grinned, the man not seeing the flash of cold whiteness until it hit his shoulder, soaking his face.
"That'll cool you off, too." Lucas grinned, the young man having thrown the snowball at Justin.
"You biatch!" Justin said, diving into the nearest snow bank, quickly making a snowball, Lance making one as well.
"We better run, babe!" Josh said, Lucas smiling at him.
"I've seen Jus throw a ball, babe. We should move closer so he might be able to hit us." Lucas grinned, Josh suddenly ducking, a barrage of snowballs hitting Lucas right in the face, chest and side, the man falling backwards into the snow, laughter filling the field.
"Your magic's off, Lukey!" Finn laughed; he, Alain and Harry having thrown the balls from behind a large haystack.
Josh smiled at them, the man looking at his man.
"I think that was deserved!" Justin smiled, Josh smiling at him and Lance, his eyes going to Lucas' fallen form.
Lucas was laying in the snow bank, not moving.
"You were blindsided, Luke!" Josh laughed, Lance looking at Lucas as well.
"Lucas? he said, Josh moving, walking over to his man, Lucas still not moving.
"Babe? You okay?" Josh said, going to his knees beside him, looking into his snow-covered, wet face.
Lucas opened one eye, winking at Josh.
Josh released his concerned breath, Lucas smiling at him alone, Josh's face suddenly changing to a serious look, looking towards Finn and his friends.
"He's out cold, Finny! You've hurt him!" Josh shouted, Justin and Lance moving, rushing over to Josh and Lucas, Lance going to his knees on Lucas' other side, Justin joining him.
"Oh God, is he okay?" Lance said, worry etched on his face.
Lucas opened one eye again, his three men around him, the young man winking again, Josh whispering to Justin and Lance across Lucas' motionless body.
"He's really hurt! Help us guys!" Lance said, Finn seeing the look on all their serious faces.
Finn dropped the snowball in his hand; he, Alain and Harry rushing over to the three kneeling men, Lucas' motionless body surrounded by them.
Colton and Jonathan's arms went around Stephen and Rosa Sharon, the young girl smiling up at Colton, the young man smiling down at his sister, Colton whispering into Jonathan's ear.
"It. . .it was only snowballs, Lance! I didn't think there was ice in them!" Finn said, his face covered in worried concern, going to his knees beside Lance and Justin, the man looking down at his friend's motionless face, Lucas' eyes closed.
"Please, Luke! Wake up!" Finn said, his body hovering over Lucas', his hand going to the young man's chest.
The moment he touched Lucas, the young man moved with a flash of speed, his arms going around Finn.
The young man was on his feet in seconds, Finn shocked and held within his tight grasp.
Lucas smiled at him, his violet pools wide and intense.
"Hey, kids! Who wants to see a snowman?" Lucas grinned, Finn's eyes widening, Lucas suddenly spinning around in a flash.
"Don't you dare, Luke!!" Finn said, Lucas grinning at his friend.
Finn screamed, the young man becoming airborne, landing face first in a large snow bank, only his feet showing.
The kids laughed, clapping their hands, Colton and Jonathan smiling towards Lucas.
Lucas smiled, watching Finn struggling to come out of the snow bank, the man finally finding his feet again, his body covered in snow.
"Frankie the snowman, was a jolly, jolly soul! With a Welsh smile and a white profile, the boy's covered in snow!" Lucas sang, those around him laughing, Harry walking up to his cousin.
"We were worried, Luke! We thought you were hurt. he said, Lucas smiling at his friend.
"Your love and mirth would never hurt me. he smiled, Harry smiling back, Alain smiling as well, his arm going around Harry.
Lucas smiled, the young man moving, walking up to Finn.
Finn stared at him, Lucas' hand going to his snow-covered shoulder, the young man smiling with love.
"Never change, my friend. Your physical mirth fills my heart with joy. he smiled, Finn softly smiling.
"You always get the better of me, Lukey."
Lucas smiled, kissing his friend's cheek.
"Our popsicle of love tastes delicious. he smiled, Finn laughing.
"The snow's gone down my pants. Want to lick my
Lucas laughed, Finn smiling back.
"I'll leave that to Sky's enjoyment. Right now I'm going to play in the snow some more. Your accomplices I'll give a ten second start." Lucas said, Harry and Alain behind him looking at each other.
"Now, Luke! It was just fun!" Alain said, Lucas smiling and looking at him and Harry.
"Ten. . .nine. . .eight. . .seven. . .six. . ." Lucas smiled, counting down.
Harry took off, Alain moving in a rush as well, the two young men running towards the mansion, Lucas smiling.
"Five. . .four. . .three. . .two. . .one for fun! he grinned, the young man taking off in a shot.
Everyone laughed, seeing the young man sprinting across the field, the angle of his run actually overtaking the two young men running in a straight line.
Harry looked back, seeing his cousin gaining on him, Alain stumbling, the young man falling forward, taking Harry with him, the two flipping over each other, rolling in the snow off the shovelled path.
Lucas smiled, stopping beside them.
"These two look very excited holding each other!" Lucas said loudly, everyone in the field smiling at him.
"I think you lovers need some privacy. he smiled, Lucas' hands moving.
Alain and Harry's eyes widened, both screaming.
Two moving mountains of snow suddenly engulfed them.
Lucas had used his magic, moving all the snow surrounding them, the two young men disappearing under its whiteness.
Everyone walked up to Lucas, the young man smiling at his friends.
"No worries, everyone. They're hot enough to melt it. he grinned, everyone laughing.
Suddenly two heads poked out of the snow, Lucas smiling at the two young men.
"Mirth of love will always be answered with payback, sweeties. And no thanks are needed."
"Thanks, Lukey?" Finn said, still brushing the snow off himself.
"Certainly, Finny. Just think of the love and happiness of your soulmate licking all the wetness off you."
Harry and Alain smiled at Lucas, their lips meeting.
"Do we have to watch it as well?" Finn grinned, Harry raising his hand in a one-finger salute, Alain's lips still attached to his.
Lucas laughed, Josh's arms going around him.
"You light all our hearts with mirthful love, babe."
Lucas smiled, the kids running up to the two men, Lucas smiling down at them.
"Let's make a real snowman, guys. This one's too wet."
Finn laughed, everyone continuing their outdoor happiness.
Lucas smiled, taking in the warmth and love surrounding him.
His violet pools went to Justin and Lance, the two nestled together on a long couch, Justin laying on his back, Lance snuggled against him.
"You ate too much again, babe." Lance said, rubbing Justin's stomach through his black silk shirt.
"We all did. You are a wonder, Mavis." Henderson said, he snuggling with his wife.
"I cook to show my love, Henderson." Mavis smiled, Horace kissing his wife's cheek.
"And it is delicious."
Emerson smiled, Francesca seated beside him, everyone relaxing in the Receiving Room after dinner, the night now surrounding them.
It was Christmas Eve, the day a joyous time of youthful happiness and mature love.
They'd all dined on a delicious pheasant meal, the food plentiful and filled with love.
"A wonderful day, my love." Josh said, Lucas smiling at the warmth of his arms surrounding him, the two snuggling in an oversized armchair.
"Christmas is at hand. The glow of a child's smile welcomes the magic of Christmas. he said, his violet pools looking towards Stephen and Rosa Sharon, the two seated in front of the Christmas tree, Colton and Jonathan beside them.
The two kids were looking through the gifts, a mountain now surrounding them.
Colton and Jonathan were looking at each other, their arms around each other.
Lucas smiled, kissing his man's warm lips.
"The kiddies are being ignored, rise up my love." Lucas smiled, Josh smiling at him, releasing his hold on his man.
Lucas rose from his seat, everyone smiling at him.
Finn smiled, seeing a look of calm happiness on his friend's face as he stopped by the fireplace.
The children's stockings were hung from the fireplace's mantle, Lucas smiling at the names written on all four.
Rosy, Stevie, Colt and Jonah.
"What's the surprise now?" Finn smiled, Lucas smiling at him, the young man stirring the fireplace's embers, adding another log to the fire.
"The surprise is that Greenpeace hasn't tried to save you, beached whale of love. he said, everyone laughing, Finn stretched out on the floor in front of Skyler, Trish and Andrew, all seated together on a couch.
Finn blushed, Lucas smiling at him, the young man walking over to the Christmas tree, going to his knees beside Rosa Sharon and Stephen, both smiling up at him.
"A lot of treasures, my little friends. he smiled, the two grinning.
"So many gifts, Luke. I see some for me!" Stephen said, Randall and Lisa smiling towards their son.
"There are a lot there for you both. he smiled, the man moving, folding his legs under him, squatting, Rosa Sharon climbing up into his lap.
"We're so blessed, Dad. So much love around us. she smiled, Lucas smiling and kissing her cheek.
"Yes we are, Rosy." Lucas smiled, his violet pools going towards his adoptive mother, Vivian and Trish both smiling at him, the two and their soulmates seated together.
"Do you know what always happened on Christmas Eve
when I was a boy?"
"No, what, Luke?" Stephen said, smiling at Lucas.
"Well, I and my sister Trish were always just as happy and joyful as you two. Our parents always rewarded us on that night with a surprise gift. An object of their love for us." Lucas said, Vivian smiling at her sister, Savannah smiling at her and then at her mother.
"You got a gift before Christmas morning?" Stephen said, his eyes wide with awed wonder, Randall chuckling to himself, seeing Lucas casting a wave of Christmas love around the two youngsters.
"Yes, Stevie. Mom and Dad always said that we were so good all year that the two of us deserved a Christmas surprise before we went to sleep on Christmas Eve. It calmed our souls against the coming happiness the next morning."
Rosa Sharon and Stephen both smiled, Lucas leaning over and kissing the young man's cheek, then Rosa Sharon's.
"I think the two of you deserve just as wonderful a surprise. You've both been absolute angels."
Both sets of blue eyes widened, Stephen looking towards his parents, Rosa Sharon looking up into her brother's blue pools.
"Lucas is correct, son. You've been a wonderful son all year." Randall said, Stephen smiling at his father with pride.
"And you're an angel always, Rosy." Colton said, Lucas smiling at the young man.
"Jonathan, could you pull out those two blue wrapped gifts at the back to your right side? The two with white snowflakes on them?" Lucas smiled, Jonathan smiling, moving from Colt, the young man leaning into the tree's right side, pulling out two gifts, Stephen and Rosa Sharon following his every move.
Everyone smiled, seeing the joy and awed wonder on the two children's faces.
Jonathan smiled, handing the two gifts to Lucas, the man setting them down in front of him, Stephen and Rosa Sharon staring at them.
"Christmas is about happiness, Rosa Sharon. About being thankful for what we have, for what we hold dear. he said, Rosa Sharon smiling up at him.
"I have you and Papa, Dad. And my Colton. I'm happy. she smiled, everyone smiling at her.
"Yes, sweetie. We have each other. And a bigger
family of friends and loved ones surrounding us."
"I have my family, Luke. Mom and Dad, and Justin and Jonnie. And now Colton too. And all of you." Stephen smiled, Lucas smiling at the young man.
"Merry Christmas to both of you, my little friends. Christmas begins!" Lucas smiled, the young man handing the top gift--which was the smallest--to Stephen, the young man taking it with awed wonder.
Lucas picked up the larger gift, handing it to Rosa Sharon.
"Merry Christmas, angel." Lucas smiled, Colton seeing a tear in the young man's eyes.
"Thanks, Dad. she smiled, taking the gift into her hands, staring at the tag on it.
"To Rosa Sharon. Dreams forgotten or missed come true with Christmas magic. Love never leaves that which we cherish. Love Dad. she read, everyone looking at Lucas' calm smiling face.
"Open them up, Rosy and Stevie. he smiled, the two grinning at each other.
Everyone watched the two tear off the blue snowflake-covered gift wrapping, two boxes laying underneath.
"Open yours first, Rosy." Lucas said, Stephen smiling at her.
"I bet it's something special, Rosy! he grinned, the little girl smiling, lifting the lid off the cardboard box in her lap.
Her eyes widened, then the young girl screamed.
"Becka! It's Becka, Colt! she screamed, the young girl pulling out a doll from the box, her arms going around it, hugging it close to her, the little girl half crying, Lucas holding her close.
"I lost you! I never thought I'd see you again! she cried, Colton staring at Lucas with surprise, the young man kissing her cheek, rubbing her back.
"Her love would never leave you, Rosy. I found her for you. he said, the girl's blue pools looking up at him.
"I lost her, Dad. She didn't go with me to the other side. she said, everyone staring at the two with awed wonder.
"I know, Rosy. But she was always close to your heart. You now have her back." Lucas smiled, the young girl wrapping her arms around him, the doll hanging from her hand, everyone staring at it.
It was blond-haired; a worn, handmade look to it.
"Thank you, Dad! Oh thank you! she said, Lucas smiled, his eyes meeting Colton's.
"I hadn't seen that doll in years, Dad. Rosy had her since she was a child. My mom made it for her. It vanished after Rosy's passing." Colton said, smiling at his sister, his blue eyes on the doll.
"I know, Colt." Lucas said, everyone staring at Lucas, the young man staring at the little girl, the doll in her arms again, brushing the blond hair on it.
"I'm never letting you go again, Becka! Mommy gave you to me, and you're mine! I have her love again! she smiled, Lucas smiling at her, kissing her cheek.
"That you do, angel." Lucas smiled, looking at Stephen.
"Open yours, Stevie. he smiled, Stephen smiling at him, the young man opening the wooden box sitting in his lap.
Everyone saw a star etched into the box's wooden lid.
The boy opened the box, his eyes widening a bit.
"It's home, Luke! he said, everyone looking confused, staring at the box.
Stephen put his hand into the box, pulling out a surprising thing.
He used both hands to pull it out, everyone staring a glass snow globe in the young man's hand.
It was sunken into a brass base, three animals wrapped around its crystal sphere.
One was a bear, one an eagle and one a falcon.
"I see my house, Luke!" Stephen said, Lucas smiling at him.
Randall and Lisa got up, walking over to their son, the two going to their knees, staring at the globe in their son's hand.
"You're right, Stephen." Randall said, staring at the globe, seeing a small replica of his family's home in its water-filled center.
Justin's eyes were on Lucas, the young man smiling towards him.
"Shake it, Stevie. he said, the young man smiling at him, shaking the globe in his hands.
"Now look into your soul, and see what you need to see." Lucas smiled, the young man smiling, his blue eyes staring at the globe.
They suddenly widened, Randall and Lisa's widening as well.
"It's Justin! I see Justin!" the boy said, Justin rising from his seat, walking over to his family, going to his knees and staring at the globe as well.
Everyone else rose, the tree surrounded by everyone.
Justin stared at the globe, seeing his own face in the misty snow covered water.
It was a picture of him rising from the couch he just sat on, walking to the globe, his face enlarging as he neared it.
"What. . .what is that, Luke? he said, Lucas smiling at him, then at the boy holding the globe in his hands.
"It is Stephen's dreams, Jus. He misses his brother.
I've given him a special gift. That globe will always show him where you are,
or where anyone of his family is. He'll never miss someone whom he can call
before his eyes."
The young boy grinned, smiling up at his brother.
"Awesome! That's amazing! he grinned, Justin smiling at him, seeing his brother's happy face.
"I'm sorry I've been gone so much, Stevie. he said, Stephen smiling, the boy climbing into Justin's lap, kissing his cheek, holding the globe in his hands.
"It's okay, Justin! I understand. But now I'll always have you with me! he smiled, his blue pools looking at Lucas.
"Thanks, bro! This is awesome! he grinned, Lucas smiling, the boy smiling at him.
"You're welcome, Stevie. You and Rosa Sharon are in all our hearts. We'll all be here for both of you."
Everyone smiled at the two children, the two beaming with happiness.
"Wherever did you find that globe, Lucas?" Grayson said, Lucas looking into his blue eyes.
"A treasure hidden within my soul, Gray. I only had to seek it out. he smiled, Josh's arm going around his man, kissing his cheek, Rosa Sharon smiling at him.
"My man of Christmas mystery. he said, Lucas smiling, kissing his lips.
"Just call me Santa's elf."
Josh smiled, Justin and Lance smiling at him as well.
"Okay, kiddies. You have your gifts. Time for dreamland. Your treasures will send you to happiness and dreams." Lucas smiled, Stephen rising from Justin's lap, the young man kissing Lucas' cheek.
"Thank you, Luke. It's the best! he said, Rosa Sharon staring at the globe.
"Merry Christmas, Stevie. Merry Christmas, Rosy. he said, both kissing his cheeks again.
"Come on, Rosy. I'll tuck you in." Colton said, she smiling, Jonathan and Colton rising to their feet, Stephen and Rosa Sharon climbing out of Lucas' and Justin's laps.
"Goodnight, angels. Hurry back, Colt and Jon. I've another surprise for everyone." Lucas smiled, everyone staring at him.
The two kids followed Colton and Jonathan out of the room, both holding their treasures in their hands, Lucas smiling and rising to his feet, Justin rising as well, everyone surrounding them.
"That globe was amazing, Lucas. I saw our home in it." Randall said, staring at him with awe.
"That's what Stephen will always see, Randall. He'll never be homesick when he has it always with him." Lucas said, Randall and Lisa smiling.
"You're amazing, Luke." Lisa said, Lucas smiling.
"One of my cards will be in all your stockings. he smiled, everyone laughing.
"Let's relax and have some eggnog." Lucas smiled, Mavis walking into the room, a tray of eggnog in her hands, Horace carrying a platter with a large punch bowl on it filled with eggnog.
Everyone looked at Lucas, the young man smiling.
"I smelled the nog coming. he smiled, his arms going around Josh, kissing his lips again.
"I sense your happiness, babe." Josh said, Lucas smiling.
"It's Christmas Eve, my love. I have you in my arms. On to the next surprise. I'm going to move all night. he smiled, Josh smiling at him with confusion.
Everyone began to sit down, relaxing and taking a cup of eggnog from Mavis' offered tray.
Justin and Lance stared at Lucas, Finn's hand going to Justin's shoulder, the three standing at the fireplace.
"What's he cooking up now?" Finn said, Lance smiling at the young man.
"I don't know, Finny. But I feel his love simmering. I think we're going to be amazed." Lance said, Justin smiling at him, his blue pools going to Lucas' smiling face, the young man kissing Josh's lips again, the two snuggled again in their chair.
"I wouldn't want him any other way. His love will amaze us all our lives." Justin said, Lance smiling, kissing his man's lips.
Finn's blue eyes were on his friend as well, a smile coming to his face.
End of Chapter 152
And so Christmas begins.
A day of love and outdoor happiness given over to an evening of beginning surprises.
Rosa Sharon has been reunited with her lost childhood doll, a created gift of love from her own mother.
Wherever did Lucas find it?
And Stephen's been given the gift of family togetherness.
His family's love will never be far from his soul, a globe of seemingly magic always showing him their closeness.
Wherever did Lucas find that?
It seems the young man's been going on voyages of hidden surprise, his love showing in some amazing ways.
What other surprise did he hint at tonight?
What awaits his friends and family when Jonathan and Colton return?
The snow falls, the cheer shows, Christmas is at hand.
Lets watch the festivities unfold.