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Colton rose from his seat, his eyes meeting Lucas' violet pools.
Rosa Sharon's blue pools followed the young man, she seated in Jonathan's lap in the center of the fivesome of love.
Colton stopped beside Josh and Lucas, Lewis and Jacques staring at the young man.
"I shall lead angels, Lucas? I thought it was shades?" he said, Lucas' hand going to his shoulder.
"An angel has already named you as the warrior to lead the forces of good, Colton. It will be a force of all God's divinity." Lucas said, Lewis staring at both young men now.
"It will be the salvation of the world's faith under God's guidance." he said, Jacques' arm going around his husband, feeling his faith.
"For all worlds, Reverend." Lucas said, Colton staring at him.
Colton's four soulmates were watching him, seeing the look of uncertainty on his young face.
Rosa Sharon rose from her seat in Jonathan's lap, the young girl walking up to the men standing at the window.
"Don't be scared, Colt. The love surrounds you." she said, Colton staring down into his sister's blue pools.
"The love of all of us, Colt." Lucas said, the young man's eyes meeting his again.
"How can I lead angels, Dad? They have God's magic." he said, Lucas' hand going around his shoulder, pulling him close.
"By the magic within yourself, Colt. The magic of destiny instilled within you." Lucas said, Rosa Sharon smiling up at him.
"You know all of it, don't you?" she said, Lucas smiling at the girl.
"The voyage you guided me onto gave me the answers, little one." Lucas smiled, Josh's arm going around Lucas.
"What's going on, my love? Colton is going to lead angels? And all the world's religions are aware of it?" he said, Lucas looking around at everyone, Lewis staring at the young man and his sister beside Lucas.
"I felt the truth within the magic, Josh. The truth of what is coming and what may happen soon." Lucas said, Colton staring at him.
"You only have to look at what happened down in Kurucu's Haven's depths to feel the reality of what you saw and what was said to you. A war is coming, good against evil. All God's children and beings will fight on the side of good. Azrael's appearance is a signal of that."
"The angel you saw down in that room?" Lewis said, Lucas' eyes meeting his, the young man's eyes going out into the darkness.
"I have yet to meet that wandering angel. For, I believe, a specific reason. Our paths may cross at the end of this. If my love has any say in it." Lucas said, Josh's hold on him tightening.
"You're being mysterious again, my love." he said, Lucas smiling, turning around and kissing his cheek.
The young man sighed, looking around at everyone, his eyes ending lastly on Colton's blue pools.
"Azrael told you of your destiny, Colt. Of the weapon you carry, and the path you would walk. I never wanted that for you." Lucas said, Colton seeing the love in his violet pools.
"I know, Lucas. But we are on paths of destiny. We walk where we are led. I have full faith in God and you keeping me safe." Colton said, the young man hugging Lucas, the man patting his back.
"Always, Colt. And the weapon you carry carries its own safety and protection. You will be the safest of all of us. Such is the Curacuar's destiny."
Lucas smiled, looking at Reverend Saunders.
"The faithful are amassing. Their prayers will guide all." Lucas said, Lewis nodding.
"Those I met told me of their own knowledge of the forthcoming battle, Lucas. The world's faith has lain in silent secrecy awaiting the coming wonder." Lewis said, Lucas nodding, looking around at everyone.
"This battle ahead has long been foretold, Good Reverend. All faiths have carried its reality in their doctrine and in their history. My question and their answer have long been awaited their uniting." Lucas said, the young man looking out into the darkness again.
"The paths of destiny have long walked beside each other. Now comes the joining of all paths." Lucas said, his eyes meeting Colton's again.
"I love you, Colton. I have seen the future of all this. Your love your soulmates shall always have. It is the love of a good, loving man. Their--and your--lives will be long and love filled."
Colton smiled, his hand going to Lucas' shoulder.
"I know that already, Lucas. I have felt that reality in my magic. As I have felt your love."
Lucas smiled, kissing his cheek.
His eyes went to Rosa Sharon's blue pools, the little girl smiling at him.
"I shall be there as well, that day. All love will shine." she smiled, Lucas nodding.
"All are welcomed under his love. Angels notwithstanding."
She smiled, the little girl running back to Jonathan, climbing into his lap again, snuggling against him.
"Feel the love, Jon. You have an angel in your arms." Lucas smiled, Rosa Sharon smiling.
"Where did you find all these truths out, Lucas? What happened to you down in that tomb?" Lewis said, Lucas' eyes meeting his.
"The water runs with love in the greater pool of his love, Lewis." Lucas said, Josh's eyes meeting his.
He saw a thousand stars shining in Lucas' violet pools.
"What do you mean, mon ami?" Jacques said, Lucas sighing again.
"At the end of my confrontation with the evil down in that tomb I found a surprising artifact. I carried it onto another path of life." Lucas said, Lewis staring at him with godly faith and wonder.
"What did you find, Lucas? Where did you go?" he said, Jacques' arm tightening around him.
"I found the answer to everything, Lewis. And I bathed in the waters of his eternal life. I went to paradise."
Everyone looked confused, Lewis staring at Lucas.
"You went. . .you were in God's house?" he said with awed wonder, Lucas smiling at him.
"We are all in God's house, Lewis. We stand on this world of his creation."
Josh turned Lucas in his arms, staring into his violet pools.
"You went to heaven, Lucas?" he said, his own blue pools showing wonder, everyone in the room showing it as well.
"No, my love. That is a trek we all shall make at the changing of our lives. I went to another place." Lucas said, Lewis staring at him.
"Utopia, Lucas? The paradise of God's love? The garden of Eden?" he said, Lucas smiling at him.
"Paradise, to each of us, represents a different thing, Lewis. Yours represents a place of faithful love and devotion, of God's eternal love. For myself it showed a surprising truth." Lucas said, Josh staring at his handsome face.
"You changed after that voyage, my love. Your beauty and physicality changed." he said, Lucas smiled, leaning down and kissing his man's lips.
"To see paradise is to accept its truth."
Everyone stared at his changed beauty, his blond hair surrounding his shoulders.
"What did you see, son?" Tristan said, Lucas looking at his father and family seated together.
"I saw God's beauty, Dad. In the scene before me, in the love surrounding me."
Lewis stared at Lucas, the young man smiling at him with calm love.
"Is that room hidden there a gateway to God's eternal life, Lucas? Is it the path to ascension?" he said, Lucas seeing the faith in Lewis' blue eyes.
"That room is a portal for much, Good Reverend. It is the path to the final battle, and it is a conduit of the magic."
"Of God's magic?" Lewis said, Lucas smiling at him.
"Perhaps, Lewis. I did not see him there. But then, he is everywhere." Lucas said, everyone staring at him.
The young man sighed again, smiling around at everyone.
"What I saw, what I felt, what I envisioned, may someday perhaps be shown. For now, it resides in my soul. And the truth I learned has steeled me for the end of all this. We are on the true path now. I know what lays ahead, what shall be, and what I shall have to do."
"We all stand with you, Lucas. Our love around you, and the world's. We await God's truth." Lewis said, Lucas smiling, leaning forward and kissing the man's cheek.
"I gave you eyesight to see the love around you, Lewis. God gave you love to feel all of it. My love surrounds you as well."
The minister smiled, Jacques seeing his man's calming love.
"I await the coming visions, Lucas. To see angels would strengthen my faith. It will strengthen all the faiths of the world."
Colton's hand went to Lucas' shoulder, their eyes meeting.
"You seem to be evasive again, Luke. Tell me what I sense?" The young man said, Lucas smiling, kissing the young man's cheek.
"You sense love, Colt. Love and destiny. And magic. You have all that in your soul, as do I. The path will venture as it must. You and I will both show our love as always."
The young man nodded, staring into Lucas' violet pools.
"I will walk the path, Luke. I will see destiny done."
"So shall I, Colt. Let's leave it at that."
The two young men smiled, hugging.
Finn rose from his seat, Lucas' eyes going towards him.
"So, we're just going to leave this at that?" he said, Lucas smiling at his friend.
"What would you like me to say, Finn?" he said, Finn walking up to him, his hand going to his friend's shoulder.
"You just shocked all of us, Luke. Angels are coming, some of us have already seen one. But what you're suggesting will shock the world when it's shown. A battle of angels, Luke! Freaking angels!" he said, Lucas smiling at his friend, seeing the wonder on his handsome face.
"Yes, it may surprise everyone. But faithful hearts will take in the beauty of its truth. God's around us, everyone. The world needs to see that. As it always was destined to."
Lewis nodded, staring at the young man.
"They all gave me letters, words for you, Lucas. Words of hope and need. Your greatness is entrenched in their doctrine as well. They named you as well as Colton." Lewis said, Lucas staring at him.
"Et dirige viam Dei, you are so named. The Holy Father himself called you that." Lewis said, looking at him with awed wonder.
Vivian rose from her seat, Lucas staring at his adoptive mother with love.
"That's Latin, Lucas. I believe it means the Guide of God's Path." she said, her face showing wonder.
Lucas looked around at everyone, the young man softly blushing, seeing all their wondrous eyes.
"I am only myself, my family. Let's leave the faithful to their own thoughts." he said, Lewis' hand going to his shoulder.
"You are a man charged with a path of God's devotion, Lucas. But we all feel the greater love of your giving soul. We walk with you, the wonder of your love guiding us. All will feel its greatness." he said, Lucas smiling at him.
"Friend first, Lewis. Always I shall be."
Lewis smiled, Lucas' violet pools meeting Finn's, the man nodding.
"I'm myself, everyone. As I've always been. The path moves forward. Yes, a showdown is coming between good and evil. And yes, Colton and myself will perhaps be in the center of it." he said, Colton's four soulmates now at his side, Rosa Sharon's arms wrapped around her brother.
"Love is coming, everyone. A battalion of angels, men and shades of men will stand together. Colton's courage will lead them." he said, Colton's blue pools staring at him.
"And you, Lucas?" he said, Lucas smiling and kissing his cheek.
"I have my own path to walk, my family. My love will surround all." he said, Josh's arm going around him again.
"Mystery feeds your soul, my love." he said, Lucas smiling at him.
"Love feeds my soul, my love. The secrets of my magic shall be shown when needed. Trust in me to protect all of you."
Everyone nodded, Finn looking at Lucas.
"Alright, Luke. You keep surprising all of us. We all see the wonders of your love. We all need your love."
Lucas smiled, Finn smiling back.
"You and me in the shower, Chewbacca! My love wet is amazing."
Finn laughed, others joining him, Lucas' humor destroying the wonder filling the room.
Tristan walked up to his son, Lucas smiling at him.
"You carry much in your soul, my son. I think we've only just begun to see your love."
Lucas smiled, looking around at everyone.
"It's late, everyone. Tomorrow we relax in love. Then Monday brings the cleansing of the Belmont soul. And then paths move where they must. Let's enjoy our love, our happiness and our lives."
Everyone smiled, rising from their seats, everyone hugging Lucas, his love calming all their souls.
Three of his love quietly watched him, their own thoughts as one.
Lucas walked into the bedroom, three visions of love smiling at him.
Two naked arms wrapped around him, two lips kissing his.
Lucas felt the heat of the nearly naked man in his arms, Justin's blue pools meeting his when they broke their kiss.
"Rosa Sharon down for the night?" he smiled, Lucas nodding his head.
"Yes, she wouldn't let go of me. For an angel she has a strong grip. She fell asleep in my arms on the couch and then I had to pry her love off me. She's sleeping now surrounded by her five brothers."
Justin smiled, kissing Lucas' chin.
"Lucky girl. Three of those five are damn hot."
Lance lightly laughed, he and Josh seated on the bed, their sons in their arms, both little boys sound asleep.
Lucas smiled, his hand on Justin's brief-covered ass, rubbing it.
"Our Egyptian beauties were shirtless, Enrique tasting heaven when I left." he smiled, Justin blushing.
"I have my own heaven in my arms." he said, Lucas smiling at him.
"Yeah right! I know you could go for an Egyptian sandwich, with creamy filling."
Josh and Lance laughed, Justin smiling through his blush.
"That's not the cream I need." he said, Lucas smiling, feeling Justin beginning to unbutton Lucas' shirt.
"Undressed by an angel. Doesn't get any better than this." he smiled, Justin smiling, making short work of Lucas' shirt and pants, the young man pulled out of both.
He smiled, kissing Justin's lips again.
"My boys are in dreamland. Lulled there by their fathers' love." Lucas smiled, guiding Justin over to the bed, Lance smiling and handing Lucas little Joshy.
Lucas smiled, kissing the boy's forehead, leaning over and kissing little Justy's in Josh's lap.
"They have your love in their souls, my love. They feel your kiss in their dreams." Josh smiled, Lucas kissing his lips.
Lucas felt fingers on his back, a hand going under his briefs' edge.
"I feel roaming fingers, my love. Let me put my son to bed before you hit your goal, Timberneed."
Justin smiled, lightly slapping Lucas' ass.
Josh and Lucas both smiled, rising from the bed, Justin's arms wrapping around Lance's nude body.
Both men stared at the visions of beauty guiding their sons into their crib.
Josh was naked, his firm butt showing its smooth muscular beauty.
The two men set the boys down in their crib, Lucas covering both with their blanket, kissing both again on the cheek.
"Till tomorrow, my sons. My love surrounds you."
Josh smiled, wrapping his arms around his man.
"It surrounds all of us." he said, Lucas smiling, kissing his man deeply.
They broke their kiss, Lucas staring into his soulmate's blue pools.
"Speak from your soul, my love. I feel all of your thoughts, my angels."
Justin and Lance rose from the bed, both walking up to the two, Lucas smiling and kissing both on the lips.
"Let's walk out into the night's coolness, my loves." he said, the other three nodding, walking with Lucas out onto the room's balcony, all feeling the night's cool breeze.
"The coolness to calm my soul." Lucas said, Justin's arm now around him with Josh's.
Lance stood in front of Lucas, the young man gazing over his naked form.
His green eyes met his violet, Lucas seeing the love staring back at him.
"We love you, Lucas. Why didn't you tell us?" he said, Lucas sighing, seeing the same look in another two sets of blue.
"I'm sorry, my loves. The path moves on its own agenda. Truths must be uncovered as they come." Lucas said, Josh kissing his lips, Lucas feeling his unchanged love.
"The world is waiting for angels, Luke. And you knew that?" Justin said, Lucas nodding.
"Yes, Jus. I knew the world's faiths' truths." he said, Justin's hand rubbing his shoulder blades.
"It's so surprising, Luke. Angels are coming." he said, Lucas smiling, kissing his lips.
"Not yet, but it's early." he said, Justin smirking.
"You know what I meant." he said, Lucas sighing, staring at all three.
"I love you, my loves. I'm sorry for not telling you earlier. The path needs to move on its own." he said, the three staring at him.
Josh sighed, kissing Lucas' cheek.
"You're leaving us, aren't you? This is all some path of God's design. And you, in some way, are going to leave us."
Lucas saw the same look on all three faces.
"Never, my loves. My love will never leave you." he said, pulling all three close.
"This all sounds so wondrous, and yes, ominous. You're going to be in the center of some battle of magic, Lucky. We don't want to lose you." Lance said, tears now showing in his green pools.
"Oh, my Lance. My loves and my life. I love all three of you. You will never lose my love." Lucas said, kissing each on the lips.
The three felt his flowing love, Justin softly moaning.
"We love you, Lucas." Justin softly said, Lucas smiling, his hand rubbing Justin's semi-hard shaft through his briefs.
"I know, my
love. My body, soul and life are yours. I am here within your love forever.
Time will see to that."
All three smiled, Josh's arms pulling Lucas close, Lucas feeling his heated need against his thigh.
"This all sounds so wondrous, Lucas. Angels, magic, your love, God's love. What's going to happen that day?" he said, Lucas smiling at all three.
"Colton's love will do battle for love, my loves. And greater things shall show themselves. Love will surround us."
"What happens this week, Luke? On Monday at Belmont Industries?" Lance said, Lucas staring at him.
"My great-grandfather's company comes into its own, Lance. Its soul finds its life again." Lucas said, Justin smiling at him.
"Meaning what, our ever-mysterious Lucky?"
"Meaning that I shall free it from the evil surrounding it. And my father can lead it to greater goodness." Lucas smiled, the other three nodding with quiet resolve.
"We will be at your side, my love. We're not leaving you on that day." Lance said, Lucas smiling at him.
"I know your love will never leave me. I will need it always."
"You have it forever, Lucky." Justin said, kissing his neck, Lucas feeling his stirring love.
The four smiled at each other, Lance kissing Lucas' lips.
"He needs your love, Lucky." Lance smiled, Josh kissing his neck.
"And my Josh needs the monster's warmth." Lucas smiled, Josh smiling, his hand going around Lance's rising shaft.
"I'm the lucky one." Justin smiled, his lips meeting Lucas', the man's hands moving to his ass.
They broke their kiss, Justin pulling on Lucas' lip with his teeth.
"You are way overdressed, Timberlake." Lucas said with lust, his hands pulling off Justin's briefs in one motion.
Justin's center flapped against his abdomen, its length at full mast.
"It's cool out here, Luke!" Justin said, feeling the coolness on his naked body.
"Then I'll give you the heat you need." Lucas smiled, picking up Justin, his legs wrapping around Lucas' waist.
Justin moaned, feeling two fingers going deep within him, his shaft leaking with love, Lucas' hands roaming over his smooth body.
Lance smiled, then gasped, feeling two lips engulf his long shaft, Josh now on his knees, his expertise hardening Lance's desires.
Lucas smiled, carrying Justin into the bedroom, the two on the balcony continuing their passion.
All four knew the night would be passion and love filled.
The Next Morning
Lucas smiled, kissing the small forehead in his arms, two blue pools looking up into his violet.
"Welcome to our love, Lucky." he smiled, the baby in his arms moving.
Trish smiled at his side, the young woman smiling around the condo's living room.
"I've grown with your love, Luke. My boy will have it always." she smiled, Andrew's arms around her beside her.
The two were surrounded by everyone, little Lenora in her grandmother's arms, Vivian radiating with happiness, Henderson at her side.
"That he and Lenora shall, Trashy." Lucas smiled, Josh smiling at the happiness showing on his face.
The new mother had been released from the hospital, she and her treasures now home in their condo.
She and Andrew had been awed by the awaiting gifts when they'd walked into in their bedroom, everyone surrounding them.
"You can't start their lives without all the necessities." Lucas had smiled, Trish stared at the new crib and change table against one wall of their bedroom.
The crib was engraved, Trish tearfully smiling at the words.
Lucas and Lenora
Angels Loved Forever
Baskets of new clothing, accessories and plush animals covered the bed, everyone having given from their hearts.
"It's all so beautiful. Thank you all so much." she'd said, Lucas smiling and taking little Lucas from her, the boy cooing.
"We need to bond, Lucky." Lucas had smiled, carrying the infant back into the living room, Vivian following with little Lenora.
The new parents had been showed all the gifts, everyone hugged by them in thanks, everyone returning to the living room after.
Here, now, they sat, Lucas kissing the small infant's head again.
Justin smiled at Lucas, little Joshy in his arms, little Justy in Josh's.
"Wuv!" Little Justy said, Josh smiling down at his son, the two seated on Lucas' other side.
"Lots, my son." Lucas smiled, the baby in Justin's arms smiling.
"Lucky! Me wikes!" Joshy said, everyone staring at him with surprise, Justy giggling.
"Len toos!" Little Justy said, clapping his hands together.
Trish looked surprised, staring at the infants, Lucas smiling at her.
"They feel and welcome their love, Trashy. Our boys will be their brothers forever." he smiled, Trish tearing up.
"It's so amazing, Luke! They are so amazing." she said, Lucas smiling and kissing her cheek.
"All their lives shall be. They all have my love." he smiled, the baby in his arms cooing, a soft look showing on his face.
"I think your son needs nourishment. I see the Carver look of hunger. He's sniffing around."
"He has his uncle's nose for food." Momma Mavis smiled, Lucas laughing, smiling at her.
"Your buffet of love we'd both find in a snowstorm." he smiled, Finn smiling at Luke.
"The Carvers, beggars extraordinaire!" he grinned, Lucas laughing.
Trish smiled, Lucas guiding her son back into her arms, Trish smiling at him.
"Come on, Patricia." Vivian smiled, rising from her seat, Trish rising as well, walking down the hallway to feed her infants.
"We'll hold brunch, Trashy." Lucas smiled after them, both waving.
"She's happy, Luke. Their love strengthens ours." Andrew smiled, Henderson patting his shoulder.
"Welcome to fatherhood, Drew. Their love will amaze you." henderson smiled, Lucas smiling at his adoptive father, their love showing.
"That it does." Tristan smiled, Lucas smiling at his father.
"You missed the burping, peeing and changing, Tristan. Lucky, you." henderson laughed, Tristan smiling.
"I could always revisit Lucas' childhood. But I'd need a bigger diaper now." Tristan laughed, Lucas smiling at his fathers.
"I've seen what comes out that end, Tristan. You dodged a bullet." Finn laughed, his mother slapping his head.
"We're going to eat, Finnegan." she said, Finn blushing, rubbing his head.
"Sorry, Mom." he said, Lucas smiling at his friend.
"I may shoot little logs, but he shoots torpedoes. And Hades bowels having nothing on that stench."
Everyone laughed, Finn blushing, Momma Mavis kissing her son's cheek.
"My boy was fed on love." she smiled, Finn smiling at her.
"I'll start filling the table, boys." she smiled, Mavis rising to her feet, smiling at the woman.
"All us mothers
will help. Our babies were all fed on love."
Everyone smiled at their mothers, the kitchen buzzing with activity.
Lucas smiled, seeing his father and grandfather talking, Grayson in on the conversation as well.
Josh looked at them as well, Tristan smiling at him.
"Ready for tomorrow, Dad?" Josh said, the man smiling at his son.
"Yes, Josh. My debut in the corporate eye." he smiled, Lucas smiling at his father.
"The Visine to cure its redness." he smiled, Tristan smiling at him.
"I have my heritage's honor, my son. I'll guide it as my father did. As grandfather did before him." he said, Emerson staring at his son with pride.
Lucas smiled at all three men, Grayson smiling at Lucas.
"It is good to see both of you again focusing on Father's company." he said, Emerson kissing his friend's cheek.
"You are a part of it as well, Gray. I don't know what I would have done without you these last few years." he said, Grayson smiling at his brother.
"Family we are, Em. We walk together."
Lucas smiled at all three, Tristan kissing Grayson's cheek.
"You have a say
in this as well, Uncle Gray. I will need your expertise always."
The lawyer smiled, patting the younger man's shoulder.
"I stand with you as I stood with Emerson, Tristan. I see the same courage and intellect."
Both Belmont men smiled, Josh smiling at all three.
"So, what exactly happens tomorrow?" he said, Lucas' arm going around him.
"it is the quarterly meeting of the board of governors. Tomorrow my son will be named as chief executive officer, taking my place at the helm. Our shares together now amount to sixty percent of the company's holdings. Tristan will have the final say in all decisions." Emerson said, Tristan smiling at his father.
"My say will be my family's say. I speak for all of us. As I will take all of your advice in." he said, Emerson smiling at him.
The two looked at each other, then at Grayson.
"I will take the advice of all four of us." Tristan said, his father and uncle smiling, all three now looking at Lucas.
The young man looked confused, Tristan smiling at his son.
"Please come here to us, Lucas." he said, Josh looking at Lucas, everyone watching as the young man walked up to his family.
Francesca and Savannah smiled, both looking at Gabriel, the man smiling as well.
Lucas stared at all three, the three standing in front of him.
"What did you mean all four of us, Dad? I am not a part of Belmont Industries. I am not a corporate visionary." Lucas said, Tristan smiling, his hand going to his son's shoulder.
"But you are a Belmont, Lucas. As you yourself have so stated on numerous occasions. We are a family."
Lucas nodded, Emerson smiling at him.
"You are the heart of us, Lucas, my grandson. Your love gave us our happiness. Because we are a family." he said, Lucas smiling, nodding.
Grayson smiled at the young man, Emerson nodding at his brother.
Grayson folded his hands in front of him, Lucas seeing a calm seriousness showing on his great-uncle's face.
"I am the legal representative of the Belmont family. I have meticulously adhered to the ironclad reality of the Belmont writ Joshua Belmont wrote into the company's standards on the first day of its creation. That writ imposed the moratorium that has sequestered the company for the last year. The results of that moratorium have been substantiated. Tomorrow their results will be shown. And then the second--and last--part of the writ can be finalized."
Lucas stared at the lawyer, Grayson softly smiling at him.
"There was a second part of it?" Lucas said, Emerson and Tristan nodding, Grayson pulling out a document from his finely tailored suit's inside pocket, the man unfolding it.
"I will read you all of it, Lucas." he smiled, Lucas nodding, staring at all three men.
Grayson cleared his throat, his distinguished voice filling the quiet room.
"This is the original writ." he said, continuing
"In the acceptance that this company may one day become too grand to sustain its own importance, Belmont Industries as a whole will be placed in moratorium until such a time as the company's standards and practices can be verified to be honorable and just.
I created this company to guide the future generations of my family on the same honorable path that I have walked.
I, Joshua Belmont, on this seventeenth day of October eighteen hundred and thirteen, as president and owner of Belmont Industries lay my soul forward to my future children and their children.
May they guide this company forward to greatness.
As my inheritors, you owe an obligation to honor and justice, not
to profit and greed.
If, at any time before the two hundredth anniversary of this founded company, that honor is lost--or if greed has taken over the company's heart-- then that man of my inherited blood on that day will cease this company's operations until it is found that honor and integrity have been restored.
I have interred the legality of all aspects of this herein written clause.
My honor is ironclad as is my company's integrity.
I leave the future of our greatness to a more honorable man.
Walk forward to truth and honor, my children, walk forward to our company's greatness."
Everyone nodded, hearing the meaning of the words Joshua Belmont had written into the company's standards.
Honor and justice, truth and integrity.
"Another appendage was added to it a week after the company began its operations, Lucas. It hasn't been made public to the board or any others. Your grandfather will reveal it tomorrow. Today we as a family want you to know it, Lucas." Grayson said, Lucas staring at all three, the young man nodding.
"Alright, Uncle Gray." he said, Josh rising from his chair, his arm going around Lucas, Lucas feeling his showing love, Josh having felt Lucas' soft confusion.
Justin and Lance both looked at Lucas, rocking their sons in their arms.
"Continue, Gray." Emerson said, smiling at his grandson.
Grayson nodded, pulling another document out of his suit pocket, unfolding it.
He smiled, looking around the room, about to continue.
"I shall finish that for you, my son."
All eyes turned, Joshua Belmont standing in the kitchen doorway.
Lucas stared at his great-grandfather, the man softly smiling at him.
His uniform was crisp and clean, his face a gleaming shadow of manly beauty.
He walked across the room, his sons and grandson staring at him with love.
"You came, Father." Emerson said, Joshua smiling at his son.
"I heard the trinity of your love's need within my soul." he said, Grayson smiling at his father.
The man hugged all three, then his great-grandson, Lucas staring at him with love.
"Your beauty continues to grow, my grandson." Joshua smiled, Lucas smiling at him.
recedes to your youthful beauty. I envy my great grandmother's love and
Almira's for your beauty."
Joshua smiled widely, his sons seeing the once showing beauty of his youthful love.
"You look as you did when I was a boy, Father." Emerson said, Joshua smiling at him.
"My family's love has rejuvenated my soul. I had to bask in it again. Here, on the eve of the rectifying of my life's work." he said, Lucas smiling at him.
"Honor restores itself, Grandfather. Your sons' and grandson's courage and love have seen to that."
"And you are nearly two months early, my family." Joshua smiled, staring at his sons and grandsons.
"Tomorrow Belmont Industries has its new champion, Grandfather. And its honor again shines." Lucas said, Joshua smiling at Tristan, his grandson smiling back.
"I see and feel his courage, honor and love. My life's work is in good hands." Joshua said, Tristan tearing up, the man pulling his grandson into his arms, hugging him.
"I shall honor your love with mine, Grandfather." Tristan said, Lucas smiling at both men, Emerson and Grayson smiling as well.
"I'll take that letter, my son." Joshua said, Grayson smiling, handing Joshua the letter, the man hugging him, then Emerson.
"My family holds courage, honor and love in its heart. I am proud of all three of you." Joshua said, the three Belmont men smiling at him with tearful love.
Joshua's green eyes met Lucas' violet, the man smiling at his great-grandson.
"But no greater love, courage or magic lays in another's eyes than yours, Lucas." he said, Lucas smiling at him.
"I am a Belmont, Grandfather. I come from courageous stock."
Joshua smiled, nodding his head.
"As you have created us, Lucas. Your love is our love."
The young man smiled, Josh smiling at the uniformed man.
Joshua' eyes went to the document in his hand, his eyes meeting Lucas' violet again.
"I wrote that writ at the dawning of my company's creation, as a failsafe against greed entering its heart. My son had the courage to use it when it was needed most. Today I feel the honor returning to my life's work. This I hold in my hand was the thanks I wanted to give to that man's courage. And to all who stood by him." The man said, Emerson and Grayson staring at their father with love.
"The words may be laced with uncertainty, but the path's realities have born its truths. You walk with your love flowing, Lucas. This appendage I wrote two weeks after my life's ambition began." The man said, unfolding the document, his voice filling the quiet room.
"Today we turned a magnificent profit, my first savings upon the brow of my resolve.
My company flourishes, my family at my side.
My son Emerson knows not yet the ambition of his father's soul, or the courage of our family's heritage.
I shall spend my lives showing him the reality of our lives.
Belmont Industries is a part of that life, albeit never to be the center of it.
Life is for the living, and experiencing that life.
In two hundred years when this writ shall end I hope at that moment that the honor I today show shall be the same in the future generations of my life.
I feel the courage in my own son's magic.
It breathes with my own.
I know not what the future holds for my business, I only know what the future holds for myself and my son, and his lineage forward.
On the two hundredth anniversary of this empire's honor, the value of that courage and honor I deem to be bestowed upon they of my remaining family.
On that day, the possession of our wealth shall be accrued to all my sons and lineage left standing.
The elder of my family's honor will honor they of his soul with the wealth of my soul.
We are of blood, honor and courage.
Our love is the greater gift to all of us.
Our love divides within each other.
My love is with all of you, forever.
I accede to the honor of my future courageous sons.
And the gift of the love of their sons.
Honor all with your own giving love.
Joshua Belmont, Chief Executive Officer
Belmont Industries, Ridgehaven, Vermont.
October 31st, 1813"
Joshua folded the document, his eyes meeting his sons' tearful pools.
"My sons and grandson have seen the truth in this document, a truth I did not know then." he said, Lucas nodding.
"You said sons, not son, Grandfather. You sensed within yourself that you'd one day sire another son. Against the Trinity's truth." Lucas said, Joshua nodding, his green pools meeting Grayson's now violet pools.
"Yes, Lucas. Somehow, I sensed that my life would lead a different path than my ancestors. That I would go against the path, creating new love. As my own grandson one day would. You are the creation of that second path. And we are the creation of your own magical path. Your love, in its own way, created all of us. The magic of your love even then I sense was within me." Joshua said, Lucas smiling at him.
"It was, Grandfather." he said, Joshua smiling.
"Yes, I truly believe that now." he smiled, Emerson smiling at his grandson.
"As we all do." he smiled, Grayson and Tristan smiling.
"Would our loves join us, please?" Emerson smiled, Francesca smiling, she and Savannah, and Gabriel all rose to their feet, joining their soulmates.
Joshua smiled, his green pools showing their love for all of them.
He turned back to his great-grandson.
"My son's courage, honor and love are greater than my own. As the appendage stated, I leave the future to him and my grandson. And the decision of their love." The man said, leaning forward, kissing Lucas' lips.
"I love you, my grandson. Your love is my love." he smiled, the man vanishing before everyone.
"Go with love, Father." Emerson smiled, his eyes meeting Lucas' violet pools.
"As my father's appendage stated, on the two hundredth anniversary of his company's beginning, I, as chief executive officer and son of Joshua Belmont, will honor they of my soul with the wealth of his soul." Emerson said, his hand going to Lucas' shoulder.
"My brother, my son and myself have talked on it and have reached a consensus. You, my grandson, we regard as the fourth of our family. We are the four remaining Belmont heirs of Joshua Belmont's vast company. Tomorrow we shall name you as the fourth of our quartet of Belmont resolve."
Lucas looked stunned, his father's hand going to his other shoulder.
"You saved all of us, my son. Our honor, our courage and our love you gave us. We honor your love with our love. And tomorrow you shall be a very wealthy man."
"Father, Grandfather. . .I. . .I can't. . ." Lucas softly said, Tristan smiling at him.
"I shall lead Belmont Industries with my father's and Uncle Gray's stalwart advice and instruction. Let's just think of you as a silent partner." he smiled, Lucas staring at him, everyone looking with surprise at the family before them.
"I. . .I wasn't expecting this." Lucas said, Emerson kissing his cheek.
"We were never expecting your surprising love, or self, Lucas. We've all gained so much." he smiled, Grayson smiling and kissing Lucas' cheek as well.
"I've got all the contracts ready, Lucas. Everything will be signed and legalized tomorrow. You're going to be a wealthy man. As will all the children of your and Patricia's new families. Emerson has set up trust funds for all four." Grayson smiled, Trish looking as thunderstruck as Lucas.
Vivian smiled, seeing her father's giving heart.
"All my family will be looked after, Lucas. You've given all of us your love. We give it back threefold." Emerson smiled, Lucas tearing up, hugging his grandfather before him.
"Thank you, Grandfather! I. . .I don't know what to say." he said, smiling at him, then his father and Grayson.
"All told your share should round out to about two hundred million dollars and will continue to grow, Lucas. We're all destined for greater wealth. It's how we use it that makes us then men we've always been. I myself have numerous charities. I'm sure you can be even more giving." Emerson smiled, Josh looking shocked, everyone else showing just as much surprise.
"I didn't need this, Grandfather. Your love is all that I needed." Lucas said, tears now showing.
Emerson smiled, then laughed.
"I can't believe I surprised you! I feel so happy!" he smiled, Lucas laughing, smiling at his father and grandfather and great-uncle.
"You did, with great shock, Grandfather. Now I have to upstage you!"
Emerson laughed, Lucas hugging him and the other two men surrounding him.
Everyone rose to their feet, Trish walking up to her grandfather, Emerson smiling at her.
"Welcome to the Belmont family, Patricia. My great-granddaughter and great-grandson will have a life of happiness. Belmont Industries will thrive under all our love."
She cried, hugging her grandfather, Vivian smiling at her father, Emerson kissing her cheek and Lenora's in her arms.
"Family we all are. Together forever." Emerson smiled, everyone surrounding them, the room flooding with conversation and wonder.
A Few Hours Later
Emerson smiled, walking into the kitchen.
Lucas smiled at him, the young man at the stove, stirring pots.
"How went the game, Grandfather?" he smiled, putting lids on the pots, reducing the heat.
"I lost, badly. My son's as tenacious as Grayson. Your husband he devoured in three straight games. Tristan's taking on Finn now." Emerson smiled, Lucas smiling at him.
"Finn's a bad loser at darts. Dad may be in for a hairy fight."
Emerson laughed, sitting down at the kitchen table.
"And my grandson's winning in the battle of odors I smell. You are a chef, Lucas." Emerson smiled, Lucas smiling at him.
"I cook as I love. Overflowing." he smiled, Emerson pulling out a chair.
"Sit, my grandson." he smiled, Lucas smiling and walking to the table, picking up a pitcher of water and glasses off the counter, setting it on the table, pouring his grandfather and himself a glass.
"You've been rather quiet since this afternoon's revelations, my grandson." Emerson smiled, Lucas smiling at him.
"Your giving love overwhelmed me, Grandfather." he said, Emerson patting his hand.
"I love you, Lucas. You've given me so much. It's only been just over a year and you've changed my life so much. My heart holds a love now I thought I'd never have. The love of my wife, my son, my daughters and their families. And your magical, giving love. I would give you all of Belmont Industries to thank you for what you've given me." Emerson said, Lucas seeing the wet love in his glistening green pools.
"I didn't need wealth to feel your love, Grandfather. Your love was all I needed." Lucas leaning forward and kissing his grandfather's cheek.
"We are a family of love, and yes, wealth. We share all to have all." Emerson smiled, Lucas nodding.
"I'm still shocked by this, Grandfather." he said, Emerson smiling at him, kissing his cheek now.
"You have a long life of happiness ahead of you, my grandson. Share the love and wealth." he smiled, Lucas smiling back.
"I shall, Grandfather. As you shall feel all my family's love. My boys will grow to love you." Lucas smiled, Emerson nodding.
"I see your love in their amazing eyes, Lucas. I'm going to be a doting old grandfather." Emerson smiled, Lucas kissing his cheek again.
"You'll never be old, Grandfather. Your family's love will keep you moving and loving."
Emerson smiled, the kitchen
Finn walked into the room, his arms folded, a look of soft brooding on his face.
"Here comes Chewbacca, king of the losers." Lucas smiled, Finn sitting down beside Lucas.
"Your father cheats, Luke!" he said, Emerson laughing.
"I think you've met your match, Finn. Tristan was always a competitive wonder." he smiled, Lucas smiling and kissing Finn's cheek.
"What did he do? Rub that hairy ass?"
Finn blushed, Emerson chuckling.
"No, he had Sky distract me. I saw the two of them whispering. She was teasing me." Finn said, Lucas smiling.
"You mean she was throwing you off with her love. A distracted Chewbacca is an easily lead Chewy." Lucas smiled, Finn smiling.
"She's so good at it." he smiled, Emerson smiling and standing up.
"I think I'll go find my own distraction. I miss my Fanny." he smiled, walking out of the kitchen.
Lucas smiled after his grandfather, Finn smiling at him.
"So how does it feel to be filthy rich, Daddy Warbucks?" he grinned, Lucas blushing.
Finn smiled, his arm going around Lucas' shoulders.
"Money won't change you, Lukey. We all know your love is greater." he smiled, kissing Lucas' cheek.
Lucas smiled, feeling his warmth surrounding him.
"So how about a million for one night of unbelievable passion?" he smiled, blowing Finn a kiss, the Welshman grinning, licking Lucas' cheek.
"One night would never be enough. I'd bankrupt you, sweetie." Finn smiled, showing a sexy look on his face.
"And I'd destroy you, gigolo."
Finn laughed, kissing Lucas' cheek again.
"Yes, your men do walk funny at times."
Lucas laughed, Finn smiling at him.
"This is all so amazing, Luke. You have so much to look forward to." he smiled, Lucas smiling at him.
"I have love, Finny. That's all I need."
Finn smiled, nodding his head.
"You have the resources now to do anything, Luke. The sky's the limit."
Lucas smiled, looking at his friend's handsome face.
"I'll do good, Finny. For our families and for the world." he smiled, Finn smiling.
"I know you will, Luke. And it won't take a million." Finn smiled, Lucas grinning.
"Get on that table, sexy."
Finn laughed, kissing Lucas' cheek again.
"Do I have to dance for my supper?"
"Nah, you're wearing your daddy jeans. Does nothing for me."
Finn laughed, rising from his seat, smiling and looking at Lucas.
"I'll go get my thong. I think Justin's chewing on it." he laughed, walking out of the room.
Lucas smiled, rising from his seat, going back to the stove.
He turned the heat up again, his mind focusing on his thoughts.
I can't believe what you've done Grandfather.
I never expected this windfall.
But my heart is just as giving as yours.
I think I know where to start.
Lucas smiled, returning to his cooking.
He hummed, smiling more.
No one saw the glow surrounding him, or what it showed.
End of Chapter 215
And so, Lucas' love flows.
And his family surprises himself.
Lucas is now a wealthy man.
What will he do with that gift?
Emerson welcomes Trish and her family into his, a family of love now created.
Tristan takes the helm of the Belmont company tomorrow.
What will happen tomorrow?
Will evil show itself?
Lucas seems elusive about a few things.
A battle of angels against evil coming.
What is his part in all that?
The path continues.
And evil shows itself.
As does goodness.
I'll try to be a little more productive and settle into a regular routine again.
Life gives us challenges.