Yesterday's End-176


The following story is fictional and is intended for an adult audience with an open mind.

It is not meant to suggest anything about the sexuality of the celebrities included in this story.

This story is fiction, meaning not real.

It's all for fun and enjoyment.

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Chapter 176


Lucas and Lance walked into the kitchen, two young men wrapping their arms around them, both men smiling at their affectionate hugs.

Haras smiled from the stove, Colton kissing Lucas' lips, Jonathan kissing Lance's cheek.

"Morning, bro." Jonathan smiled, Lance ruffling his hair.

"Morning, Dad." Colton smiled, Lucas smiling at him.

Colton stared into his violet pools, Lucas seeing the love shining back.

"You know he's my slave, not yours, right?" he smiled, Haras smiling at him, Colton blushing.

Jonathan laughed, smiling as he and Colton traded men, hugging the other.

"He was already started when we came down." Jonathan said, Haras smiling at him.

"I wanted to welcome you all up with a feast. My friends are helping me." he said, Lance smiling at him.

"These young boys are coming in handy, Luke." he smiled, Lucas smiling at the three young men.

"Wait till I have them working outside. Pulling weeds is a bitch." he smiled, the three blushing but smiling.

Lucas walked over to the table, leaning down, two small arms wrapping around his neck, kissing his lips.

"Morning, Dad." Rosa Sharon smiled, Lucas smiling at her.

"Morning, angel. Sleep well last night?"

"Yep. Colt tucked me in and read me a story." she smiled, Colton smiling at his sister.

"Awesome. We're all back home for a bit of normalcy." He smiled, sitting down beside her, filling her juice glass for her again.

Lance smiled, offering to help, the three young men shooing him to the table.

Haras brought him a cup of coffee, Lance sitting down at the table.

"Where's my brother?" Jonathan smiled, buttering toast at the counter.

"The two megastars are both snoring. We tired them out last night." Lucas smiled, Lance winking at him.

"You mean you tired them out. I was already asleep, the first casualty of your love." he said, Lucas smiling at him.

Haras smiled at the two men, looking at Colton, then Jonathan.

"Old fossils can be unearthed anywhere." he said, the three young men laughing, Lance blushing, Lucas smiling and sipping his glass of juice.

"Speaking of old fossils." Lucas said, Finn and Skyler walking into the kitchen, Finn stretching his arms over his head, wearing his usual pyjama bottoms only.

"Morning everyone." he said, not having heard Lucas' words.

"It's alive!!" Colton screamed, Jonathan laughing, Haras smiling.

"Coffee before groping, Jonnie's bitch." Finn said, Haras handing him a cup of coffee, the Welshman grunting at him.

Haras watched him and Skyler go to the table, Skyler smiling at the Egyptian and thanking him as he handed her a cup.

"We had a commander in the barracks who took his time arising to life in the morning as well. We called him Sunshine. What was a morning without the rays of his grumbling personality?"

Lucas laughed, Finn looking at the Egyptian.

"I'm nothing but happy." he said, Haras smiling at him.

"Your wife's smile can attest to that. You need to show your own more." he smiled, Finn smiling.

"Sorry, Haras. Was still half asleep. The babies were up a couple of times." Finn said, Skyler's arms going around him.

"Welcome to fatherhood, my love." Skyler smiled, Lucas smiling at his friend.

"Wouldn't miss it for the world, my love." Finn said, Skyler smiling at him, her eyes going to Lucas.

"Julian and Diana we left in your men's arms in the bedroom. They both wanted to cuddle with them. They sent us down for coffee." she smiled, Lucas smiling at her.

"Josh will make a good father, as will Justin." he said, Lance smiling at him.

"I'd love to have a child." Lance smiled, Skyler smiling at him.

"Then you're going off the pill, my love." Justin said, he and Josh walking into the kitchen, followed by Trish and Andrew and Alain and Harry, the last two men carrying the babies' carriers.

Trish was holding Diana, Josh carrying little Julian.

"They've grown so much, Lucky." he said, sitting down in Lucas' lap, Lucas kissing the baby's forehead, he gurgling happily.

"He feels your returned love, Luke." Finn smiled, Lucas smiling at his friend, then kissing his man's lips.

"Morning, my beautiful baby." Lucas smiled, Josh smiling at him.

Everyone greeted each other, all sitting down at the table, Justin's arms going around Lance.

Haras poured coffee for everyone, all thanking him.

"So what's on the agenda for today, and for the week ahead?" Finn said, smiling at Lucas.

"Today it's a down day, relaxation and organization. Then we deal with some things." he smiled, everyone smiling at him.

"Meaning what, Luke?" Trish said, Lucas smiling at her.

"My family of love will grow as my seeds of love sow." he said, everyone looking at him.

The young man smiled, Colton walking up to the table.

"Dad will discuss his revelations over breakfast. It's ready." he smiled, Jonathan and Haras smiling, carrying platters to the table, everyone looking at the mountain of food coming.

"What time were you up, Luke?" Finn said, licking his lips.

"None of my doing, Finny. The three amigos here beat me to it." he smiled, the three young men smiling at everyone.

"I hope you like all of it. There are a couple of my own creations." Haras said, everyone smiling at him.

The three young men sat down together, everyone diving into the rich breakfast.

"These are delicious, Haras!" Alain said, biting into a soft pastry filled with meat.

"They are sourdough wraps filled with bacon, cheese and mushroom, seasoned with garlic."

Everyone grabbed one, all complimenting the young soldier.

Lucas smiled at the young man, seeing all of them welcoming him into their group.

"Keep this up and I'm never leaving." Finn smiled, Justin winking at Lucas, Lance and Josh smiling at him.

"Families grow, Finny. Paths move on. We all can't live together forever." Lucas smiled, Finn nodding.

"I know, Luke. I have my own family now. And you two have been more than accommodating." he smiled, Skyler smiling as well.

"You're both family, Finny. Mi casa su casa, as I said the first day you arrived." Josh said, Finn smiling at him.

"Thanks, Josh. We appreciate everything. We're going to start looking for a home for ourselves and our children. Close by maybe." Finn smiled, Lucas smiling at him.

"This doesn't change us, Luke. We still love your music and want to sing forever." Skyler said, Finn smiling at her.

"We are a group, of one soul. Our music will always flow." Lucas said, Trish, Finn and Skyler all nodding their heads.

"First news of the day. Actually it happened before the drama yesterday. I received a call from Justin's associates at Tennman. We're number one on all the charts across the world, my friends." Lucas smiled, Trish's eyes widening in surprise, Andrew hugging her, Skyler and Finn grinning widely, each holding a child.

"Awesome, Luke! I knew we'd hit it big, but wow!!" Finn said, Lucas smiling at his bandmates.

"With that comes more bonuses, my friends. Looks like we're on our way." Lucas smiled, the other three smiling.

Everyone congratulated them, hugs exchanged, all smiling with happiness.

"We'll go down to the studios this afternoon. We have some new contracts to look over and forward to Solomon." Lucas said, Andrew nodding.

"Awesome! House hunting we're going!" Finn grinned, Skyler smiling at him.

"I'd love something quaint, with a small garden and a pool." Skyler smiled, a look of happiness on her face.

"Somewhere with no sonic booms either. Or was that your big ass falling out of bed last night, Justin?" Finn laughed, Alain joining him.

Justin's face was blushing; Lance kissing his lips.

"His ass is damn fine and beautiful." he said, Justin smiling at him.

Colton's blue pools were watching Lucas, Rosa Sharon's eyes on him as well.

"I feel your love, friends of my heart. I'll voice my reasoning later." Lucas said, staring down at his plate.

Josh looked at him, his arm going around him.

"Everything okay, my love?" he said, Lucas raising his head, smiling at his beautiful face.

"Nothing another surprise won't cure." he said, looking around at everyone.

"Eat up, everyone. We're going on a short trip after breakfast." he smiled, Justin smiling at him.

"Awesome!" he smiled, diving into his breakfast.

Everyone smiled, intrigue showing on their faces.

`What are you cooking up now, Lukey?" Finn said, Lucas smiling at him.

"Happiness, Finny. Community happiness." he smiled, continuing to eat.

Finn looked at Skyler, she shrugging her shoulders.

Everyone continued to eat, a family dining in happiness.


And hour later everyone stood in the front lobby of the home, Lucas and Josh walking down the staircase in front of them.

"All here, I see." Lucas smiled, everyone smiling at him.

"All with a bit of excitement, Luke. Where are we going?" Finn said, Lucas smiling at him.

"We're going into Lucas' love again, Finny." Colton smiled, Jonathan's arm around him, Haras standing beside them.

Justin walked in the front door, Lance at his side, the two men smiling at everyone.

Lance was carrying a bag, the man smiling at Lucas.

"Clive's got everything ready, Luke." Justin said, Lucas nodding.

"Let's get going then." Lucas said, picking up a leather satchel that lay on the table beside the door, smiling at everyone.

Everyone followed them out of the house, Josh locking the door behind him, everyone looking at Lucas.

"Where are the vehicles?" Finn said, no cars ready for them.

"We're not going far, Finny." Lucas smiled, his hand going to his shoulder.

"Let's go for a walk into happiness, my friend." he smiled, beginning to walk down the driveway.

Everyone looked at each other, shrugging their shoulders.

Justin and Lance smiled, following Josh and Lucas, everyone else following them.

They walked down the driveway, seeing the four guards standing at the front gates, Clive waving at them.

Lucas walked up to them, everyone following behind.

"Good morning, Luke. It's quiet this morning." Clive smiled, Lucas nodding.

Lucas' eyes scanned the street.

A few reporters were parked in front of the driveway, no real danger around.

Lucas smiled as Clive opened the gate, Mario smiling at him.

"We'll flank you, Luke."

Lucas smiled, the young man walking out through the gate, everyone exchanging glances again, slowly following him.

Josh smiled at Lucas' side, their hands together.

"Open happiness, my love." Lucas smiled, Josh smiling widely.

They walked across the street, going onto the sidewalk, walking a few feet down the street, then stopped at another large iron gate.

Clive moved in front of them, punching some numbers into the keypad on the wall, the gates opening.

"Whose place is this, Luke?" Trish said, Andrew's arm around her.

"Belongs to a friend of Lucas'." Clive said, smiling at Lucas.

Lucas smiled, walking through the gate, everyone quietly following him.

Skyler's blue pools took in the beautiful home in front of her, it standing back on a large lot, the house smaller than Josh's but so well-kept.

"It's so beautiful, Finny." she said, Finn nodding, each carrying an infant, the two little ones cooing and gurgling in the sunshine.

The group walked up the front drive, taking in the quaintness of the place, Trish's hand going to her brother's shoulder.

"I hope we're not intruding on your friend, Luke?" she said, Lucas smiling back at her.

"No, not at all. They're your friends too." he smiled, walking up the driveway, everyone following.

Their eyes took in the front door set back on a large walk-on veranda.

A large red ribbon was crossed over the door.

In front of the front steps was a large covered plaque.

Lucas stopped in front of the front steps, turning and smiling at everyone as they stopped.

"Welcome everyone to a surprise from my heart." he smiled, couples joining together, everyone smiling at him.

"Who's house is this, Luke? Adam and Usher's?" Finn said, Lucas smiling at him.

"It belongs to a singer, yes. A good friend of mine. Two good friends of mine actually." Lucas smiled, nodding at Josh.

Josh smiled, he and Justin moving, both men walking up to Finn and Skyler.

The two looked at them with smiles as they gently took their children from their arms, both stepping back, the infants cooing at their parents in front of them.

Finn's eyes were on Lucas, the young man smiling at him.

"Life is a path, my friends. My path is all life. Before me stands two young people who I can honestly say are my brother and sister. My brother Finnegan and my beautiful sister Skyler." Lucas said, the two staring at him with soft smiles and emotion.

Trish smiled at them, seeing their love for her brother.

"I wanted to give you two something from the heart. Something that I knew would make your hearts soar. What would make the family I see before me soar? I love all four of you. I give this from my heart. It's a belated wedding gift. But it's wrapped in love." Lucas said, stepping back, his hand going to the plaque beside him, pulling off the cloth.

Finn and Skyler's eyes widened, staring at the words written on its wooden carved surface


                      The Delaneys

           Welcome to a Home of Love


Finn looked stunned, Skyler beginning to cry.

"Lucas. . .you. . .you didn't!" she cried, Lucas walking up to both of them, opening the satchel in his hand, pulling out some documents, Lance smiling and taking the satchel from him.

"Welcome to your new home, my friends. To the new Delaney home!" Lucas said, his violet eyes filled with tears.

Finn moved, his arms going around his friend with emotion.

"You. . .you are so unbelievable!" he said, tears flowing from his eyes, Skyler smiling at Lucas.

"No, you're our Lukey. Ever giving, ever loving." she cried, Lucas pulling her into his arms as well, hugging both.

"Lucas, this is. . .it's so. . ." Finn said, Lucas smiling at him, kissing his cheek.

"I need you close, Finny. I want to watch those two angels grow all throughout their lives." Lucas smiled, Skyler smiling at him, hugging him again.

"They're going to have the best uncles!" she said, wiping her eyes, her blue pools scanning the house.

"It's so beautiful, Luke. It's the house of my dreams." she said, Finn's arm going around her.

"How did you. . .?" Finn said, Lucas' hand going to his friend's shoulder.

"How did I know that you'd start looking for a home? I feel the love in your souls, guys. A family needs to be together alone. But it still needs the closeness of its loving friends." he smiled, everyone smiling at Lucas, seeing the happiness on his face.

Lucas handed Finn the documents in his hand, Finn taking them.

"The deed and insurance papers. It's all been legalized, and fully insured. The place is yours." Lucas smiled, pulling out a set of keys from his pocket, handing them to Skyler.

"There's a garden and a pool, Sky. I'll always make my friends' dreams come true."

The two smiled through their tears, both moving forward, Lucas backing up a bit.

"Lead the way, my friends. Let's explore your heaven. I've added a few surprises." he smiled, Finn laughing through his tears.

"Why shouldn't that surprise me?" he smiled, Lucas smiling more.

Josh and Justin handed the infants back to their parents, the two smiling and wiping their eyes, walking up the front steps of their new home, everyone following.

Justin cut the ribbons with a pair of scissors he'd pulled out of his pocket, Finn and Skyler smiling, Skyler unlocking the front door.

Trish's arm went around her brother, Lucas smiling at her.

"You are love, my brother. And they deserve this happiness and the closeness of your love." she said, kissing his cheek.

Lucas smiled, following his friends into their new home.


Lucas gave everyone a guided tour, Finn and Skyler marvelling at the coziness and beauty of each room.

There was a large kitchen with all new appliances, a large kitchen table and plenty of room for a large gathering.

A large living room was fully stocked with rich carpets, soft leather couches and chairs.

A large fireplace filled one wall, Finn seeing pictures of his and Skyler's families on its mantle.

"Your parents gave me pictures a few months ago, plus I asked them to bring some other stuff from your childhood at Thanksgiving." Lucas smiled, the two smiling at him, Diana was now in Lucas' arms, Julian in Josh's.

Skyler kissed Lucas' cheek, Lucas smiling at her and Finn.

"You planned this that long ago?" she said, Lucas smiling at her.

"Your love was on its true path." he said, Finn smiling at him.

"One of a kind." he said, Lucas blushing.

"You can change anything. I just chose the color schemes to what I thought you'd like." he said, the two smiling at him.

"You've made it perfect, Luke. We'll add our own accessories." Finn smiled, Lucas nodding.

Lucas showed them the walk-in office and bathroom downstairs as well as the backyard, pool and sauna.

There was a large stone patio with a built-in barbecue as well as a gazebo standing under two large trees.

"It's perfect, Luke. So roomy for large Delaney gatherings." Finn smiled, Skyler kissing his cheek.

"Don't forget the Templetons, babe." she smiled, Finn kissing her lips.

"And don't forget all our friends. They're welcome here always." he smiled, looking around at everyone.

"Sweet! You and me upstairs now, stud!" Alain said, licking his lips, Finn laughing.

"I hope there's a swing upstairs, Luke?"
Lucas laughed, rocking Diana in his arms.

"Let me show you." he smiled, walking back into the house, everyone following.

They walked upstairs, Lucas showing the two their large bedroom at the top of the stairs, the two walking into its rich beauty.

It was large with a built-in bathroom, walk-in closet and a large balcony.

"It's beautiful, Luke." Skyler said, smiling at all the blue accents.

"The color of your man's eyes."
She smiled at Lucas, the young man kissing her cheek.

"There's a built-in vacuum by the bed, for shedding hair."

Everyone laughed, Finn blushing but smiling.

They walked back out into the hallway, Skyler's eyes catching a plaque on the closed door across the hall.

She walked up to it, Finn's hand in hers.

They read the white plaque's words


           Angels Together

             Love Forever


           Diana and Julian


Lucas smiled, opening the door, the two walking into the room.

Skyler stopped, taking in the exquisiteness of the large room's childlike beauty.

The room was decorated in full nursery colors--blues and pinks--small animals of happiness showing everywhere.

Skyler walked over to a large rocking chair, picking up the soft velvet pink rabbit laying on its seat.

"This. . .this is Mr. Boo! My Mr. Boo!" she said, cuddling the rabbit.

"Your favorite toy from your childhood. Your mother thought you'd want Diana to have it." Lucas smiled, Skyler tearing up.

Finn walked over to the window sill seat in front of the large window, picking up a well-worn-looking black teddy bear.

"And my old bear Chompers!" he said with surprise, Lucas smiling at him.

"You chomped on his ears, why shouldn't your son?" Lucas smiled, Finn smiling, staring at his old bear.

"Parents, you have to love them." he smiled, looking at Lucas.

"This room is for your angels. We'll bring the crib and stuff over later today from our place." he smiled, Finn staring at him with love.

"They'll be close to our love." he smiled, Skyler smiling at him.

"Plus there are four more bedrooms upstairs, two for them when they get older. Plus other rooms for family who visit." Lucas smiled, the two smiling at him.

"You've thought of everything, Lucas." Finn said, tears showing again.

"You're my family. Your happiness is my happiness." Lucas said, the two moving, embracing him and their daughter, Lucas feeling their kisses.

"Thank you, Lucas. This is beyond beautiful." Skyler said, Lucas smiling at her.

"It's your home, Sky. It's the Delaney paradise."

She smiled, looking around at everyone.

"You're all invited here tomorrow for dinner. Our first meal in our new home." she smiled, Lucas smiling at her.

"I'll accept for everyone." he smiled, everyone clapping, the married couple smiling at them all.

Lucas smiled at Lance, the man pulling a bottle of champagne out of the bag he'd been carrying all through the house.

"We have to christen the love, guys." he smiled, handing Finn the bottle, Finn smiling at Lucas.

"You think of everything." he smiled.

"Yep." Lance smiled, pulling out plastic glasses from the bag, handing everyone one.

Finn grinned, popping the cork on the bottle, filling everyone's glasses, Skyler smiling at him.

"May I?" Lucas said, Finn smiling at him, Lucas raising his glass, everyone raising theirs.

"To a family united under one roof. To a home created with love. Life begins many paths. My love moves through all. We feel the love already growing here. Welcome to your new home, Delaneys! Welcome to life!" he smiled, everyone toasting the tearful couple, Lucas smiling at his old friends.

"Tears of happiness will fall here often. Love guarantees it." he smiled, Finn moving again, hugging his old friend.

Lucas smiled, everyone seeing his usual showing loving bashfulness, Josh smiling at his man.

"Come on, Finny. Let's start digging the tunnel to my place." Lucas grinned, Josh laughing, others joining in.

"The neighborhood's never going to be the same!" Josh laughed, Finn grinning.

"Get used to the new Welsh clan. We're loud, we're rambunctious but we're friendly." he grinned, Lucas smiling.

"I'll alert the dog catcher."

Everyone laughed, walking out of the nursery, heading down into the new Delaney home.


Lucas smiled, floating in the middle of the pool, laying on a floating pool chair.

Everyone swam around them or relaxed on the pool's edges.

His three men were walking around, Josh manning the barbecue, Justin and Lance talking with their friends.

It was late afternoon, dinner almost at hand.

They'd all returned to Josh's, two happy people showing so much happiness all afternoon.

They'd returned to their new home a few hours later, the babies' crib and nursery stuff driven over by everyone.

The Delaneys would be staying in their new home tonight.

Lucas smiled around at everyone, his sunglasses-covered eyes hidden from them all.

He watched Skyler and Finn swimming with their angels, seeing their joined family love.

He smiled, knowing his heart had done the right thing.

For them and for himself.

His three soulmates had been behind his idea completely.

They'd all seen what it would mean to all of them.

Their love close by forever.

Lucas' eyes took in Trish and Andrew snuggled together on a lounge chair, the two lightly kissing, their love showing.

I'll have to see what other homes are available in the neighborhood.
He smiled, looking towards the deep end of the pool.

Alain and Harry were swimming together, the two close and intimate.

Ah, young love.
His eyes were drawn to the pool's shallow end, where Rosa Sharon was swimming with Colton.

Jonathan and Haras were seated in lounge chairs, the two chatting with Justin and Lance.

Lucas smiled, his eyes meeting two sets of blue staring pools in the shallow water.

Colton's and Rosa Sharon's blue eyes were staring at Lucas, the two swimming together.

"The steaks are almost done, my love." Josh yelled from the barbecue, Lance rising from his seat, kissing his man's lips.

"I'll get everything ready inside." he smiled, waving at Lucas, the young man waving back.

Lucas dove off the pool chair, swimming under the water to the pool's edge, his muscled smooth form climbing the steps, everyone taking in his chiselled beauty.

Josh smiled at his man as he watched him pick up a towel and his t-shirt, his wet body walking towards him.

Justin's eyes followed him with desire, Jonathan smirking at his brother.

"You got it bad, bro." he said, Justin smiling at him.

"He's part of my soul, Jonnie." he said, Jonathan smiling, his eyes meeting his Colton's.

Josh smiled as Lucas towelled his wet body off, stopping beside him.

"You're making our Justin hungry, babe." he smiled, Lucas smiling at him.

"I love to tease him; it makes his love more needful. How about you?" he smiled, Josh smiling at him with love and desire.

"I'm hungry, too."

Lucas smiled, kissing his lips.

"Later beautiful." he smiled, putting his t-shirt on, picking up the empty platter, Josh smiling and filling the platter with steaks, Lucas kissing his cheek and walking into the house with the meat.

Josh shut off the barbecue, smiling at everyone.

"Dinner should be ready shortly." he smiled, Justin walking up to him, his arm going around him.

"He's so happy, Joshy. You can feel his happiness." Justin said, Josh smiling.

"I know, Jus." Josh smiled, everyone around the pool drying off and putting on their shirts again, heading towards the patio.

Lance walked out of the house, smiling.

"Everything's ready, everyone. Buffet style." he smiled, Justin and Josh walking towards him, everyone smiling and walking into the house.

Ten minutes later, after a short grace by Lucas, they were diving into a large meal of steaks, kabobs, salads and veggies.

Everyone laughed over dinner, happiness found in all their smiles.

Lucas smiled often, passing salads around, his men at his sides.

"It's been a wonderful day, Luke. What with your love surprise, and all our friends here." Skyler smiled, Finn kissing her cheek, the man holding his son while Skyler fed Diana.

"And tonight we sleep in our new home." he smiled at Lucas, the young man smiling at him.

"Our first night free of your loud snoring." he smiled, everyone laughing, Finn blushing, then smiling.

"You'll miss it, my groupie."

Lucas laughed, smiling.

"Yes, Finn, I shall. But you're still close to me, that's what matters."

Finn smiled, nodding.

"Isn't life surprising, Luke? Would either of us ever have imagined where we now are?" he said, Lucas smiling at him, his eyes looking at his soulmates.

"We all have dreams, Finny. My life is my dreams come true." he said, his three men smiling at him.

Harry had been quietly looking at Lucas throughout dinner, Alain kissing his cheek.

"You're rather quiet, my love." he smiled, Harry smiling at him.

"He's been brooding over a question, Alain." Lucas said, sipping at his glass of wine, the young man leaning back in his chair, looking at Harry.

"How did you know, Luke?" he said, Lucas smiling at him.

"I feel all those I love, Har. I do not intrude on their thoughts; I only feel their uncertainties." he said, Colton looking between the two.

"You felt it too, Harry?" Colton said, everyone looking at the three.

"Felt what?" Alain said, looking at his man, Harry smiling at him, kissing his lips.

"I've felt a change in the magic. In the force surrounding myself." he said, everyone looking at him, then Lucas.

"I have felt more." Colton said, staring at Lucas.

"Me too." Rosa Sharon said, Lucas softly smiling at the little girl.

"Magic has a life of its own, my friends. It changes as it needs to." Lucas said, smiling around at everyone.

Josh kissing his cheek, staring into his violet pools.

"Everything okay, my love?" he said, Lucas smiling at him with love.

"I'm with you, my Joshua. I'm with my friends and I'm home. Everything's as it should be."

Josh smiled, Justin and Lance smiling as well.

Colton's blue eyes stared at Lucas, the young man avoiding his gaze.

"So, my sister of love." Lucas said, Trish smiling at him.

"Yes, Luke?" she smiled, Lucas smiling at her.

"Care to share the news that brightens your and Andrew's heart?" he smiled, Trish and Andrew's eyes meeting.

"You know, don't you?"

Lucas smiled, rising from his seat, walking up to his sister, Trish rising from her seat.

"It's a big neighborhood. We could see what else is available." he smiled, Trish tearing up.

Everyone looked confused, staring at the two.

Trish's eyes went around the table, Andrew rising from his seat beside her, his arm going around his wife.

He nodded, smiling at her with love.

"I'm going to be a mommy." she smiled, Skyler screaming with happiness, on her feet in a moment, her arms going around her friend, little Diana between them.

"Oh, Trishy! That's. . .we're both going to be mothers together!" she cried, Trish in tears.

Everyone rose from their seats, the couple hugged by everyone, Lucas standing back and smiling at his sister.

Josh broke his hold on her, kissing her cheek.

"I think your brother wants to show his love, Trish." he smiled, backing up, Lucas walking up to Trish again.

She stared into his violet pools, his hands going into hers.

"How long have you known?" she said, Lucas smiling and wiping a tear from her cheek.

"From the moment of her conception." he said, Andrew looking surprised.


Lucas smiled, staring at Trish.

"Most princesses have princesses." he smiled, Trish sobbing.

"Oh really, Luke?" she said, Lucas smiling at her.

"You have a heart of motherly love, Patricia. You raised me with it. You'll raise your little girl with it. Your and Andrew's hearts are love-filled." he said, she tearing up.

"I love you so much, Luke! I'm so glad you'll be here with me all the way. You, Sky and Finny!" she cried, Lucas smiling with tears in his eyes.

"I love you, my big sister. I could not ask for a greater gift for you than her love. You have my own always." he said, hugging her close, everyone wiping their eyes at the emotional scene.

"I'm a mess, I'm going to be such a mess!" she smiled, wiping her eyes, Andrew's arms going around her.

"You're my mess. I love you, Trish." he smiled, the two kissing.

"Our family grows, my love sows." Lucas smiled, everyone smiling at him, remembering those words he spoken that morning.

"You are amazing, babe." Josh said, his arm going around him.

"Yes, I guess I am." he smiled, everyone returning to their seats.

Two blue pools quietly watched Lucas' smiling face, another heart steeling itself with resolve.


Dinner was over, everyone having relaxed and talked with the two couples of the day, Finn and Skyler and Trish and Andrew the center of attention.

Josh snuggled with Lucas in their chairs, Justin and Lance beside them.

"You never cease to amaze us, Luke. Surprise after surprise." Finn said, Lucas smiling at him.

"Love needs to be voiced, my friends." he smiled, Trish smiling at him.

"We're going to fly over to England to tell Mom and Dad and Uncle Sol, Luke." she said, Justin smiling at her.

"You have a couple more weeks off, guys. Go right ahead." he smiled, Finn high-fiving him.

"Nice, time to settle into our new life." he smiled, Julian asleep in his arms.

"Let me put him into his carrier, Finny." Lucas said, rising from his seat, Finn smiling up at him as Lucas took the little infant, Skyler rising as well with a sleeping Diana, the two walking into the house.

Finn smiled after them, his eyes meeting Josh's.

"That man's amazing. I've always known how giving his heart was, but he's even surprised me." he smiled, Trish patting his shoulder.

"He's our brother, Finny." she smiled, Finn nodding.

"He is giving, Finn."

Finn's eyes met Colton's blue, the young man wrapped in Jonathan's arms, Haras seated beside them.

"You seem focused on something, Colt." Josh said, Colton staring at the man.

"I'm focused on what's hidden, Papa."

"Hidden, Colt?" Justin said, Colton nodding.

"Dad's hiding something. I've felt it since last night."

All eyes looked at Rosa Sharon, the little girl having spoken.

"The magic's changed. Our magic's changed. Even Harry has felt it." Colton said.

"Changed how?" Lance said, looking at the three at the end of the table.

"I can't really explain it, guys. It's like there's a blanket over the soft magic I have. As if it's connected with another magic." Harry said, Alain's arm going around him.

"Do you feel alright, my love?" he said with concern, Harry smiling at him.

"I feel fine, Ali. It's like my magic's wrapped in Lucas' magic. I sense him in myself."

"I have always sensed him within myself. Even more so now." Colton said, his blue eyes softly glowing.

"What's going on Colton? Is my Lucas in danger?" Josh said, Colton's blue eyes meeting his blue.

"Life is dangerous for only myself."

All eyes turned to the patio door, Lucas and Skyler both standing in the patio doorway, each carrying an infant carrier, both little angels asleep in them.

Lucas sat both down on another patio table, gently moving the blankets around each child, Skyler going to her seat beside Finn again.

Josh began to rise out of his seat, Lucas' hand gently guiding him back down.

Lucas leaned down, kissing each of the little ones on the forehead, the young man smiling at them.

"Sleep in God's love, little angels. Dreams begin for both of you."

He moved, walking past the table filled with his family and friends, all eyes on him.

He stopped at the patio's edge, staring out at the calm pool, the underwater lights suddenly coming on, the sun sinking behind the back fence's top edge.

"Water calms all souls, darkness shows all hidden realities." he said, everyone staring at him.

Colton rose from his seat, walking across the patio.

"I knew you would sense it most, Colton. I did not want that." Lucas said, Colton staring at him.

"I felt it the moment I heard the boom."

Everyone traded looks, Harry staring at the two.

"That sonic boom last night? It was a jet, wasn't it?" he said, Lucas' three soulmates staring at their love.

Colton's hand went to Lucas' shoulder, the young man turning and staring at him, his violet pools now softly glowing emerald green.

"That was no jet. It was the joining of everything. I have made the choice."

Josh rose from his seat, walking up towards his man, Lucas backing up a bit, Josh stopping beside Colton.

Colton stared at the young man, Lucas' eyes lowering, the young man turning back again, avoiding his gaze.

"The choice of what, Lucas?" Colton said, Lucas body sighing in front of them.

"The choice between all of you and myself. Between all of your protection and my own aching soul." he said, Josh staring at him with concern.

"I don't like the sound of that, my love." he said, Lucas turning back again, starting at him with deep love.

"Yesterday, I almost lost the three of my soul. I put the three of you in danger. Evil walked past me and attacked you. I will never let that happen again. To any of you. Last night I took in the right of my destiny. Last night I opened the final path. Last night I claimed all the magic. Nothing shall ever touch you again." Lucas said, his eyes showing tears.

Josh moved forward, his arms going around his man.

"You saved us, Lucas. Your love and magic saved us. Evil didn't win."

"No it didn't, but it could have. I will never let that happen. What they want of me they now have. But I have something more. I have all the magic. And I have the answer. The choice was the answer."

"The choice of what, Luke?" Finn said, staring at his friend with concern.

"The choice to walk the last step. To walk onto the true path. I have walked into my destiny finally." he said, looking around at everyone.

Colton stared at him, walking up to him.

"My magic's changed, Luke. So has Rosy's. It's like we're seeing things in a new light." he said, Lucas nodding.

"I'm sorry, Colt. The reverberation of my magic echoed last night into all your magic. You are now all attached to me. All of my soul have my total protection. No one can touch any of you without me knowing. And if evil does it will rue the day it did." Lucas said, everyone hearing the determination in his words.

"I have all the magic now. That was the sonic boom you all heard last night. The magic coalescing together made that sound. It now breathes within myself. I have all the magic to right the past, to solidify the future. I now know what must be done."

Josh's arm went around him.

"Is there danger for you, my love?" he said, Lucas staring into his blue pools.

"My love is not dangerous or my magic. Evil cannot touch me. The only danger facing me is the truth. I have already accepted it. In the end you may all have to as well."

"I don't like the sound of that, Luke." Justin said, Lucas smiling at him.

"You are the three of my soul. Our love will never change or end. I gave full knowledge to him on that."

"To who, Luke?" Lance said, Lucas staring at everyone.

"To he who created myself. To he who forged this path. The answer to everything." Lucas said, his fingers going to the stone around his neck.

"Alsarius?" Haras said, Lucas looking at him.

"No, Hari. He is part of it, but he is not all of it." Lucas said, his green pools looking around at everyone.

"I know the path I now must walk. The final path begins. It starts and ends at Kurucu's Haven."

"That hidden room?" Finn said, Lucas nodding.

"Yes, Finn. The gateway to the truth." Lucas said, the night's sky suddenly rumbling with thunder.

Rosa Sharon rose from her seat, walking up to Lucas.

"The Shades are close, Luke. The veil has thinned." she said, Colton looking at her with surprise.

"Yes, Rosa Sharon. My magic seeks out their aid. The plan formulates. All pasts congeal." Lucas said, the young girl smiling.

"He won't like it." she said, Lucas smiling at her.

"I will deal with him and his needs." Lucas said, the girl wrapping her arms around his waist.

"I feel your love always, Dad. There and here." she said, Lucas smiling.

"That is the greatest weapon I and they have." he said, Josh's arm going around him again.

"What's going on, my love? Is this really the end of this coming?"
"Yes, my love. I've found the final path. It has begun. There is no danger to you or my families. Or to myself for now. I must organize within my soul and my magic the reality of it. And then I can see it end." Lucas said, looking around at everyone.

"You are the greatest gift I have ever been given. The love you give me strengthens me." he smiled, everyone rising from their seats, Lucas encircled by them.

"We are all here for you, Luke. Confused but here for you." Finn said, Lucas smiling at him.

"I know, Finny. I know everyone."

"What's going to happen, Luke?" Justin said, Lucas smiling at him.

"Love, my friend. My love is going to happen. And that can destroy anything and create anything."

Everyone smiled, calmed by the love showing in his now violet eyes.

"Alright, Lucky. We feel your love. We know you're strong." Josh said, Lucas smiling his Josh smile at him.

"I am greater in strength and magic now. But my love remains the same."

Everyone smiled, Lucas' eyes going to Colton's blue.

"My love creates greater love." he smiled, Colton staring at him.

"You know, don't you?" he said, Lucas smiling at the young man.

"I knew the moment I took on all the magic. I felt it in your tearful love. They both felt your need."

Colton lowered his eyes, Jonathan's arm going around him.

"I love him, Lucas. And you're beyond amazing." he said, Lucas smiling at Justin's brother.

"What's going on, my love?" Josh said, Justin staring at his brother.

"Love grows as I sow." Lucas smiled, Justin's eyes widening when he saw another arm going around Colton's waist.

"I love both of them, Lucas. I sense you guided me to that truth. You have awoken my soul."

Lucas smiled his hand going to Haras' shoulder, the young man standing with Colton and Jonathan.

Justin looked shocked, Lance's and Josh's arms going around him.

"Jonathan. . .you and. . .the three of you?" Justin softly said, everyone looking surprised.

"I love him, Justin. As I love my Colton. The three of us have found a greater love in each other."

Colton's eyes met Justin's, the young man smiling.

"They both love me, as much as I love them. Hari's love is identical to Jonah's. We've found all we need in each other." Colton said, the two young men around him smiling.

Haras moved forward, standing before Lucas.

"You knew they were what I needed." he said, tears showing in his brown pools.

Lucas' hand went to his shoulder.

"Alsarius' love was always in your heart, Hari. It will always be there. But you are alive. You needed real love in your heart. I saw in both of these two young giving, loving men the answer to your needs. The same needs they each shared. Love is greater when it is total." Lucas smiled, Jonathan moving towards his brother, Justin staring at him.

"I love them, Justin. We are three of one soul. I sense you can believe me in what that feels like. We love each other. As much as you love your three soulmates."

Justin nodded, his hand going to his brother's shoulder.

"I know what it feels like, Jonnie. Just as long as you're happy."
Jonathan smiled, Haras' arm going around him, Colton's joining his.

"I am happy, Jus. They're both so beautiful." Jonathan smiled, Justin smiling at his brother, his eyes going to Haras.

"I love them both, Justin. I will never hurt either." Haras said, Justin nodding.

"Alright. I believe you. I guess I should welcome you to the family. However magical you are." Justin smiled, pulling the young Egyptian into his arms.

Haras smiled, Jonathan and Colton smiling behind him.

Everyone crowded around the three, welcoming their new showing love.

Lucas smiled, Colton's eyes meeting his.

"Love is life, Dad."

Lucas smiled, his three soulmates wrapping their arms around him.

Lucas stared out at the pool, his eyes filled with new magic.



End of Chapter 176


And so a chapter of revealing love and magic.

The Delaneys now have a new home across the street from their friends.

A gift of Lucas' ever-giving love.


Trish and Andrew are about to begin a new family.

Lucas' magic sensing the arrival soon of a new family member.

Families join, love grows.

And Lucas sows.


Lucas has revealed he's greater of magic now.

A new path he's forged within that magic.

And it all seems to center around his ancestral home, Kurucu's Haven.


Colton and Jonathan reveal the new love filling them.

A young Egyptian has won both their hearts, another trio of love forming.

Lucas seems to sow everywhere.


The one true path begins, Lucas greater of magic and resolve.

Where does that path lead?


Up next: A gathering at a new home.

A family welcomes love in many forms.



Hugs, Angel.