So, I have changed Alec to Alecs. You say it like Alex. :)
"Mommy." A loud whisper pulled me away from my slumber. I cracked one eye at Mason. "There's a dude on our couch." His thumb pointed to the door.
Careful not to wake Edward, I pulled the covers off myself and stood, stretching my arms then heading into the bathroom to brush my hair and teeth after looking at the calander and smiling.
I took his hand and followed him down stairs and over to Alecs's makeshift bed. He looked so young when he slept. Like he was little again. Before Dad had died, and Sue had died. Before everything went wrong. I ran my hand through his hair, remembering that was always the way he wanted to be woken up.
He squinted, rubbing his eyes and sitting up as he did so. "Morning." His voice was still thick with sleep.
"Morning." I sat down beside him, pulling Mason into my lap. "How did you sleep."
"Better than I have since I was 14." He smirked.
I smiled and ran my hand over Mason's wild bed-head. "Mason, this is my little brother Alecs. He's your uncle."
"You're Mason?" Alec asked. "Mason Charles Swan? Last time I saw you, you were a baby." His smile didn't quite reach his sad eyes.
"I'm big now." Mason's voice was quiet. "I'm five." He held up his hand, his fingers spread wide. "I'm almost six. How old are you?"
"I'm seventeen." Alecs smiled. "I'm almost eighteen."
"While you two catch up, I'm going to make breakfast. Pancakes, bacon and potatoes?"
Both Alecs and Mason smiled wide and nodded. I never noticed how their smiles were so similar.
Mason swtiched on the tv, and I strolled into the kitchen, pulled out the griddle, a frying pan, and a baking pan. While I was cutting up the potatoes, I felt two strong arms wind around me.
"Morning, Love." Edward's raspy morning voice was at my ear.
"Good morning." I turned to kiss his chastly.
"We need to talk."
I nodded. "Would you like to help me? We could talk while we cook."
"Of course. I'll do the pancakes. What do we want?"
"I want banana, Mason will want chocolate-chip and Alecs will want blueberry."
He nodded and started on the batter. "Are we going to let him move in?"
"I want to." I told him. "He needs somewhere steady to stay. I want him to get his GED, get a job, go to college."
Edward nodded at that. "Where do we come in?"
"All we are going to provide is meals, a place to live, and love." I shrugged. "He can get a job and save up. I don't want to make him pay rent or anything because he's my brother, and because he will need to money to save up for college and other things like clothes, and when he gets a car, the car payment."
"Fair enough." Edward nodded. "You do know we are going to need 3 bedrooms right? Do you want turn your old office into a room?"
I shook my head. "We need a new house. More bedrooms, more space. A bigger backyard." I smiled as I put the butter and salted potatoes in the oven and placed the bacon in the heated pan.
"You want a whole new house because Alecs is moving in?" He stacked everyone's pancakes on plates.
"No. We are going to need more room for our kids."
"So you want to bye one now?"
to buy one now." I insisted and pulled the potatoes out of the oven.
"And why do we need
to buy one now?" Edward was amused.
"Well, we don't want to wait and start looking in 7 months. It would be to late then."
"Why?" Edward was now down-right confused.
I smiled and look at him. "I'm late."
"As in late, late."
"Late, late as in how
late?" His eyes were big.
"Late, late as in three weeks late."
He was still for a moment, not blinking or moving, then I was in his arms before I could bink for the second time. "Are you sure?" He pulled back.
"I'm sure I'm late." I nodded. "I need to go to the doctor."
"Why not take one at home?"
"They aren't always accurate. And if it says I am, and it turns out I'm not, I don't want to be let down like that." I shrugged.
"Then we'll go to the doctor." He kissed me hard. "I really hope this isn't a false alarm."
"Me, too." I smiled at him for a second. "Breakfast!" I yelled then kissed him again.
So, I know it isn't much, but hopefully you love it anyway :)