May I introduce you to…
These two girls have been best friends since childhood. Now that they live together they have also moved in their childhood friend and crush…
Travis Scott. He is a geek, selfassured and an extravert. He(s a whizzkid and follows the tech guru career. Liberty and Summer have a crush on him and they kinda make a game out of it. Poor Travis has no clue.
The chores in the house are divided. Summer does all of the cooking. Liberty does all of the repairing. And Travis pays the bills and cleans
Summer works an entire different work schedule than Liberty and Travis. Given Liberty and Travis a lot of time to spent just between just the two of them. Liberty was out playing chess all by herself when Travis decided to join her for a game.
“Okay first step. Umm…” Travis tried to start the game.
“Do you even know how to play?”
“White begins not black.”
Liberty explained all the rules of her favorite game to her favorite man.
“You look happy.” Travis responded
“Yeah work was great! I found this mysterious little black box and even that I was curious I didn’t examine it and handed it over to my bosses and they just gave me a performance gain! And another one because I didn’t ask any questions!”
“Great.” Travis tried to fake a smile for his friend but failed.
“Work didn’t seem to go as good for you I see. Come on lets sit.”
“Tell me about it.”
“There was this guy in the test room and he was in there for hours! The room was starting to stink and I was sitting right next to him because my colleagues pusshed me on the ground before entering the room so they wouldn’t have to sit next to him. Eventually I just stood up and told him to go and clean himself up. He got mad and the guy that pushed me found 4 bugs that I would have easily found if I didn’t stood up! My boss called me on his office and I got a performance lost.”
“Doesn’t our neighbour work at the same place you do?”
“No. Well yes. Maxim(Kuijpers) works with us but he wasn’t there today. He isn’t even working on the same project.”
After the talk they had Liberty went for a jog to get in shape for her next promotion. Travis worked on his programming skill and Summer came home with her promotion.
Summer worked for another day and then her weekend began. Travis and Liberty needed to work though. Summer decided to score some points with Travis.
Travis came home 1 hour before Liberty did. When he walked trough the door Summer was sitting on the couch with some warm freshly made cookies.
“You got cookies!”
“Yes I do. Come on don’t be shy. Eat.”
“Shouldn’t we wait for Liberty?”
“When she’s home we already need to eat dinner. She can always eat later.”
“You Summer are right.”
They talked and laughed for another hour untill the door opened and Liberty walked in.
“Hey guys. Can we start dinner I am starving.”
“Yeah sure Liberty.” Summer said while walking to the kitchen to warm up the food that she already prepared. Travis walked to the kitchen too to put the cookies away.
Liberty wasn’t really happy today because she didn’t get that promotion she should have gotten today.
“Guys. I have been thinking.”
“That usually isn’t a good thing.” Travis joked.
“Ha. No serious now. What if we buy a hot tub?”
“A hot tub? I don’t know what to think about buying that.” Travis said. He loved the idea of a hot tub just for them but they were all saving up.
“No. We need the money for new beds. We wake up every morning with back pains.”
“Yeah I am following Liberty.”
“No listen. These are the prices for a hot tub.” Summer showed a paper full of hot tubs with their prices.”
“Not for a hot tub. How cool would it be to have a hot tub of your own?”
“Summer it’s too expensive.”
“Don’t think about the price for a minute. Would it be cool.”
“Yes it would.”
“More people are going to realise this soon and the prices will go up. If we want one. We need to buy it now.”
“But what about the beds?”
“See it as an ivestment for later. Plus we all tree have steady jobs and the both of you are about to have a promotion. Come on. When we are still young.”
“You know what!” Travis started “Yes. Lets buy a hot tub.”
They both looked at Liberty with puppy faces.
“Fine. But we will all work hard to get the next promotion as quick as we can.”
Some days later Liberty and Travis both got their promotion. Some weeks later they all got another one. Travis and Liberty were home alone. Travis made some decisions and said to Liberty that they should go and buy some beds with just the two of them and suprise Summer when she gets back home.
This store is called Ikea Furniture Store by LulNyanCats
They spened some hours looking and picking beds. They had still six hours ’till Summer would be home.
“Liberty I need to tell you something.”
“Look ever since we moved in with eachother I had a crush on you and Summer. I kept this feeling for you but the feeling for Summer wore off. I didn’t fell that comfortable around her anymore. Like she wasn’t my friend. Like she was my my housekeeper who was forced into small talk. Not with you.”
Travis and Liberty returned home and placed the bed into place and sold their old ones. Travis went to bed when Summer texted that she would be later. Liberty stayed up though.
“Summer! Summer! I need to tell you something!”
Liberty told everything from Travis’ confession to the expensive bed adventure.
“Just in the store?” Summer was a little bit hurt. She really liked travis.
“In the store.”
“Looks like you won Liberty.”
With that she walked off to bed.
“I need to go to work.”
“Can’t you call in a vacation day?”
“We can’t keep having expensive thing adventures when we don’t go to work.”
“We can do some less expensive adventures.”
“I am a classy lady Travis.”
Liberty slapped his face and left the hot tub to head to work.
Travis went back inside to practise his programming and when he was done with that he headed over to the kitchen to have a chat with Summer. Afterall they are still friends.
“This is good.”
“Its too sour for me.”
“Ohh I diodn’t quite follow the recipe.”
“Never follow the recipe Summer.”
“Why not. The recipes are there for a reason.”
“As a professional cook you want to be know as a good cook who follows her own recipe not somebody else’s one because you won’t even be known then.”
“That is some good advice Travis.”
“Now let’s have some fun.”
“No you’re not Liberty!”
“I am silly.”
“You said we should work for our expensive adventure’s.”
“Let’s have some less expensive adventures then.”
“I thought you were classy.”
“Very classy.” Summer said with a small sense of sarcasm.
Summer guided travis over to the couch where he immediatly fell asleep. She walked over to Liberty’s room.
“Liberty? You o.k?”
“No how would that be?”
“Listen. Guys are dork—–”
“You are just as guilty as Travis is!”
“Travis started! He just walked in and started flirting with me.”
“I don’t care about who started! You agreed.”
“He pushed me onto the bed Liberty.”
“Out! Get out of my room now! Now!”
“This wasn’t my fault Liberty.” with that she slammed the door shut.
“Why Travis! Why?”
“Wha? How late is it?”
Liberty looked very very mad at him. He looked at his watch.
“9 o’ clock?”
“Yeah you have been sleeping from yesterday!”
“You what? Why?
“You slept with Summer!”
“Wait that wasn’t a very bad dream?”
“Looking at your face it wasn’t a bad dream!”
“Look! I don’t know what happened but–”
“Tell me everything. I just need to know why.”
“When it started.”
“I was talking to her, she made me a drink. She didn’t follow the recipe. I remembered that! Then she started flirting and I said I couldn’t. Then she changed into you and we had an adventure. Then she turned into Summer again and I just fell asleep.”
“Worst excuse ever Travis! If she can win you over with one drink!”
He stood up and smelled the empty glass that was still on the counter.
“Here smell this.”
“Travis please. Just admit it.”
“She putted something in it! I had juice on the rocks before and it didn’t taste like that at all!”
“Travis! Please!” Liberty started to cry again.
“Look give me one chance.” He took Liberty’s hands who immediatly pulled her hands back. “One! Please.”
“Fine! How do you want to prove that?”
“Scarlett. Yes it’s Travis.”
“Hey! How are things between you and Liberty?”
“Not soo good. In fact you can help us. I need to test something on drugs.”
“Did someone get hurt. Did someone take drugs?!”
“Look we just want to test something.”
“Who took it?”
“I did. But I– I didn—-”
“Travis! I am not mad. I just want you to be safe. Bring it to my house.”
“Thank you Scarlett.”
“One rule! Don’t give it to Tori under any circumstances!”
“Promised! I am going to haed over now. Is that okay?”
“Yeah sure. Bye.”
“Soo what happened?”
Liberty explained everything while Scarlett examined Travis against his will.
“Okay. Just give me the cup and I will have the results tomorrow.”
“Sorry Liberty. I will give it as soon as I can okay?”
“Okay. Travis let’s go.”
The next morning Travis and Liberty were both in the livingroom. Travis was fluttering trough the room and Liberty sat on the couch with her head in her hands. They both jumped up when they heard the ringtone of Travis’ cellphone.
“Scarlett! Soo what are the results?”
“I am not Scarlett.”
“Then who are you?”
“Where is your mother?” Liberty looked weird at Travis.
“She can be home any minute.”
“Why are you calling?”
“Mom spend all night working at that machine. The machine calculated all day! A paper rolled out with the title. ‘Travis’ drug test’. Soo I searched into mom’s phone to a Travis and well.”
“What does it say?”
“A word that I can’t pronounce.”
“If you can’t tell me then why did you call me?”
“I am sorry. It means that it’s not negative. Thats good right?”
“Does your machine check positive when there was alcohol in it?”
“Ok. Sorry for barking at you . I am just cranky.”
“No problem. Ohhh mommy is home.”
“Give her the phone!”
“Scarlett please tell the results.”
“Okay just one sec.”
Travis heard some background noises and it might have been the scariest minute of his life .
“Travis! It was a drug!”
“Really which one?”
“The name is hard to pronounce. The thing it does is give the user a happy feeling. They will not struggle or protest. THe user will fall into a very deep sleep after a hour and will not remember the last day.”
“That is great!”
“It is for you and Liberty and Summer.”
“It’s not an illegal drug. We use it in the hospital too.”
“Look at what she did with me!”
“I needed to use everything in the glass. I am a doctor the police will just think it was from me. Sorry Travis if I had known—-.”
“No Scarlett. Don’t blame yourself. You did enough. Thanks. Bye.”
“Ohh. Tell Tori that she is really smart.”
“Yes she is. Thanks.”
They went to bed early because they wanted to go on a date the next day and Travis needed to head to work at 4 o’clock.
“You look very bright!”
“You don’t like it?”
“NO I love it really! Its weird but beatiful.”
“You are such a goofball! Lets sit somewhere private. Maybe we’ll even find an expensive bench.”
“No I want to sit here with you and let everyone know you’re mine.”
“I know aren’t you exited!”
Travis fell on the ground and couldn’t say a word. Liberty tried to pull him up. That was untill Summer pushed her aside and said : “Leave my man alone woman! He’s mine now!”
Travis suddenly had no problem with standing anymore.
“You said what to my fiance!?”
“I am not your man Summer! I know you had a crush on me but I don’t like you! And if you get pregnant with me because you drugged me! I surely don’t like you at all!”
“You are a horrible person! Thinking that I drugged you!”
“We have test results!”
“Goodbye.” Summer stormed off angry
“Travis? Ar… are you okay?”
“Yeah I am fine. What are we going to do Liberty?”
“What do you wanna do?”
“Have a happy normal life with you.”
“You want normal?”
“Ok then. Let’s do what normal people do when they got engaged.”
“I need to head to work.”
“Call in sick.”
Travis called his work and he sounded so sad that they just thought he was actually sick. Just a few minutes later….
“I really don’t know what to do Liberty.”
“You’re not supposed to. Let’s get your mind off things.”
Liberty suspected this for a while now. She had been feeling nauseous lately. She needed to know now. After the first time they had a hot tub adventure the nausea started. This was the only reason she wanted to test the glass for drugs. She would have left immediatly. She never had the time to tell or test. If she really was pregnant she needed to test now. She didn’t want to randomly have sparkles around her in the middle of the day.
“Travis!” Liberty wanted to say more but she couldn’t get the right words.
“OMW! Are you pregnant?”
“Looks like our expensive adventure’s made something even more expensive.”
“Ha. I guess it did.”
That evening Travis went to the bar to think. Whatever he would do something wouldn’t be right. He needed to think. Away from hearing the toilet flush or the slamming of the fidge door.
Eric Lewis was alresy at the bar. Travis sat next to his co-worker. A few moments later a friend of Eric showed up. Adam Torres.
“Hello, I am Travis.”
“Nice to finally meet you Travis. I’ve heard a lot about you.”
“Yes. From Eric that youy are a nice friend and a very talented programmer. And ofcourse. The rumors. But don’t worry I knw it didn’t go that way. If you work in the buisness of art you will know what to believe and what not to believe.”
“Yes. You didn’t know?”
“They say you knowked poor Summer Holiday, your roomate up.”
“What! She– she–she said what?”
“I said I didn’t believe it Travis. But can I ask you who’s baby it is?”
“Mine. But she drugged me for whatever reason she had.”
“I knew it didn’t make sense.”
“I can never clear my name now can I?”
“You can’t no. Look a lot of customers talk about it. When me or my wife heard those words fall. We will go over and correct them. We have that power in town you know. I bet the Agee’s started the rumor anyway.”
“Now over to the other solution.”
“Eric who didn’t speak the entire conversation started talking. “What other solution.”
Travis first explained everything that have happened in the house in the past few weeks.
“Now what do I do with Summer? I can’t keep her in the house, I don’t want her to take the baby away and I don’t want this kid to live without a mother.”
“Forgive Summer as much as you can. Liberty will be a great steph-mother. This kid won’t lack anything.”
The night went on for another couple of hours and the boys talked. Untill the boys all three decided to go back to their children. When Travis came home the girls were already asleep.
“Woah Summer. You’ve gotten big!” Summer was suprise with Liberty finally talking to her.
“Thank you.” Summer said with a slight sense of sarcasm.
“Sorry. Not a compliment?”
“Do you have any morning sickness?”
“No. Not really. You’ve got back pains?”
“All the time.”
“Do you need to pee the entire time.”
“Not as much as I was expecting. You know…. 2 problems, twice as big…. you know what that means?”
“I am not having twins!”
“How would you even know?”
“I just do.”
Liberty left to work a few hours later. It was the first time Summer was home alone since she found out she was pregnant. She finally called him up.
“Do you still know our plan?”
“J! Ugh. Okay listen. I get pregnant with Travis. Check. You take care of me and the baby. We are gonna be the best couple ever. You will be know as the hero of the story. Saving poor Summer from an evil man knocking her up. And I will still win the competition.”
Backgound story time!
Back to the present!
Hours later Summer left for a short shift at work. Liberty came home before Travis did and waited for him at the dinner table. When Travis came home he saw this scene.
“Ugh! First I pee my pants and now my back is killing me! I can’t even touch a spance ship! If this is what it takes? Is it even worth it?”
“Look at all these children. Don’t they look happy?”
“They won’t have a complicated life like this one does.”
“Look at Eefje and Ethan. They are playing together even though Eefje is older and Ethan is her uncle.”
“They are family. They see eachother as cousins.”
“Joaquin over there. He and his brother almost never get to see his parents or sisters. And Chase over there. His parents are in a fight with their neighbours. No kids have a perfect life. Especially not in this town. But they still look happy.”
“I guess you’re right.”
“Now look at me.”
They had a lovely evening in the park. When they finally got home Liberty was for the first time happy about her pregnancy.
“Travis I got a suprise for you! We are engaged but we don’t even sleep together. From tonight you sleep with me. I already made a nursey from your old room. A nursery for two baby’s not 3!
“Travis? Do you want to feel the baby?”
“This is amazing!”
“I got into my third trimest just before work. You never felt Summer’s belly?”
“Make it up with her. That baby deserves a good bond with both her mom and dad without a fight.”
“So when is this baby due?”
“Any minute now.”
“Really? Oh that’s soo exiting. Guess you’re glad you won’t be pregnant anymore?”
“Actually. I am not.”
“Won’t this hurt?”
“There are painfree ways. Like in the hospital.”
“I won’t be able to afford that. I barely got any money in the last few day. Plus the nursery.”
“What about my money. I will pay for this child too. It’s my child as well you know. And we already took care of the nursery.”
“Really! Thank you Travis.”
“No problem Summer.”
“Do you want to feel the baby?”
In the middle of the night……
“You mean babies?”
“I am not having twins!”
“We could handle 2 babies at once.”
“Yeah 2 not 3!”
“Your daughter was born a few hours ago and you already forget about her?!”
“No! Let’s go to the hospital.”
“Aren’t they beautiful?”
“Yes. They are gorgeous. Liberty?”
“I don’t want Summer to leave. I saw her looking at Rosy. She is in love with her. I don’t want to lose Rosy. I don’t want her to see J as a father more than me.”
“Don’t worry. She won’t. I promise you.”
Summer was with her daughter the entire time. Right before work and immediatly after work. She never knew she could be so in love with someone who wouldn’t talk to her, cry in the middle of the night and asked for so much attention.
But compared to Ruby. Rosy is an angel. She cried a lot. A LOT! She wakes up, starts crying, I take care of it, she cries again, I take care of it, she cries again again! One time she cried herself to sleep. She was up for hours in a good mood. She starts crying and Travis walks over to her. He didn’t even enter the room and she fell asleep.
The babies have the same routines. They get hungry at the same time and cry at the same time. Causeing Liberty and Summer to wake up in the middle of the night together. This baby thing has driven them apart and brought them back together as well.
“We bought a new one sweetheart. We are placing it this afternoon.”
“I can’t concentrate. The tv is on.”
“J! Turn the tv off!”
“I can’t they are playing a game!”
He pushed him outside and whispered to him : “You’re her dad now too!”
“Sorry sweetheart. Don’t mind him.”
“Is he family?”
“Yes. Yes he is.” Travis was starting to tear up.
“Then I don’t mind. Family is nice. I do wnat my own desk and bed.”
“We are going to decorate yours and Ruby’s room after she ages up. Okay?”
“Okay. I want a yellow bed!”
“We’ll get you a yellow bed.”
“Can you please explain now daddy?”
“Don’t you think we should wait for your mother to come home?”
“But she is my mother too?”
“Travis I think you should explain now. It’s a school night and she won’t be home till midnight.” Liberty said.
Travis explained everything that these children would understand. He explained steph-fathers and mothers. Half-siblings. He left out the drug part though.
“Kissing?! That is my cue to leave! Come on Ruby!”
“No. That’s soooo romantic. Mommy? Daddy? Will I ever find love?”
“Well that’s a bit soon. But yes you will.”
“With less adventures I hope .” Travis whispered to Liberty.
This is Rosy Holiday. She is a spitting image of her mother. The only thing she got from travis as far as i can see right now is her eye color(light brown). She wants to be a social butterfly and she is a geek.
Ayway I am very sorry this chapter took so long to write. It just took so long to write a sentence and I kept changing my mind. Also school started again.
Anyway again. Thanks for reading!