Dads-a Jonnor fanfic by its-war-paint
“Connor!” Jude whispered. Connor closed the book he was reading and turned to look at his husband. (Husband. husband. Husband. He loved saying it. So much. He still wasn’t used to it. HUSBAND.)
“What?” he asked. Jude was leaning out of the door of the kid’s bed room. It was Jude’s night to put them to bed.
“Come here,” Jude whispered. “Fast!” Rolling his eyes, Connor put down the book and stood up. Jude was always doing this. He thought absolutely everything their kids did was the most adorable thing in the entire world. But it made Connor happy. Their children were doted on and adored in the way every kid deserved to be. The way Connor’s mom and dad had never really adored him. He joined Jude in the doorway, and saw what was so cute right away. Their twins, Riley and Alexa, had their own beds on either side of the room. But it seemed that at some point, Riley had climbed into his sister’s bed and wrapped his arms around her. Their adorable five year old twins were cuddling, asleep under the covers of Alexa’s bed. Jude turned and looked at Connor, and Connor noticed the tears in his husband’s eyes. Connor took Jude’s hand and rubbed his thumb on the back of it.
“Look how cute they are, Con. Look how sweet. It makes me wanna cry.” Connor leaned forward and kissed Jude’s cheeks, wet with tears. It was official: he was raising kids with the best father in the entire world. Together they snuck out of the room, very quietly, as to not wake the twins. Connor headed to the kitchen and began to make tea for Jude. Jude loved tea, and had it nearly every night before bed.
“I just really love them, and I wonder every day how we got so lucky,” Jude said, sitting in the chair where Connor had been reading minutes ago.
“I feel the same way,” Connor said. “I thought for a while that we might never have kids, and then all of a sudden we had the two most perfect babies in the entire world.”
“They remind me of Mariana and Jesus,” Jude said. “They’re so close. And so cute. Seriously, Connor, why are our kids so much cuter than everyone else’s?” Connor came and sat down next to Jude, handing him the cup of tea. Jude had his legs up on the seat, sitting cross legged. Connor always thought it was so cute how he sat like that, even on chairs.
“I don’t know. Probably because they have the best daddy in the entire world,” Connor said.
“Oh, stop,” Jude replied. “I’m nothing special. I just try to keep them alive.”
“You do so much more than that,” Connor said. “You look at those kids like they are the stars in the sky. You treat them like the Prince and Princess of the entire universe. You would do anything for them. And they know that. They feel so loved. More loved than I probably ever did as a kid.” Jude smiled at Connor, and Connor smiled back. It was all true. He often teared up just thinking of how lucky his babies were to have Jude as a daddy.
“You’re the fun dad, though,” Jude said, sipping his tea. “Riley thinks you are the coolest guy. He’s always saying, ‘When is Dad gonna be home to play baseball with me? And Alexa thinks you’re Superman. She always asks when you’re gonna be home to play Airplane.”
“I am a pretty fun dad,” Connor says. “But I can’t read books and make them laugh with silly voices like you do. I can’t make bath time fun like you do. I can’t calm them down when they cry like you do.”
“But I can’t make them feel as safe as you do. And I can’t run around with them in the yard for hours like you can.”
“Well, I would say we make a pretty good team.” Connor said. “Remember six months ago? When we got them? They were so scared. Alexa was scared of me. She warmed up to you first.”
“But Riley always gravitated to you,” Jude said. “I think it’s official: they need both of us. We are kickass dads.” Connor laughed. “Speaking of dads, I need to call my moms. They have been begging to come down and see the twins.”
“They were here last weekend,” Connor said. “Lexa and Riley haven’t changed a bit since then.”
“You know how moms are,” Jude said. “It’s the twin’s birthday on Sunday, too.”
“That’s true.” Connor said. “I’ll invite my mom too. Invite Brandon and Callie and Mariana and Jesus and AJ. Tell Mariana to bring Javier and Brandon and Callie to bring the boys and AJ to bring that sweet little girl. What did they name her again?”
“Rose,” Jude replied.
“Rose. Yeah. and tell Jesus to bring his girlfriend of the week. I’ll barbecue, and we can just have a little backyard picnic.”
“Sounds awesome,” Jude said. “I’ll be in charge of presents. I know what all the hot new toys are. Don’t worry, I’ll sign your name on half of them.”
“Remember when we used to stay up late like this at parties? And sports games and movie premieres? When did we become such…dads?” Connor laughed. Jude smiled.
“Six months ago. And I like this a lot better,” he said.
“Me too,” Connor replied. “Now come over here.” He scootched over on the loveseat he sat on. “There’s plenty of room for both of us to fall asleep right here.”