ash-evans

My Family

Jonathan was tired, his son Ashton was only 11 months old. Ashton’s mother, Jonathan’s ex-girlfriend, died during childbirth. Amy, the mother, was a drunken mistake at one of Luke’s parties. It’s not that Jonathan didn’t love his son, no he loved him to the moon and back. Jonathan was just tired from all the crying. Jonathan’s best friend, Evan, was staying at his place for three weeks due to his place being renovated.

It first started when Jonathan and Evan were sitting on the couch, Jonathan started falling asleep until Ashton started crying making him groan and Evan smile softly. “I’ve got him Jonny take your nap.” With that Evan left and a few minutes later it was silent. Jonathan woke a few hours later in a panic and headed to his son’s room. Sitting in the rocking chair was Evan who was asleep rocking a sleeping Ashton against his chest. Jonathan smiled at them and covered them with a blanket. Ashton started getting fussy and Jonathan turned back around to grab him but Evan started humming softly, putting Ashton back to sleep. Jonathan chuckled softly at the two then left. Jonathan found himself back on the couch and dozed off again only to be awoken two hours later to his son tugging on his shirt and something that smelled delicious. “Now now Ash, let Daddy nap.” Evan says picking him up not noticing that the blue eyed male was awake. “It’s time for you to eat.” Ashton cooed and started speaking gibberish, giggling making Evan laugh. “You’re so adorable!” He says taking Ashton with him into the dinning room. Jonathan silently followed the two and smiled at them. “Will you be a good boy while I get your plate?” Evan asks and Ashton giggled looking at Jonathan. Evan turned and let out a surprised ‘manly’ scream making Ashton giggle more. Ashton cooed happily seeing his father. “Jonathan Denis!” Evan scolded the other male making him laugh. “What’s wrong Hoodini?” Jonathan giggled out and laughed when Evan hit him in his chest. “Fuck you.” Evan mumbled, his cheeks flushing a bright pink color. Jonathan laughed then kissed his son on the head.
“Now now Evybear that’s no way to talk in front of Ashton.” Evan huffed as he sat a small plate in front of the small human, who happily ate the Apple sauce. Once everyone was fed, Ashton was on the floor playing with his stuffed Raccoon and Owl giggling. Evan was sitting on the couch watching him with a smile on his face while Jonathan was doing the dishes. “Ma- Mama” Ashton cooed making grabby hands at Evan. Evan’s eyes widened then he smiled gently and joined Ashton on the floor. Jonathan walked into the living room to find his son in his best friends lap playing with blocks, his heart fluttered at the sight. “Ma-Ma” he heard Ashton coo looking up at Evan; Evan kissed his forehead. “I’m uncle not mama.” He said softly. Ashton wasn’t having none of that and pouted tearing up. “Ma-ma ma-ma ma-ma ma-ma.” Ashton repeated over and over. “Ok, ok Ash.” Ashton grinned widely up at Evan. Jonathan frowned Ashton didn’t remember his mother and that was alright, but Evan wasn’t his mother even though Jonathan loved Evan with all his heart and would love to be with him there was only one problem Evan was straight.

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Evan and Jonathan were sleeping on the couch while the TV was playing softly in the background when Ashton started crying. Jonathan opened his eyes when he felt Evan get off the couch. He watched Evan yawn then stretch and headed upstairs to where the crying child was. Jonathan decided to follow him and stand outside the room. He peaked in to see Evan bouncing Ashton then he started softly singing

“Hush-a-bye baby
On the tree top,
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks,
The cradle will fall,
And down will fall baby
Cradle and all.”

Soon Ashton was sleeping and Evan was heading back downstairs and joined Jonathan on the couch again. “We should get married.” Jonathan said casually making Evan look at him like he had three heads. “What?” “You and me. We should get married.” Evan rolled his eyes at Jonathan’s joke. “Why?” “Cause for the past two weeks you’ve been here, whenever Ashton started crying you’d always go calm him down. I feel like we might as well be married.” Evan sighed “Sure but I’m not wearing a dress.” He went along with the joke. “Of course you’d be wearing the dress. You’d be my wife after all.” Jonathan giggled.

The three weeks had passed and Evan was back home in his own house and that made Jonathan and Ashton sad. Jonathan was sitting in the living room with Ashton, who was frowning. “What’s wrong baby boy?” He asked his​ son. “Mama?” Ashton questioned​ looking at the door. Jonathan frowned “Uncle Evan had to go home.” He said softly to his son.

Years went by and Evan got closer to Jonathan and Ashton. Ashton’s 4 year old little self was running around in the back yard laughing and playing with his toys. “Ashton! Come here sweetie! We’ve got to go pick up uncle Luke!” Jonathan called for his son. “Want Momma!” Ashton pouted. “No baby uncle Evan has things to do today.” Jonathan hoped his son would get the hint and stop calling Evan ‘momma’ “Not Uncle! Momma!” Jonathan sighed as his son chanted 'Momma’ “If you’re good I’ll call momma and see if he’d like to play with you.” Jonathan gave in, making his son cheer.

Jonathan and Luke watched Ashton as he giggled and played in the sand box. “He thinks Evan’s his mother and I’m not sure how to explain that he’s not.” Jonathan explained to his brother. “What do you mean?” “Well whenever Ashton sees or talks about Evan he calls him Momma. We’ve even told him that it’s uncle not Momma but he wouldn’t have it.” “MAMA!” Ashton yelled. Jonathan and Luke looked up to see Evan with Lilly, his beautiful albino German Shepherd, and Midnite, his German Shepherd and Husky mix. Ashton left the sand box and ran up to Evan grinning from ear to ear. “Mama!” Ashton said holding his arms up towards Evan. Evan chuckled softly and picked the small boy up. “Hi Ash.” Ashton buried his face in Evan’s chest smiling. “Missed Momma.” Jonathan watched Evan bite his lip. “I missed you too.” Evan says hugging the small child. Lilly and Midnite ran up to Jonathan barking happily. Shortly​ after Evan walked up to them. “Hey guys​.” “He Ev.” Luke and Jonathan responded. “I believe this is yours.” Evan tries to hand Ashton over but the boy keeps his grip. “No want Daddy! Want Momma!” Jonathan sighed. “Alright baby.” Evan sat Ashton down and he tugged Evan’s pants leg. “Momma come play?” “Ash-” Jonathan started to say but Evan cut him off. “I can’t really play today. I’ve gotta take my puppies for a run.” “Oh.” Ashton frowned. “But if it’s ok with Daddy and if you be good I’ll play with you tomorrow.” The boys eyes sparkled. “Please Daddy???” He begged his father. “Sure baby.” “YAY!” Ashton squealed happily. “I love you Daddy!” Jonathan smiled at his son. “I love you too baby.” Luke smiled at them. “Well I’m going to take off.” Evan hums turning. “Wait Momma!” Ashton hugged Evan and he returned the hug. “I love you too Momma! Just as much as I love Daddy.” Jonathan and Luke seen Evan’s eyes widened. “I-I love you too.” Ashton smiled then grabbed Luke’s hand and pulled him to the sand box. “Bye bye Momma.” Ashton cooed. “Bye baby.” Evan whispers softly. Without another word Evan left with Lilly and Midnite. “Oh Evan.” Jonathan whispers.

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Jonathan tucked his son into bed. “Daddy?” Ashton asked yawning. “Yes baby?” “Does Mommy love me?” The question took Jonathan by surprise. “Why do you ask that?” “Because Mommy doesn’t stay with us. Is it my fault?” “No! No baby, Mommy loves you and so does Daddy. It’s just complicated between Mommy and Daddy.” “Oh. Do you love Mommy, Daddy?” Jonathan’s eyes widened. “Yes baby. Daddy… Daddy loves Mommy, but Daddy’s not sure if Mommy loves daddy.” Ashton nodded and yawned again, snuggling his owl and Raccoon. “Night night Daddy.” “Night baby.” Jonathan whispered and kissed his sons head. That night Jonathan awoke to Ashton sobbing and bolted to his sons room. “Baby what’s wrong?” Jonathan panicked but his son wouldn’t stop crying. “I want Momma.” Ashton choked out between sobs. Jonathan runs into his room and grabs his cellphone and dials his best friends number. “Hello?” A sleepy voice asks after the third ring. “Ev, I’m so sorry it’s late but can you come over?” “Jonathan? It’s 3 am, can’t it wait?” “It’s Ashton Ev.” Jonathan heard Evan’s breath hitch. “I’ll be right over.” Was all Jonathan heard before the line went dead.

Evan ran as fast as he could, he had ran out of his house in only a pair of owl pj bottoms. Soon the CanAsian reatched his best friends house and went right inside. Jonathan lead Evan to Ashton’s room and Evan instantly picked the sobbing boy up. “Momma!” The boy whimpered out. “Shhhh. It’s ok baby. M-Momma’s here.” Evan rocked the frightened​ child, unsure of how to calm him down until it hit him. Evan took a deep breath and started to sing.

“Hush little baby, don’t say a word,
Mamas going to show you a hummingbird.
If that hummingbird should fly,
Mama’s going to show you the evening sky.

When the nighttime shadows fall,
Mama’s going to hear the crickets call.
While their song drifts from afar,
Mama’s going to search for a shooting star.”

Ashton had stopped sobbing at point and was drifting off to sleep, so Evan continued his song.

“When that star has dropped from view,
Mama’s going to read a book with you.
When that story has been read,
Mama’s going to bring your warm bedspread.

If that quilt begins to wear,
Mama’s going to find your teddy bear.
If that teddy bear won’t hug,
Mama’s going to catch you a lightning bug.

If that lightning bug won’t glow,
Mama’s going to play on her old banjo.
If that banjo’s out of tune,
Mama’s going to show you the harvest moon.

As that moon drifts through the sky,
Mama’s going to sing you a lullaby.

So hush little baby don’t you cry, cause Daddy loves you and so do I.”

Tears filled Jonathan’s eyes once Evan stopped singing and kissed the sleeping child’s head. The lullaby was beautiful and Ashton was finally asleep. Evan placed the sleeping child back into his bed and turned to Jonathan, smiling softly. Jonathan opened his mouth to say something but Evan covered it and whispered. “Let’s talk downstairs.” Jonathan nodded and took Evan’s hand, leading him downstairs to the living room. “Thank you, Evan. I don’t know what happened.” Evan just smiled. “It’s alright. I’d do anything for that boy.” “He loves you, Mommy.” Jonathan found himself saying and Evan smiled​. “He loves you too, Daddy.” “He’s not the only one who loves you Mommy.” Jonathan closed the distance between them and looked down at Evan. “Oh yeah? Who else loves me Daddy?” Evan wrapped his arms around Jonathan’s neck and Jonathan wrapped his arms around his waist. “Daddy loves Mommy too.” Jonathan whispered against Evan’s lips. “Mommy loves Daddy.” Evan mutters then Jonathan closes the distance, kissing Evan passionately. When they broke away they curled up against each other sharing small kisses, soon falling fast asleep too dream about their now complete family.