“Yes. Reading about all of that probably didn’t help my nerves, but Zero said he would be there in the room with me.”
“As he should be. I was there when you and your brothers were born.”
“I’d like you to be there. You don’t have to be in the delivery room, but I’d like for you to be outside of the room when the baby is born. I might be an adult now, but I still need my father. Plus, I’m sure your granddaughter would like to meet you.”
"You’re having a girl?”
“Yes. We got an ultrasound last week.” Ashton hadn’t expected that. He didn’t expect any of this and if he were the kind of man who cried, he would at this moment. His little girl, who wasn’t little anymore, was having a baby of her own. He still remembered when Sado was a baby. How he’d always talk to Lily’s stomach before she was born. How he’d wake up throughout the night to feed her so Lily could rest. He’d become so attached to being a father for the first time, that Lily hardly ever got to spend time with Sado because Ashton was always at the crib first.
“No matter what you did in your life, or what career you chose, I never went without telling you how proud I was of you. I still am. I’ll always keep my eye on Zero when it comes to you, but I won’t stand in the way of you two and I’ll be there for you, and my granddaughter.”