Summary: When Maya and Lucas can’t reach an agreement about what they should name their twin boys, Lucas comes up with a joke that has an unexpected turn.
AN: They’re about 27-28.
He wouldn’t stop staring at his two new-born kids. He just couldn’t. How could this two tiny precious human beings come from him? Looking back, it was exactly what he thought when his first kid was born, 3 years ago.
He then looked at his wife. He couldn’t imagine what she had just gone through. But he knew that as soon as she wakes up, they both wouldn’t have an easy time. Yes, because after 7 months and a half knowing they were expecting a baby and after 4 months knowing it was twin boys, they hadn’t come up with the names yet. Again. The last time they only reached an agreement after 5 hours of searching through old memories because he wanted to name her something meaningful to both of them. They ended up naming her Rose.
After a couple of minutes, Maya started opening her eyes. She immediately looked at the twins and smiled.
“Well, good afternoon, sleeping beauty.” Lucas joked as he kissed her cheek.
“I’d like to see you be in labor for almost 12 hours and don’t get tired.”
“Hey, calm down, I was just kidding.”
Then silence hit the room. They just looked at the babies who they had the privilege to call their own.
Maya was thinking about the past, how she never thought she would ever have kids. When she found out she was pregnant with Rose, she freaked out, started crying so hard. It’s not like she didn’t like kids or that she didn’t want to have kids, because she wanted. The reason why she thought she would never have kids was because she was sure that she wouldn’t be a good mother, that she wouldn’t be capable of giving the life that kid deserved. Turns out she was wrong. And let’s be honest, Lucas was a great father, and a great help.
“Where’s Rosie?” Maya said, breaking the silence.
“She’s with Riley.” Rose was practically Riley’s niece, and she also enjoyed to play with Riley’s son, Aiden.
Another quick silence invaded the room, when Lucas finally said: “How long are we going to avoid it?”
Maya knew exactly what he was taking about- the names.
“Did you have any ideas?”
“Well, I thought about John and Daniel.”
“Please tell me those weren’t the names of two of your horses, because I’m not naming my kids after horses.”
“In fact, it was my great-uncle’s name- John Daniel Friar.”
“What about Ethan and Owen?”
“Because it sounds better.” Lucas smiled a little bit.
“Now you really made want to name them Lucas Jr. and Huckleberry.”
“Don’t you dare! It would be better if you named them Rick and Roy!”
But he actually thought it sounded good (much to his surprise). It meaningful in some way.
“I like that.”
“You do know I was joking, right?”
“Think about it.”
And that’s what she did, and she had to admit- it wasn’t at all bad. Of course the people who had known them for the past 14 years would think of it as a joke, but it was something kinda special to them, and it made sense that two of the three most important things they had in the world would be named after that.
“Ok, Rick and Roy it is.”