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Just another typical day in Hope County. Joseph and his cult were moving in on the Resistance. Taking their homes and families. Even supplies like food, weapons and even clothing. They were welcoming themselves to anything that didn’t belong to them.
As Joseph’s men and his younger brother, John, hunted around Fall’s End for supplies, Joseph had come across something that seemed unusual. He took a closer look and found a young girl, hiding behind a building, watching as families got separated and supplies were put into trucks.
She noticed Joseph looking at her but didn’t hesitate in anyway. Joseph, himself, was expecting the girl to runaway but she didn’t. Instead, she slowly walked out from behind the building and approached Joseph.
“Hello my child. Are you okay?” Joseph asked in a friendly manner and started to walk towards the young girl.
“I’m fine. Are you going to hurt me? I haven’t done anything wrong” the young girl asked.
“Not at all. Why don’t you come closer to me and we shall have a chat?”
The girl nodded at Joseph and made her way over to him. He put his hand out to her and she softly grabbed onto it.
“What’s your name?” Joseph asked, trying to get more information about her.
“Nice to meet you Ashley. I’m Joseph Seed”.
“I know who you are. I’ve heard a lot of stories from these people about you and your family”
“We are only trying to save the stubborn people. We want everyone to be safe when the collapse arrives. We don’t want any harm” Joseph explained. “Where’s your family?”
“Don’t have one. Well at least not here in Hope County”
“What’s going on over here?” John asked as he approached the two. “Who’s she?”.
“This is Ashley. She is no danger to us.” Joseph informed his little brother. “This is John. My younger brother”.
“Oh so you’re the Seed that most girls have slept with”
“Excuse me?” John asked nervously.
“Those two Deputy girls were telling me about you and then one mentioned that she slept with you too” Ashley explained with a mean smirk on her face and her arms crossed.
Joseph looked at John with so much disappointment but didn’t end up saying anything. Instead he turned his attention make to Ashley and tried to ignore the things she had said. “What else has the Resistance told you my child? I’d like to know now. By the way, do you know where the Deputy is?”.
“Hiding somewhere. Last I heard, she was pregnant”.
“PREGNANT?” John and Joseph screamed at the same time.
“Who the hell left her pregnant?” Joseph asked, immediately looking at John.
“Don’t look at me. If anyone left her pregnant, it would be Jacob” John surrendered.
“Jacob? He slept with the Deputy too? You two have been sinning behind my back. I am utterly disappointed with you both” Joseph said. “You, my child. You’re coming with me and we are going to talk about everything. You, John. Call Jacob and tell him to be at my church immediately. Let’s see what other sins you guys have committed behind my back”.
“What is going on?” Jacob walked into the church. He stopped in his spot when he noticed Ashley standing next to Joseph. “Who is she?”.
“Little Miss Big Mouth” John said sarcastically.
“I wouldn’t be sarcastic at this time John” Joseph said then turned his attention to Jacob. “This is Ashley. She’s been informing me on a few things.
"Oh yeah. Like what?” Jacob asked and approached the group.
“Where do I start? Ahh yes. John sleeping around with Deputy Hudson or in that case, sleeping around with most of the Resistance women” Joseph started saying as he turned his back to the group and walked up on the stage. “Oh and then there was the part where she mentioned that you, Jacob, slept with the Deputy as well”.
Jacob glanced over at John, angrily. John shook his head and pointed at Ashley.
“The Deputy is pregnant at the moment and from what Ashley has told me, The Deputy said that you were the only person she had unprotected sex with” Joseph looked at Jacob. “Do you know what that means Jacob?”.
“Wow. Wow. Wow. The Deputy is pregnant?” Jacob asked.
“Oh yeah. Five months to be exact” John answered.
“Shit” Jacob cursed.
“What’s the matter Jacob?” Joseph asked curiously.
“Last time I had sex with the Deputy, it was around those times” Jacob informed everyone.
“Oh what a shame” Ashley whispered sarcastically but it was still enough for Jacob to hear her.
“So you admit to sleeping with her Jacob?” Joseph asked.
Jacob sighed and nodded at Joseph’s question. “Yes. We had unprotected sex about three or four times”.
“Then you must find the Deputy and bring her here. If she is pregnant to your child, then we must protect her at all times. Especially when the Resistance finds out that she betrayed them.” Joseph said. “Oh and make sure you get Deputy Hudson in as well”.
“Why Hudson? She isn’t pregnant” John asked.
“No she isn’t but your days of sinning is over John Seed. As soon as you find Hudson, you bring her here” Joseph said with an angry tone. He had a great idea to stop his brother from going around and sleeping with women. He knew John wasn’t going to like it but it seems like, this plan was the only thing that was going to stop him from sinning.
“Do not come back to my church until the both of you have found those women. Do you understand?” Joseph raised his voice.
John and Jacob never saw their brother this angry before and it was all their fault. If only they didn’t go behind his back and did the wrong things. They felt bad for letting him down and they were eager to do the right thing this time. The two brothers turned around and left the church together.
“Where the fuck did that Ashley girl come from?” Jacob asked.
“The fuck should I know. Saw him talking to her at Fall’s End. She seemed so innocent and need for help. She’s a snake” John replied back. “Let’s just go and find these girls”.
Jacob and John had driven around for a good hour, starting their search in Holland Valley but there was no clue about their whereabouts.
“I’m just confused. Deputy Aria, I understand that she’s hiding her pregnancy but why is Deputy Hudson hiding?” Jacob asked as the two brothers jumped into the car. “There has to be a reason”.
“Well from what we’ve gathered by Pratt, they both went missing at the same time” John said, then went into deep thoughts. His mind went completely blank and everything around him when silent. He couldn’t even hear or understand what Jacob was saying. It was until the real thought hit him and made his heart start pounding.
“Peaches did say the girls were acting weird a week before they went missing” John finally heard Jacob say.
“I think I might know” John said and sighed. “There was the two times that Hudson and I had unprotected sex too”.
Jacob slammed on the car’s break so hard that it screeched. “Don’t tell me”.
“I’m not sure but maybe Hudson’s pregnant too” John looked at his big brother.
“Oh that’s just great. As if having one Deputy pregnant, now we are going to have two pregnant Deputies” Jacob slammed his hands on the steering wheel.
The car went silent for a short time. Both brothers looking out the windows and trying to think about where the girls would be hiding.
“Joseph’s going to be fucking mad when he finds out” John was worried.
“We fucked up big time” Jacob added. “Let’s just find these girls and see what happens then”.
Just as Jacob was about to drive off, John’s phone rang. He looked at the screen and picked it up. “Hey Faith”.
“Hey John. I just found out about he little problem that Jacob and you were having” Faith giggled.
“Now is not the time to laugh Faith. Jacob and I are busting our guts”.
“Well you don’t have to anymore. Come down to my place in Henbane River. I’ve got what you guys are looking for” Faith informed him.
“Wait a minute. Aria and Hudson are with you?”
“Just get your butts down here and we will talk. See you both soon” Faith said and hung the phone up.
“Jacob, get to Faith’s place immediately. I think we’ve found the girls”.
John slammed onto Faith’s front door, impatiently. Faith opened the door and greeted her brothers with smiles and let them inside.
“Where are they?” John asked.
“Oh they aren’t here John”.
“Then where are they?” Jacob asked this time.
“I’ve got them hiding in a nearby cabin”
“Are they pregnant? Take us to them” John ordered his little sister.
“Ok calm down. Firstly, yes the girls are pregnant and they are doing fine. Secondly, I can confirm that the babies do belong to you guys. Just don’t ask me how I know. That’s a secret” Faith giggled again. “Thirdly, the both of them are very scared about both of your reactions. That’s why they’ve been hiding from you both. I’m going to call them both over but please promise me that you’ll go easy on them?”.
“We promise Faith, just call them” Jacob became impatient himself.
“Ok" Faith picked up her phone and dialled a number. She waited a bit but finally the person on the other side, picked the phone up. “Hi Deputy. I’ve made some delicious apple pie and I want you girls to try it out first. I’ll be waiting”. She said her goodbye and made her brothers sit down.
A few minutes later, there was a knock on the front door. Faith excitingly stood up, walked to the door and opened it for the two Deputies.
“As soon as Rook said you made apple pie, I flew out off that cabin” Hudson joked.
The two Deputies walked into the living room and froze the moment they saw John and Jacob. The two brothers stood up and examined the two heavily pregnant Deputies.
“So it is true?” John asked and made his way over to Joey. “You girls are pregnant and decided to just hide it from us?”
“Umm… Yes” Hudson said straight out.
“Well yes and no” Rook cut in. “We were mainly trying to hid it from the Resistance. This County is in the middle of a war. We just couldn’t come out and say "hey everyone, Hudson and I slept with the enemies and now we are pregnant”. If you know what I mean".
“Didn’t it occur to you both that, we would have protected you two and the babies” Jacob joined into the conversation.
“Of course but we preferred to just stay put for awhile” Rook looked at Hudson and smiled.
“I’m not laughing Aria” Jacob said through his teeth.
She looked at him and her smile almost immediately, disappeared. “What did you expect me to do? Come to you and say "hey Jacob I’m pregnant?”“
"Ah yes. That’s what a normal person would do”
“Well I’m sorry, okay” Aria yelled and stormed out off the house.
“Pregnancy hormones” Hudson said. “It’s quite normal”.
“I better go and talk with her” Jacob said and left the house as well.
John looked at Hudson, examining her from head to toe. “How are you feeling?”.
“I’m fine. He’s fine too”
“It’s a boy?” John asked with excitement.
With that excitement, John got Hudson into his arms and hugged her tightly, before lifting her up and spinning around. “I’m going to be a dad”.
“Yes you are".
“ROOK!” Jacob called out to Aria, as he ran after her. “Let’s talk about it”.
“No thanks. I’m done talking with you”
“I’m not done though. Get back here” Jacob picked up his pace and managed to finally catch up to Deputy Aria. He grabbed her arm and spun her around.
“Let me go”
“I don’t think so. This is my child and I’ve got every right to be angry” Jacob said.
“I know Jacob” Aria looked at him, tears filling her eyes. “I haven’t slept for months. I’m exhausted and I need the support”.
“Then come with me and let me support you and the baby”
“You’ve got a lot of things on your shoulder already, for Joseph. Are you sure you want a baby in between all of your work?” Aria asked. Her tears flowing out off her eyes and down her cheeks. Something inside her was hoping that Jacob would not push her away. That he would take her and his baby in and take care of them, because she no longer had the energy to do much on her own. Especially since her best friend was pregnant too.
“Nothing in this world is more important than family. You and this baby are my family, so nothing means more than the two of you” Jacob put his hands on her back side and placed his forehead against Aria’s. “I’ve missed what we use to have. The naughty fun we use to have”.
“It’s going to be hard having that naughty fun again. Especially when our daughter comes into the world”
Jacob walked backwards to look at Aria. He had a surprised look but a small smirk on his face. “Daughter?” He asked placing his hand on Aria’s baby bump. “Did you say Daughter?”.
Aria nodded with a huge smile on her face and happy tears flowing out off her eyes this time. “We’re having a little girl”. She placed her hand on top of Jacob’s and they both placed their foreheads against each other’s again.
“Jacob” a voice from behind came.
He turned around and saw John and Hudson approaching them. His little brother had the biggest smile on his face as well. “We should go. Joseph would be a happy to see the girls”.
“Great idea” Jacob agreed and the two brothers escorted the girls to their truck.
After taking the girls back to Joseph’s church and getting the all clear from him, John and Jacob decided that it was finally time to take their pregnant girls home. John took Joey back to his Ranch and Jacob took Aria back to his Veterans Centre. Even if they liked it or not, this was there new homes.
As two months went by, John had already set up a nursery room for his son, in one of the spare bedrooms. The walls were painted blue with white airplanes as well. Majority of the baby’s clothes were blue, white and had some sort of plane image on them. The baby even had stuffed toys in the shape of planes and some teddy bears. As much as Hudson didn’t approve of the planes, she didn’t want to break John’s heart. He was extremely excited to be a father, so she let him have it his way. At least the crib was normal and only had a blue blanket in it.
As for Jacob and Aria, they didn’t go all out like John did. They bought their own baby furniture for the nursery room. Jacob put a pink, with flowers, wallpaper up and white carpet. The crib was white with a pink blanket. The stuff toys were all shaped in wolves and surprisingly, that was Deputy Aria’s idea but Jacob wasn’t going to say no to it. Jacob had even bought his daughter, all different types of clothes. Dresses, t-shirts, pants, skirts and even little shorts. As well as shoes and he even filled the wardrobe up with nappies. He even bought matching mother and daughter clothing, because he thought it would be cute to see his daughter and partner wear the same outfits at times. All they needed now, was their daughter to be born.
Any day now, baby Jackson and baby Amelia, are going to come into the world and change their parents lives forever. Jacob and John, as father’s, couldn’t wait to meet their babies. Everything was ready for their arrivals.
As much as they loved being pregnant, Deputy Hudson and Aria couldn’t wait for whole journey to end. They just wanted their babies in their arms and start a whole new life with them and their partners.
It was hard to concentrate for John. Especially since he had to wake up in the middle of the night, every time his son cried for a feed. Everything had gotten hard for John. The late night sleeps and the early morning waking up. The disturbed sleep all thanks to little Jackson. The whole fatherhood for John was tough but at the end of the day, he’d give his life for his family.
No matter how frustrated he got, just seeing his son’s face was enough to put a smile on John’s face. He loved Jackson so much. He changed John’s entire life for the better and he swore that he’d be a better father than his own dad. John was willing to give or do, whatever Jackson wanted or needed. He was going to make sure that his son had a better childhood then what he did.
As for Jacob, having a baby was fun. He hardly let Deputy Aria wake up in the middle of the night, feeding Amelia her bottle of breast milk. He was a light sleeper himself, so waking up at 2am or 3am never bothered him. He loved it because he was spending quality time with his daughter, something he really couldn’t do during the days, when working. Of course he took breaks and did see his daughter during the day. Holding her for a few minutes and seeing her face, was enough to get Jacob through the day.
The one thing that everyone in the cult found adorable, was the fact that the babies each had a key feature of their fathers.
Jackson had John’s glowing brown hair and at times when he opened his eyes, you could clearly see his light blue eyes that John also had. When baby Jackson was placed next to a baby photo of John, the two babies looked identical. For Joseph and Jacob, seeing baby Jackson was like seeing John, when he was a baby.
Amelia, despite having the same eye colour as her father, had one of the key features of Jacob Seed. The one thing he was famous for. The ginger hair. She was basically the girl version of Jacob Seed.
Eden’s Gate couldn’t wait to see both babies grow up, just to see how much they resembled their fathers.
Deputy Hudson and Aria weren’t even jealous about the whole “babies look like their fathers more”. They loved the fact that their babies resembled the men they loved. Of course there was no denying that, their other future kids would look like them but for now, having more kids was out off the question. They just wanted to enjoy this amazing time and watch these two angels grow up into beautiful adults one day.
In saying that, Deputy Hudson was certain that John would only stick to having one child. It was a lot of work for that poor man. Jacob on the other hand, he mentioned to Deputy Aria that he’d like to have at least another three or four children. That didn’t go down well for Aria.
“You can push those three or four other children out. Dumb ass” was always her response and it made Jacob laugh his head off.
For now, Jacob and John were doing great as fathers but it was only getting started for them. Wait until they hit those teenage years, guys.