"D'you wanna go see Unca Bunny at work, Beau?" We'd spent a couple hours in the park running around, and I was already knackered. I figured Beau would be easily distracted by Hadley.
"Sure," she grinned. "Where does he work?" her eyes went all wide.
"He's learning to be a doctor," I smiled kind of proudly.
"Doctors are icky," she scrunched up her nose and I ruffled her hair a little.
"Bunny's not icky though, is he? He's a nice doctor."
"Boys are icky too." I laughed at that. I couldn't help it. "They are," she crossed her arms, looking all serious.
"Does that make me icky, then?" I asked her, pulling out the fake sad face on her. She nodded.
"Daddy's not icky, though."
I pouted at her and she cocked her head to one side a little. "What makes me and Unca Bunny icky?"
"You're boys and boys are icky," she told me.
"But why's daddy not icky?"
"Cause he's my daddy," she flashed me that ear-to-ear grin of hers and I chuckled, picking her up.
"Alright then. C'mon, let's go see Bunny."
She nodded. "Cayden's icky too."
"Cayden's very icky," I giggled, wondering if him and John would be done yet.
"You think so too?" she asked, her eyes lighting up happily.
"Mhmm," I nodded, "he's very, very icky."
"He makes Daddy very happy, though." As much as I hate kids, you gotta admire how honest and observant they can be.
"I know. I think your daddy makes Cayden very happy too," I smiled. I won't pretend I kind of wished he'd found someone new to settle down with, but as long as John makes him happy and doesn't use him again, I'm glad they're together. Jealous of the sex, but glad they're together.
"I saw Daddy and Cayden doing something in bed the other day," she whispered kinda loudly. Oh, god.
"You probably shouldn't go into their room when they're together in there, honey. They need some, uh... adult time." How the fuck do you explain to a small child that daddy and daddy's friend's adult time is sex?
"It sounded like he was hurting him. But he said you and Unca Bunny do it too," her eyes were all wide and innocent and confused and I couldn't help blushing a little at that. Why is the hospital so far away?
"Don't worry about it, Beau. It doesn't hurt anyone, ‘kay?" Her eyes didn't stop being all confused/innocent, and I kissed the top of her head, trying to think of a way to make her stop talking about it. This is a topic that's up to John to talk to her about, not me.
"What is it?"
"Adult fun. You should ask daddy about it when you get home."
"How come it's only for grownups?"
"Because only adults are allowed it. I'm sure you'll have plenty of fun when you're a grownup too."
"Oh." Did I mention she still had the innocent eyes on? Stop looking at me like that. I don't know what to say when you do that.
"You looking forward to seeing Doctor Bunny?" I'm not good at subtlety, am I? She nodded and grinned. I don't think you're looking forward to seeing him as much as I am, kiddo.
Hadley smiled as he walked over to us when his break started. I sort of jump hugged him when I saw him. I only remembered how small the guy is when I was already half way there, so I couldn't really stop. Not that he seemed to mind too much.
"Hey gorgeous," he laughed, kissing me. I kissed back.
"What brings you here anyways?"
I gestured at Beau. "We wanted to see Doctor Bunny." I heard one of the passing nurses giggle as Beau grinned at him. A blush lit up his face and I pretty much matched Beau's grin.
He cleared his throat. "How come Beau's with you?"
"I'm... distracting her," I chuckled a little. He arched an eyebrow, "John's busy today. And I went to see Cay, too," I watched his face as I leant in a little to mutter in his ear, "I hate you, by the way."
"Why?" he asked, a sort of horrified look on his face.
"Have a guess at what your brother told me," I attempted to keep the smirk off my face. He shrugged. "You told him about our honeymoon," I prodded his nose, "maybe I should punish you later," I added with a wink. I grinned as his face went bright red again.
"uh... I..." He giggled a little, blushing even more. I glanced at Beau,
"Wanna go get lunch?" I asked.
"Sure," he replied, the blush still firmly fixed on his face. I took his hand and made sure Beau was following before walking out of there. She wanted to be carried after a while, and Hadley was more than happy to oblige, looking like he'd just been given some kind of present.
I took them to a kids-friendly restaurant and let Hadley fuss over Beau as much as he wanted. I was a tiny bit jealous over her getting so much attention, but I was just glad to be spending time with him. Both of them seemed to be enjoying themselves, and Hadley had a smile fixed to his lips the whole time.