A few days later, me and Sarah decided to go get the kids from school together. I had the day off work for once, and me and Sarah had spent the day together anyway, so we figured we might as well both get the kids. She held my hand as we made our way there, walking instead of taking the car since it was a nice day out. She kissed me once we got to the school, and I could see some of the other parents gossiping, but I tried not to let it bother me. I knew exactly what they were talking about, I’d heard it all already when Eden came with me to get the kids once. The mothers all talked about what a cutie I was and they all wondered who it was that turned me straight, and the few fathers all complained about the gay ones getting the hot chicks.
Danny trudged out of school, hugging me when he got over to us. I hugged back, seeing Lewis looking like a kicked puppy as he handed Sarah a detention slip. Sarah read it and flipped out, making me frown. She dragged Lewis away from everyone else, but I could still see them and could just about make out what Sarah was saying.
"How the hell did you let yourself end up in trouble? Don't you dare fuck up again, y'hear me?" she said, slapping him hard.
I frowned and Lewis just seemed to sulk. I told Danny to go find Beau and ask her to invite her and her daddy over for dinner, making my way over to Sarah. She signed the detention slip, shoving it at Lewis.
"Go take this back to your teacher. Now!" she said and Lewis sulked off back inside.
"What was that all about?" I asked.
"He got a detention"
"So he needed to be punished" she frowned. "What, you never yell at your kids when they get in trouble?"
"Not really. And I'd never hit them"
"I barely tapped him"
"It doesn't matter, you still hit him"
"He deserved it" she said and I frowned.
I smiled at Lewis when he came back. "Lewis, can you hunt down Danny for me? He's no doubt gotten distracted"
He did as he was told and I looked at Sarah, my smile flattening out.
"If you ever lay a hand on my kids, I swear to God, I'll kill you" I said, and Sarah was quiet.
The two of us went off to find our kids, then, and the two of them handily were in the same place. Sarah told Lewis they were going home but Danny cut in before they could go anywhere.
"Can Lewis come with us?" he asked quietly.
"Lewis has been bad and he's going home" Sarah said.
"How has he been bad?" I asked.
"He didn't do his homework and got himself a detention, so now, he's going home and he's going to do his homework"
"He can do his homework at ours. Papa'll help him, if he needs it" Danny said.
"Fine" Sarah said, sounding pissed off.
"C'mon you two" I said and Danny held my hand.
Sarah pretended she was okay with it all, and the four of us walked home. Sarah shoved her hands in her pockets as we walked, and the kids went off to do their homework. I headed for the kitchen, getting myself a drink and heard Sarah switch on the TV. I heard one of the kids ask me if they could have a snack, which I was in the middle of making, when the phone rang.
"Can you get that please, Sarah?" I said, finishing off the snack and bringing it in for the kids.
Sarah passed the phone to me, and I heard John’s familiar voice. I leant against the counter as we chatted away, and Sarah came and sat on the counter next to me. I hung up once I’d persuaded John to come over for dinner that night, smiling as Sarah wrapped her arms around me. I tilted my head as she kissed my neck, humming as she nibbled at the skin.
"Bedroom. Now" she said.
"John'll be here soon"
"He can wait downstairs with the kids” she smiled.
"And I've got to pick Lily up in a bit"
I bit my lip as she palmed me, leaning my head on her shoulder as she palmed me harder.
"Really, Sarah, I can't" I said, but she kept going “Sarah”
She undid my pants, slipping one down the back of my pants and I backed off, kind of annoyed with her.
"What?" she asked.
I opened my mouth to say something, doing my pants up when I heard the doorbell. Sarah stayed in the kitchen as I answered the door, saying hi to John and Beau and welcoming them inside. I went back into the kitchen, getting John a beer and Sarah finally said hi to John.
"Hey" I smiled.
I gave John his beer and Sarah smiled back. The two of us moved to the couch, watching as Beau, Danny and Lewis all played some game on the Xbox. Sarah sat on my lap, snuggling up to me when I hugged her waist. She seemed happy enough to let the two of us talk, and we talked about a fair few things, mainly how we were doing and what we’d been up to since we saw each other last. Before I knew it, it was time to go get Lily. Actually, it was past time to go get Lily.
"I better go pick Lily up" I said, kissing Sarah’s cheek.
She turned her head, kissing me, and I went off to go get Lily. Needless to say, my little princess wasn’t too happy about being picked up late, but she cheered up enough once I promised her pancakes. She rushed off to do her homework before we needed the dinner table for dinner, and the others had all gone off to do something else, since Sarah was watching TV again.
I planted a kiss on Sarah’s lips, going off to make dinner. I heard someone follow me into the kitchen, half expecting it to be Sarah, and smiled when I saw it was John. I offered him another beer but he volunteered to help with dinner. In fact, it was while we were making dinner, that he told me that Sarah had tried flirting with him. We served dinner once it was done, and I couldn’t help but notice that Sarah was sulking.
"Are you okay?" I asked.
"Yeah" she smiled.
I smiled back, digging into my meal. The kids went off to do their own thing once we were all done, and I did the washing up, with help from John. Sarah turned her attention to the TV again, and John and Beau said their goodbyes once he was done helping me. I sat next to Sarah, kissing her cheek.
"Sorry about earlier" she said, leaning on me.
"I dunno what came over me" she said, resting her head on my shoulder.
I kissed the top of her head, mirroring the smile she flashed me. We snuggled up to each other, happy to stay like that.
"Are you staying tonight?" I asked.
"If you want me to, but I'll have to find someone to look after Lewis"
"He can stay here as well, y'know?"
"Is that okay?"
"Of course it is" I smiled and she nodded.
"We do have a spare room, after all. Or he can share with Danny"
"Spare room. He doesn't sleep well in unfamiliar places; he'll keep Danny up"
She went and told Lewis she was staying over, and I told the kids what was going on. Sarah went and made the bed while I put the kids to bed themselves. Once Lily was tucked in, I went to Danny’s room, smiling when I saw he was still awake.
“Danny, can I ask you something?” I said, sitting on the edge of his bed. He nodded. “Why did you ask if Lewis could over?”
“Because I saw Sarah hit him” he said quietly.
I leant forward, kissing his forehead. I knew my kid was a smart boy. He flashed me a smile and I ruffled his hair.
“Can you do me a favour?” I asked quietly.
“Can you sneak into Lewis’ room later on and make sure he’s okay?”
Danny nodded and I kissed his forehead again, tucking him in and flashing him a smile. Sarah was already on the couch when I got back downstairs and I flashed her a smile, snuggling up to her. She fell asleep after a while and I carried her up to bed, noting the sleepy laugh that escaped her lips as I tucked her in. I kissed her forehead, mirroring her smile.
"You coming to bed too?" she asked.
She smiled again, kissing me sleepily and making me laugh a little as she pulled me into bed, snuggling back up to me and falling asleep again.