I mix the pancake batter, humming one of Niall's songs as I go. Today is his birthday, and I'd like to make it special for him.
Joey is sort of helping. He drops in the chocolate chips every once and a while. As soon as they're all done, I pile them onto our plates.
"Are these just for daddy or are we gonna share?" Joey asked.
He had a appetite bigger than him. He loved food but the thing about him that's different to Niall is that he hates Nando's.
He hates chicken. He doesn't really like seeing the poor little chickens laying on a plate while we eat them.
His words not mine.
"We have to ask daddy" I replied.
He did a dramatic sigh and I chuckled.
"My silly boy" I said. He smiled and then frowned again. He looked like he was trying to move something over to him with his tiny little eyes.
I followed where his eyes were looking.
"Really Joey? They aren't gonna move" I said. He groaned and walked into Niall and I's room.
We've moved in together last month. Reese is getting bigger and is trying to sit up and her own.
She may not be my birth daughter but I now consider her my adopted daughter.
I walked into Niall and I's room and sat the pancakes on the dresser. I quickly ran to Reese's room and got her out her crib.
I walked back into the room.
"On three Joey" I whispered. He nodded his head.
"1..2..3" I said.
"Happy birthday to you!! Happy birthday to you!! Happy birthday dear daddy!! Happy birthday to you" Joey sang. He had a voice just like his fathers. It was so beautiful but small.
"Goodmoring, my beautiful family," Niall yawns. His voice is raspy, and he starts sniffing the air. "Are those.. Did Mommy make pancakes?" His eyes widen, and I laugh.
"Yeah! Will you share?" Joey sticks out his bottom lip. "Hmm.. I don't know.." Niall starts. "Please?" Joey begs. "Alright.. If I have to.." Niall says, and Joey cheers. Niall kisses me softly, "Thank you, Blake."
"Welcome" I said.
We ate all the pancakes and I fed Reese her bottle.
"What do you wanna do for your birthday daddy?" Joey asked whilst climbing on a high chair.
"I wanna sit and watch movies and spend this wonderful day with my loves" He said.
Joey clapped his hands and squealed. He loved movies.
"How old are you today?" Joey asked.
"21" Niall said.
"Your officially all the way legal!!" I said.
"Yeah and your only 18. haha your still a teenager." Niall said.
"At least I'm not old" I said.
"I'm not old!" Niall said.
"Well your a nasty stinky adult and I'm a sexy teenager" I said while winking at him.
"Yes you are" He said while licking his lips.
I slapped his arm really hard.
"Shit!!" He exclaimed. I slapped my hand over his mouth.
Reese started crying from the sudden movement.
"Shhh! Shhh! honey it's okay mummy's here" I said. I liked the sound of it.
"Mummy what does shit mean?" Joey asked after I calmed down Reese.
My eyes went wide and I looked at Niall.
"It's a bad word that you shouldn't say. Neither should daddy" I said. I was now annoyed.
Joey is a curious 3 year old. He isn't afraid to ask a question and he'll keep asking until he feels the answer is good enough.
"I'll let it slid for now" He said and then walked into the living room.
I gave Niall an annoyed look and started walking.
"Oh you can't be mad at me!!" Niall said.
"I am mad at you!! Let's just.... Let's talk about it tomorrow" I said.
"No. No I wanna talk about this now" Niall said. He sounded angry.
I had a right to be angry. I have never cursed around Joey. He shouldn't hear that. Neither should Reese even if she's only a few months old.
"You can't just curse around them like that!! They shouldn't hear it." I said.
"It's my mouth!!" He yelled.
"But your mouth needs to be cleaned. I don't want them growing up cursing and when people ask where they got it from they say at home!!" I said.
"Why do you care what people think?" Niall asked.
"I care because. You." I said.
"What about me?" He asked.
"Your the famous one. You should want people to at least think you don't curse around your kids" I yelled.
"We'll I don't care about what people think or what the kids think or what you think. It's my mouth" He said.
"But our kids. Reese will pick up on it too" I said.
"My kids. Reese is not yours. She's mine. So I can say what ever the hell I want around her. You will never be her real mother" Niall said.
My heart stopped. My eyes watered. He said he didn't care if Reese wasn't my birth child he wanted me as her mother.
"I...I just" I started but Niall cut me off.
"It's my birthday so why don't you do us all a damn favor and go fuck off." Niall yelled and stormed into the living room.
Tears streamed down my face. I went up stairs. Surprised that Reese was asleep in my arms. I laid her in her crib and decided I would leave for a little while. I grabbed my phone and quietly exited the house.
I need to go visit someone I haven't seen in a while.
I need to visit Kyle.
(Guys so exciting!!!!! So I've added a new character. I'm updating another chapter after this so this isn't it!! Who do you think Kyle is?? I'll give you a while to mingle and guess!!)