I was dumbfounded. What was happening?!
I look over to uncle Deacon but he looks as shocked as I am. On my floor was Maximus Forrest, crying his eyes out. The macho guy who walked through my door not so long ago wasn't here anymore. He left and forgot to pick up his emotions.
He was on my floor crying and naked. I mean, I told him he'd regret it, just not so soon. How do you look in to my son's eyes and not fall in love?...
I walked to my room to grab a towel for Max. When I get to the lounge, I find him standing but covering his genitals. I throw him the towel,
"Now you're going to get shy?" I ask him and he looks down.
He wraps it around his waist and sits down on the couch. Uncle Deacon sits down too. They all look at me and I just shrug and sit down too.
"After you made me shift, I let my wolf have one hundred percent control. With him seeing Adrastos, I guess all the emotions I'm supposed to feel as a father came rushing to me. They honestly hit me bad. I was drowning in all my feelings and guilt was the last of it. I feel guilty for turning my back on you and our son. My wolf wanted me to feel everything and I did." Max says just as Xander walks in to my apartment.
He looks at the three of us individually and then back to Max's naked form. He stares for a second and then looks back at me,
"I'm just here for the boy so don't worry about me. I'll make my way to the nursery." Xander says and Max let out a growl.
"You're not going anywhere near my son." Max says to Xander, standing up while holding the towel together.
"Stand down Maximus. Between the two of you, only one tried harm him and it wasn't Xander. So if you need to protect Adrastos from anything, it's you." I say to him and I could immediately see the hurt in his eyes.
"Look, your 5 minute confession earned you Brownie points but that doesn't mean all is forgiven. You've put Adrastos and I through hell! Things can't change now all because you've had a change of heart. I have to learn to trust you again and my son is my everything to me, if I don't trust you, I don't want you anywhere near him." I say and he growls at me.
"Growl all you like Max. Unless I compel you to shift and let your wolf takeover, I won't let you close to him." I say and he looks back at Xander.
Xander nods at me and makes his way to my son.
They've been spending every afternoon together. Xander would just sit in there and watch him sleep and as soon as he's awake, he'd start telling tales as if my boy can understand him.
Xander changes his diaper, feeds him. He even sings to him before he falls asleep. He has not once cried in Xander's arms.
Max sits back down like a scolded 5 year old. I pay him no mind.
"Sabrina is right Max. You fucked up and now you have to make things right. You threatened his life, that's not something even I will take lightly." Uncle Deacon says.
I nod my head in agreement with what uncle Deacon just said. Folding my arms for that added effect.
Max looks at me like he just got a new idea.
"Then come back with me. Let me show you that I can be better. My wolf is feeling a little better after seeing you and our son. Let me make things right. Let me do right by you and my son." He says and I let out a loud sigh.
"That will not be happening. My application to have Adrastos raised in Red Creek was approved after Sabrina agreed. He stays here. SHE stays here." Xander says walking towards us with Adrastos in his arms.
Dorothy comes out quickly and tries to take my son from him. She could also feel the tension in the air but Xander shook his head no at her and she stepped back.
Uncle Deacon groaned while scratching the back of his head.
"You know Sabrina, I never told you this but your mother was my first love. Our relationship was brief because we were children and she met your father so it had to end." Uncle Deacon said to me.
I looked at him confused.
"I'm getting to my point, don't worry." He says to me.