Family Relations

Monday, March 10th, 2014 01:03 pm
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The timeline has been altered a bit, so you know.

Baj sighed softly. He’d just gotten off the phone with his brother and things weren’t looking good.

Being a single parent was, in his opinion, difficult enough, but now? His sister-in-law was sick, and his brother was…well, personally Baj thought his brother was an idiot who should have never gotten involved with a local when he was still active-duty, but whatever. He couldn’t care for a kid when he was getting reassigned.

And so, his nephew was going to be staying with them for a few months, possibly longer. If his damnable brother could get assigned back to where he was ( an horrible place, but it would be where his wife and kid were from, so…Baj would deal with not seeing him) or if his brother could convince his wife to come to England…which was unlikely, given what he knew of her. And the kid. Who was only coming here since he had no-where else to go. Well, that was lovely, wasn’t it? A grumpy teenager who’d love to get back home, and whose mother is ill and whose father has upped and left him. Well, his father hadn’t left him, but that’s how it would seem to the kid, wouldn’t it?

“Maxwell! Nathan! Get in here! We need to talk.”

In the other room, Millbee and Dinnerbone looked at each-other.

“Hey, I didn’t do anything…”

“Sure, neither have I…”

“Hurry up!”


The two boys bounced into the room and stared at Baj, waiting. He always found that kind of freaky, how they stared, but oh well. He’d tried to tell them that, but they never really seemed to understand why it was so unnerving.

“So. How much do you know about my brother, Tom?

Millbee answered for the two of them, “ The one who lives in Northern Ireland? And has a wife, I think? What about him? Oh. Is he okay?”

“He’s…fine. He’s been reassigned, and his wife is ill.”

Dinnerbone blinked and asked, “Oh, no. That’s no good. What’s going to happen with his wife?”

“Nothing. I mean, she’s staying in a hospital in Belfast. But, um…they have a kid. About your age. And he can’t go with Tom.”

They both blinked.

“Why the hell can’t he?”

Baj sighed, wondering how to explain this.

“Because. It. Erm.”

He sighed and looked up.

“Cause the kid’s mother is an Irish Nationalist. Tom’s already lost most of his clearance for marrying her, but the kid can’t stay on a base. Not just cause of that, but cause the kid wouldn’t really be safe there, sad to say.” Baj sighed, thinking the whole thing stupid.

“Not safe? And…he’d be freaking safer in England Itself?!”, Millbee exclaimed.

“Well…yes, actually. Tom is one person, we’re three…And besides, plenty of people here are from there…okay, so it’s not entirely logical, but I’m the only one who has enough room to take him and who is even remotely willing to do so. So, please.”

Dinnerbone sighed. “So, when’s he arriving, then?”

Millbee interjected, “Wait, why won’t his mother’s side take him in?”

Baj muttered something softly before answering, “Because the ones who would be willing aren’t…okay, so the two we would default to asking have been interned, and their family, while willing, doesn’t have the space for him.”

He blinked and then said, “He’ll be arriving at the airport tomorrow morning, and we will go pick him up. He has an escort, I think, for being underage to fly alone. He’s 14, by the way.”

Millbee and Dinnerbone nodded, slowly.

Millbee was 16 and Dinnerbone had just turned 15 himself.

Millbee, not being known for holding his tongue, then proceeded to ask, “He’s Irish, then? I guess we can’t refer to ourselves as Irish twins anymore…”

Both of them blinked at him. “No, not really a good idea. Also, no, he’s Northern Irish. I think. Ask him.”

“Say, when’s his birthday?”

“What? It’s in three months.”

“Oh good, then he’ll be my age soon.”

With that settled, Baj started pulling the house into some semblance of order, with their help. This was surprisingly effective, what with three people working together.

They slowly all got ready for bed, not being entirely certain what tomorrow would bring.


“Why, just…why? Why can’t I stay with my aunt and uncles family here?”

“Paul…they don’t have the space for you. Baj does.”

“And Uncle Baj is in England, which is English, and is very far from ma. And I don’t want to be that far from her. Or in England.”

“Paul. I’m from England. You’re half English.”

“No, I’m not. I’m Northern Irish.”

Tom sighed.

“Look, Baj is a good guy, and besides, he’s got two kids your age.”

Pyro blinked at that.

“Really? Do you think they’d actually get along with me?”

“Well, if you don’t bitch how about much you hate England…yes. From what I know, all of your interests are similar, computers, video games, even the genres are similar!”

Pyro sighed for a long moment.

“Fine, but I’m still not freaking happy about this. You fracking better keep me updated on how ma is doing!”

“Language, Paul! And of course I will.”

Pyro sighed, and got his luggage together. He had no idea what to bring, but as much clothing as possible seemed a good idea. Then again, he only had the two cases.

He was very impatient for the time to leave arriving, trying to sleep was quite nerve racking.

End part one.

link to part two!

Date: Monday, March 10th, 2014 05:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] voufreail
Ooooh this looks interesting! Is there going to be more? I hope so, I want to see Millbee's & Dinnerbone's reaction to Pyro. This is really good! <3

Date: Monday, March 10th, 2014 05:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] justicetom
Ooh! Interesting! Me likey!

Date: Monday, March 10th, 2014 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] justicetom
Oh I'm fine. It's a common name, anyway!

Date: Monday, March 10th, 2014 08:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bookworm2692
Next one, next one, next one!

I really should stop reading so many serieses at once. When I'm away from the Internet for like, a day, two days, there's so many fics to catch up on, that I'm just like "wait, what's this one about again?" Oh well. Btw, I'm adding this one to the fics I read

Date: Monday, March 10th, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nannyn
This is very interesting! Well done <3

Date: Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 12:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] baj
That's great! I ship pyro/baj a little too much so anything with them I like. Keep it up!


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