Chapter 3a Chapter 3b
A/N: I could've posted tyhis in bigger parts but it's gonna be long and do't want them messed up in the corssposting
Jensen felt happy, giddy and a bit manic; he ran to his brother and smiled the rest of the night. He felt a bit too hot, and every now and then he felt a spell of dizziness.
“are you okay?” Misha asked as they were retiring at the end of the night and Jensen nodded.
“I’m just tired, so many things are going to change tomorrow...” he let out excited and marched toward his bedroom.
Ryan took a shower and then went to check on his dad.
When passing the door of his brother he found the door ajar. “Jay? Are still up?” he asked. “is this about the missing tie?” he taunted. “I bet you found someone to mate wi… Jensen!!!” his brother was on the floor, still and breathing shallowly. “GUARDS!!!!”
Ruby had called the Omega services secretary before Jared got to see her; the triumphant smile on her face as the guy on the other end informed her that in case of dishonor the guardian had all the right in to punish the omega as they see fit.and that an omega without virtue would lose rights over any property because the alpha that deflowered them was supposed to take care of them now.
She hung the phone and turned to him walking fast with one hand up already; Jared expected a slap, or something, not the pull on his shirt to expose the mating bite.she hardly could hide the smile; hardly suppressed her joy.. “Get out of my house you slut.. I won’t have a bastard ruining your father’s name and pride.”
“I’m not leaving; my mate will come for me...” Jared said even if his words sounded empty even to himself.
Ruby laughed. “Stupid omega, I told your dad he had ruined you, you think an alpha will ever care for you? Mouthy useless, too tall and ugly to mate in decent circles? Whoever it was got what they wanted.” she sneered. “You opened your legs and I bet the guy didn’t even told you their real name.”
“Yes he did!!” Jared tried but he felt trembling.
“OOH!!” Chad mocked. “Don’t tell me, you’re one of those omegas that’s gonna try to catch themselves one of the palace high ranks?”
Michael cackled. “Who is your baby’s daddy Jared, Lord Jensen?” the ridiculous dramatic laughter both betas let out made jared cry, because they were right, even if he… even if he could never tell.
“I won’t leave...”
He tried to stay; for a whole week; until Omega services explained that he had ruined any chance he had to get back what his father had.
Michael laughed all the time while throwing Jared’s clothes in a garbage bag and tossing the boy out in one powerful push.
Jim and Jodie tried to help but jared didn’t let them. “I’ll be fine..” he said when both guys offered him to leave the house with him. “You’ve been in this place for years; in a couple years you will retire and have a pension, I would never forgive myself if you lose that because I was naive enough tothink…” he hiccuped. “Sorry I ruined everything...”
Jodie held him and jim offered him a small place he had at the skirts of the city. “Is not much, okay? But you won’t have to be on the streets or pay rent.”
“I’ll visit you, every time I can.” promised the lady as she prepared him a huge bag with as many things as possible of his father and some canned food.
Jim held his hand and looking deep into his eyes asked. “Who it was?”
Jared felt it as if his father were talking to him; with protectiveness and worry, and even a bit of anger in his behalf. “Someone who said he loved me, and I still believe he was honest.”
He marched through the city sniffling every now and then; in one night almost a month ago he lad lost everything.
Jensen opened his eyes slowly; damn that bomb at the station had been loud.
“Jensen?” his father was sitting at his side and it scared him, sure the bomb had been strong, he didn’t even remember what happened.
“How long was I down?” he asked sitting up. “My troops...” but Ryan held him down with his hands.
“How long baby brother...”he said when finally the dizziness faded.
“You’ve been in a coma for ten days.” Ryan said with a trembling voice, “doctors had no idea of what happened; I just found you on the floor after the party and…”
Jensen’s eyes opened. “What??? PARTY??”
“Yes…?” his father got close as he pressed the button to call the nurse. “Jensen, Son, what is the last thing you remember?”
“I was coming home and a… a… bomb.” He said frowning. “It exploded in the train station, there was so much blood and then...” he motioned with his arms. “Everything went black.”
The doctor made it official whatever it was that caused Jensen’s coma had affected his medium term memory; he had lost almost three months of memories. “But don’t worry, most of the time they come back with the right trigger.” offered the guy and Jensen just nodded. “Thanks God nothing serious had happened in those three months, right? And Ryan could update him in anything right?”
“This is a secret, Doctor.” Lord Ackles warned. “There are political reasons to keep this as a secret in order to protect my heir and my Omega son.”
It was true if the Alpha heir was not completely healthy the title could not be given to him leaving the right to rule to the next in line, in this case Curtis Armstrong, who; given the power, could force Ryan to mate him.
So the diagnoses never left the hospital; the noble family went on radio silence for the next month and a half, Jensen went home surprised for the amount of things he missed and with the nagging idea that he forgot something important.
Jared had not really a vast knowledge of things… well he actually had a vast knowledge of things, but not useful things, not thing that could give him a decent income; not with a little one in the way.
Jim and Jodie called often and visited every time they could but that was not really that often now that Michael had a suitor and the entire house was upside down to try to impress the poor idiot.
At first Jared tried to find a decent jb; maybe as a waiter or on retail or something… but nobody would want a pregnant omega; where was the guy’s alpha; and f there was no alpha nobody wanted that kind of bad example where kids could see them.
Then he tried offering tutoring; but people had no money after war: by his first mandatory check with an specialist he heard of the small stipend he’d get for being omega and pregnant; it was not enough, he used it to buy some stuff and made grilled cheese sandwiches and offered them out of a basket at a factory not far from his house.
He was about to cry; nobody bought one.
He felt desperate so he sat on the floor for a while; he’d eat them; no problem, right? But they were too many to eat; so thinking on his dad and how he used to give part of what he had to others no matter how small; he took a deep breath and marched to the place where workers were gathered laughing and chatting and offered the sandwiches.
“No thank you..“ said one guy a bit embarrassed, “I don’t have money to buy anything.”
Jared smiled. “That’s fine I’m not selling them anymore, but if I don’t find anyone hungry they’ll go to waste and that’d be really sad.” he offered the guy two of his neatly wrapped sandwiches. “Bon apetit”
It took seconds before a crowd was surrounding him asking for a piece.
He sat at home with the last two and ate them for dinner; checked the ingredients left; he could make another batch and try again the next day…
As soon as he got out of the house a bunch of guys ran to him asking for his product. “These are fresh and tasty, better than bending machine stuff.” said someone. “You should bring coffee too.”
For another couple months that was his routine, fresh hot coffee early in the morning, even with the cold getting worst and worst; sandwiches by lunch time and donuts and more coffee for the end of the day shift
Until the factory closed without explanation. Only a redhead passed near to Jared. “This place will be gorgeous once we get rid of all the filthy poor people”.the developers laughed as they made plans of where to put houses and how expensive they will be.
“Hello Sir.” Rachel looked at Jensen in the eyes; she looked nervous, but Jensen understand that, many people gets nervous near him. He smiled, nodded and received the paper she was offering. “Mrs Huffman wants you to sign it...”
“what it is?” he let out as he skimmed over the writing; the order to close a factory in the cheap side of town. “many people lives from that place; I don’t think this is the best…” Jensen said looking at her. “We should invest to make it bigger and open more jobs…” he moved to his desk. “Why did it stopped working without me knowing? This is exactly the reason why I took over my dad’s job; he has not the energy for this.”Ryan and his dad had told him about the mysterious illness and the also mysterious recovery he just hoped he made no mistakes easy to find..
Rachel looked at him. “you do care…!” she let out surprised.
“of course I care they're my people. “ Jensen frowned at the weird look she gave him as if regretting something. He smoothed his red tie before finally finding his words. “You thought I didn’t? I guess others wouldn’t care, but I fought with you, right? You were there outside of the hospital; you didn't even had an obligation...”
“I know sir, you told me the night of the ball...” she said and looked down. “You kept your word...”
Jensen looked at her and his head filled with things, lights and people too close and someone drunk; and someone panting and his jaws closing and the taste of champagne. He blinked and noticed his breathing ragged.
“Are you okay sir?” Rachel was holding him by an arm.
“Yes...” he noticed the sweat on his brow and tried to compose himself. “I’m still… you know… weak after the… whole...” he made a motion with his right hand towards his head and Rachel nodded. His left hand was idly caressing the silky material of his tie, the one he liked the most.
“I know sir; whatever happened...” she said biting her bottom lip. Nobody actually knew what had happened with jensen doctors attributed his sudden coma to the explosion in his last day in the fields; his sudden recovery was also a surprise since it happened as suddenly as the illness started. “I’ll tell Mr. Armstrong and Mrs Huffman that the factory will open again.”
“No!” Jensen took a deep breath; call the manager; and the union leaders and set a meeting, okay? Don’t tell Alaina or Curtis until then.”
“As you wish Sir.” Rachel nodded and turned around.
Jensen planned on keeping the factory closed until it was renewed and made bigger, the operation could change the life of many of those who came back from the war without much.
But what worried him more was what Rachel had said. He had spoken to her at the party; Jensen left his office and marched through secret hallways into one secret corner of the front building and entered a small office in the quietest place. “Ry.. I seriously...”his brother was bent over a chair at the far side of his desk; the smell of the room; the small dark wood desk knocked the air out off of Jensen’s lungs. He once more blinked and steadied himself with a hand on the door <i>”I want this…”</i>
Ryan was holding an omega in his arms; a guy who had been left with a child and mated before the alpha parent went to war; coming back the guy was not ready to live with a family and abandoned him. His family had disowned him and he had noone to go for help; except the omega lord.
“I’m sorry...” Ryan said to the poor guy holding a toddler sucking on his fingers.
“Nothing to be sorry for...” Jensen said offering his arms to the kid who smiled and moved forward for him to take him. “I was going for a glass of milk and cookies; if it’s okay I’ll take little guy here with me so you can chat..?” he looked to his brother and Ryan smiled before turning to the thin omega in the old clothes.
“It’s okay, thank you.”
Jensen carried the kid down the hall towards one of the elevators that will lead him to the kitchens, the kid weighed almost nothing, and the second he saw the milk he pretty much launched himself to it.
Once the kid was fed and one of the maids had hanged him into one of her own baby’s diapers Jensen brought him back to Ryan’s office for his parent to take him.
This time the omega was more controlled; there were no more tears and this time Ryan was sitting at the other side of the desk.
“Here we go..” Jensen offered the baby to the omega and the baby let out a sound of excitement. But still held as long as he could to Jensen pulling him by the tie. “He’s such a good boy!!” Jensen said releasing his tie and smoothing it.
“Thank you my lord...” the omega said smiling. “You’ll make a great father.. I’m sure.”
“Oh one day maybe...” he said smiling for no reason. As if he had a secret.
“Do you even want babies Jay?” Ryan teasied and Jensen looked at him with a smile.
“Six or ten kids...” he said with a smile; but it sounded off to him. “As many as my mate wants...” he blinked not knowing where it came from.
“May God bless you with them, sir.” the omega said and got up holding the baby. “And you too Lord Ryan.”
Once the guy was out Jensen turned to his brother. “I keep having this deja vu feelings...” he said rubbing his face. “What do you know about Rachel Miner?”
Ryan got close worried. “Rachel? Your assistant Rachel?”
Jensen smiled. “No, Rachel Welch the italian Actress...” Ryan looked at him funny before starting laughing.
“Well after you got... ” the young lord shuddered and looked at his brother. “She appeared the next day saying you promised her a job and I just gave it to her?” Ryan said noticing his brother touching the desk with a weird face. “It’s all in a video, you know? When she approached you.” but jensen looked distracted as he fiddled with his tie once mroe; the deja vu feeling still there. “Are you even paying attention?”
“Yeah.. I just.. Serious deja vu man...” he let out a sigh. ”What happened to that omega?”
Ryan sat down with a tired breath. “There so many like him… after war… omegas were left without an protection, and now.. They’re poor and desperate.”
“What did dad said?”
Ryan raised his shoulders in an angry manner. “That it’s the war results and that they’ll find a way… but I don’t think… do you have any idea how many soldiers mated more than one omega?”Ryan got close. “Seriously? The same tie again=? Is not even your color Jensen, not to mention that is quite ”old and obviously at least from six seasons ago...This style is not decent, God…!! Did you took one of dad’s old ties?
“Are you kidding me? This is pretty, and I’m very… don’t know; fond to it for some reason...” Jensen huffed; looking around. “Since when you’re using this office?” the place was wrong, too much light, too much noise and something was missing…
“You don't remember but you decided it’ll be mine the next day after you came back.” Jensen huffed not sure what was wrong with it. “Okay.. enough, let’s go to see dad, i need to lay down.” he pushed his brother out of the room and closed the door.
Jensen ‘s hand flew to his tie but he had no idea why.
“Armstrong!!” shouted Alaina Huffman as she entered the room carrying unsigned papers. “Care to explain me why my development is not signed yet?”
Curtis Armstrong moved fast shushing her and closed the door. “Maybe because you promised a dead heir and there he is ALIVE!!” he shouted too. “You won’t get anything from me, stupid bitch until you give me a funeral!!”
Alaina rolled her eyes. “I sent my best one; just out of black ops, but the bastard survived!”
Armstrong made a face. “Now it’ll be too obvious if he suddenly dies, isn’t it?” he moved to the desk. “He won’t have power until he mates, we just have to prevent that from happening.”