☾ 23 ☾
Having more people around was definitely a big help for Taehyung and Jungkook, especially when the birth was just around the corner. It made the cabin seem more lively, the atmosphere around them seeming more energetic. Not that Taehyung really needed that when he had little to no energy left inside his body, but for Jungkook’s sake he was happy. Besides, Jungkook’s mom wasn’t as energetic as the younger boys so it was nice to have someone around to keep him company whilst the younger was on his runs.
“I really could’ve done with just carrying one child for my first time being pregnant, I feel like two of them are slowly draining the life from me.” Taehyung whines as he’s spread across the sofa feeling nothing short of a beached whale.
“Twins are actually common in our family line, triplets too. I was actually surprised that I only had one child, the entire pack was shocked too.” Jungkook’s mom says before taking a sip from her tea.
“I know Koo and I didn’t think it was possible for me to get pregnant, but I would’ve loved to have known that beforehand.”
“You should take a break before having any more.”
“Oh I intend to, don’t you worry,” Taehyung laughs, stopping immediately when he feels a sharp pain in his stomach.
The woman eyes him curiously, “you okay, sweetie?”
“Huh? Yeah, I’m fine. Just a pain, I’m sure it’s nothing.” Taehyung smiles, trying to convince himself more than he was trying to convince Jungkook’s mother.
After twenty minutes when the pain doesn’t stop, only growing slightly worse each time, Taehyung knows it really was time to start panicking.
Nothing made Jungkook feel more like a kid again then running around with his two best friends, playing tag and not thinking about anything else whilst they all laugh hysterically really was a great escape for him. But, something makes him pause. He sensed something, something that he hadn’t ever sensed before. It made the hair on his back stand up, his eyes glowing a dark shade of red which slightly scared the other two wolves.
“Everything okay, Kook?” Namjoon asks, cautiously approaching the younger even though his instincts were telling him not to.
“I feel weird…”
“Weird?” Jin speaks up, side glancing his mate in a silent order for him to stop moving.
“Something’s happening, I need to get back to Tae,” Jungkook says quickly before running off, leaving the other two behind him. He was back home before he knew it, slightly shocked at how quick he made it back when they were pretty far into the woods. Shifting and dressing quickly, Jungkook runs into the cabin to finally discover the reason behind the strange feeling.
Taehyung smiles at the younger trying his best to act completely normal. “Hey Kookoo, why are you back so soon?” When he’s finished talking another pain shoots through him, focusing on his breathing as Jungkook’s mom helps him.
“I knew something wasn’t right, and now I know why.”
“I’m fine, just-“
“Just about to give birth?” Jungkook interrupts as he sits beside Taehyung.
“Yeah, that.” Taehyung laughs in agreement, feeling calmer now that he had his mate beside him.
“I can’t believe you’re laughing when you’re about to push two babies out of you,” Jungkook says with a smile, softly brushing his fingers against Taehyung’s cheek.
“Just trying to distract myself from the pain.” Taehyung smiles back.
“It’s going to be okay, pup. I can’t really take the pain away, but I’ll do whatever I can.”
A cough sounds to remind them they weren’t alone, and when they finally look up they can see that Namjoon and Jin made their way back to the cabin as well. “Sorry to break up your little love moment, but your mom said Taehyung would be better in the bed. She’s gone to the bathroom to get supplies… even though I really don’t know what she meant by that.”
“You want me to walk to the bedroom? I really don’t feel like walk-“ Taehyung’s sentence is cut off by his own squeal when Jungkook lifts him from the sofa, carrying him bridal style over to their room. “Your alpha strength is hot and all, but you really need to warn me before you do shit like that.”
“Sorry,” Jungkook laughs, carefully placing Taehyung down onto the bed as if he was the most fragile thing on Earth.
Taehyung barely remembers the next hour or so of his life, the pain completely taking over his mind. He knew it was going to hurt, but the pain really was greater than anything he ever could’ve prepared himself for. All he knows is that Jungkook never left his side, his mates' scent easing his mind and keeping him focused on the younger’s presence beside him.
The contractions were one thing, but actually pushing the babies out was a hundred times worse. He was already weak, exhausted from being in pain for so long. He leans against Jungkook, the younger softly stroking his hair as Jungkook’s mother directs Namjoon and Jin around to help her.
“I can’t do this,” Taehyung mumbles, whimpering in pain when another contraction hits him.
“You can, pup. You’re strong, so, so strong.” Jungkook comforts him, placing a soft kiss onto his forehead.
“I’m not, I’m weak. I need to sleep, I- I can’t do this.”
“The babies need you to, okay? They’re counting on you, just think about how amazing it will be when we finally get to see our perfect little angels.”
“Can’t they just wait until after I nap?” Taehyung whines, his eyes shutting momentarily before he forces them back open to look at Jungkook.
“I’m not sure they can, but you can sleep as long as you like when they’re born. Deal?”
“Seems shitty, but deal.”
“Ready?” Jungkook’s mother smiles sweetly at them, the confidence she was radiating putting Taehyung a little more at ease.
Taehyung nods reluctantly, even though he knows that he was far from ready, he doesn’t think he’ll ever be ready for what was about to happen. But still, he tries his very best to muster up all the remaining strength in his body and push when the woman tells him to, listening to directions to make sure he’s doing it all right. He’ll never complain so much about any pain ever again because this was definitely the worst he ever will experience.
When he hears baby cries he can’t help but cry himself, the sound ringing through his ears sounding better than any of his favourite songs. His first baby was born, and he couldn’t be happier to be halfway done with everything.
“We have a boy,” Jungkook says excitedly as he shuffles closer to his mother who had the little boy wrapped in a towel.
“Little Jungwoo,” Taehyung sleepily smiles, his hand gripping at Jungkook’s shirt to bring him back to him.
“Ready to push again?” Jungkook’s mother checks after she passes Jungwoo to Jin for him to clean him up, wanting Taehyung to feel as if he had a choice in the matter even though he really didn’t.
“No, but I will.” Taehyung sighs, his hand intertwining with Jungkook’s as he prepares for yet more pain. There really was no energy left within him, all he wanted to do was to be done with all the pain. He wanted to sleep, wanted to do anything but pushing yet another being out of him.
Jungkook squeezes the elder's hand supportively, letting him know he was right there with him the entire time. “One more, yeah? Then you can nap, and I'll cook you some of that steak you love so much.”
“With the little carrots on the side?”
“With so many little carrots on the side.”
Taehyung laughs slightly, glad that he had Jungkook to support him through all of this. It’s all he ever imagined when starting a family, minus the fact he would be the one to actually birth the children. The dynamic between them was everything he ever dreamed of, more perfect even. Thanking the universe would be an understatement, he feels like he has to thank at least fifty universes to show his appreciation.
When the second baby was born there was silence, for a second Taehyung thinks he must’ve gone deaf from the effort he put into pushing but when he hears mumbling he knows he hasn’t. He pries his eyes open, not even realising the moment he shut them and glances around the room. Jungkook had already left his side, standing beside his mom as she was frantically moving around the second baby.
“What’s happening?” Taehyung mumbles, concern filling him.
Jungkook’s head shoots up, and even through blurry eyes, Taehyung can tell he’s crying. “Uh- w-we have a little girl as well, Tae.”
“Why isn’t she making noise? Why are you crying? What’s happening?” Taehyung tries to move, but Jungkook jumps towards him to stop him.
“Mom’s fixing it, s-she’ll be okay…”
Jungkook climbs back onto the bed, taking the elder protectively in his arms as he shuts his eyes tightly. They both just beg to hear something, anything to tell them that their baby was okay. The silence was more deafening than any noise either of them had ever experienced, minutes feeling like hours as they just sit there and wait.
When cries finally fill the room they both snap their eyes open, the baby finally screaming her little lungs out as she gets wrapped up into the towel. At that moment both Taehyung and Jungkook felt like the luckiest beings on Earth.
“I’ll just clean her up, but she seems to be fine now,” the woman smiles. Grabbing a damp towel from Namjoon so she could begin wiping the baby clean.
“Where’s Jungwoo?” Taehyung says as he wipes the tears from his eyes, not being able to see anything with them further blurring his vision.
“Jin’s got him, I’ll bring him over.” Jungkook places a lingering kiss to Taehyung’s lips, “I’m so proud of you,” he mumbles against them, both of them smiling widely when they pull away.
When Taehyung first holds Jungwoo in his arms he knows the feeling that fills him is pure love. The baby had his eyes squeezed close at first, but when he opens them to look up at his parents they both feel as if they’ve been hit with the biggest love arrow that Cupid had to offer.
“Hi cutie,” Taehyung whispers, smiling widely down Jungwoo.
“He’s perfect,” Jungkook smiles as well, pressing up against Taehyung side as they look fondly at their child.
“You can hold her now, she’s all beautiful.” Jungkook’s mother says to her son as she passes the baby over to him, promptly shuffling Namjoon and Jin out of the room and following them so the couple could have some time alone.
When they look down at their little girl they both feel as if they could burst from emotions. Love, happiness and complete gratitude that they didn’t lose her, everything becoming too much for Taehyung as he starts crying once again.
“They’re so beautiful, I can’t believe we actually have our babies.” Taehyung sniffles, leaning his weight more on Jungkook as they sit side by side in their bed.
“It really does feel like a dream.”
Taehyung hums in agreement, his attention turning to their little girl who was finally opening her eyes as well. “Hi little Mia, I can’t believe you scared us like that.”
“She’s already a troublemaker and she’s only just been born.” Jungkook laughs.
Taehyung laughs with him, his voice feeling weak and his eyes heavy but he just couldn’t stop looking at their babies. They were perfect, everything was perfect. “I have a question,” he says after a minute of silence.
“Am I their mom or their dad? Because obviously I’m a man, but I carried them and birthed them so… I’m technically their mom, right?”
“I guess you could be either,” Jungkook shrugs lightly. “But them calling you mommy is definitely the cuter of the options, plus that way we won’t get confused on who they’re calling in the future.”
“Guess so. Wow, I never thought my kids would be calling me mommy.” Taehyung laughs breathlessly, more than in need of a nap.
“You can take that nap now, and I’ll get started on the dinner I promised you.”
Taehyung nods, he really didn’t want to stop looking at the twins but if he doesn’t sleep now he thinks the exhaustion will kill him. Jungkook quickly takes Mia to the nursery before coming back to get Jungwoo from Taehyung’s hold to take him there too. He then carefully pulls a pair of sweatpants onto Taehyung, throwing off the duvet he was seated on and covering him in a fluffy blanket instead. After a small exchange of ‘I love you’s’ Taehyung falls asleep, slipping into dreams full of happiness and love.