Oh Brother... [BoyxBoy]

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My initial reaction to seeing the man that was responsible for years of pain, was fear.

That changed to anger very, very quickly.

"Winston, Bethany..." He quirked an eyebrow at Grayson. "......Tall stranger I don't know...... It's, ah.... Been a while... How have you bee-"

"-What the fuck are you doing here, Jae?" Mum growled, cutting him off.

Grayson had moved to my side protectively, obviously realizing who he was.

My dad hung his head and sighed heavily, his voice pleading. "Please, hear me out for a minute?"

He seemed nervous.

The last time I had seen him was as we were leaving the house I had grown up in, while he threw things around the house in a drunken fit of rage.

Seeing him in front of me now, he looked very different from the scary man I remembered.

I wasn't sure if was my naïve mind, or if it was because he had changed.

Obviously he looked older... Not much though, he could still pass off as being in his late 20s - early 30s, even though he would have been mid 40's.

I had to admit, I was grateful that I had been blessed with his baby face.

He was average height, with a slim, muscular build. His face was slightly more angular than mine, but we shared the same eyes, nose, hair, and lips.

"Could we maybe go inside and have a chat?" His voice quaked uneasily.

"You can say what you want out here, mate." Grayson spoke up, his voice sounding deeper than usual, as he puffed out his chest.

I could feel the tension in Grayson's muscles as they pressed against my side.

I knew that he was prepared fight if my father did so much as utter the wrong word.

I placed a hand on his chest in an effort to calm him. My anger had subsided a little, and the curiosity was killing me.

I wanted to know what the hell was so important, that he would leave his beloved Korea to track us down after all these years.

My dad looked Grayson up and down curiously, squaring his shoulders automatically in response to the possible threat. "Who is this guy, by the way? Not to be rude or anything... I'm JaeWon, Wins fa-"

"-Father. Yeah. I got that." He stated. "I'm Grayson, his Daddy."

My... WHAT? "Fuck off, Gray! Daddy my fucking ass..."

I shoved him and hit him a few times, while he fought hard to hold in his laughter.

I guess it is kind of funny.

My dad just stared at us both in confusion, as we bickered.

"This is my boyfriend. He's an idiot, but he is fiercely protective.... Just a warning." I added, elbowing Gray in the ribs one last time for good measure.

The shock was very visible on my dad's face. "O-Oh.... You.... It's a pleasure to meet you, Grayson!"

"Wish I could say the same." He grumbled.

"Right." Dad looked at his feet, and rubbed the back of his neck in embarrassment. "Well.. I may as well just say it.... I'm sorry."

Mum scoffed. "Bull-"

"-Please, let me finish..." He begged, a hint of frustration creeping into his voice.

Mum held up her hands in surrender, before letting him continue.

"I'm sorry for hurting you, Winston, and for everything I put you through, Bethany. I really regret everything I have done."

I crossed my arms over my chest, keeping my composure stone cold. "Where's the proof of your regret? Those are just words."

"I, uh...." He mumbled, his fingers starting to fidget nervously. "After turning myself in for child abuse and doing some prison time, I spent the last few years in a rehab facility dealing with my addiction to drugs and alcohol. I can provide the documentation if you want. I know I can't change the past... But I would be grateful if you could give me a chance to try to make up for it? I know I don't deserve it, so it's okay if you don't want to."

He looked between the three of us nervously, and slightly hopeful. I could feel Grayson press against me harder.

I looked at mum as she considered what he had said, before she returned my gaze. "Winston sweetie, I'm afraid this is your decision to make. You're the one that was hurt by him, and you are an adult now so I can't make this one for you."

I thought hard.

So hard, that it hurt.

He seemed to be sincere, but I wasn't sure if I could move past what he had done.

I eyed him seriously, my gaze obviously making him even more uncomfortable.

"Don't get me wrong, I'm not asking for you to forgive me. I know that will never happen. I just... Want to be part of your life again, if you'll let me..."

"Y'know what? Give Grayson your number, and I'll get back to you. I'm fucking exhausted, and over dealing with shit father figures for the moment." I sighed heavily, rubbing my hands over my face.

He looked confused, but gave a small nod as I grabbed my bags and walked past him into the house.

I went straight up to my bedroom, and flopped onto my bed face first.

Even though he damaged me beyond belief, he was actually a good dad when he was sober, which was quite often when I was younger. It was only as I got older that he began to abuse drugs, alcohol, and me.

I hated how badly I wanted sober dad back.

I was just scared that everything he had just said was complete bullshit, and it would just turn out like it did before.

"Winnie?" Gray lay himself on my back, smooshing me between his solid body and the bed. "You okay?"

My words came out muffled as I spoke into the blankets beneath me. " I think so."

He rolled off, and settled on his back next to me. "What are you thinking of doing?"

"I... Want...." I sighed heavily, before propping myself up on my elbows. "I think I want to give him a chance.... He was an amazing dad before the drugs and alcohol, so... I kind of want to see if he could be that again..."

He rolled me onto his arm, and hugged me against his side. "Take a bit to think it through, I have his number. I'll be right by your side the whole time, so he won't be able to hurt you if it doesn't work out the way you hope, okay?"

"Okay... Thanks, Gray. You are fucking amazing."

"I know." He smiled cheekily, as he pulled me in for a tender kiss.

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