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03 December 2016 @ 10:05 pm
24 Gifts Of 2016 - Day Three - Two Become Three (Beautiful World!Verse, Ryan/Chuck + Olivia)  
I previously posted a little one shot about Ryan and Chuck adoptive daughter Olivia (specifically, Ryan dancing with her to 'tale as old as time' from Beauty and The Beast). Well, this is the story of how they first met their daughter.

Two Become Three

Chuck only agreed to go to the foster and adopt meet and greet because he knew how much Ryan wanted to be a father, and he would do anything he could to make Ryan happy. He certainly didn't expect to feel the immediate draw to a dark haired little girl sitting by herself holding a stuffed bear close to her chest.

"That's Olivia," one of the organizers said. "Her parents died in a car accident a few months ago, and she just hasn't bonded with anyone who's fostered her."

Ryan chewed on his lip for a moment, then glanced at Chuck and headed over. "Hi," he said, catching Olivia's attention. "My name's Ryan, what's yours?"

"Hi," Olivia replied quietly. "I'm Olivia."

"That's a nice bear."

"His name's Monster."

"Monster? That's an interesting name."

"Mommy told me to make friends with the monsters in my nightmares, so now they protect me. And Monster protects me when I'm awake."

"Ah," Ryan said. "Sounds like you're mommy was pretty smart."

"She was really smart, and really pretty."

"I'll bet you take after her," Ryan said. "How come your sitting all alone over here instead of playing?"

"No one likes me. I cry too much."

"Well, something really sad happened, of course you're sad, that's okay."

"Did you ever know anyone who died?" Olivia asked.

"Yeah, and it made me really sad and lonely," Ryan said. "You know... I think they have ice cream over there. How about we go get some?"

"Can I get chocolate?" Olivia asked, excited.

"Absolutely," Ryan said, returning the little girl's smile with one of his own, then getting up and offering his hand to Olivia, who took it as she got up as well.

Watching them, the way Ryan gently spoke to Olivia and the way both of their faces lit up with brilliant smiles, Chuck suddenly felt like maybe he wanted the same thing, a family, kids and all. He made his way over to them as they headed for ice cream.

"And who is this beautiful young lady?" Chuck asked.

"This is Olivia," Ryan said smiling at Chuck. "Olivia, this is my husband, Charles Bass, but everyone calls him Chuck."

"Hi," Olivia said quietly.

"Hello," Chuck replied. "Did I hear someone mention chocolate ice cream? That happens to be my favorite."

"We were just going to go get some," Ryan said. "Is it okay with you if he joins us? Because I think I'm the only person that likes him at all, so he'll be pretty lonely if I ditch him."

Olivia nodded and held out her other hand to Chuck, who hesitated a moment before taking it, Monster dangling from the paw that was tucked between their hands. The little girl smiled and started tugging them both towards the ice cream.

And that was the moment, as the three of them went to get ice cream and Chuck found himself guiding Olivia around a large rock that threatened to trip her, that Chuck realized that he and Ryan had just found themselves a daughter.

The End

'Monster' the bear is named after a little stuff toy of my puppy's... lol it was a little monster doll, and Zoey (the puppy) just loved it, we started jokingly referring to it as 'Monster' (as in telling her 'Go get Monster!', which she would on command)... sadly either Zoey or one of our older dogs pretty much tore Monster apart... Zoey was very sad that Monster has disappeared... she may get a new one for Christmas... lol

garnigalgarnigal on December 6th, 2016 05:30 pm (UTC)
Gulp! So many tears.