PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The way one character acts in this chapter is not based on facts or knowledge but a figment of my imagination.
J and I had the most mind blowing love making session. We made love until the sun came up. I had only been asleep for an hour when my phone rang.
“Did I wake you?” Grandma Rose asked
“Yeah, sorry I had a late night with JC” I replied
“Ok, well I reached out to CC about moving our meeting up as we need to talk as a family about the next steps.”
“When did you want to meet?”
“Within an hour if possible” I groaned.
“Honey you still aren’t having sex and talking to me are you?”
“What! Grandma I can’t believe you asked me that.”
“Well you groaned and all, so I thought maybe you were still having a good time.”
“No it’s just that I’ve barely slept and I’m not sure I’ll be much help”
“Nonsense, we will be over shortly. Try to tidy up and use air freshener, can’t having the place smell like a sex factory”
“Whatever you say grandma, see you soon” I said and hung up
“Babe come back to bed” J groaned
“Can’t we have incoming visitors, don’t groan around my grandma either she thought we were having sex while I was talking to her.” J started to giggle.
“You’d think she’s Tristan, except he’d be like oh you making noises?” He started to laugh and I joined in. We showered and got dressed and went down and made a huge pot of coffee. Everyone arrived and they brought bagels, which was welcome for me since I was staring. Hugs went around as I hadn’t seen my grandparents in five years
“Wow, TJ you really look buff and you’ve changed your looks a bit. Dare I say you look even sexier than before” Grandpa Ron ever the flirter that one
“Hi Grandpa Ron and my changes were subtle, nothing more nothing less.”
“Subtle my butt, boy you got muscles and filled out everywhere”
“Ron, leave the boy alone. Hello TJ you look just fine. Watch out for pervert over there” Grandpa Tony said making everyone laugh
“Where’s Grandpa Joe?” I asked
“TJ, your mom didn’t tell you when you saw her did she?” Grandma asked
“Tell me what?”
“He has Alzheimer’s and is in a special care facility” she said with tears in her eyes
“Oh grandma I am so sorry, I didn’t know. “
“It’s ok TJ, he insisted you were back and was talking to you. I am hoping maybe you’ll come and visit him in Florida, might be good for him.”
“We can work a trip out once I figure everything else out.” I turned to Beau
“I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father inlaw.” I said sincerely
“Well it was no big loss as he was becoming quite the thorn lately but I feel so bad for Lucas, Kellan and Jordan.” Beau said
“Yeah it’s hard to lose a parent. So we need to talk about Mom and then about some other changes.” I said
“Well, I’ll start; I don’t think you or Jack should be making the decisions about her care. You have been gone over five years and had a huge fight with her so you won’t have her best interest at heart. I am going to petition the court to appoint me executor.” Grandma said
“Grandma, the choice was made long before our fight and everything Jack has done is in mom’s best interest.” I said
“You TJ are carving up the company that your father built and cutting your mother out. I won’t allow you to take all her money while she’s comatose.” Grandma said
“So that’s what this is about, you want her money. I won’t let that happen and if you think you have a better law firm than Barton, James and Woolery you are clearly mistaken.” I said seething
“Now let’s all be calm and cool. No need to fight over money” Grandpa Tony said
“Yes Rose, from what I was told he made sure Grayson and Beau got part of the company.” Grandpa Ron said. As if it was planned Jack, Liz and CC entered the apartment
“Who invited you?” Grandma said
“Well Rose, you are standing in my home, so I invited me. I understand you are questioning TJ’s and my actions as dictated by the living will?” Jack said
“Yes I am. You are bankrupting my daughter and when she finds out she will be devastated”
“Well you are sadly mistaken. If it wasn’t for some of TJ’s actions we wouldn’t have known that Emily was poisoned and that it caused the heart attack. Since it was discovered the doctors are trying to work on reversing the effects of the drugs. They said she might not be the same person when she wakes up or if she will wake up”
“He probably poisoned her” Grandma said pointing at me
“Rose, he had nothing to do with it, the person that did has been dealt with.” CC said
“That’s what he wants you to believe”
“Grandma, I hate to interrupt you but you are making some outrageous claims against my brother and I won’t stand for it” Grayson said
“Yeah Grandma, he and mom didn’t have dinner together and whatever was used was fast acting. He had no way to poison her and then make the flight to California.” Beau said
“With all due respect Mrs. Frazier, whoever is filling your head with these facts is sorely mistaken.” Liz said.
“I don’t care what you say. I know what is going on and I will make the courts put me in charge and then TJ will be out on the streets for good.” Grandma said and turned and left
“That was totally unexpected” Grayson said
“Thanks guys for sticking up for me. I wonder if the stress that Grandma is facing with Grandpa is impairing her judgement.” I said
“TJ you make an excellent point. I will have a Doctor on standby to evaluate her if she files a motion. I just need to go back to the office and make a few calls.” Liz said
“I’ll be right behind you Liz. TJ just don’t saying to anyone who might use it against you and son thank you for the emergency text.” Jack said as JC looked away. I wondered how he found out
“Grandpas’ I am sorry you had to hear that.” I said
“TJ we know you are doing what is right with BHO and Jack is taking care of your mom.” Grandpa Ron said
“We are going to head back to Florida tomorrow, so how about a family dinner tonight?” Grandpa Tony said
“Grandpa Tony sir, would you cook for us tonight? I would love to work with you in the kitchen.” JC asked shyly
“Well of course I’ll cook. Need to teach you New Yorker's about the best food in the world mine.” Grandpa Tony said and we all laughed. CC was still sitting there in the living room.
“Boys we have a small problem, who told your Grandma what was going on? Nothing was made public.” CC said
“You have a point there. Let me call Pop and talk with him privately and let him know.” JC said and left the room
“CC, do you think Grandma will be a problem?” I asked
“No, your Grandma has shown signs of dementia for a while and appears to be getting worse. Your mother has been turning a blind eye to it and this could be the icing on the cake.”
“Hey CC, Pop said he had a feeling someone was leaking info and asked me to have you stop by his place tonight to talk.” JC said
“Will do, TJ don’t worry all will work out.” CC said and then was gone
“Beau and Grayson, I understand we need to talk about the best man spot.”
“Yeah I think we do. I was going to ask Grayson since I know Lucas is your oldest friend but I didn’t want you to think I didn’t love you.” Beau said
“I would have understood and it’s not like you knew if and when I’d be back.” I replied
“I told Lucas I didn’t want to get married until I knew where you were” Beau said tearing up
“Oh Beau, I am so sorry you put your happiness on hold for me. I didn’t mean for anything like that to happen.” I said and pulled him into a hug
“It’s just your my brother and I knew you were out there somewhere and would come back.” He said through tears
“Beau my sweet brother, don’t ever put someone’s happiness before yours. I would have understood if I missed your wedding but I understand you want me there.”
“So you are ok with Grayson as my best man and you as Lucas’?”
“Most definitely brother” Grayson joined in on our hug and I heard a camera go off as JC took a picture of us.
“I know what will cheer you up.” I grabbed my phone and facetimed Kevin
“TJ is everything ok?” Kevin said as he answered
“Yes everything is fine, is Tristan there? I want him to meet my brothers.”
“He is about to be super excited, Tristan! T2 is on the phone.” Kevin shouted and I heard him running to where Kevin was
“Gimme” he shouted at Kevin reaching for the phone
“Hi Little Man!”
“Would you like to meet my brothers that I told you about?” I heard him screeching and it was loud on the phone and I could only imagine on the other end
“YES! Put on yous brudders”
“Beau and Grayson this is my little brother or as I call him little man, Tristan.”
“Hi Tristan” Beau and Grayson said
“Oh bow and g-raceon. You don’t look like a present or a race car.” Tristan said and we laughed
“You can call Grayson, G like I do.”
“Oh so Bow and Gee. Will they be my brudders too?”
“If you want us to be” Beau said
“Yes… let me show my brudders. Daddy! Where babies?” Tristan shouted
“There were asleep until now” Jeff said as you could hear crying
“Hey TJ, how’s your mom?” Jeff said
“She’s still touch and go and now that we know what happened the doctors are working on her.” I replied
“Good to know. All right so, Beau and Grayson here are Tristan’s brothers’ Josh and Jake” There was a collective aweee.
“Is J there… he sees my brudders?”
“J, Tristan wants you to see his brothers.” J came over and Tristan showed them to him.
“So precious, are you being a good brother?”
“Yes” everyone laughed
“J, you come here?”
“We need to plan a trip and maybe go to the zoo.”
“ZOO!” Tristan shouted
“You just made him the happiest boy. He loves going to the ZOO and we may have to take him before you guys visit.” Jeff said
“Ok we need to feed the boys, have a good evening.” Kevin said and we hung up
“That did make me feel a whole lot better.” Beau said and Grayson agreed
They left shortly thereafter and JC and I went back to bed to try and sleep. I tossed and turned as I was worried about what Grandma was going to do and if she would expose my life in San Francisco. I decided to beat her to the punch and sent a group text:
TJ: Guys we need to talk
B: Dude everything ok? Miles and I have been worried since we haven’t heard from you
R: He’s just banging every hot guy in NYC and wants to brag
B: You know he’s not doing that
M: You’re just mad he turned you down
TJ: Guys this is serious, I’ve been sort of deceiving you.
B: Say What?
R: Yeah what Brooks said
M: I knew it! You really are the guy from those hot steamy pics with the singer
TJ: You are correct Miles. My real name is TJ
B: You are dating that singer? Is that why you’ve been so quiet during this trip?
R: No wonder you turned me down. How about a 3-some
M: Rust do you think with anything besides your dick?
TJ: I wanted to tell you guys for a while but I didn’t know how and I needed to protect myself
B: Protect yourself? Is that singer boy hurting you?
TJ: No, my family is drama central and I promise to fill you guys in when I get back home
M: So you’re coming back?
TJ: That’s my plan. You guys mean the world to me
R: Back at you bro. You know I was just joking right?
TJ: I think so… no biggie. I’ll let you know when I am coming back and I may have someone with me J
M: OH Boy! I can’t wait.
B: Is JC one of your passes Miles?
M: Hell Yes he is
TJ: He is mine and his twin is spoken for
M: He has a twin? OMG
R: Miles collect yourself and stop thinking with ur dick
TJ: Guys I gotta go. Thanks for understanding
I sat there and smiled; they were a great group of friends. I went to snuggle back in with JC when I got a call from Jack:
TJ we have a serious problem.
The mentioned dinner will occur in the next chapter with a few surprises