Mistletoe and Mayhem by Sofia Aves EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: Sofia Aves
- Language: English
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Christmas was never my favorite holiday, but I actually looked forward to
this one. Mostly because I expected to have someone to share it with, though
that was no longer the case. A tiny foot slammed into my spine. I bent double
with a grunt. Well, not entirely alone. After all, I was growing a tiny human,
and lived in a household full of unrelated people who were more family than
blood could ever be.
Because I knew they would die for each other, and for me.
I shifted another chair into position around the table, my hand pressed to
my bump. Six months into my pregnancy, and I was already prepared to
dump my offspring on the ground and get some breathing space back. But the
thought only lasted a minute before a dual hit of grief and guilt slammed into
A child who should have had two fathers now had none at all.
I swallowed back the rain of tears that would have showered tinsel and
chocolate-coated pretzels alike, one worn and less shiny than last year, the
latter melting in the post-Cairns dawn heat that promised a scorching
Behind me, the boys set up the table while I puttered away in the kitchen
of Fairview House. Somewhere in the house, an unspoken vow let me set up
my tribute to the twins in my corner of the kitchen undisturbed. It was only
for this year, the one time I’d ever do it in this house before I found where
life would take baobei and me.
When we left the twins’ memory behind forever.
The thought clenched my heart too tight in my chest, and for the first time
in the months since I found out I was pregnant, since I lost both fathers of my
baby, I cried.
The first tear hit the tinsel, splashing against the merry purple Kai insisted
on hanging around the old Queenslander to form a kaleidoscope of color that
reverberated off every surface. Kai would have liked that, lighting up the
place in his absence, his brother prancing around the kitchen, throwing banter
and jokes every which way to see what stuck and embellishing on it.
They were the underdogs, unassuming considering their flamboyance in
life. No one expected either of them to be the smartest men in the room and
that’s just how they liked it, playing up the image of the manwhores for fun,
because otherwise life was boring.
In the bedroom, my twins had been anything but, both exciting, doting
lovers who, between them, gave me more attention than I could handle most
days. More love since the first time I had my heart broken in Thailand, years
before I met the twins in the exact same bar, doing the exact same job.
Just with a five-year hiatus in between.
Fate, or something like that.
A tiny hand pressed to my belly, as though trying to cuddle me from the
inside out. I sniffled, cupping a hand beneath my bump. Not that my body
wasn’t doing its job; against all odds baobei thrived, and for that, I was
grateful. Eternally. I didn’t think I’d survive another loss, now or ever, and
never one so important.
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