The Adventures of the Slughorn Family
Octavia: Generation 1 Chapter 7
“Porter you need to go back to your room and get ready for school.” Octavia said between clenched teeth.
“No but mom’s me. I need time to process this and at this time it would be counterproductive to just shout at you and that is what is going to happen if you don’t leave this room right now.”
Porter scratched the back of his head and sighed heavily. “I really am sorry.” He turned on his heal and fled the room.
Even though she had anger inside her that threatened to jump out and consume Porter she couldn’t help but smile inwardly that he was calling her mom.
She turned to the bed and shook Kyle’s leg. She knew that he was awake, he was a very light sleeper, and she needed him right now. He sat up and she crawled into his arms.
“What am I going to do?”
He kissed her shoulder. “Remember you are not in this alone.”
She leaned closer to him and rested her head against his masculine shoulder. “I know, but we both know he barley listens to me and he doesn’t think of you his father at all.”
“That is a dilemma.” He wraps his arms around her tighter and they sat in silence for a time.
She finally broke the silence with, “I think I will have to invite Danger over and he and need to sit down and talk.”
“I don’t think that is the best idea.” Was all the Kyle said.
“I know but I don’t think I have any chose. I will call him next week I won’t let this news and having to deal with Danger ruin out baby girl’s birthday party on Saturday. Now let’s get dressed and go down and feed the kids.”
That day after school Porter couldn’t bring himself to go home right after school. He texted Firefly and had her meet him at the park.
“Are you in a lot of trouble?” She asked as they squatted down by the jungle gym.
“I don’t really know. Octavia just sent me away from the room after I told her. What about you?”
“Love, I’m an adult now and my mom hasn’t cared much since my dad died and she really doesn’t care now that I am an adult. I am just lucky she is letting me stay at the house.”
He rested his hand on her upper thigh and looked her in her eyes. “I’m sorry.”
“What do you have to be sorry for? I knew better but I just couldn’t fight the feelings I have for you.” She placed her hand on top of his.
The two sat there at the park in silence and as the sun started to set Porter’s phone began to buzz. It was Octavia asking him where he was.
The rest of the week was a stressful one. The house hold was quite and everyone was afraid to say the wrong thing. The boys would go to friend’s houses after school and stay for dinner and homework coming home just in time for bed. Octavia missed her boys but she knew this was the best for now.
Porter got himself a part time job as mausoleum clerk at the local cemetery. He wanted to show Octavia that he could be responsible and that he could be trusted.
Then Saturday came and the mood of the house shifted. With and impending party, especially one from toddler to child, how can anyone stay in a foul mood.
The guests were invited, the pizza ordered and the guest of honor was ready to age up.
Octavia took her to the cake and before she was even instructed to Parley leaned over and blew a mouth full of spit at the candles. The guests laughed when the candles didn’t go out. Octavia helped her get the candles out.
She grew into a beautiful little girl with her dad’s looks and her mom’s light blue eyes. She was very respectful and she loved her brothers dearly.
The following day, Sunday, a picnic had been planned, but only ones that went were Kyle, Octavia, Pello and Parley. Pax didn’t go because he doesn’t like to be outdoors and he wanted to spend the day chatting/texting Bluebell. Percy didn’t go because he was too worried about the big crowds and Porter had to work at this new job.
The day couldn’t have been more beautiful. The birds were at their best singing their beautiful songs and the flowers were in full bloom and it made the park look just stunning.
Pello hopped onto his dad’s back and they entered the park ready for a day of eating and playing and enjoying family time.
“So what do you kids want to do first?” Kyle asked as he put Pello down.
“I want to play on the swings.” Parley yelled.
“I want to teeter-totter.” Pello shouted.
Octavia and Kyle chuckled. “I’ll play on the teeter-totter with Pello you go and push Parley.” Octavia instructed. She leaned over and kissed Kyle on his cheek as Pello grabbed her hand and pulled her toward the playground toy.
After a couple of hours later of playing Octavia set up a blanket and set up the picnic basket. “Kyle, kids, it’s time for lunch.” She called happily and sat down.
“Mom this lunch is great.” Parley spit with food in her mouth.
“Thank you but don’t talk with your mouth full young lady.” Octavia gave her daughter a wink and got up and collected the trash that was already accruing and threw it away.
After lunch they all laid down on the grass to let their fully bellies settle.
“Look at that cloud mommy.” Parley pointed at the sky.
“Yeah it looks like a bear.” Pello cooed back.
“You two have such an imagination.” Kyle said.
“And that one is a ballerina.” Parley ignored her dad and continued with her observation of the sky.
“Oh and that one looks like an evil king.” Pello continued.
“I have an idea.” Octavia sat up. “This week, after your homework is done of course, you two should put your ideas down on paper and next weekend you can perform the story for your dad and me. What do you think of that? “
Both kids sat up in excitement. “That would be awesome.” Pello smiled.
“Great idea mom.” Parley rubbed her hands together in anticipation.
“Now let’s go and feed the birds.” Kyle suggested.
“Darn we are out of bread.” Parley whined.
“It’s okay baby girl we can come back another day with more bread.” Octavia hugged Parley close.
“Mom this was the best day every.” Pello leaned in and gave her a half hug.
“Yes son is has been. I just wish your brothers would have been here.”
Kyle rubbed Octavia’s back and gave her a knowing look. He knew she was still struggling with Porter’s situation.
“Now before we head home I want you two to move over there so I can take a picture.” Octavia took her camera out of the basket.
“Cheese.” They both said in unison.
“Aren’t you two a picture for proud parents?” Kyle shook his head and grabbed the blanket and stuffed it back into the picnic basket.
As they headed toward the exit of the park they ran into someone Octavia wasn’t ready to see yet. Even though she wasn’t very far along in the pregnancy she was already showing. Her cute little baby bump stuck out like a sore thumb and the sight of it brought on Octavia’s fury once again.
She wasn’t proud of her actions, but she couldn’t help them either. The urge for a mother to protect her child hit her like a ton of bricks and she got into the young woman’s face. “You stay away from my boy you little harlot.”
Firefly was shocked, but she tried to understand where the woman was coming from. “The damage has already been done Mrs. Slughorn.” She tried to explain.
“You lured my boy into taboo acts and now his whole life is ruined.”
Firefly’s blood began to boil. Yes she should have known better and she should have stopped anything before it happened, but she loved Porter and it wasn’t like she forced him into anything. “It takes two to tango and he wanted it just as much if not more than I did.”
“Don’t you dare say things like that to me! He is a boy and under age and that means he was misguided by you.”
“How dare you!” Firefly’s temper was at high level.
Kyle set the kids to the car and took Octavia by the arms. “Honey let’s go. This isn’t helping anything.”
Kyle raised his voice just slightly, “But nothing. Let’s leave the girl alone.”
Finally Octavia relented and they headed home.
True to her word a few days later Octavia invited Danger over to have a talk about Porter. The kids were at school and Kyle had opted to leave for the day. He was not a fan of Danger and truth be told even if he wanted to be on hand to protect Octavia for the kind of man he was Octavia wouldn’t have him home when Danger came over. She said it was a conflict of interest and the meeting would be counterproductive.
He arrived at precisely the time she instructed and rang the bell. She pulled the door open to find him standing on the front porch looking bored. She stepped outside and cleared her throat.
Danger looked up from the lint on his pants and what he saw before him confused him. He stretched his arms out and leaned back, “Damn looking good Slughorn.” and gave her a wide grin.
Nervously Octavia reached up and scratched the back of her neck. The sight of him awakened all that is feminine in her. The mere sight of him caused parts of her that she thought were dormant to awaken at full force and tingle with a great urge. Sure she had seen him around the past few years but mostly at the boy’s birthday parties were there were a lot of people and of course her loving husband Kyle. She loved Kyle and her life with him was beautiful but Danger’s physical being would always have this effect on her. He was her first and the father of her two oldest children that would never go away.
“Um…thanks. Come in.” She tried to keep her voice steady as to not reveal the yearn she was feeling.
They went to the kitchen were Octavia poured them each a cup of coffee and they headed into the living room and sat down on the couch. She proceeded to tell him about the whole sorted affair between Porter and Firefly from him chasing her around when he was a child to getting her pregnant as a teenager. When she was done with her story a grin grew over Danger’s face.
“What are you smiling about?” Octavia asked.
“Well I am just wondering what you want me to do about it.”
“Danger you are his father. We needed to figure out what to do about this and guide the boy in the right direction.” She was exasperated by his lack of concern.
“Let’s not talk about him right now.” Danger turned sideways and scooted closer to her. “So how is married life? Are you happy?”
“What?” Octavia gave him a glare and turned back to grab her coffee cup from the coffee table.
At the same moment Danger leaned in for a kiss and caught her cheek.
Octavia jumped from the couch, “What the hell?”
Danger was just as quick and was up off the couch grabbing her arm.
“Lord have I missed you. You look so sexy.” He pulled her into him and brought his lips to hers.
Her whole body felt on fire and she melted into the man that was oh so wrong for her. She parted her lips to allow his tongue access and when he took the access a low moan of passion escaped her throat. His touch was sending sensations through her body the felt like she was getting hit by lighting. When his lips moved down the length of her chin to the nape of her neck she was ready to give herself to him, but when she turned her head to better the feeling she saw their family picture on the mantel of the fireplace.
All the love she had for Kyle and their family flooded her and pushed away all the other things she was feeling away and she pushed Danger away from her. “This is wrong. You are wrong.” Her face was flushed and she was angry.
Danger just laughed “Octavia Slughorn I will have you again. Mark my words you beautiful thing.” He lifted one of his fingers and placed in on her smooth cheek and she pulled away from him in disgust. He laughed again and slid his hands into his pocket.
They hadn’t realized how late it had gotten and just then kids began to file into the house.
“Mom, Mom.” Parley yelled running into the living room but stopped dead in her track when she saw a strange man.
“Hi there pretty thing.” Danger placed his hand on Parley’s fire red hair.
“Get your hand off my daughter.” Octavia said between clenched teeth. She was trying to hold back tears of guilt.
“Dad?” Pax and Porter came around the corner.
“Hi boys. Where’s Percy?”
Octavia was glad that at least he knew who was who and that Percy wasn’t there. That was something.
“He has after school activities.” Pax explained as he embraced his dad in a brief hug. “What are you doing here?”
Danger was a bastard at times but he wasn’t going to sell out Octavia especially with the plans he had now that they had shared such an incredible moment. “Your mom called me over. I guess Porter and I have some serious talking to do.”
Octavia couldn’t believe her ears. She was downright confused by his 180 turn.
Danger walked to Porter and clapped him on the back, “How about you and I head to the Juice Bar and talk?”
Porter looked at Octavia who shook her head, she wanted Danger out of her house and she knew that some time with Danger, who Porter adored, may do some good.”
“So please dad tell me what I should do?” Porter begged.
“Well I say good for you son. You had some fun with a beautiful older woman. Now you are done. There is nothing to worry about now. Move on.” Danger took a swig of his tonic and Juice.
“What? Dad I love her, but I don’t know how I can be with her and our child. Mom won’t let me see her and I am not old enough to move out and take them in.” Porter was confused by his dad’s cavalier attitude toward this. He had always through that Octavia was in the wrong in what happened between the two of them and the lack of time he gets to spend with Danger.
“Since when do you call her mom?”
“Dad that is not the point I need some advice on how to handle this.”
“I told you Son just move on. Find a new girl, have fun and be young.”
“You know dad I am beginning to think that I have been really wrong about you and mom.” Porter hung his head in defeat.
“Just remember who you are Porter. You are me and you will have the same thoughts and feelings and impulses as me. That is just the way it is. You can’t avoid it so just embrace it.”
Porter sighs heavily and heads for the door with determination in his heart he vows to show everyone that he is his own person and his own man.