"Daddy?" Mai softly asked as Ryou carried her down to the beach.
"Yes, Baby?" Ryou calmly asked.
"Is this our special time—like when you and Kai went out?" Mai innocently asked.
"Yes, it is. It most certainly is." Ryou replied with a smile.
Once they made it to the water, Ryou set Mai down; she sat in the shallow water and splashed around before Ryou took her into the water.
"Are you doing ok?" Ryou asked when Mai stiffened up against him.
"It's cold." Mai replied, leaning against him.
"Don't worry; it won't be so cold much longer." Ryou said with a smile, holding onto Mai.
"Daddy?" Mai softly asked after a few minutes.
"Yes?" Ryou asked as Mai leaned back a little.
"I thought Uncle Keiichiro was our uncle." Mai questioned, confused.
"Someone can have more than one uncle or aunt. It depends on how many siblings someone has—or how many really good friends you have. Uncle Keiichiro and Aunty Zakuro will always be your uncle and aunty. Lettuce, Pudding, Kiwi, Keki, Nashi, and Pepaminto are all your aunties. You also have Uncle Pie, Uncle Tart, and Uncle Koda. You have plenty of aunts and uncles." Ryou explained.
"What about Uncle Kish?" Mai softly asked.
"Eh… Kish is just Kish. Aunty Pepaminto broke up with him a few weeks ago." Ryou explained.
"Why?" Mai asked, confused as Ryou held her so that she was lying on her back
"It's complicated. They just didn't work out. Maybe when you're older, I'll explain it to you. Ok?" Ryou explained, holding Mai.
"Ok." Mai replied.
"Daddy, can you dunk me?" Mai asked, trying to bob up and down.
Ryou didn't respond; he lifted her out of the water and then splashed her back down.
"Daddy, again! Again!" Mai happily cried, laughing.
They did that a few times before it not only started getting dark, it started raining.
"Come on." Ryou said, running with Mai in his arms to the summer home.
"Welcome back." Sakura greeted Ryou and Mai with smiles.
"Thanks. Where are Ichigo and Kai?" Ryou asked, looking around.
"Ichigo is taking a bath and Kai is reading in his room." Sakura answered.
"How long has she been in the tub?" Ryou calmly asked.
"Not long. Maybe ten minutes." Sakura answered.
"Ok. Thanks. Let's go see if Mommy will let you sit in the tub with her to get cleaned." Ryou suggested, carrying Mai to the downstairs bathroom.
"Yeah?" Ichigo called from inside.
"It's Ryou and Mai. Can we come in?" Ryou asked.
"Yeah, come in." Ichigo replied.
"Mommy." Mai happily cried.
"Hi, Baby. What's going?" Ichigo happily replied to Mai and then asked.
"I was just wondering if Mai could join you in the tub to get ocean off her." Ryou replied.
"Yeah, that's fine. Do you want to join us as well?" Ichigo asked, looking at Ryou.
"I'd love to, but I can't. Baths together with you lead to things that we shouldn't be doing around Mai. But maybe tonight, after the twins go to bed, we can have personal time." Ryou said, passing Mai to Ichigo before leaning over to kiss Ichigo.
"I'd like that." Ichigo replied, kissing Ryou back.
"My turn?" Mai asked, looking up.
"Your turn?" Ryou and Ichigo asked, looking at Mai as she stretched up between them.
"Yes, please." Mai replied.
"Oh, ok." Ryou and Ichigo replied, each kissing one of Mai's cheeks, making her giggle.
"Ok. I'm going to head upstairs and take a shower to get ocean off me. Love you both." Ryou said, leaving the bathroom.
"Let's get you out of your swimsuit." Ichigo said, carefully removing Mai's swimsuit.
"Mommy. Daddy says Kai and I have lots of uncles and aunties." Mai said as Ichigo scrubbed her to make sure Mai didn't get any kind of infection or rash from the ocean.
"Hi, Dad. How was swimming?" Kai asked, coming out of the spare room.
"It was nice—until it started raining. How was your time?" Ryou asked, looking at Kai.
"It was nice and quiet. Mom, Grandma, and I watched some TV and then I went to read some my book. What are you going to do now?" Kai replied and then asked.
"That's good. I'm glad you had a good time. Now, I'm going to take a shower." Ryou replied.
"Can I take a shower as well?" Kai asked, looking at Ryou.
"That'd be fine. Come on." Ryou said, lifting Kai to carry him upstairs.
Two Hours Later:
It was about nine at night when Ryou got a call.
"Hello?" Ryou asked, answering his phone, holding a half-asleep Mai.
"Ryou, it's Mom." Ami replied over the phone.
"Hey, what's happening?" Ryou calmly asked.
"Do you want me to take her for you?" Ichigo quietly asked; Ryou just nodded his head as he handed Mai to Ichigo.
"I just wanted to let you know with how late it is, your father, brother, and I probably won't be coming over until tomorrow. Is that going to be ok?" Ami asked, explaining what was going on.
"Yeah, that's fine; we don't leave until the day after tomorrow sometime." Ryou answered.
"That's so great. Do you think that if the meeting goes well tomorrow, we could maybe spend the day together?" Ami asked with hopefulness in her voice.
"We'll have to wait and see how it all goes." Ryou replied.
"Sounds like a plan." Ami happily said.
"Did you talk to Grandma and Grandpa?" Ryou asked after a few seconds.
"Kind of. I'll talk to you about it later; it's not something I want to discuss over the phone." Ami answered with a frustrated sigh.
"Ok. That's fine." Ryou calmly replied.
"Good. We'll see you tomorrow then. Do you have a specific time you'd like us to come over?" Ami asked.
"Any time after eleven works. By then everyone should be up." Ryou replied.
"Ok. See you then." Ami happily said.
"See you then." Ryou replied.
"Love you." Ami hesitantly said, worried it had been so long.
"Love you too, Mom. Tell Dad I love him as well." Ryou replied with a smile.
"Will do. See you tomorrow." Ami happily said before hanging up.
"See you tomorrow." Ryou replied before hanging up.
"How goes everything?" Ichigo asked as Mai reached for Ryou.
"It goes. They're all going to be here tomorrow—and if meeting my brother goes well, Mom wants to spend the day together." Ryou answered, taking Mai; she was slowly falling asleep against his shoulder.
"That would be good for you." Sakura spoke up.
"We'll just have to wait and see what happens. I'm hoping it all works out. But for now, I'm not going to think about it; I'll do that tomorrow. As for now, I'm just going to put Mai to bed. Ichigo, are you coming with?" Ryou answered and then asked, looking at Ichigo.
"Yeah; I've got Kai." Ichigo replied, picking Kai up off the couch.
"I think I'm going to go to bed now as well." Sakura spoke, standing up; she then started walking to the spare room.
"You're not coming upstairs?" Ichigo asked, somewhat shocked.
"Not tonight. I'm not ready to try to navigate the stairs just yet." Sakura replied with a smile.
"Ok. Night Mom: we'll see you tomorrow." Ichigo replied, starting upstairs.
"Night Sakura." Ryou said, carrying Mai upstairs.
"Night, night Gramma." Mai mumbled, pretty much asleep.
"Night Grandma." Kai said, yawning.
"Night you four." 'At least he no longer calls me Mrs. Momomiya.' Sakura replied and then thought to herself with a smile as she went to bed herself.
"Night Mai. Night Kai." Ryou said with a smile, kissing both on the forehead.
"Night babies." Ichigo said, also kissing Kai and Mai on their foreheads.
"Night Mom, Dad." Kai replied, rolling on his side.
Mai was already sprawled all over her bed, sleeping.
Ryou flipped the nightlight on, turned the light off, and then closed the door until it was only cracked.
With Ryou & Ichigo:
"Are you alright? What's wrong?" Ryou asked Ichigo, concerned.
"I'm fine. I feel so blessed that I get the chance to be a mother. I never thought it would ever happen to me. Not biologically at least. I'm so glad they're mine." Ichigo replied, tears running down her cheeks.
"Strawberry… I'm not glad they're yours; I'm over the moon thankful they're ours." Ryou stated, pulling Ichigo into a hug.
"I'm so thankful for that as well…" Ichigo replied, pushing away from Ryou.
"But?" Ryou asked, looking at Ichigo.
"My dad had brought it up a few times—and a few of the girls and Kish have all asked me this as well. What if we weren't together? What if Masaya had never cheated on me with Mint and I were still with him? What would happen with the twins? I mean, I know you have primary custody and all…" Ichigo started, becoming upset.
"Ichigo stop. I've been asked those questions as well. I don't like to think of it because that's not what happened: you and I are together. But if that were the case and you were still with Masaya, we'd figure something out. Ultimately, if we had never figured out the twins were yours and we were together in that scenario, you'd adopt the twins. In the scenario where we never find out they're yours and we're not together because you're with Masaya or someone else, you'd just be a babysitter. However, they are yours; we found that out. So, in the scenario that we weren't together and knowing they're yours, we'd figure something out because I would never take them away from you unless you were considered unfit or didn't want them. Also, I can't stand Masaya—I never could and never will. So, I already know I don't want him around them—unless you two were married. Then simply put: he wouldn't be able to be around them alone. As for Kish, he's only asking because he's still hooked up on you. That's why Pepaminto broke up with him. I'll give him credit for trying to get over you, but he still loves you. Which, if you chose to go with him, same rules apply to him apply that apply to Masaya: he wouldn't be allowed to be around my kids unless you two were married—and he would have to be supervised. But I have and love you—and I don't plan on ever losing you unless you're truly unhappy with me." Ryou seriously explained, sighing.
"I love you too. Would the same rules apply to you?" Ichigo asked, looking at Ryou.
"Hmm? You mean if I were dating a different girl?" Ryou asked, looking at Ichigo.
"Yes." Ichigo replied.
"Seeing as we know they're yours, you'd have to approve of any girl I were to date, yes. Which reminds me. If you were to not be with me, Masaya, or Kish, but someone else, I'd have to approve of them. If I were to approve of them, Kai and Mai could be around them. However, I think that if we weren't together, the twins would have to approve of whoever we would be dating. But let's not talk about this anymore." Ryou explained and then stated, holding Ichigo.
~Warning: Lemon Starts~
"Ok. But yes, I agree; they would have to approve. Now, what were you saying earlier—when I was in the bath?" Ichigo asked, pressing her body against Ryou.
"Come here." Ryou ordered before crashing his lips into hers.
"Mmmm." Ichigo moaned into Ryou's mouth as he picked her up and carried her to the bed.
"I love you and only you, Strawberry." Ryou said, removing his shirt.
"What about the twins?" Ichigo asked, looking up at Ryou.
"Oh, I love them more than anything. But I don't love them like this—like how I love you." Ryou replied, looking at Ichigo.
"Same here." Ichigo replied, running her hands all over his chest and stomach.
"Good. Now be a good girl, and you'll get a reward." Ryou cheekily said, rubbing Ichigo's breasts through her shirt.
"Ryou…" Ichigo moaned, running her nails over his pecks.
"Damnit, Ichigo…" Ryou growled, pulling her shirt from her body and threw it on the floor—followed by her pants.
"Well, this isn't fair." Ichigo mumbled as Ryou pressed his body against hers and started sucking on her neck.
"What's not fair?" Ryou asked, running his hands all over her sides.
"You've still got your pants on." Ichigo replied, fiddling with the zipper.
"And? You still have your bra on." Ryou challenged, trying and failing to pull away from Ichigo's hands; she got his pants started down his legs.
"What are you going to do about it?" Ichigo challenged back.
Ryou just growled, pulled away, and then roughly ripped her bra from her body.
Her bra didn't make it… R.I.P.
"You've become such a tease as of late." Ryou noted, looking at Ichigo as she covered her breasts.
"Oh, but you love it." Ichigo replied, smiling up at him.
"Only to certain degree." Ryou responded, removing her arms from her breasts to above her head.
Also, Ryou had entirely removed his pants.
"At least now we're on even playing grounds." Ichigo replied before Ryou once again crashed his lips to hers, wrapping his arms around her upper half, pulling her to him.
They both let out a lengthy moan when they felt each other's nipples against each other.
Ichigo wrapped her arms around his shoulders, pulling him against her even more.
"Ryou…I love you sooo much." Ichigo breathlessly spoke when Ryou pulled away and started leaving butterfly kisses down her jawline to her neck.
"I—love—you—too." Ryou replied in between kisses.
"Mmmm! Ryou!" Ichigo moaned in surprise when she felt Ryou lightly pinching her nipples.
"Shhh… You'll wake the twins." Ryou hissed, looking at Ichigo.
"It's your fault." Ichigo protested.
"Fine…I'll stop." Ryou retorted with a cocky smile.
He let go of her nipples, only to push down her breasts and push them around.
"Mmmm…" Ichigo moaned.
"Good girl. Now, you'll be rewarded." Ryou stated before leaning down to kiss and suck on her breasts.
"Ryou…" Ichigo breathed, holding his head to her breasts for more.
After a few seconds, Ichigo became frustrated and brave, pushing Ryou away from her and onto his back.
"My, my… What's gotten into my Strawberry?" Ryou asked with a smile.
"Shhh…" Ichigo hissed before taking charge; she kissed his lips for a few seconds before going to his neck, leading down to his nipples.
Both knew not to leave any visible hickeys. The last time they left matching hickeys on each other's necks, Kai and Mai started asking questions—too many questions. So they agreed no more hickeys.
Occasionally, Ryou will leave a hickey or two on Ichigo's breast. But even then, he has to be careful because Mai sometimes likes to bathe with Ichigo.
Ichigo no longer leaves hickeys on Ryou because he'll walk around the house without a shirt in the mornings.
"I want to be in charge…" Ichigo spoke, rubbing her hips against Ryou's, making him harder—and her wetter.
"Ryou, you're getting so hard." Ichigo breathed as he reached up and held her breasts.
"Good. All the better to please you." Ryou replied, bucking his hips against her.
"Mmmm…" Ichigo moaned, cumming.
"Damnit, Ryou…" Ichigo growled, looking him in the eyes.
"What are you going to do about it?" Ryou asked, placing his arms under his head.
"I'll show you…" Ichigo replied, pulling his boxers down and off; she immediately grabbed his cock and started pumping up and down.
"Ichigo…" Ryou growled, tilting his head back; he loved her hands.
Ichigo smiled in victory; she knew how to get Ryou to submit—or so she thought.
After a few minutes of teasing him, Ichigo wiped away Ryou's precum and started kissing and licking his tip, making him twitch.
Ichigo thought she was in control, but she wasn't. As soon as she put her mouth on him and started sucking, Ryou sat up a little, grabbed her hips, and pulled her into the 69 position. He then started eating her—after skillfully pulling her panties off."
"Don't you dare stop sucking. If you stop, I'll stop," Ryou warned when Ichigo momentarily pulled away.
Ichigo pouted a little, pushing her hips to his mouth to try to get her pleasure.
Eventually, she had to give in and start sucking on him again.
"Good girl." Ryou said before spreading her lips with his fingers and then shoved his tongue deep within her while thumbing her clit.
This was somewhat of a competition. They were competing to see who get the other to cum first. Whoever came first was on the bottom.
Ichigo was determined to make Ryou cum first so she could be on top, riding Ryou—first. She started sucking harder and faster—managing to deep throat him a few times.
They always ended with Ryou finishing her on top.
As soon as Ichigo started speeding up, Ryou mimicked and got his tongue in as deep as it could go—along with two fingers. Meanwhile, his thumb was still pressed firmly against her clit.
Instead of making the other cum first, Ryou and Ichigo came at the same time.
"You know what this means, don't you?" Ryou asked as Ichigo rolled off him.
"Just give me a second so I can catch my breath." Ichigo replied, deeply breathing, sitting up.
"Agreed." Ryou agreed, sitting up.
A minute or two later, Ichigo got into position on her hands and knees.
"Ready?" Ryou asked, positioning himself behind Ichigo at her entrance.
"Yeah, I'm ready." Ichigo replied with a smile, waiting.
With that, Ryou pushed in and started thrusting at an even pace.
"Mmmm! Ryou please! More!" Ichigo cried, begging, trying not to be too loud.
'Maybe this position was a mistake. But I can't stop now.' Ryou thought to himself, grabbing Ichigo's hips and giving her what she wanted.
To keep herself from screaming out loud, Ichigo buried her face in her pillow.
"Ryou—I'm cumming…" Ichigo managed to get out.
"Cum for me." Ryou commanded.
She came and fell to her stomach, panting like crazy.
"Can you continue? Ryou asked, sitting on his knees after he was pushed out of her.
"Yeah, I can continue." Ichigo replied with a sly smile before knocking him to the bed.
"That's cheating." Ryou stated, but couldn't stop smiling.
"Relax and let me take care of you for a little bit." Ichigo responded with a coy smile, climbing on top of Ryou.
Once she got herself positioned and situated, Ichigo sat perfectly still on Ryou—teasing him.
"Ichigo…" Ryou growled, holding her hips.
"Say it, and I'll start moving." Ichigo demanded.
"Ichigo…" Ryou growled.
"Say it!" Ichigo demanded once again—this time with a little bit more force.
"Ichigo, Love—I love you more than anybody in this entire world except our twins." Ryou spoke those sacred words.
Ichigo started tearing up before she began slowly moving.
"Ryou, I love you so much. Get ready." Ichigo replied with a smile before warning him.
"Oh, I'm ready." Ryou responded, holding her hips even tighter.
"Ryou!" Ichigo cried as quietly as she could as she started bouncing up and down on his cock.
After a few seconds, Ryou started thrusting his hips up into hers, keeping up with her perfectly.
"Ryou!" Ichigo cried, arching her body backward as she came.
"Don't think we're done just yet." Ryou warned, sitting up, still inside her; they moved together until Ryou pushed Ichigo onto her back.
"Ichigo, I'm close." Ryou warned that he was going to cum soon.
"Me too." Ichigo replied, trying to hold back.
"Do you want to cum together?" Ryou asked, feeling her tighten around his shaft.
"Yes." Ichigo replied, doing her best.
"Just hold on. You know what this means, yes?" Ryou asked, looking her directly in her eyes.
"Yes! Please do it! Cum inside of me! Make me cum! Ichigo cried, begging him.
Ryou didn't reply; he placed her legs over his shoulders and started wildly trusting, hitting her G-Spot.
"Cum, Strawberry. Cum." Ryou commanded.
"Ry—!" Ichigo started to scream as she and Ryou came together.
Ryou quickly put her legs down and crashed his lips into hers to keep not only her quiet but him as well.
"Ryou…" Ichigo breathed when Ryou pulled away, looking into his blue eyes, both of them out of breath.
"Sorry. As much as I love hearing you scream, I can't risk the twins finding us like this." Ryou explained, pulling out; he then fell to his side.
"No, it's fine; you did the right thing. I just can't help myself when it comes to you." Ichigo responded, rolling onto her side, looking at Ryou.
"Well, we should get to sleep; we have a long day ahead of us tomorrow. I love you. Good night." Ryou stated, tucking some hair behind Ichigo's ear.
"I love you too. Good night." Ichigo replied with a small smile.
Five Minutes Later:
They were about asleep when they heard Mai scream and start crying…