Story 543 ~ Julian & Lucius 4


“Do we really have to do this, I mean I have other family we could see.” Julian said as he walked side by side with Lucius, their fingers laced together.

“You said anything.” Lucius replied with a warm smile.

“Yeah, but I didn’t think you would pick my parents.”

“I’m sure your mother misses you.”

“It’s not my mother I’m worried about.” He sighed, running his fingers through his hair. “You know I could…”

“Don’t you dare use one of your tears to get out of this, you know I’d be pissed when you get back. I’ll cut you off if you do.”

Julian chuckled. “You wish you could.” He leaned in and pressed a kiss to Lucius’s cheek, grinning at how his heart raced. “See, that’s all it takes and you’re jello.”

“Shut up jerk, you can’t seduce your way out of this. I want at least your mother to meet me.”

“Alright, alright, just don’t be surprised if my dad says something stupid.”


“You know I’ll be fine. I’m one of those beings that I have to truly care about your opinion for it to bother me. Unless of course they are rude to you, then I’ll set them straight”

“My entire pack sucks except my mother. Sometimes I feel it’s a shame wolves mate for life. She deserves better than that pack” Lucius took his hand in hopes it would make his wolf feel better. It did, Julian held on tightly to his mate, hoping this all went at least okay. He knew good was completely out of the question but he could dream of a not wholly terrible visit. He took comfort in the fact his mate truly had the thickest skin of anybody he had ever known. It had been hard to even get into his heart when they first found each other so he knew Lucius really could take whatever his father did.


Julian became more tense as they drew closer to his parents home, every muscles was wound tight and ready in case he had to jump to his mate’s defense. He wasn’t surprised to find a couple of his father’s pack members wrestling on the front lawn and they both stopped as soon as they noticed him. The older of the two shoved the other one off of him and they both stood, dusting themselves of and meeting them as they crossed the yard. “Well, well, if it isn’t little Julian.” His eyes moved to Lucius. “And who is this?”

Julian moved in between them so the other wolf had no choice but to look into his eyes. “He’s my mate, I would move back if I were you.” The wolf growled, but Julian held his gaze, not intimidated in the least. “How about you tell me if my mom’s inside.”

The wolf huffed. “Yeah, making lunch. I’m sure she’s excited to see her wayward, homo son and his freak vampire lover.” Julian grabbed him by the throat and slammed him onto the ground to Lucius’s surprise. “You forget who you talk to, I might not spend every moment humping every female that looks at me sideways as some proof of manhood, but you can bet your ass I’ll send you into a dimension so dark not even your night vision will save you.”

“Julian, that’s enough, you made your point baby.” Lucius said as he rested a hand on Julian’s back. “Let’s just go in an see your mother.”

“You’re lucky today, Terry, if it wasn’t for him I would have made you apologize.”


The wolf didn’t even dare to growl as Julian let him go roughly and began walking with his mate inside. Julian’s father was sitting on the couch when they walked in “Julian”


“this is your mate?”

“yes, his name is Lucius” The wolf on the couch looked him over then went back to the magazine he had been reading so Julian guided his mate into the kitchen to see the one wolf around worth seeing. She was wiping off her hands when they entered so she wouldn’t get anything on them “Julian” she said happily, a far different demeanor than everyone else. “Hey mom” he held her tightly, wishing deeply he could see her more without seeing the other wolves. She hugged Lucius next which surprised him even though he had heard so many pleasant things about her “welcome, I’m so happy he’s finally letting me meet you. I can tell how happy he is when I talk to him”

“It’s nice to meet you too. I hope you’re well”

“very well, especially now. Lunch wont be long. My name is Xin, in case my son hadn’t told you yet” Lucius smiled “I like that name, it’s really pretty” These wolves had such bad attitudes he wondered how often she heard something nice so he wanted to compliment her and he truly did like her name.


“So, how was the trip?” Xin asked as she went back to cooking.

“Uneventful, but it usually is.” Julian answered.

“Staying out of trouble?”

“Define trouble.” She gave him a look and he cracked a smile. “The only trouble I get into is work related, but other than that, yes, I’m not doing anything illegal. Lucius would try killing me.”

“Try?” Lucius said.

“Yes, try because you and I both know it would be nothing but a tongue lashing.”

“I heard your scuffle outside with Terry.” Xin said.

Julian shrugged. “He was being rude, I just put him in his place.”

“I know you don’t get along with them, but please try not to get into any fights. I talked to your father too, hopefully it won’t get too out of hand. You know how he is and I can see what you’re thinking, I stay because I love him and he loves me, he’s never raised a hand to me.” She smiled lovingly at her son. “I know it’s hard for you, but I’ll try to help keep the peace.”


“well I love you, I know nobody around here ever hits you…I just…I want you to be happy”

“I know, you’re the best son a mother could have asked for” They continued talking to his mother until food was served. his father joined and Julian was grateful no other wolves were coming to eat. It was nice eating his mothers cooking again. He had amazing meals with his mate and Uri but there just wasn’t anything like eating a meal your mother made. He knew most people felt that way, people that grew up close to their mother anyway. His father was mostly silent as they ate but that was another win. His mother truly must have spoken to him because normally there would already be tension between them. It seemed silence was his way of trying to make things peaceful so Xin would be happy.


“So what is it you do again, Lucius?” Xin asked.

“Solve crimes dealing with the occult and preternatural. There’s generally some sort of magic involved, sometimes ghosts and demons, or shifters running amok.” He glanced at Julian.

“It’s how he met me mom, remember my old job?”

She sighed. “Not until after you had stopped.”

“I know, I know, but that how we met.”

“I can only imagine how that went.”

“He got upset when I pushed him into a clown.” Lucius said.

“Oh, I see.” She gave a laugh.

“What’s that all about anyway?”

Julian grumbled and Xin looked to Julian’s father. “Would you like to tell him, Ivan?”


“It may make our son mad at me all over again”

“Oh Julian, that was years back, don’t hold a grudge alright” Julian sighed “just tell it dad. I guess my mate has been asking for the story long enough”

“I was just trying to have fun with the boy. It was a little after Halloween so everywhere was clearancing out costumes and I bought a few scary clown costumes along with one regular one. My betas and I dressed up as the scary ones and we got another male to be the normal one. For about a week , the wolf with the normal costume would just pop up, in costume where my son was and then eventually we set it up to where one second he saw the nice looking clown and the next he saw the scary one holding a severed head, then of course my Betas joined me. He was never okay with clowns after that”


“It was terrible and it scarred me for life. I started having nightmares. Anytime I saw one after it was like walking past help personified.”

Lucius had to clear his throat to keep from laughing at such a dramatic description. “Now I feel really bad.” He finally managed to say. “What would you do if you walked into our room and I was dressed like a clown?”

“Send you through the same tear as last time.”

“Come now son, it wasn’t that bad. They’re just clowns.” Ivan said. “It could have been worse.”

“Worse would have been better. Those wigs and the faces.” He shivered. “I just can’t.”

“And I of course gave Ivan hell for it. Poor Julian was shaking and crying and when Ivan tried to explain to him that it was fake by showing him the masks he nearly hurt himself trying to get away. He was maybe ten at the time.”

“It wasn’t the most fun I ever had.” Julian added. “I guess if anything it taught me to run fast.”

“See, there’s a silver lining.” Ivan said.

“Oh yes, very silver dear.” Xin replied. “Anyway, that’s the clown story. So are you two planning on staying here?”

“If it’s not too much trouble mom, can we use my old room?”

“You know you don’t have to ask baby, that room will always be yours.” She cleared her throat. “Just um you know, keep it down.”

“Come on mom.”

“Well, you are an adult and your are mates.”

Julian glanced at his father who was looking at his plate and not saying anything even though Julian could tell he wanted to. “Yeah, alright.”


“maybe after we eat we can look at some old photos. I’m dying to show your mate how adorable you were when you were little” He really didn’t want to let her do that but Julian could tell how happy it would make her and it was a normal thing for a mother to want to do. “Okay but promise me you wont let him take any home with us. I don’t want his brother teaming up with him to tease me” Xin smiled “I think Julian said you two were twins right?”

“yes mam, we look basically identical. It’s why I have to wear this collar. Your son can tell us apart but besides him, nobody outside our family can”

“Have you tried to trick him”

“my brother tried once, just to see if he could, curiosity gets away with him sometimes but Julian didn’t fall for it for a second. He should have known, wolves are hard to fool”

“It’s more than just because I’m a wolf. You two are different, I’ve spent enough time looking at you to know without doubt who is who”


“Like what?”

“The way you walk when you approach me, your brother doesn’t have that shy hesitation, your speech patters are different and Uri never loses his temper. You should see him try to cross his arms like he’s irritated, he looks so awkward. Then there’s your scent, even though you’re identical, your scents differ. He even tried wearing some of your clothes, but it didn’t mask his scent and the fact mine wasn’t on him at all.”

Lucius blushed and glanced at his parents. “So how about we finish eating and I tease you for a bit.”

Julian chuckled. “Awe, but I’m enjoying how embarrassed you are.” Lucius shot him a little glare and Julian leaned over and kissed his cheek. “Alright, I’m sorry, I’ll be good.”

They continued to chat with his parents, mostly with his mother who included Ivan in the conversation when she wanted him to add to any storied she told. Lucius could see that Ivan was holding a lot back and he had to give him some credit for it. Julian had been worried his father would explode the moment he saw them together, but he was actually keeping his thoughts to himself. It wasn’t like Lucius didn’t get it. He understood that it was sometimes hard for people to accept that their child was gay, but Ivan hadn’t thrown them out or badmouthed them like the wolf outside had.


He knew he might get his head bitten off for it later but he felt like he might should point out how much his father was trying to Julian. If not for that relationship, for the relationship he had with his mother. If Julian didn’t feel so bitter when it came to his father they would come more and Lucius could tell it would make both him and Xin much happier. Lucius could see how badly Xin wanted this visit to go well so her son would come around more. His father would still be head of a pack of manwhores and assholes but he knew if the relationship with his father could be mended the other wolves wouldn’t hinder Julians relationship with Xin.


Once they were finished eating, Julian helped his mother clean up then he and Lucius sat down in the living room with Ivan while Xin went upstairs to grab the photo albums. Julian and Ivan were silent, not looking at each other and Lucius cleared his throat. “So, Ivan, you’re an alpha, that must be hard work.”

“Not particularly.” Ivan replied.

“You never have anyone fight you for your position?”

“Every now and then, but it’s easy to put them in their place. Wolf packs understand dominance and once you show the more wily of them that you won’t be pushed around, the others tend to fall in line.”

Lucius cracked a smile. “So that’s where Julian gets it.”

“Gets what?” Julian asked.

“That dominating nature of yours.”

Julian huffed. “I do not.”

“Found them.” Xin said as she came down and let her eyes move over all three of them. “What did you say to embarrass them so bad?”

“I’m not embarrassed.” Julian and Ivan said at the same time, causing both Lucius and Xin to laugh as she came down and sat next to Lucius.

“So, baby pictures first then?” She asked.

“Yes, absolutely.” Lucius replied as she flipped the first album open.


Julian was soon glad he hadn’t fought his mother when it came to showing his mate these pictures. Lucius looked so happy and it was rare for him not to look serious so while Lucius studied the pictures Julian just admired him. Xin seemed happy too as she talked about what was going on when she took each photo. Another note Lucus took was Ivan looked at Xin much like Julian looked at him and knew his mate probably didn’t see his parents relationship for what it was because he had such bad feelings towards his father. He knew he hadn’t grown up with them but Ivan did seem to love Xin quite a bit, just the way he looked at her said that clearly.


“He really does look a lot like, Ivan.” Lucius said when they got into the pictures of Julian’s teens. “I mean look at that scowl.”

Xin laughed. “That’s what I told him.”

“Come on you two, you don’t have to rub it in.” Julian said.

“But you look so cute.” Lucius teased and Julian arched an eyebrow.

“You just wait, I’ll show you cute. My parents can’t keep you safe forever.” He gave Lucius a devious grin.

“Hey, be good.” He felt heat crawling up his neck and into his face, turning his pale skin red.

“I’m always good.”

Once they were finished looking at pictures, Xin said. “Why don’t you take Lucius on a tour of our property, I’m sure he’d like to see where you used to play.”

“What about you and dad?”

“We’ll stay here baby, besides, I’m sure you need a break from all of this embarrassment.”


“alright” Julian walked over and kissed his mothers forehead before giving her a long hug “I’m so happy you’re here Julian” she told him again because she truly was. They walked out and Julian sighed “sometimes I wish cameras didn’t exist but you and my mother seem to be getting along well”

“she’s wonderful and maybe your dad isn’t so bad either”

“Okay, I know that last part was a joke” Lucius sighed “we’ve never been a couple who didn’t talk about things or point out when we thought the other was wrong Julian. I mean, I can see you’re right about your dads pack. From the two I’ve met it’s clear you don’t have to be any kind of a decent wolf to be accepted into this pack but maybe, your dad himself isn’t as bad as you feel he is.”

“he was horrible to me, I mean you heard the clown story”

“maybe these kinds of wolves are what he grew up around so he had a hard time learning how to play with you without doing something like that” Julian was obviously frustrated and feeling defensive but Lucius was proud of how well he was managing to talk without yelling. “it doesn’t matter”

“well at the very least you should accept your mother is happy with him. He looks at Xin the way you look at me and even she says she’s happy. You can look at her and see she’s happy”


Julian sighed. “You keep comparing us.”

“You have a lot of similarities, Julian and there’s nothing wrong with that.” He laced his fingers through Julain’s, letting his thumb brush over his skin to soothe him. “He hasn’t said anything negative to us, in fact he’s been incredibly civil. I know you’re mad about somethings, the way he traumatized you as a child and how he and his pack treated you over being gay, but can’t you just forgive him.” He smiled. “Please try?”

Julian let out a grumble. “I should just shift and hide in the woods.”

“You wouldn’t do that.”

“I know.” He sighed again. “I’ll try, for you and my mother, okay?”

“I know it’s hard, but if I can come to terms with your constant need to show me affection and your sarcastic mouth, then you can do this.”

“You like my sarcastic mouth, it’s very good at what it does.”


He chuckled as he brushed a kiss to Lucius’s cheek. “I love you and I’ll try, I really will. Now, come on, I have somewhere special I want to take you.”

“Oh? Where?”

“It’s secret, I used to go there when I wanted to get away from my dad and the pack. I’d cover up my scent and tracks so they couldn’t follow me.”


Lucius happily let his mate guide him along. He couldn’t believe how well that went and was relived Julian was willing to try to forgive his father. His mother deserved more visits and living with hating a parent was a burden Lucius couldn’t wait to see lifted from the wolf’s shoulders. Julian eventually pulled them deep into the woods where Julian started feeling the ground “there we go” Julian pulled open a door that even up still looked like a piece of ground “who knows whats in there now but I know little critters and bugs wont bother you…as you know…sometimes I just needed to disappear”

“I bet your dad would be proud of this”

“I guess we could tell him about it now that I don’t need it. For now lets go in, I’ll go first and take the cobwebs that might be around. I haven’t entered here since I was a teenager” They went in, Julian touching what looked like little stones that glowed when he pressed. There surprisingly wasn’t many intruders but moles had obviously been through a few times. “this is really cool” Lucius had to note again “I worked hard on it”

“How old were you when you started this”


“I’m sorry” Julian shrugged at Lucius’s apology “I really am going to try to let it go”

“still, it sucks you were this unhappy so young but it also shows how smart and resourceful you were even that young”


They continued further in until they came to a room. There was a pile of old blankets and pillows in one corner and a small bookcase in another. There was a rug in the center and some old toys in a box that had Lucius smiling. It was a little dusty, but everything was surprisingly dry. “Wow, look at this place.” He said.

“I used to play here when I was a kid. I’d just get lost in my imagination and forget about everything. Sometimes I would open tears just to see where they went.”

“Such a daredevil.”

“I just wanted to escape. When I was a teen, I started to get a sense for where they all went and I could step into any world with ease.” He looked around at everything. “I need to shake all of this stuff out, maybe get some new blankets down here.”

“Do you plan on escaping again?”

“Only if I get to do it with you.” Lucius felt a blush crawling up his neck and Julian smiled. “I could patch up the walls with something more durable like stone or brick, I could get more lighting and some flooring. We could just hide here all alone for awhile.”

“I have a feeling we’d never leave.”

“That wouldn’t be so bad.” Julian said with a chuckle.


Julian pulled Lucius close to him, hungrily moving his lips against his mates then spoke amorously “I don’t want to have sex in my old bedroom but here would be perfect”

“I swear there can’t be a moment that is ever far from your mind” Julian began to kiss and gently nibble at Lucius’s neck. It caused goosebumps to already start forming on his skin. After this long together he knew the perfect way to do that. Julian had learned just the right way to do everything with Lucius to make him putty in his hands. Lucius gave in without any more prompting and began taking off Julians pants. Julian bit his shoulder, hard, marking what was his before sliding his hands into his pants. Julian felt his soft skin and reveled in the feel of squeezing his bottom.

He pulled him up, making Lucius wrap his legs around him as they kissed. Julian sat down on the old blankets then jerked Lucius’s pants down so he could work him loose, all the while still hungrily kissing his mate. He relished the slow change in how Lucius kissed him and when he was obviously ready Julian plunged himself inside, his heart going wild with Lucius’s first, deep moan. Julian bit his other shoulder now, feeling more territorial than normal now that he was around his pack. It wasn’t rational since none of them were gay like he was but he still wanted to make sure any wofl around knew Lucius was his and his alone.