Uri got to work on hiring a nanny, making sure to find one that would work well with the children, especially the oldest who they all wanted to have her independence. "I can't believe we adopted five." Lucius said as they relaxed at home. "But just looking into their faces and reading their files, I just couldn't leave them."
Julian chuckled as he wrapped him in a tight hug. "You're really more of a softy than I am."
"Am not and now I have to work even harder because we both know you'd probably let them get away with anything short of murder."
"What? Me? No." He brushed his nose against Lucius's cheek. "We're finalizing everything tomorrow."
"Are you nervous?"
"Yeah, a little. I want everything to be perfect for them."
"It will be, you're already an amazing father."
Lucius huffed out a laugh. "You too, the kids already really like you. I knew they would, you have such an easy going nature, it's hard not to like you."
"I plan on working extra hard for them. I want them to always feel loved and like they can come to me if they need anything."
"You're going to be perfect, Julian, no matter what you might think and now you're on better terms with your father so the kids can know both of your parents."
"My mom is going to be ecstatic when she finds out she gets five grand kids."
The next day they went into the orphanage and were happy to see all five of their children waiting eagerly for them in one of the offices. Terina instantly ran to Julian and asked if she could ride on his shoulders for the walk home. The social worker smiled as they signed off on everything and set up a date for their first visit to ensure the children were adjusting well. Walking home together felt like such a wonderful dream, with Terina riding on Julian's shoulders and Weldon chatting nonstop with Uri. The others chatted about their new home and asked questions about their new parents and uncle. When they finally got home, they showed the kids all the things they had bought for them based on their interests. Taryn was the most excited about the swimming pool and wanted to get in immediately. The rest of the day was busy and by the time it was over, they were all exhausted.
"I hope every day is this crazy." Julian said when they settled into bed that night.
"Me too, I'm so happy and Weldon seemed extremely excited with the library. I think he and Uri spent most of the time going through books." He snuggled close to his mate. "Thank you for bringing up kids, I don't think I would have given them a thought if you hadn't."
"Thank my dad."
"I definitely will, count on it."
Julian let out a blissful sigh as he pressed a kiss to Lucius's forehead. Everyday with his love was a new adventure and he had never been happier for this new chapter in their life. He planned to make the most of it and he swore he would never fail his family.