Evan Zenas and Seth Trivos had a tumultuous start to their relationship which has finally mellowed out. But now, something is wrong with Seth. Concerned for his health, Evan convinces his boyfriend, Seth, to see the doctor, and the prognosis is alarming.
Seth is pregnant.
The mystery is how. Not only is their relationship at stake due to the life altering news, but so is Seth's life.
Be Warned: mpreg, m/m sex, public exhibition
“I guess my basketball gut isn’t a gastrointestinal problem after all. Though a baby would explain the movement and fluttering I’ve been experiencing.” Seth shook his head. His cheeks lost their color, and he wrung his hands together. “A baby. Me. I-I-I don’t know how this could be. Zen, if I’m dreaming, pinch me or something so I can wake up.”
“I’m sorry, love.” Evan stroked the back of Seth’s head. “You’re not dreaming. This is real.” Evan’s heart went out to the man he loved. They’d talked about what could be wrong and had glossed over what they’d do if Seth’s issue had turned out to be x, y, or z. But a pregnancy? Neither of them would have ever imagined that being the problem. And Seth wanted to go to term with it. His boyfriend wanted to keep the child. He looked at Doctor Hayes. “It is real, right? I mean this isn’t some kind of twisted dream or alternate reality that we’re in, is it?”
“I’m afraid not,” the doctor said, keeping a level gaze upon the two of them. There was no hint of guile in his serious expression. “We’re all very much awake and present. Mr. Trivos is most certainly pregnant.”
Seth’s gaze darted to Doctor Adams, then Doctor Hayes, and back to Evan. “Oh God, Zen. You’re right. I should have been more concerned about what was going on with me much sooner. What about all the prenatal care I’ve not done? Has my neglect put our child in danger? What if because I’m a man carrying her, there are genetic or chromosomal defects? What—”
“Seth.” Doctor Adams interrupted, lifting and pushing her hand toward the floor a few times as if to say, calm down. “Everything is fine. Your baby is fine. Your blood work came back completely normal. It is all as it should be. Remember, there have been women who never knew they were pregnant until they had the baby, and the child was fine. You and your little one will be okay.”
Taking a deep breath, Seth nodded. “Sure. Sure. Everything’s okay.” He breathed deep again. “I’ve always dreamed of having a girl, someone who’d be able to pal around with the boys and then be completely feminine as well.” Seth paused.
Alarm shot through Evan as he watched Seth’s fingers dig into his swollen abdomen and turn white along with the rest of his skin. “Seth! Is something wrong?”
Seth shook his head. “No, I feel fine. I just think… No. I don’t think. I know how this happened.”