SurrogateSurrogateChapter TwoThey managed to test and figure out Zoe's cycles and when he would be the most fertile at. At the same time, the doctor had Nealson and Andrea give their contribution to it as well. They had both agreed they didn't want to know who the father would be and left it up to the doctor. Meanwhile, they were sent back with hormone injections for Zoe just to up the chances of it working.The three of them had dinner. As usual, Nealson cooked and when it was done- Zoe took it out to the living room instead of eating in the kitchen with them. Despite the teen's attitude, he knew that Andrea and Nealson liked to keep their dinners to themselves so unless one of them verbally invited him, he went somewhere else in the house.Meanwhile, the two men sat down across from each other like usual. They talked casually and it really wasn't anything that they didn't want anyone else to hear... They just enjoyed having time to themselves. Anyways, with Andrea being con
SurrogateSurrogatePrefaceNeither of them actually expected to be able to carry children. Out of the males that could, most of them tended to be more feminine, smaller, curvier, with softer skin and an inability to grow any sort of facial hair. Not like them. They were tall, broad shouldered, muscled men that had to shave every few days or so to keep their stubble from becoming anything more than that and harder to handle. No one could look at one of them and ever say that they had any feminine qualities. At least not physically.So, when their test results came back saying that they really didn't have the ability to carry children neither of them were surprised... but still disappointed as they sat across each other in the kitchen. They decided to swap letters- Andrea had Nealson's and Nealson had Andrea's. After opening them up and reading over them, they both shared the same sad-yet-longing look that told the other everything they needed to know.Then again, they weren't poor.
SurrogateSurrogateChapter FiveNealson told his parents and other siblings, though not Deandre. He was planning on telling him in person when he and Andrea had their first little family dinner. Then they could tell Theresa also. Though for some reason Zoe seemed quite a bit more distant after the ultrasound, even when he was invited to dinner- which was becoming a much more regular thing -he would turn it down and instead eat by himself.It worried the couple and they weren't sure what to do about it or what even caused it. Andrea suggested that it might just be the hormones... After all, Zoe was still a teenager so they'd be high anyways and with the added ones from the hormone injections and on top of that the pregnancy he could just be really stressed or all over the place and didn't want to be around anyone because he was so frazzled.Andrea really didn't worry about it until a night about a week later. He'd woken up in the middle of the night and found himself really thirsty
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