Jessie’s Interview [Round 9, Chapter 83, Ralston]

"Okay, so that was fucking crazy, right? I can' t believe you went mute on me," said Akira. "I had to do the whole interview by myself!" "I can' t believe you asked any questions after the first one," said Gavin. "Well--yeah, you're right, I don't know what I was thinking," said Akira. "If I … Continue reading Jessie’s Interview [Round 9, Chapter 83, Ralston]

Corina’s Interview [Round 9, Chapter 82, Ralston]

"So...She could really use the money," said Akira. "I know! I was just thinking that," said Gavin, "but we can't pick our surrogate based on financial need." "You're right," said Akira, "but can we pick her based on an awesome amount of sassy and sense of humor?" Gavin laughed, but before he could respond, in … Continue reading Corina’s Interview [Round 9, Chapter 82, Ralston]

Candy’s Interview [Round 9, Chapter 81, Ralston]

After Aubree's interview, Gavin and Akira were really pleased. "If every girl is like her, we're going to have a really hard time choosing a surrogate," said Akira. "I know right, said Gavin. "Luckily we have their files to review as well. Plus, I'm sure Carmen and Laurel will have opinions to add. They're spending … Continue reading Candy’s Interview [Round 9, Chapter 81, Ralston]

Aubree’s Interview [Round 9, Chapter 80, Ralston]

Aubree smiled an infectious smile and waved at Gavin and Akira. "Hi!" "Good morning," said Akira. "We have to get through six interviews, so if you don't mind, I'm going to jump right in with our questions. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and whatever you'd like us to know about you?" "My name … Continue reading Aubree’s Interview [Round 9, Chapter 80, Ralston]

Let’s Meet These Surrogacy Candidates [Round 9, Chapter 79, Ralston]

Gavin and Akira stood outside of the Bringing Home Baby office building. "We should've dressed up," said Gavin. "Maybe we should go home and change." "It's too late for that," said Akira, "and besides we look like us. We should look like us when we meet these women." "You're right," said Gavin. "Okay, let's do … Continue reading Let’s Meet These Surrogacy Candidates [Round 9, Chapter 79, Ralston]

Let’s Talk About It Over Dinner [Round 9, Chapter 78, Ralston]

The next morning Cristian was back in his beloved kitchen, whipping up several dishes. Cristian: I'm so happy Kenya gave Gavin that push to just be himself. He's so happy, and so am I! How could I be anything but happy in this amazing kitchen? He finished his first dish and started on the next as … Continue reading Let’s Talk About It Over Dinner [Round 9, Chapter 78, Ralston]

Laurel Knows A Guy [Round 9, Chapter 77, Ralston]

Akira winced as Gavin's words landed in the middle of the circle. He trusted Gavin's approach, and figured this must be the best way to handle his group of friends. "Children are a wonderful addition to any family," said Bo. "Thank you for clarifying what your news was before our group started making innumerable and … Continue reading Laurel Knows A Guy [Round 9, Chapter 77, Ralston]

Decision Made [Round 9, Chapter 76, Ralston]

"Don't mind your grandmother's face, my boy," said Cristian. "I swear she had a good afternoon. Too good of an afternoon if you catch my drift." "Yeah, I get it," said Gavin. "By that I mean, we're getting too old to fool around in park observatories." "Yeah, I got it." "And by fool around, I mean … Continue reading Decision Made [Round 9, Chapter 76, Ralston]

Let’s Make This Official… Again [Round 9, Chapter 75, Ralston]

"What did you do woman?" "Nothing! I simply asked them in a calm voice why they didn't want to give me great-grandchildren. They're not that upset, it's fine." Cristian chuckled and considered his words for a moment before responding. "Is this what's had you all in your head for the last few days? You've got baby fever?" "Oh, … Continue reading Let’s Make This Official… Again [Round 9, Chapter 75, Ralston]