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and firstname.lastname@example.org Chapter 2 ~Falls Church, Virginia: Call to AJ~
Harm sat in his apartment thinking about the invitation he had received today for Clay’s birthday party and wondered if Clay was ready to bond with him yet. Harm knew that he was ready and that he loved Clay; there was no doubt about this in his heart. He realized that he needed to discuss what he was feeling. ‘But with who…’ he wondered ‘not Jethro, we’re too much alike, not Gil, and most definitely not with Clay, no needed to concern him yet… maybe AJ? After all he’s always been there for me and listened to me before.’ Harm nodded and then picked up the phone and dialed AJ’s number.
When the phone rang, AJ picked up the phone and responded “Chegwidden…”
Harm sighed thankful that it was AJ and not Sarah answering the phone. “Hello AJ, it’s Harm…”
AJ frowned becoming concerned that Harm was calling and that he hadn’t used military rank or protocol, which possibly meant Haven business. “What’s wrong, Harm?”
“AJ…,” paused Harm. “I need to talk; can you come over for awhile?”
AJ looked over at Sarah as he replied, “I’ll be right there.” then hung up the phone.
“What’s wrong, AJ?” inquired Sarah quietly.
“I’m not really sure but that was Harm, he sounded a bit confused and upset. He wants to talk with me.” AJ responded concerned.
“Go and help him, AJ. I’ll be here when you get back.” Sarah stated. ~Harm’s Loft Apartment~
When AJ arrived at the loft apartment, he found Harm working on his third beer and attempting to play his guitar. “Harm…” he inquired concerned. “What did you want to talk about?”
Harm looked up at AJ uncertain then whispered. “I need to talk with you about Clay.”
AJ nodded and replied. “I thought that might be it. I could tell that the two of you had met before by your reaction to him the day he showed up at JAG looking for assistance from our office; you paled but quickly recovered and Clay froze the minute he laid eyes on you.”
“You know that at this time I’m not bonded, yes?” inquired Harm.
“Yes, it’s knowledge that we have, why are you asking?” inquired AJ.
Harm was quiet then asked. “Did Clay ever mention to you or Sarah that he’d found his soul mate?” he paused thinking about that day and whispered “He wasn’t ready to bond and told me so then turned and walked away from me. It hurt but I let him walk away.”
AJ nodded. “At one time Clay mentioned to us that he’d found his soul mate but then we heard no more about it and Sarah stopped trying to match him up. Do you know about Clay’s daughter, Jennifer?” asked AJ.
Harm nodded and replied. “I’ve known about Jennifer for quite awhile. She’s also bonded to one of my sons.”
“You have children…” AJ inquired.
“Yes, two sons…” Harm responded then he whispered. “However one of them doesn’t know that I’m his father.”
“Who are your sons, Harm?” AJ asked curiously.
“Well you know one of them and that’s Victor and my other son’s in Miami and that’s Eric.” Harm replied quietly.
“I’ve heard of Eric he works with my son, Horatio, at the Miami-Dade Crime Lab,” stated AJ. “So which one doesn’t know that you’re his father?” inquired AJ quietly.
“Victor…,” whispered Harm.
“You know that you’re a lucky man to have him as your son.” Stated AJ quietly.
“It’s true I’m lucky to have him as my son but he still doesn’t know who I am. His mother, Angelica, knew what I was and after he was born she took him and ran.” Harm informed AJ quietly.
“Are you ever going to tell him?” asked AJ.
Harm nodded then said, “Victor’s bonded to Jennifer, AJ. When they have their first child, I’ll tell him. He’ll need to know about his heritage. Anyway, back to Clay, tomorrow is his birthday and Sarah and you have invited me to come. Awhile back, I had a set of rings made for Clay and me. I’d like to give them to him tomorrow along with my bond. Do you think that he’d accept my gift?” he inquired quietly.
“It’s possible that he’d accept them. Whenever he comes over to visit us he asks about you and he worries about you whenever you’re flying or away on a case,” responded AJ.
Harm was quiet for a bit thinking then whispered. “I wonder how he found out…”
AJ looked quietly at Harm. “About your night blindness?”
“Yes, I never told anyone about that except for House, Sarah, and you.” Harm said quietly.
“We’ll probably never know how he learned about it. Just like you won’t inform House what it is that you believe weakened your eyes.” AJ stated.
Harm sighed. “Point taken. Anyway like Clay I worry about him all the time whenever he’s away on a mission and there’s not a thing that I can do about it.” Harm informed AJ quietly shaking his head. “I love him and I’m so worried that one day I might lose him.”
“Harm, may I see the rings that you had made?” AJ asked.
“Of course…” replied Harm getting up and retrieving the rings from the bedroom. When he returned to the Living Room, he handed the ring box to AJ.
AJ opened the ring box and looked at the rings noticing that they were made of white gold and that they each had a different gemstone around the center of the band. Pulling one of the rings out AJ looked closer and discovered the word ‘Eternity’ inscribed on the inside of the band and figured that the word was also inscribed on the other ri
Harm quietly watched AJ then whispered. “The day we met for the first time was interesting. I was visiting family in Cairo when I saw him and thought rigid back, cool as can be… Roman. I found myself pulled to him and could tell that he had sensed me as well. The Egyptian priest in me watched as he approached and when he announced that he knew that we were soul mates I was so happy, but when he said that he wasn’t ready to bond yet, I didn’t know what to feel and I let him go. I have watched over him whenever possible and even found information through the grapevine. I knew when he married Lydia, when Jennifer was born in Madrid, and I knew about Lydia’s funeral a week later. Now we’re both here in DC. When I had the rings made, I had ‘Eternity’ inscribed on the inside of them. They’re both made of white gold however the gemstone on each of them is different.”
AJ looked back at the rings then smiled and asked. “The Fire Opal, for Clay’s Roman heritage and the Black Onyx for your Egyptian heritage, yes?”
Harm nodded then stood up. “Thanks for listening to me I’m not as nervous about giving Clay the rings as I was before. I guess that I’ll see you tomorrow.”
“You’re welcome Harm and I’ll see you tomorrow night at the Country Club.” AJ responded before he left. ~McLean, Virginia: AJ and Sarah’s House~
When AJ walked in the door, Sarah looked at him and asked. “What did he want to talk about?”
“It was an interesting conversation, Isis, he wanted to talk about Clay and the fact that they had met before.” replied AJ.
“We already knew that they’d met before, Love.” Sarah stated.
“They’re meant to be soul mates Isis. They found out when they first met nearly 900 years ago but Clay wasn’t ready to bond and Harm was willing to let him go and wait for him. Harm plans to offer his bond and life to Clay tomorrow at his birthday party. He had rings made for them and plans to give them to Clay. Isis, you should’ve seen them they’re beautiful.” AJ informed her.
Sarah was quiet then replied. “We’ll just wait and see what happens tomorrow night at the party.” TBC