Warning: ABO dynamics, Mpreg, FLUFF SO MUCH FLUFF. Embarrassing amounts.
“Ready, guys?” Charlie asked and Castiel looked from the bubbly beta to Cain next to him in their packed full sitting room.
The Alpha’s left hand gripped the arm of the couch while the right occasionally brushed over Castiel’s round six-month pregnant belly.
There’d been no question when Charlie had expressed interest in throwing them a puppy party. That was until she’d informed them it would be held at their home.
Cain hadn’t outright objected but with so many people now being in their house, Castiel could very easily see his mate’s discomfort.
The Alpha knew a lot of the attendees, Dean and Benny, Hannah and Kim but others like Victor and Bela and Sam and Sarah, though longtime friends to Castiel, were new to Cain.
“OK! We’re jumping right into the puppy pool! The pot is $220.” Charlie pointed to where Anna stood in the corner talking to Balthazar. “Dr. Milton, you, of course aren’t allowed to play since you already know what Cas’ got brewing in there! Everyone else write down your guesses and pass them this way.”
While the room was occupied with their pencils and paper, Castiel took Cain’s hand off his stomach and brought it to his lips; kissing at the Alpha’s work worn knuckles and feeling Cain relax next him with the simple touch.
“Dude, your cat is staring at me with it’s one eye.” Dean grumbled; looking from the calico at his feet to Castiel.
“Nadine’s not paying attention to you, she’s looking at Bobby John.” Castiel pointed to where the pup was sitting on Dean’s knee making grabby hands towards the kitten.
“C’mon, big boy.” Benny handed his paper to Charlie then scooped Bobby John up so they could sit between Dean’s legs and play with the kitten.
“Benny! You’re gonna get cat hair all over him and I’m not gonna be able to pick up my own damned pup!” Dean said; followed by a sneeze perfectly timed for emphasis.
“Alright this is everybody!” Charlie looked at all of the sheets then turned to Castiel with a grin. “Let’s see how many got it right.”
With a small smile Cain nodded and Castiel picked up the paper and turned it over,
‘It’s a girl!’
Garth from the veterinary office whooped but then Castiel unfolded the rest of the paper,
‘And a boy!’
Sam stood up with a cheer and high fived his mate, Sarah.
“Dude, this is the first time he’s seen you since you got knocked up and he guessed it right?” Dean pouted then goaded his brother with calls of “cheater”.
“Come outside with me?” Cain asked quietly; leaning close to Castiel while the crowd around them unconsciously gave them a moment’s reprieve. Everyone seemingly focused on Charlie as she counted out Sam’s winnings into the Alpha’s large hands.
Once through the kitchen the pair quickly stepped out into the cool, crisp air of the back porch to where the stacked rows of the white beehives in the yard were visible in the moonlight.
“This won’t take long, dearest one.” Cain promised when Castiel shivered slightly and tugged at the sleeves of his overly large sweater.
Cain took something out of his pocket and offered his hand to Castiel; a small black box in the middle of his palm.
“What’s this?” Castiel questioned as he opened the box revealing a necklace with two honeybee charms, one engraved with Elijah the other with Grace.
“Just something from me... and the pups.”