Not good enough, Kearney thought with disgust. Although, to be honest, he was finding it hard to concentrate this morning.
Breandan had not come down for their morning workout regime. Again. It seemed now that his lover had moved in, everything would change.
Taking a steadying breath, Kearney took the next dart and lined up his aim.
Mackenzie sighed heavily as Breandan got out of bed. She hated it when their mornings together came to an end. "I guess it's time to get ready for work," she said sadly, watching as he pulled on his shorts. She said as she pressed herself against him wrapped her arms around him. "Unless we call in sick today!"
Heaving a sigh of regret, Breandan reached for her hands and turned her to face him. "I am a member of the Garda, Mackenzie. It's my duty to protect..."
Mackenzie reached across and put her finger against his lips. "I know, Breandan!" she said, leaning forward to kiss his cheek. "I just love the time we have together!"
Kearney glanced up, surprise ruining his rhythm. "Perhaps your vision needs to be checked!" he threw back by route, then added, "I am surprised to see you. You seem to spend any spare moment with the foreigner."
Kearney sighed. "No. It is not her," he said, attempting to explain his feelings on the matter. "I fear that the road you walk will be fraught with perils and hardships. What do you truly know of her besides what she tells you?!" He shook his head sadly. "I worry for you."
Breandan clasped his brothers shoulders. "All the more reason I need my brother by my side," he said quietly.
Kearney and Breandan stared at each other long moments before Kearney reached up to cover his brother's hand. "I will always be at your side," he swore.
Breandan beamed. "Good! Now let's see which of us is the better man!" Smiling, as they each began attempting to best the other. Plumbbob, he had missed hanging out with his brother!
Breandan scoffed. "I added twenty pounds to the measly weights you used!"
Breandan watched Kearney haul his arse off to bed and let the weights hit the floor. He could keep going for another hour and best Kearney by proclaiming that he had worked out for four hours.
Or he could go find Mackenzie..
Mackenzie glanced up, "Don't tell me! I'm never going to get better if I don't learn it myself!" she huffed as she grabbed the dragon rook and followed his advice.
"Did you have a nice day?" he asked.
Mackenzie nodded. "Yeah, while you and your brother where hanging out, I went shopping! Just wait until you see downstairs!"
Breandan frowned as he pictured the changes she could've made, but realized that as long as it wasn't pink, he really didn't care.
"Breandan! You're spoiling me!" she exclaimed as she opened the box. Inside was a beautiful red ring. She glanced up at him. "It's beautiful, Breandan!"
"I love you, Mackenzie Foster."
Breandan swallowed past the lump in his throat, nodding. The image of Mackenzie nursing his child was almost enough to bring him to his knees. He reached for her hands.
"I, Breandan O'Shea, son of Tearley and Viola O'Shea, brother of Kearney O'Shea, commit myself to Mackenzie Foster in joy and adversity, in wholeness and brokenness, in peace and turmoil, eternally faithful," he said, sealing their lives together with his vow. "Now you repeat," he encouraged, giving her a ring from his pocket. "My father's," he said by way of explanation.
Breandan squeezed her hand. "Commit myself to Breandan O'Shea..." he prompted, leading her through the marriage vow.
"...eternally faithful," she echoed, slipping the ring on his finger.
Breandan held her face in his hand. "Don't you feel it? Two hearts beating as one," he whispered back, feeling awed by the solemn moment. He was married, he thought with satisfaction. A wish he never even knew he had until the moment he met Mackenzie!
A thrill went through her. She was married! She had a family! She had long dreamed of being surrounded by family! She threw herself into Breandan's arms, passionately kissing him for giving her dream a chance. She couldn't wait to have his baby!
Mackenzie- Buy something worth $250 (living room decor), play chess, group up with Breandan, GET MARRIED to Breandan!
Breandan- Be friends with Dermot, hangout with Kearney, give gift to Mackenzie, GET MARRIED to Mackenzie!
Kearney- Buy dartboard, play darts, do strength workout
Mackenzie- Be friends with Mason, Have a baby, Join Forensic Branch
Breandan- Workout 4 hours, Athletic Skill Lvl 8, Join Special Agent Branch
Kearney- Workout 6 hours, get promotion, be friends with Marian
*AN: It was so sweet that Kearney and Breandan both rolled wishes to hang out with each other while they were at work. Aw, they miss each other! What good brothers! In my story, right after Kearney suggests Breandan reconsider Mary Moloney, the game popped up an alert. Mary Moloney is now Mary Delaney! Phew! The competition is over! (May I add that I thought it was hilarious how similar their coloring is!)
Yay! They're married and have a wish to have a baby! This wishacy is going to be seeing generation two soon!