Author: Ray by Another Name PM
A collection of one-shots highlighting different points in the life of Jayne Donovan, Jo and Zane's son. Various points of view. Rated K. Recently re-ordered and chapters added.Rated: Fiction K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 3,641 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 05-10-12 - Published: 09-30-11 - id: 7426528
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Jo looks on at the similarities between her husband and son. Jo's POV, K.
I love the weekend. Even the craziest of scientists take Saturdays off. It is the one day a week that I can allow myself to sleep in. Lets me recharge my batteries so I don't shoot one of those crazy scientists the rest of the week!
Waking up today though, I found the other side of the bed cold. Zane had not come to bed the night before. Sighing to myself I got out of bed and grabbed my robe from the seat at the end of the bead. I knew where he would be. I tied the robe closed around me as I walked into the hallway.
As I moved down the stairs I passed the various photos that made up the history of my family. A photo from my wedding made me smile. The white dress I wore sticking out in the line of suits that made up my husband, father, and three brothers. Zane and I had wed just after he had returned from space. It had been one of the best days of my life.
I yawned as I stepped down to the base of the stairs, right where I hung my favorite photo. It was my little boy's seventh birthday! My dad came down for a while to celebrate with us. The photo was of Jayne, my perfect genius son, sitting in Zane's lap while he explained some device he had made to my dad.
All three looked so happy. The three most important men in my life, all together…
Eventually I continued my walk, through the living room and kitchen. Down into the basement floor and up to the door of Zane's home lab. I gritted my teeth as I walked across the cold floor, wishing I had my slippers.
But then I opened the door to Zane's lab and could not help the smile that came across my face at the adorable sight before me.
Jayne and Zane had both fallen asleep at the lab table with their work in front of them. Their identical mops of black hair were sticking out of their folded arms. Zane's lab coat was draped over Jayne as a blanket; obviously he had fallen asleep first.
I rushed back up stairs as quietly as possible to grab my camera. Once I had taken the shot I wanted I crept up to Zane. I gently woke him, a finger to my lips so he knew to be quiet.
Zane yawned as he woke, stretching slowly as he took in his surroundings. He grinned too when he caught sight of Jayne. Honestly, who wouldn't!
Even Zane could see how much our son was like him. Jayne was like a mini-Zane at times, at ten he was already spouting out a bunch of science stuff I barely grasped. I choose to ignore his already capable hacking skills.
I watched with a smile as Zane picked up Jayne in his arms, Jayne only woke slightly to wrap his arms around his father's neck. I took another photo as Zane carried our son to his bedroom so he could sleep in his bed. This photo was so going on the wall!
"Did you finish the algorithm?" Jayne mumbled as we walked back up to the second floor. I laughed slightly at that, it figured the boy would worry about that before anything else…
Zane shook his head with a smile, "Of course not, can't do it without you buddy."
I saw Jayne grin at those words, "Can we finish it today?"
"As soon as you wake up," Zane assured him as we reached Jayne's room. Zane laid him down in his spaceship bed, tucking him into matching blankets before turning away.
"Night, dad," Jayne mumbled as Zane left the room.
I watched from the hallway as Zane whispered back "Sleep well, buddy," before closing the door. As Zane and I walked back to our bedroom he could not help but ask, "Gotta wonder what makes a ten year old that interested in a computer algorithm."
I smirked at him, "It's genetic, of course."