|Son Of A Thief
Author: Fanwriter9 PM
Sly finds out he has a son, three years later after he tells Carmelita the truth about loosing his memory. Once he finds out about his son, he promisses to protect him and Carmelita with his life. But who says it'll be that easy doing that AND being a parent?Rated: Fiction T - English - Family/Adventure - Sly C. & Carmelita F. - Chapters: 26 - Words: 87,625 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 03-25-13 - Published: 06-20-12 - id: 8237930
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Chapter 3: It's my father's house
Sly had called Bentley from Carmelita's apartment, telling him that his son is spending the night at the Safe wasn't to sure if a small child running around a place that has far too many gagets and wepeans was such a good idea, but Sly had promised him that Ben would be in no trouble and that he'll be watching his every move.
~THE SAFE HOUSE~
Once Sly opens the Safe House's door, Ben looked around the curious looking place in awe, wanting to know every inch of it. Sly places Ben's bag down, closeing and locking the door behind him; he then watches his small son walking into the living room, seeing his Uncle Murray watching some TV on the couch. Smiling, Sly walks over towards Ben and picks him up, which serprises the little giggling foxcoon, and sits down next to Murray.
"Hey, Big Guy, did Bentley tell you that Ben will be staying over night?" Murray looks away from the TV and nods to Sly.
"Yeah, I was a little thrilled to hear about it. But I'm pretty sure that Bentley is still not taking it well." Ben starts to look a little hurt, wondering if his other Uncle still loves him.
"Does Uncle Bentley think I'm annoying?" He asked as he looks up at Sly, who shakes his head.
"That's not true, Ben. He loves you! Just like my pal, Murray. But Uncle Bentley just thinks it's not okay for a child your age to be wondering around this place,"
"Why?" The curious foxcoon asked, tilting his head a little.
"Because there's a few gagets and other things in here that could be an un-comfortable envorment for a small child." Ben understold every word.
"You and Uncle Bentley, even Uncle Murray don't need to worry about me, Daddy. I'll be really good, I swear!" He promises while crossing his heart. Sly chuckles and kisses his forehead.
"I know you will sweetie." Bentley wheels himself into the living room, along side with Penelope, who sees Benjamin.
"Sly...who's this?" Sly smiles at her.
"This is my three year old son, Benjamin. Didn't Bentley and Murray tell you and Dimitri about him?" Penelope looks at Bentley, who shrugs.
"Sorry Sly, but I forgot to tell her and Dimitri all about Ben." Sly nods, and Ben tugs on his father's shirt, which makes Sly look down at him.
"Who's Dimitri, Daddy?"
"Dimitri is another one of my friends. He's also another one of your Uncles" Ben nods.
"Where is he?"
"Yeah, were is he, Bent?" Bentley shruges.
"I don't know, probable in the basement again. He does live down there, after all." Sly nods and Ben climbs off from his lap and starts his way aound the living room, looking at every single curious thing that cought his eye.
Penelope walks over towards Sly and sits next to him, giving him a hug.
"Congrats on being a father, Sly." She whispers into his ear.
"Thanks," He re-plies back.
"But one question: Who's Ben's mother?" Sly grins.
"Carmelita." She grins back.
"Figures; I kinda knew it would be her. You talked about her all the time. And once you've came back to us, you've been mooning and crying for her when you were depressed." Sly turns his head towards Ben, everyone watches the small foxcoon looking through everything, getting more intrested with every object that he saw, or was able to pick up with his bare hands. Sly smiles, and Penelope giggles.
"He sure is curious about almost everything about the Safe House." Sly chuckles and agrees with her.
"He's just like you Sly, even looks like you." Murray complaments his lofe long friend, who thanks him as he continues to watch his son's every move.
Ben sees a jar of small dimonds on top of a high shelf and goes after it. Amused and amazed, Bentley laughs a little as he turns to Sly, while they're all watching him climb up the shelf.
"Yep, he's your son alright, Sly." Sly couldn't help but to laugh at that, until he sees a small stake of magazings onto of the shelf. Worried, he hoped Ben doesn't slip and fall, but luckly, he doesn't and reaches the dimond jar. Ben gets one dimond out and turns his head towards Sly.
"Daddy! Look what I got!" Sly smiles and walks over towards him.
"You're right Bentley, He's my son alright." Ben starts to climb back down, he slips on the magazings and starts to fall, until Sly catches him just in time.
"Oh my God, Oh my God..." Sly says repededly and quietly patting his son's back and trying to calm him down.
"Are you okay, Ben?" Sly asked.
"I-I think so. Falling down from that shelf scared me." Sly rubs his head.
"How about we get your things upstairs right now?"
Ben nods and Sly grabs his son's bag and carries both that and Ben in his arms up the stairs, into his room.
Sly opens his bedroom door and welcomes Ben to come inside, which he does. Ben looks around his father's room: One bed with blue covers, same color as Sly's shirt and cap. There was a desk, a book shelf, one window, newspaper laid around on one corner of the room, a dresser, and the Thieveous Raccoonus lying on the desk.
The Thievous Raccoonus cought Ben's eye, so he slowly walks up towards the desk, wanting to get a closser look. Sly places Ben's bag next to his bed, then sees Ben wanting to get a closser look at the legendary Cooper Thieving book. Smiling with a proud look on his face, he walks up towards his desk and walks back to his bed with the book in his hands, sitting down and picks Ben up and sits him on his lap.
"You see this book, Ben?" He nods.
"This book is called: "The Thevous Raccoonus"! It's the book that was started about 3,000 years ago, by the first thieving Cooper of all time: Slytunkhamen Cooper I, which he passes down the book to his son, Slytunkhamen Cooper II. Slytunkhamen Cooper II created the Cooper Vault, which is where every single of your ancestors placed all of their treasures and fortunes in, on a secret island. Slytunkhamen Cooper III, which was the son of Slytunkhamen Cooper II, well...not much is known of him. But the point is...this book was around for thousands of years. And nothing would make me happier than to see you giving this book and carry on the Cooper Legacy. I can't force you to do anything, remember that Ben, you can be and do whatever you wish. But if-"
"I want to be a thief!" Ben says happily, bouncing on Sly's lap.
"Now Ben, are you sure? Because remember what I said: "I can't force you, you can do anything you wish"."
"And I wanna be a thief when I grow up! I want to do all the cool things you do, Daddy!" Ben hugs him. Sly smiles and kisses his forehead.
"Are you sure?" Ben nods.
"I do, I do, I really do." Ben clams, proving his point.
Sly smiles and kisses his forehead again. Ben's stomach starts to growl.
"Are you hungry?" Sly asked Ben, who's holding his stomach. Ben nods and Sly puts the book back on is desk, then carries Ben back downstairs to get dinner with the others.
Ben was sitting down at his seat, drawling on a few pieces of paper that Penelope gave him. Murray and Sly were working on dinner, which was meat loaf. Once dinner was ready, everyone sat down, and once ben tried some of the meat loaf, he smiles and looks at Sly.
"I love this!" He says happily, which makes Sly and the other smile.
"Thank you, Ben." He says, everyone else thanks him as well.
The door to the basement opens, Dimitri walks into the kitchen, looking tierd.
"Jesus, somebody close those blinds." He says, covering his eyes. Bentley closes the blinds and Sly looks at Dimitri.
"Dimitri! There's a child here! Watch your mouth!" Penelope snaps at him.
"What?" Dimitri sees Benjamin looking at him.
"Who the hell is this?" He asked, pointed at him. Sly, shocked, covers his son's ears.
"Dimitri! This is my son!" Sly says disapointed to him. Sly shakes his head and looks at everyone else.
"What's up with him?" Penelope, Bentley, and Murray exchained looks, then Bentley looks at Sly.
"He went to a night club two nights ago, turns out he'd taken too many boe's and cigrets." Sly stares at Dimitri.
"And he's still drunk?" He asked in complete shock. Penelope nods, so does Murray.
"Yeah, he snuck some boes back home."
"And that's what he's been doing downstairs this whole time?" They nod.
"Well, it was nice seeing you again Sly and little fox...raccoon...thingy. But if you excuse me..." He grabs a plate and goes back downstairs.
Sly takes his hands off of Ben's ears, who looks terrified.
"Hey scares me, Daddy." Sly could tell that Ben wasn't okay with Dimitri just yet. He could also tell that DImitri wasn't going to be himself for a while. Not to mention that he's going to have to make a mental note, telling him to punch Dimitri for calling his son a "thingy", but understood that it was the boes talking, not him. But still...he's not letting anyone getting away for dissing off Benjamin like that.
After dinner, Sly thought of going out back with Ben. Ben wanted to play catch and a few other things, which is what Sly felt like would help him get over the fact that Dimitri said that thing about Ben earlier.
"Hmm...where's my little buddy?" Sly asked himself, playing hide and go seek with Ben. Ben was hiding on top of a tree branch. Being only three years old, Sly and Carmelita are amazed that he's able to do very good at climbing, possible because he was born will all of Sly's thief skills. Ben tries to hold back all of his giggles, until he turns his head to the left and sees Sly sitting down next to him with a grin.
"I see that you thought you could out-smart your old man," Ben giggles.
"You're not old Daddy, I think your so young that you could be eighteen." Sly chuckles and brabs him and gives him a nuggy.
"Haha, well...I'm still young, but I'm only twentyfive years old." Bentley calls for Sly, and finds him jumping back onto the ground with Ben in his arms.
"You called, Bent?"
"Yep. Carmelita called, she wants to know if everything is doing good."
"Of course everything is fine." Sly tells him.
Once Bentley goes back inside, Sly looks up at the sky, it was looking like it was getting late, so they went back inside.
Sly had gotton an inflatable bed into his room for Benjamin, which he was gratful for. Sly had giving Ben a bath, gotton him a snack, helped him into his pj's, and tucked him into bed.
"Can you please tell me a story from that book, Daddy?" He asked, reforing to the Thieveous Raccoonus.
Sly smiles and nods.
"Okay," He grabs the big book and sits down on the bed with Ben. Ben climbs back onto his lap and Sly opens the book and turns through a few pages, until he stoped at "Connor Cooper", Sly's father.
"Who he?" Ben asked, pointing to Connor's picture, Sly smiles at the picture of his dad.
"That's my father, your grandpop."
Ben looks through it some more, then turns the page, seeing a raccoon that looked like Sly and Connor.
"Who's he?" Sly's smile fades away, and sighs.
"H-he's...my older brother...Conway Cooper." Ben looks at the picture, then up at Sly.
"So...does that mean that he's my?"
"Yes...your REAL Uncle." Sly sighs and turns the page, it was him.
Ben was now looking through everything his father had written down and everything else.
"Is this all the stuff that you did, Daddy?" Sly nods.
"Yep, everything place that I've been. In fact, we're going on a hiest soon, out of Paris and going to three diffrent areas. Ben's eyes widen.
"Can I come, Daddy?" He asked excited. Sly was proud that his sone's taking a huge intress in thieveing, but couldn't help but to keep him safe. Ben and Carmelita was his whole world, and if something had happend to any of them...he'll NEVER forgive or live with himself.
"It can get pretty dangerous out there, Ben. I'm not sure, but we'll talk about that with Mommy and my friends, okay?" Ben nods, then yawns as he starts lying down in bed.
Sly kisses his forehead and wishes him goodnight, then gets himself ready for bed himself, and he got into his own bed, falling asleep.
Ben wakes up, terrified for his dear life. He'd had just woken up from a nightmare. He looks around the dark room, only the moon light from the window was the only light source. Ben slowly gets out of the bed, holding his blankey tight as he slowly makes his way across the room, towards his sleeping father. He then slowly taps Sly's forehead, Sly begins to stir and sees his little boy standing in font of him.
"Hi Benny," He says sleepy. He then notices some tears stained on his face, a scared look on Ben's face.
"Aw, what's the matter, Ben?" He asked, starting to yawn again.
"I had a bad dream Daddy...can I sleep with you?" Sly smirks and pulls the covers up, Ben climbs up and snuggles next to his father; Sly then pulls the covers back down, wrapping them around both him and Ben. Ben was giving enough comfort that he was safe, then falls asleep with Sly.
~THE NEXT MORNING~
Sly stirs as he gets up. He yawns and streches, then he notices that Ben isn't in bed with him anymore, let along his bed across the room was empty, except for his blankey, pillow, and covers. Sly gets a shirt on and makes his way downstairs and finds Ben at the kitchen table with everyone else.
Ben turns around with a smile, then makes his way over towards Sly, holding a try of food.
"Good morning, Daddy!" Sly looks down at both Ben and the tray of food.
"What's this?" He asked.
"Your breakfast Daddy, Happy Father's Day!" Sly smiles and hugs Ben, along with a forehead kiss.
"Thank you Benny, for a nice breakfast." The breakfast was Cooper symble shaped pancakes, probably the help from Bentley, Murray, and Penelope. There was also some orange juice, and two slices of bacon.
"Did you make this yourself?" Sly said, encouriging Ben.
"No, I had some help by Uncle Bentley, Uncle Murray, and Aunty Penelope." Sly nods and thanks his friends as well.
When Sly was done with his breakfast, he picks Ben up onto his lap.
"That was very tasty Ben, you should be a famous cook." Ben blushes.
"Thanks Daddy, but I still want to be a thief."
Once Ben was dresses, and everything was paked up, Carmalita came by the Safe House and picked up Benjamin.
"Were you good for Daddy?" Ben nods.
"It was the best night ever!" Sly walks over to Carm and kisses her.
"He had a great time. In fact, we was able to climb on top of the shelf in the living room and had gotton himself a little dimond." Carmelita looks at Ben in her arms, who's holding a little dimond. Carmelita laughs and kisses his cheek.
"Wow, he must be a future thief, just like you Sly." Sly shruges.
"Well...he did tell me that he wants to be a thief. And wants to go on a hiest with me and the gang in a few months. I told him that me and you will talk it over; I've already talked with the gang, and they said they didn't mind."
Ben puts the dimond back in his bag, then looks up at his mother.
"Are you and Daddy going to get married, Mommy?" Carmelita and Sly smiles and looks at each other, then looks at Ben.
"What made you ask that, Ben?" Carm asked him.
"It's because Daddy loves you, and you love him." Carm blushes, Sly chuckles and kisses her.
"Hmm, I think I'll have to do something about that..." Sly thinks to himself.
Ben and Carmelita leaves, wishing him a Happy Father's Day and that they'll be back soon, so that the three of them can have some time together for Father's Day.
Sly sits in the living room with everybody else, thinking about the marriage question that Ben had asked earlier. He sighs and thinks about it some more.
"Guys," Sly said, causing them to look at him.
"I've been thinking about what Ben asked me and Carm when he was picked up. And I believe that I've made my official choice." He takes out a black box and opens it, revealing a dimond ring.
"You're going to propose?" Murray asked.
"Yeah," Sly responds.
"About damn time!" Dimitri says, making everyone laugh.
"Yeah...I know that she loves me as much as I love her. We have a son together, and I just want him to have a good life, so I'm going to marry Carm."
Sly's friends thought it was a perfect idea, so did Sly, he just couldn't wait to ask her out and propose to her, the love of his life.
What will Carmelita say? "Yes" of course! lol
Until the next chapter, bye! ^^
P.S.: The title 4 this chapter "It's my Father's House", is a name of a Christen Song.
ANOTHER THING: Conway Cooper is from "DEMENTEDRACCONUS" from Deviant Art as well!