Blake began spending more time with Zaeli during the day, with Joe`s agreement; Blake worked as a contractor and had a flexible schedule, meaning he could hold Zaeli`s hand through the long days a young mother spends with a baby, accompany her to Costco and accompany her to the park. Joe would often come home to find her cuddly on the couch, and blake would get up abruptly. Joe was comfortable with anything but jumping off the couch. “He really doesn`t need to,” he tells his wife. “I feel like the bad guy or the cop.” Finally, Blake and Joe, from a closely related Boston family, saw a few Patriots games together; He began to feel to Blake the warmth one feels towards a brother-in-law that turns out to be more than bearable – a relief, mixed with a real affection. . . .