Dale had left the previous evening and unfortunately he wouldn’t be back for a couple of weeks. The rest of the household just got on with the everyday activities we usually used to occupy ourselves. Of course I also had to find the next father. For this pregnancy I decided to find an easy target. Genies are notorious for being willing to do almost anything for their freedom. My grandmother had been sending me all the Genie Lamps she could find since my last Genie father. I figured it was time to actually use one.
Of course I had to make sure that all my kids were busy first. I didn’t like the idea of parading the next father in front of my kids, especially since I was now engaged to Dale. It made more sense for me to make contact during the day while everyone else was at school. Of course someone else had an opinion on that! I had been preparing to summon the Genie when it suddenly became apparent that I was already pregnant. When had that happened?
I decided to still summon the genie. At least this way I would know if the genie was at least male and I could also make a wish. 🙂
I explained my deal with him. His freedom for a baby (when I wasn’t already pregnant of course).
When I wished for a large family he looked at me as if I was a little crazy.
He did agree to grant my wish for a large family and promised that he would think about the other proposal.
After putting the Genie back in his bottle, I went out into the backyard to relax with a little bit of painting. It had been quite a while since I had the time to indulge in one of my favourite past times.
It had taken me a while to realise that Adan had failed go to school today. I had to let him know that I was angry that he had skipped school and also with his current grades he would be very lucky if he even had the marks to graduate.
Over the next week Siedre worked on her Alchemy,
did a bit of reading,
and of course worked on her magic.
Jheran and Maeric continued to bond with their Imaginary Friends.
Niella continued to enjoy the rocking horse.
Adan became the first person to try out the new basketball hoop.
Soon enough it was time for Dale to arrive home. Our reunion was briefly interrupted by somebody asking me for an autograph. Guess I’m now famous in Queenstown?
The first chance I got I was welcoming him home. “I missed you” I told him.
”I missed you too”, he responded.. His eyes dropped to my expanding waistline.
“So you’re pregnant?” he asked.
“Of course” I told him, “That was the plan” I watched him trying to gauge his reaction, I still didn’t quite believe that he would stay when I started having more babies with other men.
“That’s great” he said. He laughed at the look of shock that I couldn’t hide. “Lucia, that was our deal remember? If I didn’t think I could handle it I wouldn’t have agreed to it.”
Taking his hand I pulled him towards the backyard, “By the way this time our plan totally failed”, I laughed.
“These babies are all yours” I informed him, poking him the chest before starting to climb the ladder to the treehouse.. “I found out the day after you left”
I could tell that he was shocked, I was nearly to the top of the ladder when he finally responded. “Luc, do you really think you should be climbing up there?” he asked, “Your pregnant!”
“Are you joining me up here or not?” I laughed.
It wasn’t long before the new babies decided they were ready to be born. Conveniently I had been napping in the nursery when I gone into labour. Unfortunately Dale freaked out about having the babies at home so we ended up at the hospital.
When we were at the front entrance I even had a cheer squad, although my daughter Jalani is better at jeering than she is at cheering.
Our trip to the hospital had a result that neither I nor Dale had anticipated.
We were blessed with four beautiful baby boys. Now that we knew what to look for, we also noticed that two of our new sons were werewolves like their father.
Taric was first-born, he arrived with the traits Absent-Minded and Loves the Outdoors.
Seirin was born with the traits Clumsy and Easily Impressed.
Rolan received the traits Hates the Outdoors and Absent-Minded.
and finally Bael was born with the traits Hates the Outdoors and Genius.
A/N: So… the Quads were NOT planned, I left Lucia and Dale in the middle of some romantic actions when I went to check on other members of the family. Next thing I knew there were baby chimes. I did deliberately make the genie wish for a large family but I wasn’t expecting quads… 😕 So my question is this: Should I include the quads in Lucia’s count or should they be extras? Let me know what you think. 😀