I’ve made a huge mistake!
In hindsight I guess I should have realised that picking a dad from Queenstown was a bad idea…Its Dale’s hometown, he grew up here, any past that he has is here. How was I supposed to know I was about to walk into the middle of an old and unresolved rivalry?…
The babies are already toddlers and Dale still isn’t speaking to me, he’s also started sleeping in gym above the garage.
While I had been falling asleep in the nursery.
That’s not to say Dale hasn’t been great with the kids. Nothing there seems to have changed, he just seems unable or unwilling to talk about what happened, at least not to me. The only response I’ve been getting is “Not yet, Luc” or “We’ll talk about it later” and then we don’t. One thing though, he’s still here….
He was right there when the babies were delivered…I welcomed my third set of quadruplets, at the time I wondered if their arrival would improve things between Dale and I or just make them worse…so far there has been no real change.
First born was a daughter that I named Breyan was born with the traits Friendly & Loves the Outdoors.
My son Akir received the traits Absent Minded & Athletic.
Second son Ryne who was born with the traits Friendly & Couch Potato.
and finally a second daughter Iselle. Who was born with the traits Loves the Outdoors & Excitable.
It wasn’t until later when I really thought about it that I realised that up until the arrival of the newest quadruplets, Dale had been the only father from Queenstown. Loise and Alene’s dad was a genie, I’d found him in a bottle….. Malevin and Aisling’s dad may have been local, but he was a ghost like Malevin and who knew how long he’d been one.
Let me just say that my choice for the last father had not been my best, but it’s not like I had a clue that this one was going to cause problems. At least not until it was too late to change it….
It had all started out like any other day, Dale had once again been away and of course I was again looking for that next father. I had also realised that I had exhausted any means of getting pregnant while staying at home. I needed to be out in the community, it was the only way I was ever going to met anyone new.
His name was Nicholas Crawford and he said he was visiting family in town. He seemed nice enough, not that I was really worried about that but it makes it all easier.
We spent a fair amount of time just chatting we even made a couple of snowmen and an igloo together. It was a fun day.
When he kissed me I decided that I had been delaying the inevitable all day and I invited him to join me in the igloo.
It was only afterwards that I realised my mistake….
He’d known exactly who I was and worse he knew Dale. He had found me with the intent of causing problems. With his phone to his ear he made a call, “Hey Dale. Its Nick, I just introduced myself to your girl…” Nicholas said grinning like a kid at christmas, “I can see why you like her so much.”
Even I could hear the response on the other end. Nick covered the mouthpiece and whispered to me,”He sounds mad”
“Listen buddy, I’ve gotta go. Lucia looks a little mad at me.” he said as he hung up the phone.
“Why on earth would you do that!!” I screamed at him when he got off the phone.
“Because I could” Nick snarled, “maybe next time he’ll think before interfering in something that has nothing to do with him”
“I have no idea what you mean by that!”, I said.
“Oh I know, but he does”, Nick said pleasantly. “Let him know I’ll see him soon.”
A/N: Breyan and Ryne’s skin tone took me by surprise, I had been waiting for Rhuarc skin tone to skip for most of the first 50 or so kids…and it never did and then I read that it couldn’t so now….I’m confused. 😕