After I said goodbye to Tulip and Finch my mother pulled me aside.
“Jo, why don’t you go out somewhere and relax we can look after the kids tonight,” Eliya said.
“Really mum?” I glanced at my father. Did they know what usually happened whenever I managed a moment away from my kids? The idea made me a little uncomfortable.
“Of course, it will give us a chance to spend some more time with them” she insisted “we’ll be leaving in the morning, we need to make sure Emmett hasn’t burnt down the house yet”
When I finally reached it I was glad that I had remembered to bring along my swimming costume as one of the bars was in the pool. I looked around the area to see if anyone was about. Lets face it, Tulip and Finch had moved out and Novus would not be far behind them and in the morning Prim, Moon and Bracken would be celebrating their birthdays – I needed a man.
The most likely looking candidate was at the pool bar so I went over to introduce myself and order a drink. He introduced himself as Leo and when we had both finished our drinks he took my hand and led me over to the side of the pool.
“I thought the spa may be more fun.” he said, “care to join me?”
“Sure” I answered.
He leaned back and closed his eyes while he waited for me to get in. I glanced around, decided I was brave enough and after a brief struggle with my clothing joined Leo in the spa.
Leo didn’t seem at all put off by my sudden nakedness and put his arm around my shoulders.
We stayed in the spa for a while getting to know each other.
After a while I got impatient with the delays dragged Leo out of the spa and kissed him, it was always dangerous getting to know my children’s potential fathers and this time I didn’t want to allow myself time to get attached.
It was time for the triplets birthday. My parents stayed and help me out with the birthdays.
My mother Eliya brought Primrose to her cake, while I took care of Bracken and Moonbeam.
Bracken received the Proper trait.
Primrose received the Mooch trait.
Moonbeam received the Excitable trait.
After birthdays were complete I decided to get the kids out of the out of the house and go down near the water to eat lunch.
I made hotdogs for everyone and all of the kids seemed to enjoy them.
After a couple of hours we all headed home, mostly tired but happy. Moonbeam seems to have an almost boundless energy and spent the afternoon pretending to be our Queen.
Because everyone was exhausted and didn’t really feel like cooking something for elaborate for dinner I once again made hotdogs.
I accidentally dropped one, hopefully no-one noticed .
I served the hot dogs to the kids out by the pool. Moonbeam seemed to have been the only one who had noticed my little accident but she didn’t tell her siblings.
Novus decided to spend some time in the pool afterwards. He stayed in far longer than was wise. It was still spring and sometimes the evenings would get cold, far to cold for Novus to stay outside in the pool.
A little while later I realised that Novus had not come back inside and went out to find him. After a quick search I found him half-frozen just outside the pool and after locating my hairdryer tried to thaw him out.
Hopefully he has learnt his lesson and won’t stay out for quite so long again.
A/N: Please ignore the fact that Leo only has tattoos while he is in the spa. I didn’t notice the error until I was well past this part of the story. 😛