Mini Update: Meeting Ashlee
Take Me to the Moon 5.28b
Even though Eric now lived there, Delaney realized she hadn’t visited her best friend Ryleigh’s house, since before Ryleigh had died. Now Ryleigh’s daughter, Rachel, and Delaney’s youngest son, Eric, had a new baby together. Ryleigh’s older daughter, Rihanna, had also had a baby at the same time.
Eric answered the door. He’d called a little while ago to say the new moms were sleeping, and did Delaney want to come meet her new granddaughter, Ashlee, and Ashlee’s cousin, Marisa.
“We just got home from the hospital,” he said, looking exhausted and excited. “I didn’t know what it would be like to meet her, mom. I didn’t know she would be so perfect.”
Delaney just beamed at Eric, so happy for him, that he had someone who would need him, and look to him, and always be his family now.
“Can I see her?” she asked.
Delaney quietly went into the nursery and peeked into the bassinet. Her little Eric’s baby.
“Hello, Ashlee,” she said.
Ashlee gave a little cry, and Delaney asked if she could feed her.
As Delaney rocked Ashlee, she said to her and her little cousin, Marisa, “You two are going to be like Fiona and Felicity, I think. Growing up like sisters.”
Just then, Fiona arrived from school. “Did you say my name, Grandma?” she asked. ‘Which one is which?” she asked.
“This little darker one is Ashlee, Eric and Rachel’s baby, and the lighter one is Marisa, Rianna’s baby.”
Delaney handed Ashlee off to her cousin, Fiona, and picked up Marisa.
Zoe came running in as soon as she got off work, followed very soon by Ewan. They had both wanted another baby in the years before Alexander died, but hadn’t been able to conceive again after Felicity.
Zoe held Ashlee, and Ewan held Marisa.
Soon Rihanna got up and brought her supper to the nursery, to keep an eye on the babies while she ate.
And everyone headed back to Tesla Place.
- Zoe and Ewan both had try for baby wants after Felicity was born, but the house was too full, so they weren’t able to conceive.
- I’m so happy Delaney lived long enough to meet her third grandchild, Ryleigh’s grandchild, and her son Eric’s first child.
- A few outtakes:
Maddi, Delaney, and Zoe chatting about how creative Ewan is, one night after Ewan fell asleep.
Maddi and Delaney hang out a lot these days.
And Delaney and Alexander stole some moments in the observatory.