Sakura, The Diamond, & A Little Fox
Take Me to the Moon 6.12
Fiona looked down at her second child, Sakura, Cherry Blossom. She was a peaceful little baby, very calm.
Yuki was recovering well from the birth, and the family was having some family leave together, bonding.
They hadn’t known what to expect from Misa,
but he was quite pleased, and quite proud, to be a big brother now.
Back at the legacy house, Fearghus was wasting no time, now that he and Alyse had declared their love the night before.
“You know that movie line, you complete me?” he asked… “Well, I know it’s cheesy, but it is so true.”
“I’m not whole without you,” he said.
Alyse believed him, because she felt the same way. They’d been almost everything to each other, their whole lives.
“Will you marry me?” he asked, on one knee, in supplication.
“Get up, you,” she said, pulling him towards her, and kissing him.
“Yes,” she said, with a twinkle in her eye.
They grinned like crazy, thinking of all the trouble they could get into now, as the ultimate partners in crime.
They started with the closet. And Alyse moved in that night.
Other than Fearghus’ muscly body, she got lots of use out of the pool,
and the piano
A few days later, Zoe was soaking in a warm tub, breathing deeply through contractions. Somehow, in twenty-something years, she’d totally forgotten how much it hurt.
Soon, she realized the bathtub wasn’t cutting it, and woke Fearghus to take her to the hospital.
The boy at the counter was taking way too long to check her in.
“Do you realize what a high risk pregnancy this is?” Zoe uncharacteristically fussed.
“Fox,” she named him. A little dark-eyed boy with her skintone. She wondered what features of Ewan she would be able to see, as he got older.
And as she held Fox, she wished with all her heart Ewan could see him, could be here to share this.
Fearghus, like Misa, was quite pleased with his little sibling, and relieved his mom and Fox had safely come through the birth.
He knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, Alyse and he would be Fox’s parents, for most of his life. His mom was frail. But then again, with Fox to care for, she had a new motivation to keep her young.
“Don’t worry, little brother, I’m here.”
Alyse helped, without being pushy. When Zoe was napping, she quietly changed his diaper, and talked to him.
“I love you, too, Little Fox,” she said.
- Alyse and Fearghus are SO cute together. They are definitely meant to be.
- The MC Command Center “pause on active labor,” worked! I was able to zip over to Fiona’s for Sakura’s birth, and name her, and see how everyone was doing. I didn’t stay long at all because of Zoe’s age, but it was nice.
- I wanted Zoe to give birth at the hospital, but I seem to have a glitch, which I am guessing has something to do with Fearghus being in the medical career. The only available interactions, once she arrived there, were career interactions. She was not able to register or give birth. So I took her back home.