Concept: MareCal daughter named Theodosia
OooOo interesting concept.
Ok so ever since Mare dragged Cal into the theater and forced him to watch Hamilton with her,
even though he’s listened to the whole thing on Spotify and won’t admit it that he tears up a bit on “It would be enough” and knows every single lyric he fell in love with the name Theodosia after listening to “Wait for it.” Of course Farley and Shade get dragged along, and Farley’s already listened to it as well, but won’t admit to it due to Shade's inveitable teasing. She is officially hamiltrash, and secretly aspires to be Angelica. (Though don’t take my word for it, I haven’t finished listening to it, I know, I’m horrible)
“Theodosia!” Mare called out for what seemed like the hundredth time, cupping her hands around her mouth. “Theodosia! Cal!” No response. Again. Mare huffed out a sigh of frustration and fought the flutter of panic flapping around in her stomach. Surely they were both fine. Well, forget about Cal. He knew his way around the mall. It was Theodosia she was more concerned about. She fought her way through the tide of toddlers that swarmed by her legs. Mare cringed at the high pitched wails of a child nearby as he fell off the mini teeter totter. His mother, she assumed, rushed towards him.
Her eyes scanned the crowd, looking for one familiar, chubby little face. Her panic only increased tenfold as the minutes ticked by. Her phone had died a few hours earlier, and she had forgotten her wallet, so there was no chance of her using a payphone. Mare supposed she could ask for the money, but some foolish part of her rebelled at the thought of asking anyone for anything. And so, she continued on with her fruitless search.
11:58, her watch read. That meant she’d been searching for 20 minutes. Groaning, Mare raked a hand through her scalp, coming to the realization that she just be the worst mother in the world. How could she have possibly lost her child? Maybe this was how her mother had felt when Mare had slipped away while they were visiting an amusement park on a family vacation. Mare remembered being fascinated with the large machines. But mostly, it had been the adorable stuffed penguin that sat by the whack-a-mole booth. Long story short, sometimes she couldn’t help her tiny thieving fingers.
A small giggle drew her attention away from the memory. It seemed to come out of nowhere. Another giggle. Mare tilted her head, angling her ear to the noise. It sounded strangely familiar. Another voice responded. Deeper. Also familiar. Almost like–
Mare gritted her teeth and stomped off to the sound. Oh, when she got her hands on him, she would scream his ears off for worrying her like this.She came to a stop in front of a thin black net encasing the small ball pit. And sure enough, inside was Cal and Theodosia. She squealed as Cal tickled her sides, squirming in his arms. Her small hand grasped a yellow ball, and she hurled it at his face, temporarily distracting him. But Cal didn’t seem to mind at all. He only smiled wider. Mare thought she ought to have been feeling a bit maternal at the sight, but all she could think about was screaming at him.
Theodosia dived under the brightly painted balls, and Cal’s eyes widened. Mare was sure she looked the same. Theodosia popped up only a few seconds later, spitting a ball out of her mouth to reveal a wide toothed grin. Her amber eyes were bright with happiness. Mare breathed out a small sigh of relief. “Haha I won!” she said triumphantly, puffing out her chest a little in pride. Cal only shook his head in relief. “Of course you did, Dosi. Just don’t ever try that again. Not with your mother watching and plotting a way to murder me.” He scooped her up into his arms, turning to face Mare. She glared down at him, and he smiled sheepishly. “Sorry love, I lost track of time.” He slowly made his way out of the ball pit, as if stalling Mare’s inveitable scolding.
“You had me worried, Cal!” she cried. “Don’t you ever, ever do something like that again!” His expression softened her outburst. “Alright, alright. I truly am sorry. It won’t happen again.” He pressed a kiss to her forehead, and Mare leaned into him, wrapping her arms around Theodosia. “I’m sowwy too mommy. But it’s all daddy’s fault! I had nothing to with it,” Theodosia said, widening her eyes to a perfect picture of innocence. Mare smiled at her. “You’re quite the little actress, aren’t you? So what, your father forced you to play?”
“Yes! He tickled me until I agreed,” she protested. “I told him mommy would be mad but he gave me candy.” Mare raised her brow at Cal who flushed in response. “That was supposed to be our secret!” he whispered. Theodosia’s eyes went wide. “Oops,” she mumbled. Mare shook her head, sighing as she did so. “Come on you two. Let’s go home.”
Well that was my first prompt thingy. Hope you all enjoyed it!!