Laura goes into labour a little earlier than expected.
Carmilla nicknames their daughter flea because she’s so tiny.
Laura daring her to make a single joke about bursting into flames inside the church in front of grandma at the christening.
Carmilla having the deepest maternal intuition, waking up at least six times a night just before the baby starts to stir loud enough to wake Laura.
Laura bragging over lunch to their friends how good the baby is, how she sleeps all the way through the night except for feeds, how she hasn’t felt this refreshed since the summer after finals.
Carmilla barely nodding along with bloodshot eyes as she falls asleep into a bowl of soup.
Laura having to steer bedtime stories back to age approriate topics.
“Can you please stop telling our tiny, very precious, innocent little baby about the time you killed King Otto I and ended the sovereignty of Bavaria?”
“Scared she’ll get ideas Cupcake?”
“Just this once can you stick to James And The Giant Peach like you promised.”
Laura terrified their babbling daughter will use a gender affirming word like auntie or uncle around LaFontaine.
Carmilla and LaFontaine thinking it’s hilarious and coming up with gender neutral titles over text message like pibling, weirdo, boof and LaFontaine’s favourite: The Governor.
LaFontaine bringing a birthday present to their daughter’s first birthday party and the second they say it’s something they’ve been working on in the lab, Carmilla volleys it out the window away from her toddler like a fucking grenade.
“It was just a toy that made different animal noises when you press different buttons…”
“Yeah nice try,” Carmilla scowls and picks her daughter up to her hip, “knowing your engineering it probably would have summoned hellhounds from the seventh gate.”
Originally owned by Queen Therese of Bavaria, Princess of Saxe-Hildburghausen (b.1792-1854) who bequested the jewels to her second son, King Otto of Greece, Prince of Bavaria (b.1832-1862). As he and his wife, Queen Amalia of Greece, Princess of Oldenburg b.(1818-1875), were childless these jewels were handed down to the king’s nephew, Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria (b.1859-1949), thence by descent. The parure is known within the family as the ‘Queen Amalia Parure’.