Headcanon that despite Christine and Erik trying for years, she never gets pregnant.
Instead of being heartbroken, the two decide to adopt. They bring four children into their home in the span of five years.
Their only daughter, and second oldest, was found wondering the streets as a small toddler after her grandmother’s home burned down. She’s shy, and has an immense fear of the dark and of being alone. She often clung to Erik’s leg during her first year with them. Eventually, she grows to become an avid reader and author. She has a few scattered burn scars across her arms and neck, but she’s never once felt ashamed of them. Erik made sure of that.
Their second child was left in a church immediately after his birth and has never known anything beside Christine and Erik as his parents. He’s incredibly curious and has a huge heart for animals.
And then came the twins, two boys that look entirely alike but act like total opposites. One loves to run and climb anything he can, and the other prefers to spend time with Christine- he’s the biggest Mommy’s boy in the world.
They are a happy family, and the children are loved and adored by both parents.