I created a motivational monster. Last fall when I started running, I would occasionally push Summer in the stroller. I was out of shape and would get winded and had to start walking. Well I would always say “Ready, Set, Go!” then start running again. She wasn’t talking much yet but would giggle and go WEEEEEE!
I kept doing it the sat several months when we would do family walks around the neighborhood or even with a shopping cart at the grocery and then take off.
Now, anytime I use the word “Ready” in a sentence she will say “Set, Go!” The coolest thing is that she has a hard time saying any words with an S at the beginning. It’s been hard for her to transition from the s sound to another sound, but by doing this it’s definitely helped her expand to more words than Set. Kids are so damn cool.
As I was sitting in my car today waiting for class I thought of a band I haven’t actively listened to in years. Every once in a while I’ll look up an old song by them but I haven’t actually looked them up until today and I’m glad that I did. In a weird way, I’m incredibly proud of who they’ve become as a band and as individuals. It’s astonishing to see how they’re sense of style has changed over the years and to be honest Bill’s hair was one of the main reasons I started listening to them (😅) I wish that I had been a more devoted fan when I was younger, but I’m really like their music again, and I’m happy about it. Their songs are really deep and meaningful and they’re just great people. You should look them up if you don’t know about them.
Gather round children, it’s time for the finale (((((:
I roll over, sighing as all my weight shifts with me. I
get a hard kick in my diaphragm for my movement, and I hiss as I set my hand
on my stomach, feeling the foot pushing there. With a huff, I roll again, and
this time get another kick in my side. “If the two of you don’t stop moving in
there, I’m pushing you out right now.” I growl, as I massage the spot. Cody
snorts at the end of the bed before rolling over when I shift my leg a little
more and accidentally almost shove him off.
morning at this point, and I still can’t sleep. I feel like a balloon is
expanding in my stomach, and technically it has been since day one of this
stupid pregnancy. No one told me twins were an option though, and I certainly
wouldn’t have agreed to try for a baby if I knew two were going to be coming
blankets back, I climb out of bed, feeling both of the babies shift drastically
inside of me. I gasp softly at that, still not used to it even after all these
months. Technically, I’m not supposed to be getting up anymore, per Doctor
Wallace’s orders, but I can’t take this anymore, I need to walk around. I need
some tea, and I need a walk, I tell myself as I get up.
his head and then panting happily, he crawls off the bed and then follows me
out of the bedroom. He trots along beside me in the hall, and I pat his head as
I slowly enter the kitchen and open the fridge. To eat, or not to eat? I hum to
myself as I look everything over. My hand instantly falls to my stomach like it
had been doing for the past couple weeks, and I caress one of the heavy spots
while I hum a soft tune that had been on the radio today.
in God’s name are you doing up right now? It’s 3 in the morning.” Cal’s sleepy
voice grumbles in the doorway. I glare at him over my shoulder, not the least
bit surprised that he was awake still. Shifting aside a pack of frozen meat, I
grab the carton of yogurt and reply simply, “I’m hungry.”
He rubs his
eye with the palm of his hand and then asks sleepily, “Do you want me to make
you something? You shouldn’t be up walking around love.”
I snort at
that and then walking across the kitchen, I pull open the drawer and reach in
for a spoon. One of the babies kicks lazily, as if to punctuate his point. I
frown deeply at that and then close the drawer with my hip. “It’s good for me
to walk around. Besides, they’re not that heavy.”
I glare at him
again as I pass and make my way into the living room. Cody follows dutifully,
his eyes on me as I sink onto the couch and he comes to join me. He had been
following me around for days lately, whining and crying when I left him alone
in a room. Shade had joked that it was because he saw Cal being protective of
me and had taken it upon himself to be that way too. There were one to many
protective things in this apartment now though, and it was getting stifling.
Cal follows me and stands in the doorway, running his fingers through his hair
to try and tame it. I eat a spoonful of yogurt and then glance at him and
tease, “Oh please, don’t be such a worrywart. I’ve got another three weeks
before they’re even close to being due.”
his lips into a tight line and says, “Ada said that twins are unpredictable
Mare, that they can come at any second…”
you just,” I pause then, my mind going a hundred different directions at once.
Oh I couldn’t pass up this opportunity, not after he had done this to me. Not
that it was entirely his fault, it was mine too, I had been the one to start
grumbling about wanting a baby after Farley had had one. My mother had immediate
looked at me after she had held her first grandchild and had narrowed her eyes
before teasing lightly that babies tended to come in groups. She couldn’t have
been more wrong and right at the same time. It had taken Cal and me exactly a
year after Nico’s birth to conceive. I had cried holding the pregnancy test,
and had called him to tell him while he was at work. After that, things had
been great until I’d popped weeks before Farley had. My mother had looked me
over and asked if I was eating okay. I’d been furious at her insinuation that I
wasn’t following the strict pregnancy diet that I had laid out after doing research.
I’d dragged Cal to my doctor and she had confirmed with a laugh that I was
pregnant with twins. I had made Cal sleep on the couch that night, and he was
probably still confused why did that. In all honesty, I had been pissed that I
wasn’t going to be pushing out just one baby, and I had thought it was his
fault as much as my own.
for all the coddling that he knew I hated, payback would be a bitch.
god,” I whispered as I set the yogurt carton down and set my hand on my
stomach. He straightens in the doorway, his eyes widening to the size of moons
as he asks, “What? What is it?”
oh my god…I think my water just broke.”
stiff as a pole for a solid minute and then tears out of the room shouting, “I
told you! I told you that you should have just stayed in bed! Just wait there,
I’ll grab everything you need. WHAT THE HELL DO YOU NEED? I mean do you need-“
and then grabbed my yogurt carton again and then sank back into the pillows on
the couch before shifting and propping my feet up. Cody huffs in worry from his
position by the door where he had sprinted to after Cal had taken off. I laugh
at his confused reaction to Cal and then say, “Come here Cody, everything’s
back over to the couch and then turns in a few circles before sinking into the
spot where I can still stroke his head and scratch him behind the ears. The
babies kick and squirm and I wince as I set my hand on my stomach to massage
it. Cal comes running by the doorway on his way out the door and I laugh as I
called him back. He turns around and then says, “Don’t worry, I’m just going to
go down and the start the car, and then I’ll come back up and-“
not in labor, calm down, it was a joke.” I laugh out loud at the confused look
on his face, and then turn back to my yogut the bag he’s holding slams onto the
floor and he hisses, “That was not funny, Mare.”
it was, and that’s all the matters.” I say as I stick my tongue out at him. He
crosses the room and then sinks onto the couch. He watched me with narrowed
eyes for a few seconds before sighing and leaning back into the couch to look
up at the ceiling. “It was pretty funny.”
reaction was priceless. I wish I’d gotten it on video.” I reply casually as
lick the back of my spoon to get the excess yogurt off. Cal turns his head to
look back at me, and with a smile, he slowly lays down to rest his head on my
stomach. I groan at that and then try to push him away saying, “Get off! You’ll
and then intertwining his fingers with mine he says, “They’re hyper tonight.”
Rolling my eyes,
I run my other hand through his hair before saying, “They got your restless
his lips in annoyance and then grumbles, “They’re not restless…”
I laugh at
that and watch as he slips his fingers out of mine and traces patterns on the
slit of skin that appeared after my shirt rode up slightly. The baby’s seem to
still at their father’s touch, and I lay my head back as his touch lulls me to
sleep too. I could fall asleep on this couch, and I was more than willing to as
well. Outside, the summer morning is young, and the sky carries the bright
lights of New York. In a few weeks, there would be two more lives to live, to
prosper, to fall in love, and to grow old in it as well. Through heavy eyelids,
I glance down at Cal who appears to have fallen asleep. With a smile I close my
eyes as well, letting my hand drop from his hair. “I love you,” I whisper
softly. To my surprise I feel his lips quirk into a smile on my skin as he
presses a delicate kiss on my stomach and then whispers, “I love you all, so
much more than you will ever know.”
I believed every
word of it too, I always have, and I always will.
And that concludes
the modern au. Sorry if ya’ll were expecting there to be actual babies but I’m
too lazy. BUT!!!! YA’LL CAN CHECK OUT MY NEXT SET OF MODERN AU’s THAT IS
CONVIENIENTLY TITLED NURSEY VERSE and may or may not feature the bebes dealing
with a bebe ((((((((((((: The first chapter should be up soon. Once again it
features a modern mare and cal, and mostly just the two of them with cameos
from others in the series. (: Stays tuned for it!!! (:
I hate my life, I can’t sit still for One more single day I’ve been here waiting for, Something to live and die for Let’s run and hide Out of touch, out of time Just get lost without a sign As long as you stand by my side,
In your shadow I can shine In your shadow I can shine In your shadow I can shine Shine.
Love is a game for everyone But this is you and me We had a thousand lies than wanted We have hurricanes and suns Hey, don’t you know we just begun? Come pain, come hurt See the halo Hey, hey, halo! Come pain, come hurt See the halo Hey, hey, halo Hey, hey, hey! Hey, hey, hey!
We meet somewhere One night to share Just you and me We spread the seed Our schedule So natural
Human connect to human Boy meets girl, know what to do Human connect to human How can I connect to you Human connect to human Boy meets girl, know what to do Human connect to human How can I connect to you
You’re automatic and your heart’s like an engine, I die with every beat. You’re automatic and your voice is electric, Why do I still believe? It’s automatic, every word in your letter. A lie that makes me bleed. It’s automatic when you say things get better. But they never… There’s no real love in you. There’s no real love in you. There’s no real love in you. Why do I keep lovin’ you?
Running through the monsoon Beyond the world, To the end of time, Where the rain won’t hurt Fighting the storm, Into the blue, And when I lose myself I think of you, Together we’ll be running somewhere new Through the monsoon. Just me and you
You are Penelope Bunce. One day, while studying, you discover a powerful time-traveling spell that allows you to briefly visit any moment within the last two years. You travel back to that moment, but your arrival causes a change of events that alters one detail of your present.