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"I want to go to Fandom, dammit!" Karla and Warren were arguing again. This had been happening more and more often as the temperature climbed, the humidity set in, and the baby they were still referring to as Nommy stubbornly remained where he was. Kayla had been more than a week late; it looked like her brother was going to try to beat that record. Why had Karla been cursed with such stubborn children? "Dammit, Warren, I wasn't asking for permission, I was informing you of my plans!"

No, really, she had no idea where they got it from.

Warren flared his wings, glad the molt had come and gone so that gesture was back to being intimidating, rather than pathetic. Not that Karla had ever been particularly intimidated by it. "It's spring," he growled. "And you still don't have Craft. Fandom's dangerous in the spring and I'm not going to have you trapped on the island while Portalocity sits on its thumbs during another crisis! A crisis you won't have Craft for!"

He understood that she was going stir-crazy in the estate; the last few weeks of carrying Kayla had been hard for her as well and she often felt suffocated by the overenthusiastic protection of the Court. But just because she was impatient to get away and see their friends again did not make it a good idea.

"Call Raven!" Karla snapped, hands on her hips. "She'll want to come with me anyway! And if Portalocity bails on us, she can bring me home!"

"Right, because a trip through the Netherverse is always a great--"

"Call Raven!" Karla's hands moved from her hips to her stomach.

"Karla, I'm really not comfortable--"

"No," she said, face going pale and breath hitching up. "I mean, call Raven. Your son had decided he doesn't want to visit the island today either."

Warren gaped at Karla for a second before his brain finished parsing what she meant. "Right!" he said, sweeping her up into his arms to run to the birthing chamber. Karla would have protested, but if this time went like last, she'd get plenty of walking in before this was all over with.

[For the empath, please! NFB for distance]

Date: 2016-04-05 02:09 pm (UTC)
trigons_child: (Teleport 2)
From: [personal profile] trigons_child
Raven didn't need to be called; she'd felt the first pangs of Karla's labor begin. She always kept an empathic thread stretched out to her loved ones when she was close enough, and with the birth drawing near, she wasn't about to go very far.

She teleported into the birthing chamber just as Warren entered carrying Karla and helped him get her comfortable. "At last this baby is ready to join the world," she said, beaming at Karla as she sent her a gentle pulse of comfort and affection.

Date: 2016-04-05 02:31 pm (UTC)
trigons_child: (Gentle smile)
From: [personal profile] trigons_child
Raven gave Karla a Look. "Whether he hurries or not, you are not going to Fandom today," she said gently. "You will need time to rest and recover your strength. Besides, once you see your new child, I doubt you will want to leave his side for awhile."

Date: 2016-04-05 02:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] trigons_child
"I will have tea and something to eat sent up from the kitchens," Raven said, trying not to smile too much at Karla's cranky stubbornness. She did, however, give Warren a glance and a smile.

Date: 2016-04-05 04:35 pm (UTC)
trigons_child: (Hand on hip)
From: [personal profile] trigons_child
"A nice herbal tea would be better for you and much more relaxing," Raven scolded affectionately, but she wasn't going to force the issue. She'd done all the research before Kayla's birth, and despite the common belief that pregnant women shouldn't drink coffee, a small amount was not harmful. Besides, she was right there to dispel any unwanted effects it might have.

Date: 2016-04-05 08:46 pm (UTC)
trigons_child: (Fingers to lips)
From: [personal profile] trigons_child
Raven sat down by Karla and clasped her hand. "But would that not make her evil?" she teased. "And I know I am not allowed to put evil in the Netherverse."

She glanced about for a moment, making certain all sharp or otherwise dangerous objects were well out of Karla's reach all the same. Not that she seriously expected her to enact any of her threats, but...just in case.


[Sorry for the sp -- I came home sick from work and will probably be passing out again for a few more hours shortly.]

Date: 2016-04-06 12:06 am (UTC)
trigons_child: (I have boobies!)
From: [personal profile] trigons_child
"Truly you are most merciful, my Queen," Raven said, keeping her face straight, though her lips twitched with suppressed giggles.

She shifted her position so she could put her hands on Karla's shoulders and gently knead them. "I have heard a second baby often comes quicker than the first," she said. "I hope that will be your case."

Date: 2016-04-06 03:11 am (UTC)
trigons_child: (Happy)
From: [personal profile] trigons_child
"And there will be no bells this time," Raven reminded her. "And I hope no requests to teleport the baby into a volcano."

Date: 2016-04-06 04:30 am (UTC)
trigons_child: (Wishful)
From: [personal profile] trigons_child
Raven didn't want to be scolded by the Healer, but she surreptitiously took some of Karla's pain into herself, sucking in a breath as she felt the contraction herself. She couldn't help but remember how during Kayla's birth, she'd been so filled with envy and desire for a child of her own. Her brother's power had been amplifying and twisting her own emotions, but they hadn't created them. She did still wonder if she'd ever have a child of her own, but Karina had been filling that void quite nicely.

"But worth it, is it not?" she said soothingly. "At least until your children and consort are all molting at the same time."

Date: 2016-04-07 04:49 pm (UTC)
trigons_child: (Arms around self)
From: [personal profile] trigons_child
"I have been speaking to the Healers about finding a way that we might make the experience less uncomfortable," Raven said, trying not to giggle at Karla's reaction. "But I fear there is nothing we can do about feathers being everywhere."

Date: 2016-04-22 04:02 pm (UTC)
trigons_child: (Pretty)
From: [personal profile] trigons_child
"Speaking of children," Raven said, hovering close enough to help if another contraction hit, but not too close so as to smother Karla, "would you like Kayla here to experience the birth of her brother?"


[ugh, so sorry I let this drop. I had pretty much zero downtime in Colombia and have been brain dead all this week as well.]

Date: 2016-04-26 12:09 am (UTC)
trigons_child: (Downward glance)
From: [personal profile] trigons_child
"Whatever you wish, of course," Raven said, slipping an arm around Karla's shoulders as she blunted the pain of the contraction. "I merely asked because some do celebrate a birth with family present. All of Azarath was there to witness my own birth."

Date: 2016-04-27 02:43 am (UTC)
trigons_child: (Listening)
From: [personal profile] trigons_child
As disillusioned as she'd become with the way she'd been raised, Raven would have to agree on the side-eyeing.

"I have no intention of trying to talk you into something you do not wish," she said. "I was merely asking. There will be no sideshow here, I promise. No sideshow, no bells, no volcanoes."

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