I laid my head back on the chair near where Condor, Cato, Ce Cee, and Canary stood. Each of them were adults and they were bickering about what kind of place they want to live. I sighed overly loud so they would stop talking for long enough so I could talk. "Guys, do you wanna move out so soon?" I asked, over the sound of Ellie's laughter. With all this noise, it was hard to focus on anything.
"Yeah mom," Condor said "We gotta hit the road sometime." I nodded and patted Eric's back so he would stop crying.
"Well, be safe. And call me as soon as you find a place." I smiled at them and they all rushed over for a quick kiss on the cheek and then they went single file out the door.
"Woah..." I looked at them close and scrached my brow. "Genetic flaw?" I questioned no one out loud.
"So, finally awake?" A hissing voice asked. I jumped but I knew that voice wasn't a human voice...it belonged to a cat who jumped up a step and onto the level ground where I was sitting.
"You can talk?"
"Of course I can! I'm a cat. A smart cat too."
I scratched my head, puzzled. "But cats can't usually talk!"
"Oh we can in this world. We're a great species."
I huffed and turned away from the cat who slinked around my legs. "I like your skin, it's very warm." the cat purred.
"Alright, what are we doing here?"
"The slender man has taken you." He said simply with a hiss. "He's a most feared creature with no face and no soul."
"You're the mother of a million. He wants an experienced breeder. You're just the person to go to. He would have perferred your mother though. Because she wasn't afraid of creatures like the slender man. She laid with the grim reaper and horrible creatures all the same. Including the one that birthed her you."
"My dad isn't a horrible creature. He's a human, like me."
"Have you ever been in a situation that no one else has been in? Have you changed the course of history by yourself? Have you time traveled into situations that no one believes you about?"
"Your mother and father together are a match made in heaven. If they would have made one mistake in having you...You had no way to even survive the intese chromosome disorders that you would have had. It's a miracle that you're here now!"
"Mom? Are you okay?" She asked instead, dropping her whiny drawl.
"I'm fine. I just think that I burnt dinner...that's all." She narrowed her eyes at the perfectly cooked chicken sitting on the stove.
"Yep. Tell Drema to leave you alone and please send your brothers and sisters down here...I need to talk to all of you."
"What do you think about going to where Grandma and Grandpa live? Drema, Diamond, and Destin, you've all lived there before. You just don't remember."
As my sentence ended, the phone rang. I picked it up and the screen read unknown. It scared me a little but I answered anyway.
"Ummm..." I pulled the phone away from my face, the woman's voice was slightly familiar.
"Oh right, it's Aphrodite!"
"You scared the shit out of me, Aph. What's up?"
"Not much, besides I'M GETTING MARRIED AND YOU HAVEN'T EVEN CALLED ME!."
"I'm sorry Aph! It's been so freaking hectic...Eden told me that you were getting married."
"Well, get your ass back here before I have to have the wedding without my maid of honor."
"Wait...when is it?"
"Next Saturday. It'll be in your best interest to drag over as many of those kids of yours as you can and spend the week with this cranky, best friendless, bridezilla!"
So that's when the repacking began. All the kids packed up all their toys into boxes and I stuffed a dresser full of clothes into my suitcase. I wasn't gonna tell my mom that we were moving back...It was just gonna happen and they'll all have to get over it. I was super afraid that the "I told you so." was coming as soon as I stepped off that plane.
I called Aph just as soon as I got settled and all the kids unpacked into the 5 rooms in the apartment.
"I'm home!" I shouted into the phone
"Oh my god, I'm coming over right now! Are you at your house?!"
"No, I rented an apartment. It's just outside of town. Roald way, apartment 5."
"I'm on my way."
It seemed that she didn't recognize me either, because she freaked out "God! You look so great!" I looked down at my skin and bone arms and flimsy hair. "Not really...You'll have to do a lot to get me ready for this shindig." She laughed and sat down on the couch.
I hurried out of the house with Eric and Ellie soon after Aph left. I felt bad about not even knowing about aunt Ness....That hurt a lot thinking that someone couldn't even call and tell me that my favorite aunt died. I opened the door and ran into my mom crying into my dad's shoulder. He was rubbing her back and telling her that it would be okay. They didn't see me come in, so I creeped up behind them and joined in the hug. It didn't quite end the cute, family way I expected though. My mom screamed and I was nailed right in the nose which then started to bleed.
"Just a few seconds ago..." I moaned, holding my nose which was now spewing blood.
Mom handed me a paper towel and I pressed it to my nose. She whispered a quick apology and rubbed my back in just the right place. "Whats the occasion?" dad said, grabbing moms hand.
"Aphrodite's wedding. And I just needed out of that place really badly. That, and I heard about aunt Ness..."
"It's been hard on your mom...Tonight just made it worse." Dad bit back something I knew he wanted to tell me but he waited for my response first.
"What's going on?"
Dad grabbed my arms and directed me to the couch where mom was sitting. I stared at the both of them, wondering what on earth was going on.
"Grandma isn't doing so well..."
"Wait...what's going on?"
"We aren't sure yet...She's got constant headaches and it's really concerning her doctors."
"God..." I whispered. "Are they doing anything?"
"They're trying," Mom sniffled. "But there isn't anything but tests they can do right now."
"It was the usual...a boring 3 hour ride on a plane that felt like forever." The baby kicked at my words and I pulled moms hand to the top of my stomach.
"Gosh, it's too early for you to already be at 30." She laughed and let go of my stomach and walked to the fridge.
"You shouldn't make a big deal over it...I've actually been thinking about it since you left my house. I think I'm here to stay."
"No big deal? We thought you were gonna stay away forever!" I laughed and took the cobbler from her.
"I think I've been spending enough time away from the place I grew up."
I about threw up swallowing down my cobbler. Mom looked at me weird but I had no explanation besides pointing at my stomach with a pained look on my face.
"Nope. You have this baby here, just to be safe!"
Dad heard my scream and came running into the room. Oh, just labor. Basically was his reaction.
I had that baby in my parents living room, with only the help of my mom squeezing my hand too tight. Should be the other way around, if you ask me.
I brought home 3 baby boys....Peter, Stewie, and Brian. All three of them, thankfully, only inherited the Slender man's skin tone. I was thankful for my new baby boys...Happy that I got through another three...