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Welcome To Parenthood

Welcome To Parenthood

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{Open Roles!} 4 couples come to find out surprising news. How will they react?

1,577 readers have visited Welcome To Parenthood since SaxyLady15 created it.

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For those of you who don't know, I'm SaxyLady15, and I like to RP! So, welcome, and have some fun!



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Is parenting a good or bad experience?

Well, that's up to you.

For some, expecting a child with your soulmate is a blessing all in it's own. For others, it can be a distraction from other things. And for few, it is a burden.
Here we have 4 couples, all in various stages of pregnancy. A few have their doubts, while others are beyond excited about the arrival of their bundle of joy.

All 4 of the couples live somewhere in the L.A. Area. Every week, each couple MUST attend a daily class to prep themselves for the birth of their children, for at least 3 days of the week. The other 4 days, they are free to mingle with each other, or go out and shop, etc.



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| Name | Age | Partner | Stage of Pregnancy | Gender of Unborn | Face Claim | Reserved/Open/Taken
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| Matthew Turner | 27 | {The Socialite} | 2nd Trimester | Unknown | Face Claim: Bradley Cooper | Reserved: @Scarlet Loup
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Besides an awful habit of smoking, he's actually an alright guy. At least {The Socialite} thinks so, she married him. He's really nervous about the arrival of their first child, and has since kicked up his habit, to an unhealthy level.

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| Name | Age { 25 - 28 }| Matthew Turner | 2nd Trimester | Unknown | Face Claim: Jennifer Aniston | Reserved: @ladyelaine1245
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A rather busy socialite, she never thought she'd have time for a kid. That was, until she married her husband, Matthew. He's been providing well, as she has, and they seem to be financially stable. They have a house and everything, but she fears Matthew might not live to the child's wedding day, if he keeps up his smoking habits.



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| Name | Age { 20 - 25 } | | Early 2nd Trimester | Gender of Unborn | Face Claim: Blake Lively | Reserved: @LvdWilt2000
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She's been pregnant with Alvaro's child for about 3 months, and has hid it, pretty well from her recent girlfriend, Aveline. Along with a secret pregnancy, she's becoming very confused about her sexuality. She still has feelings for Alvaro, but is now developing strong feelings for Aveline.

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| Aveline Rose | 24 | Partner | Unknown | Gender of Unborn | Face Claim: Kristen Stewart | Reserved: @iCakez
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She met {FC: Blake Lively} at a local bar, and sparks flew instantly for her. They've only been together for two months, but Aveline is starting to feel deep feelings.

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| Alvaro 'Alfie' Cooks | 26 | None | Unknown | Gender of Unborn | Face Claim: Teixeira Marlon | Reserved: @Tusho Ka
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He dated {FC: Blake Lively} for maybe a year, before she just suddenly left one morning. He hasn't heard from her since, and that was maybe 3 months ago? He's starting to wonder if he should call...



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| Jessica Hampson | 25 | {The Beast} | Recently Found Out | Unknown | Face Claim: Claire Holt | Reserved: @afreerobin
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Has recently found out that she is pregnant with {The Beast}'s child. It was only a one night stand, and of course, the one time, she has to end pregnant. She doesn't want anything to do with children as it'd ruin her reputation, but, maybe he should at least know? Maybe she could even get some cash for this. Who even has time for kids? She's got products to sell!

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| Name | Age | Jessi Hampton | Unknown | Unknown | Face Claim: Robert Downey Jr. | Open
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Has no idea that he is a father, technically. He's a big Corporation guy, and a wealthy socialite. Had a one night stand with Jessica and hasn't seen her since.



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| Amaya Cooks | 28 | Willow Montgomery | Surrogate | Unknown | Face Claim: Vanessa Hudgens | Reserved: SaxyLady15
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Amaya has always dreamed of wanting a family, and marrying the love of her life. And thanks to Willow, she's accomplishing the marriage of her dreams in just a week's time. As for the family, Amaya tried to have her and Willow's child without a surrogate, by going to a sperm bank, but after a month, the doctor saw nothing happening. So, they hired a surrogate, who is currently pregnant. But lately, Amaya has been sick. Maybe her and Willow should get it checked out... but then, it could just be nothing.

Or it could be a baby that someone overlooked.

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| Willow Marie Montgomery | 29 | Amaya Cooks | Surrogate | Unknown | Face Claim: Gillian Zenser | Reserved: GoriexGorie
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She's getting married to Amaya in almost less than a week. She's starting to second guess this whole decision to marry her, and almost rush into a family. Now there might be two kids? Give her a cigarette already.

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| Name | Age { 30 - 35 }| Surrogate | Early 3rd Trimester | Unknown | Face Claim: Anna Kendrick | Reserved: @Lvdwilt2000
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She's a surrogate hired by the couple above, and is perfectly okay with it. She's been single for awhile, and doesn't think there's going to be much more in her life.

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| Richie Bradley | 26 | Rosalia Rosati | Stage of Pregnancy | Unknown | FC: Chris Pine | Reserved: SaxyLady15
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Richie had just proposed to Rosalia when he left for a mission. Little does he know, that there are two people waiting for him:

His Fiance, and their unborn baby.

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| Rosalia Alice Rosati | 24 | Richie Bradley | Stage of Pregnancy | Unknown | FC: Anne Hathaway | Reserved: GoriexGorie
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A hopeful author, she got engaged to the army man, Richie, just before he deployed out. Now, she's got some big news waiting for when he comes home.




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Character Portrait: Amaya 'Ammy' Cooks Character Portrait: Matthew Turner Character Portrait: Jessica Hampson Character Portrait: Alvaro 'Alfie' Cooks Character Portrait: Anna Joy Boylen Character Portrait: Aveline Rose Character Portrait: Willow Marie Montgomery Character Portrait: Richie Bradley Character Portrait: Rosalia Alice Rosati
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{Since we have most characters in, with the exception of few, I'm posting this, for those of you that wish to go ahead and post. Please get your characters in, if you haven't already! }

It's Autumn in L.A.. The leaves are turning the shades of oranges, reds, and even a few yellows, that those photographers love to snap pictures of. Here's the schedule for the birthing classes:

Monday
12:45 - 3:00
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3:00 - 5:30

Tuesday
No Class

Wednesday
12:45 - 3:00
or
3:00 - 5:30

Thursday
No Class

Friday
12:45 - 3:00
or
3:00 - 5:30

Saturday & Sunday
No Class


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Character Portrait: Amaya 'Ammy' Cooks Character Portrait: Anna Joy Boylen Character Portrait: Willow Marie Montgomery
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Anna woke up with a jerk. She was having a terriable night sleeping. She had woken up like five times to go pee and the baby kept kicking like crazy. She decided that maybe this was not such a good idea of hers anyway. She seemed to be doing that a lot lately. Having crazy ideas was kind of her thing. She never let herself do them actually but this seemed like a good idea. So she did it. She decided that even though it was five thirty in the morning she might as well get up and get dressed and go eat something for breakfast. She got up and walked to the closet grabbing a pair of maternity jeans and a tank top with a nice sweater to go with it. She dressed into it and looked in the mirror. "You are getting bigger every day Anna." Anna hadn't seen her dads in a while for the conflict of not wanting to tell them that she was doing this. She hadn't even decided what she was going to do about Thanksgiving since she promised she would come home and celebrate Thanksgiving with the folks. And since most likely The mothers of her baby wouldn't like her going with out them so... It just would be easier if she came up with an excuse not to go and not have all the Drama.

Anna walked down that hall to her kitchen and opened the fridge. She had to eat something she was getting hungry. Anna decided to make herself some pancakes and bacon. She made that and brought it to where the TV was and sat down and turned it on. Nothing being on she put in the movie Annie and watched it singing along remembering the time she wanted to be Annie. Anna decided to continue to watch and slightly looked out the window. Since it was only seven something when the movie was over Anna decided to call the mothers of their baby and tell them that they had to meet her at the very first birthing class. Anna picked up her cell phone and called the number of Amaya and got her voicebox. "Hey Amaya I know it is early and I just um.... wanted to call asking if you were coming to the birthing class. Wondering if you could make it or if there was a delay. Sorry to call early. Home I didn't wake you. Bye."

She got up from her chair and grabbed another movie and watched that until it was 12:00 when she decided to drive over and wait there for them. Anna got up walked out of her apartment and walked all the way to her car. She hopped in buckling up and drove to the building where the birthing classes were. Anna being a bit nervous being pregnant she knew the birth was going to be no picnic. Anna walked over to the front of the building seeing that she was about ten minutes early she decided to sit down on the steps and wait until she saw the Moms. Anna looked and watched as the cars passed hoping to see if any was Amaya's.

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Character Portrait: Alvaro 'Alfie' Cooks Character Portrait: Anna Joy Boylen Character Portrait: Aveline Rose Character Portrait: Willow Marie Montgomery Character Portrait: Richie Bradley Character Portrait: Rosalia Alice Rosati
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Amaya had stayed up really late last night, trying to get caught up on her patient's paperwork, so it'd be ready for the next day when she went back to work. She hated having to miss, but she'd been really sick for the past few days. It hadn't been the first time, she had this same 'episode' last month or so. Amaya was going to see if Willow would tag-along to a doctor's visit later.

Stretching, she heard her phone buzz again and again, signaling someone was contacting her. Glancing at the clock on the phone, it was only 11:30. Amaya sighed as she unlocked her phone, to see a voicemail from the surrogate who was carrying her and her fiance's first child. "Shit." She muttered, and listened to it.

"Hey Amaya I know it is early and I just um.... wanted to call asking if you were coming to the birthing class. Wondering if you could make it or if there was a delay. Sorry to call early. Home I didn't wake you. Bye."

Feeling her heart rate slow down, she let out a sigh, and put her phone on the nightstand again, before rolling over, and expecting to find her gorgeous fiance. "Mmm... Willow... Babes, wake up. " She nudged her shoulder lightly, before pecking it, and Willow's cheek. "Babes, forreal, we've gotta get ready for the birthing class." Amaya giggled, and pecked Willow's nose.



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Richie had just woken up, when he heard a female voice. "Passengers, please unbuckle your seatbelts, and take the nearest exit off the plane. Thank you for flying with us, and have a wonderful day." What time is it? He groaned as he shifted in his plane seat, and looked at his wristwatch. Exactly 11:30.

"I hope Rosalie isn't too mad... I'm a little late." He muttered to himself. Richie stood, straightening his camouflage uniform, and making sure his boots were still laced, before opening the overhead compartment, and getting out his camouflage duffle bag.

Like a herd of cows, all the passengers slowly inched their way off the plane, and walked through a long hallway, until they reached inside the airport.

"Now.. if I'm right.. Rosalie said she'd be..." He stopped kinda by the door, and looked around. There were hundreds of people in the airport at this hour. How was he possibly going to find her? Or.. how would she recognize him? He rubbed his chin as he looked, his duffle bag straps in his right hand. Richie'd grown stubble and had longer, darker blonde hair in the months he'd been away.

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Character Portrait: Amaya 'Ammy' Cooks Character Portrait: Matthew Turner Character Portrait: Jessica Hampson Character Portrait: Alvaro 'Alfie' Cooks Character Portrait: Anna Joy Boylen Character Portrait: Aveline Rose Character Portrait: Willow Marie Montgomery Character Portrait: Richie Bradley Character Portrait: Rosalia Alice Rosati
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Slowly opening his eyes Alfie noticed there was more sunlight than there should have been. To his right he could see the alarm clock which showed him it was 9.30 in the morning. Shit, I'm late. When turning over to his left he saw the girl who lived in this apartment. She was blond, and Alfie seemed to remember she had sparkling blue eyes. What he could not remember was her name. Something starting with an S he thought...

Looking over at her he could see she was still fast asleep, maybe aided by the amount of alcohol they consumed the previous night. He slowly removed her arm from his chest and waited a few seconds. Her eyes twitched a bit, but it didn't look like she would wake up. He lifted the sheets and slipped out of bed as carefully as he could. The search for his clothes was not an easy one. He found his shirt half under the bed. His pants could be found on the couch in the living room and his socks and shoes were partly in the kitchen and partly near the front door. His wallet and keys were still in his pants and for some reason his watch was in his left shoe.

Just before he left he had a last glimpse into the bedroom to have a look at... Suzy. No, not Suzy, maybe Stacey...oh, whatever it was, he didn't really care. He stepped through the front door and closed it behind him. At street level he halted a taxi who took him to his office building on Wilshire boulevard. Fully realizing he was wearing the same clothes as yesterday he had to find a way to sneak into the the office without any prying eyes spotting him. He took the east entrance and went into the stairwell rather than the elevator. He sprinted up to the 15th floor as quickly as he could. He opened the door ever so slightly and saw no one around at the moment. He opened the door a bit further and sprinted to the office in the corner. He opened the door and closed it right away. Made it...

He walked to the cabinet in the corner and opened it, revealing a huge mess and a lone sports bag on the bottom shelf. He always kept a bag of gym clothes and normal clothes as a spare. He sat behind his desk and called the first number that he called every single day, his 'boss'. "Hey Marc, do you need me for that meeting with Josh Jiving Juices? I might be needed somewhere else if you don't." After getting the go ahead he picked up his cell phone and send a message to his sister.

Hey Ammy, I know you have that birth thing today. I've cleared my schedule, so please let me know if you need a ride or something.

He tried to sound casual, but to be honest, he was quite excited about becoming an uncle. It was his primary thought these days. After her of course...

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Character Portrait: Amaya 'Ammy' Cooks Character Portrait: Anna Joy Boylen Character Portrait: Willow Marie Montgomery Character Portrait: Richie Bradley Character Portrait: Rosalia Alice Rosati
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It wasn't an understatement that both Willow and Amaya cared about their jobs. Ammy had spent half the night doing paperwork, and Willow had been curled up in a wingback in the library (that doubled as an office) making last minute cuts to a final edit of a new Bastille song for the company she worked for - Universal Music Group. She didn't remember what time she had fallen asleep at, but she woke up in her bed, curled up next to Amaya.

The poor girl had been sick for a while, and Willow was worried that it might be something serious. She closed her eyes again, turning over in bed. It felt only like a few minutes before she heard Amaya begin to stur. Her phone rang, and she heard Ammy search for it, before muttering a light, "Shit..." A light smile tugged at the sides of Willow's mouth, before she quickly extinguished it, settling more into the pillow while she kept her eyes shut.

The weight on the bed shifted a bit, and she felt Amaya kiss her shoulder and then her cheek. "Mmm... Willow... Babes, wake up. " Willow felt a soft nudge. "Babes, forreal, we've gotta get ready for the birthing class."

Opening one eye to look at Amaya, she gave her a tired smile. "I'm awake, I promise." Pushing the covers off the bed, she crawled out and stretched, immediately missing the warmth she just left.

"Who was that on the phone?" she said, her voice fading slightly as she made her way into the bathroom to brush her teeth. She peeked her head out from around the corner to look at Amaya, her toothbrush sticking out from her mouth as she waited for an answer.





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Today was the day. Rosalia had stood in front of the long mirror in her walk-in closet for a while that morning, staring at herself from every which way. She was able to see her bump, hell, she wondered who couldn't? At nearly 5 months along, she was really starting to protrude. And it wasn't just something that she could pass off as too many hours behind a computer typing and eating junk food in order to meet her deadlines. She wasn't fooling anyone anymore.

...Which was probably why she was avoiding having a lunch date with her parents anytime soon. Her mother kept asking her when she would be free to go out to Louie's, one of their favorite Italian restaurants in the area, but Rosalia had been putting it off and putting it off. Her excuse was that she was up to her ears in calls from her publisher, wondering when her manuscript was going to be done. And that wasn't a lie - her publisher was breathing down her neck. But the real reason was something much more time-consuming. Something that would eventually poop, cry and need constant care.

Her hand rested on her stomach as she stared at herself, and she couldn't help but smile. Yeah, it was going to be totally hectic and crazy trying to balance motherhood with authorship, but she figured she could make it work. She had Richie, and at least her job was something that one did at home...

She didn't know how Richie was going to take the news though. She wondered if maybe she should have written him about it, or at least told him over the phone. She didn't get much time to talk to him though, and whatever time she had she just wanted to know that he was still okay. She didn't want to break it to him that way, though...

She slipped into a nice flowing dress, one of her last dresses that seemed able to mostly hide her growing baby bump. Double checking her schedule in her phone, she saw that it was about time for her to head to the airport to pick Richie up - afterward, she was scheduled to go to a birthing class. She and Richie had spoken about a meeting place, and she figured that meeting him around the luggage turn rack was probably the easiest. She didn't know how he would react to the birthing class, moreso because she didn't know how he was going to react to the news that she was expecting... She debated going by herself after, but she figured she would come to that road when she needed to.

Rushing from the modest house that the two shared, she hopped in her car and began the drive to the airport. She was lucky to beat the majority of traffic, and arrived just a few minutes before his plane was scheduled to land. She parked her car in satellite parking lot, before making her way inside the airport to the Arrivals terminal. She found the luggage depository that Richie's plane was assigned to, and waited there for him, watching the hallway that lead to where she was standing to see his face. There were so many people moving about, but she was confident that when he came walking down to get his luggage, she would see him.

She felt her baby stir a bit when she thought about him, and she couldn't help the content smile that touched her face at the feeling. She wanted him to be able to feel it too...

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Character Portrait: Amaya 'Ammy' Cooks Character Portrait: Alvaro 'Alfie' Cooks Character Portrait: Anna Joy Boylen Character Portrait: Willow Marie Montgomery Character Portrait: Richie Bradley Character Portrait: Rosalia Alice Rosati
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Amaya giggled as Willow gave her that tired smile she'd fell in love with. She was bursting with happiness as her wifey was now awake.

"I'm awake, I promise..... Who was that on the phone?"

God, Amaya felt love for her fiance every morning. "Well, first it was Anna wanting to know if we were still going to the birthing class or not." She groaned, and got up, joining Willow in the bathroom, and brushing her own teeth as well, before finishing her answer. "Then, Alvaro called, wanting to know if I needed anything." Amaya rolled her eyes.

She got her phone, sending quick texts to the callers.

To: Anna
"Hey! Willow and I are coming, and we'll just meet you there."

To: Alvaro
" We're fine, bubs. If you wanna come, I don't care, but it might be a little awkward in a room of pregnant women for you."

Alvaro, her brother, seemed so... interested in the baby. Like, he actually wanted to stop having one-night stands? Never, Amaya chuckled mentally, before turning her attention back to her fiance after she slipped in some tight-ish jeans, and a white v-neck shirt, and was adding some dangly earrings.

"You're coming with me, right?" Amaya turned towards Willow, looking at her curiously. "Yes, Amaya, I am." She giggled, imitating Willow, and then sitting on the edge of the bed, watching her before holding out her arms, as she was ready to go.

"C'mere cutie... God, you're so gorgeous.." Amaya smiled, her white teeth shiny, and her eyes just a little watery.



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Richie looked around for about a minute more, before spotting his fiance. "Rosalia!" He smiled big, and went over to her, but then nearly stopped. How long was he away again? Over 5 months? Yeah.. that sounds about right... so..

He got Rosalia pregnant? His eyes grew wide at the sight of Rosalia... with a pregnant belly.

Richie hugged her oddly, and then took a step back still holding her hands. "You're pregnant... with me?" His face had be ice white, and he m bit his lower lip. "Darling, why didn't you tell me this sooner? I could've gotten a leave... I could have been here with you.." He felt horrible now. He'd missed the whole pregnancy pretty much... besides the birth.

Why didn't she tell me? All he seemed to think about was the baby. Was it alright? Was Rosalia alright? "We'll have to wait until after the baby to get married... and.. do you have stuff for the baby? " He rubbed his forehead slowly, and took a deep breath.

He may be in the Army, but that doesn't mean he's strong enough to be ready to be a father on impulse.

Blanking out, for only a second, he looked at her. She seemed so happy. Happy to be having the baby. The baby he didn't know about until a minute ago. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad... With Rosalia, they'd been through hell and back, just with him in the Army.

But, if he has a kid.. he'll want to spend time with it. And in order to do that, he has to have time, which means resigning from the Army. He'd been in for almost over 2 years coming up. His contract was for at least 4, if not 10. That'd be the first 8 years he'd miss things with the kid.

"Welcome To Parenthood..." He mentally sighed, and wondered how the heck he was going to do this.

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Anna looked around and realized that maybe they weren't coming after all. It was the point of this class was meant to be for the people going to be there for the birth. Who knew if Amaya and Willow were planning on coming in for that. Now that Anna thought about it she hadn't been thinking at all about what their plan was for the birth. Maybe they should go out for coffee or dinner after the birthing class and discuss some of this stuff who knew really what the plan was. She was in her early third trimester so they only had what like two months tops left.

That wasn't long. She picked up her phone deciding to text Amaya and Willow again and see if they got the voicemail she left. When looking she had gotten one from Amaya and Willow already saying they were coming. Amaya and Willow were a cute couple, people always asked what side including her father what side she was on the gay situation if she believed in it or disliked it. Anna always believed that her father was always wondering if she was the one gay or something.

To be truthful Anna didn't really know all to well what to say. She felt bad in a way that Amaya and Willow could never really have a kid all by themselves. So thats why I guess Anna thought this was the best way to help. It seemed to Amaya that she was the one that wanted kids more then Willow but it was her opinion not a fact and she never jumped to conclusions so she said nothing about it.

Anna looked and noticed that Amaya and Willow were in their car and driving in the parking lot. Anna looked and got up and walked to them slowly. She felt like a watermelon she wondered if she looked the part too. She saw them get out of her car. She smiled and looked at them. "Hey Amaya and Willow how are you guys today?" It seemed like a long afternoon already.

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12:45. What an awful time to organize anything. Perhaps it wasn't bad for a stay-at-home mom or something, but for a middle school English teacher, it sucked. But today was a half-day for the students, so he was in his car by 12:30. The fabric of the seats already stunk of smoke from years of exposure to it, but to Matt, it was merely another comforting smell like freshly baked cookies or a new book. Unfinished manuscripts and notebooks which contained other manuscripts littered the back of the silver Prius. Only the front two seats were kept empty: one for him and one for Rachel.

Right now, however, Rachel's seat housed his bag and a few packs of cigarettes that had fallen out of said bag. Presently, he flicked a lighter until a flame rose up to light the cigarette. It was a lighter he may or may not have borrowed and never returned from a fellow teacher. Either way, he had never been asked to return it. The first lungful of smoke began to sate the near-maddening hankering he had had for a cigarette. Mondays were always the worst in terms of his habit, for he refused to call it an addiction. Whereas he had the entire weekend to smoke without limitations, federal law prohibited him from smoking in the class room. Cigarette clamped between his lips, he pounded out a message on his cell phone for Rachel:

"Do you need me to pick you up to take you to the birthing class, or are you getting there yourself?"

In the meantime, he turned to one of the classic rock stations on Sirius XM in his car. His commute to and from work was his classic rock time, given Rachel's dislike for the genre. By then, the cigarette between his lips had worn down to a nub, and he casually flicked it out of his window before pulling out of the school's parking lot. Overall, he was quite unworried for the birthing class. There was, however, a nagging worry in the back of his mind that he might feel the urge to smoke but would be unable to with so many pregnant women around. Already, he'd begun to smoke outside instead of around Rachel, but the smell still clung to his clothing. The baby-blue polo and khakis he wore now just about reeked of it, but he was quite oblivious to the fact.

The nicotine patch on his arm itched. Wait. Shit. He'd worn the patch so that he wouldn't need to smoke in the first place. He'd worn a nicotine patch for a while now, trying desperately to ween himself off of them. It was a long process though, right? Any effort was admirable.

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[center] Rachel had fallen asleep again at her desk. Ever since she got pregnant she found herself taking cat naps here and there whenever it seemed she had time. Rachel looked down at her desk and found a note from her secretary. You have a birthing class at 12:45 today. 12:45? It was already 12:25 and she would need to get going soon. She got up from her chair and walked over to the front door grabbing her purse she walked out her office door and looked at her secretary. "Thanks for the note you could have woken me up?" "You looked so sound asleep so I thought I would let you sleep and wake you when it was in need of waking you." "Well thank you." Rachel walked out of the office with a smile. She decided that seeing Matthew around lunch would be a switch.

She grabbed out her phone and looked down and saw she had a text message from Matthew.
"Do you need me to pick you up to take you to the birthing class, or are you getting there yourself?"
She looked down read it over again and thought about it for a second.
"I will get there myself maybe we should go out to dinner afterwards do some baby shopping or something since we have the time off.

Rachel smiled and hopped in her car turning on some classical music and drove out of the office parking lot. As driving on the highway to get to the birthing class building she thought about it and while waiting at a red light she looked down at her extended stomach. "I hope I can be a good mother to you sweetheart." She drove to the building and waited to see Matthew turn up. She sat there and grabbed out a chip bag she had in the back of her car that she nibbled on while she waited for things.

Rachel waited and ate and looked to see Matthew driving in. She walked out of the car to greet him with a hug and a small kiss peck on the lips and smiled realizing she should speak now. "How was your ride here?"

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Dianna woke up with worries that she needed to tell Aveline the girl she has started to have deep feelings for and she had to tell the father Alfie before she was showing and it was two late to have some sort of dignity. She had went secretly to the doctor and had an ultrasound and the baby small but really cute. Dianna got up out of her bed and walked to her closet grabbing a baggy lace dress. Looking it covered and was a tiny bit unnoticeable. See it was necessary that she told both them no matter the consequences. She changed into the dress and looked in the mirror. It would have to do till she got more pregnancy clothes. She walked to her kitchen and opened the fridge looking inside to see what for yummies were in the fridge. There was only some strawberries and milk. She opened the cupboard and saw that she had cereal.

She grabbed all the stuff and put it in one bowl enjoying the taste of it all. After breakfast she walked to her purse and opened it and grabbed her cellphone. She found Alife's number on her cell phone yet. She pressed in the number and texted him with a small note. -Hey Alfie, Do you remember where I live? Come on over at 10 this morning. Please it is very important. Xoxo Di- She smiled at no one in particular but was very proud that she had the guts to do it even though she had been worrying about it for a while. She looked for the number of Aveline's and grabbed out the pad again and began to text her with this note. - Aveline! It's been a while. How about you come over and we can talk? My place 10 o'clock its important. Xoxo Di-

She nothing to feed her guests so she grabbed her purse and decided to hit the grocery store. She walked down to the parking lot and walked into her car. She drove to the store and began walking down the aisle. She liked to bake in her free time and decided baking something for the guests might put them over easy. She grabbed a bag of flour off the bottom shelf and realized that was getting heavier or it was her.

She grabbed a few other necessities like milk, eggs, chocolate chips, cookies, some wine for her guests. She bought a few more items also. She went to the cash register paid and went home. She quickly placed an apron on her and began to bake a pound cake which is light and fluffy and quite delicious. Once she was done she realized that it was 9:30 hoping her guests would come soon she opened a book and began to read waiting.

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He was already guiltily smoking another cigarette by the time Rachel's text came through. At a traffic light, he stopped long enough to glance at the text and smile to himself. Dinner would be nice, and they certainly needed stuff for the baby. At the next traffic light, he stopped to text her back.

"Sounds good!"

He attached a smiley face for good measure before sending the message on its way. As his Prius drove along, he rolled the window door in order to flick the butt of his cigarette out into the street. The driver in the car beside him shot him a dirty look, but Matt didn't even look up. He pulled in the parking lot just as he was wiggling a third cigarette out of the pack. Rachel's car was already there, and for a moment, he started to ease the cigarette back into the pack. He changed him mind, however, and once more pulled it out of the pack. They'd be in there for a while, and he certainly didn't want to have to leave in the middle of the class.

Matt put the unlit cigarette between his lips as he gathered up his bag which contained his laptop, a pile of ungraded vocabulary tests, and two notebooks with half-written books inside. Along the bottom of the bag were empty cigarette packs that had become lost within the bag and never recovered. He slung the bag over his shoulder as he got out of the car to walk toward Rachel, a smile plastered across his lips which nearly caused him to drop the cigarette.

He accepted the hug and pulled the cigarette out from between his lips to kiss her. "It was pretty good," he replied, kissing her once on the cheek before taking her hand. "Some traffic, but it wasn't as bad as the kind at rush hour." In his other hand, he held the cigarette, but now that Rachel was here, he couldn't smoke. Not around the baby. Instead, he tried to slip it into the front pocket of his bag before she noticed. Either way, his breath still smelled heavily of cigarette smoke. "How was your day?"


Besides he and his wife, Matthew could see three women in the parking lot, speaking to each other. Only one of them was noticeably pregnant, he observed. Silently, he prayed for another man to be there. Not that he disliked women, of course, he just needed to know he wasn't the only one going through this.

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Rachel wearing an orange and white striped maxi dress was quite comfortable and she was quite glad she had decided to wear that on a day like this. She was wearing a white thin jacket over her arms but once she was inside she knew she would have to take it off once she got inside. Rachel looked at her husband and was happy that he hugged back. She listened as he spoke about his drive. She saw a ciggerate and wondered if he was ever going to quit. She could see it was getting worse and he was smoking more.

She understood that since they were pregnant it was a worrisome thing that they were going to be parents and it was something to be nervous about. She continued to look at him and listen as he spoke and out of the corner of her eye she saw the ciggerate go into his pocket. While they walked she noticed three women. In a minute she would totally introduce herself. She always wondered what would be happening through this baby class. And the fun it would bring. He had asked a question and realized she needed to reply.

"Yes it was pretty good. I made a few important phone calls had a meeting and then I took a nap I think I slept for an hour. I was a bit nervous I had missed it when I woke up. She breathed and smiled at him. "Rush hour can do that to you."

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Alfie didn't have to wait long before he got a reply from his sister. He picked up his phone when it started vibrating and read the message she send him.

We're fine, bubs. If you wanna come, I don't care, but it might be a little awkward in a room of pregnant women for you.

Alfie thought of the idea of a room full of pregnant women and himself in the middle of it. Somehow it made him a bit nervous, maybe a guilty conscience over the amount of one night stands he had had in his life so far. Alfie was sure he wouldn't be the only male in the class, but still, if Ammy and Willow were sorted there was no reason for him to be there. After all it was more his job to spoil the baby than to spoil the mothers, or the surrogate mother for that matter. Alfie hadn't asked why they would use a surrogate, but afraid of an awkward conversation he had never pushed the subject. Ammy knew that if she had anything she wanted to talk about, she could always come to her brother.

He thought back to the blonde that he had woken up next to this morning. Just another one on the pile of mistakes in my life. Alfie always had been quite the fan of one night stands, until he had met Dianna. She literally changed his life, she made him want to be a better boyfriend, a better worker, a better brother and a better person overall. He never had anyone push him so much with what seemed so little effort. He never thought he ever would, but he had bought an engagement ring after almost a year of being together. He had to be careful sneaking around to keep it a secret. He even went to the jewellery shop with one of his friends who had the same ring size as Di. He remembered he was just waiting for the moment when she left.

Not a note, not a sign, not a message or even a text. He just came home late from work one day to find all her stuff removed from their apartment. It was actually his, but they had stayed there together for months, in pure happiness. At least I was... He had been confused about her leaving, shocked, and after a week of not seeing her he had broken down in tears for the first time in his adult life. That was the time he was so grateful to his sister. Their talks helped him through it. The only thing he did not follow her advise about was to look her up, or call her at least. His pride or his stubbornness would not allow it. It was she who had run out on him after all. He had stayed by the phone waiting for weeks, until at one moment he went to the bar to drown himself in sorrow and alcohol. He blacked out and the following morning he had woken up to a girl he did not recognize, very similar to his experience with the blonde girl this morning. He picked up where he left off before he met Di and started his one night stands business as usual. One difference, it made him realize what a sad case he was. It never had before, but his only long term relationship had shown him how life could be.

Deep in thought he heard his phone vibrating once more. Convinced it was a follow up message from his sister he grabbed it and looked at the name reflected in the screen and the picture in the background. He opened his drawer, looked at the box with the engagement ring inside of it and closed his drawer again. He stood up from his chair and paced around the office for a solid minute before he picked up his phone again. With shaking hands and not knowing what to expect he opened up the message.

Hey Alfie, Do you remember where I live? Come on over at 10 this morning. Please it is very important. Xoxo Di-

Alfie checked the time on his phone and realized it was 9.15 AM, one hour... He read the message over and over. It was so light and matter-of-fact like, he almost thought it must be from someone else. He got upset over how light it was. After a year of happiness and the sudden disappearance of her and her stuff this was not a satisfying message. No apologies, no 'I miss you', no 'I made a mistake leaving you', none of the things he had hoped to see. She must mean her own place, the apartment she still had when they were already living together in his. He had not even once driven by the address although he always suspected she would be there. He was afraid of running into her and hearing the reason why she left..., he still was. He must have done something wrong, otherwise why would she leave?

He decided it was time for an answer, an explanation, maybe a rekindling. Lord knows that's what he really wanted. Just to forget about the past three months and continue as if she had never left. He left his office and went to the parking lot where his motorcycle still stood from the previous day. He shouldn't ride while being this nervous, but he wasn't thinking straight. With minimum traffic he arrived not much later and parked in front of her building. For once in his life he was 5 minutes early and after taking a deep breath he knocked on her door.

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"Well, first it was Anna wanting to know if we were still going to the birthing class or not." There was a slight pause as Ammy moved into the spacious bathroom with Willow, joining her in the ritual of brushing their teeth. "Then, Alvaro called, wanting to know if I needed anything."

Willow spit her mouthful of toothpaste out, grabbing a disposable paper cup to fill with water to wash her mouth out with. After all was said and done, she came out of the bathroom to see Amaya on her phone, apparently texting.

Glancing over at her, she made her way into the large walk-in closet that the two shared. Their home was something that they both had spent a lot of time searching for. They just had to find the perfect one, which was more than difficult at the time because they were both sure of what they wanted and would settle for nothing less than perfect. Willow had been adamant that they buy a house - she didn't want to live in some overpriced apartment that wouldn't gain any value or become an asset. She insisted on a home, and luckily they both found one that fit their needs. It was lucky too - she had received a bonus and raise at work due to receiving some awards, and the album she had worked on at the time went Platinum.

Together, they bought the house: 10325 Greendale Drive. It was pretty close to both Amaya's and Willow's jobs, centrally located between Bel Air and Beverly Hills in the lower Beverly Glen section of L.A., bordering Holmby Hills. The only thing Willow didn't really like about the place was that they were about 5 minutes away from the Playboy Mansion - that whole lifestyle wasn't really her thing. But she couldn't complain - they had bought a beautiful Tudorian style mansion together. They got it at a great price and rate, and it was everything both of them wanted. Willow's parents had chipped in some as well, and for that she could never truly thank them.

Willow had grown up in Bel Air, and her parents wanted her close by. They wouldn't settle for having their only daughter living in some small home in central L.A., in some neighborhood that they thought was "bad". Willow didn't push it, either. She and Amaya were getting the house of their dreams, and they couldn't be happier.

Willow had changed into a light and fluttery dress, comfortable and yet warm. She added a cardigan to her ensemble, slipped on a pair of flats, some simple diamond earrings and a small pearl necklace. Then she donned a large hat with sunglasses. The fall sun was getting to the point where it would get in her eyes at the wrong angle, and she disliked the feeling of squinting.

Twisting her engagement ring around her finger once for good luck, she stepped out of the closet just in time to hear Amaya ask her a question.

"You're coming with me, right?" The dark-haired beauty turned around to look at Willow, a questioning look in her eyes. Willow offered her a smile, happy to be spending one of her days off with her fiance. She answered back with a yes, and made her way over to Amaya's open arms.

"C'mere cutie... God, you're so gorgeous..." Willow took a seat next to her on the bed, embracing the girl who had stolen her heard, before lacing their fingers together.

"C'mon," she began, standing up and pulling Amaya up in the process. "We're supposed to be getting to that birthing class, right? We can't keep Anna waiting."

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Willow and Amaya had eventually made their way to the garage, and Willow had opted to drive. Amaya hadn't disagreed either way, so they got into one of Willow's cars, and made their way to the location of the birthing class. Pulling into the parking lot of the building, Willow glanced around, found a parking spot, and pulled the car in. She turned to Amaya and offered her a smile, before getting out of the Cadillac.

Shutting the door to her car, she turned to see Anna walking towards them. Well... it was more like waddling, almost. Willow couldn't help but feel a bit bad for the girl. Having to deal with all the stress of pregnancy, and it wasn't even her kid...

The thought flew quickly from her mind though, as Anna greeted them. "Hey Amaya and Willow, how are you guys today?"

Willow answered her back, fixing her sun hat as she did so. "Oh, I'm pretty good. How are you feeling?" She gestured for Amaya to follow, and began to walk towards the entrance to the building. "We should probably head in and get you a spot, Anna..." She glanced over at the girl and offered a small smile of her own.







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"Rosalia!"

There was that familiar voice, that sound that she knew so well. Rosie could practically see his smile beaming across the room at her from where she stood. Her heart beat quickened, and she raised her hand up to wave at him. He already knew where she was, so she didn't know why she even bothered - he saw her. But she was too excited - her Richie was home! She almost forgot she was pregnant in that moment.

He approached her quickly, his smile big. But as he neared her his eyes fell to her stomach, and they instantly grew. She could almost see the cogs turning in his head, before he looked up at her face again. He stepped in, hugging her, no words yet leaving his lips. The hug felt sort of strange - Rosalia felt it was partly from being away from him for so long, but at the same time she could sense the carefulness he was holding her with. It would be impossible for him not to feel the bump that was separating them.

He took a step away from her then, her hands in his. "You're pregnant... with me?"

His face had gone all white, and he bit his lip. Rosalia instantly felt the regret that she had been bottling up emerge on her face. 'I knew he was going to react badly...' she thought, glancing up at him from her smaller height.

His voice rang out once more, and to her it seemed as if his was the only one in the room, even though they stood in the middle of a crowded airport. "Darling, why didn't you tell me this sooner? I could've gotten a leave... I could have been here with you.."

She looked up at him again, her eyebrows slightly furrowed. "I couldn't bring myself to tell you such important news over the phone... or in a letter." Her eyes fell down to her stomach, before she spoke again. "I didn't want you to worry."

"We'll have to wait until after the baby to get married... and.. do you have stuff for the baby?"

Her eyes met his again, and she smiled slightly. "Well, I did some shopping. Just basic things... But, I wanted to save the important stuff for... for when you came home." Her eyes began to water up at the realization that here he was! He was home! He was home and he was all in one piece, all his limbs, everything. He was here, holding her hands and breathing, alive. He was okay, and he was home.

A few tears slipped out, as her happy smile returned to her face. She couldn't help herself, and she pulled herself into his arms, wrapping her own strongly around his middle. She was careful of the baby, careful of this perfect little person that was her and his and theirs. Careful of this person who she would bring into the world.

"I missed you so much..." Her words were muffled by his uniform, one hand clinging tightly to his front and the other still wrapped firmly around his waist.

There were so many things to think about, so many things that needed to be discussed. She hadn't found out the gender of the child yet - that, she wanted to save for when Richie had gotten home. She hadn't told her parents yet, and she had no idea how she was going to break it to them. She had done a bit of shopping for the baby, but they still had so much they had to gather. There was a million and one things to do, but all she cared about right now was that her Richie was home.

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Amaya didn't put up a fight when her fiance insisted on driving. She felt really sick, anyway. God, here we go again. She hoped she didn't release her guts on Anna today. Not only would it be embarrassing, but, it'd probably make her think poorly of her.

"Hey Amaya and Willow, how are you guys today?"

"Hey, I could be better, but here we are." After she heard Willow's comments, she nodded. "We do probably need to get you in there... Looks like there's a couple over there." Amaya tried her best to smile, but she could feel the color drain out of her face. God, not again. Amaya focused on Anna's stomach.

Poor girl, she probably has to pee at least 10 times a day, if not more. She sighed, and just laced her fingers with Willow's, leaning her head on her shoulder. They seemed like a cute couple, Willow in her hat and dress, with Amaya in a button-down, and dark jeans.

She smiled as she felt Willow's engagement ring, and looked at her own, pretty much identical to hers. Amaya noticed a couple, nice-looking, expecting as well. She waved a small wave after picking her head up. Might as well start getting friendly with other moms..



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"Well, I did some shopping. Just basic things... But, I wanted to save the important stuff for... for when you came home."

Richie embraced her hug, one hand plastered on his jacket, and the other around his back. He was just glad that he was still alive and well to feel this. He wouldn't be able to live if he couldn't hug on his fiance.

"I missed you so much..."

Richie bit his lip to keep from just bawling right there. Rosalia was so sweet, and now he knew exactly what he wanted in life. This next year he had off from the military, would be spent spoiling her and their child. He couldn't wait to meet them.

As she hugged him, his eyes grew watery, and he let a tear slip, seeing hers. He bent his head down, and kissed her head, then brought her head up to look at him. "I missed you too.. and I'll never stop loving you.. and now, this baby." He half-smiled, before wiping his eyes, and smiling.

"Well, did you have something planned for today? Or what are we doing? Baby shopping, wedding shopping, any of the above?" He chuckled, and kissed her nose, and cheeks, not letting his hands let go of her.

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The woman turned around slowly, he hair flawlessly draping over her shoulder as she looked towards the man who was running towards her. In a fluid motion, she turned about and entered his embrace as their lips connected. There would, eventually, be an explosion occurring in the background, but for now, they kissed before a green screen. "Cut!" shouted Ezra without a warning.

"Who the fuck do you think you are?" growled the director of the film, turning in his chair. His expression of anger was replace with one of absolute horror. "M-Mr. Stewart, excuse me, but that was perfect!" The businessman strode over, hands in the pockets of his custom suit. "I beg to differ, Mr...?" he trailed off as if to wait for the director to provide a name, but Ezra didn't provide him enough time to do so. "I read over the script, and I have some changes you ought to make. She's too weak of a character. You need to get rid of her."

"Sir, she's the only female lead in the film, and she's been in the franchise for years now!" The director had gotten out of his seat now, and he moved toward Ezra with his brow furrowed in confusion.

"Then you'll give her a ceremonious death and promptly replace her with a new lead," he countered. "The modern era wants strong female characters, not this shit you've got here." He was on his cell phone and out of the door before the director could speak again.

When he finally hung up, Ezra stood in the studio's backlot. There was another call he had to make, and he scrolled through his contacts until he found the one he was looking for. Unintentionally, he clicked an unfamiliar name. Jessica Hampson? And then he remembered that night a few weeks ago. Oh yes, Jessica Hampson. He couldn't remember why, however, he had kept her number afterwards. With a quick flick of his finger, he deleted the number. He certainly would not be needing that any time soon.

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"Ugh, for fu-" Instead of finishing that sentence, she merely sighed. She had worked late last night, assisting with the clinic at the store. Some local musician who was apparently starting to make a name for himself. She had planned on sleeping in, so she wouldn't mess up her rhythm. Of course, her boss had given her the day off as well. Ava was a hard worker and loved her job, something that usually sat well with any boss.
Her phone had woken her up though, as she had forgotten to mute it before she went to bed. A naked arm reached out onto the nightstand and her fingers closed around the device. It was from Dianna. She wanted her to come over.

The mess that was her hair fell down in unruly curls and waves around her shoulders as she sat up and yawned, stretching her body. If she was going to make it there by 10.00 o'clock, she would have to get her behind out of bed. "Wait... At 10?" Ava said aloud and then checked the time. She did have to get moving.
What confused her most was the way Dianna had written. As if they had only known each other for a few weeks or so. Aveline was starting to have deep feelings for this girl, but she didn't know her that well yet. Was something going on, or did she just text like this?

Shrugging it all off, she got herself dressed in a pair of tight jeans, a band t-shirt and a plaid shirt. Then came the accessories; her watch on her left wrist and a black leather armband on the right as well as a silver ring on the latter hand's index finger.
Aveline brushed her hair, perfumed herself, brushed her teeth and did her makeup. When at last she was satisfied, she headed for the door.

The car rumbled to life and she backed out onto the road. Checking the time again, she realised that she was going to make it there just in time, if she didn't run into a tangle of traffic. So she turned right and drove to Dianna's house.

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Dianna was still reading when she heard a knock at the door. She took a breath and looked into the mirror. She wasn't showing too much they most likely wouldn't even notice if she was pregnant or not. She took another breath and got up and walked to the door. Before she opened the door she looked down and made sure her dress was good and that she looked good. She felt so bad for what she did to Alfie before and knew he probably hated her so it would be unlikely he would come but if he did by some miracle she knew that she couldn't back out anymore. She felt so bad for leaving him, but she did it because she was starting to get feelings for Aveline. But she didn't want to string him along.

She opened the door and she felt like her mouth fell to the floor. It was Alfie did she actually think he was going to come. No not at all. "Al-Alfie how are you?" She said moving aside so he could come in. "Please come in and take a seat." She looked at the place it seemed intact for him to see. She closed the door behind him and waited till Aveline had the chance to come. She had already put the pound cake already out with the wine and watched him for a moment and smiled gently.

She heard that second knock and knew who it was. She walked to the door and opened it. "Hi Aveline. Come on in." She looked at them both and smiled. "Aveline this is Alfie and Alfie this is Aveline." She sighed and sat down realizing this was going to be a long day.

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Anna looked at Willow and Amaya and smiled. She was getting huge and glanced as people walked by. She was quite okay with life. Even though she wondered if it was wise to be giving birth to a child that was not hers she wondered many things. She didn't question Willow and Amaya that they would be bad parents she just questioned other things. Like if they could do it. The whole parenting thing, like feeding it all the time and so on. Its just in this day and age their were so many things that could go wrong not only with trying to raise the kid but with the labor also. She had thought about this long and hard and wondered if this was really what she wanted.

She watched as a couple passed by them. A woman that was fairly into her pregnancy also and her husband who was hiding a cigarette. She watched and listened at to what Amaya said. "Yeah sounds good to me." She walked towards the door. And opened it for the ladies that were in her party. They were a full on huge parenting team. It always seemed to Anna that Amya was the person wanting the baby. She walked in herself after the others and noticed that the room was very lovely.

The room was a bright color and had children and pregnant women drawn on the wall. It was so lovely their were a few other couples around she sat down and looked around to see where Amaya and Willow was. She watched all around her it was funny to see it all. It was a lot to take in. She couldn't believe this was where she was in her life.

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He had tried for so long to quit that sometimes it simply seemed futile. In fact, often he felt it simply wasn’t worth fighting the addiction. Then, of course, he remembered the life growing in Rachel, and he was once again inspired. God knew how long said inspiration would last. The presence of the cigarette in his pocket and the craving for it was already nagging at him.

Still, he tried to pay attention to Rachel, and hell, he was doing a pretty decent job, too. Other men might have cracked, but he still hung in there...more or less. He had taught himself to try to pay less mind to the technicalities in things, for doing so would most certainly drive him insane. As she replied, he gave a smile first to himself and then to her as he turned his head her way. Matt remembered the one and only time he had tried to take a nap. It was during a prep period, and he had managed to sleep into the next period. Long story short, he didn't nap on the job anymore. For a moment, he wondered how much worse his sleeplessness could get. Already, he had taken to getting up every other night or so to smoke outside. He never smoked indoors, or at least he didn't now.

He had little time left to worry about that, though, for then they came upon the other couple. He offered a smile and a quick wave. "Hi," he greeted, holding out a hand then to shake. "I'm Matt. This is Rachel. My wife." The two he addressed first now seemed to be a couple, for they held hands as he did with Rachel. The other girl had entered the building, and she was the only of the three who looked remotely pregnant.

Once the other two made their introductions, Matthew started into the building, holding the door for the other two and Rachel though he continued to hold her hand. "So, er, what do people usually do at these things?" he asked, choosing two empty seats and sitting in one. He certainly loved spending time with Rachel, but as he grew older, he seemed to grow more nervous around others or at least more anti-social. Most people tended to judge his habit, and others were simply undesirable to keep as friends. Frankly, he didn't really need that burden either.

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Rachel looked at her husband. She loved him with all her soul, but she worried for him. She knew the risks to smoking and to being around second-hand smoke. She thought of their kid. She worried for both of them. She didn't know how much longer she could take of this.

She listened and watched her surroundings alot and she found herself doing it now again. She looked and saw couple of women three clustered. They were speaking and talking about something, only one woman was pregnant she looked young. Whatever the case Matthew introduced them to the females. She was oddly happy and surprised by this gesture he did.

"What he said." She said chuckling. She continued to hold his hand feeling the texture of his fingers wrapped around hers. She knew the stress that this kid was putting on him and hoped it would stop soon. She smiled at him. And watched as he opened the door and let the women walk in then letting herself walk in.

She sat down on a chair next to Matthew and smiled. And listened to his question out came a small giggle and then replied to his question. "Well Matthew this is preparing us for the birth and the baby stage of the kid." She was oroud of herself that she had read all those pregnancy books when she had some spare time in between meetings.

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Willow hadn't really been looking to make friends with anyone at the class - it wasn't really her style. But Amaya was such a friendly, happy person that people naturally just seemed to gravitate toward her. So it was inevitable to make new friends, especially with Amaya as a fiance.

She acknowledged the man and woman who greeted them. "Hi, I'm Matt. This is Rachel, my wife." Willow took the mans extended hand and shook it firmly in her own free one.

"I'm Willow, and this is my fiance Amaya." Her eyes trailed after Anna, who had made her way into the building already. "The free spirit over there," she began, tilting her head in the direction of where Anna had gone, "Is Anna. I'm sure she'll happily introduce herself later." She offered the couple a smile, before they all began toward the door to the building, where Anna had recently entered.

Willow guided Amaya over toward one of the chairs where Anna had taken a seat, and took one of her own, crossing her legs before glancing around. Her sunglasses hid her eyes, so she had a moment to really inspect everyone in the room without them knowing. After she had a chance to really peek around, she took them off, tucking one end of the glasses into the top of her dress to hang so she wouldn't have to hold them.

"So, when do we think this show's gonna get on the road?" She asked Amaya, though her voice was hushed as she leaned toward her fiance. She didn't want her to think that she didn't want to be there - she did - but she was beginning to get antsy.







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"I missed you too... and I'll never stop loving you... and now, this baby." Rosalia looked up to see Richie wiping a few tears from his eyes. In the midst of her own tears, she let out a laugh, realizing how silly the pair of them probably looked to everyone around them.

"Well, did you have something planned for today? Or what are we doing? Baby shopping, wedding shopping, any of the above?" Richie left a kiss on her nose and cheeks, and Rosalia scrunched her face up, playfully trying to pull away from him.

"Well," she began, "I was planning on stopping into a few shops today. Maybe making a registry. There's this cute little place in the city that sells specialty items and also offers birthing classes. I was thinking about stopping in and signing up for a few..." She paused, happy that Richie wanted to be a part of all of it. She knew that he was going to spoil their child rotten to the core, but she didn't care so much, because she knew that their child was going to be absolutely worth every single thing they got.

She placed Richie's hands on her stomach, hoping to feel the baby stir. But the baby remained still, probably tired for all the excitement. "I see he or she is already playing hard to get" Rosalia laughed. She knew that in a private setting, when her nerves were probably more cooled down, that Richie would be able to feel his baby move and kick for the first time.

"Wanna go? I've got the car outside," she said as she looked up at her future husband. "I'm sure you're ready to be back on American soil... I know I'm glad you're back."

She neglected to tell him that her parents still didn't know... That was something she was going to save for later. She knew she had to break it to them sooner than later, but now that Richie new, she didn't see a reason not to tell them.

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Amaya chuckled at her fiance's behavior, and took her hand in her own. "I think we just practice positions with Anna, which I'll do." She winked, and squeezed Willow's hand lovingly.

As if on que, a rather lanky woman appeared out of a small office in the corner. "Good morning, Mommies & Daddies! I see most of you are here already, so if you will, lay out a mat and sit with your partner!" She laid out one mat for herself, and was prepping herself for the start of class.



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"Well, I was planning on stopping into a few shops today. Maybe making a registry. There's this cute little place in the city that sells specialty items and also offers birthing classes. I was thinking about stopping in and signing up for a few... Wanna go? I've got the car outside, I'm sure you're ready to be back on American soil... I know I'm glad you're back."

Richie smiled as his hands were placed on her stomach, and he didn't feel the baby. He was starting to feel slightly worried, but started to calm himself down, and kissed her cheeks.

"Already so much like their mother, hmm?" He chuckled, and held her hands in his. "Yes, I've been dying to get back to home. To you, and.. our child now." He smiled,wrapping his arm behind her as they walked towards the exit. "It's been too long since i've been home." He swallowed, smiling still, not thinking it was physically possible to wipe the grin off of his face.

Why wouldn't he be happy? He was home, alive, with all his limbs, and he was getting married to the love of his life who, currently, was carrying his child.

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Anna looked at Willow and Amaya. "So you're going to be the sort of coach or Willow?" She looked at Amaya and smiled. Both of them were beautiful and the situation was awkward she didn't want to leave Amaya or Willow out. She grabbed a mat and sat down on it and looked at Rachel and her husband Matthew as they introduced themselves.

She sat down putting her hands first to help her down since she was getting bigger. She looked at Amaya and Willow. "How about in the beginning Amaya and then Willow just to make sure. In case one of you can't make it at the birth. But I see that being impossible." She looked at them with a questioning look.





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Rachel smiled at her husband. "It looks like we are starting. You ready?" She looked at the instructor and watched as she spoke about mats. She grabbed a mat from the mat section and laid it out. She then sat down and smiled at Matthew then looked at the instructor.

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Re: Welcome To Parenthood

@Gorie: I did about five or so days ago. No response. She has, however, opened the message, so I'm not sure.

Lvdwilt might be waiting on me to post for Matthew, which I fully intend to do as soon as possible. I've been at a Model UN conference all week, and between writing resolutions and debating them, I've simply been unable to write anything -- let alone had the inspiration to write. Bear with me, please-- you'll get a post soon :)

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@Scarlet

Yeah, I dunno. Did you send her a message? Maybe she's sick or something. :/

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@Scarlet

Of course. I'll post in the RPers wanted.

@Gorie

Weird.. she's usually on top of me to post... lol.

Re: Welcome To Parenthood

@Saxy:

As you know, I am up for this roleplay, and love the idea. :) I'm just waiting for Lvdwilt to post again :)

Re: Welcome To Parenthood

@SaxyLady15: I'll be honest, I don't really care either way, though I'm sure it would add a level of complexity to the roleplays. Like, everyone else seems to be in love, but the Beauty and the Beast basically want nothing to do with each other.

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Did you want to keep that couple, Scarlet? I'm sure i can find a replacement, but just to make sure. *wink*

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I definitely do, but I just haven't had time I get a post up for Matt. Plus, it seems that afreerobin has simply abandoned us, so someone needs to take on her role if we want to continue her character.

Re: Welcome To Parenthood

So.. do you guys still wanna do this? I'm still in love with the idea, but.. I understand if you've grown bored?

Re: Welcome To Parenthood

Hey just a heads up that I will have my next post up tonight. Hope everyone's holiday was great!!

Re: Welcome To Parenthood

Hey! If it's not too late, I could take FC: Robert Downey Jr. off Scarlett's hands. I can have the character and a post up later today :)

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We've got her part covered now.

We just need a replacement for ladyelaine, I guess? She hasn't responded, so..

Anyone know someone?

Re: Welcome To Parenthood

Nope, also seems Lolamarie is out

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Anyone know anything about ladyelaine?

Re: Welcome To Parenthood

Hey guys!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE just submit a CS at least, so you're able to post.

I'm beyond ready to get this rp going!

Re: Welcome To Parenthood

@ Scarlet Loup

That's cool! Thank you! And let's hope. :D

Re: Welcome To Parenthood

If you don't mind giving me until the weekend, I can take on FC: Robert Downey Jr. I'll have Matt finished this week too...hopefully ladyelaine gets her character in soon.

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@ladyelaine & @lolamarie

PLEASE GET YOUR CHARACTERS IN ASAP

@ALL
If you know anyone will to play FC: Robert Downey Jr. that would be great! Can change FC if needed!

Re: Welcome To Parenthood

I am so sorry!

I am working on getting my character done right now!

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@ALL
C'mon! We need those characters in!

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My character will be done TODAY! :D