India: ShockMature

'I dodn't believe it.'

'Neither do I.  I thought Lucien would have been the most careful out of us.'

'Well, love does crazy things to people.'  I look up at Dom.  Is he thinking the same as me?  'Can we ever have kids?'

'One day, not now.  Something bad is coming we can all feel it but we don't know what it is.  When we're safe, you can have as many children as you like.'  I laugh and kiss Dom.

A bit later I go for a wander while Dom is in bed.  I hear someone being sick in the bathroom.  I quietly knock on the door.

'Who is it?'

'It's India.  Are you OK?'

'Not really.'

'Can I come in?'

'The door's unlocked.'  I tentatively push the door open and see Oval crouched on the floor looking very pale.  Her stomach is already swollen.

'What can I do to help?'  She had made me feel better so I wanted to help her in return.

'Just sit with me for a bit.'  I sit on the floor next to her fold my knees up against my chest.  When she started wretching again I held her hair back as she coughed up blood.  It stopped eventually but I was worried for her, her aura was rapidly chainging colour.

'You're worried.'

'Is it that obvious?'

'I have a bit of help.'  She smiled.  'What is it you're scared about?  You'll be a great mum.'

'It's not that.'  I felt so helpless, not being able to understand.  'I'm scared my baby will be killed.  If my baby has powers Shaun will want it to fight and I couldn't bear it.'  Tears flowed freely down her cheeks and I hugged her.

'Shhh.  It'll be OK.  Lucien will protect you both.  I'll always be here for you.  I promise.'

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