15 Minuetes Earlier
I ran through the halls until I found Ovals room. I knocked.
“Go away!” I heard Oval sob.
“Oval” I said softly “It’s me, Penny” It sounded like she was cleaning herself up. I opened the door slowly to find her curled up in bed wiping her eyes. I walked across the room and kneeled by her.
“You OK? Oh sorry, stupid question.” I smiled at her. “You know, it’s gunna be alright. You have a great guy to stand by you. Not to mention all the baby sitters! And” I continued babbling “if you ask really nicely, I could be it’s part time puppy.” We laughed together. “Do you want a tissue?” she nodded.
I walked out of the door, then thought rationally “Damn it!” I walked back to her. “This is a vamps house. No toilet roll!” we giggled together, but she started to cry again. “Oh come on Oval, you’ll be a great mum!”
“You think?” I nodded seriously.
“I don’t know you that well, but I’m gunna be an Auntie!” I exclaimed. “And when you need a break me and Jake will look after the little one. I’m gunna be here most of the time anyway, considering I don’t need to hunt. It’s gunna be hard, but you know we’ll all help you through it.”
“You don’t need to hunt?!”
“No. Shaun thinks its something to do with me being a shape sifter, I never feel hungry.” she seemed shocked so I changed the subject, “anyway, this isn’t about me” I moved her wet hair out of her face “This is about you and Lucien and baby” I cooed the last word by accident. She got up and wiped her eyes again, and walked to the sofa. She patted the seat to ask me to sit down with her.
“Your going to do great. How long is a vampires pregnancy anyway?”
“Nine day’s” she mumbled. I was shocked but I didn’t let her see my face.
“Well at least you don’t have to carry it for to long.” I perked up.
“I’m going to be a mum aren’t I” she said.
“Indeed you are my friend. A bloody good one at that too.”
“I’m going to be a mum!” I nodded again. “Oh my god I’m gunna be a mum!” she started getting more frantic. “I’m going to be a mum!” she started to cry again.
“Hey Oval” I said softly “It’s all gunna be fine! I promise.” I hugged her. The door opened and Lucien walked in. I smiled at him and let Oval go. I gave her a confident smile and whispered “You are going to be great!” I got up and walked to the door. Lucien looked like he was a broken man. I closed the door quietly and Jake was waiting outside. I walked up to him and hugged him tightly.
“Thanks for doing that.” He said.
“Anytime. And I said we might be able to look after the baby when they need a break. I even said I might be a part time puppy!”
“What breed?” he asked through his laughter.
“Maybe a Cavalier. But if it pulls on my ears I’m not gunna be happy” I joked. We walked down stairs again to the office. Where everyone was still waiting, still shocked by the news.