Boreal Springs

May 12, 2008

Anderson 3 – Round 13: ‘Purple Progeny’

Filed under: Anderson — Tags: , , , , , — Mao @ 6:59 pm

Nathaniel Anderson and Sara O`Hanlon are happily unmarried.  While Sara is still reeling over the drama surrounding her father, Nathaniel is finding quite a bit of success in his chosen career.

Sara spent a lot of time alone.  Nathaniel left early in the morning and wouldn’t return until late evening.  Sometimes he had to leave for several days at a time.  It wasn’t a terrible situation for Sara, she enjoyed her alone time.  Being stuck in her house with her younger siblings had been stifling.  Now she had enough room to move around and do as she pleased.

It also gave her a lot of time to think.  She definitely needed all the time she could get.  Ever since they’d returned home from their pseudo-vacation, she’d been feeling under the weather.  Something told her it wasn’t related to her family problems.

She wasn’t quite sure how to bring up the possibility to Nathaniel, though.  They hadn’t really discussed children or even marriage, really, past the fact they weren’t ready.  Sara still didn’t want to jump into marriage, but she didn’t feel badly about the possibility of being pregnant, either.

Deciding to keep quiet until she was certain and had seen a doctor, she made sure to act normal and pretend nothing was amiss when she did see Nathaniel.

During one of Nathaniel’s week-long excursions out into the ocean, Sara visited a doctor.  She came home with the knowledge that she was nearly two months along.  It was frigid outside, so she called Lilith over instead of just walking down the street for a visit.  She was the first person Sara told.

“It isn’t that bad,” Lilith confessed, laughing.  “Though you won’t like it one bit, you’re a big wimp!”

“That’s not funny!” Sara frowned.  “I’m really worried–what if Nathaniel’s upset?”

Lilith made a face, “if he didn’t want to knock you up, he should’ve been more careful.  How are you feeling about it?”

“I… I don’t know yet.  I never really expected to be a mother.”

“Me either, but it grows on you; kinda like a fungus.”

Sara made sure to tell Nathaniel as soon as he returned.  At first, he was stunned.  He had thought they were doing their best to prevent any possibility, but it seemed it wasn’t so.  There had been a night or two where neither of them had been in a state to really make sure they used countermeasures, much less stand.

In the end, it wasn’t like it was the end of the world.  They had plenty of money and Sara wasn’t pushing marriage, so there wasn’t any real consequence.  Babies weren’t so bad and the thought of having someone to pass his knowledge and wealth onto appealed to Nathaniel.

What didn’t appeal to Nathaniel was the constant phone calls he was getting from Aiyana Saunders.  They had become casual friends during University, but recently, he had somehow become her defacto confidant.  At first, it wasn’t so bad, but then she started having kids and everything went to hell.  Now he had to sit and listen to her rattle on about stuff he scarcely understood.  Anytime he advised her to talk to Damien, she acted like Damien didn’t speak English.

Nathaniel sighed.  Lady issues were not something he excelled at.

One afternoon, he implored his very pregnant wife for help.  She was staying home from work now, the baby was only a month or two away.  There had been some slight complications, though, so the doctor advised a lot of bed rest.

“Can’t you talk to her?  She’s driving me crazy, Sara.”

At this, she laughed, “me?  No way.  But maybe I could get her together with Tracey–Gordon’s wife.  She’s new here too and doesn’t know many people.”

“Whatever, I don’t care, as long as she stops.” Nathaniel sighed, closing his eyes.  “I don’t have an effeminate bone in my body.  I am the last guy a girl should ever go to about… girly stuff.”

Sara laughed again, “I can’t argue with that kind of logic.  I’ll give Tracey a call… but you owe me.”

Sara eventually gave birth to a very purple baby boy named Patrick O`Hanlon.  He had his grandma’s red hair and the trademark green O`Hanlon eyes.  His skintone was particularly odd, though.  Lilith’s baby had come out completely normal, but Patrick definitely showed his alien heritage.  Nathaniel couldn’t have been happier–he just hoped he had the pointy ears, too.

Sara was just overjoyed that it was over.  The entire experience had been far more painful than any of Lilith’s horror stories.

Patrick had a lot of visitors during his first months, but no one so frequent as his own parents.  Sara and Nathaniel slipped easily into the role of parental figures, despite their lack of marital bonds.  The little tot was definitely loved and doted on as much as possible.  Mary warned Sara of spoiling him, but Sara paid her no mind.  He was a special little baby and he deserved to know it.

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Note from Mao: I can’t believe it.  My FIRST baby to show the alien skin when one of the parents was the baby of an abduction.  Sure, I had an all alien hood, but they were alien/alien parents.  This is Sara O`Hanlon, who has a family tree firmly rooted in custom content, and then Nathaniel, with custom content as well.  Fantastic!

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