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« Reply #9675 on: July 02, 2020, 03:29:08 PM »

Elijah came over to help Norah, his expression softening when he saw the tears in her eyes. ?Me neither,? he said, coming over to kiss her quickly and then take a look at their daughter.
?She?ll love it here.?
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« Reply #9676 on: July 02, 2020, 03:42:08 PM »

Norah nodded and followed his gaze, finding herself smiling for what must have been the hundredth time that day alone. Norah picked Daniella up and kissed her forehead gently, "I'm certain she will," Norah agreed, but a small voice reminded her of the chips in hers and Elijah's heads and what he'd planned on doing about it once the baby came. They hadn't really discussed it since that day so Norah didn't really know where his head was at with that plan; it terrified Norah to think about what could happen. Norah was quickly pulled out of her thoguhts when her brother came bounding out of the house with a big smile, "Do you need any help bring things in?" Jasper asked them, eager to help; Norah loved that her brother was there and helping them out. God she wished he could just stay forever; it would be so nice to have family nearby.

Jaime reluctantly dragged himself off the couch and followed the others out the front door to greet Norah, Elijah, and their newborn. he was struggling to feel happy for them, even though he was. It was like witnessing a life that could have been; a life he'd thrown away, to become his father.
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Re: Gods and Monsters
« Reply #9677 on: July 02, 2020, 03:53:39 PM »

Sadie stood by the front door, not wanting to overcrowd the couple and the new baby. ?Glad to see you made it back in one piece,? she said affectionately.
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« Reply #9678 on: July 03, 2020, 05:34:51 AM »

?Yes, shockingly some of us can drive,? Elijah teased as he carried their bags in. ?Thanks for holding down the fort. Was everything okay?? He asked.
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Re: Gods and Monsters
« Reply #9679 on: July 03, 2020, 08:09:50 AM »

😂

"Everything was great, this place is awesome," Astrid chimed in, snickering a bit at his comment about Sadie's driving. The poor girl was never going to live that down. "Especially the beach," she added once she'd moved out of Elijah's way. 


Norah smiled back at her brother, "could to carry her Daemon inside?" Norah asked him, to which jasper nodded and got the tiny puppy out of her carrier, "still haven't settled in a name?" He asked her. Norah shook her head, "it's hard to decide. I mean, i feel like it should be her choice, but it's going to be years before she can do that," Norah said as the two siblings walked back to the house, "how did mum and dad do it?" Norah asked, not specifically asking about Sophie because it was too painful. "I named her," jasper replied softly, turning his face away. "Oh, I...I didn't know that," Norah said, smiling sadly, "it...it was the perfect name," she said.
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Re: Gods and Monsters
« Reply #9680 on: July 03, 2020, 10:46:30 AM »

(That has me crying in da club)


?Yeah, having the beach so close is really nice,? Elijah agreed as he walked in and went to drop their bags off by the couch.
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« Reply #9681 on: July 03, 2020, 10:49:19 AM »

Sadie frowned at the mention of the beach. After Jaime?s failed proposal she hadn?t been back to one. ?You?ve got a nice place, Sappho,? she told Eli. ?Better watch nothing goes missing.? She winked jokingly.
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« Reply #9682 on: July 03, 2020, 11:20:14 AM »

(ha, sorry :P)

Jasper looked back at his sister, then down at the baby tucked in her arms; he could still vividly remember when his father had brought him to the hospital to meet his new sister and her Daemon. She'd been so small and cute; he'd known in that moment that he would do absolutely anything for her. "I'm sure a name will come to you," Jasper said as they walked through the front door together. Norah subtly blinked away from tears and put on a bright smile, "We're finally home Daniella," Norah said to her baby, who responded by merely yawning.

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« Reply #9683 on: July 04, 2020, 02:00:18 PM »

Elijah looked over as they came inside and smiled brightly at Norah. "What's she think?" he asked as he walked over to check on Daniella.
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Re: Gods and Monsters
« Reply #9684 on: July 04, 2020, 02:18:22 PM »

Norah looked up from her daughter and met Elijah's eyes; she didn't think it was possible for her heart to be more full. "Not terribly impressed I think, but I'm sure all she cares about is sleep and milk," Norah joked. She then gazed around at their friends and her brothers, ?we really appreciate you all staying here to help us,? Norah said to them all.
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« Reply #9685 on: July 05, 2020, 02:18:58 AM »

Sadie smiled at Norah and the baby, smiling. The child was so tiny, she could hardly believe it. ?Of course. We want to help as much as we can.?
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« Reply #9686 on: July 05, 2020, 02:41:01 AM »

The last few days, Norah had been completely consumed with worrying over their daughter so she was entirely oblivious to the conflict between Sadie and Jaime. As far as she was concerned, they were still together and enjoying their safe and mundane life. Norah eyed Jaime briefly, who was standing by himself looking extremely uncomfortable, "Have you two thought about...kids?" Norah asked innocently.
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« Reply #9687 on: July 05, 2020, 02:49:50 AM »

Sadie?s face turned red and her mouth opened, struggling to speak. Norah didn?t know? She glanced at Jaime for a second and then back at Norah. ?Norah...Jaime didn?t tell you??
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Re: Gods and Monsters
« Reply #9688 on: July 05, 2020, 02:54:06 AM »

Norah frowned, looking again at Jaime who was pretending not to listen. "didn't tell me what?" Norah said, her heart sinking as she started to piece it together.
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Re: Gods and Monsters
« Reply #9689 on: July 05, 2020, 02:55:37 AM »

?We broke up,? she said, forcing herself not to get emotional at the words. ?Two months ago.? How could he not tell her? She was his sister, did he not talk to her all that time?
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