Oh, then they’re delightful. I must go get some of these cheese poofs after I finish these. Oh my parents sent three owls, I think they’re guilty about not sending them on time. I should really send them an owl to thank them soon. Oh Merlin, a baby Hestia! I-I don’t know what to say! [hugs her] Who with? When did this happen? Oh Hestia I’m so happy for you.
I think Honeydukes has a section for savoury snacks so you could go and look there I’m really tempted to send an owl order for one of everything in their store. Let them sweat it out a bit. [Hugs her back] yes, no-one ever really does but it’s funny what they come up with. I fell pregnant the last week of Easter, but just found out over a week ago. Caelan Carrigan, of course, my love. Thank you Charity.
Nah, I know I still love you anyway, so. [nods slightly] Yeah, that’s the idea, we’re still trying to figure out exactly what security measures we need to take. Do you have any weird cravings? Mum always wanted cucumbers and cinnamon candy when she was pregnant with Cora, it was weird. [holds her protectively] Tell me when it hurts and I’ll make it better, I promise. [leans down and kisses her stomach] Peanut, be nice to Mummy.
Yeah…I remember now. You looked even prettier than normal that day. I’m glad your happy, sweetheart. [kisses her temple] It’s up to you, I’m completely ecstatic just to be with you either way.
[She giggles quietly and shakes her hair from her eyes] I’m glad you love me anyway, I love you so much. There are several charms to make houses or buildings in general unplottable and unfindable unless the person who cast the charms tells them the location. That might be useful, or just keep moving around. That is weird but I don’t think so, not yet anyway, well… I have been wanting cheese a lot lately. Anything with cheese really. [Smiles and kisses him softly] I might break your hand during the delivery or something. Peanut will be very nice, until it grows.
You, Caelan Carrigan are a charmer, and a sweetheart. [Bites her lip] I don’t know, can we organise a wedding before I get to big? Have you got any… ideas for the wedding?
Oh yes I got it, it was very lovely Hestia. Oh they’re treats they got from America, weird stuff like Hershey’s chocolate bars and these things called Chee-tos. Sent me loads of bags of them. Hmm cravings?
Oh good, thank Merlin I sent it. Cheetos? I think they’re like our version of cheese puffs. How many bags did you get sent, there seems to be a lot. Yes, cravings. I well, I never know how to tell people, it’s still so new… I’m having a baby.
I’ll listen to it and tell you I love you anyway. You’re still perfect even when you’re angry. [sighs] It changes, honestly, moves from basement to basement week by week ‘til we find somewhere permanent. I’ll tell you when we get a certain place, yeah? [laughs and pecks her cheek] I’ll start practicing. Good, I don’t think I could watch you eat that, it’d be horrible. [frowns] Will it really hurt?
I understand. Yeah, guess we didn’t…I dunno, I’m really happy, though. Honestly. [laughs] You’re not a pushy cow, you’re my girlfriend…well, fiancee, now. [hugs her closer] Then stay, long as you need to. [frowns] What would that be?
Hmm… I am, am I? Good because I wouldn’t want you to take whatever I said in anger, seriously? [Nods] I think maybe not having a permanent place is a good idea, that way you can’t be tracked or followed because you’re never in the same place. Okay, please do, I believe you love. No, I can’t even think about eating that without feeling physically ill, that stuff is nasty.[Rolls her eyes] I’m growing a tiny human being inside of me, it’ll be uncomfortable as hell the bigger he or she gets, but birth will hurt, apparently. Though also apparently once our child is born, the pain gets forgotten.
I guess we didn’t because we didn’t expect it to happen so soon, huh? i thought we were careful but I worked out the dates and stuff and it turns out we weren’t. I love you though and I love that I’m carrying your child. It makes me happy. [Smiles and sighs dreamily] Yeah fiancee… oh yeah, the big decision, do we get married before or after peanut is born.
My parents just sent me some muggle treats as a belated birthday present. Would you like some?
Did I send you your birthday present, I swear I did but my brain is like a sieve at the moment. What muggle treats are they, Charity? I would love some honey, these cravings are driving me loopy.
I’m sure there’s still loads to be done, even in just the planning part. I’ll make sure there’s always someone nearby just in case something happens, I mean it. Even if you’re just at Headquarters planning something. [grins and pecks her cheek] Yup. I’d just catch them and wait for you to calm down so I could get you pickles and ice cream or something. [shrugs] I honestly have no idea, but I don’t care either way. Even if it’s twins, I’ll be happy.
'Course I'm happy, it's a baby. Even if it is a bit surprising, it's a good thing. [laughs] She'll be ecstatic, she adores me. No, no, love, you're fine. I just want you to do what's best for you. [kisses her temple] If you feel safer here, then I want you to stay here, Hes.
I appreciate that, i do, even though sometimes in the future I may become a raging bitch and tell you that I don’t appreciate it. Just ignore me, okay? Where is Headquarters based, I haven’t been told yet and apparently I won’t know until graduation but… you know I can be trusted, right? [she pouts, tugging gently on his collar]. Good, you need to learn to catch then, and fast. I may be pregnant dear, but I’m not disgusting… pickles and ice cream still sounds gross to me. [Giggles] Oh, twins now? i won’t be, I’m going to be breaking my back with on child, let alone too… curse me for being too skinny.
I know, I just… well, you can never predict how people react to things no matter how well you know them. And we never really discussed it, did we? Yes, she does [smiles] Thank you, for always catering to my every whim despite how much of a pushy cow I am [pecks him on the lips]. I do, I feel safer when I’m with you, and less worried or anxious. But never mind that for a moment, we have a big decision to make…
[sighs] I’d really rather you not ever be in danger, love, but especially not now. Just…try not to be on the front lines? Or fight at all if you can help it. And if you do go out there…let me go with you, I’ll make sure you’re safe. [laughs and kisses her temple] No, just because they’re all true. You’re perfect, Hes. Even if you do have moods. [laughs and bumps his nose gently against hers] You’d be my favorite bunny. I can’t wait, oh my god, he’s going to be the most gorgeous baby ever. Or she, I suppose.
Yeah, but Daddy’s the cool one. [grins and kisses her stomach again] Love you too, buddy. [frowns and holds her close] If you really don’t feel safe…you’re always welcome with me, love. Just…please don’t give up on school, you’re so brilliant. [kisses her forehead] I’ll do anything I can to make sure you’re safe.
[She nods] I know… whilst I’m pregnant I would never do anything that would put our baby in danger, but I still want to help. I can do anything else, I’m sure there’s more I can do for Dumbledore than fight and if I have to, of course you’ll be with me. [Smiles] So even if I started throwing heavy objects at you, you’d still love me huh? Well, my emotions will be all over the place for a while. [Giggles] You keep saying he, do you have a feeling baby? Would you mind either way or would you prefer a boy or girl?
[Runs her hand through his hair and smiles softly] I’m so relieved you’re happy about this. Cora won’t have to threaten to kill you now [winks]. I’m not going to give up on school, sorry, I made you feel guilty didn’t I? I’ll go back to school tonight, fine, it’s… fine yeah. [Frowns] I know you will.
[shrugs] Yeah, then they sort of caught up to me but I was up before long. [shakes his head] Nah, they had their masks on. It wasn’t a lot of them, luckily, we sort of surprised them. I’m glad, too, believe me. [laughs and kisses both of her cheeks] Thank you very much, love, and for what it’s worth I’m convinced you’re the most gorgeous girl on earth. [snorts] You’d be an adorable bunny, too. [looks at her hopefully] Can I come with you? I want to see it.
Peanut says hi back. And that he likes Dad more. [kisses her temple] Hes, I’m happier with you around than I ever thought was possible. But you’ve got to go if you want to graduate. [frowns] Why don’t you feel safe?
I’m glad you got out of there safely, I guess… you’re not going to make me not join because of the baby, are you? I know you and you’re protective but I won’t do anything to endanger peanut’s life, I swear. [Smiles and kisses him quickly in response] Thank you, you’re quick to shower me with compliments… to dampen my pregnant hormonal tendencies? I have been having moods lately. [Pokes out her tongue] No bunny turning. Of course you can, I wouldn’t leave you out of it, that’s a silly question.
No peanut doesn’t, he likes his mama best because she carries him around. [Sighs] I don’t want to go back, so if you won’t let me stay for the night, I’ll go to your mums instead. I’m seriously about this, don’t think I won’t. [Whispers] because… I’ve seen things… evil is inside the walls.
Well, it was sort of, uh, all of the above…we were in a fight and I started running and they cornered me so I hopped a fence and fell. I’m fine, though, really. Nothing bad. [laughs] You thought I was sexy, eh? [gently nudges her shoulder] You’re adorable, Hes. [grins widely, putting his hand on her stomach] Yeah! A baby! And it’s ours, Hes, it’s our kid in there. When can we, y’know, feel it and see it and stuff like that?
But it looks like a peanut! All babies do! [grins and leans down to kiss her stomach quickly] Hi Peanut. [nods] Yeah, I need you to balance me out, right? [laughs and pecks her lips] That sounds amazing to me, love, but you’ve got school and Head Girl duties to get back to.
[Looks at him in shock, having expected him not to tell her and to argue that it was best she didn’t know] You hopped a fence and fell, oh… silly man. Death eaters were chasing you though, did you see who they were? I’m glad you’re okay. [Giggles and blushes] Yeah well, that was before I let you seduce me… now, I think you’re incredibly sexy. I’m not ashamed to admit that and I am not adorable, you make me sound like a bunny. [Rests her hand on top of his] I have to find out, I’m new to this too but when I’m twelve weeks I have to go to St. Mungos for a check up… in the mean time I’ll do some reading and find out.
[Laughs] Oh, get away you moron, no… [giggles as he kisses her stomach]. You’re crazy baby, but yes, you’re right, you do need me to balance you out. [Pouts] Anyone would think you were trying to convince me to leave. That stuff isn’t important to me, you and the little one are. i can’t wait to graduate, I don’t feel safe there anymore… or happy.