Tragedy struck two months after Luna turned 10 years old. My father Julian passed away, he never mentioned he was sick or anything to me. I was told it was of natural causes, mainly of old age – my father was very far along in age. Bridgeport lost another cherished member of their community, and I sadly could not attend my father’s funeral – I got e-mails though stating condolences, and telling me that most of Bridgeport attended the funeral just like they did my mother’s funeral. Luna was very sad and Lena though she didn’t get to meet my father except for once through skype was very sad. I got a phone call from a lawyer stating that in my father’s will he left me the penthouse, and a lot of money and some family heirlooms, and that I had a choice to sell the penthouse or keep it as a vacation home or a renter’s home.
I couldn’t bear to keep the penthouse as a vacation home or for renter’s, something told me that is not what my mother or father wanted. I sold the penthouse for more then I thought it would sell for, I put it on the market for 2 million, instead someone bought it for 5 million I said that was to much but they insisted and I asked the lawyer if there was anything wrong with the sale or anything. I made sure he looked through all the paper work before I signed the paper’s over to the new owner, the lawyer said everything was legit and there were no loop holes. As far as I was concerned Lena didn’t have to work at this point, she didn’t even have to work before the tragedy of my father’s death happened but Lena insisted on working that’s just how she was. Now I had more money then I knew what to do with, but it gave me the idea to put money aside for Luna, and her soon to be new sibling which we chose not to know the gender of. Putting money aside for Luna was what Jaimee and I had wanted to do in the first place…we just didn’t seem to get to it yet, now it was as if it was meant to be, as if time was waiting for the perfect moment or time for me to do it.
Three weeks later, I went to the bank and made a account for Luna. Luna of course wouldn’t really know about it just yet, and I’d start putting money aside for her in it and make sure to do what my parents did for me, keep it safe in a few ways. Including if anything ever happened to me a lawyer(the family lawyer) would take over Luna’s account in keeping it safe and continue doing what I was doing and wait until Luna was a certain age and then give her the letter and card and things like that. I’m not saying anything will happen to me, but I always take precautions…especially now with what happened to Jaimee, and my father so sudden but he lived a long life. An as soon as Lena and I’s little one is born, I’ll make a account for he or she and keep it safe just like I’m doing with Luna’s.
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Two months later Lena went into labor in our backyard. She had just taken out the trash, and Luna had just gotten home and finshed her homework. Lena decided on a in home labor which made sense to me I guess, I’m not in a womens head so I went along with it. I was excited and so was Luna on the new arrival of the baby, since we didn’t know the gender yet to keep Luna busy and not to excited for Lena to handle her and I started playing a game of names for the baby while the nurse took Lena upstairs to the master bath to help her give birth in tub which had warm not to warm but warm water not to high in it. The doctor arrived shortly and I directed her upstairs to the master bath, and quickly went back downstairs to keep Luna busy with our name game – not to mention there isn’t much room in the master bath when there is a nurse, a doctor, a few instruments medically and my lovely wife Lena who had a very large belly full of life in the bathroom.
I thought it’d be best to let them do their thing, keep the stress level down since I was highly exicted myself, and to keep Luna busy. Luna came up with four baby girl names, while I came up with six baby boy names – soon that game was getting tiring and Luna and I were pacing the dining room floor while we could hear Lena upstairs with the nurses and doctors. Luna’s name’s for the baby were: Emma, Clary, Joycelyn, and Dianna – My names for the baby were: Arthur, Tavvy, Jace, Magnus, Alec, and Tiberius. Then Luna and I each closed our eyes, and circled a name on the list we made on the paper and decided the name she circled we’d call the baby if it was a girl, and the name I circled would be what we’d call the baby if it was a boy. Luna ended up circling Emma, and I ended up Circling Tiberius, then Luna and I looked at eachother and smiled and high fived..then she asked what if it’s twins? Well now there is something we both, and Lena didn’t think about.
So Luna and I went back to the “Drawing board” she called it and we did rock paper scissors on four more names just in case it was twins.. two girl names, two boy names since if it was and it was twin girls, or twin boys. Since Luna only had 3 names left she had to think of for a bit and ended up doing the “enie minie miney moe” trick and chose Dianna, and Joycelyn for the girls. I chose Magnus, and Alex for the boys, the game kept Luna entertained for only so long though she was getting just as restless as I was by now. 9 hours later and the nurse came downstairs saying we can come upstairs now, but quietly because Lena was very exhausted from labor. We both looked at eachother with huge smiles and had to refrain ourselves from running up the stairs two at a time to see if it was twins, or just a single little baby.
We tip-toed into the master bedroom, the nurse had helped Lena into pajama’s by now it seemed and there in the bed Lena held a little baby boy. The doctor though a little late said congratulations it’s a boy!, we just smiled and walked up to the side of the bed and looked down at the little bundle of blue blankets and Luna and I both said Tiberius at the same time and laughed. Lena looked up at us with sparkling eyes and said she loved the name we chose and smiled and cooed and said welcome to the world baby Tiberius. Two hours later Lena was asleep, and the doctor and nurse left us some instructions for Lena for now – though the pregnancy and birth went smoothly, they want Lena on bedrest for a few days and not to do much lifting, or bending and careful when stretching. I looked at the doctor and nurse worriedly and they looked back saying everything was fine, just some extra precaution since Tiberius came out feet first instead of head first it put a little more strain on Lena during the labor.
I understood, and wasn’t so worried anymore, they suggested that Luna sit down when she holds Tiberius though and I said okay. It made sense to me to have Luna sit down if she wanted to hold him, she was only 10 after all I’m not sure if she’d stand holding her little baby brother anyway. The first night with Tiberius, Luna slept in his room on the floor waking up if he made the smallest of noises, I knew right away she was going to be a great big sister. Two weeks after Tiberius was born I opened a bank account for him and started putting money aside for him, and Luna as soon as she was done with her homework would go and check on Tiberius or ask if she can feed him, hold him, she’d even read to him before she herself went to bed. She’d still sometimes sleep in his room, at one point I thought about buying a bed and putting it in his room for her, she said no I didn’t need to do that with a smile on her face.
Lena is doing well, she is back at work even though I told her she could quit her job. She said she will do nothing of the sort. I stopped trying to tell her she can quit if she wants and let it go, as soon as she’d get home from work she’d go straight to Tiberius’s room and hold him, feed him, snuggle and kiss him and carry him around. Sometimes She and I would let Tiberius sleep in our bed but that’d end up with some sleepless nights and Luna come running in our room asking if everything was okay. It didn’t take long to get a schedule going with a new baby in the house, family time was the most important time in the house of course, we’d even include Tiberius even though he’s just a little baby. We’d all sit down in study and ask one another about our day’s, and thing and each take turns holding little Tiberius. Our family is a happy family.