A/N: Hi! Swear I didn’t forget about Hive. Crime’s just been taking up my energy. x) I know I said there’d be at least one more Crime chapter first, but I don’t wanna work on Crime right now.
The second set of quads got aged up. First, as the oldest, was Finnick. Where do these big ears come from? Mine are small and delicate!
Prim was frightened almost as soon as she aged up.
“You dummy, we’re both ghosts,” said Harry.
“Oh, right, yeah. I’m not scared! I’m swatting a fly!”
I caught Mags in a rare moment of electric shock. For some reason, she seems happy. I hope she can’t feel those shocks, cause that’d make her masochistic.
Cinna appears to have a bit more padding about the middle than his siblings, but what do I know.
“If I win, I get cuddles from you for a week. If you win, I’ll give you belly rubs for a week. Deal?”
Either way, they both win.
Prim and I were outside in a rare moment of mother-daughter bonding.
But I just HAD to try out our new slip’n’slide!
No offense, Prim, but this slide is way more interesting than that boring sprinkler.
See, I can do spins!
Teddy must’ve been really lonely being the only teen. Just look at how excited he seems. Which is ironic, since he’s a sworn loner.
My handsome Nikko looks like a high chieftain of an olden people.
That, or he looks like me, and by extension, my alien forebears.
Either way, he’s exotic.
“Dude, seriously, where’s your hair?”
“Look, I simply don’t want hair. Stop listening to Fred.”
Dobby spends a lot of time dancing. He recently taught himself the ‘clap and spin.’ Today the spin, tomorrow the splits!
“You think I’m scared? Well, I’m sorry – BUT I’M NOT!”
“Oy, I’m Fred, Prim! It was Harry giving you a hard time!”
“Oh, right. Well, I’m still not scared!”
“Hehe, you tell Harry from me that I creamed you and that proves I’m not scared of other ghosts!”
“You need a hair growth, Nikko. How’re you gonna get girls to look at you without hair?”
“This is coming from the guy who prefers his own company to anybody else’s?”
“I never said I want to spend time with girls, but I like when they look at me.”
“Well, Teddy, you realize we’re only a few days old? We have plenty of time for that later. Right now, all I want to do is do well in school so that I may get a good job.”
“Assuming anyone’ll hire you, since you’ll scare the bellsugar out of them.”
“Me? What about you, vampire?”
My adorable Finnick is the budding artist of the bunch. Which reminds me, I haven’t touched that easel since I moved here. And I don’t really care. I was mostly doing it for the money in Twinbrook. With the remaining funds from my divorce settlement with Cameron and my grandma Anna’s new will, I never have to get a job again. Motherhood is my job.
“Stop dancing, Cinna! You’re nauseating to watch.”
“I can’t hear you over my awesome!”
“And thus conclude the amazing adventures of Harry the Brave, Harry the Heroic, Harry the – Prim fell asleep on me, didn’t she?”
“I love our big family! There’s always somebody to talk to and play with. Especially cause Mom’s usually doing…stuff. Has anyone seen Mom?”
“Shh, Mags, we only have like ten minutes and I want to finish this show before the bus gets here.”
“Albus, look, being a couch potato doesn’t mean you have to watch TV all the time, you can just like sitting around talking.”
“Well, I am of the school of thought that TV-time and couch-time are inextricably linked. Not that it matters now, bus is here.”
Mags wondered where I was? I was sleeping and eating. And playing outside. You know, normal mom stuff.
But with all ten kids off at school, I felt lonely all of the sudden. I think I often spend too much time watching my kids and not enough actually interacting with them. I don’t like watching them at school, though. It’s all very boring, and I’m glad I have rich family so I didn’t have to go to university and get a real job.
I went outside to pay the overdue bills and realized something. I’ve lived in Moonlight Falls for quite a while now, but I’ve never met my closest neighbors.
So I took Curly out with me.
“Hi!” I said.
“Oh, not another one!”said the girl in the mermaid dress.
“Hello there, beautiful. I’ve seen you before. You’re our neighbor, aren’t you?”
“Um…yes. I’m Elena Queen. You are?”
“Lucy. Lucy Lumion. Why haven’t you dropped by before now?”
“I’ve been busy.”
“Well, better late than never! Come on in.”
Curly discovered this young fella and seemed to take quite a liking to him.
“You’re nice! I wish my moms would let me get a dog, but all Mom wants is a horse. Or a unicorn. And Mami says we don’t have enough room for anything bigger than a fish.”
My supposedly ‘nice’ dog then got back up to his old tricks.
“You can’t have Lucy, sugar. She’s mine.”
“Stop it, Mami, Mom’s mine too cause she’s my mom!”
“Um…I’m sorry. Clearly, you think I’m somebody else. My name’s Elena Queen. I don’t want Lucy.”
“Liar! Everybody wants Lucy!”
“Lance, go to your room and let me deal with this little fairy who thinks she can just come to my house and break up my love!”
“YOU! Get out of this house! It’s bad enough Mama and I still live here, Mom doesn’t need another member to add to her harem! WATCHER, GET HER OUT OF HERE RIGHT NOW!”
“I don’t want to go to my room!”
“Ugh, I’d rather be dancing than listening to this repeat rubbish.”
I was stunned. Clearly, I had walked into a bee’s hive posing as a nice neighbors’ home. My life seemed sane compared to theirs.
“I’m sorry about all this, Elena. It can seem a bit crazy to an outsider’s perspective, but I swear, we all love each other.”
“Watcher, I’m waiting! Annihilate the fairy!”
“If you don’t go to your room I’ll take away your pet rock!”
“No, not Pebbles, Mami!”
“As you can see, I could do with a breath of fresh air. I’ve never been with a fairy before. Life’s full of firsts.”
“Excuse me, are you coming on to me?”
“Don’t you want me to?”
“No. I’m…I can’t believe I have to say this, but I’m straight. I don’t do girls.”
“Have you ever tried?”
“No! I’m sure it’s a lovely lifestyle for you, but…I really prefer guys.”
“Oh. Well, that’s too bad. You really are very beautiful, Elena. Are you sure, just this once?”
“You’re right, I shouldn’t even be asking this. I’m trying to be good to Ella. I do love her. Sometimes a vampire just needs a break, you know?”
“Yeah…I guess I do know.” And I did. Just…you know, with guys, not girls.
“I have a question.”
“Are you by any chance related to a man named Lord Lumion? You share a strong resemblance.”
“I’ve never heard of anyone by that name, sorry. It’s possible he’s a cousin of mine.”
“Why do you ask?”
“Well, I have triplets by him. I just wanted to be sure you’re not their aunt or something.”
“No, don’t worry about that. I’m an only child. It sounds as if you don’t know this Lord fellow very well.”
“I don’t. I kind of…well, I don’t want to give the wrong impression…”
“Say no more, then. You’re like me, I can tell. You tend to be free with your love.”
“If that’s the case, there’s somebody I’d like you to meet. Let’s go to the graveyard.”
Right when we got there, I saw who she meant. I suppose I should have guessed. When it’s not a full moon, there’s no zombies or lunatics running around here.
“Have fun! If you ever change your mind and want to try something different, drop by my house.”
“Hello there, fair fairy. I am Billy Coeur. Do not be deceived by my appearance. I am not dead, not really, not any longer.”
“But you’re…a ghost. Doesn’t that make you dead?”
“The same could also be said of our mutual acquiantance, Lucy. As a vampire, she is termed the undead. But does not she act very much alive?”
“Yes, I suppose she does. I am Elena. Elena Queen.”
“Elena,” he breathed in a sigh. “From the moment I have seen you – ”
“You mean like a minute ago?” I giggled.
“Well, yes. But from the moment I have seen you, I have wished to court you. May I do so?”
“I don’t know about courting…why don’t we start with the fun part first?”
“Really? But a lady such as yourself should not be so interested in the pleasures of the flesh.”
“Don’t tell me what I’m interested in, Mr. Coeur. If I say I’m interested in taking you right now, right here, then by Berry I am.”
And with that, my thoroughly uninterested dog left.
I did say Lord Lumion is a clone in a previous posting, so I decided to stick with that. lol I dunno if I’ll do anything with him, but there you go.
And, for those who read the Lumion Legacy, a couple of things:
1. No, I don’t know if I’ll ever update the legacy again. That’s why I decided to bring them over to Elena’s Moonlight Falls instead of having them be separate universes. I’m actually thinking of making Lucy Elena’s new best friend since Zoey Sky kind of faded from the story a while back. x)
2. Beatrice Crumplebottom was duplicated, lol. There are now two versions of her here, the one that had triplets with Claus Bloopenhooper and is still an adult, and the elder version who’s living with Lucy still. I didn’t think of it until I’d already moved her to the town, so I guess we’ll go with the clone theory for both cases? lol