Saturday, March 31, 2012
Chapter Twenty Seven: All Hell Breaks Loose
A few months had passed by since her Mother had found out about Emmalina's secret. She would call often and ask how her and the baby were doing. Emmalina thought she was secretly excited about the baby but was too proud to admit it. She and Sebastian had been spending a lot of time with Theodore and Paris as well. She and Paris went shopping but it was impossible to get anything done with her. Paris would go all over the store buying everything in her eyesight. She invited Emmalina to go shopping again today but she declined, too tired to keep up with the Valkyrie. So instead she sat down at the computer to pick out a nursery set. After she picked out a set she liked, Emmalina ended up on a baby names website. She scrolled through the list looking at the names, some of which she wasn't sure how to pronounce.
A few hours later, Sebastian was up and walked over to Emmalina. "What are you doing?" He asked sleepily.
"I was just looking at baby names. I think I've finally decided on them, that's if it's okay with you?"
Sebastian nodded. "What are they?"
"For a boy, I was thinking Michael and for a girl, I like Alexis but we could called her Lexi for short. What do you think?"
"If you like them then I think they're perfect." Sebastian said, making a mental note to make sure he told Theodore what she wanted their child's name to be.
"Good." she said as she smiled at him. "I also picked out some furniture and other things we will need for the baby's nursery. I'll just buy the bedding and colors when we find out if it's a girl or a boy."
Sebastian winced at all the future plans she was making. She didn't know that neither one of them would be a part of them.
Across town, Amelia was doing her own baby shopping. She'd passed by a store with tiny little outfits in the window and couldn't stop herself from going in. As she was heading out the store with a few bags in her hand, her cell phone began ringing. "Hello?" she said as she answered.
"Amelia, it's Alesana. I need you to come by my house as soon as you have some time. I have something I need to teach you."
"Okay, I can come buy now if you want?"
"Perfect. I'll see you soon." and she hung up.
Amelia made her way to Alesana's to find out what all of this was about.
Another month passed by before Amelia called Emmalina to tell her it was time to tell Donovan. She had avoided her Father for months, barely talking to him and wearing baggy clothes when she saw him. She made sure to come home when he was already asleep and leave after he went to work. But today was the day she wouldn't be hiding anything. When Emmalina got there, Amelia asked her to join her on the couch. "Where's Dad?" Emmalina asked, a little relieved that he wasn't there.
"He's still at work but I wanted to talk to you first so we could have a plan. I think we should tell him about us being witches first. Maybe that will keep him distracted a bit when we tell him about....well, everything else."
"Okay, that's fine with me." She said, ready to get his over with.
"Emmalina, I have to warn you, this could be bad. But just remember that he loves you. He might fall apart at first but it will be okay...somehow."
Emmalina sighed. "I hope you're right."
Amelia and Emmalina's heads snapped up to the door when they heard keys jingle on the other side.
When Donovan walked in and saw Emmalina he walked over to give her a hug. "It feels like I haven't seen you in months, Emmalina."
She held him in a tighter embrace then she meant to. "I know. I'm sorry. I've just been busy with work and...things."
When he let her go, he noticed her stomach. He'd been so excited to finally see her that he didn't catch it before. "Wha....how did I not know about this?" He said smiling. He loved kids, always had.
"Donovan, I think you should sit down. There are some things we need to...discuss." Amelia jumped in.
"I want to know about the baby...and how this happened." He said.
"We'll get to that, I promise." Amelia said.
Donovan walked over and sat in one of the living chairs. Emmalina and Amelia looked at each other both not sure how this was going to go. "Alright, what's going on?" Donovan asked.
"Emmalina, Mason and myself are...well, we aren't normal." Amelia started. She wasn't sure how one would confess to being a witch.
"What do you mean you aren't normal?"
"We're not completely human. We're....witches." Amelia said whispering the last word.
"You're what?" Donovan asked half amused and half scared that his wife had taken too many blows to the head during vampire fights.
"Witches." Amelia said again.
Donovan looked at Emmalina and Amelia like they were crazy. "Dad, we aren't joking or nuts. Mom had an ancestor that was an immortal witch. She bound her magic and her children's, which accidentally bound future generations as well. I got another witch to undo the spell, which gave all three of us the powers we were supposed to have." Donovan was now worried that something had happened to his family and was debating whether he should call a doctor to try and help them. Emmalina sighed. "Mom, show him your...gift."
Amelia concentrated on the chair Donovan was sitting in until it started to lift off the ground. She winced when Donovan's eyes looked like they were about to pop out of his head. She gently put the chair back down. "HOLY FUCK!" Donovan exclaimed.
"I'm sorry, I should have told you when it happened but I was scared." Amelia said hanging her head.
Donovan didn't say anything for several minutes. "Amelia you shouldn't have hid this from me!" Donovan's thoughts were a jumbled mess. He didn't know what to think about this.
"I know, I'm sorry. We've been trying to control these abilities and...we've just been dealing with a lot. I didn't know if you could handle it."
"You each have different ones?" He asked, still in shock.
"Yes. I have Telekinesis and Levitation." She paused as confusion crossed Donovan's face. "That mean's I can move objects or people with my mind and I can also sort of....hover."
"You can fly?" Donovan asked in disbelief.
"No. I can barely lift off the ground right now. Gravity is..tricky to control. Emmalina's and Mason's are different. Mason can....well he blows stuff up. It's called Molecular Combustion."
"He can't blow up people though right?"
"Yes, he can."
"Oh Jesus." Donovan said, scared that Mason could accidentally blow one of them up.
"Emmalina has two like I do. Astral Projection is one of them. That means she can project her consciousness into an astral form outside her body...or something like that. Her second one is Necromancy. That means she can control the dead."
"Like Zombies?" Donovan asked horrified, imagining corpses walking around eating people.
"No, like spirits." Amelia shivered as she remembered the ghosts that surrounded her caused by her daughter's power. "And.....vampires." Amelia finally said.
"She can control them? So whatever she says that have to do it?" Donovan asked.
Donovan looked at Emmalina. The one thing he hated more than anything in this world and his own daughter could make them do anything she wanted. For a second he considered using her powers to kill more vampires but she would also be putting her life on the line and he just couldn't put his daughter in that kind of danger. "Are you okay?" Emmalina asked, noticing her father had either zone out or his brain just shorted out.
"I'm....I don't know. I just need time to adjust to all of this."
"I understand. We all did too." Amelia said. Though she rather enjoyed her new witch status.
Amelia turned to look at her daughter who was panicking because she knew it was time to reveal their next piece of news. Emmalina sighed, "There is also something I need to tell you. But you probably won't like it." When she said the last part her voice cracked.
"Emmalina, I can tell him if you want." Amelia offered.
"No, I can do it."
"What's going on?" Donovan asked, getting a little worried.
"I'm.....I'm mated to a vampire.....and I love him."
Donovan lost it. "WHAT! How could you!?" He said, he felt like he'd been betrayed by Emmalina. Like she might as well have plunged a knife in his heart.
"Dad, please...let me explain." Emmalina started.
"NO! I don't want to fucking hear it! You will NEVER be seeing him again."
"Yes I am!"
"NO THE FUCK YOU WON'T BE BECAUSE HE WON'T BE AROUND MUCH LONGER AFTER I SILVER HIS HEART!"
"Donovan, no." Amelia said.
"How long have you known about this, Amelia? Why the FUCK haven't you killed him yet?"
"She loves him and he loves her, Donovan. He'd die for her."
"Good because that's what he'll be fucking doing!"
"Daddy, please!" Emmalina pleaded. "You can't kill him. I will NEVER speak to you again if you do."
"THEN SO BE IT!" Donovan caught his breath and that's when Emmalina's stomach caught his attention. "FOR FUCK'S SAKE! PLEASE DO NOT TELL ME THAT HE IS THE FATHER!"
Emmalina didn't know if her voice would work so she didn't say anything. "NO. EMMALINA WHAT THE FUCK HAVE YOU DONE!?" Donovan couldn't take it anymore. "GET OUT!"
"What?" Emmalina breathed.
"NO! Donovan, that's enough!" Amelia said angrily.
"I DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS OR THAT....MONSTER YOU'RE CARRYING. GET THE FUCK OUT NOW!"
Emmalina ran out the front door, sobbing uncontrollably.
"DONOVAN! How could you!?"
"Amelia, how the FUCK did you think I would react? DO YOU KNOW ME AT ALL?"
"OBVIOUSLY I DON'T! She's our daughter for Christ's sake! And YOU just broke her into pieces! How can you hate vampires more than you love your daughter? You were once a great father. I don't know what the hell happened. No real father would crush their little girl like that. I can't stand to even look at you right now." Amelia left and slammed the door after her.
When Emmalina made it to Sebastian's house, he was outside waiting for her. She ran into his arms and starting sobbing again. "Bastian...he....he kicked me out. He hates me!" Sebastian gently picked her up and took her inside. He sat on the couch with her in his arms. "He called our baby a monster." Emmalina said said between sobs.
Fury rolled off of Sebastian. He'd never wanted to rip someone into tiny pieces so much in his entire existence. "Shhhh....Emmalina." He said as he kissed her forehead. "Somehow we'll fix this. Everything will work out. And Emmalina, our child could never be a monster. Not with you as their mother. It's just not possible." He said trying to comfort her. He stroked her face and hair as she continued to cry in his arms and he continued to imagine her father's body in pieces thrown around the room.
Weeks had past and Amelia still hadn't been home. No one would answer his calls, not even Mason. He had pushed his entire family away and now he had nothing left. Oh God, what have I done?
It took a few months before Emmalina gathered enough courage to go back to her parents house to collect her things. She called her mother and she agreed to meet her there while Donovan was at work. It was almost dusk so Sebastian would be waiting a block away to come and load everything up in the car. He wanted to come in with her but she begged him not to. She was still scared her father would come home and one of them would end of killing the other. Amelia waited in the hall while Emmalina walked into her old room. She started to walk over to the dresser, when a sharp pain in her stomach stopped her. Her water broke all over the floor and she sank to her knees as the first wave her contractions hit her.
I hope you guys don't hate Donovan TOO much but I had to make his scene pretty bad. He's had a really painful past because of vampires so of course he would lose it when he finds out his daughter is sleeping with one. But YAY for baby time next chapter. I originally planned to include it with this chapter but I decided to stop at Emmalina going into labor. =] Also, I tried to stretch the timeline out a bit. So Emmalina would be pregnant for at least 8 or 9 months. But it's had to figure out what to do in 3 Sim days and stretch it into 9 months.
Also, as for my challenge. Both Amelia and Donovan have completed their life time wishes and Emmalina is now moved in with Sebastian. In my game they have one child which is what I rolled and they have 1/3 purchased properties for the Property Mogul goal. Sebastian is supposed to be an author but that won't make it into my story but he's working on that and Emmalina is still doing cases for her Private Investigator career.
Thanks for reading!