Monday, September 8, 2008

Drake's: Season 2

The Drake's

Dei: Elder Male - Pieces - Family - LTW: Become Education Minister
Epona: Adult Female - Sagittarius - Family - LTW: Raise 20 Puppies/Kittens
Belinu: Adult Male - Pieces - Fortune - LTW: Become World Famous Ballerina
Aine: Female Toddler - Cancer

Epona: Everyone, it's happening. Is anyone here? OWWWW!!!!! Someone, please! Dad!, OWWWWW!!!! Belinu!!!!! Where is everyone. I'm giving BIRTH here! OWWW!!!!! Ok, just breeth, breeth, breeth.....owwwwww.

Epona: Oh, it's happening. No one is here and it's happening. Oh oh comes the baby, the baby is coming. HELLO!!! Is anyone even in this house besides me? Well there's about ready to be one!!

Epona: Oh, he's here. He's finally here. No one is around to see him, and he's finally here. He's so beautiful. I wonder if he'll have red hair like the rest of us?

We shall call you Feichin, which means "little raven", because you came in the blackest of nights.

Feichin Drake: Baby
Sign: Aries

Come little Feichin, we need to go find your grandpappy, I think there is still another one on the way.

Dei: Is this my newest little grandbaby?

Epona: For now, take him please, you've got another on the way. WOAH!! Here comes the next one. Da take him, now.

Dei: I got him, I've got him.

Epona: Here comes the next one!

Dei: Here she is.

Epona: Yes she's here, and she's just as beautiful as Aine was. We shall call her Glenna.

Dei: And why Glenna sweetheart?

Epona: Because Glenna means Valley, and while we have been in this valley in our life, this precious child is here to remind us there is hope.

Glenna Drake: Baby
Sign: Virgo

Dei: I think it's beautiful dear. Feichin and Glenna. Welcome to the world little ones. You are the first two born into this area after the attacks. You are our hope for the future.

Epona: They have a long road ahead of them da. I'm going to need your help more than ever, and we are going to have to try and finish the upstairs room now for you. These two have managed to fill up this already full house even more.

Dei: Why don't we give the room to Aine when she grows up a little more. Her birthday is coming soon, and she isn't going to be a child much longer.

Epona: Where will you sleep then da?

Dei: I'll stay in the nursery. I can tell, my dear, that my age is catching up on me, and I want to help you as much as I can before my time is up. Aine needs to have her own space so she can really grow.

When my son-in-law came home, we had a wonderful dinner together, and the next day he sent Aine, Epona and myself out to the lake to get some rest and hopefully some fish.

That day my beautiful daughter and I sat and talked with the others who had gathered at the lake about many thing. It's such a joy to see my daughter, while exhausted from the birth, smiling and laughing, so full of life. I realized how much I was starting to feel my own slipping away.

Aine found a friend at the lake that afternoon. Doina, the little neighbor girl was also there. The two of them played all day running around in the grassy area around the lake.

You do have to wonder where they get their energy. The lake has been a blessing for the little ones because it gives them a place to burn off some of their boundless energy.

I do believe those two became quite good friends over the course of that day. I hated to separate them at the end, but they hugged good-bye vowing to see each other soon.

That night, my daughter and her husband sunk into bed exhausted from the days activities. I stayed up and took care of the babies, with Aine's help. She's such an inquisitive child, an I bet she's going to end up wanting a big family just like her mother. Even though she is so young she already is so good with the twins. They will be lucky to have her as their older sister.

After I sent Aine to bed, I bathed the twins in the sink. They are so little, and it reminded me of when my own twins were born.

As I stood there holding Feichin carefully into the water and washing his little hands and feet I was taken back to younger years when I had done the same thing with Belinu and Epona.

Life had truly thrown some curves at as, and I missed my wife terribly, but was so glad to be around my family and assist with all the things that needed done.

Glenna was next to be washed, and out she popped nice and clean, and wiggly as always. She is such an active baby, I wonder what she will be like when she grows up.

Before everyone went off to work one morning, I took care of the twins and sent Belinu and Epona outside. Belinu had been working so hard trying to make sure that we had enough money, and I had been helping out so much I hadn't really had a chance to make any projects to sell. Epona had been inside taking care of the twins all day and the days were getting colder and colder. I knew snow would be here soon and wanted them to get out one more time before it hit.

They enjoyed the time outdoors. The played catch and chased each other around. It was good to see them still so happy with each other.

That night it snowed, just as I thought. ALOT. Aine had a snow day from school and one of her friends came over. They worked on building up a snow man in the front yard.

First they built the body all round and almost taller then they were, I'm surprised they got the head on.

Then they came running into the house, with their red rosy cheeks and noses and asked to borrow my scarf and fancy hat. I let them take them, I never really wore them anymore anyway.

They took the broom from the closet and grabbed a carrot from the fridge, and went out to finish up the snowman. I have to admit, they did a good job. The girls were so proud and when they were done I made them some hot coco to warm them up.

Sadly, money was getting so tight, and since I wasn't working, Epona had to take a job in security. This way she could be around for the kids in the morning, and meet them from school, and their father could be around in the evening when she left for work.

I know it broke her heart, because as she headed out for work one day, the twins decided it was time to grow up.

First came Feichin. It was a festive time, and everyone was sad Epona couldn't be there, but Belinu got to help them into the new stage of their lives.

Feichin Drake: Toddler
Sign: Aries

Feichin still doesn't have any hair that we can see. He's either very blond or just hasn't started showing his hair color. I know Epona wanted them to be red heads, but she might not get her wish. I guess we'll see what happens when he gets a little older.

Aine wasn't nearly as interested in this process as I thought she might be, but she watched from the couch and took glimpses between her dad and tv.

Next came Glenna and wouldn't you know it, out with a full head of red hair too, her mom will be so happy.

Luckily we made sure there was warm clothes to put them in at this stage. It was very cold with all the snow outside

Glenna Drake: Toddler
Sign: Virgo

Belinu adores the children I can tell. They cuddle with him any chance they get too. I know it's been hard moving here and adjusting to life.

He's been working so hard on his work, trying to advance high enough up to make it easier on the family financially, and I am so proud of him. Epona picked a great man to marry.

When everyone is asleep sometimes at night, and one of the twins is awake, I like to take them into the living room and read a story to them.

These two have been such a joy to have around, and while I know we are all tried, as they are a handful of busy activity, I want to spend all the time I can with them while I can.

Soon after the twins grew up, one day while Epona was trying to sleep after a very long day at work the night before, Aine told us it was time for her to grow up. Right before our eyes she turned from this adorable, energetic little girl....

To this beautiful young woman. Belinu was so proud. I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw her. She looked so much like her mother it was amazing

Aine Drake: Teen
Aspiration: Family
LTW: Marry off 6 children
Turn Ons: Glasses and Blond Hair
Turn Off: Makeup

I was so glad to be able to say I had seen this beautiful girl grow up from a little toddler into this stunning teenager.

As I thought she really desired a large family of her own. She will be a great help to her parents now.

Knowing that Aine was grown up now, and seeing the twins turn into toddlers, I knew it was time for me to go. My family had grown and become the true future of this place. With their help I knew it was going to be prosperous.

Dei: Don't cry my dear Aine, I get to be with your grandmama now, and Glenna, Feichin, don't be sad, I love you so much. It is time for me to go, but I have cherished every moment of time I have been able to spend with you.

Before I knew what was really happening da was gone. The kids were scared and shocked. Aine ran up to her room and didn't come down for hours. After all we had all gone through this was the last thing we expected. I felt like I should quit the job I had gotten to help pay the bills so I could spend additional time with the kids. What if Belinu can't do it all on his own though? We'll have to see what happens now. I managed to get the kids into bed and just curled up with Belinu next to me. Oh da, we miss you so much, if only I had had more time.


Anonymous said...

That was just so sad and so beautiful at the same time. I loved it.

M.McMillan said...

Nice story. I enjoyed it a lot