8

I’m not going anywhere (Babies 25 and 26)

“Aren’t you a cute turtle!” I cooed at the scaly thing that sent shivers down my spine, really. If it wasn’t for Alex’s teasing glance than I would have chucked the tortoise down on the ground and stabbed it with my heels. Ever since that one school holiday when the baby tortoise crawled into my bikini bottoms when I tanned in front of my crush….

Ugh. All I’m saying, is never again.

“Come on Natalie,” Alex teased. “I know you want to kill that thing. Pass it to me before you hurt it.”

No. A dare is a dare. Even if it is a stupid one from Jones who just secretly hates me, I just know it.

“I love it!” I swallowed. “Who’s a cute turtle? You are! Yes you are! Yes you are!!”

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“If you say so Nats,” Alex smiled and turned away to take a picture of some random tree and I quickly chucked the damn turtle into bushes. It made a small squeak sound . Or maybe that was Alex’s embarrassing crocs that he insisted on bringing? I hope it was the turtle. I thought I’d chucked them out the window of the car. Maybe he has a back-up pair.

Oh Lord no.

Oh and I forgot to tell you, I’ve moved to Sunlit Tides. I know, I know I just moved to Moonlight Falls but I miss Cassy and she lives here now. So when Jones and a pregnant Isabelle (They’ve only been married for 5 months. According to what Chloe was told, it was a wedding night baby. Typical for those rabbits.) told me that they were moving here since her whole family was there including his mom, I jumped to the opportunity to move there too.

And here I am, quite pregnant with baby 25 and not very beaming. I feel quite queasy right now, maybe it’s the morning sickness or the damn turtle…

While I was throwing up  Alex rubbed my back.

“Come on love, let’s go home…”

Yeah…home. It’s hard to call anyplace home now, I’ve always been moved around my whole life.

“Natalie, honey?” Alex called out to me. “Your cellphone is ringing and ringing and vibrating like there’s no tomorrow.”

“It’s my mom’s cell,” I said, recognising the familiar caller ID with a picture of Abel and Abby together, my two new siblings. “Hey, mom, what’s the occasion?”

I could hear Abby yelling “my phone! MINNNNNEEEEEE.”

“Abby dear, give mommy the phone… ABBY! NO! DO NOT PUT THAT IN YOUR MOUTH!”

“Uh, mom?”

“Oh, hi love. Sorry, Abby and Abel are teething…I had a pregnancy scare- I wasn’t though, praise the Lord! And how is Alex? How’s Isabelle and her new babies?”

“Isabelle’s twins are in hospital with pneumonia…Jones is devastated since they may not survive. But since she’s pregnant now, I suppose he’s cheered up a little.”

“Shame…I always used to think you and Jones would marry, but I suppose not! From Alex’s facebook profile he seems very nice, when are you going to bring him over to meet me?”

“Umm…”

“I know, I know, just I want to meet him soon okay hun?”

“Sure mom.”

“Be right back honey, your dad is crying..let me go see what’s wrong.”

Dad? Crying?

“Eli has just passed away.”

I stood there for a second before I broke down, chucking my phone on the ground and screaming. Tourists stared at me, laughed at me and I didn’t care.

Grandpa is gone.

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“OPPAN GANGNAM STYLE!” I yelled as I danced around the room, jiving like there was no tomorrow.

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“Come on, my pregnant Psy,” Alex said, wrapping his arms around me and kissing me on the cheek. “So who’s the dad this time?”

“A good friend of mine from high school. Very attractive boy for his age.”

‘Should I be worried?”

“Nope, he’s gay,” I laughed.

“Ah, ok.” Alex said, and switched on the radio with a click. “Wanna dance?”

“Honey, it’s the Jonas brothers!” I giggled.

“So what?” Alex took my hand and began to start dancing with me.

I’m hot
You’re cold
You go around
Like you know
Who I am
But you don’t
You’ve got me on my toes
I’m slipping into the lava
And I’m tryin’ to keep from going under
Baby, who turned the temperature hotter?
‘Cause I’m burning up, burning up
For you baby
I fell (I fell) “
So fasttttt…” Alex sung a moment before they sung it and he laughed at his mistake and kissed me.
So fast (so fast)
Can’t hold myself
Back
High heels (high heels)
Red dress (red dress)
All by yourself, gotta catch my breath
Walk in the room
All I can see is you
You’re staring me down
I know you feel it too

“I just need to go to the bathroom, I’ll be right back,” i said and excused myself from Alex’s grasp.

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“I can’t wait to meet you, baby,” I whispered until I felt myself get all dizzy.  I called out “Alex!” before I felt the ground move beneath my feet and everything went black.

I swear I saw Adrian’s blue eyes.

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Voices. Noises. Crying.

I stared at my own grave. Here lies Natalie Windfield.

My mother was sobbing so much I thought her body would rip apart. My father was himself- solemn. Cassy was crying. Robin and Alex were comforting eachother.

Jones wasn’t there.

I try to ask where he is, but I can’t talk. I try to yell “Jones! Jones! Please Jones, answer me!” But the words stuck on my lips.

Jones is gone.

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Light.

Bright light blinds me as I open my eyes and I see Alex , Jones and Cassy all stand by my bedside including a glowing Isabelle with a frown on her face.

“Natalie, you’re awake.”

“W-what happened?”

“You fainted. We removed your babies for you, here’s Luke and here’s Ellie. I hate to break it to you Natalie, but you have officially got breast cancer, stage 2. With the right amount of chemo we can fight it. You ready?”

“Y-Yes.”

“Right. I removed your hair dye. I don’t want anything in our way of the chemo process. Natalie, we can do it. You just have to believe.”

“Natalie,” Jones said, “You realise you’ve finished the 25 babies your mom wanted you to do. You’re free. Are you done with it Natalie?”

“No,” I said firmly. “I’m not going anywhere.”

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Baby 25 Luke and 26 Ellie.

So finally, I’m 1/4 done. I’d like to finish with some thank-yous.

Amy, Christine, Loren and Cara- I trust you guys more than my Real Life bestie, and trust me, I tell him everything (even though I always regret it.) Thanks for always cheering me up when I’m down. No-one makes me feel as happy as you do Smile

Ashby- You’re always fun to bounce ideas off for my blog. Thanks for letting me use Jones Red heart

All the readers- Thanks for sticking with me! I love you guys too so much Open-mouthed smile 

~Hannah

7

If You Ever Come Back–Baby 24

“I’ll be going now…” Alex said slouching his shoulders and taking his long, muscular legs and tuning them towards the door. But his shoulders and body was stuck there.Screenshot-737

“No!” I yelled, and only after the words had escaped my lips I realised what I had just said. That was basically saying “Yes Alex, of course you can stay and we will have lots of little blue eyed babies who stutter and I’m sorry I rejected you and yes I will marry you and Cassy is the best friend ever.”

Cassy told me that’s what I was basically saying.

Ok, I don’t think I’ll take relationship advice from her again.

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“M-mom?”

I turned my head around to see Alex II, staring at me with a look of shock on his face.

“Alex!”

I couldn’t help but chuckle at him in his cowboy outfit.

“Mom…” he said, his voice cracking, “Who is this?”

Darn.

Alex doesn’t know who his dad is.

“It’s your father, Alex. Alex II, meet Alex I.”

He stared at Alex, glaring at him. Alex was elated to be staring at his son and positively beamed.

Alex reached out his hand so shake Alex II’s hand, but he declined it and ran away.

Alex had tears forming in his eyes. I couldn’t blame him. His son hated him.

“Come on,” I said, putting my arm around him.

“We have a lot of catching up to do.”

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6 months later

I had my baby girl, from the same dad. Her name is Felicity.

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“Come on Isabelle, time to get up,” I shook her. “It’s your wedding day!”

She hopped out of bed and smiled, showing her perfect white teeth.

“Oh my gosh!! Can you do my makeup for me? Please?”

“Sure,” I laughed.

“But wait,” She said, her face crinkled up in distraught, “Who will walk me down the aisle?”

Isabelle was going to have 2 weddings, one here in Moonlight Falls and one in Sunlit Tides with her family (Chloe, her mom, dad …) as well as Jones’ family such as Seely and his step dad Asher and  their twins, Yasmin and Asher II. They were too young for the party I had planned for them.

“…Alex!” I said, and was shocked I had even said it. I don’t even think she likes him.

“Ok,” she sighed. “I’m desperate. “ She stared at herself in the mirror, and I said to her,

“Let’s do it.”

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In three hours I had transformed Isabelle into a princess. Then she did me, and I think I looked ok.

Then we got her into her dress, and gosh… I wished I was her. She glowed.

As we got out in front of our house, where the wedding was held, the wedding march began to begin almost straight away.

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Ashby watched from the side lines and tears formed in her eyes. Her little boy was getting married.

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The ceremony began.

“I, Jones Lemi, promise to cherish our marriage, in sickness and in health- but wouldn’t I do that, and haven’t I all the time? I love you, Isabelle Carter. I will always love you. You make me feel special- not just special, but a man who has a purpose. A man who is wanted, someone who needs me besides my mom… So not only do I promise to cherish you, in good times, bad times, and all the times in between, I promise to be there for you. I promise to make our lives as close to a fairy tale as possible.And if it isn’t, that’s ok. Because you are my fairy tale, Isabelle Rachel Carter.”

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“I, Isabelle Rachel Carter, take you Jones Lemi, to be my lawful husband. I do this because I love you, I always have and I always will. I didn’t prepare any vows because a vow of love to me is not simply writing a bunch of impersonal stuff on a card and reciting it. My vow is spontaneous, just like our love is. We aren’t normal. We are crazy, insane- you name it. I have never been so in love. That’s why I do, yes, I do, I take you as my husband, Jones Lemi.”

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They looked at eachother for a moment, and kissed.

They were now man and wife.

We all had a blast at the reception.

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“Hal-le-luuuuuuuiah, Halleluiah,” sand Ashby and Jones on the karaoke.

Their first dance song was “For The First Time” by The Script.

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But we’re gonna start by
Drinking old cheap bottles of wine,
Sit talking up all night,
Saying things we haven’t for a while
A while, yeah
We’re smiling but we’re close to tears,
Even after all these years,
We just now got the feeling that we’re meeting for the first time

“Let’s dance,” Alex said to me.

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“Sure,” I replied.

Jones and Isabelle looked so in love.

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“Can I tell you something, Natalie?”

“Sure, Alex.”

“I love you.”

We’re smiling but we’re close to tears,
Even after all these years,
We just now got the feeling that we’re meeting, for the first time

~*<3*~

13

I just came to say…Hello? Babies 22 and 23

I woke up as soon as the alarm went off.

I got up 10 minutes after the alarm went off.

I ignored the alarm and only woke up at 10:00 am and missed the bus to take us to Moonlight Falls.

Hey, look, I’m heavily pregnant with triplets and my kids all want to grow up as soon as we get there, so I  kinda,  just a little, forcibly threw the alarm clock across the room and broke it when it went off at six am.

I didn’t really sleep that well either.

His stupidly beautiful face is haunting me as soon as I close my eyes. Ask Jones, I was groaning every time I closed my eyes, he could hear it from his room.

Well, damn Isabelle could. She said to me this morning at 11 am, “So, Natalie, those were some interesting grunts I heard from your room last night,” then she looked at Jones, and they both laughed at some inside joke.

Honestly. I should be nagging them about strange grunts. They’re like rabbits, those two. Many a night have I walked in to borrow a curler from Isabelle and found her dressed up in sexy lingerie.

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[LOL…Jones’ face here >.<]

So now, here we are in Moonlight Falls.

Finally.

Jones was out the whole night, “helping Isabelle move in.” Trust me, We all know what was really happening there.

And since this town is so freaky, Isabelle came out the closet and said she’s a fairy. That was… unexpected.

Hey, well I had joined the party by having a fairy’s baby.

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Luka!!!! This boy is going places.

Still one of my sexiest babies.

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Rosalie

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Rogan, spitting image of his dad.

After the kids had grown up, I got a call from my darling rabbit , Jones. (Honestly, he should be called Sargent Rabit, not Alex.)

“Jones? Can’t this wait until you get home?”

“…No.” I can almost imagine him running his hands through his famous Lemi hair.

“Ok, well then, what’s so special now?”

“Isabelle’s pregnant.”

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I felt like I was being choked.

“O-ok.”

“And…”

“And what, Jones?” I spat.

“We’re getting married.”

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I suddenly slammed the phone down, tears streaming down my face.

It isn’t fair.

It just isn’t fair.

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Just as I got out of the pool, I felt labour pains hit.

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Baby 22, Fauna

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Baby 23, Fern.

In honour of breast cancer awareness month, October, I have dyed my hair pink. Considering I have breast cancer, I thought it would be suitable.

Also, we decided to throw a house warming party.

I came as a fairy.

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The twins were very excited.

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Cassy did not enjoy the dancer that Jones insisted on getting and Robin couldn’t stop staring at. >.<

I walked through the house, greeting the odd person I knew while Isabelle glowed, her baby bump already showing, and greeting most of the guests here, as most of them were 2nd cousins once removed and all her school friends.

I heard a familiar voice and suddenly my whole happy facade dripped away.

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“A-Alex?”

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“Erm…hello, Natalie.”

~*<3*~