AliceI knew about Doppler monitors, which are used to hear the fetal heartbeat. The idea both thrilled and terrified me."Just lie back," Dr Armand said, lifting my gown to reveal my bare belly. He squirted some liquid on my skin. "Just a bit of gel. It'll help pick up the sound."A crackling sound like an old transistor radio broke out in the room. Lucian looked at me, bewildered."We'll hear the baby's heartbeat?" I asked.The doctor nodded, moving the instrument over my stomach."The heart forms and starts beating from a very early stage."More static came from the small speaker the doctor held in his hand. A rapid, watery sound rang out, like waves at the beach on fast-forward.Whoosh whoosh whoosh.A smile spread across Dr Armand's face. "There's your baby."I held my breath. Whoosh whoosh whoosh.Lucian's face was like a mask. I had never seen him so shocked and happy, both at the same time. The miracle of the moment began to sink in. We had created a life. The baby we had creat
AliceAs I walked towards the circle to join the pack, our guests, and friends. I couldn't help admiring the decor, the fairy lights and the most tempting smell of roasted meat. Katherine had outdone herself. The entire circle had been decorated with twinkle lights and colourful roses. There was soft music being played by a live band. It sounded old and enchanting. The guests were all smiling and joking. Lucian joined me soon, and I found myself in his arms. He smiled at me intensely, then kissed me. His tongue ran over my lips and I opened her mouth to let him taste her. My hands danced his shirt buttons, I wished I were back in our room."I wish the same, dear," he said, giving a sly smile."Maybe later," I winked at him."Mate!" A shout broke the magic, and we looked at the commotion.Eliza was clinging to Max, who looked dazed."I found my mate, hi, I am Eliza and I like you." She flushed while talking to Max."You like me? But you are so beautiful, you are way out of my league."
Six years later -Alice**********************Emma and I were sitting outside in the garden watching our little ones tussle. We often visited each other."How you keep up with the three of them, I'll never know. I'm having a hard enough time with Arya." She said."It's difficult sometimes, but it's also fun," I said looking at my 6-year-old Aiden and 2 -year-old twins. Rose and Leo. It was a pleasant surprise when I discovered I was carrying twins, few years after we had Aiden.The kids looked up at us and yelped, they were cute little pups. Both Aiden and Rose had inherited Lucian's green eyes and dark hair. Leo was more like me with his hazel eyes and brown hair. Arya had caught Aiden by the ear while Rose and Leo tussled in the mud."Aiden, sweetie, Mama's not going to come to your rescue every time the girls pick on you." I laughed."I can't believe he lets her get away with that. He outweighs her by quite a bit." Emma said."He is a little gentleman, he just plays along" I smiled