Yay! I am finally starting this. My first Hellsing "fic". This is actually just a series of drabbles. About two per chapter. A chapter represents a year. So it will be 12 chapters for 12 years okay??
I stood on the cold marble balcony, the soft night breeze flowing through my hair. Tomorrow, I would tie the knot. Not with the father of the baby that I am already three months pregnant with, but another. It's funny actually, how I am getting married on October 31, his favorite day of the year. I hope my baby enjoys that day too. I had the urge to cry, to let out my feelings about tomorrow. But no, I can't. Showing my feelings is a sign of weakness, something which wouldn't be appropriate in my field of work. Everyone is convinced its the other man's child, which is a good thing. A very good thing.
"And do you take this woman as your lawfully wedded wife?"
"I-I don't!" Andrew said.
Everyone gasped in response. I widened my eyes at him.
"I can't go through with this marriage! I only agreed because I wanted to please my Father! But I can't Integra." he looked at me in the eye and I could feel something rising in my chest, something like excitement mixed with relief. He bent down to me and whispered in my ear:
"Besides, the baby isn't mine? Right?" He stood up. "ALUCARD!"
"Yes?" He said blankly, and stood up from the front bench. I was utterly confused.
"Here, take my ring." He shoved the ring on to the vampire's finger. "I do, I do," He patted us on the shoulder, "You may now kiss the bride!" He shouted hastily, and pushed our heads together. Then, he ran out.
It was a brief kiss. Nothing special really. Most people gasped. I heard some people 'I knew it' in the crowd. But what I was wondering was what happened to Andrew.
A few days later...
"Andrew?" I saw the familiar face walk into my office. He stood for a moment. "Please, sit."
He sat down "Hello Integra, I just wanted to explain what I did on THAT day."
"First of all, I'm eighteen."
"WHAT?!" I was astounded. His father told me he was 25, and the queen herself arranged our marriage. I wasn't exactly happy about getting married, but this was crazy.
"Let me explain. My father wanted me to get married, so he lied about my age and changed my birth certificate. He wanted me to marry some one rich, and close to the queen. Well, you were the closest in age to me. He wanted me to get married ASAP, so he lied to the queen and you and everyone else. I didn't want to get married, but he said 'No, the queen herself arranged your marriage, you should be grateful for such a lucky pick.' So, I had no choice but to obey him. And he seemed so proud! He never seemed so proud of me after my mother had died. So, that's it. How's Alucard?"
"He's fine, sleeping actually, but you still haven't explained to me why your father wanted you to get married."
"I did, he wanted someone else rich, and he wanted to be close to the queen."
"No, the REAL reason."
"Fine," he sighed "To get me away from..." He bit his lower lip.
"From," he looked down. "My boyfriend."
An awkward silence passed between us.
"So, " I began, breaking the silence. He looked up. "You're five years younger than me?"
He nodded in response.
He nodded again.
"And you were about to marry me?"
He nodded yet again.
1 month later...
I took a sip of my tea, slammed down the cup, and furiously ran my hand through my hair. I picked up the pen and scribbled furiously on the paper. Then, to make things even better, the phone rang.
"Hello?" I said blankly.
"Yes! Sir Hellsing! There is an emergency!!"
"What is it?" I monotoned.
"Another vampire attack!"
I got the details from the caller, then slammed down the phone. "Whoopie." I whispered sarcastically.
"Walter," I said to my butler, who was at my side collecting my finished tea.
"Tell the Wild Geese there is a little nuisance to be taken care of."
"YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!!" I yelled into the phone at the Captain.
"Yes Sir, it's true. We need some help from Alucard."
I grunted, and the vampire materialized into the office. "Master, I heard you needed me?"
"Yes Alucard, we need you to aid those idiotic mercenaries." I replied sternly.
"Good Lord." I said, and slumped back into my seat.
"Master, we could not have done it any other way."
"YOU BLEW UP AN APARTMENT BUILDING ALUCARD!"
"It was abandoned."
"BUT SOMEONE OBVIOUSLY SAW IT BLOW UP! DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH MORE PAPERWORK THIS MEANS FOR ME?!"
"Yes Master." I turned off the speaker phone and ended the call.
The Next Week...
Papers, papers, papers! Nothing but papers crammed my desk. I furiously scribbled on a set of papers then set them aside. Damn Alucard, always being so damn, damn ANNOYING! And handsome.
I never said that.
But, it stresses me out. Everything has been stressing me out! STRESS, STRESS, STRESS AND PAPERS!! It vexes me. I clutched the roots of my hair with a gloved hand and slammed my pen down.
"Sir," Walter walked into my office, "Do you want to rest a bit? It wouldn't be very good to have a lack of sleep in your condition. It wouldn't be very good to be this stressed out either. I could do some of your paperwork for you."
"It's okay Walter, I'll go to sleep once I finish this set." I replied groggily. I could feel my eyelids drooping, but I forced them back up.
This set was taking so long, goddamn it. Damn it, damn it, damn it--
My pants felt wet. I quickly stood up. I felt a sudden jolt of pain, and I grabbed my stomach.
"Walter? Walter? WALTER!!" I yelled.
"Yes Sir Helling?" He ran in, panting.
"M-my water broke." I said weakly.
A few hours later...
She was so small, in that glass case, and the only way I could touch her small hands was through those little holes. All these wires everywhere on my baby, keeping her alive. I watched as her little chest rose and fell with a genuine smile on my face. She was born four months early, and barely weighed anything. But, she was strong, just like a Hellsing should be, and was slowly, but gradually gaining weight.
"So, " I was afraid to even bring up the subject. "What do you want to name her?"
My husband immediately replied. "Romana."
"After my country."
"That's a bit dull now is it? Why not something more interesting?"
"Because," he began "I'm a bit homesick."
"Obviously, after 500 years you should feel something. But why not something more modern like, Parvati?"
"Pffft, she looks nothing like your mother, Master."
"So, I can still name after my mother."
"But she doesn't even look Indian!"
"I can name her whatever I want Alucard, I was pregnant with her after all."
"So? I fertilized her!"
"What does that have to do with anything?!"
"It means, Master that I have the right to name her too!"
Seras sat in a chair, reading. She slammed the Harry Potter book shut, and our heads both turned around in response to the sudden noise.
"Since neither of you can decide, then I'll name her." The draculina said through the wailing. She walked over to the doctor, who was feeling very uncomfortable.
"Her full name will be Nymphadora Integral Wingates Hellsing-Tepes." Seras whispered into his ear. She shot a quick glare at us. "But everyone else will refer to her as Nymphadora Integral Wingates Hellsing, or just Miss Hellsing." The doctor quickly scribble it down on his clipboard and ran out of the room.
Well, that settles it.
It had been six days now, and she was recovering from surgery. Her lungs were so weak they almost collapsed, so the doctors went in and kind of "blew her up". The doctors told me she will probably develop asthma later in life. But I don't care, she's pulling through.
She's finally breathing normally. Her weight is now six pounds and she'll be coming home tomorrow.
I can't wait.
YAY!! I FIXED IT!!WHOOO HOOO!!