Wow. I'm horrible. I was so focused on Taking Chances, I forgot about Inside Im Soaring! Sorry!

Chapter 10

About a week later, we got back on the subject of names.

"I've got it."

"Got what?" Dimitri asked me over breakfast the next morning.

"Three names. I had this dream last night."

"Alright. What are they?"

"Amber," He nodded in approval, "Scarlett," he smiled, "And Connor."

"They're great. Beautiful."

"Of course they are. They came from my brain!" I said, taking my cereal bowl and washing it out in the sink.

Dimitri came and kissed me on the cheek. "I've got to go. Have a good day."

"Bye. Love you."

"I love you too." He closed the door behind him.

Lissa was home somewhere, as was Eddie. I wasn't really sure where though, and I was tired, so I just went to the family room to watch some TV. Before I got there, however, I was overcome by a sense of nausea. Not the Strigoi nausea, the pregnant nausea. I hurried to the bathroom, and started throwing up my breakfast. Suddenly, someone was behind me, holding my hair back and soothing me.

I turned a minute later. "Adrian?"

"Hey."

"What are you doing here?" Adrian had disappeared after he heard abut the triplets.

"Watching you hurl."

"It's part of the pregnancy."

"Ah, right. The mysterious triplets."

"They have names, you know."

"They do?"

"Yes. They do." I informed him. "Amber, Scarlett, and Connor. Now if you wouldn't mind, I need to sit down."

He followed me into the Family room, ad I turned on TLC. One of those wedding shows was playing, so I left it on. Adrian grabbed the remote. "Not while I'm here." He said, switching the channel to something else. I didn't really watch it. I was busy studying Adrian. I could smell the alcohol on him, though not the cigarettes. His hair was longer and he needed to shave. His green eyes were still striking. His expression was one I had never seen on Adrian before.

"Adrian." He looked at me. "Why are you really here?" I asked softly.

"I had to see you." He said under his breath. "I had to see you were happy."

I smiled, and then my smile faded. "Adrian, you haven't moved on have you?"

"I told you Rose, I'll always be here for you." He slung an arm around my shoulders, and I lay my head on his chest.

"I think we can make it work." He said. "We can definitely be friends."


Lissa had found Adrian and me a little while later, and told me it was time to go to the doctor. Again. "I'll see you later, alright?" I asked Adrian.

"Ure. I'm staying at my mom's place for a while."

"Come for dinner or something."

He nodded and smiled, and Lissa drove off.

The doctor did some tests, and then I was free to leave. Because we were already in the main building in the court, we decided to get lunch at this little Chinese place. I got fried rice and some dumpling thing with meat inside. The food was good, and Lissa had a surprise for me after.

"So the furniture came while you were taking your nap yesterday." She said on the way home. "And it's all set up." She pulled into the driveway, and we got out of the car, and headed inside. Their room was the room next to me and Dimitri's room.

It was slightly bigger than our room, but didn't have a porch. I sunk my toes into the pale yellow rug, and looked around the room. The three white cribs were lined up along one wall, and each had a little chalkboard hanging over the side with a little yellow chick on it, so we could write their names on them. It was really cute. The other side had one of those height markers for when they got older, and there was a toy box filled with toys for them.

Each crib had a little blanket in it, two pink and one blue. They looked handmade. I looked at Lissa. "Olena sent them."

"Dimitri's mother made these?"

She nodded and smiled.

I bit my lip. "Thank you Lissa, for everything. You do so much for me, I can't ever thank you enough."

"I've got nothing better to do. Classes don't start for a while." She joked.

"Thanks Lissa."

"No problem." She smiled and hugged me tight.

"What would I do without you?


Adrian did come for dinner. Lissa and I made the meal together. She made couscous and sautéed vegetables, and I cooked the chicken and Adrian set the table. Everyone looked shocked to see him, but Adrian and I were trying to make it work, and they didn't say anything for our sake.

"So…" I said over the silent table. "How was everybody's day?"

Christian opened his mouth. "What is he doing here? He never stays for dinner, and he's been gone two and a half weeks." I asked, completely ignoring my question.

"Adrian and Rose are trying to be friends." Lissa said, hushing him.

Dimitri looked at me approvingly. "I'm all for making things work." Adrian said.

"Good." I said. "And we have names for the kids!"

"Amber, Scarlett, and Connor." Dimitri told everyone, and they nodded in approval.

"We'd like Lissa and Christian to be Amber's godparents, Mia and Eddie to be Connor's godparents, and for Scarlett," I thought about it, then whispered my question in Dimitri's ear. "We want Adrian to be her godfather."

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