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My jaw dropped to the floor.

I was sure that my face must have been really red.

I can't believe my mother, Janine Hathaway, who is known for her reputation of killing, saw us…

I shook my head.

"M-Mom. How d-did you get in here?" I asked, my voice shaking.

She crossed her arms. "That's not important now, Rosemarie. I need to tell you two something."

I bit my lips and glanced at Dimitri.

He seemed calm, but I saw fear in his eyes.

I took a deep breath and turned back to my mother. "Yes?"

She stepped closer to us and sighed. "I'm sorry about last night."

Her words surprised me. "What?"

I was completely confused.

She leaned against the wall. "I said I'm sorry. I may have overreacted a little—"

I creased my forehead. "A little?"

She groaned in irritation. "Okay fine. A lot."

She stepped closer to us until she was at least ten-feet away then continued.

"I thought about it, and it may be alright if you, Belikov, instead of Adrian Ivashkov, marry Rose."

I almost laughed. She really thought about me marrying Adrian?

Dimitri smiled. "Thank you, Janine. I'll take care of her…and the baby."

For the fifth time in my whole entire life, she tried to grin. It came out all messed up, but it was still nice.

"You're going to make me a grandma already? I'm only thirty-four."

Dimitri laughed silently beside me.

I gave my mother a knowing look. "Mom, how exactly did you get up here?"

She shrugged. "You should really lock your doors. If I were Strigoi, you'd be dead already. I still wonder how you graduated top of the class…"

I rolled my eyes.

"I worked hard…well at least I attempted to." I answered proudly.

It all went silent.


My mom scratched her arm and headed for the door. "I'd better go. I have a meeting with some other guardians."

We nodded and said our goodbyes.

Once she left, I looked at Dimitri.

"Where were we before we were so rudely interrupted?"

He smirked and pulled me back to him. "Right about."

He pulled my shirt above my head and began kissing my neck.


4 months later (Rose is 6 mths. preg.)...

I looked in the mirror.

"Dimitri!" I whined. "I look like a balloon."

He rubbed my stomach and kissed my cheek. "Stop saying that. You look okay."

I stomped my foot on the ground. "But I'm hella fat!"

He chuckled. "She'll be due in a one or two months. Just wait and you'll be skinny again."

I groaned. "I don't want to wait!"

Just then, Lissa entered the room, a freshly dipped paintbrush in her hand.

"We're done!" she announced.

Dimitri and I followed her to the baby's room.

We looked around at the freshly painted yellow walls with little green and blue designs.

The crib and changing station and wardrobe and toys were still outside until it was time for us to put it in.

I hugged Lissa. "Thanks Liss!"

I headed over to Christian, who was exhausted, and gave him a noogie.

"You're awesome fire-boy!"

He winced and pulled away. "I better be. Liss made me do most of the damn work!"

Lissa blinked like an angel and placed her hands on her hips. "For your information, we agreed that we would help each other if we were done with our own half."

His eyes widened in disagreement. "Yeah! But you did not even half a wall! Then once I started helping you, you said you were going to take a break! And that break was like three hours long!"

She rolled her eyes and flipped her long blonde hair. "If that's what you think, then whatever."

The she turned to us and grinned. "So what do you think?!"

We looked around the room one more time and nodded.

"It's perfect." commented Dimitri.

I agreed.

Lissa clasped her hands together and grabbed my hand. "There's also someone here to see you."

"Who?" I asked.

She smirked. "Go outside and find out."

I curiously went downstairs, Lissa, Dimitri, and Christian trailing behind me.

Once I opened the door, I almost screamed.


He was standing before, looking very smug.

"Hello, little dhampir. Long time no see."

I pulled him into a hug. "Adrian! You're back!"

He must have felt the big bump on my stomach once he pulled away in surprise.

"Wow. You are…"

I smiled. "Yeah. I'm pregnant! It's a girl!"

"A lot has changed in almost a year, huh?"

I rolled my eyes. "You don't even know half of it. Come inside!"

Once we were all inside and seated on the couch, we all started catching up.

"You're getting married?" Adrian asked in surprise.

I squeezed Dimitri's hand and nodded. "Mm-hm. Once she's born."

He seemed happy, but I knew he was depressed inside.

I rubbed his arm. "So what's new at the Academy?"

"Nothing much. Got in trouble for smoking and drinking in the girl's dorm."

Lissa raised her eyebrow. "What were you doing in the girls dorm?"

"Stuff." He replied.

1 month later (Rose is 7 mths. preg.)…

"We should really think about name." I told Dimitri while we were sprawled on our bed.

He smiled and put his arm around my waist. "Okay."

"What named do you like?" I asked him.

He paused for a few seconds and grinned. "I like Rose."

I rolled my eyes at him. "Other then that."

He shook his head. "How about Dimitri?"

I smacked him playfully. "You're creative in bed, but when it comes to naming, you're just an idiot."

He chuckled. "Fine. Then you think about some names."

I thought for a minute and reached over to get my laptop.

Once I got on google, I searched 'baby names' and got about a million hits.

I didn't really care, so I click on the first link.

We started scanning the page for name we liked, and found three that stood out.




All we knew was that her middle name would be Vasilisa.

"I think we should wait to see what she looks like, than we'll name her."

He agreed and muttered, "I still like Rose and Dimitri better."

And there are your three choices for name. Kaytlyn. Cirena. And Katrina. Vote between the three of them and I'll get that chapter posted up soon!