Chapter Ten : Theodore and Brittany welcome their twins.
Brittany sighed as she stared at the wall. She wasn't suppose to be up and moving around, but she thought she was going to go crazy just sitting there. Miss Miller and Dave wanted to make sure Brittany had a healthy delivery, so as her ninth month approached she moved in with Vinny.
"Dear, are you alright?" asked Vinny.
"I'm fine. The twins are actually calm," said Brittany rubbing her expanded belly. "Vinny, will...will it hurt. You know, giving birth."
"I'll tell you what I told your sister. Childbirth is the most painful thing you'll ever experience, but it's also the most wonderful thing you'll ever experience."
Brittany sighed. "I don't know if I'm ready for this."
"It's a little late to be thinking about that," said Vinny. She smiled. "If it makes you feel better I think you're ready."
"Yes. You and Theodore obviously love your twins. You've picked out such beautiful names for them."
Brittany smiled. "Joel Alexander and Jamie Arabelle. Those are adorable names."
"You're going to be a wonderful mother."
"I'm just worried I'll make a mistake and totally screw up their lives."
"I wouldn't go that far," said Vinny. "However, you will make mistakes and bad choices, but you must learn from them. No one is perfect."
"Thank you, Vinny," said Brittany. "I'm glad I have you to talk to."
Vinny smiled. "I am always here for you. I think of you and your sisters as daughters."
Brittany and Vinny talked for the next hour. Then Brittany went to take a nap.
000 later 000
Brittany woke to someone stroking her back. She rolled over. "Hi, Theodore."
"Hey," said Theodore. He kissed Brittany on the cheek. "How are feeling?"
"Great now that you're here," said Brittany. She slid out of bed and waddled over to her dresser to brush her hair.
"Should you be walking?"
"I'm fine. Besides walking induces labor."
"So does sex."
"Oh, Theodore," sighed Brittany sitting back down on the bed. "I'm not in the mood."
"Come on, Brittany," said Theodore. He kissed Brittany's neck.
"Theodore, I've gained fifty pounds over the past nine months. My back hurts and my feet are swollen. I am not in the mood!"
"Ok, Honey. I believe you."
"I'm sorry if I seem snappish. I'm just tired of being pregnant."
"What do you know? You're not having contractions."
Theodore's eyes widened. "Y...you're haveing contractions? Oh, my God! What..."
"Calm down. They're far apart so they're is no need to worry," said Brittany.
Theodore sighed. "I don't know why I'm so nervous. The cribs are set up in your room. We have clothes and toys for them."
"The only thing we haven't talked about is how we'll work out the custody."
"I've been meaning to talk to you about that," said Theodore. "I was talking to Alvin the other day. He said that if something were to happen that he couldn't see Daisy everyday he'd die. I think that's why he was so quick to forgive Elle for our kiss."
"Alvin does love that little girl. She has made a real change in him."
"He said that the twins will change me too. I know that they've made me change the way I feel about you. The past nine months have made me realise that I love you. Not only because you're the mother of my children, but because you're you."
Brittany smiled. "Thank you, Theodore."
"I want to be with you, Jamie, and Joel everyday for the rest of my life."
"What are you saying?"
"I'm saying I want to marry you. We'll graduate in a couple of months and...Will you marry me?"
"Yes. I will," said Brittany. She leaned in and kissed Theodore passionately. Suddenly she pulled away.
"Is something wrong?"
"No, its..." Brittany gripped her stomach and let out a scream. A puddle began to gather at her feet. "Go get Vinny. My water just broke!"
000 several hours later 000
By now Alvin, Eleanor, and Daisy had arrived at Vinny's house. Dave, Simon, Jeanette, and Miss Miller were on their way. Eleanor was helping Vinny.
Brittany yelled out in pain and the sides of the bed. "OH MY GOD! THIS HURTS!"
"I know, Brittany," said Vinny. "Just one more time."
Brittany gathered her strength and pushed. Suddenly she heard a tiny squeaking noise and saw a tiny bundle in Vinny's arms. "Here's your daughter."
Brittany breathed a sigh of relief, but it didn't last long. The pain of her second child hit her. Vinny placed Jamie in Eleanor's arms. "Ok, Brittany. Just one more push."
"You said that last time!" groaned Brittany. Once again she gathered her strength and pushed. Two minutes later Joel was born. Brittany smiled when she her her son cry.
Vinny cleaned off her grandchildren and placed them in Brittany's arms. Theodore smiled as he looked at his knew family. He couldn't believe he'd ever thought of abandoning them. "They're perfect."
Brittany smiled at her babies. They were both butterballs with big blue eyes. "Hi, I'm your Mommy."
"Oh, Brittany. They're so beautiful," said Eleanor.
"Tell Alvin to bring Daisy in. I want her to see her new cousins," said Brittany.
Eleanor stepped out of the room. Vinny went into the kitchen to mix some herbs for Brittany's pain. Brittany, Theodore, and the twins were all alone. Brittany and Theodore were unsure what to say to each other.
At last Brittany said, "Do you want to hold one?"
Theodore smiled. He took Jamie out of Brittany's arms. "She has your eyes."
"So does Joel."
"Oh, Brittany. They are so precious. I can't believe we're their parents."
"I know," said Brittany. "Now I know what Vinny meant when she said this would be the most wonderful thing I'll ever experience. I'm a Mommy!"
"And I'm a Daddy."
Alvin came in a few seconds later with Daisy. When Daisy saw the babies her eyes widened. Alvin smiled. "Daisy, these are your cousins Joel and Jamie."
"Hi," said said Daisy. She looked at Alvin. "Daddy, why are they so tiny?"
"Babies are small," said Alvin. "You were that size at one time."
"No way," said Daisy. "I'm a big girl."
Tears formed in Alvin's eyes. "Yeah, you are a big girl, but you will always be my baby.".
"I love you, Daddy," said Daisy.
"I love you too."
Theodore smiled. He looked at the little girl in his arms. "I guess you'll have to grow up too."
"Enjoy them while you can," said Alvin. He was still in disbelief that Daisy had turned one the month before.
Vinny and Eleanor came back in with the medicine for Brittany. It eased Brittany's pain enough that she could go to sleep. Vinny placed the twins in a crib and left the room. Theodore, Eleanor, and Alvin sat in the living room talking.
"Thank you for being here for us," said Theodore.
"We'll always be here for you," said Eleanor. "After all, Alvin and I have been through this before."
"Thanks," said Theodore. "I'm sure Brittany and I will be calling you."
"Of course there are somethings you need to learn on your own," said Alvin. "You and Brittany will make it. If I could do it, I know you can."
Theodore smiled. He and Brittany would spend the next few months learning. Alvin and Eleanor recieved several late night phone calls from their siblings begging for advice. Jamie and Joel, like their cousin Daisy, were unplanned, but their parents were there and ready to love and care for them.
so there it is. this was the last chapter. :(
i named Jamie and Joel after two of my friends.
Anyway...REVIEW! be honest, but nice.