Chapter 30 – Epilogue

Three Years Later

"Mummy, Gene bein' mean ta me," yells a gentle child's voice coming from the stairs.

"No I not, Miya lyin' mummy," comes the response of another child's voice.

"Gene, leave your sister alone," I scold from the living room.

That's when two children enter the room at top speed, both hurrying to reach me first. The first was a girl with raven black hair and deep blue eyes. The other, a boy looking about the same age as the girl with the same black hair, but he has chocolate brown eyes. There is no mistaking that these two toddlers were twins. "What happened?" I ask when they both jump onto the couch with me.

"Gene say I a stupi' girl," says my little angel who was the spitting image of her father.

"No I di'int, I ne'er say dat," interrupts my other little angel who was acting very un-angel like.

"Either way, both of you need to stop being mean to each other; do you hear me?" I ask them.

"Yes mummy," they say in unison while looking down at their laps in shame.

"Good, now apologise," I tell them.

"Sowwy mummy," they whisper.

"Not to me; apologise to each other," I tell them again.

"Sowwy Miya/Gene," they say in unison again.

"Good, don't do anything like this again or I'll tell daddy," I threaten them firmly.

"No, don tell daddy, pwease mummy," says Gene with tears threatening to spill.

"I won't, but you need to be nice to each other," I tell them gently, pulling them into my arms.

"Okay," they say, smiles starting to form over their faces.

I couldn't be angry with them, from what I heard of Naru and Gene's childhood; they were no better. I suppose all siblings are like that. I place my hand on my stomach; I was pregnant again and I still haven't told Naru. I have the same dilemma from when I was pregnant with these two. Again, I have no idea of how to tell him I'm pregnant; it's like three years ago all over again.

That's when it hit me; I could get the twins to tell him when he gets home. He had gone with Lin to prepare for the next case; it would be the first one that we'd be taking the twins with us. However, after what happened with Sora three years ago; they weren't going to be leaving our sight nor were they going to be more than one foot away from either of us. "Hey, do you want to help mummy with something?" I ask them.

"Yeh, yeh," they answer while bouncing in their places on the couch.

"Alright, I want you to tell daddy something when he gets home, can you do that for me?" I ask them.

"We can do dat for you mummy," they reply, continuing to bounce up and down.

"Okay, this is what I want you to do…"

Naru's POV

Lin and I had gotten everything ready for the twins' first time on a case; I was honestly scared to take them, but Mai insisted it would be good for them even though I could tell she is just as worried as me. I just hope that they'll be fine and won't get taken from us by any ghosts. That woman is too stubborn.

I pull into the driveway of our house and can't help but feel relaxed. There was nothing like being home with Mai, Miya and Gene. The twins were a bit loud and energetic, but I suppose they get that from their mother and they were still my children.

I walk in the front door only to be bombarded by a black and blue blur. "Welcome 'ome daddy," shout the twins, their arms secured tightly around my legs.

"Hello Gene, Miya, have you been good for mummy?" I ask them while bending down to hug them.

"O' course we have, we colour in picture for mummy an' daddy," replies Miya, that angel smile of hers lighting up her face.

"When do I get to see this picture that you drew?" I ask them gently.

"A'ter dinner, dat wha' mummy say," Gene tells me, but I could tell that there was something the two of them weren't telling me.

"Then I can't wait," I tell them standing up, my knees cracking on the way up.

"Mummy wan' us to tell you somthin' daddy," Miya informs me and in my opinion; they were both looking a little mischievous.

"What is it?" I ask them.

They motion for me to come closer so they could whisper in my ears; I lean down to hear what they have to say. "Mummy say dat we gon to have a baby bro'er or si'ter," they whisper in my ear.

That surprises me as that was not what I was expecting, I look into Miya's and then Gene' eyes; they were being serious. I slowly move away from them and head towards the kitchen where mai was most likely to be.

I walk in and there she is; cutting up vegetables for dinner. I slowly make my way over to her and she jumps slightly when I wrap my arms around her. "You're pregnant?" I ask her gently.

"Yes, I wasn't sure how to tell you, so I thought it would be kind of cute if the twins told you for me," she giggles.

Mai's POV

"Is that so?" he whispers into my ear and I can feel his breath on my neck.

"Well, it worked didn't it?" I tell him, his breath making me shaky.

"It was rather interesting; being told by my children that my wife is pregnant," he admits with a chuckle while slowly turning me around.

I don't get a chance to respond because he moves his lips to claim mine. I t was a gentle and loving kiss, and it didn't last long. "We're going to have another baby; how far along are you?" he asks me, looking deep into my eyes lovingly.

"Two months; since I haven't been having morning sickness; it took me awhile to figure it out and visit the doctor," I reply sweetly, a smile breaking across my face.

"Well, I can't wait to see everyone's reactions when we tell them," he chuckles darkly.

"You devil, they are-" I started but I was interrupted when the twins came running into the room.

"When i' dinner gon to be rea'y mummy?" they ask in perfect unison; they were most definitely twins.

"Not much longer now children," I tell them with a chuckle.

They leave the room to patiently wait at the table and Naru takes the opportunity to kiss me again.

Why was I ever worried about telling him I was pregnant?

Finally finished, wow, I feel accomplished. Anyway, I had trouble typing the twins' parts with the mistakes, but oh well. Not much else to say though.

Seza, over and out