AN: Yes! You are seeing right, a bonus chapter! I know, I know… I said it was over, but… Here we are. :O
Summer and Sunny Fullbuster, 2 weeks old
A loud shriek woke Gray up and he groaned, while feeling his girlfriend get up to see what the babies wanted.
"They ate 2 hours ago!" He exclaimed sitting in the bed with a scowl. "Not even Natsu needs to eat at every hour!"
Any other day, Juvia would laugh about it, but she was too tired to think straight. It had been eleven days since they brought the girls home and she hadn't slept much during those days, not that she was complaining. Juvia had died for a few minutes, so coming back was a great thing and she wasn't going to complain about her babies waking her up.
"Go back to sleep, Gray-sama." The woman yawned and Gray groaned. He couldn't let her go there alone; if he was tired, she was even more, because he knew that sometimes he didn't wake up, while she did. And most important, she calmed the girls down before they could wake him up.
"I can't. One will always be screaming if you have the other in your arms." Gray got up as well, wearing nothing but his boxers. "I'll help you out." Juvia waited for him to reach her by the door and gave him a peck on the lips.
"Yeah, yeah." He walked pass her. "Now let's go see those two before the neighbors think that we are killing them, or something."
Summer and Sunny Fullbuster, 2 months old
"They are so big." Levy said picking her goddaughter from Juvia the moment the Water Mage stepped in the guild. "You look so pretty, Juvia. You don't even look like you had twins two months ago."
"Thank you, Levy-san." Juvia smiled to her honorary sister-in-law. And looked behind her, where Gray was coming with Summer in his arms. "Gray-sama, do you want Juvia to take Summer-chan?"
"Nah… We're fine." He smiled to the little girl in his arms. "Aren't we, Summer?" The little girl stayed in silence. Gray sighed and looked up. "She's two months old and already ignoring me. I can't wait for the teenage years."
Juvia giggled and turned around, following Levy, who was going in Lucy's direction, but passed through her to get closer to her fiancée. The Spirit Stellar Mage was nine months pregnant and wasn't moving around very much, but she went to the Guild everyday with Natsu, who was beside his wife, of course.
"How are you feeling, Lucy-san?" Juvia said, sitting next to Lucy, who was reading a book.
"Like I'm about to burst any time now." Lucy sighed, and smiled to Gray, who arrived with the baby. "Which one are you holding, Gray?"
"Summer." He said, standing between Juvia and the blonde woman. "We had this bracelets made with their names on it." Gray raised the little girl's arm where the silver bracelet was. "But they are very different already."
"Oh, speaking of Summer…" Lucy smirked. "Yesterday I was looking at this book, and I was looking into meaning of names and when I looked into Natsu's…"
"Oh, boy…" Juvia groaned and Gray frowned.
"Did you know that 'Natsu' means 'Summer'?" Lucy smirked evilly and Natsu chocked with his food, while Gray looked frozen on the spot.
"I'm sorry, what?" He asked frowning, not fully understanding what Lucy was implying.
"Natsu means Summer." Lucy smiled and Juvia groaned. She was expecting to none know that. During the time she looked for baby names, she knew almost everyone else from the Guild's name meanings. "So, I guess that you honored my husband by naming your daughter like that."
"I…" Gray was confused.
"You named your kid in my honor?" Natsu asked, confused.
"No! What the hell?" Gray looked to everyone in the table, horrified. "I didn't… I had no idea!"
"That's weird, man." Natsu was still looking at Gray, but now with a face.
"I had no idea!" Gray yelled, and looked down to his daughter. "Sorry I named you that way!" He looked up to Juvia. "We need to change this girl's name right now!"
Juvia sighed and put a hand on her forehead, knowing that she wouldn't be hearing the ending of it for a very long time.
Summer and Sunny Fullbuster, 8 months old
Gray's eyes opened up and he could feel the sweat all over his body. It was dark and he immediately put his hand to the side of the bed where his wife was supposed to be and found it empty. Panic passed through over his body and he was up, almost running towards the babies' room.
That's when you can build a bridge of light,
That's what turns the wrong so right
That's when you can't give up the fight
He heard Juvia's voice coming from inside and he relaxed a bit, but not completely. Gray opened the door just a little and took a glimpse of her. She was singing a lullaby and holding one of the girls in her arms.
That's when love turns nighttime into day,
That's when loneliness goes away,
That's when you gotta be strong tonight,
Only love can build us a bridge of light
"Can Mama put you in your bed now, Summer?" She asked quietly and put the baby down to her crib, careful not to wake her. That's when Gray entered the room. Juvia looked up and smiled. "Sorry if we woke you, Gray-sama."
Juvia was about to say something else, when Gray took a few steps and hugged her as hard as he could. At first, Juvia was confused, but soon enough she put her arms around him as well, but a lot softer.
After a few minutes of tight arms and heavy breathing, Juvia finally asked, knowing that he only got that worked up in the middle of night if he had a nightmare. "What was it about, Gray-sama?"
"You never woke up." He said into her ear. "The day the girls were born… you didn't wake up. You stared me with dead eyes and when I woke up and you weren't there… I thought…" He took a deep breath. "You can't leave me, okay?"
Juvia pushed him away a little bit and put a hand on his cheek with tenderness. "Juvia told you: not if she can't help it."
He needed her assurance that she wasn't going anywhere. "Okay." Juvia smiled and he smiled back at her. "Why were you up anyways?"
"Summer cried." Juvia looked into the direction of her oldest daughter's crib. "Sunny didn't wake up, so I just needed to calm her down a bit."
Gray wanted to grab his girls and hug them, but he shouldn't wake them up just for it, so he did the next best thing: he got closer to the cribs and stared at them while holding Juvia in his arms. His family was safe.
"How about we go to the beach next weekend." He suggested. "The girls never saw the ocean."
Summer and Sunny Fullbuster, 10 months old
Gray and Juvia stopped in their tracks when they heard the word come out from the black haired baby, who was all dirty because she was eating by herself the potatoes Juvia had smashed earlier.
"Did she just…?" Juvia stared at the baby, who turned out to be Sunny, smiling brightly to them.
"She called me?" Gray couldn't believe what he was hearing. His baby girl just said her first word! And it was papa!
"Papa!" She called again, throwing her arms to Gray.
"Yes!" He broke a big smile and went to the baby chair to pick her up, without caring that she was dirty and he had just changes to clean clothes. "You called me, Sunny!"
"Papa!" Sunny repeated happy in her father's arms. She understood that whatever the reason was for that word was make the man so happy, it made her go to the man's arms.
"She said her first word!" Juvia's eyes were watery. She turned to Summer. "Did you hear that, Summer? Your sister called your dad."
"Dada!" Summer pointed to Gray as well and he stopped jumping around with Sunny to look to the other baby.
"Now she's calling me?" He let go a fit of laughter. "Those are my girls!" Gray leaned in and kissed Summer's head. "You two are amazing!"
"Hey!" Juvia fake-protested.
"Okay, you three." He gave Juvia a kiss on the lips and then passed Sunny to her mother and took Summer out of her chair. "Can you call me again?"
"Dada." She did and complimented with some baby talk, but it didn't matter. He was freaking happy!
Summer and Sunny Fullbuster, 13 months old; Ignatio Dragoneel, 10 months old
"Say: Gray!" Gray had his godson in his arms, while Lucy had Sunny in her arms and was talking with Juvia. Summer was with Natsu, giggling over his funny faces. Since Gray learned that Ig finally called 'Mama' in the week before, he had been trying to make him call his name, but the boy never did. "Come on, Ig. You can do it."
The blonde boy smiled every time Gray tried to make him say his name but that day, he decided to give it a try, so, the baby yelled:
Mortal. Silence. The whole guild stopped talking, which was rare.
"W-what?" Gray asked terrified and everyone started to laugh.
"I knew I loved that child for a reason!" Natsu yelled, laughing harder than anyone else.
Summer and Sunny Fullbuster, 18 months old
"Maybe I should postpone it for a few weeks…" Juvia said while putting some clothes inside her bad. "It's too soon to go back to heavy missions."
"Juvia…" Gray sighed and put Sunny down, who ran towards the living room to play with her sister. "You had been taking light jobs for a year now. And you're strong. You like difficult missions and you miss them." He pointed out.
"Yes, but…" She chewed her lower lip. "I never left the girls for more than a few hours. What if they get sick? What if they wake up in the middle of the night or…"
"I'll be here." Gray assured her, putting his hands in her shoulders. "It'll be a three day mission, tops."
"Juvia knows, Gray-sama, but…" She hesitated.
"Look, I would be a lot more relieved if you didn't go." Gray said serious. "I hate when you go to difficult missions; even though you are very, very strong. I get worried. But I also know that you are dying for a mission." Juvia looked down to the floor. "I know you are and there's nothing to be ashamed of. You were a mage used to fight before being a mom."
"Juvia should stay home with her babies, not go away in missions." She said. "They need me."
"Yes, they do. So come back in one piece." Gray smiled. "There's nothing wrong with you being a mother and still be a mage, Juvia. That's why I am here, to back you up."
She smiled and hugged him. "I'll be worried the whole time."
"That makes both of us." Gray sighed. He had talked her to go and was trying to be supportive, but the truth was that he preferred her home, safe with his children. But he loved Juvia, so he needed to tell her to go. He was going to stay home with the girls and hope that he would return home safe.
Summer and Sunny Fullbuster, 2 years old
Gray and Juvia were having their 'alone time' while the girls were painting with some crayons at the living room. They couldn't go very far with them wide awake like they were, but it didn't mean that they couldn't have some very hot kissing and touching.
"Dad, why you hand are in Mama butt?"
Juvia and Gray untangled themselves so fast that Gray actually fell on the floor, instead of landing safely in the other side of the bed like Juvia did.
"Summer and Sunny, darlings." Juvia said, straighten up her clothes and lowering her skirt while Gray got up from the floor, trying to hide his 'contentment' of being alone with Juvia with a pillow.
"Dad, why you hand are in Mama butt?" Sunny was the one who asked that time and she was frowning.
"Nothing, princess." Gray smiled a little.
"Why was she making those noises, then?" Summer asked, frowning.
"It's a grown up game, girls." Juvia said gently combing her hair with her fingers to look more presentable. "Moms and Dads play them sometimes."
"Oh…" The girls shrugged and ran back to the living room, happy.
After a few seconds of silence, Juvia turned to Gray, horrified. "I thought you locked the door!"
"I can't just lock the door while out two two-years-old play in the next room!" Gray said back, still holding the pillow over his lower part. "If anything, you're too loud!"
"What?" Juvia was mortified at that but didn't say much more. She was and she knew it.
"Do you think that tonight's a good night for them to have a sleepover with Ig?" Juvia asked, blushing a little.
"Hell, yeah." Gray nodded.
"I'll make the overnight bag. Go drop them off at Lucy-san and Natsu-san's place." Juvia said, running to the girls bedroom while Gray nodded and went to the living room and yelled:
"Who wants to go play with Ig?"
"Meeeee!" The girls yelled back.
"Good! Make sure to be troublemakers to Uncle Natsu, okay?" Gray said and the girls smiled to him and he was very relieved that the Dragoneel's lived at the same building as they did. In five minutes, he could drop the girls off and come back to his willing wife.
Life was good.
Summer and Sunny Fullbuster, 3 years old
"Anna-chan, come to Aunt Juvia." Juvia and Gray were visiting Levy, who was at the hospital after having a baby. A girl with blue hair like her mother and red eyes like her father. "She's so small." Juvia said smiling to the little girl.
"Let me see, Mama!" Summer pleaded, pulling her mother's skirt.
"Me too, me too." Sunny pulled the other side of Juvia's skirt.
Levy, who was lying in the hospital bed, giggled with the sight of the girls. Gajeel, who was very happy for becoming a father, picked Summer while Gray picked Sunny up to help the twins see.
"What's her name?" Sunny asked, looking to the baby.
"Anna." Gajeel said looking to his goddaughter.
"She looks funny." Summer said and Gajeel looked to the girl in her arms.
"You looked funny when you were born too, Ice Cube!"
Juvia giggled. "She looks beautiful, Gajeel-kun and Levy-san."
"Are you relieved that she looks like Levy, Gajeel?" Gray asked smirking.
"Hell, yeah." He nodded.
"Hell yeah!" The twins yelled happy.
"Gajeel!" Levy exclaimed. "There are kids here!"
"Gajeel-kun!" Juvia looked terrified to him. Now the girls would say the new words all the time!
"Sorry." He shrugged.
Summer and Sunny Fullbuster, 4 years old
Juvia looked around and didn't see the girls. She had just turned around for a second to get their cotton candy.
"Summer? Sunny?" She called, looking everywhere as her heart began to beat faster and faster with worry and anticipation. No mother liked to not know where her baby was, and with Juvia's profession, she was vulnerable with the danger of someone try to put her beloved in harms way.
"Sunny? Summer?" She dropped the two pink cotton-candies and started to search more frantically, while hoping that her little girls would be fine.
"Juvia?" She heard her husband calling her as she called her daughters like crazy. Where they were? "Juvia?"
"I can't see the girls." She said, desperate and trying to look through the people. "I turned for a second to…" The woman was babbling and Gray grabbed her shoulders.
"Calm down." He said. "We're gonna find them, okay?" He tried to be confident about it, but he panicked inside. What if someone took them? Both of their parents were not liked by very nasty dark guilds. "Stay calm and we'll find them."
Juvia nodded, trying to control herself. "I can't lose them. They're our babies."
"I know." Gray nodded. "We'll find them."
After a few minutes of absolute hell… "Mama!" They heard a happy squeal and turned around, only to see Gajeel with each one of them in his arms and giggling.
"Oh my god." Juvia let go of Gray's arms and ran towards her best friend and grabbed Sunny away from Gajeel, putting her on the floor, then she did the same with Summer and patted them, looking everywhere for something wrong with their perfect little bodies. "Are you two alright?"
"I ran into them and heard you yell their names, so…" Gajeel said looking down to Juvia, who was kneeling in front of her children and looked up to see a relieved Gray. "I brought them back…"
"Answer me, are you okay?" Juvia almost yelled to the girls who were confused.
"Yeah." Both of them said and their mother started crying and hugged them tightly.
"Don't you ever do that again!" She kept telling them and Gray had to pull her away from the girls, who, of course, were scared.
"Calm down, Ju." Juvia nodded and let them go, while her husband kneeled and looked to the dark haired children. "You scared us, girls."
"Why? We were just looking for Ig." Summer asked, not understanding what the fuss was all about.
"Because we don't like when you go away without telling. Your mother and I were scared." Gray said calmly to the girls.
"Oh… Sunny nodded, understanding a bit. She put her arms up and towards Juvia. "Sorry, Mama."
"Sorry." Summer did the same as her sister and Juvia kneeled again beside them.
"It's okay, my sun drops. Just don't make mommy scared like this anymore." Juvia hugged the kids and Gray smiled, but he would never forget the panic he felt when they couldn't find the girls. It was the worst feeling in the world.
Summer and Sunny Fullbuster, 5 years old
"Mama. Papa. We need to talk to you." Sunny said entering their parents' bedroom, where Gray was lying on the bed reading some magazine about motorcycles and Juvia was by his side, reading a novel.
"Yes?" Juvia sat and tried to not smile with how serious the two girls sounded. They were so adorable. Juvia elbowed her husband and he lowered the magazine to pay attention to his daughters.
"We don't want to have another sister." Summer said while her twin nodded in agreement.
Gray looked to Juvia's direction surprised and angry.
"Really? Really? Can't I know for once that you're pregnant by normal means like hmmm… I don't know… you actually telling me? I have to find a baby book under the bed and the girls have to tell me? Really, Juvia?" He half-yelled.
"What?" Juvia exclaimed looking from her husband to her kids. "I am not… What? I am not pregnant!" She looked to Gray and then to the girls. "Darlings… why do you think that Mama is having a baby?"
"We don't." Summer said.
"It's just that Ig has a new sister and…" Sunny said solemnly.
"She doesn't let him sleep much and she smells bad." Summer completed.
"So we don't want one." Sunny nodded.
Juvia sighed in relieve and called the girls to climb into the bed with them, settling themselves in the middle of their parents. "Look, Mama is not having a baby, okay?" They nodded. "You two are already my babies. Mama doesn't need another, alright?" They nodded again. "But… if someday Mama knows that she'll have a baby, I promise to tell you, okay?" They looked to each other having their twin conversation, as Gray and Juvia called, and then nodded again.
"Yeah. Tell them and tell me too, okay?" Gray pouted and Juvia smiled a little.
Summer and Sunny Fullbuster, 6 years old
"Do you have any questions?" Juvia asked the twins, who were frowning with the news. She squeezed her husband's hand for support. A year before the girls were very strict about not having another sibling.
"Where's the baby gonna sleep?" Summer asked. Her hair was straight and long, like her sister's and was in a ponytail, while Sunny preferred twin tails.
"Will it smell bad like Lyla did?" Sunny asked frowning.
"Well, sometimes the baby will smell bad, but Mama and Papa will make the baby smell fine again." Juvia smiled softly to the girls.
"Yeah, Juvia. Where's the baby gonna sleep?" Gray asked, frowning too and looking to her. "I mean… The girls share a room and we have the other one. Where will we put the kid?"
"Gray-sama. First we need to talk to the girls, and then we can decide that." Juvia whispered to her husband and he nodded, but she could tell that he was still thinking about where to put the new baby.
"Well…" Summer said, after 'twin talking' mentally with her sister. "I guess that if the baby doesn't smell too bad…"
"…or screams too much, we can live with that." Sunny nodded.
Juvia smiled and kissed each one of her daughters on the cheek. "You two are going to be excellent big sisters." She said and went to cook dinner.
"Juvia, seriously: where are we putting the kid?" Gray went after her.
Summer and Sunny Fullbuster, 7 years old; Urian Fullbuster, 3 hours old
"He looks like a knee, mom." Sunny said, looking to the new baby.
"A knee with hair." Summer nodded.
Juvia giggled tiredly. She had been in labor for ten hours before Urian Storm Fullbuster decided to show up in the world. Gray was currently with the baby boy in his arms looking very proud of having a son, while Sunny and Summer were around him, staring at the baby.
"You two looked like a knee too." Gray smirked and the girls made a face.
"We didn't!" They said at the same time.
"No, you didn't. And neither does Urian." He said calmly. "You two are beautiful and now you two have a very handsome brother to take care of."
The twins nodded serious and stared to the black haired baby. Gray had told them about the duty of older sisters, to protect the little ones with more passion than when it is someone from the guild, because a baby can't protect himself, so, that was their duty to look out for him as much as they looked for each other.
"He looks better than normal knees." Summer said.
"Yes. He even has hair." Sunny shrugged and Gray smirked. They were already giving in.
"He'll grow up and won't be wrinkled like this anymore, princesses." He looked down to Urian, who was sleeping. "I bet that he'll be looking a lot like you two."
"Really?" The twins asked excited.
"Yes. So, you have to take very good care of him, okay?" He asked serious.
"Okay!" They said smiling.
"And he's very quiet." Summer said to her sister. "He'll sleep next to us, but I think that we won't be hearing anything, Sun."
"Good." The 7-year-old smiled.
The new house the Fullbuster family lived in had three bedrooms, so the twins would share one, as they always did. They actually preferred to be together since they never had been apart from each other anyway.
Gray looked to the sleeping form of Juvia and wondered when she fell asleep. It didn't matter. She needed the sleep. Take care of three kids wouldn't be easy for neither, but Gray wouldn't have wanted in other way.
AN: It's me again! :O I said it was over and all…. But… I LOVE 'THE BABY PROBLEM', DAMMIT! T_T I couldn't stay away! This will probably have a second part, even though I can't say with certainty or give you an specific day. But I wanted to picture them in teenage years! What do you think!
The lullaby Juvia sings is called Bridge of Light, by Pink and is AMAZING. It's in Happy Feet 2! Watch/heart it; It's very good!
And I am happy because I just found out that I'll have two new cousins! One will be born in August and the other in January (Maybe we'll have the same birthday date!) I am so freaking happy! *_*
Anyway... Bonney misses and loves you, Baby Problemers (?) s2