"Better yet I can show you." The Doctor walked over to the console while the four parents slowly walked over to the young couple who were both crying and hugging each other.
"Really?" Shana squeaked as Brook helped her to the console holding on to her as if she would suddenly break apart or disappear.
"Yes, you can. Now that I have made a few upgrades to the program and fixed it so now one can do something rash," The EMH paused at this and shot a look B'Elanna at which she looked him in the eye then after a while to the ground. "Well with that being said to you two…I mean six like to see what the little ones will look like at nine months?" His face suddenly brightened and he smiled at his goddaughter and the young ensign who was his favorite aid in sickbay.
'They seem so young and yet grown-up' the EMH thought to himself. He truthfully was at first just as angry at the two as the parents were, mainly Brook if he was honest with himself. Then he saw the two interact for a while and suddenly was happy for the young couple. He had seen Shana with her younger siblings as well as some of the other children in the Voyager family and mused to himself at how comfortable she looked with them all running around her or using her as their own personal jungle-gym. He laughed inwardly at the recent memory of the young woman came back to him that she'd shared with him.
She was reading a book with her baby brother, Max, in her lap hitting the pages, her own five year old goddaughter, Mali, messing with her hair, her oldest cat, Maestro, lounging on her legs, and Annie Kim painting her toenails an atrocious color.
"'Ana your hair is suwper pwetty!" squealed Mali, still trying to braid as best she could.
"Thank you Mali, Hun." She responded then looked down at her little brother of barely one. "Yes Maxi sissy does see the pretty pages and pictures now how's about we read it and not hit is so much okay you little stinker." She cooed to the young boy as he looked up at his only sister and smiled babbling and giggling as he proceed to hit the pages some more.
"Shana how come your so much nicer than all the other older kids?" Inquired seven year-old Annie.
"Well it's because the all don't have my imagination and the fact I love you all to pieces." She replied earning a giggle from both girls. She then reached down to scratch Maestro's head. "I'm right don't you think Maestro?" She asked the cat, to which he meowed loudly give a look to the group that said yes but you all are still crazy. At that point at three girls and one very small boy laughed until their sides hurt. Shortly after the recovered themselves it was time for the girls to leave.
The EMH, Uncle or Mark as he was called by the group he now called his family, was brought out of his mussing by his youngest goddaughter's humor.
"Well Uncle are you going to show us or not, silly?" Shana lughed as she sat down in a nearby chair having been but there by her loving fiancé. Said fiancé was standing at her side with a protective and in her shoulder and their other hand desperately trying to find something to do.
"Very well my little angel." The EMH sighed as he used the nickname he made for her after she had been talking with him about his own holographic family and the loss of his own daughter, Belle. "If you all will just give me a minute I will get it ready." He then turned to the nearby console and after typing in a few quick commands and some data he looked up at the two, no three he corrected himself, families and smiled deftly pushing the button that made the holo-images appear.
A small gasp came from all three women in the room as two wide-eyed babies appeared midair. The one on the left, the boy, had a light down of dirty blonde hair and dark brown eyes he also had a light ridge on his forehead. The baby on the left, the girl, had dark auburn hair very similar to her mothers and very vivid blue-green eyes, it seemed she had an even lighter ridge and did have multiple freckles on her. The twin babies were seen in the fetal positions and holding hands and seemed to be smiling.
"Oh spirits they are beautiful." Shana said as she started to cry. Brook was speechless as the young ensign looked back from Shana to their children smiling while also crying.
"Doctor...Mark is there something wrong with the little girl she doesn't have the a strong Klingon ridge at all?" B'Elanna inquiring as she walked around her grandchildren's image looking both worried and lovingly at the pair.
"No nothing wrong it just seems she doesn't have that physical feature very strongly, but she does have the so called "crazy" gene from her mother's side which might be the reason the ridge gene is weaker," Mark answered reading the read outs on the console. Turning to Shana and Brook he looked at them cautiously before adding. "Both babies do need surgery soon though due to both the "crazy" gene and the defect most partial Klingons that Brook and his older sister had when they were infants. But nothing else, am I clear?" He was still afraid of the B'Elanna incident happening again as that was reason he had not used this technology in years and he was improving its detail and accuracy.
"Of course Uncle, we just want them to be happy and health. Besides they look adorable already, why would we change who they are?" Shana simple said before she realized what she had said and looked over at her parents and her Aunt and Uncles. "I didn't mean that the way it came out, really," She said looking suddenly scared in her mother and B'Elanna's eyes.
"We know that baby girl," Kathryn said looking at her only daughter. Something had clicked when she saw both the holographic image of her grandchildren and the looks on her daughters face the last few minutes. She was no longer mad at the young couple only worried for them and their babies. "I'm sorry for the way I acted a minute ago I know you are a responsible young lady and you thought about this before doing such a significant action. Now please either go to class or better yet go rest I'm sure you need it sweetie and maybe if you can convince Annika she will bring the little ones to see you," She added looking at her daughter loving back to the Motherly Kathryn instead of Captain Janeway.
"We are sorry too Brook. You mother and I didn't mean to be so mad we were just in shock that's all. And heck now Nelix can host three more parties, a bachelor, bachelorette, and a baby shower!" Tom said laughing at his last statement then cringing as his wife smacked him on the back of the head. "Owww!"
"Oh stop being a baby Tom, and no one's is telling this to anyone without the kids permission, right you two?" B'Elanna said turning to the younger couple.
"Yeah whatever you say mom," Responded the younger Paris despondently, looking at his fiancé as she suddenly looked both excited and worried at the same time. "Shana, what wrong love?" he asked her after hearing her name she looked at him.
"Oh nothing, really," she lied then looking her lover in the eye she sighed "Fine... I'm happy we're going to be parents but I'm scared the small ones might be confused and sad or worst mad at me for this. They may think that I'm going to forget them and I don't want that I love all of them from the bottom of my heart. I would hate to lose any of them, especially Maxi and Mali. I don't think I could handle it if I lost them," She whispered, getting more upset as she went along until she was crying.
"Oh Babe you won't lose them I promise we just have to explain everything to them that's all. Besides they would refuse to lose you they all love you as much as you love them," Brook insisted trying to get her to calm down as he pulled her to his shoulder. "Now please, my love, calm down, you are not doing you or the babies any good I'm sure." He added rubbing circles on her back.
"You're right as always." She responded quietly. She then went over to her mother and father. "Okay can we go now I really don't want to hold this off any longer?" Shana implored "Please Momma, Daddy?" She watched how her parents' features relaxed further as she called them what she did as a child. She too relaxed after senseing her parents comfort and smiled again.
"Sure baby girl. Kathryn shall we?" Chakotay answered putting his arm out to his wife and smiling brightly to his daughter. Kathryn took his arm and they headed out the door fallowed by the two other couples and one lone Vulcan. Leaving the EMT to muse over their family and how it was to grow by two more, which were sure to cause as much trouble as their parents did.
A/N: Please review, but only nice ones please if you don't like this don't read it seriously people! Nice reviews with constructive criticism are highly appreciated though. Oh and here is some info and the newer people you meet in the flashback:
Maleficent "Mali" – daughter of Icheb and Naomi (When she got older)
Maxwell (Max/Maxi) Janeway – the youngest son of Kathryn Janeway and Chakotay
Annie Kim – the oldest child of Annika Hansen and Harry Kim
Maestro – Shana's fat black cat
Hope you enjoyed this. Next Chapter will be about telling the wee ones!