AN: I started writing this right after publishing chapter 37, but then I kind of let it sit there... I'm sorry! I'm also sorry if this chapter is sort of crappy or rushed. Also, the fic has 218 reviews! That's so awesome! Thank you so much.
(218 is my birthday number as well as one of my lucky ones)
I woke up about thirty minutes later. Even though I was exhausted, I was far too excited to sleep.
My baby was placed back into my arms and I grinned widely.
"So," Francis began, "Have you decided on a name yet?"
Names. Right. "Well, there is one I had in mind..."
He raised a brow. "What is it?"
"Evelyn Kirkland." He repeated. "I like it. But of course the choice is up to you."
I nodded. "Yes, It was my grandmother's name."
Francis nodded thoughtfully. "Ah, a name with some meaning. How about a middle name?"
"Well, my other grandmother's name was Joan... That works, right?" It felt right to name my first daughter after both of my grandmothers. It also didn't seem fair to exclude Grandma Joan from the name. Plus, the name Evelyn Joan sounded very... distinguished.
"Joan?" Francis smirked.
"is there a problem with it?" I asked, feeling Evelyn squirm slightly in my arms.
He shook his head quickly. "No... But don't you think it's a bit like Jones?"
I deadpanned. "Oh. Right. Alfred Jones." I sighed, "Well, he is the father. Er, biologically. I just hope he doesn't think I'm naming her after him."
Francis shrugged. "He'll think you did." He paused. "Evelyn Joan Kirkland sounds pretty... Although I was sort of crossing my fingers for a French name."
"Why would I name an English baby a froggy French name?" I raised a brow. "Maybe If I ever have a French kid..."
"Are you planning on having a French kid?" He smirked at me. "Because that can be arranged if you wish, Mon cher~"
I glared at him. "I just gave birth and you're already talking about having kids with me?"
He frowned. "It was a joke."
"Shit." I'd just remembered! My parents! "Francis! When you called my parents, what did they say?"
"Oh, well, they're surprised. They weren't expecting this for a while... And.. I think they're catching the soonest flight out here." He said, ending the sentence with a nod.
"Good, good." I nodded as well. "Er... how about Alfred? Is he still asleep?"
I'd sent text messages to almost everyone, and I hadn't bothered to check for any responses. Sakura would come by later, I knew that. And Alfred... well it was still early in the morning, but I had a feeling he'd take forever to finally wake up.
~A few hours later~
Evelyn cooed in my arms as my phone began to ring. It was Alfred. Finally. I picked up. "Hell-"
"ALICE! IS IT TRUE! SHE'S HERE!?"
"Uh... Yeah?" I moved the phone away from my ear. He's so damn loud!
"Yay! What'd you name her? Tell me tell me!"
"I named her Evelyn." I chose not to reveal the middle name to him. I knew he'd assume that Joan meant Jones.
Even though he was on the phone, I knew he was grinning. "Ohhh pretty! Sounds like an old lady name though. Hah! I like it!"
"It was my grandma's name."
"Perfect!" He made an excited noise. "Which hospital are you at? I'll come see you as soon as I get rid of my parents, okay?"
"Your... parents? You know, I don't mind if they stop by... After all, she is their biological granddaughter."
Alfred laughed nervously. "Yeah... you're right... but... I never told them."
"...Are you serious right now?" I sighed. "That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard! That isn't something you keep away from your parents you daft idiot!"
"I... I'll tell them today... Er... After I ditch them and come see you." He laughed again. "Oh! Gotts go. See you soon hopefully! Congrats and stuff! Bye!" He hung up.
"Did Alfred finally call?" Francis said, walking into my hospital room.
I nodded. "Yup. He said he'll try coming by later."
"Ah, good, good."
"Yeah." I yawned. "Hey, can you take Evelyn for a bit? I think... I think I need to rest."
He nodded. "Anything for you."
~About a month and a half later~
Alfred loved Evelyn. He also loved her middle name.
Sakura referred to her as 'kawaii', which I think means cute? I don't really know.
About a month and a half had passed since I'd had Evelyn.
I really couldn't believe it. It was the end of the school year. Finally. As a sort of treat on the last day of school, I brought Evelyn with me for the end of the day classes.
Evelyn had been an angel. Even when Francis took me to prom, and Evelyn was staying back with Sakura, there'd been no complaints.
I was glad that she took after me in some way. She's a spitting image of Alfred: golden blonde hair, blue eyes. Thankfully, she doesn't act like a brat. Yet, at least.
It was the day of the senior's graduation. Francis's graduation.
I still find it funny how he's one of the youngest in his class. Antonio and Gilbert are already 18, and Francis is still 17.
Honestly, graduation was boring as hell. Evelyn -thank god- didn't make any obnoxious noises.
There was a speech, read aloud by one of those bookworm girls that would be going to an outstanding college. 'That used to be one of my goals...' I'd thought.
One of the main downsides to this graduation was the fact that the only three seniors I cared about, Francis, Gilbert and Antonio, all had last names in the beginning of the alphabet. Last names D-Z dragged on and on once the trio had graduated.
A very loud exclamation in German was heard from the bleachers as the Prussian walked down the stage with a huge grin.
A few more people with 'B' last names were called.
I wanted to cheer, but I didn't want to disrupt Evelyn, who was sleeping soundly in my arms. Oh course Gilbert, who was sitting down again, had every intention to scream for my boyfriend. "WOOOOO HELL YEAH FRANCIS!"
Luckily, I wasn't alone. Lovina and Maddie had shown up as well for the same reason I had. Boyfriends. Maddie had made an attempt at a cheer for Gilbert, but I don't think anyone heard her.
At this, Lovina stood up and at the top of her lungs yelled, "THAT'S MY TOMATO BAST-"
Maddie quickly stood up and covered Lovina's mouth before pulling the Italian back down with her.
The gymnasium was silent for a few minutes as everyone stared in our direction.
I sighed, attempting to cover my face with my hand.
After the graduation ceremony, everyone met up in the courtyard of the school to take pictures.
Francis, Antonio, Gilbert, Maddie, Lovina and I all took turns taking photos of each other, and then we even asked a random stranger to take a picture of all of us together.
It was a great day.
AN: I'm terrible at writing babies. I'm so sorry. I have no experience with them and I figure that Evelyn can be a really nice well behaved baby and pretty much act like a potato aside from a few coos and cute noises. But yeah in my opinion, this chapter sucks. I just didn't want to leave another 5 month gap between updates because I hate doing that. So sorry for the shit chapter... I'll try to end the story with a great chapter, okay?
Side note: I went to the senior's graduation two months ago and it was sooo boring. (I was there for orchestra) Although this time next year, I'll be a graduate too! Yes I'm a senior now. Woot.
As always review! I hope you're enjoying the fic still ^^