Quick Authors notes: This is set post Season 5. As far as the show's canon goes, I'm going to do the best I can with what they gave us, even though they constantly contradicted themselves. References to many episodes throughout, so if you haven't seen the series in awhile, here's a good excuse to go watch. Haha. :) The title is a play on the Season 2 episode "The Birds and the Bees Bit".
"Tony, how could you?" He'd heard the door to his office open, and close and he could tell by the footsteps who it was. But it wasn't until Roger's voice rang out that he was forced back into the reality of the situation.
"How could I do what, Rog?"
"Auntie Amanda and Uncle Alfred," he threw back, shaking his head. "I'm your best friend and you tell Dr. and Mrs Bellows about the baby, first? After everything we've been through, after all the times I've helped bail you and Jeannie out..."
"Rog," Tony started, but it was clearly no use as Roger was intent to finish his rant.
"...I've risked my job, my life, my freedom, and my sanity to keep your secret and this is how you thank me?"
"Are you done?" Tony asked through an amused laugh.
"What's so funny?" Roger tossed back dryly.
"You," Tony started, "Do you really think that first people Jeannie and I would tell would be the Bellows, huh? My wife is a genie, Rog, the last people who should know about this baby are the Bellows."
Roger nodded, though he still wasn't convinced. The Bellows already knew, after all. "Then why did you tell them?"
Tony shook his head and blew out a sigh, "They walked in while Jeannie and I were talking. We tried to cover, but you know how Mrs. Bellows is."
Roger nodded in understanding. "So it's true then, this time I'm really going to be an Uncle?"
"Yes Rog, it's true. Jeannie and I are having a baby."
Roger let out quick cheer before patting his best friend on the back. "I hope it's a boy. No girl. No boy. Oh, maybe it'll be both! Do twins run in your family? Jeannie's?"
"Twins? That's all we need," He shook his head.
"You're not happy, why aren't you happy? I thought you and Jeannie want kids."
"We do," Tony answered with a nod, and a smile. "I'm thrilled, Rog, absolutely thrilled. Jeannie and I are going to be parents. It's surreal. But it's also very real."
Roger raised a confused eyebrow back at him. "I still don't understand."
"She's a genie. She's two thousand years old. She's going to need to see a doctor, get medical care. Her blood is red and green. Green, Rog. She doesn't show up on film or photos. And that's just the things we know about."
"Well, she can't be that different than a human woman, can she?" Roger half asked, half said. "She is pregnant after all. If things worked that differently she wouldn't even be able to carry a human baby, right?"
"You would think so. But at this point I can't take anything fore granted. It was hard enough to keep Jeannie's secret when it was just the two of us."
"Or it could all go smoothly and no one will ever suspect anything."
Tony laughed dryly and narrowed his eyes at his best friend. "You can say that after everything you've seen in the last five years? Everything Jeannie has ever done has made the people around us suspicious."
"And you've always managed to keep her powers a secret, this won't be any different. Stop driving yourself crazy and be happy."
Roger was right. He was thinking to much. He had managed to find a way to get them out of every situation that Jeannie's powers had gotten them into; so it wasn't like this was a challenge he couldn't handle. There was always the chance that Roger was right, and nothing out of the ordinary would happen. Though, he knew better than that. What could he do about any of that right now? He had other more important things to think about. To be happy about.
"Your kid will be gorgeous." Roger mused. "A gorgeous little half genie."
"Half genie," Tony blew back, his face going pale. "Did you have to bring that up?"
"Haji's crystal ball said only one of your kids would have powers, so you're odds are fifty-fifty."
"Haji's crystal ball also said that Jeannie would loose her powers, and we know how that worked out."
Roger nodded, "Yeah true."
"That's it?" Tony said, watching Roger shrug.
"What else do you want me to say? I don't know the answers to any of that stuff, and if you're not going to contact Haji or someone who might know, you're going to make your own misery."
"I'm not miserable," Tony countered, "I'm just concerned..."
"You think to much," Roger told him, offering him a pat on the shoulder as he started for the doorway. "Way to much. You should just take a deep breath and be happy, go home and celebrate with Jeannie. Worry about this stuff later, when and if you know there's something to worry about."
Tony nodded again, and smiled at his best friend. "That might be the best advice you've ever given me, Rog."
Roger nodded with a quick shrug, "And if you're really worried, just summon Haji or the Great Djin."
Tony watched him leave, his mind still racing. He was trying to be happy. Trying to share the same wide eyed joy and innocence that Jeannie had about everything. He should do exactly what Roger said; go home, take Jeannie in his arms and celebrate. He wanted to stop thinking and be happy, more than anything, but he just couldn't. It was enough that he had to protect Jeannie, now there was someone else that he was going to have to think about, plan for, protect. And if that someone was a genie like it's mother...
He blew out a deep breath and shook his head, as he started for the door. He grabbed his hat and pulled the door open. The only way he was going to be able to calm down was if they were able to get some answers. Even if that meant angering Haji when they summoned him to their house.
To be continued