"Mycroft there is someone at the door" Adelaide said as she was signing important documents. Mycroft looked up from caring for his newborn and started to walk toward the door. No fricken DUH someone was at the door Adelaide he thought. Mycroft put Demetrius in his little bed and opened the door and on the other side where 2 aging people.
"Ah yes a servant...would you please fetch us Adelaide Zebulon" asked the aging woman with clearly died hair and far to much makeup.
"I'm not a servant Madame" Mycroft told her. The elderly man tapped the woman's shoulder and whispered not so quietly in her ear.
"My dear they liked to be called attendants now a days" he said as the woman nodded her head in understanding.
"What is taking so lon-" Adelaide said as she rounded the corner. She stopped dead when she saw her guests.
"Mother...father" she said in shock.
"Ohhh Adelaide we've missed you dearie" the woman said as she pushed past Mycroft. The women enveloped Adelaide in a hug and the man followed quickly behind.
"Oh my dear we've been searching for you for what seems like forever" Adelaide's mother said.
"We are so sorry we tried to force you to marry that perfectly nice man" her father said to make her feel bad. When her parents pulled away Adelaide immediately went back to the room she had left and Mycroft followed her quickly.
"So my dear what have you been up to all this time" her father asked. Adelaide shuffled about not quite knowing what to do.
"She's gotten married" Mycroft said for her. The older couple's eyes lit up in delight.
"Oh how wonderful Addie, is he a rich man" her mother asked.
"Mother" Adelaide scolded.
"What it's not like he's here" she said. Mycroft cleared his throat and Adelaide went into government official mode.
"Mother, Father this is my husband Mycroft Holmes. We have two children Benedict and Demetrius they are 5 years and 2 weeks old respectively. We've been married for 6 years and we both hold minor positions in the British government" she said in her usual rehearsed speech when people asked her about her family. Her mother gasped and looked around.
"I have grandchildren oh where are they dearie" she said.
"Demetrius is over there in his crib and Benedict...sadly is at school" Adelaide said.
"Oh do bring the baby here" her mother asked as she sat down in a comfy chair. Adelaide looked at Mycroft and he went to fetch Demetrius. Adelaide had never been the motherly type, she was more of a business woman. Mycroft soon returned with Demetrius in tow and he settled his son into his grandmother's arms.
"Oh he's precious...wouldn't you say so Addie" her mother cooed. Adelaide rolled her eyes. Adelaide also wasn't the type of woman to fuss over a baby.
"Poor child , he doesn't look anything like you" her mother remarked. Mycroft bit his tongue. Every time someone looked at his son they always said it was unfortunate he looked like Mycroft. Sure he was no beauty queen and Adelaide was...more than exceptional. He'd only gotten one positive response...from Gregory.
"Oh Addie I'm so happy you've married a successful man, and had such...well I don't want to use the word beautiful but you get what I mean" her mother ranted again.
"You know I'm so happy I wouldn't even care if something bad where to happen" she said. This comment perked Adelaide's interest.
"What do you mean by that mother" she asked.
"We'll if you where to...I don't know...focus on your career instead of your family I would be to happy to even care" she stated again. Mycroft didn't like how specific the comment was. It seemed more like a jab at a prior argument then anything else.
"So...if me and Mycroft got a divorce...you wouldn't, lets say, try to set me up with anyone else...ever" she asked again. Mycroft was growing more and more uncomfortable with these questions.
"I suppose so" she replied. Adelaide didn't say anything. But she tilted her head slightly and stepped back. Her mother just went back to cooing at her new found grandson. Adelaide turned her head slightly to stare at Mycroft. It gave him the chills and he didn't like it. Not at all.
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