Chapter 108: Dru

“Orlando’s so good with the twins,” Lyanna said. “I was worried, when he talked about human babies hatching from eggs.”

“Should we help?” I asked. “Looks like they’re giving him a hard time again.”

Lyanna shook her head. “He likes how rambunctious they are, I think. It keeps him on his toes.”

Literally, if she’d just look behind her.

Each twin was hanging onto a different kite, their tiny wings pumping. Clementine was on her own…

And Griffin was hanging onto Fox’s foot. My kid wasn’t as adventurous as Lyanna’s, but when Fox was involved…

(Yeah, Fox and Clementine. Lyanna ate a lot of orange things while she was pregnant for some reason, but I just drank plasma packs with “prenatal vitamins” or whatever and googled “awesome stuff with wings” when Sunflower told me our kid would be fae too.)

Orlando’s screams and flailing were kind of funny. He should’ve known that’d just make the twins fly away faster.

Me, Sunflower and Griffin all lived in an old farmhouse right across from Lyanna and Orlando’s house. Their house was pretty too.

We got to live in nice houses mostly thanks to Orlando and Sunflower’s modeling careers. Sunflower went with him to a photoshoot once and they roped him into it too.

The pictures made me feel kind of weird and made my eyes glow sometimes.

“Oh cool,” I said. “Orlando caught one.”

It was smart, because when he or Lyanna started paying attention to one twin, the other would scream their tiny lungs out until they paid attention to them too. Orlando was teaching Fox to fly or whatever.

“Orlando says their flight is very advanced for their age,” Lyanna said proudly. She was so happy when she found out both her kids would be fae.

I was pretty sure Orlando was full of crap, but I didn’t tell my sister. Sunflower said that male fae usually never had anything to do with baby fae. The babies never even knew their moms either, which made me sad, since I had the best mom in the world.

But even if he never knew his parents, Sunflower was a really good, manly dad.

I didn’t even mind if he was Griffin’s favorite.

I wondered if Lyanna knew she’d always be Orlando’s favorite.

“Is Griffin using his wings more?” Sunflower asked me.

“Kind of,” I said. “Seems like he has a fear of heights, or maybe a fear of being alone. But he’s fine with Fox.” It was hard not to get distracted by how pretty and manly Sunflower was, even after being married a few years.

“I’ll feed him,” Sunflower said. “He looks hungry.” See, he was a really good dad, because I couldn’t tell.

The second Sunflower went inside, the twins started yowling. It was hard to tell which parent they were fighting over.

Lyanna’s dogs must’ve heard their yowls because all three of them crossed the street to get here in a hurry.

Primrose’s two pups considered the twins “theirs” most of all.

Lyanna said there used to be a third pup once, but she disappeared. Lyanna made me help her put “LOST DOG” signs all over Starlight Shores, but she never turned up. But we still had five dogs running around all the time, counting the two former leaf-dogs who lived with us.

“What’s wrong, Clemmie?” Lyanna said.

“Maybe she needs a nap,” I said, and not just because I was hoping to do gross stuff with Sunflower today.

Lyanna and Orlando and the twins and their dogs all went home right after that, but I learned right after Griffin was born that there was never enough time for gross stuff. Me and Sunflower were too busy, up until we put Griffin to bed together.

(Griffin’s favorite bug was a ladybug, because it had black-and-red wings like him.)

Griffin never wanted to go to bed, though, no matter how many books we read to him. He didn’t fight me or Sunflower, but he always looked so sad.

“And then the princess woke up and punched everybody,” I said. “The end.”

Sometimes I wondered if Sunflower used fae magic to get him to sleep through the night. I’d have to ask Lyanna if Orlando did the same.

“Dru,” my husband said in a low voice, taking my hands.

I kept my voice just as quiet. “Hold on–lemme change out of these clothes. I dunno if this spot is pudding or poop.”

I kissed Griffin lightly on the forehead before I left, but he still looked like he was carrying too many worries on his tiny shoulders.

At least we finally got some alone time together.

“Sometimes I wish we could just do gross stuff all day,” I said. “Maybe when Griffin’s older.”

Sunflower was quiet. “I’d like that too.”

I could hear his heartbeat when he held me against his chest.

“Dru,” he said, “we can’t stay for much longer. The realm of the fae needs its king and queen.”

“I know,” I said. “I’ll miss Lyanna and the twins and even Orlando…” It was nice, to have a couple years alone together and then a couple more with Griffin. “And my mom and dad and everybody else. But I made a promise…”

I still didn’t understand the whole queen thing, but I knew Sunflower needed me. And then there was our son…

“We’ll protect him,” Sunflower said, as if he knew what I was thinking. Or maybe he was thinking the same thing. “No matter what. I promise, Dru.” He pressed his lips to my palm.

And then I pressed my lips to his, and all my worries were forgotten.

One day, we’d rule a kingdom of flowers and magic and sunlight side by side, where our son could play and dream without fear, and humans and vampires and everybody else would be welcome.

One day.

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32 thoughts on “Chapter 108: Dru

  1. Babies: 😐
    Giant Batty: 😍😍😍

    God Lyanna has the CORRECT amount of doggos, you go girl. ❤

    I hope Dru is right about punching away centuries' worth of fear and prejudice in her realms…sounds hard but obviously noble. It's why we love her.

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    1. I knew you’d love Giant Batty~

      TOO MANY DOGS tho (man I really should download that controllable pet mod at some point, if it’s not hopelessly broken after this last patch).

      Punching is always the best option…right? LOL.

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  2. WEASEL BABIES!!!!!!!!!

    🦊 🍊 ❤️

    I love them 😭 And Orlando is so funny chasing them around, bless 😂 (and gorgeous modeling too! 😂😍)

    And one puppy DISAPPEARED, huh?? Was she stolen by a handsome naked dude with purple eyes, maybe? 🤞😁

    Griffin’s sleeping troubles intrigued me. I wonder if it’s just normal toddler stuff, or if he’s seeing some bad things in his dreams…

    It’s so sad knowing Dru and Sunflower will have to leave (and maybe even never see Lyanna again if they do?? 😭) I feel like Dru still doesn’t 100% know what she signed up for… and hopefully she’ll be ready when the time comes.

    YAY for adorable lil toddler fae ❤️❤️ And the wings came out perfectly! I’m looking forward to seeing more cute little ones ^_^

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  3. Those are the most fae names ever 😘

    All those little babies with wiiiings! So cute, especially Griffin! And cuuurious that one of the pups went missing after Batty did 🤔 Looking forward to finding out about that >:)

    Also looking forward to learning about what happens in the fae world with Dru and Sunflower…

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    1. They’re pretty damn fae names, LOL.

      Aww, so little Griffin is your fave so far? ❤ Idk about that pup, man. Where'd it run off to?

      Dru and Sunflower open a pizza joint in the fae world, spoilers for next gen.

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      1. Okay, i totally approve of fae-pizza, pls and thank you

        also, at the moment little Griffin is my favorite (and not just because I like Griffins/Gryphons…) Granted, I really like Fox’s name, so I might end up being biased because of that 😂

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      2. 😱 They grow up so fast! 💜 There’s a fox mount in WoW, and every time I ride it now I’m going to think about fairies (ironically I use it on my character who’s entire theme and personality are based on fae, too, lol)

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  4. Baby fae with wings….my heart melted…💖💖💖

    Lyanna’s twins are going to be a handful. Looks like they already know what they want and make no bones about it. 😱

    And sweet Griffin…he is gorgeous! 😍 Those wings…OMG… they were soooo cute. But poor Griffin, it already looks like the tiny thing is a bit worried. That little frown in his sleep, oh….I hope it’s not too foreboding.

    Giant Batty. OMFG….that is worse than tiny humpy Batty. 😂😂😂 The other Primrose sorta looking dog is soooo mangy looking. But alas. Lots of doggies. And of course we know where Velvet is….the purple eyed naked man dognapped her. 😈

    It was nice to see two fae men being protective of their families especially if it is unlike fae to take care of their young. (Thanks for the modeling poses. My eyes might have gone glowy too 😂) Griffin’s gonna miss his cousin Fox really bad when they go to the fae realm. 😢

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    1. I squealed at the winged baby fae too, not gonna lie.

      LOL, the twins do calm down a little, but right now they’re two handfuls.

      Poor little Griffin. His wings are my favorite! And he has reasons for his frown, but it’s nothing too foreboding. Probably.

      LOL yessss, Audrey’s Fangs Pet Commentary! ROFL. Perfect, as always. ❤ ❤

      Ahahaha, glad you enjoyed the modeling poses. Those were labeled as "friendly" poses and I was like, really? WHO'S THAT FRIENDLY. But I probably made it worse by having them pose in their underwear.

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  5. AIIIII!

    The nooboos are HERE! 😍😍😍

    And all three are ADORABLE with their cute little wings. That farm was breathtakingly charming. Too bad they can’t stay forever.

    So…Griffin and Fox are best buddies. Heh. That explains them fighting over a girl in your banner! Rival friends! I love how rambunctious and naughty the kids are! And yeah…when you’re a parent, gross stuff is limited to when kiddos go to bed. Ha!

    I feel sad that they have to leave for the fae kingdom but it’s their duty. I wonder how all that’s going to go down.

    Fun chapter! ❤️

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    1. ❤ ❤ ❤

      It's just an avalanche of nooboos from here on out~

      I loved the farm too! I saw it on tumblr I think and I was like OMG THAT'S PERFECT. PERFECTTT. I do wish they could stay longer.

      And Griffin and Fox are going to be very close all their lives…unless a girl gets in the way?! Maybe. LOL, poor Dru and Sunflower, taking whatever time they can get for gross stuff.

      One of these days we'll get a fairy world expansion and I'll have an entire gen take place there. *shakes fist* I know I keep saying that but… *sobs*

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  6. WOOT; timeskip right into a pile of nuboos and dogs! 😱

    D’aww, those baby fae are just TOO CUTENESS, omg ❤
    The wings look amazingggg, and watching Orlando trying to wrangle them just about made me die (still rockin those pants eh, kekekeke).

    Fox, Clementine & Griffin ❤ ❤ ❤
    Beautiful houses (I want plz, gib), and beautiful uhm… underoos (also gib 😍)
    Griffin may like Sunflower the best, but damn does he look *the most* like his momma!!
    That insolent glare on Clementine's face, omg, I lover her already 😂

    HERD OF DOGGOS, GASPPPP… I can't help it, I love the Batty one THE MOST.
    …but stolen puppy you say?? O.O
    WEIRD.
    “And then the princess woke up and punched everybody,” I said. “The end.”
    Glad to see marriage and motherhood hasn't changed Dru at all ❤

    Concerned about why Griffin is SO SERIOUS SLASH SAD OR MAYBE WORRIED, and also a bit about the whole fairy realm stuff; guess we'll see!

    My cockles are all warm and stuff now, ty ❤

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    1. Timeskips are funnn! (And also painful when you have to set stuff up and dress everyone.)

      Ha, I had fun flailing when converting the lil’ wings in blender and then not having them show up for kids and adults until I fixed it, what an adventure. Glad it was worth it though. ❤

      I'd totally live in those houses, aaa. The gallery gives me the life I wish I had, LOL. Beautifullll houses.

      Griffin looks a lot like his dad with his mom's coloring when he's older, but he got her nose. And personality-wise, Clementine takes after her dad more than her mom… 😱

      I love how much you love Giant Batty (I wonder if you or Trip likes him more, LOL). ❤

      I always try to tend to your cockles. ❤

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  7. Nooboos WitcHazard: Eeeeeeekkkkkk! Nooboos! They’re so adorable and fairy wings eeeeeekkkk makes them ten times cuter! I want one! 🎊🎊🎊🎊❤️❤️🎊🎊🎊🎊❤️❤️❤️💗💗💗

    Lover WitcHazard: Orlando and Sunflower undrwear models Somebody has good taste!

    Dark WitcHazard Hahhaahha Human Velvet Paws confirmed! Can’t wait to meet the adorable witch! So our main event for next gen is a love triangle between Griffin, Fox, and our mysterious heroine! Can’t wait hope this fight is to the death!

    Emotional WitcHazard: Aw they’re all so cute I’m glad Dru and Sunflower will be absent then I won’t have to look at their smug faces!

    Shipper WitcHazard: Best compensation for a perfect ship little rowboats! ❤️

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    1. I knew Nooboos wouldn’t miss this chapter. 😉 ❤

      And that Lover would be here for Orlando and Sunflower underwear models, rofl.

      Dunno about a fight to the death for Dark next gen though…hmm. 😈

      Sorry, Emotional. 😉

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  8. Lobs, have you actually Googled “Awesome stuff with wings?”

    https://www.google.com/search?q=awesome+stuff+with+wings&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS779US779&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjq67qJgvnbAhVDHTQIHawwCYAQ_AUICigB&biw=1600&bih=767&safe=active&ssui=on

    You’re welcome!! 🙂

    Yayyyyy, we got to meet those vampy-fairy hybrid freaks! I was a little afraid we would have to wait until the next gen to meet them, like we did previously, but here they are–hippie names and all! I love that Clemmie and Fox are blondes like their ma, but their skintone combined with that coloring is striking. They are going to be some good-looking adults one day!

    Seeing Dru happy and content in her role as a mother is sweeter than strawberries!! She seems a little awkward with her bab, kind of a role reversal in the ways of traditional parenting; stereotypically the dad is supposed to be the awkward, less-intuitive parent, but Sunflower is so hands-on and seems to really *know* his child. Must be a fae thing? 🙂 Griffin’s nightmares are worrisome though–I would normally hope for his anxiety to quell as he gets older, but knowing you and your ways, that won’t happen so easily!

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    1. LOL, there’s some weird shit. Not surprising tbh.

      I tried to take things slower near the end of this gen since I rushed the lash one so much, and because I figured people might wanna see the little’uns. 😉 I’m a fan of the twins’ skintone/hair combo too.

      Dru would rather punch diapers off than have to change them the normal way, but hey, she’s doing the best she can. LOL. Sunflower likes being a dad too.

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