Orb's Year 913
Debbie tugged her braid. "I don't know how you stay so calm all the time! The constant crying annoys me to no end!"
"You're doing must better, though!" Sheldon said. "You don't run from the room nearly as often anymore," he teased.
She'd decided that enough was enough. They lived together and got along well. Perhaps they could be more than just roommates.
Testing the waters, she ran a finger lightly down his arm. When she glanced in his eyes, she saw interest and that was enough for her.
Orb's Year 914
To abandon your own children was a sin! No matter whether they were born out of wedlock or not!
So, if sometimes Debbie didn't tend to her chores as she promised, he just helped pick up the slack.
Orb's Year 915
Sheldon had really saved her life, coming to her aid like he had.
Sheldon asked "Unfortunate? What's the matter?"
"I'm with child," she told him bluntly, waiting for his anger.
Sheldon cheered and swung her around. "Pregnant? That's wonderful news! Marry me Debbie! Marry me and let's make a family! I love you and I love the girls."
"Yes!" Debbie stammered in shock. "I will!"
Orb's Year 916
Fanny fought the tears that came to her eyes. She didn't want to cry in front of Fancy because it only made Fancy madder. "I swear, Fancy. It's your morning."
Fancy grabbed Fanny's braid and pulled. "Liar!" she yelled, ready to pummel Fanny.
She counted and panted and labored until she'd delivered a beautiful baby boy that Sheldon had immediately grabbed and cuddled.
He knew that she wasn't fond of the infant stage. Although, she didn't appear to be very fond of the childhood stage either. Often she shooed her daughters out to play outside.
With all that as his focus, he hadn't noticed Debbie becoming more and more distant....
Debbie trailed along behind him, fretting. "I didn't mean it, Sheldon. It was nothing."
"Nothing? I catch you stroking another man's cheek and talking of love and it's 'nothing'?"
Debbie grabbed the shirt from his arms. "Don't go," she pleaded.
Sheldon let her take the shirt and continued to gather up his meager supplies. "I was a fool to think that I could mold you into a family woman. You're content to live your life as your mother did - alone and criticizing. "I'm taking George with me."
"You can't go!" she said.
She hadn't thought of the consequences of her actions. She'd just felt so lost and confused and Mark had been there telling her how pretty she was. She'd reacted the way she used to when she wanted something.
And now she'd lost Sheldon!
She hadn't appreciated him and he'd left her...