Orb's Year 937
Life fell into a nice, settled routine for Gemma and Farha.
It was absolutely perfect!
Fancy smiled ruefully. "The twins weren't feeling well this morning. I needed to attend the poor dears. You know how it is with kids," she said off-handedly before hurrying inside to begin baking.
Gemma stood there, pole-axed. No, I don't know how it is with kids, she thought sadly.
At least until they all filed out the door.
Orb's Year 938
After all, it wasn't every day that they gave a child their home and heart!
Gemma pulled the little boy into a hug with tears in her eyes as tears came to her eyes. "We're your new mommies," she said happily, smiling brightly.
Mayhew glanced between the two woman with an astonished expression on his face. "Two mommies?" he asked incredulously.
"Aye, it may take some getting use to, but I think you'll find that we'll love you as our own sweet child!" Farha added, stroking the little boy's cheek. "Come! Let's have lunch and chat!"
Orb's Year 939
Farha wished she knew what to tell her wife. "I doubt it. Right now he just needs to feel safe and loved. He's still getting used to us."
Gemma sighed. "I know. I just wish he wouldn't pull away when I hugged him!"
Farha hugged Gemma and kissed her cheek. "I'll talk to him."
Mayhew glanced up at her and smiled widely. "Oh yes, mama! I'm very happy here!"
"I'm so glad! You know, Gemma and I are both so very happy to have you!" Pausing, Farha toyed with her skirt. "Were you disappointed to find two mothers?"
Mayhew just shook his head and continued playing.
Farha patted him on his knee and stood up. She thought it would just take a little time for everyone to settle in. "Come down in a little bit. I'll put lunch on the table sweetheart."
Without a doubt, their little store was an extremely successful venture, exceeding even Gemma's hopes and dreams!Orb's Year 940
"See," Farha said quietly behind her. "He does love you. It just took a little bit to settle in and feel comfortable!"