Orb's Year 941
But something was still missing...
Farha glanced up at Gemma in surprise. "Oh course! I can't imagine life without him!"
Farha hesitated only a moment. "I think it would be wonderful!" she said in agreement.
"Oh! Wonderful! I'll make all the arrangements!" Gemma said excitedly. "I can't wait!"
The head-mistress at the orphanage responded back quickly that they had just the child for them. A few months later, after all the paperwork was completed, Gemma and Farha warmly welcomed the newest Grocer to their family.
Laci settled in nicely to the household. More than anything she loved harassing her new brother!
"Hehehe.." she laughed.
"But it's just too easy! You fall for it every time!" Laci laughed before running off.
Laci glanced at Mama Gemma and widened her eyes. "I wasn't!" she lied prettily.
"You were so!" he argued, frustrated that Laci seemed to have everyone wrapped around her finger!
Turning to Mayhew, she patted her hand and said quietly, "I know it's bothersome to have a new sister, but give her time. You're her older brother now. I need you to look out for her!"
Mayhew frowned. He would just have to try harder...
Mayhew made a face. It was easy to see how much they loved each other, but sometimes it was embarrassing!
Orb's Year 943
Mayhew muttered as he rubbed his chest. "Have you ever heard about the little girl that cried wolf? One day you'll call and I won't come running and then where will you be?"
What would happen if Mama Gemma and Mama Farha got tired of dealing with her, too?
In fact, everything was going so well that they had decided to adopt another needy child.
Mayhew and Laci turned to her with questioning glances.
Farha smiled and reached across the table. "What do you think about us adding another child to our family?"
Laci tried to make herself small, hoping they wouldn't see her fear.
Orb's Year 944
Vivian rolled her eyes. "That's nice, I suppose," she said with lack of interest. "If you want that many little ones running around!"
Farha was taken aback. "I don't mind! And it makes Gemma happy!"
Vivian shrugged. "Well, the more children she gets, the less time she has for you. When's the last time you two were intimate?"
Farha thought back and frowned. It had been longer than she would've liked to admit. In the beginning, they had always seemed to fall into bed together, but now... Gemma was most likely to give her a quick kiss before bed.
She was losing her wife!
But what could she do about it?