Orb's Year 945
As people left, everyone assured them it was the best party this season! People would clamor to accept a party invitation from the Nobles.
"No, I'll go see who it is. Stay here," Blaze told his wife as he went to see who was here at this late an hour.
Blaze glanced up, "Esther, please, give us a moment," he said dismissively.
Esther glared and turned on her heel to stomp away.
"What are you talking about? Farrah, you're scaring me! What's wrong?"
Farrah shook her head. "It's nothing I can't handle," she said. "You go soothe your wife."
So that's what Farrah was talking about...
"Esther? Are you mad at me?" he asked.
"You certainly looked cozy with her!" Esther said, turning her cheek away from him.
Blaze held her close to him as he carried her into the bedroom.
Orb's Year 946
She ran a hand over her slight belly. Could she be pregnant?
BJ laughed. "What's keeping you from doing it now?"
BJ laughed into his drink. "Oh.. yes... I can see how it pales in comparison to fun and adventure!"
Later that night, Esther woke up with the labor contractions.
She rocked her beautiful newborn girl in her arms - Ezra Noble!
Orb's Year 947
Blaze laughed and scuffed his son on the shoulder. "Nice try, pup," he said.
Chaz tried to glance around her, "But... mother..."
Esther pointed across the room. "To your room, young man!"
Esther walked Dezi back to her room and tucked her in.
Blaze nodded and clapped Casey Potter and Berjes Furst on the back. "Gentlemen! It appears that it is time to call it a night!"
There was good-natured grumbling and groans from their guests as they left.
Orb's Year 948
Gaius laughed, "Well," he began...
Gwendolyn Consul smiled kindly at the little girl. "I love your pretty purple dress," she said.
Dezi cocked her head and asked the question that was weighing on her mind. "Where are you hiding your baby under that dress? Because Papa said that was the only reason you would have gotten married so quickly!"
Chaz hurried over. "Dezi, why don't you go run and find Mama," he said, ushering the little girl away.
"Dezi! Go!" Chaz said nervously.
Gwendolyn sadly smiled. "It's okay. I suppose I should have expected the talk..."