*sighs* Again, so sorry. I'm not very good at this writing-human thing, am I? *hits head with book*
I ran into the room with only pants and sneakers with no socks, panting as I had sprinted through the hospital trying to find it. Oh, the things you do for friends-slash-family. I had been at the grocery store because 1) Elizabeth had cravings, 2) she was on bed rest, which meant I had to do everything (I'm not complaining!), and 3) her mood swings were starting to scare me. At one point she would be yelling at the top of her lungs and then she would break down. Over the fact that she had made my coffee wrong. That was two... two-and-a-half weeks ago. The next week she would be put on bedrest. And then I had gotten a text from Minette saying to check in on Cosimia. Nothing quite urgent so I thought: Okay, I'll just finish shopping, go home, tell Lizzy, and then head over. Not fifteen minutes later I check my phone and see ten missed calls from my pregnant wife. I panicked, long story short, and drove so fast I'm surprised that I didn't get, like, ten tickets. No, she was not going into labor. Because when I got back to the house and practically tore it apart trying to find her, she called me again. And explained the situation. I was on fire at the time, which had effectively destroyed my clothes. I had forgotten to wear the fire-proof clothes that day. Silly me. Sleep deprivation, what can you do, right? Anyway, I had pulled on shorts, grabbing my sneakers before sprinting back to the car and driving to the hospital like my life depended on it. So guess who I'm mad at? Cosimia. Guess who I entirely blame? Major Taylor. Guess who's on the verge of a mental break down? Me. Guess who's standing up crying next to Cosimia's bedside? My put-on-bedrest WIFE. I scan the room and find a chair in the corner. I grab it and try not to slam it into the ground beside the bed. "Lizzy. Get in the chair. Please," I say through clenched teeth. She slowly shuffles over and sits down heavily before grabbing my shirt, forcefully pulling me down, and dissolving into tears again. And suddenly I'm all panic again. Just slightly less than before. I pull her into a hug and she cries harder. "Anything new?" I murmured when it had subsided some. She shook her head and I nearly sobbed in relief. It was just emotions which resulted in elements. Thank goodness. Then Lizzy jerked away. "What's wrong?" I asked, frowning slightly, wondering if she was still sad. She looked at me and there was fire in her eyes. Not literally. Just.. figuratively. I backed away slowly, hands up. "What did I do?" I inquired cautiously, hoping she wasn't mad at me. "Not you," she said, face getting angrier and angrier as I backed slowly away. Stupid mood swings making me want to run for my life. She shook her head and ripped out her phone and practically shoved it into my face. I checked the contact: It was Joshua. Okay... why was she showing me their texts? I quickly glance at her and find her glaring at the phone. If looks could kill the phone would have melted into a puddle and then evaporated to hide from her gaze. I gulp quietly and look back at the texts. I see one sent about twenty minutes ago.
BETH: You cruel, sick, evil thing. You left us and died. Cosimia is in the hospital for the second time in two years and could be dying and its all your fault. The minute I see you in Heaven, I will make sure to slap you.
Alrighty then. Glad I'm not on her bad side. And didn't die. But what catches my eye is that there was a response.
JOSH: Slap me all you want.
I froze when I saw it. I felt happy and almost smiled after reading it once. I got angry and slammed my fist into the siding of the bed after looking over it again. I panicked and hyperventilated after reading it for a third time. Oh no. Oh no, ohno,ohno. What if Coz gets worse when she finds out he's alive? What if it was just a trick? What if he actually died on that mission? What if when they all find out that I know, they all hate me. Oh no, what if they banish me? ...What if I get on Elizabeth's bad side? What if I never get to see her or the babies? I plop down on the floor, in shock at the thought. "He's alive," I croak out after a while.
Elizabeth has different nicknames for different people- She's Lizzy to Ginger, Eliza to Cosimia, and Beth to Josh and the Thieves.
They don't want to know the genders yet, they want it to be a surprise, so they only know that they have twins.
Ginger froze and then practically bursted with joy after finding out. He went to call everyone he knew. He group texted the Thieves (they were ecstatic), called Cosimia (she immediately rattled off more Musical Character's names), sent off a quick text to Joshua (he didn't know whether or not he ever got the texts he sent), and then went to call his brother Blake before remembering he died.
Ginger also gave quick summaries over text to Joshua after every time something really bad happened to Cos. He never knew whether or not Josh got them. He also sends updates on Lizzy (once a month when they have so-and-so months left, when they went to the doctor, when they got ultrasounds, and when they found out about the twins).
Yeah, so hope you like them!!! And, again, so sorry, I tried to make it long to make up for it!! :/)
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