Pearl has a strange fascination with playing house. She doesn’t yet really understand why mommy and daddy mash their lips together, but obviously that makes babies, and Pearl loves having a full family.
Rio hates playing house unless Pearl kicks and screams and forces him into it. He’d much rather explore around the house. So many doors on the second floor, he wonders what’s behind door number three.
Nile is generally the quietest of the bunch and likes keeping himself occupied. So of course he’s the only Dorian grabs the most often to terrify with “the claw”.
Kitten is typically content no matter what. She’s just as silent as her brother, and Dorian sometimes wonders if something bad happened. River assures him they’re both just born geniuses.
Maybe having four kids so close in age was a bad idea...
A maid is needed to deal with the chores he and River no longer have time for.
The maid isn’t the best, but he does free up enough time for Dorian and River to spend even more time with the children.
(Don’t judge him... Pearl can be very persuasive when she uses the pout)
So... much... to... teach...
Finally its time for Pearl and Rio to become children.
Pearl gains a love for everything girly and pink.
Rio just becomes fabulous.
After a bit of shuffling and discussing, its decided Pearl will share the larger of the rooms with Kitten (once she ages up).
RIo gets the smallest room all to himself.
River and Dorian aren’t exactly filthy rich anymore but they still have enough to buy a few birthday gifts. Such as a craft table for Pearl.
Rio just gets his mom’s old radio, but he doesn’t mind that the gift isn’t brand new. Music is awesome!
These two still have some time before their birthday.
Nile is just happy he won’t have to share a room with Kitten once they’re older. She talks in her sleep and it scares him.
Out of the blue River gets a call from her sister. Earlier that day, Serena passed away in her sleep. River grieves... but not as much as she did for her father. Her mother was always just... there. Never really involved in her life.
She’s thinking of going out tonight. Doing something she’d planned on giving up before her children were born. Thievery is a part of whom she is, and she wants to feel like herself again.
That night Dorian and the children eat without their mother.
I CAS'd Rio and Pearl into YA so I could sneak a peak. They grow into those noses SO well. Can't wait to see the younger two.