Despite not even being close to showing, Pearl goes out and buys a new pregnancy outfit for her and Walt’s day out with Nicolas.
Nicolas would have preferred to stay home, but Walt is childish and really wanted to play in the new kiddie park.
But Nicolas eventually warms up to the playground.
And both boys love the swings.
When Walt stops for a breather he notices Pearl acting a little odd. “Is everything okay, love?”
“I’m not sure.” She sighs. “I feel... weird. Nervous, almost. Like something bad is going to happen.”
“Do you think maybe that’s part of what your family can do?”
She shrugs. “I think I’m going to call my dad.”
But when she does there’s no answer, and that really makes her worry.
So she rushes home, leaving Walt and Nicolas at the park together.
Her heart stops the moment she sees her father on the floor. She can’t be sure if he’s alive or just unconscious but it doesn’t seem to matter, all her strength is instantly zapped and she almost falls to her knees, her legs suddenly weak.
But that moment of weakness is all the attacker needs to over power her, grabbing her by the arm and pushing her against the wall roughly.
“Shh shh, darling.” He soothes, holding one hand over her mouth to keep her silent. “No need to alert the neighbors, right? Just point me to where the little boy is and I’ll leave you and the babies be.”
She doesn’t even try speaking, but her expression gives him one very clear message. She’s going to kick his ass. And she’s going to enjoy it.
All it takes to get free is a single knee to the groin. Despite being not quite human, a man’s weakness is the same, and Pearl is less than gentle with her kick, even edging into her fae strength.
As he tries to right himself she reels back and then strikes forward, slamming her fist straight into his jaw, feeling a satisfying crunch under her hand.
“Who the hell sent you?” She growls, lifting him off his feet by the neck. “Why in the name of the Watcher are you here?”
He can’t answer, her hand cutting off his airway with unnatural and inhuman strength. But he doesn’t need to answer for her to know who sent him.
“You tell Mr. Dracule that if he ever sends another vampire to my home again I will personally go to him and kill him. Do you understand? He is not to ever come near my family again!”
She feels something in her mind, a pinch before what feels like a hard blow pushes her away, and she falls. Turning in time to see him disappear in a blast of energy.
She looks towards her where her father’s body lay, but its already gone. She’s hurt, but not surprised.
She knows what must have happened while she was fighting. It breaks her heart knowing he had to face grim alone, and that her younger siblings will know never know either of their parents.
And that's why I think I should be allowed to use Coral and Reed for Pearl's five kids.
3/5 with one on the way.
Next chapter shouldn't have too much drama if SP is nice to me. But there will be a surprise appearance of a character many of you won't expect (And has not yet been seen in any of my stories : P).