Chapter 5.17: Dear Diary, News and Noise

by Kymber
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Dear Diary, this is the life. I never knew being married could be so great. I mean, I’ve been told we’re in the honeymoon stage where everything seems perfect, and, so, we’ll face troubles in the future. I can’t get over it, though. Ellie and I are living together and it feels so homey and nice. She’s everything I ever wanted. I guess I’ve mentioned that a time or two before.

We’re holding off on our honeymoon so I can dance with the company until Christmas break and we can save a little more money. I really want her to enjoy the Christmas trip I’m taking her on. I put a down payment on a cozy cabin to rent it for a week. There are no neighbors and there’s bound to be lots and lots of snow. Ellie can’t wait for the snow since she’s lived in a warm climate all her life. I can’t wait either.

When I wasn’t exercising or dancing and she wasn’t in class or writing, we curled up in bed together. She was a cuddler which suited me just fine. Before the wedding, I’d moved my personal things into Chris and Jule’s old room because I didn’t think it would be very nice to make my bride stay in the attic like some animal. She moved her belongings into our new room, too, but she didn’t actually begin living in the house until our wedding night.

I was anxious like any guy would be since Ellie was adamant nothing was going to happen before we were legally husband and wife. I wondered what was up with that? Did I scare her? Was she afraid I’d back out of the wedding so she decided to make me wait in hopes I wouldn’t? Neither of those things sounded like my Ellie at all. She was too secure in herself and confident. Then, I began to wonder if she’d ever been with anyone before and maybe I was going to be her first. While this kind of worried me, in a way it didn’t seem too weird that my innocent little Ellie would be shy.

As usual, I was wrong about everything. It turns out, she wanted our first time to be special, something we’d always remember. I love her so much and now, I’ve loved every inch of her, too. I promised her I wouldn’t be specific if I wrote about our love life. She says that’s something between the two of us and no one else. I even good-naturedly crossed my heart and hoped to die although my mind won’t stop replaying every detail of every alluring moment we’ve had. Can I just put here that… she is not shy and I’ll leave it at that?

This morning, if you can call it that because it wasn’t even light out yet, I woke up with my arms around her. She was already bright-eyed with a little smile across her face. My eyes didn’t want to stay open but her smug little smile had me curious.

“You look like the cat that swallowed the canary,” I said, peeking at her through my lashes.

A delightful giggle escaped her lips as if she could barely contain herself. “You could say that, Daddy.”

My eyes popped open and I stared at her, mouth gaping. “What did you call me?”

She giggled again and nodded. “We’re expecting!”

At first, her announcement numbed my mind and I couldn’t think. Then, all of a sudden, I had a million questions. “Are you sure? Are you okay? When?”

Her mouth found mine, effectively silencing me. For a moment.

“Seriously, are you all right?”

She nodded more vigorously this time, barely reigning in her excitement. “I’m fine. I only just took a home pregnancy test. I’ll call the doctor later this morning when they’re open.”

“Oh, good, okay.”

“Don’t look so worried, I am fine. Really.” Her china-blue eyes twinkled up at me. “Are you happy?”

“Oh… baby, yes. I’m so, so happy,” I breathed into her hair as I held her close. Stroking her silky, fair hair, I couldn’t stop the tears from dampening my eyes as I thought about Ellie and me starting our own family.

We must have drifted off to sleep again in each other’s arms because when my eyes popped open with a start, it was still dark but about an hour later. I sat up, blinking my eyes as Ellie stirred, then also sat up.

“Did you hear that?” she asked.

Straining to hear a repeat of what had woken me, I put a finger to my lips, making a soft “shh” sound. She pulled the sheets closer, huddling against the headboard.

All at once, there was a short banging noise and Murphy started barking somewhere downstairs. Quickly, I shoved the covers back and jumped out of bed.

“Holden – ”

” – Stay here!” I ordered before bounding out of the bedroom and into the dark hallway.

Tiptoeing down the stairs, I peeked into the dining room. Nothing seemed to be out of place and I didn’t see anyone in there.

“Murph,” I called, not much above a hissed whisper.

I went through the dining room to the kitchen and peered outside into the night. The outdoor lights were motion sensored and just blinking off when I got there. Someone or something had been in our backyard. Racing to the front of the house, I scrutinized the front yard through one of the living room windows. Our lights were off but the streetlights gave enough illumination to see there was nothing unusual there.

“Murphy,” I called again, a little louder that time. He wasn’t much of a guard dog and was probably huddled under a bed or something shaking.

Just as I thought, the little dog, crawled out from under the couch and ran to me like the devil was licking his heels. I scooped him up and pet him as I glanced around the room one more time.

“It’s okay, little buddy, it’s okay,” I soothed.

“Holden!”

I turned to see my wife standing at the bottom of the stairs, tapping her foot.

“It’s all clear as far as I can tell.”

“You should have put a robe on! You ran out of the room before I could remind you.”

Oh, yeah, clothes, I thought, glancing down at myself. “Good thing Rosetta isn’t here,” I joked.

Ellie smiled a little, her expression softening. “I may as well make some breakfast. I’m too excited about our news to go back to sleep.”

“Me, too,” I smiled back at her.

“What’s going on?” Rosetta asked as she came downstairs.

Now, I was embarrassed. There was no way for me to slip past her up the stairs. She was going to see what she was going to see.

“OMG, Holden, really? This is so disgusting, I can’t even tell you. You’ve rendered me blind now so, thanks a lot.”

“This is not exactly great for me either,” I said. “I thought you were out of town?”

“So, what, this is how you walk around the house while I’m gone? Are you insane?”

“I’m going to get my robe.”

“Well, good. I’m glad you thought of that.” Under her breath, she said, “I bet it’s covered in butterflies and kissy lips.”

She was half right.

“Don’t forget to talk to Holden about what I mentioned to you,” Rosetta told Ellie through the front gate. She would be leaving for work soon.

Ellie and I were going to walk the dog before I had to be at the studio at ten. It was the first day of winter and there was a light dusting of powdery snow, much to my bride’s delight.

Her cheeks were already rosy from the chill in the air and her smile was wide. “This is fabulous!”

“Don’t get too used to it yet. It will warm up and be gone by nine,” Rosetta said. “After Christmas, you will be so glad when the snow is finally gone.”

Turning to me, she said, “So what was the noise you heard? Did you figure it out?”

“Probably a raccoon or something. Our garbage cans were knocked over, so that’s probably what woke us.”

She nodded then addressed Ellie. “Don’t forget, dear.”

“I won’t,” she promised.

Something irked me inside about the way she called Ellie “dear.” It was the condescending way she said it as if she was better than Ellie. Before I could address it, however, Ellie was chatting again and walking away.

Gripping the leash, I shoved my hands in my pockets and caught up to her.

“I just can’t believe how beautiful the trees are. Isn’t it gorgeous?”

“Yeah, I guess it is.”

Everywhere I looked, it seemed like a perfect landscape had been painted. I think Ellie was making me see what I thought were dull, gray winters in a new way. The roads were already lined with muddy slush but that isn’t what Ellie saw. She focused only on the beauty of glistening trees and snow-capped roofs.

By the time we passed the park, the snow was almost gone just as Rosetta had predicted.

“What does Murphy want?” I asked. Then I leaned forward and said, “What’s my little buddy want?”

Murphy barked and then danced around on his little feet, dissolving my heart as surely as the snow had been melted by the glistening sun.

“Aww… he’s tired of walking.”

“Rosetta wanted me to talk to you.”

“Look, if it’s about this morning, I totally thought she was out of town with mom and dad and I ran out of the bedroom without thinking.”

“No, no. It isn’t about this morning,” she said with a laugh. “She asked me to be her assistant at work. She doesn’t care much for the one she has and she thinks I can do it. The election for Leader of the Free World is in one year and she wants me by her side when she runs – you know, someone she can trust and count on.”

This was a lot to think about, for a lot of reasons. “Is that something you have interest in?”

She shrugged slightly. “It would give me a lot to write about. Just think of everything I would learn, too, about running an office and politics. This is no small job.”

Concern bubbled up inside of me like a volcano ready to erupt. “She works all the time – would you even want to commit to the hours she keeps? It’s all she does and we’re about to have a family.”

“First of all, she doesn’t know that yet. I imagine she would give me maternity leave. Secondly, I think it would be good for me to do something important and worthwhile. I’m graduating from my writing classes at the end of this semester and I was hoping to land a job that would compliment the things I’ve learned.”

My eyes narrowed a bit. “We’re talking about my sister here.”

“So?”

“You don’t know her the way I do. Did you hear the way she called you dear back there? It really pissed me off!”

She squared her shoulders, not backing away from what she saw as a big opportunity. “If I have a problem with something she does or something she calls me, I will speak up and tell her to stop. I’m a big girl.”

There was that raw determination and confidence I loved. But as far as I was concerned, she was thinking of working for the devil.

“The devil?” she asked, raising an eyebrow when I told her this.

“Um, yeah, if Satan has a sister on earth, it’s her.”

Her eyes grew big and she stood her ground. “Look here, that’s a terrible thing to say about your own sister. I think you should appreciate her more. She works very hard, you know. Furthermore, if this is something I want to do, I will do it.”

Yikes. “I’m sorry, I went too far. It’s just that you don’t really know her – ”

Ellie suddenly went white as a sheet and covered her mouth with her hand, moaning a little.

“Are you okay? Is it the baby? What should I do?”

I stepped toward her but she waved me back as she recovered.

“I’m pretty sure it’s normal. I’ve been nauseated off and on for about a week now. It’s so gross.”

How had I missed this? Guilt clouded my eyes as I touched her arm.

“Oh, baby, I’m sorry. I didn’t know.”

She gave me a wan smile, then took my hand. “I didn’t want you to know until I took the test. I wanted to be sure before I told you. And, honey, I have two small requests.”

“Anything,” I promised.

“Okay, one, don’t freak out every time I make a noise. And, two, let’s keep this between us for now. I just want it to be our secret for a while.”

I kissed her tenderly, then brushed my nose against hers. “Whatever you want, you will have.”

“You’re not seriously going to carry him, are you?” she asked after I scooped Murphy up into my arms.

“He doesn’t want to walk anymore. He’s tired.”

“He is not,” she giggled. “He just wants you to do the work.”

“But I already picked him up.”

She belly laughed, the color coming back to her cheeks, her eyes bright. “Is this the kind of father you’re going to be?”

“Well, I don’t know, to be honest. Do you think I’ll be a good father?”

She must have seen the doubt I suddenly felt because she reached up, cupping my face with her hand and gazed lovingly into my eyes. “If I didn’t think you’d be a good parent, I wouldn’t have married you.” A smile curled her lips and she gently brushed her thumb across my cheek. “Don’t you worry one minute, Holden Sprague. You’re going to be a fantastic father, I’m certain of it and believe me, I’ll tell you if you aren’t.”

Oh, I did believe her, that was for sure.

 

Author’s Note: Well, hello there! Yes, Rosetta wears her expensive jewelry to bed upon occasion because she is just that glamorous. LOL 😀

I just wanted to thank you for all of the support you’ve shown me and my stories. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. <3

As always, thank you for reading, liking, commenting, and lurking,

48 comments

Jowita August 25, 2018 - 10:14 am

That was so hilarious when Rosetta saw Holden naked. There were times when I accidentally walked in on my brother and boy, was it awkward. I totally feel her. But what worries me is the noise. What was it, really?
Aww, Ellie is expecting. I’m sure they’ll be wonderful parents! Such a lovely couple. And it’s a wonder Rosetta trusts Ellie. I was getting a different vibe from her, seeing how she treated her, “dear” thing and all. But I’m sure she’ll be a grand employee!

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Kymber August 25, 2018 - 10:59 am

Thank you, Jowita 😀 I’m glad you thought that was funny. haha I never had a brother, so I haven’t had this happen to me. lol Hmmm…. the noise… raccoons? 😀 😀 I think they will be good parents, too. Probably more attentive than Marty and Xalen were. Rosetta and Ellie’s friendship will be explored more in a bonus post, I think, where you will see them at work. I’m still formulating that.

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NotJustaBook August 25, 2018 - 11:12 am

“I bet it’s covered in butterflies and kissy lips.” – Rosetta, I love you. Ha, ha.
Ah, when I saw it said Ellie had news, I thought it might be this. How exciting 🙂 Can’t wait to see what their first child will be like! Holden is becoming such a worrywart about Ellie 😛
Like Jowita I am a bit worried about that noise. I’m not sure I believe it’s a racccoon…
This was lovely as always, Kym <3 Thank you for sharing 🙂

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Kymber August 25, 2018 - 11:27 am

Thank you so much, Louise 🙂 I was hoping Rosetta’s line about butterflies and kissy lips would come off as funny. lol I can’t wait to see their baby, too. I have not played ahead, isn’t that weird? I’m usually miles ahead of where the story is. But I guess I’m kind of savoring the moment. lol

Hmmm… that noise could be a raccoon… or something else? :O Stay tuned! 😀

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bmitjessesue August 25, 2018 - 12:04 pm

She was going to see what she was going to see. Then, “you’ve rendered me blind.” Oh so funny!

So perfect that Ellie would be amazed by snow. Just another part of her charm and sweetness. I’m worried about where you are going with that noise. Especially because of that pose pack you had me make you and I don’t know why exactly.

A BABY!!! You can not believe how excited I am for this! We are going to be grannies Kymber!! LOLOLOL Oh…hmmmmm, that means I’m somewhat responsible for everything that happens next gen….

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Kymber August 25, 2018 - 12:19 pm

LOL! Thank you, Bee 🙂 I’m glad you thought that was funny with Rosetta and Holden. Soooo awkward.

When I thought of Ellie and winter, it just seemed like she would want to revel in the snow.

The noise? Hmmm… A pose pack? Hmmm… that may or may not be related. :O 😀

I’m excited for the baby, too, but not so much excited about being a gran! haha Oh, you will be consulted as usual. 😀

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bmitjessesue August 25, 2018 - 12:22 pm

I realized you are like great great granny though. Or is there another great in there?

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Kymber August 25, 2018 - 12:26 pm

Oh, goodness, thanks for reminding me. LOL Let’s see, Liev and Memphis are Holden’s great-great-grandparents! Can you even believe it?

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sweetnightingale August 25, 2018 - 12:08 pm

This is my first time commenting on your blog, and I’ll have to go back to the beginning to read your story. I love the diary/journal format, as it lends itself to getting to know the character on a very personal level.

Ellie and Holden seem like a very sweet couple and I’m so happy for their upcoming blessed event. I had to laugh at Rosetta’s reaction to seeing him naked. I just hope she doesn’t drive a wedge between Ellie and Holden. She sound s like a slave driver, and someone who wears her expensive jewelry to hed is someone you don’t want to take your eye off of for a second. LOL! I also worry about what was out there in the middle of the night.

I want to thank you for coming over and following my blog. 😊😊 I see you’ve been putting likes on the posts and I so appreciate that. I hope you are enjoying the pen pal letters and the prologue to Lenora’s story.

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Kymber August 25, 2018 - 12:25 pm

Hello, and thank you so much! 🙂 I’m so glad you like the diary format. When I began this story, it was a bit of an experiment as I had never written in first person before. It’s turned out to be a fun experiment, though. 😀

I’m really stoked about the upcoming baby. Holden and Ellie seem to be meant for each other. I’m glad you laughed at Rosetta’s reaction… sooooo awkward. haha That’s a really good point about how she might be capable of driving a wedge between them. Rosetta is everything you said in your comment and then some. lol It’s almost suspicious how nice she’s been to Ellie. lol

The noise! I know Holden dismissed it as a raccoon getting into the trash, but you can’t really trust me as a writer. LOL 😀

Thank you so much for your kind words. Your story is a delight to read and I really enjoy the penpal letters, too!

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audreyfld August 25, 2018 - 1:03 pm

They are adorable. I hope it was truly raccoons and nothing more sinister that woke them up. I can’t wait for nooboos! And I do hope she doesn’t regret working for Rosetta!

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Kymber August 25, 2018 - 1:16 pm

Thank you, Audrey 🙂 Those are legitimate concerns, for sure. I hope it was raccoons, too, but you know me. 😛

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cathytea August 25, 2018 - 1:03 pm

I love how happy Holden is when he looks at Ellie!

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Kymber August 25, 2018 - 1:16 pm

Thank you, CT 🙂 I’m so glad you noticed that. He has some deep feelings for her, that’s for sure.

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Marjorie Flo Watts August 25, 2018 - 2:00 pm

hmmm…I wonder if the jewels Rosetta’s wearing to sleep in are the reason for the noise downstairs – possible burglar, perhaps, or someone wanting the jewels for another reason having to do with the work she’s doing?!? I know you have something up your sleeve!! For some reason, I just can’t see Ellie and Rosetta working together! They are like 2 totally different kinds of people. I am hoping for twins, by the way! Are you going to let the game decide, or do you already know?? Can’t wait until next week! =) ♥

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Kymber August 25, 2018 - 2:08 pm

Thank you, Marj 🙂 No twins! LOL I’m letting the game decide. Whatever happens, happens in this case. 😀

The jewels Rosetta was wearing do seem like a possible motive for a possible intruder. Very interesting idea you have put forth there.

I have something up my sleeve? Me? :O I don’t know what you mean. LOL 😛

It does seem weird to think Ellie might work for Rosetta. I’m going to have a bonus post on that. haha

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sempreviva August 25, 2018 - 2:08 pm

Oh my god, I was literally laughing out loud with that naked scene lmaooo!!! Also with your commentary about her being that glamorous – because that was exactly my thought as soon as I saw her sporting that expensive looking necklace to bed! 😂 Hmmm maybe she had company? 😉😂
Yay, they’re going to have a nooboo soon!! I can’t tell you how excited I am! 😀 <3 Hopefully Ellie’s job will go smoothly… and that Rosetta doesn’t make her sad or upset (especially in her condition)! Here’s hoping! 😥
And what was that in the middle of the night? 😱Something tells me it’s not a raccoon and things are gonna get crazy pretty soon..!

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Kymber August 25, 2018 - 2:12 pm

Thank you so much 🙂 Things are going to get crazy? In my story? Surely, you jest. hahaha 😀

I’m so glad you thought the naked scene was funny. Soooo awkward that was. LOL

That’s a good thought! Maybe Rosetta had company. I like that. 😀

YAY to nooboos! Please, though, no twins! I’m so glad you’re excited. I am, too. I agree with you regarding Ellie’s job working for Rosetta. We’ll have to see how that goes in a bonus post.

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sempreviva August 25, 2018 - 2:17 pm

Oooh, I was thinking the noice had something to do with the supernatural but maybe it was her “company” that made it? 😉 Aaah, now I get it, lol! 😁 (but why would she keep it a secret? Aaan I’m getting ahead of myself once again… sorry! 😶😀)

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Kymber August 25, 2018 - 2:20 pm

LOL Oh, the supernatural! Rosetta still wants to have a talk with Holden about certain events in their lives. Thanks for remind me. 😀

I can’t say anything about the noise other than it may or may not have been a raccoon. 😛

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Jes2G August 25, 2018 - 4:59 pm

She was going to see what she was going to see LOL!! Too funny. Well, this whole work situation will certainly infuse some drama into our already dramatic story. I’m sure, in time, Ellie will see what dear Holden is talking about and will eat all the crow LOL.

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Kymber August 25, 2018 - 5:05 pm

LOL Thank you so much 🙂 I think it’s a good possibility that Ellie will remember Holden’s words of warning later, you are right. Let’s hope Rosetta isn’t too hard on her. (Yeah, right. haha)

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Jes2G August 25, 2018 - 5:07 pm

Mmm hmm. Oh, and I totally howled at her fashion choice for sleepwear lol.

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Kymber August 25, 2018 - 5:16 pm

LOLOL I’m thinking you will howl louder if you ever have the privilege of seeing the bathrobe. haha

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Jes2G August 25, 2018 - 5:17 pm

HA!

Kymber August 25, 2018 - 5:27 pm

LOL 😀

raymondsanti August 25, 2018 - 9:16 pm

Awwwww how adorable! I can’t wait for their baby 🙂 Gosh that scene with Holden running out nude and Rosetta accidentally seeing had me cracking up. I have no doubt Holden will be a great father, as long as he gets out of his habit of leaving the bedroom without clothes 😂

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Kymber August 25, 2018 - 9:19 pm

LOL Thank you so much 😀 I can’t wait for their baby, too. I haven’t peeked at the pregnancy mod to see what it is. 😀 I’m just hoping there is only one! lol

I’m glad that part had you cracking up. It was sooo awkward. LOL I think he’ll be a great dad, too, as long as he takes your advice. haha

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socallucyfan August 25, 2018 - 9:39 pm

I am literally squealing with delight at the idea of Ellie and Holden having a baby (or two since twins have been known to pop up from time to time). Let’s just hope Ellie avoids any bank vaults at all times.
I am curious to know what that noise was. Something tells me it was not just a raccoon!
And Holden, there are two things wrong with calling Rosetta the sister of Satan. First off, she is not that bad. Yes she does and says things that are not okay. But it comes from a place of not picking up on social queues, and not from a place of evil. Secondly, if she is the sister of Satan, doesn’t that make YOU Satan?!?!

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Kymber August 25, 2018 - 9:50 pm

LMAO!! Thank you, Stephanie 😀 Yes, that is a hilarious point you have there! LOLOL I can’t stop laughing.

Ahem. Nooooooooooooo to twins! LOL I’m going to take whatever the game gives me but you know, I have my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed that there are no multiples. lol

Hmmm… The noise is something other than a raccoon? Would I do that? Bwaahaaahaaaa!

Back to that hilarious comment about Holden being Satan… You are so right. Rosetta isn’t evil, she hasn’t got the social skills. LOL

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lisabeesims August 26, 2018 - 12:38 am

woo wooo wasted no time getting to the nooboos!!

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Kymber August 26, 2018 - 8:00 am

Thank you, Lisa 🙂 Right now, there is no time to waste time. haha 😀

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lisabeesims August 26, 2018 - 1:56 pm

I am thrilled … hope for that desired single baby

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Kymber August 26, 2018 - 2:02 pm

lol Thank you 😀 I reckon we’ll find out soon.

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chalicen August 26, 2018 - 4:51 am

So many awesome things in this chapter! First, yay a baby! Second, I can’t stop laughing as I imagine what would have happened if there was a break-in and Holden went to fight the intruder without anything on. Anyway I can’t wait to see the baby (babies?) !

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Kymber August 26, 2018 - 8:02 am

Thank you so much 🙂 I agree about YAY to baby! lol And, Holden, buddy, you need to think before you act! hahaha I’m glad that made you laugh. 😀 Nooooo to babies. LOL I’m hoping it’s just one this time. It would be so nice if there was only one. 😛

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twinsimskeletons August 26, 2018 - 4:25 pm

I’m surprised with the way Ellie defended Rosetta… I mean she is super sweet, but at the same time I think HOlden is totally right with his perception of her 😛
Baby!!! YAY!

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Kymber August 26, 2018 - 6:26 pm

Thank you so much 😀 I think Ellie will either figure out a way to work with Rosetta or she will eat crow once she realizes how things really are. lol

I can’t wait for the little baby! 😀

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joliesattic August 26, 2018 - 8:09 pm

Life is about to take a turn on soooo many levels with these two. I was certain, it wasn’t a raccoon, but not speculating what. At first, I thought it may have been Rosetta, since he had no clue she was there, but her coming out in her PJ’s knocked that out. But… why was she down? Had she heard something as well or was she there to cover for someone else exiting? Hmmm…

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Kymber August 26, 2018 - 8:26 pm

Thank you, Jolie 🙂 That is a good question about Rosetta! You never know with her. lol You’re right about their lives, too, and how things are drastically changing in many ways. I hope they are prepared. 🙂

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Simsered August 31, 2018 - 10:50 am

Wow, I am so behind on my commenting. It’s great that Holden and Ellie are enjoying the married life! And I’m sure their little one will be every bit as good looking as it’s parents are. I think Holden will make an amazing father, and Ellie will make a great mother, too. This baby is very lucky to have these two for parents!
Hm, wonder what that noise could be? I was thinking it was something sinister until I read previous comments wondering at if the noise could be a suitor of Rosetta’s. Now I’m just curious what it was! I would love if it was a “friend” of hers that was sneaking in or out lol. I’ve never once walked in on one of my brothers naked, so thank goodness for that! I would be mortified. Rosetta handled it much better than I would have haha. Holden’s worries are probably sound since he knows his sister better than anyone. I don’t like the idea of Ellie working with/for Rosetta very much either, but she needs to form her own opinions of her new sister-in-law herself. Fingers crossed it doesn’t end badly!

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Kymber August 31, 2018 - 2:50 pm

Thank you so much 🙂 I get behind, too, so don’t worry a second about that.

I think they’ll be really good parents, too, and I’m really looking forward to seeing their kids. 😀

That noise could be coming from so many different things. 😀 😀 I wish I could say more. lol

I agree that Ellie needs to form her own opinions about Rosetta. Holden can warn her, but she really needs to figure out what she can live with on her own. lol

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heatherfeather19 September 3, 2018 - 12:20 pm

That was disturbing, and I’m not talking about Holden running around naked! 😛 This noise had to be something more than an animal, hmmmm.

Congrats to them! Lol, I can totally see Holden as a worry wart expecting parent. He’s not going to leave Ellie alone, as much as she wants him to!

I love that the first thing Ellie brings up about this job is how the experience will help her writing. Spoken like a true writer, lol! And she’s totally right, Holden can’t stop her if she really wants this job. There are plenty of mothers who still have jobs, Holden will have to come up with something else if he wants to stop her.

From Ellie’s perspective, it really does look like Holden is being way too harsh on his sister. But from knowing all their history together, I must agree with Holden. Ellie doesn’t know her all that well yet. It does seem like Holden was overreacting to the “dear” but then again I think he’s right, though Ellie must think he’s looking too much into a small thing.

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Kymber September 5, 2018 - 12:14 pm

Thank you so much, Heather! 🙂 You just might be on to something about the noise. 😀

You’ve got Holden pegged all right. LOL He is going to be sooo annoying to Ellie, probably. lol He won’t be able to help it, though.

Hey, that’s a good point about Ellie and being a true writer. 😀 I think Holden is going to have to admit defeat and let Ellie handle this on her own, whatever that may mean.

I love what you said in your last paragraph there. Truer words have never been spoken. lol

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Violincat September 4, 2018 - 4:45 am

I wonder who this mysterious intruder might be. Hopefully, it’s nothing to worry about.
And getting caught by your own sister in that state of undress – hilarious!

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Kymber September 5, 2018 - 12:20 pm

Thank you so much, Violincat! 🙂 You will find out soon… if it’s not a raccoon. LOL 😛

I’m so glad you thought that was funny. Rosetta was rendered blind but I laughed, too.

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Lila Remonn September 10, 2018 - 4:57 am

I snorted at the ‘Daddy’ part, oh my gosh 😂 And same for that awkward moment with Rosetta and Holden LOL.
Yay, Ellie’s pregnant! I’m sure she’s going to be an amazing mother, with that kind yet firm personality of hers. I imagine Holden might spoil the baby but I bet he’ll be a great parent as well!
Oh my, I wonder what that noise was… I have a bad feeling about this 🙁
Great chapter <3

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Kymber September 10, 2018 - 9:47 am

Thank you so much, Lila. 🙂 I’m glad you found those situations funny. 😀 I think you’re right about the type of parent Ellie will be. Oh, who am I kidding? You’re right about Holden, too. LOL He’s a softie. haha

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