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Alison Blaire ([personal profile] shimmerandsing) wrote2008-02-26 11:24 am
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Closer to fine.

There came a time when Alison had simply had enough of winter in Japan. She wanted to be outside with the grass under her feet warmed by the sun. But, it was not to be. She woke to a snow flurry and the day only got colder as it wore on.

Some days it would have been nice to be Storm.

But, since she had no power over the seasons, she'd have to improvise. Use the abilities she did have.

Early afternoon found her in the living room with Aiden and Hana. The curtains on the big windows of the room were open wide to allow the sunlight in. It was a bright enough day. Just cold. Aiden and Hana were laying on a soft, green blanket in the pool of sunlight under the windows. Alison sat cross-legged at their feet. She laughed at the sight before her.

Both babies were all flailing limbs as they reached for the butterfly holograms Alison made for them. A swarm of brightly colored red, orange, green, and blue, blinking butterflies flitted around the twins. Sometimes one or another would discover a butterfly had alighted on a fist or foot and very sneakily try to shove that appendage into their mouths. The butterfly would flit away just in time to avoid being tasted.

Hey, it was kind of like Spring...

[identity profile] sonofarize.livejournal.com 2008-02-27 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
Longshot eventually got to come inside from his training lessons. His butt was possibly sore and blue. It was cold outside. Enough that he eventually noticed. Most likely after he had emerged from a snow drift.

"Tadaima!" he called out from the entry hall as he kicked off his boots. They hit the stone tile floor with solid thunks. He wiggled his toes a little to warm them up.

[identity profile] light-in-sound.livejournal.com 2008-02-27 02:42 am (UTC)(link)
"We're in here, sweetheart." Alison managed to call to him between giggles. If she'd know that teaching the little ones hand-eye coordination could bo so much fun, she'd have started sooner.

Aiden was giggling wildly and waving chubby arms in the air as he grabbed at a butterfly that floated juuuust out of his reach. Hana discovered a bright blue one on her big toe and was carefully trying to stick her foot in her mouth. Alison watched for the moment to move the illusion out of slobber range.

[identity profile] sonofarize.livejournal.com 2008-02-27 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
The Mojoworlder softly padded into the living room. He grinned a little at the scene in front of him.

"Havin' fun without me, I see." He made his way over to settle down beside Alison. He gave her a kiss on the cheek.

[identity profile] light-in-sound.livejournal.com 2008-02-27 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
"Only a little," Alison grinned and kept her eyes on Hana. "Your daughter is being all kinds of sneaky trying to eat my butterflies."

Just as the butterfly was about to be shoved into the baby's mouth, it flitted away. Hana gave an annoyed huff for a second before a pair of red and yellow butterflies moving around her head caught her eye. Then, she was grabbing again.

Aiden lost sight of his butterflies for a moment when his Daddy's voice distracted him. He cooed happily and smiled before returning to the butterfly hunt.

[identity profile] sonofarize.livejournal.com 2008-02-27 02:58 am (UTC)(link)
Longshot reached down and rubbed Aiden's belly. There was a little bellybutton under that shirt. He could feel it.

"I don't know where Hana gets that sneakiness. Must be some hidden trait." Since Alison was paying more attention to the babies than what he was doing, the Mojoworlder used the opportunity to reach behind her and lightly pinch her butt.

[identity profile] light-in-sound.livejournal.com 2008-02-27 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
"Hmmmm... I wonder." She chuckled. All the sneakiness in the family was Longshot's doing. Really.

Aiden gurgled happily and lost interest in the butterflies as he reached for his Daddy's fingers. New toys!

Alison jumped and squeaked slightly at the butt pinch. Then she narrowed her eyes at her husband. Sneaky Mojoworlder. Just for that, she had one of her butterflies land lightly on his nose and beat its blinking wings slowly as it rested there.

[identity profile] sonofarize.livejournal.com 2008-02-27 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
Longshot wiggled his fingers against Aiden's belly. He was just daring his son to latch on.

Until he got distracted by a butterfly landing on his own nose. He went cross-eyed looking at it. Well, that was odd.

[identity profile] light-in-sound.livejournal.com 2008-02-27 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
Two chubby fists latched on to Longshot's fingers. Hee! Captured Daddy! Aiden cooed happily to himself as he tugged on the much bigger hand in an effort to get the fingers to his mouth.

Hana was watching the butterfly on Longshot's nose intently. Was Daddy going to try to eat one, too?

"Hey... you've got something on your nose, there." Alison giggled.

[identity profile] sonofarize.livejournal.com 2008-02-27 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
Longshot was multi-talented. He could amuse his son and ponder the butterfly on his nose in one go. His hand resisted the pull slightly but let his son make progress. Except at the last moment before lips met fingertip, Longshot pushed his fingers up higher and booped Aiden on the nose.

Meanwhile, he blinked and uncrossed his eyes. "I think it's gonna eat my nose!"

So, he quickly pulled his head back and chomped down on the little butterfly. Sort of like one of those sharks on that nature program he watched with Robbie. Then the Mojoworlder chewed for effect.

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[identity profile] light-in-sound.livejournal.com 2008-02-28 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
Lack of boobs did not bother Aiden. His Daddy's chest was a very comfy place to be as far as he was concerned. A biiiig yawn interrupted the last of his giggles. He had a big day. Mommy made blinky butterflies and Daddy made him fly! He snuggled in close and rubbed his face against Daddy's shirt.

"Looks like you wore the other little bean out, Daddy," Alison murmured. She smiled softly as she watched Aiden's eyelids slowly close.

[identity profile] sonofarize.livejournal.com 2008-02-28 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, he has to sleep sometime. I got me a butt massage comin'. Also, I have more energy than two babies combined." He slept less for one thing. Hopefully, the babies would pick up Alison's sleeping habits.

He rocked Aiden gently to make sure the little boy was sound asleep.

[identity profile] light-in-sound.livejournal.com 2008-02-28 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, they're still young yet. Wait 'til they're walking and see how much energy they get." Alison was both longing for and dreading the twins learning to walk. She smiled and shook her head. One day.

Aiden yawned again but didn't open his eyes. It was sleepy time. Maybe when he woke up again, Daddy would help him fly some more.

[identity profile] sonofarize.livejournal.com 2008-02-28 04:33 am (UTC)(link)
"How about we tuck these two in and have some Mommy and Daddy time? With or without butterflies. Your choice." He winked.

Someday, the twins would also sleep longer and get put in their nursery. Longshot kind of looked forward to that day. Not that having them in the bedroom was terrible, but he did want some time alone with Alison. Which was sometimes few and far between with diaper changes and feedings.

[identity profile] light-in-sound.livejournal.com 2008-02-28 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
"I think that sounds like an excellent idea. I could be persuaded to make a few butterflies just for you. If you wanted." She smiled as she got her feet under her and slowly stood. Hana didn't even stir as she moved.

When they had first been born, Alison couldn't bear the idea of having them too far away. The fourth floor nursery seemed like another planet. But, now that the initial panic phase was winding down, she was starting to think that they could be moved to their crib soon. Probably. As long as there was a very good baby monitor connecting them.

[identity profile] sonofarize.livejournal.com 2008-02-28 04:48 am (UTC)(link)
"Sexy butterflies?" he asked with a waggle of his eyebrows. He winked again and made his way toward the stairs. He took the stairs slower than normal. One, he had a baby in his arms. Two, his butt was still sore from being kicked. So, he was stuck going a normal human pace.

[identity profile] light-in-sound.livejournal.com 2008-02-28 04:54 am (UTC)(link)
Alison laughed as she fell into step beside her hubby. Sexy butterflies? "Well, that might take some thought. How does one make a butterfly sexy?"

[identity profile] sonofarize.livejournal.com 2008-02-28 04:56 am (UTC)(link)
"Mm. Good question. I'm not up on this whole sexy thing." He heard the word. He was never quite sure of the context. "I guess it depends on how they look and where they land."

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[identity profile] sonofarize.livejournal.com 2008-03-02 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
"I didn't know my nipples were that funny-looking." He would have to look into ways of making them not be so laughter-inducing. Maybe he could cover them with electrical tape until he fixed that.

[identity profile] light-in-sound.livejournal.com 2008-03-02 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
"They aren't," Alison giggled. She shook her head and kissed his cheek softly. "Well, not normally. If they had babies attached to them, then they might be funny looking. Otherwise, I think they're pretty darn sexy."

[identity profile] sonofarize.livejournal.com 2008-03-02 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
"Attached? The twins have that much suction?" The mental image of babies hanging off his nipples was actually horrifying. He stared at the ceiling and blinked a lot.

"" he muttered distractedly.

[identity profile] light-in-sound.livejournal.com 2008-03-02 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
It was unstoppable. Alison started to laugh and there was nothing she could do about it. The shock and outrage in his voice was too priceless. The mental image that came with it was even better.

There were tears in her eyes by the time she finally calmed down enough to speak. "Not... not attached. Not like that. I just meant, if they were trying to nurse from you..."

And there she went again. Off on another giggle streak.

[identity profile] sonofarize.livejournal.com 2008-03-02 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, well, Longshot could do nothing to stop her from laughing. He was a bit too horrified to be paying attention to her mirth. No wonder her nipples had been so sensitive before. They had to get it out before the sucking babies attached themselves to them.

And with suction that powerful, they could hurt themselves eating spaghetti. He resolved to never let them near that and ramen. No long noodles for them.

Of course, with this new found sense of horror, he missed whatever Alison had said. He heard her say something but got none of the words.

[identity profile] light-in-sound.livejournal.com 2008-03-02 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
Eventually, Alison calmed down and realized that he was not finding the humor in the situation like she was. She propped herself up on her elbows and looked down at him. When it was obvious she didn't have his attention, she kissed him hard. Then kissed the end of his nose for good measure.

"You okay, cutie?"

[identity profile] sonofarize.livejournal.com 2008-03-02 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
Longshot blinked at Alison. Where'd she come from? Well, she was here, she could take the nipple suction.

"Yeah. I'm okay." He reached up and rubbed a fingertip gently down her nose. If she was here, the babies had no need to go anywhere near his bare nipples.

[identity profile] light-in-sound.livejournal.com 2008-03-02 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
"Good." She giggled when he rubbed her nose. He still looked a little shell-shocked, but at least he was talking to her.

"It's really not that bad, you know. Nursing them. It was a little uncomfortable at first, but I got used to it pretty quick. Besides," she kissed him lightly and laid back down. "They're our babies. They're worth it."

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