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Alison Blaire ([personal profile] shimmerandsing) wrote2009-02-15 12:45 am
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Still the one.

Alison woke at a reasonable hour and was only mildly ill. The morning sickness so far with her second pregnancy had been easier to handle than the first. She was especially glad for it on days like today. It was Valentine's Day and she needed to do something special for her handsome hubby.

Following tradition, Longshot had been up early and gone into the camp for his yearly chocolate haul. Despite being a happily married father of three (four soon), he still made out better than most single men in the country. They would be eating chocolate for weeks after the holiday.

While he was out, Alison bathed and dressed the twins in little Valentine outfits she'd bought for them. They got their breakfast and a little stuffed monkey each. Both were white with little red hearts on their palms and the bottoms of their feet. By the time Daddy returned home, there were two babies with slightly soggy stuffed animals and a picnic lunch for four waiting for him.

[identity profile] 2009-02-16 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
Hana made an oooh sound and watched Daddy's waving fingers for a minute. Then she carefully extended another finger and tried to wave them the same way. She ended up just curling and uncurling them a little. But, she tried!

[identity profile] 2009-02-16 03:07 am (UTC)(link)
Longshot grinned. That was good enough. He gave Hana a thumbs up. "Doin' good, baby girl."

He glanced at Aiden. One, to see if his little boy was doing the same thing. Two, to make sure the soggy monkey hadn't gone for a flight out of the Jeep.

[identity profile] 2009-02-16 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
Hana giggled triumphantly and waved her monkey happily. Victory!

Aiden was, indeed, mimicking the finger waves. His little face scrunched up in concentration as he tried to make his fingers move like Daddy's. The monkey had fallen to the floor, momentarily forgotten.

[identity profile] 2009-02-16 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
Longshot waved to his son just in case seeing it again helped him. Then he shifted to pick the monkey off the floor. It took some doing, with his seat belt on and his hand still on Ali's tummy, but he managed to get the monkey settled in next to Aiden.

He settled back and glanced at Alison. "Are we there yet?"

He was grinning and ready to duck if need be.

[identity profile] 2009-02-16 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
"Almost." Alison smiled indulgently. He was so cute when he was impatient. Either that or it was the hormones talking. Whichever!

They cruised through a handful of Nexus portals until they reached their destination. Warm and sunny, the park was in the southern part of Georgia. Alison pulled into a parking space and immediately wiggled out of her jacket.

"Taa daa!"

[identity profile] 2009-02-16 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
"Hurray!" Longshot tossed his hands in the air and waved them around like he just didn't care. Once his hip-hop moment was done, he unbuckled himself and jumped out of the Jeep. He peeled off the layers down to his t-shirt before going to unwrap and unbuckle babies.

[identity profile] 2009-02-16 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
Alison climbed out of the jeep and left Daddy to unbuckle babies while she gathered up the picnic basket, the diaper bag, and a nice, big blanket. There were picnic tables, but if it was nice enough, she'd rather sit on the ground.

She stopped beside him and watched him juggle the little ones. "You okay there, Daddy?"

[identity profile] 2009-02-16 04:18 am (UTC)(link)
There were tickles, shiftings, liftings, and general get the twins out of the Jeep motions. Once her had both of them securely, he turned to face his loaded-down wife.

"Perfectly fine. Got my babies. Got my wife. Got a baby in my wife. Got food coming. I'm ready!"

[identity profile] 2009-02-16 04:24 am (UTC)(link)
"You do sound like the man who has everything." Alison laughed. "No wonder you're so difficult to shop for."

She gave him a teasing wink and turned to head for the park. She wanted to find a nice spot by the baby playset.

[identity profile] 2009-02-16 04:42 am (UTC)(link)
"Am I?" he asked as he pondered it. That meant he jutted his jaw out a bit as he walked. "I've never really shopped for myself."

He usually had someone else around to do the shopping or what he needed came to hand on its own. Longshot followed Alison and considered it.