(Small Fry Chapter 2)
“Yesterday you frightened her, by trying to talk her out of having the baby.” Ki frowned at Declan before looking to Caesar. “With our appearance this morning, she must have thought we were trying to do the same thing. It’s the Lokoti Werewolf in her, which is acting defensive. She thinks she has to protect her baby.”
“Well, do I?” I hugged my stomach, as if I were hugging my daughter.
“What?” Caesar blanched, as did all of the male Lokoti Werewolves.
Suddenly the room was full of guilty expressions, except for my husband.
“Aunt B, no! We certainly haven’t come here this morning, to try to force an abortion on you! We came here to scan you and the baby and come up with a strategy on how to see you safely through this pregnancy.” Caesar promised.
“Oh really?” I looked on skeptically.
YOU AND YOUR CHILD ARE NOT IN ANY DANGER FROM US – Caesar thought my way – WE ARE ACTING TODAY TO ENSURE YOU REMAIN OUT OF DANGER.
“Seriously?” I asked, still suspicious.
“Aunt B, you’re going to need our help when it comes to the delivery.” Ki spoke frankly. “I’m willing to bet this won’t be as straight forward as a human delivery. Caesar will be putting the entire pack on standby for the day you give birth, incase you need the blood of your kin to heal.”
“Are you for real?” I blinked in disbelief.
“I’m going to scan you once a week and track your baby’s development.” Ki organized. “Your daughter will no doubt be bigger than a human child, but we’re unsure yet of her growth rate. That, and I have to make sure your body is able to carry the child to term, or if you’ll make it to the last trimester.”
Then my husband surprised everyone, when he stood up to say firmly, “If B needs blood, it’s going to be me that gives it to her.”
“But Uncle Declan, we don’t know how much blood Aunt B will need -” Ki began but he was interrupted.
“B is MY mate and she’s carrying MY child. If she needs blood, then it’s gonna come from me.” He said determinedly.
Our Medicine Man opened his mouth to argue, but our First spoke instead.
“Uncle Declan is a European Werewolf and Aunt B is carrying a half European Werewolf. It might be best for both Aunt B and the baby, if Uncle Declan does this. Especially since European Werewolves are the fastest healers, of all of the breeds.”
Forrest pointed out to Ki, “Think of when Jenny delivered your three kids and how you opened your wrist for her. Didn't you want to provide for your mate in that manner, let alone have another Werewolf do it?”
“Fine,” he looked away, disliking that his medical opinion was being disputed.