Take all those irrational fears and throw them away. I love you, Charlotte. And no matter what happens in the future, I will be there for you and the baby. Now come here and cuddle with me or whatever.
Okay. I can do this. We can do this. I’m in love with you and we’ll make this work and I feel so, so much better. We’re okay.
Okay, let’s cuddle.
Can we agree to cross that bridge if and when we get there? I am certain that our child will be happy, healthy, and have a wonderful bully-free childhood. Don’t worry about something that hasn’t happened yet and may never happen.
Okay. Yeah. Okay. I - I’m being completely and totally irrational. I feel - I feel so much better now that I - you know, vomited irrational fears out all at once. But - I - I’m still scared that I’m not - you know - worth spending the rest of your life with… in any capacity… like if we decide to get married or if we just mutually raise a kid together.
It matters to me.
Charlotte Moore, you are not forcin’ me into anythin’. I want t’ be here for you and the baby. In five years, we’ll have either a mini me or a mini you, and they’ll be startin’ school, and they’ll be friends with Alfie and Allie… Lottie, it’s goin’ t’ be fine.
That’s simultaneously the most wonderful and horrifying thing I’ve ever heard. What if - what if he - or she - is sick like I was as a baby? What if he or she is sick like I was as a kid too? I was a sick kid you know - I was always home sick from school or I always managed to fall and hurt myself. I was bullied in school too what if - what if our baby is too? I mean - I was bullied because of my Mom and - and I’m not my mom so there’s that but wha- I’m being crazy. I’m crazy. Absolutely crazy.
Hey, y’know, there’s somethin’ that might help ye’ stop bein’ annoyed. Could always stop bein’ sappy.
Why would I ever stop being sappy, Kings? I’m the sappy one, it’s my job t’ be sappy and you love it.
This kid is going to be a spitfire, and I’m just glad we have a couple years of them being cute and little before they start to sass us. *grins* Kind of worried that…?
It’s stupid, Will. I promise. It doesn’t matter.
I’m just worried that I’m forcing you into this mess and - I don’t want you to feel like that. I know it’s stupid but I - I’m worried that in five years you’re going to realize that I ruined your life.
Those are really not things I needed t’ know about, Lottie. Don’t need ye’ gettin’ all soppy on me ‘bout him.
I’m sorry. -smirks- I’ve been in a mood lately, it’s annoyin’ to me too bein’ sappy about that shithead.
S’pose that happens. -laughs, stubbing out his cigarette on the wall he’s leaning against- S’one way t’describe him, innet?
One could also describe him as: the one who steals the covers in the middle of the night, surprisingly good with children, has bad breath in the morning, and also useful when there are things far too high up on shelves.
I suppose he’s alright if you’re into giant nerds.
Yeah, yeah. We’re supposed t’ wait. I’m not worried if you aren’t. You’re takin’ prenatal vitamins and doin’ everythin’ right. I’m not worried, love. Our baby is goin’ t’ be perfect and healthy.
I’m not worried - at least not more than the average person, or well maybe a little worried but you know how I get. Yeah I’m taking them and I’m not taking the other meds I’d been on. I mean, this kid’s got Moore strength and the Kelley sense of self I think it’ll be alright. I’m kind of just worried that - I dunno.
No, yeah… It’s important that she knows. You live with her and - yeah. She should know. I’m glad she’s ‘okay’ about it. Can we just… hold off on telling anyone else for a while? Especially Chris, my Da, Kings and Mase, and Rosie.
Of course we can I - I mean aren’t we supposed to, like, wait anyway? I mean they said I was 5 weeks when we went to the doctor and we’re supposed to wait until like…month 3 before we tell anyone because it’s safer that way because by then everything’s - uh, healthy. Which is a worrying thought but hey, we have absolutely no control over anything in our lives anymore so why bother.
You told her about the… oh. What did she say?
I told her because - she needed to know and - I needed to just, tell her. I dunno, it was just - important - for me to tell her. She was surprisingly okay about it and she promised she wouldn’t leave me and she doesn’t hate you, so you’re okay. Least ‘til we’re ready to tell Chris and your Da.
Kings and Mase are your duty, Willy.