I felt bad about not letting Darius come to the hospital to see the girls after they were born but neither Stefan or I were in any fit state to have him running about and so he stayed with one his classmates and then was brought back to our home by Rachel. Rachel, Hannah and Vince are now living with us temporarily until they can all find their own place, it’s a little inconvenient having 8 people all under one roof but Stef had work done on the basement and their bedrooms are all down there. Darius adored having his best friend live with us, and the two bonded so much. Bringing the girls home had been an absolute nightmare because they screamed the entire car journey. Apparently they aren’t a fan of Stefan’s driving either!
“Stefan, now that the twins are born.. I was wondering if you would mind living up to the promise you made me on our wedding night?”
“You want me to become human, don’t you.”
“Is that too much to ask of you?” He kissed my cheek,
“You’ve given me three wonderful children. Of course it’s not too much to ask! I’ll head out to the lab now, do you want to come with?” As I was about to answer a cry from our room changed my mind,
“I can’t, I doubt the twins would enjoy a trip to the lab!” Stefan smiled and kissed my cheek once more before dashing out to the car and speeding off. I went into mine and Stefan’s room and the minute I opened the door the crying stopped, I walked over to Sophia’s crib and found her contentedly kicking her legs and sucking her thumb, and as I looked over at Mina I found her little face red from crying,
“What’s up little one? You can’t be hungry again!” Sighing, I carried Mina into the kitchen to heat up her bottle, Mina is the smallest of the two, and incidentally is the greediest, often waking Stefan and I up around 7 times in one night. The doctors said she would probably stop doing that in a few weeks and that it’s good she’s got an appetite, it means she’ll be as big as Sophia soon.
“Now are you gonna go back to nap time or are you going to keep your sister up?” Mina’s eyes began to droop in response, so I walked her back to the room and as I did Sophia began crying, so I placed Mina in her crib and picked up Sophia,
“This isn’t usually your feeding time.. OH! You need a diaper change baby girl!” Sophia might not eat as much as Mina but she sure as heck poops enough for the both of them! The twins were both now napping, giving me an opportunity to try and catch up on some sleep but as I did I heard Stefan’s key in the front door, I quickly ran out and gave him the “shh” sign and gestured to the bedroom,
“I’ve just got them to sleep.. You’re not, I mean, you’re the same.”
“I’m not supposed to take it alone because it can cause drowsiness and other nasty symptoms.” Stefan pulled a small vial from his pocket and led me into the spare room where he sat down and downed the entire bottle. Then he lay back and closed his eyes,
“See you when I’m human!”
It had been 3 hours and finally Stef was awake, and admiring his tan skin,
“So? How do I look?”
“Exactly the same except now you don’t glow! This is going to make getting to sleep so much easier!”