Chapter 3.31: And Just Like That

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Caring for Brick was a breeze with all the help we had. Most of our family was there to fall back on if we ever needed a helping hand. We truly lucked out.

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I think I was the one who always ended up with the night shift. It’s fine though, after all I used to work at a graveyard, so I’m used to being up all night. Still, caring for a baby was tiring enough to make falling asleep unavoidable, and oftentimes, I’d catch a few zzz’s when Brick did.

Some nights I even talked in my sleep, apparently.

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I suppose one night I was feeling especially talkative.

“Marry me, Donna! Donna…Will you marry me?” I mumbled restlessly.

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“Yellow?” Donna questioned, waking me up.

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I scrambled to my feet, cautiously cradling Brick.

“Morning sunshine.” I greeted. “Everything okay? you look like you’ve seen a ghost!”

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“Yellow… um.. You were talking in your sleep..”

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“Oh yeah?” I chuckled, placing little Brickie into his crib. “I tend to do that, so I’ve been told.”

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“Yellow… You asked me to marry you.” She said.

“What? Oh gee. I’m sorry Donna I hope that didn’t make you uncomfortable, I-“

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“Yes.” She said, gently caressing my face. “Yes, I’ll marry you, Yellow.”

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And just like that, my biggest dream came true, Donna and I were engaged to be married.

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It didn’t take long for word to get out, and all my relatives from Pony-bones Island made a trip to Tres Lagos to congratulate us. They all had their own homes in Tres Lagos that they frequented often, so they planned on sticking around for the wedding.

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Our wedding was small, but beautiful. A little backyard wedding with our friends and family to accompany us.

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Salem was even there, and I even saw her smile. I think for that day at least, she was at peace.

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We exchanged vows and rings.

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And just like that, we were Mr. and Mrs. Darling.

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With the help of our family and our savings, we spent a romantic honeymoon in France.

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It was magical and unforgettable. Definitely something I’ll hold near to my heart for the rest of my life.

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As time passed on, Little Brickie wasn’t so little any more. In fact, he was actually pretty big for his age. As for Donna, she wore motherhood so well.

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Turns out, our honeymoon in France was even more special than we thought, considering we conceived another little one while away. I have a feeling this one will be quite the romantic.

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There were many times that I took Donna out for some late night icecream trips during her pregnancy. This night was no different. We made our way to my truck.

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Turns out we weren’t alone in the garage, however. My dad, the self-proclaimed prankster of the family was lurking around the corner, he planned on spooking us big time.

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Well, specifically Donna in this case, who usually isn’t scared of anything.

“BOO!” He shouted.

Donna let out a piercing shriek.

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See, we all thought Donna wet herself. Turns out, her little scare triggered an unexpected labor, and Donna never got her icecream that night.

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That night, we welcomed our second son, Charm Francis Darling.

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Kirsten decided to take up gardening as a career one day, so I went out to check on her after planting her first crop.

“Hey honey. Just the man I was looking for. I have a pretty big question for you.” Said Kirsten.

“What is it?” I asked?

“How would you feel about having one more sibling?”

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“Uhhhh…”

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