Well? Ah-well, it's common sense. Of course there are going to be rules. How ever else would we stay on the book, let alone the same page? We'll sort it all out with the custody arrangements, and I'll respect your rules, just as I assume you would respect mine.
Rules— You’re making our son seem more like a prize we share. Which isn’t the case. He’s a boy, a being. I understand that this isn’t what either of us signed up for that night, but I’ll make one thing quite clear now, and I do mean this with all due respect. I am his father, not a schoolboy who will be told when and what he can do. I will of course be respectful of your life and the choices you make, so long as they do not impact Alexander’s life, just as I assume you will when he is with me. Starting with those girls I mentioned before. They are to be quite important in his life, in my eyes they will act as his godparents. So if and when they do show up, know they are acting on my behalf. I don’t know why I was so nervous to bring it up, I guess to a point I was still acting like a boy, not a man or a father. Luckily that hat is on quite snugly now.
I think I should go, too much excitement is never a good thing for a new mother. I’m sure you’d like to sleep. Oh and in case they haven’t yet alerted you, the bill for everything has been taken care of.
Sleep well, and it was lovely to see you, Hestia.
I only meant to be sensible. You can't be coming round at all hours of the night, when no one's home, when-well, it's common sense, isn't it?
This may come as a surprise, but I do work and don’t really think popping in before or afterwards would be considered all hours of the night. Then again this is a first for me, having a child with a near stranger. So you’ll have to excuse the mild confusion. Because it almost seemed as if rules were being put in place, and I don’t remember either of my parents setting those with each other.
What was that last part, the well—?
Within reason, of course, yes.
That almost sounds like I need to owl for visits or something.
Who?That's nice, dear. We'll schedule time for visitors once Alexander is comfortable and settled in at home.
Ellie and Doe.
Speaking of. I’m assuming there isn’t going to be an issue with my dropping my here and there. Well by that I mean whenever. Yeah?
Well, I honestly had no idea what to get you. Then I thought you might like this, so. You’ah really hahd to shop fah you know that?
It’s perfect. Thank you.
I’m not hard to shop for, you’re just not a good shopper. Another reason we work so well.
If that's what you need to do.
It is, yes. I feel comforted knowing my mates will also be around if anything was needed.
There are two specifically I look forward to you meeting.
I'm more than all right, thank you. Hestia?
No, thank you.
I also wanted to mention I was going away for a few days, well rather I wanted to check if that would be okay. I’ll be able to apparate if there was a need, it’s just more of a Christmas gift to— I could always just cancel if that would— I’m not doing a very good job at conversing and for that I apologize.
This was the most respectable looking diaper bag I could find in the shops. Happy Christmas.
This is lovely, thank you very much.
I think that line was crossed a few days ago, babe.
This looks like— Oh.
There's been no change.
Well that’s good news. Great news even.
The healers said you were doing better, certainly look it.. Well rather it’s impossible to think you just had a child so recen— Can I get anyone a drink? I think I saw something fizzy on the cart just outside.