Two plus one equals three...
In the end, she hadn't had time to run to the hospital. This baby is coming whether she was ready or not, she thought. "Welcome to the family, Daisy O'Shea!" she said, snuggling her newborn against her chest.
After their meal, Holly went back to playing with toys as Mackenzie worked on teaching Violet to walk.
Before too long, little Daisy began whimpering.
Mackenzie stood, straightening her back. Maybe she should hire a nanny to help her take care of the girls! She thought it was hard with two under the age of two! Now, three?!
Shannon looked down and moved away, giving the couple privacy. Kearney watched her go with a sinking heart. This probably looked really bad to her...
Kearney snapped his eyes back to Enya and tried to pay attention. "What was going on?" he asked. "I was concerned."
Enya didn't meet his eyes, hesitating a moment before answering, "Ellen had someone over."
Enya's eyes lit up. "Oh, me too! I'm so glad..."
Kearney cut her off. "But," he emphasized, "I'm looking for a real relationship. Not just a casual romance."
"But, I thought you wanted me!" Enya looked troubled.
Kearney's cheek flushed. "The problem isn't with desire," he tried to explain. "It's just that something is missing... the companionship... the friendship..." he trailed off, glancing across the way towards Shannon.
"You don't think we're friends?" she asked with confusion, just now noticing his distraction. Following his gaze across the commons, she grimaced. "Oh. I see."
Poking him in the chest, she snapped, "Three's a crowd!" before she angrily stalked away, leaving Kearney feeling slightly guilty.
"I'm not," Kearney interrupted her quickly. He wondered if he was going to botch this conversation as bad as the one he'd had with Enya. Sighing, he tried to explain, "I'm not a young adult anymore. I'm not interested in a casual relationship."
Shannon was so overjoyed that she wasn't sure she could speak without crying. Instead, she just nodded her head eagerly.
"Surprise?!" she asked eagerly. "A pony?!"
Mackenzie chuckled, "No, no pony. But I think you're going to like it anyways!"
Knowing that Violet would be growing up soon and needed her own space, Mackenzie had talked Breandan into making this room the children's room. He might've said she could spend $500... she might've spent more!
"But I wanna play!" Violet argued, scrubbing at her eyes with her little fists.
"First thing in the morning," Mackenzie promised. "Sleep now."
M- Have a baby, Have a baby boy (cancelled), Snuggle Daisy, Pick up Violet, Spend $500
B- Snuggle Violet, Buy toybox, Have a baby, Earn promotion, Snuggle Daisy
K- Form group, Talk to Shannon
M- Violet ages up well, Teach Violet to walk, Potty-train Holly, Teach Holly to walk
B- Master Athletic skill, Violet ages up well, Lvl 10 career
K- Workout 12 hours, Improve handiness skill, Be worth more than 200k
*AN - Look at my sweet little Daisy! She is a cutie patootie! Didn't realize I was going to be growing a flower garden when I started this round. :)
Poor Breandan was dead on his feet exhausted, but still went in to feed Daisy when he got home autonomously. What a good daddy!
And Kearney - could he have made his decision? Finally? When he was talking to Enya, he actually rolled the wish to form a group. *clears throat* It didn't say to form a group with Enya... so I took liberties to send him over to Shannon. Lol. I was quite glad he didn't roll a want to woohoo with Enya the moment he saw her! He hasn't rolled any wants to kiss or marry Shannon, though. So, apparently he does want to take it slow. (Any slower and they're going to be elders!)
Good thing Love Day is coming in a few days!