Her lab was on the bottom level.
"5 more minutes," Pete said sleepily.
Pete chuckled. "Let you marry me? You practically forced me!" he teased back. She had easily convinced him to marry her. There has always been something pulling him towards her.
"You know the up-side of waiting to get married?" Violet asked, throwing her head back as he nibbled on her neck.
Pete was only semi-paying attention. "What's that?" he asked, focusing on her delightful earlobe.
Violet stepped away, reaching for his hand and drawing him into the bathroom. Wherever she led, he would follow!
Broderick stroked her hair back from her face. "Good morning. So what do we have planned today?" he asked.
"Well, I want to check on Breanna, Carrie, Deidre, Goopy, Ginger, Evie, Fle..." she said, listing off the names on her fingers.
Broderick laughed, grabbing her by the shoulders and pressing a kiss to her mouth. "Alright! Alright! We'll check on your perfect fish!"
Not Marigold. She couldn't wait to be a celebrity journalist!
She paused mid-stroke. "Will you check on Posey?" she asked. "I'm almost finished with my review!"
"Sure!" Pierre said, finishing his sentence, then saving his work. "I'll be right back." He kissed her on the top of her head as he
He snuggled Posey before laying her back in the crib to sleep.
Now where did Poppy get to?
She supposed that she should regret that she never had any children of her own with Thorax. But, she had her handsome nephew and many nieces to keep her company.
Perhaps she had been too committed to her work? she thought, losing her train of thought and laying the book done in her lap. She couldn't help but think what might have happened if Thorax had asked her to marry him and they had a passel of children of their own...
Nonsense, she thought firmly, shoving the thought aside. She was perfectly happy!
Pete shook his head with a faint smile. "Not a whit," he agreed.
While Violet had long retired from the limelight, she still occasionally liked to perform. Today, they were having a Wild Berry reunion!
He was a genius, just like her.
Venkat took a tiny step backwards and reached up to hold his head. "Whoa..." was all he could manage to say. "Where did you learn that?" he asked hesitantly.
Keely smiled. "It was in an ancient text that I recently translated. I wasn't sure it would work!"
She was disappointed when Venkat abruptly left. Perhaps she was wrong to assume that because he was a genius, he shared her nerdy interests....
Mack shrugged. "I want to, but I'm totally grounded. I had to sneak out even to catch this movie with you guys."
His pal, Dolan winced. "Can't wait until you're 18!" he said, giving Mack a sympathetic nudge to the elbow.
Majella sighed. "Fine! Don't come! See if I care!" she pouted prettily.
"Aw, come on, don't be like that!" he said, finally caving. "FINE! I'll come if I can get away again, okay?"
When she beamed at him, Mack felt his stomach do a little flip.
The more things changed, the less they stayed the same.
She'd been broken-hearted when she'd gotten the news that Slade had passed away. Although she'd forced herself to move on, a piece of her heart had always remained with him. Shortly after his death was when she had decided to marry Pete. He was a good man and took care of her and their kids...
Violet forced a bright smile, reaching up and laying her hand on Pete's back. "None for me," she murmured.