Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Official Hiatus Announcement

Alrighty, don't be alarmed, I'm not quitting: I'm officially putting Paisley's challenge on hiatus. I wasn't going to do this but I realized I haven't posted much since November and that's a little bit pathetic so I thought I should give you guys the respect you deserve and tell you what's goin' on. I've been having quite a bit of problems with life recently: my sister had a baby (not a problem but it's time consuming), I struggle with anxiety and depression, I'm an extremely sick person, and my biggest problem is that, frankly, I'm a lazy butt. I've started the next post, so worry not, I'm making progress! It's my goal to be past baby 100 by the time school starts in September.

I love every one of you and I'm really hoping to get the next post out soon!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

I've Seen Better Days- Baby 69

Cho and Ginny both grow up to be beautiful young women. Ginny is engaged to her high school sweet heart, Kenneth. So that she can support her husband and kids in the future, she's decided to become a doctor and is currently going to medical school, and is so far one of the top students. Cho is still reserved, but not to me any longer. Since she's had her son, she's grown to understand me much better as a mother. While she wishes she could stay and have my help with the baby, she moves out so she can try to be independent. After all, she can't live with me for the rest of her life. So for now she has a fairly crappy job at a coffee house, but I suppose that'll do for the time being until she can graduate from college.

Sirius and Minerva are up next. Minerva still loves horses and managed to snag a job at the equestrian center across town from us. She was quickly promoted to assistant manager and spends all of her free time down there, taking care of the beautiful animals and teaching young children how to ride. Of course, Sirius still has a passion for cats, so he takes a job at the pet store so he can be around them at all times. While he's not an assistant manager like his twin sister, he enjoys his work very much and is glad he's doing what he's doing, which is always good.

Fleur and Ron's turn comes up soon after, and while their looks are fairly unique compared to my other children, I love them to bits. They are both seriously bullied at school and neither of them have any friends, so they stick close together and almost never leave each other's sides. I even had to convince the counselors to allow them to switch up their schedule so they could take the same classes as one another. I don't want this to be how the rest of their lives are, but for now it'll have to work so they don't have panic attacks (they both have severe anxiety, stemming from the bullying).
As I had previously predicted, Albus ages up to be quite the canine companion. He and Beans are best friends and do everything together. When he walks down the street with his siblings, he has to stop and pet each puppy that prances by. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that his future career will be based on this serious love for doggies.
James is a giggly, bubbly little baby boy who falls deeply in love with everyone he meets. If you ever see him without a smile on his face, you must be dreaming, because that's never happened before!

Last but not least is Remus! There's not much to say about him, considering he had to move out with Cho before I could really get to know him, but I look forward to my visits to his house. 

Before the girls head out, we snap our regular family photo. I, personally, think it's one of the best. But hey, that's just me. 

*~Minerva's Point of View~*
"What the hell is that?" Mom shrieked when I walked through the front door. The "that" she was referring to was the newly placed stud in the side of my nose.

"It's a piercing, Mom," I replied casually, making my way towards my room.

"Yeah, I can see that," she snapped, following at my heels. "Why is it there?"

I stopped in my track and turned around. I knew she wasn't going to let me leave without an explanation. "One of my friends told me that I was still too cutesy and girly and that I need to stop acting like such a baby. This was the first thing she suggested I do to look older."

The look on Mom's face went from anger to pity in 0.3 seconds. "Oh, honey," she started sadly.

Damn. I knew what was coming. The "you don't need to change for other people, you're perfect the way you are" speech. Yeah, like I haven't heard that one before.

"Let's just get this straight, Mom. I'm not changing for the sake of somebody else. I don't succumb to peer pressure. I'm not like one of those druggies they show us in health class. I did this for myself. It's not peer pressure just because I followed my friend's suggestion." I tried to keep my tone as even and controlled as I could, but my voice kept breaking and it was obvious I was angry.

I just hated it that Mom thought I couldn't think for myself. I'm sixteen, I have my own mind. I mean, really.

She nodded and ran her hand through her beautiful, orange hair that I had always envied. "I'm sorry, sweetie. I wasn't implying you aren't smart enough to think for yourself or anything. I'm just worried. The reason I started drinking when I was too young was because my friend 'suggested' it. I thought that's all it was, but looking back on it now, I realize she pressured me into it. You can keep the stud in your nose if it really makes you happy, but I just don't want you to do things that you're being forced to do."

"I know," was my simple response. I leaned in to hug her so she knew I wasn't angry anymore and headed to my bedroom. On the short walk there, I decided to find out with Sirius was up to. I rarely saw him since we aged into teenagers and I missed my buddy.

As I had guessed, he was on the floor playing with Mango lazily.

"Hey Sirius," I started, taking a seat on one of the bottom bunks.

He jumped slightly, obviously from not knowing I was there and turned around. "Hey sis. What do you need?"

I shrugged. "I dunno. I was wondering if you wanted to go to a movie or something?"

"Sorry, I can't, I've got a hot date," he said apologetically.

"Lemme guess: Mango?"

"Mango," he confirmed.

I shook my head jokingly. "Alright, just don't enjoy yourself too much. We don't want another teenage pregnancy in this house."

Sirius laughed and gestured towards the door. I took the hint and left his room, not sure what I was going to do for the rest of the day.

When I heard Banner whinny, that's when I knew what poor soul would entertain me until it was time for school the next day. Pulling on my cowboy boots and grabbing the reins, I leapt down the porch steps and sprinted over to my horse.

"Hey boy," I cooed, rubbing him on his soft spot behind the ears, making him whinny with happiness. "Yeah, I know, I'm awesome, huh?"

Banner nuzzled his head against my chest, allowing me to know he wanted to run. Or he could be letting me know he's a giant perv. I usually took it the first way.

After tacking him up and pulling myself on, I kicked him up to a trot and made our way around the house a couple times to warm him up. Patting him on the neck to let him know he was doing a good job, I nudged him into a gallop and we were off. I didn't know where we were off to, but it didn't matter, as long as we were going fast.

My favorite part about riding Banner was the wind in my hair and the feeling of absolute freedom and being completely in sync with the horse. That's just not something you can get anywhere else.

When it was beginning to near eight o' clock, I turned Banner around and headed back home. I didn't see anybody roaming the house, so I just went straight to bed after changing into something more suitable for sleep.

I drifted off peacefully within moments and dreams overtook my mind.
*~Paisley's Point of View~*

I was awoken by the desperate screams of my toddler at four in the morning. Knowing that I wasn't going to be able to fall asleep again after that, I prepared myself mentally for the rest of the day. After rubbing the sleep out of my eyes, I headed to the nursery to feed and change James, then went to the kitchen to make breakfast for when the kids woke up for school.

Stirring the pancake mix, I yawned and scratched the side of my arm. I could already tell it was going to be a very long day.

"Mom?" Minerva squeaked, coming around the corner into the kitchen and rubbing her eyes tiredly. "What's going on?"

"Making breakfast."

"At four thirty in the morning?"

"I'll put it in the fridge and you guys can heat it up later. I know it'll be gross but I'm not really all that bothered by that in my current state of mind."

She shrugged and said, "I don't really mind. As long as my stomach's full, and I know the other's feel the same way."

"What are you doing up?" I inquired.

She shook her head as if she didn't know. "I just have a lot on my mind."

"Like what?"

"Stuff." I knew I wasn't going to get much more out of her than that simple response, so I let it drop. I was starting to become an expert at knowing when to pester and when to shut my mouth. If she wanted to talk about whatever it was, she'd come to me eventually.

I eventually convinced Minerva to go to sleep and decided to take a nap on the couch after finishing their breakfast half-heartedly. Recently I hadn't cared as much about stuff I usually did. I felt awful for even thinking this, but one of those things was my kids.

Of course I still love them and would absolutely die inside if something happened to them, but I no longer put my best effort into their problems. I gave them lazy advice, cooked dull meals and allowed them to go to bed when they felt like it.

I thought about taking it to Skye, but didn't like the reaction I played over and over again in my head.

When I woke up from my nap, the kids had already gone off to school, so I fed the animals and headed outside to groom Banner. Even though I absolutely didn't give a crap about him as of then, I knew I had to at least keep him healthy.

God, what's wrong with me?

Halfway through the grooming, I burst into tears, burrowing my head into Banner's fur.

"Paisley?" I whipped around, not expecting a strong, male voice to boom from behind me.


"O-oh my God..."

"Hey, Pais," my first serious boyfriend said gently. "Why're you crying?"

Not even thinking, partly from exhaustion and partly from depression, I ran into his arms, bawling. 

"I'm so sorry. I am so sorry."

"Paisley, what's going on?"

I didn't even know how to answer that. What was I supposed to say?

I just said the first thing that came to mind: "What are you doing here?"

He pushed me slightly away from him so he could look at my face, then looked away, ashamed. "I just wanted to check on you. Okay, no, that's a lie. I can't stop thinking about you and wanted to see what you were up to. You know, if you were single still."

I sighed. "No, actually, I'm dating your mother."

His eyes widened. "What!?"

"Skye didn't tell you?"

"Absolutely not!"

I shrugged. "Sorry, I don't know what to tell you." I said this jokingly, and for the first time in a few weeks, I giggled. "I'm so sorry, Jess, I don't know what's wrong with me. I guess I should be more sensitive, but I've bugged out recently."

He allowed the subject to drop and looked at me, concerned. "What's up?"

I opened my mouth to give him a small explanation, like "I've been tired," but instead everything, all of my problems, everything that had been bothering me since he had left, came spilling out. We stood there for at least forty-five minutes, just talking, and by the end of it, I felt like myself again. 

Hell, I was even excited to go inside and clean the kitchen.

"Thank you so much for listening," I said, attempting to end our conversation, because as much as 
I loved seeing him, and as confused as I was of his presence, it was all still so awkward.

The past almost-hour had gone by so fast, and time wasn't about to slow down, because he leaned in, crashing his lips against mine.

I didn't even have time to react before he heaved me into his arms and sprinted into the house, barely even shutting the front door behind him.

So many emotions passed over me: shame, confusion, regret, happiness, anger, I couldn't even really decipher them all.

Before he could set me on my bed, I slapped his face. That may have been a bit extreme, but hey, this whole day had been fairly extreme.

Rubbing his cheek where I had hit him, he half-whined, "Ow, what was that for?"

I raised an eyebrow and he nodded.

"Yeah, I know what that was for."

That was it.

That was all he said before grazing my cheek with his lips, turning around and leaving.

I sat on the bed, completely confused, not knowing what to do next.

After collecting myself and mentally repeating that the whole Jesse encounter had never happened, I walked out of my room and into the kitchen. By that time, the kids were already home from school, so Minerva and Sirius sat at the counter doing their homework.

"Hey Mom," Sirius greeted without even looking up from his notebook. Since he was obviously busy, I didn't reply, left the house and headed to the sperm bank. Maybe knowing I was close to having my next baby would take my mind off of everything.

The father's name was Andy Sheath, with blonde hair and dark brown eyes that I was hoping the baby would inherit. 

After doing what needed to be done, I headed home and collapsed onto my bed, falling into a deep, depressing sleep for the rest of the day and all through the night.

When I awoke, I already had a teeny stomach poking out as the doorbell rang. Looking at the clock, I was informed that it was almost twelve in the afternoon, so I speed-walked to the front door and creaked it open, peeking out to see who it was. "Cassie?" I said in awe, looking my older sister up and down.

Her hair was back to its natural brown color, long for the first time in a long time, and there was finally a happiness in her eyes that had disappeared after the loss of her husband and daughter. She had also gained a bit of weight, which was a good thing, because she had been skin and bones when I left Sunset Valley. All in all, she looked great.

"Hey Pais," she greeted, lifting her hand in a pathetic wave. "I see you're expecting. Again."

I nodded and smiled shyly at her, opening the door all the way to admit her. "You're looking great."

Cassie smiled widely. "Thanks. You too. I like your hair. Weren't different enough, huh?" she joked.

I shook my head and pulled her into a hug. After releasing her, she walked inside, allowing me to shut the door and lead her to my living room. "So what are you doing here?"

"Oh, not excited to see our older sister, are we?"

"No, I'm very excited, I just wasn't expecting you, is all. How've you been?"

We sat down on some chairs and I looked at her expectantly as she shrugged. "I've been better. But 
I'm not here to talk about me, I'm here to talk about you."

"What do you mean?" I inquired suspiciously.

"Nobody has seen or heard from you in months. We've all tried calling, but you never answered, then we came to your house, but you had moved. Who moves without telling their family, Paisley? That wasn't fair to any of us. We've been so worried about you. I had to go to that damn girlfriend of yours and pry out the information before I could finally find you.

"What was the point of it all, hm? You packed up your house and children and just... left. Mom was beyond furious when I told her what had happened to you, and Dad's been an absolute mess since we lost contact with you. You've done a lot of stupid things in your day, but this was by far the worst." Cassie was breathing heavily and her face was red with anger.

"I'm so sorry, Cass, I never even thought about what it did to you guys."

"That's right, you don't think and you never have. You didn't think it through when you ditched us, when you became an alcoholic as a teenager, when you started this idiotic challenge, when you started dating that stupid British girl, when you ran away from home the second you got the chance: You don't think, Paisley. You--"

"Is that all you came here to do, Cassie? Yell at me?" There was no way I was going to let her come into my house and treat me that way. "Because if it is, you can leave. I have done a lot of stupid things in my life, but they've made me who I am today. I started this challenge as an irresponsible little hell-child, and now I'm a mature adult who has taken on a lot more than you could ever handle. I'm ridiculed for attempting to have a hundred kids, being a lesbian, almost my entire life. I don't need one of the most important people in my life to turn into somebody I hate."

She looked sad for a brief second, then stood up and stormed out of my house, leaving me behind, utterly shocked.

"Mom?" Fleur piped up, peeking around the corner of the living room. "Who was that?"

I turned around in my chair to look at her, my eyes starting to tear up at the encounter with my sister. "Nobody, sweetie. Everything's fine."

I wasn't sure what was going to happen next, whether I'd ever really speak to Cassie again or what, but I knew for that moment, I had to go back to my life and take care of my kids.

It was nearing lunch time, so I walked to the backyard and fired up the grill, starting some burgers. After a few minutes, Sirius, Minerva, Ron, Albus and Fleur walked out and headed to the bit of ocean behind our house and began to swim around in the water. Eventually, James waddled out with a toy boat in hand and decided to play with it by my feet, saying things like, "Ahoy, Cap'n!" and "Land ho!"

By the time I was nearly finished with the food, Skye waltzed into my backyard with a grin on her face and something behind her back. "Hey Parker," she greeted. "I have a surprise for you. My cats had babies, and I can't keep all of them, so I decided to give one to you." She pulled a cat out from behind her back, and he was literally the cutest thing I've ever seen. He had purple and orange fur and beautiful, big blue eyes.

"His name is Michael, and he's all yours," she said, then leaned down to rub my belly for a moment. "That's all I came here for, although I wish I could stay longer, but I need to get back to the kids." I nodded and she pulled me into a kiss before leaving once again.

I pet Michael for a moment, then set him on the ground, where he decided to sit next to James while I finished the hamburgers. He looked rather confused, but I was confident he'd adjust to his new surroundings eventually.

After a few more minutes, the food was finally done so I dished it up and shouted, "Kids! Lunch!" towards the ocean. They all came sprinting to the outside table at once and dug in immediately. 

"Hungry, much?"

I wasn't even sure Ron was chewing, and Minerva was just forking it down her throat without hesitation.

"I'm not taking you to the hospital when you start choking," I joked. They gave me slight recognition then went back to eating like pigs.

When we were all finished, I joined them in the ocean, dividing up my time to please them all. At first, I was a mermaid with Fleur, then a submarine captain with Ron, then a water alien with Albus, then I allowed Sirius to dunk me repeatedly since Minerva wouldn't have any of it, and lastly I allowed Minerva to talk to me about her life.

When we got sick of the water, we headed indoors to take showers and play with the new cat. The kids chased him around the house for a bit, then dispersed to do their own thing, leaving Michael to taunt James.

By the time we were all in our pajamas and warm by the fireplace, it was nearly time for bed, so I sent them to their rooms to finish getting ready and chilled with Michael while I watched Doctor Who for a bit.

It had been a tiring day, but well worth the effort. I decided to put the encounter with Cassie to the side, as well as the one with Jesse, so that I could enjoy the rest of my night, then I would deal with everything when I had the energy to.

I eventually fell asleep on the couch as the episode ended, and before I knew it, it was morning again. Sighing, I pushed myself up, now with a fairly large belly, and began my daily chores. The kids had already left for school, so I didn't need to worry about making breakfast, so when I finished my work I sat back down on the couch. I may sound like a lazy slob, but being pregnant definitely tires you out.

A few hours later, my water broke, startling me. I wasn't supposed to be going into labor for another day!

I rushed to the hospital, terrified. What was going to happen to the baby now?

When I got there, they immediately ran me to a room and I miraculously began to push only about ten minutes later. Since the baby was so teeny, it was one of the quickest births I had ever gone through. I wasn't even allowed to look at her before they took her to the NICU, so I started to panic.

"Is she going to be alright?" I squeaked fairly loudly.

The only nurse in the room looked at me and sighed. "I'm sorry, I don't know. We'll do all we can, but she's so premature, it'll take a lot of work to keep her healthy."

 My heart started to beat quickly and sweat dripped down my face and onto the bed. The nurse dabbed my forehead and attempted to comfort me, but it wasn't working very well.

She then gave me a sleeping pill to relax me, and told me when I woke up the next morning, I would be able to go to the NICU to see her. Before I fell asleep, I managed to let her know to call the kids so they wouldn't worry about me, and the last thing I saw was her picking up the phone and dialing the house number.

When I awoke, one of the nurses led me to where the baby was recuperating, allowing me to look at her. "What will you name her?" she asked sweetly.


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Friday, November 30, 2012

Give Paisley a Heart Attack Day- Baby 68

Harry and Hermione grow up into beautiful young adults. While Hermione still has some rebellious tendencies and refuses to go to college, overall she has grown out of her terrible behavior and is moving on. I am a little bit afraid of some of the men she dates, though, to be quite honest. Harry has completely, one hundred percent quit his laziness and has decided to start a rescue shelter for animals while going to school to become a vet. I was very proud of both of them, even if I wished that Hermione would accept my offer to pay for her education.

Cho and Ginny age up wonderfully as well. Cho is extremely reserved and spends almost all of her time at the library, probably to be as far away from me as possible. Although I love the girl, we never had a chance to get close, so I really don't know as much about her as I'd like. Ginny, on the other hand, has broken away from me and has a ton of friends, no longer attached to my hip anymore. While I miss her by my side sometimes, I'm glad that she's branched out and she even has a boyfriend, although that was to be expected, considering how cute she is. 
Sirius and Minerva end up being my adorable little babies. Minerva has beautiful blonde hair that naturally curls, attracting all the boys to our house. She has a passion for horses and wants to someday own a ranch with her very own ponies. Sirius, on the other hand, has a strange obsession with cats. I think he'd fit in quite nicely with Calista Smith, quite honestly. Maybe I should ship him off to her house to give him the experience of a lifetime, huh? 
Even though I aged them up right after they were born, Ron and Fleur need an introduction, too! They both got their father's unique looks, Fleur getting his pink skin tone and my yellow eyes, while Ron got pretty much my everything. The two of them are always bickering and can't stand to be in each other's presence, which is quite sad and difficult to handle, but I somehow manage. Fleur follows Minerva around all day after school's out. I can tell that she wants to be like her older sister. 
As for Albus, he pops into toddler hood with a bang. He has the most precious face and beautiful skin, hair and eyes. Whoever his parents were, they must've been beautiful because that little boy is simply perfection. Even though he's not my biological child, it truly doesn't matter. I love him just as much as any of my other kids, and so far he can't tell he's different: he knows I'm his mother. He spends most of his time with Beans, so I can already tell that he's going to be a dog lover when he grows up. Well, I guess he already is a dog lover, technically. 
Last but certainly not least is Beans. He goes from an adorable little puppy to a full grown dog, guarding his family members with love and sleeping with me at night. He's quite beautiful, and I really love him with all my heart. I like to think of him as my fluffy child. 

 I lined up all of the newly aged up children (including Beans) in front of the house and then hugged Harry and Hermione goodbye, choking back tears. With only two teenagers to help out around the house with three toddlers and a rambunctious dog, I didn't know how I was going to make it through in one piece.

As I was putting the sopping clothing into the dryer, Minerva approached me with her puppy dog look plastered onto her face. "Mommy?" she squeaked, standing on her tip toes.

"Yes?" I replied, trying to sound as uninterested as possible, just to annoy her.
"So I was wondering..." She trailed off, probably hoping I would break and ask what she wanted.

I glanced at her quickly, urging her to continue.

"Do you think we could buy a horsey? I've always wanted one, and I know you do too. I heard you telling Aunt Skye about it the other day, about how you used to have a horse and how you're tempted to buy another one."

Damn it. She caught me red handed.

"Fine," I sighed. "I guess you've got me there. I'll call Skye and we can go tomorrow."

Minerva clapped her hands excitedly, giggling with joy. I called up Skye and asked her to accompany us the next day, and she gladly accepted.

After I was done with that phone call, Sirius came running up to me, a look of pure determination set on his face.

"And what do you want?"

"A cat. I think it's only fair if you're getting a horse for Minnie. Don't you think?"

I sighed. "Well... I guess you've gotta point there. Fine. One cat. One of each animal is my limit," I said, as sternly as I could. I was more of a kiss up kind of mom than anything else.
Sirius grinned. "That was easier than I thought. I had a huge speech written out, too."

I chuckled. It was actually pretty ridiculous how spoiled my children were. I just figured that they were only going to be with me for a limited amount of time, so why not make their time here a happy one, right? And while I admit that some of my kids took advantage of me, most of them knew when to stop asking for things.
The next day, Skye and I headed first to the pet store to pick up the kitten. He was whitish and brown... and teeny. I was actually pretty worried that I was going to squish him if I wasn't careful. 
Sirius decided to name him Mango, which I approved of. Mango also had one green eye and one orange eye, which I loved, for the record.
As for the horse, he was a Thoroughbred foal, who we named Banner. Although Skye calls him Bruce all the time, because, well, that's just Skye for you.

"You know, if we're converting your house to a zoo, you should buy a bird and some sort of rodent," she pointed out as we walked back through the door of my house.

"Shut up before one of the kids hears you," I muttered, squeezing onto her hand as Sirius came running through, chasing Mango down the hallway.
"Mom?" Cho squeaked, peeking around the archway. She looked terrified as tears streamed down her face.

"Oh no. What's wrong honey?" I inquired, speed walking over to her and wrapping my arms around her.

"Can I talk to you in private?" I nodded and we walked to my room, Cho sitting on my bed and me standing above her, looking at her anxiously.
She put her hands in her lap and looked down at them, clearly ashamed. "You have every right to kick me out of the house and call me trash, Mom, but you have no idea how sorry I am that I've done this. I look at Ginny, and she's just so perfect, with her stupid friends and boyfriend. I just couldn't handle it anymore, and I never felt like I could talk to you because you're honestly so intimidating and none of my other siblings have ever disappointed you or done anything this wrong. 

"You've never had to deal with crap like this, and I'm just--" She let out a choked sob. "I'm so sorry Mommy!" Cho started to bawl, burying her face in her hands.

"Sweet heart, what did you do?" I tried to make myself sound as sweet as possible, but by this point I was scared to death as my voice shook.

"I'm pregnant," she whispered.

My yellow eyes widened and I took a step back. Thoughts raced through my mind and I felt the mixed desire to punch her in the face and hug her and tell her everything was going to be okay.

But was it? I had never had to handle anything like this. I mean, I wasn't even mad. Was I supposed to be? It's not like I was the best example. Giving birth to random men's children was what I did for a living.

But she was just a kid! My baby shouldn't have been having a baby! But why wasn't I furious? I knew that some parents went so far as to kick their kid's out of the house when they screwed up this bad! And then I stopped myself by realizing that there was a baby in there, and it was a life, a human being, and there's no possible way that could ever be a mistake.

I sighed and sat down on the mattress next to Cho, pulling her into a tight hug, resting my chin on her shoulder. "It's okay, darling," I assured her into her pointy ear. "I'm not angry."

"Y-you aren't?"

I shook my head and leaned out, looking at her face and wiping her falling tears away with my thumb. "There's nothing you or any of your siblings could do to make me furious. You did something you shouldn't have been doing at your age, and I'm not going to lie, I am a little disappointed, but I could never be angry at the result of your mistake.

"I know you're terrified, so there would be no reason to yell. I will help you raise your baby, if that's what you want. I'll take care of him or her while you're at school, and maybe Skye could lend me a hand with your college and things like that."

Cho was wide eyed, and I could tell she was in between sobbing some more and smiling at my reassurance. "I'm just so sorry," she finally said, leaning her head on my shoulder.

"Can I just ask why you did it?"

She nodded. "I've always looked up to you too much to try and tell you what was on my mind. You just naturally expect so much from us kids, and most of us live up to your expectations. But then there's me: I'm not pretty, or particularly smart, and I have no special talents like everybody else. I pulled away from you until there was nothing to grab back onto. I could tell you gave up, and it was all my fault. I never made any effort, and you were just trying to give me my space.
"I was so far gone that I just kept doing worse and worse things, until I accepted that jerk's offer to go to his apartment. I never thought it would result in this, and I--" Her voice was trembling as she tried to hold back tears. Leaning her head back and sighing, she said, "But you're right. The result of my mistake is something I could never be ashamed of."

She smiled wetly at me and nodded. "Thank you, Mom."

"Do you think you could come to me from now on with your problems?"

"Definitely. I don't want to give this kid a sibling until I'm a lot older."
I chuckled, gave her a hug and ushered her out the door. Ginny was sitting outside it, staring wide eyed at us.

"Shi--" Cho started, but I flicked her shoulder.

"Language, Cho Parker." You know, I don't really mind swearing, but I'm already an odd enough mother, I guess I felt like I needed to discipline my kids for something. Although at this point I think I might've been a wee bit too late.
Ginny stood up as Cho ran to their room and gaped at me. "Oh, so Cho can just get pregnant and you're cool but when I'm ten minutes past my curfew all hell breaks loose?" she demanded, giving me a stone hard glare. "You need to sort out your priorities, you know."

I cocked an eyebrow. "You have no right to talk to me like this, Ginny."
She groaned. "This is not fair in any way shape or form, damn it! You're always yelling at me for the stupidest things, but when your other, perfect daughter goes and gets herself knocked up you give her a friggin' cookie!" She jabbed her finger at me, a vein bulging on her forehead. "We're all a part of your dumb challenge. Do you actually give a shit about any of us, huh, Mom?"

My mouth dropped at her. What had I done wrong? None of my kids had ever yelled at me like this before, and I was on the verge of crying myself. "Hey," Skye said, anger rising in her voice, walking to us from the kitchen. "How dare you yell at your mother!"

"Skye, please--"

"She brought you into this world and she can just as easily take you out--"

"--whoa, Skye, stop--"
"She puts a roof over your head, food in your stomach and sends you to school, and you still talk to her like she doesn't know what she's doing or doesn't give two craps about you. Well I hate to burst your bubble, kid, but you're your mother's life, and if you don't like the way she runs things, you can just get the hell out, because this is ridiculous!"

Ginny was fuming as I looked from my girlfriend to my daughter, both seemingly ready to claw each other's eyes out. "Fine, then that's what I'll do." She turned on her heel and ran out the door.
Skye looked to me, obviously worried I was going to snap. Honestly, I was about to, but I kept my mouth shut and just let it be. Ginny would be back, I was sure. It's not like she had anywhere to go, and I knew that Skye was just protective of me.

As we sat down for dinner that night, Skye said, "I'm so sorry, Paisley. I didn't think she'd actually leave."

I raised my hand to silence her. "It's alright, it really is. If she was honestly that angry, it would've happened at some point anyway."

She nodded her understanding and forked some pie into her mouth.
 Sirius ate in silence, but apparently Minerva was too curious to resist asking, "Hey Cho?"


"So you're going to be a mommy?"

Cho choked on her pie and looked to me for help. I smiled and turned to Minerva. "Yes sweetie, she is. Not yet, but soon."

I hoped she'd leave it at that, but apparently that was too much to ask for. "But isn't sixteen too young? Didn't I learn that in school?"

I had no idea how to answer this. "Well, yes, but Cho didn't... know that, so now she's going to be, 
and that's alright."

"And what if I wanted to be a mommy sooner, too?"
"Erm..." I looked up to the ceiling, thinking about this. "Well... You should just wait until you're an adult." She shrugged and went back to eating.

What in the hell was happening? Was this Give Paisley a Heart Attack Day? If so, my kids were doing a pretty damn good job.

After dinner, the doorbell rang, so Skye put the drying towel down and went to answer it. "Hey Pais, it's some purple elf dude to see you!"

I nearly dropped my plate as I immediately knew who she was talking about. I sprinted over to the door and shoved Skye in the direction of the kitchen so I could speak to him privately. "Elrond? What are you doing here?"

"I'm here with the antidote," was his simple, monotone reply.

"What antidote?"
"The one to make you human again, of course."

"Naturally," I replied, not even trying to keep the snarkiness out of my tone. "But I haven't even had that many elf children yet, and wasn't the whole point of this to 'populate the world with elves?'"

He nodded. "Yes, but... That's enough. We have more challenge mothers willing to comply."

"But why can't you just let me keep going? What do you have to lose?"
"Listen Paisley, just drink this, please. Do it, okay?"

"Well, will it hurt the baby?" I inquired.
I had gone to the sperm bank earlier that day before picking up the animals, and I knew I was already pregnant. The father was a purple guy whose name was Lincoln Lavender.

"Probably, so you can wait until you have it to drink it. But I will be back then and I will force it down your throat if I have to. Understand?"

"Um... yeah?" He turned on his foot and walked out the door. "Well okay, it appears you're in a hurry, so there's no need to stick around and chat or anything!" I screamed after him.

Two days later, Ginny came storming through the door and wasn't at all happy to see Cho's baby 
bump about ready to pop. She didn't say a word to any of us, but clearly decided to stay, even though talking was no longer an option.

Cho's water broke soon after, so I rushed her to the hospital and asked Skye to come back over to watch the kids, which she did happily.
After a few miraculously short hours, I was presented with my first grandchild, Remus Parker!
Then only minutes after that, I went into labor myself and gave birth to baby 68, James Parker! 

The second Cho and I got home, Elrond was at the door. "So, I don't understand," I said after putting the babies in their cribs. "Why do you want me human again so badly?

Elrond sighed and ran a hand through his thick, purple hair. "If you stay an elf for much longer, it will be permanent and you'll lose all memory of every being a human."

I gasped slightly, not expecting that answer. "Okay, fine, give it to me. But will it hurt?"

He nodded. "It'll be excruciatingly painful, I hate to admit. Worse than when you turned the first time. Go to your room and wait it out. It should take about a full day to complete." With that, he turned around and left my house, leaving me to chug the antidote in his wake.
The next twenty four hours were the most painful of my life. I can't even find words to describe what I went through, so let's just say that after all that crap, I was a human again. 

Okay, so if you read my rainbowcy, you know who the sperm donor is, right? ^_^ I just thought it would be fun to see what Lincoln and Paisley's kid would look like. I hope this doesn't count as cheating. Oh, and I'm going to be annoying and advertise it now! You can read my rainbowcy here! It would be awesome if you did!