525 - The Ocean Legacy - Third Generation
“Have you told Scar yet?” Lindsey said, after she’d pulled herself together a bit.
Emelia froze. Nobody knew about her and Connor, so of course that natural assumption was that the baby was Scar’s. Emelia had seen him since Jenni’s wedding, which was months ago now.
“Not yet,” Emelia said, “I need some time to think.”
“If you need me, I’ll be at Jules’.” Lindsey said, still smiling, “Can I tell her?”
“Not yet,” Emelia said, “I want to keep this quiet for awhile.”
“Okay Em,” Lindsey nodded, “I’ll see you tomorrow. Just, congratulations. I am so unbelievably happy for you.”
With Lindsey out of the house, Emelia started to piece together everything. As it stood, Connor and she were in a casual relationship, and she knew Connor didn’t want children. The child was no doubt his; it had been too long since she’d been with Scar.
And, well, it would appear it wasn’t she who had the infertility problem after all.
Emelia clenched her eyes shut for a moment, and took a deep breath. She needed to do this now, before she lost the nerve. Emelia left, locking the door behind her.
524 - The Ocean Legacy - Third Generation
“Hey,” Lindsey said, walking in and dropping her bag on the floor.
Emelia had taken the time she’d had since the news, a few hours, maybe, to cry herself out and calm down.
She was just beginning to process the consequences. What this pregnancy would mean for her, the Ocean heirachy, Connor and Scar. Everything was about to be blown apart, and she had no idea how to progress.
“Lindsey,” Emelia said, walking over, “I just found out I’m pregnant.”
Lindsey response was enough to set Emelia off again, but she held herself in check. Her cousin expression was priceless, a mixture of excitement and happiness. Then, Lindsey started crying.
“I can’t believe this Em!” Lindsey gasped, wiping at her eyes helplessly, “You’re… We thought this could never happen! I’m so happy for you.”
Emelia couldn’t help but let a rare grin take over her face, “I can’t believe it either, I just. I am utterly terrified.”
“Oh Em,” Lindsey said, pulling the blond into a hug, “I love you so much. This is fantastic. I am so happy for you.”
Got so much to do today, and all your comments have made my life, guh. I’m heading down to the law library and camping out to get a chunk of my assignment done, but message me/comment/distract me because MY FEELINGS ABOUT EMELIA RIGHT NOW AND YOU GUYS TOO. <3
Anyway, yeah, have a good day/evening. Hugs etc
523 - The Ocean Legacy - Third Generation
Emelia was in shock. Gina had laughed happily, and even shed a tear or two, and the two had hugged, before Emelia was allowed to leave.
Emelia took a breath of the fresh air and tried to steady herself.
All at once emotion came rushing through her, sick, giddy happiness that threatened to knock her off her feet. How could… It was impossible. She’d never thought she’d be able to get pregnant, not after trying for so long, not after being told that she was infertile.
Her eyes watered with tears as she rested her hands against her belly. This child… this child was hers. In that moment, Emelia didn’t doubt that she would do anything for the life growing inside of her.
Panic at the magnitude of what she’d just been told rushed through her as well. She didn’t want to think of the consequences right now, though. Emelia focused on the miracle she’d been granted.
Emelia’s cheeks burned from grinning, as she wandered home.
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“Okay, I’m done,” Gina said, straightening up.
Emelia sat up too. What had started as a routine check up, had turned into a very thorough one. Gina had looked confused multiple times through out it, and Emelia was starting to worry.
Luckily, she was used to some of the more invasive examinations by now. Two years of getting checked for pregnancy had made it very pedestrian for her.
Gina’s face was unreadable for a moment, as Emelia finished redressing herself. Emelia hadn’t seen such a professional look on Gina’s face since she’d found out about her infertility.
Emelia sighed, “What’s wrong with me?”
“Oh, nothing Em,” Gina’s face broke into a grin, “It’s actually the opposite.”
“Oh,” Emelia’s eyes widened, “Well that’s good.”
“Em,” Gina laughed, placing a hand on her friends arm, “Em, you’re pregnant.”
521 - The Ocean Legacy - Third Generation
Emelia had slept through most of the morning, despite getting to bed early the night before. She’d woken up, and been unable to keep her food down. Lindsey suggested she visit Gina, and even though Emelia was sure it was just stress, she agreed.
Emelia went to visit Gina at her house to make an appointment. The two were friends, so it didn’t seem like much of an issue. Plus, she’d promised to go and meet the brunette’s new son at some point.
When she got there, Gina was home alone, her partner having taken the child out.
“Em, how is everything?” Gina asked, looking sympathetic, “You look a little pale.”
“I haven’t been very well, lately,” Emelia sighed, “I’ve been tired all the time, moody, and put off food.”
“With everything you’ve been up to, you’re probably stressed,” Gina sighed, “You should take it easy. Come in, and I’ll have a quick look at you.”
520 - The Ocean Legacy - Third Generation
Lindsey had basically moved out of the house by that point, so Connor was spending more and more time at the Ocean’s cabin. Emelia was happy to have his company, even if it mostly meant someone to share her bed with, in the platonic sense.
Emelia couldn’t really complain. She was pretty bad at initiating, as she’d never really had to do it before. Besides, she tended to get caught up in trading and business and sculpting, and with her being unwell lately, it didn’t exactly set the mood for romance.
Emelia loved having him around though. She loved him. It was just strange how they barely acted like they were in a relationship, most of the time.
No one in Emelia family knew the two were seeing each other, something Connor agreed was for the best. They didn’t want to rush things, not when they were still so busy.
A part of Emelia still ached at the thought of Scar, who was probably seeing other women too, in the hope of having a child. Emelia missed him, the way he would touch her when she needed to be touched, and the way the two had fun together.
She had a different kind of fun with Connor, though. Hopefully, with time that would transform into something more serious, and her feelings for Scar would fade.
519 - The Ocean Legacy - Third Generation
Emelia was exhausted. It had been a handful of weeks since they’d started work on the trading house, and they had been filled with renovations and sculpting.
She was in a foul mood the morning it opened. It was a shame, really, because what they had managed was unheard of in the town, and quite an achievement. By the afternoon, the place was a mess of junk that people had traded, and people were beginning to file out.
Emelia’s mood was in part due to the heavy feeling of exhaustion she was feeling, and the fact she hadn’t eaten anything all day. It wasn’t that she hadn’t had the chance to eat, but that she just didn’t feel like it. It only made her more frustrated.
“You okay Em?” Connor smiled, when the two had a moment alone, “You look pretty stressed.”
As far as her relationship with Connor was concerned, the two spent so much of their time wrapped up in work that they rarely got the chance to do anything physical. In the past five weeks, they’d slept together three times.
The two remained very close though, and at the end of the day, Connor came home with her and they lay in bed, relaxing. It was comforting. Emelia liked that about him.