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The Lake

Bagman Glen


A little less than a kilometer away from where you push through the fence posts of the Bagman house, lies this tranquil oasis. Faith found it first, but shared it with Thomas once. Melinda stumbled upon it while the rest of her siblings were at school. The marked path leads down here, so now any guest of the Bagman House can enjoy it.

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NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 14:52, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

He'd come home from work and hadn't found her in the house. He'd waited for roughly ten minutes, and when she hadn't appeared, he came down to the lake to find Melinda. He saw she was clesrly deep in thought, and sat down quietly next to her.




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 15:08, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

He squeezed her hand gently. "Hey," he said. "I got home a little bit ago. I was wondering where you were. Is everything okay?"




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 15:17, September 30, 2019 (UTC)~

He had kept his expression careful as she spoke, until she got to the news. His eyes went wide then and he let out one long, slow breath... and then another as he processed. "You're certain, I'm guessing?"




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 15:32, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

He frowned. "Without me? Why didn't you say anything? I would have gone with you." He frowned deeper. He should have gone with her.




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 15:51, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

"It wouldn't have been stupid. I would have been there to support you, no matter what the news was."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 16:15, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

He shrugged a bit. "Still processing, I suppose." He looked at her. "How are you feeling about it?"




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 17:39, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded. "Sure." He paused. "I suppose my first thought is what to do about the wedding. Post-poning it."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 17:55, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

He quickly shook his head. "No, certainly not. But... if you're feeling poorly..." he frowned. "I guess I just want you to be able to fully enjoy our wedding day. And it would seem being pregnant during the wedding might make that more difficult."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:03, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

"When's your due date?" He asked, distracted.




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:34, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

He tried to do some quick math and a slight frown appeared. "If our wedding is in August... wouldn't that put you at the end of your second trimester?" He hesitated. "And... sort of... probably showing some?"




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 19:09, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded. "When did your sisters start showing? That might give you some idea."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 19:18, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

"Maybe something to ask after we announce it... assuming you want to. You did say you weren't sure how they would react."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 19:24, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

"Maybe a bit? I mean, we got engaged at Christmas. Babies don't take twelve months to be born," he said with a little smile. "So if they come to that conclusion, then they're the ones being ridiculous."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 19:33, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

He slipped an arm around her shoulder. He wasn't entirely sure how to reassure her. "It's true that we weren't trying... and maybe it's a bit out of the traditional order, but that doesn't mean we won't love this child any less, or be any less responsible as parents."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 19:40, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

He chuckled and gave her a squeeze. "You know I was never against having kids."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 19:46, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

He shook his head. "I'm sure it'll be fine," he said. He frowned. "But I do still wonder if postponing the wedding is a good idea. Do you want to be planning a wedding and... plan for a baby simultaneously?"




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 19:53, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

"Unless you go for gender-neutral colors like yellow or orange," he said with a shrug. He looked at her carefully. "Do you want to move the wedding? I... can't see you wanting to have wedding photos with a pregnant figure."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 19:58, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

"I just... I guess I feel like it makes sense. I don't think it would be wasteful. Planning can be stressful... and being pregnant can be stressful. I'd hate for you and your body to be under that much stress all at once."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 20:04, September 30, 2019 (UTC)

"What deposits? We're having the wedding at the Villa in Greece? That's... costing us something? And it's mostly just family coming. I'm sure they'd understand our reasons, Melinda," he said, trying to be delicate.




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 12:22, October 1, 2019 (UTC)

"Like I said.... I think it makes sense."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 12:31, October 1, 2019 (UTC)

He considered that. "I... guess I'm not entirely sure. Maybe next spring? I don't think it needs to be a whole year. April?" He spoke carefully, because he felt that she was still opposed to the idea.




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 13:10, October 1, 2019 (UTC)

He frowned slightly. "You seem very determined to do quite a lot before you give birth. Why is that?"




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 15:16, October 1, 2019 (UTC)

"What if... we moved it up?" He suggested slowly. "That way you might not be showing quite as much for pictures. And we'd have more time for a honeymoon-" A notion he found slightly ridiculous now with a baby on the way. "....and still have plenty of time before baby. That way nothing important gets rushed."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 17:03, October 1, 2019 (UTC)

"I'm concerned about you being largely pregnant and stressing yourself out. If lots of the wedding is already planned... it shouldn't be too much trouble to move it up, right?"




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:37, October 1, 2019 (UTC)

"I don't think your family will have any issues with changing the date. Magic can do a lot for flowers. Ash is quite the herbologist, right?" He paused. "Better to have the dress done for your figure in... May or June, than August."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 19:43, October 1, 2019 (UTC)

He let her process, figuring he'd said enough at this point.




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 20:19, October 1, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded. "When do you want to tell them?" He asked, before pausing and adding. "And... how do you want to?"




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 21:45, October 1, 2019 (UTC)

"What's your biggest concern in telling them?"




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 12:20, October 2, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded. "Of your family, who do you think would be the least likely to feel that way? Or perhaps be the most congratulatory?"




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 12:30, October 2, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded. "So what if we invited Mark and Mal over first? Have them bring the girls.... they can be the first to find out about their newest cousin. Make it fun. Then you have them in your corner, as well as me, when we tell everyone else?"




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 14:52, October 2, 2019 (UTC)

"We could tell everyone at a family dinner or something? Or just meet up with everyone else individually if telling Mark and Mal works as practice."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 15:00, October 2, 2019 (UTC)

"I guess... I'd prefer to be there. Since it's our news. But if your idea works better..." he shrugged.




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 17:46, October 2, 2019 (UTC)

"I feel like it sends a better message... a more united front. And not like... I'm making you do this on your own, or taking responsibility for my part."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 17:51, October 2, 2019 (UTC)

"It's how I felt I was painted when you told me you went to St. Mungo's alone," he said nodding.




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:12, October 2, 2019 (UTC)

"So why didn't you come to me?" He asked, confused and concerned. "We're getting married, Melinda. What happened to your problems are our problems?"




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:28, October 2, 2019 (UTC)

"I wasn't calling the baby a problem, I was calling your panic a problem," he clarified. "Panic isn't usually a good thing. I could have helped with that. I could have gone to St. Mungo's with you, but instead I was probably made to look like an absent, irresponsible man that knocked up some girl and didn't care."




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 18:39, October 2, 2019 (UTC)

He frowned. "Why would they? Especially if they were trying. We weren't... but..." he sighed. "Next time there's something - anything - troubling you. Regardless of whether or not it is a known problem. I am here to help you. I am here to help you through those feelings. Please... please come to me." The last was spoken with a degree of hurt that she hadn't.




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 20:25, October 2, 2019 (UTC)

He gently rubbed her back. "I know your tendency is to hide your feelings, and not to share them. But... I'm going to be your spouse. There shouldn't be anything you feel you can't share with me, right?"




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 13:20, October 3, 2019 (UTC)

Due to the calm way she had clearly explained she didn't think he needed to included until she was sure, he disagreed with her entirely. But she was crying and didn't need to be made to feel worse. He pulled her in close and held her while she cried.



NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 13:48, October 3, 2019 (UTC)

He nodded, trying to let go of his hurt. "Yeah. I think so." He considered asking if she was ready to be a mom, but thought better of it.




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 14:42, October 3, 2019 (UTC)

"And you'll be a great mum." He said with a reassuring smile.




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 14:48, October 3, 2019 (UTC)

"Well you've got what? Nine-ish months to pull it all together?" He asked cracking a joking grin.




NewEric

Eric Selwyn Ravenclaw Alumnus
-Jack of all trades... Master of none

 – 15:24, October 3, 2019 (UTC)

He gave her a knowing little smile. "Which is why you have me. To help you."
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