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Tenjamin

TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:13, June 12, 2015 (UTC)

She smiled to herself as they sat on the couch together. "I saw your face, Benjamin. When I told you. I am almost certain it was the same face Hope saw from me. Now that you have had some time." She hesitated. They were just joking and laughing. She did not want to ruin it with seriousness so soon, yet she did it anyway. "I think we should talk a little more."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:14, June 12, 2015 (UTC)

He nodded. "Of course," he said. He looked at her, waiting for her to start, since it seemed she was the one with an agenda.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:17, June 12, 2015 (UTC)

She sighed. She had this conversation with herself one hundred times. It would be different now, Benjamin would be playing himself. "You know that there is a possibility I may not have a baby?" She decided to approach this gently. It had to better than spilling everything out at once.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:19, June 12, 2015 (UTC)

He looked at her concerned. "Does your family have a history of--" he stopped. She had no idea what her medical history was. He nodded. "Of course."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:22, June 12, 2015 (UTC)

She brushed off the question. At least he had not waited for answer she could not give. "You also have to understand. I could have a baby, and I may not be around to see her, or him." She pressed her lips together wanting to stop there. "Please don't say it, if you were going to. I know we have magic. There is only so much that can be done. I want to make sure you know that."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:23, June 12, 2015 (UTC)

He nodded slowly. "I'm aware these are possibilities." He frowned. "Did Hope tell you something at an appointment? Are you at risk for these kinds of dangers?"



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:26, June 12, 2015 (UTC)

"No." She shook her head to reassure him. "She said nothing like that to me. I actually have another appointment with her in a little over a week. It's just..." She sighed. "I've been doing a lot of reading. I think about it all the time."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:28, June 12, 2015 (UTC)

He looked at her, concern still in his features. "Why would you want to torture yourself like that? If you aren't at risk... why would you want to think about such things?" He paused. "Do you not want the baby? Are you hoping something like that will happen...?"



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:50, June 12, 2015 (UTC)

Teal distanced herself from him, and glared in silence for a long while. She spoke slowly trying to keep control of her shaky voice. The mixture of anger, disgust, and sorrow was overwhelming to her. She wanted to slap him across the face, and did so with her tone. "How dare you! I told you what happened between us was the happiest moment of my life. Do you honestly think I would EVER want to lose the result of that? I torture myself thinking that way so that I will be ready emotionally when or if something like that happens."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:04, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He deflated. "I am sorry. I suppose I don't see the need to worry about something like that until it happens."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:09, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"I do. I do see the need." She shook her head. "I can't even imagine the sort of mess I would be if... And I do not want to think about what would happen to you if..." She sighed sadly. "You don't have to be sorry, Benjamin. Just, just remember that we are two different people."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:11, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He nodded. "Of course." He paused. "Was there anything else you wanted to talk about?"



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:12, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She shook her head again. "No." Not anymore.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:13, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"Well... I do have something," he said carefully.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:15, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She looked at him questioningly, the tiniest bit apprehensive.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:16, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"I am beginning to realize that... hiding your pregnancy just.... isn't the right thing to do. If I intend to be a family with you and our little one at the end of nine months, I might as well start now." He paused. "That being said... I think that I should speak with Mary about it."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:22, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

Teal stared in silence considering him the corner of her bottom lip pinched in-between her teeth. This moment had been one of her fears. The words of course were different, but in her mind Benjamin's choice always came down to Mary or Teal. "I was never hiding my pregnancy. Until such time as ... the possibility of miscarriage was a lower risk for me. I saw no point in telling anyone. Even you." She sighed softly. "It is your choice whether or not you talk to Mary. I don't know her, I may never know her."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:25, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"I was," he said gently. "I was not coming with you to appointments... I have... come across Mary once since the news of our impending family, and I did not mention it to her." He shrugged. "I want to be involved. I should be involved. I am sorry you had to go to your first appointments alone-- that won't happen anymore."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:32, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She smiled, the thought of him being there, being involved putting her at peace. "Benjamin that is all I want. I want you. I want you to be a part of your child's life. I have no control over what it is that you do or say. I would not have expected you to tell anyone else about our family of the future. You said you wanted to be fair. I understand that. Even if I thought it was being unfair to me. You wanted to wait. As much as I didn't, and I still don't. Shouldn't we?"


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:35, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"Let me speak with Mary," he said. "As she's likely to be the one to... take it the hardest. Understandably." He sighed.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:37, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She nodded. "It's your call, Flaherty." She smiled a little.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:38, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He raised his eyebrows. "If you don't want me to tell her, Seawood, that is also part of my decision making process. It is your body-- if you don't want people to know-- people like my ex-fiancee.... then you have a right to say so."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:42, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"You choose the people you tell, much like I will when I feel comfortable doing so." She laughed to herself biting her lip trying to find the right words to express herself. "Mary is not a person I was going to be married to." She swallowed hard wishing she had made a better choice. "You said you spoke to her before, and you neglected to tell her then. I suppose don't understand why you want to give her that news now."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:44, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"I want to be with you, Teal," he said. "And waiting isn't really going to make things any better, no matter how much I'd like to think that."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:45, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"Then tell her."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:46, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He reached over and took one of her hands in his. "I will make sure that it is just me who goes down in flames, if that's what's going to happen."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:48, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"No." She snatched her hand away taking his into hers. "If you go down. We go down together."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:52, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He smiled appreciatively at her, but he knew that he wasn't going to let her become a social pariah because of his mistakes.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:55, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She looked at their hands. "We are a team. We're stronger together."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:56, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He looked at her softly. "Ordinarily, I would agree with you. But you have more than just yourself to look after right now."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:58, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"If we are going to make this family happen. I always will." She looked back up at him.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 01:01, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He smiled and leaned in to kiss her.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 01:03, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She smiled leaning in to kiss him back.


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AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 21:54, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He walked in the door with food he'd ordered to go from The Leaky Cauldron. He hadn't felt like cooking, and he wasn't about to make Teal cook anything. "Teal?" he called as he walked in the house.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 21:56, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

Startled awake by the sound of her name being called, Teal bolted upright sitting on the couch, the book she was holding falling to the floor. "Benjamin? What's wrong?"


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 21:57, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"Nothing," he said. "I was just seeing if you were home, or if you'd gone out." He held up the bag. "I brought food home."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:00, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She picked up the book off the floor and shook her head no. "I'm still here." She smiled up at him. "I was waiting for you." She looked at the bag in his hand and smiled wider. "I'm glad you brought food. ...I think I'm hungry." She laughed a little.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:01, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He grinned. "I wasn't really sure what you would want... or what you would or wouldn't be averse to, so I went as simplistic as I could-- soup, salad and baguettes."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:04, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She nodded completely understanding. "Can't go wrong with baguettes." She smiled again. "I guess we will have to see if the soup and salad stay down." She grimaced. "I've made soup for myself a few times. Every-time it has been a hit, or a miss."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:05, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He frowned slightly as he unpacked everything on the kitchen table. "Have you spoken with your Healer about it?"



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:09, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She picked up her things which had gathered around the couch, and stuffed them back into her bag before going to help Benjamin at the kitchen table. "No. Not yet. I have question for her now that I know. Before I was still... in shock. Hope did say I should come to her with anything unusual. All the books say everything I'm going through is common."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:10, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"Inability to keep any food down is common?"



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:15, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She nodded turning her attention from the table to Benjamin. "Every woman is different. But, to answer your question. Yes. Sometimes it isn't even eating the food that gets to me. It's the smell, sometimes it's just the sight." She grimaced not really wanting to know how sensitive she was becoming.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:16, June 13, 2015 (UTC)~

He nodded slowly. "Alright. Well... when is your next appointment?"



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:17, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"Monday."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:18, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"I'm coming with you," he said, nodding. "Assuming that's okay with you."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:19, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"If that's what you want." She looked at the table smiling very slightly before looking back at Benjamin. "I won't force you either way."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:20, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"You aren't forcing me," he said. "I want to come."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:21, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"I hoped you would."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:22, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"I want to know how to help you-- how to care for you, and our little one. And I can't do that properly if I'm not coming to appointments."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:24, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She nodded understanding him, but not in agreement. "Yes, you can." She pinched the corner of her bottom lip between her teeth. "I was going to ask you if ... you had read anything for expectant fathers?"


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:26, June 13, 2015 (UTC)~

He sat down at the table once all the food was set out. "No, I suppose I haven't. We can ask your Healer for resources, unless you already have some for me?"



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:27, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"I was leaving that up to you. I have to learn how to be a mother, not a father."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:28, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He nodded. "Of course." He still felt a bit strange with that term. Father. He didn't know how to be one... Would books really help?



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:30, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She watched him wondering what he was thinking. "You don't have to be afraid. I know that I am. And I know that having you there is going to make it a lot easier than it would have been alone."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:31, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"You never would have been alone. Leaving you alone and pregnant... it never crossed my mind."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:34, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She pinched her bottom lip between her teeth even harder having no intention of telling him in detail how alone she had been. "I know, Benjamin."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:35, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He looked at her a bit concerned. "Teal? Is there something more I should be doing for you?"



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:36, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"No." She shook her head. "The best thing you can do for me, for us, is to be there."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:38, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He let out a slow breath, nodding, trying to be content with that. He took a few bites of his salad.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:41, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"Thank you for this... by the way." She held up broken piece of bread then broke it down into smaller pieces. "I could have cooked something."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:42, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He smiled. "You shouldn't have to do much over the course of the next... what? Eight months now? Besides focus on yourself, and the baby. I just didn't feel like cooking, so I stopped by the Leaky Cauldron."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:46, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She scratched at her head and inhaled a shaky breath. Were there only eight months left now? "I'm not bedridden, Flaherty. I can still do some normal everyday things."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:47, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"I know," he said. "But I still want to make things easier for you."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:49, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"I don't know any other way to tell you this. Being with here you, having you here with me makes everything easier."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:50, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He smiled. "Well... I told Mary," he said slowly. "So.... I see no reason why, if you wanted... you couldn't move in here."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:52, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She wanted to say yes, I want to. Much like the time before something would not let her. "How did she take it?"


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:55, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"Well... at first," he said frowning, trying to figure out what her trigger had been. "And then... I don't really remember. One of us said something... and she... lost it."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 22:56, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She could only imagine what he meant. "What do you mean lost it?"


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 22:59, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"Mary was the most... teary woman I've ever dealt with. Anything that bugged her, she'd cry. She was accusing me of... not valuing myself, by sleeping with you... and then somehow she managed to, of course, work her sister into the conversation. And it turned into that. That I must know where Teresa is, which, as I have told her many times, I do not." He sighed. "She was sobbing uncontrollably, and she lost consciousness."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:02, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She looked at him shocked. She wanted to have no concern for this woman, who probably had no concern for her. "... Did you make sure she was alright?" She knew he had, it was Benjamin she was asking. She only wanted to hear it from him.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:04, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He nodded. "I took her and laid her in her room, and sent a Patronus to St. Mungo's."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:06, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She sighed, nodding and forcing a weak smile onto her face.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:08, June 13, 2015 (UTC)~

"I'm sure she'll be fine, Teal. I've seen her cry before. I've seen her rail before. She is a.... highly emotional person."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:12, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She nodded again giving him that same weak smile. "That might be true. She might be fine, and she could have reacted to the emotion in the moment. I can't speak for her because I don't know her. But, this. This is different. She knows that she's lost you now. Quite possibly forever."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:13, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"She lost me the day she told me of her sister's actions, and...." he paused. "Another day that I cannot speak of."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:15, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She shook her head not even wanting him to speak that much of it, and she put up one hand wanting silence. "Please." She closed her eyes and sighed. "Please don't say anymore."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:16, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"I'm sorry," he said, turning his gaze to the soup.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:19, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"Don't be sorry. It... It makes me sad, and I try hard not to think about it."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:21, June 13, 2015 (UTC)~

He nodded. "How's the food?" he asked hesitantly.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:23, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She looked over at the last bites of salad, the crumbs of bread and the little bit of soup sitting in front of her. "I cannot say anything with certainty until I'm done. So far, so good." She made a small shrug-like gesture hoping everything would stay in her stomach.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:25, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He smiled. "I hope it continues to go well," he said.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:27, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"You are not the only one." She grinned laughing to herself at the idea of him doing clean up duty if it started to go wrong.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:29, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He smiled as he finished off his food, depositing the take-out containers in the garbage.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:31, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She sat at the table content despite feeling like the time limit for consumption had come and gone.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:32, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He watched her carefully. He hoped for Teal's sake her food would stay down. "Did you want to go... lie down?" he asked, trying to read her expression.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:34, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She shook her head. She was actually quite happy just sitting at the table. "Only if you lay with me."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:34, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He smiled. "Of course," he said.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:38, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She smiled back shyly. "You don't have to stay. Just lay there with me, until I fall asleep."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:39, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He stood up and offered his hand to her, before remembering that she could stand on her own. He dropped it, a confused look on his face. It was like.... relearning how to be with her, when old habits from Mary still remained. "Um..."



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:41, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She watched him as he offered his hand, then dropped it. "Benjamin. What's wrong?" She asked softly.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:43, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"I... was going to help you up. And then I remembered you didn't like that... so I dropped it... and here we are," he said with a chuckle.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:46, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

"I do not remember saying I didn't like that. I think I said to remember I can do it on my own." She sat back arms crossed over her chest waiting for him to offer again. "So? Here we are."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:47, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He chuckled. He sat back down. "Of course," he said, standing up and crossing back to her, holding out his hand.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:50, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

She laughed tossing her head back as both hands rushed to her heart. "I was not expecting you to sit down, and stand back up again." She placed her hand in his smiling up at him.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:50, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He smiled warmly back at her, as he squeezed her hand gently, and helped her up to stand.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 23:55, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

As strange as it was to have help standing up, accepting help from Benjamin felt natural, it felt right. As she got to her feet she threw her arms over his shoulders and leaned into him.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 23:56, June 13, 2015 (UTC)

He smiled to himself, holding her for a moment, before putting his arm under her legs, just below her knees, and scooping her into his arms.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:00, June 14, 2015 (UTC)

"Benjamin!" Her eyes went wide from the unexpected motion, and she held on to him tightly, a minor fear of the fall from this height. "You could have warned me I was going up." She looked down to the far away floor, and back at him.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:01, June 14, 2015 (UTC)

He grinned at her and leaned in to kiss her.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:03, June 14, 2015 (UTC)

She gave him a quick peck wanting him to keep his focus on where he was walking. "Eyes forward, Flaherty."


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:04, June 14, 2015 (UTC)

He smiled as he focused on walking forward, and into the bedroom, where he gently laid her down on the bed, before crossing around to the other side and laying down next to her.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:07, June 14, 2015 (UTC)

She rolled to her side as he walked around the bed. Using her arm as a pillow she stared at him in silence happy to have him so close.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:11, June 14, 2015 (UTC)~

He smiled down at her, and gently pressed a kiss to her forehead.



TealPSeawood

Teal Seawood Floo-Pow manufacturer
-Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 – 00:14, June 14, 2015 (UTC)

She smiled dropping her head slightly to make it easier for him. She covered her mouth immediately, and closed her eyes yawning for what seemed like a long time before she looked back at him with sleepy, watery eyes.


AaronHill6

Benjamin Flaherty Department of Magical Law Enforcement - Wizengamont
-“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”

 – 00:15, June 14, 2015 (UTC)~