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Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 14:46, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She was sitting up on the bed, flipping through a book Mary had given her.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 14:54, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would walk in, a smile on his face. "What are you reading?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 14:58, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She gave him a small little smile and held up the baby name book.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 15:30, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would smile. "Isn't it a bit early to think about names? We don't even know if it'll be a boy or a girl."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 15:34, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She chuckled. "It probably is," she agreed a bit sheepishly, setting the book aside. "Did you want to find out, or let it be a surprise?"
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 17:02, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would shrug. "I think I would like a surprise...what about you?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 17:05, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"I've felt the same," she agreed with a nod.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 17:14, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "We can always color charm any presents or anything later once we know."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 17:17, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She grinned. "Very true."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 17:21, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would smile. "So...do you hope it's a boy or a girl?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 17:28, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She thought for a moment. "I would be happy with either, to be honest. I don't think I have a preference."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 17:53, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "So...I know there's a bunch of big changes coming...I think we should only make one at a time. So...which one should we think about today?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 18:04, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"Well... perhaps who's going to stay with the baby once it's born, and how our work schedules will revolve around it."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:06, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "Alright...let's tackle a big one first. So...one of us will probably be quitting their job." He would shrug and smile. "Do we draw straws?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 18:10, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She chuckled. "This is a such thing as maternity leave, you know," she said with a grin. "Obviously it's not a permanent thing, but it is a temporary option."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:17, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "That's true...but when would you want to start that?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 18:20, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"Well, I suppose I'd have to see how much time I'm allotted and go from there. I would say to start at least 2 weeks before the due date."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:30, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "Ok...so do you want to try to keep your job...or maybe work part time instead? ...or was that something you wanted me to consider?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 18:33, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"I would like to try to keep my job, but if that's not possible I could apply for a part-time position in the same department. We could see if Lil Bundles has any openings in their daycare center, for when we're both at work. I wouldn't ask you to step down from your job, I know you enjoy it- unless, of course, you wanted to."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:37, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would frown. "I'd prefer not to...but I would rather try to make it work than put her into daycare."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 18:39, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She nodded. "So it seems that either we both apply for part-time positions and try to coordinate our schedules, or I quit my own job."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:42, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would shrug. "Unless you want me to re-apply for a time-turner."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 18:46, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She chuckled. "You were absolutely exhausted with that time-turner."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:47, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would laugh. "You know...it's funny but the time turner seemed to make it harder to find time to sleep."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 18:49, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She grinned. "I don't think we'll be getting much sleep anyway, with or without the time-turner."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:56, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "True. Well...I guess we can think about that...we don't have to make a decision right now at any rate."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 18:59, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"No, of course not." She thought for a moment. "Perhaps we could take turns with a time-turner. We'll be tired anyway, but that way neither of us would be too exhausted, we could both continue working our current jobs, and we'll still have some time for each other- which we wouldn't get easily if we were both working part-time at different times for the baby."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:01, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "Possibly...except I don't think the Ministry gives out time turners for first time parents..." He would smile.


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 19:02, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She chuckled. "It was worth a shot."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:05, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod, and give a theatrical sigh. "It would be so much easier if St. Mungos issues you a time turner with your child."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 19:07, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She chuckled. "I agree, though that would be difficult. Don't they require a full background check before issuing a time-turner for any reason?"
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:36, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "Yup...and other documentation about why you need it...a very through check."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 19:38, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She nodded, her features slowly turning back into her emotionless state that was becoming more and more natural to her. "We also have to break the news to my parents. They'll be happy to hear they'll have a grandchild soon."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:40, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "I don't see why that would be a problem. I know you don't see eye to eye with them, but they like me." He would smile.


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 19:44, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"They do," she said. "I don't know how I'll stand my mother's fussing though."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:46, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would shrug. "Smile and nod?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 19:50, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She grimaced. "I can try...."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:51, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would smile. "Think of it like an occlumency endurance exercise...don't stop smiling."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 19:55, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She smiled in return, though there was little emotion behind it, and she was shivering a little. "Easy enough when you're the focus."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:58, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would shrug. "I can TRY to be the focus...but seeing as you're their daughter...and pregnant...I don't think it'll work." He would frown. "Mary know too right? You don't think she'd...tell them before we can...do you?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 20:01, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She shook her head. "No, she wouldn't do that. That would get me in all kinds of trouble of 'why didn't you tell us' and etcetera for at least an hour before we get to the fussing. Besides, she's got her hands full introducing them to Benjamin this Christmas."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 20:05, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would frown. "She's dating Benjamin now, and introducing him to your parents? How long has this been going on?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 20:08, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She frowned. "I didn't tell you? They began dating after that ladies' night at La Lune Bleue." She smiled. "It's good to see my sister happy. Benjamin appears to be nothing like the jerks she hung around before- my only concern is that it's getting too serious too fast."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 20:13, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would shake his head. "You didn't tell me. Now I feel like an idiot."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 20:15, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"I'm sorry- I thought I had." She glanced downward. "But you shouldn't feel like an idiot..."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 20:21, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
"Except I went to his office about an Auror matter the other day, asking for advice and such from a superior. I didn't know I was asking Mary's boyfriend. I bet I looked like a right idiot..." He would sigh. "I assume he knows we're married...he didn't say anything..."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 20:23, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"I don't know... maybe he was trying to keep it professional?" She shrugged.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 20:26, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "Maybe. I still be a bit foolish. I wish I had known." He would think for another moment, then shrug. "Well...I know now, so I guess it's not important anymore."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 20:29, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She nodded, still looking downwards. "Well... I heard that my parents were in the country from Mary. So it looks like I'll have to be the one to reach out."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 20:30, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "Well...if she's introducing Benjamin, I hope she doesn't out us to get them off her case." He would pause. "...woudl you like me to reach out the them? Maybe invite them over here for dinner one night since they're back in the country?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 20:33, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She paused. She felt like she should be the one to do it, as the daughter... but Ferlen had a much better rapport with them. "That might be best," she agreed quietly.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 20:34, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "I'll send them an owl tomorrow and see what works for them. I'll let you know so you can make sure you're free that evening."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 20:40, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She nodded. She felt like she should just tell him already... get everything out in the open about where all this contention started... but that would mean.... She fought back emotion with difficulty, instinctively applying Occlumency to help shut them down, still not looking at Ferlen.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 20:41, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would frown. "Are you ok? You look like you might be sick."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 20:47, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"Y-" She started to speak instinctively, then stopped. "No, I'm not. I... I never told you... why I don't get along with my parents anymore. And I want you to know, because I don't want any more secrets." She leaned against the headboard of the bed. "I just... don't know...."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 20:49, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would frown, sitting on the bed beside her, gently brushing a piece of hair from her face. He would ask gently. "What happened?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 20:53, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"I think it's better if I showed you." She pulled out her wand, silently Summoning the Pensieve and a memory vial. Her hand shook as she poured the contents into the basin. "Go ahead."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 20:54, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
With a sigh, he would dive into the memory.


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 20:58, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She waited for him to return, taking deep, even breaths as he watched her memories. This was wrong... it had been less than a month since their last hard discussion... but she should have told him about this long ago.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 23:19, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
He would pull out of the memory, and look at Teresa. "I...don't think I've ever heard you sing before."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 23:21, February 18, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She smiled softly, shaking her head. "No, you wouldn't have."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 00:11, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
He would smile at her. "You have an excellent voice." He would pause. "...is that why you don't sing anymore?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 00:13, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She nodded slowly. "It lost its joy after... all that."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 00:17, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
"How old were you? You looked Hogwarts age."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 00:23, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"During my fourth year, and the summer before my fifth year," she replied.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 00:27, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "So...you showed me this so I'll hate your parents as much as you do?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 00:29, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She frowned. "No! So that you could understand my lack of a relationship with them, beyond the obvious differences in beliefs you've already seen- and because it's a big part of who I am that I've kept from you."
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 00:32, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "Well...then I'm glad you shared it with me. It WILL make dinner with them harder though."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 00:37, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She simply nodded, thinking. "At least you can put on a good poker face when you need to," she sighed.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 00:43, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
He would shrug. "You've gotten pretty good at that yourself lately...speaking of which..." He would look pained. "Can I assume you won't be doing any more experimenting in the near future?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 00:44, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"I would never do anything that might hurt our child," she answered softly.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 00:48, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "I didn't want to ask...but I would rather make sure we're on the same page. Oh...and I also have some good news for you...though it may complicate things a bit."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 00:49, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"Sure," she replied, sitting up a bit.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 00:54, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
"Draco promoted me. I'm still basically his PA...with a better title and a bit more responsibility."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 00:56, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
Her face broke into a grin as she let the happy emotions push back the sad ones. "That's great! Congratulations!"
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 01:05, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
He would smile. "Well...it certainly will complicate things if I want to work part-time..."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 01:10, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She nodded. If Ferlen didn't want day-care, it was becoming increasingly obvious that she would most likely be quitting her job. She liked her work at the Ministry, and she found satisfaction in her home experiments. She would need to make the sacrifice. Her hand went to her stomach, almost instinctively. It was all for Ferlen's child- and hers.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 01:13, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
He would watch her reaction. "We'll see what we can work out as it gets closer. Maybe I can come home early a couple days and work Saturday so you can work two or three days a week. I know you are great and your work...and it grounds you. I want to try not to take that away."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 01:17, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She nodded. "But you know I'm willing to make the sacrifice, if need be." She offered a smile.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 01:21, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
He would nod. "I know. ...and it'll be a last resort. I want one of us to be here for her at all times. I know our work is important...but we have more than enough money. I want to make sure you both know that family is the most important thing to me. It comes before anything else."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 01:24, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She smiled, giving him a gentle kiss in response. He'd make a perfect father. "'Her?'" she questioned, her eyes sparkling.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 01:39, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
He would frown. "What?"


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 01:41, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"You called the child 'her,'" she said with a grin.
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 01:57, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
He would blush a little and grin. "I suppose I did..."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 02:00, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
"So you want a girl." She cuddled against him, looking up into his eyes. "How come?"
Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 02:08, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
He would shrug. "I...really don't know. ...but I guess I do want it to be a girl."


Teresa Azkaban
Teresa Black - Prisoner - Home
Send Me an Owl! - Echostar 02:13, February 19, 2015 (UTC)
~“Family is not an important thing. It's everything.”
She grinned. "I'll do my best," she said with a chuckle.
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