Lainey was used to the routine, but also not used to the routine.
She was used to the moments of silence on base and the moments of chaos.
Perhaps it was due to the moments of chaos and uncertainty that caused her to retract the divorce papers.
She hadn't heard from Verde and she didn't know anything about his status in the battlefield, but she did know that Esperanza was being well taken care of by Carmela.
Perhaps it was really the visit to the fortune teller. The woman beckoning her into the tent with the cliche, "I've been expecting you."
The woman had stared at Lainey before speaking, "You have an old wound," she said touching her scarred arms. Then the woman pinched her ear. Hard enough to cause Lainey to scream in pain.
"What?! Why did you do that?"
"You should ask yourself the same thing. Why are you causing new pain in order to heal the old pain?"
Ilila was dizzy again and she had to stop before she fainted again.
She was still getting used to the pregnancy and how rough it was.
The second trimester was much better, but she wished that Brandon was by her side for this.
Erricson was finally a father. He couldn't believe it, nor could his mother Jasmine Frankson believe that she was a grandmother at this age. His daughter, Quinn, was living with her mother, Tracy Royce and Erricson would have her alternative weekends and once a week each month. However since they lived in the same apartment complex, Erricson found himself over at Tracy's place more often to help with Quinn.
Rashid and S'Ahmisa were counting down the days. Sabazo knew that something would be happening soon.
They were enjoying the last few days before the twins arrived. Rashid had converted one of the bedrooms into a spare office in order to work at home during his paternity leave. S'Ahmisa would continue her work as a new campaign was starting soon.
They spent their days talking and making plans. Discussing which nanny to hire and when to send Sabazo to preschool.
There were a few false starts, one of them scared the butler even.
However, late one evening, one of the false alarms proved not to be false.
After a few days in the hospital, they brought their twin daughters home.
Terilyn and Elsa were sweet babies, though a bit colicky at night.
Even Sabazo was excited to have his baby sisters home.