Friday, November 16, 2007

Buns in the Oven



Footsy was being played under the table. Jenjen and this summoner batted at each other as she grinned seductively at him fluttering her thick lashes. I was only aware because I was the occasional mistaken recipient of Zerokb’s attempts to push Jenjen away as nonchalantly as possible. She seemed quite taken with the hume. I just wanted him to go away and let things be as if nothing ever intruded. I didn’t want my beautiful plan ruined.

“We should keep him.” Jenjen smiled.

“We should not.” I retorted.

“Maybe I should get home.” Zerokb said as he tried to rise. “Thank you for..”

He was interrupted as Kjarbo slammed a bowl of vegetables down on the table in front of him. “No, please, stay.” Kjarbo smiled wickedly with his hand on the summoner’s shoulder pushing him back into his chair.

I pulled Kjarbo over to me and whispered to him. “You’re not poisoning him are you?”

“No. Should I?” he smiled as he kissed my head.

“No!” I exclaimed a little louder than I meant to and Zerokb raised an eyebrow at us.

I smiled back at him sweetly. “Sorry, Kjarbo is just protective with our first baby on the way. Please forgive us if we get a little carried away. We’re new to parenting.”

Kjarbo choked on his drink and spit it all over his sister. Pounding his chest a little and reaching for a cloth to wipe up his mess he seemed maybe a little surprised. I held my breath as I watched his reaction. Maybe I should have mentioned my idea to him before I blurted it out, but out it was, same as his drink. There was no taking it back now.

“Ummm yes, I’ve always wanted to be a father. I love babies.” He smiled as he raised his glass cheerfully before taking another drink his eyes never leaving me. “Sweetheart, can you help me? The buns in the oven may need buttering.” He took my hand and pulled me out the front door.

“The oven is in there.” I said as I looked back.

“I lied about the bread.” He said. “Are you sure about this?”

“We can let him go and tell everyone the baby is yours and mine and no more worries.” I explained.

“I have not questioned you at all while you have been here but I feel like I should better understand what you are thinking, what you are planning, and what I am going to do to help. I only ask because I think it is important for me to know if I am going raise this baby with you.” He paused before continuing. “Who is the father and why do you want people to think it’s me?”

I pursed my lips as I gathered courage to try to convince someone again.

“I’m honored and thrilled to be asked. I really am. It’s just…”

I spoke over him. “Brodie.” I blurted.

He thought for a moment without looking away from me. “He’s hume.”

I had to chuckle a little to myself. He said this as if I didn’t know; same reaction as his sister. “It’s true.” Taking about five minutes I gave him the quick explanation including what moogle had told me. He just listened wide eyed and quiet.

“I am at your service and by your side as long as you’ll have me my lady.” He said humbly with a little bow.

Jenjen poked her head out of the house. “So how are those buns doing?” she called.

“Still baking.” Kjarbo called back. “We should go inside and finish dinner with our guest.” He said to me quietly.

“Letting Zerokb tell everyone that we are having a baby together should satisfy any suspicions that might have put us in danger.” I said almost as a reassurance to myself. I grasped his wrist. “Thank you for being so perfect about everything. You’re my hero.”

He smiled warmly and I felt good about the direction things were going in my life. Maybe things were starting to go my way again.

32 comments:

Zero teh mithra stealer! said...

lol, poor Jenn, getting that drink spit all over her! I feel kind of bad. Good story Alison, good story!

kjarbo said...

... well so that how you planed on asking.. would have wanted a heads up on it co that is what would have hapend lol, and for the poison i dont care for doing that unless its off my blade, thats just me and jenn playing footsy.... why does that not surprise me

gurok the paladin said...

Nice job... Please dont do anything to Zero, I'll have to take care of him until he gets better.. and at that point... he may never GET better lol. BTW, I dont think he'd mind if Jen kept him ^^

jenn said...

o.o ok y am i the one that needed the shower ><.
ty for leaving me with zero for a fuw mins alone ^^ *grins* im keeping him weather you like it or not he MINE so bo has to get started on the new room for the house

beldin said...

*cocks his gun*

Arte said...

hey. I love your stories. Kjarbo is so sweet ;] haha

Zero teh mithra stealer! said...

>.> *runs away from Beldin* lol

Kallo said...

whatever happen to that kallo guy? >.> he was cool...

and you need more action! less soap opera stuff, more stabbing things,

kjarbo said...

hmm well ty arte alison does have me down to the T, as for being sweet i try to be at all time but ever now and then... if you want to know more ask my sister jenn

jenn said...

... beldin hun your dead rember and no shoting my new play toy, i need some thing to claw up and clawing bo up was getting boring after he got stoneskin >< *sulks*

Zero teh mithra stealer! said...

lol Poor Kallo. As if there wasn't enough drama in the story for him, now the drama's hit the comments too! Poor guy.

Ariane said...

Wah~ Alison is a quick thinker *nods* She's also lucky to have someone like Kjarbo to depend on *nod nod* Me thinks Kallo is feeling left out since Alison is spending time with Kjarbo. I think he's jealous >^_^<

P.S. This is Ladyari :3 Ariane is my mithran thf (mule) hehe and she wanted to give her two cents so she stole my keyboard. She's very hyper and likes cookies too so forgive her if she goes rooting around in things XD I'll replace all cookies and sweets she steals since I can make them :3

Alison the Amazing Thief said...

Thanks everyone. I love having the linkshell here now too. It makes the comments so much more fun when they are all together in one place.

As for Kallo being jealous... I don't know what man would want a moody pregnant widow. I think that is usually a big red flag that guys avoid. Who knows though. He is an odd one.

As for the kind hearted Kjarbo, he's every bit as darling as I write his character and he's single I believe so if any single ladies are looking for a true gentleman I'd be happy to take applications.

I'll try to spill some blood for you in the next chapter Kallo. ^.-

kjarbo said...

O.O ALISON... i may be single but im picky as to who i date/go out with... stll what am i going to do with you lol *bows*

Beldin said...

I tired to train the pickiness outta him, but I failed miserably...

*wanders off muttterimg to himself*

kjarbo said...

beldin im picky so when i find the right on im not letting go... never been one for the one night stands, shure it may be fun atm, but what does it leave you with in the end

Zero teh mithra stealer! said...

Ummm...is the answer "Less money in your wallet?"

kjarbo said...

zero money is made to be spent/invested its never been a mager thing for me, i have it im happy if i lose it o well work some more make some more and keep going, right now im working my butt off so once i fine my one we will not have to worry about any thing, hell one more year and the student lone will be gong and thats another $500 a month i can put away o and zero look over there *pins a bag of catnip to his back*

Alison the Amazing Thief said...

I've said it before and I'll say it many times more. You guys take dating too seriously. Sometimes is nice just to have someone to go out to eat sandwiches with. Not every girl has to be the one and every date a marrage proposal. Play more, worry less.

I hope all my american freinds have a lovely Thanksgiving. *huggles for all* I'll be making cheesecake for anyone who wants to come and get it. <3

Beldin said...

I would, but I'm working from 2 to midnight on Thanksgiving ;-;

Zero teh mithra stealer! said...

*turns around to look* What? Where?

But in all seriousness, what is wrong with just having people to go out and have a good time with? Almost my whole life, most of my friends have been women, and I don't believe I've been romantically involved with all of them. Hell, I don't think I've been involved with a quarter of them.

But that's not really the point. I'm not sure what the point is...TURKEY! I'm hungry...

kjarbo said...

lol i do do that i dont call that "dateing" that would be an outing with friends

Alison the Amazing Thief said...

Well I twisted my knee really badly today so I'm crazy depressed and cheesecake is at serious risk of not being done unless I can convince my sweetie that it wont kill me to mix things sitting at the kitchen table and stuff. He wants me to sit on the sofa and be bored out of my mind while I watch people do things that look like they would be really painful if I tried it. I may be doing extra writing if I cant get around for who knows how long. I'm gonna be here awhile having a nice pitty party. I need hugs. T.T Bright side is that I wont have to worry about what to eat tomorrow cause my sweetie aka "Pete the Meat" will be cooking me and our families an amazing dinner. Yummers.

jenn said...

*HUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS* ^^
boo for bad knees but having ppl take care of you let them for a bit you need a brake too you know ^^

gurok the paladin said...

/gives you ice for your knee and hands you a slice of strawberry cheesecake. I coulda sworn we just killed Pete >.> I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving (or just a great "any" day"). Beldin we left you a plate of food with moogle... heh heh

Alison the Amazing Thief said...

Thanks all. I loves you. <3 I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Mine was the worst ever. Crazy story. If you wanna hear come find me. No food on Thanksgiving is the worst kinda wrong but we (meaning everyone but me. :D) are cooking today so yay for stretching out holidays!

Asrielle said...

this post made me laugh so hard xD Awesome entry :D Kjarbo choking on water was just priceless xD

he's single? jk lol

i'm sorry about your thanksgiving D:

kjarbo said...

yes i am and im taking ali's words to heart gone out on 5 more "dates" after taking care of my mom and dad but still im getting out there and yes im having fun

Alison the Amazing Thief said...

Aw Kjarbo I'm so happy for you. Good for you to get out there and make some girls happy and have a little fun. You just made my morning. I can't wait to talk to you now. You're so sweet. I just love you to pieces. <3

Alison the Amazing Thief said...

I love this chapter.

kjarbo said...

just re reading the post and was laughing all the way as i read this one again

Alison the Amazing Thief said...

Yeah reading this one again is fun. I think it is one of my favorites.