Ruby was practicing yoga in her backyard. She picked up the hobby when her and Castiel went to the fitness shop to buy his weight lifting set. The cashier recommended that she buy it because it could calm her down if she was having problem with the baby.
Since she didn't have a job because she wanted to be a stay at home mom, Ruby spent most of her time relaxing by the pool or finding ways to make herself comfortable because of her bulging belly. Ruby bought tons of books on what to do before your baby is born. So far she had done everything from talking to her belly to putting headphones on it and playing classical music.
SHE was quite prepared for the baby. Castiel on the other hand was constantly worrying.
Ruby: Babe, are you supposed to be eating two slices of pizza? I thought you were trying to get more buff.
Castiel had a mouthful of pizza when he replied,
Castiel: I'm an emotional eater, okay? I'm worried about the baby being born.
Castiel had every reason to be worried too. With how big Ruby had gotten they didn't know if they were going to be having twins or not, so they made sure to buy everything in twos.
Later on in the day, after Ruby had confronted Castiel about his eating, she was walking through the living room with a strained look on her face. Ruby encountered Castiel, which is something she definitely did not want to do.
Castiel: Babe are you okay? You look like you have to poop.
Ruby: I'm kinda sorta in labor...
Castiels eyes got extremely large and Ruby could see the ensuing panic attack. Before he could start it though she raised her finger to her lips and shushed him. She could handle this on her own, but did not need a screaming husband in the mix plus labor.
After a quick labor Ruby gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl!
Ruby: Oh hello my precious gem! That's what I'll name you after. Your name is going to be Opal sweetpea!
- Down the road -
Grace: Ohhhh a boy! Hello there cutie pie! Your name is going to be Aldo!
Gretchen was busy in the garden at home the next day when she got a phone call from Ruby talking about how she had a baby girl.
Gretchen: Really?! Omygosh you are so lucky. I hope mine is a girl too, that way they can both play dress up and dolls together!
Ruby: Totally! If you have a boy though it'll be okay, because Grace just had a son!
Gretchen: Really? No way! I think our family is growing way to much!
Gretchen and Ruby shared a laugh but then Gretchen heard a baby squalling on the other end of the line. Knowingly she told Ruby it was completely fine and that she would keep her up to date on everything that was going on at home. Once they got off the phone Gretchen went into the house in search of Damen. She needed to tell him the good news, although she doubted he cared.
What she walked into was not what she was expecting to see. Gretchen had looked all over the house for him and finally decided to peek into his mom and dads room. She cracked the door ever so slightly just in case Angelo was taking one of his many naps but she saw Damen sniffing and wiping away tears while looking at his moms urn. Gretchen wasn't sure what to do. She was shocked at the fact that Damen actually had feelings! She knew that was a bad thing to say but it was the truth. Gretchen heard him start to say something and quietly she listened,
Damen: Momma...I'm sorry I was so mean and hateful...I never got to tell you I was sorry or anything. I guess the reason I was so hateful to you is because I wasn't your only son anymore. I used to be your baby and then you went and had Castiel! I was just really jealous and I didn't know how to explain how I was feeling. Now I'm just hateful. I don't like anyone, even though I've never really liked anyone. But I liked you Momma, I...I love you.
What neither of them knew is that Sunny was there the whole time. Just not listening to what Damen was saying, she was more worried about her love.
Angelo was busy washing his hands when he turned around to see a faint green light hovering in front of him. The more he stared at it the more it looked like Sunny. Could that be true?
Angelo: Sunny? Is that you?
Sunny looked at Angelo in surprise. She had been following him around since she had passed away but he had never noticed her before.
Sunny: Yea it's me hunny. I've been following you around ever since I passed away. Why can you see me now?
Angelo: I-I'm not sure. Do you think maybe it's because my time is almost up?
Sunny: No dear, your Long-Lived. You won't be following me for a while.
Angelo grabbed Sunny's ghostly hand and kissed it. It chilled his lips but when he looked up at her face he knew that she felt it.
Angelo: I've missed you sunshine...
Sunny: I know darling. I promise I'll wait for you. I won't leave until your with me.
They stared into each others eyes for a long while before the Sunny interrupted the moment by saying,
Sunny: By the way, stop eating so much cake! You know what I've told you about eating your feelings!
After Gretchen had witnessed what she had seen Damen saying she was on cloud nine. That hard-hearted man really did have feelings! While she was surfing on the internet she got an extremely bad pain in her stomach. It basically made her double over in pain. She remembered her mom telling her about what it was like to go into labor, and she was pretty sure this was what it was.
Very quietly she headed upstairs to the nursery and let the pain ensue. She didn't want to bother anyone but she couldn't help crying out in pain. This hurt a lot worse than she thought!
Out came a boy!
Gretchen: Oh hello there! Aren't you the cutest little thing ever! Your name is gonna be Cian okay? Awww you like that don't you?
Gretchen heard someone bounding up the stairs loudly and she knew who it was immediately. With a wild look in his eyes Damen barged into the nursery room.
Damen: Is the baby born?! Why didn't you come get me?!
Gretchen: Well because you couldn't do anything to help. It's a boy though, do you want to see him?
Damen stood up straight and with a slight smile on his face he nodded his head.
Gretchen: His name is Cian. Isn't he precious?
Damen walked over to Gretchen and the baby and slowly started to caress Cian's head. He looked into Gretchen's eyes and the were so warm and full of happiness that it made Gretchen's heart hurt. She saw that look one other time and it was at their wedding. Why couldn't she just understand this man?
She set baby Cian down gently and walked over to Damen. Nervously she reached up and kissed his cheek. Gretchen grabbed his hand and led him to their bedroom, she just wanted to feel close to him. Maybe someday she could untangle his brain and understand it completely, but right now she just wanted to love him. When that thought crossed Gretchen's mind she was shocked and scared, did she love him?
The next morning Gretchen took a pregnancy test and realized she was pregnant yet again! She was so excited she automatically told Damen who really didn't care. To him as long as he had heirs, he didn't care how many kids Gretchen had. So to get a more excited reaction she went downstairs to find Angelo.
Gretchen: Angelo! Guess what? I'm pregnant again!
Angelo had just woken up and was half asleep still, so through hooded eyes he mumbled,
Angelo: You already had the other one? Wait...
He almost dropped his cake he was so excited.
Angelo: SO YOU'RE TELLING ME I'M A GRANDPA?
Gretchen burst out laughing and shook her head,
Gretchen: Yes you silly! And you're going to be a grandpa twice over here soon! Now I've got to go take care of Cian and then I'm heading over to my sisters house. Do you think you could watch him for a little bit?
Without a second thought Angelo shook his head violently,
Angelo: Of course I will! Anytime you need anything, just come to me. I will take care of my grandbabies!
Gretchen was so happy she was pregnant again and that everything was going so well! She went upstairs and fed and cuddled on little baby Cian.
Gretchen: Oh Cian you're going to be a big brother! You're gonna have so many brothers and sisters you're never gonna be lonely. Momma will always be here for you sweetpea, forever and always.
After she finished getting ready Gretchen headed over to her sisters house. They had both been so busy with their new life that they hadn't really been able to spend much time with each other. When she got there Charlotte opened the door and invited her into the living room. They sat there talking for a few minutes when they both heard a scream from upstairs and heard the pitter patter of little feet.
All the sudden a little raven haired girl ran into the living room and flew into Charlottes lap,
Girl: Mommy Mommy! Momma told me you had a friend over and I had to meet her! Introduce me to her Mommy!
Charlotte cuddled up to the little girl and quieted her down. Shyly she looked up at Gretchen and said,
Charlotte: Gretchen, meet your niece Elsa.
Gretchen: My...niece? WHEN DID ALL THIS HAPPEN?!
Taken aback by the sudden outburst Charlotte stuttered and said,
Charlotte: W-well me and C decided to adopt a child, we wanted out own family you know?
Elsa nodded her head a matter of factly,
Elsa: Mhm mhm. Mommy and Momma came and adopted me when I was a baby they said. I love them so very much and it's so great to have two Mommys! So you're Auntie Gretchen right? Momma talks about you all the time! Can I come over and play sometime?
Here is little Elsa Bloomer, she was adopted as a baby and her trait is Cheerful and she's a Whiz Kid!