This chapter will be from Harley's point of view.
Yes I was in fact, pregnant. Ugh it still freaks me out to say that word. I mean I just aged up and now I’m going to be a mother?! I don’t think that’s happened like, ever, in this legacy. Man I am a total screw up...I thought I would be one of the best heirs and now look at me. I’m about to be a single mom who can’t even get in contact with the father because he ran off to parts unknown. Man...I could really use a postcard from Mason right about now just to know he’s safe...and that he wasn’t lying about not leaving me…
Anyways! Yea it was totally not fun to tell my parents about my pregnancy. My Dad almost had a friggin heart attack and my Mom started to cry. Needless to say it was NOT a happy time in the Belle house. I can’t even begin to tell you how long I was lectured and told that this wasn’t how it was done and a whole bunch of other stuff. I mean don’t they know I KNOW that? It wasn’t like I sat there and was like “Huh, I’m going to get pregnant today because why the plum not!”. Ugh they are so frustrating sometimes.
My one saving grace though was Delsin. I swear I couldn’t have asked for a better big brother. He wasn’t angry, he didn’t yell at me once, all he did was take care of me. I could definitely tell sometimes, when he thought I wasn’t looking, that he was seething with anger. I don’t know if it was at me or at Mason. I’m pretty sure it was at Mason because I don’t think Delsin has ever been angry with me in his life. BUT he really shouldn’t be mad at Mason, it isn’t his fault either it was just an accident that happened, and an accident I’ll have to live with.
Oh my Creator the looks I got at work! Everyone at the office knew who I was and definitely knew I wasn’t married! I would be proof reading books and then I would glance up and my co-workers would be whispering to each other while staring at me. I mean HELLO I’m still here ya know! They totally wore me out and by the time I got home all I could manage was eating a plate of food, and then passing out on my bed. Oh yeah speaking of which my parents kicked me out of my old room and made me sleep in the “heir-to-be room”. They said I should grow up and live in a more adult room since I was having a baby. I happily obliged since my bulging belly was kind of starting to hang over the side of my old twin bed.
When I said bulging, I meant it! I felt like I had eaten two whole chickens an apple pie, and then a whole gallon of ice cream! I was getting HUGE. Don’t even get me started on how often I had to go use the bathroom. They should definitely make portable toilets a thing, I’m just sayin’.
I didn’t really like to waste my time moping about and complaining so on top of writing some more books I also took up piano again. Of course I hadn’t played since I was a child so it sounded pretty bad. Hopefully I could write some lullabies for my little one when it arrived.
Looks like I spoke a little too soon about it arriving! I woke up in the middle of the night after a particularly stressful day at work with awful labor pains. I had no one to go to except for Delsin so I hobbled over to his bedroom door and knocked hard on it. Since he sleeps like a rock I actually had to go in there and beat him with a pillow until he woke up but once he understood the gravity of the situation he was wide awake.
Delsin joined me in the nursery and was basically my cheer coach since he had no idea what else to do. He was also extremely excited to be an Uncle and couldn’t stop smiling at that fact. The labor was really rough but eventually…
There was a beautiful baby boy in my arms that I named Coheed.
I had to set the little guy down quickly though because the labor pains were coming back and then...
Out came this little rascal! I guess that explains why I was so huge now! I ended up naming him Claudio.
Not even a few days after these two were born I had magazines blowing up my phone asking for an interview. I guess being a single mom in a legacy is a big deal. I ended up taking the magazine called “mother”. I brought Claudio and Coheed and they took pictures of me holding them and then pictures of me by myself. They did an entire spread, it was awesome! I also had to do an interview too and we got to talking about what it’s like to be a single Mom in a legacy and they asked me if I knew Beryl Heffner. I guess she’s also a single Mom that is an heir too. Small world right?!
Anyways, I won’t lie. I’m terrified that I don’t have one, but TWO kids to take care of by myself. But looking into those happy little faces that just gaze up at you with such adoration and love, I wasn’t mad at anything anymore. I wasn’t mad at Mason for leaving, I wasn’t mad at my co-workers for gossiping, and I wasn’t even mad at my Mom and Dad for ignoring me! All I cared about now were these two little munchkins that I can call my own. They won’t ever leave me and they’ll always need me to take care of them in some form or another.
I love you both, Coheed and Claudio, so very much.