It had been a few weeks since the Belles had seen the newspaper article that had told them who had one. And they were extremely excited for Sunny and decided to sit down and have a family conversation about it.
Camilo: Baby girl we are so proud of you and your brother both!
Violet: Yes sweetheart you both gave wonderful speeches! We heard around town that it was very hard for people to pick who they wanted!
Sunny: Well I'm just glad that it is all over and done with, I can't even begin to tell you how much of a nervous wreck I was the entire week!
Camilo: Well sweetheart your mother has already told you about what you need to do for the legacy to continue so we don't have to go over that, but what are your plans for when you get older?
Sunny: Well since my aspiration is to be a Master Mixologist I was thinking I would follow in Mommas footsteps and join the culinary career.
Violet: Oh baby that's wonderful! I'm so very proud of you, I could teach you a few cooking tips if you want. I'm a professional in gourmet cooking and regular cooking so I can pass on some knowledge!
Sunnys parents went on like that for about an hour, just lecturing and talking to her about the legacy. It was quite tiring for Sunny and by the time they were done her brother wanted to talk to her,
James: Congrats on winning little sis!
Sunny: Thanks! I wanted to talk to you about something ya know.
James: Same here, but let me go first. I know since you won that means I don't have to live here anymore and when me and Lucy get older we'll both be out of your hair.
Sunny: That's not what I want at all! I want you to stay and Lucy to stay too! I want you guys to be around so our kids can be friends and it will always be a full house!
James: Wait are you serious?
Sunny: Of course!
James: Okay that's great! I'm going to call Lucy with the great news right now!
James proceeded to call Lucy and asked her to come over so he could explain what their situation would be like in the near future.
When Lucy arrived James grabbed her hand and led her into his bedroom and sat her down on the bed,
Lucy: Okay so what did you want to talk to me about?
James: Well I have great news! Sunny is going to let us stay with her when she becomes heir!
Lucy: What? Seriously? Are you sure you want to do that? I know you want a big family but what if she has twins or something and we want to have more than one child?
James: As long as I have you I'll be fine, but as to having more children...well we'll get there when we get there.
They talked for a while longer about the future and all the sudden they both turned around to Camilo sitting right there,
James: Ummm Dad...what are you doing in here?
Camilo: Making sure you guys aren't messing around.
Sunny was in the other room practicing her Yoga. This is the one thing she asked for, for her birthday present. Although she was extremely sore after the spa visit, she wanted to try out yoga one more time and learned that she really enjoyed it!
After that awkward encounter with Camilo, James decided to do something special for Lucy that he had on his mind for a while, outside.
James: Lucy I want to ask you something.
James: Do you love me?
Lucy: Of course I do, silly!
James: Well see, I have this ring here...and I was wondering if you would like to wear it...as a symbol of our love.
Lucy: Wait are you saying this is like...like a promise ring?!
James: Yea.. you could call it that. I love you so much and I wanted to show it to you.
Lucy: Are you sure about this?
James: As sure as I'll ever be baby.
Later that night Camilo got out of bed, he felt that something was wrong and he couldn't just pinpoint it.
He went outside to clear his head and then it hit him. His days were almost up and the Reaper was coming for him. He knew he wouldn't last much longer and he decided to sit his family down and talk to them about it.
- Later that morning -
Violet: So I decided I'm going to invite Liberty and Lucy over! I'm not getting any younger and I wanted to see how she was doing!
Sunny: That's fine, I needed to talk to Lucy anyways. I've missed her.
Violet got dressed and immediately called her best friend on the phone, while they were talking it sounded like something was wrong with her but she didn't want to push the matter. Yet when they arrived Violet KNEW there was something wrong with Liberty.
Violet: Hey Liberty what's wrong?
Liberty: Travis...he...he's getting old and I don't think he'll make it much longer...
Violet: Oh come here sweetie it'll be okay, we'll have each other.
Liberty: I guess...I appreciate you being here Violet.
Outside, Sunny and Lucy were discussing what it would be like when Lucy moved in.
Sunny: So you and James will get your own room and if we can make enough money you guys can have your own baby room!
Lucy: Well what are we gonna do about money, now that we're talking about it.
Sunny: Well I'm going into the culinary career and I know James is wanting to play guitar for a living so he'll be an entertainer. What do you want to do?
Lucy: Well...I was maybe thinking of going into business? Or maybe science? I'm not sure yet.
Sunny: Sounds great! I'm super excited for you to move in AND we'll be sisters!
Later that night Camilo knew his time was short and wanted to make the most of it with his love, Violet.
Camilo: Oh my sweet V, have I ever told you how much I love you?
Violet: Well yes I believe you have, if I recall that is the reason you married me.
Camilo: Still sassy even at your age.
Violet: What does that mean!
Camilo: Oh hush and kiss me.
The next morning Camilo knew it was time to sit down his children and tell them what was going to happen,
Camilo: Kids I sat you down to tell you my time is short and I will be passing sometime soon.
Sunny: No daddy! You can't! I'm not even married yet! I want you to be there!
James: Yea dad me too! What about mine and Lucys wedding!
Camilo: I'm sorry kids...me and your mother just had you later in life than we expected and I'm sorry..
The kids kept trying to reason with their dad the rest of the night but he just wanted to relax and celebrate his sons birthday.
The night was bittersweet as they invited the regulars over and James celebrated his young adult birthday.
Camilo had just gotten out of the bathroom when he started to feel light headed and woozy.
Camilo: Oh no...not now, Liberty...please...get..Violet.
Liberty: Camilo! Are you okay? Wait...no! Are you dying?! You can't go it's James's birthday!
Camilo: I love...you guys...so much...Violet...I'll wait.
Sunny: DADDY NO!
James: Dad not on my birthday! Just wait a little longer please! I can't lose you like this!
Violet: Cami-Bear not now! Please baby don't die, we have to go together!
Violet knew the only way to keep Camilo alive was to plead to the Reaper,
Violet: Please! You don't understand he's the love of my life, the father to my children! Please don't take him right now!
Reaper: Who do you think you are MORTAL to order me around, I will take his soul and do with it as I please. NOW MOVE.
Hey Violet...it's okay..you tried...
Violet: I know! But I should have tried harder!
It'll be okay...I promise.
Violet: I'm just going to go to sleep...
That night Violet climbed into her bed with her daughter, Sunny, already there. It was a sad day in the Belle household.
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