Grace held her precious little girl and smiled. She was the happiest and most giggly baby she had seen her whole life! Her and Stark decided that they should name the girl Isabella. Well it was her more than Stark because when baby Isabella was born Stark was having one of his episodes.
His episodes didn't stop them from having a wonderful and loving marriage though. Stark doted on Grace more than anything and he took her on regular dates all the time! She was afraid that he wouldn't love her anymore because she had packed on a few pounds in baby weight but he didn't seem to notice at all. In fact Stark said he already wanted to have another baby!
Back at Starks old home Charlotte and Lucy were sitting down to talk. The baby had just been born and they had just got back from Starks house.
Charlotte: Can you believe how cute that baby was Momma!
Lucy shook her head and smiled,
Lucy: I can't believe I'm a grandma. Just goes to show how old I am. Speaking of babies when are you going to get around to having some! I'm an old woman and I would love to have more grandbabies.
Charlotte blushed and fidgeted on the sofa. She had yet to tell her mom that she had been seeing C for a while now. She was nervous to introduce her but she was planning on doing that today.
Things had gotten pretty serious between the two of them. C had made it official that they were a couple and she was extremely jealous of anybody that came near Charlotte. She didn't have a problem with this since she finally felt wanted. Charlotte had always been in the background since she came from such a famous family and no one had really noticed her.
C surely did though.
Charlotte: Momma....I don't think I'll be having any babies, but I do want you to meet someone very special to me.
C walked into the room and sat down on the sofa, she nervously waved at Lucy.
C: Hello Mrs. Belle. My name is Charlotte Bloomer.
Lucy looked questioningly at her daughter and back to the young girl that was sitting on her sofa. Then realized what was going on, she wasn't a spring chicken anymore but she could tell when someone was in love.
Lucy: I'm guessing you're my daughters girlfriend then?
Charlotte and C both looked at each other in shock. Charlotte had never told her mom that she fancied the other sex so it was a big surprise when her mom said that.
Charlotte: Um...yes Momma. This is my girlfriend. We've been dating a while but I was way to scared to tell you because I thought you would disown me.
A bubble of laughter escaped Lucy's throat and she covered her mouth quickly to stifle it,
Lucy: Child, you are my flesh and blood. I will love you no matter if you loved a tree! I'm just glad you finally came and told me. I was wondering where you had been sneaking off to in the middle of the night.
They all laughed and Lucy ended up inviting C to stay for dinner. Of course she accepted and Charlotte decided it would be great if they could turn it into a movie night! So for the rest of the evening the girls all sat in the living room and watched a bunch of different movies and stuffed there selves on popcorn. Charlotte had never been happier.
Ever since their little coffee shop getaway Castiel constantly was either hanging out with Ruby or talking to her over the phone. They could never get enough of each other and his mom and dad both noticed this. While Castiel was running on the treadmill Angelo came in with a smirk on his face.
Angelo: So you gonna marry that girl?
Castiel smiled slyly and shrugged his shoulders,
Castiel: I don't know dad. Maybe?
Damen on the other hand spent most of his time upstairs in his room and had only talked to Gretchen on a semi regular basis. She was busy trying to get everything together at her house for the big move in with him. But in the mail that day Damen had gotten his picture that his father took of him and boy was he not happy with it.
Damen: Oh for plum sake this looks awful. You can obviously tell I didn't want this picture taken, I look stiff as a plumming board.
Huffing and crossing his arms Damen changed into his pajamas and went downstairs to make himself a drink.
When he came into the kitchen all conversation halted and Sunny sipped her drink slowly with her eyes closed. Castiel looked down at his plate and continued eating his food, a little faster than normal. Damen sat down at the table and smiled awkwardly,
Damen: What's up guys?
Castiel: Hey mom I have some good news!
Sunny: What's that dear?
Castiel: I'm going to ask Ruby if she wants to get married!
Sunny: Really!? Omygosh finally! I can't wait to have grandchildren!
Damen looked down at the table and tried to contain his anger. How was his little brother getting married before him? If Gretchen had just accepted without asking for a public proposal non of this plum would have happened.
After everyone had left and he had cooled down he decided to call Gretchen up for something special.
Gretchen: What are we doing at the spa?
Damen: I wanted to take you here to help us both relax.
Gretchen: We aren't married yet you don't have to spend this kind of money on me right now.
Damen shooed her statement away with his hand,
Damen: Just come on. It's hard enough for me to actually be dating someone let alone taking them out for an actual date.
Gretchen quieted but stuck out her bottom lip to pout. Just because he's an all around jerk doesn't mean he has to be so cold about being nice to her.
When they got in there and they both got changed they decided to meet up at the bar area.
Gretchen: So what do you wanna do first?
Damen scratched his head and shrugged,
Damen: It's your day. We can do what you want to do. I just knew girls liked going to the spa so I thought you would like this.
Gretchen threw her hands up in the air and huffed,
Gretchen: You know this won't be fun if you aren't having fun right?
Damen opened up his arms and made another shrugging motion,
Damen: Fine! I guess we can go get massages first?
The rest of their relaxation day went pretty smoothly. Except for the part where Gretchen overheard the yoga instructor saying there would be a class soon and she practically dragged Damen into the room. Although it was nice for Damen to see Gretchen half dressed and stretching he couldn't enjoy it as much as he wanted due to the fact that he kept falling over.
Back at home Castiel was breaking the great news to his dad about the engagement.
Angelo: How did your mom take it?
Castiel: From what I could tell she was just excited as I was. I also wanted to tell you I bought a plot of land not to far away and I'm hiring a contractor soon to start building.
Angelo: That's great son. I'm really glad your doing something with your life. Let's just hope your brother can get his plum together and make a good heir.
While Castiel and Angelo were talking, Sunny was on the phone with a very broken up Lucy and couldn't believe what she was hearing.
Lucy: I just...I don't know where he died or how he died. The hospital just called me down to confirm his identity and it was him....my James is dead Sunny.
Sunny took a deep breath and closed her eyes. She would not cry. She would not cry. She would not- to late. Tears started to stream down Sunny's face uncontrollably. Why hadn't she called her brother to fix things? Why had she been so stubborn?
Sunny: Listen...Lucy...I have to go...I'll talk to you soon.
Sunny hung up the phone and crawled back into bed. She threw her head into her pillow to muffle the sobs that were escaping from deep down inside of her.
Damen and Gretchen had just gotten home and were sitting in the living room watching TV when Angelo came in and sat down. He was curious to know who this girl was that was sitting in his house.
Angelo: And who might you be young lady?
Before Gretchen could answer Damen said almost immediately,
Damen: This is Gretchen Bloomer dad. She's my girlfriend.
Angelo burst out laughing and couldn't stop. A girlfriend? His son, Damen? That was next to impossible! The only kind of women he brought home were bar girls and they left the next morning! Damen scowled at his father and Gretchen looked at him in confusion.
Gretchen: Um no...he's being serious Mr. Belle. I am his...girlfriend.
Angelo immediately stopped laughing and smacked his knee,
Angelo: Well thank plum! It's about time he got down to making a family! Good to have you aboard the Belle Express Mrs.Bloomer!
Damen had gotten up abruptly and headed off to work, he gave Gretchen a quick kiss on the cheek and told her she could stay here as long as she wanted. Angelo decided to keep the young girl company since his wife wanted to be alone with the news she had heard about her brother.
Gretchen: Hey Mr.Belle do you think I could borrow a pen and some paper. I need to write a letter to my family. Oh, and can I use your address? My mailbox is uh...broken?
Angelo: Sure thing sweetie, just go into the study there should be some materials there for you to use.
That night Castiel and Ruby were at the park on a date. This wasn't just any date either, this was THE date. Castiel was so nervous to pop the question that he almost couldn't do it. What if she said no and ran off back to her family in Sunset Valley? He would never see her again. Was he good enough for her? "Ah what the plum" he thought.
Castiel: Ruby Yamamoto I have something very important to ask you.
Ruby: Castiel what are you doing down there?
Castiel: Ruby, will you marry me?
Ruby: HOLY PLUM. IS THAT THING REAL? IS THIS A PRANK?! I SWEAR TO THE CREATOR IF THIS IS A PRANK I WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU.
Castiel laughed nervously and shook his head,
Castiel: No baby it isn't a prank. This is really happening and I want you to marry me and be my wife in that big luxurious home we were talking about. So do you wanna get hitched?
Ruby was so excited she squealed and jumped into his arms. Luckily Castiel caught her just in time too or they would have both been on the ground.
Ruby: Yes, yes, yes! I million bagillion times yes!