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    Post by Remy Monroe on Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:38 pm

    It had been a long week in Cuir. Lots of trying to convince the stupid overloridian to join the right side of the war. Remy and Alicia had tried for days to make Liam see reason, but yesterday Redfern, the school where Liam's girlfriend attended, had been attacked. Liam still hadn't given any official word of Cuir entering the war, but both Remy and Alicia were pretty sure that any day now Liam would announce it.

    Alicia was staying behind to keep communications open between Earalas and Cuir, but Remy had a bit of unfinished business she needed to take care of with Hadley. He'd all but exiled her to keep her safe from impending doom, but she needed to see him. Mostly because she wanted to, but also because she wanted to tell him something.

    Last week, before Remy left for Cuir, she had told her brother about her pregnancy. He had reacted as expected, and was probably more excited about the baby than its parents were. She'd been talking to Lysander for awhile before that, but had never told Hadley about it. Her baby daddy was still pissed at Lysander for that whole "I'm using you for your money" stint he had pulled back when they first met each other. But now that Remy had told Lysander about baby Hamy she needed to tell Hadley that she had told Lysander about baby Hamy. Not something she was looking forward to, but she seemed to be doing a lot of things she didn't want to do lately, anyway.

    She walked into the estate quietly and found Hadley playing something soft at the piano. She hadn't told him she was coming back today.

    "Hadley?"
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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:54 pm

    It had seemed that lately playing the piano was the only thing that could get Hadley to relax anymore. Even as an overloridian he had never used to stress out much about things, but with war looming on the horizon it seemed like all he ever did now was stress out. If he wasn't meeting with Tamar or Paisley he was meeting with his own military leaders, and if he wasn't doing that he was thinking about what Kole's next move would be, and if he wasn't thinking about that he was thinking about the fact that in the middle of all this insanity his girlfriend was having a baby.

    But right now at this little moment, he wasn't thinking about any of that. He was playing a song, one he had actually made up himself. Jack had pretty much "graduated" him from piano lessons, so now he was trying to branch out on his own. It wasn't anything special, but it made him feel calm when he played it.

    Remybemybobemy wrote:"Hadley?"

    Hadley jumped in surprise, then winced as a horrible cacophony rang out from the piano. "Fuck, Remy," he said, still a little startled. He hadn't even known she was back in Earalas. "When did you get here?"
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:09 pm

    Remy grimaced as Hadley jumped. "I just got in," she said, walking toward the piano. "I would have sent word, but I knew you'd tell me to stay put."

    She slipped onto the bench beside him and gave him a quick kiss on the cheek.

    "I missed you."

    She wanted to talk about Redfern and Cuir and Lysander and a million other things, but mostly she just wanted to see him.
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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:34 pm

    Hadley sighed. "You're right, I would have," he said. "And you would have ignored me and come home anyways."

    He was actually glad she was back though. Truth be told, even with all the craziness going on, all the clio coming and going, it had been lonely without her. "I missed you too...a little," he said, putting his arm around her waist and pulling her a little closer. For the first time ever, he felt that Remy actually had a little bump where her stomach had once been completely flat. It surprised him a little, how long had that been that way? "How's Hadley Jr. doing?"

    They had so, so much to talk about. The baby, the war, Cuir, Martha's Vineyard. Why did this all have to be going on at once? He settled on the baby because the war was all he'd been talking about for the past week, and he wanted at least a short break from it.
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:57 pm

    "Remy Jr is doing what she does best--being a complete pain in the ass." She felt Hadley's hand on her bump and resisted the urge to brush it off.

    Remy played a few random notes that fell next to each other on the keyboard. "My back hurts, my stomach is upset, and I'm getting fat." The keys she hit got lower as she talked about her symptoms until she finally hit the end of the keyboard.

    "We're halfway there as of Friday."
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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:08 pm

    remblem wrote:"Remy Jr is doing what she does best--being a complete pain in the ass."

    Hadley smiled. "Ah, she takes after me already."

    He listened as Remy listed her symptoms and hit some random piano keys. She ended by pointing out that they were halfway to baby time. Fuck...just a few more months they'd have a baby. If Kole didn't kill them all before then. He pushed that thought out of his head. "Halfway there, huh? You think we should, I dunno, start actually thinking about names or anything?"

    In all honesty, Hadley and Remy hadn't really prepared, well, anything for the arrival of this baby. Sure it was still a few month away, but the first half had gone by so quickly.
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:19 pm

    Names? Late nights spent alone meant that Remy had found time to dream about the baby she still wasn't sure what to do with, but naming it felt so...real.

    "Do you have any ideas?" She felt like suggesting her mom's name, Elisabeth, but she wasn't sure she could give that name to anyone. Her mom had been everything to her--the felt too special to give to a baby Remy hadn't even met yet.
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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:37 pm

    "Not really," Hadley said. Then he thought about it for a second. "Well. Actually. I did have a dream the other night that you had the baby. It was a girl, and in the dream you called it Mollie. You were complaining that you weren't allowed to put high heels on a baby. It was wearing a red dress and you said no one would take her seriously as a baby if she didn't have matching red heels. But anyways, that's not a bad name in real life, I guess. If it's a boy though, I got nothin'."

    As odd as dreams could be, Hadley could sort of imagine Remy looking into baby-high-heels in real life, too.
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:48 pm

    Remy hit Hadley lightly on his shoulder. "She can't wear heels till she's like, two," she said, half seriously. "But if she's anything like me, red will definitely be her color." Remy loved herself in any color, but especially red.

    She tried out the name. "Mollie. Mollie Sterling. I like it." She caught herself putting her own hand on her belly. Mollie Sterling.

    "What about James if it's a boy?" she suggested, picking a name of a boy she knew when she was younger and living on the streets with her mom. The name wasn't that important to her, but she'd always liked the sound of it.
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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:02 am

    "She can't wear heels till she's like, two. But if she's anything like me, red will definitely be her color."

    Not like I'll ever know. The intrusive, bitter thought popped into Hadley's head uninvited. Thoughts like these tended to come at random, reminding him of all the little things he wouldn't get to experience like a normal parent. He pushed it away and tried not to let the feeling show on his face. "I'm sure no matter what, you'll make sure she's the most stylish baby around."

    "James, huh? I think I like it," he said. Though now that they were talking about it, he couldn't shake the feeling that the baby would be a girl. Maybe it wasn't so much a feeling, but rather a hope. He didn't care too much either way, but he knew Remy would enjoy having a little girl to dress up.
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:21 am

    Despite his trying to hide it, Remy caught his momentary change in demeanor. A small piece of her chipped away every time she noticed something like this, but she never knew what to say. She quickly brushed away tears she was thankful he couldn't see just as she desperately wished he could.

    "The most stylish baby ever," she vowed. And she would describe it all in as much detail as she could. More detail than Hadley could handle.

    "Speaking of the baby..." she said, trailing her fingers on the piano again. "I wanted to tell you something, but I don't want you to get mad.

    "I went to see Lysander before I left to go to Cuir. I told him about the baby."
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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:29 am

    Hadley didn't move, speak, or react for a good five seconds before turning to face Remy just so that she could see the look of pure deadpan irritation on his face. "Remy, are you fucking kidding me?" he asked bluntly, because what else was there to say, really? He had been pretty damn sure that Remy would be over the whole Lysander thing after he, you know, used her for her money, tripped a blind man, and then lied and ruined her life. How was this even coming up again?
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:38 am

    "I know, I know," Remy said, "I know it seems crazy and I never would have done if he hadn't...he paid me back." She didn't want to mention the camera because it still made her feel embarrassingly stupid that she had needed to sell her original camera in the first place.

    "He's sorry and he means it."

    She didn't know how to explain herself without sounding like she was making excuses for Lysander. It was only half because he deserved it, anyway. The other half of the reason she had made an effort to fix things was because it was what she wanted. She desperately wanted family, and as long as Lysander was going to actually open himself up to her and not just use her then she wanted, needed to accept him for what he was: her younger brother that had grown up without a proper role model and without a penny to his name. He needed her just as much as she needed him.

    "He's changed. And I'm sorry I didn't tell you before, but I knew this was how you would react. It was something I needed to do for myself, and I didn't need your input."
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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:45 am

    "Well I hope you'll forgive me for not being convinced," Hadley said bitterly, getting up from the piano bench and pacing a few steps away. He couldn't even believe what he was hearing. He got mad just thinking about Lysander. "You told me for months that he was a good clio. And then he tried to ruin your life."

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    Post by Remy Monroe on Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:50 am

    "It's different this time," she insisted, standing up. She knew how stupid her words sounded and it made her both irritated and embarrassed. Hadley had never been a very forgiving clio, and she knew that no matter what she said or how convincing it was he wouldn't change his opinion.

    "He doesn't want anything, just a relationship."

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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:56 am

    "Hah, I think I'm getting deja vu," Hadley said with a sarcastic laugh. He was pretty sure he'd had this exact same conversation with Remy during the last Lysander debacle. At least one thing wasn't going to be the same as last time though. "You know what, fine. Do what you want. If you want to go somewhere and talk to him and have a relationship, fine. But he is not stepping foot inside this estate. Ever."
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:05 am

    Remy felt tears at her eyes and looked at the ceiling trying to will them back into her head. His cynical laughter made her want to strangle him. "Why do you have to be so difficult?" she demanded, trying to keep her incoming wave of tears from her voice. She wasn't even sad--she was angry. Why did she have to cry??

    "I know it's stupid of me to ask you to trust my judgement. How dare I."

    The problem was that she totally understood why Hadley was upset, but she was mad that he was anyway.
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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:14 am

    "That's funny, I don't remember you trusting my judgement when Lysander was taking all your money, or when he tripped me with that fucking chair," Hadley shot right back. Why should he trust her judgement on this? He'd done that once, and he almost lost her because of it.

    Hadley, she looks pretty upset, Nila said slowly. Hadley ignored her. Nothing was going to make him change his mind about Lysander.
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:35 am

    She wiped her eyes angrily, mad at herself for allowing the tears to spill down her cheeks. The chair thing had been horrible. She would never forgive herself for defending Lysander when she should have been sticking up for Hadley. She would never forget how horrible it made her feel when she realized the truth. How hurt and embarrassed, how wrong she had been. But that was in the past.

    "Forget it. I shouldn't have even brought it up. I don't know why I bother." She couldn't even remember now why she had left Cuir. She and Alicia were finally getting along, it would have been a quiet night in their shared suite at the estate there. But no, Remy had wanted to see Hadley. She'd wanted to be open and honest with him, had wanted to see him and feel close to him in this scary time.

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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:44 am

    Hadley rubbed his face with his hands in frustration. "Neither do I," he said. He wasn't being sarcastic or anything, he genuinely didn't know how Remy could have thought he would have reacted any differently. "I don't understand why you'd think I'd let him ever come back here. I don't understand why you think I should. If someone had done that to you, would you honestly be okay with me inviting them back?"
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:51 am

    "I'm not asking for you to invite him here with open arms, Hadley. I never said that."

    She wanted to talk to him calmly, but her composure had already been lost. How could she tell him she just wanted him to support her? She didn't need them to be best friends, she just needed Hadley to give him a chance. Lysander just needed a chance to prove himself to Hadley like he'd proved himself to her.

    "I'm not going to fight about this. I don't even want to talk anymore. I'm going to lay down."
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    Post by Hadley Sterling on Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:14 pm

    "Fine. Do whatever you want," Hadley said, now sounding more tired than angry. He could hear the hurt in her voice, but didn't she understand that that whole situation had hurt him too? Maybe he'd hid it better, but Remy siding with Lysander over the whole chair thing and then leaving him over it had fucked him up for weeks. Was it really so unreasonable that he didn't want to put himself back in that situation? Fuck that. "I have work I need to do anyways."
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    Post by Remy Monroe on Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:19 pm

    Remy didn't bother answering. Hadley was an asshole. She stalked to their shared bedroom and collapsed on the bed, prying her swollen feet out her heels.

    She forced herself to get some rest, pushing Hadley and Lysander out of her mind. When she woke up she'd head back to Cuir and see if that idiot Liam had finally changed his mind.

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