Saturday, January 29, 2011
Who Crax First? Chapter 1
Who Crax First?: Chapter 1 A Double Legacy
"Hi there," I whispered nervously, staring down at his feet.
"Hi..." his voice trailed off in curiousity before interrogating, "Do I know you?"
I felt my cheeks instantly redden at my stupidity and answered softly, "No, but I'm Jessica Crax."
"Nice to meet you Jess, my name is Dude. Dude La Mer as a matter o' fact," he replied with his coastal accent that turned my heart into butter. And he had given me a nickname!
We spent near an hour talking there in the gym, and I found myself having an easy time conversing with him. I managed to shock myself as Dude helped my emerge out of my undesturbed shell. I had learned that Dude had a dream to be a musician, and was already persuing his dream. Better yet, I learned that he was single. Every now and then I'd glance over at Nina who was watching the conversation as if it were a soap opera, giving me a thumbs up before heading back to her jogging. Unfortunately, Dude had to excuse himself for work on long after, but not before I had a chance to snag his number.
I was home alone that evening because Damion was supposedly taking Nina to a doctor's appointment. After taking care of my lasy business, I flushed the toilet which only resulted in it breaking. Since Damion was out with Nina, or so I thought, I had to unclog it myself. It's times like these when I wish I had a man around the house besides my flirtatious brother.
But when I came out of the bathroom I stumbled upon a sight I've been expecting for a while now: my brother having an affair. I stayed hidden in the alcove near the treadmill, making sure my pressence was unknown. My brother was doing some harmless flirting with Dina Caliente. Really Damion? Your wife's own sister? How low do you get?
The next day, I had transformed my walk in closet into a nursery for my family's new addition. Nina and Damion were shocked when I did this, praising me for the great deed that was taken off thier hands. Finally, I felt useful.
I decided I'd give Dude a call before his shift started, and just chit chat for a little while, I was so excited when he picked up on the second ring!
"Jess?" he questioned.
"Hiya," I responded with a giggle. "How's it going?"
"Couldn't be any better," he assured, "Buuny and I just got married and..." After that I just blocked him out, had he said he's gotten married? But he was just single yesterday!
"Congrats," I was able to slur out.
With Nina's pregnancy things have really started to change around the house. I would head into the kitchen to do the weekly cleaning only to discover Nina doing it for me. I guess she was just trying to prepare herself as much as she could for the adventures of motherhood.
Not long after her mircale task, Nina said she was headed out to visit Bunny Shore, Dude's pregnant wife. She told me should could use her charming powers for could sometimes, and that tonight I might just get lucky. Nina truly was the best sister-in-law.
And that she could make sure that certain people watch them.
And that she can also ask for a few favors.
I was unable to ask Nina what she had been up to the previous night, because that morning Nina woke up to labor pains. Damion couldn't be any less excited, but managed to force a smile when his wife's glowing face flashed a smile in his direction. He quickly started the car, and guided his wife to her seat.
I was yet again home alone as the pair sped off as Nina's contractions grew exceedingly close. I had just settled at my easle when the doorbell chimed, puzzling me with who would be visiting. I figured it would be one of Nina's or Damion's countless friends, but it wasn't. It was my only one, Dude. I opened the door and eagerly invited him inside, before noticing he wasn't himself. That's when I forced him to spill what had him so upset. "Bunny," he stuttered, holding back dears, "She filed for a divorce, and she's pregnant with my baby! I don't know what to do Jess, I just don't!" Nina's task was extremely devious, but she has done it out of love for me, which flattered me deeply.
Across town, Nina had just delivered a healthy baby boy, Jake. This lightened my brother's mood ever so slightly, hoping his son would age up to be a heartbreaker like himself. But we all knew Nina would raise him better than that.
I didn't even hear the remainder of my family come home because I was so wrapped up in "comforting" Dude. He had been flirting with me the whole day, and I finally decided to make a move. Dude was so pleased when I did so, and I could tell he'd wanted this as long as I had.
After we kissed, the thoughts of losing him like I had already once before crawled back in my mind. So I did what I thought was right, and I asked if he'd officially be my boyfriend. He was a little hesitant due to his all too recent lady troubles, but he accepted the label warmly.
I guess I got a little too caught up in the moment, because a few romantic gestures later had me on my knees popping the question. Dude couldn't have been more ecstatic, and readily agreed to take my hand in marriage, completely forgetting about his former wife.
Dude protested to my want for a slightly more formal wedding, saying he just wanted it to be done with so he could officially call me his. Blushing, I started saying my vows and he followed flawlessly, becoming the second Mr. and Mrs. Crax in the household.
Things quickly got more heated than expected, and we moved into our bedroom where we progressed into more than just exchanging passionate kisses.
After our fun filled activities, Dude surprised me by cutting his hair and styling it differently than usual. On the inside I was flipping out, because I never was a fan of his past looks, but now... now, I would definitely have to watch out for Nina.
As time passed by unnoticed, I began to feel nauseous all of the time and often found myself in the bathroom. Dude and I pleaded this meant that a family of our own wasn't far behind. He said he felt bad he would miss out on his son Jamey's life, but being with me made everything worth while. For some reason, I felt guilty for breaking up their once happy family, but I continued to remind myself that this was solely Nina's actions.
When I noticed a birthday cake in the fridge, I gasped as I realized it was little Jake's birthday. Later that day, the family gathered in the kitchen where Nina helped her little one blow out the candles. It was nice to see my brother's family slowly pieceing together, and I'm sure he'd kill me for saying this, but I think he's finally starting to get the hang of having a child around the house.
Jake grew up to be utterly adorable as a toddler. He inherited Nina's skin, hair, and eyes, but my brother's facial structure completely. They would have to make sure they kept this one chained down, or else the girls will be all over him. God, I wanted a child so badly to call my own.