Stephanie had been watching Artemis and Henry rather closely, concerned in case they started fighting after Kieran's comment, but now gave Brad a huge grin. "'lo Brad! Been watchin' the babies," she added self-importantly, "'cause he said they'd fight." She pointed at Kieran.
William had hesitated at Derik's dark mood, trying to bring to mind a few comforting or at least encouraging words for the big man. He'd seen a few moods like it before, and could never resist the urge to help.
At the sudden mood swng, however, he followed Derik's gaze and smiled at the little gathering of children. "Yes, I don't quite know what we'd have done without the Nursery; Cara and I were both so busy I doubt we'd have been able to take care of her and do our work, back when we rescued her. I still wouldn't have regretted it, though."
Miriam had since excused herself from the conversation with Jenni and the other adults to put her gift down, and was currently alternating between helping herself to some of the food and keeping... more
Cuteness Proximity effects rising... Cassie Cameron-Young,Sun Feb 6 20:27
"I didn't mean it like that," Kieran told them. "Artie doesn't get into fights, really. He just starts them. Yesterday he pinched Molly's Noodle dolly and put it in my pocket, and she chased me for... more
Barid held his gift out to Jenni with a wide grin on his face. "You can put that over there with the others, thanks," Jenni said with a slightly forced grin. "Isn't Eamon with you?" "Eamon be workin' ... more
"I'm sure he will, Barid," Jenni said, planning a speech to explain to the two-year-old exactly why he couldn't have it. She had really expected the Troll's partner to provide some kind of quality... more
Cali made sure that Kevin and Kyle were headed away from obvious climbing opportunities and then he slid into a seat next to the small pink haired woman eating cocktail wienies. "Hi, I'm Cali Still." ... more
Artemis had been racing Henry for the ball, fluttering his wings in an attempt to boost his speed. At the sight of Helen holding it, he skidded to a halt, looking somewhat put out at being beaten to... more
Brad mulled this over for a few moments, before nodding sagely and turning his attention to the other kids. "Daddy says 's okay to fight if you've got a good reason," he said, his expression grave by ... more
Stephanie nodded knowingly. "Grown-ups always know best. Like Mummy and Uncle William." She glanced over at the snack table. "C'mon, let's go get some food!" She took Brad's hand and Kieran's paw and ... more
Laughing, Kieran allowed himself to be led away from the playpen. He hoped Artemis didn't get into trouble while he was gone, but the food looked so good. Artemis, in the meantime, had managed to... more