No really, that's ok
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:19

”Is it because your Mum died having a baby?”

Rose looked up from the fake baby and stared at Myffi blankly. What did that have to do with anything? Admittedly, childbirth wasn’t the safest process, but Rose knew that with magic, a lot of the risk went down. Becoming an Animagus wasn’t exactly the safest thing either, but that hadn’t stopped Rose from going down that path. Plus, it wasn’t exactly like that sort of thing was genetic. She was pretty sure, anyway. But it was all moot, as she had no intention of having a baby at any point in her life anyway.

“I want a career,” Rose said eventually. “And you really can’t have one of those when you have a baby. Plus,” she added, matter-of-factly, “I’m not particularly good at dating and apparently creating a baby requires more than one person.”

Myffi was sorting through the box of things that she had retrieved from the front of the room and Rose looked inside. There was a lot of stuff, some of which had been shrunken to fit inside the box. She could see a baby carrier and a cot in there - ugh right, the thing probably had to pretend to sleep or something. Where would she put a crib in her room? Rose doubted that there was any way to trick Myffi into taking the baby every single night. Of course, that meant transferring all the baby supplies back and forth between the two of them, which seemed ridiculous. Had anyone at all thought this project through? She sure hoped Myffi was good at charms, because Rose was not about to haul a full-sized cot around the halls of RMI just because a certain Welsh interloper couldn’t manage a Shrinking Charm.

“Anyway,” Rose said, changing the topic, “we should probably figure out custody agreements, or whatever. I can’t really take the baby to my job, and I probably shouldn’t put it on a broom so that leaves Quidditch practise out for me as well,” she paused. Probably should see if Myffi had things to do with her life. “How about you?” Rose asked.

  • I'll keep trying - Myffi, Sun Aug 20 16:20
    The baby seemed to settle with the weird fake formula they had been given (Myfanwy hadn’t seen any ingredients on it so she assumed it was just something specific they had been given to work with... more
    • No really, that's ok - Rose, Tue Aug 29 10:19
      • Well if you're sure - Myffi, Wed Aug 30 08:09
        Rose said she wanted a career and that made sense, and it was also one of the first three reasons Myfanwy had thought of for a person not wanting a baby. Obviously it was possible to have a career... more
        • Cross my heart - Rose, Wed Aug 30 09:30
          Myffi agreed offhandedly to watching the baby when Rose was busy, which the sixth year actually felt mildly guilty about, to her surprise. She suspected that Myffi didn’t understand how much of... more
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