Hectic AfterbirthBreath… calm and slow and long…In… out… in… out…He repeated the phrases religiously in his mind, trying to steady his heart which was pounding like a war drum against his ribs. His eyes were shut, concealing himself to darkness. But the sharpest of his senses right now were his hearing. And right now, all the ears could hear were the painful screams coming from behind the master bedroom door. As the leader of the most feared and respected mafia in all of Safe Haven, it was deemed necessary for Castello to be calm in the face of such situations. At least, according to his father. And according to Xanthos, Castello was to have a firm hold on his emotional state, even if his wife was in unbearable pain as she gave birth to their child.As she gave birth to the future leader of the long-standing mafia.It was merely an hour ago that Solstice had begun to have contractions and only three minutes after her water broke and excruciating pain torn through h
Birth of a FawnThree hours…Alastor had been pacing up and down the hallways for three hours, anxiety and fear pumping through his veins as his heart beat hammered like a war drum in his chest. But all while, his never fading demonic grin was plastered on his face, fooling any new comer to the hotel that he was merely over excited.The pregnancy period of Mimzy was a stressful one and a seeming long one. Given the fact that being with child prevented her from preforming her shows and she was practically forced (by both Alastor and Charlie) to refrain from doing arduous activities that could harm herself or the baby. Especially Alastor, who was relentless on protecting Mimzy and making sure his future hell spawn was healthy and ready for the world.But now that the time of birth had come, all his underlying nerves and fears had surfaced like a monstrous tsunami on the horizon. He’d managed to smother those feels down by busying himself with taking care of Mimzy and doing all the baby shopp
The Adventures of Pip the Pirate and Twyla Ch 1Muffled grunts escaped the young boy as he struggled against the ropes holding him to the chair. The bonds were painfully wound tightly around his upper arms and chest, holding him upright, while another set of ropes bound his wrists behind the chair and ankles to the legs of the chair. He groaned behind the bandana tied tightly around his mouth, silencing his voice.The sound of the door opening got his attention and he snapped his gaze up, looking into the eyes of evil. A sinister grin spread on the owner of those terrifying eye’s face, causing the boy to duck his head down a bit.“Good news, boy. We’ve decided to give you someone to keep you company.” He gestured behind him and the young boy’s eyes widened in fear of who had been brought in.===48 Hours Earlier===The bright morning sun stretched its golden rays of light across the whimsical world of Safe Haven as it announced a new day for all the inhabitants of this interspecies society.