Chapter 2 : Chapter Two
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Looking over at my pink clock I saw it was half past eight. Letting out a sigh, my thoughts wandered as I moved about and kicked my quilt off my legs once again. The whole reason I'm awake right now is because I'm hot. I mean it's nice that it has been warm and sunny these past few weeks but it makes sleeping at night a nightmare.
Rolling over I looked towards the end of my room where the twin's cots are, noticing that they weren't in once again. Great, does my entire family think they have to let me sleep in? Don't get me wrong, I like a lie-in once in a while but since the beginning of July, I've had a lot more mainly because when the twins wake up dad or Ria take them downstairs so I can sleep. I know they think they're doing me good but to be honest I'd rather be up and doing stuff.
I can't just lie here, otherwise I'll think about certain things, things I don't really want to think about. Throwing the rest of my quilt off I got out of bed, picking up my grey cardigan as I left my room. I made my way downstairs as quietly as possible so I wouldn't wake anyone else up.Though I had a feeling that nearly everyone would already be downstairs. At the bottom of the stairs in the hall, I was greeted by Birdie our tabby cat. Ironic name really, since he's a cat.
I paused to stop and scratch him behind his one ear (he was in a fight with a fox and lost), he started purring like crazy as he wound himself around my legs. I stopped paying him attention and cocked my head to one side: giggling, I could hear giggling.
Sensing I wasn't going to scratch him any more, Birdie hopped off up the stairs which is kind of hard to do when you only have three legs. Like I said, he was in a fight with a fox and lost. I carried on down the hall and entered the dining room before going into the kitchen, where the giggling was coming from.
I stood in the doorway and I smiled as I saw the scene in-front of me, Ria was sat on one of the stools from the breakfast bar and had a highchair either side of her. Sat on the other side of the breakfast bar was our little brother Oscar and younger sister Tessa who were both giggling.
From where I was stood, I could see that Bentley was wearing most of his breakfast on his face and Aubri had the bowl on her head. My smile widened and when I felt a wet thing touch my right foot, I almost jumped out of my skin. Looking down I saw my cat, Ginger Nut sniffing my foot and nudging it with her nose, before winding her way around my legs.
I bent down and picked up my little ball of ginger fluff and held her baby style in my arms, tickling her tummy. "Morning," I said brightly to my siblings as I walked over to them.
"I have no clue how you manage to feed them both at the same time," Ria said as she prised the bowl off Aubri's head before picking up Bentley's.
I laughed as I sat next to Oscar. "It's because I don't give them a bowl each, I use one bowl and then give them an equal amount of spoonful's," I told her sounding ever so mum-like.
"Makes sense," I heard her mutter.
"How come you're all up so early?" I asked as Ginger Nut leaped from my arms onto the floor, I watched as she padded into the living room not listening to what Ria had said.
"I said it's because we're going to Diagon Alley and so are you," Ria said as she cleaned up my messy babies.
She looked at me like I was stupid and I swear she rolled her eyes. "Because we need to get you school supplies and we need to get Tessa all of her stuff."
Of course, the day after Minnie had come to see me Tessa received her Hogwarts Letter.
"Do I have to come," I questioned as I absentmindedly played with one of the baby toys that was on the counter. "Can't I just give you a list?"
Ria shook her head, her brown ponytail swinging from side to side. "Nope, you're coming and I'm not taking no for an answer."
"But what about Bentley and Aubri, I'm guessing dads in work and there is no way I'm taking them with us," I pointed out.
"Give nana Marge a ring," she suggested as she gave Aubri her stuffed Giraffe to keep her occupied whilst Tessa played peek-a-boo with Bentley.
I left the kitchen and went into the hall muttering to myself. I picked the phone up and sat on the stairs before dialling nana's number.
Margret West also known as nana Marge is my mum's mum. She lives all the way over on the other side of the park opposite us in a three bed roomed apartment. For the past six years, she's lived there with her barn owl Hootie and at one point bampa David until he passed away.
"Hello, grandchild," I heard nana's cheery voice say.
"Um, nana, I was just wondering if you were doing anything today," I paused as I chose my words carefully before carrying on. "You see, would it be possible for you to watch Bentley and Aubri for me just for an hour or two."
"I'd love to, Flick, but I'm off out in half an hour," she told me. "Is everything okay?"
Drat, my nan seems to have a better social life than me.
"It's okay, just Ria wants to go shopping. To Diagon Alley," I explained.
Nana was humming on the other end. "Ahhh, and you haven't been since you had the twins? Scared about who you'll see?"
I let out a sigh, knowing that nana would have picked up on why I wouldn't want to go. "Yes," was all I replied in barely a whisper.
"Sorry, Flick, as much as you want to avoid your old life forever you can't, sweetheart, it'll be good for you and the twins. You can't hide from our world forever."
"I know, have fun, nana. Love You. Bye."
I hung up before she could question me anymore and got up from off the stairs. Just as I put the phone back Ria came out of the kitchen with Bentley in her arms followed by Tessa carrying Aubri and Oscar bringing up the rear.
"Nope," I said as I followed them into the living room. "Guess I won't be coming them."
"Oh yes you will. It'll do you good to get out of the house. Now go get dressed."
I started to say, "But..."
Except Ria cut me off, "No buts, now go get dressed. I'll sort this lot out," she said indicating to our siblings and my babies who were all still in their pyjama's.
I sighed and went up to my room, there's no point in arguing with Ria since I'll only lose.
It was ten o'clock by the time we were all dressed, ready and out of the house.
"I don't see why I have to come," I complained as I pushed the double buggy down the street to the bus stop.
"I told you, we need to get you school supplies and Tessa needs her uniform, equipment and a wand. Now stop complaining."
I huffed once more and Ria ignored me and my complaining once again as I muttered to myself to get a grip and that there was no way I would see certain people.
After three buses we finally arrived outside the Leaky Cauldron Pub in the heart of London. I still didn't see the point of me going, I mean if I gave Ria a list she could have just got it, but no she's made me come along. If you haven't got the jist of things, you see I haven't been in the wizarding world since I left Hogwarts, just over a year ago.
For the past year I've managed to stay away from anywhere to do with the wizarding world for one reason only. No one knew I was pregnant except for my family, I never told my friends and I didn't tell the father. And the fact their father is famous is another reason I haven't been back to the wizarding world, mainly because when we broke up somehow The Daily Prophet got hold of the information and it was front page news.
"Morning dearies!" Came the happy voice of Hannah Longbottom, the landlady of the pub.
"Morning, Mrs Longbottom," Ria replied with a smile.
"Shopping for school supplies are you dear?"
"Yep, gotta get Tessa her wand and stuff. She's going to be a first year."
I left Ria and Oscar behind talking to Mrs Longbottom, as I made my way through the pub with Tessa and the buggy heading out the back where the magical wall is. I pulled my wand out of my bag and tapped the bricks in order and Diagon Alley appeared in front of us.
"Come on then, what you waiting for," Ria said, making me jump out of my skin as she appeared behind us.
"Wow!" I heard Oscar gasp.
The street was pretty busy, mostly Hogwarts kids and their parents. Even though I hadn't been here in forever, secretly I still felt the thrill of seeing for the first time after so long. But I wasn't going to tell my sister that. Plus the twins faces lit up as we started to walk down the cobbled street, the noises that came out of their mouths as they were bumped along in the buggy was pretty cute.
"Right, I'm gonna take Tessa to get her wand. I'm pretty sure you'll need to get new school robes so we'll meet you in Madame Malkin's."
I nodded. "I want to go to Quality Quidditch supplies, so I'll go there now."
I held my hand out expecting Oscar to take it but instead he took Ria's. "I want to go to the wand shop," he said with a smile.
Shrugging I made my way down the street, weaving my way around groups of people. I tried to keep my head down as much as possible so that if anyone from my year at Hogwarts was here, they hopefully wouldn't recognise me.
An older witch held the door to Quality Quidditch Supplies open so I could enter with the buggy. "Thank you," I said to her with a smile and she nodded in reply.
Navigating around the shop was kind of tricky since some of the aisles were narrower than others. Seeing everything here brought back memories. I really missed playing Quidditch, I haven't played since I found out I was pregnant. Our captain Albus Potter was furious when I quit the team 'for personal reasons' especially since I was his star seeker, I smiled at the memory and headed to the children's section.
I loved looking at all the little outfits, sleepsuits, vests etc. that they do with team logos on or in team colour's. They're really cute and of course my babies look cute in anything, then again I am biased. You probably wouldn't even think they were twins, what with Bentley with his dark hair and Aubri with her blonde.
I picked up two white vests, each with the Slytherin logo on, the sign above them read 'Can be personalised; any name, any number'.'
I smiled, perfect for my little Slytherin's and they can have my lucky number seven on the back, I thought. If I got back on the team they would good, I'm sure Ria could come up to the school with them to support me. I checked on them both making sure they were happy, before making my way down the aisle to the tills to pay.
As I wasn't paying attention to where I was going, I nearly run over a tall boy around my age, with messy black hair. It seemed he was talking to a pile of Quidditch robes, but it wasn't that which caught my eye, it was the fact I had been too distracted by the flaming red hair sticking out above it. Silently panicking that it might be someone I knew.
"Oh my god, I'm so sorry," I said apologetically whilst trying to decide who the little titch was, and whether I could escape the shop quick enough if they did know me.
"Sorry," the boy said as he turned around.
It was then I started to panic. My mouth dropped open in shock and I blinked rapidly as though to see if I was dreaming. This couldn't be happening; my ex-boyfriend couldn't be stood here in front of me. My ex-boyfriend couldn't be stood in-front of me because it's his children in the buggy I'm pushing. His children, the ones he doesn't know about.
"Flick? Is that really you?" he said, running his hand through his already messy black hair, a shocked expression on his face.
A/N Just a little cliffie, but who do you think Bentley and Aubri's daddy is???
Edited - 15.11.2016
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