Chapter 2 : Chapter Two
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I looked at my pink clock and saw it was half past eight. I sighed, the only 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, I noticed that they weren't in there. Great, does my family purposely 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. I threw my quilt off and got up, 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. 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. On the other side of the breakfast bar was sat my 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 I felt a wet thing touch my right foot, looking down I saw my cat, Ginger Nut sniffing my foot 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 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.
"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 just looked at me. "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. "Can't I just give you a list?"
Ria shook her head. "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; 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.
"How did you know it was one of us?"
"I recognised the number."
Makes sense, I thought.
"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.
Drat, my nan seems to have a better social life than me.
"It's okay, have fun, nana. Love You. Bye."
I got up from off the stairs and put the phone back just as 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 and ready.
"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."
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. You see I haven't been in the wizarding world since I left Hogwarts.
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 the buggy and Tessa 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 as she appeared behind us.
"Wow!" I heard Oscar gasp.
The street was pretty busy, mostly Hogwarts kids and their parents.
"Right, I'm gonna take Tessa to get her wand, you 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.
I shrugged and 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. I really miss 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. What with Bentley and his dark hair and Aubri with her blonde, you probably wouldn't think they were twins.
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 think they'll be good if I get back on the team, I'm sure Ria could come up to the school with them to support me. I checked on them both before making my way down the aisle to the tills to pay.
I wasn't paying attention to where I was going and I nearly run over a tall boy of around my age, with messy black hair. It seemed he was talking to a pile of Quidditch robes, but I was too distracted by the flaming red hair sticking out above it.
"Oh my god, I'm so sorry," I said apologetically whilst trying to decide who the little titch was.
"Sorry," the boy said as he turned around.
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 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 - 17.04.2014
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