It's Complicated

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[b "We'd best get everything today. If we're going to have to order in some of the supplies, the sooner it gets done the better. We don't want to be waiting longer than necessary,"] Gavin's eyes scan the list of items.

It might take them a while to get everything they need all set up and prepared, but it'll give them something to do so they aren't sitting around spending time thinking about kids. They'll need a distraction, and this one is definitely welcomed. [b "I'm just going to add some things here,"] he takes the pen from her and gets to work.

One of the most important items he marks down is bamboo. Being surrounded by woods, they have to use it to their advantage in the event of being attacked. By sharpening the bamboo shoots, they can lure their attackers in to a pit filled with them for quick elimination.

Drawing up a quick sketch, he slides the paper around to show her. [b "If we place these small pits strategically around the woods, we'll have areas to use if we have to run. We can use a marker so we know where they are, but any enemies won't have a clue."]
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 1y 257d 2h 50m 49s
Serena scuffed. [#af18ae “The bathroom, kitchen, living room and garage. If possible.”] she said smiling.

The numbers on his sketch threw her off a little. It took her a while to figure out what they meant. She pretended to date an architect once. He was an okay guy, killed for his own pleasure and over charged the people. He had to go. She took care of it.

It was nice knowing he knew what he was doing. He came up with an idea real fast. It was impressing. It made her want to do the same. She came up with more ideas. Some were backup plans in case her original plans somehow failed. She put a leg on her the chair and rested her chin on it. They’re going to be busy for the next few days. The things she does to keep herself and others safe. She normally doesn’t go this crazy. But since it’s her first love and most likely the las, she as to go up and beyond to protect him.

It was now time to make a list of things she’s going to need. The list was long and the amount she needed for certain items were crazy. Even though they said they weren’t going into town for a week they are going to need the supplies for traps and hidden furniture departments.

[#af18ae “We need to go into town later or tomorrow to get some supplies.”] She told him after she was done with everything she was doing.
  Serena / Simply_Random / 1y 261d 21h 48m 28s
He'd seen the design before, when he'd been looking for furniture ideas for his own home. [b "That one would be easy."]

He moves around her and grabs a piece of paper and a pen. He quickly sketches out a three-dimensional rectangle. [b "All I would have to do is make the headboard thick enough for there to be room for drop-shelves."] He draws some more lines falling forward. [b "It'll work on a pressure lock. You push against the wood panel, and it'll drop forward. We can definitely make holsters for some guns in there. I'll just have to make the measurements precise."]

Gavin shows her the doodle, complete with his messy scrawl of numbers. [b "It'll be a heavy piece of furniture, so I'll have to build it in our room. Think you can put up with some sawdust and noise for a little while?"] he teases.

She'd be in charge of the more complicated designs, but this is definitely something he can handle. Hidden storage is easy enough to design in to furniture concepts. He wouldn't be surprised if this feature is a common one in the ideas she comes up with. [b "Anywhere else you'd want something like this?"]
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 1y 264d 36m 39s
Serena loved every second of every minute of the hair playing. She wanted to k.o. but she has things to do. [#af18ae "You can help give me ideas. I don't mind drawing them all. I like burning them after I build them.] Therefore no one would know what they did to the house. Hell even the next owners won't know about the secret rooms and traps.

She kissed him when he helped her up. It was time to start planning. Within a matter of minutes she easily sketched up a few traps and a few safe underground places within the forest. All from photo-memory. She needs to continue running around in their little jungle.

[#af18ae "I know I'm late, but I can last a few months without being intimate. The question is if you can last."] She couldn't of think of anything for the house. She looks around. [#af18ae "Babe, think you can make a customized headboard for the bed? Something that can have guns in them. It can't be easy to find. It has to be somewhere unique. Think you can come up with something?"]
  Serena / Simply_Random / 1y 267d 1h 4m 23s
He gives her a faint smile. [b "Then I'm just going to have to keep playing with your hair until I fall asleep. I'm far too comfortable. And your hair is far too soft. Seriously. It's like magic."]

It felt like silk in his hands. But, Gavin knew that he couldn't stall forever. He wanted a few more minutes of pretending that they're just a normal couple, with no one after them to kill them. Sighing, he lets her hair fall back in to place, shifting a bit on the couch. [b "I'll help out. Although the drawings are all you, unless you want little stick figures hiding in the blueprints."]

He pushes himself on to his feet and stretches, cracking his back in several places. He was definitely going to have to take training seriously if he wants to be able to kick as much ass as she does. [b "After you, my dear wife,"] he pulls her to her feet.

[b "See if you can keep your hands off me, eh?"] he winks playfully, though he's fairly sure he's going to be tempted more than she will.
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 1y 270d 19h 23m 30s
His joke wasn’t really funny. Disturbing if anything. [#af18ae “Maybe she’s an undercover spy. Like the movie ‘Cat Vs Dogs’”] Serena chuckles, [#af18ae I’ll try to see if they can come sometime this week.”] they really need their fur babies.

Perhaps their fur babies would ease her mind. She would do anything to get rid of this fear of having a baby. Of starting her own family. If anything having a kid is better than getting married. You don’t have to be with your baby daddy or baby mama just because you have a kid. Unlike if you’re married, you can’t go anywhere. You’re legal bound to that person. Not to mention the process to get a divorce is a pain.

[#af18ae “Whatever happens, happens. We can overcome anything if we’re together…”] she mutters.

In a few she’s going to start sketching up some plans. They have a lot to do still. Keeping herself busy would help keep her mind off her fear. [#af18ae “Hey I’m going to start making blueprints for the traps and other things. But after you get tired of playing with my hair. It’s so relaxing. It feels so good.”] she said smiling.
  Serena / Simply_Random / 1y 274d 23h 56m 6s
He feels relief rush through him at her answer. He wouldn't feel right about terminating the baby, but he could come to terms with adoption eventually, if they had to go that route. Gavin knew that Serena would probably watch the child with surveillance anyways, as he or she grew, to ensure that they were safe.

[b "We can stop trying. You're right. We might be rushing things. But if it happens...it happens. We will deal with it when that time comes. If it comes,"] he nods in agreement.

He lifts her head and settles it on to his lap, running his fingers through her hair. [b "We'll get the fur babies here first. Pamper them for now, until things settle. Linus is a big baby anyways. We can put a bonnet on him,"] he puts on a smile to try and make her feel better. [b "And you can spoil that cat as much as you'd like. Give you girl time with her. Since I'm fairly sure she won't like me. She seemed rather possessive of you,"] he tugs on her hair lightly.
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 1y 275d 38m 7s
[#af18ae “Maybe…”] she turns to lay on her back, [#af18ae “No. It’s okay. Me freaking out will pass. It’s what we want. Plus, we’ve got so much planned already. Can’t let that go to waste.”]

Serena could tell that it’s worrying him. Her freaking out and having second thoughts is getting to him. Maybe she isn’t in his head to know. She knows something his up because of the way he’s looking at her. When he asked ‘what would happen if they were’ confirmed it.

[#af18ae “Well then we’re going to be parents. I don’t believe in abortions and I’m sure not in hell am going to give up our baby.”] something in her told her she’s not pregnant. They just lost their baby and she’s stressed out. There’s no way in hell that she’s pregnant. One can’t get pregnant from being stressed out all the damn time. Despite how much they’ve been doing it unprotected lately.

[#af18ae “If anything we can just focus on getting the place safe and starting your business and me getting control on my bakeries and getting rid of the dirty things that have been happening.”] She shrugs.
  Serena / Simply_Random / 1y 275d 20h 7m 48s
Gavin hears the worry in her voice and instantly sits up, his grin disappearing. [b "Are you having second thoughts?"]

Sure, they had gotten on to the subject of kids rather quickly, but she'd seemed excited about the idea. Now that she is showing doubts, Gavin is worried that he'd been pushing her, or that they were moving too fast. [b "I mean...we could wait, I guess. If that's what you want."]

He's not exactly sure how he feels of backing out. He'd been excited at the idea of having a baby with her, but he wasn't about to force her to do anything she didn't want to. If Serena chose to wait, then they would wait, and he would support her. Still, it's hard to hide his own worry.

[b "We might have been getting ahead of ourselves. We can stop if you want. Or we'll just be more careful,"] he's sitting with his back against the couch, looking forward.

His thoughts were filled with their recent activities. They certainly hadn't been protected for the past few days, and Gavin wonders if it was too late to have these second thoughts. [b "What happens if we're already...you know?"]
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 1y 277d 3h 35m 53s
Serena knows what she asked in a way can be difficult. One can say how they’ll be, how they act, what they’ll do in certain situation and how they wish to raise their kid. However, things are never as they say. Everything changes for a reason. Good or bad, but it’s life. Plus, neither of them knows what to do when it comes to being good parents. They know what not to do by examples from their parents, but most of those bad parenting skills made them who they are.

It’s hard trying to decide how you want to be to your own kids. You want to be a good parent, yet be able to lay down the law, be a friend and just down to earth with them. You can’t be with all at once or your kid will think/feel a certain way.

Serena laughs hearing him say she’s going to be putting him on the spot when he spoils them too much. [#af18ae “Oh I will. We can have our kid(s) do simple choirs to get money or get them something they want, depending on the price of course. Just because we have money doesn’t mean we can buy them a 2k pair of new Jordan’s or whatever new brand of sneakers that are in.”] Look at her setting down the law already!

[#af18ae “But I honestly don’t know. I want to be their best friend, down to earth and a very chill mother. Yet I don’t want them to think they can do or say whatever they want, whenever they want. However, I don’t want to be that strict parent. I’m not sure how I’m going to balance all of that. Only time can tell I guess.”] Serena shrugs looking sad and possibly sounding sad. She was playing with her fingers, yet her eyes were on the TV.

Her bottom lip was tucked in behind her teeth. Taking a deep breath, she let go of her bottom lip and set her fingers free. Serena slouches down, practically curling into a ball. [#af18ae “Maybe I’m not ready… Do you think we’re ready? Maybe we’re rushing into things…”]
  Serena / Simply_Random / 1y 281d 3h 38m 21s
It's a fair question, and Gavin won't lie, but it stumps him momentarily. While he'd had the best relationship with his own father out of the three children, the patriarch of the Rollo family wasn't exactly a model father. Often gone for long periods of time, he'd missed many birthdays and baseball games, not to mention his eldest son's wedding. With that kind of history, he honestly doesn't know the first thing about being a father.

[b "I want to be firm, but fair. My parents were all about the 'because I said so' and 'I'm the parent, do as I say' mentality. I want to teach the kids to think for themselves, and to have their own opinions. I may spoil them a little bit, that's a given, but at the end of the day, I don't want to be a pushover either."] He pauses and smirks at her. [b "I'm sure you'll put me in my place when I'm being too lenient."]

He trails off for a moment before continuing. [b "I think I'll be a good blend of father and friend. I don't want them to fear me, like my parents instilled in us. Respect, sure, but never fear. I'm their father, not a threat."]

He looks up at her. [b "What about you? I can totally picture the beating up the bully situation. What else? Anything in particular that you want them to have, looks or personality wise?"]
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 1y 290d 3h 51m 21s
Ah, yes the Saw movie. Saw is one of her favorite movie trilogy. It’s so bloody, suspenseful and just ah! She sticks her tongue out at him. He’s such a wimp. She actually changed the movie once when it started getting good. She never did finish watching it. The question is which one was it?

Things are getting interesting. Serena sat up hearing his deal. [#af18ae “Make it a year and a half and you got a deal.”] She loves compromising, but only if it goes her way of course.

[#af18ae “I’m not surprised at all. Are they even close friends or family? I would’ve said no if I don’t know the person like a nail in the wall.”] Maybe she’ll dig into that as well. If he gives the kids good gifts that is easily sellable and none kid friendly they kid would never get it and they would think their godparent doesn’t love them. Serena should know. Her godparents would give her beautiful things, but of course her parents would either keep them, sell them or trade them. She once received a thirty-five thousand Blue Nile signature floating diamond solitaire pendant platinum, a 1.75 ct. tw. and her parents sold it. Did she mention they took it from Angelina Jolie dressing room?

[#af18ae “Liar.”] she whispers, [#af18ae “Watch me become one of those parents who fights their kids bully. Except I’ll do it better.”] Serena winks with an evil smirk. She can mess with them for a week. Leak out secrets and of course without a trace. [#af18ae “What kind of dad are you going to be? And please don’t tell me you’re going to give them sugar 24/7.”]
  Serena / Simply_Random / 1y 291d 1h 11m 55s
[b "I'll probably pout, but ignore me if you must. Just remember that I nearly passed out watching that Saw movie. I almost puked on you, too,"] he reminds her, wagging a finger.

So far so good. They weren't fighting about names. They each have one in the running. Fingers crossed that once they actually conceive that everything stays as smooth. Gavin grabs one of her hands and laces their fingers together, pressing his lips to her knuckles. [b "I'll make you a deal. I'll change every diaper for the first year, if I pass out. That'll be enough suffering for me, right?"] he pouts.

He notices she grows silent, but doesn't press her. He's used to her getting lost in her thoughts. [b "I think we'll do just fine. I've got enough experience around kids. Five godkids will do that to a person. Although I'm very certain I was only picked because I'm rich and the parents wanted me to spoil their kids senseless. Which I may be guilty of, but that's neither here nor there."]

He'd feel a little bad that he'd suddenly disappear from their lives, but to be fair, they're all under five years of age, and they'll forget him soon enough. Give them a new toy and they won't remember Uncle Gavin at all. [b "You've got the protective streak in you. I'm not worried about the baby's upbringing at all."] Bold faced lie, but hey, might as well try and make her feel better.
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 1y 297d 1h 35m 21s
Serena wasn’t surprised that he would ask for such a thing. She will be mad if he passed out missing their babies birth. He’ll end up seeing goo and blood on him or her. Watch him pass out when they give her the icky baby to hold whole they pull out the placenta.

[#af18ae “I guess. Just don’t be mad if I’m ignoring you because of it.”] She replies with a grin.

What if she gets so big she can’t get her body back? Do other girls think about this? Why is she thinking about this? Why now? This was starting to worry her. What if she backs down?

[#af18ae “I like Luca. Luca is in. So far we got Luca and Mavis. This is progress.”] Serena sat up. She tucks her legs under butt. If she thought things were getting real before, this is topping everything off. She’s secretly starting to freak out. What if she can’t go through with it? How is she going to tell them?
  Serena / Simply_Random / 1y 297d 2h 1m 37s
Gavin shudders and gags at the idea of her having a C-Section. She'd be badass and strong as hell to get through it, but he's fairly sure he'd faint at the sight of her being cut open, even if it is for the birth of their child. He can barely stomach blood as it is, let alone seeing inside of a live person. [b "I'm begging in advance for you to not mock me if I pass out, in the event of you having a c-section. That much blood, and seeing your innards might be a bit too much for me to handle."]

He's not even sorry that he's a coward. He can do many things, but guts and gore has never been one of them. Gavin had always been the one to hide behind her hair, or bury his face in her neck when watching a bloody scene in a movie. She'd always picked on him for it.

When she brings up his appetite, he laughs. He already knows he's going to be a sucker for giving the kid candy and junk food if they flash their puppy dog eyes at him. Besides, a bit of sugar never hurt anyone. [b "Mavis is nice. Not a 'new' name, but not super old fashioned. I like it. It's in the running,"] he declares with a smile.

He'd seen the movie she was referring to while babysitting one of his godkids, but he didn't remember much. He'd mainly spent the film snoozing while the girl clapped her hands and tried singing something over the movie. [b "What about Luca for a boy?"]
  Gavin Rollo / Kooza / 1y 297d 3h 40m 32s
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