We Are Only Getting Better (Elyan) Jun 1, 2012 16:58:46 GMT -5
Post by Caitrin de Archer on Jun 1, 2012 16:58:46 GMT -5
The last few days had been a blur to Caitrin. She was half in a daze, and everything seemed to have happened quite quickly, when really very little time had passed at all. Caitrin was a mother, and it was the most alien, yet natural sensation she had ever felt. Right now she felt completely content, and she couldn’t have been happier than she was. Caitrin was finally recovering from the birth, and she felt a little stronger, though she still hadn’t really let the room yet for longer than she needed to. Griff was out at the moment, directing their lunch for them, and Caitrin was certainly glad of it, though she wasn’t that hungry, she knew she would be soon. He had only just left, and Caitrin was therefore left to look over both her children on her own. She had the youngest, Arthur, in her arms. He was so small, and Caitrin still couldn’t get over that fact. He was strong, and healthy, but he was still so tiny and fragile. Caitrin stroked his hand slowly with her thumb, smiling as the babe made a soft cry; shifting in his blankets as he continued to stare up at his mother. Caitrin couldn’t ever imagine not having her children now, even though she had not been a mother for long. Her children were quickly becoming her world, and she loved them both utterly and completely.
Esmae was in her crib, and Caitrin could see her from where she was sat on the bed. The baby was slipping in-between a gentle slumber and just the odd cry to let her mother know she was still there. Both of the twins were being unnaturally quiet that morning, perhaps because they had tired themselves out with their crying in the night. It had certainly tired out their parents anyway. Sighing softly, Caitrin held Arthur tightly against her chest, and smiled to herself. She really was so lucky. They had only be expecting one baby, but they had been blessed with twins. All that time there had been another little Aubert hiding away, waiting to make an appearance. Arthur yawned gently and snuggled into his blankets. Almost instantly, Caitrin had forgotten the pain of the birth, and had just felt pure euphoria when they had placed Arthur in her arms. Though he had been the second born, he had been the first to be placed in her arms, and she had felt that bond with him straight away.
Caitrin heard a soft knock on the door, and she smiled straight away. Quite a few people had come to see the twins, and to congratulate the parents on the happy news. Caitrin loved introducing her children to the new faces, as most of the people in Camelot would see these children grow up at court. “Come in, the doors open.” She called out with a soft smile, as she ran a finger across the soft red hair on Arthur’s head, waiting for their guest to reveal themselves.
Timeline: A few day after ‘A Restless Night’
Time of Day: Midday
Location: Griff and Caitrin’s guest chambers[/color][/size]