Jonathan feels Trifin shiver and rubs her back gently, holding her closer.
"Jonathan… Please… Help me…" she sobbed out in her sleep. It hurt.. It hurt too much… Pain and blood, blood everywhere and she was alone. she wanted him to be here, she wanted him to make the nightmares go away.
"Good night," Jonathan responds.
Trifin smiled and yawned before falling asleep in his arms. His arms… They were so warm… so comfortable…
Why was she alone in the darkness now ?
The girl began to panic a little in her sleep. There was blood, blood everywhere.. And she was alone…
Jonathan curls up beside Trifin, closing his eyes. He hugs Trifin like a teddy bear.
Trifin smiled a bit and curled up close to him :
"Good night sweetie."
"I have no fears" he said "I am not like that stupid Jonathan, I am much stronger then him. And who said I liked you like that? Maybe I just admire your control over fear"
“My control over fear… You don’t understand. I am fear and pain incarnate. You say you’re strong ? To me you’re only a human among many others. The only thing that could interest me about you is your blood and your screams of pain and agony when I’ll be done torturing you. Now step out of my way before I get really angry. My nice side might love your dear Jonathan but let it be clear from the start : I don’t love anyone. It’s not an emotion I control." she growled before pushing him out of the way and walking away from him. Humans… Why were they always so stupid ?
She turned her head in time to see Moon and Alice standing in front of her. Alice had decided to get some help as soon as she had woken up. Mathilda was here too. The rest of the family was downstairs, ready to react if needed. The fairy growled :
“Out of my way… NOW !”
Moon paled :
"T… Trifin… Please… Please it isn’t you.
-No you’re right. It’s not the Trifin you know. I’ll make sure this one will never come back. Now step out of my way before I snap your little neck.
-No. We won’t let you do that. - Alice frowned - Bring her back. Bring the Trifin we know back.”
Trifin sighed… And grabbed her throat to pin her against a wall :
“I. Don’t. Want. To.”
"Oh, I see…"
She shrugged, flinching a bit at the emptiness in her sleeve and she pulled away from the hug and stumbled to her prothesis. She picked it up and hid it in a tirror of the short table. No need to traumatize Matthew. She then stumbled to her room, unable to keep her balance without her arm.
And of course she soon discovered how hard it was to put on her pajamas with only one hand. When she was finally in bed, she turned the lights off and closed her eyes, too tired to even think.
Abigor raised an eyebrow at the babies’ conversation. “Can they actually understand each other?” He asked, brow furrowed.
"Well yes. - Trifin smiled - All babies can, human or not."
Elwyn smiled at her then looked at the babies as they kept babbling all together. She was curious at what they could be “talking” about now. Caspian folded his arms over his chest and chuckled. They were all just too cute together.
Scarecrow smirked and looked at her, not scared at all “Well then, I like this side of you better then the nice side” he purred then his eyes turned red for a second and he broke the chains then his eyes turned back to yellow and he walked up to Trifin “tell me, are you usually like this?”
When he stepped forward, she didn’t move from where she was but quickly turned her valid hand in a blade and placed it under his throat, still very calm and emotionless as she answered coldly :
“Don’t approach me. Promiscuity isn’t exactly something I enjoy. I could torture you painlessly and let all the pain crash on you at once, or maybe I could make your worst fears come to life and believe me it wouldn’t be an illusion, so just stay away from me.””
Just because her nice side liked him, didn’t mean she did too and she wouldn’t hesitate to hurt him badly if necessary.
"I’m fine with water, thanks. Preferrably non-holy." He grinned at Caspian and wrapped an arm around Elwyn.
He followed the children’s interaction while grinning happily. They were just too cute together. He laughed when Charlotte tickled his son. “I think I’m scared of when they’re all together.” Abigor whispered before gently kissing Elwyn’s cheek.
Caspian smirked and poured some water in two glasses and handed the said glasses to Abigor and Elwyn before smiling as he picked Ian in his arms :
"Well well well little man… Why are you so shy ?
Timothy looked at his cousin and grabbed Charlotte’s hands so she was forced to stop tickling him.
"Waaah ! - he called Ian - Waaah !
-Waah ?” the other baby answered.
Abigor honestly loved how Timothy was babbling basically all his waking time. It was the most adorable sound in all worlds. He grinned at Trifin and Caspian and returned the quick kisses. He didn’t think he could actually BE any more happy. Everyone was happy and together and with his son and fi- girlfriend… Perfect. He couldn’t stop grinning as he followed Elwyn and Caspian into the living room.
Caspian smiled and gestured Elwyn and Abigor to take seat as he asked :
"Do you want to drink something ?
-Water for me please Cas.” Elwyn said as she sat on the couch. In her arms, Timothy babbled again. He had had his milk about an hour ago and he wasn’t hungry right now. He blinked when he heard someone heading downstairs and he tilted his head when Trifin arrived with two babies in her arms. They seemed a bit older than him though but Tim was sure they could be good friends and he smiled as he babbled again and held his arms out at them. Charlotte smiled and let her wings out so she could fly to him and she babbled and giggled cheerfully as she poked his nose, making the little demon burst in laughter in the process. Ian, who had always been more shy than his sister, simply looked at the two of them with a smile as he sucked his thumb. Elwyn laughed and ruffled both Charlotte and Tim’s hair as she said :
"Well Timmy, those two are your cousins Ian and Charlotte. And soon you’ll meet your cousin Solenn.
-Waaah !” the baby answered before laughing as he was tickled by Charlotte.
He chuckled and kissed her back softly before pulling away. He was grinning as he gently stroked Timothy’s head. “Then let’s go!” He said happily, leading her to the door.
She smiled and carried Timothy in her arms. The baby was looking around curiously and when they arrived in front of the house, he babbled, wondering what was going on now. A genuine smile appeared on his face though, as soon as he saw his uncle Caspian opening the door… And who was the pretty woman next to him ?
"Wah ! Wah !
-Ooooh is that the little Timothy ? - Trifin smiled as she patted his head - You’re so adorable…. Ian and Charlotte will be very glad to meet you !
Ian ? Charlotte ?
Other kids ?
Elwyn chuckled :
"Hello Trifin ! And hello again Cas !
-Hello !” Trifin answered happily before kissing both her and Abigor on the cheek. She then ran upstairs as she heard the babies crying. Caspian watched her with a smile, then gestured the two others to come in and headed the way to the living-room.
Jonathan kisses Trifin’s cheek.
She smiled a bit at the kiss but she was still a bit lost in her own thoughts. Maybe she should talk more about Tarah. The past couldn’t hurt her anymore, right ?
Jonathan wraps his arms around Trifin.
She smiledslightly and wrapped her unique arm around him. She’d have to ask Alice to fix her prothesis tomorrow and she was honestly very happy that Matthew and Jack were asleep right now. She sighed and rested her head on Jonathan’s shoulder, her smile fading a bit as she thought about Tarah.
"That sounds like something that Joker would say, no offense to your sister. I probably said something stupid…."
"Oh no you didn’t… My sister… Well… - Trifin sighed and frowned a bit - Tarah was…"
She interrupted herself. There was a reason why she never talked about her childhood after all.
"You’re so silly."
"My sister used to say that you can laugh of everything. Well it was probably the only intelligent thing she’s ever said." Trifin laughed.