Sunday, March 18, 2018



Will wasn't nearly excited about having a baby around as much as Ivy was. She was far too giddy for him. Didn't she realize they should be going out, during spring break?

"What's the matter with you?" He asked while he watched her with the baby Bella.

"She's so cute." Ivy lifted Bella up in the air and played with her. Finally, after the cheerful play, she put her on the blanket in the floor on her tummy so Bella could do a workout of learning to crawl.

Will sighed, but not too heavily. He didn't want to irritate her.

"But..but I got those tickets to the exhibit you wanted to go too, Fashion through the ages in France." Not that he wanted to go, but he knew she wanted too. He planned to treat her to the French Cafe, afterward. Possibly, not as exciting as going to Paris, but perfect for a student's budget.

"I know, and Winnie or Mom should be back, really soon." She turned to Will.

He hoped so because five minutes with the baby was making him a little nervous.

After Bella rolled over she looked a little unhappy, or maybe she'd startled herself. Ivy picked her up.

"Here, you hold her," Ivy told him he should try it.

"What?" He winced. It wasn't that he hadn't been around babies. It was just not his cup of tea. "Me?"

"I've never seen you hold a baby," Ivy remembered how he didn't hold any of the babies at his house. "You might like it."

"I don't think so." He shook his head, no, but Ivy handed the baby over, anyway. He had no choice but to take her.

The baby instantly smiled.

Will stared at her, thinking didn't she know he was scared of her. Yes, he was afraid he might drop her or she would wiggle out of his grasp, but instead she cuddled up to him.

Will sat down on the couch with her and in a matter of minutes, she was asleep. No pacifier necessary.

"I've been trying all morning to get her to go to sleep." Ivy shrugged as if she didn't understand babies any more than he did.

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