Takes place during Winter of 2045
Tiny bits of posing of Isiana done with Kate's permission
The woman looked down at her stomach, which was growing just a bit more with each day that passed. Her hands moved to curve over the bump and she smiled warmly as she thought about the little life that was forming inside of her. Glowing? Yes she was - after being told for so long that this would never happen, it finally was, and with the man that she wanted to spend the rest of her life with. She couldn't be more thrilled about it. I'm sorry that we'll be grounded for a while. It's going to be frustrating for me, too. Right now she was in the "honeymoon phase" of pregnancy. She knew eventually, like most pregnant riders, she would grow irritable without being up in the sky.
I can still fly. I will miss fighting Thread... but I will survive. The egg you carry must be looked after.
The egg. Finn laughed and nodded. She supposed it was an egg, of sorts. As she was stroking her belly, she thought about the fact that she had yet to tell two people in her life - her sister and Isiana, her best friend. She still couldn't tell Fali'vas, but she could tell Isi, and why not do it now? They hadn't seen one another in ages, they could get together for lunch, if Isi was agreeable, and then Finn could share the news. She couldn't wait to see the look on her friend's face when she found out she was going to be an Auntie, and Finn didn't care what anyone said... that's exactly what Isi was going to be. Danteth, can you speak to Andromedath, see if her rider is available for lunch in her apartment? There was silence for a moment, maybe two, and when the garnet returned with a confirmation, Finn spoke to her again. Ask her if she can get together food. Lots and lots... and lots of food.
Hearing her dragon chuckle, Finn chose to ignore her, and then she went about preparing herself. Belladonna was asleep with her latest clutch while Oleander was off on a chase, and B'tian was off at practice, and Finn - more tired than usual - decided to take her time. She wanted to take something with her, but wasn't sure what. She didn't have cakes, or cookies, nothing like that, but she did have some candies that her parents sent her when she told that she'd been craving some sweets that one of the old aunties at High Reaches made. Perhaps Isi would like them as well? Grabbing them up, she busied herself with cleaning - nesting, she was told it was, but she insisted it was just cleaning - before leaving a note for Bast in case he returned early - and leaving for Isi's.
At her apartment, she knocked, and waited at the door, deciding she was too hungry to wait for food. She popped several of the candies in her mouth at once, until her cheeks puffed out like a little rodent. That's how Isi would see her when the door opened eventually, but Finn didn't think of that. She was more concerned with how good the candies were, and how much she was suddenly craving the oddest of things.