Yeah... sorry no post yesterday. I'm sure you have a lot of questions. The answer to your questions is what gave me a migraine, making my previous post title prophetic. Not the first time I've been accused of being psychic, but...
I am in a house full of children.
Not that I really blame them for anything, but I don't like feeling so helpless to help the people I love.
Lullaby is pregnant, and this is not your normal over in nine months kind of pregnancy. At this rate, she'll starve to death before she's full term... Because since Tuesday, Lullaby's little "bump" has doubled in size. She is constantly hungry because her body is sending everything to the baby. They're scheduling all kinds of tests, but so far the baby seems completely normal despite its accelerated growth. So yay? I have theories but...
So who's the daddy, you might wonder? Some supernatural nightmare? An alien? A god?
No... apparently it's Doc. Doc did it. Doc's the only one she's ever slept with (in Advocate's basement?! I'm sure my face made all kinds of interesting contortions when Lulls told me that), and apparently they love each other very much. Enough that when Agent Z decided it was a good idea to call Lully fat, Doc beat the ever-loving snot out of him. He's just lucky I wasn't in the kitchen at the time because I would have made Lullaby a meal and told him he was no longer welcome in the house. Brood be damned, I'd have sent him into the woods to spend the night.
Of course, I didn't know He was haunting the woods.
For some reason, Doc felt it was a good idea to go for a walk, alone, outside the wards. And this... is a first for us. We've had issues with proxies, but this is the first time Slenderman has ever attacked anyone staying here. I can't fathom why he would pick on Doc. He's one of the most inoffensive people I've ever met, hospitalizing Agent Z not withstanding.
Gods, he was in bad shape, and Lullaby was in near hysterics when she found him. Brood was out of the house with Z because Doc REALLY did a number on him. Apparently Z has been trying to transfer out for a while. At the very least, he won't be back for a couple weeks. So that left Agent Joshua in charge, and he was not inclined to go looking for Doc. Of course, Lullaby climbed out of her window to find him, and there he was on the edge of our former garden. Least our wards are still working... I hope... I mean Slenderman could have thrown him through a window or strung him up from some of the construction vehicles currently parked inside them, if He really wanted to make the effort.
So... Doc is at MASC headquarters for his injuries. Agent Z is in some undisclosed hospital (apparently he as a wife who wouldn't be able to visit him otherwise... a likely story), and Lullaby... I'm feeding her as much and as often as I can and making sure there are plenty of leftovers, but I'm afraid if this pregnancy doesn't stabilize, she's going to end up hospitalized before long too. I... want to suggest an abortion because the only thing I can think of is that this has something to do with the bean, but she's so happy...