Virgo & Elvira’s Bedroom – Ensuite Bathroom
After their meal, Elvira allowed Virgo to carry her back to their room as she didn’t relish the thought of climbing all those stairs in her condition. She didn’t show it, but she had been experiencing small, stabbing pains in her back since dinner and they seemed to be coming with greater frequency.
“Must be those Braxton-Hicks things Jonathon told me about.” she thought to herself, thinking a bath would be just the thing to soothe her aching muscles.
“Would you draw me a bath? I want to soak for a bit before we retire to bed.” she requested of her mate.
“I will let you bathe in peace, my heart. Just…ring a bell, and I shall be at your side.”
That said, he left the room and headed down to the den for a much needed brandy.
Virgo & Elvira’s Bedroom/Bathroom
He placed her on their bed and ducked into the bathroom to draw her a bath, as she had requested. He stepped back into the bedroom and bowed to her.
“I will let you bather in peace, my heart. Just…ring a bell, and I shall be at your side.” And before she could reply, he stalked from the room. Chuckling at his antics, Elvira wrapped her arms around her stomach.
“Daddy is such a worrywart.” she cooed to her children, as a particularly hard kick signified that the babies agreed with her assessment. Easing to her feet, she removed the day robe she had been wearing and made her way to the bath.
Carefully stepping into the scented water, she eased back with a tired sigh, happy to be off her feet once more. She began to hum a soothing tune while rubbing wet hands over her belly, hoping to settle the children enough to allow her to sleep later that evening.
The scents surrounding her and the gentle rocking motion of the water relaxed her so much, her eyes slipped closed as she fell into a light doze. There was a slight noise, like the popping of a balloon and a slight rushing sound as if the taps hadn’t been turned off, but both went unnoticed by the dozing succubus.
A short time later…
A sharp stabbing pain caused her to awaken quickly and she she hissed in annoyance. She pressed a hand to her stomach, feeling the sudden tightness of her skin and frowned.
“Be calm my darlings. Mummy needs her sleep too.” she murmured as she pulled herself to her feet. The tightness eased a little and she breathed a sigh of relief. After drying her skin as much as she was able, she slipped her nightgown on and made her way to bed. Once she was comfortable, she rang for Sally.
“Yes, Elvira?” Sally asked as she stepped into the room. She was pleased to see her mistress was resting as much as she could.
“Could you find Virgo, please. I sleep better when he is with me.” she requested.
“I’ll drag him up here by his ear if need be.” Sally nodded, causing Elvira to chuckle.
“No need for the violence, Sally. I fear the stress of the babies coming is making him behave rather irrationally where I’m concerned. It can be annoying at times, but I know he loves me and is only concerned for my health and safety.”
“As he should. No worries my darling, I will fetch your wayward and tempermental mate for you.” Sally nodded before leaving the room. Elvira took up her hair brush from her side table and began to run the bristles through her long locks, humming.
A sharper, deeper pain lanced through her body and she dropped her hairbrush with a hiss of pain. She placed her hands against her stomach and felt the tightness return before ebbing away. A few moments later…and other stabbing pain, this one much sharper then the last and she couldn’t help but cry out.
“Devil’s teeth!” she shouted, now realizing the babies did not want to wait anymore. They wanted out and they wanted out now.“VIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRGOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” she screamed, not bothering with the bell as it was loud enough to shake the entire mansion. She did not want to be alone when these babies came into the world. Her twin bodyguards scrambled into the room, took one look at her heaving, rolling body and the sweat pooling on her brow and scrambled to find their Alpha. He was needed to help bring his pups into this world.
“ELVIRA!?” The Count roared back, his eyes wide as saucers, his heart near missing a beat. All his tempered thoughts left his mind and he sprinted past Sally in a blur that would have turned her into a spinning top.
“I’m coming!” Again he was letting her know that he was practically about to kick the door down after flying up the stairs. He rocketed in her room, then took one look at her rolling belly. It had changed as her waters had broken and the babies were coming. Virgo had to collect his thoughts, as to which end to attend to..her hand or her…(yeah). “Remember breathe.” The Count said, then turned his head to the door and roared;
“SALLY..THE PUPS ARE COMING!” You would think it was him in labour. He went to her other end and then looked between her legs….
…there was a dull thud as his body hit the floor.
He paled drastically as he caught a glimpse of the expanding birth canal. To her surprise, his eyes rolled up into his head and he fainted.
Sally ran into the room, took one look at Elvira and started issuing orders like a general in an army.
“David, Peter…I need the two of you to go and find some blanket and place them on the floor in front of the fire. Not too close because I don’t want them to catch, but not far away so they don’t warm properly. The babies need to be kept warm once they exit Elvira’s body.”
“Yes, ma’am.” they nodded, leaving the room. Gerald entered behind them.
“Gerald, I need warm water and towels from the kitchens.”
“Yes, my love.” he nodded, turning to leave. Orders issued, she turned to stare at Virgo, still out cold on the floor. She took one of the pillows from the bed and placed it beneath his head, shaking her head the whole time. She looked at Elvira who was near tears.
“Sally. I can’t do this! I’m not ready!” Elvira sniffled. Sally took her hand and gave it a gentle squeeze.
“You are ready, dear heart. You have been ready for this since the very beginning. I have faith in you. And your husband, poor thing, has been waiting for this moment for a long time. You…are…ready.”
“Wake him up, then. I need him here.” Elvira demanded as Gerald returned with the water.
“I will take care of the Master, My Lady. You just focus on your young ones.” Gerald reassured her.
Peter and David returned with a pair of thick blankets and spread them out over the chairs in front of the fireplace, making sure there was enough wood to keep the fire going well into the night.
Another contraction hit and Elvira moaned, clutching Sally’s hand like a lifeline.
“Virgo! Wake up, you lazy arse!” Elvira snapped. “I’m delivering your children and you’re sleeping! That isn’t right!”
“I’m going to check you over, love.” Sally stated, removing her hand from Elvira’s clutches. Elvira nodded as she breathed through another contraction. Sally moved to the end of the bed and slid her hand beneath Elvira’s nightgown, pressing tenderly into the birth canal. Two inches in and she could feel the soft skin of a baby’s head. She looked at Elvira over the edge of her knees.
“Baby number one is about to come into the world, love. Seems they do not want to wait.” Sally grinned. Elvira nodded as she breathed. She made Gerald, Peter and David wait in the other room while she helped Elvira out of her nightgown. Sally moved the water and towels to the floor beside the bed before taking the knife her mate had brought as well and sterilizing it in the fire’s flames. She pulled the sheet up and over Elvira’s chest to preserve her modesty and helped the young woman get her legs and knees up in a better position. She called the men back into the room, just as an even harder contraction caught Elvira in its grip. Sally looked under the sheet and saw the baby’s head beginning to crown.
“It’s time. Now on the next contraction, I need you to push as hard as you can until I tell you to stop.” Sally commanded her mistress. Elvira nodded, not even having the breath to argue. Sally got upon the bed at Elvira’s feet and pulled the sheet up and over Elvira’s knees. Virgo was still out on the floor, and would be no help whatsoever. “Gerald, I need you and David to hold Elvira’s hands. She needs to have some leverage to push.”
Both men nodded and moved to help Elvira sit up further, ready to push her children into the world. She could feel another contraction coming and looked at Sally with wide eyes. Sally understood and got into position. Elvira grit her teeth and screamed as the contraction finally came. “Push, Elvira!” Sally demanded. Gripping the hands that held her own as tightly as possible, Elvira took a deep breath and bare down as hard as she could, wanting to expel her firstborn child from her body as fast as possible.
“Stop!” Sally commanded. With a groan, Elvira stopped pushing and had to smother the instinct to clench her lower body closed. David took up a spare towel and dabbed at Elvira’s sweaty brow. She gave him a tired but grateful smile as Sally checked the position of both the baby’s head and body. She noticed with some gladness that the umbilical cord was not wrapped around the baby’s neck. “All is well, darling. One more big push and you’ll have your first born in your arms.” Sally smiled. Elvira nodded quickly and moved into position as another contraction rocked her body. She took a deep breath and pushed once again, Sally between her knees helping the babe slip from her body. With a scream of relief, her first child slipped into Sally’s arms with a lustful cry at being taken from its warm home. “It’s a girl!” Sally grinned, quickly sponging the baby clean with the warm water. Elvira burst into happy tears as she got her first glimpse of her baby girl. Sally took up the knife and cut the umbilical cord before clamping it off. Peter was at Sally’s side with one of the warm blankets to wrap the babe in. There was a knock at the door. “Who is it?” Sally demanded.
“It’s Chelsea, Miss.” came the young voice through the door.
“What do you want?” Sally wondered as she placed the little girl in the bassinet beside the bed.
“I took the liberty of sending off a messenger to Doctor Bianchi. He should be here soon.”
“Thank you, Chelsea. Please inform the household that…” Sally looked at Elvira for confirmation.
“Dominique.” Elvira smiled, tears still streaming from her eyes.”
“…Dominique Marulo has been born unto this world.” Sally finished.
“With pleasure, Miss! And congratulations, Countess!” Chelsea ran away from the door to announce the news to the entire estate.
“Sally!” Elvira moaned as another contraction ripped through her. Sally got back into place to help the second child be born…
At midnight, the 1st of November, 5 minutes after his sister, little Damion Marulo was born into the world.
And still…Virgo had yet to wake…
“You’re a bit late, John.” The Count said, taking a closer look at Dominique and Damion. He didn’t know they had been even named. Johnathon chuckled, and set down his medical bag, and went to wash his hands in the basin. “Congratulations Countess, you look to have two fine children. Only wish I was here sooner.” He said, wiping his hands clean with a towel, provided by a maid. “So, what are their names, Virgo?” He asked, looking at the Count expectantly. Course, he had no idea and then flapped his gums, hoping Elvira would fill them both in. Johnathon seemed confused, like he was missing something. “You were here for the birth, Virgo?” Good question.
“Technically, yes. Johnathon, I just uhm…can’t remember much after telling Elvira to breath, and calling Sally.”
“You passed out?”
And he was.