2-3 Weeks later
Omega POV- 12 Years Old
I was sat on my own in the living room watching TV. I found out that Kyle and Sandi were the latest thing now. Eleanor and Daniel didn't go down well, and Daniel was now going out with a girl who moved in recently, Olivia Douvan. She was quite nice, and kinda pretty, but looked mysterious aswell. She lived with her older brother, Caleb, his girlfriend, who I didn't know the name of, and a relative, who I think was a cousin, called Ryan. Ryan and Holly had been going out for about a week now. Also, Father's been offered a job in the Military with Jennifer, and they pay him more for less hours, so he gets Tuesday and Thursday off from now on, so I get to see a lot more of him now, which I'm glad of. Yup, a lot changes in the Stormsealer household in just over a fortnight!
That was someone burst through the front door, slammed it shut and sat leaning against it panting. Mother? No, it couldn't be. That was when I realised; it was Jennifer with her hair down, instead of her usual plaits. Another reason I could tell was she was a spitting image of Mother, apart from her slightly stuck out nose at the bottom, which was off Father, and every one of us had that feature. "Jennifer?" I said.
"Omega!" she said, coming into the living room and smothering me. "You'll never guess what!"
"Sam proposed to me!"
"Ah, congrats! What did you say?"
"Yes, obviously! I also have another surprise that I haven't told anyone yet, you're the first to know"
"And that is?"
"Wow, Jen! Sam's kid?"
"Yeah, I'm planning to move in with Sam if Mother and Father say yes. Anyway, where is Father?"
"Father went out shopping for some groceries; he should be back any minute though"
"Ah" Jennifer said. "So, you excited about becoming an aunt?"
"Well, with how many siblings I have, if you all have as many as Mother and Father have had, I'm going to be an aunt to 30 nieces and nephews, your kid is just going to be the first of many"
"Good point" JenJen laughed, before an awkward silence. JenJen decided to fill it in. "Sooo Omega, have you got a boyfriend yet?"
"What?! No!" I said.
JenJen purred. "You will soon. I bet the boy of your dreams will come to you and it'll be love at first sight and when you grow up you'll get married and have lots of kids and-"
That's when Father came through the door, followed by Daniel, both carrying a lot of shopping. "Hey Dad (JenJen calls him Dad while I call him Father), want us to help you with the shopping?" JenJen asked.
"Oh, hi Jennifer! You haven't been over for quite some time, been over with your boyfriend, haven't you?" Father said in a playful tone.
"Uh-huh" JenJen said coolly. "Also, I have two things to tell you" she said.
"Well, let me sort out the shopping, then tell me" Father smiled.
In the end, Father, Daniel, JenJen and I all managed to put the shopping back where it needed to be in about five minutes. Although it was a Sunday, it was a day off for everyone tomorrow due to it being a bank holiday, I still had one more week off after Kyle attacking me as I sometimes got sudden pains all over, and the school nurse had to always send me home every day, so since one of my parents was at home at all times, apart from the little switchover between two and three in the afternoon, except on Thursdays as Mother worked Saturdays but not Thursdays, and had games on Wednesdays and Sundays, so either Ethan or JenJen came over to watch me for the hour or so, because the school just said stay at home for the next month or so, so I was allowed to stay up a half hour later, so I went to bed at 10 instead of half nine. That meant I got to see Mother after she finished work, as she usually didn't get back for another half hour after she'd finished playing for the Sunset Valley Woman's Football Team.
"So, Jennifer, what were you going to tell me?" Father asked, as Father, JenJen and I had gone to sit in the living room on the sofa, while Daniel was getting ready for bed. He still had to stick to the half nine rule.
"Well Dad, you know my boyfriend Sam?"
"Yes, I do" Father said.
"Well, he isn't my boyfriend anymore. He's my fiancé now" JenJen said. "So, I was planning to move in with him, but I had to tell you and Mum first"
"Well, since you're 20 now, that's fine by me, but you still need to tell your mother. What about the other thing?"
"Well, I'm pregnant aswell"
Dad stayed silent then. "I didn't plan to be a grandfather aged 39, but congratulations Jennifer. How far are you into the pregnancy?"
"Two months, three and a half weeks"
"Wonderful, congratulations" he said. If he was mad at her for not telling him anything about her plans with Sam, he wouldn't shout at her. He was a coward really, and Jennifer was a lot braver than he was, she'd probably be able to slap him and not get shouted at, that's how cowardly Devon Stormsealer is.
Just then, Mother burst through the door, slamming it behind her, sweat pouring down her face. "Early off work, dear?" Dad asked.
"We-get-an-hour-less-on-days-before-Bank-Holidays" she panted, before taking a deep breath and taking a few gulps from her drink, and she now was calm enough to talk. "We won our match 3-1, and that goal was just pure luck"
"Congratulations, Rose" Father said. "And, your eldest daughter has a bit of a surprise for you"
"Oh yes?" Mother said.
"I'm going up to bed, I'm exhausted" I said, slightly tired, but not exhausted. I winked at Father, indicating I was going up just while JenJen told Mother. Getting up from where I was sitting, I went to my room to see Daniel in the bathroom that was attached to my room but we all used anyway, and he was using his mouthwash, then shaved (as he started getting facial hair from the age of 10) and then leaving to go to his own room. I went into a crawling position with my right ear on my bedroom floor (it was the room above the living room), and managed to hear the conversation fairly clearly.
"Mum, Sam proposed to me, and I said yes, also I'm pregnant with his child"
Mother stayed silent, then "Oh my gosh, Jennifer, that's so wonderful! My baby girls growing up so fast, I can remember when-"
"No, just no" JenJen said, as I quietly started descending to the living room again, still in my day clothes. "Anyway, so I was planning to move in with Sam, but I was just going to your permission first. Dad said yeah, but I need to know your answer"
"I would love you to stay with us, but since you're turning into a proper lady now, I think it's your decision" Mother said.
"Then I'll start moving tomorrow then" JenJen said cheerfully. "Can I pay my youngest sister to help me?"
"Depends on the cost" I said, making JenJen jump, as her back was to me.
"Depends how much you actually do and don't scare me like that!"
"Fine, I'll help you then" I smiled. "Can I watch TV? I napped from three until seven this afternoon, ask Father" I said, as father nodded.
"Fine, but be in bed by half ten" Mother said. "Jennifer, do you want me to help you start getting sorted? Holly won't be in her room as she's sleeping over at a friend's"
"OK!" JenJen said, going up to her room.
Dad sighed as them two left. "I'd stay up with you sweetie, but I've got to start having earlier nights, I start my new job on Wednesday and my carpool will start arriving two hours earlier, so I'm going to go to bed now. Night" he said, kissing my forehead.
"Night, Father" I said.
Then I realised someone was standing outside the left entrance to the living room, and their shadow was showing they were shaking? Then I saw who it was, I recognised from their trademark hat. "Ethan?" I asked.
Ethan poked his head from around the doorframe. "Is everyone gone?" he asked nervously.
Ethan was naturally slightly more nervous than most people, but I had never seen him this bad. "Yes, the coast is clear. What's the matter?"
Ethan came and sat next to me. Quietly, he explained the whole story. "Well, I went to Yasmin's today, as I usually do, but she's…she's pregnant, with my child…I don't know what Mother and Father are going to say. I'm scared Omega, I really am"
"You'll be fine. JenJen is pregnant and younger than you, and they're absolutely fine with that. Look, you and Yasmin are 21, and Mother and Father had you at 18, how can they shout at you for your girlfriend pregnant when they had you were three years younger than you when Mother was pregnant with you?"
"That makes it seem better, thanks O. But, for our child's sake, I'm want to propose to her, but I don't know how…"
"Well, just think of all the things that have gone on with you two and your relationship and then find the best few and say them to her. Find a nice engagement ring from that new jewellery shop that won't break your wallet in the process and give her that. You don't have that bad a taste, you'll find the perfect one, I just know it"
"You're right. Since I don't have curfew anymore and the Jewellers is open 24 hours a day, I'll go find her a ring now and propose to her tomorrow"
"I would love to see that, but I'm at JenJen's tomorrow, she's moving in with her fiancé, Sam. Hope it works out well" I suddenly yawned then. "Well, I'm off to bed, but I hope all ends well. Night, Ethan"