our miracle || Carlisle & Esme
It’d been weeks since they had learned the news of Esme’s pregnancy, and Carlisle was impressed with how well she was taking it. She was glowing, her whole face was illuminated. Carlisle had been working late at the hospital, and had a special pager for home emergencies. He was worried about her going into labor without him there, the others didn’t know how to cope with it, and the thought alone terrified him. He finished off at the hospital and rushed home, bolting inside the house the moment he pulled up in the driveway.
"Esme?" he called to her quietly as he approached their bedroom. He dropped his case in the hallway and hung his coat before entering their room. He stood against the door frame, his elbow above his head as he caught her eye. "Hey.." he whispered, smiling warmly at her. She was pretty big now, and could give birth any day, which would be both terrifying, and exciting at the same time. "How’s my beautiful wife today?" he asked, moving to sit beside her. He planted a soft kiss to her lips as his hands instantly found her stomach. "And you too, hm?" he teased, pressing a kiss to the top of her belly.
April showers || Carlisle & Esme
Esme’s eyes were wide as she listened to Carmen try to explain what was happening to the pair. What did she mean by her maternal instinct and desire for a baby had ‘paid off’? Carefully, Esme sat up and leaned against Carlisle’s side as he asked her what she meant. ‘I mean, Esme… you’re having a baby.’ She gasped as her hand flew to her mouth, a few tears falling from her eyes as she looked at Carlisle, who looked just as shocked as her. Looking down at her stomach, Esme’s lower lip began to tremble, and she moved her hand from her mouth to her stomach, gently rubbing it.
Carlisle could have sworn he felt his heart skip a beat when Carmen told her she was going to have a baby. He glanced down into her hopeful eyes, and then to her stomach, taking a deep breath as he tried to process it. “So, wait.. it’s our baby.. we’re uh, we’re having a baby..” he blurted breathlessly. He placed his hand over hers as she soothed her stomach, his smile growing huge, almost touching his ears. He had finally managed to give her something she needed, something she desired more than anything. ‘Yes, Esme is expecting, and of course it is yours, Carlisle. She will need lots of looking after, and help, and the pregnancy will be accelerated, because.. well you’re vampires.’ Carmen told them, a pleasant smile gracing her lips.
April showers || Carlisle & Esme
Esme’s eyes widened as Carmen burst through the door and she moved closer to Carlisle’s side, seeking comfort in him. She bit on her lower lip, wondering what Carmen meant when she said ‘gift’. Nearly a hundred years since Carlisle changed her, and yet she still hardly knew anything about the way vampires worked, apart from the basics. She glanced up at Carlisle, her eyes filling with tears as her worry built inside her. She’d never felt so scared about anything.
Carlisle didn’t understand much of what Carmen was saying, she only began talking about Renesme after a few short moments, alerting his mind. ‘Esme, you have the gift of fertility. It just so happens that your strong maternal instinct and desire for a baby have paid off, that and the fact that you have a very special husband, too.’ Carmen explained, her eyes closed, Esme’s hand still caged in hers. “So, wait.. what are you saying?” he asked, not fully aware of where she was going with all of it. Was Esme pregnant, or could become pregnant, or were they being given a baby, he still had no idea what she was talking about.