Kane had had one of those mornings he hated, as a flurry of criminal activity had forced him to send out half of the Dentarian Forces to track down the culprits, something he would have rather handled himself but ultimately had stepped back from such things. As the last of the contingent filed out he stretched and groaned.
“Solve one problem for another half dozen to pop up and replace it,” He sighed now making his way back to main room and crouching beside the playpen and Terra and Xander, “I think the realm likes stressing your daddy out,”
Terra gurgled crawling to the edge of the pen to utilize in order to stand and reach for Kane. Xander, on the other hand, was stacking some blocks methodically, displaying an intelligence. Aishani was sleeping on a chair near to the pen, her chin sunken to her chest appearing peaceful. It hasn’t been easy at night for his wife as she was up to tend to the twins as it seemed they didn’t care for light or dark and wanted to play.
“And you two are keeping your mommy up, I think we may need to sort that out,” Kane laughed softly as he reached to tickle Terra before leaning to kiss her head gently “One day all this will be yours, and sooner rather than later if we don’t find a way to get your mommy some decent sleep,” His voice was soft an playful as he spoke watching the children with wonder, both seemingly far ahead of where they should be for their age.
Terra giggled in the sweet innocence of a child, but fell to her bottom with a pout on her small lips. Xander had moved to his sister, now the two wrestled and played. It was amusing ones could think of wolf pups in a den.
Kane moved the side of the playpen to grab a blanket and pull it over Aishani before making his way to sit by the fire, now pulling out a large file that had arrived by courier earlier that day, his eyes taking in the details as he read and stoked the fire.
Not too much longer after Kane settled did the twins grow restless, beginning to gurgle more and Xander began to cry. This, however, causes Aishani to stir when the wet nurse entered, but since Aishani was up a hand was waved in dismissal. She moved over to the twins scooping each up into her arms, then neared Kane by the fire and settled, removing each bosom from her to guide a bud to their mouths. But that is when he saw the brushing and bite marks, she sighed as the silence settled save for the suckling from the babes. Cradling watch if them she learnt her forehead tone Kane’s shoulder. “You’ve been busy, my love.”
“It’s been a busy morning,” He sighed softly passing her the file he’d been reading “It’s from Aerian, she is relocating a woman and her children, the husband is a danger to them and she feels the wifes request for a hit to be excessive, relocating them to Dentarius is her recourse,” He ran hand over her shoulder gently as he watched her for a moment “She suspects he may follow and asks we be prepared to intervene,”
Aishani chuckled to his pass off the file, lifting her arms to indicate the twins feeding on her bosom and arms occupied. But hissed softly and taped Terra on the head, just as a trickle of blood ran down the contour. “Not so hard, precious.”
Kane rolled his eyes with a chuckle “Oh right, I’ll just blame old age,” Before place the file on the table beside them “I gave you the gist anyway,”
He made his way back toward Terra looking to her “You are causing your poor mommy all kinds of discomfort, I do hope this isn’t a sign of the future for us or I fear you may give us a heart attack,”
Terra lifted her hand to him and lightly kicked her legs as if to respond with a laugh. Xander was beginning to fall asleep, though when Aishani adjusted him a flinch happened and his eyes were wide open again. She sighed softly, though looked to Kane. “Yes. Well, what is your opinion on the matter from what you read? I am not opposed to assisting a family in need,”
“The Ever Present were hired to kill the husband, it seems Aerian found a lack of evidence to warrant it, we have the space here in the Mansion, we can have the mother work here, it seems the solution fits the problem, should the husband follow and attempt to cause trouble we can easily remove him from the picture,” Kane replied with a soft tone, “We do have the space for that in jails, she wants to change the image of The Ever Present, I cannot refuse her that chance my love, she is trying to set right her own wrongs, we all have them and few us of us get a chance to set them right,”
Aishani nodded slowly, removing Terra from her bosom to offer Kane the chance to burp her. What Kane saw was that Aishani’s bud had been bitten weigh a fresh mark that mixed with the blood. It adjusted painfully when Xander was removed the mirror image was exposed and she lifted their sin to proceed to test him on her shoulder with passing for a burp. “Then I fully support her in this endeavour.”
Kane nodded as he took Terra, settling her on his knee before patting her, a method well practiced as he looked to Aishani “We really do need to find a way to control them going for blood, while they are young they won’t understand the need to control the need, I pray when they are older everything won’t be a meal to them,”
“Perhaps, they need the blood as well with their development right now. We don’t know about vampire and werewolf hybrids. Perhaps we should seek out Stacy…” Aishani commented while a small burp left Terra’s mouth, causing her to giggle with laughter as the tickling release of gases.
“We should speak with her at some point, ensure everything is where it needs to be, though she has been a little distracted of late as I suspect the final pieces of her adjusting to our realm are settling in, strange to believe she has been with us a year now, that only leaves me clueless as to Hades and his outcome, though I’m sure Jade is taking good care of him,” Kane replied.
“Oh, yes. That can be positive for them both.” Aishani chuckled, rising to call for the wet nurse, who arrived promptly to remove Xander and Terra in order for the twins to rest. “I remember how shy Jade was, now she’s coming into her own.”
“She has found a strength you need in this realm, I will not deny I was worried for a while,” Kane replied as he stepped toward Aishani drawing her close in an embrace “And Stacy brought our children to the world, and with Sarantha watching over her, the health of the realm is in the right hands,”
Aishani had already tucked away her bosom and feel into Kane’s embrace with her lips kissing his neck. “Very true. Now we have the next generations of Elcarus in line from the twins to Aerian and Virra. As cruel as the realm can be, it has been kind and healing.”
“It is definitely bolstering its ranks of good, and with your mother gone and Ceremon behind bars for the moment, it’s strange not having as much to worry over, though I don’t doubt the future harbours some other untoward for us. Still, I plan to enjoy life while we can,” Kane replied with a smile, now turning into her to kiss her deeply “Though I will admit I’m still unnerved about Aerian, that I truly did not see coming,”
Aishani relished in the kiss, nibbling on his lip in the departure, her hands on his chest in the embrace. “Aerian’s growing up. She is not a baby anymore, besides, she had not just us but Virra and Domi. I feel bad for him, two pregnant women instead of one.”
“She has indeed grown up, I am truly proud of who she has become,” Kane smiled softly as he watched his wife for a moment “And yes Domi is going to have his hands full, though I do worry for their child, if the child has Aerians gift we may have a problem on our hands, the first time Aerian experienced them she was still in the human realm, but she was very young, if their child has the gift we will have to intervene,”
Aishani tilted her head a slight. “What do mean by…intervene?”
“Stacy can seal the powers away for a while, until the child is older and able to handle them, Sarantha did it for Aerian, but the magic had never been tested so it released earlier than we had planned,” Kane replied as he led Aishani through the Mansion “I’m sure with enough time Stacy should be able to work the kinks out,”
Aishani walked with Kane through the mansion, nodding to any workers that crossed their path. “I see. I take it the power is dangerous them if uncontrolled? Who helped Aerian when it came down to it? Ascondia?”
“It’s more like they simply don’t know how to handle it, the visions they cause incredible amounts of pain, Aerian has to allow them to present so she can see whatever it is that the realm is trying to show. A child would struggle to control the vision and a younger child,” He paused “I dare not think on it, Aerian was only seven when the first one hit along with several of her other powers all at once, Ascondia had no choice but to send her back to me here in The Everlands and I had Sarantha seal them away for a while,”
“So you’re telling me this is all a trial basis in controlling them. It comes and goes with the individual having no choice but to accept what the realm had in store? Hm. This could get tricky and fast.” Aishani held her arm linked within Kane’s add they walked remaining close to him.
“The magic we used to seal Aerians was yes, but Sarantha figured she knew where it had gone wrong, Aerian, however, refused the second attempt and has been our guide since then, some are quick and others not so much, now the physical effects are shared between herself and Virra which helps. However even after you split the pain, it would be too much for a young child to take, though again there is no guarantee the ability would pass along with Aerian still being alive, the realm may choose to forgo the manifestation until Aerian is…” He paused in his train of thought now
Aishani stopped to have him, lifting a hand to caress his face, tilting her head showing for his sentence to go unfinished. Though fixed his head down to press her lips against his forehead. “We don’t need to worry about what will happen, not yet anyway.”
“I can’t help but worry, but you are correct the baby isn’t even here and I’m getting all flustered, I should be worrying more about our own children trying to eat you alive,” Kane returned the kiss to her forehead with a smile “Which is the whole reason I’ve apparently been leading us around in circles,” He frowned before shaking his head with a chuckle “Ah the joys of being a parent,”
“Oh? I never noticed.” Aishani chuckled in a tease winking to him. “It’s becoming worse and worse. Perhaps instead of the circles, we should go speak to Stacy about the pains of breast feeding. She might have some suggestion. Perhaps I’m forever to be doomed until they no longer need my bosom.”
Kane looked to her with a smile then finally led through the second floor and to the room that was now occupied by Stacy, a short rap on the door before a shuffle within and finally the door opened, Stacy looked as if she had just woken as she peered through the door.
“Oh Kane, Aishani, I wasn’t expecting anyone today, is everything OK with the children?” She spoke quickly as she watched them.
“The children are fine, for the most part, we need to speak with you on a few things,” Kane replied
Stacy stared at them for a moment before she nodded “OK well I need a minute or two to collect myself, this final adjustment is taxing me more than I was expecting, I will be with you in a few moments if that’s OK?”
“Of course, Stacy. Let us know when you are ready. We will wait out here.” Aishani said with a chuckle.
Stacy nodded then disappeared closing her door, the shuffle within again heard it was a few minutes before she finally reappeared.
“I um … excuse the mess, being the realms singular most powerful healer has its costs, being tidy appears to be one of them,” She stated softly before allowing the couple within her room “So what can I do for the two of you? I mean,” She sighed and her shoulders slumped “Forgive me, I’m a little here and there right now, Sarantha assures me it will pass but it doesn’t stop me feeling like I’m in half a dozen states all at once,”
Aishani exchanged a glance to Kane with a chuckle, then settled down on the edge of her bed. “I’m having a difficult time breast feeding…it seems that while the twins haven’t quite teethed yet, their fangs have come forth…it’s less then comfortable.”
Stacy looked to Kane then Aishani before she settled back among her papers “I was thinking about that, worrying about their heritage, and the fact they required blood while they were growing within, now reading through the notes of healers over the generations Vampires do not require blood until their teenage years while a wolf requires the blood very early on, they like the taste rather than it actually being of use to them, blood helps a vampire heal while more to do with hunting for the wolves,” Stacy flicked through her books and shifting various papers around “I think it may be possible to suppress the wolf side for a little while, it won’t harm their development while allowing the vampiric halves more controlled nature to assert itself, this should then allow them to train their needs to only require blood when needed, much like Kane? Who doesn’t feed unless he needs to?” Stacy paused to look to Aishani “I know it isn’t an ideal solution, but it is the only one I have managed to dig up, there have been less than a dozen throughout history,”
Aishani sighed, while looking to the papers then to Stacy and Kane. “In not sure I like this…you are right is not the ideal solution. Forgive me for saying this, but for as much as I want the pain to stop. To suppress their were-half, could be dangerous if they have gotten use to the craving of blood early on and go berserk as the spell fades. I see the benefit for me but not for them. Their development always seems to push after feeding and sleeping. Is there no other route?”
Stacy frowned then flipped through a few more sheets, in thought pulling a book to her then back to the papers in thought, “One of the earlier cases,” she mused in thought before pulling a page to her “Ah here were go, an early case would feed the child blood directly, before their regular feed once daily, this would stem the need to feed on the mother, unfortunately that child …” She paused looking to Kane “He went crazed from the hybrid genes and killed his mother, and several others before he was finally stopped, of course this was a long while ago and Terra and Xander are here by the will of the realm so we can safely believe that won’t happen, the blood would most likely be better coming from yourself Kane, you are half vampire after all, though your feeds from Aishani do not seem to affect her so perhaps each in turn?”
Aishani inhaled deeply, looking to Kane then to Stacy. “I’m sorry, I just don’t believe in sweeping their abilities beneath the carpet…supressing who they truly are…” But to this reveal, it seemed to relax Aishani significantly. “How soon would we know if anything goes awry? I would only use the suppression as a last resort and fail safe.”
“It would show pretty quickly, but I would use magicks that are tied with the realm, they will adapt as the children grow and dissipate once they are old enough to understand and control their need to feed,” Stacy replied softly “I would never put the children in danger, and if I thought for a moment they were I would remove the spell immediately, admittedly it makes me uncomfortable but I am bound by the realm to protect everyone within, an aspect that actually sucks,”
“I’m sure you’ll get used to it.” She looked to Kane rising from the bed, lifting a hand to caress his cheek. “You’ve been quiet, my love. This is not just my decision. What do you think?”
“I am inclined to agree supressing their wolf will serve nothing in helping teach them to control the need for blood, though we learned they require some amount to grow. However I know it is causing you discomfort and I find myself caught without any real solution,” Kane sighed softly
“Then you should feed them blood ahead of time, it should help them distinguish between the need for blood and the need for food, they are very bright it shouldn’t take them long to adjust,” Stacy added softly now returning her attention to her books.
“It is at least worth trying?” Kane looked to Aishani appearing conflicted in that moment.
“Then we are in agreement that suppression isn’t something we want at this time. I think it’s worth a shot.” Aishani offered Kane a smirk, while gathering his hand. “So we just give them some blood before breast feeding?”
“Ideally some when they wake on a morning then again before they go to bed each night, enough to satiate their need for blood, this of course is down to you to decide as you know them the best,” Stacy replied with a smile “It should at least help them stop biting during their normal feeds as they will already have filled their need for blood,”
“We will need a way to feed them the blood, until they are more aware and able to hunt for themselves,” Kane added
“Well for now it would be from you and I, my love. I would think a finger may be best, they can suckle from to imitate a nipple. Thank you, Stacy we have a course to go about such. In the way if heading my bites, could you help with that?” Aishani took Kane’s hand in hers.
“Stacy nodded as she shifted to move to her feet, making her way to a table at the back and plucking up a small pouch “This should help, a small root that grows and makes both antiseptic and healing all in one, and strangely odour less so it won’t affect the children and their feeds, a small amount applied should help, even if it may sting for a moment or two,”
Aishani accepted the pitch and grinned to Stacy, gathering Kane’s hand while thanking Stacy with a lead from the room. “We may need to hunt soon for you, my love. Right now, I need this applied.” A mischievous going soaked in her eyes. “I think you can help with that.”
Kane let his fingers entwined through Aishanis as she led them through the Mansion back toward their bedroom, as they entered he stopped drawing her to him and into a deep lingering kiss “Have I told you today how lucky I am, married to the hottest girl in The Everlands?”
She smirked after the kiss, flicking her tongue over his lips, a hand in his chest, while her lips skittered upon his neck with moments of nips. “No but no one is stopping you for saying it.”
“True,” He grinned, as he moved close to her, his hands settling to her hips as he once again kissed her “I am indeed a lucky man, in every sense and way I could have hoped for,”
She curled her arms up to rest her fingers at the nape of his neck, nails gently kneading into the pressure of his lips. A smirk in her plush lips in the departure of the kiss. “Thank you for teaching me to love. We have two beautiful children together born from such.”
“We do, and a home, you gave me everything I never thought possible again,” His hands slipped against her sides before taking the small pouch “Now let’s tend to things shall we before we tend to our other needs and forget the important bit,” He teased with a grin.
Aishani smirked, while kissing her hands to curl at the hem of her shirt, pulling it up over her head, tossing it in the floor. “Let’s see how focused you can be.” She said wiggling out of her pants, now in her glory standing with no clothing on and a hand perched in her hip enticingly.
Kane rolled his shoulders with a smirk as he looked her over “That is not playing fair,” He chuckled softly before stepping to her his nails raking her sides as his lips found the flesh of her neck and shoulder “But then it wouldn’t be as fun if you did,”
Aishani growled to the lips upon the flesh of her neck, skin reacting in goose bumps to the drag of his nails. But prominent Kane could see the damage of their children in the bruising of her bosom with the bite marks centred at each bud, such appeared very painful. She chuckled at his words. “That you are right, my love.”