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The Magic Guild: Late Night Snacks

Mia stirred and woke up in the middle of the night. She snuggled up more against Draco and tried to nod off again.

But she couldn't shake the sudden, odd feeling of hunger. She looked over her husband and wondered how deeply he was sleeping. Maybe he wouldn't mind giving her some company?

So she kissed Draco's cheek and whispered, "Draco? Draco, are you awake, honey?"


Oct. 17th, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)
Draco rolled over on his back, and scratched his head thoughtfully as he yawned.

"Now? Was Cepheus crying?"
Oct. 17th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
She gives him a smile.

"I think you'd probably notice if Cepheus was crying," Mia tells him, getting up and pulling her robe on. "I'll peep in on him while I'm up."
Oct. 17th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
Draco started to sit up, moving the sheets to the side so he could get up as well.

"In the mood for anything in particular in the kitchen, darling?"
Oct. 17th, 2011 02:46 am (UTC)
Mia was at their bedroom door when he asked.

"Oh yes. I'd like some pickled Salyan cactus if we've got any."

She then steps over to the nursery to check in on Cepheus. The toddler is half-awake from the noise of his parents moving around. He rubs sleepily at his eyes and yawns.

"We didn't wake you, did we baby?" she softly says.

"Mama?" he asks.

Mia responds by picking him up and rubbing his back, gently coaxing him back to sleep as he sucks his thumb.
Oct. 17th, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)
Draco slowly got up, and mouthed the words, 'pickled Salyan cactus?' to himself. That's odd.

"I'll check the pantry."

He took a few steps, and shoved the palms of his hands into his lower back as he bent his spine back to stretch. The wizard then made his way to the nursery in passing. A hand came out to touch the small of Mia's back.

"How's our little one?"
Oct. 17th, 2011 03:30 am (UTC)
"Getting back to sleep."

Cepheus blinked sleepily as Mia turned to let Draco see him. She then gives the child a kiss on the head.

"Perhaps we should take advantage of this and see if he magicked any sweets into his room. We wouldn't want him getting sick from overindulging again."
Oct. 17th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
He reached over her to bestow his own kiss on Cepheus's forehead. His free hand came up to briefly smooth the baby fine hair.

Draco nodded and turned toward the rest of the room. This didn't require a wand, and his wandless magic had improved immensely over the years. Saying the words still provided a good focus however, so he murmured it quietly to the room.

A few sweets and cookies appeared under the toddler's pillow who while sleepy did give an amused coo at the floating treats.

"Cepheus, really. Time to learn restraint," he shook his head. Even though part of him was proud how strong his son's emerging magic was, clearly evidenced from his unique heritage. Still he hid the amused smirk behind a more neutral expression.
Oct. 17th, 2011 03:52 am (UTC)
"It's okay to have sweets sometimes, dear, but you have to ask Mama or Daddy first," she says, shaking her head.

It is pretty amusing to find your child's first sweets stash.

"I'm sure your dreams are sweet enough without these candies and cookies."

A quick Scourgify! to get the crumbs out of the bedding and she put Cepheus back down. She hands their son his Mow and he snuggles down to sleep again.

"Guess we can take these back to the kitchen while I get my snack. I hope we have some pickled cactus on hand."
Oct. 20th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
Draco gave a quick smile before walking alongside Mia.

"He'll learn, and I'll go ahead to look." He started to walk faster to head to the kitchen.
Oct. 20th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
Fortunately, someone thought to get a jar. Likely a guard or teacher that also favors them.

"I'm sorry I woke you, Draco," Mia apologizes before yawning. "I was just feeling restless and hungry. Though I am glad I have your company."
Oct. 21st, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
He waved a hand at that as he located the jar toward the back of the higher shelf. An Accio was easy enough to fix that little snag.

"Found them. You want them on a plate, or just eating out of the jar tonight?" Yes he's smirking with some amusement.
Oct. 21st, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
She could feel herself blushing at her husband's question.

It got darker as she answered, "Well, no sense in dirtying a plate for this."
Oct. 26th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Still smirking, he handed her the jar with the lid already loosened and floating just above.
Oct. 26th, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
Mia's still blushing even as her stomach growls and she reaches for the pickled cactus.

"Have you ever tried this?" she asks, offering him a spear. "It's really quite good."
Oct. 26th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
"Can't say that I have." He tentatively took one and nibbled it.

"Not sure I like it."
Oct. 26th, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
She gives him a sideways glance and a smile.

"Well, at least you tried it. We should do that to set a good example for Cepheus."

She's already eaten half of the spear in her hand.

"I had these at Milliways the other day. It's like Miss Bar knew exactly what I wanted. It's almost like a...a..."

She trails off, searching for the right word.
Oct. 30th, 2011 12:12 am (UTC)
Draco eyed her oddly back at that.

"...A craving?"
Oct. 30th, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
"Yes," she agrees.

And then she notices the look.

Oct. 30th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
Draco shrugged even as he remarked, "It might be nothing. Only... the last time you had cravings like this... well?" His hands went out to the sides as he gestured.

"Have you noticed anything else different lately?" Please don't make him ask about womanly issues. Mia, he will whine. More than usual.
Oct. 30th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
Mia takes a moment to think.

"Not in particular?" she says slowly and with uncertainty. "I mean, some things just kind of stayed different after Cepheus was born. And we've been keeping up with our charm.

Oct. 30th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Draco grew very quiet at that. Have they? He tried to remember the last time they used it. The problem was, they had been intimate so rarely these day. Either too tired from work or taking care of Cepheus. And of course they had less free time these days except visits to Milliways. And even then their son was often with them.

"...Maybe not as much as we should have."
Oct. 30th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
And yet it wouldn't be an issue if it hadn't happened lately.

"I'll go to Milliways really quick to get a test. Just to make sure."

She gives Draco a kiss on his forehead as she leaves to go down the hall.

A little while later, she's back with a small, familiar box.

"I've got one that's easier to read," she says, leading them back to the bedroom. "This one will actually read, 'Pregnant,' or 'Not Pregnant,' instead of that line business."
Oct. 30th, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
"How wonderful, someone finally decided to apply logic to those horrid Muggle things," Draco dryly replied as he followed her.
Oct. 30th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
"Well, if you remember, the last time we used one of these, we wanted it to be discreet."

She then steps into the bathroom and closes the door. She opens it again shortly after with the test sitting on the sink.

Mia takes a seat on the edge of the tub, holding her hand out to Draco while they wait.
Oct. 30th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
"Right. I'm right here, Mia," He quietly said after she came out, and gave her hand a reassuring squeeze. He also leaned over, bringing their joined hands up to kiss the back of hers.
Oct. 30th, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
She smiles a little.

"I'm not worried," she tells him. "But if I am, I might get emotional."

She even feels a little emotional now, nuzzling her head against his.

After a little while, she asks, "Do you think it's ready?"
Oct. 30th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
He moved closer, his free hand coming back behind her shoulder to hold her close.

"It's been a few minutes," he agreed.
Oct. 30th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
She moves to stand up and reaches to pick up the test.

When she reads the results, she sniffles at first but there's laughter mixed with the tears.
Oct. 30th, 2011 04:54 am (UTC)
"What? What is it?" He tried to peer over at the stick.

Oct. 30th, 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
She nods, leaning on him a little.

"You were right."

The test gets put down and she puts one of her hands over her stomach.

She laughs and sniffles a little more.
Oct. 31st, 2011 02:05 am (UTC)
He leaned over to give her another kiss before his hand came to rest over hers.

"When do you want to tell Cepheus? After your check up?"
Oct. 31st, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
She gladly kisses back.

"We should tell him after we've let others know. That little lark will certainly let all he meets know as soon as he's got the idea in his head."
Oct. 31st, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
"Of course," he smiled. He knew how talkative Cepheus was getting already.

"He shouldn't be an only child like we were. How long did you want to wait on the news then?"
Oct. 31st, 2011 02:22 am (UTC)
"I think I'd like to do the check up with Jessica first. Just as a confirmation."

Though to be fair, they haven't had a false result on those tests before.

"We should likely tell your parents sooner than we did about Cepheus."

She giggles brightly before putting her arms around his neck, holding him tight.

"I love you, Draco."


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Mia Malfoy-Ausa

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