CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED and FIFTY-NINE
“These Celts are desperate, and capable,” the English speaking gargoyle said. “You must be very careful.”
“You do what you need to,” Tanesha scowled at the gargoyle. “We’re going to have some babies.”
There was a sharp bark at the door. Sandy opened the door for Scooter. He trotted in as if they’d been waiting for him. They moved Jill into larger exam room where she’d wanted to have the babies and helped her onto the table. A few minutes later, Yvonne and Anjelika appeared with Rachel, Mack, Jackie, and a bleary eyed Katy. Unaware anything was going on, Katy climbed onto the table with Jill. She leaned her head against Jill’s belly.
“Mommy,” Katy gave her a sleepy look. “My brothers are very scared. They didn’t want to come out now. They aren’t ready.”
“Celtic magic,” the English speaking gargoyle hissed. “They made her go into labor.”
“That’s okay,” Tanesha said. “No problem. We just need to slow things down. Jill, you remember your breathing?”
“Come with me, Katy,” Anjelika said. “We’ll find a place to rest.”
“No,” Katy shook her head vehemently. “My brothers need me here.”
“Katy, you need to rest,” Jill said.
“What about here?” Sandy pointed to the comfortable old armchair sitting in the corner of the room. Jacob had moved the chair there so Katy would have a place when Jill had the boys. “Katy can rest right here.”
“Okay,” Katy said. Sandy helped the little girl climb down and settle in the chair. Scooter lay down next to the chair.
“Does your cell phone work?” Tanesha asked Heather.
“Can you call . . .?” Tanesha started.
“Already did,” Heather said. “Blane said he can talk you through what you need to do to slow things down. He wanted to be prepared in case the babies came suddenly, so he left some of his supplies in the cabinet in the lobby.”
“Can he come?” Tanesha’s voice rose with desperation. Heather shook her head. Tanesha nodded.
“Are we ready?” Sandy asked.
“We’d better be,” Jill panted. “I don’t think I can slow this down.”
“Yes, you can,” Heather moved to Jill’s side. She took Jill’s hand and gave her cell phone to Tanesha. Sandy moved to Jill’s other side.
Tanesha took one last look and went out into the lobby.
“Blane?” Tanesha asked.
Denver Cereal continues tomorrow…