In the last chapter, we saw how the family was dealing with the passing of Cinderella and Pocahontas and Andy decided on baby names.
Things are now looking up for the family that was once in mourning.
Pocahontas rises with a smile on her face.
Sigh… I can finally keep the food down.
Before work, Francesca eats and chats with Erin.
“Can you believe Pocahontas got married and pregnant before me?” Francesca asks rhetorically. “and I’m her older sister.”
Erin eventually finds her way upstairs to entertain a pregnant Pocahontas.
“It is this big.” Erin says. “They say you can find it in a lake far away from here.”
“If it rises to the surface of the lake and sees you, it’ll come after you like this.” Erin finishes explaining.
I hope she doesn’t plan on telling my child this story. Pocahontas thinks. It’ll scare it.
Afterward, Erin decides she wants to take a vacation day off from work. Since she got a promotion to Art Book Collator, she deserves one.
On her day off she takes a trip to the museum.
I need to get my juice back. Erin thinks. Attempting to paint Cinderella shot my creative nerves.
Leaving poor Pocahontas home alone napping.
Hmm… this still life of pears.
I like it. It’s so vivid.
Emotions while singing the blues.
I think I gained enough inspiration.
When she returns, she arrives to Guy Cheslar at her door step.
“What are you doing here, Guy?” Erin asks.
“I heard about your mother and I wanted to check up on you.” Guy explains.
“Awe, you were worried about me weren’t you?” Erin teases.
“I’m always worried about you, love.” Guy says.
When they go inside they find Aden working hard on his homework…
Pocahontas says I just have to do my best. He thinks. Ok, next problem.
and Francesca cooking meals.
A guest? I hope he isn’t spending the night. Ugh.. I probably got to go make some more food.
Pocahontas greets Andy after work.
Oh, how I love this guy. Pocahontas thinks. Kiss me.
Erin eats dinner with Cindy.
“You saw what?” Erin says with her mouth full.
“Them together in the storage area.” Cindy explains. “I finally caught my boss and his secretary together. I bet I’ll get a raise for keeping my mouth shut.”
After dinner, Erin finds Aden doing homework again.
“You’re doing homework again little bro?” Erin asks.
“Just makeup work.” Aden explains.
“Hmm… Well let me excite your life for a little bit.” Erin says. “I have to tell you about Cindy’s boss’s affair.”
“Her boss is having an affair?” Aden asks.
Pocahontas is upstairs telling Andy and Francesca her idea.
“Ok. I’ve decided after having this baby. I will not get fat.” Pocahontas says “I am determined to keep my shape.”
“And how are you supposed to do that, Pocahontas?” Francesca asks.
“I will work out before and possibly after the birth.” Pocahontas explains.
“Well, don’t workout to hard.” Francesca warns. “Stress isn’t good for the baby.”
“Oh, me and my little one will be fine.” Pocahontas assures. “What do you think, Andy?”
“I think it’s a good idea, sweet.” Andy agrees.
That night, while Francesca cooked hamburgers on the grill and reached level 3 in cooking…
Fire up the grill..
Put the burgers on the grill
Hmm… it’s missing something.
Ahh… I need to add some seasoning.
That’ll do it.
Pocahontas starts her workout..
First punching bag…
I can do this.
She’s giving that punching bag an intense look…
next leg lifts…
now the back…
and the arms.
After achieving level 2 in fitness, Pocahontas is forced to stop working out when she starts to get hungry. She eats the hamburger Francesca made.
ow my aching back…
Her back pain persists even after she takes a shower.
“Didn’t Francesca tell you not to overdue it?” Andy asks.
“That’s not what I want to hear from you right now, Andy.” Pocahontas tells.
“I know.” Andy says. “I just don’t like seeing you like this, Pocahontas.”
“It’s ok, Andy.” Pocahontas assures. “I have a feeling this baby will be popping out soon.”
I sure hope so. Andy thinks with concern.
Meanwhile, Aden fixes the TV and the rest of the house.
Erin is found in the living room with Guy.
“I’m really glad you came to see me, today.” Erin says.
“I had to come check up on you.” Guy explains. “Cinderella was a joy to have known.”
“She was a great cook too.” Erin tells. “Gosh, I just miss her so much.”
“I know you do,” Guy says bringing her close. “But everything will be alright. Me and your family are here for you.”
“Guy.” She starts to say. “I just can’t help but love you! Guy, I love you!”
“I love you too, love.” Guy replies.
“I have another idea.” Erin expresses. “Stand up”
“Guy, you have to..”
“… marry me.”
“I do.” Guy replies.
“This isn’t the alter. You don’t say I do until you get there.” Erin giggles.
Uh oh.. me and my jokes again.. She thinks.
Guy looks at her and says. “You are so beautiful.”
“And you are so handsome.” She compliments.
Their excitement is hard to ignore.
In the mist of their recent engagement, Pocahontas can’t seem to sleep.
It’s time. She thinks.
Am I really ready to be a mother? Pocahontas thinks. Cinderella give me strength.
Welcome to Parenthood, Pocahontas and Andy.
My first child. Andy thinks. I’m a father.
He seems happy enough. Pocahontas thinks. But am I really ready?
Welcome to the Family, Cornell Bleu.