“I’m going to leave soon.” He announced rather casually.
“What?” I asked not yet into the conversation.
“Hopefully tomorrow. So I won’t be there for the birth of the baby.”
“I was just warning you.” He said as he continued painting.
“Your big brother just told me he wasn’t going to be there for the birth of this baby and that apparently hes going somewhere tomorrow!”
“Oh. Well the answer to that is pretty simple.”
“He goes through these phases. They’re pretty unpredictable. He just needs to leave and head to the only place he can be safe and alone. In his head. With my help of course.”
“He’s told me once he had these like battles in his head and he had to keep going back or something. That or its his escape hatch when stressing stuff comes along. Like, I dunno, the birth of his child.”
“Well he should confront it like a man!”
“Look, Tarnowak is a carefree spirit. You can’t hold him back, its his own choice if he does or not. Be happy he hasn’t decided to leave you yet.” Wow what a reassuring thought.
“Don’t hate him for it Rosa, really its just in his nature. After living for 300 years, you sort of need these times of rest.” Rest, was it now?
The next few weeks were pretty damn lonely, me and Anna weren’t really…tight. I spent most of my time in the baby room, talking to my baby and rocking back and forth. I was really curious as to what this baby would grow out to be.
It was on one of those nights that the baby decided it was time to come out! The thing is, supernaturals can’t go to the hospital. Too many weird things happen at birth and the humans would just freak out. So I had to give a homebirth with Anna’s help.
Surprisingly enough, I actually did not mind. I can’t force Tarnowak to do anything, and I really understand what Anna was talking about. And if Tarnowak was awake he would say yes when ever Anna would want to walk Christopher. Thing is, I, want to walk Christopher!
I know I shoulda been pissed off, but…Tarnowak wasn’t your usual guy, and he was forcing Anna to stay behind. (Reasons beyond me)
He spent the night with me, and the next day he left, and I was fine with that.