“…My sincerest congratulations. Your wife is pregnant.”
That was what the doctor who I had sent for stood up and said to me after checking on Sasha’s condition.
“Yes. Her poor health lately was likely due to that.”
Even Sasha looked surprised by the doctor’s words. Then, after thanking the doctor and seeing him off, I gently pulled Sasha into an embrace.
“I’m so glad… I’m so glad you’re alright, Sasha…”
“My Lord… thank you…”
Sasha trembled slightly as I held her in my arms. Ever since I’d heard Sasha had collapsed, just how much fear had gripped me…? If something happened to Sasha, would I have even have been able to go on…? Well, of course, I still had to look after Laurier, so I don’t think I could have let myself go before seeing the face of my grandchild, but… still, I was deathly worried.
So, for now, all I wanted to do was lose myself for a while in Sasha’s warmth, running my fingers through her hair as she sat up in bed.
“Thank you, Sasha… Thanks to you, our family is growing even more…”
“T-that’s… um… that’s because you’ve been giving me so much of your love lately, my Lord…”
Sasha stammered out those words bashfully. Well, after Laurier went to bed, we had definitely gotten up to quite a few things in private… so, I suppose this would have had to happen eventually, but even I was surprised by just how quickly we had managed to make a little brother or sister for Laurier.
I suddenly felt like I had the vigour of a man about ten years younger… but, well, it’s only natural for my passions as a man to be ignited if I have a wife this charming.
“Well, it’s Sasha’s fault for being too adorable, so I couldn’t hold myself back.”
“Uuu… please don’t tease me like that…”
Sasha hid her face behind her hands. I felt my heart skip a beat at such an adorable gesture, but… I had to endure, it would be dangerous to do anything so early in her pregnancy.
“B-but, well… I am sure that father and mother-in-law will be delighted to hear that they have another grandchild coming?”
“Well, I’m sure they’ll be surprised, at least…?”
Originally, Callis wasn’t exactly one who paid much attention to Sasha, especially at night… or rather, I don’t think Callis had much time for women in general? So, even if they were married, Callis had barely touched Sasha after their first night… the relationship between the two was so distant that, if it weren’t for the constant nagging of Callis’ parents after their marriage had gone on for so long without a child, Laurier probably wouldn’t have ever been born at all.
So, I’m sure they’d be surprised to hear that they had another grandchild on the way, considering Callis’ personality, but, well, how do I say this… I’m a bit disgusted with my own reasons behind having another child… it was all because I was drowning in Sasha’s cuteness… No! The Callis who completely disregarded Sasha is the weird one! I’m normal!
As I justified myself in my head, I stroked Sasha’s cheek softly.
“Well, anyways… for Sasha and I to have another precious child together… I’m sure that it will be like a bond… and we’ll become even closer now…”
Sasha looked confused at my words as I smiled at her.
“Yeah. Proof of just how deep the love between Sasha and myself is… something like that?”
“Yeah, a bond of love. A precious child that will only strengthen the ties between us.”
Sasha blushed furiously at my words… well, to be honest, I was pretty embarrassed by them myself, and I was the one saying them. But, I didn’t let that show on my face as I kept going.
“This is the result of just how much we love each other, Sasha.”
“M-my Lord… if you put it like that… it’s embarrassing…”
Once again, Sasha was adorable. As that intense wave of cuteness washed over me, it was hard to imagine that she was only the better part of a year away from becoming a second-time mother.
Laurier’s birthday preparations… so long as Sasha can get a good night’s rest, I should be able to finish in time. So, until Laurier came to check on her mother as well, I gently exchanged all sorts of embarrassing lines with Sasha as she lay in bed.
After all, my wife is just too damn cute!
Place your bets on whether Laurier will have a baby brother or sister below. Anyone who guesses correctly will win a smug sense of self-satisfaction.