The day was an eventful one. While Laurel was convincing Luca not to leave the Counsel Council, and Robyn was having her heart shattered by Baby, Quincy received news that the home Laurel built for him and Daniella was finally ready.
He and Daniella were washing dishes after dinner when his phone buzzed with the news. He turned to Daniella. “Hey care bear, two questions. One, what do you think of these glasses? I got them for a party outfit, but I’m thinking of just wearing them all the time. And two, any chance you feel like moving to our new house tonight?”
“I’ll have to let you know about the glasses, but are you sure we should be moving in the middle of the night? With three babies?”
“Maybe not, but it’s not like a real move. We’re not taking anything from this place with us–except the babies. According to my mom, everything we need is already setup in our new home. Really, all we have to do is put this place on the market, then head over with the triplets. There’s already three bassinets there for them as well.”
“Wow, your mom thought of everything,” said Daniella. “Well if it’s that simple, then yes, let’s do it!”
“Ah, you’re the best babe,” said Quincy, pulling her into a hug.
He pulled out his phone and messaged their contractor. They agreed to meet at the new house so Quincy and Daniella could get the keys to their forever home.
On the way to the new house, they rode around the back side before pulling up the front. Neither Daniella or Quincy had ridden past the house. They wanted to keep it a surprise for a big reveal at the end. And even though it was dark out, they were not disappointed with what they saw.
When the finally got to the front door of their home, the very first thing they did was hang the garlic wreath.
The second thing they did was flirt with each other.
“Your mom really outdid herself,” said Daniella. “She could’ve been an architect in another life.”
“Ha, yeah maybe don’t say that to her though,” said Quincy, “but you’re right, she designed a beautiful home for us.
“it really is beautiful.”
“A beautiful home for a beautiful mother of three beautiful babies. I’m so happy I get to spend my life here with you, you know that?”
For a split second, Daniella hoped he was going to propose.
Daniella: Is it finally happening? Oh, why do I keep getting my hopes up about this? His mother built us an entire house to live our lives in together. It’s not like I have reason to doubt we’ll be together forever. I just wish he’d make it official is all.
The moment passed and Quincy didn’t propose. He grabbed both of her hands.
“I know I’m always showering you with affection, but how often have I said thank you? Probably not enough. I love you so much Daniella. You’ve added so much to my life and you’ve given me three precious babies. I really can’t wait to see what the rest of our life has in store for us. Thank you for picking me to love.”
Quincy raised her hands and kissed them. Daniella held her breath waiting for what would come next.
Still holding her hands to his lips, Quincy said, “okay, let’s go look at this new house of ours. I’m so excited! Aren’t you?”
Daniella tried not to let her disappointment show. She was pretty sure she failed.
Daniella: What the hell? How many times is he going to sound like he’s proposing but not actually propose? At this point, it feels like he’s purposely messing with me. I could pick a fight about it, or I could go tour my new house before the triplets demand our attention again.
The two of them walked into the house and checked out all of the rooms on the main floor and the storage room in the basement. The backyard was quite impressive as well.
Just as they were finishing their tour of the home, the babies started crying.
“Right on cue,” said Daniella.
“Right behind you, lamb chop,” said Quincy. “Same plan? You feed, I cuddle and clean?”
“You know it.”
Quincy cleaned and cuddled.
And soon all three babies were happy.
Quincy and Daniella were in the bathroom getting ready for bed when Quincy was suddenly in a bad mood. “I think there’s something wrong with this house.”
Danielle laughed at first because she thought he was joking, “oh yeah, haha, this place is cursed.”
“Don’t laugh, I’m serious,” said Quincy. “I’ve got a weird feeling here.”
“I’m sure you’re overreacting. Come on, baby, the triplets are down for at least the next few hours, and we’re in our forever home together. And you’ve removed those ridiculous glasses–I don’t like them for everyday, to be honest. But we’re here, with no unpacking needed… Let’s christen the place!”
Quincy wasn’t about to say no to home-christening woohoo, but he still had an odd feeling. He decided to let it go for now and followed Daniella to the bedroom.
The next morning, they took care of the triplets before Daniella headed off to work. Quincy was off that day, so he sat and enjoyed a quiet breakfast alone.
Quincy: Look at those three high chairs. These quiet mornings are about to disappear forever. I’m enjoying this time, but I didn’t grow up in a quiet family, so I’m looking forward to the chaos. Bring it on!
After breakfast, he watched a bit of soccer on his new big TV until the triplets cried for his attention. He looked at the door in the corner that led to the playroom, which was already setup for three toddlers. He could already imagine himself out there with them, and he wondered what they would name the family in the dollhouse.
The afternoon sunlight streaming through the kitchen window was serene and idyllic. This was probably the last time it would be this clean or quiet for a long time.
To Be Continued…