I wake up and feel wetness between my legs. "Shit!" I say and turn to Mycroft. "Croft." I shake him. "It's time." I say as I shake him more.
"Calliah, Go to sleep." He says.
"Get up asshat!" I yell.
He groans. "I Knew I should have stopped you from watching those American shows." He groans and sits up. "What is it?"
"It’s time." I say.
He turns on the lights and smiles. "Really?"
I nods and giggle. "Yup."
He jumps out of bed and grabs my bag. I slowly get up and put on some sweat pants and a shirt. He helps me out to the living room. "Get your shoes on. I'm going to wake up the others." Mycroft says and runs out of the room. I giggle and put on my shoes. I look up when I hear someone coming in the room. I see its Irene.
"What are you doing up?" I ask.
"My baby niece or nephew is coming. I should be there." Irene says.
"Yeah. No. You are not family. You can stay here." I say and get my shoes on.
"You aren't going to let me come?" Irene asks.
"Nope." I say and stand up. "You will never be part of this baby's life."
"I second that." I hear. I look around Irene and see Sherlock. Standing there. He was half - asleep and still in his pajamas. "You okay flower?" He walks over and asks. "No pain?"
"Not yet." I say and lean on him.
He wraps his arm around me. "Irene go back to bed. John and Mary will be back later. Mycroft has set up protection so you are safe."
She glares at me and leaves. "Thanks Lock." I say and look up.
"Anything for my sister." He says and smiles. "So you aren't nervous or anything?"
"Not really. I've watched the videos to train. Been to the classes. Read the books. I know it will be hard but I have Mycroft to help me and you and Jon and Mary will be outside. I am ready. For this." I saw. "Are you okay?"
He sighs. "Don’t worry about me."
"I do though. We aren't deserting you. We aren't going anywhere. You aren't losing us. I swear." I say and hug him. He hugs back softly and I look over to see John and Mycroft.
"Like she said." John says and walks over and hugs us. I laugh and hug back.
"My boys!" I grin and hug tighter. I feel a contraction and groan. "Balls!'
Mycroft comes over and helps me to the car. "No more American TV for you."
I laugh and get into the backseat. "You can try and stop me love." I lean on him as he gets in. John and Sherlock get in and shut the door. "Where is Mary?"
"We didn't want to wake Elizabeth so she is staying. She will come later so Elizabeth can meet her cousin." John explains.
"You said cousins. Aww John." I grin and hold out a hand.
"You are my sister Calliah. No if ands or buts." John says. I lean into Mycroft and he rubs my back. Half way there I get another contraction. "Balls!" I yell. "Five minutes apart."
"Almost there love." Mycroft says. We finally get to the hospital and we go into the hospital and they get me set up in my room. I groan and hold my tummy. "I hate you Mycroft!"
"Don’t worry Mycroft. It's the pain talking. Mary said the same thing to me." John says.
"No I really hate you! You are never touching me again!" I yell. I groan and hold my hand on my belly. "Oh my God!"
The doctor comes in and sends the John and Sherlock out. After 6 hours of labor, I had Mychela Allyn. She was six pounds of precious baby. She had bright red hair. She was perfect. "She is perfect." I say softly.
"She is." Mycroft says. He was sitting beside me and holding me. "Should we bring the others in?"
"Sure." I say softly. Mycroft gets up and goes out of the room. I look down at Mychela and grin. “So Mychela, people will soon be coming in the room all for you. They all will love you and are the best people in the world. They will love you till the day they die. They might be crazy but they are amazing.” I say as the door opens. I look over and see Sherlock. “And here is Uncle Sherlock.”
He walks over and sits on the bed. “Hi little baby Holmes.” He says to Mychela. “What’s her name?”
“Mychela Allyn Holmes.” I tell him.
“Beautiful. Her middle name means beautiful.” He says. “Good thing she takes after her mummy so she will become that.”
I laugh. “I thought it was too bad that my looks don’t agree with my name?”
He rolls his eyes. “Oh shut up.”
“Want to hold her?” I ask. He hesitates. “It will be okay Sherlock. You won’t hurt her.” He nods. I sit up and hand Mychela over to him. “Hold the head.”
He grins at her. “She is quite beautiful. More than other babies.”
“She is, isn’t she?” I ask and lean back. I was exhausted. The others come into the room and smile at me. Mary and Molly were with them. Mary was carrying Elizabeth’s carrier. “Mary.” I say and smile. She comes over and smiles at me. “How are you? Did Elizabeth sleep enough?”
“Yes she did. I bet you are tired though.” She says and we laugh.
“Exhausted.” I say and close my eyes. “I want to nap so bad.”
“You will soon. They will be taking the baby to the nursery soon. So what is her name?” She asks. Molly and John look over.
“Her name is Mychela Allyn Holmes.” I open my eyes and say. John and Molly go back to visiting with Mychela and Mycroft comes over and sits on my bed and holds me. “How are you daddy?” I ask and look up.
Mary goes and sits down. “I’m good. How are you?”
“Tired but good.” I say as the door opens.
My nurse walks in and smiles. “Okay, it’s time for baby to go to baby area.” She says. I take Mychela from Sherlock and kiss her head. Mycroft takes her and kisses her head. He hands Mychela to the nurse and I watch her take Mychela out of the room.
“You should get some sleep.” Mycroft says softly. I look up at him and smile.
“Lay with me?” I ask. He nods and moves into the bed.
Sherlock gets up. “We should head out. We will be back later.”
I nod. “See you then.” I say and fall asleep on Mycroft.
I spent the next two days at the hospital. Everyone had been a common visitor at the hospital and it was nice, but I was ready to go home. Be in my own bed and eat my own food. Mycroft, Mychela, and I get home and Mycroft leads me inside. I was holding Mychela. Once I get into the house, everyone yells “Surprise!” Mychela opens her eyes to find out what the noise was and I laugh. Mary, John, Molly, Mrs. Hudson, Greg, Mummy and Daddy Holmes, and Bill were all in the living room. I walk in as Mycroft comes up with the bags. He groans when he sees everyone. “Oh shush. They wanted to welcome us home. Be good.” I tell him and he nods. I go in and sit on the couch with Mychela. Everyone comes around me and I grin. Sherlock and Molly were on one side of me and John and Mary were on the other side. I look at John and Mary. “Where is Lizard?”
Mary rolls her eyes. “Elizabeth is in the room. She is taking her nap.”
I nod and look around. “Let me see my grandbaby.” Mummy Holmes says and takes Mychela out of my arms. I laugh and lean back. I knew I wouldn’t be getting her for the rest of the day.
I lean onto Sherlock’s shoulder and he wraps his arm around me. “Tired?”
“Yes. I don’t know why?” I say as I feel John move away and another person sit down. I look over and see Mycroft. I grin and move over to him. “Hello daddy. You do know we won’t be getting our child back till everyone leaves?”
He sighs. “Yes.”
“Sherlock, when are you going to settle down and have babies?” Mummy Holmes asks.
I giggle and look over at Sherlock. He looked scared. “I’m not sure mummy.” He says softly.
“Soon. That’s when.” Mummy Holmes says and goes back to Mychela. I look over at Molly and wink. She blushes and looks away.
Mycroft wraps and around me and pulls me into him. “Where is Irene?” I ask him softly.
“Not sure. Sherlock where is she?” Mycroft asks Sherlock.
“The bedroom.” He says.
“I’m going to talk to her for a minute.” I say and get up. Mycroft gets up. “Alone. I don’t have any weapons on me. I won’t kill her.” I say and look up at him. “Please let me do this alone.”
“Mycroft let her.” Sherlock says.
He sighs and nods. “I will give you fifteen minutes. If you aren’t out here, I will come in there.” I nod and kiss his cheek.
“Don’t worry so much.” I say and go to her room. I knock. “Irene, can I come in?”
“Does it matter what I say?” She says. I walk in and close the door. “If you are here to play nice, I don’t care. I don’t want to be part of your stupid family. I don’t want to you to forgive and forget. I hate you. I don’t even want to be near you. If it wasn’t for Sherlock, I wouldn’t even be here. I hope you get killed, just so I don’t have to see your stupid face anymore. I hate you with every fiber of my being. You are the reason my parents died! They weren’t yours. They will never be yours! You are destined to be alone forever! Those people out there are only out there for Mycroft and that freak of a baby. Sherlock hates you. Molly hates you. Mary and John hate you! No one likes you! Why would they like a fat, ugly, freakish, idiotic person? Why would they like you when they have me in the house? They want me to be out there, not you! Mycroft wishes you were me. He regrets marrying the wrong sister! They hate you! Everyone hates you!” Irene yells. I cross my arms and smirks. “What? What are you smirking about?”
“You are so pathetic.” I say and laugh. “All my life, I wanted to be you. I adored you and when you turned your back on me, it was the worst pain of my life. I wanted to die. I tried to die, many times.” I shake my head. “You are a horrible person.” I walk closer to her and she backs up. I look at her. “So thank you.”
“For what?” She asks, standing taller.
I look at her and smirk. “For being the worst sister,” I pause for a moment. “no the worst person in the world. You made me the person I am today. If you hadn’t kicked me out, I would have never met Mycroft and never would have met the man of my dreams, and wouldn’t have Mychela. I wouldn’t be the strong woman I am today and I probably would have never met my true family. If you had loved me and supported me and been a decent person, I would have probably become just like you.” I glare at her. “And that is something I would never want to be. You think your words will hurt me, but they won’t. Not anymore. I’m done with you. You have no more power over me. You are nothing to me and I will not spare you another thought after this day is over.” I say and start walking out. I stop, turn around, and walk back over to her. I slap her as hard as I could. “And my baby is not a freak.” I say and walk out. I walk to the wall opposite of the door and lean on it. I close my eyes and grin. I stood up and fought my devil. I had won. I can finally move on and become a better person. I wouldn’t have my sister on my shoulder telling me that I couldn’t do it. I could move on and finally breathe.
“Calliah?” I hear softly. I look up and see Molly. “The boys asked me to come and check on you.”
I grin and walk over. “I defeated Irene.” I say and hug her. I laugh. She hugs back. “I stood up and fought her.” I pull back and grin. “She will not be a problem for me anymore.”
“That is great Calliah!” She says and grins. “I’m so proud.”
“I feel so much better!” I say as we start walking back to the living room.
“Why do you feel better?” Mycroft asks.
I look at him and grin. “Tell you later.”
He nods as I sit down. The door bell rings and Molly goes over and answers it. She comes back, frowning. “What’s wrong Molls?”
“This was on your door step. It says to Calliah Holmes.” She says and hands me the box.
“Hmm. I thought everyone was here.” I say and open the box. I look in and shriek. I throw the box down and cover my mouth.
Mycroft and Sherlock reach for the box and Sherlock picks it up and looks inside. He frowns and stands up and goes to the door.
“What’s in it?” John asks.
Mycroft picks up the box and looks inside. “A tiger head with a SM on top.”