Alexis had been organizing a leisure day party almost since her first day in town, long before she found out she was pregnant. So she doesn’t cancel the party, and announces her pregnancy to Amaya as soon as she and Hassim enter the door.
Amaya is thrilled! She and Hassim have been trying for another child too! It would be so great for all their children to grow up together! If Alexis’ baby turns out to be a witch like little Zinna then they could even practice their magic together!
“Have you told the father yet?”
Alexis sighs as Amaya feels her tummy. “No. She was a fairy who left town the same night we met. I don’t really want to go through all the effort of finding her just to tell her that she managed to knock up a witch.”
“I suppose.” Amaya answers with a smile. “If you do need anything at all, just ask us. You don’t have to go through this alone.”
Alexis thanks her, then goes to mingle with the guests. Hassim asks her to dance. He’s a handsome man, but Alexis reminds herself that he’s off limits.
Still, he overheard her announcement to his wife and is just as excited. “Anything you need, just ask for it.”
“Thank you, Hassim.”
He hugs her, and for a moment, Alexis doesn’t want him to let go. But of course, he’s just being polite.
As her belly grows, Alexis is put on maternity leave. She’s bored, she has no chance for promotion, and everything hurts.
The only thing she really can do right now is practice her magic, so that’s exactly what she does. She’s by no means a master of her craft, but if her baby is born a witch she’ll have to be good enough to instruct her child.
When the baby pains hit, she’s completely shocked and unprepared. Why the heck are babies a cause for celebration when it feels like she’s being torn apart?
A few hours later, she returns from the hospital with a brand new baby boy, Blaine Love.
Alexis wasn’t expecting to be a mother so soon, and the labour was terrible, but she’s in love with her son. Now that she can hold him, she doesn’t regret a thing.
Amaya and Hassim’s attempts for a child have finally worked. She’s pregnant!
“Congratulations!” Alexis smiles. “I’m so happy for you both!”
She can’t help but feel a twinge of jealousy as she feels Amaya’s growing baby bump. She loves Blaine, but she does wish she didn’t have to be raising him alone.
Not that she’s really alone. True to their word, Hassim and Amaya are always willing to babysit him while she’s out running errands or trying to convince her boss to let her come back to work early.
On some errands, she does take Blaine with her. There are always comments on his blue skin and bright eyes, but everyone loves him just as much as his mother does. He’s a very special little boy.
And when his birthday comes, Alexis throws yet another party just for him.
The girl with the bright hair and wings is Rose, one of Alexis’ co-workers. She’s been a fairy her whole life and was born with wings that sparkled.
Blaine has no wings, so Alexis is finally certain that he isn’t a fairy like his mother was. But he also hasn’t shown much promise for magic, so who knows what he is.
(Watcher’s guess: Jack Frost. Obviously. Look at him! <3)
The party ends early, much earlier than her last party did, but she has a young son to take care of now (Plus this party might have been for the free food than for the company of friends if she’s being honest).
A playdate between Zinna and Blaine goes well, even if the two toddlers refuse to so much as look at each other. Rivalry starts young, apparently.
Zinna hasn’t shown any affinity for magic, but Amaya assures Alexis that sometimes the signs don’t show until they become teenagers.
So Alexis keeps practicing. Just in case her son does turn out to be a witch.
“You’re quite skilled at that.” Hassim comments.
Alexis giggles like a child, putting her wand away as he walks towards her. “Don’t be silly! I’m still a beginner. Amaya must be truly brilliant at magic.”
“Not as brilliant as I let her believe she is.” He answers quite seriously. “I have been a free genie for years before I met her, but I still wish to see my mistress happy. So I lend her my magic when she does her spells, but I do not want her training our daughter in magic. Would you be willing to be her instructor if she gains an affinity for magic?”
“I can do that.” Alexis answers with a sly smile. If anything, it will give her more time to be around Hassim. There’s a look in his eye that is more flirty than friendly, and maybe... maybe this isn’t a bad idea.
And maybe one day she can give her son a normal family. He’d like that, she thinks.
As far as Alexis's powers go, I'm goanna be portraying her as an average witch. She wasn't born with unforseen amazing OH-EM-GEE power, and she wasn't born with nothing. She's normal, and to get better she has to practice.
... And she totally just gave birth to Jack Frost.