Chapter 7.6 Yes, you should be embarrassed
Before long, it was time for Maple to grow up into a child.She did not turn out too bad; at least it was apparent that she had not inherited the historic Mika nose, thanks to Whitney.Almond also grew up to her next life stage and looked like a typical Bailey with her tanned complexion and brown hair, much to Ghost Cointreau’s satisfaction.Maple started to study hard at school, upon realising that she may not end up being the cute one of this generation.In the meantime, Almond continued to be cute and swiftly learned all the necessary toddler skills.Even Whitney found the time to help; a miracle considering she was on season 5 of Breaking Bad and was desperate to know how it was all going to end.Tremayne was even allowed to pitch in and opted to teach Almond how to talk, despite the fact that his robotic voice was hard enough for an adult to understand, let alone a toddler.Somehow, Almond picked up on things quickly and soon was speaking more coherently than Tremayne, much to his embarrassment. The icing on the cake was when Almond started to mock his accent and jerky mannerisms.Following this, there was no doubt in Twix’s mind that Almond was going to grow up to be a genius. Boy was he proud.Meanwhile, Whitney, who was heavily pregnant decided it was time to give the dogs their annual bath, instead of doing something practical, like, say, work on raising her skill points.Naturally, she fell into labour just as she was about to sit down to eat her dinner.At least it was all worthwhile. She strolled out of hospital with a bonny baby boy, who she was certain was hers.It seemed that Whitney was the only one who was all smiles during the taxi ride home. Twix was not as thrilled. A boy had sounded like a great idea at the time, but now Twix realised that there was a strong possibility his son would turn out more masculine than him within the next five or so years.Because of this, Whitney primarily cared for baby Pistachio during the first few years of his life.Tremayne helped out too- mainly because Pistachio was unable to answer back to him and undermine him, at least for the time being.