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|Contessa Ember Rose|
|Name:||Contessa Ember Rose|
|Series:||The Good Ones|
|Release date:||December 31, 2012|
|Next chapter:||Allied Factions|
Contessa Ember RoseEdit
"Alright," said Elvira. "This shouldn't take long. And don't worry, Brigit, it won't hurt a bit."
The fact that Elvira also worked as a doctor was somewhat beneficial, considering that Brigit and I were having a baby sometime in the next five months, and also since my wife wanted to know if he or she would be a he or a she. Elvira was using some tool to identify the gender of our unborn child.
"Okay!" said Elvira, startling me. It was different to hear her loud, booming voice in a high-pitched squeal. "So, Pierce, Brigit, you two are having a girl!"
Brigit jumped up and through her arms around me. As we were pressed together, I felt a kick from my daughter. My heart lept with joy, and Brigit and I were laughing. From the doorway, I could see Elvira walk out, still almost as excited as I, and as Nisha had come with, she flashed me a grin, displaying her unnaturally pointy incisors.
Brigit released me, and started jumping up and down, squealing and clapping and smiling all at once. I gently laid my hands on her shoulders, and as she stopped bouncing she looked me straight in the eye. I flashed her a quick smile and gave her a kiss.
"So," said Brigit, dragging out the o, "What are we going to name her?"
The sudden question hit me. I hadn't really thought of names yet. It was a consequence of the job. I didn't have as much time to think about family. I barely could spend any time with my wife, my brother or my sister. I guess when you're mostly confined to a penthouse apartment, with a new life growing inside of you, you get a lot of spare time to think about what the name will be.
"Well, how about... How about Countess?"
"Eww!" She protested, but she gave me a smile all the same. "Not Countess. Wait a minute... What about Contessa?"
"Contessa..." I thought, and suddenly it clicked. I liked it. And it went perfectly with the middle name I wanted for her. "Contessa Ember..."
"Wait!" Brigit interrupted. "Why Ember? Why not just Contessa Rose?"
I displayed my power, carefully cradling a small flame in the palm of my hand. A look dawned on Brigit's face. She looked both infatuated and wary at the same time. She knew why I wanted the name Ember in our child's name.
"Well, I guess that's settled!" she said. And, looking down at her belly: "Your name will be Contessa Ember Rose."