A Magical Miracle
Disclaimer: I don't own Buffy, but I do own Sophie :)
Tara decided to let Sophie sleep in her bed for the rest of the night, as a comfort to both the little girl and herself. When the two of them came downstairs the next morning, they found Faith already awake.
"Here you go, Blondie" said Faith, pushing a freshly brewed cup of coffee towards Tara as she and Sophie took their seats at the kitchen table. "The best way to start the day." Tara was struck with a sudden and unexpected rush of nausea.
"Um, is it just me, or does that coffee smell really strong?"
"No stronger than usual. Are you okay Tara? You're lookin' a little pale there" Faith replied, sounding concerned.
"I'm fine, just a little woozy." Suddenly, Tara felt a strong need to throw up. "Okay, maybe I'm not fine." The blonde wicca leapt to her feet and rushed upstairs to the bathroom with her hand over her mouth.
Tara was fine for the rest of the day, but the nausea came again the next morning, and the one after that. On the fourth day that this occurred, Faith followed Tara into the bathroom, holding her friend's hair out of her face as she retched into the toilet bowl.
"You know Blondie, if I didn't know any better I'd say that you were knocked up."
"What does knockeded up mean?" asked Sophie, who had crept into the doorway.
"It means pregnant" The Dark Slayer replied.
"Oh. Then she is."
"What?!" Tara cried, her head jerking up so fast that Faith accidentally tore out a handful of her hair.
"Sorry" said Faith, wincing. She then turned to Sophie, crouching to meet the little girl's eye level. "Look Little Red, you're too young for the full birds and bees talk so I'll just give ya a snippet. Girls can't make other girls pregnant."
"They can with magic" said Sophie. Faith turned to Tara, puzzled.
"Did you and Red.."
"No" said Tara, as she got to her feet.
"Auntie Dawn did it" said Sophie. "She did a spell to create new lifes but she didn't thinks it worked, but it did. It maked Mommy Willow and Mama Tara make a baby."
"That Pipsqueak and her damn spells" Faith grinned. "Guess we'll all have to start preparin' for the pitter-patter of tiny feet around here, hey Blondie?" The Dark Slayer turned to Tara. Tara's heart was beating a mile a minute. She wanted this to be real, she wanted it so bad. She wanted her little family to have another member. She wanted to experience all the things that she and Willow had missed out on with Sophie. She let a hand rest on her stomach. Tara wanted it to be real, but at the same time, she didn't want to get her hopes up too high and be disappointed.
"I-I'll make an appointment with the d-doctor, just to be s-sure" said Tara, stuttering for the first time in she couldn't remember how long.
"Whatever you say, T" Faith shrugged. "But Sophie's never been wrong on this stuff before."
So the next day, Tara headed off to the doctor to confirm her little magical miracle. When she returned, Sophie and Faith were playing tea-party.
"What's the verdict?" Faith asked, looking up as the blonde entered the room. "We need to start baby-proofin'?" Tara could only nod, a lopsided smile spreading over her face as she laid a hand on her stomach, where she now knew a baby was beginning to grow.
"I tolds you, Mama Tara!" Sophie cried, running and throwing her arms around her mother's leg. "I tolds you my baby sister was coming soon!"