Welcome to the family
Chapter 1: Welcome to the family
Sherman was walking side to side through the hospital. His jitters were killing him. He was really worried, but well, who wouldn't be it in his place?
-Don't worry, Sherman, everything will be alright-said Mr. Peabody beside him, trying to relax his son. But it didn't work, Sherman now seemed even more nervous
He sat down on one of the hospital's chairs and looked at his clock. It was 11 p.m. o'clock. For some reason he just felt that he will never forget that hour.
Suddenly, someone he knew went out from the hospital's room.
-So?-asked the red-haired man standing up quickly
Mrs. Peterson looked down, making Sherman worry even more, but then looked up.-THEY HAVE BORN!-she screamed full of happiness
-Really? And how are them? And Pen...-he asked
-Everything is more than perfect! You should get in, now-
Sherman smiled and for the first time in the last nine months he breathed. He started to walk to the room but he stopped.
-What's wrong, Sherman?-asked his father confused
-Would you like to come with me, dad?-
Peabody breathed too.-It'll be a pleasure-
-Hi, Penny-said Sherman getting in
Penny was lying on a hospital's room, tired but with a big smile on her face.-How are you two, Mr. Peabodys?-she asked when she saw the white beagle beside her husband
-Pretty fantastic, Mrs. Peabody-answered Peabody as a revenge
-Where are...?-Sherman started to ask but he stood shocked when he saw them:
Two little babies were on the nursery's arms. A little girl who looked just like Penny and a boy, who was pretty similar to Sherman. The girl was sleeping and calmed, while the boy couldn't stop moving. But Sherman didn't care: they were perfect.
-Would you like to hold them, Mr. Peabody?-asked the nursery to Sherman
-Of... Sure!-he said taking them and looking at them closer.
The moving baby noticed him first and laughed while he touched his father's face. Sherman could feel how much he loved that little kid, and he knew that he will always be for him, just like his father did with himself. He couldn't imagine himself arguing with him, he was one hundred percent sure that he will never have an argument with his son. He could bet that he was just like him.
Then, the girl woke up. She opened her eyes, her big, blue eyes and looked at his father a bit confused, but then, smiled. She remained Penny to Sherman. She was really similar to her. Even though she couldn't speak (which was a big difference if we're talking about Penny). Perhaps it'll be more difficult having a daughter than a son because between men it's easier to solve the things. But he has never imagined himself talking about girly stuff or teaching her how to make-up. But well, Penny was there for her, right?
-Oh, my...-said Peabody looking at them.-The boy is just like you when you were a baby, Sherman!-
-And she's so similar to you, Penny-said Patty starting to cry of excitement
-Mom, don't cry-the blonde woman said
-I'm sorry, it's just that... look at you! You aren't my little girl anymore!-she said trying to stop her tears
-Don't worry, Mrs. Peterson, I bet that you will be able to pamper Emma-opined Sherman
-Yes, that's how we decided to call them: Emma and Malcom-he explained
-Malcolm? Like Malcolm X?-questioned Peabody
-No, M-A-L-C-O-M-said Penny
-Malcom? That's a really peculiar name-
-Well, it's special... like him-opined Penny
-And what about Emma? Why have you called her that way?-
-Because of Emma Watson-she answered
-Because of who?!-he screamed indignant
-She's kidding, dad. We called her that way because that name is always given to someone with a lot of energy and happiness, just like her-
-Alright, I prefer your explanation...-
-Can I hold her for a second?-asked Patty
-Sure you can!-said Penny giving her to her mother
-What about you, dad?-asked Sherman.-Would you like to hold Malcom?-
-If you want to...-but before he could ever finish speaking, Sherman gave him the baby
Peabody stared at him. He was really similar to Sherman, it was like having his beautiful little boy on his arms again. He looked up. But his boy has already grown up, and now he had his own family. Even though he was really proud of him, he was still sad, because, without even noticing it, he grew up.
-Uh!-said the baby touching the dog's glasses
-No, no, Malcom, those are my glasses, you can't touch them-
The baby stared at him and put a really sad face. So sad and cute that made Peabody worry, because he thought he was going to cry, but then, he thought that kid was so cute... that he decided to let him touch his glasses... only for that time.
Sherman sat behind Penny and touched her hand. It was really crazier: they were parents! And parents from twins! Sure that having a family wasn't part of the Sherman and Penny's plans yet. But they were old enough to face that situation: both of them were twenty-eight. And when they discovered they were going to have twins, they got really scared. But seeing those little creatures, so innocent and cute, made everything worth it...
Peabody gave Malcom back to Sherman and Patty did the same with Emma.
-Well, Emma and Malcom Peabody, welcome to the family...-said Sherman smiling to his children