The Sample house was aflutter about the arrival of a new grandbaby.
None were more aflutter than Cycl0n3.
Everyone tried to prepare as much as they could.
The big question that nobody was asking was exactly what Zahra was carrying. A ghost’s baby would be… what? Zahra alone seemed unbothered by this. If anything, she was more excited by the big unknown. Her pregnancy was part impending motherhood and part science experiment, and that suited her just fine. She would have been disappointed if the child turned out to be an ordinary baby.
What she wasn’t ready for was just how much maternity leave was going to drive her crazy. She was climbing the walls for tasks to do. She took over most of the gardening from Layla.
She taught herself how to upgrade her computer.
And she counted down the days until the blessed day. When it came, she was more than ready.
Cycl0n3 was less ready. Connor’s ghost even drifted by to watch the excitement.
Charles Babbage Sample was born at 3:15 AM, and he didn’t disappoint.
He was definitely an unusual baby.
(WOOT! Ghost baby!)