For a responsible mother and former model student, getting up early was usually a piece of cake for Maka Albarn-Evans. However, carrying the second child of a certain Death Scythe made her normal sleep schedule go haywire. Having stayed up about half the night, Maka mentally groaned when her wide awake eyes came face-to-face with the clock on her side table. 5:49 AM. There was no point of going back to sleep now, especially when her son/daughter was kicking her inner organs like they were soccer balls. She took a moment to psych herself up for the strenuous task at hand before pushing her pregnant body to a sitting position. The queen bed moved under her shifting weight but all she got from her husband was another snore.
'Lucky bastard.' She thought as she glanced at the white-haired man behind her. Maka was tempted to wake Soul up so he could share in her suffering when the scent of food drifted under her nose. She stood up and started for her bedroom door. As she got closer, she noticed that light was streaming underneath the doorway and immediately pieced two and two together. The woman opened the door and wasn't surprised at all to see her daughter scurrying through their kitchen with a piece of toast in her mouth. Maka smiled to herself as she watched her carbon copy hurry to get ready until the girl finally noticed her presence. The surprised look on her face made Maka smile wider.
"Need some help Sera?" She asked. Sera quickly finished her breakfast before wiping her mouth with the sleeve of her shirt.
"What are you doing up?" She replied with her own question, her red eyes curious. It was one of the few physical features Sera did not share with her.
"Your younger sibling decided that I didn't need anymore sleep." Maka answered while taking a seat at the table. With the way her ankles were swelling up, it was a miracle she didn't need a wheelchair to get to places. Once she sat down, Sera immediately rushed up to her.
"Do you want me to get you anything to drink? I made some extra toast you can eat." She asked but was waved her.
"I'll be fine. You have to meet up with your meister, right? I can get your dad to take care of breakfast." Sera was about to protest, but Maka gave her her famous stubborn look. Sera finally sighed and shook her head.
"Okay, I'll leave you alone then. Anyways, I'm gonna be home late again today. Don't wait up for me." Sera leaned down and gave her mother a peck on the cheek before rushing to the door.
"See you later mom!" She called out.
"Bye Sera! Say hi to Kenichi for me!" Maka replied as she watched her daughter run out the front door. Another smile drifted onto her face, this one a tinge sadder than the last.
'They really grow up so fast...'