It wasn’t long before Harvestfest had creeped up on us. From Dani moving in, to planning the wedding, there was plenty going on, and before we knew it, Harvestfest was here.
“Lexie, where did we put the decorations from last year?”
She looked up from her cooking. “Uh, I dunno. They used to be in the laundry room before we re-built the house, I don’t know where anything is now!”
“I think I put them back near the laundry room, actually!” I smiled, “Thanks.”
Lexie was back ‘in the zone’ though, so I don’t think she heard me. She was cooking the Grand Meal this year, just like she had all the years before. Whenever she was cooking, she got really into it and didn’t like to be bothered much. Sure enough, the decorations box was right outside the laundry room door.
“Winterfest stuff, Spooky Day stuff,” I whispered to myself, rummaging through the box. There was so many decorations in here. “Harvestfest stuff!” I pulled the long gold-colored banner out of the box.
“Hey,” Dani said, kissing me on the cheek, “want some help hanging those up?”
I smiled. “Yeah, I’d love that.”
The air outside was crisp and cool, and nothing like I’d even really felt before. How crazy was it that my mom never experienced the changing of the seasons? That my grandmother, the founder, had never felt rain or snow? That I was the first heiress of the legacy to experience all of this, and that my children would be the first kids of the legacy to grow up with weather and seasons? And…that I’d made it possible. There were to be many firsts as the generations went on, and this – this was mine. Besides being the first lesbian heiress, of course.
“Adelaide!” I heard Dani call to me. I looked over at her, where she was stringing the banners across the fence. “How’s this?”
I walked over to her, leaves crinkling under my feet. “It’s perfect.
It took a while to finish putting up the banners across the whole house, and it was getting colder as the day went on. There was no way we were going to get up the rest of the decorations, like the ones on the eves of the roof. We might not even have enough for that. Our house was much bigger than it used to be, and I hadn’t gotten more decorations to compensate yet. This was the first holiday since we’d built the new place. After I was released from the RGWI, I used our some of our funds to build this house I’d been working on. We finally had enough simoleons that I was comfortable building something like this, something that had room to grow with our future family. I paid extra for it to be done quickly, and somehow they managed to get it done. There’s even a pool, but that’s not going to be of much use now that it’s approaching winter. Lexie only had one thing she wanted done – a small extra ‘house’ for her to live in. It’s in the back, near the pool. She wanted to still live here, and still be close to me without being all up in my life. She’s 26, she said, and I’m probably going to be starting a family soon, so she figured we should have some distance. I wouldn’t have minded if she still lived in the main part of the house, but she insisted it was time – to live somewhat separately. I supposed it might be nice to be alone with my girlfriend, after all there are some places you only go when you’re alone with your significant other. Usually we only go so far flirting in public, or – I’ll admit it, when Lexie’s around. There just comes a point where we’d go to my room (and not always in a dirty way, just sometimes it’s nice to be alone).
“So,” I smiled, “how’s your first Harvestfest here going so far?”
“Amazing,” Dani replied, “anything with you is amazing. I hope it’s the first of many.”
“Me too,” I whispered in her ear.
“The house is breathtaking. All the little details, and how everything’s placed… it’s hard to believe you planned all this out!” I could have watched her go on forever, she’s just so adorable when she goes on about something.
She stopped and blinked. “It’s just wonderful,” she finished, “I’m so lucky to live here with you. I can just see our kids running around there, playing around.”
I could see it too. I could see my future unfolding in front of me. “I can see it.”
“Definitely,” I grinned, “a little redheaded girl like you, chasing a little boy. Me holding their baby sibling… you cuddling up right next to me.”
“Aww,” she whispered, leaning closer to me, “I want that.”
“I want that too,” I smiled, leaving a kiss on her lips.
“Who’s ready for the Grand Meal?” Lexie asked, walking in with a delicious smelling turkey.
“That looks so good!” Dani exclaimed, a smile on her face. “Adelaide’s told me about your cooking before, but that’s even better than I imagined!”
Lexie’s eyes widened. “She talks about my cooking?”
“You cook all the time, how could I not?” I asked, laughing.
She placed the turkey down and we all sat down, just looking at it.
“You can eat it!” Lexie said, “After all, that’s why I made it!”
I smiled, and started cutting out slices. “Oh Watcher, that smells so good!”
“I tried out some different seasonings this year,” Lexie commented, “I assume it worked out?”
“If it tastes as good as it looks, then yes!” Dani said, grinning.
I was so glad Dani and Lexie got along. They were the most important people in my life, and I don’t know what I’d do if they didn’t like each other. The last time that happened… it was my sister and brother who couldn’t stand each other, and look how that turned out – I haven’t seen my brother in years. Every so often I get the feeling to look him up, but I never have. Best let bygones be bygones, right?
“A piece for the love of my life, and newest addition to our family,” I said, placing a plate filled of delicious traditional Harvestfest food in front of Dani. “I love you,” I finished, blowing her a kiss.
She blushed, and replied, “I love you too.”
Lexie smiled. “You guys are so perfect for each other.”
Just as we were finishing up dinner, Lexie brought out a delicious pumpkin pie. “My own recipe,” she said, “what do you think?”
“I’ll have to eat it to know,” Dani replied.
“Well then, enjoy!” Lexie exclaimed, setting it down on the table with a flourish. She was really passionate about anything food-related, especially her own cooking. She cut out slices for all of us and from the second I had my first bite, I knew it was good.
“This is great, Lexie.”
“Oh yeah,” Dani added, “it’s amazing.”
Lexie’s eyes lit up. “Great! I’ll make it next year, and I have a few more recipes to try out too!”
“So, what are we all thankful for this year?” I asked, “Who’s going first?”
“I’ll go,” Dani said, “I’m thankful for you, my gorgeous future wife, for our love, and for the new job I just got yesterday!”
I blushed, smiling. “New job? That’s great!”
“Yeah, it’s for a gardening company. It’s kind of a stay-at-home job, and I’m really excited.”
“I’m thankful for my amazing job, and all the great new opportunities I get with it,” Lexie said, “and of course, I’m happy for you two.”
“Well,” I started, “I’m thankful for my amazing sister, for my sweet fiancée, and that my time at the RGWI is over.”
Not long after that, Lexie went to get some to her room to get some sleep. Tomorrow, the restaurant she was working at was having an event, and she’d be working all night. As I stepped out of the shower, I made out Dani’s voice talking to someone through the door.
“That’s crazy…” I could hear snippets of what she was saying. “There’s no way you can-” “She’s my fiancée, is that enough for you?!” Her voice had gotten considerably louder, enough for me to hear the whole sentence. “I can’t keep… from her-” Finally I heard her throw her phone down on the bed. I slowly walked out, still wrapped in a towel.
She threaded her fingers together, and sighed. “Uh, I have to tell you something, Adelaide. And I’m pretty sure it’s going to change things, and it’ll probably hurt you that I didn’t tell you before…”
A/N: Yay, a house update! So, yeah that’s what their house looks like now, and I’m really happy with how it turned out! I’ll make sure to have a picture of the back soon! 🙂