((should have written this a week or so ago, but give a girl some credit... I was busy )) Katharine stretched as she rose from the bed, smiling as she looked around the room noticing Spyder had already risen. Chuckling to herself, she climbed out of bed, before doubling over in pain. Clutching her midsection she stumbled into the bathroom, clenching her teeth to keep back the cries, just as she heard a knock on the door. "Honey... you ok?" came the worried voice from the other side of the door. "Fine... just..." she sucked in a deep breath. "I'm fine. Give me a few minutes." " You sure? I heard a cry, you don't sound fine. Let me in." he wiggled the door handle and found it locked. "Kat?" "I'm ok. Guess that little outting took more out than I realized. Go on, shoo. I'll be ok." she put a smile into her voice to keep him from worrying. "Well... ok... but, promise you're ok?" "Promise. Go on." she said clenching her teeth as another wave passed through her and she heard him walk away slowly as if expecting her to cry out again. "Mithras, what is going on!" she whispered curling up on the floor as another wave rippled through her. Katharine made her way from the bathroom a little while later, and crawled back into bed. Just as she had started to close her eyes she felt him draw close and opened them to give him a small smile. He smiled weakly back at her and then curled up next to her laying his head in her lap after she had sat up. Running her fingers through his hair, she laid her head back smiling softly while she hummed. "You ok?" he said, looking up at her as if trying to make sure she was fine. "Yes, sweety, I'm ok. Just a little overextertion is all." she grinned down at him. "Well you didn't sound fine, and you've never been in pain since we... well you know." he chuckled and grinned up at her showing off his fangs. "Yes well... I guess it's just a bad day to be me then." she laughed as she leaned down to kiss him, and suddenly looked up as a light flashed in the room. She sighed and leaned back just as Spyder jumped up nodding his head in reverence to the being in their bedroom. "Well at least someone around here appreciates me!" the old man said as he grabbed a chair and plopped down in it. "Oh, I appreciate you.... appreciate you even more if you announced before you just poofed somewhere. Do you know how annoying that can get?!" she growled at him. "Katharine!" Spyder whispered at her. "My apologies, Mithras. To what do we owe this honor?" The old man huffed as he made himself more comfortable in the chair. "No need to apologize. That one just has problems with me. Besides she called for me, so I am kind of wondering what I'm doing here myself." "She...called for you? How? I was under the impression you came when you chose." Spyder looked between the serene old man and his glaring wife, scratching his head a little. Mithras laughed at his confusion then nodded toward the vampiress still glaring at him. "Ask her. She knows. Now what is it I can do for you, Kat? Since I do have problems within my own domain, that mostly stems from the two of you." She threw up her hands and sighed. "I hummed his stupid calling. It was a song my mother hummed to me when I was a child, and apparently it calls this demonspawn in whenever I hum it.... no matter where I am, like say in my bedroom with my husband." she threw out pointedly. "Hey, you weren't doing anything important. Not in your state anyway." he grinned at her totally unashamed. Spyder continued to look at the two then threw up his hands and sat back on the bed. "Mind telling me what is wrong with her? Since she swears she's fine. I know better. We heal far too fast for her to be in pain." "He doesn't know? Ohhh, you're in far more trouble than I am, little girl. I think I'll leave you to it." and with that he vanished. "Coward!!" she shouted and heard a resounding laugh throughout the room. "What don't I know?!" Spyder practically growled at her. "Oh calm down... it's nothing." she sighed. "But he said...." "He says alot of things. Trust me when I know something, you'll know, cause I'll be kicking a meddling god's butt around the house!" she yelled at the ceiling. Try it, little one! came the challenge followed by laughter. "I really hate it when he does that..." she muttered curling back up in the bed. "Well you gonna just stand there or ....." she grinned up at him. He muttered a few not so nice words, then curled up next to her holding her gently. "I know you're not telling me something, Katharine. I can feel it." She smiled and kissed his forehead as he curled himself close to her. "When the time comes, my love... when the time comes." She closed her eyes, hoping that what she suspected wasn't true, otherwise they were in more trouble than they bargained for and with that she fell asleep.