It had been a long wait and as the time came closer and Terca's belly grew larger with the seed of her father, and for the past several months her sisters had been more then helpful and have asked so many questions about how it feels and every other possable question. But as time drew closer the pains did come some more then others and some so painful Terca would break into tears. Terca had done her best to not be seen or to hide the pain of the very bad ones, not wanting to frighten her sisters from doing their part for their father.
But it was a cool night when Terca felt a pain that was much more then any other before and it hit her while she was walking to the dinning chamber to be with her sisters. Terca staggered and used the near wall to steady herself and do as she had always done, wait for it to pass. But this was diffrent and the pain only got worse and worse making Terca reel with pain. Her claws dragged down the stone walls leaving deep marks as she clinched her jaw tightly and fought back the want to scream as she craddled her belly.
It was at this moment Aldrasya came around the corner and saw Terca and with a happy squeal called out her name and headed towards her. Aldrasya paused a moment as she saw how Terca was standing and the look of pain on her face. Aldrasya hurried to her sister with worry and came along side Terca and placed a hand on her. "Sister what is wrong?" she asked as she looked around for help "Shall I call for a servant?"
Terca hissed and looked at Dras "NO!" she snapped then gasped in pain as another contraction hit her sending her to her knees. Aldrasya was now very worried and looked around then looked back at Terca. "I'm going to get help, I'll be right back!" Aldrasya turned and began to leave when she heard the breaking of glass and the whoosh of wings. Looking back she saw Terca was gone but a near window was broken. Hurring up to the window she looked out and saw Terca flying off weakly.
Aldrasya growled "Damn you sister You can't do this!" With out a second thought Aldrasya leaped out the window and followed Terca from the ground. Even thought Terca was flying Dras was able to keep up with little trouble, this only confirmed to her that Terca was in trouble and would need help, that made her give everything she had not loose sight of her sister.
It was not long before Aldrasya saw Terca's altitude decline and with the sound of breaking branches she was able to catch up and found Terca in a clearing on her hands and knees. Aldrasya came up to her and kneeled in front of her "I'm here for you sister, As you have always been there for me." Terca slowly looked up and her eyes met Aldrasya's and she whimpered and weak "Thank you sissssterrrr."
The woods echoed with the sounds of screams and at times cursing for long passings, all the time Aldrasya stayed with Terca and helped best she could through her sisters first birthing.
Back at the castle the the other sisters and thier mothers waited along with Sventar all wondering where were Aldrasya and Terca. Sventar was becomming impatient and began tapping his claws on the table. Droch stood up "I'll find them m'lord."
No sooner did Droch finish her sentence and stand when in the distance a scream of such intense pain filled the air from far off. All in the dinning hall went silent then looked around then to Sventar. Sventar stood up calmly and moved away from the table and left the dinning hall and leaving the others without saying a thing. Sventar walked to the outside and with one motion of his wings he was in flight.
The full moon's light was enough for Aldrasya to help Terca, and as if she had done it before Terca moved to bring her baby to her and hold it to her. Aldrasya watched with wide eyes at what she had just witnessed and helped with.
Terca looked to Aldrasya and made the cutiest murring sound as she nuzzled her baby and slowly ran her hands over the baby as if feeling for something. After a short while she just knelt there and rested as she held her baby and made sure the baby was well. It was not long that the baby began to fuss and Terca shifted slightly and brought the baby to her breast and with a little help the baby began to nurse.
Aldrasya smiled as she watched Terca hold her baby and carefully cleaned the child. Aldrasya scooted beside Terca and leaned in and nuzzled her cheek and watched as the baby nursed. Aldrasya nuzzled close and smiled slightly as she whispered "Were you affraid sister?" Terca nuzzled Aldrasya back and with a tired voice replyed "Yes...at first....But you were here with me. I knew I would be ok."
It did not take him long at all to find his daughters and he swooped down and landed a short distance from them and looked at them sitting there. His eyes quickly noted the small bundle in Terca's arms and a ever so faint smile crossed his lips as he moved up to them and kneeled down. "Terca Monah do dii kiir ...... you have done well