Characters: Ianto, Jack, Meriel.
Written For: Challenge 498: More at tw100.
Summary: Meriel isn’t the only member of the family getting a surprise on her birthday.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
It was Meriel’s seventh birthday and despite the early hour, celebrations were already underway.
There were lots of presents of course, new clothes as well as toys, and there would be a party in the afternoon, with games and party food and an enormous birthday cake, and probably more gifts from all Meriel’s friends, who would be arriving that afternoon.
Jack and Ianto watched her unwrap each of her presents, showing delight in everything she’d been given, and hugging her daddies at frequent intervals. She was growing so fast, and would be starting at her new school come autumn.
“You know,” Ianto said, “I think she’s turning out pretty well.”
Jack nodded agreement. “Not bad at all for a first attempt. How would you feel about having more?”
“How many more are we talking about?” Ianto asked, amused at Jack’s phrasing of the question. When Meriel had been a year old they’d discussed having another child but had decided to wait a few years so they could really enjoy the one they already had.
“Um, well, twins?” Jack said hesitantly.
Ianto stared at his husband. “You’re not, are you?”
Meriel decided that was the best birthday surprise of all.
Sequel: 'Feed Me!'