Time passed as time normally does after a wedding… in the same exact manner that time always passes. 60 seconds per minute. 60 minutes per hour. 24 hours per day. A wedding did not change the flow of time. That’d be silly.
The dogs got along pretty much most the time, but occasionally Candy liked to show that she was top dog. You go, Girl.
Hunter popped frequently to check on Anita. Sometimes he’d even help out around the house… Anita took a deep breath in and forced herself to exhale calmly. She could wash her own dishes.
Caroline came over way too often to hang out.
The dogs got way too friendly with each other… Oh my.
Anita grew a cow plant and for the sake of science… Ate the cake. That was a mistake that left her feeling nasty for the next two days.
And thus, a few pleasant months passed after their wedding…
Anita and Aiden were on a date. Aiden led them over to the bubble blower and Anita sat down next to him. He took a puff of the bubbly bubbles, but she refrained from bubbly delight.
Aiden: “What’s wrong, Babe?”
Anita: “Well… I wasn’t planning on telling you this soon, but I don’t think I should do any bubbling or drinking tonight.”
Aiden’s eyebrow raised and he looked at his wife in a mixture of apprehension and curiosity.
Aiden: “Babe… are you..?”
Anita: “Uh huh…”
Aiden took another hit from the bubble blower and stared at her in disbelief. They weren’t looking to start a family this soon. They weren’t trying at least!
Anita chewed her bottom lip. Aiden gave her a reassuring smile and slid his hand on top of hers.
Aiden: “Guess that 99.9% effective might be a little hit or miss, huh?”
Anita laughed half heartedly.
Anita: “Guess so. So what do you think?”
Anita: “Of course.”
Aiden: “I’m scared shitless, but at the same time… I’m pretty excited.”
Anita: “Me too.”
Later that night…
The existential dread finally overcame Aiden.
Aiden: “Fuck, I’m going to need to make some money and fast…”