Both Jeremy and Katherine expected that marriage would change their normal everyday life and in some small ways it did. Katherine was now Mrs Norwood instead of Miss Wood, they opened a joint bank account and they had to change their tax filing status. Those were the only changes so far as they could notice because everything else stayed exactly the same way as always.
One minute these two would be sweet, loving, and romantic.
Then all of a sudden all hell would break loose when she discovered that he put the empty milk container back in the refrigerator instead of throwing it away or she washed his smelly lucky socks before a big game.
But those little lover's quarrels ending up forgotten after a night of passionate love making.
This is the way they lived their life and they were happy this way. Nothing would ever change them nor did they want to change but a big change was on the way.
One night they must have been in a too much of a hurry to get to the make up sex and they must have forgotten to do something very important. Having a family was something they both wanted but not this soon. Spending some quality time as a married couple while searching for the perfect house was their plan. They were living in a small four room house with one bedroom and bath. The nearest school was miles away so there was no way they could raise a family there.
Finding a house that both of them liked was another problem. All the real estate agents in Meadow Glen knew a headache was on the way every time they had to show these two a house that was up for sale. If he loved the house the lighting wasn't too good for her or there was not enough closet space. If she liked the house it was too small for him or not enough room for a pool. There just seemed no pleasing both of them until.....
they found a house right outside the city. It was a beautiful area that had plenty of playgrounds and places where the kids could go out and play or ride their bikes.
There was an area in the back yard with enough room for the swimming pool for Jeremy and a swing set for the baby. This was the house they both agreed upon so a bid was placed on it which was soon accepted. They signed the contract as Mr. and Mrs. Norwood and that is when it hit both of them. They did consider themselves a married couple due to their ceremony in Aurora Skies but legally they weren’t married in Meadow Glen or this universe.
Katherine could have sent a message to Grandpa Emmett so he could use one of his futuristic high tech toys to fix the records. That is how Katherine had all her necessary paper work to establish her life in Meadow Glen when she first moved here. He was able to hack into anything here in a split second and he lived for those opportunities to laugh at those out dated systems. However the couple decided to deprive Grandpa of his fun and opted for a private ceremony in a local chapel. He was the star quarterback of the Meadow Glen Marvels and she was a bestselling author so they didn't want anyone to question the legality of their marriage.
Setting up the nursery had to wait for the results of the ultrasound. Not because they wanted to wait they just couldn’t agree on the decor. Katherine wanted wall paper with teddy bears and bunny rabbits holding balloons in pastel colors for the baby girl she was sure she was having. Jeremy wanted to go with an all sports theme for his son. They debated the issue for days on that until they received the answer when they went to the appointment for the ultrasound. It showed that that they were both right it was twins, a boy and a girl. Katherine was overjoyed because she always wanted a big family but Jeremy was a little bit worried. He wasn't sure if they could handle more than one baby at a time. He tried to put a happy face for Katherine but failed miserably.
The decor problem was solved though, they compromised by getting neutral pastel colors with some sport elements and werewolf teddy bears.
Even though these two fought like cats and dogs over little things they really did love each other. They each knew what was important to the other and what lines never to cross. When it came time to start talking about names for the babies the decisions were made easily because they both respected the other's wishes.
Katherine wanted to name the boy baby Julian after her father and Jeremy agreed to it without even thinking twice. He knew she had a very close relationship with her father and that she missed him terribly. When the topic of girl's names came up Jeremy asked if he could name their baby girl after his mother and Katherine had no objections. Jeremy's mother died of cancer a very long time ago and Katherine knew how much he loved and respected her. So it was decided that the girl baby be named Penelope but they would call her Penny just like his mother.
As the months passed they prepared for the babies to arrive. The nursery was furnished with two of everything and they went to Lamaze classes together. Everything was going fine until the third trimester hit and Katherine became uncomfortable and very moody. The longer the pregnancy lasted the moodier she was and her favorite target was her husband. Jeremy realized it was the pregnancy hormones causing all the trouble but there was times that he made matters worse by saying the wrong thing. He thought he was complimenting her when he said she looked like a cute little rolly polly. To say that didn't go over too well is an understatement. Luckily for him her aim was never any good so the vase she threw at him missed him by a mile.
Finally Katherine's contractions hit and Jeremy rushed her to the hospital but he never realized what labor would do to her and how long it was going to take.
He tried to get her to do her breathing exercise but she kept yelling for more drugs. There was nothing he could do to calm her down or make her feel comfortable. It seemed like they were going to be there forever when a very painful contraction hit her. She grabbed Jeremy hand and squeezed with all her might while letting out a blood curdling scream. Jeremy looked at his hand and shook it a bit.
"Ouch! Kathy! Geez do you know how much this hurts?" Jeremy asked innocently not realizing what his wife's reaction was going to be.
"YOU are complaining about how much pain YOU are in!" Katherine screamed at the top of her lungs. "YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE! I have two wolves coming out of me and its all YOUR FAULT. YOU ARE THE ONE WHO DID THIS TO ME and YOU are complaining about YOUR FUCKING PAIN."
He was about to remind her that she was there when those babies was conceived but he wisely let that one go. "I know you are uncomfortable," Jeremy said with desperation in his voice, "I wish there was something I could do to help."
Katherine gave him the death glare and said "Haven't you done enough ALREADY?"
Jeremy wouldn't dare say anything else at that point. He was just happy that her head wasn't spinning around and she was spitting pea soup at him.
The labor lasted twenty very long and very tense hours but in the end they brought home two beautiful and healthy babies
While Katherine was in the hospital the portal appeared and Holly and Emmett decided to stay and help out with the twins.
Holly loved to cook when they were in this time period as synthesized futuristic food left much to be desired. She made sure that Katherine and Jeremy had a home cooked breakfast waiting for them.
Emmett went straight to work upgrading "the dinosaur" as he called it.
Knowing that Katherine and Jeremy didn't have any other relatives around the Woods decided to stay for a long extended visit. At least until the twins were out of their terrible twos. The young couple welcomed and appreciated the help as two babies required an extra set of hands or two. Katherine also appreciated spending time with her family and Jeremy was happy to get to know his in laws better. Things were working out for them but Holly and Emmett had ring side seats for all the battles during those two years. Emmett even joked about selling tickets and setting up a concession stand.
"Jules would have been so proud of them," Holly said with tears in her eyes.
"He is my lady, I'm sure wherever he is watching over them," Emmett reassured her. “You have to stop worrying about them. We can’t change their destiny or even warn any of our grandchildren about their future.”
“I know how hard this is for you my lady but you have to step back to let them live their lives,” he told his wife. “They will have each other to depend on. We already can tell how close they are." Emmett looked his wife straight in the eyes and told her, "He will always have us. We will always be here for him when he needs us.”
Author Notes: So we come to the close of Generation 1, with the birth of two babies Katherine's goals have been met. Here are some pictures from the Norwood family album.