"Dela!" Cried a voice. "Oh Delacroix! I need some more of that good food! Can you go down and get some for me?"
Desmond was crying out for his hubby, Delacroix, who was currently lying on his own private couch, sleeping. "Oh!" Delacroix fell off his couch and onto the floor. "Ouch! He becomes such a greedy bitch whenever he's pregnant! Okay, Desmond! Just a moment." He smoothed back his white pearl-colored hair, and grabbing a serving tray off the table, he went upstairs.
Dela found his beautiful husband, who had tomato red hair and a beautiful, if somewhat feminine, chubby face, upstairs on his bed. "Oh, my love! Lilly sent a letter to say that she's expecting too with her husband, king David, around the same time that you are! Isn't that wonderful?" Dela said, rubbing Desmond's toes.
"Yes, it is!" Desmond smiled, then smelled something delicious. He drooled and made grabby hands at his food, saying "My food, now, Dela! I'm very hungry!"
"Okay, and what have I made for you?" Dela said, and lifting the top of the tray, showed it to him. It was cake! "Would you like me to feed you?" Dela asked, licking his lips. Desmond nodded, and opened his mouth for his husband to stuff it down his throat. Dela smiled and put the first bite of cake in Desmond's mouth. "Mmn. This cake is good, no?" Dela said, and rubbed Desmond's belly and played with his moobs. Desmond weighed close to a ton and a half, and he was not used to moving, at least not when he was in this form. Desmond could though, and did, occasionally walk to the pool in his room.
Desmond was a man on land but underwater he was a beautiful, eight legged person, called an octo-person. He moved much better under the sea with his tentacles. Desmond yawned and ate more cake.
"Oh, I forgot to tell you, my brother, Nova, is coming up to our castle, with his husband, Henri in a few days. Hope you don't mind!" Dela put his fingers in Desmond's mouth.
"No, I don't! Let them come up. As long as it doesn't... Wait, what? Coming to the castle? No! No, no, no, no! What if he tries to take it from you again?" Desmond exclaimed.
"Easy, easy, Desmond, baby! He's not going to be able too. I'm too powerful." Dela told Desmond, kissing him and flexing his muscles for him, making Desmond giggle.
"Okay, darling! If you're sure..." Desmond said.
- - - -
It was a couple of weeks later, and Desmond was looking as beautiful as ever, standing next to his husband, Delacroix, in their formal hall. Dela whispered reassuring things to Desmond as he was being prepared by their butler eel, Tadrith.
Tadrith had fussed all with his hair, putting it in bows and ribbons, and it itched, not to mention all this stress could hurt the baby that was currently in Desmond's new womb. Desmond scratched at his hair, while waiting on Nova. "Are you sure that Henri will like me?" Desmond asked still scratching.
Dela put Desmond's hands down and looked him in his eyes. "I'm sure he's going to love you! Besides, mommy and daddy are supposed to come down here, too. I know how much you like Poseidon." Dela said, putting his hands in his, and squeezed them.
While this loving scene was taking place on the inside of the castle, outside Nova and Henri's carriage was arriving in the city. Henri had never seen a city outside of Paris before, and was looking around. He stopped when he met Nova's eyes though and faded into a blush.
Nova smiled at his husband and nuzzled into his hair. He found the castle in the center of the city, and pulled up his seahorse driven carriage. "Ah! Smell that sea air, Henri!" He said as Henri smelled and giggled.
"Smells nice! Let us go in and met your brozzer and his Desmond!" Henri said and hoped down out of the carriage. He swam up to the steps when he was bombarded by Meladro.
"Who are you?" Meladro growled out, squeezing Henri's throat in between the ground and his forefin. "Do you have an appointment with his majesty, lord Delacroix?"
"Stop it, Meladro." Said Nova coming up behind Henri. "I am the kings brother, and I still have some say!"
When Meladro let Henri back up, he apologized. "Sorry. Ah, Nova, the king awaits! He is standing at attention in the hallway up ahead." Speaking more then he had in years, the bodyguard quickly swam away.
"Zat was odd. Being, whatever that was, by a shark, no less! Let's go up to the hall where zis shark said your brozzer was! I'm excited to meet your brozzer!"
And taking Nova's arm, he floated up the stairs; since he was undersea, Henri didn't break a sweat! He was a heavy set person, and walking, or in his case, waddling on dry land was a bit of a heart ache.
Nova walked beside Henri, holding his stomach, and gently rubbing it. He smiled down at Henri and held his hand. "Don't worry, Henri. They're going to look at you and fall in love with you like I did!" Nova calmed Henri down.
"Brother!" Came a voice. Delacroix hugged Nova in his vice like grip. "You came! Oh, and this must be Henri! He's adorable!"
"Where is your 'usband? I am so eager to meet him!" Henri said, as Desmond swam up and joined Dela.
Henri looked at Desmond confusedly, and poked his belly. "'Ey Nova, I though zat only women could get pregnant?"
Desmond slapped Henri's hand away. "They can, but through Dela's magic, I was able to get pregnant! Stop undressing me with your eyes!"
"Hohoho. I like this one." Henri said, laughing. "He is funny, and pretty good looking." Henri licked his chops.
"Oh, why, thank you!" Desmond smiled down at the younger Frenchman. "Dela, honey, why don't you show them to their rooms?"
"Sure, darling. Right this way, brother!~" Delacroix took their bags and floated upstairs, while Henri and Nova followed behind. Delacroix took Henri and Nova to a room. "Here is your room!~ Brother, it is so good to see you! Dad and Mother should be along shortly."
Just as he had finished saying that, a messenger came up along the stairs. He went up to the king and said, "Sire, a message has arrived. It says," He cleared his throat, "Poseidon and his wife, Amphitrite, are here!"
Then the currents started to get rough, signaling that Poseidon was coming! "Oh my gods!" Henri exclaimed, hiding under Nova.
"Always one to make an entrance, aren't you, father? Mother, how are you?" Dela said. Poseidon looked tired as he got out of his seahorse-drawn chariot.
"Fine, dear. Your father, gods rest him, just refused to stop and ask for directions! I don't know what it is with gods and men and asking for directions!" Said Amphitrite, shooing her husband with her hand.
Poseidon stepped out with her bags, and said, "I'm pooped, woman! You and your bags. Time for some rest and relaxation." Poseidon said and completely overlooked Nova, as he brought his big, strong arms down and hugged his son Delacroix in a big, vice grip hug."How are you, my boy? I haven't seen you in ages!"
Dela ducked under his arms. "Fine, father. But this weeks about Nova and his husband Henri." He wiped himself off with his hands, making bubbles as he went down his tall frame.
"Ahh. Nova's married? When was this?" Poseidon asked. He was having difficulty remembering Nova, as Nova wasn't the one controlling this underwater realm of his.
Nova took this opportunity to clear his throat and step forward, exposing Henri from his hiding spot under him. "Get up Henri." He put his hand down on the ground for Henri to grab onto, and hoisted him up. "Mother... Father, this is Henri, the boy I found to marry me."
Their mother looked down at him, and scared the poor Frenchman half to death. "Don't worry, dear, I get that a lot. Why, Desmond hid from me the very first time we met. Oh my, he's such a cute lil bugger, ain't he?" She picked him up in a vice grip, much like her husband, and hugged him. "Sorry. I tend to do that to you mortals when I come on this plain. Don't know my own strength."
"Zat is all right." Henri wheezed.
"Mother and father. Let's eat something! Gods know that Desmond's hungry! Did I tell you that he's pregnant?" Dela said leading his mother and father by the hand to the grand dining hall in the center of the castle.
Desmond was already stuffing his face with food when the others arrived. "Hey, hubby!" Desmond said with a mouth full. He gazed up at Dela, begging him for a peck on the cheek. Dela did give him that peck, and Desmond continued to stuff his face with food. He washed it down with some wine, and said, "You should of come down here sooner, when there was a whole lot more food."
"Oh my, I 'ave never met a man-pig before!" Henri said, going over to Desmond and jostling his 3,000 pound belly. "You are too cute! I'll 'ave to have you for my farm!" Winking at him flirtatiously, Henri went over to his seat, beside of Nova.
Dela had a seat beside of Desmond's wide ass. "So what's good to eat, my dear?" He asked, winking at Desmond. "Let me guess. Everything!" Desmond nodded his head.
"Yes, darling, but then again, Lordon is a remarkable cook! He could make sea worms taste nice!" Desmond spoke rather highly of the puffer fish chef, because Lordon was the main component in his falling in love with his husband.
- - - -
Later that night, Desmond was alone in his room with Dela. He was cross stitching 'ocean sweet ocean' onto a cross stitching hoop with Dela reading in their bed, when suddenly, Henri and Nova stormed into their room, Henri looking as if he were trying to hold him back, but Nova was too strong and Henri was beginning to lose his grip around his husbands waist.
"Delacroix, I'm going to kill you! Why must your husband be so, so... fat and attractive?" Nova screamed at his twin brother, going for him, but Henri stopped him, holding him back.
"Well, I am a big octoperson, and I would crush him if he wasn't "so fat", as you chose to so bluntly describe him. And if he wasn't so gorge-ous I wouldn't of married him. Is that that all?" Dela asked.
"Why must you take away all that I love? First, you delude mommy and daddy's love for me, what, with your constant needs, then you take away my one and only love! I am going to kill you!" Nova screamed back.
"What are you talking about?" Delacroix asked, staring blankly at up at him. "I didn't take your man!"
Desmond held his hands up and looked at Nova's black body. "Hey, I didn't take your man! And stop that! All this stress... You'll hurt the baby! Now, this can be explained." Desmond said, going up to Nova with his bright tomato red body, and hugged him.
"How? How can it be explained?" Nova asked, calming down.
"Easy!" Desmond answered, holding Nova's hand to calm him down. "I may have flirted back with him, but I wouldn't take your man! I love you like a brother-in-law." He nuzzled up to Nova. "And I love Henri like a brother-in-law! I would never ever take him from you!" Desmond said, taking Henri's hand in his, and placing it on Nova's. "Now, I don't want you to bother the king and I again! Goodnight, now you dears!" Desmond said, escorting them out and closing the door. He floated back to Delacroix and snuggled up to him.
"Wow Desmond, that was amazing how you thwarted my brothers temper tantrum. You will make one hell of a mother!" Dela exclaimed, wrapping his arm around Desmond and kissing the top of his head.
"You think so?" Desmond said agreeing. He wrapped his tentacles up around his stomach, and smiled. He yawned then and said, "Well, this baby needs sleep to grow, so let's turn out the light and go to bed!"
"Right!" Dela said turning off his bedside lamp. "Goodnight, my love!"
"Goodnight!" Desmond said back smiling. He then fell asleep and had beautiful dreams about his baby.