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Chapter 77[]

Can you tell me where can we start over?[]

Elizabeth House
Kowloon, Lyran Alliance
3067


"...is not illegal, but it is considered a bit...shameful."

"Kinky." Liz said.  "No baby of mine is going to be born a Bastard, Nathan Roshak." she said, and held up the pregnancy test.

"Is that what I think it means?"

"It means you're a father." she said, "We don't go for terminating pregnancy outside of rape or incest.  One of the lingering cultural norms from two centuries of high infant mortality among the original settlers and then two centuries of slavers on top of that stealing people, and then the high mortality rates during the Succession Wars.  I'm keeping it, which means you're a father, and if I need to, I'll make the wedding a shotgun affair."

"I have other duties, Liz..." Nathan began

"I'll let you keep your job, Nathan, but if I have to I'll haul my ass to Sudeten and punch your Khan until she agrees that while she can borrow you from time to time for Warrior things. You're mine at the end of the day."  she made a fist as she said it, which almost made Nathan chuckle.

"Henry is going to flip." He said, "Especially if you try to make good on that threat."

"I expect he will, he's also going to need to find a gap in his duty to come to the wedding-Dad's dead. He's the closest male relative and he's still alive."

"A tradition?" Nathan asked.

Liz nodded.  "Thousands of years old."

"I will need to report this." He said.

"Tell her she can come if she wants." Liz told him.

"She may insist." he said with a glimmer of humor.


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