Seraphina grew up into such a little cutie! She was a quiet and studious kid, which suited Grainna just fine, since she had an aspiration to see her child get an A in school.
She also turned out to be a bit of a neat freak, which also suited Grainna just fine, since she was constantly exhausted from work and pregnancy, and was finding it hard to keep up on the housework.
Grainna and Seraphina quickly became best friends, and Grainna did actually wind up having enough money to buy her daughter a bed of her own. Basically, she was pretty much killing this whole motherhood thing.
Geoffrey actually turned out to be an involved and doting father. He came by the house just about every day to spend time with Seraphina.
With Geoffrey hanging around so often, he and Grainna found themselves spending a lot of time together. They worked well as a team, and so they decided it only made sense that they co-parent their daughter jointly. As their friendship continued to deepen, Grainna began to notice things about Geoffrey she had never noticed before…..the endearing big ears that matched her own; the tiny grays in his blonde mustache, and most of all, the kindness and devotion he showed their daughter. Much to her dismay, Grainna found that whatever spark had been between she and Geoffrey, was – for her – still very much alive.
Grainna lay awake at night trying to talk herself out of her blossoming feelings:
This is ENTIRELY inconvenient! He is MARRIED, and you are pregnant with ANOTHER MAN’s baby!! Haven’t you done enough damage already? He doesn’t even want you, Grainna! You’ve seen his wife!
But it turns out that Grainna wasn’t the only one who felt that spark.
Geoffrey: Since we have a moment alone, Grainna – there’s something I’ve been wanting to tell you…. I love you. I’ve loved you ever since the first night we met. I know it sounds crazy, but I want to leave my wife for you, so we can get married and start a new life together!
Grainna: Oh, Geoff. I would be lying if I said I don’t have feelings for you, too. But you can’t leave Nancy. You have a son, and an empire to run. And I have a legacy to build. Look at me – I’m pregnant with another man’s child!
Geoffrey protested, but he and Grainna both knew she was right. Hard as it might be, their relationship would have to remain platonic. Grainna told herself that she was so lucky already, she didn’t need romance in her life. She had a wonderful daughter, who had a wonderful father, and for Grainna, that was more than enough.