The look on Soul's face changed instantly. Maka felt his mood also change from their link and to the point where his hand squeezed hers tightly. She looked at him. He was clenching his teeth, showing them sharply. His eyebrows fixed in a scowl of anger as he stared angrily at Stein. Maka only squeezed his hand tighter. She knew he was mad. No, more like pissed to the point of killing that snake bitch. The question Maka wanted to ask, How did Medusa find out Maka was pregnant? The thought made her feel sick again. She suddenly felt the urge to throw up. Tsubaki noticed immediately and ran to her side. Soul was confused until he felt Maka lean against him.
"Maka!" Soul gasped and held her. She leaned against his shoulder with her hand covering her mouth. Tsubaki had her hand on Maka's forehead. She was burning up. Soul slowly brought Maka to her knees, trying to comfort her.
"You're burning up, Maka!" Tsubaki said. Maka rest her head on Soul's shoulder. "We should take you to the infirmary!"
"Maka, go with Tsubaki okay?" Soul whispered to her. Maka nodded slowly as Tsubaki and Soul helped her. Spirit sighed, knowing that this might have just been symptoms from her pregnancy. He remember when his wife, or shall we say ex-wife, was pregnant with Maka. He smirked as Tsubaki led Maka out of the Death Room. Soul was keeping a close eye on Maka. He hated being separated from Maka. Now that Medusa wants to kill her, Soul never wants to leave her side.
"Liz, Patty," Kidd began, "Go with Tsubaki to help Maka."
Liz and Patty nodded, running to catch up with Tsubaki. Soul turned back to Stein and Shinigami-sama. Stein still seemed freaked out about the incident with Medusa. He was pissed off actually. They have not heard a word from Medusa since they killed the Kishin. Why would she show up now? Was it because Maka was pregnant? Yeah, it was because of that. The problem was: How did she find out?
"Soul," Stein began, "We have to keep Medusa away from Maka."
"Oh really?" Soul growled. "Of course we have to keep that damn witch away from Maka. I won't let her touch her at all!"
"Now, Soul, we don't need anyone freaking out okay?" Shinigami-sama stated, lifting his large foamy hands in the air, "Here's what I'm thinking of doing. Soul, you are now officially a Death Scythe and will soon to be a father. Now, a witch wants to kill Maka because she is pregnant. This is a very bad situation indeed."
"Will I still be going on missions?" Soul asked.
"Since this is a crisis, you won't be assigned any missions until the baby is born." Shinigami-sama said, shaking his head. "Spirit will be taking over your duties for you."
"I can't take this anymore." Soul groaned, his hand on his forehead.
"Something wrong, Soul?" Stein asked.
"N-Nothing." Soul replied, shaking his head. He was worried about Maka. This morning she had thrown up her stomach bad. Now she nearly fainted. She has only been pregnant for 2 months, are these symptoms supposed to happen now? A few weeks after they did "it", Maka had been sick. She got sick big time, staying in bed for almost 2 weeks. This might just be worse.
"Go ahead and check on Maka." Spirit said, placing a hand on Soul's shoulder. Soul looked up at him. He did not seem as angry as he did yesterday. He was smiling at him. Soul sighed, nodded, and began to leave the Death Room.
Tsubaki stopped again as Maka tried to throw up her stomach in the hallway. Liz rubbed the girl's back while Patty tried to help her walk to the infirmary. Oh, this was going to be the worst 7 months ever. Maka hoped this was not going to be as worse as when she got extremely sick to the point where she could not get out of bed for a long time. She leaned on Tsubaki as they continued their way.
As soon as they reached the infirmary, Maka ran straight to the bathroom. The door slammed and all the weapons could hear was the meister throwing her stomach in the toilet. Tsubaki walked towards the bathroom and began to help Maka. She rubbed her back and cooed her that she will be okay.
"I need him…" Maka gasped, "I need hi---"
"Soul?" Tsubaki asked. Maka tried to nod but then threw up again. Tsubaki continued to rub her back. Maka was right. She needed Soul big time. Tsubaki looked up to Liz and Patty, who were standing in the doorway with a very worried look on their faces.
"Liz, Patty, go get Soul." Tsubaki told them. They nodded and headed out the door. Maka gagged violently. Tsubaki continued to rub her back. "They're getting Soul right now, okay Maka?"
"O-Okay…" Maka nodded as she breathed heavily. "D-Do you know anything about pregnancy, Tsubaki?"
"Not that I know of," Tsubaki responded, "But don't you worry, okay? We are here to help you. I'm sure we will be able to find some pregnancy books to help you and Soul out."
"I-I hope so." Maka sighed, relieved that she had stopped throwing up. "C-Can you help me to the bed, T-Tsubaki?"
Tsubaki nodded and helped the meister to the bed. Maka sat down then plopped her head on the pillow. Tsubaki sat down on the chair that lay next to Maka's bed. Maka groaned in the pillow. Oh, she felt as if she wanted to die. Was this even supposed to happen at two months? I mean, for Shinigami's sake, is it?! Maka just hoped that this would end quickly. Moreover, she means, now!
Soul walked down the hallway, frowning angrily. For how pissed he was, he wanted to hunt Medusa down this very minute and rip her to pieces. He smiled at the thought. Medusa was not going to lay a finger on Maka. Since Shinigami-sama said Soul would be excused from missions to take care of Maka until the baby was born, Soul would stay by her side even if it kills him.
"Soul!" a voice ahead called to him. He looked up to see both Liz and Patty running towards him.
"What's up?" Soul asked, scratching the back of his head.
"What's up?! Maka, that's what's up! She's puking her guts out!" Liz exclaimed. Soul stopped scratching his head and glared at Liz.
"Where is she?" Soul snapped.
"The infirmary." Liz stated. Liz and Patty then led him to the infirmary where Maka lay asleep on the bed. Soul was excessively concerned about Maka now. She just threw up her stomach this morning, and now she was doing it again. Soul clenched his teeth as they neared the infirmary.
They opened the door, Soul running to Maka's bedside. He knelt down by her side. She was sleeping soundly; the side of her head lay gently on the pillow. Soul smiled as he rubbed her cheek softly.
"When did she fall asleep?" Soul asked Tsubaki.
"Just now." She responded, "She was complaining about not having you with her. She wanted you here."
"Well, I think I might take her home now." Soul said as he gently picked her up. "See you guys later."
With that, he was out the door carrying Maka in his arms. Liz and Patty watched him leave then turned to Tsubaki and sighed.
"Man, Maka is too lucky," Liz said, "She is with someone who cares for her a lot. Patty over here is with Kidd now, you, Tsubaki, are with Black*Star now. Gahhh… I need to stop worrying about it."
"I'm sure you'll find someone, Liz." Tsubaki smiled as she got off the chair. "I have to go. Black*Star and I have to go on a mission soon."
"A mission to what?" Patty giggled, "Happy land?" With that, Patty began to laugh hysterically Tsubaki turned entirely red as she frowned at the laughing Patty.
"P-Patty!" Tsubaki gasped. "No it's an important mission that me and Black*Star have to take!"
"Hahaha, I was kidding!" Patty giggled.
Soul walked down the hallway, Maka asleep in his arms. He was looking down, out of thought, thinking about what is happening. Why was all of this happening so suddenly? He sighed as he held Maka closer to him. Footsteps of someone running ahead of him caught his attention well. He looked up to see Nygus, the former school nurse, and Crona running towards him. After Medusa had been revealed as a witch, she stopped her usual spying as a nurse and Nygus came and took over the job. She was a nice nurse and sometimes said positive things, sometimes.
"Soul! What are you doing?" Nygus asked, a worried tone in her sweet voice. Soul raised an eyebrow at her as his lips turned into a slight frown and tilted his head a little bit.
"I'm taking Maka home, why?" Soul questioned.
"You need to take her back to the infirmary." Nygus suggested. Soul drooped. Maka's head firmly hit his shoulder as he nearly drooped his broad shoulders.
"Because, I need to run some tests on her," Nygus said, leading him back to the infirmary along with Crona, "Since she is pregnant, she needs to take some tests and stuff to check on the baby's health. It's very important for her."
Soul nodded and looked down at her. Her hair was in her signature ponytails however, they were lower than usual. Her eyelids were now halfway open. She looked up at Soul then a bright warm smile planted itself on her lips. Soul smiled back and kissed her forehead.
"Hey, babe," Soul smirked, "You doing okay?"
"Sort of," Maka giggled, her voice coming out in somewhat of a whisper that only Soul managed to hear, "My stomach still hurts."
"Nygus is going to run some tests on you, okay?" Soul began, "She said that the tests are very important to keep us updated on the baby's health."
"Okay," Maka smiled with her eyes closed. Soul smiled back, showing his shark like teeth. Nygus opened the door to the infirmary, finding it empty. She creaked the door wider to let Soul and Crona walk in. Soul walked to the bed, setting her down on the soft material.
"Alright, time to get started," Nygus nodded as she grabbed her clipboard and walked over to them.
A few hours pass, Maka, once again, fell asleep on the bed. Soul had his arms on the edge of the bed and slept. Crona had gone to the house to sleep and possibly make dinner for the two when they'd get home. Nygus was behind a large curtain examining her tests. A loud gasp of shock escaped her covered lips; her eyes wide open. A knock made her jump. She went out from behind the curtain and opened the door to see Stein standing there.
"Anything new?" Stein asked, walking in and sitting on an office chair that just so happened to be there. He turned to the sleeping Soul and Maka, smiling at them. He then noticed a shimmering light that gleamed from the evening sun as it laughing in the sky. His smile grew wider. The light was from a ring that sat on Maka's ring finger. Therefore, it's official. Maka is permanently Soul's.
"Well, I need you to look at this," Nygus stated, beckoning Stein to follow her. He stood up and strolled behind her to the other side of the curtain. Nygus grabbed the clipboard showing Maka's test results. "I have a slight reason why Medusa wants to kill Maka."
"What do you mean?" Stein asked. Nygus held the clipboard close to her and looked up at Stein worriedly. She sighed then finally said something that made Stein freak out badly.
"The baby has a little bit of Black Blood inside of it. Somehow, it managed to get to it. This is a very bad situation, Stein. Remember how Medusa knew so much about Black Blood? That is probably the main reason why she wants Maka dead. Maka's health will be badly damaged if we don't do something about it."