The bright giggles of the little girl filled the living room, as Edward continued to speak to her with his funny little Scottish accent. She was practically tickled pink, as she shook her head quickly with the offer of attempting to do one. Ianthe was very, very sure she couldn't do one at all!
A triumphant smile pulled at West's lips as she let her gaze shift towards Edward. Ha, she hadn't done a British accent in a long time. But thankfully, she wasn't that rusty to sound like a complete dingbat.
"My grandparents were both from England, I grew up listening to them with their cute little accents." A little shrug, as she grinned while Ianthe clamored into her lap. She was getting pretty big, but luckily she still fit-......ish. They made it work. "My entire family could probably fake being full-on British if we tried hard enough-....except Mom, she's pretty bad at it."
Quickly, they'd moved onto watching the movie once more. With West braiding Ianthe's hair, the young woman snorted at Edward's comment about the Tramp's "special tattoo." Right, nice save once again.
"Oh yeah, defi-" West began, before the soft, high-pitched voice of Ianthe cut her off.
"Why would he have a cool tattoo if his name is Tramp?" West's eye's widened, as she sent a side-glance over to Edward. Right, no uh-....freaking out, just explain in the most child-appropriate manner. You've got this Westie.
"Sometimes people with special names get tattoos so they seem really cool." She explained as smoothly as she could, looking over at Edward with a quick raise of her eyebrows. If he wanted to add in something, just to help drive the point across, that was fine with her. "Okay?"
"Okay." Ianthe replied, her attention returned to the movie once again. The young woman had to stifle a sigh of relief, as she finished up braiding one side of her pigtail braids.
The movie quickly led on once again, and West found her eyes shifting back over to Edward as he commented, and then directed a question towards her. Would she have treated a dog that way, once Ianthe had come into the world?
"Heavens no. A dog is family too, I wouldn't treat them worse just because I got knock-...just because a baby is a new addition to the family." A small shrug followed, as she worked on the other part of Ianthe's pigtails. The little girl was currently bouncing in her seat, yet her attention span was still held by the movie, thankfully enough.
A soft laugh left her at the next scene, where she quickly finished up braiding Ianthe's hair. Gently patting her on the head once, the little girl promptly jumped up to her feet. Only stumbling slightly, West's mom reflexes kicked into gear as she grabbed her arm gently to steady her.
"Careful, squirt." She said, her voice firm yet caring, as the little girl nodded. Letting go of her, Ianthe promptly skipped back to her bear and her blanket upon the floor, sitting down once more.
West couldn't help her next soft laugh, as Edward sent another question her way complete with eyebrow movement. It had been awhile since anybody had asked what her pregnancy had been like, especially the cravings she had for food. That had been awful.
"Nah, it was more like..." West thought back then, to what she had practically searched high and low for at the grocery store during that time. Her mom always offered to get her food too, she was such a saint. "I had really strong craving for grapes, dark chocolate, salty foods, lots of meat stuff too like-....bacon, and what not. Also cheese, so much cheese." West smiled fondly then, taking a sip of water as she recalled a memory.
"I think the lowest I sank was when my mom found me sitting on the kitchen floor, 8 months pregnant and bawling my eyes out, while spraying Cheez-Whiz on a whole pack of cooked bacon." West winced slightly, turning a bit green for a moment until she took another sip of water. "I can't look at the stuff now without feeling nauseous."
The movie went on then, with the baby boy being born and the ensuing surprise song that Lady sang as she went to go look at the baby.
Honestly, West thought the whole thing was pretty adorable, being able to see the (albeit fictional) perspective of a dog discovering the new member of the family.
On a side-note, West really did hope Edward was enjoying the movie. But so far, everything seemed to going great.