A/N: Thanks to my reviews, GeorgieG and Gem you rock;)
"Blimey!" Gemma yelped, her face coming almost into contact with Sophie's. She jerked backwards, the two women composing themselves. Sophie went to leave her penthouse and Gemma was just about to knock on the door, the reason why? It was Tobias's birthday. "You look shattered." she raised an eyebrow at Sophie, the woman in return rolled her eyes and pulled her into the penthouse living room.
"Me and Ciaran have been up since four thirty." Sophie grumbled, slaming the door heavily. She lead Gemma into the living room and laid down on the black leather sofa's, her head hitting the cream fluffy pillow. Sophie looked opposite herself at Gemma, the younger woman raised her eyebrow and set a bag down onto the marbel flooring. Sophie didn't want to look up, she knew the mirror was above Gemma and she was too terrified to see the woman.
"Have you now?" Gemma asked with a wink, she smirked at Sophie and she couldn't help but laugh. What Gemma didn't see was the woman staring at her, right in front of her. But, Gemma hadn't seen death.
"Oh, hush." Sophie laughed, her face burried in her pillow to hide her blush. Luckly, Sophie was too quick to move her head to see the woman staring at her from over the top of the sofa. "We aren't that bad with each other, although Ciaran is fantastic in bed." she giggled into the pillow, she could hear Gemma laughing before she heard a ruffling sound. She felt something touch her cheek, just lightly. She frowned and thought it was Ciaran, but she couldn't smell his aftershave. She decided to ignore it, she sat up slowly and sorted her hair out. Sophie smiled at Gemma, she couldn't see, smell or hear the woman stood behind the sofa. Gemma grinned once the sound of Tobias's tiny feet ran into the room.
"Presents!" Tobias yelled happily, he jumped up onto the sofa and Gemma caught him just in time before he fell onto his bottom.
"Tobias! Show some manners!" Ciaran yelled from the side of the room, he jumped over the sofa and kissed the side of Sophie's head. Tobias pouted and smiled sweetly at Gemma, Sophie smiled and laid onto Ciaran's chest. She sighed happily and smiled the whole time Tobias spoke to Gemma.
"Hello Aunty Gemma." Tobias smiled sweetly, he grinned and wripped open the present. Tobias squealed in delight as he pulled a toy firetruck from the toy story wrapping paper, Sophie grinned up at Ciaran. He rolled his eyes and muttered to himself about how that adds to another obession of Tobias's toys. "Thank you Aunty Gem." he grinned, he placed down the firetruck onto the coffee table. He threw his tiny arms around Gemma's neck and hugged her tightly.
Gemma smiled and cuddled him back. "It's okay, little fella. It's your birthday, three today." she laughed and high-fifed the little boy. Tobias grinned and began clapping his hands.
"Cake!" Tobias yelled, he giggled and continually clapped his hands. Gemma laughed from beside him, and finally joined in with him.
"Cake!" Ciaran yelled, he smiled and kissed the top of Sophie's head. He nudged her playfully and Sophie sighed loudly, giving into them all.
"Fine, cake." Sophie agreed, she stood up and kissed Ciaran's lips quickly. She moved into the kitchen, closing the door behind her. Sophie could hear Ciaran, Gemma and Tobias laughing and joking from the other room. Although she could hear Tobias's giggling more than Ciaran's and Gemma's laughing, she sighed and set herself at the kitchen counter. The cake had been set up by her husband, a football cake. Tobias loved football more than any other sport, but he was a boy it was to be expected. Sophie sighed and gently pressed the candles into the cake, the thoughts of the woman running through her mind like a disease.
"You don't have to fear me." a voice croaked from the side of her, the woman leaned into Sophie. Sophie swallowed and slowly flicked her eyes towards the woman, although this time she didn't jump. She was used to seeing the woman and what she looked like, she didn't feel fear anymore. But the paranoid moments kicked into Sophie, the darkness in the woman's eyes freaked her out. "I won't hurt you." the woman's voice was soft, almost gentle but Sophie just couldn't stop her paranoid mind. She was truly, terrified. She'd watched scary movies before, they freaked her out and now this was happening. She knew it was real.
"Who are you?" Sophie asked, trying to hide the stammer in her voice. She wouldn't dare move, she stared at the woman out of the corner of her eye.
"I'm someone in your past and future." the woman grinned, it was almost a sickening grin and Sophie had the urge to smack her around the head with something and run straight to Gemma, Ciaran and Tobias.
"What's your name?" Sophie asked, she slowly turned around to face the woman. The woman stared at her, startled by her question she didn't answer her. Sophie swallowed as she watched the woman step forward, she leaned next to her ear but Sophie felt no breath on her cheek or against her ear. No smell of perfume, or any smell.
"Goodbye m -" the woman cut off and vanished through shimmers of light, Sophie dropped the cake in shock with a yelp. She stood their in pure deniel, knowing this wasn't happening. Mintues later, Ciaran, Tobias and Gemma ran through. Sophie swallowed and looked at her best friend, her husband and son.
Ciaran frowned at her. "Soph? Are you alright?" he moved forward but before he could, Gemma had picked up a mop and bucket and started to clean up the leftovers of Tobias's cake.
"Mummy!" Tobias screamed, stamping and stomping his feet. Sophie snapped out of her daydream, she snapped her head towards her son and realised she'd dropped his cake. Tobias was already in floods of tears, stamping and stomping his feet. "You ruined my cake!"
Sophie snapped into action and crouched down in front of her son. "Toby, mummy's sorry. I really am, I don't know what happened." she muttered, Ciaran sighed from beside them and helped Gemma clean up the mess.
Tobias shirked at his mother. "You don't understand! I'm three today and you ruined my football cake! I hate you mummy!" he ran from the room, slamming the kitchen door. Sophie still stayed crouched to the floor, feeling awful for ruining her son's birthday cake and his birthday. She swallowed and made a move to follow her son, but Ciaran stopped in front of her.
"Leave it," he snapped, he glared at her and shook his head in disapointment. "I'll deal with him, you clean this mess up."
Sophie swallowed and held back her tears, the woman was planning to ruin her life and she had no idea why.
Sophie slowly walked towards Tobias's room, she sighed and pushed all the thoughts of earlier to the back of her head as she pushed the door open. And there he was, playing with his firetruck Gemma had bought him. Tobias turned his attention towards Sophie, his cheek's stained from the tears. He pouted at her and turned his attention towards the firetruck, Sophie sighed and sat down on the edge of his bed turning the light on as she went.
"Tobias, sweetheart." Sophie sighed, he slowly turned his attention towards her and pouted. "Mummy's sorry for ruining your cake, but mummy slipped." she lied, she shook her head and ruffled his hair. "I didn't mean to ruin your cake sweetheart."
"It's okay, mummy." Tobias smiled slightly, he set a side his firetruck and wrapped his tiny arms around Sophie's neck. "I know you didn't mean to, I'm sorry for yelling and getting upset."
Sophie sighed with relief, she cuddled her son back and held onto him. "It's okay for being upset and angry Toby, it was your birthday cake and I ruined it." she sighed and let go of him, she smiled and ruffled his hair. "I'll make you another one, don't worry." she smiled and kissed his forehead once he beamed at her. "Good boy."
"What's wrong with you today?" Ciaran asked from the sofa, cleaning up the sweats Tobias and Gemma had accidently left on the sofa. He shook his head at Sophie. "You've been acting weird since we picked Tobias up from nursery."
Sophie swallowed and moved up behind her husband, she rested her hands on his waist and kissed his shoulder. "I know, I'm sorry for runing our son's birthday. But something weird happened today."
Ciaran frowned and turned his head slightly to look at Sophie. "What sort of weird things?"
"What if I told you I've been seeing our unborn daughter all over the place and she's from the future as an older woman?"
A/n: Who did you think the woman was? ;)