He had hardly anticipated in any sense that his mention of the future might prompt that far deeper thought within his wife. Raven, for several moments, seemingly content to stare out of that passenger side window in a clear contemplation of that very question. Tobias, perhaps, mistaken in his belief that she allowed thoughts of the future to filter in and out as they did within his own mind. The future, after all, was....pleasing for him to contemplate. In the very least, when his Other so had command of that body he so surely had endless time to contemplate that future and what he desired from it. That Raven had not thought about it was....surprising in the very least. Tobias frowning slightly at her very admittance before she suddenly insisted that she often pondered, instead, what other attributes he might have. The shaggy haired deviant blinking in a clear surprise as Raven continued with that assurance she thought of the things they could do- and the things they couldn't. His other half's unpredictability limiting some of those experiences other couples surely took for granted. Raven so declaring this unpredictability to be fun. Tobias shifted down those gears once more, his gaze remaining on the road for several moments longer. The idea that he limited Raven's.....experiences was hardly satisfying and yet he hardly chose to comment upon it now. His mind instead fixating upon her earlier words. A simper of amusement finding his lips then.
"Why don't you just ask me what I like and dislike? I can tell you."
Surely she didn't have to spend her life wondering about that! Tobias almost certain he knew those very answers, the man chuckling softly as they continued on and down that road. Those vast, sprawling savannahs prompting an entirely different thought to his mind then. Tobias asking that somewhat hypothetical question of sorts. After all, he had never asked Raven exactly where she might like to live if given the chance to live anywhere. He so hardly intended to leave their pack. Pack was....family after all. Tobias refusing to even entertain the idea of leaving Tetradore and yet surely it might be possible to have a second home, a place just their own, a place they could take their children on the occasional weekend to simply be away from the city. The rest of their pack equally welcome to use it if they desired and yet something that was just.....theirs sounded appealing. Tobias voicing those very thoughts then as Raven fiddled with the wedding ring at her finger, his wife thinking aloud as she voiced her agreement that it sounded like a good idea. Another simper tugging at the mans lips.
"I think so too."
Maybe, when they returned home, they could see about it. Then again the chance of his 'other' remembering this very conversation was....limited. Raven, perhaps, might have to remember that idea for them both. There was no reason after all that his other side might disagree in any sense. That wide open space surely appealing to them both. Raven, it seemed, was equally as keen for their children to have those experiences outside of city life. The very sort she had been largely denied and he had experienced with his own family. He remembered those days. By that notion alone they must have surely been important to him. Raven's very wording prompting that soft chuckle from his throat then, Tobias shaking his head softly.
"He was my Father too. Not just Tet's. I called him Dad."
His Other, he suspected, rarely spoke about that past or any of the fragments of those memories. Tobias offering her that information now if only to provide his wife a glimpse into his own past as she peered out the window. The curly haired woman so suddenly asking after a tyre swing. Tobias affording her a curious look as he glanced briefly away from that road, his hands smoothly guiding the car around the next turn.
"I don't see why not. I'm not exactly sure how to build one but it can't be that hard."
If Raven wanted a tyre swing he saw no reason not to give it to her. If something so simple would make her happy. That soft insistence for her to brace herself seemed to prompt a small look of worry to her features as Tobias coaxed that truck faster toward that hill climb. The truck responded readily, those tyres launching them upward, the both of them thrown about in every direction as the car took on those dips and holes and trenches and boulders that made up this part of the track. Their car was very near airbourne as they reached that peak, Raven shout his name with a mixture of both delight and what he could only presume was terror as they flew down that other side. For several moments Raven's laughter met his own. Tobias nothing but thrilled to be in control of that car. This, he was sure, was far better than city driving. Raven inclined to agree with her admittance they would not be allowed to do that in the city as Tobias chuckled once more. It was a shame, really, that the city didn't have such creative hills as that. Tobias glanced but briefly once more toward his wife, assuring in the very least she had remained in her seat and not been thrown out of it. That nervous wringing of her hands readily catching his attention. Was he stressing her? Maybe this sort of driving was a bit to much for her? Maybe she wasn't enjoying this at all. Tobias eased back on that accelerator as they reached the bottom and the flat dirt road again. The shaggy haired young man attempting to drive as smoothly as possible along that next section off road, that very query on whether or not she might prefer to turn around abruptly ended by her own words. Raven spoke of their having children again before declaring they were going to have at least two. Tobias affording her a curious glance then. Two? When had she decided on two? He was hardly opposed to the idea he supposed and yet having one would be enough of a challenge. Where did she get two from?
That inquisitiveness was still clear upon his features as she nodded in confirmation of that fact she seemed so sure of. Really, he supposed, if they had one and she wanted another they would have to simply try for it and hope that it happened and yet why on earth she seemed to....worried about all this he hardly knew. His bafflement, it seemed, prompted the rest of those words from her. The mention of those days Tetradore and himself had disappeared prompted a near instant scowl to his features. The very....pain of that night, of those days, still a terrible sore point of the man. One that pained him even to consider now. His Other, he knew, had refused to speak about it to Raven. Tobias, here and now, maintaining that same silence. Tetradore....had no desire for anyone to know about that night. Tobias determined to keep that secret. It was her sudden mention of being in the kitchen with Matteo, of all people, that saw his attention return to her. What on earth had she been doing in the kitchen with him?
"He's Dorian's Father?"
That...was unexpected. Tobias frowning once more as he struggled to piece together those fragments of shared memory, his head shaking slightly as he piloted that car smoothly around the next bend.
"I only know him as Tet's friend."
That curious look on Raven's own features so giving away the notion that maybe she was unaware of that. Both of them, it seemed, knowing Matteo through different people. That however was hardly the part of those very words Tobias cared to focus on. Raven continuing on to say that Matteo had predicted they would have not one but two children and that one would be some sort of gifted leader. Tobias so barely having processed that information before Raven's hand rested on his shoulder, offering it a gentle squeeze as she grinned.
"Your....not pregnant right now are you? We really should not be doing this kind of driving if you are."
The sudden worry seemed to afflict him all at once. Raven, seemingly totally fine with this news, insisting they turned right in 3 miles. Tobias' own mind still very near spinning with this apparent prediction. Well. At least he knew where she got two children from now. His thoughts only now seeming to align as his head shook in disbelief.
"Two? Really? How far apart? He didn't say when?"
Those questions came like a veritable stream. Tobias hardly displeased in any sense by this news, rather he simply desired more of those details. His distraction with those very thoughts seeing him very nearly miss that turn. The Were abruptly making that right and very nearly throwing them both out of the truck again. Raven offered an apologetic look.
"What did he mean a gifted leader? Gifted as in....affinities? Or gifted as in intelligence? Did he say if they were boys or girls?"
That note of excitement was surely clear within his voice, even beneath that surprise that had only seemingly deepend that mystery. Tobias' voice taking on a near teasing tone then.
"You seem really calm about this, I'm surprised."