It was with Raven's assurance that the doctor intended to focus only upon their child, rather then Tobias himself, that the gangle deviant seemed inclined to settle once more. His acceptance of Raven's words were decidedly clear as he nodded in satisfaction. His gaze once more turned to that small ultrasound photograph Raven pointed out. That black and white image was nothing short of difficult to decipher and yet- Tobias had become decidedly used to failing to understand those concepts others seemed to grasp with ease. If Raven deemed that this was a picture of their baby then the young man was inclined to agree. Raven, after all, was certain to be right even if he struggled to envision that very thing or pick apart that image with its relatively two tone colours. That mention of Halloween, in the very least, seemed to engage the young man all over again. Tobias, this time, was content to eye Raven critically as she assured him the child was likely to arrive on one of his most favoured holidays. Halloween, Tobias was certain, was a good day to arrive, even if he remained decidedly unsure on just how that arrival occurred even despite his having witnessed Nadya's birth of the twins. Nadya had not known when her children would be born and yet Raven seemed far more certain, his mind, in that moment, so struggled to piece together those threads of thought until he seemed satisfied with whatever answer had formed within his mind.
Raven and the baby could surely come trick or treating, after all. This was the most important part of the holiday. Tobias, for once, displayed some...inclination that he desired to share that very event with that so far unborn child. The baby would like candy, of that he was certain. Raven's sudden insistence that neither she, nor the child could participate in that event readily prompted a scowl to his features. Tobias' dark gaze shifted away from those ducks to glance toward his mate once more in an effort to better read those emotions upon her face. His ability to decipher such things having improved over the years and yet how wrong he often was when it came to those more complex emotions. His mind, this time, unable to understand so exactly why that blessed event of candy gathering could not immediately be taken up by a Mother and her newborn child. His ability to fully comprehend the exhaustion let alone the toll that birth took upon a body was, perhaps, outside his ability to truly comprehend with. Raven was nothing short of diligent in her promise however, the young woman insisting they would do their best to assure he got candy all the same and yet how those very thoughts continued to turn within his mind over this singular topic. That gentle squeeze of his hand, in the very least, managing to ground his thoughts once more as the young man seemed contemplative all over again.
At least until mention of the child's name and gender readily cast aside that thought of Halloween. Tobias, this time, far more focused on how a person's gender could be unknown, let alone their name. The boy was content to insist that the child needed a name. All things had names. This he knew. His mind was unable to be content without being able to classify that child as....something.A title, a word, a calling. All things had names. Yes. His command to name that child Duck, however, did not seem to fill his wife with any great sense of delight. Raven's reasons for why that child should hardly be called such a thing were sound and yet....Tobias remained insistent all the same. Duck, he was certain, was a good name and a good word. Even if Raven was content to argue otherwise. The pair, finally, settling upon that far less...prey-sounding name even if Tobias remained suspicious of this naming business altogether. In the least the man seemed wholly satisfied that the baby might be called something. A name made things....real.
Raven's efforts to have him join her at the next appointment only seemed to prompt that indecision within him all over again. Tobias, once more, seemed to consider that notion. The young man was distinctly wary of that concept. Doctors, after all, seemed to provoke some measure of distrust within the boy.Hospitals and nurses and doctors and appointments were....foreign to him. Tobias was nearly unable to remember the last time he had ever been to such a place. When he had been...small maybe. With Tetra. Yes. When they were both small. Those memories were nothing more than fragments and yet they persisted all the same. Still- that concept of finding out the child's gender was....important. Somehow. Tobias inclined to near fixate upon that very notion before he nodded in ready agreement. The delight Raven found in his desire to accompany her seemed to inspire a grin to his lips. Tobias quickly mimicked that gesture and offered his own smile in return. He liked it when she was happy. He liked it when she smiled. Her insistence that she was hungry readily saw Tobias gesture towards those ducks he had slowly been coaxing toward them with the clear intent of capturing one to eat. That look of shock on his mates face hardly missed as her hand settled within his hair. Raven one of the few he so permitted to touch his hair in any fashion at all. The woman seeming....displeased at the idea of duck for their meal. Tobias, once more, content to frown.
"You said....you were...hungry."
Hungry meant food. Tobias was certain of that. Ducks were food. They existed right in front of them. Why would Raven not want duck? Tobias moved to lift himself to his feet to follow Raven inside. An entirely different sort of question upon his lips as he did. That notion of sex and pregnancy, it seemed, having settled within his thoughts. The two, after all, were surely related. Whether or not one could have sex while pregnant was clearly a manner of concern for the man as his mind attempted to understand the concept in its entirety. Raven returned the photo album to the shelf before digging her phone from within her pocket and tapping at the screen. Tobias, in that moment, content to wait patiently. His gaze followed several lines within the wood of the cabin. Lines so forever a source of fascination to him. Raven's sudden announcement that sex during pregnancy was allowed coaxed that grin to his lips once more as his head nodded.
This, it seemed, he was wholly willing to accept without question. Maybe there would not be trick or treating. Maybe. But sex was still allowed. He did not have to lose all of his favourite things. A simper of sorts so momentarily found his lips then before those fathomless dark eyes lifted to Raven once more, his mate was studied for several moments before his gaze shifted to that outside and back again. Tobias, this time, gesturing toward Raven's stomach once more.
"What does.....Cub.....want to....eat?"
Raven he was certain, could communicate with that child somehow. Tobias, in that moment, distinctly determined to provide....for them both. Those protective, parental instincts, it seemed.....far more intact then some had ever truly given him credit for.