“It’s about time,” Karen said as she walked into Satan’s office. She sat in the black leather chair in front of his obsidian desk and waited with crossed arms.
“What can I do for you, Karen?” he asked as politely as he could. The blonde scoffed.
“Aren’t you supposed to know everything?” she asked. Satan shook his head and sighed.
“I can know anything I want; but, I make it a habit not to pry into the personal lives of family,” he explained. “So, what brings you to Hell?” Karen’s eyes softened slightly at that; but, just for a moment. She was there on a mission and intended to see it through.
“It’s about the boys,” she said. Satan guessed that much. Karen was his son’s mother-in-law. It was the only reason Satan tolerated her.
“What about them?’ Satan asked.
“I’m getting old,” Karen said. “I’m not going to be around forever.” Satan nodded and let a smirk tug at the corner of his lips.
“I know,” he said. “What does this have to do with Arthur and Eric?” Satan secretly hoped she was going to try and get immortality out of him just so he could deny it.
“I want a grandchild,” Karen replied. Satan tilted his head at that.
“The boys have been discussing adoption, but they haven’t decided anything yet.” Karen shook her head.
“Not adoption. I want my grandchild to be born into the family naturally,” she said. Satan chuckled.
“You do understand biology, don’t you, Karen?” Satan couldn’t help but stress her name with a patronizing tone. “Just to remind you; Arthur and Eric are both males. Neither of them can get pregnant.”
“Aren’t you the omni-potent dark master of the universe?” Karen replied with her own patronizing tone.
“Huh,” Satan had to admit she had a point. He nodded his head. “I have to admit, I hadn’t thought of that. I’ll have to talk it over with them, but thank you for bringing it up. But…,” he continued. “That doesn’t really qualify as ‘natural’ anymore if they did want to go that route.” Satan was compelled to point out the disconnect of involving magic.
“Nonsense,” Karen replied curtly. She stood now that her business was completed. “It’s only fitting that my super wonderful grandchild has a supernatural birth.”