Title: The Secrets We Don't Keep
Pairing: Clarke Griffin/Bellamy Blake
Fandom: The 100
Disclaimer: Don't own the 100
Summary: The one in which Clarke thinks that she's kept the fact that she's pregnant (and that Bellamy is the father) a secret, but she really hasn't.
"She's pregnant." Bellamy echoed her words back to her evenly as they sat with the children in front of the fireplace that evening.
"Yes, she's pregnant." Clarke had waited, deliberately, for him to be in a great mood to break the news to him. "Her period hasn't come in three months and she's already feeling morning sickness."
Bellamy nodded tensely. "I see."
Clarke licked her lips. "Yeah." She cleared her throat. "She wanted me to break the news to you. She's telling Lincoln tonight."
Bellamy tilted his head. "He already knows."
Clarke's eyes widened. "Huh?"
Bellamy snickered at her and shook his head. "I already knew."
By now she was in shock. "W-what-?"
Bellamy shook his head. "Lincoln came to me about a month ago and told me he believed O was pregnant." He gave a harsh sigh. "He told me he loved her and would always take care of her and their child. He wanted my blessing." His dark eyes shifted over to Clarke and he gave her a wry smile. "I gave it."
Clarke's mouth opened and closed, opened and closed.
Bellamy chuckled. "He loves her, Clarke. He left his people to be with her. He's proven himself over and over again to me that he's here to stay." He let out a deep breath. "Despite everything I like the guy and I'm a bit sorry for him because O is a handful and a pain in the ass. If he wants to spend the rest of his life with her, then all I can do is welcome him into the family like she did you."
Clarke closed her mouth, shell-shocked. "Who are you and what have you done to Bellamy Blake?"
He snickered at her. "Wait till these tykes are sleeping and then I'll show you I'm very much me."
She grinned teasingly at him. "I don't know. This seems shady. You'll have to do some very thorough convincing."
His eyes darkened and his voice dropped as he smirked. "Challenge accepted."
"He knew!" Octavia cried out in outrage as she hung out in the medical bay the next day. "I thought I was keeping it a secret but he knew!"
"Now you know how I felt," Clarke muttered under her breath as she went through her list of things they needed resupplied in the medical bay after the long winter.
"He said that he told Bellamy already, and that Bellamy gave him his blessing." Octavia's outrage turned to reluctant amusement. "I don't know who that guy pretending to be my overbearing and super controlling brother is, but I like him."
A snicker escaped Clarke's lips as she sent the girl a sideways glance.
Octavia pursed her lips. "When are you two getting married? Because I remember it got pushed back to spring so Jessa could be healed, but she's fine now."
Clarke gave a little shrug. "We don't need to get married, O."
Octavia's face went blank immediately. "You do want to marry my brother, right?" She pushed off of the table. "I know he's annoying and controlling and over-protective and overbearing and seriously an asshole most of the time with his arrogance and-."
"You are trying to plead my case, right?" Bellamy asked in dark amusement in his voice as he strode in, helping Miller, the guy limping.
"What happened?" Clarke's eyes widened as she hurried towards them and helped Bellamy place Miller on the table.
"A creature we haven't seen before attacked us, and this idiot jumped in front of me." Bellamy's eyes conveyed the worry his voice didn't. "We killed it but Miller..."
Clarke nodded as she went to work.
Bellamy stayed behind and watched from the background, while Octavia hurried out to let Raven know that her boyfriend was injured.
Clarke cut away his clothes from his wounds and began to examine them before she started with the disinfecting. "This will hurt."
Miller merely nodded and while he flinched, he never cried out despite the fact that she knew this had to be hurting.
Raven hurried in, followed by Octavia, and while it was obvious that she was worried and wanted to tear Miller a new one, she and Octavia stood out of Clarke's way by Bellamy's side.
Clarke stitched up his wounds and gave him a swig of some of Jasper's moonshine for the pain. "You'll need a couple of days off of that foot, but you'll be fine." She leaned in close and whispered in his ear. "Thank you, for looking out for him." She pulled back and smiled. "I know he's a pain in the ass, but he's my pain in the ass."
Miller snorted in amusement. "You're welcome."
Raven hurried towards them and, after hugging Clarke, began to tell Miller off horribly as she helped him to his feet and they stumbled their way towards his cabin.
Bellamy placed his hand on Miller's shoulder as they passed, and he nodded his thanks.
Miller grinned brightly, nodded back, and let his girlfriend lead him away.
Octavia waited until they were gone to look up at Bellamy. "So, you knew."
He nodded. "I always know."
She narrowed her eyes at him. "Ass." She turned to Clarke. "I change my plea. Don't marry him. He's annoying." And with that she stormed out.
Clarke moved towards Bellamy and threw herself in his surprised arms, resting her cheek against his rapidly beating heart as she hugged him. "You need to be more careful while you're outside the wall! You could've been hurt today! If Miller hadn't-!"
"I'm fine, Clarke." He pressed a kiss to the top of her head and wrapped his arms tightly around her. "I'm not going anywhere."
She merely closed her eyes and held on tighter.
"What's wrong with this?" Jasper and Monty bemoaned as they, once more, failed to make a firework work.
"What aren't we doing?" Monty wanted to know.
"How was my design still flawed?" Jasper threw his hands in the air.
The boys, shoulders slumped, marched away, clearly determined to go back to the dashboard and figure out where exactly they'd gone wrong this time.
From where he sat with Aurora in his lap out by the large campfire in the middle of the village, Bellamy sent the depressed duo a look. "They should just give up."
Clarke rocked Jake in her arms. "No chance that's going to happen."
He nodded his agreement before he turned to face her. "At this rate, they might have it ready by the time we're celebrating our tenth anniversary in the village."
She smirked and knocked her shoulder into his. "Be nice."
"Why?" He wanted to know with a teasing smile. "You love this about me."
She blushed. "You wish."
"Wait, what do you mean there's a large group of people coming in this direction?" Clarke frowned as she grabbed Bellamy's arm. "Is it Grounders? Reapers? Is it an attack?"
"Why else would a large group be heading this way, Clarke?" Bellamy frowned. "The scouts only saw them from far but they say they are carrying weapons."
She couldn't believe it. "Why are they attacking now?"
"Does it really matter?" He turned to her and placed his hands on her shoulders. "Clarke, you need to take the babies and go."
"What?" Her eyes widened in disbelief. "I'm not leaving!"
"I'm not arguing with you." Bellamy's eyes narrowed. "I've talked to Lincoln. He'll get you, Octavia, Raven, Miller and the children out safely and he'll keep you safe." He stared deep into her eyes. "I'll find you once its safe."
"No!" She shook her head, terrified. "I'm not leaving you!"
"Listen to me for once, Clarke!" He snapped at her. "There's only a small window of time! You have to go now-you have to-!"
"I love you!" She couldn't keep it in anymore.
His face looked pained. "I know."
She stared up at him in confusion. "You do?"
"Why did you have to-goddamn it, Clarke!" He closed his eyes tightly and then opened it. "Don't you understand? Can't you tell?"
"What? Tell what?"
"Godda-Clarke!" He shook her. "I'm in love with you."
Her eyes widened in utter shock. "You are?"
"Yes." He gritted out the word. "You're a pain in the ass to be in love with."
She let out a choked laughter, unable to believe that. "You're not exactly the easiest person to be in love with either."
He stared down at her like a man dying of thirst would a glass of water. "I love you, Clarke."
She smiled up at him. "I love you too, Bellamy."
He took in a deep breath. "Good. So you'll leave."
She glared at him. "No, I will not leave."
"You're going to leave if I have to drug you!" He snapped at her. "If anything happened to you or those children-!"
"If anything happened to you-!"
They glared at each other viciously.
Suddenly Raven entered, eyes wide. "It's the Ark."
The leaders of the village turned to look at her in shock.
Raven nodded. "The people coming towards us aren't Grounders or Reapers. The scouts have gotten a good look at them. It's people from the Ark." She turned to Clarke. "They said they saw your mom."
Clarke's eyes widened. "My mother?"
Raven nodded. "Come on, we have to go!"
Clarke slipped out of Bellamy's tense arms and hurried after Raven.
Her mother was alive.
Her mother was here!