Mrs. and Mrs. Gronk-Uggg were married in a lush field on November 3rd, 2018 B.C. in front of a slightly disapproving crowd. Of course, being the first of anything was always going to face backlash, but being the first married lesbians in history really ruffled some raptor feathers.
Garna Gronk, a vivacious blonde who kept the girls away with a club, met Clunnk Uggg (she claims her upbringing was from a very traditional family) back in 2023 B.C. They adopted a baby triceratops, Corey, to practice for real babies.
“Ugggh,” teased Garna about Clunnk’s uni-brow.
“Gaahh!” Clunnk slapped her away.
The cave fell silent for a while.
“Geeh.” Garna was always asking about having real children, even back when they were dating.
Clunnk grunted nothing.
“GEEH.” Garna was insistent this time.
“Rarak. Ganna rarra rarak.” Clunnk brushed her off as usual.
“Geeh…” Her mate pouted.
Clunnk held up two furs to her chest. “Haa… og harrak?”
“…Harrak. Gonur.” Garna loved her mate, but she couldn’t pull off winter colors.
“Hagga.” The big party was tonight, and Clunnk didn’t want to look fat.
Corey growled at nothing in particular.
At the party over at Greg and Lalanda Smook’s cave, Garna was glaring at a woman wearing the same fur as her.
“Konak?” Clunnk didn’t see the big deal.
“Giva…” she said, lamenting the woman wore it better.
Greg tapped his wine urn. “Hello, fellow neanderthals. I’m Greg Smook, but you already know that. Welcome to our party! Oh, and I see two children who should be on the hay by now! Good night, Zanndak and Orla!”
Lalanda translated for her upright blabbermouth.
Zanndak gave Garna a big grin (while catching a peek at her cleavage) and rushed off to bed. Orla hugged her parents and followed suit.
Garna frowned. Clunnk slapped her forehead. This wasn’t at all what Garna needed.
Greg and Lalanda approached Mrs. and Mrs. Gronk-Uggg. Lalanda looked about ready to kick him.
“Hey, ladies! How’s the marriage going? Any trouble in paradise? Ha ha! Just kidding.”
Mrs. Gronk and Mrs. Uggg looked at him with tilted heads. Why did he have to evolve so… annoyingly? All those big words and none of them necessary.
Lalanda kicked him.
“Rura?” Lalanda asked Clunnk about her rock business.
“Enomi dotur.” Economic downturn, answered Mrs. Uggg.
“So Garna, thinking about having kids of your own? With your body, I’d advise against it! Ha ha! Just kidding.”
She didn’t follow any of that, but she understood “kids” in any language.
“Ug. Ugh. Uug.”
“Okay, don’t get your saber-tooth panties in a bunch. I was just asking. You know, there’s a great adoption clinic across from my work cave. Maybe you and,” he pointed at Clunnk “can check it out.”
“A sperm donor? I wasn’t really kidding about your body. It, it’s great. Don’t ruin it with kids. After what happened with Lalanda, I don’t want you to go flabby.”
She caught his drift and punched him in the nose.
The guest clamored around Greg to see if he died. He hadn’t, but some wish he had. Lalanda helped him up.
“Unga bunga!” Clunnk excused herself and Mrs. Gronk.
After an argument late into the night back at their cave, the couple came to a conclusion: Garna would have a baby on her own via sperm donor and Cluunk Uggg would be completely hands off.
However, after nine months, there were complications. Garna Gronk passed away during childbirth, giving birth to a healthy son. Ms. Uggg named the boy Dedek, meaning death in her tongue.
Cluunk, Corey and Dedek lived normally for cavepeople, despite Cluunk living in complete silence around her late wife’s son. Eventually, Corey grew up and moved out of the cave, leaving six-year-old Dedek to talk to himself.
Nothing Cluunk observed Dedek do impressed her. He had so many similarities to the deceased Garna Gronk, who Dedek couldn’t even miss, not having known her.
Ms. Uggg pulled out some old cave paintings she put away when her wife died. When she rediscovered her old wedding painting, she wept.
“Ongo?” asked Dedek about Garna in the painting.
Cluunk said nothing, as usual.
“Epp!” Dedek noted their eyes and hair looked the same.
Finally, Cluunk turned to Dedek and opened up.
“Shala wum ropik.” She explained that this person was his mother, her wife whom she loved very much. When Dedek was born, it felt like her whole world was ripped away from her, but part of Garna Gronk lived on in Dedek Gronk-Uggg. She couldn’t truly abandon the boy knowing where and who he came from, and chose to be silent around him out of anger and sadness.
“Slimuok.” But no longer, she decided. They would become a real mother and son, and live for the memory of Garna, not remain frigid due to her loss.
Dedek hugged his mother and wept. He felt home, which was odd, because he was always home. Even if he only had one mother, he wouldn’t give her up to the wolves of the world, the dinosaurs of demise, the homo sapiens of horror. Their embrace lasted until fifteen minutes, when Cluunk realized she had a raptor over the fire burning.