Stewart Worthington


I write when I find the time - and sometimes when I don't have any at all.

Message to Readers

This is the second version of this piece. It is a slight continuation of another piece of mine, 'A Guy Can Dream.' I have also added an Author's note regarding reading this piece. I'd love any comments and advice and thank you for reading!

The First Step: A Baby's Name

April 1, 2016

PROMPT: All Talk

For the (hopeful) ease of reading this I have put the Nurse's words in bold and Doctor Molder's words are not in italics unlike the rest of the story. This is also a slight continuation of another piece of mine, "A Guy Can Dream."

"There's your baby. I'll give you two a minute."

"Thank you."
"Wow, she's beautiful. I never thought anyone could be so amazing."
"I can think of someone, but she's a close second."
"We are so lucky."
"Yes, we certainly are."
"What should be her name?"
"I'm not sure."
"I quite like the nurse's name."
"Then that shall be her name. Plus, it suits our baby's eyes."
"How so?"
"She has eyes full of love. A lovely name to match a lovely pair of eyes."
"I couldn't agree more. Let's take this baby home, shall we?"
"We shall."

"Were those two men that you were with before adopting the baby together?"
"Yes, they applied for adoption two years ago and finally get to begin there family."
"They looked so young?"
"Yes, they're only around 21. Must be quite eager to begin their lives."
"Let's pray for the child then."
"What do you mean by that?"
"They're merely adults, they can't jump into life that quickly! Plus, a child can't live with two fathers, a mother is important for a growing child's well being."
"I don't think that will be a problem."
"Why do you think that?"
"They had eyes full of love."
"Pardon me?"
"Love for each other and love for their daughter."

"Excuse me?"
"Yes Doctor Molder?"
"The two men in there are ready to take Mary home."
"Pardon me?"
"Mary, their baby. But I must ask, are you sure you're okay with this?"
"Yes, there is no one I'd rather her with."
"And just for the paperwork, the mother will remain anonymous?
"Yes, she'll be okay without me. At least, I hope. A girl can dream, right?"



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