First Time"Claire."First Time3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
". . . ."
"Baby . . Claire?"
"Mhmm . . Derek?"
"Wake up Claire. . . you did it."
Green eyes opened slowly, the first thing she was seeing was the face of her husband, a proud smile on his face and his one eye gleaming with affection. She immediately reached for him, and he clutched her hand tightly in his, letting it rest across the left side of his face. Her fingertips grazed the harsh black patch that covers his missing eye and the hint of the scar poked out from underneath, a bit odd to the touch. She took note of his five o' clock shadow and his lips nuzzled her palm, pressing a gentle kiss to the center.
"You passed out from the pain for a few minutes . . . but don't worry. They said you should be fine and the baby is being cleaned up and taken care of too."
"I want to see him. . . . " Claire said quietly, her head turning towards the door, hoping they'd walk through this very second. Derek took a seat in the chair they provided earlier and just ran his