Foruma Zenjutsuma paced outside of the room restlessly, fearing the worst for his wife. It had been two days... There was no way to hope the birth was going smoothly. He jerked to a stop as a nurse stepped out of the room, a knot of panic in his stomach. When her face turned to him, she smiled softly and said, "She's asking for you. Congratulations. You have a healthy son." Elation filled him from head to toe and he brushed past her into the room.
Before him, lying in a four-poster bed with a bundle in her arms was his wife. Her black hair was drenched in sweat, her face pale but for a slight pink tinge in each cheek. She smiled when he came in, aqua eyes seeming to glow with pride. He sat down beside her, cupping her hand in both of his as she reached out for him.
"My love... Look at our child...is he not beautiful?" She breathed, turning the baby's face to her husband. The infant let out a sm