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Mia is past her due date.

It's getting to the point where she can hardly stand the waiting. Draco being home for his paternity leave has helped, but he's also quite anxious. He did, however, have a brilliant idea to relax tonight: a lovely dinner much like Valentine's.

And Mia could use the relaxing. She's been feeling off all day...

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dragonofgrey
Feb. 20th, 2010 03:25 am (UTC)
Draco was still busy in the kitchen preparing. The smells of vegetables and meat simmering in sauce from the stir fry were wafting out to where Mia was.
gorgonfondness
Feb. 20th, 2010 03:30 am (UTC)
Oh, stir fry... He's so thoughtful.

Mia's in the sitting area of their apartment, but Draco's cooking has that sort of magic that causes the delicious scent to drift all the way there.

She halfway considers getting up to go see, but she finds she would rather stay in her spot on the sofa, rubbing at her baby bump.

Wondering when he's finally going to get here.
dragonofgrey
Feb. 20th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
There were also ginger snap cookies for dessert with vanilla pudding for dipping into them. Those were made earlier and set aside since they would take longer than the stir fry. Her own serving floated out to her, also with utensils and some mild decaf tea as Draco emerged from the other room.

"Here we are."
gorgonfondness
Feb. 20th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
Oh ginger... He knows Mia's cravings well.

"Thank you so much, Beloved. I think this is just what I needed today."

Ginger is good for calming a nervous stomach.

Mia carefully moves herself so that she's sitting up more on the sofa and takes a bite.

"It's very good. You spoil us, you know."
dragonofgrey
Feb. 20th, 2010 09:00 pm (UTC)
He beamed at that, "Only the best of course, luv. How's our son?" He reached over to briefly touch her belly.

"I suppose he just wants to make a good entrance, gets that from my side."
gorgonfondness
Feb. 20th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
"I think he's trying to relax after the bout of hiccups he had before dinner."

She puts her hand on top of his for a moment.

"I hope he doesn't wait too long for his grand entrance."
dragonofgrey
Feb. 21st, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
"Just be patient," He gave her hand a squeeze as he ate his dinner.
gorgonfondness
Feb. 21st, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
Mia nods and continues to eat her dinner.

And then puts her plate down halfway through.

"Could you help me to the bathroom, dear?" she asks.
dragonofgrey
Feb. 21st, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
He was used to the routine by now, so he just nodded as he set his plate and got up to help her.

"I got you."
gorgonfondness
Feb. 21st, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
She nods and makes her way to the bathroom.

And things are quiet for a few minutes.

Until she calls, "Draco?" through the closed door.
dragonofgrey
Feb. 21st, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)
"What is it, Mia?" He called back as he came up to the door.
gorgonfondness
Feb. 21st, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
Mia opens the door and leans on the frame, one hand on her belly.

"I think I'm in labor..."

More specifically, from the looks of the bathroom floor, it looks like her water broke.
dragonofgrey
Feb. 21st, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
Draco gasped at that, and panicked for a moment.

"Oh Merlin, luv, lie down or something. I'll Owl my parents to bring Jessica all right?" He went to grab Martin to deliver a message.
gorgonfondness
Feb. 21st, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
"Could you help me to the bed first?" she asks. "I think I just need to sit."

She leans on Draco for a moment and softly pants through a contraction.

They don't hurt, not the way she thought they would, but they are overwhelming.
dragonofgrey
Feb. 23rd, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
"Of course, remember your breathing," he replied as he helped her to the bed.
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