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Challenge: M7M Challenge for 13 May 2003: one or more of the boys help in a birth
Unverse: LB-OW, ATF
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(ATF - AU)
This went against his rule. He was always very careful not to get anyone pregnant. He had been around pregnant women. He had been there with Sarah during Adam’s birth. Pregnant woman could be very scary people. Thus he had a rule against helping them during the birthing process.
Still, here he was, unable to resist a woman in distress. No baby should be born without help on the side of a road. He just hoped the ambulance got here soon. The woman’s water chose that moment to break.
The mustached agent sighed and thought, ‘So much for the rule.’
(ATF - AU - before they were team seven)
Buck shifted his gun to keep it out of the way. He had been on patrol when he saw the young child run out in the street. Stopping to warn the child against such action, he had been dragged in and presented with a woman giving birth in a bathtub. "Oh, sweet Jesus," he muttered, immediately calling in the situation and praying the ambulance got there in time. Police training, despite what television said, did not include baby delivery as a course.
Not knowing what else to do, he began stroking the woman’s head praying the ambulance hurried.
"But Papa Buck, it’s important!" five year old JD cried, pulling on his hand. "The eggs are shaking! You gotta come!"
Buck paused and looked down at his small son. Eggs are shaking? It took a moment for his quick mind to register the face the eggs were hatching. Buck smiled, confident in his ability to aid in the hatching of the chicks.
"OK, little britches. Let’s go check out the shaking eggs," he said with a smile, looking forward to experiencing this with his son, wondering how JD would react when the chicks finally escaped their shells.
(ATF - AU)
Chris was still at the hospital with the gun dealer they had taken down. He had been volunteered to go because of his experience with helping in Adam’s birth. Now the other 6 were sitting around Inez’s discussing their own experiences.
Buck thought back to when he was 10. His mother’s co-worker, Cathy, had gone into labor and there was no money for the hospital. Following his mother’s instructions, Buck had helped as much as he could. Initially repulsed by the bloody, squirming creature in his mother’s hands, once cleaned up, he had been amazed by the small child.
(ATF - AU)
"So, what about you?" JD asked. They’d all been relating experiences they’d had in regards to giving birth.
Buck smiled and sat back. "I ever tell you about Adam’s birth?" he asked, silently apologizing to Chris. Seeing heads shaking around the table he began, "Well, see, there was a blizzard goin’ on when Sarah went into labor. We couldn’t get out, the phones were dead and we had no way to get help." The others were hanging on his every word, "Chris pulls me over and whispers, "Could it be that different than a horse?" Well, Sarah heard him and…"
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