Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Karena's Illness (Part Two)
Guest Poster: Karena
Doctor Ted and I struggle to revive Wesley, who has fainted in the Rhode Island SickBay after he told the both of us that I am pregnant.
"This is against the run of things!" he laughs, "It's usually the expectant mother who faints, especially if she can't remember anything about the time of conception! I remember one time when..."
"Not now!" I say sharply, "Get him on the MediBed. he's coming round now....come on, pumpkin, wake up."
A gruesome-looking Was wakes up, whose skin looks greener than that of an Orion Slave Girl.
"Honeybunch." he croaks, "We're pregnant."
"I don't know about 'we'" I reply candidly, "But I am very much so. I'll be expecting a daughter very soon."
"How do you know it'll be a girl?" Wes asks, "It might be a boy?"
"That's genetically impossible, Wes." I reply patiently, as if I am explaining the Facts of Life to him, "The amazons of my planet Wondawowman can only have female children. It's in our bodily chemistry. Not only that, I will have her in March."
"Oh yes." pipes up Doctor Ted, "Ensign Karena is quite right. She will be having a female child in March, as their race has a fast pregnancy period. I examined her and everything is as she said. My programming for this is quite accurate for this race."
The doctor gives me some shots to lessen the sickness feeling, and Wes and I walk out of SickBay. I'm holding my spear in one hand, and carrying a limp Wesley on my shoulder.
"I'm gonna be a father." Wes moans weakly.
"Yes, pumpkin." I tell him, "But now we have to tell our mothers."
To be continued...