Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Karena's Second Child (Part Two)
Guest Poster: Karena
Having arrived safely on my home planet of Wondawowman in time for the birth of my second daughter, I am greeeted by Captain Picard, my mother in law Bev Crusheer, my sister Nexa and my mother Queen Diana.
"Thank the stars you are here, daughter." the queen tells me, "Your sister and I shall carry you on a stretcher to the Birthing Chamber."
"Actually, it might be a good idea if Karena had the baby right here." suggests Dr Ted.
A bad mistake. A male, even a holographic one, does not question the will of an Amazonian Queen.
My mother looks in rage at him.
"You will be SILENT!" she shouts, "Only women may be in the sacred Birthing Chamber."
"In that case, can I come along?" Beverly suggest, "My medical knowledge will be important should any complications arise."
Reluctantly, my mother agrees, seeing the sense of having a doctor present, even though amazons usually have babies without any problems. A few minutes later, they are throwing spears again.
Lying on a litter, I am carried up a steep, turbulant volcanic mountain and enter the Birthing Chamber. A huge hot, bubbling pool is in front of me.
My mother changes into white robes, while Nexa and I remove our clothes to sit in the Birthing Pool.
Nexa holds me as my mother steps into the pool. I feel my daughter coming.
"AHHHHH" I call out, as Nexa pins me down. My mother bends down and lifts my young amazonian daughter up. Bev looks in amazement at home smoothly it was all done.
"What say you name this child?" asks the Queen.
"Monica." I decide.
"Very well." she says, "By the authority vested me as Queen of Wondawowman, I name this daughter Monica, and declare her to be a Princess of this Realm."
I get out of the Birthing Pool. Nexa and I put our clothes back on.
We all go down the cliff face. I'm feeling a lot better now I have a heavy weight out of me. All the others are waiting below.
"How did it go?" asks an anxious Wes.
"Meet Monica." Nexa laughs, as she presents the baby girl to him.
I take hold of Monica and grab my spear.
"I'll just be an hour." I tell everybody, as I walk into the nearby woods, "I've just going to show my new daughter how I kill and skin a bear."
Bev's mouth, for some reason, drops open in amazement.