Today's WIP Wednesday comes from "Out of Smoke and Ashes" (Triple Trouble 5). Setup: Lina is in labor and, as with everything else, getting her to the hospital isn't necessarily a simple matter.
Lina knew she'd have some ’splainin’ to do, especially to Elain, Liam, and Carla for holding back her information about Maureen. She'd have to wait until after the whole birthing dragon twins thing was over and done with to focus on that. She looked at Callie. "I don't want this Goddess gig anymore. I just want to be a mom and a wife. That's all I want." The tiny part of her brain still holding on to a shred of logic knew her tears and emotional response were all part of being in labor.
But she meant every word.
"It's all right, dear," Lacey assured her. "You're going to be okay. You're a wonderful Goddess, and you'll be an even better mom."
"But I don't know how I got there!" she wailed. "I was here, and the next minute I was in Baba Yaga's house!"
Callie rested a hand on her shoulder. “Sweetie, it’s okay. Focus on breathing. You’re going to be a mom.”
“But what if I’m as crappy a mom as I am a Goddess? Or worse!”
Carla leaned over the back of the seat. “You are going to be a great mom,” she said. “I was terrified when Elain was little, but look how well she turned out.”
“And I think she only dropped me on my head once,” Elain joked.
“Twice,” Carla said with a smile. “But who’s counting?”
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