flybywash: (zoe/wash: in bed; asleep)
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Keane and Phoebe's guest room -- which Annie matter-of-factly gave up in favor of the sofa, claiming she'd "take it back when I've got a kid thumping around inside me, too" -- is a good deal more spacious than Wash and Zoe's bunk, but with a bed that's just a little too narrow to sleep two people comfortably.

Wash isn't really noticing this right now. For one thing, he's fast asleep.

For another, the bed feels just fine when it's missing its other occupant.

Date: 2006-05-26 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
A few minutes ago, Zoe slid out of bed and went into the bathroom.

Nothing unusal there--having nine months worth of baby sitting on top of your bladder will do that.

What's maybe a bit unusual is the length of time she's been in there, and the tone of her voice when she calls out.

"...Wash? Honey?"

Date: 2006-05-26 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Zoe's head and shoulders come into view around the doorframe.

She's gone into battle without looking this nervous.

"Hon? I'm pretty sure my water just broke."

Date: 2006-05-27 04:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Zoe's crossed the room to sink down on the edge of the bed, unmindful of the fact that the crotch of her pajamas is no longer the driest thing in the 'verse.

"Yeah." And she is, deep, slow, careful breaths. "'M okay. Guess this is when I'm s'posed t' start keepin' track of--" she breaks off for a few moments, breath catching in her throat, "...contractions."

Date: 2006-05-27 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Shi a. Closer they get, closer we are t' havin' a baby on our hands."

Zoe's reasonably certain she can keep the time in her head. That being about as reasonably certain as she can be when a good portion of her brain's just repeating over and over what Wash just said about it being a week early.

She stays seated on the bed as he leaves the room, one hand curled against her stomach.

Nothing else yet.

Date: 2006-05-27 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Wei, Annie." Zoe manages a weak grin, still holding her stomach. "Promise not t' do this every time we come visit."

Date: 2006-05-27 05:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"'Bout as shiny as I think I can hope for at the moment," Zoe reassures him, standing with Annie's help. "How's Wash doin'?"

Date: 2006-05-27 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Yeah, there should be..."

Zoe's normally not much of a nightgown person, but she's picked up one or two since she started wearing maternity clothes. With Annie's help, it's easy enough to get cleaned up and changed--even taking into account the fact that another contraction hits while they're in the bathroom.

Date: 2006-05-28 02:59 am (UTC)
simon_doctor: (awake)
From: [personal profile] simon_doctor
Simon's head is up off the pillow in a blink, wide awake before he's quite aware what's awakened him. Wash's voice coming tinnily from the comm -- "we've got a situation!" -- is enough to get him up, careful not to jostle Kaylee. She shifts slightly as he slides out of bed, but doesn't wake up.

He speaks quietly into the comm: "I'm here. What is it."

Date: 2006-05-28 03:19 am (UTC)
simon_doctor: (out of bed)
From: [personal profile] simon_doctor
Simon answers calmly, with no hesitation. "I'll be in the infirmary. How far apart are the contractions?"

Date: 2006-05-28 03:43 am (UTC)
simon_doctor: (intent v1)
From: [personal profile] simon_doctor
"All right. That's fine. We'll be ready when you get here."

In the bed, Kaylee (still asleep) makes a soft, blurry sound of mild protest.

Date: 2006-05-28 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Zoe's sitting down, mostly just concentrating on breathing. No more contractions yet.

She looks up, and smiles a bit shakily.

"Hey. You get hold of Simon?"

Date: 2006-05-28 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Zoe lays a hand over his, her smile growing a bit.

"Not bad. Not thinkin' I'll miss all this too bad when it's over, though."

Date: 2006-05-28 06:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Zoe laughs at that, a bit breathlessly.

"That might be a good plan."

Date: 2006-05-28 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, if there's one thing Zoe's clear on, here, it's which one of them's in labor.

She makes her way back out of the bathroom, moving carefully, leaning on Wash a bit.

Date: 2006-05-31 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Zoe nods.

"Shi a. Let's get a move on."


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