Chapter 2 - Medical Exam: from 1B
The serious conversation began after the girls were in bed, and was much shorter than Shego expected.
“I know you want this, so we should go ahead,” Kim told her.
“You know I want this?”
“If you didn't, you wouldn't have mentioned it.”
“But I'm the crazy one. You're supposed to try and talk me out of the madness.”
“I'm being loving and supportive. I'll back you in whatever you decide.”
Kim smiled as she drifted off to sleep. She would be able to sleep that night, Shego wouldn't. It served her right for breaking the news while Kim was taking a drink.
Shego called her own mother the next day to talk about her concerns.
“It would be another girl, right?” Susan asked.
“Unless there is something Kim has been hiding from me… Mom? One thing really worries me. I love the twins so much… Could I love another child as much as I love them?”
“Do we love Will and Ed any less than we do you and Henry? Do you think we love grandkids three and four any less than we love our first two?”
“Do you think we would love number five any less than the first four?”
“So, I don't think you would love your third daughter any less than you love the first two. It will be your decision if you want to try. But you will find love in your heart for her if that is the choice you make.”
Amy flew in from Denmark for the medical evaluation. When Amy saw Drakken in the room she had given him a big hug and kissed him. “Hey, sweetie. How's it going?”
There was quite a crowd in the examination room, and Shego felt terribly embarrassed sitting on the table in a tie-up-the-back hospital gown as Amy, Dr. Schultz, a GP, and a hematologist conducted the exam. Drakken stayed to one side and offered moral support and any knowledge he had to offer on her condition. He sat beside her and held her hand after the others left to discuss the examination.
“I really want this, Doc,” she told him.
“I've yet to see anything stop you when you set your mind to it.”
But Shego's heart sank as a grim-faced Amy and Dr. Schultz returned.
“Shego,” Amy began gently, “you know that your average body temperature is a bit high.”
“Yeah, has been ever since the comet,” the pale woman answered. “Is that a problem?”
“We're afraid it is,” Dr. Schultz told her. “At that temperature we doubt a fetus could survive. Even if it could, there would be so many serious problems we don't think it is advisable to even try.”
“So, that's it?” Shego asked softly.
“I'm afraid so,” Amy told her.
A. That settles it - go to Chapter 6
B. Drakken's idea - go to Chapter 3