Chapter 6 - Ending 2 - from 2A
Shego stared out the car window as Kim drove her home. “What do you think, Kim? Am I some sort of monster?”
“How can you say that?”
“I don't know. The green skin, the inhuman body temperature, the fact my womb would kill a baby.”
“Thousands, maybe millions of women in the world can't have babies. Does that make any of them monsters?”
“No. This is just hard for me. I really thought about this. Was I willing to risk everything that could go wrong, was I willing to accept all the work and responsibility? And I said yes. But my body let me down… We both work so hard to keep in shape, to be in charge of our bodies, and mine couldn't do what I wanted it to do.”
“Do you want to ask if Amy would consider me again?”
“No, you told me eight years ago you were done. This was my chance; Amy made the offer to me. And I can't take it.”
They stopped at Tara's to pick up the girls. Sheki and Kasy had accepted the idea of a little sister and were all over Shego, demanding to know when Eemah would bring them one.
“Quiet, girls,” Kim told them. “The doctors said Eemah couldn't have a baby.”
“It's a little hard to explain, right this minute. And Eemah and I don't want to talk about it just now. I'll try and explain later, if I can. Can you please talk about something else? Did you have fun with Jason and Jessie?”
Shego smiled, recognizing a leading question, but it worked. Plans for Jessie's birthday party filled the rest of the trip and supper than evening.
After dinner Kim left to run an errand. When she got home, carrying a bag, the girls were watching television. “Where's Eemah?”
“She went to bed early. She said we could stay up until you got home.”
“Go up to your room, now.”
“But Eemah said--”
“No, you're not in trouble. This is perfect, but we need to go up to your room.”
Once upstairs Kim told the girls, “I think what Eemah needs is an attack by the pillow ninjas.”
“Ahhh, mommy,” Kasy complained, “We haven't done pillow ninjas in years.”
“You did it less than four months ago. And I think they need to pay Eemah a visit tonight. Here,” Kim reached into sack and pulled out two white ninja hoods, “put these on.”
Sheki lodged her protest, “Eemah says that Sanjaku-tenugui are the right things to wear.”
“Then she can find them. This is what the martial arts store had in stock. Now, stop arguing, you two, and put them on.” When the two had pulled on the hoods Kim solemnly handed each of them a pillow and pointed to the door. “Go, my pillow ninjas, attack!”
Three minutes later Kim heard a, “What the--” and the sound of feather pillows hitting human flesh.
The redhead waited another minute for the sound of laughter, then smiled and reached into the bag for a third hood, for herself. It didn't seem fair to leave Shego outnumbered.
Much later, after snacks and a bedtime story-- “Eemah, we're too big for bedtime stories!”
“You and Mommy should have thought of that earlier, before you got everyone all excited. Now, pretend to sleep or I'll start another one after this.”
Kim was already in bed when Shego got back to the bedroom, “Thanks for setting me up, Princess.”
“You're welcome. I figured nothing cheers you up like getting hit in the head with a pillow.”
“Then I ought to me the happiest woman on earth right this minute.”
“Well,” Kim asked, “are you?”
Shego paused for a minute, then smiled. “Maybe I am.”