Chapter 7 - Ending 3 - from 3A
Shego felt vaguely nauseous in the days following the procedure. She took it as a good sign, but knew it could be nerves, and also had to face the possibility that the power damper affected her feelings.
Kim and Shego were back in the Danish hospital room two weeks later, waiting for Amy and the Danish doctors to give her the test results. Amy did not look happy when they came back to the room. “I'm sorry, Shego. Neither of the fertilized eggs implanted. You aren't pregnant.”
Amy waited a minute, to see if Shego had anything she wanted to say. When the pale woman said nothing Amy continued. “It may not make you feel any better now, but you have advanced medical science. The procedure worked perfectly. Some day women like you and Kim will be able to have children… You already know that's possible. You've brought the day closer for others. I hope that can give you some comfort.”
“Thanks for trying,” Shego said simply.
The Danish doctors left, but Amy stayed behind with Shego and Kim for a minute, “How are you really?”
“I don't know. Disappointed? Hurt? Relieved? I had my hopes up really high.”
“Do you want me to stay a little longer with you and Kim?”
A jolt of fear ran through Kim. For the first time in her life she welcomed the presence of DNAmy. She had no idea what to say to Shego, but as long as Amy was there she was spared that awful moment when she had to be comforting.
“No,” the pale woman replied. “I just want to be alone with Kim for a minute.”
As Amy left Kim made a confession to Shego, “I really don't know what to say.”
“Neither do I. Everyone is going to ask how I'm feeling. How are you doing?”
“I guess I can empathize with you. I had my hopes up too. What was it you said, something about not sure if you were disappointed or relieved?”
Shego stared around the room. “I guess there's no point in staying here. Let's go back to the hotel. I'll tell the girls. Would you call the folk back home and tell them? I really don't feel like repeating the story that many times.”
It was a long flight back to Middleton. Kim was disappointed no one was at the airport to greet them. “Want to stop somewhere for dinner?” Kim asked as they piled into the old Volvo in the long-term lot.
“No, I want to go home,” Sheki said.
“We don't have any food in the house,” Shego reminded her.
“I want to unpack and make sure Grandpa kept Smaug fed,” Kasy said.
“You don't trust your own grandfather?” Kim demanded.
“Home first,” Sheki insisted. “We can go out to eat later.”
“They're as stubborn as you are,” Kim muttered to Shego as they merged into traffic.
“They got it from your side too,” Shego reminded her.
As soon as they stepped in the door, family and friends yelled, “SURPRISE!”
It was an exciting party - Smaug bit two people before Shego locked him in the basement.
Much later, after the two women were finally in bed, “I can't believe the girls planned that from Denmark.”
“I can't believe they didn't give it away. You know Kim, the whole experience really reminded me what a miracle those two are. I've got friends now, my old family back, my new family… I'm disappointed. But I've got too much to be grateful for to let it get me down.”