Shortly, after driving home from his hot night with Apifanie, Major received a call from an odd number. At first, he wasn't going to answer, but something told him that it might be important, so he went ahead. Surprisingly, it was a call from the hospital. Bratilda was in labor and had listed Major as her only emergency contact.
Major didn't rush to the hospital immediately. Instead, he sat there for a moment to let it all sink in. His hands began to shake as he thought about the reality. Yes, he'd just had an amazing night with Apifanie but the truth was, in just a few hours, he was about to be a father to a child he hardly knew the mother to. After racking his brain for fifteen more minutes, Major grew some balls, got in the car and sped to the hospital. He was about to be a father and even though he had zero feelings for this woman, he wanted to be there to see the birth of his child.
He nervously walked down the hospital and was directed quickly to Bratilda's room where she had just began the process of pushing when he came through the door.
"Major, You are here?" Bratilda replied through her contractions.
"Yeah, I'm here." Major said, blankly. He didn't have any true feelings for Bratilda, but seeing her in the process of giving birth to his child gave him a heavy sense of empathy.
"I can see the babies head!" Dr. Benjamin said interrupting their conversation.
Major ran to Bratilda's side and grabbed her hand. His gesture, even during labor made Bratilda smile. Finally, he is here for me. She thought to herself and the motivation to keep going took over. Bratilda began to push.
"Nurse Ava, I'm going to need some more back-up!" Dr. Benjamin screamed. "Please, call in more nurses." He demanded.
"Yes, Dr. Benjamin." The nurse said, leaving Bratilda's side to go fetch more help.
"Okay, Bratilda. I need you to push!" Dr. Benjamin said and looked over at Major to help with encouragement.
"Ok." Bratilda said, grunting. Bratilda felt like quitting, but as long as she had Major holding her hand, she felt like she could do anything.
"You can do this, Bratilda." Major chimed in. He had grown excited to see his new baby at the end of this.
"Gaaaaaahhhhhh!" Bratilda screamed as the pain grew to be unbearable, but she continued to push.
"Come on, baby girl!" Major coached Bratilda. "You got this. Our baby is almost here... Just push!" He said.
Just then, the group of extra nurses came in but Major stopped dead in his tracks when he saw Apifanie standing there, watching him hold Bratilda's hand, in complete shock. Apifanie
"Major?" Apifanie asked, completely confused. "What are you doing here?"
"I- Uh... I Uhhhmmmm..." he stammered. Major was flabbergasted. Apifanie had told him last night that she had started her dream job a few weeks ago, but he didn't know that it was here. "I Uhhhh---" he stuttered again, not able to get his words to come out.
Bratilda caught on quickly to what was happening; Major had been ignoring her calls and text messages for THIS woman! "He is here because he is that father of MY child." Bratilda yelled out, extremely irritated. (Her insane trait was beginning to show). "Now, if you would excuse us, WE ARE TRYING TO HAVE A FUCKING BABY!!" Bratilda was irate.
Apifanie's mouth dropped to the floor and her heart dropped to the ground with it, shattering to a million pieces. Apifanie through her hands up defendlessly.
"I'm soo... So sorry." Apifanie said, totally outdone. "Congratulations you two on your new baby." She said, as she began to awkwardly backing out towards the door. She was heartbroken.
"'Pifanie. Please, wait." Major said leaving Bratilda's side to run after Apifanie. "Listen baby, I can explain." he said. "This is not what it looks like."
"No, Major!" Apifanie said, mortified in front of the doctor, Bratilda and her new colleauges. "It's EXACTLY what it looks like."
"But Apifanie. Please, hear me out." Major said reaching for Apifanie.
"Don't you fucking touch me, you LYING, CHEATING BASTARD!" She screamed. "We haven't been together 24 hours and you have already found a way to fuck it up! I KNEW that I couldn't trust you!" She said, talking to herself, moreso to Major. "I don't ever want to speak to you again, Major Ricci." She said, walking off.
To Be Continued...