Except for Vikki's children, all characters belong to
Roddenberry-Kirschner, Tribune, and others. Although Vikki is not of my
creation, her personality and name are mine.
Waiting For Hope In The Morning
The problem with Ha'gel's children was that they were born almost too
fast, Vikki decided. He got you pregnant in the evening, and by the
next morning you were ready to deliver, your stomach swollen with the
child that was almost ready to be born.
Ha'gel had made her stay up as much as possible during the night,
content to take turns feeding her and linking her with the child. He
confided to her that it was hard for him to stop touching her in this
state, even if he was confident enough that her body could handle
itself this time. It was one of the most rewarding things a Kimera
could experience, this deep sharing between a Kimera, a native, and
their child yet unborn. He described it to her as hearing a trio of
voices, interweaving their various songs into the rich tapestry that
was life. No two children were the same, even two between the same
He had been so pleased, she'd realized, when she'd been the one to ask
for the child. He'd felt enough guilt about what he'd done to influence
her into engendering Graeme that he'd almost stopped hoping that she'd
find him attractive enough on his own. That she'd find him pleasing
enough to want another child from him.
Inside her, the child, Hope, twitched quite actively, just waiting to
be born, unaware of the danger around her. Vikki sipped at the tea
Siobhan had made, trying to tell her daughter not to hurry into it. If
only the child could develop at the normal human rate instead of
rushing out of her womb!
Not an option here. Not a choice with Ha'gel's children. In a day, her
daughter would look just as adult as her part-brothers, and she would
only have her memory of carrying her daughter. Even now, she could
barely remember Graeme's stay within her.
A wave of pain hit her and she knew that her daughter refused to stay
much longer. Resigned, she got up from her bed, went to the door, and
called for her family.
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