Part 1 is John and Judy.
Part 2 is The Honeymoon
Part 3 is The Flight
Part 4 is The Hospital Under Siege
Part 5 is Love me Tender
Part 6 is Thanksgiving Dinner
Judy and John – Part 6 – Thanksgiving Dinner
– by Teresa Smeigh Dec 2015
John’s health improved slowly. The plane wasn’t taking off without him and the men were getting grumpy. As the Thanksgiving Holiday approached that week the men grumbled more.
Finally John gave leave to all married men, those with partners or girlfriends. Then did the next best thing for those left and invited them to David and Joan’s for Thanksgiving.
Both he and David were still healing from the show down with the drug gang. So was Cindy, but she was going to her new boyfriend’s house for dinner. Thankfully she found a nice boy she went to school with.
John and Judy were still out on their daily walk and as usual Judy practiced her knife-throwing on a couple of scarecrows made to size. John could have found her practice dummies, but no one was supposed to know that she had the slightest idea what went on with John and David’s group. They hadn’t gotten around to shooting a gun yet when the whole gang fiasco went down, but Judy and Cindy’s knife throwing practice was coming along great and just by luck Judy managed to hit her two targets and not kill her sister while killing the bad guy.
They saw David limping towards them, “Dinner’s almost ready I am supposed to gather up the gang and get you all cleaned up for your mother’s sake. Joan is really in her element today. She loves cooking huge dinners and we have some nice young men for company.”
Just then Judy doubled over in pain. She screamed, “Oh, Dear God my water broke. It’s too early.” None of the men could pick her up, they were still healing from their wounds.
Joan put her arms around Judy and whisked her to the car, telling John to get in back with Judy. She sent David in to make sure nothing burned, along with the rest of the men. She told David to call Cindy. She put the car in gear and set off quickly for the hospital. A different one from where the siege happened. Too many memories and Judy needed calm. She was 2 months early.
Judy screamed with another contraction and they were still on the way. She told John to call the ambulance, they weren’t going to make it to the hospital.
Judy screamed again. The contractions were getting closer. She was feeling the urge to push. “Hold it Judy, not yet.”
Screaming sirens came up behind them and they pulled over. John got out and Judy screamed again. The EMT’s got in the back seat, one at her head and one at her feet.
The baby was already crowning. They got her ready and then said, “Push. Now!”
She didn’t need a second invitation she screamed that baby out. The EMT caught it.
“It’s a boy,” John said.
“It’s also 2 months early and having trouble breathing,” John said. They rushed Judy and son to the ambulance and rushed off with Joan following. John was with Judy, holding the baby.
The baby started gasping and turning blue. Judy fainted.
While working on Judy the driver announced the hospital was just a few more miles.
John began praying for his newborn son. Hang in there boy, just a little longer.
Constructive Criticism is appreciated as always.