|Who says the journey to a miracle was easy?
Author: Mika Uriah PM
The sequel to "comfort and heartache" - Bruce and Diana thought they could be just friends, after their one night together. But they get news, that changes the course of their friendship forever.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Bruce W./Batman & Diana of Themyscira/Wonder Woman - Chapters: 11 - Words: 10,529 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 02-18-09 - Status: Complete - id: 4872689
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Two weeks after the day of the miscarriage; Diana, Bruce and the team decided to have a memorial service for the so everyone could have the chance to grieve they way the needed to.
It was almost a year before she thought that she was ready to conceive again, but they waited.
It was six months after multiple tests and trials before Diana and Bruce officially gotten into a relationship.
On their three month anniversary he proposed, and they did in fact get married on the pier.
She got pregnant on their honeymoon trip to Thailand, unfortunately that pregnancy as well ended in a miscarriage; this time at twelve weeks instead of the previous nine.
This time she a team of fertility specialists diagnosed the problem of an incompetent cervix (The men on the league pictured the rest of the body screaming at the poor little cervix for not pulling its weight.) And, that she'll never be able to carry a pregnancy full term.
Three months before what would've been their first child's second birthday; Diana and Bruce, along with the rest of the team were called to the Indian state of Bihar to help with relief when the worst flood of Indian history occurred with a breech in the Kosi embankment near the Indo-Nepal border - August of 2008.
Almost 500 people of the state of Bihar was dead. The smell of rotting and disease ridden corpses, as well as rotting food was playing on their mind - making the team ill.
The screams of lost souls looking for each other, made their hearts ache.
It was Wally and Diana who originally found her.
A baby girl on the bank of the river; she was about three months old crying, wet and desperately, heartbreakingly alone.
Diana borrowed Bruce's cape to use as a blanket and offered her breasts to pacify the child, even though there was no milk for her to get any sustenance.
Diana and the team brought the youngest casualty to a tent that was being used as a makeshift hospital for checkups; aside from being wet and very hungry - the no named little girl was perfectly healthy.
Wonder Woman begged the doctors for her to stay and watch for the littlest member, it was she who nursed the child back to health instead of the nurses, she who changed her diapers and laughed when she spat up on her red strapless armour.
"Nurses are calling her 'Karishma' it means miracle" J'onn finally told her, after three days of bonding with the infant "She is definitely living up to the name, isn't she?"
"Bruce said something about looking into adopting her. But it may take a couple of months."
"I bet they're going to say 'no,' I guess its just not in the cards for us to be parents."
J'onn set his green hand on Diana's shoulder and made a funny face to Karishma that set her off in a contagious set of baby giggles. "the doctors from both here in Bihar and that are visiting from the United States said that they will do everything here and abroad to get you this little girl. Provided her parents don't show up."
It was the Martian's turn to hold the little girl. Diana smiled "you'll think we'll get her?"
"I do. And, I think its about time too."
Sure enough J'onn was right - three months after their trip to Bihar, Diana and Bruce were off to India again. This time to bring home their own little riverside miracle: Karishma Amala Wayne.