Title: One of Those Nights
Summary: She held an image in her fingers as she tried to bring it into focus.
A/N: This drabble takes place in an alternate universe in which there are no superheroes. This was written for a prompt I received on tumblr from dairxoxo.
Natasha moved quietly through her apartment. She'd just returned from a doctor's appointment. Her head was spinning as she moved to the couch. Curling up on her side, she moved her shaking hand to her face. She held an image in her fingers as she tried to bring it into focus.
She was pregnant; six weeks to be exact.
Her eyes closed tightly as she tried to calm her breathing. She had been told since she was nineteen that if she ever conceived that it would be difficult. So she resigned herself to the notion that she would likely never have children.
And now, she had fallen pregnant from a one night stand. She remembered everything about the older man she had met in the bar six weeks prior. Especially how adorable he had looked when he smiled at her from down the bar. That's where it had all started. They'd shared the evening together; drinking and laughing. And when the bar had closed for the night, she'd invited him back to her place.
They'd taken their time the first time they had sex. It seemed as if they both wanted the night to last forever, but in the morning, he'd been gone. Truth be told, it was exactly as she had wanted. But then he had done something that she hadn't expected.
He had left his phone number.
She hadn't thought any more about it until she'd first suspected she had gotten pregnant. He was the only man she'd been with in the last six months so it left no doubt in her mind that he was indeed the father. She'd entered his number into her phone and saved it in her contacts, but she couldn't bring herself to actually make contact with him.
She reached for her cell and unlocked the screen and scrolled to his number. Before she could lose her nerve, she hit the call button and put it to her ear. Her heart began to beat fast in her chest as it rang once, twice, three times. Just as she was about to hang up the call, she heard the call connect and his voice on the other end.
His voice was as soft and sexy as it had been that night. Her mouth suddenly went dry as she tried to swallow and wet it so she could speak. She tried again and failed again.
"Is anyone there? Hello? Dr. Banner speaking."
She forced the words from her mouth. "Bruce, It's Natasha. I don't know if you remember me, but could we get together? I need to speak with you."