You'll be blessed

She hadn't seen him for months. Since Dublin.

They had met in a pub, he had walked over to her. They had danced.

And they had ended up in bed. Making love in a way she had never experienced before.

And with consequences she hadn't even thought about.

Hey you, you're a child in my head
You haven't walked yet
Your first words have yet to be said
But I swear you'll be blessed

They had spent a few more days together, but when it had been time for her to return to the Centre, he had promised her that they would soon meet again. That had been about three months ago.

And here she was: Lying in bed, thinking of him and the following months.

She knew that she wouldn't be able to hide her swollen belly for more than another few weeks. But what could she do? She had no idea how to call him, how to leave the Centre without risking her and her baby's life …

She so wanted this child to have a better life than this …

Sometimes she wondered what her, their baby would look like …

I know you're still just a dream
Your eyes might be green
Or the bluest that I've ever seen
Anyway you'll be blessed

But she knew that she would love her child. And if Jarod knew about her pregnancy he would do everything to protect them.

And you, you'll be blessed
You'll have the best
I promise you that
I'll pick a star from the sky
Pull your name from a hat
I promise you that, promise you that, promise you that
You'll be blessed

She knew that this baby was heaven sent: When she had been 24, she had had a miscarriage and the doctors had told her that she never again would be able to carry a child.

They had been wrong …

I need you before I'm too old
To have and to hold
To walk with you and watch you grow
And know that you're blessed

As soon as Jarod called her, she would tell him about their baby. And he would find a way …

THE END

P.S. The song belongs to Elton John … The sequel is called "Be my baby".