Emily's scream pierced the ears of all the doctors and nurses standing in the small delivery room. Hotch winced in pain when Emily squeezed his hand with much more force than before. The beads of sweat dripped down her head and her breathing was erratic, when she heard the baby's cry fill the air.
Her heart stopped and her smile was bigger than ever when she heard the words. "It's a girl."
She looked at her husband, squeezing his hand. He bent down and kissed her head lightly. They were both smiling when they heard the doctor's voice. "Ok Emily, you did a great job. Nurse Thompson is cleaning off your little girl, and in about two minutes, you're going to have to push again."
Hotch and Emily both looked at the doctor. "What? Push again?"
"Yes Mr. Hotchner, standard procedure. If you want your baby, she'll have to push it out."
Emily and Hotch both stares at the doctor, opened mouthed. Hotch heard Emily mumble something, but he couldn't quiet hear. "What did you say, sweetheart?"
"Twins?" Emily's eyes got blurry with tears. "Aaron, we're not ready to raise twins, and Jack. I thought it was only one!"
Hotch smiled at his wife and squeezed her hand. "It's alright, sweetheart. We can do this."
Before she could reply, a scream erupted from her throat and she felt herself pushing again. She could barely hear the doctor speaking. "5, 4, 3-"
"2, 1!" Emily's head flopped back onto the pillow and she breathed heavily.
"Alright Emily, twenty seconds and you'll pu-"
Another scream ripped through Emily's vocals and she pushed again, harder. "Twenty seconds my ass!" Before she could hear the doctor say the number two, another baby's scream erupted in the room. Emily smiled at the baby in the doctor's arms. "It's a boy."
Emily's smile grew even wider and she felt her husband's hand on her back.
"Alright, again great job. Emily you're doing very well."
Emily and Hotch both looked at the doctor with wide eyes. "Doing? Don't you mean done very well?"
The doctor smiled and shook his head. "The next baby should be coming any minute."