A/N Darn! I still don't own BN! This fluff came to me while I listened to my little man coughing up a storm in his sleep.
Michael rolled over and reached for Fiona. Realizing she wasn't there, he got out of bed and entered the hallway. Michael found her sitting on the floor outside their four year old daughter's room. He sat down next to her.
"Fi, you need to get some rest. Maddie is sleeping and you should be too."
Fiona sighed heavily and rested her head on Michael's shoulder. "Didn't you hear her cough?"
"I did and I checked on her to find she was fast asleep."
Fiona began to sniffle. "Nothing we do is making her better. She had the steroid medicine for croup. Croup turned into a sinus infection Halfway through the antibiotics she gets a new cough. We've tried nights out in cold air, steam baths and vaporizers. The poor girl has been sick for nearly a month!"
Michael put his arms around Fiona, who was trying her best to cry quietly. "Fi, its only been two and a half weeks. You know Maddie has never been quick to cure. Didn't she eat a ton of food today and play all day? She has no fever. You know when she's really sick she doesn't eat or play. You take her to the doctors tomorrow and we'll deal with it then. She'll be fine. Until then, you need to get some rest."
"I know you are right, but I can't sleep knowing she's in there coughing up a storm. She's not resting well. I'm her mother and I must sit out here in case she needs me."
Michael knew she was right, but he also knew Fiona needed to rest. Kissing the top of her head he said "Why don't you go to bed and I'll sit outside her door. You have four hours to sleep until I need to get ready to meet with Pearce."
Fiona sat up and looked Michael in the eye. "If she has a coughing fit, gently wake her up and make her take a sip of water." She got up and smoothed her tank top out. "You might also want to make her blow her nose. If she doesn't..."
"Fiona, I know what to do. This isn't the first time we've been through this. Get to bed."
"Come and get me if you need me. I don't mind if you wake me up."
Michael smiled at his worried wife and replied "I will. PLEASE go to bed. We'll be fine."
He watched Fiona walk down the hall into their room. Before he settled down in the hallway for the night, he checked on Maddie. Kissing her cheek he whispered "You have the best Mommy in the world."
As he got comfortable in the hallway, he heard Maddie's tiny voice say "And the best Daddy too"