(1) 'I was born like this.' 'That's impossible!'

"Oh, Hunith," the midwife smiled, lifting up the freshly cleaned newborn. "Your son. A beautiful baby boy." Hunith looked up, weary but delighted. She reached for him, her utter longing obvious.

Abruptly, the midwife paused and gasped.

"What is it?" Hunith asked, panic fraying her voice.

"Nothing," she sighed in relief. "It's nothing. I thought I saw… but no. And yet, it did seem that for a moment… his eyes were gold." She laughed. "A trick of the light."

Hunith took her baby, hugging him close. Her eyes met his, and it was clear they were completely and beautifully blue.

AN: Next quote begins: "What is there to master…" I'm sure you remember the rest :)