Hours later, Daphne's eyes fluttered open and she looked around the room in confusion. Outside the rain still fell, but something was definitely different.

Then she remembered...

Her dream... it had been so real...

But when she touched her stomach, she knew that it was impossible. The baby was still inside of her and yet...

She turned to find Niles propped on his elbow, staring at her with a blissful look on his face.

"Wh-why are you looking at me like that?"

"You're the most beautiful angel I've ever seen."

The words made her sigh and she blinked back tears. "Oh Niles..."

He continued to look at her, but his smile disappeared. "Is something wrong?"

She sat upright in bed and blinked. "I-I'm not sure."

"Did you have another bad dream, my love?"

"N-no not a bad dream. It was so strange. It wasn't like a dream at all. It was almost like a..."

"A what?"

"A vision. But that's ridiculous, isn't it?"

Niles smiled and kissed her forehead. "Well, I shamefully admit that I used to think so, but I suppose it's possible. In fact, I had a rather strange dream myself."

"You did?"

"Yes, and I can't seem to find a way to interpret it."

"Well you could share it with me." Daphne grinned.

"You first." Niles said with a smile.

"All right. "Well... It was a warm, sunny day and I was outside."

Her heart warmed when he once more propped himself up on his elbow and smiled at her.

"And then what?"

"Well... We were running and holding onto a child's hand. I-I couldn't tell if it was a boy or a girl but I knew it was our child. I'm not sure how I knew, but I just knew. All of a sudden we came to the most beautiful garden I'd ever seen. It was full of these flowers that I can't quite-."

"Roses." Niles finished. "And tulips. I never knew there were so many shades of-."

"H-How did you know about-."

They stared at each other in stunned amazement.

"Dear God..."

"Do you think it's possible...?"

"I-I don't know but it appears that we were having the same dream." Niles said, still in a state of disbelief.

"B-but how..."

Niles could only shrug.

Suddenly a mischievous smile crossed Daphne's face and she ran her finger down Niles cheek.

"You know... I'm not very tired anymore."

"You're not?"

"No... But I think we should spend the rest of the day exploring our dreams."

"Well, that shouldn't take very long."

"Really, and why is that, Dr Crane?"

Niles took her in his arms; their mouths just inches apart.

"Because you've already made my dreams come true."

As they fell into the pillows the rain provided the perfect backdrop to an already perfect evening.

THE END