Danny threw a squeaky blue dragon for his puppy, contemplating what exactly he should name her. She raced after the squishy reptilian toy and scooped it up in her tiny jaws, tail flipping every which way. She then scampered back to him and promptly dropped the toy in his lap. When she sat down, she danced expectantly, urging him silently to throw the toy again. He grinned and launched the toy again.
Sam came up behind him and placed her hands on his shoulders, squeezing them gently. "Have you thought of a name yet?" He leaned his head on her right hand and closed his eyes.
"I was thinking, since she kinda looks like me, that I could name her something that has to do with me." She giggled.
"That sounds narcissistic, but okay. How about Spirit?" Danny shook his head.
"That sounds like a horse name," he said. Sam sat down next to him Indian style and put her slender finger to her little chin, eyes scrunched and lips pursed, deep in thought.
"Oh! I know!" he exclaimed. Sam started in surprise, her purple eyes wide with interest. Usually she's the idea person. The puppy bounded up, electing to ditch the toy and settle in Sam's lap (she knows Sam better than Danny).
"Care to share?" Sam asked, stroking the puppy.
"Oh! I was thinking about Guinevere. Gwen for short," he replied. He turned to his puppy. "Come here Gwen!" he called in a baby voice. Newly dubbed Gwen lifted her head and trotted over to Danny, licking his face. He laughed. "Yup. She's definitely a Gwen."
"I can't argue with that, but why Gwen?" Sam asked curiously. She was subconsciously biting her lip- who knows why, but Danny found it adorable.
"Well Guinevere means 'phantom', and I was looking at baby names. I like it, and the definition fits," he said with a grin. He scratched Gwen's head and she kissed his hand.
"Clever," Sam said with a smile. Danny picked Gwen up in his arms and hugged her gently.
"I love you Gwen," he whispered. Louder, he said, "I love you Sam." He squeezed Gwen again. "My two favorite girls!" Gwen yipped in agreement and Sam leaned over and kissed him.
"Love you too," she murmured.