It was cold and dark, rain poured at the little bird, it was so cold it's mother couldn't calm it down. It whimpered making her smile, "There there little one" She kept walking then looked up, Mallard Park written in huge letters on a sign, "No, that's no place for you. You could be killed" She turned her head to the end of the street, a little place called The Coffee Shop. Carefully she walked towards the shop to see a red bird waitress cleaning up the place, she smiled, "That's her," She looked into the basket, holding her baby, "I found your new Mommy" She settled the basket down, shielding the infant from the rain with the white blankets, "I love you very much but…I think you'll be better off without knowing me. I'm dieing Sweetheart" She kissed her baby's forehead with a tear running down her cheek. She knocked frequently, getting Margaret's attention. Then running off.
Margaret opened the door to look down, seeing a basket, "What the…"? She moved the blanket to see a infant baby bird. With bright red feathers. A smile went on her face, "There…there, don't cry" The tiny bird whimpered. She scooped it up in her wings, "I got ya" She sat it in a highchair and looked at it He or she was a robin, with a black comma and green eyes. She stared at it. "I guess…I'm stuck with you for a bit" She smiled a little before lifting the baby up, "Judging by your outfit, you're a girl…? I think"? She saw a pink shirt with ducks on it.
She picked up her phone and flipped through her contacts, finding one, "Hey Mordecai, would you mind coming down to the Coffee Shop"? She looked at the baby bird in her wing, "It's kind of important"
He opened the door to see Margaret holding a baby bird, "Are you babysitting or something"? He looked at the bird, she shook her head, "Then who's this"?
Margaret cleared her throat, "I think her mother abandoned her…"
The blue jay looked at the bird, "It's a girl? Well…what did you want to call me"?
She blushed, if he found out her true feelings, he'd probably never speak to her again, she looked at the baby, "Well, I was kinda hoping, you'd come over to my place and help me with this baby.."? He looked at her, "Cause, of the baby ducks"?
Mordecai wanted to seize the opportunity to go over, "Yea, I'd love to…help"
The cardinal heard a whimper, they looked at the girl, "So…did you name her"?
Margaret shrugged, "I was thinking, Brianna? Is that a little weird"?
He smiled, "It…it suits her, hey Brianna, I'm your uncle Mordo"
Brianna looked at him with a smile, she giggled making the blue jay's smile grow. Margaret smiled, "I think she likes you" She handed the baby over, "You hold her"
He paused, Brianna wasn't that bad, she seemed to take a liking to Mordecai, "So is she gonna call you Mama? Or Margaret or what"?
The cardinal shrugged, "I'll let her decide, though I'm thinking I'm too young to be called Mama…but I really hope I get called Maggie"
Mordecai adjusted Brianna, her green eyes met his, "Hey…hey look at you"
Brianna cooed making Margaret realize, "Holy crap! I need baby things! H-how the h-Relax! I got this" The blue jay chuckled. "Benson and Audrey have some baby stuff from when they had Brad" The smile went off his face. Brad. The annoying human kid that always pulled Mordecai's tail feathers off. "I'll call him" He handed Brianna over to Margaret, then pulled out his phone.
Margaret cradled the tiny robin, sticking her fingers in her mouth, "Shh…no" She took the baby's fingers out of her mouth, "I'll get you a pacifier alright"
Brianna made a weird noise then started to cry, Mordecai hung up and ran to the cardinal, "What happened?! Why is she crying"?!
Margaret sat the baby bird down and shrugged, sacredly. She'd never baby-sat a infant. They stared at each other then raced around the shop to find something to calm her down. He turned and saw a radio, quickly turning it on to Taylor Swift's I knew you were trouble. Brianna's crying stopped and she calmed down. Smiling at the music. Margaret wiped the sweat off her forehead, "Thanks"! She let out a sigh of relief. They looked at the infant, she rolled over on her belly and started to crawl
Mordecai looked at her, "We should probably take her to a hospital to see how old she is…" Margaret nodded in agreement. Picking up the baby and heading out.
They walked towards the cardinal's car to see Brianna had nowhere to sit, "Huh"!
Margaret snapped her fingers, "You drive, and I'll sit in the back with her in my lap" He nodded heading towards the front.
They got a room very slowly. As if everyone in town needed a emergency. Margaret saw that Brianna was still awake and curious about the room, she rubbed her eyes, "What time*yawn*is it"? She checked the door for the doctor.
Another yawn was replied from Mordecai, "Almost midnight…"
Brianna picked up the paper she was sitting on and let out a squeal, informing everyone that she had something in her hand. Margaret rubbed her temples, "That's great Bri, but calm down alright"?
Finally a doctor came in with a smile, "Hello, I'm Dr. Ritz. What's the problem"?
Margaret stood up, "This is a orphan and I took her in and…I don't know anything about her? Her age or anything, I was wondering if you could figure it out"
Dr. Ritz smiled at the baby bird, "Hello Sweetheart, I'm Dr. Ritz"
Brianna cooed at him, he looked at the couple, "I'll run a few tests on her and see what we can pick up…sound good"? They nodded making him smile.