Completion

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I evaded the vase and heard it crash into the wall behind me. ‘Goddamn hormones’ I thought, and ducked under the attack of a porcelain dog. I had taken cover behind the sofa, while Margaret was bombarding it with the contents of the living room. ‘Honey,’ I said soothingly, ‘I didn’t mean it like that. You look wonderful in that dress. You are glowing!’ I popped up my head to see if the coast was clear, and was rewarded when one of the stuffed animals, we had bought for the baby hit me right in the face. Fortunately, she had run out of china. ‘Glowing?’ Margaret screamed and armed herself with a brown teddy bear. ‘That wasn’t your exact words, was it now, Darling?’ She threw the toy after the sofa, and grabbed another weapon. ‘This isn’t healthy for the baby.’ I thought nervously. Instantly, as though she had heard my thoughts, the assault stopped. After a minute I dared to take a glance, but not before a toy giraffe had secured the area by looking first, taking the possible upcoming damage. After this security check, I slowly stood up behind the piece of furniture and watched my wife: She had gone all pale, contrary to her red grimace when she was shouting at me. ‘Thomas?’ Margaret said, all her anger had left her. ‘Yes my love?’ I was still crouching a bit, ready to throw myself down if this was a trick. But from the look of her face I didn’t thought so. She took a deep breath and said quietly: ‘I think my water just broke.’

I fought down my panic and tried to speak calmly. ‘I’m going to leave you for a few minutes, Margaret. I must find a telephone, but I’ll come back to you as soon as possible. Try to breathe slowly, deep breath in, hold it, count six, and breathe out again.’ I held her hand tightly. Her brown eyes were enormous in her white face, but she gave me a faint smile.

I stormed out of the living room, and into the…...

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