The were only two people in the waiting room.
“Mr and Mrs Liddle?”
“Yes, are you going to take us to our daughter, is she okay?”
The Dr. ushered them to sit down, talking to them as he did so.
“It’s not a good time to see her right now. She’s unconscious and we still haven’t figured out whats wrong with her. I was wondering if you could tell me anything about her current health.”
June’s parents looked at each and shook their heads before answering.
“Fit as a fiddle! She’s on the school running team, she swims, she’s in a dance group. Really she’s fine. Why are you asking, whats wrong with her?”
“She’s very sick right now. Did you notice any change in her weight, or any stomach problems?”
June’s mum replied. “What? no! She eats like a horse because of all the exercise she does. I went shopping with her last weekend, to get a new outfit for her cousin’s wedding. She’d actually dropped a dress size, she’s down to a size 8. In fact I wish she’d put some weight on. Why are you asking?”
The Dr. didn’t have time to answer. A nurse ran into the waiting room.
“We need you NOW!”
He ran after her, back into the room where June lay. She was covered in blood. One of the nurses had a bundle of blankets in her hand.
“What the hell is going on here?” The Dr. yelled.
“Emergency C-Section! We had not choice, this little fella would have clawed his way out if we hadn’t.”
The doctor looked at the bundle she was holding. A perfect baby boy looked back at him.
Meanwhile, at the other side of the world, a baby girl was born after a very short pregnancy. She was cute as a button. She was normal in every way, except for her eyes.