Monday, June 12, 2006

The Call

(I've starting writing Luka fics for a site called 100 Moods, here's the first of the new ones...for Ecstatic)

He was going to be a father again.

The shock of the news had begun to fade and with it Luka found himself being filled with a feeling he had never thought he would never know again.

He was going to be a father again.

It had never even entered his mind that Abby might be pregnant.  Granted they had slept together but, it wasn't the first time and they had used precautions, hadn't they?  He was finding it hard to get his mind to settle on anything specific with the exception of that one single fact.

He was going to be a father again.

When he had lost Jasna and Marko he had never thought he would know that joy again, a smile filled his face before he could stop it.  The sleepless nights, the dirty diapers, could he have ever believed he would look forward to that again?  But he was.

It was true that he and Abby would have to work through how they would handle the parenting, but he had to cling to the hope that she'd let him be part of the child's life, even if they weren't a couple.

He was going to be a father again.  He had to call his own father, the man deserved to know that he would once more have the chance to be a grandfather.  He reached for his cell phone even as the realization was made, only to find himself having to make three tries at dialing the number before he succeeded.  As he listened to the ringing on the other end he found himself unable to stop the smile that again filled his face, and then it was time.

"'s Luka, I have something I need to tell you."

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