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Written: September 3, 1999

Rating: PG

Big News

Saffron

"You're what?" Chakotay stared at Kathryn in shock.

"I'm...pregnant."

Stunned, Chakotay stood up and started pacing. "But it's only been..."

"...2 months, I know. It appears there was one small oversight amidst all our plans."

Chakotay stopped pacing and stared at her. "Small?"

Kathryn held up her hand in acquiescence. "Ok. Poor choice of words... but Chakotay what do you think about it?"

"We never talked about children, Kathryn. I kind of thought it was a non-issue. I can honestly say I'm stunned and thrilled at the same time... but what about you?"

Kathryn sighed. "I must say, I've not thought about having children for a long time. I know the price of having a parent in Starfleet and swore that if I stayed in Starfleet, I wouldn't subject any child I would have to that... but now, at the same time, I find myself wanting this child, our child, no matter what. And I can't help thinking that's a little selfish." She looked up at Chakotay, her eyes bright with the threat of tears, "Do you think I'm selfish."

Chakotay immediately sat down next to Kathryn and pulled her into his arms. They had only been married a couple of months, but in that time, Kathryn had begun to reveal more of herself to him than she ever had before. "No, Kathryn, you are the least selfish person I have ever known." He pulled back to look at her. "This is your chance to learn from whatever mistakes you think you parents made. Say things you wish they'd said, do things they wish they'd done. This child will be damn lucky to have you as a mother, whether you stay in Starfleet or not."

Kathryn smiled at him through her tears and reached a hand up to caress his cheek. "Thank you."

Chakotay smiled against her hand. "So, is it a girl or a boy?"

"You know, I was so stunned, I forgot to ask. Do you want to know?"

Chakotay nodded.

Kathryn tapped her comm badge. "Janeway to the doctor."

"Doctor here. What can I do for you, Captain?"

Kathryn grasped Chakotay’s hands in hers. "We’d like to know the gender of our baby."

"Ah. It’s a girl, Captain."

Kathryn felt her throat constrict. "Thank you, doctor, Janeway out."

FINIS

[ A Proposal | Nervous? | The Kiss | The Morning After | Big News | A Name | Side-stepping the issue | A Family Moment ]

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