~ The Request ~
This is a continuation of my story Cybotic Love and it is very necessary for
you to read the first short story to understand this one, I hope you enjoy it
Hilda was silently staring out the window. She couldn't believe how her life had changed in the last eleven months. She had fallen in love with a human. Love, She thought of the word with irony and smiled sweetly.
She leaned her head against the coolness of the windowpane and watched the snow falling on the other side of the glass.
To allow herself to fall in love was the best decision of her life. She knew her beloved father would be very proud of her. He always wanted her to lead a normal life. She had convinced herself that he had to have been wrong. That she, his creation was incapable of love. After all I waited fifty human years for my Little one to come to me. How was I to know that she would stumble into my class and right into my heart all in one fell swoop. She thought to herself with a very happy and contented smile.
Hilda turned, A professional looking woman was just inside the door at the waiting room she was in, "Yes."
"Its time for you to prepare for the procedure."
Hilda nodded her head and followed the woman down the sterile corridor to another room where she was to change. She was left alone to give her privacy while she changed. Hilda sat down and stared at her hands, shaking her head.
I can't believe this is happening, she thought as she mechanically began to change her clothes. It all began so informally...
* * * * *
"Can I talk to you about something?"
"Sure, Little one. What's wrong?" Hilda asked putting down the information plate she was studying. It was finals and she had a lot of tests to read on the plate.
Anna smiled and shook her head, "Nothing is wrong....I....uh....just need to discuss something with you." Hilda smiled at Anna, Everytime she looked at this human her heart fluttered. Hilda never believed she could be so happy and content but she was. She would do anything for the little human. "What would you like to discuss?"
Anna sat down across from the tall beautiful android and took a deep breath, Here goes, She thought to herself. "Hilda, How do you feel about children?"
"I love human children, you know that."
"Yes, um...well I wasn't thinking of children in general, I was...well I kinda thought....well about our child?"
Hilda's beautiful blue eyes widened in shock. She thought she must be having a malfunction in a circuit in her ears, "Uh...Anna, we don't have...are you saying...you want...but..."
Anna couldn't help it, she began to cry. "Its ok, If you don't want to..."
Hilda had the smaller woman with in her arms in seconds, "Its not that...I can't...Anna....I'm not human and...even I were... I am not a male and..."
Anna was cuddled with in Hilda's comforting arms her head resting against a strong shoulder. "I know all that. I was thinking of child implantation."
Hilda looked at her in astonishment, "But why?"
"I want to have a child with you."
"I'm an android."
"Your my love. And while were still young..."
"I am 50 human years old...."
"You wouldn't carry the child. I would. And you're immortal."
"No I'm not, Love. I will die too. I just decompose slower then a human. Do you really want to have a baby?"
"What can I offer a human child?"
Hilda nodded, "Yes, I can do that. But what else? I'm not exactly a role model for a human."
"The hell you aren't. You're wonderful. And you damn well know it." Anna reached up and caressed a cheek then she turned her beloved's head till their eyes met, "Don't you?"
A deep agonizing sigh and then Hilda nodded and whispered, "Yes."
"Thank you, I love you."
"I love you too, Little one."
* * * * *
There was knock on the door and Hilda looked at herself in the mirror in amazement. She was in doctor's scrubs on the way to coach the love of her life to have their child. Life is just too bizarre for this Android.
* * * * *
Six grueling hours later she and Anna were looking in amazement at the healthy six pound five ounce daughter nestled in Anna's arms. She had blonde hair and sky blue eyes. She was a delightful combination of both her mothers.
"She's beautiful." Hilda said caressing a soft little cheek.
"Yes, She has your eyes and skin tone."
"She has your hair color and cute little nose." Hilda replied with sweetly besotted expression on her face.
"God, I just can't believe we did it."
"You did all the work."
"Not really, I almost pulled your arm out of its socket during the delivery. And I wasn't very nice to you. I think we both earned this little joy." She said with A tired smile at her partner and caressing her child's soft hair.
"How can I help raise a human baby?" Hilda had tears in her eye ducts from both fear and frustration.
"Your not. You are raising our baby. She is not just some human foundling, Though I think you'd be incredible to a foundling too. This is our child carefully picked by both of us. We have only have one job to do. To love her."
"I already do."
"Then were half way there."
"I love you both."
"And we love you."
Hilda smiled and brushed some tangled blonde hair out of the big green eyes she loved so much, "So what do you want to call our little girl?"
"After my Father?" Hilda asked in breathless disbelief.
"Why not? If it wasn't for him I wouldn't have you or her. I'm very grateful to him."
"So am I." Hilda bent down and gently picked up her daughter. Anna smiled at her love and partner with tears streaming down her cheeks. She was so proud of the nervous new parent. "Well my darling, Jaime, as soon as your Mommy over there is rested from bringing you into the world, we will go home and I will love you both till the end of time."
Blue eyes met green and they both knew that what Hilda said was very true. They were a family. They both knew that this was only the beginning.
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