Squeezing her eyes shut, she gave up the battle.
Breandan considered whether or not his dear wife knew of her condition. "Mackenzie?" he asked. "Where you come from, what are the signs of an impending baby?"
"An impending?" she echoed in confusion. Sudden clarity dawned.
Breandan nodded his head. "As sure as I can be with no medical training!"
Mackenzie was so over-joyed she was near tears. "I'm going to be a mother!"
Shannon glanced over at him with a smile. "Breandan! How nice to see you!" she replied without sounding winded in the least.
Breandan returned her smile. It was always nice to see a woman in excellent shape working out.
"Yes?" she replied, standing up.
Mackenzie smiled at her husband's affectionate pouting. "I just finished!" she said. "I wanted to learn all I could about my pregnancy here!"
"Have I mentioned how beautiful you are?" he asked.
Mackenzie scoffed. "Ha! I feel bloated!" she complained. "And so not sexy!"
Breandan gazed into her eyes. "You are my true love, you will always look beautiful and sexy to me, especially when you carry my child in you!"
"You want me to read a book?" he explained with surprise. "I am a man of action, not words!"
Mackenzie almost giggled at the look of outrage on his face at the suggestion he read a book. "Look, Breandan, I'm worried!" she explained. "It sounds like pregnancies are the same here, but what if they're not! Women could die where I came from in child birth. Can that happen here?"
Breandan gritted his teeth and fought the urge to howl his denial. "It is very rare," he told her, reassuring her. "I will not let it happen."
How like Breandan to assume that just because he thinks he can protect me, he will, she thought with exasperation. "I just want us to be prepared," she told him. "I've already bought the crib and her first stuffed animal..."
"His..." Breandan corrected. "It's a boy," he said with finality.
Mackenzie reached for his hand. "Please," she pleaded. "It would mean the world to me."
"I feel like we could talk about anything," he confessed his fondness for her. How strange that they had known each other for such a short time, but already felt like they were good friends.
"Maybe we can get together again sometime," Shannon suggested, leaving the timing wide open.
M- Read pregnancy book, buy crib, have father read pregnancy book, buy stuffed animal, kiss Breandan
K- Talk to Shannon, group up with Shannon, become good friends with Shannon
M- Be friends with Mason, Join Forensic Branch, Have a baby
B- Athletic Lvl 8, Join Special Agent Branch, Workout 6 hours, Have a boy
K- Workout 6 hours, Earn promotion, Talk to Marian
*AN: Mackenzie is pregnant! Mackenzie is pregnant! Wishes were very hard to fulfill this day because of the BIG items on their lists. Waiting for promotions, working out for 6 hours, Having a baby! Thankfully, there were a few little ones and some autonomous interactions which made today's story sweet for me!
Side note, Kearney is attracted to Shannon, but neither of them did anything about it! *crosses fingers they want to get together tomorrow!*