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Fic: Lost Boy 2/? - Conversations


Lost Boy: Conversations

Disclaimer: Not mine.

A/N - Huh, I don’t really have anything to say. Um, read and review? Please and thank you with sugar on top.

They’d talked about having kids, of course.

It was one of the conversations that every couple in a serious relationship eventually had. So they’d discussed it when they were dating, in a ‘not-opposed-to-the-idea’ kind of way, and then when they were engaged in a ‘sure-someday-I-guess’ kind of way, and then several times throughout their marriage in a ‘it’s-not-the-right-time’ kind of way.

And eventually ten years slipped by without it ever being the right time, because either it was too soon, or they were too busy, or they were too focused on their careers. The last time they had talked about it they’d had another ‘it’s-not-the-right-time’ conversation, and even though they didn’t say it, they were both well aware that maybe it would never be the ‘right time’ until one day it would slip into ‘too late’.

The next day Peter had brought home a tiny yellow lab puppy, and Elizabeth didn’t think they’d ever have that conversation again.

And then years later Peter brought home a tiny little boy with Neal’s eyes and Neal’s smile, and wearing Neal’s hat.

And before Peter could even open his mouth, even begin to try to explain, Elizabeth could see a new conversation looming on the horizon.

One that had changed from ‘it’s-not-the-right-time’ to ‘what-the-hell-do-we-do-now’.


Comments

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ivorysilk
Nov. 28th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
So cute! I saw this series over at ff.net, and think it's adorable :-)
canaana
Nov. 29th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
Heehee. Can't wait to see how this one works out. ;-)

I do particularly like your summary of Peter and El's discussions around having kids. It has a very realistic feel to it.
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