Health and Nutrition
Characters: Hojo, Lucretia, Sephiroth
Word Count: 100
He was a father.
It was a beautiful day.
She’d gone into labor not long after dinner the night before, mistaking the first contractions for indigestion. They accelerated quickly. It occurred to him that her last meal had been spaghetti; by morning, she’d long since become nauseous with pain.
That was over now, of course. The child was healthy. And if health was the absence of sickness and pain, Lucretia was as healthy as she had ever been. She had done good work, which was all he could expect.
It was, despite everything, time for breakfast. He washed his hands.