Who: Domino, Nathan, and Henry What: results of her tests When: This last Wednesday morning Where: Henry's lab Warnings: tl.dr
Domino was less nervous than she'd thought she'd be. Now she would be finding out about eventual problems, but no direct harm would come to her children. Anything else she could handle.
Cable was with her, a hand on her shoulder, his telepathic link to her flooding the room with warmth, confidence, love, and support.
Henry came in and smiled as he saw them. They were adorable, and sometimes it was hard to remember the exterior they had both presented to the world back home, as uncaring mercenaries.
"Hello, you two."
He pulled up a chair and settled, then watched them. "I take it we are ready?"
"Yes. Definitely ready."
Domino sat, holding Nate's hand. Whatever happened, they would be able to handle it.
Henry smiled to them and pulled out the file, opening it and scanning it for a moment before speaking. "The two children are fine physically, and are both positive as mutants. One is already manifesting a physical mutation. Congratulations, you have two healthy children."
He looked up at them, one eyebrow raised. "Do you want to know the sex of the two?"
Domino breathed a sigh of relief. "I dunno. Might as well, unless you object, Nate."
Gender was secondary, health was way more important.
Cable was smiling, and breathing easier too. Thank the Source! "Yes, please, Doc."
Henry nodded, looked at the paper again and smiled. "One boy, one girl. The girl is the one with the already advanced mutation."
Pondering his words for a moment, he decided, took a breath, and nodded. "I would like to recommend that I take over as your doctor for this pregnancy. Not because I do not respect the work of your current one, but because, well, with the children's mutantcy apparent, and with the difficulties that accompany such, I want you to have the best chances at all being healthy and happy."
Domino's response was without hesitation. "That makes sense. Are you sure, though? I don't want to cut into your research time."
Henry shook his head, already smiling. "It would be a pleasure. While I enjoy my research, working with you, and helping the living here and now presents joys pure research cannot."
"Alright." Domino smiled. It was nice to belong to something closer knit than the six pack. "Thanks."
Henry smiled at them both as Cable extended a hand. "Thanks, Doc... Henry. How often should we check in?"
Henry bit his lip, then nodded, shaking his hand. "I will be setting up a new clinic within the next week, but from here on out, give the swiftness of the girl's physical mutation and growth, every two weeks should be a good marker for a checkup on her growth and to see how her twin is dealing."
Domino nodded. "That sounds doable. Were you able to get an idea what their powers might be?"
A boy and a girl. God, they were going to have their hands full.
Henry shook his head. "Only that the girl is obviously manifesting a physical mutation involving a denser muscle mass and bone structure, already. Another reason for two week visits, so I can monitor the swiftness of her development."
He smiled at them. "Any other questions?"
"Probably, but not right now." She touched her stomach softly. "She won't hurt the boy, will she?"
God, that would be horrible.
Henry shook his head. "No. In fact, she is already positioned as if to protect him."
"Okay. Then no for real this time."
She sighed a little, her hand squeezing Nate's.
Cable hugged Domino, then nodded. "I think that is our cute to head out for the day. Two weeks from now, you said?"
Hank nodded. "I will send you information on the new clinic and a new number as well."
Hank shook his head. "It is my pleasure."
Domino stood, her demeanor much different now. Everything was alright. Their babies were going to be fine. "Thank you so much."
Hank shook her hand gently. "My pleasure, Domino. I am glad to have helped."
She gave Hank one last, brilliant smile before wrapping her arm around Nate. "Take care."
Hank waved and then turned back to start more plans for the move.
Cable swept Domino up in his arms and grinned as he carried her away for OMG-It's okay-Sex.