Disclaimer: Emergency! characters belong to Universal and Mark VII Productions. All original characters belong to the author.
Special thanks to my beta, Piscean6724
Johnny rolled over and squinted at his clock on the nightstand.
"3:34 pm, wow I must've really been tired. Well, I have 3 days off and Roy, Joann and the kids will be here around 5ish." He was talking to himself as he stretched his lanky body and yawned loudly. Rolling onto his side, his eyes started to droop and he was drifting back to sleep when he thought he heard something like a meow...no well almost like a meow but it was more like a cry … slowly it invaded his brain - a baby's cry. As Johnny turned over and slowly sat up he continued to hear the sound of a baby.
"Maybe I left the TV on last night ….. hmmm."
He swung his legs over the side of the bed and ran a hand over his face. Thinking out loud, "Well I had to get up anyway," he padded down the hall following the sound to the front door. He opened it expecting to see a kitten instead he found what looked like a carry-on bag…. and a big basket with a note and it moved, then wailed. Jumping back like he had been bitten, he exclaimed, "well that was one way to wake up! What tha..."
He took a gulp, leaned down and moved the blanket aside. Looking back at him were two brown eyes underneath lots of brown hair - and a very wet and mad face. Johnny figured the baby was maybe a few weeks old.
"Hey little one, it's gonna be alright. Let's bring you inside and check you out."
Johnny picked up the basket and gave a quick survey of his yard. Setting the basket down on the table he jumped into paramedic mode - some things you never forget. He checked out the baby and found that the umbilical stub was still attached so he knew the baby was at least a week old. The baby was full term, he surmised, and had a healthy set of lungs… and it was a boy. So the next part of business was finding out who or rather why there was a baby on his doorstep. He turned his attention to the note...