Chapter 01 – Strangest chance
It has been so many years now the two mouse Mickey and Minnie married and lived happily in a small town, alongside with their friends. At first everything was perfect for the young couple, but as time passed, they recognized something was missing from their life. Slowly the other couples grew into family and on those days, when the friends had a meeting the mice heard nothing but the endless chat about their kids. They began to feel a kind of emptiness squeezing their heart. They had a long talk before they decided, both of them were happy and ready for the miracle.
But the miracle not happened, no matter how many times they tried. With the idea there was something wrong they visited the town's doctor, named Oscar Wulf to ask his help. Oscar was a brown dog over his thirties, a very smart and very kind person. He wore glasses on his big nose, and stuck a pen to his ear. He always had a well-groomed appearance, combed hair, clean fur. He wore a white coat, like every doctor does, a black shirt with black jeans and shoes. Little bit strange color combination, but who cared when he showed a charming, sweet smile at his patients. It was the same when he greeted the couple, but some times later the smile vanished.
"Mr and Mrs Mouse." spoke on a low voice, gesturing at the chairs on the opposite side of his office table. The mice glanced at each other then sat.
"Is there something wrong, doc?" asked Mickey. In nervousness his voice was higher than usually. Oscar tapped his fingers together before he sighed.
"I got the results from the lab, Mr Mouse and it not sound well. I'm very sorry to tell, but Mrs Mouse is unable to bear a child."
Minnie chocked a moan of shock. Mickey also stunned next to her, but weakly touched his wife's hand. The female hugged him tight and burst up in tears, nuzzling into his chest. He lowered his head sadly as he comforted Minnie. Dr. Wulf watched them with sympathy, then rubbed his eyes, thinking.
"Mr and Mrs Mouse... please answer me something." he spoke slowly, like who hesitating "How much you'd like a baby?"
"You know doc, we've been together for a while now, thought it's time for us to get our own one..." muttered Mickey, kissing his wife's head "...but now it doesn't matter anymore... our wish will never come true." Oscar's glasses shined up, touched the tip of his fingers together.
"And if there's a chance... do you accept it at any cost?"
"Sure. We want nothing this much."
"At any cost?" repeated the Doc, whereof Mickey let out an annoyed groan.
"Why you ask it? Of course we not care about the cost!"
"Very well then." the canine stood up, locked the main door and sat back into his chair "Now listen me carefully. What I'll gonna tell is secret. There's an experiment that might help you, indeed I never tried it before. You're the first unfortunate couple since I moved here."
"Experiment? What kind of experiment you talking about?" Minnie sniffed as he glanced upon the doctor, A hidden smile appeared in the corner of Oscar's mouth.
"I created a potion that help the subject bear an offspring without complications. If everything goes on the right way, you can get your own baby in a few months."
"But... you said I'm unable to conceive, right?" raised a confused brow Minnie. Oscar's grin grew wider.
"I never said it need to be you to get pregnant." he then glanced at the male mouse over his glasses. Mickey's eyes grew wide.
"Ha? Me?" he yelped surprised "You want to knock me up?"
"Not literally, but yes... But it will be just a temporary condition." explained the doctor, but his speech was cut by Mickey's shout.
"Are you nuts? I'm not a girl but 100% man! I only making children, not bear them."
"But Mr Mouse..."
"No way! A-ah!" shook his head furiously Mickey and jumped off his seat "You won't make a fool out of me. Let's go Minnie! Minnie?"
"It is really possible, doctor?" she asked with hope in her eyes.
"Animal tests proved the success, but I had no chance to try it on humans yet." answered Oscar, playing with the pen. Mickey frowned and grabbed his wife's hand.
"Don't listen him dear. Now come."
"Wait Mickey." she stopped him, staring into his eyes "This can be our chance, Mickey. If the doctor is right..."
"The doc is nuts! It's against nature make a male pregnant. And I won't acquiesce!"
"But you heard him! I can't..." Minnie's voice choke. The male sighed and caressed her cheek.
"We will find a solution..."
"And what if this is our only solution? Please Mickey... this will be just a temporary situation..." she almost broke up in tears.
"And what if our friends recognize it? I would die in shame." grimaced Mickey, but his heart squeezed by his mate's suffer.
"Ehm, if I can talk..." Oscar stepped to the couple "I don't think you'll have a risk." gently dragged them to a tall mirror "That's your luck you two are look alike."
"What do you mean?" blinked Minnie mystified at their reflection. The dog took off her bow and placed it to Mickey's head. Like a thunder stroke the recognition into their mind.
"Huh? No way! No, no, no, a hundred-thousand no!" disagreed the male mouse, crossing his arms defensive. On the other hand Minnie's eyes sparkled.
"What a great idea! Nobody will recognize who is who. Doctor, you're a genius!"
"Hehe, I know I am. So, would you like to give it a try?" chuckled Oscar. The mice answered at the same time.
"YES WE DO!"
To be continued...