Chapter 02 – Ready... Start
In the doctor's office Mickey and Minnie had a few hours long argument about the situation. Minnie came up with thousand pros why to try Oscar's experiment, and mickey riposted with thousand cons why he think this whole idea is insane. His refusing was intelligible, he didn't want to play the guinea pig, and, naturally, he was a male after all.
But, like every single person on this planet, Mickey also had a weak point, and it was his butter heart. He tried to resist, but watching his wife's sadness gave him bigger pain than any kind of torture. He just knew how much Minnie wanted a baby, so did he. And the fact she can't bear any was painful for Mickey too. He said they will find a solution for their problem, but at that moment there wasn't any other option.
In the end Mickey couldn't take it anymore. Minnie's begs and sobs almost torn his heart, and he wouldn't deserve to call himself husband if he just make her suffer. The mouse let out a sharp sigh, then went to open the door. Outside in the corridor Oscar sat on a small chair, playing with his pen as he waited. When he noticed the mouse he stood up.
"Have you decided?" Mickey answered with a nod and went back. The dog followed. Inside he glanced from one mouse to the other, waiting the answer "And...?"
"I still think its a loads of stupidity..." grumbled the male, then he was elbowed by Minnie "...ouch... but we're in."
"Really?" startled Oscar a little.
"Don't think I do it for you, doc. I still found ya nuts." folded his arms Mickey. The dog showed a pale smile.
"Oh yes I just know it. Ahem..." he walked to his table and rummaged in a drawer with some mumble, then took out a paper "There we go."
"What is this?" asked Minnie.
"Just a contract, simple formality. Please sign it on the dotted line." The mice changed a look then signed the paper. Oscar immediately snatched it away. "Great. Then we can start the experiment. Mrs Mouse, please you follow me. Mr Mouse..." the dog handed Mickey a small jar cup "I'd like you fill this."
"Fill with what?" raised a brow Mickey. By the look of the doctor he knew it was a stupid question.
In the following hour Oscar artificially inseminated one of Minnie's healthy ovum, making it ready to implant. When he returned he found the mice in another chamber. He went to a bed and gestured with his hand.
"Mr Mouse. Please take off your shirt and lay down here." he said. Mickey sighed but did what the doc told so, indeed he had a bit sulking expression.
After he laid down Oscar used an ultrasound machine on his tummy, looking for the ideal place for the injection. Minnie staid by Mickey's side, holding a hand on his shoulder comforting.
"I think I found a nice spot..." muttered the dog. Anesthetized the skin and picked up the needle "Are you ready, Mr Mouse?"
"Does it really matter now?" mumbled Mickey, looking away "Just do it already."
"Okay then." the doctor nodded and thrust the syringe into the skin. The other twitched and clenched his hand on the bed as the needle slowly moved deeper into the flesh. Oscar kept an eye on the screen, carefully moving the syringe not to hurt any organ. When he arrived to the right place he slowly injected the material into the mouse.
"Done." said the dog, taking out and away the needle "How do you feel?"
"Like an idiot..." muttered Mickey, glancing at his tummy.
"It will be better soon. Here." Oscar handed him a small bottle full with pink liquid "Drink it."
"What is it?"
"This is my invention, contains a big done of hormones that help the pregnancy. You must drink it twice a day or your body won't accept the embryo." explained the doctor. Mickey flattered his ears, then sighed and drank the whole with one swallow. In the next moment he grimaced and a shiver rushed over his body.
"Is that bad?" asked Minnie a bit worried.
"Bleh... tastes like energy drink. A really horrible energy drink." stuck out his tongue Mickey. Oscar slowly helped him off the bed and gave them a case.
"The vials. It will be enough for a month. And a test, just to be sure. Please contact me about the results."
"We will doc. Thank you so much." nodded the female.
They were on the way back home. Minnie drove the car, while Mickey sat on the front seat quietly, watching outside. The silence frustrated the female, so she licked her lips and tried to start a conversation.
"How you feel?" the answer was only a shrug "Hey... it won't be that horrible..." when she didn't get any reply she sighed "Please Mickey, say something!"
"I don't know. Anything!" Minnie stopped the car and rubbed her eyes "Maybe you hate me? You blame me because I forced you into this situation?"
Mickey finally glanced at her, startled a little. "Of course I not blame you. I... It's just..." sighed sharply "This all thing is weirdo for me. I'm sorry." crawled closer to Minnie and touched her hand "I accepted it to make you happy." nuzzled, smooching her forehead "I just... need a little time to accustom it..."
"Oh Mickey..." hugged his neck Minnie "I'm sure... together we can do it. I'll help you anyhow I can. Okay?" the male nodded and kissed her softly. Then, in a bit better mood they continued the way to their home.
End of chapter 2.