No Matter What

Chapter 5: Early

"Mr. DuGrey?" The doctor took a seat across from Tristan in the waiting room.

"Please tell me everything is okay." He ran a hand through his hair and looked at the doctor. There was very little hope in his eyes.

"I understand that your wife has had several miscarriages in the past."

"Will you just tell me what is going on please."

The doctor nodded. "They are both doing fine, but because of her past we need to take precautions. We would like to keep her here over night and at the latest you can take her home in the late afternoon tomorrow."

"Can I go see her?"

"I don't see why not."

Tristan pushed away from his chair and rushed to Rorys' room.

He immediately went to her side,"Thank god," Was all he could seem to get out around the knot in his throat. He kissed her forehead before resting a hand on her stomach- almost as if to reassure himself that everything was okay.

"I've been prescribed bed-rest for the rest of my term." She placed a hand over his. "Three weeks left Tristan."

"I'll stay home with you. I've done it before. Don't worry about it."

"I never was."

He smiled, "Good, you don't need to be worrying about anything."

"There he goes babying you again Rory, what are you going to do about it?" Lorelai was leaning in the doorframe, Dustin at her side.

"I'm going to revel in it."

Her mother nodded. "Just about the whole town is in the waiting room. They were over saying hello to Dustin when I got the phone call."

Rory laughed.

"Mommy, you are okay right?"

"Yeah."

Dustin ran to her side and gripped her forearm. "Good,' cause you scared me a lot."

Rory ruffled his hair. "There is nothing to worry about."

"I'll take him back out in the waiting room with me and give everyone the news." Lorelai hugged her daughter. "They'll probably stick around until you get released anyway though."

"Fine by me." Rory smiled as her mother left and then turned to Dustin.

"You should get some sleep." He said as she opened her mouth. "I'll be here when you wake up."

"You should sleep too Tristan."

He nodded and helped her with the blankets. "I'll try. But you on the other hand don't have a choice." He kissed her gently on the lips before sitting down again.

She closed her eyes and eventually her breathing evened out.

Early afternoon the next day they were still at the hospital. Tristan was dozing off at Rorys' side when suddenly she yelled out in pain. The machines around her beeped to life.

A nurse came in a rush and gasped.

Tristan looked at Rory, her face was scrunched up in pain, he knew immediately that she had gone into labor."

She grasped his hand, her eyes wide in fear.

The nurse had gone from the room to grab the nearest doctor and was back before Tristan could get a word out.

Everything was suddenly moving too fast. A giant frenzy he couldn't quite grasp in the stupor of someone half asleep.

A doctor was calling his name, shaking his shoulder. He looked up. "Yes I will be going in with her."

He gently moved her hand to grip his forearm, he knew better from past experience, than to let her grip his hand.

The doctor assured them that the baby would be fine, that she was strong.

Tristan sighed when the baby finally started to cry.

Rory squeezed her hand and smiled. "She's okay Tristan."

"I can hear that." The smile on his face was full of relief.

"Congratulations you guys." The nurse handed Rory a bundle of blankets.

"She's so tiny." Rory straitened her daughters' hat and kissed her forehead. "Nichole." Rory stated.

"A beautiful name for a beautiful little girl." Tristan whispered "I love you Rory."

"I love you too."

(Two days later (late afternoon)- homecoming)

"It's so good to be home." Rory sighed and kicked off her shoes. A yawn cracking her jaw.

"Mommy, I'm going to go to bed because I'm tired."

"Alright." She bent down and kissed the top of his head. "Good night sweetie. I'll make pancakes in the morning"

" Okay, goodnight."

Just as he disappeared up the stairs Tristan came into the house, a tiny baby in his arms. She couldn't help but smile at the sight.

He following her up the stairs to the nursery without saying a word. Nichole was fast asleep in his arms

They tucked Nichole in and stood there for a moment. "She's so quite."

"She won't be in a couple of hours." He wrapped his arms around her waist and kissed the top of her head. "Lets get to bed, you need your rest." He led her towards their room. "I'll take the first shift tonight." He said.

A/N: Let me know what you thinkā€¦.

Loves lots.

-Over and out-