Double Take

Chapter 42

Chapter 42

2 weeks later

Robin walked up to Patrick at the nurse's hub and tapped him on the shoulder. "You ready?"

It was time for Robin's sonogram. This pregnancy was different than Emma's in many ways. Robin was hungry all the time and the morning sickness had been minimal. She already had a small pooch that looked big on her little frame.

Patrick handed the chart he was working on to Epiphany and turned around. "You bet, let's go take a look at baby boy Drake."

"Baby girl Scorpio-Drake you mean." They were still weeks away from finding out the sex of the baby and were enjoying the back and forth about the baby's sex. Patrick just shook his head and took Robin's hand in his as they headed to Kelly's office.

They got to the office and were taken to an exam room. Robin laid down on the exam table, raising up her shirt so Kelly could put the gel on. Robin shivered as it was applied, it was cold.

"Let's see what is going on in there." Kelly began slowly moving the wand over Robin's belly. She stopped for a minute and got a strange look on her face.

Robin noticed. "Kelly, is something wrong?"

Kelly moved the wand around some more and began smiling. "This is definitely Patrick's spawn, devious little guys."

Robin was so busy laughing that she didn't notice what Kelly had said but Patrick did. "I'm sorry, did you say guys?"

Robin stopped laughing. "Kelly?"

"One of them was hiding behind the other during the first ultrasound, it happens every once in a while. Congratulations, it's twins!"

Patrick and Robin both just stared at the screen. It was obvious - there were two heads, two bodies, two separate sacs. Patrick looked at Kelly. "Fraternal?"

"Yes, they each have their own amniotic sac. I'll get in touch with Dr. Makaba and see if we need to make any further adjustments to your protocol."

Robin had been silent the entire time. Patrick was getting worried. "Robin, are you okay?"

"Twins Patrick? Twins!" Robin was still staring at the screen. "How am I supposed to do this?"

Patrick was confused but Kelly picked up on it immediately. "Robin, calm down. It will be okay. I know you have your concerns because of the issues you had with Emma but we will take good care of you, I promise. Get cleaned up and we can discuss this in my office."

Kelly handed Robin a towel and left the room. Robin still just sat there so Patrick took the towel from her and gently wiped off her belly. "Robin, it's going to be fine."

"Easy for you to say – you don't have two human beings growing inside of you, dependent on you for their entire well being. You aren't the one risking infecting two of our children with HIV." Robin started crying.

Patrick pulled Robin into his arms and held her. "Robin these two children will be as healthy and as happy as Emma is. We have known from the beginning that there is a chance that the baby could be HIV positive and that hasn't changed, but it is still a less than 2% chance. Kelly will be monitoring you closely regarding your incompetent cervix and I will be here the whole time."

"But twins, how the hell did that happen?"

Patrick smirked at her. "Well, I have always been an overachiever and we certainly took full advantage of that night together."

Robin rolled her eyes but the let out a little laugh. "See that's better, that's my girl." Patrick gently rubbed her back. "I'm excited – two Drake men out there at the same time, the world won't know what hit it."

Robin pulled back and smiled at him. "Or two more daughters – more payback for the former playboy."

Patrick's smirk disappeared. "That's not even funny Robin. I'm barely going to make it through Emma's teen years as it is."

Robin pulled him close. "You are a wonderful daddy but there is a possibility that we will have 3 daughters." She felt Patrick tense up at the thought. "Or maybe it's one of each – one boy and one girl?"

Patrick held her and thought about it. "Hm, well I still think we are getting two boys but," he was interrupted by Robin's growling belly, "whichever is in there is getting hungry. Let's go get something to eat and then we can figure out if we have enough room at our house for the newest members of the Drake clan."

Patrick held out his hand and helped Robin off the table. "How do you feel about this Patrick? I mean there is always a chance that I could…" Robin couldn't help but be worried about having another experience with post-partum depression.

"No matter what happens we will get through it together. I love you Robin, so much." He leaned down and kissed her.

"And I love you, so much. Now let's go talk to Kelly so you can feed me and our children." Robin smiled at him and took his hand. Together they headed to Kelly's office.

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