The Fire on the Horizon by libgysig
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Inevitable Fear

Late in the darkness of a blustery night, ensconced in the privacy of their chambers, Arthur curled around Gwen as she lay on her side, the only position of relative comfort, given her size.

"I'm scared, Arthur," she whispered.

He pulled the covers to her shoulder, put his arm about her.

"I'm scared of everything to come, of everything that could happen...of the birth, of the baby...am I ready for this?"

He took a deep breath. These were the dark thoughts that had circled in his mind too, underneath the outward joy of impending fatherhood.

He swallowed.

"So am I."
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