He couldn’t stop the tears. Try as he might, they kept gathering in his eyes when he looked down at his babies. One of them was sleeping quietly in Anna’s arms and the other one was trying to cry in his own.
They were perfect. Two little girls with little dark hair and button rose noses. They had his cheeks and his lips, and for twins, the midwife told them, they were quite well built. Even so they were much smaller than William was and at first, he had been quite surprised that such little things could be already so beautiful. But of course they would be…they were Anna’s daughters after all, and truth to be told, they did make awfully good looking children together.