Happy Father's Day
This is just a short and fluffy piece in conjunction with Father’s Day.
It was already 7 pm, 2 hours past the time Owen Hunt was supposed to clock out for the day. Well, he wanted to clock out earlier- he really did, but at 4:30 pm- a bus collided with a lorry- and the injured bus passengers came pouring into the ER. Owen- being the responsible colleague he was- decided to stay back to help April sort out the chaos in the ER.
Now that all the patients had been transported to the OR or to the wards, he was looking forward to going home to his amazing wife and wonderful children.
’ You have plans for Father’s Day tonight?’ April asked him as he stood at the nurses counter updating the chart of the last patient to be transferred up to the Ortho ward. ’ Is Amelia bringing you somewhere romantic for a nice dinner? I brought Jackson to this fancy restaurant last night to celebrate Father’s Day as I know I would be working tonight.’
’ Oh uh- I actually don’t have any plans yet.’ Owen admitted. ’ Not that I know of. Maybe Amelia has planned something for me? She didn’t mention anything to me though- so maybe not…’
’ Maybe she has planned a surprise.’ April suggested, winking at him.
’ Maybe’… Owen echoed.
’ Well, have a good rest tonight.’ April waved as she rushed over to the ambulance bay to receive an incoming trauma.
As Owen slowly walked towards the attendings lounge to change his clothes- he couldn’t help but have a weird feeling about this. Usually, they would book a kid friendly restaurant a few days in advance for Father’s Day celebration. Or plan a barbecue or a short trip. And on the Father’s Day morning itself- she and the kids would wake him with a Father’s Day hug and breakfast in bed.
But this Father’s Day was different. So far they had not made any plans whatsoever, and there was no mention at all in the Hunt household about Father’s Day. Which is why he totally forgot that it was Father’s Day.
’ Maybe Amelia is just too busy.’ he tried to reason to himself. Which was true- she had been having back to back calls for the past few days.
He knew something was up when he pulled up at the garage. Usually the kids and their dog would appear in an instant at the doorway upon hearing the sound of his car. But not today- there wasn’t anyone to greet him at the doorway.
As he opened the front door - their Labrador Rocky suddenly appeared from nowhere and pounced on him to lick his face. But there was still no sign of Amelia or the kids.
’ Where are they, Rocky?’ Owen asked the dog.
Wagging his tail, Rocky led him to the children’s playroom- where Amelia and the kids were.
Standing at the doorway- Owen could see that Amelia was busy supervising the kids- who were busy making a drawing. 4 year old Charlotte was making finishing touches to the drawing, her lips pursed in concentration - making her look like an exact clone of Amelia. Meanwhile, 2 year old Noah was busy trying to ’ help’ by banging two crayons together in his hands.
’ Yay, we finished!’ Charlotte clapped her hands, a contented expression on her face.
Just then, she spotted Owen standing at the doorway of the room.
’ Daddy!!!’ she squealed excitedly, running towards him. ‘Daddy, daddy I have something to show you. I just finished drawing it.’
Owen picked her up and twirled her around as she squealed in delight.
’ Daddy, put me down.’ she ordered. ’ I need to show you the drawing.’
As Owen put Charlotte down, Noah tugged on Owen’s trousers.
’ Daddy up!’ he ordered. He wanted to be lifted up and twirled around too - like his elder sister.
Owen lifted him up and twirled him around as he burst into laughter.
When he put Noah down to the ground, Charlotte was now standing in front of him with the drawing.
’ Daddy- this is for you- Happy Father’s Day’ she said.
’ Why thank you Char.’ Owen said as he gently it from her arms.
On top of the drawing was written ’ Happy Father’s Day to the best Daddy ever.’ obviously Amelia’s work judging from the neat handwriting.
At the bottom of the words were 4 stick figures, a sausage like figure, and a figure the shape of a bean.
At the bottom of the figures, in the same handwriting- were written the words ’ Love Mommy, Charlotte, Noah, Rocky and Bean.’
Bean? Who was Bean? Since when was there a member of the Hunt family named Bean?
As he was still studying the drawing with a puzzled expression on his face- Amelia, who had been silent up to that moment, walked towards him carrying a box wrapped up with a present paper.
’ Your Father’s Day gift.’ she said, winking cheekily at him. ’ Happy Father’s Day! Sorry I didn’t wish you earlier on- I wanted all of this to be a special surprise tonight. Open it now.’
Inside the box was a white Tshirt- with the words ’ Best Dad Ever’ printed at the back. Attached to the Tshirt was a small tag.
’ Read the tag’ Amelia whispered.
’ To the best dad ever to Charlotte, Noah and Bean.’
Suddenly the realization of what all this meant hit Owen- as a wide grin slowly formed on his face.
’ Amelia are you….’ he asked as he looked down at her still flat tummy.
’ Yes- Bean is inside. Still the size of a bean of course, at 7 weeks. I just found out last week and I wanted to surprise you.’ Amelia said softly, smiling at him.
Owen’s heart was leaping with joy. He couldn’t love her more at that moment. They were having another baby!
’ I love you so much Amelia.’ he whispered into her ear as he hugged her tight. He then used one hand to trace the outline of her belly, trying to feel Bean.
’ Love you too.’ Amelia whispered back as she tiptoed to kiss him on the lips. They shared a passionate kiss- which was interrupted by a loud ’ Ewww…’
’ Yuck.’ Charlotte proclaimed. As they both looked at her and laughed.
’ You just wait Charlotte.’ said Amelia. ’ 10 years later- you wouldn’t consider kissing yucky anymore.’
’ I wouldn’t allow that.’ Owen growled, as Amelia giggled.
’ Mommy Daddy I Hungwy’ Noah proclaimed.
’ Alright let’s get ready to go out to eat.’ said Amelia. ’ I made reservations at our favourite restaurant down the road.’
This was shaping up to be Owen’s best Father’s Day yet.
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