A/N: At @yourtropegirl‘s recommendation just I read @ohbelieveyoume amazing fluffy, lighthearted story about Barba and his daughter, and I just had to make one. Except that this story is not light or fluffy. It does contain talk of abuse and shaken baby syndrome.
Court prep is like running a Five-K. It was you did to prepare for your marathon. You mapped your route. You found out what you were good at, and what you needed to improve on. It was also tedious. Every detail had to be checked three times, no mistakes, or I could kiss my senior partnership goodbye. I used to not mind working all hours of the night, but then I had Sofia.
I had insisted on going back to work right away. We needed the money, and secretly I had been scared that I wouldn’t be a good mother. Rafael on the other hand had taken to the role naturally. He was the perfect stay-at-home dad, caring, attentive, and he could change diapers at lighting speed.
So I was surprised when I walked into our apartment to see Rafael sitting on our couch, head in hands.