Archive for September 23rd, 2010

Fall: On Deaf Ears

23 Sep

“Not this month.” She chucked the one-lined test into the trash can.

He wrapped his arms around her as she silently started to cry.

Her body used to shake with heaving cries that would last for days, but something had changed since the last miscarriage. He was just as exhausted. The emotional roller-coaster that they rode month after month was draining both of them. He didn’t think it would ever end.

“Maybe,” he said as she stopped crying and her breathing leveled. “Maybe it’s time we looked into adoption.”

She looked up at him and he knew she still wasn’t ready.