"You're water, already broke?" Sheena wished she knew what that meant.
"Yeah, as soon as I stepped into the clinic." Minnie sounded half asleep. It was going on noon. She'd had some laughing gas. She was being kind of funny. "Its like I had my own water fall, you know."
"Oh." Sheena still wasn't sure what that meant as she sat next to her. "Are you really OK?"
"I wish it didn't take so long." There was a lull in the rhythm of the baby's heartbeat. Minnie had gone to a mid-wife.
Sheena wished she'd seen a doctor, but she wouldn't dare mention it.
Josh was out with Naddy while Omaha went to get food from the diner.
"I'm so hungry." Minnie looked to Sheena as if she needed to give her something, but Josh gave strict orders. Not even ice now.
"Oh, I want to know what he looks like. I just want to see his face." Minnie sounded so sad. "At first I said I never wanted to have him. I wanted to keep him away from Blackie, as long as I could."
"Did you name him?" Sheena asked.
Minnie nodded. "Domino." She drifted back to sleep.
"That..sounds like a name..for a cat." Sheena couldn't help to ponder this.
Minnie sort of laughed.
"I don't even know, if its boy." She finally began another pain. She wanted some laughing gas. But she started to cry harder, nurses came rushing in. She was going in for surgery.