Gold and Glass XVII

Ellette went into labor almost a month early. It was the middle of the night, and Terilan had to rush to get the doctor over. It was a long labor--nearly twenty-three hours. Terilan didn't let go of Ellette's hand the whole time.   After a long, exhausting day, the baby was finally born. They'd decided to name her Luna, after Ellette's sister. The doctor cleaned the baby off, then gently placed it in Ellette's arms.   "It's a boy," he said. "Congratulations, both of you."   Terilan blinked. "A boy?" He looked at the baby, who hadn't made a sound except for a quiet peep. He smiled and turned his gaze to Ellette. "A boy! We have a son!"   Ellette laughed tiredly. "We have a son."   The doctor smiled at them. "Does he have a name?"   "What do you think?" Terilan asked Ellette. "I know you were really looking forward to naming the baby after your sister. It's your choice."   "Are you sure?" Ellette looked a bit worried, but Terilan nodded. "Then..." She thought for a long time, then finally she looked down at her son. "Lukan. His name is Lukan."


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