a cure for the common block

Draw Partner

Cherie cooed softly at her young one as she stroked his chin, cradling him as he giggled and wiggled. She was considering options for names when Ty entered the hospital room with cookies and juice. She had a soft spot for “Lou”, a great-uncle who helped raise her while her mother was in the hospital, while Ty wanted to honor his own father – “Rey” – whom had recently succumbed to disease; they had already agreed his middle name would come from his father. At an impasse they resolved to settle it in their traditional way. “Louis Ty Allen,” Cherie said as she pointed at his nub of a nose “your father is terrible at ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’, so let’s hope you take after me.”

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