He sighs softly. “I’m not sure I should even be telling you this, but you really need to make the time to talk to Ma. She could really use you right now.”

“Will you please–”

“Look, I’m just gonna say it like this. Operation Make Ma Smile Again needs to take priority, okay?”

The mention of another of his operations is both comforting and terrifying as hell. That Emma is the subject of his operation makes it even more terrifying, and my heart clenches painfully. “Just tell me what’s going on, Henry. Please?”

Surprise! It’s a Girl! by @ariestess