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Drabble: Overdue

Title: Overdue

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Rhys, Gwen

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 318 – Long Overdue at tw100

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Gwen is tired of being pregnant.

Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.

A/N: This was the obvious first choice for the new prompt.

“Mornin’, sweetheart,” Rhys greeted Gwen as she waddled into the kitchen. “How’re you today?”

“How am I? I’m two weeks overdue and I feel like a bloody beached whale, that’s how I am!” Gwen groaned, easing herself down into a chair. She was exhausted and it was a waste of time trying to find a comfortable position because there wasn’t one.

“Can’t be much longer now, love,” Rhys reassured her, handing her a cup of tea.

“I’ll tell you right now, Rhys Williams, this baby is going to be an only child. No way am I goin’ through this again!”

The End


I have 1 picture of me pregnant sitting down cross-legged and 8 months along. I looked like Baby Huey on stilts-all hair, ginormous boobs, a belly even more ginormous than a whale should be and legs like sticks! I feel for ya, Gwen! And every time that idiot I married told me I "missed the big one", I told him I have a pair of stilletto heels just waiting for him :D This was AFTER the lie he told about being sterile and after my first doctor told me I couldn't get pregnant....
Ouch! Double whammy! I never had kids, so I avoided all the indignities it involves, though i head about plenty from my sister!

I feel for Gwen, but the baby will be born soon.

Thank you!
I'm pretty sure any of us who've gone through it can totally sympathize with her. Being big as a house for months and then going over feels like the worst injustice ever, especially if those last months are during a hot summer.
I've never been in that situation myself - never had kids - but I still sympathise, Gwen has every reason to complain. But at least she has a supportive and sympathetic husband looking after her.

Thank you!
Well I have to disagree with Gwen, being pregnant was the best period of my life, maybe because I only gained 9 kilos, and if I could, I 'd go through it again.
However, she must be extremely anxious too! Poor Rhys!
My image of Gwen at this point is that she gained A LOT of weight, all at the front making her unbalanced. Her back aches, her feet are killing her and she just wants this torture over. It's not like she was PLANNING on a baby, it just happened! Now she's stressed, anxious, panicking and Rhys is worried but hiding it for her sake, because he's such a great husband.

Thank you!

Edited at 2014-08-15 11:58 am (UTC)
Poor gwen.

great drabble.
Yeah, for once she has my sympathy. I can't imagine how uncomfortable she must be. Rhys will look after her though.

Thank you!
She says that now...just wait, the cute will settle in and she'll be like, "oh, let's have another one, Rhys," and he'll cave because he loves her, even though he'll want to remind her about this moment... *laughs*
I've heard that people forget all the discomfort once the baby is there, otherwise this world would be less populated!

Rhys is such as good guy, whatever Gwen wants she gets if it's at all possible. He'll put up with all the moodiness for another baby, I'm sure.

Thank you!
Lol, poor Gwen!
I'm cruel sometimes, lol! Rhys is a saint!

Thank you!