The young couple sat in the doctor’s office and held each other’s hands. They couldn’t believe the news. It was finally happening.
“Now, these are your options,” the doctor began, looking at the computer screen. “Hair choices are brown, black, blonde, and red.”
The couple looked at each other and decided the child should have the father’s hair. It had just the right amount of wave and simply glistened in the sun.
The doctor entered their choice and continued to the next option. “Eye color choices –“
“Her eyes,” the man said, looking into his wife’s eyes. “They’re perfect.”
Without looking up, the doctor copied the required shade from the mother’s records and continued on down the list. Choice after choice was made that day in the office, and when they were through, the couple looked at each other and smiled.
“If everything meets your specifications, check the box and I will submit your order,” the doctor said, turning the screen toward the couple.
They stared at the computer screen and their choices. Each one secretly wondering if there was a better way.
“This seems so unnatural,” the woman whispered as she looked at the flashing action pending notation on their child requisition form.
This short was inspired by FOWC with Fandango – pending