Please Don't Take the Girl -final-
John walked carefully out of the hospital, baby carrier held tightly in his hand. Less than twenty four hours ago, the love of his life had died giving birth to his child, and he'd be damned if the last thing she gave to him would be harmed in any way.
"It's just you and me now luv," he murmured to the sleeping child, as he buckled the carrier tightly into the backseat of his trashy car. Hm, he'd have to get a new one. This car was shit, and didn't hold a lot of protection for his girl if they ever got into a wreck.
He drove solemly to his house, and carried Nicole inside. Seeing the room he and his wife had prepared for her brought tears to his eyes, and slowly he wiped the falling drops away. Focus on your baby, he told himself, and that's what he did.
Carefully, he un-buckled the little sleeping bundle from the straps, and scooped her up into his cradled arms. God, she was amazing. Her cupid bow lips were slightly parted, and if he listened hard enough, he could just barely hear the
Please Don't Take the Girl
"Come on Uncle George!" John exclaimed for the umpteenth time, impatiently stamping his little foot onto the dirt ground. His uncle smiled happily at the eight year old, and locked the door behind himself. He was taking John to Blackpool, to look at the shops and get some icecream maybe.
It was the perfect day really, the sky was a cloudless blue, which in Liverpool was rare. Even the birds song seemed lovelier, its sweet melodies singing in John's ears. The excited eight year old didn't notice the small girl that was standing on her front steps, with a battered book clutched tightly in her hands and an expectant look on her round face when he skipped by her.
But George did, and instead of skipping past the lass like the oblivious John did, he stopped and smiled brightly at her.
"Are we goin' to Blackpool today George?" she asked, her small voice reaching the ears of John who whirled around and groaned.
"No! No girls! Uncle George, you said it'd be just us!" he whined, sprinting over t