Benin keeps running until we land at a hospital. We walk into the E.R. A nurse takes the baby and we sit, waiting, pacing. I look at Benin,
"What if she doesn't make it."
"Don't think like that."
I sit down, rubbing my thighs. He sits next to me, holding the left one. I look up at him with tears in my eyes, he grabs my chin and pushes until our lips finally touch, creating a little spark of magic in between, holding both heaven and earth together, as one, as a team.
Soon, the nurse comes out. She looks at us,
"The baby has a lot of blood missing. We need a certain type of blood in her system."
"I'm her sister, we should have the same."
"I'm afraid that's not possible. You are biologically related to her, she's adopted."
"What kind do you need?"
Benin looks up,
"I can do it."
"Are you sure?"
"This little girl means the world to you. You went through all that trouble to save her, it's my turn."
"But, you mean the world to me, too."
He kisses my cheek and leaves.
Two hours later, the nurse lets me see Benin and the baby. I walk into the room, slowly, trying to smile. Benin's sitting in a chair, rocking her,
The nurse comes in,
"It comes to my attention that this baby doesn't have a name. Are you the guardian?"
"Well, it's your call."
I look at Benin, holding the baby, so innocent, so brave,