Friday Flash Fiction
Inspired by WAG topic #24
Affected but unchanged. If all that had been was too be, and all that had been seen was true then they should have found the next move a natural progression. But no, stagnant with indifference everyone stared. There was movement but no motion. Tears fell in silence. Smiles grabbed the cheeks but no laughter was present. There was a loud siren. The noise snapped them all out of their trance. It was official, it was loud, and it started a stampede of authorised persons. The two, the couple that were unchanged yet different blinked. One went to speak while the other held a finger to hush. The professionals took over. They had work to do. Their work was detrimental. The couple looked on awkwardly, reaching out but not moving their limbs. And then in a breath, it was a moment when all changed yet they seemed unchanged. Everything that was expected became a natural progression. A little sound echoed though the walls. The first cry, their baby was alive.