Luca rubbed her shoulder and sighed. “Maddie, it’s perfectly understandable for you not to want to hold him like that.” He reassured as he tried to calm her down. “You still can hold him, Maddie. It’s going to be okay, and you and Avan have plenty of time to have children if you want to, ya know.”
Maddie pulled away from Luca’s hand and cried harder. “I want Avan.” She whispered. The nurse brought over a now cleaned up Nico and Maddie shook her head. “Let his dad hold him.” She whispered as the nurse smiled at her softly before walking over to Luca and smiling. "Here you go Mr. Pasqualino. Your son is all cleaned up and perfectly healthy." Maddie looked at the little boy before looking at her lap for a moment and covering her face with her hands tears streaming down her face as she sobbed for Avan.