Little White Lie

She didn’t cry right then. Instead, she asked for details. How much did the baby weigh? How long was the baby? What time was the baby born? She dictated a new message that read: “Mommy and baby both doing well, and very happy.” Suddenly, she locked her gaze on Jason’s eyes. Her eyes seemed to be asking him something, but Jason didn’t understand what she was trying to say. She pointed the lens of the camera in the direction where the baby lay. He hesitated for a moment but then did it: took a photo. And then some more.