At first our "training" sessions were just the two of us.
When Chie started experiencing morning sickness, that's when I tried to gently encourage her to take it easy.
"Shut up! It's… just a little bit of nausea, that's all…"
Despite the sickness, she continued to train. Practicing from jumping from foot to foot, her legs as tight and strong as ever. Her body fit and perfectly healthy.
When she started to develop a bump… I tried, again, to tell her she needed to take it easy, not go so hard.
"Shut up! This is nothing… just some fat I need to work off."
Despite her denials, everyone around her knew she was pregnant. No amount of working out was hiding her growing belly: how round it looked, the popped navel, the stretch marks, the dark linea nigra that developed…
Chie must've understood it too. When I bought some cocoa butter for her stretch marks, she just nodded, meekly, and let me pull her shirt up to rub it on her. The intimacy of the moment wasn't lost on her, and soon we were pulling each other's clothes off and going at it like mindless rabbits. The same situation that'd got us into this mess. This time, no protest was made as I came inside her unprotected little pussy. My hips were sore from how tight her strong legs squeezed me, how her heavy belly helped gravity along as her hips slammed into mine.
It'd been about ten months since we'd first been intimate and Chie still insisted on training. It was no longer private. This was a rural town where there wasn't much to do, after all. The entire class, and whoever saw us on the way to our training spot tagged along. Chie didn't try to chase them off anymore. She simply waddled onward… one leg stiffly marching in front of the other as her huge belly wouldn't let her legs move like they used to. Indeed, just getting to the training spot surely had to make her thighs thick and tough with the strained muscle.
Even then, Chie tried to raise her foot to face me… act like she would practice a kick in my direction, but with the extra weight of the baby in her belly, it didn't take long for her planted leg to start to quiver…
"S-Shut up! I can still fight… I'm fine!'
Chie let out a sound that was somewhere between a whine and a gasp, then doubled over in pain, arms wrapped around her belly.
"I-I'm fine! Don't touch me…"
I put my hands on her back, steadying her, as she went completely on her hands and knees. Her swollen, heavy breasts were plainly visible through the window of her tank-top.
"I'm telling you, I get these all the time!! It's just Braxton-Hicks!!"
There was a shout from the crowd watching us as someone watching her from behind saw the crotch of her shorts turn wet as her water burst.
…The baby was coming no matter what Chie had to say on the subject.
Unprepared to do my part, I told her to breathe, and asked how she was feeling.
Chie glared at me, hot warmed over death in her eyes.
"I'm feeling… like I should have given you a blowjob…"
It prompted some giggles from the crowd, but it was far from the most embarrassing thing happening. Chie tore off her shorts and underwear, bearing her vagina for the world to see. In her effort to turn herself around, her tank-top got pulled off, leaving her in just her sneakers… until she asked me to pull those off too.
The scene of a young woman, naked as the day she was born, giving birth in the edge of nature… it was remarkably pastoral, but nothing was around to capture it except memories. …And perhaps a few dozen cellphones being clicked by the students surrounding us.
Chie really was fit, and her groin muscles were in good shape. It didn't feel like much time had passed at all before I could see the head crowning, before the new baby was rushed screaming into the new world.
"Mm… give her to me…"
I nodded, passing her our new joy as she instinctively brought the new baby girl to her breast, cuddling her close.
"Hey… it's me, your Mama… I'll always protect you…"
She swore all the love she had to offer to the new life as the sun cast dark gradients over the landscape behind us. Most of the gawkers had already left.
"Um… did everyone really… watch me give birth?"
I could only nod, and her face turned as red as our newborn child's.
"Sheesh… you'd better get me to the hospital next time…"
I knelt with her, for a while. Challenges would come, but… for now, Chie and I had each other, and a new bond as well. Nothing could shatter this one.