Anika follows Dr. Belvedere’s strict instruction and stays off her feet for the next several weeks. One morning she wakes to the sun shining in her window. Anika stretches, shimmies on her slippers and shuffles down the hall to the bathroom. She rotates the handles on the tub and squeezes some sweet scented bath soap into the running water. Hundreds of bubbles form, they cluster together, the rainbow hues glisten like an oil slick on pavement. Anika undresses and slips into the tepid water. “Ahhhhh” she smiles, enjoying the feeling.
She soaks for a bit, gently sponging her delicate skin. Once the bubbles begin to disappear, Anika rinses and dries herself off. She puts on a fresh pair of pajamas. “Good morning.” she says to Aiden who she finds in the kitchen.
“Good morning sweetheart.” Aiden replies. “How are you and my babies doing this morning?” he asks, reaching for…
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