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Chapter 44

Harper woke to the good smells of something cooking in the kitchen. She put her warm robe on, grabbed the walker, and went out to investigate. There was Blaise adorned in one of her bright pink aprons. It was a … Continue reading

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Chapter 42

Harper got stronger with each day. Before she would be allowed to go home, however, she had to be able to get herself out of bed and visit the bathroom unassisted, and she needed to be able to take fifty … Continue reading

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Chapter 41

The afternoon dragged on, but not because she was waiting for Blaise to return. Actually, she had a certain amount of dread in that regard. For as hard as she had fought to keep her feelings in check, they were … Continue reading

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Chapter 40

Harper woke the next morning with the most clarity yet. A nurse came in to get her up for some chair time and remarked, “I’m surprised your man isn’t here yet. He has barely left your side.” “Oh, he’s not … Continue reading

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Chapter 39

Harper gained more mobility over the next few hours. Her speech was a little garbled, but really not that bad, considering. The doctors were calling her their little miracle because even if she regained consciousness, they weren’t convinced she would … Continue reading

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Chapter 38

Harper and Graham lay quiet, intertwined in the afterglow of a particularly good lovemaking session. It had not always been like that. As in their whole marriage, they had worked at communication in language and love. It had not come … Continue reading

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Chapter 37

Harper had no concept of time—or even space; but little by little, she became more aware. Whether she was floating, flying, or still, she couldn’t tell. She felt contained within a blue-black sheath, not crowded, but definitely restricted. She wasn’t … Continue reading

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Chapter 36

Blaise cut the question time short to allow people to pack up their food items and get on the road. It was still only sprinkling outside, but the wind was getting stronger, obviously blowing in a bigger storm—the death throes … Continue reading

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Chapter 35

People started arriving with their food about 6:30, and Harper worked hard at getting proper places for every item, displaying them in as pleasing a manner as she could. Several came in crock pots and needed to have electrical outlets, … Continue reading

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Chapter 34

Since Harper had to work Friday, she decided to bring all her supplies for the potluck with her and not bother going home. She had the paper goods and the metal cutlery; she also brought fixings to make some chili … Continue reading

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