I watched as she closed her eyes and pulled her closer to me. I couldn't believe that had worked, but boy was I happy it did. I couldn't bring myself to tell her that she was reliving the worst day of her life every night in her dreams and that I had been letting her do it for a few months now.
"Don't think you're off the hook. We will be talking about this in the morning," she said without opening her eyes. I knew then that I was going to have to tell her, but I also knew it wouldn't solve anything. She would still fall asleep and she would still have the same nightmare. We could see a doctor or something, but she can't take any meds cause of the baby. If she would just have the abortion, that would solve a lot of our problems. She wouldn't be in any danger and she could take sleeping pills.
"Okay, in the morning." I whispered kissing her cheek. I listened to her breathing slow and even out as she feel asleep. Then waited for the whimpering and screaming to start. I couldn't stand to watch her go through it every night that's why I was sitting in the hallway. I couldn't stand to see her face contort with pain, it was bad enough hearing her scream for help and not being able to do anything.
I waited and waited, but nothing happened. She didn't start whimpering she didn't start screaming, she just slept. I think we found a cure that we could both live with, I thought with a smile. I closed my eyes and let myself drift off to sleep. Tomorrow I would have to test my theory.
I woke up for the first time in a long time feeling refreshed and well rested for the first time in a long time. Frank's arms were still holding onto me possessively. I turned over so that I was facing him and snuggled closer to him. I didn't hear the kids crying so that probably meant they were still sleep which was good cause I really didn't want to ruin this moment.
This moment when it was just him and me. Since the kids we didn't get this a lot and I just realized how much I missed it. His eyes fluttered open and met mine.
"Good morning." he mumbled smiling, it was a smile that was like the old Frank. The Frank who never used to worry.
"Morning babe." I replied. I knew I was about to spoil the moment by asking what he was keeping from me, but before I could he kissed me. "Frank, you're not playing fare." I gasped as he started nibbling on my neck. A wave of pleasure went through me as he bit down right where my neck met my shoulder. "Oh no you aren't going to get away with that again." I pushed him back, he pouted. "Frank tell me about last night."
"Well I was like say my name and you were like oh Frank then you fell asleep in my arms." I laughed as he tried to imitate my voice.
"You know what I mean Frank," his smile fell and he sighed.
"You've been having the nightmares every night since Rick first called."
"No I haven't..."
"You don't remember in the morning so I don't wake you up. I was out in the hallway cause I can't stand seeing you try to fight Rick off every night. Once I hear you settled down I came back and get into the bed." I didn't know what to say. I mean its not like there was anything I could do. He couldn't do anything either and I understood why he didn't want to tell me. I wrapped my arms around him.
"Frank its okay." I said. "There's nothing either of us could do."
"Non last night after we came back in here, you slept through till morning with out any nightmares." I smiled. I'd actually had a dream last night. It was of Frank and our children including the one I'm carrying now. I was helping Payton with her homework and Frank was playing catch with Bradyn and Chance. Well that was the other boys name. It seemed fitting since I was taking a chance with my life and the babies.
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We'll Carry OnRomance
Nonnie and Frank are finally moving on with their lives after all the drama in A Love That's So Demanding. They have a bun in the oven and are engaged to be married, but what happens when forces from their past and a baby on their door step test the...