Chapter 53

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I opened my eyes slightly. There was little light in the room but the light still hurt my eyes. I groaned in pain and someone who was with me took off. I tried to open my eyes the rest of the way but I couldn't. I lifted my arm to my head and there was something wet. I assumed it was blood.

"Hey baby, you're awake." Blake said. I groaned in response before whispering,

"The light." Blake turned off the flashlight and I opened my eyes the rest of the way.

"Jordan went to get you water." He told me.

"What happened?" I asked him.

"You were hit on the head hard with a pistol. You've been unconscious for a few hours. It's about 6 in the morning. Jordan was able to get one of the men and I chased the other around for over an hour." Blake said as Jordan came into the room. He handed me the water bottle which I happily took I drank most of it before putting it down. My body was stiff, most likely because of me not moving since yesterday afternoon.

"Can we go back to the house? It's cold here." I said.

"Yes." Blake responded and when I tried to stand up he picked me up and carried me back to the house. He put me on our bed and He laid me down.

"I could have walked you know." I said rubbing my head.

"I don't think so." Blake said. "Now go back to sleep, I need a nap." I smiled weakly and closed my eyes. I don't know when I fell asleep exactly but I knew that I woke up when it was dark. I checked my watch, 9:30. Blake wasn't next to me. I stood up and almost fell right back down but managed to catch myself on the dresser. I walked slowly out of my room and into the bathroom and looked at the area of my head that hurt. I peeled the gauze away and saw that it wasn't that deep but was still bleeding through the gauze and ace bandage. I walked back into my room and fumbled through the drawers until I found the antibiotics and Advil. I took them then laid back down to sleep. I woke up the next morning to Neil sitting in front of me.

"Momma." He said with a grin.

"Hello there." I said to him before looking at Blake.

"Sorry he kept saying momma and I didn't know what to do."

"It's fine." I said slowly sitting up.

"We fixed the fence yesterday. How's you're head today?" He asked sitting next to Neil and I.

"Better. I just need more Advil." I said. He grabbed it off the dresser and handed it to me. I grabbed the almost empty water bottle that was next to the bed and took them with the rest of it. My head was still pounding but the light didn't hurt so I didn't think it was a concussion. I got nauseous all of a sudden and got up as quickly as I could and walked quickly to the bathroom. I threw up a few times while Blake came and held my hair back. The only thought that was on my mind was that I was pregnant again or had another concussion.

"You okay?" Blake asked.

"Yeah. I'm fine just got really nauseous." I replied. "I'm gonna lay down for a little longer." He nodded and went to get Neil out of the room. I walked in and laid down. My mind was racing, what if I was pregnant? What if there were the same complications? What if questions ran through my head and I was terrified. I drifted into sleep after probably two hours of tossing and turning and thinking. My head was still pounding when I woke up around noon. I went downstairs and sat next to Jane and Edna who were talking on the couch.

"The kids took Neil to play in the backyard and the boys went to work on the fence for the animals." Jane said.

"Thanks." I said with a smile.

"How are you feeling?"

"Better. My head still kind of hurts." I replied. We talked for a few minutes and I went to the kitchen and grabbed a can of peaches. I put it in three bowls and went back to the living room. I gave one to Jane and the other to Edna and we talked as Duke begged at my feet. When we finished I grabbed our bowls and his bowls and went back to the kitchen. I grabbed some venison and filled one of dukes bowls then I filled his water. He ate and drank very quickly and I refilled his water. My head had started pounding again and I went back upstairs with Duke and a bottle of water. I laid down and Duke cuddled up to me. I stroked his head as I began to fall asleep.

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