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By sinjenkai


Part 19

The sun was streaming in through the glass doors and warming up the room as Calleigh awoke. Raising her head, she found that she was draped across Natalia with one arm about her waist and one leg dangerously close to her thigh. Carefully she moved her leg away, lifted her arm and

rolled away. Standing up, she twisted and stretched until she heard her back pop.

As she bent over to place her hands onto the floor, a low voice stirred the air. "A view like that makes me want to see how flexible you really are."

Without saying a word, Calleigh centered her weight on her hands and slowly brought up her legs up until she was in a handstand. After holding the position for a moment, she slowly let her legs fall forward until had both hands and feet on the floor, bent over backwards. Then she slowly raised her upper body so she was in a standing position once again.

Turning to look over her shoulder, Calleigh's eyes twinkled as she saw the look of amazement as it crossed Natalia face and then a look of pure lust replaced it.

Reaching out to pull Calleigh to her, Natalia crushed her mouth to hers while fisting both hands in golden hair. Both women let out moans that seemed to shake the walls.

Sliding one hand down Calleigh's chest, Natalia stopped to tease a breast for a few tantalizing moments before continuing down to the hem of Calleigh's tank top. Pushing it up and over Calleigh's head, but not off her arms, effectively trapping them so that she could tease both breasts at the same time.

Arching towards the teasing hands and lips, Calleigh threw back her head, closed her eyes, and almost gave in to the sensations coursing through her. As much as she wanted this to continue, she didn't think that it was fair since she couldn't reciprocate, so reluctantly, she began to back away.

"What are you doing?" Natalia growled.

Shrugging completely out of her shirt, Calleigh whispered. "Talia, I want to touch you so badly, but I can't so I don't think that it's fair that you can touch me. All I want is to feel you surrounding me, so warm and wet. And to hear that little gasp that you make right before you explode, oh Lord I want to hear that, so damn bad."

"I need that too, but I need to make love to you more. Cal, please don't take that away from me. Let me love you."

Calleigh gazed down at her wife, seeing her love and the need in her eyes, feeling the wanting of her own body. All she had to do was to push down her shorts and crawl over to Natalia and they would both find release. Instead, she pulled the tank top back on and took another step back.

"As much as I want to, it just wouldn't fair to either one of us. I'm sorry, but I just can't."

As Natalia looked up at the blonde, standing in the sunlight with her golden hair shimmering and her vibrant green eyes carefully watching her, she realized what was happening and she felt sick.

Moving over to the side of the bed, she carefully swung her legs off and place her feet on the floor. Bracing her hands on the either side of her hips, she slowly pushed up until she was standing, ignoring Calleigh's outstretched hand.

"I'm fine. I'm going to go to the bathroom. You don't need to help me." She slowly headed in the direction that she thought it would be.

Left standing by the bed, Calleigh took a deep breath while mentally beating herself up before turning to go into the kitchen to start breakfast. Looking in the refrigerator, she pulled out eggs, cheese, mushrooms, bacon, milk, and a handful of pre-cooked shrimp. Taking everything over to countertop next to the stove, she looked around until she found a couple of pans. Soon she was focused on making the perfect omelet.

After making it into the bathroom and closing the door, Natalia leaned against the vanity and hung her head. Looking up, she stared at her reflection in the mirror for a long while, not really seeing anything, just concentrating on her eyes. Shaking off the feeling of introspect she turned to try and find washcloths and soap. Instead, she found a full-length mirror against the back of the door and began to look at her reflection once again. Pulling off the tank top, Natalia slowly worked off the shorts without too much discomfort so that she was now standing naked. Looking at her reflection, all she could see were the wounds. Her thighs were mottled and the glue made them look very wrinkled in her eyes. Her hands were a bit better as she kept doing little exercises, but still looked awful. Glaring at the gash on her forehead, to Natalia it seemed that it stood out in stark contrast to her hair. Tears began to fall and there was nothing that she could do to stop them.

After a while, when she had cried herself out, she continued her search for the cloths and soap and soon had soon cleaned herself up. Opening the door, she made her way over to the dresser to try to find where her clothes had been put. Going through the drawers, she found a pair of lounge pants and an old comfortable long sleeve mans shirt. Once she had pulled on the pants, Natalia had to pause for a few moments to get the pain under control before she could put on the shirt and walked back out to the living room.

Calleigh had just put a two plates on the table and was turning to walk back to get something to drink when she spied Natalia walking in. "Hey! I hope that you're hungry. I kinda went over board and made a lot of food. What would you like to drink?"

"How about some of the juice that I had last night?"

"Sure, I think that it's papaya."

Quickly getting a couple glasses of juice, Calleigh joined her at the table and placed one glass in front of her wife. Sitting down, she looked over to noticed what Natalia was wearing and commented. "Darlin', you're gonna to get awfully hot with that shirt. Are you sure that you don't want to put on a t-shirt or a tank top on?"

After taking a sip of the juice, Natalia answered. "No, this will be fine. I don't want my skin to dry out too much in the salty air."

Calleigh looked puzzled at the response, but decided to let it go. Instead, she settled down to eat her breakfast and soon they were both pleasantly full.

Pushing her plate away, Calleigh leaned back and stretched her legs out in front of her.

"So what would you like to do today? I was thinking that we could take a walk down the beach, sit out on the deck, or just watch movies. Whatever you feel like doing is fine with me."

Natalia thought for a moment or two before answering. "I saw a book in the bedroom that I've been wanting to read so I think that I'll just read for a bit. You can do whatever you want though."

Nodding her head, Calleigh stood, gathered up the dirty dishes, and headed into the kitchen to begin cleaning up.

Natalia watched her for a few moments before pushing herself up and going over to open the sliding doors. Mallory came over and sat next to her, looking up at her with big brown eyes. Speaking so only the dog could hear her, Natalia whispered. "I don't know what do to Mallory. Can you help me?" The dog just looked at her and wagged her tail. Natalia stood in the open door for a while, simply listening to the surf and enjoying the warm breeze as it came in from the ocean.

When Calleigh finally finished cleaning up, she turned to see Natalia still standing in the doorway. She walked up to stand beside her, gently placing a hand on the small of her back to get her attention and was taken back when Natalia moved slightly away.

"Would you like for me to set you an umbrella outside next to the lounge chair so that you can read? That way you don't have to be in the sun and you can enjoy the fresh air."

"No, thanks anyways. Maybe tomorrow. I'll just sit in here today. I'll probably nap most of the day anyway." Turning away, she went into the bedroom and found the book that she had spied earlier, and then came back out to lie back down on the bed. Getting herself comfortable, she opened the book and began to read.

Looking down at the dog whose head was going back and forth between the two women, Calleigh scratched here behind her ears. "Why don't you stay with her Mallory? I'm gonna take a walk." Giving the dog the signal to protect, Calleigh went outside and started walking down the beach.

Natalia put down the book and watched Calleigh walk away. Hanging her own head, she knew that all of the stress that they had been through was beginning to take its toll on them both. She couldn't stop the feelings that were invading her thoughts and knew that they were baseless, but that didn't stop them.

Closing the book, Natalia slowly moved to the side of the bed, stood and walked over to the door, watching Calleigh walk farther down the beach. Her head was down and it looked like she was lost in thought. Natalia watched her until she got out of sight and once again she cursed Jethro Thomas. He was still terrorizing them, still controlling their actions from the grave. Giving one more glance down the beach, Natalia went to lie back down to try to read again.

When she was finally out of sight of the cabin, Calleigh walked up to the tree line and sat down in the shade. Drawing her knees up so that she could rest her elbows on them, she looked out at the ocean. As she stared out over the turquoise water, she reflected back to all that that happened over the past couple of months and was amazed at all that they had gone through; starting with Jake's investigation, and ending with Natalia's kidnapping and stabbing. While Natalia had been in the hospital healing, they had gotten so much closer and when they had their commitment ceremony; it seemed that life was everything that it should be. Then Stetler came along, the explosion and the blindness, followed by Jethro's reign of terror. It seemed like everything hit them at once. And even though she knew that this would soon pass, it felt like it was going to last forever.

After she'd been sitting there a few of hours, Calleigh's eyes began to burn and she realized that she had come out without her sunglasses. Then thinking back, she figured out that it had been a couple of days since she had put in the medication. This was not good, so she got to her feet and headed back in the direction of the cabin. By the time that she got there, she couldn't keep them open without pain. Opening them every once in a while to see where she was going, as soon as she got into earshot, she whistled for Mallory and waited as the dog ran over to her.

"Inside Mallory. Take me to Natalia."

With one hand on the dog's collar, Calleigh slowly made her way up the steps and in through the sliding doors. As she stepped through, she tried once again to open her eyes, but there was still too much pain.

"Calleigh! What happened?"

Reaching out, Calleigh came in contact with Natalia's shoulder as she was trying to rise from the bed.

"I went out without my glasses and now I'm paying the price. I think that if you will get me my drops, I'll put them in and be ok in a couple of hours. I just need to lie down in a darkened room, maybe with a damp cloth over my eyes."

Helping Calleigh to sit down, Natalia made her way into the bathroom to try to find her drops. It took her a few minutes, but she was soon tilting Calleigh's head back and putting in the medication. It took her a bit longer than usual because of her hands, but Calleigh was soon feeling a bit of relief.

"I'm sorry babe. I should have kept up with your medicine. I just totally forgot."

Calleigh took hold of one of the hands that was touching her face and gently kissed it. "Darlin', it's been a hectic couple of days and we both forgot to put the drops in. We just have to remember to do it and we'll be ok."

Looking down at the upturned face, Natalia didn't even try to resist. Leaning down she captured soft lips with her own and gently pushed Calleigh's body down, covering it with her own. Slanting her head, she deepened the kiss, moaning as Calleigh granted her access into her warm mouth.

Pushing against her wife, Calleigh fought to maintain control over her body, but it felt so damn good. She tried again, but stopped when Natalia growled.

"No, I'm going to make love to you. I need to feel you. I'm not going to let Jethro control me from the grave and make me afraid to touch you. We will just have to be very careful, but I am not stopping. Please Calleigh."

Calleigh couldn't opened her eyes because of the pain, but she could clearly hear the need and frustration in her wife's voice so she followed her heart and reached out to start unbuttoning Natalia's shirt.

"Just let me know if I hurt you. That's all I'm asking."

Pushing up Calleigh's tank top, Natalia lowered her head to tease a pebbled nipple with her lips while trying to shrug out of her now unbuttoned shirt. Huffing in irritation, she stood up, stripped off the offending article, and then pulled off Calleigh's shorts while tugging her body to the edge of the bed and kneeling on the floor. Being careful not to press her legs against the side of the bed, Natalia leaned forward to swipe her tongue against the tiny bundle of nerves, causing Calleigh to arch up against her mouth. Literally and figuratively humming in delight, Natalia slowly slid in two fingers into slick moistness and while she was expecting some pain, all she felt was the rightness of the moment.

Screaming out Natalia's name, Calleigh fisted the sheets and reveled in the feeling of being loved by her wife. She knew that it had only been a few days since they had last made love with each other, but to her, it felt like a lifetime ago.

And as Natalia flicked Calleigh's clit once again, Calleigh almost sat up as every nerve went to high alert and all seemed to explode at once. Undulating her hips in time with Natalia's thrusts, Calleigh rode the wave of orgasms as they coursed through her body. Time and time again,

she felt like she was on the edge of the world, looking down from dizzying heights, and feeling the rush as she fell.

When she could take no more, Calleigh reached down, tangled her fingers in caramel hair, and tugged. Slowly Natalia withdrew the fingers and carefully lay down next to her breathless wife.

"Damn darlin', where did that come from?"

Looking at the woman that was lying next to her with a light sheen of sweat covering her body, Natalia noticed that she still had her eyes closed.

"From the bottom of my heart babe. I can't let Jethro control all of my thoughts and actions. I realize that I'm still going to have nightmares and self doubt, but I'm stopping everything else right now."

Turning so that she faced Natalia, Calleigh reached out to skim the silky body next to her. She was about to say something when her hand came in contact with the lounge pants.

"Me thinks thou has too many clothes on. Do you want to take 'em off or can I?"

Natalia was glad that Calleigh couldn't see her face because she didn't know if she was ashamed of what she was about to say or scared of what Calleigh would think about her.

Leaning over to steal a quick kiss, Natalia whispered. "I don't want you to see the scars."

Waving a hand in front of her face, Calleigh replied. "I can't see anything right now and even if I could, I don't see them. I mean, I see them, but I see all of you. I don't look at you any differently because of them."

"I know that you don't and I don't know if it's my vanity, lack of self confidence or what, but I feel less than what I used to be."

"Darlin', you are the most confident person I know. But with what you've been through, what you're feeling is normal. And you are most definitely not less than you used to be, if anything, you are stronger. Now back to the subject at hand." Tugging on the pants. "Are you taking them off or am I?"

"Baby, as much as I want to feel you inside me, I think that we should wait a day or two more. The cuts are still sensitive and even though I think that I can handle the pain, I don't want you feeling guilty if you cause any."

Calleigh scooted close enough to lay her head on Natalia's shoulder while draping an arm about her waist. "That's fine by me cause I never want to cause you any pain. I'm good with snuggling anyways."

Natalia pulled her as close as she possibly could and contently sighed. There was nothing better than holding the person that you love and who loves you after making love. Soon both women were napping.

When Calleigh finally woke up, it was to sound of something being prepared in the kitchen. She slowly opened her eyes to find that she could see without hardly any pain. Finding her clothes, she pulled them on while heading towards the noise.

"Well, it's about time that you woke up. I thought that I was going to have to come feel you up to wake you up."

Calleigh did an abrupt about face and headed back to the living room.

"Where are you going?"

Looking back over her shoulder with a wicked gleam in her eyes, Calleigh replied. "If you think that I'm going to pass that up, you've got another thing coming."

"Honey, if you come back in here, I can push you against the wall and have my way with you here."

Calleigh stopped and put her hands on her hips. "Decisions, decisions. Where do I want to be ravished at?"

Leaning against the counter top, Natalia quirked. "Why choose? Just come back in here now and we'll do the bed later."

"Oooo momma. You say such the sweetest things."

Walking into the kitchen, Calleigh leaned against a wall, spreading her legs slightly and placing her hands against the wall.

"Take me, I'm yours."

Natalia had just finished washing her hands, so she sauntered over with a sexy sway to her hips and stopped a breath away from the blonde. Slowly drawing up her nails up creamy thighs, she leaned in to nibble on an inviting expanse of neck.

"Damn straight, so to speak. Anyone else who tries this will have to answer to me."

Slowly she moved her fingers underneath Calleigh's shorts to tease her way through tight, damp curls and as her fingers found wetness and heat belonging only to her, Natalia smiled.

With a pronounced Southern accent, Natalia drawled. "Well, my my! What do we have here? Are you just happy to see me or did you walk through a rain storm?"

Calleigh started to say something, but it caught in her throat as Natalia's fingers slowly filled her. Closing her eyes, she moaned as she thrust her hips forward, Calleigh ground out. "I am always glad to see you even if I walk through a rain storm.... Explain to me why you're asking me questions at a time like this?"

Trying to keep a straight face, Natalia replied. "I wanted to see how long you would keep answering."

Muttering loud enough for Natalia to hear, Calleigh reached up to pull her in for a searing kiss. "Talking is waaayyyy overrated."

Tongues warred for dominance and neither one claimed victory while neither one declared defeat, but actually neither one cared. Slowly thrusting in and out, Natalia pulled back a little so that she could watch Calleigh's face. She loved to watch as Calleigh came and the noise that escaped as she toppled over the edge. Fuck her silly; she loved this woman, that was fact, plain and simple. Dropping to her knees, Natalia pushed aside the shorts and a hot knowing tongue slid into slick, swollen flesh, stroking, teasing, and finally sucking.

"What are you doing to me?" Calleigh gasped and was totally lost, her head thrown back and eyes closed as Natalia's mouth continued her tender assault. Her legs trembled as she tried to remain upright and her hands searched for something, anything to grasp onto. Then as Natalia added one more finger and teased the tiny bundle of nerves even more, Calleigh began to quiver and keen as waves of release swept through her.

Reaching up with her free hand, Natalia toyed with a tempting nipple and adding that sensation to an already over simulated body caused Calleigh to shout out and begin to slide down the wall. Scooting back, Natalia followed her body down, keeping her hands right where they were. As her back finally hit the floor, Calleigh arched and shuddered. Continuing to thrust slowly, Natalia angled herself so that she could give her writhing wife a blistering kiss. As she felt Calleigh's muscles tighten once last time around her hand, Natalia slowly fluttered her fingers and withdrew to pull Calleigh into her embrace.

Tiny tremors continued to race through Calleigh's nerves and quiet mewing sounds escaped as Natalia gently kissed her forehead while whispering soothing words. "Easy baby, I've got you."

They lay on the kitchen floor until Calleigh's body began to cool and she shivered lightly. Placing another tender kiss on Calleigh's forehead, Natalia slowly moved to stand up, but her wife beat her to her feet and held out a hand to help her up.

"Thank you."

Leaning forward to place a brief kiss against Natalia's lips, Calleigh softly drawled. "No, thank you darlin'. That was amazin'."

Kissing her back, Natalia agreed. "Yes, it was. Now I don't know about you, but I worked up an appetite."

Reaching up to hold Natalia right where she was, Calleigh nuzzled her neck, pausing to suckle a pulse point that was slowly increasing its tempo. "Oh, I've got an appetite all right. I just can't figure out how to enjoy it without hurting you. Wait, I've got an idea. Do you trust me?"

Seeing the look on her wife's face, Calleigh shook her head and muttered. "Never mind."

Slowly she unbuttoned Natalia's shirt and pushed it open to cup her breasts. Both women groaned at the first touch and as Calleigh leaned forward to capture a coral nibble, she murmured. "You have the most beautiful breasts."

Natalia's reply was arrested as Calleigh drew the nipple deep between her lips while palming the other with her hand. Arching forward, Natalia pressed more into Calleigh's warm mouth as she tangled her fingers in golden hair to hold her exactly where she was.

Switching between the breasts, Calleigh continued the assault until Natalia began to moan and tremble. Pulling away, Calleigh looked up to her wife's flushed face to see her eyes dark and hooded with passion.

Never looking away from Natalia's face, Calleigh carefully slid her hands into the waistband of the pants and slowly lowered them and helped her step out. As she slowly rose up, Calleigh ghosted her hands over the back of Natalia's calves, and then thighs before the scent of Natalia's arousal hit her like a ton of bricks.

When she was at her full height, she cleared her throat and whispered as she went to stand behind her. "Lean forward against the counter and spread you legs just a little."

As soon as Natalia had taken the position, Calleigh reached between her legs and found her wet center, causing both women to moan at contact. Stepping forward to lick and place moist kisses on Natalia's back, Calleigh slowly filled her wife with slow, even strokes. Reaching around, she used her free hand to tease and sensually torture her breast.

Hanging her head, Natalia saw fireworks even though her eyes were closed and felt each explosion as they flashed across her nerve endings. Keeping time with Calleigh's thrusts, Natalia worked up a fine sweat and was panting as sensations swept through her.

Finally, Natalia could no longer stand because she was trembling so much and she reluctantly pulled away from Calleigh's hand. Turning so that she could lean back against the counter, Natalia's knees threatened to collapse as Calleigh brought her hand to her lips and began to clean it off as she watched.

"Aw, shit babe. That is so fucking hot. Come here."

Grabbing Calleigh's hand, Natalia dragged her over to the bed, laid down, and placed Calleigh between her legs.

"We'll be careful, but I need your mouth on me."

Calleigh positioned herself and carefully placed bronzed legs over her shoulders before leaning in to slide her tongue over slick folds. At the first touch, Natalia bucked up, fisted the sheets, and let loose a strangled cry of pleasure while stars played behind her eyes. Delving in to savor Natalia's arousal, Calleigh groans with pleasure as the taste is sweeter than anything she has tasted before. As her tongue slides through the slick folds, Natalia shuddered and tossed her head, whimpering out Calleigh's name.

Reaching up, Calleigh pulled Natalia's body even closer as she nibbled along slick lips, humming as she went. Then as she took Natalia's clit between her teeth, gently punishing it with her tongue, Calleigh carefully slid in two fingers to stroke the tiny ridges causing Natalia to go stiff as she let loose the gasp that Calleigh loved to hear.

When the tremors had finally ceased, Calleigh slowly removed first her hand and then her body from between Natalia's thighs and made her way up the glistening bronze body to place a gentle kiss against Natalia's lips, letting her taste herself. Moaning as she pulled in Calleigh's tongue, Natalia wrapped her arms around her wife and just held her close.

When they finally broke apart to breathe, Natalia whispered against Calleigh's forehead. "I love you."

Raising her head to look into Natalia's warm chocolate eyes, Calleigh whispered back. "I love you too."

Reaching over to snag the sheet, Calleigh covered them and they laid in the afterglow for a long while, enjoying the fading sensations and each replaying different scenes in their minds.

This time it was Natalia who woke up in the dark and as she moved, she gasped with the pleasant ache of someone who had been well loved. Sliding over to the edge of the bed, she wrapped the sheet around her and went in search of her wife. Hearing noises from outside, she went over to the open doors to find that the back deck was awash with light from torches while Calleigh was standing in front of a grill, looking out over the ocean with a bottle of beer. Mallory was running around in the sand, trying to find the stick that Calleigh had thrown.

Walking up to wrap her arms around the blonde, Natalia propped her chin on Calleigh's shoulder and whispered. "I woke up, you weren't there, and I missed you. I could feel you, but I still missed you."

Leaning her head back to expose a creamy expanse of neck, Calleigh replied. "Well, I thought that since we worked up an appetite, we might want to eat something in case we want to do it again."

Moving golden hair out of the way, Natalia nuzzled underneath Calleigh's ear. "Oh, I most definitely want to do it again."

Turning in Natalia's embrace to place her arms around her neck, Calleigh gave her a slow languid kiss before pulling away and asking. "I didn't hurt you, did I?"

"Baby, you did everything, but hurt me. You were perfect."

Quirking an eyebrow, Calleigh smirked. "Yeah, I am good, aren't I?" Sliding her hands down to part the sheet so she gazed at Natalia's bronze body, Calleigh's eyes turned dark and she took a deep breath. "You are on the other hand are perfect."

Taking a step forward to wrap Calleigh within the sheet with her, Natalia pulled her close, basking in the knowledge that she was loved by this amazing woman. "I don't know what I ever did to deserve you, but I am so thankful that I have you in my life."

Calleigh looked up at her and quietly said. "All you did was love me. That was enough."

Kissing Calleigh quickly and hard, Natalia had to agree that it was more than enough.

"So what's for dinner?"

Turning so that she could open the grill, Calleigh showed a chicken that was stuffed with a beer can and a couple of potatoes. "I thought that we could have Drunken Chicken with a salad and a baked potato. The chicken should be done pretty soon and I'm glad as there looks like there's a storm brewing." Pointing to the lightening that was flashing out over the ocean. "Can't you feel the electricity in the air?"

"Yeah, but I just thought that it was you?"

"Aw darlin', don't you say the sweetest things. Why don't you set the table inside and I'll bring everything in as soon as it's done?"

Giving Calleigh a quick kiss, Natalia unwrapped her from the sheet, went back inside to get dressed and then set the table.

By the time that she finished, Calleigh was bringing in the chicken and potatoes. Natalia had fixed a salad earlier before they got distracted so all they had to do was to fix their plates and sit down. Reaching in the fridge, Calleigh brought out a couple of bottles of beer and handed one to Natalia as she sat down.

The women quickly finished off the food and sat back to enjoy another beer while watching the lightening streak through the sky in companionable silence. Natalia drew her fingers up Calleigh's arm, luxuriating in the feel and play of the muscles underneath her touch while Calleigh actually just loved looking at and being touched by her wife.

Standing up to give Natalia a quick kiss, Calleigh went out on the back deck to make sure that the grill was extinguished, then put out the torches, plunging them in darkness. Turning back to her wife, Calleigh held out her hand and without saying a word, Natalia took it, rising from her chair and stepped into Calleigh's embrace. Slowly they began swaying to music that only they could hear. It was the music of two souls in love. They kept time with the rhythm of their hearts and lost track of the storm until it was almost upon them. After they made sure that everything was secure, Natalia drew Calleigh to their bed for gentle touches, whispered declarations of love and then finally to sleep as the storm began to rage outside.

During the night, something woke Calleigh. She first thought that it was the thundering and lightening, but as she turned to look, she saw that Natalia was moaning and could see the rapid eye movements underneath her eyelids. Moving over next to her, Calleigh reached out to try and

soothe her, Natalia struck out with a fist, catching Calleigh on the side of her face near her eye. The force stunned the blonde for a few seconds and knocked her back a couple of inches. Touching the spot gingerly, Calleigh knew that she was going to have a bruise the next day and that Natalia was going to feel guilty as hell.

Calling out Natalia's name, Calleigh began to softly talking to her. Telling her that everything was going to be all right, that no one was going to hurt her. After a few minutes, Natalia calmed down and seemed to go back into a peaceful sleep.

Carefully getting up off the bed, Calleigh went over to the sliding door and looked out at the storm. The wind was whipping the rain hard against the glass in a steady beat. Staring out, Calleigh considered a couple of reasons to why Natalia was still having nightmares and choose the most logical one. Natalia had never talked about what had actually happened that night with Jethro, in fact neither one of them had. And until they did, Natalia would continue to have restless nights.

Turning back to their bed, Calleigh carefully crawled next to her sleeping wife and lay there looking at her until her own eyes closed and she was back to sleep.

Part 20

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