I look down, dizzy, nauseous. Shaking. Blood.
I wipe myself. Gently.
I walk into the bedroom.
I call Donna.
“I need a healer.”
Donna gasps. “Jessa? Are you okay? Is Capri?”
I sit down heavily. “I’m bleeding.”
“I’m pregnant, Donna.”
Donna pauses only briefly. “We’ll be right there.”
“We” turns out to be Donna, Lily, Kieran, and Sara, a slim Tallart healer I don’t know well. Lily takes Kieran and Capri to the park. Donna holds my hand. Sara eases me back on the bed and presses a hand to my still-flat belly. I look up at Donna – she squeezes my hand, eyes sorrowful. “No one knew.”
“Not even the father?”
“Neither of them.”
“Ah. Fenris again?”
“I didn’t know you were trying.”
“I wasn’t,” I whisper.
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