"You don't have anything to worry about. There are doctors here on stand by. I assure you nothing will happen. She is currently pretty stable. The good thing is she isn't showing any symptoms so she should be able to enjoy the rest of this week normally. Just prepare her for the surgery and make sure nothing happens to her externally, that's all. I'll be back after two days."
Alex relaxed and Zeke finally stood up.
He started to walk away but halted. "Also, sex is still safe for her. Just don't overdo it. I suggest just once a day," he added before finally leaving the house.
The sun was yet to rise so Alex headed back to Abi's room, their room.
He gently pushed the door open, not wanting to wake Abi up but to his surprise, his wife was already sitting on the bed.
Alex was about to greet her good morning when he noticed that she seemed to be trying to catch her breath. Worried, he rushed towards her and held her shoulders.
"Are you okay? Are you hurt? Come, I will bring you downstairs!" He was in a panic. Abi was sweating and she looked terrified.
As Alex tried to lift her up, Abi suddenly hugged him. Her grip on him was tight as she tried to stabilize her breathing.
"I'm fine… I'm not hurt… I'm just…"
Alex noticed that she was shaking and he gritted his teeth. "Did you have a nightmare again?" he asked, his voice tight but controlled.
Abi buried her face on his chest as she clutched his shirt harder. With just that, Alex already knew the answer. He caressed her back patiently until her breathing returned to normal.
"I'll take you downstairs," he told her and despite Abi's protest, Alex didn't give in this time. The doctors immediately checked on her and gladly, she seemed to be alright.
Alex felt the huge weight being lifted from his chest when they told him she was fine.
"I told you I am alright." She pursed her lips.
Once the doctors left the room, Alex gazed at her and kissed her lips softly.
"Tell me, what kind of nightmare did you have?" he asked her and he saw Abi's eyes dilate. He could see fear in them no matter how much she tried to hide it.
She swallowed and looked away, clutching the blanket.
"It's just a bad dream, Alex," she answered but Alex insisted on knowing what it was about.
His eyes narrowed a little as he spoke. "Was it about me?" he asked and Abi's lips began to tremble.
Seeing her reaction, Alex pulled her into his embrace. "It's okay, you can tell me."
"No!" she suddenly pulled away. "That's just a bad dream. You don't have to know! It's just a dream! It's just…"
Seeing her suddenly acting strange, Alex started to feel an indescribable unease in the pit of his stomach. Abigail never acted like this before. What were these nightmares about?
"Okay, I'm sorry… you're right. That's just a bad dream, so don't be afraid, okay?" He embraced her again, coaxing her. He could feel her messed up heartbeats. He knew she was terrified and he knew her nightmare was about him.
Abi slowly calmed down and she began to tear up. "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to yell at you like that."
Alex flashed a smile as she pulled away and looked at him in the eyes. "No sweat, my wife. I think you're just hungry. Come, let me prepare you something to eat."
In the kitchen, Abi sat on the table, watching as her husband cooked for her. Apparently, he had sent everyone away from the first floor for a day. The maids and staff took a day off and the only people with them were the doctors residing in the second floor and Charles, the butler.
"What do you want to do today?" Alex asked and Abi, who was happily eating the food Alex made for her, looked up to think about his question.
"Can we go out?"
"Then, let's stay in the house and do lots of things that newlyweds do… what do you think?"
She was finally back to her sweet, energetic self.
"And what are these things newlyweds do?" he asked, flashing his mischievous smile.
Abi blinked and tried to think of what these activities could be.
"I think after the wedding, the newlyweds usually go for a vacation, I mean, a honeymoon," Abi said and Alex stood up and leaned closer to her across the table.
"So you want us to go on a honeymoon?" he sexily asked.
"But you said we can't go out, Alex."
"Who said we can't have our honeymoon inside the house?"
Abi wasn't sure what to say, but she actually liked that idea.
"Okay. So, starting from this second, we are officially on our honeymoon," she declared and it was Alex's turn to look at her in surprise. He was only trying to make her laugh but she actually agreed.
He sat and cleared his throat.
"Hmm? What's wrong? Did my hubby change his mind?" Abi teased when Alex moved. He lifted her from her seat and made her sit on the table in front of him.
He started to kiss the soft spot below her ear as he whispered.
"My wife, you know what it means to be on a honeymoon, right?"
"Unfortunately, I am only allowed to make love with you once a day so we really can't go for a real honeymoon. The official honeymoon will be postponed, once you're better."
". . ."
Seeing her dumbfounded expression, Alex chuckled and as he bumped his forehead on hers. "Too bad I can't let you ride on me this entire week, wifey…" he teased and Abi couldn't help but blush, recalling that spectacular all nighter they pulled on their last night in the snow.
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Alex looked at him with disapproval but because Zeke already saw this coming, he immediately started to explain.