Chapter Three

Night fell and Marianne had been feeling so good about herself all day since Greg's sudden change of heart towards the surprise pregnancy she thought would end up bad,

"maybe he remembered how blessed we were to have Rose", she thought to herself.

She had been cleaning all day while Rose was playing at her friend's house next door, she had so much energy a ten mile marathon would be a breeze.

She Vacuumed and mopped all the rooms, washed every dish in site, put clothes in the washer and dried them outside cause her mother use to say,

"what better way to kill germs than with the scotching sun?", she always had the strangest theories.

Marianne spread the dry clothes on her and Greg's bed and headed back into the kitchen to continue preparing a special meal for supper, her mood leaned towards spaghetti and meatballs and she was probably the best at preparing this dish because there would always be second servings. Rose finally came back at four and Marianne ran a bath for her while she undressed in her room.

"Your bath's ready baby girl!",  Marianne called out to Rose.

Rose immediately emerged from her room holding her body towel in place just above her chest like a grown up. It was so adorable,"thank you Mommy".

Marianne started putting the food away in warmers, washed the dishes she used to cook and already started setting the table so Greg would find it done when he arrived and he mentioned he would be back earlier that day so it had to be quick.

She took his offer of asking for whatever she wanted on his way back so she did and asked for a vanilla milkshake and a burger with extra cheese and mayo.

As soon as she was done washing the dishes, Rose called out to her,"Mommy, I'm done".

"Alright baby I'm coming", she rinsed her hands, dried them and headed to the bathroom to retrieve her and took  her to her room and set her next to the night wear she had already placed when Rose went to take her bath. A cute suit with Olaf from Frozen printed on the front of her top and all over the bottom,

"how's your friend?", Marianne asked Rose as she dressed her up.

"Her name's Suzy Mum", Rose corrected her knowing she always forgot her friends name.

"I knew that silly", she pinched her nose and chuckled.

Rose had the cutest laugh it always made Marianne's heart skip a beat, Marianne thought of taking advantage of the moment to tell her little princess that she was gonna be a big sister but was interrupted with a call from the front door.

"Honey I'm home", hearing that gave her more joy she felt like she was walking in mid air.

She couldn't even remember the last time she was called a sweet nickname, well it didn't matter now that everything seemed to be picking up from where they left off five years ago.

Marianne hurried to the door to help him carry whatever he came back with as usual and noticed a huge paper bag from burger king and immediately let out a small smile of appreciation,

"is that mine?", she asked already knowing.

"Of course dear, I'll put everything down myself this time. You just go and sit in the living room, put your feet up and I'll serve you with what I got you alright. I'll just do a quick change and be right back", He insisted and hurried to the bedroom as she did what he told her to do.

"Someone pinch me, how did he just change over night? Could it be true that babies bring people together?",  she thought to herself as she held her still flat tummy.

"Is your stomach hurting Mommy?",  Rose asked with concern and curiosity.

Forgetting that her daughter was right next her, she immediately took her hand off her tummy and smiled at her,

"I'm awesome my love, are you hungry?"

Rose hesitated with a nod because she didn't want to leave her favorite show,

"Can I eat here Mummy? Please", She put both hands together like she were begging.

"I'll allow it only for today okay baby",

Marianne accepted. With her really bright mood she could even ask if she can throw plates around and she would gladly accept.

Greg came out of the room wearing more comfortable clothes and wore his house shoes that were placed right at entrance of the living room and briefly sat next to their daughter and wrapped her in his arms,

"hey princess, how was your day?",

Eyes glued to her program, Rose answered as though she were bothered,"it was fine Daddy, I'm busy".

Luckily he understood that it was just the show she was trying to follow, Greg chuckled and turned to Marianne and asked her if Rose had already eaten.

"I was just about serve her, she wants to eat here while watching TV".

"Alright", Greg helped her up as though she were fragile cargo, which she obviously was now and they both walked to other side of the room where the kitchen and dinning were combined,

"you can give her food and i'll set your things here, I hope you like them", Greg told Marianne.

"I'm sure I will", Marianne said as she served their little princess, day dreaming but still a little shocked at how he was behaving. But how long would it last?

Marianne gave Rose her food and handed over to her her favorite fork, pink in color with purple flowers printed all over it.

She headed back to the table anxious to try out her burger and milkshake, sat right next to Greg and helped him to serve himself while he got her milkshake that was put in the fridge to stay cool.

Marianne finally got comfortable and opened the packaging in which the burger came, it was still hot and dripping of it's glorious juices, the smell so inviting she couldn't wait any longer.

She took a huge bite out of it and closed her eyes for a few seconds to feel every flavor that danced on her taste buds, she opened her eyes and saw Greg staring at her so amused at her reaction and she giggled with embarrassment with her hand over mouth holding a serviette.

"This is probably the best burger I've had the privilege of eating, we should get these more often", Marianne then said.

"Anything for you dear. Try the milkshake, they said it's the most ordered milkshake in town", Greg handed it to her and lifted it towards her mouth.

Marianne took a big sip and fell in love with it immediately,

"oh my goodness, I see why it's the most ordered milkshake. Thank you so much for getting me this meal honey, you're the best".

She continued with her burger as he enjoyed the Spaghetti and meatballs with a little hum in his tone to show how much he loved the meal.

Marianne suddenly felt cramps and held her tummy tight,

"I don't think the baby agrees with this meal as much as I do", she whispered and ran straight to the hallway rest room to remove everything she just ate and more.

Greg followed her a little later to see how she was doing but she was still vomiting until suddenly her biggest fear came to light, blood.

Greg got down on his knees and asked her what they should do with so much fear in his eyes.

"We need to go to a clinic now....!",

She yelled and got up quickly to start preparing, she was so scared her entire body was shaking and she was losing it. As she reached for one of her hand bags everything turned pitch black, all she heard was a faint voice calling out to her until she was completely unconscious.

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