Shortly after, Georgia walked in the door with her medication.
“Hey, I see you’re awake. Were you able to get any more sleep, baby? The doctor said you need to get plenty of rest,” she advised.
“I just had something to eat and I recently got off the phone with Dad, so you can just imagine what a great mood I’m in.”
She tried to rise from the couch, but Georgia instructed her to sit back down. At least she’s trying to be helpful. “I’ll bring you your meds with a glass of water,” Georgia yelled from the kitchen.
“Do we have any bourbon?” Alexandria hollered.
“Very funny, young lady,” Georgia laughed as she came out with the medication. “Drink all the water. It’s good for you and will keep you hydrated.” Alexandria followed her mother’s advice and snuggled under a blanket. “This should take the pain away, and it will also make you pretty sleepy. Then you can go back to that heavenly dream you were having before I left,” she joked.
Georgia gave her a sincere hug and a kiss. “Now that’s the face I miss seeing, mon ange. And you don’t have to thank me, I’m your mother.” She stood up and headed toward her bedroom. “I’m going to change. I’ll be back in a little while.”
Alexandria watched her mother walk away as her eyes started to droop. In this dream, she was walking on the softest, warmest sand. She was on an island. There were huge banana trees and greenery stemming from every direction. The royal-blue sea seemed endless, and the sky was aqua blue. Blue and red birds flew above, so close she could probably grab one. Seashells blanketed the edge of the beach and sparkled in the sunlight. She wiped the sweat from her forehead and fanned her face with her hands. As she strolled and listened to the rolling waves, she wondered where everybody was. Was there no one to share this beautiful place with? As she wandered along, she found a small palm tree and sat underneath. She closed her eyes and tried to relax until she felt the warm touch of something on her leg, frightening her.
Her eyes flew open, and Cash’s big brown eyes were staring back at her. Her body relaxed with relief. “There you are. I felt so alone here.”
He crawled toward her seductively and slowly with a red flower between his teeth, tickling her all the way up to her lips. She ran her index finger along the contours of his jaw and kissed him. He kissed her neck and moved down to her shoulder. She felt herself melt.
He looked into her eyes and said, “Alexandria, I love you so much. I want you to…”
Slam! Collin walked in the door and woke her up.
“Seriously!” Alexandria screamed with annoyance. Collin stopped in confusion.
Every time she started to dream about Cash, they woke her up. She thought it might be a conspiracy, judging by the accuracy of their timing. Collin stepped closer just as Georgia came out of their bedroom. She scowled at him and walked closer to Alexandria.