Day 21 - Silent
They are both silent. It’s dark and cold outside, but Anna doesn’t feel cold. He has his arm around her shoulders, and she takes a deep breath. He is reading a book, and while she would normally ask him to read for her, she isn’t particularly in the mood. He turns the page. His hand strokes her skin softly through the nightgown, but he’s too engrossed in the book to notice.
She hugs him closer to her, resting her ear against his chest, and listens to his heartbeat. She takes a deep breath and feels his scent, and thinks that he won’t leave her anymore. She wants to be able to listen to his breathing and his heartbeat and to have him warm her up every night for the rest of her life.
And that is enough, for now.