“Are you still there, Scarlett?” Emery asked on the other side of the line.

“Yes.” After a pause, I asked, “Where are you going for your honeymoon?”

She thought about it and said, “I had a talk with Hunter, and we decided to go to the Miralaea for our honeymoon. The weather is nice over there.”

There was a noise coming from the bedroom, so I quickly said, “Have a safe flight then. I think Summer is up, so I have to go and check on her.”

We said our goodbyes and hung up.

Summer was awake. She was curled up under the blanket, and she still appeared to be weak. When she saw me, she said softly, “Mommy, I’m thirsty.”

I poured her a glass of water and brought it to her lips. I placed my hand on her forehead to check her temperature and found that the fever had subsided.

“Mommy.” Seeing that I was lost in thought, Summer called out to me and passed me the cup.

I came around and took the cup from her hand.

Then, I pulled the blanket up to her chin and asked, “Do you want to sleep for a little while more?”

Summer shook her head. “I don’t want to sleep anymore. Did Mr. Crest say that I can get out of bed?”

I smiled faintly and said, “Of course, you can.”

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