Nancy Lee Grahn: Woman Extraordinaire

Chapter Four
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Sonny slowly made his way to her, careful to not frighten her any more than she already was. "Alexis," he called softly, putting a hand lightly on her shoulder. 
 
"No!" She screamed, jerking her shoulder back and pressing her back harder into the wall. 
 
"Shh. It's okay, Alexis, it's just me, Sonny." 
 
"Sonny?" 
 
"Yeah, it's me. You're okay," he said, gently kneeling beside her. 
 
"I'm sorry Sonny." 
 
"Hey, hey, breathe." 
 
"Sonny, I couldn't save her. It's all my fault. She was just lying there, and I couldn't wake her," she sobbed.
 
Sonny felt a wave of nausea pass through him. He knew immediately she was talking about her mother and what she saw. His broke for her, there was nothing he could do to take away the pain she was feeling. His rage began to form when he thought about what would bring out such memories in her delusional state. 'Helena', he thought. He would not let that women terrorize Alexis anymore, physically, or emotionally.
 
"I'm going to pick you up and take you to bed." He scooped her into his arms and was alarmed at the heat he felt radiating off of her body. He looked her over and noticed that her shirt was plastered to her body and her face was flushed with heat.
 
"God, Alexis, you're burning up," he said quickly walking up the stairs to her room. He gently placed her on the bed, bringing the sheets up with him.
 
"Son-," she murmured.
 
"I know baby, I'm here, hold on." He ran to the bathroom and retrieved a face cloth. He ran it under the cool water and walked back to where Alexis laid. He looked for a thermomoter, and when he finally found one, thankful it was the one that you insert in your ear, he took her temperature.
 
He pulled the thermometer away and was not pleased with what he saw. Her temperature was 103.2. Damn, she was way too hot.  
 
"Alexis, I need to get you out of this shirt. It is making you too hot and uncomfortable." When she didn't resist, he took it as a good sign. If she really didn't want him to get her out of the shirt, she would have definitely protested.  He felt guilty for taking off her clothing while she was so sick, but it had to be done. He gently peeled the soaked material from her now shivering body, and slid one of her silk pajama tops onto her body. He couldn't help but to marvel at her creamy, smooth skin, that was now in full view. 'God she's beautiful', he thought. Next, he slid off her skirt and placed her long legs into the bottom half of her pajamas.
 
He glanced down to look at her face, and found that her eyes were closed tightly, and moving rapidly beneath her lids. He figured that she must be remembering something and he wished he could stop her pain and delusions. Helena had hurt her so much, physically and emotionally, and he vowed to himself that he would never let Helena hurt her again. Alexis was the most important thing in his life, and he would not loose her. He would protect her always and forever.
 
He glanced down to watch her sleeping form and was happy to see that she had somewhat relaxed. He placed the cloth back onto her forehead and brushed the damp locks of hair away from her face. He gently brushed his lips across her check bone and stoked her face, loving the way it felt beneath his fingertips.  
 
"It's okay Alexis; I'm here with you."
 
She could feel someone touching her and it jerked her awake. Someone was touching her cheek; it felt rough and cold against her skin. She turned to the face that belonged to the hand and gasped.
 
"Stavros?"
 
"Hello, little mouse. I think it's time you and I got to know each other a little better, don't you?"

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