Tabbruis began to rub Charmeine’s back with the rose lotion she loved.
“That smells and feels like Heaven,” she sighed.
“Oh yes, my Heaven, Tabbruis.”
“We must be neighbors, Charmeine, because this is part of my Heaven too.” He whispered in her ear, “Now relax my love. When you are rested, everything will come into focus. For right now, just feel at peace.” He kept on massaging her shoulders and could feel the tension. “Focus on being calm and breathe deep. I am here. I will be here always for you. Relax.” He could not help himself from putting his hands on her. Her body was perfect. Slowly he rubbed her neck, shoulders, and back until she was completely relaxed.
She closed her eyes and began to unwind.
Once he was done, Tabbruis laid her in the bed and turned off the lights. Moonlight illuminated the room in softness.
“Tabbruis, I want to sleep in your arms feeling your skin against me.” She yawned.
“I would like nothing better,” and with a wisp of a breeze, he was under the covers and patted his bare chest beckoning her to come to him.
“How can you always be this damn sexy, Tabbruis?”
“You have no idea how sexy you are,” he said with a low growl.
She slid next to him and wrapped herself around his body with her head resting on his chest. When she heard his heartbeat, her eyelids became heavy and yawned, “Good thing we are married. We are two peas in a pod who love each other, Tabbruis.”
“Two peas who need each other, Charmeine.”
“Two peas in a pod who would die for each other…” and she drifted off to sleep.
Tabbruis’ heart fell.
She was saying in her sleep what had been on her mind all along. She was sure sacrificing herself was the only way to save her family.
Tabbruis would never let that happen to his beloved, Charmeine.
Enjoy . . .
Lots of love,
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Tabbruis stopped sobbing while his head laid on Charmeine’s lifeless body. He had a smile on his face and whispered into her ear, “Thank you for coming back to me. Semper tuus ero, my love.”
A brilliant luminosity started to run up and down her body. Tabbruis’ arms were tingling with electric heat. He knew this was a sign from God. She was being healed and returned to him. Tabbruis’ heart started to pump again. He muttered, “Thank you God.”
With a rush of wind and flash of light, she awoke.
Everyone gasped as they saw her body light up. They saw the wound on her head was completely healed.
She looked at Tabbruis, curved her lips in a weak smile and whispered, “I chose you and our family because you believed.” Then she turned her head passed out.
The family rushed to her.
Laura pushed through. “I’m a doctor.” She started to take rudimentary vital signs.
“Let me through.” Sandra started to assist Laura.
Laura lifted the lid to Charmeine’s eye. “She’s got weak vital signs. Sandra, keep checking her vitals. I’m checking her cranium for residual damage from the GSW. Don’t move her. I need to examine if she has a visible TBI or penetrating head trauma is a wound in which the shot breached the cranium but didn’t exit.”
Tabbruis was trying to clutch her away from Laura.
Thomas grabbed his arms. “Laura is a very good physician. Charmeine is in very good hands. Be calm Brother and believe.”
Tabbruis nodded, and let her out of his grasp. ‘Believe,’ the same word Charmeine left him with. He grabbed his arms and brought them across his chest. He smelled her blood. He unclenched his fists and brought his hands down in front of him and saw the sign of the cross with her blood on the back of his hands. Tabbruis held his hands together as in a prayer. “She has sacrificed everything for me and our family. Why will she not wake up? The wound is healed.”
Laura turned to him and reasoned, “Tabbruis, I know her injury was fatal. However, the good news is that I can’t find the entrance or exit of the bullet. She’s breathing and her heart is pumping. It’s as if she was healed by some unknown force.”
“Focus on that Tabbruis and let the doctor Laura work.” Dmitri put his hand on Tabbruis’ shoulder.
Dmitri, Shane and Thomas pulled Tabbruis off the ground.
“Mom is a fighter. She will be fine Dad.” Shane hugged him.
“I believe she is safe to move. I need to have more light. God, I wish I had my medical bag. Where I can give her a cursory exam?” Laura asked.
“Tabbruis take our Queen to your suite so she can rest,” Dmitri commanded. “Please everyone go to the castle through the entrance to the Grand Hall by the rose garden. Neal, Shane, Thomas and I need to set the field in order before daylight any humans see this.”
“We will start a funeral pyre in the far western corner of the field,” Neal said.
“Can someone get me a board and blankets?” Laura looked up.
“Yes doctor.” Thomas was not gone but seconds before he was back with the supplies she needed.
Laura kissed Thomas and thanked him.
Laura and Sandra began to construct a makeshift stretcher. “Sandra let’s move her slowly without any movement to our Queen’s head or spinal column.”
“Why is she not awake?” Tabbruis was worried.
“I don’t know for certain without proper diagnostic equipment Tabbruis.” She turned to Sandra and ordered, “When we examine her, let’s do a GCS rating.”
Sandra whispered to Shane, “She will be fine. I love you,” and kissed him.
“On my count, Sandra and Tabbruis, let’s lift and move her very slowly.” Laura was adamant about keeping her head and spine immobile.
When they reached their Master Suite, they placed Charmeine on the bed. Laura and Sandra went to the ‘his and hers’ bathroom sinks and started to wash up.
Laura directed, “We need to get her out of these things and clean up her head and hair to see if the blood is covering up another wound.”
“I will do that,” Tabbruis offered.
“Tabbruis, our Queen needs to be handled without any possible movement to her head and spinal column.”
She turned to Sandra and smiled, “I assume you have had training with that?”
Sandra responded clinically, “Of course doctor.”
“Tabbruis believe me when I say our Queen is in capable hands. Please do not take this the wrong way, but let Sandra and I do our jobs. God has put us here for a reason.”
“Yeah Dad, Mom’s in good hands with us.”
“Yes I know you she is Daughter. I am in both of your debts. I just…” He was about to break down with fear and walked to the terrace with his head down. He paced within earshot.
Since it was a cold night, the door to the terrace was only open a fraction of an inch. Laura and Sandra took off Charmeine’s Kevlar suit and cleaned her up inspecting her head and body for sign of trauma.
They were about to put on her pajamas but Tabbruis went into the bathroom and handed them the rose lotion which Charmeine loved. Welling in tears, he had thin pained lips and a creased brow. “Please put some of this on her legs and arms before dressing her for bed.”
Sandra uncapped the bottle. “God, it smells like Mom in a bottle.”
“Yes, Charmeine, or Mom, needs to wake up smelling like she is home.”
“She will be with us soon Dad. She’s tough and will be up and around in no time.” Sandra reached for Tabbruis’ hand and held it tightly.
One of my ALL TIME Favorite melodies… “Come Back to Me”… it so fits this scene. All of Tabbruis’ desperation and love pouring through Frank Sinatra’s beautiful and sultry voice! ENJOY!!!
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