Just after midnight Chloe started to stir in her sleep. Ian woke up and watched her toss and turn in her sleep. He slowly started to shake her from her nightmare.
"Chloe honey, wake up." He pleaded to her. Then her eyes opened and was drenched in a cold sweat. "What's wrong?"
Chloe gasped then took a deep breath and smiled at him, "Nothing, just go back to sleep."
"I don't think that it was nothing, tell me please." He held her close and whispered into her ear.
"Ian I said it was nothing, can you just believe me, please?" She pleaded with him.
"Alright." Ian said then kissed her forehead. Chloe cuddled back up next to Ian. She felt him fall back asleep, but she couldn't fall back asleep.
Hours later Chloe woke up, some how she had fallen back to sleep. Ian was still sleeping at her side. She got up and silently walked to the kitchen to make some coffee. Soon Ian came into the kitchen with his hair sticking up everywhere, and clothes wrinkled. He took a mug and filled it with coffee then sat next to his fiancee.
"How are you feeling?" He asked her, his thoughts still on what had woken her up.
"I told you last night, sweetie I'm fine."
He took her hand, "I'm just making sure. It's just that I worry about you sometimes."
She kissed him softly on the lips, "You shouldn't."
Just then Jordan cam bouncing into the room with her stuffed bunny in hand. Her hair was frizzing up from the braids from the day before and was still dressed in her jammies. Chloe picked the little girl up and placed her on her lap.
"Morning mommy." She flashed one her famous smiles.
"Hi baby." Chloe couldn't help but smile back at her daughter.
"Do you want some juice?" Ian asked. The little girl nodded in response. Ian got up and grabbed a sippy cup of juice. The little girl happily took the cup of juice and started drinking. Ian then looked down at his watch, "I have to get started for work."
"Your going in today?" Chloe asked slightly disappointed.
"Yes, I have to. I can't miss more then one day in a row or else I'm out of the job."
"I know." She whispered. Ian came over to her ans kissed her forehead then went to get ready to leave.
Chloe took Jordan and some small pastries into the living room. This was there normal morning ritual. The two would engorge themselfs in the television. Ian came out dressed casual for work. He quickly kissed his two girls.
"I'll see you after work, call me if you need anything."
"I will." Chloe answered.
"Bye daddy." Jordan answered gleefully.
"Bye Jordan." Ian said then left for work.
A couple of shows later Chloe went to take a quick shower while Jordan played quietly in her room. Chloe ran the hot water for her shower then started her removal of her clothing. The shower was hot little pricks to her skin. Washing then conditioning her hair like normally, then she dabbed soap into a lupa and started to wash herself. The lupa glided on her skin leaving a trail of bubbles in it's place. She rinsed her skin then looked down at her arm.
Her arm was shining red with fresh blood, a cut across her wrist. Chloe let out a small yelp then quickly got out of the shower. She wrapped a white fluffy towel around her then went to the phone. Chloe automatically dialed Ian's cell phone.
"Ian-" She started.
"What's wrong babe?" Ian asked.
"I was taking a shower then I noticed another cut on my arm." Chloe bit down on her bottom lip.
"Are you ok?"
"Yes, I think so."
"OK, I have to work, but just wrap your arm up then when I get home I'll look at it. OK?"
"Alright." She answered in a small voice.
"Good, I love you."
"I love you too." They hung up the phone. Chloe then went on with her day.