Last week Morana stole the baby. Oh no! Such intrigue! Let’s see where we end up this week!
34- Siv Maria Ottem – Where is my family?
Natalia awoke to the warmth of the sun shining on her face. Slowly she opened her eyes and looked around her familiar bedroom. It felt as if she had been asleep for years. In a dreamlike state she put her hands on her flat belly and in a panic jumped out of bed.
“Now, now, no need to worry,” said an old woman as she entered the room with a tray of food. “Your child is quite safe for now. You had a beautiful and healthy baby boy.” Natalia rubbed her empty belly and sat down on the side of her bed. “I don’t remember anything. Who are you and how long have I been unconscious? What happened and where is my baby?” The last part of her question came out as a small sob and tears started to roll down her cheeks. “My husband and my children, why are they not here beside me? Please bring them to me.”
The old woman put the tray of food down beside the bed and tried to reassure Natalia. “My name is Morana and I helped you deliver your baby last night. I have seen nothing of your family but I am sure they will return shortly. You will see your baby soon, but now you must rest dear.” Morana slipped some sleeping powder into the woman’s tea without her seeing it and handed her the cup. “Drink this, you will feel much better.” Natalia took a small sip from the cup then slid back under her blanket and closed her heavy eyelids.
Morana needed to find out what had happened to the woman’s family and she knew just the fairy to ask.
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Part Thirty — Richard Leonard
Part Thirty-One —Sharon Manship
Part Thirty-Two — Shannon Christensen
Part Thirty-Three — Danielle Ackley McPhail
Part Thirty-Four — Siv Maria Ottem
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