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“Mommy, mommy, I love you mommy”.
Eyes closed I smiled to myself, warmth spreading through me at the sound of the soft angelic voice, maternal instinct flooding me with happy hormones at each sound, sight and smell of my dusky haired baby.
Guileless blue eyes resting atop rosy chubby cheeks, the scent of strawberry shampoo and warm cookies invading my senses…
Padding across the ice-cold floorboards, ignoring the dark hall littered with toys, I tiptoe towards your cot, relieved to find you still there. He had wanted to leave, to take you away from me. Mommy protected you dear heart… she did what needed done. Bending over your cot bed I stroke your soft cheek humming gently. You are mommy’s little angel, mommy’s little baby. Your cheeks once warm are cold now, but it’s alright. Mommy’s here, you will never leave now and you will always be mommy’s baby…
Fiction © Copyright Ela Lourenco
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More from Ela Lourenco:
Katra is a Fae Hunter in a world once ravaged by a terrible war. Having lost all memory of her childhood and rightful identity, her duty is now to protect the tentative peace brokered by the varying races of the supernatural world. When an evil darkness begins to spread, draining young witches of their power, Katra must find a way back to her true past in order to save the future.
Enduring many trials as ever-increasing powers awaken within her, Katra must also struggle with the mixed emotions her new partner, Blade – a Black Dragon – is rousing within her. Together they must battle the shadows that plan to devour the world they know and prevent its decent into another thousand-year war.
Can Katra hold onto her strength as the truth of her very being begins to unravel? Can she bear the weight that ancient prophecy has placed on her young shoulders? Or is her destiny to regain her true self, only to lose the world she is sworn to protect?
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