The Final Months


When Bosco woke up the next morning, he was alone in the bed. When he turned over, there was no one there. Immediately, he began to panic. Tearing the covers off, he raced to the bedroom door. As soon as he opened it the smell of eggs and coffee hit him. When he reached the kitchen, there was Maia, sitting at the kitchen table, staring into a cup of tea. When he entered the room, she didn't look up. Quietly he sat down beside her, a plate of eggs toast, bacon and a cup of coffee in front of him.


"I made you breakfast," she half smiled looking at the plate of food set out in front of him. "I wasn't sure if you were gonna want breakfast or not, but I made it anyway. If you don't want it…"

"No, no I'll eat it, it looks good," he smiled back, nibbling on a piece of the bacon.

"I wasn't sure if you were going to want it." Maia looked back down into her cup.

"Maia, it's fine, thank you baby," he nodded, waiting for her to say something else. "Are you all right? What's wrong?" he put the fork back down on the plate.

"I was thinking, this morning, when I was making the food," she stalled her breath catching in her throat.

"Maybe I should go down to the precinct and file a report, you know tell them what happened," she took a sip of her tea before looking up at Bosco.

"You think you're ready?" Bosco was almost excited by her words. He had been wanting to ask her again, but afraid that he was going to upset her even more.

"I don't think I'll every be ready Mo, but I know I have to and I know you've been trying your hardest not to ask me to do it," she swallowed hard when she looked up at him.

"Are you sure?" When she looked at him his heart warmed. It was the first time in a long time that she had looked him dead in the eye, and he appreciated every second of it.

"Yeah," she nodded reluctantly.

"Okay, I'll call the Lieutenant and let him know we're coming."

"Thanks." Bosco got up and kissed her on the forehead before taking the portable phone into the nursery to check on the baby. Maia sat at the table, whispers of his voice intruding her thoughts. "You tell anyone and I'll kill you." She took another sip of her tea before getting up and heading for the shower.

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