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[story] Adventures of Hannah episode 15[final]

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Episode 15

TWO YEARS LATER

Hannah hovered in the wings with Ruby as she

waited for her cue to hit the catwalk. This was

their third appearance in the annual mother

daughter fashion parade fundraiser. Last year,

Ruby insisted on shaving her hair because

Hannah ‘s chemotherapy left her with nothing

but baby fuzz. They’d worn matching punk

outfits and received a prize for being best

dressed. This year they’d opted for a more

conservative look, both sporting shoulder

lenght haircuts and strappy floral dresses.

Hannah had been lucky. The surgeon had

recommended a lumpectomy to treat her

tumor and performed a partial reconstruction at

the same time. She had scars, and the

radiation

therapy had left her hair fall out in handfuls.

But she’d gotten through it.

Joe had rubbed her back and bought her

scarves and hats to keep her head warm

through winter. Ruby and Ben had played

board games with her. Her mother had come

up with a million different ways to tempt her

with food, even when she had next to no

appetite at all. Joe’s mother had made sure the

house ran smoothly so Hannah and Joe could

concentrate their energies where they needed.

They’d started talking soon after Hannah ‘s

surgery, in time for her friend Kelly to attend

her wedding. Hannah had decided that if she

was only going to be around for a short time,

she wanted her days to be as positive and full

of

happiness as possible. That meant forgiving and

moving on and being a part of the new life her

friend had brought into the world.

But it was looking more and more likely that

she

was going to be around for a long time. She’d

seen her doctor for her regular six months

follow up last week. Her scans were clear and

she was officially in remission. She’d been

tested and did not carry the b0s0m cancer

gene, which was another point in her favour.

If her luck held, she would pass the five year

mark and be officially classed as a survivor.

She was going to get there. She knew it. She

already felt like a survivor.

The music changed and the stage manager

pointed at Hannah and Ruby. They smiled at

each other and caught each others hands.

Heads high, they started down the catwalk,

strutting their stuff.

She still got nervous before doing things like

this. She still hated fussing over her hair and

makeup and much preferred jeans to shirts and

dresses. But she enjoyed the sheer fun of it so

much now, the being alive-ness of it. Especially

when she looked into the audience at the end

of the runway and saw Joe standing there,

arms

crossed over his chest, a small satisfied smile

on

his face as he watched his wife and daughter.

Their gazes locked for a long moment and

Hannah imagined how the evening might

unfold, how they’d go home after the

fundraiser

and pore over the photographs Ben was taking

and teasing Ruby about her growing vanity.

How Joe might UnCloth her slowly and kiss

each

newly exposed swath of skin. How they ‘d

make

love with tenderness and patience, or passsion

and urgent need. And how they might then lie

in each other’s arms and make plans for the

future.

She smiled and Joe smiled back, his face full of

love and heat and more than a little lust.

Another good day together, with another to

come tomorrow, and another after that.

It was all anyone could ask for.

Right there in her heart, she felt complete,

wholesome, happy and then Peace. It dawned

on her that she is in LOVE…………..

***THE END***

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Posted by on February 16, 2019.

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