What I didn't get to finish before Jo posted.
"How could you love me??" Erika turned around to face dwayne.
"You're more beautiful every day." Dwayne told her as he
cupped her face. Erika's face had begun to swell as her chemo
treatments got to be more and more. Though she did lose about 20
pounds, her body had begain to swell with the IV medications.
"No, you're the one with the looks now." She smiled as she
walked out of the room's bathroom. "Do me a favour; get rid of that
"Later. You need your rest." Dwayne walked Erika back to the
bed, helping her get comfortable.
Erika smiled as she looked at Dwayne tiredly. "Can you stay
with me?" she whispered.
Dwayne looked at Erika in amazement, then at the time; he was
due on the Dark Horse in 3 hours.
"All right, just for a short nap," he told her as he crawled
into the bed beside her. "I love you, Erika," he told her as she
wrapped his arms around her.
"Love you more, Dwayne," Erika whispered as she fell asleep.
Erika woke up in a cold sweat, but knew that she had to be
very hot, Dwayne was still holding her and they had been covered by
"Dwayne?" Erika whispered as she slowly turned over to wake
him up. It killed her to do so. She had no energy, and he was so
cute in his sleep.
"Dwayne, I am not feeling good," she whispered as Dwayne woke
"You want the nurse?" Dwayne asked as he got off the bed and
went over to the emergency button, pressing it.
A nurse walked in, one strange to Erika.
"What's the matter, dear?" the nurse asked as she took
Erika's temperature. Before Erika could answer, the nurse was done
checking her temp. "I'll get the doctor. You have a fever."
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