Title: Until I Can Breathe Again
Spoilers: Um, I don’t know that there are any specifically, but through the 5/6/09 episode.
Summary: Just a little bit of speculation on my part about what might happen the day after Emma arrives.
Disclaimer: All characters (Olivia Spencer, Natalia Rivera & Emma Spencer) and situations belong to Guiding Light and whoever it is that owns it. I’m not them.
Notes: The title is from a Sarah Mclachlan song called Train Wreck, and goes something like: And your mouth, it’s all that I wish; Mercy of your lips, just one kiss; Until I can breathe again.
The room is still dark when Natalia wakes. Instinct – an unerring sixth sense developed over years of waking up early to get her kid ready for school before she has to get in to work – tells her that it’s morning already. She shifts slightly so that she can look over at the bed’s other two occupants.
She sees Emma first, the little girl curled between she and Olivia like a warming, living barrier that Natalia has to admit she’s just a little bit grateful for. Having Emma there makes it so much less awkward. It puts them back on familiar ground. But Natalia can’t help but feeling a hint of regret at being back on that familiar ground.