After Ghia left for her shift at the clinic, Aro stole back upstairs to Anala and the healer’s shared room.
Anala was napping, but she was over on one side of the large-ish bed, as if making room for him. He smiled, and sat on the edge to take off his boots before crawling in beside his bellica.
Her eyes opened briefly as he settled beside her. She smiled at him. “I’d been hopin’ ye’d join me,” she said softly, and snuggled up to him before dropping back into her sleep.
Aro tucked them in and wrapped his arms around her, happy beyond measure to have her returned to him. Pledging my life to the healer is worth the cost, he thought decisively before joining her in her nap.