The following morning Angela sends her to the doctor. She sits on the table waiting for the doctor to come in with some results. Finally she hears a knock on the door. A greying gentleman she has learned is Doctor Greenberg comes in. He sits down on a stool in front of her. Her bare legs dangle over the table.
"There's nothing wrong with me is there?"
"So then I'm good to go?"
"Not so fast,"
"I did find something though,"
"Is it bad?"
"So then that rules out a parasite. Right?" she jokes.
"Yes definitely," he smiles at her.
"So what did you find exactly?"
"It's nothing alarming,"
He tells her what's wrong with her. She just stares at him blankly. She regains her composure quickly and thanks him for his time. She leaves the office and drives back to the condo. She pulls on her bathing suit and heads to the beach. She finds Angela boogie boarding. She sits down in the sand with a shovel. She starts digging. Angela comes up to her after finally spotting her.
"What are you doing?" she questions.
"I'm digging a hole," she answers.
She shrugs. "Do you want to bury me?" Temperance asks.
"That bad huh?"
She simply nods.
"Do you want to talk about it?"
"Ok. Will you be ok if I go and take a nap?"
"I'll be fine,"
"Don't bury yourself," Angela warns.
"Ok," she agrees.
Angela returns to the condo. She stops in the bathroom to pee and put on some clothes. As she's putting on clothes she knocks over the trash can. As she reaches down to pick up the contents she hears the door open.
"Are you back so soon?" She calls out.
"It started to rain really hard," she answers.
Something catches Angela's eye.
Temperance walks toward the bathroom. When she gets there she stops in the doorway.
"What are you looking at?"
She hands the object to Temperance. The reply the object elicits is, "I already know."
Angela gets up. They go into the living room and sit down.
"So how did your doctor's appointment go?"
"It didn't go as I expected that it would,"
"He told me that there isn't anything wrong with me,"
"You already know," she answers.
"So then it's true?"
"So what are you going to do?"
"What do you mean?"
"How do you want to handle it?"
"I don't," she answers honestly.
"Yeah but you have to,"
"Why can't I remember?"
"I don't know. I'm sure that it will come to you eventually,"
"I certainly hope so,"
"It's just human error," Angela tells her.
"On my part,"
"You're not perfect,"
"Mis... missteps, and unexpected events happen. Life would be boring if they didn't," she words it carefully.
"I disagree. I don't like unexpected events,"
"I don't know that anyone necessarily likes them,"
"I think that I need a nap," she tells Angela as she covers her head with a pillow.
She just smiles and retreats to her room leaving Temperance to her own devices.
She falls asleep on the couch within five minutes. She starts to dream.
Seeley is nearly naked on her bed. She realizes that she is naked. She watches as his red boxers hit the ground. He cradles the back of her neck with his hand as he kisses her. He stops kissing her and looks into her eyes.
"Are you sure about this?" He questions.
"Of course I am," she answers tipsily.
He smiles and starts to kiss her neck.
She wakes up briefly and then falls back asleep. She has another dream about him.
She lays in her bed with a sheet over her. She looks over at him. He stares back at her.
"Everything you thought it would be?" he questions.
"Oh and more," she answers quickly.
"Good," he smiles devilishly.
She opens her eyes again and finds Angela sitting in the arm chair next to her watching T.V.
"Did you have a good nap?" Angela questions.
Temperance nods as she wipes sleep out of her eyes. She's quiet for a few minutes. Angela realizes that she's consumed in thought. Temperance looks out the door. She looks down at the couch, and then to the T.V. Her glance finally lands on Angela.
"What?" Angela asks her.
"I'm pregnant," she announces.