Fandom: Dexter
Title: Shower
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Rating: G
A/N: Written for the Briefly Dexter 100-Word Drabble Challenge

Dexter joined the gym after Rita died. He'd drop the kids at Deb's or their grandparents' house (even at Elliot's one desperate night) then head to Bali's. He never stayed long—usually he didn't even work out. He'd just let the warm water purge him of another day's grime. The next morning he'd sing to Harrison and make the kids their lunches while they showered and got ready for school. The kids could do that, because they'd never learned exactly how it all Rita had ended. But Dexter still couldn't quite bring himself to get back into that bathtub.