Inside the bedroom; there were maids scurrying everywhere, gathering bloody towels and taking tubs of dirty water out of the room.
Emma laid in the middle of the large bed, her long brown hair was matted and sweaty and half falling out of the braid it was once in. She was starting to drift off to dreamland, when she heard footsteps; she barely opened her eyes not realizing who it was until the figure was sitting down on the bed next to her.
"Hello Emma dear, how are you feeling?" She tucked a piece of hair that hung in Emma's face behind her ear and wiped her face with a clean wet washcloth.
"Very tired," Emma squinted at the bassinet that was beside the bed. "Who would have thought, twins?" Emma started to giggle that turned into crying. She cried into the comforter and felt an overwhelming sense of belonging.
Emma finally had something that she had never had before, a family.
"What's wrong my dear? Is something wrong?" Aurelia tried to pull Emma's hands away from her face. Emma just shook her head and sobbed. Aurelia pulled Emma into a hug and rocked her.
After regaining control over her emotions, she sat up and scooted over to reach into the bassinet. Emma picked up the little boy and held him in her arms. He gurgled and blinked at his mother with his bright blue eyes. Emma pulled him close to her chest; he stretched and cuddled into her chest and promptly fell asleep.
Emma gently squeezed the bundle and brought him closer to her face breathing in his scent and cuddling him. She started to cry again but out of pure happiness