If you aren't familiar with My Sexy Saturday, it is a blog hop which gives writers the chance to share 7 words, 7 sentences or 7 paragraphs from a published work, or a work in progress, based on a specific sexy theme each week.
The theme for week 49 is 'One Sexy Lady', and my 'sexy 7' are from a WIP which I have used a few times now for this blog hop.
The sexy lady in question is the beautiful Jenna. Her and her partner, Lucas, experienced the loss of their baby girl 14 weeks into pregnancy, a couple of weeks after Jenna lost both of her parents in a tragic car accident (which her sister blamed her for). As the story develops we get to see Jenna developing, becoming stronger, becoming happier, we get to see her healing, we get to see her overcoming what life has thrown at her, we get to see her relationship with Lucas go from strength to strength.
In my sexy 7 for this week, Jenna is pregnant again, her and Lucas have bought a house and are days away from getting married. Life is wonderful, but as you can see in the following excerpt, being happy in her life has the potential to make Jenna miss her precious Sasha and her parents even more.
“I'm sorry darling, this must be such a bittersweet time for you,” Josephine said and Jenna nodded, her lip trembling.
“It's... it's so hard to... I just... my parents should be here...” Jenna sobbed.
“My mum wasn't around when I was pregnant, or when I got married, so I understand what it is you are going through,” Josephine reassured her. “And you are allowed to be upset about it,” she added, wrapping her arms tightly around her grandsons wife-to-be.
“I feel lucky to have you, to have India, even my sister now that we are talking, but... I just miss them Josie, I miss them so damn much,” Jenna cried, trying to compose herself, but failing.
For the next twenty minutes Jenna cried in Josephine's arms and missed her parents more than she had missed them in a long time. She wished she could be sharing her baby moving with them, she wished they could be getting excited about her wedding with her, instead she was trying to ignore the fact it was almost five years since they had died.