How to use Carmen in a sentence

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  • That idea was troublesome to Carmen as well.

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  • Carmen had already spoken to Mums about it.

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  • Carmen had given Josh no encouragement.

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  • Carmen glanced at her in surprise.

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  • Carmen stopped washing the dish in her hand and stared at Mary in mute silence.

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  • Carmen finally found her tongue.

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  • Carmen rinsed a dish and sighed.

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  • Carmen shrugged again, plunging her hands into the warm dishwater.

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  • Carmen made a face.

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  • Carmen sat with her hands clutched together tightly as the plane taxied out to the runway.

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  • Alex didn't look at Carmen, which was her first inkling that something was amiss.

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  • When Señor Medena introduced the girl as his daughter, Carmen caught her breath and looked at Alex for an explanation.

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  • Carmen tried to hide her surprise.

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  • Alex helped the man get the luggage into the trunk and then hurried to assist Carmen into the car before the man could touch her.

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  • Alex climbed into the car beside Carmen and placed his arm protectively on the back of the seat behind her neck.

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  • Carmen scooted closer to him, wondering if he heard Felipa.

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  • Carmen refrained from looking at Alex or displaying the shock she felt at the introduction of two more siblings he had never mentioned - an entire family.

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  • Like her father, the dark eyes that examined Carmen revealed little emotion.

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  • Carmen held out a hand.

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  • We can stop right here if you want, Carmen.

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  • When Carmen's father died, she thought she was alone in the world, yet all these people had been there for her.

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  • Katie picked up the plate, her focus on Carmen.

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  • Then there was the money he left to Carmen.

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  • Ed merely looked at them and then back at Carmen.

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  • Random eyed Carmen silently.

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  • Katie said that was because Carmen had been raised poor and had become frugal.

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  • Jonathan came in as Carmen was setting the table.

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  • Carmen glanced at Alex.

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  • Jonathan grinned and Carmen glanced at Alex.

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  • Carmen hurried over to Destiny.

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  • Carmen, don't bother to cook.

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  • With everything going on, Carmen didn't have time to worry about flying, but when they were all sitting at the airport, she finally had time to stew over it.

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  • Felipa looked to be in her early twenties and had a sunshine smile that made Carmen feel welcome.

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  • She hugged both Alex and Carmen.

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  • Carmen tried to focus on Felipa, but her mind was full of questions.

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  • Señor Medena was watching Alex, but from the corner of her eye Carmen could see Alex was looking out the window.

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  • Alex shifted a faintly amused gaze to Carmen.

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  • Carmen wrinkled her nose at him.

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  • Carmen said, grabbing her hand and kissing the chubby little fingers.

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  • His gaze sought Carmen and the sides of his mouth turned up in a warm smile.

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  • Carmen met his gaze for a moment - long enough to reunite, and then they both turned back to the others.

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  • She glanced at Carmen.

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  • After she left the room, Carmen glanced down at her dress and then at Alex.

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  • Carmen is a very good cook.

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  • Señor Medena's reflective gaze rested on Carmen.

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  • Carmen wanted to shrivel out of sight.

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  • Carmen whipped her head around.

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  • Carmen grabbed a napkin and began wiping the mashed potatoes from her hand.

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  • Carmen glanced around the table, but everyone seemed to be more amused than disturbed... everyone but Señor Medena.

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  • His contemplative regard fell on Carmen.

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  • Carmen shot a glance at Alex, who was giving his meal undue attention.

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  • Carmen glanced at Alex again.

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  • Carmen met his mocking gaze.

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  • Carmen kicked Alex under the table.

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  • Later, as they walked back to their room, Jonathan looked up at Carmen.

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  • Carmen stared at him.

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  • Carmen's mouth went dry with fear.

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  • Waiting until they were out of view from the men at the corral, Carmen rode up beside Alex.

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  • Carmen glared at her.

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  • Her anxious gaze went from Carmen to Alex and back again.

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  • When no one said anything she sighed, her attention on Carmen.

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  • Carmen stared at her.

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  • Señor Medena asked Carmen and Alex to come to his office with him.

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  • Carmen sat down, but Alex remained standing.

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  • Señor Medena glanced at Carmen and then back at Alex.

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  • Carmen smiled up at him.

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  • Alex glanced at Carmen, his eyes twinkling.

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  • He took Carmen by the hand and leaned close to her ear.

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  • Carmen was up first, showering and dressing before Alex woke.

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  • Carmen, you're driving me crazy.

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  • Carmen glanced up at Alex.

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  • Carmen glanced up at her.

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  • Carmen continued wrapping gifts and didn't comment.

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  • Carmen smiled at her.

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  • Her dark eyes fixed on Carmen, eagerly waiting for the rest of the story.

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  • Carmen drew a slow breath and glanced self-consciously at Dulce and Alondra.

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  • Finally her sober gaze came back to Carmen.

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  • Alondra watched Carmen reflectively for a while and finally spoke.

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  • Carmen went back to wrapping her present.

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  • Carmen caught her breath - and the denial.

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  • Carmen mentally counted to ten before responding.

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  • She turned to Carmen.

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  • Finally Carmen looked at Felipa.

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  • Carmen's smile was wry.

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  • Carmen asked, setting a freshly-wrapped present aside.

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  • Felipa lifted a steady gaze to Carmen.

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  • Felipa left Carmen at the foot of the stairs, striding off without another word.

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  • Carmen put a foot on the first step and then heard voices.

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  • His gaze flitted to Carmen as they passed.

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  • Carmen turned the light off and shut the door.

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  • After flipping through a few channels, Carmen decided to take a long bath.

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  • Carmen leaned on her pillow and watched him dress for bed.

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  • Carmen reached over and flipped off the light.

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  • Carmen shook her head.

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  • Her calculating gaze ran over Carmen from head to toe and she smiled.

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  • After the fitting, Carmen retrieved Destiny.

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  • Felipa smiled at Carmen's inquisitive look.

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  • True, but her answer left Carmen's stomach tied in a knot.

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  • They rounded the corner of the building to see a group of men lounging against the fence, watching a display that made Carmen's blood run cold.

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  • He looked pleased with himself until he saw Carmen.

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  • Jonathan asked Alex excitedly as they joined Carmen and Felipa.

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  • His gaze lifted innocently to Carmen.

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  • Carmen rolled her eyes.

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  • A stop for lunch and then a drive over the biggest bridge Carmen had ever seen - and then they were in Galveston.

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  • Dulce glanced at Carmen, her expression unreadable.

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  • That night after Jonathan was in bed, Carmen turned to Alex.

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  • Carmen couldn't make out more than a few words, but one of them was mare.

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  • Carmen stood looking after him and then sighed.

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  • Carmen hugged her again.

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  • His gaze shifted to include Carmen.

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  • Carmen made a ball out of a pair of socks.

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  • It was the first time Carmen had seen Alondra actually laugh.

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  • Some might think Dulce didn't know what she was missing, but Carmen suspected she did.

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  • She smiled as Carmen put hands to her mouth in surprise.

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  • She helped Carmen into the new dress.

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  • Alondra and Felipa laughed when Carmen blushed.

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  • Carmen swirled around, enjoying the feel of the skirt as she eyed her image in the mirror.

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  • Finally Alondra guided an Amethyst necklace around Carmen's neck.

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  • Carmen asked in surprise.

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  • Felipa led Carmen to the top of the stairs.

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  • Taking a deep breath, Carmen started down the stairs.

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  • Carmen gazed up at him, shaking her head.

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  • Carmen wrinkled her nose.

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  • Carmen turned and tipped her head back to look at the face of the man who towered over her.

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  • Carmen smiled to herself.

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  • Carmen lifted her chin and studied his face.

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  • Carmen gazed up at him innocently.

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  • Carmen started to laugh.

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  • Carmen gazed up at his somber features.

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  • Carmen felt her face growing warm.

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  • Carmen rubbed her sore neck and searched the room for Alex again, but didn't find him.

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  • Dulce appeared at Carmen's side, dressed in a dark blue gown with a high collar.

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  • Carmen caught her breath, instinctively searching the sea of faces.

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  • When Carmen's gaze returned to Dulce, the woman had a smug smile on her lips.

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  • When Carmen turned, Dulce was watching her with the same expression.

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  • Carmen shrugged, not knowing what to say.

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  • A strong hand grabbed Carmen's arm as the band started another song.

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  • When the band took a break, Carmen was looking for something cool to drink.

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  • They were so synchronized and fluid that Carmen asked Alex if they danced often.

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  • They mingled with the guests a little longer and then Carmen excused herself.

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  • Shutting the door after her, Alex reached for Carmen.

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  • Carmen rushed to him, but found that he was either asleep or passed out.

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  • Finally his gaze found Carmen as they walked toward the car.

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  • Jonathan tugged on Carmen's arm.

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  • Dulce motioned to Carmen from a hallway, so Carmen told Alex to take the children up and she would be up shortly.

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  • Carmen followed Dulce into the empty hallway.

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  • Dulce handed Carmen a picture, her face a study of emotion, but her lips revealing nothing.

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  • Carmen took the picture from her hand and studied it.

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  • It was a picture taken at the party and the focus was on Carmen and Alex.

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  • Carmen was looking at someone behind the camera and Alex was looking at a girl who stood about five feet from him.

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  • Carmen stared at her in surprise.

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  • Carmen stared after her and shook her head.

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  • Carmen found Alex relaxing in a chair next to the bed in their room.

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  • Carmen stood and put her arms around him.

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  • Carmen remained quiet for a few minutes, allowing him to think about it.

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  • Carmen watched him absently.

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  • Carmen sucked in her breath and looked up at Alex.

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  • Carmen glanced at Señor Medena, who was beaming as if they were his children... or as if they were his biological grandchildren.

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  • She patted Carmen on the shoulder and left the room.

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  • Carmen wiped Destiny's face and eyes with the cool rag and used a tissue to wipe her nose.

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  • Alex looked stern, and when Carmen met his gaze, he looked down at his plate.

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  • That evening after Destiny and Jonathan were asleep, Carmen was picking up in their room.

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  • Carmen looked up at his face and found it as stern as his voice.

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  • Carmen, remember what you said to me before we married?

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  • I want to be that way, Carmen.

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  • Carmen glanced at him, but he was still deep in thought.

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  • Carmen thought that might be the end of the conflict.

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  • Later that evening in their room Carmen asked him about the exchange.

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  • Felipa took Carmen by the arm.

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  • Carmen hesitated, catching Alex's eye.

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  • Destiny stared at Alex over Carmen's shoulder and Jonathan was so focused on Alex that he nearly ran into Alondra.

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  • Carmen glanced at Alex, but he either didn't notice her attention, or he was avoiding her eyes.

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  • Alex excused himself early and Carmen stayed downstairs with the children.

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  • Alondra leaned forward on the couch so she could see Carmen.

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  • Carmen felt warmth flood her face.

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  • Finally Carmen picked up Destiny and stood.

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  • Carmen glanced at him.

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  • Carmen headed for their room.

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  • Carmen set Destiny on the floor and then sat down beside Alex.

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  • Carmen watched him silently, waiting for an explanation.

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  • Carmen, I don't think you really want in the middle of this.

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  • But Carmen had better luck with Señor Medena.

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  • Carmen glanced up to find him frowning down at her.

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  • Carmen stood and took Destiny's hand.

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  • Dulce glanced at her father and then at Carmen, her dark eyes barely veiling contempt.

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  • Carmen shifted her attention to Señor Medena, who was focused on Alex at the moment.

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  • Carmen couldn't deny that fact.

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  • Carmen nodded and stepped out the door.

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  • Carmen turned and lifted a hand to shade her eyes from the sun.

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  • He scowled at his father and rode up beside Carmen.

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  • Morino's uncomfortable gaze shifted from Señor Medena to Alex, and then to Carmen, but he said nothing.

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  • Carmen accepted the outstretched hand and placed a foot in the vacated stirrup.

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  • When Morino rode far enough ahead so that he couldn't hear their conversation, Carmen finally spoke to Alex.

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  • Carmen let loose of his waist, moving away from the unclean thought.

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  • They talked for a few minutes and then Carmen left to take Destiny to their room.

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  • Carmen stopped at the corner, uncomfortable with the heat of the exchange, yet unwilling to interrupt.

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  • When she spotted Carmen, her eyes widened, but she kept walking.

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  • Alex turned red when Carmen stepped forward.

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  • Carmen shoved a wide-eyed Destiny into his arms and turned to follow Dulce.

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  • Dulce turned, and for a moment Carmen thought she might strike her.

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  • Carmen took a breath.

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  • Finally she wiped her eyes and glared at Carmen.

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  • Carmen caught her breath.

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  • She waved a hand at the house and leaned toward Carmen.

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  • Carmen recoiled from her words and the hatred.

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  • Carmen shook her head and turned away.

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  • Carmen avoided his hands, turning to the closet.

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  • What part have I got wrong, Carmen?

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  • Alex was lounging with one shoulder against the wall on the other side of the family room when Carmen walked in.

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  • Carmen smiled, basking in the warmth of his attention.

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  • Carmen picked her up and turned as Jonathan joined her.

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  • Carmen kissed Destiny goodnight and shut the door to their room.

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  • Carmen and Destiny dressed mother/daughter style in red/green/yellow plaid blouses and hunter green jeans.

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  • Carmen glanced up at Alex and he shrugged.

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  • Carmen stiffened and looked up at Alex, but he found something interesting outside to look at.

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  • Carmen was so tired that the icy wind failed to keep her awake.

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  • Carmen, are you awake?

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  • Carmen let go of the blanket she had been clutching to her chest and turned to shut her light off.

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  • Destiny glanced up at Carmen from her elevated chair at the table and then her attention swung back to Alex.

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  • Carmen carried the basket of eggs to the counter beside the sink and watched as Alex took the lid off the roasting pan.

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  • He worked quietly for a few minutes and then finally turned his attention to Carmen.

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  • A few days later when Carmen and Destiny were visiting Katie, the issue popped out of her mouth in another conversation.

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  • Katie was peeling potatoes at the kitchen sink and Carmen was holding Destiny, watching her.

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  • Carmen shrugged, her face growing warm.

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  • Carmen waved a hand.

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  • Carmen let out a long sigh.

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  • She threw the potato into a pan and eyed Carmen reflectively.

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  • Carmen sat Destiny on the floor and picked up the pan of pealed potatoes, along with a paring knife.

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  • Destiny followed her and Carmen pulled the chair beside her out so she could crawl into it.

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  • Katie made a face as she sat in the chair opposite Carmen.

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  • Carmen picked up a potato and started pealing it.

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  • Katie stopped talking and frowned at Carmen?

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  • Katie made a face and then winked at Carmen.

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  • Carmen met a playful mocking gaze that reminded her of Alex.

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  • Katie glanced up at Carmen, her attention still not complete.

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  • Her gaze drifted off in contemplation, finally returning to Carmen.

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  • Carmen felt the full weight of a question that had no answer.

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  • Carmen had always looked forward to evening when Alex returned from work, but she was doubly relieved for the evening hours now.

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  • Carmen took her to the doctor, but he said there was no cure for the common cold and not to worry about it.

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  • She had been lying around all day catching up on her sleep while Carmen worked on her bedroom.

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  • Carmen fed her a light lunch and she lay down to sleep for a while.

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  • When she woke, shortly before Alex arrived, she played quietly with a doll while Carmen prepared supper.

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  • Carmen, how long has she had this fever?

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  • Carmen gasped, her heart jumping into high gear.

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  • Carmen grabbed the thermometer from the counter and gave it to him.

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  • Carmen covered her mouth with her hands.

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  • Destiny sat on Carmen's lap and Alex held her arm while the pediatric nurse inserted an IV.

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  • Carmen's throat constricted and unshed tears stung her eyes.

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  • She sobbed and begged them to let her out until Carmen felt like her heart was being brutally wrenched from her body.

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  • Carmen sat one side of the bed and Alex on the other, each holding a tiny hand.

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  • Carmen sat in a chair next to the bed and prepared for a long night.

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  • Exhaustion from the ordeal was taking its toll on Carmen as well, but she tried to stay awake.

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  • Carmen followed his gaze.

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  • Destiny was still asleep when Carmen and Katie left the hospital.

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  • Carmen was so exhausted that after Bill picked up Katie, she went to bed.

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  • I'll be leaving early tomorrow morning to relieve Carmen, so I'll drop you off at Katie's.

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  • After they left, Carmen sank into the chair and picked up a horse magazine.

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  • Destiny woke several times during the night, but went back to sleep when she saw Carmen was there.

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  • Once she asked for daddy, but went back to sleep when Carmen told her he was asleep.

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  • Carmen dozed in the chair a few times off and on until about midnight.

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  • Carmen assigned responsibility for that to herself because she didn't notice early enough that Destiny was sick.

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  • Carmen woke suddenly and glanced around the room, half expecting to find him there.

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  • Carmen's stomach squeezed into a knot.

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  • She started crying and holding her arms up to Carmen.

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  • Carmen pushed the button for the nurse and cuddled Destiny.

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  • Carmen could hear her crying all the way down the hall to the elevator.

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  • After the doctor left, Carmen stood over Destiny, looking down at her tiny body while she slept.

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  • Carmen sat down and put her elbows on the bed.

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  • Carmen woke to a crackling sound and sat up, trying to identify it.

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  • Carmen was at her side instantly.

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  • Carmen let the bed rail down and jerked the tent from under the mattress, allowing Destiny to crawl close.

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  • Carmen grabbed a tissue from the table next to the bed and wiped Destiny's nose.

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  • Carmen disentangled herself from Destiny and urged her to lie down.

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  • Carmen swallowed a lump in her throat and blinked tears from her eyes.

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  • Carmen followed her gaze and was surprised to find Señor Medena standing in the doorway.

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  • He handed the doll to Carmen.

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  • Carmen handed Destiny the doll and she wrapped it in her arms.

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  • Carmen turned to Señor Medena.

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  • Felipa leaned around him to look at Carmen.

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  • Carmen winked at Felipa.

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  • For the first time, it crossed Carmen's mind that he was kind of cute.

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  • Carmen gazed down at Destiny inside the oxygen tent.

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  • He spoke so clearly and with such conviction that Carmen wondered if he was thinking about Alex.

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  • Carmen led Felipa to the cafeteria and bought her lunch.

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  • Carmen asked, and then made a face.

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  • Alex said something and Jonathan conveyed it to Carmen.

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  • Carmen turned to Felipa.

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  • Carmen stared after him.

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  • For Carmen, it was an enlightening experience.

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  • He hesitantly announced to Carmen one evening that he wanted to learn to play a guitar.

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  • When Alex came home that evening, Carmen told him about it.

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  • Carmen glanced up from rinsing the pot.

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  • Carmen uncrossed her legs and stood.

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  • Alex hugged Destiny and kissed her before turning to Carmen.

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  • Carmen stared at him, trying to follow his runaway thought train.

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  • Carmen shook her head in disbelief.

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  • Carmen was making the bed while Destiny slept in.

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  • Pulling Alex's pillow from the bed, Carmen caught the faint whiff of his cologne.

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  • There's nothing wrong with dreaming, Carmen.

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  • Alex hired someone to till the garden, refusing to let Carmen do it.

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  • When she paused, Carmen yelled at her.

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  • Destiny ran to Carmen, her eyes large.

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  • Carmen picked her up, watching the skunk suspiciously.

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  • Carmen watched with Destiny while they waited anxiously for Alex.

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  • Carmen waited until after the children were in bed before questioning him.

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  • It's nothing you want to be involved in, Carmen.

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  • With the food warming, Carmen took Destiny to her room and dressed.

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  • Carmen tied Destiny's curls with a yellow ribbon.

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  • When Destiny wanted to wear a ring like mommy, Carmen tied a yellow ribbon around her finger and made a bow of it on the top.

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  • She looked so cute that Carmen took a few pictures of her.

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  • Alex divided his attention between a very attentive Destiny and a reserved Carmen.

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  • Alex shifted his attention to Carmen, his gaze covering her from toe to head.

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  • When Alex returned to the table, he sat in the chair Carmen held for him.

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  • Carmen smiled as she leaned over to kiss him.

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  • Carmen turned to Alex.

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  • Carmen jerked her arms from his neck and sat up.

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  • Carmen climbed off Alex's lap and took Destiny's soft little hand in hers.

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  • Carmen leaned back in his arms and smiled up at him.

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  • After her bath, Carmen dressed Destiny for bed.

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  • Carmen read to her from a book for a few minutes until she fell asleep and then turned the light off.

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  • Even Katie noticed the change in him and asked Carmen about the cause.

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  • You have a right to know, Carmen.

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  • Carmen clamped her mouth shut.

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  • Carmen looked up at her.

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  • You're trying to live like your parents, Carmen.

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  • Carmen left her chair in one quick movement and circled his neck with her arms, kissing him on the temple.

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  • I wouldn't lie to you, Carmen - not intentionally, anyway.

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  • You're Carmen, and that's a lot.

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  • Carmen lifted her brows.

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  • This time Señor Medena greeted Carmen with a hug.

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  • As it turned out, Señor Medena had the same perspective on the situation as Carmen did.

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  • That should have been no big surprise, but Carmen would have thought he would welcome the idea of a willing heir.

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  • When Alex approached Carmen about giving Tessa some money, she said it was up to him, but keep in mind that the issue could have been something like drugs.

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  • Carmen caught her breath and stared at him.

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  • Alex pointed his fork at her and opened his mouth to speak, but Carmen cut him off.

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  • Carmen set her jaw and challenged them each with a stern look.

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  • She was the prettiest Appaloosa Carmen had ever seen.

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  • Carmen abandoned the garden and followed him into the house.

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  • Katie arrived an hour later to pick up Jonathan and Destiny, and thirty minutes later Carmen and Alex were in the car headed for the airport.

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  • Carmen leaned against the nursery window, gazing at them in awe - Alex at her side.

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  • Carmen glanced up at him and he smiled.

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  • Carmen had assumed breast feeding would be a natural thing, but as Matthew lay fussing in her arms, it seemed a major obstacle.

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  • Alex stood beside her, watching the nurse as she gave instructions to Carmen on how to nurse the infant.

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  • Carmen looked up at the nurse.

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  • Carmen glanced up at the nurse for reassurance.

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  • Carmen stroked his cheek again and Matthew went back for another try.

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  • Carmen gazed down at Matthew, overwhelmed with the joy of motherhood.

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  • Carmen detached Matthew from her nipple and handed him to Alex, who sat down beside her.

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  • His attention was distracted momentarily as the feeding tube was switched to Carmen's other breast.

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  • Natalie needed little encouragement - or maybe it was because Carmen was a little more relaxed and experienced.

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  • Carmen glanced at Alex and did a double take.

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