Carmen sentence example

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  • That idea was troublesome to Carmen as well.
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  • Carmen glanced at her in surprise.
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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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  • Señor Medena eyed Carmen thoughtfully, but like Alex, there was no way of knowing what was on his mind.
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  • "Tell me, Carmen," Mary said as she dried a dish.
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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," Señor Medena said.
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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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  • "Let me show you to your rooms," Felipa said, taking Carmen by the arm.
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  • Carmen brushed them away and returned to her prayer.
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  • When Josh died, Mary had indicated that she felt Carmen was at least partially responsible.
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  • Carmen glanced quickly outside to see if the threatening snow had arrived.
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  • Carmen accepted the hug and stepped back, startled to silence.
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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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  • "It's not a big deal," Carmen said, and launched into another subject.
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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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  • "Maybe we could get a van," Carmen suggested.
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  • Jonathan grinned and Carmen glanced at Alex.
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  • Carmen hurried over to Destiny.
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  • "I'm sorry I didn't get up earlier," Carmen said.
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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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  • "I have been so excited since father said you were coming!" she said to Alex, but her eyes included Carmen.
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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 tells me you have some nice horses on your ranch," Carmen said to Señor Medena.
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  • "Mostly Arabian," he said, shifting his attention to Carmen.
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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," he moaned against her neck.
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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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  • "Carmen," Alex said softly.
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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," Alex interrupted in a stern tone.
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  • Carmen smiled up at him.
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  • "No," Carmen agreed, slipping her arm around his and squeezing it.
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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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  • "Good night," Carmen said to him.
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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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  • "Not for me," Carmen said instantly, and then blushed.
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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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  • "Basically, that I require a lot of attention," Carmen said.
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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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  • "I was raised poor," Carmen said.
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  • Felipa lifted a steady gaze to Carmen.
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  • "There's more, isn't there," Carmen asked, watching Felipa's face.
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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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  • "Nina, this is Carmen," Felipa introduced her.
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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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  • "We've all been working on the room for the baby," Carmen added.
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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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  • "I will go get your dress," Nina said to Carmen, and left the room.
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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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  • "I will join you later," she said, and promptly left Carmen alone.
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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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  • "You look for Alex?" she asked, continuing before Carmen could respond.
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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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  • "Carmen," he said softly.
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  • "Carmen," he said again softly.
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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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  • "Interesting," Carmen said, handing the picture back to her.
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  • "Thank you," Carmen said as if it were a gift.
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  • "He'd have a cow," Carmen said.
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  • Carmen stared at her in surprise.
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  • "A little," Carmen responded, "but I suppose that's natural, given our relationship.
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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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  • "That's stupid," Carmen gasped.
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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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  • "I thought you might need these," she said, handing the rag to Carmen and setting the box of tissues on a small table beside her.
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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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  • "I love you too, sweetie," Carmen answered.
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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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  • "Anyway," Carmen continued, dragging her mind back to the original question.
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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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  • "I think grandfather likes you," he said one morning to Carmen.
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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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  • "I'm sorry we're late," Carmen said.
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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," he said reaching for her.
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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, I didn't know," he said, reaching for her.
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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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  • "I wonder if Alex reminded me it was his money because he thinks I spend it unwisely," Carmen mused aloud.
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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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  • "I want to stay here," Carmen said.
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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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  • "Good afternoon," Carmen responded, punctuating it with a quick kiss on his lips.
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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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  • "Carmen," Alex cleared his throat.
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  • She started crying and holding her arms up to Carmen.
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  • "I'm sorry baby," Carmen said, unzipping the tent and reaching inside.
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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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  • "Mommy," she croaked, lifting her hands to Carmen.
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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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  • "She's coughing and gagging," Carmen defended.
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  • Carmen disentangled herself from Destiny and urged her to lie down.
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  • "Mommy will be right here," Carmen said as she gently pulled away.
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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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  • "For being greedy and making children without god's consent," Carmen said.
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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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  • "You should get some rest, Carmen," Felipa said.
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  • "I told her I would be here," Carmen said.
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  • "Come on," Felipa said, grabbing Carmen's arm.
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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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  • "Good job," Carmen said.
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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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  • "It isn't the first skunk I've seen around here," Carmen said, "but it's the first time I saw one acting like that.
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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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  • "I don't have a clue," Carmen replied.
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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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  • "First of all," Carmen said, trying to keep her voice conversational.
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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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  • "Pinch me," Carmen finally said.
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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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  • His brows drew together as he glanced up at Carmen.
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  • Carmen smiled at him.
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  • Alex hesitated and looked at Carmen.
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  • Carmen and Felipa were engrossed in feeding the twins.
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  • Carmen was breast feeding Matthew and Felipa was feeding Natalie with a bottle.
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  • Sure, they needed to clear the air about the inheritance issue, but that wasn't enough for Carmen.
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  • Carmen was right... about the way I really feel... about... you.
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  • Carmen is a good wife.
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  • Felipa and Alondra see how it is with Carmen.
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  • They want what you give Carmen.
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  • If they wanted what he and Carmen had, why didn't they go out and find it?
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  • Carmen and I love it here.
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  • It would probably satisfy Carmen.
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  • Carmen had been his soul mate for a long time.
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  • Carmen thought she wanted him to make the decisions, but she wanted to be involved with the process.
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  • The truth was, Carmen lacked the confidence to make decisions.
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  • Carmen tried to shut them out by thinking about something else, but her mind kept going back to the same thing.
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  • It had never been his intention to hide his past from Carmen.
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  • Carmen was all about honesty and innocence.
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  • Since Carmen had been the one to initiate that adoption, it was safe to assume she was over her adoption phobia.
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  • He paused in the dining room doorway, watching as Carmen stretched to put a glass in the cabinet.
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  • Carmen was as passionate as she was beautiful.
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  • Carmen didn't warm to people instantly, nor was she generally impressed by praise... which was why it came as such a surprise that mere words were such powerful tools.
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  • If he'd met Carmen any later, she probably would have been married to Josh.
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  • If he'd married Tess, he wouldn't have met Carmen at all.
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  • Carmen once said she wasn't like Tess.
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  • Tess needed someone to take care of her, but Carmen didn't.
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  • Carmen was small and delicately built, but she had spirit.
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  • Carmen had shown little interest in their financial status.
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  • He sighed heavily and rolled over, putting an arm around Carmen's waist and snuggling close to her.
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  • Carmen was always willing to listen, whether it was something happening at work or his plans about the wildlife safari.
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  • Carmen pitched the disposable diaper in the trash and hefted Destiny from the changing table.
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  • Alex and Carmen were the only parents Destiny had ever known.
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  • Josh's mother and father lived on a farm within walking distance of Carmen and Alex – and from the farm where Lori and Josh lived when Josh died.
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  • Mums, as everyone called Mrs. Reynolds, had been like a second mother to Lori and Carmen.
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  • Lori said Josh wanted Carmen and Alex to have the baby if anything happened to him.
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  • Josh's sister had made a few comments to indicate that she thought Josh might have ended his life purposely because he still loved Carmen.
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  • Focusing on the present, Carmen straightened Destiny's frilly yellow Easter dress and brushed the thumb from her mouth.
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  • Setting Destiny back on the changing table again, Carmen pushed a shoe back on her foot and tickled her under the arm.
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  • The expression on his face when he took her from the nurse was one Carmen had never seen on his face before – not even with Jonathan.
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  • Carmen sighed contentedly, remembering the gentle warm voice as it said those words the first time: "Come to daddy."
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  • Alex had been so shocked when Carmen offered to take Destiny home unconditionally.
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  • Movement outside the window caught Carmen's attention.
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  • Carmen lifted Destiny from the changing table again and turned as Alex walked into the room.
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  • His soft chocolate gaze went from the car to Carmen.
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  • Carmen forced her mind from dreamland again and stood Destiny on the floor.
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  • Glancing at her reflection in the mirror, Carmen straightened her dress.
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  • Carmen's first impulse was to snatch Destiny back, but the six months waiting period had long passed.
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  • Carmen sucked her breath in and let it out slowly.
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  • Warm fingers clutched Carmen's hand and she looked down to find Jonathan watching her anxiously.
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  • Lori's voice brought Carmen's attention back to the visitor.
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  • Lori tested the name and glanced from Carmen to Alex.
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  • Carmen is the only mother she knows.
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  • Lori's gaze implored Carmen.
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  • He pealed Destiny from his neck and handed her to Carmen, his voice softening as he spoke to Destiny.
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  • Destiny let go of him and reluctantly transferred to Carmen.
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  • Carmen cuddled Destiny close while keeping her attention on Alex and Lori.
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  • Running a hand through his hair in a way that Carmen had grown to recognize as a nervous habit, he addressed Lori in a tone that was both stern and conversational.
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  • Carmen's mouth went dry.
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  • "It doesn't matter, Carmen," he interrupted gently.
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  • Alex glanced at Jonathan pointedly before his attention returned to Carmen.
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  • We're so fortunate, Carmen.
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  • Carmen had lost her parents before she met Alex.
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  • The money and the farm meant nothing to Carmen.
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  • Alex and Bill had wandered off with Jonathan and the twins, as usual, which left Carmen with Katie and Destiny.
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  • Carmen said with mock indignation.
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  • Katie raised a hand when Carmen opened her mouth to protest.
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  • "He's not controlling me," Carmen finally inserted.
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  • It was possible that he never had the will changed from the time that he considered Carmen his only choice as a partner.
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  • If she had realized he put her in his will, Carmen would have said something then.
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  • Carmen had worked with Josh's parents to reserve both the money and the farm for Destiny.
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  • Alex had already set aside a trust fund for both Jonathan and Destiny, and Carmen was listed as an equal partner in everything.
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  • Sunday morning had always been a contemplative time for Carmen, but Easter Sunday was something special.
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