Chapter Twenty-Six – Treading on Dangerous Ground
Nicole’s quarters are on the far side of the station. As they walk, Cara attempts to teach Heaven how to skip. The younger girl tries enthusiastically but only manages to run, stop and hop with both feet. Cara finds it hilarious and keeps trying. When Bellamy glances at Nicole, she has a wistful smile on her face. She’s a great mom.
“So where are they moving you to?” he asks as they turn the corner into one of the residential areas. Cara grabs Heaven’s hand and pulls her towards a door decorated with magnets.
Nicole punches in the lock code. “Only up one level. It shouldn’t be too hard of a move.”
Bellamy frowns. “B deck? That’s mostly single rooms.”
“They know you’re having another baby, right?”
She laughs. “Actually, we volunteered. With the influx of new Grounder families, they needed the extra space.”
Bellamy looks around the room—it’s about the size of the one he grew up in so he knows how crowded it is already with just three of them. Adding another child would have made things tight, but now they are moving to an even smaller one? That’s going to be rough with two kids. Read more…