"This is great," said Alana. "It's so much fun just doing this." She looked at Jack. "I'm sorry I've been sleeping through our vacation. You've been taking care of everything while the baby and I have been sleeping."
"You need your rest," said Faith. "Just not too much of it. We understand. You have to have enough blood and energy for two now. So you..."
"Jack!" Alex said, looking at him. "She just started feeding from him without warning him!"
Alana was feeding deeply. Her appetite had grown. She was suddenly hungry. She closed the wound.
"And I'm sorry for turning you into a walking snack pack," Alana said, crying. "I'm getting fat while you are running yourself thin. I'm useless!"
"Fun," said Faith. "Pregnancy brain has set in."