Bella's Battle of the Bulge Part Ten
“Oh my God.”
Nikki was scratching her belly where it exposed itself by pushing out of the strained tank top, when her mother’s voice made her head snap in her direction.
“Mom?” she said, surprise mixed with just a hint of trepidation, the memories of the last time they spoke still lingering in her mind. However, she wanted to appear happy and confident in front of her, and so quickly approached her, gave her a light hug and a peck on the cheek, and then went about her usual routine, which meant straight the kitchen, casually saying “I didn’t know you were coming over. You should have rung.”
The Bella’s mother could not muster any more words as she watched her daughter wobble groggily from her bedroom and lazily scratch her gut, a gut which not only was an actual gut, but could not be contained by her clothes anymore. As Nikki had moved towards her, she could not tear her eyes away from how it bounced in front of her, nor from the cl